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2023/24 Our Learning

Summer 1 - Historical Heroes! 

Week 1!

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Spring 2 - Treasured Tales

Spring 2 Week 6

 

What a lovely way to end the half term! 
 

In English, we finished off our newspaper reports to report on the ending of the Creakers. We were so pleased to hear it was a happy ending! 
In Maths, we recapped multiplication and division and wowed Miss Sivill with our problem solving skills. 
In History, we learnt about the home lives in the Bronze and the Iron Age then made a final judgement about which time period we thought was the most impressive! 
In PE, we practised our hopping, skipping and jumping and out this into a triple jump. We found this hard but worked very hard to jump further every time! 

In Art, we finally finished our pre historic paintings on the cave wall. We added a bird onto our backgrounds. Our final pieces were fantastic! 
On Wednesday, we participated in Spirituality Day and welcomed Rev Matt, Miss Holt and Mrs Bullen into class to talk to us about Holy Week! 

We are very excited to spend some time with our families over the Easter holidays before we come back for our final term in Year 3! 

Week 6!

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Spring 2 Week 5

 

We have had a very busy week! 
 

In English, we became newspaper reporters and wrote a newspaper article to explain what happened in the Creakers. We thought carefully about using our Year 3 writing skills, like conjunction, commas, compels sentences and speech! The story is getting very exciting, we were so shocked to find out who the Creaker King was! 
In Maths, we completed our end of term assessments and wowed Miss Sivill with our prior knowledge and problem solving, we have worked very hard this half term on our fractions work and our hard work is paying off! 
In French, we learnt about how people in France celebrate Easter and completed a word search to identify the different vocabulary in French. 
In History, we looked at some different tools in the Iron Age, we couldn’t believe that we still use some of these tools 2000 years later! 
In Art, we created out Cave Wall using some different natural resources and paint. The final products looked amazing and we can’t wait to add our birds on top! 
 

On Tuesday, we were so excited to welcome Milly Tanner, a GB cyclist into school to compete a fitness circuit and assembly with us. We were amazed to hear about her training cycle and her transition into elect sport! 
On Friday, we welcomed the author Simon Hunt into our class to read us his book, Billy the Bottom Burping Pirate, we loved it because it was very funny and learnt all about different types of bottom burps! 

Week 5!

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Spring 2 Week 4

 

On Monday, as part of British Science Week, we spent the morning with Emmi and Safety Seymour from Bonanza Creative. After introducing ourselves using a superhero pose, we learnt the new words carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a type of gas and it is a bad gas. You can't see it because it is clear and you can't smell it, hear it or taste it. It is invisible...no one knows it is there! We talked about each appliance and what it should be like when it is working safely, including that the flames should be blue. If the flames are naturally red/orange, there should be a way of getting rid of the carbon monoxide so that it is safe to use. We had lots of fun pretending that we had a time machine to take us back to Victorian times. We learnt that children cleaned the chimneys to get rid of anything that would stop the smoke getting out. We pretended we were cleaning Mrs Scholes's chimney!

Week 4!

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Spring 2 Week 3

 

What a fantastic week! Well done everyone! 

 

In English, we have stepped into role as Lucy and the Creakers to write about when Lucy captured the Creakers but they escaped. This week we have been thinking carefully about using speech in our writing and using speech marks!

In Maths, we continued to explore fractions and identified the whole by adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. We have been working hard on our reasoning skills and using correct mathematical vocabulary to do this!

In Art, we used scale to enlarge our prehistoric art. We thought carefully about identifying the shapes we could see and then finding the outline. We then used the graphite pencils to shade in our birds. 

In PE, we finally had some sun and enjoyed playing tennis with our partners. We worked on our hand eye coordination and used a forehand stroke to hit the ball back. 

In French, we learnt some new words to say well done and added these into a song. C'est fantastique!

In Music, we used the glockenspiels to add a beat to out our McFly songs. We are working really hard to add a rhythm and stay in time with the beat. 

On Thursday, we had an exciting zoom with the author John Patrick Lee, who wrote IvestiGators. We learnt how to draw an alligator like John Patrick Lee and found out some interesting facts about him!

