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Our Open Day for children starting school in 2020 is Tuesday 19th November. We look forward to seeing you at one of the sessions during that day.

Year 3 Class

A warm welcome to Year 3!

I am Mrs Coop, your Year 3 class teacher, and I am delighted to welcome you to our class. Mrs Teasdale will be our classroom assistant this year and we are both excited to start a year of fun, friendship and learning with your child and you.  We already have lots of exciting events planned, including celebrating Roald Dahl day and a trip to Astley Pit. There will lots of updates, photographs and information on this class page all year to help you feel involved in your child's learning and the Leigh St. Mary's school community.  Please feel free to come and see us with any questions or comments you have now and at any point during the year. Thank you! 

Autumn 2 Who Lives in a Cave?

This half-term we will explore the Stone Age period and use our historical enquiry skills to explore and answer a variety of questions about this era. 

28.10.19 Today we began our topic in English by looking at a variety of artefacts and sharing ideas about what we already know and preparing our own questions to answer throughout our learning.

 

We will enhance our learning about the Stone Age with a day in Forest School on Wednesday 4th December, making shelters, tools and fires. Would you like to join us...? Read the letter to find out more...

6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing!

6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 1
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 2
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 3
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 4
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 5
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 6
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 7
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 8
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 9
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 10
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 11
6.11.19 Today we enjoyed creating our own cave art. We drew pencil sketches, practised using line and colour with pastels and charcoal then mixed powder paint to complete our paintings. We think they look like the real thing! 12

Half-Term Challenge! Look at the amazing outcomes made by children learning about our new topic over half-term...each craft or written piece is so detailed and creative. I love them!

Half-Term Challenge! Look at the amazing outcomes made by children learning about our new topic over half-term...each craft or written piece is so detailed and creative. I love them! 1
Half-Term Challenge! Look at the amazing outcomes made by children learning about our new topic over half-term...each craft or written piece is so detailed and creative. I love them! 2
Half-Term Challenge! Look at the amazing outcomes made by children learning about our new topic over half-term...each craft or written piece is so detailed and creative. I love them! 3
Half-Term Challenge! Look at the amazing outcomes made by children learning about our new topic over half-term...each craft or written piece is so detailed and creative. I love them! 4
Half-Term Challenge! Look at the amazing outcomes made by children learning about our new topic over half-term...each craft or written piece is so detailed and creative. I love them! 5
Half-Term Challenge! Look at the amazing outcomes made by children learning about our new topic over half-term...each craft or written piece is so detailed and creative. I love them! 6

30.10.19 Book Time! This is one of our favourite times of the week - choosing new or favourite books to read alone or to share with our friends...

30.10.19 Book Time! This is one of our favourite times of the week - choosing new or favourite books to read alone or to share with our friends... 1
30.10.19 Book Time! This is one of our favourite times of the week - choosing new or favourite books to read alone or to share with our friends... 2

28.10.19 Exploring artefacts to start our learning...

28.10.19 Exploring artefacts to start our learning... 1
28.10.19 Exploring artefacts to start our learning... 2
28.10.19 Exploring artefacts to start our learning... 3
28.10.19 Exploring artefacts to start our learning... 4
28.10.19 Exploring artefacts to start our learning... 5

Autumn 1 Don't Be Scared...

Our first Learning Questions are based around the warning Don't Be Scared...We will begin with a science focus on light and dark; we will explore sources of light, investigate reflection and understand shadows. We will then move on to history/geography where we will look at the history of Leigh, in particular, it's strong mill and mining heritage. We will compare maps of the 19th and 21st Century to understand how and why our landscape has changed.

**Parents' Evening appointments 4-6pm Mon 14th and Tues 15th October** 

 

Please see me if you need to arrange a time. Thank you!

11.10.19 Pit Art! We spent this morning using our art skills to create a piece of work from our visit to Astley Pit Museum. We practised shading, blending, hatching and line drawing with pencil, pastel and charcoal. The results are stunning!

