Year 3 Class Diary

"Year 3 is the children's first step up into Key Stage 2. Throughout the year we look to build on the work completed in previous years whilst preparing the children for the challenges ahead"

 

Check back soon for Year 3 updates during the current term.

Date What did Year 3 do and what did they learn? Pose for the camera!!
19th June 2017 On Friday 16th June 2017 the St Christopher's School community came together to celebrate VE Day. Children arrived at school in a variety of 1940s era costumes from returning evacuees to military personnel. Year 4 children podded fresh peas in preparation for a special lunch WW2 luncheon prepared by Mrs Baker and Mrs Wallace. At 2pm the real festivities started. Throughout the weeks leading up to VE Day pupils had been practicing celebratory performances to present to their peers and parents. On the day pupils delivered excellent renditions of the following songs and readings. Year 3 performed Lambeth Walk (from the musical Me & My Girl - Noel Gay)
8th June 2017

We held a whole school election. Year 3 and 4 pupils learnt about democracy and our election process whilst creating their own party and campaigining for overall power at St Christopher's School. 

The Christo Party Manifesto:

More Play Equipment

LED Lighting in the School

3 Hour and 45 Minute School Days

More Plants to Clean the Air

Solar Panels to Power the School

The Christo Party Logo
6th June 2017
Some of the Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils took part in a Dragons Den themed day. They came up with group names, slogans , designed a product, thought of cost/profit and had to present their ideas to others. We all voted for our favourite design, which was a very close vote!
The winning invention was 'MINS' (Moving bins). They would recognise your voice and come to your call, hoover as it travelled and had recycling compartments. It also had stretchy arms, which could reach out and collect pre-designated litter. The winning pupils were; Gabriel (Y5) George (Y4) Martha (Y4) Sophia (Y4) and Daisy (Y4) All children worked hard and came up with some amazing ideas!
 
Dragons Den Logo
24th May 2017 Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic drama workshop with the excellent Ian Crosher from Kic Theatre. Our topic today was 'Behaviour' and the children enjoyed a specialist workshop  based on the theme 'How to Control Ourselves when we are Angry and Being Friends and Playing Together'  to complement classroom work during PSHE. Pupils were encouraged to explore the  theme through various practical dramatic exercises.  Kic Theatre Company Logo
5th May 2017
Year 3 have been studying the book 'The Window' by Jeannie Baker linking with our topic - land use. We have looked at how land has developed over time and what has been gained and lost. 
We have also discussed what it could look like out of our windows in 3017 and came up with some brilliant ideas Including living underwater! 
'The Window' by Jeannie Baker
27th April 2017

Year 3 joined the whole school in welcoming Table Tennis star Darius Knight visited St Christopher's School. Darius is currently playing for England on the ITTF World Pro Tour Circuit and counts European Youth Champion, Youth Olympic Champion, British Men's Champion and a member of Team GB for London 2012 amongst his accolades. He is therefore well placed to come to St Christopher's to deliver a professional circuit training workout to the whole school in addition to holding a whole school assembly to talk about how he came into sport and his ongoing success as a professional sports star.‚Äč

The presentation from Darius was excellent, focusing on the idea that we all have a talent but invariably it is hard work and practice that allows us to reach our goals. Do something you have a passion for and work hard and you can achieve anything. A good example of this theme is featured in a book by Matthew Syed entitled 'Bounce'.

Darius came to our school as we aim to raise funds for our own sporting endeavours including extra play equipment to get our pupils active. This was done by pupils being sponsored by their families to take part in the circuit training and we thank parents and extended families for being so generous. Not only do we hope the morning as a whole was beneficial, but we hope the money raised will keep the children active in the days, weeks and months ahead as they make use of the additional resources. 

Table Tennis Star Darius Knight with Pupils
25th April 2017 This week we looked at using adjectives to develop our writing skills. To help we tried Lemons and Watermelons and had to describe what it was like to eat them in writing. Fun Fact: Did you know some Lemon trees can produce up to 250 kg of lemons each year!   Pupils Eating Lemon and Watermelons