 

On Friday, we celebrated World Book Day! We came dressed up as out favourite characters or a word. Our outfits were amazing! We spent some time learning the story, The Pirates Next Door and wrote a setting description about the pirate boat, we used excellent adjectives to create noun phrases. We loved reading with Pre School and sharing our and their favourite stories! What a super day!

Week 3!

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Spring 2 Week 2

 

This week has flown by again! 

 

In English, we finally caught the Creakers and wrote instructions to help other people too. We thought carefully about using the features of instructions and checking our writing back. 

In Maths, we continued with fractions and even started to add fractions with the same denominator. "This is the easiest thing ever!" - Max D

In History, we looked at Bronze Age tools and looked at how these had started to change. We investigated the Amesbury Archer and used this information to make inferences about his life. 

In PE, we worked hard on our jumps and even used the vaults to practise. We have started to create a new floor routine using some our jumps and turns. 

In Art, we started to sketch our prehistoric art. We identified the shapes we could see in the animal and then went over with a graphite pencil to finish our designs. 

In Music, we enjoyed singing the Tom Fletcher songs and even added some instruments to the beat! 

In Science, we investigated the two ends of a magnetic pole to see which ones attracted and repelled. We made excellent predictions and evaluated using scientific vocabulary. 

In RE, we looked at Palm Sunday and discussed why this is still so important and we celebrate this too. 

 

We continued our poetry unit in English with Mrs Scholes, focusing on rhyming couplets (two lines that rhyme and complete one thought, action or sentence). We gathered rhyming words in preparation for writing our own poem with rhyming couplets.

We did some practical Maths with Mrs Scholes and used the weighing scales to measure mass. Mass is the amount of matter an object contains. The more matter something has, the more it will weigh. We practised reading scales before measuring the mass of some objects around the classroom.

In our Computing session, we used closed questions with a yes or no answer to create a branching database. We sorted dinosaurs into groups!

Week 2!

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Spring 2 Week 1 

 

We're now half way through the year!

 

In English, we were super excited to start our new text, The Creakers by Tom Fletcher. A wonderful fantasy fiction story all about children coming to the rescue! We made predictions and wrote a description of Lucy, the main character. 

In Maths, we continued to explore fractions and started to use number lines to count in fractions. We are working hard to apply our knowledge to reasoning and use mathematical vocabulary. 

In Science, we investigated how strong magnets are by adding distance to see when they stopped attracting together. 

In RE, we looked at Holy Week and discussed how the events were a mixture of joy and sadness. 

In Art, we explored pre historic paintings, we are so excited to design and plan our own cave wall paintings!

In History, we learnt about the Bronze Age and the Iron Age and started to sort objects based on where we thought they came from in pre history. 

In PE, we enjoyed working on our throwing and catching skills with Year 5 before we got very wet!

 

Week 1!

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Spring 1 - Amazing Asia! 

Week 5!

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Outdoor Adventurous Learning!

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Spring 1 Week 4

 

We have had a super week! 

 

In English, we finished our retells of The Jungle Book in third person, thinking carefully about including complex sentences and speech. We identified the setting of The Jungle Book and decided to write a persuasive advert to encourage people to visit Borneo Jungle

In Maths, we started our new unit of fractions and learnt about the denominators and numerators. We used bar models to represent these. The children showed excellent understanding of this new topic!

In Geography, we enjoyed using google earth to find different places around the globe.

In DT, we added our applique's to our cushions, we are showing super resilience and independence with our sewing skills! 

In Gymnastics with Mrs Winward, we added a run up to our vaults and thought carefully about the landing to ensure we kept our ten points. We enjoyed being judges for our friends and watching the routines being performed. In our outdoor session with Miss Sivill we started to develop our physical fitness and practised ball control with a football. 

In French, we learnt how to say our birthdays in French!

In our English lesson with Mrs Scholes, we used the vocabulary that we gathered last week to write our own poem about the jungle. We included lots of adjectives, powerful verbs and adverbs to make our poem interesting to read, thinking about what we would see and hear in the jungle.

