Oak have been working hard in gym lessons to learn new shapes with their bodies. This week they learned the bridge, shoulder stand, back support, dish hold, arch hold and front support. It took a lot of concentration. We also practiced tuck jumps and safe landings.
Year Three recently enjoyed a fantastic day out at Butser Ancient Farm. The day started with a visit to a replica Stone age building and we then had the chance to visit buildings from the Bronze and Iron ages. All of the buildings have been built using the materials and tools that would have been available to people thousands of years ago, including animal poo in the mud wall coverings! Oak class tried their hands at archaeology, chalk carving, wattle fence making and Bronze Age jewellery making. The children had a brilliant day and will now use their experiences to further develop their learning.
Year Three enjoyed an inter-colour sports challenge this week, with each team playing basketball and a new challenge called ‘Rock, Paper, Snake’. Year Three points will be added to the other year groups points later in the week. They all participated with great enthusiasm and we wait to see which team has won…
As part of our English lessons, Year Three are beginning Big Write sessions each week. This is an opportunity for the pupils to write for an extended length of time and let their creative ideas flow. This week the children wrote about Zoya, a girl who has secretly hatched a dragon’s egg and is now on a mission to keep the baby dragon safe. Where will she go? Who will she meet along the way? Can she keep the dragon safe from harm?
This week Oak Class faced two demanding team sport challenges with CM Sports. The first part of their challenge involved running circuits of the field for 20 minutes which was really exhausting but all the children persevered and kept going. Every lap scored a point for their team and some teams showed great determination. The second part of the team challenge was a mini-basketball tournament. Each team played a game against all of the other coloured teams. Competition was very fierce and pupils applied all of the skills they had learned the previous term. Great work Oak class.
This week’s Topic homework involves looking at images of Liss village and comparing these. We hope you enjoy discussing these at home.
Oak Class recently enjoyed an exciting trip to Petersfield as part of our geography topic. The class have investigated local travel links to nearby settlements so on Tuesday 13th March we took the train to our local town. Once there the pupils surveyed how the land was used in the town centre – commercial, residential, leisure or industrial. We also made some field sketches of the buildings in this area noticing if they were older buildings or had been built more recently. The pupils made some excellent observations about the town and we will be able to use these over the next few weeks as we complete our topic in class.