Thursday, 20 September 2018

A Great Start to Year 3

We have now completed three weeks in Year 3 and what a smashing start to the year! Here are some pictures of the work we have completed.

We have already finished one unit in Literacy all about cinquains (a 5-lined poem with a certain amount of syllables) Take a look at some of our fantastic work...

We begun by looking at quite well-known cinquains
This was one that a pupil invented all by themselves

In Maths, we have been recapping our understanding of place value and mental addition and subtraction, finishing off with an investigation today.
Can you complete this too?

In R.E, we have begun our unit on understanding sacred texts. We looked at some religious artefacts from both Islam and Christianity and thought about their significance.

We have completed lots more and tomorrow we go on our first CHILL OUT! Photos to follow...

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Cultural Diversity Day

On Monday 9th July, the whole school celebrated Cultural Diversity Day. This was an opportunity for pupils to celebrate different countries and cultures around the world and share their knowledge and understanding with each other.

In the morning, each class completed a Maths investigation based on the Indian folktale 'One Grain of Rice.' 

This was a story based about a greedy raja who keeps all the rice for himself until one day, a smart village girl is rewarded for her honesty. She decided that for thirty days, the raja must double the amount of rice that she got the day before. Therefore, for day 1 she received 1 grain of rice, day 2 she received 2 grains of rice, day 3 she received 4 grains of rice and so forth.

I think it is fair to say that each class were pretty amazed at how many grains of rice she received in total after thirty days...over 1 billion!

After break, each class created something based on the culture that they had already researched. We had classes using modroc, pastels, watercolours, pasta, pipe-cleaners and PowerPoint to name but a few!

Can you identify which country is shown in each photo?

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Wow! What a week!

Year 3 have certainly had a fun end to the current half-term; Chill Out!, Kidzania trip, A Dog's Trust Workshop and even clay making!

Take a look at the fun for yourselves...

Chill Out! Drawing nature from a mirror

Chill Out! A different artistic perspective

Chill Out! Practicing our P.E Dance unit

Dog's Trust Workshop

Dog's Trust Activity - identifying when it is safe or unsafe to pet a dog.

Tiki Masks coming along...

Amazing work!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

A not so chilly CHILL OUT!

Today, Year 3 went to Highfield Park to learn orienteering with Helen from Map Runner. We had maps with symbols on and had to navigate around the course. It also incorporated numeracy as we had to use some quick mental addition to make sure we got the correct total!

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Her Name is Boudicca! photos and a BIG thank you

A huge congratulations to all of Year 3 who performed brilliantly in their school production of 'Her Name is Boudicca!'

We would also like to extend a massive thanks to Deborah Heath and Barbara Honeyball Young who wrote the play. In addition, Mrs Welland, who made the beautiful backdrop and soldier costumes.

Lastly, thank you to all the parents and carers for providing costumes and ensuring that their child had learnt their lines. Your support has meant a great deal and the children have enjoyed themselves immensely because of it.

Here are some of the photos taken from the big show!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Verulamium Museum Trip

Year 3 visited the Roman Museum today. They had the opportunity to visit the self-guided tour gallery, and then complete a session looking at a variety of Roman artefacts. They had a fantastic day and learned lots of new, exciting facts!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Literacy Lesson In Class 7

Monday 12th March 2018.

Can I make a presentation, using typical language, explaining my opinion?

Bronze: I can come up with 2 points, using time connectives to explain my opinion.
Silver: I can come up with a  one-minute presentation, using time connectives and causal connectives.
Gold: I can come up with a one-minute presentation, using time connectives, causal connectives and rounding off with a conclusion.
Platinum: I can ensure my presentation is in a logical order and have included interesting language.

We are currently mid-way through learning about explanation texts and today, we have been making short presentations to put across our opinion, using as many features in the medals as possible.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Parent Partners

Year 3 had an exciting Maths lesson on Tuesday! Many parents and carers were able to join us for the morning to see how their children are taught in school.

The children had their knowledge of shape and measure put to the test by designing the teacher a garden!

Look at some of these fabulous designs...

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Role Playing in History

We have been getting excited about our Boudicca play and in History, we have been learning all about Boudicca and her rebellion. We even role-played for the afternoon, trying to imagine how the Queen of the Iceni would have felt with the Roman's invading Britain.

Did you know that over 80 000 Britain's lost their lives fighting against the Roman army. Was it for a just cause?

If you were Boudicca, would have fought?

Let us know!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018


We had a great day today on our CHILL OUT!  Take a look at some of the fun activities we got up to...

Sound Map - comparing what we heard

Sound Map - Comparing what we heard

Collecting pieces (tesserae) for our Roman nature mosaics

Friday, 19 January 2018

Year 3 get inspiration for their writing...

This week, Year 3 have been planning their own traditional tales. We wanted to share with you some of the ways we have been inspired to write more creatively.

Merlin visited us in class and the children were asked to write an exciting sentence about him. It had to include adjectives but also could include similes and interesting openers too!

Merlin striking a pose to inspire Class 7 with their writing

On Friday, the children then played some literacy games designed to help them carefully select appropriate adjectives for their upcoming stories and exciting verbs to really make the image clearer in the readers mind.

Washing Line game where children choose more powerful vocabulary and order the words from least to most powerful
Children also played 'Beat the Teacher' where they had to come up with alternative words for a given word and scored points if the teacher did not have it on her list. 

Finally, children had to edit and improve a text where all the adjectives had been replaced with sweets!

How would you re-write this text?