Sheerness West Federation

Year Three Swans

Week Beginning 18/06/18

This week in Year Three we are learning all about time in Maths and how to read and convert different types of clock. In Literacy we have had lots of fun watching Miss Jull on YouTube making an African fruit salad and are now writing our own instructions for our friends to follow to make our fruit salads!

We have also enjoyed taking part in Mosaic making for the school and are looking forward to seeing our creations outside on the playground once they are finished.

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Leeds Castle!

Year Three have had a fantastic time visiting Leeds Castle!

We had lots of fun exploring the maze and discovering lots of exciting things in the grotto. While walking around the castle we also learnt more about the Tudors and about Henry VIII and his wife, Queen Katherine, visiting Leeds Castle in 1520 with 5000 people on their way to the Field of the Cloth of Gold.

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Hook Day- Terrible Tudors!

This week Year 3 from West Minster visited us for our hook day, all about the Terrible Tudors!

We learnt lots about the Tudors by doing fun activities including: making our own Tudor Roses, learning a Tudor dance, making our own chronological timelines and even recreating the Battle of Bosworth!

We have also started reading Macbeth which is our book for this term and been learning about Macbeth, Banquo and the three Weird Witches. Next week our Big Write will be to write a diary entry, look out for it next week!

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Term 5 News and Homework

We have had lots of fun over this last term learning all about Sheppey and writing stories and poems. Below are the Term 5 Newsletter and Homework Grids to download if needed.

We hope you have a lovely relaxing Easter Break and look forward to seeing you all in April to start our new topic – Tudors!

Home Sharing Activities for Term 5

Term 5 newsletter

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Poetry

This week we have been learning about poetry and writing our own poems. We have looked at the poem “The Sea” by James Reeves and learnt what similes and metaphors are and have been comparing the sea to different animals using personification. For their Big Write this week, the children have written their own Sea Poems comparing the sea to either a lion, monkey or peacock. Read below to see a couple of examples of the fantastic work they have done!

“The Sea is a mighty Lion,
Powerful and confident,
She is a royal and majestic predator,
With her sharp claws scratching the sand.

When the sun goes down,
Calmly she lays down her paws on the sandy beach.
As peaceful as a shining bright moon,
She softly snore, snore, and snore.
She goes to sleep.”

Iumirs Sterpu, Hummingbird

“The sea is a fast monkey.
He likes to play and jump all day.
He wraps his soft arms around you.
While crashing in to the beach
Crash!

After a crazy day he lays and gazes at the sun down,
He whines he is not tired but he closes his eyes.
He lays down and goes to sleep.
Shhhhhhhhhh!
A soft rumble is all that can be heard.”

Isabella Kelly, Swan

“The sea is an impressive peacock.
Beautiful and elegant.
His waves gently swirl blue and green.
He can peck and peck every shore.

When the sunlight starts to fade away,
He calmly goes to sleep.
The moon shines on his energetic feathers.
He sleeps, shhhhhhhhhh!”

Riley Freeman, Swan

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Week Commencing 26/02/2018

This week in Year Three we are looking at poems in Literacy and writing to entertain, we have started by reading the poem “The Sea” by James Reeves. Next we are going to be writing our own poems that will entertain our readers. In maths we are working on a written method for division.

Look out for some of our Fantastic Poems and other Wonderful Work Next Week!

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Sicily and Sheppey Hook Day!

This term our topic is all about Secret Islands and learning all about the Isle of Sheppey and Sicily. To get us all excited we had an afternoon at Rose Street about Sicily where we learnt about Mount Etna and made Sicilian puppets.
The next day we had an afternoon at West Minster all about Sheppey where we learnt about the Wright and Short brothers and designed and tested our own aeroplanes!

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Tesco Bags of Help – School Reading Books

We are very excited to have been shortlisted for the following scheme to raise funds for the federation’s libraries, during the month of March.  Vote for us to win the top prize in store! 

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during March- April, on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

The stores where you can vote are:

3179     Sheerness       ME12 1RH        
5003    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 1BQ        
6835    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 4SG        

We look forward to being able to share the progress with you.  Happy voting!

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Canopic Jars and Internet Safety

We made Canopic Jars using paper mache and clay.

