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What lies beneath our feet?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:03am

Year 3 have started a new topic, ‘What Lies Beneath Our Feet’, as part of our connected curriculum. We will be learning about The Stone Age and finding out how different rocks are formed. For our launch, we discovered different artefacts used by archaeologists to find out about the past and we also performed a cave man dance and made cave paintings.

Year 3 have a special visitor!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:03am

Year 3 were lucky enough to have a very special visitor last week. We found out what it is like to go to a primary school in Africa. We asked lots of questions and we learned that although there are plenty of things that are the same, there are lots of things which are different. We were surprised to find out that students sit on the floor to do their learning!

We visited a Hindu Temple!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:01am

Shape Sort!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:01am

We really enjoyed sorting shapes today into Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams. We used properties of shapes to help us to classify them, including parallelograms and  perpendicular lines. Why not practise at home?

Would you like to live in India?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:00am

Year 3 have started learning all about India and thinking about what it might be like to live there. For our launch, we smelled some Indian spices, tried on saris and had a go at Bollywood dancing!


Ancient Egyptian Experience

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:58am

For our experience we had an ancient Egyptian exhibition. We invited our grown-ups and some of the year 4 children to look at our work. We displayed our canopic jars and we explained everything we have learned about mummification. They were very impressed with how much we know!

Prime Number Practise

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:58am

Following on from today’s lesson, use this game to help you practise recognising prime numbers

Remember to scroll through to find the prime number option.

Plus, bring 3 examples to prove that this trick works. Remember, you can use short division to divide by 12.

The Prime Number Trick

Using prime numbers, you can amaze your friends with a prime prediction…

  • Ask your friends to pick any prime number bigger than 5, but they must not tell you what it is.
  • Square it. (In other words multiply the prime number by itself.)
  • Add 17
  • Divide by 12

Without knowing which prime number your friends picked, you can still tell them: There will be a remainder of 6

Ancient Egypt Launch

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:58am

Year 3 have been learning about the ancient Egyptians and thinking about what it was like to live in ancient Egypt. For our launch, we became archaeologists in order to explore a tomb. We then became embalmers and found out how to mummify a body!

Welcome back Year 3!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:57am

We are all looking forward to the exciting year ahead in 3AR. It will be full of fantastic learning opportunities and experiences. Have a look at our main page to find out all the things you can do at home to help practise important skills.

Getting the measure of things!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:56am

In maths, we have being learning about measure and how to read different scales in order to measure the length and weight of different objects.

In English, we have been reading about a boy called Thomas Tull who starts to shrink. We created a character who might come and help him grow again.

We used adjectives and 2a sentences to describe the character’s appearance: The witch had long, silver hair.  The colour of her hat was sky blue. Her eyes were red like burning lava.

We used 3 part sentences to describe their behaviour: The wizard pounded on the door, flung it open and barged into the room.

We also thought about what our characters might say: The wizard shouted, “Silence! I am Wizard White-beard of the South and I have heard of your problem.”

How did that Blossom become an apple?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:56am

This half term we have been learning about plants and thinking about why they are so important to humans. We learned that they are an essential part of our diet as nearly every food chain starts with a plant. Plants helped us to make a healthy sandwich!

We met a Roman Soldier!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:55am

Year 3 have been learning about the Romans and thinking about why the Roman army was so powerful. For our launch, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from a Roman soldier! He told us all about what it was like to live in Roman times. He even led us into battle and taught us different battle formations!


World Book Day 2018

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:53am

We had such a good day for World Book Day, we shared our favourite books and characters with other children in school.

In our class we had a quiz to test our book knowledge. It was so much fun competing against each other. Each group did extremely well and got more than 10 answers correct. The winning team was the princesses and the hero! well done!


Science Week

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:51am

In Year 2 we used our scientific enquiry skills to predict what would happen when we used food coloring in milk to make dancing fireworks. We investigated the impact of the amount of washing up liquid to really get things moving.

The children wrote a hypothesis and then wrote and drew the outcome of their investigation.

Team GB Visit

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:49am

Today we have been really lucky as we met Naomi Otbega, who is a triple jumper for team GB. First we went to a special assembly where she told us all about competing in different countries. Some of us even got to hold her European Bronze medal!

Naomi told us that in order for her to be so successful she has to train extremely hard, but its just as important to believe in yourself and never give up.

Later we went outside where Naomi taught us the long jump technique. We practiced hop,step and jump. We competed in two teams (Rabbits vs Kangaroos) and the winners were…IT WAS A DRAW!