11.10.19 Pit Art! We spent this morning using our art skills to create a piece of work from our visit to Astley Pit Museum. We practised shading, blending, hatching and line drawing with pencil, pastel and charcoal. The results are stunning! 1
11.10.19 Pit Art! We spent this morning using our art skills to create a piece of work from our visit to Astley Pit Museum. We practised shading, blending, hatching and line drawing with pencil, pastel and charcoal. The results are stunning! 2
11.10.19 Pit Art! We spent this morning using our art skills to create a piece of work from our visit to Astley Pit Museum. We practised shading, blending, hatching and line drawing with pencil, pastel and charcoal. The results are stunning! 3
11.10.19 Pit Art! We spent this morning using our art skills to create a piece of work from our visit to Astley Pit Museum. We practised shading, blending, hatching and line drawing with pencil, pastel and charcoal. The results are stunning! 4

7.10.19 Wigan Healthy Lifestyles came into school this morning to talk to Year 3 about Road Safety. This was a highly interactive experience that involved role play and drama - all with a very important message whan crossing roads - Look, Listen, Think, Cross!

7.10.19 Wigan Healthy Lifestyles came into school this morning to talk to Year 3 about Road Safety. This was a highly interactive experience that involved role play and drama - all with a very important message whan crossing roads - Look, Listen, Think, Cross! 1
7.10.19 Wigan Healthy Lifestyles came into school this morning to talk to Year 3 about Road Safety. This was a highly interactive experience that involved role play and drama - all with a very important message whan crossing roads - Look, Listen, Think, Cross! 2
7.10.19 Wigan Healthy Lifestyles came into school this morning to talk to Year 3 about Road Safety. This was a highly interactive experience that involved role play and drama - all with a very important message whan crossing roads - Look, Listen, Think, Cross! 3
7.10.19 Wigan Healthy Lifestyles came into school this morning to talk to Year 3 about Road Safety. This was a highly interactive experience that involved role play and drama - all with a very important message whan crossing roads - Look, Listen, Think, Cross! 4

4.10.19 Our class trip to Lancashire Mining Museum. We had a great (slightly soggy!) morning at the pit museum at Astley. We looked at mining equipment, large and small, and went in the enging house. We loved the miners' cottage where we dressed up, sat by the fire and pretended to go to sleep in the narrow bed upstairs. A huge thanks goes to the museum volunteers who gave their time to show us round and to provide loads of historical information. We loved it! Click on the star for the full album...

4.10.19 Our class trip to Lancashire Mining Museum. We had a great (slightly soggy!) morning at the pit museum at Astley. We looked at mining equipment, large and small, and went in the enging house. We loved the miners' cottage where we dressed up, sat by the fire and pretended to go to sleep in the narrow bed upstairs. A huge thanks goes to the museum volunteers who gave their time to show us round and to provide loads of historical information. We loved it! Click on the star for the full album... 1
4.10.19 Our class trip to Lancashire Mining Museum. We had a great (slightly soggy!) morning at the pit museum at Astley. We looked at mining equipment, large and small, and went in the enging house. We loved the miners' cottage where we dressed up, sat by the fire and pretended to go to sleep in the narrow bed upstairs. A huge thanks goes to the museum volunteers who gave their time to show us round and to provide loads of historical information. We loved it! Click on the star for the full album... 2
4.10.19 Our class trip to Lancashire Mining Museum. We had a great (slightly soggy!) morning at the pit museum at Astley. We looked at mining equipment, large and small, and went in the enging house. We loved the miners' cottage where we dressed up, sat by the fire and pretended to go to sleep in the narrow bed upstairs. A huge thanks goes to the museum volunteers who gave their time to show us round and to provide loads of historical information. We loved it! Click on the star for the full album... 3
4.10.19 Our class trip to Lancashire Mining Museum. We had a great (slightly soggy!) morning at the pit museum at Astley. We looked at mining equipment, large and small, and went in the enging house. We loved the miners' cottage where we dressed up, sat by the fire and pretended to go to sleep in the narrow bed upstairs. A huge thanks goes to the museum volunteers who gave their time to show us round and to provide loads of historical information. We loved it! Click on the star for the full album... 4

25.9.19 History. We began our unit of work on our local industrial history in Leigh by looking at some mining artefacts and researching what coal mining is all about...we were surprised to find that the canary was the unsung hero of the coal mining era!