We made kindness armbands for Safer Internet day.

Here is our Homework Grid for Term 4!

Term 4

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Magnetism

This week our budding scientists in Year 3 have been looking at magnetic and non-magnetic materials . We sorted different materials and learnt that magnetism is a force that works at a distance.

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Ancient Egypt Day

We had a fantastic time at West Minster last week, learning all about Ancient Egypt. We found out about the Pyramids, mummification, hieroglyphics and what the Egyptians wore. We all had lots of fun making jewellery, writing our names in hieroglyphics and wrapping each other up as mummies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Wish

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year

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Great term 2

Lots of art and DT this term

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Bedtime Reading With Santa

A huge thanks to all the parents and carers that attended our bedtime reading session yesterday evening. It was lovely to see all of you sharing stories and enjoying Santa’s story at the end.

  

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and are able to share many more stories with one another! 🙂 

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Term 2 Newsletter

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homework grid term 2

Please find attached the homework activities for Term 2.homework grid term 2

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The Year 3 Cave

Some of the children from Hummingbird and Swan Classes showing items that they have made during our topic on the Stone Age.

Some of the children from Hummingbird and Swan Classes showing items that they have made during our topic on the Stone Age.

During our topic on the Stone Age in the U.K., the children have pretended to be cavemen and painted animals they would have hunted; constructed Stone Age tepees using natural materials we found on our field and made replicas of the Bronze Age Boat that archaeologists found in Dover.  It has been lovely to watch the children’s knowledge and understanding of this time period grow over the past seven weeks and we have been very impressed with the progress that they have made. Here are some pictures of the “cave” that we made showing some of the items that the pupils made in class.  We wish everyone a well-earned rest over the half-term holiday.

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Christmas Cards

This year we are participating in a Christmas Card art project.  All the children in the school have had the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards that you may purchase to be able to send the ultimate personalised Season Greeting.

The cards were handed out by class teachers last Friday and the deadline for ordering is Monday October 16th.  The cards will then go off for printing and be back in time for sending to all for Christmas.

The school will receive £1 for every pack of cards ordered.  The money will go towards buying some playground toys and equipment.  We hope to raise lots!! Here are some of examples of some of the amazing artwork that was created from Nursery to Year 6.

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Stone age dwellings

This week we worked towards making stone age homes, using twigs and leaves.  We then described these using persuasive language, as if we were selling them.  Firstly, we had to practise using conjunctions!

 

In RE we also made Torahs (the Jewish Holy Scroll) this week.

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Year Three Archaeologists at Rose Street

On Thursday Rose Street Year 3 got together with Year 3 West Minster to take part in an Archaeology Day as part of their topic on Stone Age Britain. First of all we looked at the contents of handbags to find clues about the owners.  This is how archaeologists work in real life putting together pictures of the past with the clues left behind.  We tried to work out if the owners were rich or poor, male or female, old or young, healthy or unwell. Then we looked at actual artefacts from Canterbury Archaeologist Trust, and tried to work out what they were made from and what they were used for.  We were handling items that were over 2000 years old. After that we studied rubbish to see what would rot if we buried it and what would still be there in 100 years’ time.   Then we examined “poo” from the past and looked for clues to see if they were Roman, Viking or Tudor poos.  Finally we made a time line to show how long the Stone Age period lasted for and we were amazed at how long our line had to be.

On Thursday Rose Street Year 3 got together with Year 3 West Minster to take part in an Archaeology Day as part of their topic on Stone Age Britain.
First of all we looked at the contents of handbags to find clues about the owners. This is how archaeologists work in real life putting together pictures of the past with the clues left behind. We tried to work out if the owners were rich or poor, male or female, old or young, healthy or unwell.
Then we looked at actual artefacts from Canterbury Archaeologist Trust, and tried to work out what they were made from and what they were used for. We were handling items that were over 2000 years old.
After that we studied rubbish to see what would rot if we buried it and what would still be there in 100 years’ time. Then we examined “poo” from the past and looked for clues to see if they were Roman, Viking or Tudor poos. Finally we made a time line to show how long the Stone Age period lasted for and we were amazed at how long our line had to be.

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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N Austin

Emailrosestreet.office@swfed.co.uk

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address
Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Sheerness
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm