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Key Information for Term 6
3NL will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Thursday. Homework (including reads) will be checked on a Wednesday - this is a set of maths questions. Children must read at least 3 times a week and this is to written in their reading records. Reading records should be in school every day.
LoE: Are plants alive?
This term, 3NL will be learning about plants and flowers. We will be finding out what they need to survive, how they get their food and looking at different ways plants pollinate. We will be creating our own experiments and research projects to find out the answers - including growing cress in many different settings. Alongside this, will be immersing ourselves in the world of our Power of Reading text: Edward Tulane. We will be following the journey of the beloved bunny and incorporating the learning into our art work where we will be creating our own clay bunnies!
RE Challenge: To create a class holy book
As part of our RE topic "What does the Bible mean to Christians today?" we had to create a holy book that represented the values that we believe and follow, special words and phrases, some of our learning and art work to represent stories in the bible. Have a look at the video below to see what we created.
3NL have been working hard on our mindfulness and how to control our emotions when things get a little too much! We have been working on our breathing and using pictures in our minds to instill calmness. This time, we began to look at yoga with the help of the wonderful Cosmic Kids. As we were following our yoga master, she also told us a story and asked us to get involved with the telling and singing of it.
Science WOW: Are Plants Alive?
As part of our science enquiry, we were very lucky to have the very knowledgeable Mr Evans come in and teach us about plants and gardening. We went out into the allotments and found out about different types of plants, what they need to survive and grow. We learnt that you can create new plants from old plants, the importance of bees and the different between a weed and a plant. After we cleaned up the place with lots of weeding, we got to try to different foods: parsley and rhubarb. We liked the parsley but when you look at the photos, you may find that we were not a huge fan of the rhubarb - too sour!
Edward Tulane: Watercolours
3NL have been really busy creating some beautiful watercolour paintings of Edward Tulane. We looked at all the many different characters Edward is morphed into and the various outfits he was put in over the journey of the book. We then decided on appropriate colours for each of these. We realised that it was much easier to paint the picture with water first and then dab the paint on with a cotton bud!
Year 3 have been incredibly lucky to have some special visitors in. These visitors taught us how to keep safe when crossing the road, keeping ourselves safe when we are in a car and how to look after ourselves when riding a bike. We even got to role play and Riley was a lollipop man!
Global Goal: Good Heath and Wellbeing
Year 3 were incredibly lucky as we had some special visitors to help us with our healthy eating learning! As you may know, we have a SNAC team in our school. These children help us to have healthy lunchboxes and educated us on what a healthy diet looks like! This team came into Year 3 to teach us about healthy living, what it is, how to do it and why it is important. The key word we learnt was BALANCE. It is not about just eating fruit and veg all the time, we can have some sugar i.e. chocolate, sweets, biscuits but we must make sure they are in moderation and a suitable size.
Global Goal: Good Health and Wellbeing
We have been learning about a new global goal - number 3! We learnt that wellbeing means how we feel about ourselves and in our heads. We took part in many different mindfulness activities to calm ourselves down and give us time to let go of any tensions. Once we felt calm and relaxed, we took part I need Cosmic Kids yoga and we loved it! A lady, dressed as a troll, taught us many different yoga moves whilst telling us the story of The Trolls!
3D artwork: Using clay to create something we have seen in a picture
This term, our art skill was looking at how to create 3D art from a 2D picture. We used our Power of Reading text: Edward Tulane for inspiration. Earlier, we had sketched pictures of Edward and then we used these to help us with our clay creations. Once they were dry, we painted them using powder paint - it was really tricky! Some of them even broke but the day was saved when someone realised PVA glue fixed them! Phew! We worked incredibly hard to make them as detailed and neat as possible and we felt very proud of what we achieved.
Online Safety: Whose responsibility?
3NL have been learning all about being safe online and this term, we learnt about our responisbilities when we are using and posting things on the internet. We spoke about who we have responsibilities to and how we could make sure that we never put these people in danger. We realised that we needed to keep ourselves safe, our friends and family but also the wider community and making sure that we did not post our own or anyone else's personal information but also photos and videos of people without their permission. We made links between the online world and the "real" world and reminded ourselves that when we are online it is still real!