In our Maths learning with Mrs Scholes, we used a ruler to measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes. When we measured the perimeter of rectangles, we realised that we only had to measure one of the short sides and one of the long sides before adding the lengths of all of the sides together. We also found out that if you want to find the perimeter of a square, you only have to measure one side and multiply it by 4.

Our Computing learning involved using an algorithm (a list of rules to follow in order to complete a task or solve a problem) to create musical notes on Scratch. We had to figure out what the notes were to be able to play part of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

Week 4!

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Spring 1 Week 3

 

What a busy week!

 

In English, we created an oral retell of the jungle book before we wrote a full retell in first person as Mowgli. We thought carefully about including complex sentences and speech!

In Maths, we continued to work hard on our multiplication and division, we even divided numbers that included a remainder! We found it quite tricky but we showed super resilience.

In DT, we created a template for our cushion appliques. We carefully cut the design on paper and then onto felt. we can't wait to sew these next week.

In Science, we explored friction on different surfaces and decided which ones would be best for a road with enough friction to allow us to move but be able to stop too!

In Geography, we used the atlas to identify the lines of longitude and latitude and started to understand how this affects the time zones around the globe. 

In RE, we learnt about Zacchaeus and how Jesus helped to change him. We identified how Zacchaeus changed on the inside and how we wanted to share his generosity with the people who he hurt. 

In PE, we continued to develop out cartwheels with Mrs Winward and even started to learn how to vault. 

In French, we learnt some more months of the year and began to write them. 

 

In English with Mrs Scholes, we gathered vocabulary in preparation for writing our own poem about the jungle. We thought about the setting in The Jungle Book and what it would be like in the jungle. We collected an excellent selection of adjectives, powerful verbs and adverbs to use in our poem.

In our Maths learning with Mrs Scholes, we continued our Length & Perimeter unit. We subtracted lengths, but only after we had converted the measurements to the same unit of measurement.

In Computing, we programmed sprites on Scratch, using the event blocks and the motion blocks. We created a sequence for each sprite by linking the blocks together and instructing the sprite to move when a certain key or button was pressed.

Week 3!

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Spring 1 Week 2 

 

What a busy week! We have battled through the wind, ice and snow to get through the week!

 

In English, we stepped into role as Mowgli and wrote about what we were thinking, felt and said when we were kidnapped by the monkeys! With Mrs Scholes, we retold a jungle poem using actions and intonation!

In Maths, we have been been dividing 2 digit numbers, we enjoyed using the number square to solve problems. We are fantastic independent learners! 

In Science, we investigated magnets. We identified which materials were magnetic and which were not. 

In Geography, we had a super lesson using the maps to identify the lines of longitude and latitude. This was very tricky but we worked very hard with our partners!

In DT, we designed our cushions, we thought carefully about the applique we wanted to use to decorate our cushions and the colours we needed to meet our design criteria. 

In French, we learnt some of the months of the year to help us say when our birthdays are. We noticed that some of them looked and sounded similar to English. 

In PE, we continued to work our hockey skills with some dribbling. Mrs Winward was so impressed with our gymnastics we even got to try cartwheels! 

On Friday, we enjoyed writing our own lyrics in Music and performing them back to the class. 

Week 2!

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Spring 1 Week 1

 

We have had a wonderful start to the new year!

 

In English, we started our new focus text, The Jungle Book, the children showed fantastic recall of prior knowledge from Y1 and were so excited to step into role as Mowgli to write speech using our newly learnt grammar skill of speech marks!

In Maths, we started to apply our knowledge of multiplication and division to solve problems and multiply 2 digit numbers. Our problem solving skills and reasoning skills have been tested this week!

In Science, we explored forces. We discussed the differences between contact and non contact forces and investigated how different surfaces affected how cars moved with a push force and friction. 

In DT, we created a mood board for design ideas for our cushion before we started to practise our cross stitches and running stitches. It was quite tricky but we showed super resilience! 

In Geography, we looked at maps and identified countries in Asia. We recapped the seven continents and compared the northern and southern hemisphere. 

