Class 3 - Year 3 and 4
Mrs Brown is the class teacher and she is supported by our teaching assistant, Miss Geraghty. On Thursdays, Mrs Hopcraft teaches Class 3.
In Class 3 we work hard to create a calm and positive environment where everyone can achieve their very best. The children will become confident, resilient learners who thrive on challenging themselves in all areas of the curriculum. They will meet a wide range of topics that are carefully designed to excite and engage them in their learning.
We are scientists!
Class 3 were tasked with investigating the melting points of chocolate as part of our states of matter topic this week. We discussed how to make it a fair test and wrote some fantastic predictions. Lots of discussions took place about what we would do differently next time and also trying to understand why the chocolates had different melting points!
We have been learning about the water cycle in Class 3 this half term and have made our very own water cycle in a bag. By monitoring these daily, the children have been able to fully explore and understand the different stages of the cycle.
Learning from experts is important at Howick, therefore we invited United Utilities into our class to help us understand more about water usage, waste water and the water cycle. We all enjoyed the workshop and have been learning the water cycle song!
As part of our PSHE topic on Citizenship, Class 3 have been thinking about what it means to vote and how decisions are made in the local area . We role played being residents and councillors to try and decide what our priorities would be. We learnt how difficult it is to keep everyone in the community happy!
Class 3 were full of energy and enthusiasm during their tennis session this week! We had the chance to practise lots of new racket skills ready for our next PE topic.
World Book Day
What a fanatic day we had celebrating World Book Day. Everyone looked amazing in their costumes! We enjoyed our writing workshop with an author as well as lots of opportunities to read our favourite books with a hot chocolate. The highlight of our day was inviting Class 1 to join us with their books so we could all share a story.
Exploring the meaning of trust
Our RE topic for this half term has led us to explore what is meant by trust and betrayal. We had a discussion to share our initial thoughts before having a go at some trust exercises. The trust fall really helped us to identify the barriers to trust and we then looked at examples of trust in the Easter story.
As part of our animals including humans topic, Class 3 accepted the challenge to create a life sized skeleton using resources they could find in the classroom. They did a fantastic job of drawing, building and labelling the skeletons. Lots of great teamwork and communication too - well done everyone!
Judges Lodgings Lancaster
Class 3 were transported back to the Victorian era during our trip to Judges Lodgings and had the opportunity to live life as a servant, attend a Victorian school, as well as visiting a servant’s cottage and playing some Victorian children’s games. We all had an amazing day and we were impressed by the children’s enthusiasm and engagement!
Lancashire Day - active mile
To celebrate Lancashire Day on the 27th November, we completed an active mile with a twist! Class 3 were twirling, skipping, lunging, hopping and side-stepping their way round our track to complete their mile.
Throughout our art topic we have been focussing on Georgia O'Keefe. We enjoyed looking at some of her most famous paintings and exploring what we liked about them. I have been so impressed by the creativity and attention to detail displayed by everyone. We began by experimenting with different sketching techniques before moving on to creating different effects with paint. Our final piece, which linked with Remembrance Day, was making and painting clay poppies.
Maths World Cup 2021
Well done to everyone in Class 3 for taking part in the Maths World Cup competition. We embarked on a deep sea adventure led by Captain Brown and the Class 3 crew mates did not disappoint! Amazing energy throughout - combining times tables practise and keeping fit and all with massive smiles.
Class 3 have learnt lots about Diwali, including the story of Rama and Sita, how it is the festival of light and what some of our friends are doing to celebrate this special time. We made and decorated our own lanterns to display in our classroom.
Breaking down barriers workshop
We had a fantastic day learning about different faiths and cultures. We had the opportunity to ask lots of questions as well as celebrate our differences. We had so much fun learning some new dances too!
Black History Month
We have enjoyed learning about Ruby Bridges. We talked about her story, it’s significance, how she would have felt and her legacy., linking this to our school values. Our writing shows how we have been inspired by her life.
Coding Week in Class 3
We have had a great week in Class 3 learning how to create programs to make objects move, make sound and draw on the screen. We used the 2Code program on Purple Mash to program different sprites. We then tested our code and debugged any errors. Here are some examples of our work
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Class 3 were invited to a very special magic show this week hosted by Magician Brown!
After receiving their ticket, they entered the magical tent through a sea of brightly coloured streamers before being seated with popcorn ready for the show to begin!
We had so much fun starting our new Literacy topic with lots of book talk and making predictions.
We cannot wait to share our new story together and begin our writing.