Final Performance

08/12/2017 at 15:57

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This week year 3 have been continuing their poem performance module. Children have learnt how to use their tone of voice and add expression to make a poem come alive. We looked at the following two poems this term:

The King’s Breakfast

Walking With My Iguana

Below is the video link to 3B’s poem performance of Walking With My Iguana

Below is the video link to 3M’s poem performance of The King’s Breakfast

This week the homework that has been set for maths is to be done over the Christmas period and needs to be handed in on the 3rd January.

Well done to Amelie, Lillie, Abigail and Peter for receiving special mentions this week. These children have a super attitude towards their learning and are a pleasure to teach.

Hope you all have a great weekend and stay safe in the snow. Mr Beevers & Miss Micklethwaite

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Poetry Week

01/12/2017 at 12:34

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Year 3 children started the week in literacy by practising reading tongue twisters such as:

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure.
For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.

Swan swam over the pond,
Swim swan swim!
Swan swam back again –
Well swum swan!

They then spent the rest of the time learning about AA Milne and looking at one of his poems, The King’s Breakfast. The classes studied the character’s personalities by reading and listening to recordings of the poem so that they could determine how they would add expression to their voices when reciting it themselves. Although not evident from the whole class recording, there were some very good examples of how the king, queen, dairymaid and cow might speak.

 

This week in science both classes have been exploring the topic of light and dark. We have conducted a number of experiments involving the following:

  • What we need to be able to see objects in the dark.
  • What materials can be easily seen in the darkness.
  • How shadows are formed.
  • How different properties of an object can affect a shadow.

The children have had lots of fun in our science lessons! We created our own tent in the classroom and formed our own shadows.

Wednesday was deadline day for handing in Learning Logs, and the challenge set the children was to create their own acrostic poem based on the theme of Autumn. To say that we were amazed by the results is an understatement. We have included a selection of the best work in the gallery below.

We would like to say a massive well done to Sophie, Joven, Tom & Florence for their special mentions this week! All children have a super attitude towards their work, which is lovely to see.

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Our trip to the synagogue

24/11/2017 at 15:57

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It has been a very busy few days in Year 3. Both classes enjoyed their visit to the synagogue at the start of the week, bringing first hand experiences to their RE learning. All the children were very active in answering and asking questions and their behaviour was a credit to themselves and the school.

The daily run has become part of the normal school day, and several children are well on their way to reaching the magic marathon distance of 26.2 miles or 42.2km. Zak in 3M and Peter and Sonny in 3B have completed at least 30km and should hopefully complete their first marathon in the next week. However, all the children in the year group are making a massive effort to participate and achieve as much as they are able. Well done and keep going!

We would like to remind children that at this time of year the school grounds become rather wet, muddy and slippy and this week has seen some very soggy accidents. Whilst we do allow play on the fields most of the time, there are occasions when the only option is to keep to the tarmacked areas. If children do go on the grass, they will need to wear wellies and also take responsibility for keeping clean. All children must change into indoor shoes when they come into school so that the carpets stay clean.

Next week in Literacy, we will be looking at and learning some poems. If you would like to share your favourite poem in class, then please bring in a copy for your friends to hear. Hopefully we have lots of children ready to read them out as this will show their performance skills.

Well done to those children who received a special mention today in assembly for their fantastic attitude in school.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr Beevers & Miss Micklethwaite

 

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Children in Need

17/11/2017 at 16:08

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This week has been very busy in Year 3.

Friday was Children in Need day and so everyone came to school in their best Pudsey Bear themed clothes. The children had the chance to give a donation and to win a massive jar of sweets by guessing how many were in it. After using her great estimation skills, Gracie pipped the whole school by picking the correct number. 3B also learned about the history of the charity event during their guided reading lesson. 3M looked at Logan’s story and created a mood board to represent his feelings before and after he was helped by Children in Need.

This week has been Anti-bullying Week and the children have been working on the theme All Different, All Equal. 3B made posters showing something that they liked to do and then had great fun presenting them in a video. Remarkably, this only took two attempts!

In Literacy, the children have started to complete their own story in the style of a traditional tale. There are some epic adventures involving fierce dragons, beautiful princesses and brave knights and the teachers are looking forward to reading the finished work.

On Friday afternoon, both classes presented their latest learning log work. It is brilliant to see the effort that the children make at home and the help they get is very much appreciated.

Well done to those children who had a special mention. Olivia and Faran were chosen for being great learners, especially in Maths. Aarav and Erin were chosen for being healthy and a good citizen respectively. Aarav was also Mathlete of the Week.

 

Please remember that the trips to the synagogue are on Monday (3B) and Tuesday (3M). Children should cover their heads either with a hat, cap or scarf.

 

Have a great weekend.

Mr Beevers and Miss Micklethwaite

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End of Half Term

20/10/2017 at 08:53

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Year 3 have had a brilliant end to the half term. We have learnt so much!

Children have learnt lots of new facts around the Stone Age Era. They investigated early human life including how homo sapiens would have hunted for food and the changes that happened throughout the Stone Age.

In Maths we have learnt all about place value, addition and subtraction. Year 3 can now use the formal written methods of column addition and subtraction to help them solve problems. Next half term we will be moving on to multiplication and division. It would be great if at home over the half term children practise their multiplication tables.

In English we have looked at lots of different features that children can include in all their future writing. These include prepositions, time connectives, conjunctions and direct speech. Year 3 ended this half term’s English topic by writing fantastic diary entries. Next half term we will be looking at poetry and traditional tales.

We hope you all have a restful week off and come back recharged and ready.

Mr Beevers and Miss Micklethwaite

 

 

 

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Stone Age Day

13/10/2017 at 16:58

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Wow! What a week in Year 3. It started on a creative note with seven children from 3B performing a short play about being disorganised in front of the whole of KS2, during their ethos assembly. Nathan, Gursimran, Ashwin, Hannah, Craig, Olivia and Abigail all look to have bright acting futures ahead.

The highlight of the week was on Thursday, when the children all took part in Stone Age Day. Some amazing costumes were seen and a massive thank you must go out for supporting the day with your time and effort to create them.

Activities that day were all based around stone age life. The children started off foraging for a range of foods and tools that stone age man would need. This was made harder by the fact that these items were hidden in the school grounds so the children had to use their history knowledge to work out where to look.

Stone age people were very creative, so everyone made and decorated a clay pot then constructed a tool out of paper.

Finally, the children celebrated the end of the day in stone age style by working in groups to develop their own dance, depicting part of a typical day as a hunter-gatherer.

 

 

Just a reminder that next Tuesday is photograph day, where children have individual photos taken.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr Beevers & Miss Micklethwaite

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