This week we have been taking part in Friendship Week. We have thought about our own qualities of being a good friend, considered the school's Anti-Bulling Policy, acted out stereotypes, discovered how people of another faith live and considered the condition of autism. It has been an interesting week where we have sometimes had our ideas and beliefs challenged in a good way.
Scarlet Class have really enjoyed their second Forest School session. We have made floor pictures, animal homes and worked on some tree and leaf identification. Kayleigh even treated us to a fire at lunch time to warm us up after our cold and wet morning!
Our first day at Forest School - toasting marshmallows, making dream catchers and visiting the farm. What great fun we all had!
Year 3 have had great fun at Forest School today. We have enjoyed toasting marshmallows, going to the farm, playing on the zip wire and making dream catchers. At lunch time we even had a chance to make some delicious mud pies in the mud kitchen!
Katie and Luke from the Salvation Army visited Year 3 today. We had a fantastic time learning about the Salvation Army and how it was established. We also learnt about God's calling and how some people feel God is asking them to do something more. We had lots of opportunities to ask questions and were able to find out what it is like to follow God and how the Salvation Army helps people around the world every day.
Wow! Our topic learning wall for term 1 is full.
For Wear it Wild Day we thought about deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest by composing music to show the effect of animals disappearing because they will have nowhere to live.
Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came into class to hear how we answered our Big Question this term - How important is the rainforest for us in the UK?
Haiku Poetry by Green Class and art work inspired by Ruth Daniels.
Green Class are waiting for their cress seeds to germinate. We will then investigate how light, warm and water are important for plant growth.
Ukulele Lessons! Great fun.
National Poetry Day
We have been inspired to write our own class poem after listening to our visitor, the poet Paul Cookson.
By Green Class
Splish! Splash! Splosh!
Splish! Splash! Splosh!
Black as night toucan,
Lime, black and ocean blue snake,
Coal black jaguar,
Splish! Splash! Splosh!
Lime green caiman,
Splish! Splash! Splosh!
Rocky, grey spider,
Great, grey gorilla
Splish! Splash! Splosh!
Year 3 are answering their Big Question 'What is it like to follow God?' by acting out the story of Noah from the book of Genesis from The Old Testament.
Green Class have decided on their rewards for their Jar of Good Choices and for Good to be Green.
Green Class have started answering their Big Question to help them learn about The Rainforest.
Year 3 have been working on place value this week in Maths. They have been using different resources to find various ways of representing three digit numbers.
Our topic for Term 1 is all about the Rainforest. We will be answering the Big Question - How is the Rainforest important for us in the UK? This week we have been thinking about how we can answer this question using our Language for Learning.
To start our new year at school we have revisited our learning values - Independence, Aspiration, Resilience and Engagement. We have thought about what each one means to us by considering what they should look like and sound like in class. We have then summed up why each one is important. Our learning values will be important all through the year.
What a busy week! This week has been healthy bodies week. In year 3 we have been thinking about what this involves, we have looked at how to care for ourselves and our teeth, a balanced diet and a healthy mind. We had a visitor from Tesco's who spoke to us about what is in our food, showed us some healthier drink options and discussed the Eatwell plate. We made leaflets about healthy lifestyles and really enjoyed our peaceful mindfulness, first aid role play and inter-house rounders competition.
British Values Day- We had great fun learning about parliament and creating our very own 'Monet' artwork of the Houses of Parliament. We were also able to enjoy a lovely cream tea outside. After voting for music as our favourite subject, we got to spend a whole afternoon making our own music too.
Our science investigation - do the poles attract or repel?
Year 3 Saxon Day
We had a super day out at Kent Life Heritage to Farm to finish our topic about the Anglo-Saxons. The actors helped us understand about Anglo-Saxon ways of life and how they entertained each other after a hard day's work.
It is Colour Wheel Day at school today. We have been experimenting to see which colours are in other colours. We had lots of WOW! moments when we saw the results.
