Academic Year 2021-22
13/03/20 - British Science Week
We embedded our knowledge of sound and vibrations by making our own telephones using paper cups and string! We tested them outside and even played Chinese whispers!
05/03/20 - World Book Day!
As well as wearing our pyjamas to school, we also created 'Story People' where we drew around a member of our team, planned a 5 part story and formed a freeze frame for each part!
29/01/20 - Ufton Court residential!
For 3 days, we became Tudors! We explored new lands under Sir Francis Drake, uncovered secrets of a Catholic family under Protestant rule, and ate like kings and queens at a royal banquet. A brilliant time was had by all.
16/01/20 - The digestion system!
The class spent the afternoon reenacting our digestion system with Mr Young's lunch! Using scientific equipment, the food was chewed and digested before the inevitable happened...it was so gross, we couldn't take our eyes off it!
20/12/19 - Christmas week!
Year 4 spent the week discussing and learning about the current homeless problem that the UK faces. With that in mind, we decided to create care packages for people in need which contained sweets of our own design as well as warm donations from home.
26/11/19 - Mummification!
After learning about how the Egyptians worship their dead, we had a competition to see which group could mummify a member of the class the best!
That's a wrap!
What a wonderful year we've had! There are too many happy memories to count. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents who have helped with trips, events and hearing readers - we couldn't have done any of it without you! Also, a HUGE thank you for our thoughtful gifts - we are truly speechless.
Have a wonderful, restful summer.
A 'popping' STEM workshop!
Preparing a Greek Salad
As part of our DT/Topic work, today the children prepared their very own Greek salad. Great fun was had by all! Look at how proud they are of their creations!
'How to be a great Year 3'
Today, the children shared their instructions for 'How to be a great Year 3' to the current Year 2s. We have been working very hard on these, so it was wonderful to see the children so proud of their writing and the Year 2s thoroughly enjoyed it too!
This morning, we had Sports Day! We did: dribbling, javelin, long jump, sprint, an egg and spoon race, an obstacle course and a relay. We had a fantastic time. Our favourite event was the sprint because it was a runderful sprint! Our second favourite event was relay - it was relay great!
By Kiera and Harry!
Outdoor Classroom Day
We had a wonderful afternoon outside in our school grounds, cooking bread on the campfire, printing with outdoor materials, searching for creatures and building homes for wildlife around our school. What a wonderful way to end the half term!
'Lessons learnt outdoors, whether maths, science or language, often stay with us for life. Being outdoors helps children focus, boosts creativity and imagination, and can simply be more fun. Children who have the freedom to play today — making friends, getting lost in the moment, having fun — are better prepared for whatever tomorrow throws at them.'
We had an exquisite day in our pyjamas on Monday 20th May 2019. We wore our pyjamas in order to raise money for a place called GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) which looks after poorly children. We kindly donated so we could help children in need.
By James and Samuel
What wonderful home learning I recieved this week! It was clear all the children put in their best effort and enjoyed making their posters/booklets/presentations advertising Greece as a holiday destination.
A Super Start to Swimming!
For three weeks, we have been to the lovely Harmans Water swimming pool. Our teachers are extremely kind and helpful because they have an immesnse stick to pick us up if we fall in the water! We are looking forward to next time! Look at our super photos!
By Thomas D and Jude
Greek Food Tasting!
SPORTS - Tag Rugby Tournament
On Wednesday, Year 6 and Y ear 5 boys and girls went to a tag rugby tournament. It was so fun! Amazingly, both the girls and the boys lost one game, drew one game and won 4 games! After each game, we discussed new tactics that we could use and when we used them, we all improved. During our break, the girls were lucky enough to have a training session with England rugby player Sarah Mckenna!
We had a motto what we used in every game: ‘there is no I in team!'
We Are Romans!
A couple of weeks ago we started to made awesome Roman shields. We used colourful paint, card and a pencil to draw a design on the card. We then painted different parts of the shield with colours such as red, gold, silver and blue. It was an amazing, crafty experience. On Wednesday 27 March 2019 we continued making our shields and we put tape on the back of our shields. We all took a picture of ourselves with our shields and invading classrooms. We also went into the playground and we took a picture of us with our shields on the equipment. Then the year 1s came outside and we invaded Miss Gorrod!
Today was our last netball lesson. It is sad to see netball go but we must move on! The court was spilt into three parts. There were two teams on each third of the court: bibs and PE shirts! It was amazing!
Super Home Learning!
A huge well done to one of our classmates for presenting their fabulous, fact-filled Roman PowerPoint presentation to us last week. We loved hearing all the information and seeing how much effort you put into it!
