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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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