Year 3 have been working on their handwriting. As a result, a few children have been granted pen licences. It is great to see such beautiful work but even better is that the rest of the children are showing super aspiration to achieve theirs soon. This writing is a cross-curricular piece of work linking English and history. The task was to imagine you are either Hengest, Horsa or King Vortigern from Anglo-Saxon times, then write your account of what happened when the Scots and Picts attacked. Super writing!
Check out our shadow monsters. We are investigating shadows and want to experiment with our shadows before we started.
Romanus Dies MMXVII - Roman Day 2017
Year 3 have been celebrating the end of their Roman topic by holding a Roman Day. With everybody making a super effort to dress up and know all about their Roman character. During the day the children played Knucklebones - a Roman game, did an archaeological dig to unearth real Roman artefacts and feasted like a Roman. What a super day!
World Book Day 2017 - What a super effort! Well done.
The fire service came to school today (23/02/17). They told us how important it is to check our smoke alarms every week and encouraged the children to plan an escape route with their family in case of emergencies.
Year 3 have been considering Creation. We have reflected on God as creator, wondering what kind of God He must be. Here are some of the children's thoughts.
"God is powerful. God is like a battery and without batteries, things won't work."
"God is mighty and brave. God likes creating things. He is the light and life of the world."
"God is the key of the world to unlock the power and the door."
"He is the God of everything because he is the one who made everything. God is the world."
We went outside for Maths today. We gave each other multistep directions using the language of directions to guide each other across the playground.
Den building in the forest was fab! We all had to work together as a team to be successful. We made some super structures.
In readiness for Forest School, we have designed a den structure and then made a model. We are looking forward to making a real den next week.
Green Class have been absolutely loving Forest School!
Today we went to our Prayer Space. When we reflected afterwards, the children spoke about enjoying having time to speak to God.
18.11.16 Scarlet Class have really enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the fire, using tools to make spy glasses and making clay models at Forest School
Scarlet Class had another fantastic day at Forest School on Friday, we created floor pictures and fairy towns. We also made animal homes and identified different trees.
Green Class loved Forest School!
Scarlet Class had a fun-filled first day at Forest School! We learnt about hazards and fire safety, met the animals at the farm and went to the Fairy Village to make bracelets and create various items for the fairies.
Year 3 have had a fantastic time learning all about the Mona Lisa and the artist Leonardo da Vinci this week.
14th October 2016
Battle of Hastings
Today is the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings. We started our day with creating a timeline of all the historical events that we could think about that happened before today. We added the death of Queen Victoria, when Elizabeth II came to the throne, the first man on the moon, World War I and II and The Great Fire of London. Then someone mentioned when The Normans invaded! That started us talking about The Battle of Hastings.
The invasion of the Normans changed so much for our country – language, law and building design. We looked at The Bayeux Tapestry to tell us the story of the battle. Then we worked in pairs to make a cartoon strip to show part of the battle.
We then considered the qualities of a ruler. We decided they needed to be
Brave – make difficult decisions
Finally, we looked at heraldry. We found out what symbols and colours meant. We then designed our own shield.
We had great fun making rainforest cookies. We found out which ingredients originate from the rainforest (Geography and Design Technology), read the recipe step-by-step (English) and used our weighing skills to measure the ingredients accurately ( Maths and Design Technology). We decided this was an application task because we CALCULATED the ingredients, we USED the tools and ingredients we were given, we PLANNED ahead by reading the recipe and we DEMONSTRATED that we know how to use weighing scales.
Rainforest Cookies recipe
This week we have been measuring things around the classroom. We then focused on weight so that we were ready for cooking.
Using activities to help us with multiples of 4, 8 and 50.
We have been investigating the different parts of a plant and their functions
We used the Beebots to investigate the angles of shapes.
We are asking lots of questions when we are learning about Moses.
We use all of these words when we talk about our learning.
In science, we are learning about plants. One of our investigations is to see how light is important for healthy growth. Here are the 2 plants before we put one in the dark.