Year 3 2018/19

Summer Term - A Night at the Museum

To celebrate the end to a fantastic year together, we took part in an unforgettable experience ... a night at the museum sleepover!

On Friday 12th July, we visited Weston Park Museum where the children participated in a torch lit treasure hunt through the museum exhibitions and a variety of led activities including embalming a mummy. The children then camped down in one of the exhibition halls for a movie and sleepover!

It was an incredible night, with both the children and staff making memories that will last forever!

Summer Term - Y2/Y3 Transition Sports Afternoon

On Monday, the Year 2 children from Stannington Infant's School joined the Y3s for an afternoon of sport and games.

In a brilliantly organised transition event, the Year 5 children led a variety of activities from javelin to assault courses. The Year 5children also supported all of the younger children in their roles as team leaders.

It was a fantastic event and thankfully the rain held off. All of the children left with red, smiling faces!

Summer Term - Yorkshire Wildlife Park

To kick-off our final theme together, 'Nook Lane's Deadly 60', Year 3 spent the first day back after the holidays on an exciting trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

We enjoyed lovely weather as we observed and explored different species of animals, including those we will be studying in our theme lessons.

Spring 2 Term - Year 3 Dale Dyke Reservoir Walk

On Tuesday 26th March, Y3 embarked on an adventure. This was the perfect end to what has been a fantastic term's work studying The Great Sheffield Flood.

It allowed the children to put into perspective the events of March 11th 1864 as we looked at the size of the reservoir and the surrounding landscape. The British weather was definitely on our side and the children were able to enjoy the sunshine whilst sketching the landscape.

We all returned to school with tired, red faces and finished off the day with a big piece of Easter cake!!

Spring 1 Term - The Great Sheffield Flood - Kelham Island

In Year 3, we have been learning all about the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864. To celebrate all of the hard work the children have completed over this half term and to enrich our continued learning next half term, last week we went to Kelham Island Museum for a Great Sheffield Flood Investigation Day.

The day included STEM activities, looking at how dams are made and why Dale Dyke Reservoir burst. The children went on a story treasure hunt in which children developed team working and map reading skills whilst trying to piece together a chronology of events.

Children also created melodramas in which in which children learned about the effect of the flood on individual families through dramatic interpretation. Some children (and staff) chose to make the day even more immersive by dressing as a typical period clothing and bringing a Victorian style packed lunch.

We had a fantastic day and it was the perfect end to a fantastic half term!

Spring 1 Term - Year 3 Gymnastics and Movement Festival

The Y3 girls have had a brilliant evening at the gymnastics festival at Bradfield School.

Joined by many other local schools the girls were able to have a go, practise and perfect some of their moves. They gave everything their all, from the floor routine to the vault, with big smiles on their faces. Well done girls!

Autumn 2 Term - Bah Humbug!

Last half term the children were immersed in Victorian times with a focus on Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.

After several weeks of practice and hard work, the children showcased their many talents performing 'A Christmas Carol' to rave reviews. Well done to everyone (narrators, actors, dancers, singers) for a series of wonderful performances that really put us all in the festive spirit.

Autumn 1 Term - The History Van

To end the half term and celebrate all the hard work the children have done over the past 7 weeks we travelled back in time with 'The History Van'.

'The History Van' arrived to take the children on an exciting journey to ancient times through a series of workshops including role play, jewellery making and Egyptian dancing! We enjoyed a fun-packed day of Egyptian antics. Check out our epic Egyptian dances, fearsome battle and terrifying mummies.

Autumn 1 Term - Pharaoh's Promise

As you know, in Year 3 we have been learning all about Ancient Egypt. We have learned so much about the geography and history of Ancient Egypt and we've had a lot of fun doing so! We have developed our clay skills creating replica canopic jars, danced like Egyptians and even mummified tomatoes!!

Autumn 1 Term - Y3 Benchball Festival

On Monday 15th October, two teams of Y3 pupils took part in a Benchball Festival at Bradfield School, competing against other teams of Y3 pupils from our family of schools.

All the children taking part performed extremely well, showing great teamwork skills, fantastic sportsmanship and represented Nook Lane incredibly well. One team even took the third place title!

It was a fantastic event and all of the children went home with red faces and huge smiles! Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all of the parents who came along to support!

Autumn 1 Term - Y3 visit to the Mandir

On Thursday 27th September all of Year 3 visited the Hindu Mandir and Community Centre in Sheffield. For all of the children (and adults!) this was their first trip to a Hindu Temple so there was much excitement and curiosity as we were unsure of what to expect.

After removing our shoes, Dr Patel welcomed us into the temple and gave us a thought-provoking talk all about the Hindu religion and their beliefs. He really emphasised the importance of respecting others, particularly your elders, and told us the stories behind many of the Hindu Gods.

After questions and answers we were able to sketch some of features of the beautiful shrine which included some of the Gods we had talked about at school such as Rama, Sita and Ganesh.

We would like to thank the Hindu Community Centre for welcoming us so warmly into the temple!