Summer 2 - Week 5
Summer 2- Week 3
This week in science, we conducted an experiment investigating shadows, to help ‘Gary’, who works night shifts, to sleep during the day.
Summer 2- Week 2
Summer 2: Week 1
This week we have immersed ourselves in a new text ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne. We have engaged in lots of drama to uncover some mysterious events and to understand what the main characters are thinking and feeling in this fairytale-inspired text.
Summer 1 - Week 6
The Year 5 classes put on an outstanding Oscars Show!
It was very difficult to select 9 winners from Hazel Class but these are our winners from 2023, congratulations to everyone!
Summer 1 - Week 5
‘Intergenerational Smile for a Mile’
Well done to everyone who took part in our run around the field on Thursday! It was great to enjoy the fresh air, sunny weather and take part in some exercise together!
Summer 1 - Week 4
Science: We explored the role of muscles in the body and investigated whether the circumference of your femur affected how far you can jump.
Summer 1 - Week 3
This week our learning highlight was visiting St Martin’s Church to learn more about the range of services that take place there throughout the year and how Christians show their love for God and how they connect and support the local community.
Summer 1 - Week 2
This week in English, inspired by our text ‘Jimmy Button’ we learnt about similes and practised putting them into sentences - at first together and then with our partner.
Summer 1 - Week 1
Bolton Museum was the venue for our exciting, engaging and informative Year 3 trip this week!
The Ancient Egypt workshop and exhibition with artefacts from the time period was the perfect conclusion to our topic from last term and was a super way for the children to consolidate their learning. We also managed to extend our learning as we learnt about Bolton’s connection to the country in the northeastern corner of the African Continent, surprising facts about the significance of scarab beetles in ancient Egypt and we met the mummified body of an unknown man, brought to the UK during the Victorian era.
Summer 1 - Week 1
In English this week, we explored the contents of our new Magic Story Box! We used our skills in asking key questions to help us predict what the story might be about…
Spring 2 - Week 5
The children excelled themselves during our Year 3/4 production of ‘Who’s Your Mummy.’
Spring 2 - Week 4
Today we had a fantastic workshop led by Nick from Junior Stem. We learnt how to program Lego models that we had built, making them spin, changing the light colour and even add sound effects!
Spring 2 - Week 3
Spring 2 - Week 2
Raising awareness of climate change and farmers receiving a fair price for their fruit and vegetables during Circle Time this week, the children in Hazel Class made their pledges to support Fairtrade.
Spring 2 - Week 1
Languages and Communication Week
Spring 1 - Week 6
In English this week, Hazel Class have explored poetry and learnt about what makes a great performance, by practising ‘The School Kids Rap!’ And ‘Spaghetti’! We then read the poem ‘Together’ by Matt Goodfellow. We explored what ‘together’ means and used a thesaurus to find synonyms. In small groups, children then created their own ‘Together’ poem, before using expression, actions, volume and pace to perform their master pieces in front of the whole class.
Spring 1 - Week 5
In science this week, we have being exploring that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance. The children used a variety of magnets (bar, discs and wand) and investigated, using a range of materials, the distance by which certain magnets can act on metal objects. The children talked about how to make this a fair test and compared their results with one another.
Spring 1 - Week 4
Spring 1 - Week 3
This week in our outdoor P.E. session, we were learning how to perform a chest pass and bounce pass in basketball. We practised this in pairs and focused on the position of our hands on the ball, height of the ball as we sent it to our partner (using flexible wrists) and having the correct stance to perform these passes effectively.
Spring 1 - Week 2
Spring 1 - Week 1
This half term our indoor PE is dance, with the theme of Egyptians. We are learning to develop Egyptian themed motifs, which we will then develop over the coming weeks to incorporate travelling, different balances, formations and we will introduce canons within a small group. Each week we practise our skills and perform for our classmates, highlighting strengths and one area for improvement.
Autumn 2 - Week 8
Autumn 2 - Week 7
Autumn 2 - Week 6
Autumn 2 - Week 5
This week in cricket, the children brought together all the batting and fielding skills they have been learning over the last couple of weeks. They showed great energy, teamwork and communication skills during the game ‘Hungry Hippos’!
Autumn 2 - Week 4
Stone Age Day
Autumn 2 - Week 3
This week, we continued our poppy artwork by expressing opinions about a range of poppy themed paintings and then recreating a selection of them, using different techniques.
Autumn 2 - Week 2
Autumn 2 - Week 1
This week in history, we learnt about Stone Henge and the four main theories behind why Stone Henge was built. The children considered the evidence put forward and thought of questions suggesting why that theory may not fully explain its existence. For example, if its primary purpose was an ancient calendar, why were people found buried there and why did the builders go to so much effort to source stone from hundreds of miles away.
Autumn 1 - Week 6
Autumn 1 - Week 5
This week we had a guest speaker run an RE workshop on Harvest festival. We learnt how Harvest is celebrated and what it stands for around the world.
Autumn 1 - Week 4
This week we expressed our learning about the Stone Age in a creative way. Using different drawing materials including charcoal and wax crayon we produced cave art inspired drawings. Fantastic Friday fun!
In preparation for writing a narrative about The Stone Age Boy, we learnt how to punctuate direct speech. By exploring lots of examples with our partner and sharing ideas as a class, we began to learn how to do this effectively, including the importance of being precise about where the inverted commas are placed!
Autumn 1 - Week 3
Lots of excitement in Year 3 this week!
We have really enjoyed getting further in to our ‘Rocks’ topic in science. The children worked together to classify and group rock samples and develop their scientific vocabulary of rock types: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.
This week's P.E. was all about developing core strength. The children took part in a series of relays, performing sit ups and star jumps after short bursts of running. They also performed twist and turn relays to accurately and swiftly pass a cone from one end of the line to the other and back again! We finished our P.E. session by having a very competitive game of Domes and Dishes!
Autumn 1 - Week 2
A fantastic second week for the Year 3 children!
We thoroughly enjoyed working on our balance and strength during Yoga focused PE lessons this week.
In English this week, we explored the text of Stone Age Boy, and in groups, split the story into 5 main sections: the beginning, build up, dilemma, resolution and ending. The children learnt how to communicate their ideas to their team members and how to find agreement when people had a different point of view.
It has been wonderful to welcome the Year 3 children back to school this week and see them settle into their new classes and new routines. We have particularly enjoyed establishing our class tribe and the children have shown great adaptability skills as they embrace the changes of moving into Key Stage 2!
We are really looking forward to the year ahead!