Author Archives: Mr G Owen

Year 3 – Writing Experience Day

Year 3 – Writing Experience Day

In literacy, children have been listening to and reading the Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers. Children have been developing their writing skills using the Write Stuff scheme of work and have so far focused on synonyms, onomatopoeic words, alliteration, adjectives to describe nouns, and adverbs.

As part of the scheme, today’s lesson focused on an experience day, and children took inspiration from the humour packed children’s picture book – Ketchup on my Cornflakes? by Nick Sharratt. Humour comes from mixed sentences by turning a flap in the book i.e. I like jelly / on my head, instead of I like jelly /  on my plate. Children then read aloud their favourites in class!

Year 3 – Science – Animals, including Humans

Year 3 – Science – Animals, including Humans

Children have been learning about healthy eating and the human body as part of our science unit: Animals, including humans. In today’s lesson, children learned the names and location of a variety of human bones, this included: the skull, the vertebral column (spine); the scapula, the femur, the pelvis, and many others located in both… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Art and Design

Year 3 – Art and Design

In Art and Design children learned how to make Stone Age inspired clay pinch pots. Pinch pots are the ideal project for beginners to hand-build with clay; perfecting this technique is a fantastic way to start developing clay-craft skills. Children had an orange-sized ball of clay to begin with and then slammed it on a… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Willy the Wimp

Year 3 – Willy the Wimp

For anti-bullying week, Year 3 children participated in a number of activities – one for each day of the week. On Friday, children read Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne. The story is about Willy, a diminutive chimp, who wouldn’t hurt a fly. It’s no wonder the suburban gorillas call him Willy the Wimp… until… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Writing

Year 3 – Writing

Children have been learning how to write a brochure in our literacy lessons. The context was Newcastle and Gateshead. Children learned how to write persuasively by using persuasive adjectives, the power of three, direct address, photographs, personification, and rhetorical questions i.e. are you tired of sitting in front of the TV? Are you tired of… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Science – Soils

Year 3 – Science – Soils

In our science unit this term, children have been learning all about rocks, soils, and fossils. In today’s lesson, children focused on how rocks turn into soul. They focused on how weathering can quicken this procedure and learned how rocks can expand during the day and contract during the night, and how this process of… Continue Reading