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Friday round-up 23rd Feb 2024

This week we started our new topics in both science and geography. In science we will be studying plants and in geography we are looking at vocanoes and earthquakes.

 

Here's what the children had to say about their learning this week;

 

Emma: in geography, I learned that there are 4 layers that make up Earth - crust, mantle, outer core and inner core. The mantle is the largest layer of the Earth, it is 1,800 miles thick!

 

Esmae: In English we have all been learning about Iron Man. He went out at night and fell off a cliff.

 

Albert: We have been learning about plants and labelling them. The roots are important because they suck up all the water and minerals from the soil.

 

Lawrence: In maths we learned about fractions. If the numerator is one and the denominator is two, that is half.

 

Isinmiayo: In computing I learned how to use Paint.net. I know how to use the in fill button and drew the England flag.

 

Fayee: I am learning to play Fur Elise by Beethoven on the glockenspiel. I learned the next part this week.

Congratulations to Emma and Godwin who both achieved their bronze in year 3/4 spellings.

Welcome back to the second half of our spring term. We have lots of new learning happening this term, including a class trip to Hall Place, growing our own fruit and learning to play hockey.

Thank you to all the parents that joined us today. We hope you enjoyed our activities and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Stay and Learn - Internet Safety Day

This week we were lucky enough to pay a visit to the library. The children chose some great books to bring back to school.

 

Rosie - I know that there are 100 centimetres in a metre and 1000 grams in a kilo gram.

 

Kelsie - Stone Age people lived near rivers so they could drink water and water their crops.

 

Godwin - We learned about the features of instructions. There is a title, list of ingredients, sub-headings and steps to follow.

 

Esmae - In Scratch we were learning how to make our sprite move.

 

Samuel - We learned to balance with a partner. My partner was Godwin.

 

Isinmiayo - When we went to the library I chose the book Saka. It is about an Arsenal player.

Writer of the Week

Scientist of the Week

Congratulations to the following children for achieving 100% in their spellings:

 

Albert

Daniel

Emma

Esmae

Fayee

Han

Lewis

Meadow

Oliver

Zinach

Blue House Winners!!

Our visit to the library with a stop off at the park!

Capacity and volume

Learning to put someone in the recovery position.

Balancing with a partner.

Friday round-up 26th January 2024

 

Another busy week completed. The children have been measuring, comparing and ordering length and height. We found out that Osinachi is the tallest person in the class and Esmae is the shortest. We also wrote our own poems in the style of Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat.

 

TJ - I have learned to do the column method when adding and taking away.

 

Maria - I now know that there is 100 centimetres in 1 metre.

 

Lawrence - there are different layers of soil - top soil, parent soil and bedrock

 

Timi - I wrote a poem about the cat and the elephant. (in the style of The Owl and the Pussycat)

 

Pixie's poem:

The cat and the crocodile went to Spain

in a beautiful hot-red plane,

they took some cheddars and plenty of ketchup

wrapped up in some silver foil,

the cat looked down to the grass below

and meowed to a small violin,

O lovely croc, O croc my love,

what a beautiful croc you are,

you are,

you are,

what a beautiful croc you are.

Achievement of the week.

Scientist of the Week

Achievement of the Week

Measuring, comparing and ordering our heights

Friday round-up 19.01.2024

 

This week we have been studying and writing in the style of The Owl and The Pussycat by Edward Lear. Here's what the children had to say;

 

Esmae - I liked the bit where it said "wrapped up in a five-pound note" I changed it to wrapped up in a one-pound note.

 

Albert - I changed the owl and the pussycat to the bat and the crocodile. We had to think about it having the same number of syllables.

 

Rosie - I learned how to add with the column method. We start with the ones column.

 

Janessa - We did article 22, it's about refugees to have to flee to another country because there might be war or earthquakes.

 

This week we smashed our record for the number of children who achieved 100% in their spellings. Congratulations to the following children:

Austine

Damilare

Daniel

Esmae

Fayee

Godwin

Han

Isinmiayo

Janessa

Kelsie

Lawrence

Lewis

Maria

Meadow

Pixie

Rosie

Timi

TJ

Zinach

 

I would also like to say well done to the children who scored 80 or 90%.

