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WELCOME TO THE SUMMER TERM!!!

We cannot believe the Summer Term is here already but we have already launched into our brand new topic, The Flintstones.

 

We have discovered that early man and dinosaur never met, that the Stone Age is up to 3, 000,000 years old and that stones and bones were used during the Stone Age times.

 

Today we properly launched out topic in the Forest School and met Ug and Um, our very own Bridgetown cave people!!!!

 

Pictures to follow.......... 

This week we have learned all about the ancient art of mummification.  We were fascinated to hear about the removal of the organs and the brain!  YUK!  We already knew that the heart remained in the body but were fascinated by the many steps involved to preserve the skin, including oils, resins and even perfumes!

 

We have also read the amazing book, The Tomb of the Boy King, which has helped us to understand the long and tiresome journey of discovery that Howard Carter undertook in his search for the tomb of Tutankhamun.  In the next weeks we will begin to write our very own diary, imagining ourselves as intrepid archaeologists in search of a famous tomb.

 

Some new websites to discover more about mummification and Tutankhamun. 

 

http://www.ngkids.co.uk/history/how-to-make-a-mummy

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/tutankhamun_gallery.shtml

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/news/index.htm

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/mummy_maker/index_embed.shtml

 

 

Spring Term brings our new topic - Tomb Raiders.  We will be finding out all about the wonders of Ancient Egypt.  Already we have travelled back in time (Doctor Who style), started to learn about the importance of Gods and discovered how important creation myths were to the Egyptian people.

 

There are so many amazing weblinks to discover more about Ancient Egypt, below are just a few.

 

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Egypt.html

 

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/

 

http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt.php

Perhaps you would like to have a go at writing your name in Hieroglyphs.  Click on the link below to do this online.

 

http://discoveringegypt.com/egyptian-hieroglyphic-writing/hieroglyphic-typewriter/

 

 

Maths this week focuses on time.  Our targets include knowing and using roman numerals, reading clocks to the nearest minute, estimating durations, using different units of time, AM and PM and also digital time.

 

Our homework is problem solving with time but if you fancy some more challenges, take a look at some of the following links. 

 

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/timetables/index.htm

http://resources.oswego.org/games/stoptheclock/sthec4.html

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/telling_time_gr4/

http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/118/adding_time_word_problems#

 

 

We are well underway with our brand new topic, BRIGHT SPARKS.  Already we have looked a little at safety of electricity, built some simple circuits and discussed what we already know about electricity and how it has an effect on our lives.

 

This week we will start to explore what conductors are, safety outside the home and the all important questions.....what is electricity and how is it made.  Hopefully we will learn some new vocabulary such as pylons, transducers, magnets, current, voltage, electromagnetic, generator, sub station to mention just a few.

 

In English our focus is to start writing prose or poetry for our up and coming church visit.  Last week we created some fantastic electricity shape poems.

 

Bright Sparks is just a short unit of work but ends with a flash!!!  Just wait until you see the Christmas cards and all will be revealed.

 

Here are some bright, sparky and electrifyingly good websites for you to learn some more about electricity!

 

http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/

 

http://www.cleo.net.uk/consultants_resources/science/circuitWorld/circuitworld.html

 

http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/guide.html

 

http://powerup.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powerup/en/over-11/electric-journey/take-the-electric-journey/

 

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PARENTS - Don't forget to join us on Friday 23rd October at 9:15 for the Year Three Harvest Assembly.

We have already started learning our songs (words are attached below) and are planning to start rehearsals next week.

 

 

 

 

Say a great big thank you

 

Autumn days when the grass is jewelled
And the silk inside a chestnut shell.

Jetplanes meeting in the air to be refuelled.
All these things I love so well


So I mustn't forget
No, I mustn't forget.
To say a great big Thank You
I mustn't forget


Clouds that look like familiar faces
And the winters moon with frosted rings.
Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces
And the song the milkman sings

 

chorus

Whipped-up spray that is rainbow-scattered
And a swallow curving in the sky
Shoes so comfy though they're worn out and they're battered
And the taste of apple pie.

chorus

Scent of gardens when the rain's been falling
And a minnow darting down a stream
Picked-up engine that's been stuttering and stalling
And a win for my home team.


chorus

 

Year Three Homework Wednesday 7th October 2015

 

This week is a maths focus for homework and we have been developing our knowledge of 2D shapes.  We have learned how to describe the properties of shape using new vocabulary such as regular and irregular, right angles, parallel and perpendicular lines.

 

In addition to your homework, try some of these weblinks to have some more fun!

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-shape-and-weight.html#quad

 

http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/geometry/6-8/activities/quad_quest/quad_quest.html

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/shapes/play/popup.shtml

 

http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/83/sort_shapes_venn#

Year Three homework Wednesday 23rd September 2015

This week the children have started their new mental maths homework.  WE have chosen to allow them the chance to settle into a routine with this additional homework and have also asked the children to back their books to further support our BRILLIANT BASICS focus in school.

 

Next week's homework will be a reading comprehension!

Maths Homework Wed 16th September 2015

Focus - Place Value

This week we have been revising the value of each digit in a number, including the importance of zero as a place holder.  We have also compared the value of number, for example 30 ones is the same as 3 tens.

 

Take a look at some of these weblinks if you want to practice place value some more.  Don't forget to have another go at the VERY tricky millionaire game......can you beat it and win £1, 000, 000 this time?

 

http://www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/place-value-millionaire.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/thenumbersystem

 

WELCOME BACK!

WELCOME BACK! 1

We cannot wait to get started on our first topic, learning about rainforests, specifically the Amazon Rainforest in South America.  Our main focus are to learn where in the world rainforests can be found, the climate, the challenges that rainforests and their inhabitants face and to learn about the huge variety of plants and animals which can be found in these amazing places.  We will use this learning to create our very own non chronological report including impersonal language, pictures, captions and great facts too.

 

In Science we will investigate habitats, not just the distant rainforests but those which are a little closer to home too.  Towards the end of the half term we will enhance the children's learning by visiting Brandon Marsh, allowing the children to get up close to a variety of habitats for themselves.

 

Also this half term, Year Three will prepare and present a Harvest celebration to the school and parents/carers will be invited to come along too, we hope you can make it. 

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