Diwali is the Hindi Festival of Lights and is celebrated by millions of people around the world. This year it falls on October 19th 2017, so in assembly today, Sushma shared with us the reasons why it is celebrated and ways in which it can be celebrated.
She presented her PowerPoint with confidence and enthusiasm.
A fantastic assembly.
Well done Sushma.
For further information see the BBC website www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15451833
We have been learning how to find the difference between two numbers on an empty number line. To help us we always jump from the smallest number to the next multiple of ten first. We hope you like our video explaining how it works.
Last Wednesday Year 3 visited Norwich Roman Catholic cathedral to find out all about this beautiful place of worship. Many thanks to Jack and all at the cathedral for offering us such a warm welcome and showing us so many interesting things. We especially enjoyed looking closely at the many amazing stained glass windows.
In year 3 we have been learning how to partition numbers and then use this to help us add. We hope you enjoy our video explaining how to use this method to find the total of 69 and 17.
Year 3 had a fantastic time at Bewilderwood last week. They worked as a team to try lots of different outdoor challenges: braving the broken bridge, zooming down the slippery slopes and the wobbly wires and finding their way through the sky maze. As you can see they had a lot of fun and we are really enjoying reading the story back in class.
In 3RS, we have been finding different ways to learn our x3 tables. We have been drawing x3 caterpillars on the playground to help use to remember the multiples. In our pairs, we jumped up and down the caterpillar. It was great fun.
On Tuesday 19th September, Mrs Carpenter, a parent and member of the Norwich Hebrew Congregation Synagogue came into school to share the ways Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish Day of Atonement mark the Jewish New Year. Mrs Carpenter explained why this is a time to be sorry, and make a fresh start. Instead of January the Jewish New Year begins in autumn. It is important at New Year to repent, turn from bad behaviour and set your course to good in the coming year. Mrs Carpenter also demonstrated and explained why celebrations include food: apples and honey, time spent in the synagogue and the blowing of the Shofar (it is a ram’s horn. One of the world’s oldest known wind instruments)
Below are some great photos and a link to the BBC webpage. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zgqnv4j
Year 3 have worked hard this week getting to know their new school. Children have been thinking about the Year 3 key values: Respect, Choices, Resilience and Teamwork. As you can see we put all of these to good use as we worked with others to build some amazing structures using the loose parts play equipment. We hope to see lots of Year 3 children using this brilliant resource at lunchtimes this term.
A group of children from across the school walked into the city centre to watch Fantastic Mr Fox at Norwich Theatre Royal. It was a fantastic experience and the children loved the story of cunning, greed and the power of friendship.
On Friday 16th June 17 children went to a Change 4 Life Festival at the UEA sports park. As you can see, the children thoroughly enjoyed the activities. All the children were fantastic and demonstrated an excellent attitude towards team work and perseverence.