Year Three Swans
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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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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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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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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!
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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!
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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.
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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! 🙂
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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.
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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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