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YEAR 3

Fractions, English and Mindfulness

This week we have been learning more about fractions, including adding and taking away fractions with the same denominator. In English, we have been reading The Finger Eater by Dick King-Smith, and have been using subordinate conjunctions in our writing. We have also enjoyed doing some mindfulness on the field to help us to feel calm and ready for our learning

Electronic Circuits

This week we have been busy creating electronic circuits. We learnt that you needed to have a complete circuit with no gaps so that the electric current could pass through and let the bulb light up.

We also got a chance to meet the chicks that were hatched at school!

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A very busy week!

This week year 3 have been busy! We have started learning about fractions and have been refreshing our understanding of them using the Cuisenaire rods. We have also been reciting and performing poetry and ended the week writing our own version of the sound collector. In order to create our poem on Friday, we did a class soundscape of a rainforest! In one of our photos, you can see how some of us recreated the sound of walking through crunchy leaves by scrunching up scrap paper! In art, we were finishing off our beautiful mosaics that are inspired by the Romans.

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Merry Christmas from class 3!

We have been busy learning this lovely song called Sussex Carol. We hope you enjoy our song. Mrs Dupplaw apologises for the wobbly camera

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Christmas at St John the Baptist Church

On Wednesday, we visited our church, St John the Baptist. We each made an angel and wrote a thankfulness prayer on it. We then hung them up on the trees in the church yard. We then lit candles to represent the light that Christians believe represents the light that Jesus brought into the world.

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Decoration Day!

This week we enjoyed taking part in Decoration Day. We wore our Christmas jumpers and decorated our door. We all drew a picture or painted our house, then drew a picture of ourselves. Next, we all created our own star and jazzed it up with some glitter. We then stuck our pictures against a backdrop of the sky we had prepared to create a beautiful Christmas night time scene. We also created sparkly snowflakes and started to make Christmas tree cards.

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Artefacts

This week the children became archaeologists and were looking at a range of Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age artefacts. We learnt what they were, what materials they were made of and what the objects could tell us about the people who used them.

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Virtual School Games

This week we have enjoyed taking part in a virual sports competition. We played Boccia, football and had a go at Speed Stacking! We have also been skipping (some of the class were able to skip more times in two minutes than Mrs Dupplaw!).

In Maths, we have started to explore new concepts using the Cuisinnaire rods to help us.

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Stone Age Day

Year 3 and 4 went back in time to the Stone Age this week. In the morning, they tried all sorts of things such as making Stone Age fruit stew, building dwellings in the wood, hunting wild animals (cardboard of course!) and making Stone Age style jewellery. Then in the afternoon, they all sat round the fire and listened to a very old story about a magic tree and tried their fruity stew.

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We are performers!

In English, we read some of our favourite poems to each other. We talked about the importance of using a clear voice, facing our audience, not covering our face with our book and speaking loudly enough so that the woolly mammoths at the back of the class could hear us. Some of us even did actions to go with our poems, such as making wave shapes with our arms.

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Our Busy Week

In maths, we enjoyed exploring commutative law through Sudoku style puzzles . Here we are holding up some of our work!

 

We have been building some fantastic Stone Age dwellings, here they are on display in our classroom.

 

We have been on the lookout for the signs of autumn too, look at what we found!

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Christianity and sin

We have been learning about how many Christians believe that God forgives their sins. We shared stories of things that we have done wrong ourselves and then wrote about them on little plastic mini people. Just as many Christians believe that God forgives their sins, we washed away the sins from our little people!

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We are poets!

We have been busy writing acrostic poems about Harvest. Here are some examples of our wonderful work and some photos of the children sharing their work with the class.

 We have also written some instructions for how to make a woolly mammoth out of a plastic milk bottle, here are Nate and Oakley’s instructions.

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We are Archaeology

In year 3 we have been very busy learning all about the Stone Age. We have made woolly mammoths out of milk bottles and have been finding out about how prehistoric people lived. We have also started to investigate rocks; learning all about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. We made pasta sedimentary ‘rocks’, chocolate sauce lava and chocolate metamorphic rock!

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New activities

On Monday, we enjoyed learning a new sport called Boccia and also had a go at archery, it was great fun! 

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