In Music, we learnt a new song all about our imagination and enjoyed performing it!

In RE, we thought about change and how this made us feel. We used our experiences to think about how Christians believe Jesus had a dramatic change on the world. 

In PE, we braved the cold to practise our hockey skills and remembered to keep the sticks on the floor! On Thursday, we were very excited to welcome Mrs Winward for gymnastics. We started to learn a routine and showed excellent skill, precision and body control!

 

In worship this week, we thought about our new years resolutions and goals for 2024:

"I want to win a trophy in gymnastics!"

"I want to get better at handwriting!"

"I want to be more helpful at home with my brother!"

Week 1!

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Autumn 2 - Factual Footprints

Week 8!

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Week 7

 

This week has been super busy! 

In English, we have created our own innovated story of the Iron Man using a different event. We couldn’t believe the trouble he got up to! 
In Maths, we completed our end of term quizzes to see how much we have learnt, we have developed our mathematical knowledge lots over the past 4 months! 
In Science, we looked at the body and the role of muscles in helping us to move. We started to label a skeleton and identified the different bones and muscles. 
We have been working very hard on our carol concert practise, we learnt our lines and the songs. Some of us even joined in with Y6, we can’t wait to continue to perform next week! 
In French, we learnt about Christmas traditions in French and compared these to our own before we tried to match up some French vocabulary. It was very tricky! 
On Thursday, we enjoyed wearing our Winter jumpers to support our Christmas mission and eating a delicious Christmas dinner! 
 

We are very excited for our Christmas party and reindeer challenge next week! 

Week 7!

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Week 6

 

In English, we have created a setting description and started to plan our innovated story. We thought about what else the Iron Man might do after he had eaten all of the metal in town! 
In Maths, we looked at the 8 times tables, we have been working very hard on our multiplication and division skills and using this to achieve our times tables badges. 
In French, we performed our clapping rhyme back, we used our numbers and the rhyming words to help us. We have worked very hard on this! 
In Music, we continued to add instruments to our performances and managed to stay with the rhythm for different beats.  
In PE, we performed our final dances with our partners. We thought carefully about matching the beat and working in partnership to create the best possible performance. 

We finally finished our exploding sweet and chocolate boxes in DT and evaluated our product. We sold them at the Christmas fair and we were a huge sell out to make a good profit! 

Week 6!

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Week 5

 

This week has been non stop! We have been working very hard in DT to decorate and make our exploding sweet and chocolate boxes. We also created posters to advertise our products and thought very carefully about making these appealing so people would be interested. We are looking forward to selling these at the Christmas fair! 

In English, we stepped into role as the Iron Man and thought about what we could see and hear when we were on the edge of the cliff. We wrote a diary entry in role and worked hard to include lots of our Year 3 writing skills!

In Maths, we have enjoyed learning more about multiplication and division and especially when we achieved our 3 x tables badges! 

In PE with Coach Jake, we continued to develop our Jag Tag skills and worked hard on our running!

On Friday, we went to the Mayors Christmas Concert at the Albert Hall in Bolton, we had a fantastic time and enjoyed listening to the orchestra and joining in with the songs! 

 

Week 5!

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Week 4 

 

We have had another busy week!

 

In English, we looked at the Coming of the Iron Man poem by Brenda Williams and collected ideas about the Iron Man to create our own shape poem to describe him. Our ideas were fantastic and we enjoyed adding actions when we performed them back to the class!

In Maths, we started our new unit of multiplication and division and identified multiples of 2, 5 and 10. We have been working hard to our reasoning skills and using mathematical vocabulary to explain our understanding. 

In Science, we looked at the skeletons of vertebrates and compared these to humans, we noticed lots of similarities but also spotted some big differences! 

In Computing, we created our animations. We worked very hard to create each frame and then put them together on imovie and added music. The final animations were fantastic!

In History, we looked at civilisations and identified some of the important roles which were created and discussed why we still have these today! 

In PSHE with Mrs Bass, we thought about communities and how being part of a community web can benefit out health and wellbeing.

On Wednesday, we were so lucky to welcome Kane from A1 Multi sports to teach us all about inclusive sports. We loved using the wheel chairs and showed fantastic resilience and skills!

