Welcome to Year 3!
On this page you will find information about our learning and photographs of us at work. You will also find links to useful materials which give you more information about what we are learning in class and about special events. We will be updating this area regularly so keep looking.
Mr Genders/Mrs Cracknell/Ms Smith
For our next book we are reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo.
We will meet in 6HG to talk about the book at lunch time on Friday 15thFebruary. Read all or some of the book before then and we will talk about what we liked and disliked about the book and characters, as well as anything we wonder about the book and anything it reminded us of.
On Thursday 6th December, Mrs Carpenter come into school to share with us the reasons why and how Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah.
In the UK, and all around the world, Jewish adults and children celebrate the Jewish festival of lights called Hanukkah which might also be called Chanukah. The festival lasts eight days and is celebrated by lighting an eight-branched candlestick called a Hanukiah. Each night, leading up to Hanukkah one of the eight candles will be lit.
In Jewish families, it is a fun time for children as they will receive gifts and Hanukkah money. A traditional game is played which involves a spinning top called a dreidel, which is a cube-shaped dice with a Hebrew on each of the four sides.
Also in some households, Hanukkah biscuits will be baked to be enjoyed by the family.
Find out more by visiting the BBC Newsround page www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/35030671
During the afternoon, all the pupils and adults were able to be creative when using the LLP (Loose Parts Play) equipment. We had great fun making cars, boats, a hot tub, a drawbridge and lots more! 😊
Linked to our assembly theme, PC Barton visited school on Thursday 29th November to talk to us about keeping safe at home, online and in the community.
As a school, we were invited to take part in the community project of ‘A festival of Angels’ linked to Christ Church in Eaton. The aims were to develop children’s understanding of angels and create 2D or 3D angels to display in Christ Church.
As a school, on Thursday 8th November we dedicated the day to creating our class angels. As you can see from the photos and video link, we created an array of angels using different mediums and designs. They all looked fantastic.
The Executive School Council and Year 6 School Council representatives helped to display our angels in the church for public viewing, which took place from Friday 23rd November until Sunday 25th November.
Please see the EDP report and video at eveningnews24.co.uk/news/christ-church-eaton-norwich-advent-christmas-services-1-5798560
On Wednesday 14th November, Miss Ismat Imaan a student from the UEA, came into school to share an assembly with us about Diwali the Hindu festival of lights. She shared the story of Ramayana and how she and her family celebrate the festival.
Have a look at the CBBC Newsround clip – bbc.co.uk/newsround/15451833
For our second book we are reading ‘A Medal for Leroy’ by Michael Morpurgo and all are welcome to come along.
We will meet in 6HG to talk about the book at lunch time on Friday 11th January. Read all or some of the book before then and we will talk about what we liked and disliked about the book and characters, as well as anything we wonder about the book and anything it reminded us of.
Please see Miss Harrison if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.
In November, author and illustrator Gary Northfield returned to Colman Junior School to share the latest adventures of Julius Zebra.
Gary told us all about his early love for comics like The Beano and he talked about how he came up with the idea of a Roman Zebra. Finally, he taught us all how to draw our own cartoons. Don’t they look great?
Look out for the Julius Zebra series in our school library.
On Friday 5th October, The two members of the Executive School Council had the opportunity to represent the school by attending the presentation evening at the City Hall, Norwich for Norwich in Bloom award ceremony.
The competition, run by Friends of Norwich in Bloom and sponsored by Notcutts was attended by many schools from all over Norwich. The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Martin Schmierer was there the award the prizes. Our 3rd place prize was for the category, ‘Best Fruit and Vegetable’.
The school received the certificate, as seen below, a shield and a £10 gardening voucher from the sponsors.
A great evening was had by all. A big ‘Thank you’ to Miss Bridgham for organising the garden entry and many parent volunteers who come in to school regularly to help.
Well done to all of the Class Council representatives who were elected to present their class for the Autumn term School Council meetings.