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Today, Year 3’s maths lesson was all about angles. The children learnt how right angles can be recognised by looking for an “L” shape. They also discovered that angles greater than 90 degrees are called obtuse and those less than 90 degrees are called acute. The children then went on an angle hunt around school where they had to record their findings in a table. As you can see, they had lots of fun whilst learning!

Cave Painting

 

Mrs McEwan turned the tables on their side and we collected sticks on order to create some cave art. We used coloured paint instead of chalk, red ochre and charcoal. People in the Stone Age painted animals and hunting scenes so we decided to do the same. What do you think of our cave paintings?

As Year 3 worked extra hard this week and performed so brilliantly in the Carol Service,  they were rewarded with a Friday afternoon session in the wooded area. 

Egremont Crab Fair

 

On Thursday, we spend the afternoon learning about Egremont Crab Fair. We heard about the history of the fair and how it's changed throughout the years. We couldn't believe it is 751 years old! We made our own braffins (that's a horse collar) and then had a go at gurning. We're very privileged in year 3 at Bookwell because we have the reigning children's gurning champion - Lexi, and Denni's mum is the reigning ladies' gurning champion. What do you think of our 'grotesque' faces?

Hockey

 

Hockey is our focus in P.E this half term. Andrew is coaching us on Tuesday mornings. We started off by learning some basic skills such as dribbling and passing. In a few weeks we'll be hockey superstars.

Keith Haring

 

We have been learning about pop art during our first week back. It is bright, colourful and fun art. We looked at lots of different art. Our class focused on Keith Haring who was an American pop artist. He tended to create colourful people by drawing, painting and sculpting. These people were in lots of different positions. We experimented with posing in lots of different positions like Keith's art. We then got some members of the class to lie down in these positions and we drew round them. After that, we painted and cut round the outline creating our own Keith Haring pop art.

 

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