Welcome to the Year 3 page!
We hope that you have enjoyed your first few weeks back at school. There have been lots of changes in Year 3 so far this year. It is the first year of Key Stage 2 and everyone has been settling in to their new classrooms (and playground) very well. There are so many new things to learn and everyone has loved our new topic, ‘Under the Canopy,’ which is about rainforests across the world.
We hope you have a fantastic year and make the most of our year group’s blog page. Remember to keep checking the blog every week for home-learning, competitions and challenges.
What has been your favourite part of joining Year 3 so far?
Miss Edwards and Miss Brooker
This half term, Year 5 have been studying the works of Lewis Carroll. We read his well known poem, ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’, before writing and performing our own versions. Click here to have a read of the children’s poetry.
As our exit point, to end our topic ‘Groovy Greeks’, Year 5 enjoyed a day of Greek themed activities. The children came to school dressed in traditional Ancient Greek dress or in blue and white – the colours of the Greek Flag. Read the comments below to see what the children thought of the day!
In topic lessons this half term, Year 5 have been learning about the ‘Groovy Greeks’. Last Friday, the children organised their own Ancient Olympic Games! With sports such as javelin, discus, shot put, sprinting and long jump, the afternoon was a true festival of sport. All children took part in the events and also had the opportunity to coach their peers. Below are some pictures from the afternoon.
To aid their science and DT learning, Year 5 visited Pizza Express in Wallington. The children learnt about food hygiene, the origin of ingredients and reversible and irreversible changes. They even got the chance to make their own pizza! Read the comments below to hear about the children’s experiences.
The children had a fantastic day out at the zoo. We saw many different animals including coatis, maras, wallabies, love birds, emus and meerkats! We found out lots of information about the different animals. Our guide told us about where the animals come from, what they like to eat and where they sleep. The children enjoyed eating their lunch in their own cabins and then had some time in the playground. We had a fabulous time but came back exhausted!
Over the week of the 8th – 12th February Culvers House will be taking part in Safer Internet Week – a nationwide initiative to promote the importance of online safety. Leave a comment below with your top tips for how to stay safe online!
Over the past couple of days, Year 5 have been learning about print making techniques with Mrs Churchyard. The children designed and printed their own Anglo Saxon coins. Below are some pictures of the Year 5 artists in action!
On Thursday 7th January, our Year 6 ‘Sports Organising Crew’ visited Cheam Fields Primary School to take part in Junior Supremo training. The children took part in activities that taught them how to lead a group of younger children in a variety of different games and sports activities. Well done to all of the children involved, you were all excellent ambassadors for our school community. I look forward to seeing your leadership skills grow as you continue to organise fun and exciting activities for the younger children. Well done!
Over the past few days Year 5 have been designing and building aerodynamic rockets as part of our topic ‘To Infinity and Beyond’.
This morning we launched the rockets in the KS2 playground. During the launch, we also conducted an investigation into what variable ( for example, amount of water inside the rocket, how far the cork was pushed into the bottle, shape and size of the bottle) would have the most impact on how high the rocket would fly.
Please read through the comments below about how the children built the rockets and what they found out.