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 Extreme Earth. We made volcanoes using papier-mâché around an empty bottle and painted them. We then looked at the reaction of vinegar and baking soda and had so much fun erupting them. We learnt about the water cycle which then led into floods and hurricanes. As a result of this, we were able to make great links with climate change and how decreasing our carbon footprint can help prevent some disasters. We 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 have been very lucky as 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.
We wrote letters to Santa and after writing these letters, we walked across the road to our nearest post box to post our letters, whilst singing Christmas songs. The children loved having a real purpose for letter writing. 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.
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 of ‘I’m Gonna Shine’ for our Christmas concert was out of this world and I am sure you felt just as proud as we did.
You were all such shining stars this term, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to your return in January!