Naomi really inspired us to dream big and now lots of us want to be in team GB too!

Our Diaries

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:48am

Today we completed our independent writing. Miss Dooley was so pleased with how hard we have tried. We had to write diary entries pretending that we were a child caught up in The Great Fire of London.

Here are some pictures of our fantastic writing!

Miss Dooley is very proud.


Diary Writing

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:46am

On Monday, we started our new English topic. We read a diary that belonged to somebody who was writing on Sunday 2nd September 1666. We know that this is the day that The Great Fire of London started. We used this diary to help us perform some drama. We acted in role as children during the Great Fire. We pretended to be asleep and listened to noises of fire. We coughed because we decided there would be lots of smoke.  We then discussed how we would have felt.

“I felt worried because the fire might come to my street” Lourdes.

“I felt upset because I didn’t want to leave my warm, safe bed.” Logan

“I felt curious, I wanted to know how the fire started”. Emma

“I felt nervous because the fire could burn down my house”. Beatriz

We used this drama to begin to write diaries of our own using our experiences.

Look out for our next blog where we will share our finished Great Fire of London diaries.

Doubling and halving

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:45am

This week in our maths lessons we have been learning about doubles and halves. We have continued our work from Year 1, but now we are in Year 2, we can use our mental strategies. This means we can recall our double and halves facts fluently.

To help improve our fluency we have been playing and online game.

Our best score so far is 23…..can anyone beat this by practicing at home?

Here is the link to play the game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Good luck!!!!!

The Great Fire of London – Launch day

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:33am

Today we started our new topic. Our topic is called ‘Could The Great Fire of London happen in Clayton’. To get us excited about the topic we pretended to be Thomas Farriner the baker from Pudding Lane. We made bread and it took a long time! To make the bread we used; flour, yeast, sugar, salt water and butter. We had to leave our dough to prove and rise. We all made a bread roll each to take home.

We have made Great Fire of London pictures using strips of tissue paper and we are going to use these for our front covers.

We learned some important facts about The Great Fire of London:

Yinka – “The fire started on a Sunday”

Alexander – “The Great Fire of London happened 351 years ago in 1666”

Asa –  “The people of London used leather buckets filled with water from the river Thames to try and put the fire out.”

Ruby – “Their is a famous statue to remember the people who died”.

Vian – “Samuel Pepys wrote a diary about The Great Fire of London”.

We played a quiz to test our knowledge. We have only been learning about The Great Fire of London for one day but we still did really well!

Practise your missing angles skills…

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:32am

Following on from today’s lesson, use the Maths Frame game that was on the board to practise  will more at home.

Remember that you will need to log in with the school username and password and choose ” Angles in a triangle”.


Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:31am

Today we checked our potatoes. They smelt disgusting (Alfie).They were all mouldy (Hadia). The potato that had been outside was the worst! (Declan). It had mould and juice was all in the bottom of the bag! The potato that had only been touched with clean hands had hardly any mould. Completing this experiment has helped us to learn it is important to keep our hands clean. We looked at our predictions, most people had guessed correctly! Nobody had said that the clean potato would have the most mould.



Poetry Week

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:31am

We have been reading lots of poetry this week and even writing some of our own! We have looked for poetic features such as similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration and onomatopoeia! Have a go at the quiz to try and identify some examples of each. Good luck!

“Time” to practise…

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:30am

This week we are practising all aspects of telling and calculating with time.

What is analogue time? What is digital time? How do you read, say and use each type of time?

Use this Maths Frame game to practise all aspects of time. Remember to log in using our school password – check with your teacher if you have forgotten.

Click on the picture below:

Spreading Germs!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:30am

Today we conducted an experiment to see how quickly and easily germs are spread around our classroom. We each wet our hand and got a friend to pour glitter onto it. we shook hands with our friends and gave high fives. Soon there was glitter everywhere! we tried to wipe the glitter off with a paper towel but it didn’t work very well. We had to wash our hands with soap and water to get all the glitter away.

We found out that this exactly how germs are spread even though we cant see them as easily as the glitter. Every time we touch something we are spreading germs. We found out that most of these germs are harmless but some of them can make us sick.

We decided that is important to wash our hands, before we eat, after playing outside and also when we have coughed and sneezed.


Stockport Air Raid shelter

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:29am

On our visit to the Stockport Air Raid shelter and museum we went back in time…we arrived as confused evacuee children waiting to be billeted and sent to new host families…but the ARP and the Nurse showed us all the ropes and with plenty of singing and asking questions we were ready!

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