Summer Concert - July 2019
The Year 3 children performed as part of the Summer Concert this term. This was their final performance as a class and they didn't disappoint! They managed to play their patterns listening to each other carefully and some of them were able to perform patterns by themselves! Next year the children have all been invited to come to Drumming Club if they wish to continue to play and improve.! Brilliant playing Year 3! Well done!
Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the Year 3 Computing share on Tuesday afternoon. The children showed off their work on databases (using Top Trumps cards) and branching databases (using the classic board game Guess Who). The class and visitors also got to build and play their own version of Guess Who featuring…THEMSELVES IN DISGUISE!
Why use Top Trumps to teach pupils about databases?
Because a pack of Top Trumps cards is essentially a physical database! It has all the same components as a computerised database: records, fields and data. It can even be searched or sorted (though human brains are needed for this in the case of Top Trumps cards)
Why use Guess Who to teach pupils about branching databases?
The game Guess Who uses questions which must be answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to determine which of a range of objects (in this case people) the other player is thinking of. This kind of ordered thinking is perfect for developing computational thinking in databases as children use their questions and responses to gradually reduce the number of possible outcomes to a defined single outcome.
Quadkids Athletics Festival 2019
On Thursday 9th May, Year three took part in the QuadKids Athletics Festival at St Cuthbert Mayne. The class was divided in half. One group took part in an athletics competition while the other group took part in music, drama and dance activities.
The athletics group were divided into four groups and they competed in their teams against four other schools. The events included a standing long jump, 400m race, the vortex and a 50m sprint. The children displayed excellent sportsmanship skills, cheering and supporting their teammates. They all had a great time.
The rest of the class took part in a drama activity where they were faced with a crime scene. The children created still images and poses to represent what may have been happening at each part of the crime scene. In music, the children listened to three different James Bond songs by three different people. The children then had the opportunity to sing along to Skyfall. In dance the children became spies! They used dance and movement to pretend to sneak through lasers in attempt to steal the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. They then used movement to join in with a fight scene and learnt secret agent dance moves through street dance.