 

 

 

Risk, danger or hazard? The children have been categorising different situations. This lead to some very good team work and in depth conversations.

Friday round-up 12.01.2024

 What a great start to the year! It took a while for the children to get back into learning mode but when they did, they were all raring to go! Here's what they had to say about their learning;

 

Timi : I learned a dictionary goes in alphabet order.

 

Oliver: I learned that we use coal on bbqs and fires. Coal is a rock.

 

Daniel: Diamonds are the strongest rocks!

 

Kelsie: Chalk is a soft rock because we can draw with it.

Finding number bonds to 20.

Dictionary skills

Congratulations to the following children;

 

Albie, Pixie, Samuel Timi and TJ for passing their KS1 bronze spellings.

Kelsie, Janessa and Godwin for passing their KS1 gold spellings.

Daniel for passing his 3/4 gold spellings.

 

Well done to you all and keep up the good work!

 

Goodbye term 2, hello term 3. How quickly time flies!

We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas break and are ready to tackle the spring term!

Our topics for this term are:

Science - continuing rocks and soils

History - the Neolithic Era

Music - listening to and describing pieces of music including reggae, Beethoven and Puccini.

Friday round-up 15.12.2023

It has been an eventful week this week, the children have really enjoyed themselves.

 

Albert - We made our own poem about the twelve days of Christmas.

 

Rosie - I got 6 of my spellings right.

 

Daniel - symmetry is when you divide something in two and the halves must be the same.

 

Austine - I liked singing in front if the parents.

 

Emma - I enjoyed wearing black and white clothes so that we could raise money for the Ellenor Hospice, (remembering Miss Richardson)

 

Godwin - I liked the CRIBS performance because it tells us the story of how Christ was born.

Congratulations to the following children:

 

KS1 silver passes

Esmae

Fayee

Isinmiayo

Janessa

Kelsi

Lewis

Eva

 

KS1 gold passes

Emma

 

3/4 silver passes

Daniel

FRIDAY ROUND - UP  08.12.2023

 

This week has been a busy week! We have been learning some new songs for our Christmas sing - a - long and continuing with our learning. Here's what the children had to say;

 

TJ: I learnt how to cross the road. Stop, look, listen and think.

 

Lewis: In Maths we learned about the properties of shapes. I will give you an example: A triangle has 3 vertices, 3 sides and a line of symmetry.

 

Osinachi: cien is spanish for 100.

 

Han: In science we learned about amber and resin fossilisation. Amber and resin attracts insects because of the sweet smell and the animal gets stuck because it is very sticky.

 

Fayee: I learned that amber comes from a tree. I also know that amber is resin.

 

Daniel: I know that the property of a square is that it has 4 sides, four vertices and every side is equal in length.

Congratulations to the following children for achieving 100% in their spellings:

Albie

Austine

Damilare

Emma

Janessa

Kelsie

Lawrence

Oliver

Samuel

Road Safety Posters

Friday Round-up 1st December  (It is officially the Christmas month!!!!)

 

This week we have been learning about fossilisation and Tanka poems, among other things. Here's what the children had to say about their learning;

 

Austine - I learned that there are 31 syllables in a Tanka poem.

 

Eva - I learned that in the four times tables, you just add four more each time.

 

Isinmiayo - Did you know fossils are about 10,000 years old?

 

Zinach - I liked Tanka poems because you count the syllables by talking like a robot.

 

Pixie - Villages are much smaller than cities.

 

Janessa - I learned about Tanka poems. A Tanka poem has 31 syllables. Line 1 has 5, line 2 has 7, line 3 has 5, line 4 has 7 and line 5 has 7. Also Tanka poems tell us a story.

 

Godwin - In maths we learned about column multiplication like 12 x 2. First I do 2 x 2 which will give me 4. Then I do 1 x 2 which gives me 2. the answer is 24.

 

Timi - The villages are very small, they have one shop. In the city they have big buildings and in a town they might have 20 shops.

 

Problem solver of the week.

Year 3 Class photo

Just a gentle reminder that ALL children should be completing their homework, on a weekly basis. Please ensure that your child is doing so.

