Jabberwock

Today, Mrs Thompson’s English group has been reading ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. 

We talked about the made up words and had a go at deciding what we thought they meant. We realised that the poet has chosen words that are quite similar to real words so that we can tell what they might be supposed to mean.

We discussed the story that the poem tells and how we can read it even with all of the made up words.

What do you think of this poem, Year 3?

PE

Today, we have taken part in some teamwork games in PE!

We enjoyed playing Pass the Frog, where we could only use certain body parts to pass the ball around our team circle.

We also worked as a team to use stepping stones and get ourselves across the burning hot lava to the islands! On the way back, we all lost one of our stepping stones, so we had to share and use really good teamwork to make sure we could get back!

Finally, we worked together to build huts out of hula hoops and some of us even managed to send our team members through without knocking them down!

Art

We love Art in Year 3!

We have completed some Stone Age cave paintings using watercolours and pencil. First, we researched different cave paintings that have been found all around the world from the Stone Age. 

Then we developed our watercolour skills by looking at how different amounts of water made them paler or darker, and we learned how to blend colours together. We also experimented with pencils to find out how to blend, shade and use different tones.

Finally, we created a background wash with watercolours, and then used pencil to draw our cave painting style pictures.