Learning all about Farming!

Over the last few weeks, we have been very lucky to have the opportunity to connect to a farmer who has a farm in Orkney. We located Orkney on a map and found it is an island just north of Scotland. We communicated with a lovely farmer, called Simon, who kept us updated about life on the farm…

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Becoming Hunter-Gatherers

Today in Year 3, we traveled back in time to The Stone Age (Mesolithic Period) and imagined we were Hunter-Gatherers. We looked at the threats and assets which existed for the Hunter-Gatherers. We then went on a hunt of the school grounds, to see what assets we could find that would help us to…

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Nutella Sandwiches!

Over the next few weeks in English we are looking at writing instructions. Our first lesson was an experience day. The class had to direct Mrs Radcliffe on how to make a Nutella sandwich, thinking carefully about our time conjunctions, adverbs, and imperative verbs. The best part of the lesson was…

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Measure!

Today in maths we started looking at measure. We looked at things that we could measure, such as height, weight, time, capacity, and temperature, and then discussed units of measure, such as centimeters, meters, litres and degrees. Then we went around the class and found things that we could…

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Celebrating Jesus' Resurrection

As part of this week's RE lesson, we made our own stained glass windows to celebrate Jesus' Resurrection. We made them bright and colourful, so when the sun shines through it will remind us that Jesus is our light.

 

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Understanding Instructions

To begin our new non-fiction writing unit on instructions, today we looked at a detailed set of instructions and discussed which part of the success criteria they would be linked to: the hook, steps, tips/warnings and a list of what you will need. We then cut up, mixed up and attempted to re-order…

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Solving word problems in groups

We worked in small groups to read, understand and solve addition and subtraction word problems. We have been working hard this half term to solidify our knowledge of number and how to apply written methods to problem solving. 

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The Festival of Holi

Year 3 celebrated the Hindu Festival of Holi this term, which is also known as the "Festival of Love", the "Festival of Colours", and the "Festival of Spring". They read the ancient story that celebrates the eternal and divine love of Radha and Krishna and created an art piece linked to…

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Easter art and design project

Behind the scenes of the hard work and creativity of Year 3 working on their Easter project of recreating the Last Supper. 

The children made salt dough to create the plates of food, used clay to make the disciples and Jesus and built the table out of wood and materials. They had so much fun…

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Investigating magnets

In Year 3 this half term, we have been busy investigating magnets. The children have conducted an experiment using a variety of magnets (bar, horseshoe, ball and lodestone) to discover which magnet has the strongest magnetic force. They then went on to explore whether magnetism was able to pass…

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Pandora's box

Throughout this half term, we have been reading different Greek myths and discussion the moral message of the stories. We decided to create our own versions of Pandora's box and filled it with everything that came out of the box: hate, sickness, anger, jealousy and death. We made sure we also…

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Den building

In Science, we have been studying light and shadows. Last week, we thought about which materials would make the best den and discussed transparent, translucent and opaque materials that we could use. One group cleverly decided to use our class tables, turned on their sides, as they realised that…

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