25.9.19 History. We began our unit of work on our local industrial history in Leigh by looking at some mining artefacts and researching what coal mining is all about...we were surprised to find that the canary was the unsung hero of the coal mining era! 1
25.9.19 History. We began our unit of work on our local industrial history in Leigh by looking at some mining artefacts and researching what coal mining is all about...we were surprised to find that the canary was the unsung hero of the coal mining era! 2
25.9.19 History. We began our unit of work on our local industrial history in Leigh by looking at some mining artefacts and researching what coal mining is all about...we were surprised to find that the canary was the unsung hero of the coal mining era! 3
25.9.19 History. We began our unit of work on our local industrial history in Leigh by looking at some mining artefacts and researching what coal mining is all about...we were surprised to find that the canary was the unsung hero of the coal mining era! 4

Astley Pit Museum trip letter 4.10.19

24.9.19 Science. We completed our Science unit on light and dark today by looking at how and why shadows change size. We had great fun making shadow shapes on the celiing and working out how to make them larger and smaller.

24.9.19 Science. We completed our Science unit on light and dark today by looking at how and why shadows change size. We had great fun making shadow shapes on the celiing and working out how to make them larger and smaller. 1
24.9.19 Science. We completed our Science unit on light and dark today by looking at how and why shadows change size. We had great fun making shadow shapes on the celiing and working out how to make them larger and smaller. 2
24.9.19 Science. We completed our Science unit on light and dark today by looking at how and why shadows change size. We had great fun making shadow shapes on the celiing and working out how to make them larger and smaller. 3

16.9.19 Science. Today we looked at how shadows are formed. First we looked at transparent, translucent and opaque materials and worked out that opaque materials block the most light most and therefore create the most effective shadows. We then made our own puppets and performed puppet shadow theatre shows for our friends.

16.9.19 Science. Today we looked at how shadows are formed. First we looked at transparent, translucent and opaque materials and worked out that opaque materials block the most light most and therefore create the most effective shadows. We then made our own puppets and performed puppet shadow theatre shows for our friends.   1
16.9.19 Science. Today we looked at how shadows are formed. First we looked at transparent, translucent and opaque materials and worked out that opaque materials block the most light most and therefore create the most effective shadows. We then made our own puppets and performed puppet shadow theatre shows for our friends.   2
16.9.19 Science. Today we looked at how shadows are formed. First we looked at transparent, translucent and opaque materials and worked out that opaque materials block the most light most and therefore create the most effective shadows. We then made our own puppets and performed puppet shadow theatre shows for our friends.   3
16.9.19 Science. Today we looked at how shadows are formed. First we looked at transparent, translucent and opaque materials and worked out that opaque materials block the most light most and therefore create the most effective shadows. We then made our own puppets and performed puppet shadow theatre shows for our friends.   4

13.9.19 Roald Dahl Day 2019! We had a fantastic day on Friday, dressing up and thinking about our text Fantastic Mr Fox all day. We completed our writing - a character description of Farmer Bean - and then we made story boxes of our favourite scene in the text. We invited staff and children to see our work in an exhibition and they were all very impressed! Well done to our exhibition guides who talked to our guests about our work.

