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Class 3

Welcome to Class 3


On Wednesday, we were extremely proud of those children, who after completing their Level 2 Bikeability, took to the roads of Mawdesley on a class bike ride. On a route that covered many of the country lanes of Mawdesley such as: Salt Pit Lane, Sandy Lane, School Lane, Back Lane East, they cycled 11Km in the June sunshine. We would also like to thank The Chorley School Sports Partnership - Active Travel / Bikeability Team who looked after us and made our cycling adventure a day to remember.

Well done to our rounders team, who took part in the Local Cluster Schools Rounders Tournament. They displayed great sportsmanship and showed a huge improvement in their fielding and striking skills. We are very proud of you.

Well done to our children from Class 3, who entered the Bishop Rawstorne Primary School Maths Challenge. Although not winners on the night, they worked as a team to answer some tricky reasoning questions and took part in the mathematical relay with enthusiasm.

On Tuesday, 4 pupils from class 3 (Lemmy, Nathan, Maisy and Poppy) took part in a Spelling Bee at Tarleton High School. This didn't just involve spelling, it was also grammar, punctuation and word definitions. The team did really well and came 4th in the competition which was out of 15 schools in total. Well done!

Last week, a Victorian prison warden (from the National Justice Museum) taught us about crime and punishment during the Victorian times. We looked at what life in prison would have been like, the types of punishments criminals might have been given and the types of crimes that occurred during that time.'

In our textiles topic in art, we looked at work by the Australian artist Tammy Kanat and had a go at doing some weaving of our own to create a whole class piece of art.

We looked at the artist Cezanne and his landscapes. We then went into the woods and experimented with different mediums to draw the landscapes we could see.

Class 3 have enjoyed a fantastic three days at Winmarleigh Hall Activity Centre. They have shown courage, perseverance and cooperation whilst participating and challenging themselves on the many activities’ including Jacob’s Ladder, Buggy Building and the Giant Swing. We hope you enjoy the action shots that show how much they had. Many thanks to all the staff at PGL who have looked after us so well during our visit.

Design & Technology Class 3 started this project by investigating clothes and how they were made. Next, we looked at types of stitches including back stitch, basting stitch and straight stitch. We had to master a number of skills such as threading a needle and tying a knot. We went on to designing our bags with decorations. After making a paper prototype, we chose and measured out the fabric, pinned pieces together, marked the hems and completed the sewing and decorations. The children enjoyed and learned many skills through the process and were thrilled with their finished product.

On Thursday 4th November, to end our topic about the Ancient Egyptians, we went on a school trip to the Liverpool World Museum. We explored the different areas of the exhibition and as well as consolidating our own knowledge, learnt even more about the Ancient Egyptians. We then visited the ‘Mummy Room’ where we saw real mummies and looked at the process of mummification in more detail. We also looked at the different animals which were mummified as well as people. Everyone had a fantastic day and all of the children loved the experience… especially the gift shop at the end! J

Last week, in the late autumn sunshine Class 3 took part in Chorley Sport’s Partnership Bikeability Scheme. On Day 1 they completed Level 1 and on Day 2 took part in Level 2 maneuvers, such as passing a parked car, signaling to turn left and right and understanding primary and secondary positions when in the road. All children thoroughly the experience and learned valuable life skills.

We just can’t keep up with the fun this week. Class 3 have filled their Silver Fundraising Jar twice! The prize was a Super Soaker!

On Tuesday, in the glorious June sunshine, Class 3 visited Rock and River. It was a wonderful day of ‘Outdoor, Action and Adventure’. Our activities included Canoeing, Paddle Boarding, Rock Climbing, Low Ropes Obstacle and the Leg-Shaking Air Bag Jump. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day learning new skills and boosting their own confidence. Thank you to the staff at Rock and River who provided a stimulating environment and encouraged everyone to be the best they could.