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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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Key information:

3MK have outdoor PE on a Thursday and indoor PE on a Tuesday

Words of the week: colony, swooped and contemplated.

Times Table of the week: 4s and 9s!

Our Rights Respecting Class Charter

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Term 4

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Enquiry Question: Why are bees important?

This term, we will be exploring all about bees and their importance to us and our day to day lives. We will begin by exploring plants and pollination before we delve deeper into bees and their roles in keeping our planet healthy and alive! Our challenge this term will be to create bee-friendly environments around school alongside  campaign videos to help save the bees!

RE WOW- Article 14 Freedom of thought, belief and religion 

Today we visited St Stephen's Church to kick start our learning all about places of worship. We learnt all about the key features of a church and how these are use daily by Christians during worship.

World Book Day- Article 29 Goals of education 

Today we had a wonderful day which was focussed all around books. We came in dressed as a character from our favourite book. We then got to share our book with other children in the class and other children in school. After that, we learnt the poem, The Dragon Who Ate Our School, and we made some actions to go along with it. We then performed our poem to the rest of the school.

PE: Basketball - Article 24: You have the right to the best health care possible...and information to help you stay well.

We are very lucky this term as we will be having the Bristol Sport Coaches in to teach us how to play Basketball. Today we focused on the different types of passing and the importance of defending. We can't wait to learn more and continue to develop our skills! 

WOW Day! - Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education.

Today we were introduced to our new writing topic. We started off by watching the `Bee Movie` and then creating our own bee character using salt dough. After this, we thought about a setting we would like our character to explore- just like Barry did in the original film. All of these exciting ideas will be used in our writing over the term. We can't wait to show you our final pieces!  

Science Day! - Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. 

To begin Term 4, we had a very exciting Science day where we learnt all about plants. Firstly, we identified the key features of a plant and dissected plants to identify the different features. By looking closely at each feature we were able to do some fantastic observational drawing!

We then investigated how water is transported within plants. We used celery and food dye to demonstrate how the stem (in particular the xylem) works.

We have really enjoyed our first day back and can't wait to continue learning more about plants! 

Term 3

This term we will be continuing to focus on Global Goal 6- Clean water and sanitation, along with Article 24- Right to clean water. We will be using the book, The Water Princess- a story of Georgie Badiel and her life in Africa, as inspiration for our writing.
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Water Treatment Centres - Article 24 You have the right for safe water to drink. 

In Week 6 we have been creating our own infographics about Water Treatment Centres to demonstrate the process of water filtration in order to provide safe drinking water. 

Safer Internet Day- Article 13: Freedom of Expression 

Today is Safer Interent Day and the theme for this year is all about our online identity. We have been learning about how we can keep ourselves safe online whilst almost expressing our views and opinions.

Road Safety Workshop - Article 17: You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being

Today we had a very exciting morning because we had a Road Safety Workshop. We learnt about the importance of wearing a seat belt and how we must always wear a helmet when cycling. 

Class Assembly- Article 13 Right to find out information 

Today we had a great time performing our class assembly to some of our parents and careers. We created our own water filtration models and then we presented them to the adults. We ensured that we could confidently explain each stage. We can't wait to share more of our great learning next term.

Water Filtration - Article 28: Right to education

Today we had a great time creating our own models of water filtration. We can't wait to explain how they work during our class assembly next Tuesday.

Musical Theatre Assembly- Article 29 Goals of education 

Today we had a fantastic time watched a brilliant, musical assembly hosted by King's Oak Academy. We couldn't believe how confident the adults were and how many songs we recognised ! 

Musical Theatre

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Term 2

Where does our 'clean' water come from?

Computing- Article 13 Right to find out information 

Today we had a great time creating our info graphics. We had to learn how to copy and paste pictures and type the facts we have learnt about the River Avon.

 PE- Article 31 Right to leisure and play 

During Club Friday, some of our class have been working incredibly hard on their gymnastic skills. 

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Enquiry Overview: Where does our 'clean' water come from?

This term, we will learning about the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on Goal 6- Clean Water and Sanitation. We will be considering what makes water 'clean', where water comes from and how clean water is accessed. We will also be exploring the availability of clean water in other areas of the world and think about the rights that we have as children.

Class Assembly- Article 13 Right to find out information 

Today we had a great time performing our class assembly to some of our parents and carers. We talked about the Global Goal we are focusing on and sang two songs about the water cycle. After that, we showed our parents and carers how to make their own water cycle in a bag. We are looking forward to sharing some more exciting learning with you next term.

Nativity- Article 14 The right to religion 

Today we had a wonderful time at St Stephen's Church watching Year 4 perform their Nativity. We joined in with all of the songs that we have been learning during singing assembly with Nigel. We're feeling very festive now and can't wait for Christmas!

Water cycle poster Article 13 Right to find out information 

The children create some brilliant posters which explain what happens at each stage of the water cycle. 

Country Music- Article 29 Goals of Education

Today we were lucky enough to have the UK number one Country singer come and perform for us. We couldn't believe how skilled he was, playing a guitar and singing his own song too. We loved listening about how he ended up as a singer and we hope that some of us can be as successful as him one day.

Country Music

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WOW- Water Aid (Article 24- safe water to drink)

Today we had a fantastic talk from Water Aid which helped us learn all about safe water and the availability of water on Earth. We couldn't believe that, although the world isn't made up of 70% water, only 1% of that water is drinkable. We are looking forward to learning more about this and we can't wait to think of some great ways to allow everyone to have the right to safe drinking water.

WOW- Alien Soup

We began our learning today by thinking about what makes our water 'clean'. We were given some 'Alien Soup' and our task was to try and make the water clean enough to drink.

 

Term 1

Enquiry Overview: What is 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!

Class Assembly

Thank you to everyone who came to our assembly. We really enjoyed sharing everything we have learnt so far in Year 3. 

Art

We worked really hard drawing these owls. 3MK tried really hard to apply the hatching skills they have been practising to make them realistic. 

Magic Trick

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We made our own magic tricks using magnets. We had to design them and then we had a go at making them. Some of ours actually worked!

Jigsaw

During our Jigsaw lesson, we had lots of fun learning about teamwork. We had the challenge to make the biggest tower we could in our teams using spaghetti and marshmallows. Have a look at the photos to see how we got on.

Computing 

This week we have been learning how to copy and paste images into google documents. We also had a go at creating our own Popplets. Although some of us found it challenging we used our Growth Mindset and succeeded. 

Oracy

In Oracy we played lots of different games including articulate. We worked hard to ensure we listened carefully to one another and took it in turns to speak.

Maths

We had lots of fun learning all about partitioning numbers using the part-part- whole method. 

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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