13.9.19 Roald Dahl Day 2019! We had a fantastic day on Friday, dressing up and thinking about our text Fantastic Mr Fox all day. We completed our writing - a character description of Farmer Bean - and then we made story boxes of our favourite scene in the text. We invited staff and children to see our work in an exhibition and they were all very impressed! Well done to our exhibition guides who talked to our guests about our work. 1
13.9.19 Roald Dahl Day 2019! We had a fantastic day on Friday, dressing up and thinking about our text Fantastic Mr Fox all day. We completed our writing - a character description of Farmer Bean - and then we made story boxes of our favourite scene in the text. We invited staff and children to see our work in an exhibition and they were all very impressed! Well done to our exhibition guides who talked to our guests about our work. 2
13.9.19 Roald Dahl Day 2019! We had a fantastic day on Friday, dressing up and thinking about our text Fantastic Mr Fox all day. We completed our writing - a character description of Farmer Bean - and then we made story boxes of our favourite scene in the text. We invited staff and children to see our work in an exhibition and they were all very impressed! Well done to our exhibition guides who talked to our guests about our work. 3
13.9.19 Roald Dahl Day 2019! We had a fantastic day on Friday, dressing up and thinking about our text Fantastic Mr Fox all day. We completed our writing - a character description of Farmer Bean - and then we made story boxes of our favourite scene in the text. We invited staff and children to see our work in an exhibition and they were all very impressed! Well done to our exhibition guides who talked to our guests about our work. 4
13.9.19 Roald Dahl Day 2019! We had a fantastic day on Friday, dressing up and thinking about our text Fantastic Mr Fox all day. We completed our writing - a character description of Farmer Bean - and then we made story boxes of our favourite scene in the text. We invited staff and children to see our work in an exhibition and they were all very impressed! Well done to our exhibition guides who talked to our guests about our work. 5
13.9.19 Roald Dahl Day 2019! We had a fantastic day on Friday, dressing up and thinking about our text Fantastic Mr Fox all day. We completed our writing - a character description of Farmer Bean - and then we made story boxes of our favourite scene in the text. We invited staff and children to see our work in an exhibition and they were all very impressed! Well done to our exhibition guides who talked to our guests about our work. 6
13.9.19 Roald Dahl Day 2019! We had a fantastic day on Friday, dressing up and thinking about our text Fantastic Mr Fox all day. We completed our writing - a character description of Farmer Bean - and then we made story boxes of our favourite scene in the text. We invited staff and children to see our work in an exhibition and they were all very impressed! Well done to our exhibition guides who talked to our guests about our work. 7

5.9.19 Life Caravan. We enjoyed our class session in the Life Caravan learning all about how to look after our bodies and our brains. We even met a friendly giraffe!

5.9.19 Life Caravan. We enjoyed our class session in the Life Caravan learning all about how to look after our bodies and our brains. We even met a friendly giraffe! 1
5.9.19 Life Caravan. We enjoyed our class session in the Life Caravan learning all about how to look after our bodies and our brains. We even met a friendly giraffe! 2
5.9.19 Life Caravan. We enjoyed our class session in the Life Caravan learning all about how to look after our bodies and our brains. We even met a friendly giraffe! 3
5.9.19 Life Caravan. We enjoyed our class session in the Life Caravan learning all about how to look after our bodies and our brains. We even met a friendly giraffe! 4

4.9.19 Today we looked at how light travels and we learned that light can be reflected. We investigated how effective different materials are at reflecting light and we discovered that the mirror and the retro-reflective jacket were the best!

4.9.19 Today we looked at how light travels and we learned that light can be reflected. We investigated how effective different materials are at reflecting light and we discovered that the mirror and the retro-reflective jacket were the best! 1
4.9.19 Today we looked at how light travels and we learned that light can be reflected. We investigated how effective different materials are at reflecting light and we discovered that the mirror and the retro-reflective jacket were the best! 2
4.9.19 Today we looked at how light travels and we learned that light can be reflected. We investigated how effective different materials are at reflecting light and we discovered that the mirror and the retro-reflective jacket were the best! 3
4.9.19 Today we looked at how light travels and we learned that light can be reflected. We investigated how effective different materials are at reflecting light and we discovered that the mirror and the retro-reflective jacket were the best! 4

3.9.19 Our first day in Year 3! We explored the books and resources in the reading corner after a busy first day...

3.9.19 Our first day in Year 3! We explored the books and resources in the reading corner after a busy first day... 1
3.9.19 Our first day in Year 3! We explored the books and resources in the reading corner after a busy first day... 2
3.9.19 Our first day in Year 3! We explored the books and resources in the reading corner after a busy first day... 3
3.9.19 Our first day in Year 3! We explored the books and resources in the reading corner after a busy first day... 4

Roald Dahl Day 13.9.19 Cereal box letter 9.9.19

I hope you all received your Roald Dahl postcard? This was a lovely way for me to let you know how much I am looking forward to seeing you and to prepare us for our first book - Fantastic Mr Fox!

I hope you all received your Roald Dahl postcard? This was a lovely way for me to let you know how much I am looking forward to seeing you and to prepare us for our first book - Fantastic Mr Fox! 1

Meet the Teacher class information sheet Sep 2019

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