Missing you

Hello Year 3,

I hope that you are all still keeping well, busy and safe during these strange times. I have really enjoyed continuing to catch up with lots of you, while we are all away from school. It is so lovely receiving letters, emails and photographs to show some of the fun and enjoyable activities you have been doing. I am missing you all very much! It is hard to believe that we are in Summer Term 2 and coming towards the end of Year 3.

If you wish to send photographs to be shared on the blog, of some of the exciting things that you get up to next week, then please email them to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk. You will notice on the timetable next week, I have set a Zentangle challenge with a prize for the best design. I can’t wait to see your artwork, I will also be completing the Zentangle challenge and I will post it on the blog once I have completed it. I wonder who will be the winner.

I hope to hear from lots of you soon, sharing some of the wonderful things you have been up to over the last week.

See you soon.

Miss Hawtin x

Year 3 updates

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to start by saying a huge thank you to you all, for continuing to take the time to send emails to me. I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving all your messages and photographs and being able to see the fantastic things you have been completing at home. Lots of you have been completing your home learning tasks that I have set, thank you!

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Anabelle celebrated VE day at home by creating this super project, containing key information. She spent the day remembering her Great Grandad and being thankful for his role in WW2.

Heidi has been really busy with her home learning, it’s lovely to see you completing your maths work. As year 3 know, Miss Hawtin loves maths! Heidi has also been spending time in her paddling pool, going on bike rides for daily exercise and baking. Look at the deer she saw while she was out. Also how amazing is that outdoor cinema, Heidi I would love that in my garden. Heidi had two visitors while watching a film in her garden, two bats were flying around. Keep up the fantastic work Heidi, you seem like you have become a nature detective. If you manage to spot anything else, we would love to hear about it.

Please continue to send in your photographs to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk. I really do love to see how you are getting on and will include them on the blog, for all your friends to see too.

Stay safe and keep smiling.

Miss Hawtin x

Lovely Message!

Hello everyone,

Ancheska has been busy at home making a poem with her Mom and Sister. Ancheska this is such a lovely message, I am so proud of you! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did, I may have even had a few tears in my eyes. But only a few of course! Thank you Ancheska!

Thank you NHS!
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VE Day Celebrations

Hi Year 3,

As you are aware, on Friday it is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day, which took place 75 years ago on Tuesday 8th May 1945. It was on this day that allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe, sparking celebrations all around the World.

Back in 1945, a national holiday was declared and there was dancing and singing happening in the streets across Britain. A crowd of 50,000 people was packed into Piccadilly circus, London, many of whom were waving Union Jack flags. At 3pm, Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, broadcast from the War Cabinet Office to tell the nation war was over.

Originally people all over the country were hoping to commemorate 75 years since the end of World War II, on Friday. People across Britain are now thinking of ways to celebrate in a socially distant way. I will be putting out bunting, learning some traditional dances and having afternoon tea. Year 3 you know how much I love cake! I have also been getting creative, what do you think?

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Please send any photos of your VE Day celebrations to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk, I would love to see how you are celebrating.

Stay safe and well,

Miss Hawtin x

More Home Learning

Hello Year 3,

Thank you so much for your emails, I have enjoyed being able to see some of the fantastic work you have been completing at home with your families. I would also like to say a big thank you to Riley and Tyler-Jai for their beautifully written letters, look out for a reply. Many of you are keeping busy and completing lots of your home learning, well done!

If you wish to send any more photographs, please email postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk and I can get these uploaded to the blog. It is so lovely seeing photographs of you enjoying your home learning activities.

I am very proud of you all for staying as positive as you can in this very strange time.

Keep smiling!

With love,

Miss Hawtin x

Home Learning

Hello Year 3,

It has been lovely calling you all and having time to catch up with you and your families, making sure you are all safe and well. It was so lovely to hear about what you have been doing to keep busy and many of you are enjoying your home learning experience despite missing your friends. This week, I will be updating the Year 3 home learning webpage with some new task ideas for you to complete.

So that we can see what our friends have been doing, below are some photographs of some of the wonderful things that you have been doing, while at home. If you wish to send any more photographs, please email postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk and I can get these uploaded to the blog. It is so lovely seeing photographs of you enjoying your home learning activities.

Aaliyah has been busy completing some Science work, look at the fantastic human skeleton she has made and labelled! Fantastic work Aaliyah!

Anabelle has also been completing some Science work, she has been drawing and labelling the bones in the body. Anabelle really enjoyed her Science tasks. Lovely picture Anabelle!

Layla has been busy crafting, she is now attending the Hogwarts home school with her brother. I wonder whether her baking went well and if it tasted delicious, it certainly looks it. Keep crafting Layla, Year 3 will definitely need to try some of your baking.

Freya has also been busy crafting, look at the beautiful picture she has sent me. Thank you so much Freya, I love it!

I can’t wait to see your pictures and hear what you have been doing to keep busy.

Stay safe and keep smiling!

Miss Hawtin x

Happy Easter

Hello Year 3,

Happy Easter to you all!

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well at home just like Mrs Dennis and I are. It is very strange not being at school each day and we are missing seeing all your smiley faces and hearing about all the lovely things you have been doing.

I have been spending lots of time thinking about you all and wondering what you have been doing. How are you keep yourselves busy? I have been spending some time in the garden, painting and making sure that I am doing my school work too. Mrs Dennis has been busy completing a jigsaw puzzle. I have been spending lots of time planning some exciting activities ready for when we are back at school- I’m hoping this will be soon!

Over the next few weeks, I will be updating our class page with some new home learning tasks, that you may wish to complete with your families. If you have any questions about this please email postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter and that we will see each other again soon.

Keep smiling!

Miss Hawtin x

Stone Age

In History, the children are learning about the Stone Age. They have investigated how we find out about times that have happened in the past and how the people who lived during those times used to pass on their history in different ways.

The Stone Age people would paint and draw pictures of the walls of caves to pass on their history and how they used to live.  The paintings that have been discovered would tell a story about their lives and used a way to communicate with other people living in those times.

The children enjoyed looking at lots of different images and discussing what they saw, liked and what they may have used to paint and draw.   We turned our classroom into a cave to design our own paintings using a variety of different paints, chalks and crayons.

We have been extremely curious learning more facts about the Stone Age, investigating what their diet would have been and the homes they would have lived in.

The children wondered how their diets would have been different to ours and bravely dissected some Stone Age ‘poo’!  Through their investigation, they discovered that Stone Age people were hunter-gatherers eating a diet of berries, nuts and seeds and later on, when they had designed weapons and tools, meat and fish.

The children learned that there were different periods during the Stone Age and as time went on, the Stone Age people became more clever and developed tools to build better homes.   We investigated the names of the homes, what they were built from and how their features changed over the years.    We then enjoyed making a model of one of the homes out of clay and other materials – we even had some models of Stonehenge!

World Book Day 2020

To celebrate World Book Day 2020, lots of our children and staff came to school dressed up as characters from books. In the morning, the whole school gathered together in the gym to watch a performance of ‘The Greatest Fairy Tale Ever Told’ by Hobgoblin Theatre Company. The play contained lots of fairy tale characters that we recognised and Year 3 especially enjoyed the funny parts. During the rest of the day, we challenged ourselves to make a house for ‘The Three Little Pigs’ that couldn’t be blown down and to make a ‘Snow Queen’ story box. We used different materials to make our houses and tested them using a fan. None of our houses fell down because we all showed fantastic team work.