Sketching: Edward Tulane
We are super excited about our new Power of Reading book and we love learning new things about the main character, Edward, each day! We decided to recap our sketching skill and have a go at sketching Edward like the pictures in the book. Have a look - we think we have done a great job!
Key Information for Term 5
3NL will have outdoor PE on a Monday and indoor PE on a Wednesday. This term, indoor PE will be ran by Bristol Rugby who will be teaching the children gymnastics. Homework (including reads) will be checked on a Wednesday - this is a set of maths questions. Children must read at least 3 times a week and this is to written in their reading records. Reading records should be in school every day.
Hindu Temple Sketching
How incredbie are our art pieces!? We watched a step-by-step video to begin with to help us get ideas on where then we added our own detail and colour to our beautiful art pieces to create stunning temples. Miss Livermore was so proud of our dedications and attention to detail.
RE Trip: Hindu Temple
Wow! We were so lucky to be able to visit a local Hindu Temple and find out about the religion of Hinduism. When we got there, we were greeted by the priest who told us about the religion and that the temple was actually a converted church! Next, we went upstairs to see all the different artefacts and gods and goddesses. After this, he answered our many questions and told us Hindu stores. He also explained the naming ceremony to us - like a baptism but the priest actually helps to chose the baby's name!
RE Trip: St Stephen's Church
We were incredibly lucky to be able to visit the church have the vicar, Lisa, explain and even reenact a baptism for us! We learnt all about how the baby's head is wet with the holy water, how the water is blessed and that special people are chosen to be godparents.
Science week: Animals including humans
We have been learning all about our bones, muscles and animal skeletons. We took part in many different experiments, including investigating how our musicales worked, finding patterns between our arm width and strength and even seeing if we could roll our tongue! We learnt about different bones in our body and what their purposes are. We also found out that some animals don't have skeleton inside their bodies, they actually shed their skeleton a grow a new one! Finally, we moved on to finding out about a healthy diet and good nutrition.
Bristol Rugby Gymnastics!
3NL are so lucky to have two people coming in to teach us gymnastics. We learnt how to balance on a bench on our own and with a partner doing different positions, we did forward rolls and worked our core muscles and used the spring boards to jump onto an agility table. It was so much fun and we were so hot from where we had worked so hard. We cannot wait for the next gymnastics lesson!
Our focus in art this term is printing (and not from a computer). We have to use different materials/objects to see what different patterns can be created to use in our art work. We used our fingers, a cotton bud, cotton wool and polystyrene. We had to be careful using the polystyrene as it is so thin. We used a pencil to put indents in the polystyrene to make a cobbled street for our Krindlekrax picture. We created a crocodile using a cotton bud, this took a lot of patience! The cotton bud gave it a scaley effect and we also used the cotton bud to create stars in the sky. The cotton wool was used for the moon, we all did super jobs and Miss Livermore was so proud of the artwork we have produced!
Maths: 2D Shapes
This week, we have started a new topic in maths. We are looking at shapes. To start the topic, we went outside to see what sort of shapes we could find in our playground. It is incredible to see how shapes are all around us and there are some pretty strange shapes in our playground! Did you know a polygon is a 2D shape with straight sides? We had a lot of fun looking for different shapes, we also got to use the new mathematical language we had learned such as vertices, parallel lines and polygon.
Science WOW: Animals including humans
We could not believe our eyes when we walked into the classroom! There were lots of strange things at the front of the class. We had the opportunity to look at an animal leg, looking at how their bone structure and muscles worked, we looked at a deer's heart and we learnt how it was similar to ours and had valves to pump around the blood and we looked a different animal skulls. We then spent some time learning about our skeletons and we had a chance to "prove" our knowledge! We worked in groups to make our very own skeleton.
Global Goal 15: Life on Land
3NL have been learning about what the global goals are. We learnt that the country is working towards achieving many different goals to make the planet a better and healthier place to be. We focused on goal 15: life on land and we learnt about deforestation, how littering affects our planet and animals and about how some countries are still hunting animals and making them extinct. We looked what is happening around the world already to stop this and what the impact on us was. We then focused on elephants and looked at their decline and why people were hunting them. We created bar charts to show how the populations of elephants have decreased and designed persuasive posters to encourage people to save them.
