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Key Information:

3LJ have indoor PE on a Wednesday and outdoor PE on a Friday.

3LJ's entrance and exit point is the main gate next to the car park. Please wait on the playground area outside of the Year 3 classrooms.

Our Class Charter

Term 1

Enquiry Overview: Transition Enquiry

To help us transition from the Infants to the Juniors we will be completing a transition enquiry. We will explore what it means to  be a `Historian`, `Scientist`, an `Artist` etc. and the skills involved when learning about these subjects. Alongside this, we will focus on easing the transition, getting to know the children and the expectations of St. Stephen's Juniors. During this transition, we will be using the book `Leon and the Place Between` by Angela McAllister in our writing lessons. It is a fantastic book; full of wonder and excitement! Read on below for the blurb:


"When Leon goes to the magic show, he is the only one who believes. His brothers and sisters are in for a big surprise however: this is no ordinary show and Abdul Kazam is no ordinary magician. Leon is taken on a journey right into the Place Between, where magic becomes really real."

WOW! Article 24: The right to an education. 

In Week 3, we had lots of fun on our WOW day. We were introduced to the book we will be focusing on in our writing lessons. First of all, to immerse ourselves, we watched a range of circus acts such as jugglers, tightrope walkers and acrobats! We then considered what we think may happen in the book and why, using the evidence we had gained from the first few pages. Next, we explored the four main characters' thoughts and feelings by using freeze frames.  Finally we learnt and performed a page of the Leon and the Place Between! We really enjoyed performing using both our voices and actions to make it even more exciting! 

Being Geographers!  

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In week 7, 3LJ explored the skills that are required to be geographers. 

Google Classroom

Article 17: I have the right to access information.

In week 7, 3LJ had a very exciting visit from Mr Stinchcombe who guided us through the set up of our Google accounts using the Chromebooks.  He showed us the different functions we will be using and gave us some top tips like using two fingers on the mouse pad to scroll up and down the page!  We all had a go at completing an online quiz and submitting our work online.  Thankyou Mr Stinchcombe for a very fun and informative lesson!

Forest School!  

Article 31: I have the right to relax and play.

In week 6, 3LJ had an amazing time at forest school.  They developed their fire skills by safely lighting and putting out a fire.  They developed their cooking skills by toasting smores over the fire; delicious!.  To escape from the torrential rain, they took shelter and made their own necklaces from wooden rings and went on a bug hunt.  They all came back to the class smelling of smoke!  Thankyou forest school for another fun filled day!

Being Artists!  

Article 31: I have the right to relax and play.

In week 6, 3LJ explored the skills that are required to be an artist.  They explored drawing by looking for shapes and lines within objects and drawing these from different perspectives.  They collected leaves from the playground and blended watercolours to create their own autumnal coloured artwork.  They had fun exploring 3D art and created their own 3D hot air balloons.  Finally they looked at a range of artwork created by assembling lots of small pieces of paper to create blocks of colour.  They observed how they could create different effects by layering different colours of tissue paper.  What an amazing day!


Being scientists!  

Article 13: I have the right to find out things.

In week 4, 3LJ explored the skills that are required to be a scientist.  Using the paper helicopters they made, they tested the idea that 'all things fall to the ground at the same rate'.  They attached different objects to their helicopters and made predictions about the speed  they would travel to the ground.  They observed changes over time by observing and describing the changes to whipped cream as it sat in the sunshine for the afternoon.  They used secondary sources to corroborate the scientific fact that butterflies taste with their feet.  Outside, they gazed at the clouds, observing patterns and making predictions about the weather later that day.  They were right; it did rain!  What an amazing group of scientists!

Forest School

Article 31 I have a right to relax and play.

In week 3, 3LJ had fun in Forest School.  They had a well deserved break from all their hard work and got creative making clay hedgehogs.  

3LJ had fun in Forest School.  They had a well deserved break from all their hard work and

Collaborative learners!

Article 12 The right to give our opinion.

In week 2, 3LJ received a mission brief and had a fantastic time working collaboratively.  They were stranded on a desert island and had to design a free standing structure that would attract the attention of a rescue plane.   In groups they agreed who would be the Facilitator, Recorder, Resource Manager and Timekeeper.  Thankfully, due to excellent collaboration, they were all rescued!