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To top off our wonderful week we spent the day learning about the Beaker people who came to Ancient Britain around 2500BC. We designed and made our own Beaker style pots. Of course we decorated them as the Beakers would have done with authentic tools - twigs, shells and stones!

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Lego We Do - We have had yet another exciting day in Year 3! Today our class spent the whole day working on coding challenges in the ICT suite with Mr Hammond, using Lego We Do. First the children had to follow the instructions on how to build each model and they learned how to assemble the motorised parts. Next they used their coding skills to instruct the model to do an action. The pupils demonstrated great teamwork skills.

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During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work. Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels. We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours. Look out for some of these finished pieces around school.

During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 1
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 2
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 3
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 4
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 5
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 6
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 7
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 8
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 9
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 10
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 11
During our Art workshop this week we used the templates we made last week to complete our art work.  Fiona showed us how to use chalk pastels.  We loved using cotton wool to blend the colours.  Look out for some of these finished pieces around school. 12

The children were challenged to build a model of Stonehenge, in groups, using various building materials today Have a look at some of the amazing results.

A certain person in our class has now got a piece of work displayed in the Writers' Corner section of our website.  You may want to have a look!  From time to time, the Year 3 teachers will select pieces of writing that we are very proud of and will post them here.  Keep a look out.

Yesterday a new Walk To School initiative was launched. Children wore their favourite shoes or trainers to school to mark the occasion. Each morning the children will log their means of transport to school on the class Travel Tracker. If your child walks to school at least 3 times a week, they will receive a special badge at the end of the month. Children who come by car, park and then walk for at least 5 minutes will also qualify.

Yesterday a new Walk To School initiative was launched.  Children wore their favourite shoes or trainers to school to mark the occasion.  Each morning the children will log their means of transport to school on the class Travel Tracker.  If your child walks to school at least 3 times a week, they will receive a special badge at the end of the month.  Children who come by car, park and then walk for at least 5 minutes will also qualify. 1
Yesterday a new Walk To School initiative was launched.  Children wore their favourite shoes or trainers to school to mark the occasion.  Each morning the children will log their means of transport to school on the class Travel Tracker.  If your child walks to school at least 3 times a week, they will receive a special badge at the end of the month.  Children who come by car, park and then walk for at least 5 minutes will also qualify. 2

This half term, in our Art workshops, we are focussing on our Stone Age topic. We began by examining the shapes of the stones and then sketching them. Next week we will use our sketches to create templates for using in a Stonehenge themed piece.

Poetry Recitals - I have been blown away by the children's display of confidence and memory. Thank you for all your hard work.

Poetry Recitals - I have been blown away by the children's display of confidence and memory.  Thank you for all your hard work.  1 Apples Apples.
Poetry Recitals - I have been blown away by the children's display of confidence and memory.  Thank you for all your hard work.  2 The Owl and the Pussy Cat.

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Our Science Ambassadors introducing the key skills we use during Science lessons to our class. We work on Identifying, Classifying and Grouping; Pattern Seeking; Research using Secondary Sources; Comparative and Fair Testing and Observing over Time.

Our Science Ambassadors introducing the key skills we use during Science lessons to our class.  We work on Identifying, Classifying and Grouping; Pattern Seeking; Research using Secondary Sources; Comparative and Fair Testing and Observing over Time. 1
The staff in Year 3 would like to say a huge thank you for all your beautiful cards and gifts and we'd like to to wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy new year.

Christmas concert at St. Paul's church.

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Choir at St.Paul's.

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Choir at St.Paul's.

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Toy morning in Year 3 - it was so lovely seeing all the children sharing their toys and playing so well together.

Mohammed introduced his friends to hoverball.

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Christmas Crafts - We have spent the last couple of days in a whirlwind of Christmas activity. We've been making colourful calendars, decorative wreaths, sparkling Christmas cards, 3D paper snowmen models, sock snowmen and we've baked cookies and turned them into melting snowmen. Phew!

Christmas Jumper Day - don't we look fabulous!

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Today we had a visit from a theatre company who treated us to a Pantomime - Aladdin. We loved it!

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Today we had a visit from a theatre company who treated us to a Pantomime - Aladdin.  We loved it! 3
Today we had a visit from a theatre company who treated us to a Pantomime - Aladdin.  We loved it! 4
Today we had a visit from a theatre company who treated us to a Pantomime - Aladdin.  We loved it! 5
Today we had a visit from a theatre company who treated us to a Pantomime - Aladdin.  We loved it! 6
Today we had a visit from a theatre company who treated us to a Pantomime - Aladdin.  We loved it! 7
Today we had a visit from a theatre company who treated us to a Pantomime - Aladdin.  We loved it! 8
Today we had a visit from a theatre company who treated us to a Pantomime - Aladdin.  We loved it! 9
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Today we had a visit from a theatre company who treated us to a Pantomime - Aladdin.  We loved it! 14
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Head Teacher's Award - Well done George for sharing the amazing Stone Age axe that you made at home after carrying out your research homework. Your enthusiasm is amazing!

