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‘Leaders, managers and governors have made sure that the curriculum captures pupils’ interest and encourages pupils’ positive attitudes to school.’ Ofsted 2016

2019-2020

 

Welcome Parents/Carers and Children to Year 3's Class Page. 

Teacher: Miss Madriaga

TA: Caroline

 

 

Here is some important information about Year 3:

 

  • P.E is every Tuesday and Friday. Children should have white/black shorts, a white t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls for every PE sessions. 

 

  • Swimmimg will begin on Wednesday 25th September. Every Wednesday children will take part in Swimming Lessons at the Cally Pool. They will need a swimming costume (girls: no bikin's and boys: no bermudas), a towel and a swimming hat. Please ensure your child has all the necessary equipment for swimming. 

 

  • Library will be on Tuseday afternoons. This is a great oppurtunity for your child to share and read stories with others. They can borrow books and will be able to exchange them weekly once they are returned.

 

  • Homework will be handed out every Friday and is expected back every Wednesday.

 

  • Reading at home is fun and also really important. Each week children should read at least 5 out of 7 days. Please ensure that an adult has signed the reading record every time they have heard your child read aloud or discussed your independant reading with you. Reading records will be checked and noted each week. 

 

 

 

Museum of London

On Tuesday Year 3 went to the Museum of London for the day. Our topic this term is Prehistory Britain so we went to explore all the different artefacts. We had lots of fun completing the information booklets and finding the answers throughout the museum. Here are some photos of our day!

 

 

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Barnard Park

 

On Thursday Year 3 went to our local park, Barnard Park. We took part in the "Every child a nature lover" Workshop with The Garden Classroom and observed our surroundings and nature. We discussed different nature in the park and felt just how different trees can be. Here are some photos of our afternoon.

 

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Happy New Year 2019 to all parents/carers and children! 

We look forward to an engaging and interesting year ahead!

"We CAN do this!"

- Miss Madriaga and Sandra

As part of our current topic study on Ancient Egypt we took part in a workshop at Salters Hall. We learnt about the mummification process and how archaeologists excavate to find unknown treasures. 

 

We had lots of fun using bandages to wrap each other up, looking at which organs are taking out and put into canopic jars, writing our names in hieroglyphics and digging up objects that were special to the Egyptians.

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Our Goals

 

We have been learning about Strength and Challenge in PSHE. We have each set ourselves a challenge to work on throughout the year ahead which we will refer back to often to ensure we are reaching closer to our goals. 

 

Some of Year 3 goals are:

 

To be more active

Go to sleep on time

Walk to school everyday

Drink  more water

Improve handwriting

To know the times tables

To read more books

To know all the Spelling Bee words

To know how to tie shoelaces

 

We look forward to continuously putting in the effort to reach our goals.

 

Music

 

Children have been learning to play the recorder with Mr. Lumley. Here are some snapshots. A video will follow so please keep checking back. 

 

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Science: We are Fossil Hunters

 

We have created some of our own fossils. We are patiently waiting for them to fossilise then we can chisel away at them to revel beautiful fossils. 

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Whilst we are waiting we have been learning about a female scientist called Mary Anning. Her curiosity lead her to find many different sized fossils that can be found in museums around the world. We had a go at discovering fossils and tried to use the same methods as Mary Anning to make discoveries. 

 

The children were given only a few pieces of a fossil which they fitted together to create their own discoveries. Here is what some of them came up with:

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Science: Rocks and Soils

 

We have been exploring lots of different rocks and soils. We have used lots of adjectives to describe different types of rocks and soils. 

Paleontologists

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The Magic Finger.

 

Our book this half-term is The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

 

Before reading the story we explored lots of activities to help us predict what might happen in the story. 

 

The carousel of activities included: Drawing humans with animal features, using stick/twigs and junk modelling to build bird nests. We thought about what magic we would do if we had a magic wand. We also answered “I if were a duck who lived in a house I would…” The children had lots of fun imagining how strange it would be for a duck to live in a house.

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Autumn Half Term Project

 

Children were asked to create a Stone Age Model. They used their imaginations to create models of Stonehenge using Lego bricks, cardboard, wood, clay and even biscuits and icing! Look how great they look!

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Literacy

 

In Literacy this week, we have been sharing ideas for our adventure stories. 

Working in groups, we created a role play and shared our adventure story ideas performing to the rest of the class. We learnt to project our voices, use body language and position ourselves around the 'stage'. These skills helped us to have a successful performance.

   

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Science

Plants

Our new science topic is plants. We will be learning about: the functions of the different parts of a plant; how water is transported within plants; how flowering plants reproduce and exploring what plants need for life and growth.

