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Week Ending 5/4/19

Over the past few weeks we have been writing explanation texts. We have taken inspiration from Wallace and Gromit’s cracking contraptions and designed a machine to get us dressed when we are just too tired (or lazy) to do it ourselves.

Week Ending 29/3/19

This week we have taken the opportunity to bask in the sun and consolidate our science work on light and shadows. We used the outside learning environment to create stick-men using shadows.

Week Ending 22/3/19

We have been working hard on perfecting the play ready for the penultimate week of the term. In English we have been looking at explanation texts and noticed that they have similar features to instruction texts. We have also been spending some of our own time to help sort out the school allotment, we look forward to being able to plant exciting things in the coming weeks.

Week Ending 15/3/19

In English we have been studying different types of poems this week. We have looked at kennings, haikus and tankas. The children created kennings about themselves as we celebrated how different we all were, today we created Red Nose Day tankas and the importance of helping raise money for those that are in need.

Week Ending 8/3/19

We have recently been doing work about the book ‘The Lost Happy Endings’. We have been discussing how to improve our similes. We worked together to make sure that they were relevant and that they are as interesting as we could make them.

Week Ending 1/3/19

This week we have been attacking written methods of multiplication. We have shown resilience and persevered to make good progress and are now starting to apply our knowledge.     

Week Ending 15/2/19

This week we have been working hard on our class assembly. We were all really proud of the excellent work that all the children did to get it ready and the resilience we showed to make the performance as good as we could. Despite our hard work, we did manage to enjoy our workshop on chinese new year, we had fun learning a traditional dance and dressing up as a dragon!

 

Enjoy the half term!   

Week Ending 8/2/19

For maths we have been studying different types of graphs and charts. We have interpreted different charts with different scales as well as creating our own graphs. As a class we created a human bar chart about the month of the year that we were born in.

Week Ending 25/1/19

In English, we have been writing alternative fairy tales based on Goldilocks. We have changed the story based on our own ideas, which we had a lot of fun with. As we understand that editing our work is an important skill we worked in pairs to ensure that our story is the best it can be.

Week Ending 18/1/19

This week in we finished off our D+T project, we painted our clay sculptures of mythical beasts. It was quite tricky because the models broke when we tried to move them. We had fun painting our models aloth they were quite fiddly.

Week Ending 14/12/18

We have been using our computing skills to research about different rivers from around the world. We have researched important details and interesting facts about the features of the river, to then create an information page on it. Please ask the children about the river they researched.

Week Ending 7/12/18

In science, we have been learning about how fossils are formed and the palaeontologist Mary Anning. We have used play-doh and some toy dinosaur skeletons to make a mould and filled in with Plaster of Paris. We left it overnight to harden before peeling off the play-doh to reveal our fossil. They were then covered in compost to give a more realistic effect.

Week Ending 30/11/18

This week we have been looking at different sets of instructions and evaluating if they are effective instructions and how we can make them better. We looked at some instructions about how to make a woolly mammoth and then had a go and making it. They were not very good instructions but we still managed to make some good woolly mammoths.

Week Ending 23/11/18

This week we have been learning about the different properties of rocks and grouping them based on their properties. We carried out different experiments to test their density and to see if they were permeable or impermeable.

Week Ending 16/11/18

This week we have been working on anti bullying week and the importance of making the right choices and to choose respect. We have also been fundraising and supporting the children in need cause this week with crazy hair day. Lots of the class participated and helped to raise money for the children that need it.  

Week Ending 9/11/18

During our first week back we have been learning different types of rolls in gymnastics. We ended by trying to apply our skills to move a hula hoop from one end of the team to another through our ability of rolling.

Week Ending 26/10/18

This week we were lucky to have Miss Picton take Year 3 out for a morning of outdoor learning. They used their scientific knowledge to make their own compasses using a magnet and a bowl of water to navigate their way around the school site. They also used different materials from around the school site to create pictures. Sadly, we now say good bye to Miss Picton and a MASSIVE good luck for her future adventures. The class really appreciate all the hard work she has put in this year and when she was their teacher last year too.

Week Ending 19/10/18

In maths we work hard on our times tables, we have been using this to help our multiplication work. We have started to use the grid method to times 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers.

Week Ending 12/10/18

For English we have been studying different poem types, focusing on adverb poems and ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough. We have used the same poetic framework as the sound collector to write our own poems. All the class did really well and were proud of their work. We hope you enjoy reading these examples…

Week Ending 5/10/18

During our time in computing this term we have been using the program Scratch to introduce coding. This week we have been exploring different characters (known as sprites) to use. We took our time to design our own sprite.

Week Ending 28/9/18

This week we have been using our artistic talents to mix colours ready to paint our pictures of a hydra. We practised drawing the mythical beasts last week ensuring that they were ready to paint. Watch this space for the finished product.

 

Week Beginning 17/9/18

To help celebrate Roald Dahl day we have been studying the book “The Twits”. We have been using the book to develop our drama skills and to write play scripts about pranks that they could have played on each other.

 

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