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Welcome to our class web page where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find

information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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Term 2

Key information:

3ZB will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Thursday.

Enquiry Overview: What are mummies and how were they made?

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This term, we will be travelling back in time to Ancient Egypt in a Power of Reading text called "Marcy and the riddle of the Sphinx." We will be following the ancient journey of Marcy on her quest to free her father from the Sphinx, writing about and creating our very own Egyptian artifacts along the way. As well as this we will be role playing, hot seating and freeze framing many characters and scenes from the book. We will also be learning how to use speech marks and adjectives.

Class Assembly

We had a fantastic time sharing all of our wonderful learning with you during our class assembly on Wednesday. We had a great time performing the songs (with all of the dance moves!) and we hope you enjoyed watching it. 


This term we are exploring what it means to be a Christian in Britain today. To start our topic we watched Nativity 3 to gain an insight into the true meaning of Christmas to Christians.

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Anti-Bullying Week

This week, we have been focussing on anti-bullying. We have thought about what bullying is, how it makes people feel and how it can be prevented. As well as learning in class, we were lucky enough to have a production about bullying called A Bully's Paradise. We really enjoyed watching this production and we thought it contained lots of important messages about bullying. 

Paints and shading 

Today we learnt about the primary colours and how they can be used to make secondary colours, for example green, orange and purple. We created our own colour wheels to showcase our knowledge of primary and secondary colours. As well as this, we used black and white to darken an lighten a colour, creating a shade chart.

Indoor PE- Agility

Today we have been lucky enough to have a PE specialist working with us during our indoor PE lesson. We worked on our agility skills and how we can improve this with simple games such as tag.

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Food tasting!

This afternoon, Year 3 got to sample some of the delicious food from our hot school menu. We tried some delicious lentil curry, a spicy chicken curry, some cheese and leek mash and a tasty sponge with custard. We really enjoyed trying out the delicious food and can't wait to have them as full meals in school!


This week we worked on our tackling and dribbling skills, working on keeping control of the ball whilst keeping it moving. 

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Death Masks

This week, we created our very own death masks. The Egyptians created death masks when a pharaoh died to place over the top of their face. They were made from golds, silvers and blues and were very grand. To create our masks, we drew around the mask to make the headband for the death mask. Next, we cut the template of our masks out. Then, we cut out the centre and used masking tape to stick the mask into the middle. After this, we cut a slit into a tube of kitchen roll to stick under the chin to make a beard. Now for the messy part! We used papier mache to cover the whole mask and then we had to be very patient and wait for the mask to dry. We can't wait to paint them! Come back soon to see our finishing products!

Bristol Sport- Football

Today we had our first session with Bristol Sport. We got to practise our dribbling and passing skills and we will be working on these skills long with new ones each week before we work up to playing a full match.


Today saw us kickstart our new Egyptian enquiry with a day filled with Egyptian learning- all completed in fancy dress! We began our WOW day by watching 'The Prince of Egypt'. We then went back into class and began to think about what we already knew and what we would like to find out. After that, we research where Egypt is and started to think about what we might find if we went there. We were then set a challenge to create our own cartouche which included our very own names in hieroglyphics. Finally, we worked collaboratively to create our own pyramid in teams.

Term 1

Key information:

3ZB will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Thursday.

Term 1 Newsletter

Enquiry Overview: What is the place between?

Leon and the Place Between
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This term, we will be immersing ourselves into a Power of Reading text called "Leon and the Place in Between." We will be following the magical journey of Leon, 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 scenes from the book. We will be learning how to use noun phrases and commas in a list and inverted commas!

Term 1 Reflections 

" My favourite part of this term has been jigsaw every Friday. I love spending time sharing our ideas with Jerry." Azeem.

" I have really enjoyed maths this term because I have been working hard and practising lots of things and now I feel confident!" Seanna.

" The highlight of this term for me was when we got to write a character description about Leon." Sienna.

"The best part of this term was when we were first introduced to Leon and The Place Between." Raihan.

Challenge- Creating our own Place Between

Today we completed our enquiry exploring Leon and The Place Between by creating our very own Place Between! 


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Visit to St Stephen's Church 

Today we were lucky enough to have a talk from Lisa and Peter in St Stephen's Church. They told us all about Christians and their beliefs about God. 

RE- What do Christian's believe about God?

Today we have been exploring what Christians believe about God, thinking about who he, how the year know he is there and why he isn't imprints the to their lives. We thought about the Holy Trinity and how we have the Holy Trinity in our own lives. We cannot wait to continue our learning around this interesting topic. 

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House Quiz 2018!

Today we participated in the annual House Quiz. It was very exciting and very close but as always we worked hard in our teams and tried our hardest! 


Today we had our computing day where we learnt all about password security. We thought about what make. A good password and why we need them to keep our things safe. We then explored Google Drive and had a go at making a Popplet all about Leon and The Place Between.

Pupil Voice 

Today we held our Pupil Voice elections. After listening to some very convincing speeches we then decided who we wanted to vote for being sure to keep our vote a secret. We can't wait for the results to be revealed!

Partitioning numbers

Today we explored how we could partition numbers into hundreds, tens and ones using concrete and pictorial diennes.

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WOW- Magic with Mr T!

To kick start our enquiry based on 'Leon and the Place Between', we had a very special visit from a very magical man- Mr T. He wowed us with some amazing magic tricks which left us extremely excited to begin our new enquiry. As well as this, back in class we learnt all about optical illusions and had a go at creating our own illusions and mini flip books.

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Science - Magic Magnets!

WOW! What a fantastic start to our Science Topic. We are looking at forces and magnets and to immerse ourselves we created our very own magic trick using magnets. We were amazed at how the paper clip moved without us even touching it! We cannot wait to learn more about forces and magnets this week. 

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Junk Modelling 

This afternoon we got creative and designed our own crayon using junk equipment. We used our book, 'The crayons that quit', as a stimulus for our fantastic ideas.

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Numicon Numbers!

This week we have been focusing on our numbers bonds to 10 and 20, using numicon to help us figure out all of their numbers bonds quickly and efficiently!

Becoming Purple Learners

This week we have been learning about how to be a Purple Learner. We have set up our classroom display so that we can remembered how to move our learning on, how to stop ourselves and others from blocking our learning and the different zones of challenge we can be in.

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