Year 3 Class News

Living and Learning: Mental Health

Posted on Friday 02 December 2022 by Alice Needham

Over the last few weeks, we have been learning about mental health in our Living and Learning sessions.

Year 3 know that mental health encompasses our feelings, our thinking, our emotions and our mood. 

In our first L&L session, we talked about different feelings and emotions and whether they were positive feelings, negative feelings, or both.

This week, we progressed to talking about how we manage feelings – particularly feelings that we may associate with being negative. The children were great at coming up with strategies for managing difficult feelings. Some of their ideas included mindfulness techniques and taking deep breaths.

Ask your child what techniques they can use to manage a tricky emotion!

Skipping ropes

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2022 by Mrs Taylor

We continue to work with Skipping School as part of the Year 2 and Year 4 skipping festivals.

While you might be thinking about Christmas presents, we have skipping ropes available to purchase from school for a subsidised price of £3.  These are available in two sizes and a range of colours.

Class Assembly

Posted on Monday 28 November 2022 by Alice Needham

It is Year 3’s Class Assembly at 2:40 on Wednesday! We are looking forward to showing you all the learning we have done so far this year.

In preparation for Wednesday, please can you child bring in a shoe box or empty tissue box tomorrow (if possible).

Thank you!

We are gymnasts!

Posted on Monday 28 November 2022 by Alice Needham

This half term, we have had Jane and Lucy helping us in our P.E lessons by teaching us gymnastics!

We have been balancing, jumping, rolling and travelling across the hall.

Check out some pictures below!

 

Living and Learning: ‘Me and My Community’ week

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2022 by Alice Needham

Last week, MPS had their first themed week of the year – me and my community. Year 3 had a busy week and learnt lots about different communities. Here’s just some of what we got up to!

We were lucky enough to start out week with a visit to St Gemma’s Hospice. The children learnt about the amazing service that is provided at the hospice and how we can do our bit to help. St Gemma’s has since been voted as our school charity for this year!

We had a visit from Linda Gledhill who spoke to the class about hearing impairments. We also learnt how to say our name in British Sign Language.

We also had a visit from the Royal National Institute of Blind People. We tried on glasses to see what it would be like to be blind.

 

The PTA needs you..

Posted on Monday 24 October 2022 by Mrs Weekes

Do you want to make a difference to our school community?

Are you able to give some, time, skills or ideas? 

Existing members of the Moortown Primary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are urgently looking for new parents to join. The PTA is a registered charity and they are looking for parents to take on the roles of three trustees; as well as these roles, they need enough people to help out so that organising and running the fundraising events is shared between more people.

They would like to invite you to join the PTA before the AGM on Tuesday 15 November. If you are interested in joining the PTA, please contact the school office and they will put you in touch with the right people.

Themed menu 04 November 2022

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2022 by Steph Bones

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Friday 04 November. Bonfire night menu. Please contact the office if your child would like a school dinner on this day (no action required if your child normally has a school meal on this day).

Check out the bonfire night menu here.

We are biologists!

Posted on Tuesday 18 October 2022 by Alice Needham

This half term, we have been learning as biologists.

We’ve learnt about living things and their habitats.

Last week, we ventured out into the front playground to conduct a invertebrate hunt.

The children looked around the habitat and recorded the number of invertebrates that they found.

 

Athens VS Sparta!

Posted on Thursday 06 October 2022 by Alice Needham

Today, Year 3 held debates over which Ancient Greek city state was better – Athens or Sparta.

Using their fact files on each city state, they debated over education, the economy, women’s rights and trade.

We learnt to use sentence starters to shape our debate such as:

However…
On the other hand…
Furthermore
Additionally…
Let me point out that…
Nevertheless…
To sum up…

Whilst this particular debate was part of our Ancient Greece topic, it also provided excellent opportunity for children to practise their oracy (speaking and listening) skills.

An easy way to do this at home is to have a debate around your dinner table.

Should chocolate be allowed in school?
Should breaktimes be banned?

Themed menu 07 October 2022

Posted on Wednesday 28 September 2022 by Steph Bones

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Friday 07 October. Please contact the office if your child would like a school dinner on this day (no action needed if your child normally has a school meal on this day).

Check out the Cricket World Cup themed menu.