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Egyptian  Introduction Day

What a busy and exciting start to the Spring Term! To begin our Egyptian topic we spent the day completing activities, challenges and puzzles related to daily life in Ancient Egypt. In maths we used our problem solving skills to make pyramids and tried to spot patterns and predict how many cubes there would be in each pyramid, depending on the number of layers. We learned that Egyptians wrote on hieroglyphs and had a go at writing our own names. For fun we used our teamwork skills to make the best mummy using toilet roll! In the afternoon we were archaeologists, digging up Ancient Egyptian artefacts and making deductions abut what they might be. We examined a timeline and discovered that Ancient Egyptian society began a VERY long time ago. We also used our art and observation skills to make collars in the style of those worn by wealthy Ancient Egyptians.

 

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Pneumatic Models

Have a look at the fantastic rainforest models we have made in Design & Technology. Each model uses a pneumatic system to make part of it move. We showed super team work skills as we collaborated to design, make and decorate our animals.

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Year Three’s Brilliant Biscuit Sale!

 

What a busy day we have had raising funds for the WWF! We used our maths skills to measure and weigh ingredients, great team work was needed to collaborate as a group; we took turns to mix, rub, stir and roll the biscuit dough. Our decorating skills showed wonderful creativity too. After school we sold our biscuits, using a our maths skills again to calculate totals and give change.

All of our hard work paid off as we raised over £170 for the World Wildlife Fund

 

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Brandon Marsh Trip

 

We had an fantastic trip to Brandon Marsh Nature Centre.  We had lots of fun pond dipping, bird watching, mini beast hunting and finding out about food chains.  We spotted lots of different types of birds, found many mini beasts and caught lots of pond creatures.  We used identification sheets and keys to identify the creatures.  We also learnt about primary and secondary producers and consumers.

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Harvest Assembly Backing Tracks

Have a listen to the backing tracks for our assembly and learn the words by Monday 9th October.

Harvest rock and roll (performance track).mp3

Welcome to the Year Three page!

What a busy and exciting start we have had to the year. All the children are thrilled with our new trim trail. Thank you FOBS for all hard work and fundraising.

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Rainforest Hunt

On Monday 11th  we used the Forest School as a starting point for our rainforest topic. We searched high and low, for pictures of animals and fact cards. When we found them all, we gathered together to decide if the animals were rainforest animals, or creatures which would be found in temperate forests. We discussed the fact cards and asked some excellent, thoughtful questions of our own. Rainforests are amazing places and we can’t wait to find out more about them!

 

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Talk For Writing ‘Hook’

 

When we came into our classroom on Tuesday 12th September, something mysterious was waiting for us; an egg! But who did it belong to? Attached to the egg was a message from the owner, it had left us clues around the school to follow. We had to read each riddle carefully and think about the location it described. We followed the clues and found a dragon! The Dragon is now watching over our classrooms. We are reading a dragon non-chronological report as a model for our own report writing.

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Topic Tracker

Here is a brief overview of curriculum content for this half term.

 

Week

Maths

English

Science

Topic

1

Place Value – hundreds, tens & ones

Non-chronological reports - reading

 

 

Habitats

 

 

Rainforests

2

Place Value – hundreds, tens & ones

Non-chronological reports – reading & planning

3

Place Value – hundreds, tens & ones

Non-chronological reports - writing

4

Addition – adding mentally

Non-chronological reports – editing & publishing

5

Addition – standard written method

Poetry

 

6

Subtraction – subtracting mentally

7

Subtraction – standard written method

 

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