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YEAR 3

We love puffins!

This week we have been busy learning our lines and the songs for our nativity with year 2. We have also had a very special guest from a charity called the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), Euan Dunn. He taught the children all about puffins and albatrosses and about their habitats and life cycles. We learnt many interesting facts and then had an art lesson where Euan taught us how to draw these birds. The children really enjoyed this fantastic afternoon and we would like to thank Euan again for coming in and sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm about these special seabirds.

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The Rain Forest

This week has been anti bullying week, and the children have been thinking about what makes a kind person and what makes an unkind person. We have also seen some beautiful homework from them, researching a particular species of plant or animal in the Amazon Rainforest. All of the children put so much care and effort into their work. Well done!

We have been continuing to learn about the Amazon rainforest and about palm oil’s impact on the world’s rainforests. We are currently planning our letters to Cadburys to try to persuade them to stop using palm oil in their products in order to save the rainforests. We have been thinking about the features of letters and of persuasive writing. The children are looking forward to posting their letters in the post box down the lane soon! In maths, the children have been rounding and measuring. In PE, we are starting our new sport, handball. Finally, we are now starting to rehearse for our joint nativity with year 2.

Our week

This week, we went outside to look at the mushrooms and other fungi growing around our school. We also found lots of sweet chestnuts- another sign of autumn!  The children have been learning about diary writing in English and in maths, they have been learning about estimating numbers on a number line and using reasoning to explain their answers.

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Solar Panel and Worry Dolls

This week, year 3 have been very busy creating things. We have made a class ‘solar panel’, covered in little panels each made by a child that depicts a different thing we can do to protect the environment, such as turning off lights, using wind turbines and recycling plastic. We have also made our very own worry dolls as part of our South American topic.

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We Are Dancers

In dance, the children have been working hard to create their own motifs to the theme of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Each group have chosen a selection of 4-6 dance motifs (with travelling in between) to create and perform together.

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The painters and the sound collectors

Thank you to year 3 for a wonderful week! The children finished their rainforest leaves by adding water colour paints. They started by practising with the paints, experimenting with the amount of paint added to the water. After they had finished their paintings, the children then shared and evaluated their work with each other. In English, having collected sounds from around the school, the children created their own versions of the poem ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough. Super work everyone!

Dienes

In year 3 this week, we have been deepening our understanding of place value. To help us with this, we have been creating monsters out of thousands, hundreds, tens and one dienes. The children created some fabulous monsters and were working hard thinking about how many dienes they would need to build them. Well done everyone!

 

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Welcome Back

Welcome back to all my wonderful class and their parents/guardians, and welcome to our lovely new pupils in Year 3. This week has flown by so fast and I have absolutely loved getting to know you all. We have been busy starting our new rainforests topic and getting back into the flow of school life. Some of the highlights of the week include the children performing a new poem about a river that thought no one could stop it.  Practising mindfulness after lunch every day and producing some fabulous continuous line drawings of rainforest leaves (please see the photo). All of the children should be so proud of all their hard work so far and for having great growth mindsets. 

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