The importance of completing homework.

 

Homework serves to help our students practice and consolidate the knowledge learnt in the classroom. Homework also serves to foster independence and develop skills and attitudes our students need to be successful individuals.

A copy of this years spellings.

Below are links to support your learning of the times tables.

Friday Round-up 24th November

 

This week we have been testing and some of the children have made some good progress. We have also been making our own Christmas baubles for our Christmas hoops. 

 

 

Congratulations to the following children for achieving 100% within their spellings:

 

Damilare

Daniel

Emma

Fayee

Godwin

Janessa

Kelsie

Rosie

Our Problem Solver of the Week

Our Achiever of the Week

In PE this week, we have been looking at dance,. We then started to work together as a team to create our own piece.

Another successful Stay and Learn. Thank you to all the parents who joined us.

Friday Round-up 17th November 2023

 

This week we have been investigating and grouping different rock types by their appearance. We also worked on our 3 and 4 times tables, which some of us are very good at! We have planned our own story on the journey of a pebble - continuing on from last week.

 

Lola - was very good at counting in 2's, 3's and 4's

 

Zinach - I done really well in my spellings this week.

 

Albert - igneous rock is formed when a volcano erupts and the lava is cooled down by the rain, snow and ice.

 

Fayee - I learned that there are three different types of rocks - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.

 

Daniel - I got 10 out of 10 in my spellings

Rock Clarification

Problem Solver of the Week

Green Class of the Week

Friday Round-up 10th November 2023

 

We have had another busy week in Year 3. We have started reading the book called ' A Pebble in My Pocket', to support our Science topic of rocks and stones. We took another visit to the library and we are learning about dance and movement in P.E.

Here's what the children had to say;

 

Damilare; I enjoyed going to the library. We got to see some cool books.

 

Fayee: I enjoyed P.E. because I love dancing! We listened to the music and moved to the beat.

 

Han: In English we read Pebble in My Pocket and then we retold the story.

 

 

Congratulations to the following children for achieving 100% in their weekly spellings:

 

Albie

Daniel

Han

Janessa

Kelsie

Lawrence

Maria

Pixie

Zinach

Scientist of the week goes to ......

Well done parents and carers, our class had the highest attendance this week!!

Matching and naming cities in the UK

Our Visit to The Library

Friday round-up 3rd Nov 2023

 

It is the start of a new term, so we have lots of new topics to learn about.

This term our topics will be covering Geography and Science.

We would like to welcome Esmae and Eva who have joined our class this week.

 

Esmae - in column addition we always start with the ones column.

 

Eva - The class is fun.

 

Zinach - I am proud that I passed my silver and gold in spellings.

 

Meadow - We listened to the book 'A Pebble in My Pocket'

Congratulations to the following children:

 

Master of Spellings:

KS1 bronze Esmae, Eva, Maria and Oliver

KS1 silver Emma and Zinach

KS1 gold Damilare and Zinach

3/4 bronze Austine, Damilare and Daniel

 

Progress Cup winner!!!

Friday Round-up 13th October 2023

 

This week we have been learning the inverse of an operation, writing poetry, attracting and repelling, creating a Powerpoint and recreating cave paintings.

 

Austine - I've learnt how to use the inverse of subtraction and addition in Maths. Inverse means the opposite operation.

 

Emma - I've enjoyed learning how to backwash our Stone Age paintings.

 

Rosie - I know how to write my numbers to twenty. T-e-n is 10.

Congratulations to the following children for achieving 100% in their weekly spellings:

 

Angel

Daniel

Isinmiayo

Janessa

Maria

Meadow

Lola

 

Go Yellow for World Mental Health Day

Friday Round-up 6.10.23

 We started the week with a visit to the library. The children really enjoyed the reading corner and very quickly settled down to read a book. Here's what some of them had to say;

 

Rosie - We made tally charts and you do four lines down and then a line across. That makes 5.

 

Han - I know that it is called the Stone Age because they used stone to make tools and they even made jewellery.

 

Damilare - a tally chart makes it faster and easier to count.

 

Angel - I liked that we got to bring books back to school, to read.

Congratulations to the children and parents of Year 3 - you had the highest attendance of the week!  Well done, keep up the good work!

