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Summer Term 2017

Designing,Evaluating and Making Sandwiches.

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How the chicks have grown. We are sad to be saying goodbye to our little feathered friends but have enjoyed watching them grow.

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Being inspired at a Sky for Living event

Our Year 3 Mathletics champions. Everyone tried really hard in our head to head challenge but these children just pipped the rest. Well done.

Our Year 3 Mathletics champions. Everyone tried really hard in our head to head challenge but these children just pipped the rest. Well done. 1

Some children in Year 3 spent the afternoon exploring watercolours. We looked at paintings and real tulips linked to our topic roots, fruits and shoots.

The chicks are now one week old. Look how much they have grown! Some are starting to get proper wing feathers so we need to be careful when we clean them out.

The chicks are now one week old. Look how much they have grown! Some are starting to get proper wing feathers so we need to be careful when we clean them out. 1
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The chicks are now one week old. Look how much they have grown! Some are starting to get proper wing feathers so we need to be careful when we clean them out. 3
The chicks are now one week old. Look how much they have grown! Some are starting to get proper wing feathers so we need to be careful when we clean them out. 4

Our chicks are a one day old.

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Our chicks are hatching! They will stay in the incubator for at least 12 hours before being moved to the brooder.

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We were so excited this morning to find some of our eggs were pipping and some had hatched. We have been chirping a lot to encourage them all to hatch.
We had a fantastic day out at Herd Farm. The weather was against us in the morning when we built Stone Age tepees but luckily the sun appeared by lunchtime and we enjoyed our lunch outside before becoming StoneAge Warriors. We threw spears and hunted down a deer (not real of course). We learnt a lot about using resources found in the area including how to make a fire. 

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We are so egg-cited. The Hen lady visited our school along with some of her feathery friends. We got to feed the hens and then find out how to look after our very own eggs and chicks. The eggs are currently in an incubator where they will stay warm for 19 days. Then all being well we will begin to see some chicks peck their way out of the egg shells. 

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Spring term 2017

What Makes the Earth Angry?

Our first topic this term was ‘What makes the earth angry?’ We learnt about and sorting different types of rocks within our science work. We explored earthquakes and volcanoes including the location of well-known volcanoes. In Art, created volcano pictures and made our own volcanoes, using them to produce our own volcanic eruptions!

 

Footprints from the Past

Our topic in the second spring term was linked to The Stone Age to the Iron Age period in history where we looked at how people lived within this time. In Science, we investigated rocks and soils. During this half term, looked at strengths and challenges and celebrating differences in PSHE and who can inspire us in our RE work.

 

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World Book Day 2017

We had lots of fun on World Book Day. The children looked fantastic in their character costumes. We role played familiar stories then read a book about Mary Anning the fossil collector. This inspired the children through art to chalk and make string fossils. In the afternoon we read a book called 'The Stoneage boy' and looked at a collection of cave paintings before we had a go at making a class cave art display. 

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In science we investigated different types of rocks. We tested their permeability, density and durability. 

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In ICT we worked together to produce a video newscast about volcanoes. We learnt how to be a presenter, looking at the camera and speaking clearly with expression and how to have a steady hand when filming.

PSHE volcano marble run challenge. How does it feel to be challenged?

We learnt a lot about the different layers our planet is made up of using play dough. Very sticky work!

Check out our fantastic volcano homework. So proud of our class effort.

Maths Week
We had fun hunting around school for 3D shapes and then making 3D shapes from nets.

Maths Week

 

We began this week by measuring our partners in centimetres and converting the measurements to millimetres. We then compared measurements using < > or = . 

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Autumn Term 2016

In the Autumn term we begin with our transition topic where the children will learn about life at the Junior school. We will also be discovering what life was like 3000 years ago in Ancient Egypt in our exciting topic ‘Time to Meet a Mummy’. We will be learning about farming, the importance of the River Nile, the fascinating pyramids, the pharaohs and the different stages of mummification! In Science, we will be looking at ‘Forces and Magnets’, comparing and grouping a variety of everyday materials on whether they are attracted to a magnet. We will then be investigating human and animal skeletons. In music lessons we will be composing and performing Egyptian music. DT will involve investigating and making levers and linkages during our mechanical systems work. We will be practising our invasion skills through outdoor PE and using the Real PE scheme within our indoor lesson. 