Week 4!

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Inclusive sports events!

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Week 3

 

What a busy week! 

 

In English, we continued with out non fiction focus and wrote instructions on how to catch the Iron Man. We had fantastic ideas! On Friday, we listened to the Coming of the Iron Man poem and orally retold it in small groups! 

In Maths, we finished our addition and subtraction unit and wowed Miss Sivill with our problem solving knowledge. We are so excited to start our multiplication and division unit and shared all of our previous knowledge from Year 1 and 2. 

In Science, we looked at the bones in our bodies and why some animals are invertebrates and some are vertebrates. 

In PSHE, as part of antibullying week, we looked at why being different was important and how we can celebrate these differences which make us special. 

In Computing, we started to plan our animation, we thought carefully about the characters and the stories we wanted to show and how we could make the tiny movements next week. 

In Music, we used our stones to make a beat with some funny Christmas songs, Mr Richards was super impressed with our rhythms! 

This week, we also talked about interfaith week, we looked at the golden rule and how this was different but similar in different religions and why it was important to listen to and respect everyone despite their different beliefs. 

In History, we explored the Neolithic stone age and identified the changes over the three periods of pre history, we were so excited to look at the new houses they designed and built! 

On Wednesday, we had a magical morning on our Outdoor Adventurous Learning with Louise from Wild One Adventures, we stepped back in time to the stone age but were shocked to discover our camp had been destroyed by a rival tribe! We headed down to the stream to create new weapons and explored the local area where we traversed along walls, travelled through tunnels and climbed hills. We finally headed back to camp to enjoy s'mores and lighting sparks! 
Y3 OAL November 2023

Week 3!

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Week 2

 

What another fantastic week!

In English, we continued to celebrate Non Fiction November by writing our Mary Anning biographies. We also started to look at explanation texts and instructions, we enjoyed giving instructions to our friends using imperative verbs and adverbs! 

In Maths, we continued with written column addition and subtraction. We have been working very hard on applying this knowledge to our reasoning and problem solving. 

In Science, we looked at the skeleton and how it protects our important organs. 

In DT, we started to design our exploding Christmas trees. We used exploded diagrams to add detail and thought carefully about how to make the final product appealing so we can sell it. 

In Computing, we started to create our own animation using imovie. We thought carefully about making each frame look similar with small movements to show how our stick man moved. 

In History, we compared the old and the middle Stone Age. We were excited to learn about the Cheddar Man, the first reported man from the Mesolithic stone age.

In PSHE with Mrs Bass we looked at different types of families and thought about special people in our lives. 

In PE, we enjoyed practising our catching skills with Coach Jake, we worked really hard in our groups and are developing our hand eye coordination! 

In Music, we started to write our own rhythm and put these together into a polyrhythm. Mr Richards was super impressed with how we kept in time! 

In French, we learnt a new rhyme using numbers up to 20. 

On Friday, we went to the War Memorial to show our respects for Remembrance Day. 

Week 2!

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Week 1

 

What a super start to the half term! 
 

In English, we have started our non fiction unit as part of Non Fiction November, we learnt about biographies and then researched all about Mary Anning in preparation for writing our own biographies about her. 
In Maths, we have continued to add and subtract 3 digit numbers using the column method, we even exchanged tens and ones! We have been working super hard to use this written method and apply this to our problem solving. 
In Science, we started our new topic of animals including humans by looking at the nutrients humans need to survive and how these help our bodies to grow and change. 
In History, we were so excited to start our Stone Age topic and went back in time to explore some different artefacts and decide which period in prehistory they were from.

In Computing, we created our own animation by using flip books, we loved exploring this! 
In French, we looked at different playground games in France and were shocked to learn that children don’t wear uniform in France! 
In DT, we started to explore pneumatic systems and investigated how air can make objects move. We are really looking forward to using this to make our own exploding Christmas trees to sell at the Christmas fair! 
In Music, we had Mr Richards and used stones to make some beats, we showed fantastic rhythm! 

