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3ZB will have outdoor PE on a Wednesday and indoor PE on a Monday.
The Stone Age Boy
This term, we will be travelling back millions of years ago to the Stone Age! We will be learning about how people of the Stone Age lived, how they kept themselves alive, how they lived and how they told stories to each other. We will also be learning about rocks and soils. We will be finding out about the different types of rocks there are and what makes them different, how soil is created and why it is important. We also delve into the world of fossils, how they are formed and what their uses are. Our challenge this term will be to create our own fossils. As well as this, we will be learning about fractions and using a picture book "The Stone Age Boy" to inspire our writing.
This term, we are going on an exotic adventure to Tobago with Gregory who is living with his grandparents. We will be following Gregory's journey and learning all about live in Tobago too. We will be trying and cooking tradition Caribbean dishes, learning all about what life is like in Tobago and exploring the animals and plants that live there.
Term 3 Reflections
'My favourite part of this term was trying lots of new and interesting food,' Alice.
'The best part of this term was reading Gregory Cool!' Leon.
'The highlight of this term for me was listening to our class book, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,' Riley.
Prove it: Vlogs
Today we completed our enquiry challenge which was to create our own Vlogs which documented where we thought 'home' was to us and why. We had great fun using sound and visual effects on our films.
Safer Internet Day
Today was Safer Internet Day and schools across the country took part in a variety of ways. We spent the whole day looking at the terms 'permission' and 'consent' exploring what these mean in our online world. We thought about what we need to do to ask for permission and also how to get consent before taking photos or posting/sharing online.
We really hope today has built on the skills that we teach through our Online Safety curriculum- helping us make the right choices to stay safe online.
Today we had great fun taking part in our house skipping challenge. We can't wait to find out who got the highest score and the most points for their house.
Today we learnt about how to use direct speech in our writing. We created our own characters and made conversations between them. We then acted out our conversations at the front of the class.
Today we had a fantastic PE lesson focusing on different skills in a circuit. We felt our pulses before and after exercise and we couldn't believe how quickly our hearts were beating.
Art Prove it
To end our work on collage we created our own landscapes of Tobago and London, focusing on how we could use different shades of tissue paper to highlight the key features of each location. We though about how different both landscapes would look and we decided that Tobago would definitely have more sand!
What a messy classroom! This week in art we used the skill collage to make the Trinidad and Tobago flag. We used different shades of tissue paper to create the colours of the flag. Then for our use it, we applied what we had learned and used different shades of blue or green to create different sceneries. We either created a countryside landscape from England or the ocean view from Tobago. Our fingers got really sticky!
Computing- Google Slides
Today we learnt all about healthy, balance differences diets and why these are important to keep us fit. We used Google Slides to create presentations on the information we collected.
WOW- Caribbean food tasting
This morning, we got to try lot us of delicious Caribbean food including coconut water, plantain chips, rice and peas and jerk sauce. We had very mixed reviews!
Today we had a go at cooking our own rice and peas using an authentic Caribbean recipe. We really enjoyed cooking it but enjoyed eating it much more!
Term 2 Relfections
"My favourite part of this term was creating the Egyptian death masks!" Romilly.
" The best part of this term was learning how to do column subtraction in maths." Jacob.
"The highlight of this term was learning all about death marks and writing instructions on how to make them." Isabel.
St Stephen's Got Talent
What a fantastic afternoon we have had watching our fantastic talent show filled with our very own talented children!
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.
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.
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.
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.
3ZB will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Thursday.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Today we explored how we could partition numbers into hundreds, tens and ones using concrete and pictorial diennes.
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.
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.
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.
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.