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We went dotty for Children in Need

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow,

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky, 

The larks, still bravely singing, fly,

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

By John McCrae 

 

The children have all settled into life in the Juniors and have enjoyed a successful, fun filled and very busy first half term. Here are some of the things we have been up to in 3L. 

 

P.S.H.E Drugs Debate

We used role play to help us prepare for future real life situations.

We discussed in groups whether different drugs were helpful or harmful and recorded our decisions on Venn diagrams. It proved an interesting debate when we looked as a class at each groups decisions.

Design Technology

We used levers and linkages to make moving Egyptian inspired pictures.

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Ancient Egyptians

Our topic launch got us all excited, we discovered, discussed and arranged Egyptian artefacts and then made bracelets using clay beads.

Revolting Poetry

Inspired by Roald Dahl, we wrote our own revolting recipes and performed them to each other.

Science Forces and Magnets

Both Year 3 classes enjoyed investigating forces and magnets this half term.

Roald Dahl Day

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Roald Dahl Day 2 Beautifully decorated cake by Charlotte.
Roald Dahl Day 3 Happy 100th Birthday. Yum yum!

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Summer 2 - Gateways to the world

During our topic in the second Summer term we looked at how we are linked to other places, with a focus on a different country. In Science, we studied ‘Light’ (plenty of sunshine required!) and we designed and made a travel accessory in DT, using inspiration from fashion designers around the world. 

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Investigating light and reflection. In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed.

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Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 3
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 4
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 5
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 6
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 7
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 8
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 9
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 10
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 11
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 12
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 13
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 14
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 15
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 16
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 17
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 18
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 19
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 20
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 21
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 22
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 23
Investigating light and reflection.   In science we have been exploring light and reflection. We had fun trying to walk along a wavy line using a mirror to see as the lines reflection was reversed. 24

The Queen's Birthday. Busily making hats, flags and place mats.

Design Technology Day

Grating and slicing using the bridge and claw method.

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We swung back in time to the 1960s

Summer 1 - Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Our first topic this term involved investigating the different parts of a plant paying particular attention to the parts of a flower and the jobs that each one carries out. We also found out about plant life cycles.

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In science we have set up an investigation to find out what plants need to grow.

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We had a great time looking for signs of living things in our school grounds.

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For our topic launch we looked carefully at a tulip and painted in watercolours.

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Spring term 2 - Footprints from the past

 

Our topic in the second spring term was linked to The Stone Age to the Iron Age period in history where we looked at how people lived within this time. In DT, we made sandwiches and linked this with nutrition in our science lessons.

The chicks have flown the nest!

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Tomorrow our babies will go back to the farm. We have really enjoyed seeing them grow and develop. It will be sad to say goodbye but as you can see they are ready to have more space and do what hens do!

We got to hold and stroke our chicks.

This afternoon we enjoyed working in groups during science to plan and investigate the permeability of different types of soil.

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We are all chirpy as our first chick has hatched.

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Spring 2 - What We Enjoyed......

 

"A man came in to talk about the Stone Age. He brought 3 activities: the first was uncovering an Iron Age roundhouse, the second was a picture of a dead person with artefacts. We had to guess how he died and what he did when he was alive. The third activity was to feel objects and guess which age they were from: Stone, Bronze or Iron." Mia Blackwell

Today we dressed up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day.

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On Friday 26th February Year 3 children once again stepped back in time to the Stone Age. Having studied the types of dwelling nomadic Stone Age people lived in we went out foraging in the school grounds to find materials to build our own replica models. It was very messy but really good fun.

We were inspired to have a go at creating some of our own Stone Age cave paintings using chalks.

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We had such a fun morning on Tuesday 23rd February with Andrew from the Discovery Centre. We were archeologists at a dig in Wetherby, We looked for clues surrounding a body dug up and were Museum curators setting out a museum with artefacts from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

Volcanic Eruptions

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An explosive end to our Spring 1 Topic.

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In science we investigated what happened inside a volcano when it erupts. As you will hear it was lots of fun erupting our model volcanoes.

Fun zone was great on the last afternoon before the half term holidays. Love was in the air in 3L classroom with the Arts and Crafts zone.

We are so egg-cited! We had some special visitors to school on Wednesday the 10th of February. We learned how to take care of eggs using an incubator and then the chicks once they have hatched. We met some of the different types of hens we will hatching and feed them their delish meal worm treats. The children are now on countdown to the new-life that are due to hatch around the first of March. The children will be providing regular updates so watch this space.

