History inspiring learning in maths!
What fun we had in maths today!
We used trundle wheels and metre sticks to measure the floor area of a Skara Brae house and the depth of the ditch and the height of the Stonehenge stones.
Our playground was not big enough and so we had to half our measurements!!!
"Our learning helped us to understand just how big different things were in the Stone Age times." Ella Rose Bailey
Did you know that the circular ditch that was dug in phase one of the building of Stonehenge for the stones to be stood in, was dug using deer antlers?
Stonehenge rebuilt in a day!
To the library we go!
Our class trip to Yardley Wood library supported our E-twinning project work on Fairy Tales. We explored a variety of Fairy Tales from different cultures and shared our favourites with a friend.
Them bones them bones, them dry bones!
Our class display reflects all out learning about the human skeleton. Mr Funny Bones can certainly bend his leg bone in a very unusual way!!!
Do you know how many bones there are in the human skeleton?
Can you name the different joints?
Time to get excited about outdoor learning!
Year 3 spent a great morning doing outdoor maths - they learnt all about time in real life situations.
Many groups became really good at adding time on -
some even going over into the next hour.
It was a cold morning however, we don't think that anyone noticed!
Welcome to Mr Wonka's Chocolate factory!
Our class display reflects our English writing focus on character descriptions.
Find out how many books Roald Dahl has written!
Come and dine at the 'Best Restaurant in Town!'
A happy, chatty lunchtime was had with the children and parents of Beech class at our shared lunch. The food was delicious and the service exemplary at the 'best restaurant in town!' Not many tips left though! Thank you to our wonderful lunchtime team and to all adults who came.
Beech class had great fun in our Maths lesson! Making the longest perimeter with 10cm squares was definitely challenging, however with perseverance, team work and excellent use of our maths skills, we were eventually victorious! We learnt that the maximum we could calculate was 340cm. In the words of a famous quiz show host, have a go if you think you're clever enough!
Hail Glorious St Patrick!
Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed an exciting, fun filled St Patrick's day. We celebrated in our class listening to Mr Doody and Miss Madden playing traditional Irish music on the bodhran. Although they were brilliant and so talented, we were not as sure about Mr Woollard's Irish dancing skills! But as we say in class, practice makes progress!!! It could take a lot of practice though!!
We were lucky enough to try our skills at playing the bodhran ourselves, it's not as easy as our visitors to class made it look! Apparently it's all in the wrist action.
Did you know that the exact origins of the bodhran are still unknown and that originally they were made using goat skin?
No? Nor did we but we do now!
Maths and PE? Yes it is possible!
It was an action packed day at Bishop Challoner for our Year 3 Maths Olympians! They took part in dodge ball, netball and a penalty shoot-out AND answered maths questions at the same time. What whizz kids! It was lovely to meet pupils from other schools and the Year 9 PE leaders from Bishop Challoner.
"We loved doing the fun activities. Dodge ball and bench ball were our favourites. We had permission to ACTUALLY throw balls at each other!"
And the winner is...
Lots of happy winners of Easter eggs, donated by Our Lady of Lourdes staff! I wonder were those delicious chocolate eggs shared at home!!
Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence
from the tomb and resurrection...so we discovered.
What can you find out?
Cor! Building tents is complicated work!
In Design and Technology lessons, Year 3 are currently in the process of making their tent structures! Not so easy with a broken arm!
Watch this space to see how they will eventually look!
Anyone for Camping?
Beech class designed and planned, constructed and evaluated!
We used straws, lollypop sticks, leaves, plastic bags and an abundance of sellotape and Blutak to make our tents!! There were varying degrees of success but all agreed we enjoyed our learning experience and had great fun, even if some didn't quite stay upright!
Beech class are delighted and proud to have 100% attendance
for the second week in a row.
June and it's a whole school Think Tank visit!
What a day we had!
Beech class had an absolutely fabulous day at the Think Tank and would definitely recommend a visit. It's a big thumbs up from us!
Last day of June and off to Stratford Upon Avon we go!
Beech class enjoyed a fantastic day of history and art at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust at Stratford Upon Avon. A busy and enjoyable morning was spent discovering Roman and Saxon artefacts. In addition, all children visited the rare archives owned by the Trust. The day was rounded off by a visit to Shakespeare's house of birth, before we caught our train home. A very well behaved class (of course!) and a great time was had by all.
Science is mind blowing!
What a fabulous science day Beech class had and they were the perfect hosts to the visiting Year 3's from our Tolkien Cluster group of schools and Bishop Challoner students, who turned the air in Beech classroom into a lovely aroma of cabbage!!! Sorry marvellous medicine!!!
Are you sun ready?
Beech class presented an assembly to Our Lady of Lourdes children on how to stay safe in the sun, as part of the ‘Soltan Sun Ready’ project.
We reminded the children to take the 'sun ready ' challenge.
· wear a hat
· use sunscreen
· drink plenty of water
· cover up
· wear sunglasses
· limit your time in the sun
Beech class are always sun ready! Are you?