We had a busy Autumn term; we welcomed the children back after a long time away from school and all the children worked hard and settled in very quickly to the new routines. Here are some of the things we got up to:
The children have all been having whole class Ukulele lessons with Mr Hardy. They have learnt the names of the parts of the Ukulele, learnt the strings and started to put together chords to play along with music. The music the children have been playing has been a delight to hear across the classrooms! We also managed to learn to sign along to some Christmas carols this year!
As part of our Egyptian topic, the children spend a day immersing themselves in some of the Ancient Egyptian traditions. We created gold collars, clay cartouches and carved scarab beetles out of soap. We then had the opportunity to play traditional Egyptian games such as Senet and Hounds versus Jackals.
As our visitors are currently limited in school, we had the opportunity to watch Rapunzel the pantomime, provided by zoom from the Norfolk Music Hub. We enjoyed joining in with the traditional “He’s behind you!” and “Oh no he didn’t!” elements of the Panto.
We created some lovely pieces of writing during our Non-Chronological Report topic. We focused on adding detail to our writing with interesting words and phrases and the traditional format of a Non-Chronological Report. We then typed up our reports, adding labelled pictures to the text we had drawn in preparation for the writing.
We have been very lucky to have the opportunity to have a class set of tablets for each class. As with any form of technology they have had their teething problems but we have enjoyed having access to our tablets. We have been able to access Microsoft Teams, in preparation for any bubble closures, and have become increasingly familiar with the programs. The best part is that we have been able to access TTRockstars and other learning programs through them easily and practice our times tables, spelling and Purple Mash computing skills through them.
As part of our DT work, we created some lovely pop-up cards in class. We had to follow a tricky set of instructions to be able to create our master pieces.
Please have a look at the PowerPoint to see some of the amazing work the children have created during the Autumn Term in Year 3.