Welcome to St Bernadette's class page
The teachers in St Bernadette's are Mr Farmer and Mr Oldfield with Miss Nicholson-Hague supporting in our class everyday. All our staff in Year 3 are here to support the children to develop and learn in a safe and happy environment.
Our page will be regularly updated with all the exciting activities, tasks and events that occur both in our classroom and in school. Keep checking back to find out what the children have been doing!
P.E in St Bernadette's
We have P.E twice a week in St Bernadette's class, covering a wide variety of units to engage the children and improve their overall agility, balance and co-ordination.
Our first P.E lesson of the week is on a Monday afternoon so the children need to come to school in their school uniform and get changed into their P.E kit before the lesson. The children can then go home in their P.E kit which is a new system for this year. We have just enjoyed our first half term of swimming in Autumn 1 which the children really enjoyed and we will be going again in the Spring term. This is to allow the other Year 3 class, St Margaret's to have their half term of swimming.
In Autumn 2, our second P.E lesson of the week is on a Friday afternoon where the children will again get changed after lunch and be allowed to home in their P.E kits.
Our unit of P.E for the Autumn 2 half term is gymnastics.
This is a vital part of the children's learning and will support the work they do within the classroom. We can already see the work that our parents are putting in with the children at home which is fantastic. It is enabling them to access a wider range of challenge and is embedding some of the key concepts that will help them as the school year goes on.
The maths toolkit is issued on a Friday and is expected to be handed in on a Monday morning. The questions are designed to be of a challenging nature but these are the models that the children will need to be familiar with as they move throughout the year.
The combined spelling and handwriting books will be worked on in class at the start of the week and then the children will bring these home on a Wednesday, again to be handed in on a Monday morning. This is when the children will have their spelling test to check their understanding.
What have we been learning?
We have had a really exciting start to our learning this year with our topic title ' Melting with Mayans'. The children have really enjoyed researching the Mayan's Mexican routes which has run along our Science unit of Solids, liquids and gases.
Some of our key area of learning have been:
- Understanding where the Mayan civilisations were located.
- Identifying solid, liquid and gas particles.
- Creating Mayan Masks.
- Using the Mayan number system.
- Carrying out experiments to investigate melting and solidifying.
- Identifying Mayan Gods and the role they played in their civilisation.
- Visiting 'The Chocolate Story ' in York.
- Making our own fajitas.
- Recognising both primary and secondary pieces of evidence.
These themes are just a small selection of our work in class so far!