On Friday the 14th of June Year 3 did an assembly all about prehistoric age. They explained many things about what the stone age people did and what they learnt from it. Also they made a comparison of what we live like today and what the stone age people lived like.
They started off by introducing the assembly and showed us cave paintings that archaeologists had found. They told us that the drawings had a meaning behind them and what they thought the meaning was. All of the drawings were all very different, they showed us a picture of a deer, bison and many more.
They then went on to showing us where they lived. They taught us that the houses looked and were made very differently to our houses today. They were made out of different materials. They also compared what they dressed like as well.
At the very end they sang a stone age song (we will rock you).
This afternoon, 3R had an amazing assembly on Ancient Egyptians. It began with the children informing us some fun facts such as:
When they lived
How they built things
Who the pharoahs were.
Then, some loud, clear voiced children acted out a scene of pharaohs and builders building a Pyramid. The Pharaoh was asking how long it will take be built. The builder replied it will take 19 to 20 years, the Emperor got mad and walked off.
After that, they told us the 6 rules to making a mummy. This was funny because the mummy was ALIVE! They put organs into glass containers, all of the organs were removed even a mushy brain!
This was a FAB assembly and cant wait to see next year’s!
On the 28th of February, (yesterday) Year 3 travelled to Leeds Museum to learn all about the Ancient Egyptians. When they arrived, a kind lady greeted them and led them to a room to hang up their coats. After that, they split in to 3 groups of 10 that were used later in the day.
First,3R went into a room and sat down at three tables and talked about the Ancient Egyptians. Some of the people even got up and pretended to make someone into a mummy. Whilst they were doing that, 3Ro were upstairs looking at some of the Ancient Egyptian artefacts and a real mummy. It was really interesting!
They explore the exhibits searching for all the things that Ancient Egyptians were buried with such as jewellery, amulets and even fake feet and hands! They saw a mummy lying in its tomb and then had a go at mummifying a puppet themselves! They pulled out organs, rubbed it with oil and wrapped it in bandages.
On the 14th of February – on a Thursday – Year 3 travelled on a journey, which took almost 10 minutes to visit Bradford Cathedral.
When we got there, the entrance was decorated with flowers placed on black chairs with pillows behind the flowers. The first thing we did, was sit down on pews and an adult called Maggie told us about what we were going to be doing today. The activities were: colouring in our own designed shoe, having a look at all the stones that were the oldest ones and the ones with people’s markings on ( not their names because they didn’t know how to in those days ) ; going around the cathedral making a tally chart of how many symbols they could spot and learning about the important places and items in a cathedral. We found it really interesting because we could see all of the things that we had been learning about in class. Alfie kept pointing out things like the altar and the lecturn!
When we had finished doing all of those activities we went back to school where all their parents were waiting for us.
We had a brilliant; fabulous time and so did all of the teachers who went with us. We loved learning a bit of history about the cathedral and seeing things in real life that we had learnt about in the classroom.
On Monday, Year 3 went to a cricket competition to compete with other local schools. They made their way to Hanson academy and got ready for the battle ahead.
They had been practising for many weeks and they were ready and determined. All of the parents of the children came to watch as well. We later found out that our school was the only one that had adults to see the school’s success ( read on to find out who won! ) which really boosted their confidence and made them try even harder.
Later, after they finished their first game, they took a break to rest up and re-hydrate. They had already given their all in the first game yet they still had a lot more rounds and a lot more work to do so they battled on.
After they finished all the games, they were exhausted but they still had to wait in anticipation about whether they had won the competition.
When the results were announced, Blakehill found out that they had won the silver medal!
We are all extremely proud of them and can’t believe that we got so close to winning! They all used a great amount of teamwork to achieve this success. We were all speechless about how well they did when we found out and hope they have a nice rest over the spring break.
On Friday the 8th of February (today), Luke Carson came into school for the 3rd time to talk to both Year 3 classes about how to be safe on the Internet.
To start off the lesson Luke Introduced himself and gave us an activity sheet to work on and on it you had to circle or tick the options that you would share online or in the real world. Some of the options were:
Pictures of your family without permission,
Where you play,
Your full name,
Photos of you and your friends.
Some of these things are OK to share on the internet but most are not. Year 3 had a great time with Luke Carson and enjoyed his visit!
On the Friday 14th of December, all of Year 3 and 4 went over to the cinema, as a reward for their excellent behaviour during their lesson times. They got to go and watch Ralph breaks the Internet. On the way they were all very excited and chatty on the coach! They thought that it was fun, enjoyable and the best film ever. They found it love able’ and they thought that it was a film that they want to see again! There were loads of giggles in the film at the silly things Ralph and his friend got up to. When they got back to school they were truly in the Christmas spirit.
This Thursday, Year 3 went on a trip to the Industrial Museum. When they got off the coach, they entered the museum and met up with a woman called Piper who led 3R upstairs to learn how to turn wool into clothes while 3Ro looked around outside and drew something that caught their eye such as buildings that were made in the 1800’s. The activities that 3R completed were pretend sheep shaving, spinning wool, weaving wool, combing wool, sorting wool and carding wool (you could say they were in a woolly situation!) Once they finished their activities 3RO met up with 3R to go and have lunch. Then,3R looked outside and did the activities that 3RO had done before and then Mrs Robert’s class did the wool activities.
Altogether everyone had a great day and had learnt a lot of new information about the 1800’s and industrial Bradford.
Next week, on the 11th and the 12th of December, there will be Christingle services at St Cuthbert’s church to get us in the Christmas spirit. On the 11th it will be Years 3 and 4 whilst on the 12th it will be Years 5 and 6. They will be singing songs and reading poems, and excerpts from The Bible. The choir will be making a special appearance and singing a few songs with both years too! On the 12th, Years 5 and 6 will be doing the same. Mrs Russell has recently started a boy’s choir who will be singing Away in a Manger. What a treat! We have been practising today in the hall so that we are well prepared. The best thing is the spot on singing and some wonderful reading. We are really looking forward to the Christingle which is at 2:30 and ends at 3:15. We will either be collected at the church and if not we will be walking back to school with our class teacher. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.