We have had a very busy half term and we have enjoyed every minute of it! We have transitioned from The Romans and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius into Natural Phenomena. We have been learning about volcanoes, floods and other natural disasters. Thank you to those who took part in offering suggestions of how we could build our theme and lesson ideas. Because of the wonderful suggestions, we have made some great links with climate change and how decreasing our carbon footprint can help to prevent some disasters. We have also looked at the steps the Welsh Government have taken to prevent the impact of flooding around Wales and our local area. The children came up with some fantastic ideas and I am sure some of them will make great politicians in the future!

We came back from our half term break and had such a fantastic time when completing our STEM activities. We began by creating volcanoes using papier-mâché around small fizzy drink bottles. We then looked at the explosive reaction of fizzy drinks and mentos and fizzy drinks and baking soda when we made our volcanoes erupt and enjoyed watching what happened. The Year 3 children were full of excitement!

All three classes have been involved in the collection of weather data for our Spring Bulbs project and we are pleased to see some of our plants have started to grow.

After writing letters to Santa we walked across the road to our nearest post box to post our letters. The children loved having a real purpose for letter writing. To continue with this theme the children have written letters, explaining a little bit about themselves and things they like to do, for the residents at Glyn Anwen. In our last week before Christmas, these will be delivered to the residents.
Also in Literacy, the children have been creating their own snowman adventure stories based on one of the past John Lewis adverts. They have pulled together all the skills they have been taught previously, to produce some outstanding stories, full of creativity and imagination. 

Mr Banks has also been helping to get us into the festive spirit by teaching us how to play Jingle Bells on the glockenspiel.

All of the Year 3 children have made us so proud this half term. They have settled into Year 3 brilliantly and have quickly adapted to the new routines in place. Their performance for our Christmas concert was out of this world and I am sure you will be as proud of them as we are! You were all such shining stars this term, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to your return in January!

Nadolig Llawen!

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