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Our Trip

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:08am

We have been on a wonderful trip to St Cross’ Church, we learnt lots about the religion and we explored the church. We now know about baptism, communion and Christian festivals.

Healthy Eating

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:07am

We have been learning abut different food groups and healthy eating. We have collected our own information in groups about different kinds of food and made posters to show what we have learned, isn’t this one great!


Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:07am

Every Thursday we do loads of wonderful singing and playing instruments with the musical Miss Kent! We have been learning how to play the ukulele this year and we are ukulele superstars. Here we are performing ‘Drip Drop’ which had singing, rapping and different parts!

Roman Art

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:06am

We have had a wonderful morning drawing Roman sculptures with Mrs McAffer, the artist. We have used different mediums and learnt about light and dark. We love art!

Making Stone Age Houses

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:06am

Here is Ellie-Jaye showing off one of her Stone Age shelters she made. We made lots of different shelters to explore how living conditions changed over time

Maths doughnuts!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:06am

We have been trying to solve a very tricky challenge, how can we split a doughnut in to 8 pieces with only 3 cuts of a knife? We worked it out, can you?


Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:05am

We love to debate in our class, here we are pretending to be Celts. We ar debating whether or not we would join Boudicca to fight the Romans.

Roman Soldier

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:04am

We had an extra special visitor come to see us! As Roman soldier, we acted out our own battle scene whichever as fantastic! Not only did we learn a lot from the soldier but hew as also very impressed with our historical knowledge!

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.

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