Welcome to Class 3
As part of their Computing and Art, Class 3 have been researching patterns on pottery from Ancient Greece ( this terms topic). They have designed their own patterns and have used a variety of techniques to produce these stunning results.
In science Class 3 have been learning about parts of a flowering plant. They enjoyed looking closely at some flowering pansys and they made some very detailed drawings of them.
Class 3 were treated to a wonderful story telling session on world book day when parent, Mrs Potter, came to read the iconic first Hairy Maclary book by author Lynley Dodd .
The story introduces Hercules Morse, Bitzer Maloney, Muffin McLay, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm and of course the famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldon's Dairy. The story tells how six dogs go out for a walk, but little do they know that Scarface Claw, the toughest tom in town is lurking round the next corner!
What an expert Mrs Potter was with using a variety of voices
as she introduced the dogs in the story.
Thank you for coming to read to us.
Class 3 Science - Living things and their habitats.
Class 3 made the most of a lovely crisp and sunny afternoon
to explore for living things as part of their science lesson.
They investigated for signs of plants, animals and bugs,
making detailed observations of their findings.
Class 3 have been learning about Healthy Living with Rugby Coach Keith Robinson.
Keith is from Newcastle Falcons, you may remember he came into school last year and taught some fun maths. He has been showing the children how exercise, a balanced diet and lots of sleep are all part of a healthy lifestyle. Keith also is coaching them in Tag Rugby which as well as being a good form of exercise is also great fun!
Class 3 make bread ...and butter for the Harvest Lunch.
Maths and Tag Rugby?
Class 3 have been having Maths and Rugby lessons delivered by Mr Keith Robinson from Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club.
(Maths pictures to follow, when Mrs Green can remember where she has put them!)
Keith is the clubs first regionally focused development officer, working throughout Cumbria as part of the Newcastle Falcons youth development.
With over twenty years of rugby experience, Keith is a keen member of Penrith RFC as well as working with the Newcaslte Falcons satellite centre in south Cumbria.
The finale to this exciting few weeks was to go and play tag rugby with other local schools at Upper Eden Rugby Club, Kirkby Stephen.
Class 3 enjoyed a Roman Experience,
which included a visit from a 'Roman Soldier', costumes and food tasting.
Class 3 spent a fantastic,exciting and action packed 3 days away on Residential at Borrowdale Youth Hostel (well worth a visit if your in the area, they once again looked after us so well we were sad to leave!) http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/borrowdale.
After helping Mr Bainbridge unpack his van, he kindly followed us to Borrowdale with our luggage (thanks John) we explored the hostel grounds.
We then ate our delicious packed lunch, thank you Mrs Davidson and Mrs Dowthwaite.
It was then time to study our maps and decide a route for our 'Expedition'... to Brund Fell.
After a HUGE breakfast, choice of cereal, fruit, fruit juice, yogurt, toast and a 'Full English' we packed our lunches in our day bags and set of for another exciting day of adventure. We went to King Kong Climbing Centre at Keswick to explore caving, bouldering and rock climbing. Something for all ages and abilities here, another venue well worth a visit. http://www.kingkongclimbingcentre.co.uk/
We took part in the activities divided into three groups, led by Mrs Arnold on the climbing wall, Mrs Simpson caving, and Mr Arnold bouldering. Miss Potter and Mrs Green spent their time shopping... not really they supported with all the activities.
Mrs Simpson and Miss Potter having a go at both caving and climbing.
There were lots of personal challenges achieved today, facing fears of heights, small spaces, being out of ones' comfort zone: being part of a team and encouraging each other helped everyone to gain a lots from all the activites.
Again your children made us proud.
Class 3 are busy learning about programming in their computing lessons this term.
They are using the (free) online software program Scratch.
TOP TEAM WORK IN CLASS 3
Class 3 have been secret agents in a recent Geography lesson. They were involved in a "Top Secret" mission where they had to research world rivers
then present it back to their class.
All children worked super hard and were very enthusiastic throughout the lesson. The finished posters were full of interesting facts about their given river.
The children then peer marked the posters against the success criteria.
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