Coached by an Olympian!
On Monday Year 3 and 4 attended the launch of the Alex Danson Hockey Academy. We had a fantastic day taking part in lots of hockey based activities as well as watching the Olympian in action! Alex Danson is currently Captain of the Women’s GB hockey team so it was a fantastic experience for the children to hear from someone who has dedicated her life to the sport and achieved many of her dreams and goals. The day fitted well with our ‘Be the best you can be’ programme which encourages the children to set goals for themselves and believe that anything is possible if they persevere and adopt a growth mind-set. We even got to see the gold medal!
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Stone Age Workshop
This term Year 3 went on an exciting trip to Paddington Rec to take part in a stone age day! Have a look at our pictures to see some of the exciting activities we went did.
Be The Best You Can Be Day
This term's Be The Best You Can Be Day had the theme of 'values'. During the day we discussed what values mean and why we have them. We then looked at the Olympic and Paralympic Values.
We did lots of different activities but here are some pictures of us doing some performance poetry using 'Ants at the Olympics' by Richard Digance.
“The Ants at the Olympics” by Richard Digance
At last year’s Jungle Olympics,
The Ants were completely outclassed.
In fact, from an entry of sixty-two teams,
The Ants came their usual last.
They didn’t win one single medal.
Not that that’s a surprise.
The reason was not lack of trying,
But more their unfortunate size.
While the cheetahs won most of the sprinting
And the hippos won putting the shot,
The Ants tried sprinting but couldn’t,
And tried to put but could not.
It was sad for the Ants ’cause they’re sloggers.
They turn out for every event.
With their shorts and their bright orange tee-shirts,
Their athletes are proud they are sent.
They came last at the high jump and hurdles,
Which they say they’d have won, but they fell.
They came last in the four hundred meters
And last in the swimming as well.
They came last in the long-distance running,
Though they say they might have come first.
And they might if the other sixty-one teams
Hadn’t put in a finishing burst.
But each year they turn up regardless.
They’re popular in the parade.
The other teams whistle and cheer them,
Aware of the journey they’ve made.
For the Jungle Olympics in August,
They have to set off New Year’s Day.
They didn’t arrive the year before last.
They set off but went the wrong way.
So long as they try there’s a reason.
After all, it’s only a sport.
They’ll be back next year to bring up the rear,
And that’s an encouraging thought.
The Great Lion Debate!
This term we are doing an English topic on report writing. We will eventually be writing reports all about the Big Cat Family. However, before that we will be doing lots of research into these amazing creatures.
This week we held 'The Great Lion Debate' debating views on Lions and their place in our world and whether they are dangerous creatures or valuable majestic beasts. We looked at a case study about lions in Tanzania and how some farmers feel they are a danger to society and not only attack humans but also their livestock and therefore should be killed. On the other hand, conservationists want to protect them from being hunted.
We have been learning about why fitness is important and how you can use circuit training to raise your heart rate and get your blood pumping! We have looked at lots of different circuit exercises; some were harder than others!
The Eqyptian Nativity! - Performed by Yr 3 & 4
We have been rehearsing non stop over the last few weeks for this fantastic musical delight!
Today we did mental strategies to solve addition and subtraction number sentences to create a Christmas mosaic!