We have been learning about playscripts and we also acted out some plays.
We were told to read a facinating script which included: a cast list; the speakers' name on the left; writting stage directions in brackets so the speaker doesn't say what they're suppost to act out; definitly use the present tense & use a great narrator to briefly set the scene for the audience. Here are some photos we would like you to 100% see!!!
By Sajan and Lia
World Book Day!
The children all looked wonderful and had such fun in their costumes. We shared lots of books from home, created our own illustrations for our favourite book, looked at an extract from 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King-Smith and worked with our Year 1 buddies on a scavenger hunt in the library. Also, our counsellors did an amazing job of entertaining Year 2 with a story that they enjoy reading. What a lovely day!
SPORTS - SMASH Badminton
On Friday afternoon, some Year 3’s and 4’s went to a Badminton competition. There were different stations to play on, and all of them were hard but really fun. We had a favourite where we had to pass a shuttlecock to the person opposite you and then throw the shuttlecock to the next person. We tried really hard to play well, but other schools beat us. We came 5th and we’re very proud of ourselves.
By Sofia, Year 4
Year 3 had a sensational time at Ufton Court on Tuesday. We had lots of fun learning about the Romans because that is our new topic. We learnt how to make clothes using sheep's wool and how to make fire with flint and steel. Also, we pretended to be fierce Roman solders and sang a Roman song!
By Sophie and Ruby
Happy Half Term!
Have a wonderful break Year 3! Just a reminder that the first day back after half term break is our Roman trip to Ufton Court. School uniform is required, however children may wear trainers if they're more comfortable for them. Don't forget a packed lunch in a carrier bag!
See you on the 26th!
We had some Visitors!
We felt very lucky this morning as we learnt some words and phrases in Chinese! The children had such a wonderful time learning to greet each other, say where they're from, how to say please and thank you and some Chinese numbers. Thank you to our visitors!
SPORTS - Netball Club
We've all really enjoyed this year so far in Netball Club. We've been trying hard, playing games and practising shooting. We have all realised the areas that we enjoy playing in. I like playing in Goal Attack so you can go in more space and Centre so I can help my team get the ball to the opposition's end. Here is a picture of Miss Currie's group.
We had a lot of fun in our last hockey session of the half term. The best part was when we had a bigger space and more time to play matches. We worked on finding a space and we learnt that when someone's taking a 'hit on,' you have to be three metres away from them. We hope you enjoy our pictures! We are very excited to learn a new sport next half term. We will be playing netball!
Our Quote of the Month
This saying has been displayed on our class display board for the past few weeks and we have been thinking about what it means to us. Here are some of the things we said:
"Once you begin, practise, put it hard work and you can do anything!"
"Everyone starts as a beginner."
"You must start to finish."
"Even really successful people started out as beginners."
"Don't worry if you don't get things right the first time."
"Start with the things I know."
Snow Much Fun!
We made sure we made the most of what was left of the snow this morning at break!
Today we learnt all about smelting. This is the special process for making Bronze in the Bronze Age! We learnt all about how, through accidents or intentional experimentation, people discovered that adding tin to copper made a harder metal called Bronze! We read about how to make it from stones and then acted out how to make it in groups. We all had to guess which stage of the process each group were acting out and we had lots of fun in our icy grounds.
The children had a wonderful time creating their own Stonehenge art - and how wonderful they turned out! They practised tearing techniques and used watercolours to fade the colours of the sunrise and sunset. Well done Year 3!
The First of the Year's Snow!
We had a lovely time this morning playing in the snow, making snowmen and singing songs about snow.
Below are some links to help the children practise their times tables and some information about how to support your child with multiplication and division facts. It is expected that children can recall their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 multiplication and division facts by the end of Year 3. In Year 3, we will be focussing on revising 2, 5, and 10 times table taught in Year 2, and learning the 3, 4, and 8 times tables. We have enjoyed listening and singing to these songs!
Below are images to show our current written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In year 3, the written calculation focus is on adding and subtracting numbers with up to 3 digits and multiplying and dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. Just click on an image to enlarge it. There is also a link below to a page of the school website which has videos of students explaining some methods as they do them. There are currently no videos of Year 3's calculation methods for multiplication and division... yet! But, I hope you find these images we have in the class useful. Happy calculating!
Welcome to Our Class Page!
I am very excited to start our brand new class page! You will soon see useful information regarding Year 3, plus exciting celebrations of some of the things we've been up to. Some of the posts will be written by the students themselves, too! Watch this space!