Y3 Dream of Dancing

Chance to Dance 2024 is well underway with preparations for the final performance in full swing. With weekly visits from Miss Wendy, our chance to dance children have ween working hard to consolidate their ballet knowledge. Focusing on “The Dream”, the children have been thinking about making shapes with their bodies and different ways to move across a space. We can’t wait to watch the beautiful dance they produce!

Y3 Plant Trees

Y3 celebrated their amazing learning throughout the spring term by each planting a tree around the perimeter of the school field. We reflected on our guiding question “How can we protect our wonderful world?” and presented our learning to parents. We are very lucky that Murphy’s group donated enough trees that every child could plant their own with their own customised wooden tag.

Thank you so much to everybody that came and celebrated the children’s awesome work with us.

Dipping, diving and dodging @ Trust Games Year 3/4 Dodgeball

On a very chilly first of December, a team of 10 year 3/4 dodgeballers has the pleasure of competing at Carcroft Primary School against the other schools within the XP trust. All played exceptionally well and demonstrated agility as well as great throwing and catching skills, which subsequently landed the team in second place overall. Well done to the other teams!

Footballing fun for Year 3/4 at Campsmount!

A team of 11 year 3/4s travelled up to Campsmount Academy on Wednesday for another Leger tournament – this time, the weather was typically British. However dense the clouds and wet the ground, this did not darken the boys’ spirits.

The team played extremely well given the conditions and worked as a team to develop strategies against their opposition. Shout outs to Jacob and John as they demonstrated great leadership on the pitch, orchestrating the team’s attacks and defence as well as encouraging their team mates to do well! Another shout out to Spencer for his compassion towards the other team. Soaked through from the start and freezing, the team played well and battled on to the end. Well done, team!

Chance to dance

What a wonderful experience we had on Tuesday morning visiting the cast theatre and watching the royal ballet dancers perform. We were able to watch them showcase a range of dances and see techniques of ballet through the ages. Everyone was so engaged in the show and showed their appreciation by giving the dancers lots of applauses and even standing ovations. I was so proud of the insightful questions the children asked the dancers and their interaction throughout the whole performance.

Get your moves ready, chance to dance is going to be an amazing adventure for us all!

So you Want2Be a Roman?

Last week, Y3 were extremely lucky to be visited by Clare from Want2Be workshops for an all day roman workshop. The children came to school in their best roman attire and we started the day in the halllooking at clues into why the Roman’s invaded Britain.

We took part in a number of workshops, from looking at and building roman aqueducts and writing on wax tablets to playing the Roman game or Merels, we looked at all aspects of life in the Roman Empire. We even got our roman shields out and learned to march, stop and even create a Testudo formation.

Feature finding in English

What an incredible lesson we had discovering the features of different text types in English. We were able to identify the differences between stories, information texts, letters and most importantly instructions which is what our current writing cycle will be on.

We displayed lots of kindness in this active lesson, working extremely well in the silent gallery. Keep up the super work 3VT.

Fact treasure hunt

In yesterday’s expedition lesson, we had a treasure hunt to discover facts about the Romans and complete the missing words on the sheet. This active lesson was really fun and it was incredible to see everybody being so supportive of each other and be able to retrieve and recite the facts they had found. I can’t wait to explore the Romans more with you all throughout this term.

Times Tables Olympics

Today was our first session in times tables olympics. The focus on this activity was incredible and the times table skills are very clear. Keep working hard and having this type of resilience in maths and you will be times tables rockstars in no time 3VT.

Romans for the day

What a fantastic start to year 3 and the beginning of our Roman expedition. We had an epic day at Murton Park, from seeing the Roman villages to becoming Roman soldiers. Our adventures included learning how to hold a shield and spear, how to fight and use a sword, how to throw and use a javelin, how to write in Latin and lastly how to make an oil lamp out of clay. It was incredible to immerse ourselves into Roman life and have this experience!