Year Three Swans
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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
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.
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
Week Commencing 26/02/2018//php the_excerpt(); ?>
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!
Sicily and Sheppey Hook Day!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
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!
Tesco Bags of Help – School Reading Books//php the_excerpt(); ?>
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.
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!
Canopic Jars and Internet Safety//php the_excerpt(); ?>
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!
Magnetism//php the_excerpt(); ?>
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.
Ancient Egypt Day//php the_excerpt(); ?>
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!
Christmas Wish//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year
Great term 2//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Lots of art and DT this term
Bedtime Reading With Santa//php the_excerpt(); ?>
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! 🙂
Term 2 Newsletter//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Term 2 newsletterTerm 2 newsletter
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Please find attached the homework activities for Term 2.homework grid term 2
The Year 3 Cave//php the_excerpt(); ?>
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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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.
Stone age dwellings//php the_excerpt(); ?>
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.
Year Three Archaeologists at Rose Street//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Roald Dahl Day//php the_excerpt(); ?>
On Wednesday 13th September schools across the nation will be celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday. To join in with the celebrations we will be hosting a dress up day for the children. This can be as one of their favourite characters or by simply wearing something yellow, (socks, t-shirt etc.), as this was the famous author’s favourite colour.
We are asking for a small donation of £1, or whatever you can afford, to donate to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Week beginning 26-6-17//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week Swan class are newspaper reporters, asking all the questions they need to write a great newspaper report about animals escaping from the zoo. How would you feel if a lion sat next to you on the subway….? Ask the children!
Maths is all about 2-step problem solving and knowing which operations to use to find the correct answer.
Linked to our ‘Madagascar’ topic the children are creating some beautiful water colour pictures of an African sunset with silhouettes of animals and trees. In science we are learning to be safe in the sun. We all need sunlight but we also need to know how to protect ourselves, especially at this time of year. Don’t forget the sun screen and the sunglasses!
Week beginning 19-6-17//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Week 3 and a new English task based on ‘Madagascar’. This time children will be finding out what makes an exciting newspaper article. Our report will be about the animals’ escape from the zoo.
In maths Swan Class are finding fractions of amounts, for example 1/4 of 36. Can you find 1/3 of 35? Explain your answer….yes or no?
Our topic sessions are very practical because it is time to use the zoo plans from last week and make some 3D zoos. Don’t forget the gift shop!
If the sun shines we can continue investigating shadows and what happens to them during the day.
PE is on Monday and Friday – children will need outdoor footwear please.
Should animals be kept in zoos?//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Read these amazing extracts from some of our reports, what do you think?
“Many people believe that animals should be kept in zoos but some people think they should be free. I will be discussing the good and bad points.” Annie Bryenton
“There is no doubt that if the animals are in the wild they won’t have anyone to look after them and they might become extinct. Many people believe animals are more safe in a zoo because they will have people to look after them.” Shyla Ryder
“Some people think that animals should be in the wild so they get more space and know how to hunt. Many people believe that they shouldn’t be in the zoo because they will get bored. If animals are in the zoo they won’t get experience of the wild.” Albert Howlett
“This discussion has shown that animals should live in the wild but also they are safer in the zoo. What is your opinion?” Lilian Claringbold
We voted and the result was 14 children thought animals should live in zoos, 13 children thought animals should live in the wild and 1 could not decide.