Head Teacher's Award - Well done George for sharing the amazing Stone Age axe that you made at home after carrying out your research homework.  Your enthusiasm is amazing! 1

Year 3 Christmas party.

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Year 3 Christmas party.

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Year 3 Christmas party.

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Ancient Britain archaeology and cave painting afternoon.

Climbing Depot - What a superb morning we have had! I was completely blown away by what the children achieved and how much their confidence increased over the 3 hours.

Science - Scrapyard Challenge.

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We learned about the invisible magnetic field by holding magnets under iron filings; we discovered that magnets have north and south poles and we used magnets to sort magnetic and non-magnetic items

That 'Wow' moment!

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In Science we have been investigating friction as part of our Magnets and Forces topic. Please ask the children all about it - what they used; how we carried out a fair test; how we recorded our results and what we learned.

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This afternoon we held a class pyjama party to celebrate the fact we have already filled up our class token container! Children changed into their pyjamas, dressing gowns, onesies and slippers before watching Toy Story 4 and eating popcorn. Some children made dens from which they watched the film. What great fun we had!

What would a runaway alien pack in their suitcase? We had plenty of ideas!

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This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m. I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured!

This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 1
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 2
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 3
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 4
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 5
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 6
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 7
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 8
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 9
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 10
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 11
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 12
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 13
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 14
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 15
This week we have been learning how to measure length using mm, cm and m.  I don't think there's anything in my classroom that hasn't been measured! 16

Last week we used our sketches of Lowry's figures to create watercolour paintings. Fiona showed us how to use watercolour paints and brush strokes correctly.

This morning we learned how to sketch and paint LS Lowry style figures. These will soon be displayed in school for everyone to admire.

We had a special assembly to learn all about road safety and the challenges HGV drivers have when driving. Later in the day we had the opportunity to sit in the driver's seat of an HGV cab to witness first hand how little can be seen. The whole of our class stood directly in front of the cab while Mrs Affleck sat in the driver's seat. She could not see any of the 29 children! We also now understand how long it takes large vehicles to stop. It was such an interesting day and we learned some very valuable lessons.

Manchester Topic.

 

We are coming towards the end of our Manchester topic now but have learned about the geographical location, the Industrial Revolution, transport through history, Manchester music and L.S.Lowry.  The children have created their own Manchester books, which you will be able to view at parents' evening later this month.  

Mr Halsall has worked with the children to write some beautiful Manchester poems using similes. Please visit the Writer's Corner page of this website to see two examples of their fabulous work.  

Mrs Curzon, our music teacher has taught the children the song "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs." 

Finally, Fiona, a visiting art specialist, has helped the children design and make some Manchester Bee mosaics, some 3D bee sculptures and this week they have been sketching figures from L.S.Lowry's artwork.

In Gymnastics we have been learning different balances and spins. Then we put them together to make sequences.

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In Gymnastics we have been learning different balances and spins. Then we  put them together to make  sequences. 2
In Gymnastics we have been learning different balances and spins. Then we  put them together to make  sequences. 3
In Gymnastics we have been learning different balances and spins. Then we  put them together to make  sequences. 4

In RE this week we were retelling the story of Moses.

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Art.

 

This year we are lucky to have an Art Specialist, Fiona, working with us each week to help us with Art projects based on the topics we are studying.  This half term we learned about the symbol of the Manchester Bee and have created beautiful mosaic bees and 3D sculptures, which are to be displayed around our school.  We have had such fun and the results are amazing.  We cannot wait to find out what we will be creating next!

Science.

 

Our topic in Science this half term is Animals Including Humans.  So far we have used what we already know to draw a skeleton.  We have since learned the common bone names and some scientific names.  This week we learned about muscles and joints.  Over the next few weeks we will be studying nutrition and growth.

English.

 

This half term we are studying the book Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura.  We have used evidence from the story to build character descriptions and had great fun 'hot seating' as the author.  We made predictions about the main character's likes and dislikes, based on the text.  We have also examined the similarities and differences between the two settings in the story - a forest setting and a cave setting.

Over the next week or so we will be learning about synonyms, similes, expanded noun phrases, using inverted commas for direct speech and proof reading work. 

The Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

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