Welcome to St Bernadette's class page
The teacher in St Bernadette's is 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. In Summer 1, our P.E unit is striking and fielding which will focus on our throwing and catching skills. We will then focus in on both cricket and rounders to practice our skills. Summer 1 is our last swimming half term of the school year on Friday afternoons so we need to bring our swimming bag with a towel.
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?
In maths recently, we have been working on measurement in a variety of ways. We have been reading scales for weight, using measuring cylinders for volume and measuring different objects in the classroom for length.
As a part of our measurement unit, we covered time including reading both analogue and digital clocks. We worked practically with our class clocks but also had plenty of practice writing the time as it is a really important life skill and not just a school objective! We need to keep practicing telling the time at home so we don't lose the skills we have learnt!
Our last English unit was all about 'The Secret Sky Garden'. We read a book of the same title and enjoyed lots of exciting new lessons trying to predict the characters and the end of the story!. We also celebrated learning about the book by making our own gardens in class.
In our topic work, our unit was all about forces. We learnt about pushing and pulling and enjoyed a exciting experiment about friction where we had to predict which surface would give the toy car the most friction as it went down the ramp. It was very tense!
Our unit also included looking at levers and pulleys. After learning the theory, we all went down to the MUGA to learn how a bag of sand is easy to lift if the load ( the sand) is further away from the effort ( us lifting the bag of sand). We all had a turn and found out we are really strong!!!!!