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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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  • Castle Making!

    Published 23/09/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    After learning and constructing nets, we then made the towers and the turrets for our castle using cylinders. We then used card to make the curtain wall or façade. We had to measure and draw the battlements using a ruler and we stuck the façade onto the box.

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  • Watercolour Feathers

    Published 21/09/20, by Cressida Whitfield
    In Art, we are creating watercolour feathers using reds, oranges and yellows. We had to focus on using small lines to create the texture of the feathers. We practised on paper and then used special watercolour paper to do our final design on. We had
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  • Drama in Literacy

    Published 17/09/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    For our English learning, we are focusing on a whole school book called Journey. This is a wordless picture book and lots happens. We used our drama skills to sequence the events which happen in the book. We had to make sure we use strong voices and expression to convey what the character was feeling. We also had to improvise who was what  in each scene. 

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  • Falcon Workshop

    Published 16/09/20, by Cressida Whitfield

    Year 3 were visited by a Falconry Workshop today! They saw a range of different birds and asked great questions. Some children even got to stand next to the birds! We were so impressed with the behaviour shown by Pear and Cherry class- they were all impeccably well manner and showed their 3 R's throughout. 

    Do you know that some of these birds we were shown are used on the TV! 

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