 

 

Congratulations on 100% achievement in spellings to:

Angel

Austine

Isinmiayo

Janessa

Kelsie

Lawrence

Lewis

 

 

Congratulations to Godwin on passing his Master of Spellings silver!!!

 

Congratulations to Zinach for passing his MOT silver

 

Writer of The Week

Backwashing our canvas ready for our cave paintings.

Friday Round-up 29.09.2023

 

This week we have been writing for different purposes, all about the book titled 'The Stone Age Boy'. We have also been looking at interpreting and presenting data.

 

Lewis - This week I've learned to write a diary entry. It's when you write about what you did on that day.

 

Han - We have been learning about the Stone Age boy. In the Stone Age people lived in caves. We live in houses.

 

Pixie - In the Stone Age they didn't have knives and forks, they ate with their hands.

 

Kelsie - we learned about how to use a bar chart to answer questions.

Congratulations to the following children for getting 100% in their weekly spellings:

Albie

Janessa

Lawrence

Zinach

Lewis

Friday Round-up 22nd September 2023

 

This week we have been working on: time, The Stone Age, sorting materials into magnetic and non-magnetic, story writing and much more. Here is what the children had to say about their learning.

 

Daniel - I know that a story needs a beginning, middle and end.

 

Osinachi - I now know that if it is 10 o'clock, the big hand is at the 12 and the small hand is at the 10.

 

Lewis - The Stone Age has 3 eras - Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic

 

Lawrence - We learned about clocks. It is half past 2 if the long hand is on the six and the short hand is in the middle of 2 and 3.

Congratulations to:

 

Austine and Daniel for achieving their KS1 gold MOS

Fayee, Meadow and Damilare for achieving their KS1 bronze MOS

 

Angel, Daniel, Godwin, Isinmayo, Janessa and Meadow for achieving 100% in their weekly spellings.

 

Keep up the good work!!

 

 

Questioning each other on their knowledge of AD, BC, BCE, CE and decade.

Friday Round-up

This week we had lots of fun experimenting with magnets, creating story maps and learning how to greet people in Spanish.

 

Albie - I know that the value of 4 in 347 is 40.

 

Godwin - In the computer suite, we learned how to transition slides.

 

Fayee - I learned that the Stone Age lasted for a very long time. There was the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras. We put them on a timeline and the Paleolithic lasted the longest.

 

Pixie - We learned how to create a story map. You can use pictures, you don't need words.

 

 

Friday round-up 8th September 2023

 

The children have very quickly settled back into school life. We have had a busy week and here is what the children had to say about it:

 

Damilare - We learned about gravity. Gravity pulls things down.

 

Meadow - We made a story map of fairytales.

 

Unknown - I learned that push, pull, gravity and friction are forces.

 

 

Congratulations to:

Emma, Lawrence, Zinach and Godwin for achieving their KS1 bronze in MOS

 

Daniel and Austine for achieving their KS1 silver in MOS

Achiever of the Week

Welcome toTerm 1 2023

 

Welcome back to your new class. Your teachers are Mrs Kiddell, Miss Lynn, Mrs Sharrard and Ms Haran, we are looking forward to working with you all, over the coming year.

 

We have a very busy term ahead with lots of fun topics and learning to do, including Master of Tables and Master of Spellings.

 

The expectations are that your child completes their homework every week. This will be set on Mathletics, Reading Eggs and Google classroom for spellings. They also need to learn their times tables!

 

We believe in encouraging independence, which means that your child will now take responsibility of their home reading. They will now choose their own reading books (within their reading band) and change them as and when they have read them. No more reading record books to complete!

 

P.E will take place on Monday afternoons so, a gentle reminder about having a full kit and no earrings.

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak to any one of us.

 

The year three team.

Congratulations to:

 

Janessa for achieving her bronze MOT

Daniel for achieving his Gold MOT

 

Angel, Austine, Damilare, Daniel, Fayee, Greatness, Han, Isinmiayo, Janessa, Kelsie and Lewis for achieving their KS1 bronze MOS

Congratulations to Green House.

Ordering Numbers

Self Portraits

Glockenspiels

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