Year 3 looked absolutely fantastic in their costumes ready for the Spooky Disco!
Today, Year 3 were learning about our muscles and how they work. We learnt that we have voluntary muscles, that we can control, but we also have involuntary muscles that we don’t have any control over such as our heart. We discussed the different muscles that we have and used this to predict which muscles we would use when running. Using a diagram, the children circled what muscles they thought they would use to help them run. We then went outside and jogged around the playground, focussing on the muscles we were using. Once we stopped running, we felt our muscle in our chest, the heart, beat fast and felt it slowing itself down the more we rested. We then discussed the muscles we used to run such as our hamstrings, calves, quadriceps, abdominals and even our glutes! Some children were surprised when they discovered some muscles, that they did not expect, helped us to run. Great work, Year 3.
Nicola, from Northumbria Police, visited the Year 3 class on Thursday afternoon to talk all about emotions. The children worked in groups to study a range of different photographs of children with a wide range of emotions and expressions. They then guessed how that child was feeling and thought of reasons why they might feel that way. Next, we then discussed how sometimes you can see emotions on the outside based on a child’s or an adult’s behaviour or by their facial expressions. We then talked about how we can feel emotions on the inside without always showing it. The children thought of scenarios of what might upset us and other people and thought of reasons why they might not want to show their true emotions. Year 3 learnt that it is always wise to be careful what we say to others as sometimes this may upset someone without you even knowing. We also learnt of how to help children and adults we know who may be feeling angry, stressed or upset. We also learnt safe ways of dealing with certain scenarios such as a stranger being angry in the shopping centre. The children understood it is best to alert our parents or somebody we trust such as a person who works in the store. We finished the session by passing a smile around the room. Well done, Year 3.
Year 3 did their fair share of our clean up too. Focusing their attention in the church grounds, they managed to collect a great about of litter which had been blown and caught up in the trees. Great work.
We have signed up to another Terracycle recycling scheme, this time with the chance to win a recycled playground makeover worth £ 10,000!
Participating is easy! The school that sends in the most accepted waste between the 25th of March 2019 and the 5th of July 2019 will receive a recycled playground makeover worth £10,000, on top of points earned by the shipment weight.
The winning school will be able to choose from a selection of play equipment or gardening equipment made from recycled material worth £10,000. Depending on the prize selected, the overall area required to install the prize could be up to 25m x 3m.
There is a recycle bin allocated for these items at the front office in school. Please see the attached link below to see what is acceptable waste.
Let’s work together to look after our amazing planet.