13th November 2020
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
As part of our learning on Remembrance Day, the children created two poppies using old photographs from the war, printed in either black and white or onto red paper. The children worked brilliantly in teams to collage the petals and the stamen before putting them together to create their final display. I'm sure you'll agree with us when we say the display is incredible.
Fantastic Friday - Huge well done to Gracie (3LO) and Faith (3KM) for being Fantastic Friday winners this week.
6th November 2020
Wow! What fantastic pieces of independent writing did we have in year three this week! The children worked tirelessly to finish off the story we have been looking at over the past two weeks. They included beautiful language and an abundance of literary techniques. Well done to everyone!
Fantastic Friday - A huge well done to Peyton in 3KM and Jack M in 3LO for being our Fantastic Friday fabulous stars this week.
23rd October 2020
This week, we focused on formal elements as part of our first art unit. The children began by looking at the importance of shape when drawing and identified different shapes in everyday photographs. When sketching Diet Coke cans, the children began by drawing shapes to create guidelines as a basis to their drawings. They then added the detail over the top in order to ensure their overall shape was accurate. Following on from this, the children explored tone and shading. They followed the shading rules to effectively shade in a fish from lightest to darkest.
Finally, the children used malleable wire to create their final outcome. They used a variety of wire techniques to bend, twist and loop wire into a shape of a fish. Have a look at our amazing gallery.
Fantastic Friday - A huge well done to Kieran in 3KM and Spencer in 3LO for being worthy winners of 'Fantastic Friday' this week.
16th October 2020
In our computing lesson this week the children learnt about the importance of passwords in order to protect your information. The children created their own password tumblers to create passwords that would be difficult to decipher, and so their personal information would remain safe. Take a look at the photos below of the children creating passwords with their tumblers.
In PSHE this week, we continued to carry on our unit of work on friendships. We read a book called 'The Bear and the Piano' which shared the story of a bear who found a piano in a clearing of a wood and learnt how to play it. He then went to the city and became very famous before realising that he felt very lonely and missed his friends in the wood. We learnt that fame and money are not important when comparing to having friends and not feeling lonely. The children explored the feelings of the bear before suggesting ways in which we can support those who feel lonely.
Fantastic Friday - Congratulations to Lottie in 3KM and Aurora in 3LO for your super work this week!
9th October 2020
This week we continued to explore the importance of the River Nile in Ancient Egyptian times. The children researched how the river supported the Egyptians to be able to grow their crops. They also looked at the types of things that Egyptian would eat. Interestingly, they would eat hedgehogs and were one of the first civilisations to eat marshmallows. The children then presented their work by creating bubble maps - take a look below.
Fantastic Friday - Super congratulations to Kai in 3LO and Sofia in 3KM on becoming our 'Fantastic Friday' superstars this week!
2nd October 2020
We are all so surprised that we are already in the month of October and are very proud of what the children have accomplished so far.
This week the children completed their unit of work with Mrs C based on the film clip 'FEAST' The children absolutely loved it and we are eagerly creating our own extension of the story - 'The Birthday Party'. At the end of the week, the children were planning the story and will be writing it independently on Monday. We can't wait to read their stories. In the meantime, we have uploaded the clip for you to watch!
Fantastic Friday - A huge well done to Paisley in 3LO and Grace in 3KM on becoming our 'Fantastic Friday' superstars this week!
25th September 2020
The children have been learning about adding and subtracting 10 and 100 to numbers this week as well as comparing and ordering numbers. They are becoming experts at exploring three-digit numbers. In English, we have been continuing to learn about a little dog called Winston and his journey from being a street dog to living the life of luxury. However, currently his owner is very sad after a break-up with a girlfriend. We are eagerly awaiting to see what is going to happen next.
We had two very exciting days in enquiry this week where the children began to explore some very interesting artefacts. After lots of exploring, we pieced together lots of information that told us that they belonged to the Ancient Egyptians!!
Challenge - Can you learn how to spell 'hieroglyphics' by next Thursday?
Fantastic Friday - A big round of a applause for Emelia (3LO), Kaia (3KM) and Ellis (3KM) for being our Fantastic Friday winners this week.
18th September 2020
The children have had another busy week in year three. They have been working hard in English to write effective sentences by following lessons taught by Jane Considine. They have been pacy lessons and the children are beginning to write at pace - well done to all. In Maths, the children have been working with numbers up to 1000 and have been working on placing numbers accurately on a number line by using the information they have been given. During our enquiry lessons, the children are becoming more familiar with river terminology and are now editing their writing based on the journey of a river.
Fantastic Friday - Well done to Rozalie in 3LO and Evelyn-Rose in 3KM for achieving the 'Fantastic Friday' award this week.
Welcome to year three!
We were so excited to welcome the children back and have had an excellent start to the new year. The children have adapted so well to new routines and have begun the year with a mature and dedicated attitude to learning. Well done everyone! Also, a big thank you to all parents, who have also adapted to our new routines!
This week the children have been introduced to a new way of writing sentences and have created some excellent sentences so far. In maths, the children have been learning about place value up to the number 1000.
We were very excited to begin learning Spanish. The children were introduced to greetings and can now say 'hello' and 'how are you?' in Spanish. They are beginning to say 'good morning' in Spanish when answering the register.