Investigating 3D Shapes

Today the children were set the challenge of creating 3D shapes from a range of materials. The children were asked to make 3D shapes out of play dough, nets of shapes and art straws. The children then had to investigate the amount of edges, faces and vertices that their shapes had. The children loved making lots of different 3D shapes.

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Staryland

Today Ava, Jack and Ryan H were asked to represent our school at an event at South Shields Town Hall. The children were asked about whether they knew what an election was and what candidates were. They were then told the story of a land who needed to have an election to find its new leader. The children were then taken to the chambers and listened to the two candidates. In secret the children then placed their votes and they helped to elect Sally Shoelace as the new leader of Staryland. The children had an amazing time and Miss Waite was extremely proud of how well they represented our school.

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Creating Clay Landmarks

Today the children in Year 3 were set the challenge of creating Italian landmarks using clay. Lots of children created The Colosseum and The Leaning Tower of Pisa. We all had great fun modelling the clay and the children were very proud of their creations. Now we have to wait for them to dry out.

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School Council Speeches

Today in Year 3, the children were given the opportunity to deliver their speeches to the rest of the class to allow us to vote for our class councillors. We were so proud of all of the members of our class who had the confidence to read their speeches to the rest of the class. The speeches were so amazing that we found it difficult to vote for only two candidates. We now can’t wait to hear who our new councillors are.

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School Council Elections

At St. Mary’s we are very excited for school council elections. Children from Year 1 to 6 are welcome to bring in speeches to become candidates for their class. Speeches need to be in school by Tuesday 26th September 2017. We are looking forward to hearing everyone’s speeches and electing our councillors for this school year!

We are all different!

In pastoral care we have been learning all about being different. To explore this further we played games of Guess Who where we explored our differences. We then celebrated our differences by creating profiles of ourselves. We loved playing Guess Who and this really helped our understanding of being different to each other.

Investigating letters

In Year 3, we are learning about informal letters. We were able to investigate examples of formal and informal letters to find their similarities and differences. After studying different letters, we were able to practise our use of informal language by writing a postcard to a friend. We found that Year 3 are brilliant at thinking of examples of informal language that they could use in their writing.

Let’s compare England and Italy

Our creative curriculum topic for this half term is Italy. We decided that we should compare Italy to England. We had great fun using our school iPads to research and record information about both countries.