We have been immersing ourselves into the world of Krindlekrax and learning about the main character: Ruskin. We learnt how desperately he wants to be a hero and how no-one thinks he could be. We discussed what heroes we knew and what makes them look or act like one. We then imagined ourselves as a hero and sketched what we would look like and what powers or skills we might have.
What an exciting first day back to school we had! We began with looking at the front cover of the book and deciding what we thought might happen, what it might be about and what type of story it would be. As we could see, there was a crocodile on the front page so we had a go at making our own 3D paper crocodiles - you must agree they look pretty cool! Then we read the first chapter of the book, met the main character Ruskin and created a small character description to describe him.
Key Information for Term 4
3NL will have outdoor PE on a Monday and indoor PE on a Wednesday.
Homework (including reads) will be checked on a Wednesday - this is a set of maths questions and reading comprehension. Children must read at least 3 times a week and this is to written in their reading records. Reading records should be in school every day.
RE: What celebrations do religious people have and why are they important?
This term, 3NL are learning about religious celebrations in Christianity and Hinduism. We began with looking at Christianity and with the upcoming events we focused on Easter. We learnt why Easter is important to Christians, how people celebrate this special time and why people think it is important to remember it. We had a go at reenacting the part where Pilate decides to have Jesus killed. We freeze-framed this scene and then we thought about how the different people in the story would be feeling and what would be going through their minds.
Challenge: To make sweet rock
WOW! This was so much fun! 3NL hosted their own cooking show by creating their own rock and explaining how to do it! Can you believe we made rock that you can eat!? We followed a recipe really carefully and made sure we listened to the instructions. We needed to make sure that we had enough time for the mixture to cool down so we could break it into pieces. The pieces might look really small but it was so sweet! Miss Livermore said it was full of sugar.
Online Safety: Showing Respect Online
The term our online safety topic tied in with our school value - respect! We learnt how we needed to be mindful of the things we post and say online as these can leave a digital footprint. We reminded ourselves of how we try to be polite and kind in school and to people in real life and how we should show the same level of respect to people we might talk to online. We practiced this by writing kind messages to people we know or in our class.
Computing: Creating a timeline
This term, we have been learning about the Stone Age, when it began, what happened and how it ended. To tie this in with our computing, we looked at what timeline is, what they show and why they are important. As a class we came up with eight important events that happened in the Stone Age period and mapped them on our wall. We then used this information to create timelines on the Google Chromebooks!
This term, our art skill was: "How to show movement through photography." We began looking at what devices we could use to take photos and how we thought we could show movement throw photos. We Camembert up with the idea of making a flip book using iMovie. We went outside and used the burst button to take photos of move,net. For example, star jumps, dancing, running or making silly face. We then used this photos to create a flip book style video using iMovie. It wasn't easy but have a look at what we created - we are super pleased!
World Book Day
Wow, what a fun morning we had! To begin with, we came dressed up in our favourite characters from a book. We had many different characters such Dennis the Menace, Wally Wando, Mad Hatter, Little Red Riding Hood and Willy Wonka. Once we had shared our costumes, we read our Power of Reading book 'The Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura and we learnt and used story telling actions to retell the beginning of the story. We learnt about how, people of the Stone Age, were the first to discover fire and we wrote our own set of instructions for this. Finally, we had listened to Miss Livermore read 'The Enormous Crocodile' by Roald Dahl and she even had a puppet!
Science: How 'strong' are rocks?
Being the super scientists that we are, we created an experiment to test the 'strength' of different rocks. First, we came up with different ways we thought we could carry this out: throwing the rock, dropping the rock, standing on it etc but we settled on scratching the rock with 3 different objects: finger nail. paperclip and a coin. We had 5 different rocks: garnet-gneiss, marble, chalk, porphyry and granite. We scratched each rock with the different objects to see what happened - would it make a mark? Would it break? We finally found that chalk was the weakest out of the lot because it was the one that crumbled.
Wow Day - Stone Age, rocks and fractions!
