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  • We're a bit of a know-it-owl in Art!

    Published 25/02/21, by Cressida Whitfield

    In Art, we have been looking at prehistoric art. We have been building on our existing drawing skills from previous units and have applied these in our drawings. We drew 2 different owls- one in pencil and one in charcoal. The first drawing we did was our initial sketch which saw us examining the image we were drawing from- looking at the 2D shapes we got from it. We know that everything is made from 2D shapes and when you focus on those when drawing, it is a lot easier! 

    We then moved on to our second drawing of our owl. This time we had to scale up our drawing onto large paper. We also used charcoal which is burnt wood. This can create lots of great effects- especially the smudging technique. We focused on using different tones in our drawings to make them 'come alive'. 

    We then displayed all of our owls outside of our group room so we can see them and remind ourselves of how far we have come in our art skills! 

    We are a;ao impressed with the home learners who joined us with this lesson. Children at home got to choose what media they wanted to draw their owl with. Some children used pencils while some chose to use chalk. We are very impressed with all of the children's attitude to art. What great artists we are all becoming! 

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  • Acute, Obtuse, Right- You Decide!

    Published 10/02/21, by Cressida Whitfield

    In Maths, we have been learning different types of angles. We have stretched ourselves into finding angles in shapes using geo boards. 

    The children at home have also been learning about different angles and have been using JamBoard to draw their angles and find different size angles. 

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  • Sweetie Maths? Yes Please!

    Published 03/02/21, by Cressida Whitfield

    As part of our bar graph unit, we asked children at home to get smarties or starburst to create their own bar graph. The children at school has starburst to complete a bar graph. 

    They had to collate the data and then create the X axis and the Y axis. They decided what scale to use and how to label the two lines of axis. 

    We are very proud of the level of presentation and determination shown by the children in school and at home. 

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  • Hello Bob!

    Published 29/01/21, by Cressida Whitfield

    For Science, we have been looking at skeletons and naming bones. We had a visitor in Year 3- Bob! He is Year 3's very own skeleton. Today, we learnt about the different types of skeletons; endoskeleton, exoskeleton and hydrostatic skeletons. We had to sort different animals into the correct type of skeleton. Did you know that jellyfish have no bones!? We also found that that tortoises have both endoskeletons and exoskeletons! 

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  • Sticks, Stones and Anicent Bones

    Published 21/01/21, by Cressida Whitfield

    For our Stone age topic, we have been learning about what the Stone Age people needed to survive. We found out that they needed tools to survive so they could hunt food to eat! Key Worker children and children at home completed an advert to try and sell their tools to a Stone Age man! 

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  • Making wire sculptures

    Published 02/12/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    In our Art we have been looking at using wire to create a fish using a template. We learnt why wire was a great medium to work with as it was so bendy and pliable. We had to bend the wire to the shape of the fish while fastening the two bits of wire together. We found it tricky to join them together. Have a look below at the outcomes! We all were so proud of ourselves!

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  • Are Tectonic Plates always this yummy?

    Published 20/11/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    For our Geography this week, we have been learning about tectonic plates. We learnt that there are three types of plates which cause different things. To completely immersive the children in their learning, we showed the tectonic plates movement using biscuits. The children could see this very clearly and were able to apply this to their work. All children were able to resist eating them!

    Maybe you could try this at home and eat them! Yummy Tectonic Plates!

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  • Year 3 Remembers...

    Published 19/11/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    On 11th November, Year 3 stood up and were silent at 11am for 2 minutes to remember the current fallen soldiers from all wars. We watched the live coverage from the Cenotaph from London. 

    We also got donuts delivered from Mrs Herbaut. In WW1, the ladies baked donuts for the soldiers to help their morale. The children loved learning about this and eating the donuts too! 

    We also learnt a lot about a boy called Jack Cornwell known as Jutland Jack. We were surprised to hear that he went to the Battle of Jutland at the age of 16! He also learnt that he unfortunately died. After his death, he was awarded the Victoria Cross for this courage. Year 3, then wrote a letter pretending to be Jack's Captain writing to his mother informing her that he had own a Victoria Cross.


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  • Making storms in Year 3!

    Published 02/11/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    In English, we are looking at the film called 'Blue Umbrella'. This tells a story of a blue umbrella who gets lost in a storm but is saved by a red umbrella. The story is set in New York while a thunderstorm is happening. 

    We used our bodypart and instruments to create a soundscape of the storm. We filmed it and showed the children the effect of it. Ask your child to teach you how to create one :)

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  • Did you all survive the Earthquake?

    Published 19/10/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    On Monday 19th October, Year 3 received a serious weather warning that an Earthquake was imminent! 

    We had a jam packed day full of disasters! We got told in the morning that there was an earthquake warning in the Roebuck area! We had to practice what to do it if we heard the earthquake alarm. This is what children who live in earthquake zones have to practise. We had to drop, cover and hold.

    After that, we had to evacuate the classroom and find a refugee camp. We showed each other our survival kit which contained anything we managed to grab before we were evacuated. Luckily, between us we had enough blankets, first aid kits, torches and food to last us a long time! We also were shown rations and a make shift stove which we would have to use to cook our dinner!

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  • Touch Typing in Year 3!

    Published 14/10/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    For our Computing learning, we are learning how to type fast and effectively. We did our second lesson on touch typing. We focused on using our left hand and found out what fingers press certain buttons. We had to concentrate and make sure we were using the right fingers for each key. Why don't you practice at home!?

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  • Our Castles!

    Published 07/10/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    We have finally finished making our castles! We are so proud of them as we worked really hard as a team and thought carefully about what colours to use. Our castles have got roofs made out of nets we constructed. They also feature a working drawbridge and especially made battlements.

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