You can research the functions of different plants parts using these websites:

http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/engagement/schools/keystage1-2/plant-detective/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/plants/parts-plant/

http://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/plant-structure.html

 

Animals including humans

We have been learning about what humans need to eat to stay healthy and how we have a skeleton: to protect our organs; help us move; and support our body.

If you would like know more about our skeleton, muscles and joints you can use these websites:

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/bodyandmedicine/theskeleton/

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/bones-and-muscles

http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=152&id=2523

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/muscles.html?WT.ac=p-ra

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/humanbody/skeletonbones.html

ICT

We are using Espresso coding at the moment. Click below to 

The user name is student 1916 and the password is Angel1

 

In ICT we have been learning how to write secure passwords. You can test your password on this website.

 

 

You can learn touch typing at the website below.

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Class Assembly

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Class Assembly on Wednesday. For those of you who missed it, here are some videos of the poems we performed. Enjoy!

Museum of London

On Monday Year 3 went to the Museum of London for the day. Our topic this term is Prehistoric Britain so we went to explore all the different artefacts. We had lots of fun completing the information booklets and finding the answers throughout the museum. After looking around the gallery we attended a workshop where we learned what it was like to live in Britain back then. After the museum we went to the park on the way home. Here are some photos of our day!

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Rocks and Fossils Workshop

Year 3 were really lucky to have Sophy come in and lead a workshop all about rocks and fossils. Sophy brought some of the museum to our classroom and we were allowed to handle different types of rocks and fossils that were thousands of years old. We had to sort the rocks into their different types, match the fossils to their names and descriptions and match the minerals to their correct descriptions and names. In the afternoon we did some drama based around how fossils are formed and then we used plasticine to create our own fossils!

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Class Assembly

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Class Assembly on Thursday. For those of you who missed it, here is a video of the song we performed. Enjoy!

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Mummification

In Art, we are currently making comic strips about the mummification process. First we produced freeze frames to show the different stages of the process.  Here are some examples of our freeze frames. Come back soon to see our completed comic strips!

 

The body has been cut open and all the organs have been removed and placed in canopic jars.

 

 

 

In these freeze frames the heart has been removed from the body. It was weighed and was heavier than the feather of Maat so it was then eaten by the God Ammut.

 

The body is being been wrapped in linen cloth ready for burial.

 

The body has finished being mummified and is being taken to be buried.

British Museum

On Tuesday Year 3 went to the British Museum for the day. Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt so we went to explore all the different artefacts. We had lots of fun completing the information booklets and finding the answers throughout the museum. After the museum we went to the park on the way home. Here are some photos of our day!

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Maths Week

Year 3 had a great time during Maths Week, taking part in lots of different activities and challenges including:

  • Brain buster challenges
  • Talk it, solve it
  • Let's Think Maths
  • Times Table Champion
  • Roundabout Morning
  • Daily Maths Challenges
  • Magical Maths Workshop
  • Maths Hat Competition
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Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, Year 3 focused on the life of Mary Seacole. We researched her using books and the internet, as well as watching videos and listening to audio clips. Using all of this research, we created posters all about her. Look below to see our creations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Poetry Day

Year 3 performed Pinda Cake by Valerie Bloom for National Poetry Day. We chose this poem because Valerie is from Jamaica and this linked well with Black History Month. We also really like the poem as it made us laugh and it is very catchy! Watch our performance below!

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UCL Workshop - Mummification

This week we were really lucky to have Sarah come into Year 3 for a workshop all about mummification. Sarah brought some of the museum to our classroom and we were allowed to handle different artefacts that have been around for thousands of years. All of the artefacts were examples of things that the Ancient Egyptians were buried with. We had to guess which artefact matched which job. Take a look at some photos of us during the workshop. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sadler's Wells Project

UPDATE! Today was our final dance session with Cheryl. At the end of the session we performed our dance in front of Nursery class, our teachers, TAs and Miss McCarney. Here are some clips for you to enjoy! 

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UPDATE! Week 3 saw us mastering our routine ready for our performance next week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE! We are progressing really well with our Ancient Egyptian dance. Here is some footage from week 2!

 

 

 

 

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Today Year 3 started a new project with Sadler's Wells. This is a dance and movement project based around our current topic - Ancient Egypt.  Over the next four weeks we will be working with Mrs Jowers and Cheryl from Sadler's Wells choreographing and learning a routine. We will then perform it during the 4th week. Here are some photos of us during the lesson today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culpeper Gardens

This morning Year 3 went on a seed hunt to Culpeper Garden. For the last couple of weeks we have been investigating the different ways that seeds disperse. Today we were identifying as many different seeds as we could and then explaining, by looking at their features, how they are dispersed.  

 

 

 

 

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