WOW - what a day we had! We started the morning investigating what a fraction is and how they are created. We used water, cups, objects and foam pieces to create and find many different fractions. After this, we moved onto science and began learning about rocks - we wandered the school grounds look for as many different rocks we could find in and out of the school and what they are used for. Can you believe that chalk is a rock!? We were so shocked! Later on, we traveled back in time to the Stone Age era, we learnt that they told stories through cave paintings, where they would use berries and animal blood for the paint, we learnt that they created their own tools from wood and stones, most importantly, the flint axe and we also found out that they were the inventors of the wheel! Once we had learnt a little more about the era, we took part in three different art and D&T activities: chalk cave drawings, creating paper flint axes and creating a Skara Brae picture.
Key Information for Term 3
3NL will have indoor PE on a Monday and outdoor PE on a Thursday.
Homework (including reads) will be checked on a Wednesday. Children must read at least 3 times a week and this is to written in their reading records.
This term, we shall be immersing ourselves into two enquiries! The first enquiry will require us to be scientists and answer the question "are magnets magic?" In order to do this, we shall be learning about different magnets, how they work and planning and carrying our various experiments and investigations to solve the magnet mystery. Alongside this, to help us with out writing, we shall be reading 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'. We will be using this book to help us with using complex sentences, apostrophes and tenses. As well as this, we shall be writing our own instructions on how to trap a boggart, writing diary entries from different points of view and also creating our very own field book of mythical creatures.
To end our well-being week we were lucky enough to have a yoga lesson with Miss Perrett. She taught us how to connect with our bodies. We learned how to control our breathing and she even taught us some special yoga moves. We had great fun! Thank you Miss Perrett.
Safety Internet Day
Wow what a day we have had! Today we have been learning how to keep safe online and how to be a good person online. We took part in May different activities on how to be a good person online, to show respect and leave a good carbon footprint. We created a reader's theatre of how to be respectful, created a good deed bracelet, solved a problem scenario and create an online friendship thermometer.
Being a Purple Learner
We have been reminded ourselves of what purple learning is and what it looks like. We out this into prescribe in our writing lesson and Miss livermore was incredibly impressed! Have a look at us helping each other edit our work!
We have been putting our sketching skills, that we learned in Term 1, into practise this week! Through our Power of Reading text: Spiderwick Chronicles, we have met a strange, little creature called Thimbletack. He is a brownie who lives in peoples' houses and helps them with their cleaning and finding of things. He creates his clothes through odd bits that he finds lying around the house - hence the cork on the top of his head! We had a go at recreating Thimbletack using our newfound skills.
Perfect Purple Learners
3NL have been reminding ourselves of what a perfect purp;le learner looks like and what skills and attributes they would have and show. We discussed the importance of being a purple learner and how we could make ourselves even more fantastic! We then drew what we though a purple learner would look like and what values and qualities they would show.
Incredible Inverted Commas!
We have been learning all about inverted commas, where to use them and how to show them in our writing - we even learnt some punctuation Kung-Fu to help us remember! Have a look at us practicing our inverted commas!
Challenge: To create a 'magic trick' using magnets.
We had so much fun coming up with our very own magic tricks using magnets and paper clips. Take a look at them below - can you work out how the paperclip moves on its own!?
What a fun week 3NL have had this week! We have been learning all about magnets and how they worked. We went on a magnetic hunt to see which everyday materials were magnetic and which ones weren't. Isabelle said "I know that I need to find all the things that are metal!" However, she was really shocked to find that some metal objects are not magnetic - like money! Once we had found these items, we learnt more about magnets, how they have 2 poles and how they work. Did you know that magnets repel each other when the same poles are facing each other? It gives such a weird feeling!
WOW: Are Magnets magic?
What a start to our science enquiry: "Are magnets magic?" To begin to understand how magnets, we recapped our knowledge of forces being either or push or pull. We reminded ourselves of the different forces we see everyday and what things affects them. We created an experiment that tested friction from different surfaces and how this affected the distance the toy car will travel. We were so shocked to find out the table had the least friction; we were convinced it was going to be the hall floor!
Art Day: Collage
This term, we have been learning how to collage, finding out different ways and mediums we could use to create art pieces. We started by taking inspiration from Matisse and his famous art piece "Snail". It took us a while to work out what the animal was but once we knew we began looking at how he might of created it and how he used different sized shapes of tissue paper to create the animal. Once we worked out what collage was, we used Matisse's Snail to create our animals testing out different materials and working out which ones we prefer to collage with. We tried paper, card and tissue paper. Tissue paper was our favourite because it was the easiest to cut and shape. Once we had learnt the skill we started to prove it! We read a poem about London and use our new skill to represent the poem though collage.
