Easter Egg Hunt

As it is the last day of term, and the weather has been so good, we decided to go outside for an Easter Egg hunt. Almost all of the eggs were found but there is still one out there! Maybe it shall be discovered next term!

RED NOSE DAY

What an exciting morning we've had! We've enjoyed icing biscuits, sharing jokes and designing new red noses. 

Science Day!

What an exciting day we've had!

It was lovely to see so many children arriving at school dressed up as inventors or inventions. The effort that was put into the posters and presentations was brilliant too. Well done everyone!

Lots of experiments about 'change' have been carried out today, making this a very memorable occasion. 

Volcanic Eruptions at High Coniscliffe!

This half term we have been creating our own volcanoes and today we thoroughly enjoyed using an acid and an alkali to make them erupt. Don't they look great?

The eggs hatched!

The chicks came to visit Class 3 during Science Week and we had a chance to see  them up close. It's amazing to think they are just a few days old and already they were able to walk around the carpet confidently and feed themselves. They enjoyed the warmth of our hands and a few of them nearly dropped off to sleep as we cuddled them! This will certainly be a Science Week to remember.

Magnetic magic

Day two of Science Week and in Class 3 it was a chance to see what magnets could do. The theme of Science Week is 'change' and we wanted to find out how a magnetic field could change the movements of other magnets. We experimented with paper clips first to find out how strong the magnetic field was and then built a pyramid to suspend a ring magnet. We used other magnets to try to change the ring magnet's movement, including making it spin around! The more magnets you used, the more interesting the effects. It was quite fun to make 'hovering' paper clip too! 

Science week begins with a cabbage!

This week is Science Week and throughout the school interesting and intriguing experiments and activities are taking place.

The theme for Science Week is 'change' and in class 3 we began with a colour change. We tested different materials to see if they were an acid or an alkali using an indicator solution made from red cabbage. It was easy to see if the material was an acid as the solution turned red and if it was an alkali, it turned blue. We ended up with a range of colours, including pink and green as we tried to find out what would happen when you mixed an acid and an alkali. We also tested our materials using indicator paper strips. 

Run for Fun

Class 3 had a fun and messy afternoon when they took part in the Fun Run around school on February 28th. The  course was challenging but it was fun because there was a liberal sprinkling of powder paint on every obstacle! As the children went round each lap, they became more and more colourful!

Christmas Dinner Time!

We all enjoyed a delicious Christmas meal today in our festive jumpers or special outfits. Lots of beautiful singing and dancing added to the occasion. Well done everyone!

Snowmen Decorations

Today we created little snowmen decorations mainly using socks and rice. Don't they look cute?

Science

Mrs Nicholson kindly visited Class 3 today to tell us about her job as a chiropractor. She brought a skeleton and some other interesting resources to help us learn more about our science topic, 'Our Body and How We Move'. Our children asked some good questions and thoroughly enjoyed this part of our afternoon.

Year 3 are learning to play the violin

During the Autumn term, the pupils of Year 3 have been having music lessons and are learning to play the violin, supported by the Durham Music Service. You can see from the faces that it requires quite a lot of concentration and practice. They are busy rehearsing for a short performance in Collective Worship at Christmas, and we've been hearing some familiar carols being played. Keep practicing everyone, as we are looking forward to this.

Visit to Locomotion Museum

We had a great visit to the Locomotion Museum in Shildon to find out more about the history of the railways in our area. We saw lots of interesting engines and found out about Timothy Hackworth and his engine, the 'Sans Pareil'. One of our favourite engines was the 'Black 5' because we could go in the cab to see how it worked.

Head of Steam

On Wednesday 21st September, Class 3 enjoyed a trip to the Head of Steam railway museum. We examined some railway artefacts and watched a performance about the first passenger steam train journey. There was lots to see and do!
 

Is this art or poetry?

We have been learning to do art and poetry at the same time but we really don't know if it is art or English! We stuff lots of adjectives into an out line of the animal that we are writing about. If you would like to see some professional examples click on the picture below.

by Jessica
 

Darlington Community Carnival

Class 3 represented the school at this year's Community Carnival, parading through the town with the banners we made and wearing the masks and costumes of Australian animals. It was a fabulous day, and the sunshine and smiles made it a day to remember. Thank you for all the children, parents and friends who helped to make this such an enjoyable event.

Budding Artists!

We have been learning about an artist called Andy Goldsworthy. He uses natural materials to create beautiful pieces of art work and this week we worked in a similar style. Look at the masterpieces that we have produced!
 

QuadKids tournament

On Monday 16th May some of the class attended a sporting event at Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington. The children had to compete in 4 disciplines, the 50m sprint, 400m long race, the standing long jump and hurler throw. Everyone enjoyed the events and tried their hardest, even though the long race took their breath away!

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Getting ready for the Darlington Community Carnival

Class 3 have been working this week to prepare art work for the Darlington Community Carnival which is on Saturday, June 25th, 2016. We will be joining a parade through the streets so we have been making banners and masks with help from Kings Performing Arts, Darlington. Our class has been making Australian animal masks and will be learning to move and dance like animals, which should make the parade colourful and exciting! 

Here are a few pictures from early on in the week so you can see how we are getting on. More later when the masks are finished.

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