Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 have participated in Pedestrian Skills Training and have completed their WALKABILITY AWARD!
Well done to everyone in Year 3 and a huge THANK YOU to all the adults that helped and kept us safe while we were crossing roads.
A few words from the children...
I think Walkability is really helpful. I could get run over if I didn’t know how to cross. I really enjoyed learning with my group and Mrs Port. I found it very helpful from the start. Even though it is hard from time to time, it’s still fun. I think all schools should at least have one lesson and feel sorry for those who can’t learn Walkability.
Tommy, Martin Luther King Class
Walkability is good. I learned that a junction is not a very good place to cross because you have to look more than two ways. I think everybody in my group has learnt something, just like me.
Jack, Martin Luther King Class
Walkability is a great lesson to learn about crossing the road safely. It is fun too! In our first lesson, we learnt about the Green Cross Code: Stop, Think, Look and Listen. We also learnt how to cross roads safely, practiced crossing between parked cars, how to cross near a roundabout and how to cross as junctions safely. We were taught to always cross in a straight line and not to walk across a road diagonally. We also learnt that we should find a safer place to cross if the place we are crossing at isn’t safe. Then we also checked if cars might be about to move using the five signs: driver, smoke, wheels, lights and engine. We learnt this in a fun way, practising every Tuesday.
Sasin, Harry, Ahash, Jack, Megan and Amaaya, Dahl Class
Year 3 have learnt about Plastic Pollution!
Pollution is when chemicals, gases, smoke or other harmful materials are introduced to, and damage, the environment. It can be caused by many different things such as the burning of fossil fuels. In recent times, there has been growing concern about the damage that plastic is doing to the environment. The main problem with plastic is that it takes an extremely long time to decompose. A plastic bottle can last for up to 500 years. That means that a bottle dropped in the ocean or put in a landfill site today could still be there in the year 2519!
Plastic has toxins in it that are harmful to wildlife. Sea creatures can get stuck in plastic bags or the rings that hold drinks cans together. This can cause suffocation, starvation (because they can’t get to food), or means that they cannot escape predators. Sea turtles sometimes confuse plastic bags with jellyfish and eat them. This damages their insides and they can die. Around 70% of dead sea turtles are found to have eaten plastic.
We had a go at re-using and recycling household waste, such as plastic bottles, boxes and food cartons to make some underwater creatures, both real and some more imagined! We hope our display will remind everyone the be more thoughtful about plastic pollution in the future.
Our topic for this half term is...
Earthquakes and volcanoes are fascinating forces of nature. Why not research famous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and plot the locations on a map? You could also hunt for rocks in your garden and sort them into groups by their appearance. Alternatively, you could build small structures from recycled materials and test them to see if they could withstand an earthquake!
This week's spellings!
No new spellings for the holidays! But do keep practising all of your year 3 words, ready to impress your new teacher!
Wednesdays: Dahl Class visit the Library
Thursdays: Luther King Class visit the Library,
Spellings and Tables test
Homework set and due
Fridays: Indoor PE
Tuesday 3rd September: Welcome back to school!