Wow, what a week we have had! We learnt so many different things about light and reflection - can you believe that in order to see anything light has to be able to reflect!? We took part in many different activities and investigations to find out various things such as: how do shadows get bigger and smaller? How do mirrors work and finally what is the difference between a shadow and a reflection? We loved taking in part in many different investigations and being able to find out things for ourselves!
Incredible Light and Super Shadows - WOW day!
We have been learning all about light and shadows. We began our enquiry with an obstacle course but not just any obstacle course, we had to do it blindfolded and in the dark! We found it incredibly difficult but, thankfully, we had some really helpful partners who guided us through. We realised without any light we cannot see and its not our eyes that make us see, it is the light. What we were most shocked about was that our eyes see things upside down and it is our brain that flips it around the correct way! As well as this, we looked a mirrors and how reflections work and we took part in four mini investigations to see how they can change. Did you know that light travels in straight lines and cannot bend? But, because we are really clever, we found away of making it turn a corner - using mirrors!
Anti bullying week
Thus week was national Anti-Bullying Week! We looked at what bullying is and learnt a great acronym to remember: STOP - Several Times On Purpose! And THINK: is it True? Is it Helpful? is it Inspiring is it Necessary? Is it Kind? We learnt that in order for it to be bullying the mean comments and actions would be all the time, every day and targeted at one person. We also learnt strategies that we could use if we thought we were being bullied. A really one was that we must tell an adult in school first or as as soon as possible so it can be dealt with. Once we had learnt why bullying was an how to deal with it we created helpful posters and inspiring anti bullying messages.
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!
Leon and the Place Between: List poems
We have been immersing ourselves in the world of Leon from our Power of Reading text 'Leon and the Place Between.' We looked at the pictures of the magical tent and read the first 3 pages of the book - it was so exciting! Using our new writing skill of noun phrases, we wrote list poems to describe what we thought the magical tent and show would be like.
Art Day - Painting
We had such an amazing day learning all about how to paint and making a range of colours when we were only given three! We started with the primary colours: red, yellow and blue and tried to make as many different colours as we could using them. Then we learnt how to make colours darker and lighter by using black and white; we could not believe that black and white are not colours but are shades! 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! We started th day by watching and taking part in a magic show and then we got to learn how to the trick were performed and have a go ourselves! Later on, we learnt how to make crazy balloon hats - this was the part we love the most!
Colby: "But how does he do it!? Wait, I can - I'm magic too!"
Reece: "I love this day!!"
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 a fantastic day we had! We came in with some amazing costumes and created a beautiful Pop Art piece of work! We got to watch Disney's The Jungle Book and in the afternoon we pleased 60's playground games and we played Twister!
Challenge: To write a set of instructions on how to mummify
We have loved learning about mummifying so much that we were so excited about telling other people! 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! Although, beware, they are not very nice and we were disgusted!
"Urgh!! The Egyptians are disgusting!" Ashton
"I cannot believe they used their hands!" Ayva
Some of our work and instructions were put on display outside our classrooms. Unfortunately, we had so much great work and not enough space!
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 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!
3NL were so lucky to have a lady come in and teach us a Zumba dance - we even got to dance to the Ice Age dinosaur song! Have a look at our amazing dancing!
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.
Sketching: Egyptian Art
This week, we have been putting our sketching techniques to practise! We looked at different landscapes of Egypt and used these as inspiration. We sketched our own version of these and used the 3 techniques to colour them in.
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.
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!
Wonderful Writers: 'The Day the Crayons Quit'
Once again, Miss Livermore 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 Livermore 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.
Thank you for giving us the ability to show respect. We thank you for times where we have been kind and caring to those around us.
We are sorry for the times where we have been rude and disrespectful. We apologise for any upset or harm we have caused.
Please help us to always be respectful and kind to everyone that we meet and to remind us that we should treat others how we would want to be treated.
We promise to always show respect to everyone and be kind and caring.
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.