In PE, we learnt some new Bollywood dance moves with Mrs Bullen! 
In RE with Mrs Bass, we talked about why the arrival of Jesus was such an important time and how this made Christians feel. 
 

Week 1!

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Autumn 1 - Native Narratives 

Week 7 

 

We have had a super busy week!

 

On Monday, we welcomed Tri Kidz into school and impressed Jahn and Sarah with our resilience and hard work!

On Tuesday, we went on our school trip to Blackburn Museum where we learnt all about Mary Anning and explored fossils. In the afternoon we looked all around the museum and learnt about different parts of history. 

On Wednesday, we took part in our outdoor learning to consolidate our science and geography learning. The children had a wonderful time and were excellent role models of the school around the village.

 

In English, we created an innovated retell of Akimbo and the Elephants using our own animals. We used lots of our Year 3 writing skills and showed super imagination!

In Maths, we started to learn about written, column addition and wowed Miss Sivill with our application! 

In Geography, we consolidated our learning about climate change around the world and created a TV report to explain the dangers and how we can help prevent this. 

In Computing, we looked at different technologies and put the vocabulary into a word art. 

In PSHE, we talked about respecting other people's opinions and understanding that sometimes we are not always right.

 

We have made it to the end of half term! What a fantastic 7 weeks we have had!

 

Enjoy the rest this week!

Week 7!

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Outdoor Adventurous Learning

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Blackburn museum trip!

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Week 6

 

What a fantastic week!

 

In English, we created a setting and character ready to create our own innovated version of Akimbo and the Elephant! 

In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting tens and ones when we have to cross a boundary and exchange. We have been working very hard and showing super resilience!

In Geography, we started to research climate change and learn about how this was affecting the climates and biomes around the world. We looked specifically at Africa and how extreme weather is having a negative effect on the world! 

In RE, we learnt about Sukkot and created a fact file to share our knowledge. 

In Art, we finally created our 3D sculptures of our abstract playground. We worked well with our partners and applied all of our knowledge from this half term. We were very proud of ourselves! 

In PE, we continued to develop our foundation movement skills with Mr Gavin and wowed Mrs Bullen with our excellent magnetic dance moves! 

On Tuesday, we celebrated World Mental Health Day by wearing yellow and spent some time discussing how anxiety can make us feel and tips to help us overcome this. 

On Wednesday, we showcased our learning in a class worship to KS2 and our families. It was a wonderful performance and all of the children were very confident and spoke to clearly! 

 

We are SO excited for our school trip to Blackburn Museum next week! 

Week 6!

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Week 5

 

We have had a very busy week! 
 

In English, we started our link text, Akimbo and the Elephants. We retold the story using actions and intonation before we stepped into role as Akimbo to persuade his father to keep the elephant as a pet! We had wonderful ideas and were very persuasive! 
In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting 1s, 10s and 100s. We have enjoyed using the place value charts to support our understanding and are starting to do this mentally using our known facts! 
In Art, we explored different ways to join 3D shapes together and designed our own abstract piece of art, we can’t wait to create our structures on Monday! 
In PSHE, we talked about how to deal with our friends when a difficult situation and how we can come to a compromise. 
In PE, we are developing our fundamental movement skills with Mr Gavin and are starting to show excellent progress!
In Computing, we continued to explore digital devices and looked at how they were all connected together. 
On Thursday, we had an excellent storytelling live zoom with the author, Abimbola Aloa, who read us the story, ‘The Singing Drum’ and we practised using body percussion to add a beat.  
 

We have been working very hard on our class worship, and can’t wait to perform on Wednesday and Sunday! 

Week 5!

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Week 4 

 

We have had a super week! 

In English, we all worked so hard to retell the elephant poem in groups before we found synonyms for the adjectives and created our own elephant poem! Next, we created poems for different African elephants, we used fantastic vocabulary! 