We had a cracking time with our special visitors.

Spring 1 - What Makes the Earth Angry?

In our 'What makes the earth angry?' topic we learnt about different types of rocks within our science work. We explored earthquakes, volcanoes and tornadoes, including the location of well-known volcanoes. In Art, we created volcano pictures and made our own volcanoes, using them to produce our own volcanic eruptions.

As a starting point to this terms topic the children brainstormed the things they knew about volcanoes and the things they would like to find out.

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As a starting point to this terms topic the children brainstormed the things they knew about volcanoes and the things they would like to find out. 3

During the first half of Spring term we had a great time in our mixed Year 3 classes exploring the different layers of the Earth using salt dough.

We then focused on the angry part of the earth in the form of volcanoes. We located active volcanoes on a map of the world and produced some fantastic art work in a range of mediums inspired by artist Margret Godfrey. The children produced some lovely pieces of homework which made a great display.

Our English focus was poetry. The children were introduced to similies and metaphors and enjoyed playing with these to create a painting with words of a volcano. We also read a wide range of poems and some of the children choose poems to perform from memory.

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Last week of Spring 1 was Safety Week. D-side talked to Year 3 about smoking. We learned about the dangers of smoking to the smoker and people around them. We were all suprised to find out just how many chemicals are in cigarettes. Through role play we explored how to respond to peer pressure to smoke. Following this visit we all designed anti-smoking posters in ICT.

Spring 1 - What We Enjoyed......

 

"Using 'Scratch' on the computer was fun and amazing" Jessica M

"I enjoyed making a volcanic composition in music" Gracie

"I have enjoyed doing our own volcano poems" Zane

 

CODEBUG - Coding in Education - Year 3 in action (with a helpful hand from some Year 6's)

CODEBUG - Coding in Education - Year 3 in action (with a helpful hand from some Year 6's)

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CODEBUG - Coding in Education - Year 3 in action (with a helpful hand from some Year 6's)

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CODEBUG - Coding in Education - Year 3 in action (with a helpful hand from some Year 6's)

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CODEBUG - Coding in Education - Year 3 in action (with a helpful hand from some Year 6's)

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CODEBUG - Coding in Education - Year 3 in action (with a helpful hand from some Year 6's)

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CODEBUG - Coding in Education - Year 3 in action (with a helpful hand from some Year 6's)

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CODEBUG - Coding in Education - Year 3 in action (with a helpful hand from some Year 6's)

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CODEBUG - Coding in Education - Year 3 in action (with a helpful hand from some Year 6's)

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TIME TO MEET A MUMMY

AUTUMN TERM 2 

 

We will be discovering what life was like 3000 years ago in Ancient Egypt in our exciting topic ‘Time to Meet a Mummy’. We will be learning about farming, the importance of the River Nile, the fascinating pyramids, the pharaohs and the different stages of mummification! In Science, we will be investigating human and animal skeletons, and we will also be composing and performing Egyptian music. During this half term we will also go on our RE visit to The Jewish Heritage Centre. 

Autumn Term 2 - What we enjoyed learning about......

 

"I have enjoyed learning about mummification"

"I have enjoyed the codebug work in computing"

"Our trip to the Jewish Heritage Centre  - we made bread and learnt about Shabbot"

We made clay scarab beetles"

MARCH OF THE ROBOTS

- AUTUMN TERM 1

During this topic we will meet Reggie the robot who will learn about life at the Junior school alongside the children. In Science we will be looking at ‘Forces and Magnets’ and comparing and grouping a variety of everyday materials on whether they are attracted to a magnet. In DT we will be designing and making robotic storybooks which include levers and linkages during our mechanical systems work. In PE, we have been practising our rugby skills and have been using the new REAL PE scheme within our other PE lesson of the week.

First we worked in groups to make some Robots in art 

Then we used our learning in DT about Levers to create our own levers which we could use on our Robot designs.

After designing our own Robots we made our own moving robot picture on card with levers and linkages.

Autumn Term 1 - What we enjoyed learning about......

 

"I have enjoyed IT because I love doing Mathletics on the computer" - Libby

"In design and technology we are making lever robot cards" - Ruby W

"I have enjoyed English because I love writing stories"

March of the Robots - Music performance - October 2015

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