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Welcome to 3NC's class webpage! Here you can keep up to date with our learning journey and find out what we have been doing and what we will be doing in the future. Please keep checking to see what amazing work we have been doing! 
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Term 2

LoE: What is the place in between?
This term, we shall be immersing ourselves into a Power of Reading text called "Leon and the Place in Between." We shall be following the magical journey of Leon and writing and creating our very own place in between. As well as this we will be role playing, hot seating and freeze framing many characters and scences from the book. We will be learning how to use noun phrases, commas in a list and inverted commas - that's the fancy word for speech marks! 
Computing and E-Safety: Book Creator and Online Community 
Wow! What a fun day we had! We began the day learning about what the internet is and we were shocked to find out that the internet is not the page we see on our screen but lots and lots of wires that make the webpage work. We thought about the people who were the closest to us, like our mums, dads, grandparents etc and then we thought about the people who weren't as close to us and maybe we only spoke to through the phone, Skype or online. After this, we began to create our very own e-book. We read the rest of Leon and the Place Between, which we love, and began to story map it into 8 sections. Using our maps, we retold the story using Book Creator. We used different fonts, colours, pictures and sounds to create our own books! 
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Book 1

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Book 2

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Book 3

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Art Day - Painting 

We had a fantastic day learning all about how to make a variety of colours using them to paint with. It was amazing how many colours we could make by just using the 3 primary colours. We started with the primary colours: red, yellow and blue and tried to make as many different colours as we could using them. We discovered that black and white are not colours but shades and we learned how they could make existing colours lighter or darker. Once we had the knowledge, we applied this into our own art piece that was inspired by a man named Wassily Kadinsky. 

WOW Day: Magic Mike 

What a magical day we had! We were incredibly lucky to have a magician come into school and teach us how to be just as magical as him! In the morning, we watched Magic Mike perform a magic show. We were able to part in the magic show which was fantastic. Later in the day we were taught how to perform some of the tricks and were given time to practice with our friends! In the afternoon , we learnt how to make hats out of just 2 balloons - this was the part we loved the most!  

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Term 1 Newsletter
LoE: What are mummies and how are they made?
Hello and welcome to the juniors! This term, Year 3 will be learning about the Mighty Egyptians! During this enquiry, we shall be looking at where Egypt is in the world, how to read an atlas and plot on cities, creating Egyptian art and learning about the mummification process and even having a go at our own mummifying! We shall be incorporating this topic into our writing by creating our own instructions for mummifying people. 

60's Day: The school's 50th birthday!

What an amazing day we had! We came in with some fantastic costumes and created some wonderful tie dye clothing! The 60's was full of bright colours! We got to watch The Jungle Book, then we watched Neil Armstrong land on the moon. In the afternoon we played 60's playground games and we played Twister!

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Challenge: To write a set of instructions on how to mummify 

We have loved learning about mummifying so much! We put all of our enquiry learning and our writing learning of adverbs and compound sentences together to write super instructions to help you mummify your Pharaoh! The Egyptians had strong beliefs about the Afterlife. Did you know their heart was weighed against a feather? If the heart was heavier than the feather they were sent to the Underworld! 

 

 

"I really enjoyed drawing the Gods and the weighing of the heart ceremony because I liked how the Gods all looked different." - Olimpia

 

"The timeline of Egypt was interesting because we learnt about what happened years ago!" - Sam

Computing: Google Classroom

We became a google classroom and put our safe password knowledge to the test! We created new passwords for our Google accounts and even learned how to create a capital letter on the keyboard! Once we were logged in and ready to go, we found our classroom and began completing tasks that has been left for us. We used the Internet to research the steps on how to mummify a body and boxed them up - it was fun!

Map skills: Where in the world is Egypt? 

We have been learning all about what an atlas is and how it can help us if we wanted to find something or if we were lost. We applied these new skills into our own enquiry and began plotting key places onto our own map of Egyot. Can you believe it would take us 5 hours on an aeroplane to get there!? We also found out that it is on the continent of Africa. 

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WOW Day: Ancient Egypt

Wow, what a day we have had immersing ourselves into the era of Ancient Egypt. We came into school dressed up as pharaohs, mummies and queens and we looked FABULOUS. To begin with, all of Year 3 went into the hall to take part in a inter-house competition. We had to listen to statements and decided if they were true or false. The winning house was Cossham who won 5 house points each! Did you know that the Egyptians invented toothpaste?! We couldn't believe it either! After this, we watched Disney's 'The Prince of Egypt' and finally we practiced our sketching skills ready for our artwork later in the week. We learnt how we can sketch in three different ways: hatching, cross-hatching and stippling and we learnt how we  can have different shades and tones by holding and pressing down differently with our pencil. 

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Online Safety: Powerful Passwords

We have been learning about how to keep safe online and, in particular, how to create super strong and safe passwords. We learnt how important they are to keep them safe and a secret and how we should make them as difficult as possible to guess. We had a go at practicing creating a really strong password using different characters, numbers and capital letters. Take a look below, but don't panic, these aren't our real passwords! 

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Wonderful Writers: 'The Day the Crayons Quit' 

Once again, Miss Coates was incredibly proud of us all. This week, we have been reading 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and we think it is a brilliant book - you must read it! Using this book, we have been showing off our skills in using capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks. To prove that we are writing whizzes, we made up our own letter to Duncan (the character in the book) from Peach Crayon. 

Mighty Mathematicians: Bar Model

Wow! What an amazing start to the year! This week we have been revising our number bonds knowledge of 10, 20, 50 and 100 and Miss Coates was so impressed at what geniuses we are! We began looking at the number bonds but with a different strategy to help us: the bar model. To prove our understanding of it, we wrote our very own 'Steps to Success' on how to work out calculations using the bar model.  

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Purple Learning and Values

This week, we have been learning about what purple learning is and how we can become super purple learners! We learnt how some things can help our learning and how others can stop our learning; we call these movers and blockers. We also watched a really funny song, sang by the Muppets, about how we can keep pushing ourselves and not be afraid to make mistakes. As well as these, we learnt about the values: Trust, Friendship, Perseverance, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We took part in lots of different activities such as: making motivational posters, writing about out best friends and creating a poem and prayer. 

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