In Maths, we finished our place value unit by counting in 50s. Miss Sivill was super impressed with our end of unit quiz’s, we have worked so hard! 
In Science, we learnt about the process of fossilisation and started to explore different fossils and discuss where we thought that they came from. 
In Geography, we learnt about the tropical climate and the Congo Rainforest. We found out lots of facts and can’t wait to put our information into a documentary! 
In PSHE, we looked at our special people, how they make us feel and why they are special. We interviewed our friends to discuss what we liked about them and what sometimes annoyed us! 
In RE, we wrote songs and poems about harvest and proudly performed them back to the class! 
In Computing, we continued to explore digital devices on the internet and found different websites and apps that have different uses. 
In Worship, we thought about the world and why God was generous in creating it for us. We created a picture using different art materials of our favourite outdoor place! 

Week 4!

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Week 3
 

What a busy week! 
 

In English, we stepped into role as Aso Yaa, Kwaku Anase and the Fire Children before we wrote a diary entry to explain what happened when the children woke up and started to explore the earth. We enjoyed doing drama activities to develop our ideas! 
In Maths, we continued to explore numbers up to 1000 and looked at how we can use number lines to help us with this. We worked very hard when estimating on the number line to use mathematical vocabulary to explain our reasonings. 
In Science, we LOVED our chocolate rocks experiment where we created sedimentary and metamorphic rocks to replicate the rock cycle.

In Geography, we wrote a letter home from Libya, one of the hottest and driest places in the world. We decided we wouldn’t like to live there because it would be too hot! 
In PSHE, we discussed rules in different places, why these are important and how we sometimes have unspoken rules that we just know we have to follow (like taking a crocodile to school!)

In Art, we used card to make 3D structures without glue, it was tricky but we had lots of super ideas. 
On Wednesday, we had a fantastic African drumming workshop! 

Week 3!

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Week 2

 

We have had another super week!

 

In English, we continued to explore The Fire Children and orally retold the story before we rewrote it in our own word. Miss Sivill has super impressed with our fantastic description and conjunctions! We are working hard on including commas in our complex sentences to separate our main and subordinate clauses. 

In Maths, we have enjoyed using the place value charts to identify the hundreds, tens and ones in a number and adding 1, 10 and 100 to a number. On Friday, we were lucky to be joined by Mrs Bradley to teach us how to measure accurately.

In Science, we became excellent investigators to identify the properties of rock, we thought very carefully about how we could sort the rocks based on our new information.

In Geography, we looked at the tundra biome and completed some research to find out more about the Arctic and the Antarctic.

In PE, we continues to perfect our magnet dances by adding more movements and transition sequences. We evaluated each other’s performances to help us improve next week!

In French, we practised having short conversations with each other to imagine how we would chat if we met new people in a playground in France.

On Monday, we welcomed Steven from the Life Education Bus to teach us all about our brains and how they help our bodies to function.

In Computing, we designed our own device which had an input, processing and output function. 

We enjoyed exploring Bedrock for the first time and can’t wait to expand our vocabulary by using this more! 

In Music, we discussed Pamela Z’s Echolocation and discussed why we thought it had this title. We love our composer explorer!

 

Week 2!

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Week 1

 

Wow! What a wonderful work! The children have been amazing! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

In English, we started our new text The Fire Children, we made excellent predictions and were so excited to find out what Aso Yaa and Kwaku Anase got up to next! We enjoyed creating a description of the Earth basket and started to use conjunctions to create complex sentences. 
In Maths, we recapped numbers up to 100 and started to look at numbers up to 1000. We can’t wait to continue to explore and solve problems with three digit numbers! 
In Science, we investigated different rocks and thought carefully about their characteristics. 
In Art, we started our topic about sculptures, we learnt about two of our focus sculptures, Ruth Asawa and Anthony Caro. We created a a mood board to look at their work and share our ideas. 
In PE, we created short routines in partners by connecting our bodies together like a magnet. 
In Music, we listened to a country song and discussed how it made us happy and want to dance then we added some notes using the glockenspiels! 
In Geography, we learnt about the climate zones around the world and created a weather report for them temperate climate zone which we live in. 
In Computing, we thought about online safety and created rules of how to keep ourselves safe when using the internet. 
 

The children have settled into Year 3 like a dream and are already setting a wonderful example to KS1 and KS2! 

Week 1!

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Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6

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