Year three were given a Christmas challenge. Each team were given 4 sheets of A4 paper, 2 sets of scissors and some glue. Their challenge? To make the longest paper chain within in 40 minutes.
The teams spent time discussing strategies and then began making their chains.
The chains were then measured to see which team had won.
Year three have spent this term learning how to dance the Lindy Hop in PE. They began as 26 reluctant dancers, and are now confident dancers who love to flick kick, swing and do the hand jive. The children voted for their favourite song to dance the Lindy Hop to and chose Sakin Stevens’ ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. The children even managed to encourage Mrs Brown and Mrs Louise to join in!
Year three have been learning about shell structures as part of their design technology lessons this term. The children were challenged to make slides for ping pong balls using only scrap paper and masking tape. They first designed their structures, then explored how best to strengthen their slides. The results were amazing.
Year 3 had a wonderful trip to Torquay Museum which supported their learning of the Stone Age.
The children had an amazing day exploring the history of the Stone Age and historical finds from Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
The children handled artefacts, dressed as Stone Age people and created pots, cave art and hand paintings. They asked many questions and learned much more than they imagined they would.
After lunch the children had an hour of exploration of the rest of the Museum and discovered Egypt, a Devon farmhouse, Charles Darwin, a Sustainability exhibition and Agatha Christie.
After a few verses of ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ on the coach the children returned to school with their pots, Museum pencils and a fantastic appreciation of the Stone Age.
Exploring the Museum
At the start of this half term, we have welcome Kipp, a great music teacher, to Haytor View. He has been offering music lessons to some of our Key Stage Two children. This has seen the children engage with a variety of musical instruments. The children have really enjoyed learning to play these and are looking forward to continuing their musical experiences throughout the year.
We had an amazing afternoon of dance with West End in Schools who visited can treated us to a Diwali dance workshop. Year three experienced different styles of dancing and story telling. The children told the story of the return of Rama and Sita and what the festival of lights means.
The children then prepared their dances to tell their part of the story.
The class then performed together.
Year three have been using their weaving skills to create leaves for our classroom wall. The children designed creatures to make using leaves which they could take home to use as bookmarks. The class then collaborated to make bug and plant pictures from leaves to decorate year three and four’s bug hotel.
On Wednesday 10th November, Mr Patchett, from Newton Abbot College, came into our school and held a year 3 and 4 Netball Festival. There were different activities on the playground which supported our netball skills, developed our confidence and saw us collaborating with others. It was a great afternoon which we all enjoyed. We are looking forward to working with Mr Patchett again.
Year 3 were split into teams and challenged to build the tallest tower, within their team, using limited classroom resources. The children showed amazing enthusiasm and spent time planning what to use, which method would work best and how to rebuild once they knocked over their tower!
Year 3 spent Friday afternoon creating monsters in pairs. Each pair took it in turns to look at the ceiling at draw under the guidance of their partner. The children’s creations were fantastic.