Year 3

Year 3

Skateboarding Day

Skateboarding Day was great fun! We had to wear really shiny helmets that made us look like robots.  Thank goodness we wore them and the extra padding, because a few of us lost control and fell off!  At first it was extremely nerve-racking jumping on the board and balancing.  It’s not as easy as it looks!  We all had a go and slowly gained confidence on the board.  At the end, Sam, the instructor, taught us a trick called “Roast Chicken” where we had to crouch down and hold the ends of the skateboard.  Yet another challenging and enjoyable day at Sedbergh Primary School!

By Year 3

 

January 2017; Parent information letter for Year 3 children

GREEK DAY IN YEAR 3

On Thursday 24th November we braved the chilly Sedbergh temperatures and came into school in our Ancient Greek costumes to celebrate the end of our topic on the Ancient Greeks.

We continued with our learning in the core subjects, but both Maths and English had a Greek “slant” on them. For Maths, we learnt about the Greek number system and how they used an abacus to represent numbers.  In English, we discovered that a lot of our words in the English language originate from Greece.

During the day groups went to the kitchen to prepare and cook a variety of Greek dishes. In the afternoon we enacted the Ancient Olympic Games.  We had discus, javelin and running competitions where the winners were awarded an olive wreath.  After a strenuous P.E. lesson we all tucked into a well-deserved Greek feast of moussaka, baklava, greek salad, pitta bread and sesame seed buns.

We sprinkled iron filings over a bar magnet to show the magnetic field.

We sprinkled iron filings over a bar magnet to show the magnetic field.

A magnetic field.

A magnetic field.

Sprinkling iron filings over a bar magnet.

Sprinkling iron filings over a bar magnet.

 

Year 3 Curriculum Map

Year 3 Visit to St. Andrew’s Church

As part of our Year 3 RE topic, ‘What can we learn from sacred places?’ the children made a visit to St. Andrew’s Church in Sedbergh. We were warmly welcomed by the Vicar, Andy, and Church wardens, Tony and Susan. The children had a fantastic experience learning about the history of this ancient place of worship. We heard the organ, rang the bells (sorry!) and visited every corner of the Church to help us understand the meaning and function of all the different objects and pictures in the building. It really is a beautiful place.

The children really developed an even better understanding of how a place is special – to those who worship there regularly and to those who only visit on occasions. We would really recommend a visit to St. Andrew’s.