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Term 4

Hail Caesar!

Roman Shields 

19th March 2020

 

   

 

Art

12th March 2020

 

Here are some fantastic examples of our art work; creating the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

 

      

 

   

 

   

 

 

Art

5th March 2020

 

We have been super busy decorating and putting our Roman chariots together. We also completed an evaluation form, thinking about what went well and what we would do different next time.

 

   

 

   

History / Art

27th February 2020

 

Today, we have been learning about Roman entertainment. We found out that this was long before T.Vs, phones and video games and that they actually loved activities such as gladiators, poetry and theatrical performances. Chariot racing was one of the most popular activities they watched in their spare time at Circus Maximus.

We explored what the key parts of a chariot are and how they were used. We then designed our own Roman Chariot which we will make next week.

 

    

Literacy

27th February 2020

 

Year 3 have been creating and performing their very own Volcano shape poems today.

First, they read and compared a variety of  other shape poems and discussed what the key features were. Then, they created a word bank of powerful vocabulary which they could use to inspire their own writing.

 

 

 

Literacy

25th February 2020

 

Wow! Year 3 have been working really hard at drafting, editing and improving their descriptive writing. Here are some examples of their final copies, describing the city of Pompeii. The children are excited to have them put together to make a class book.

 

   

 

  

 

 

 

Science

24th February 2020

 

Today, we have been learning all about push and pull forces. We also conducted a fair test to measure how much pull force was needed to make a toy car move along 3 different surfaces. 

 

      

 

      

 

Literacy

Feb - April 2020

 

This term we are reading 'Escape From Pompeii' by Christina Balit.

 

Term 3

Mighty Metals

PE

29th Jan 2020

 

In PE we have been experimenting with different ways of balancing and holding our movements. We have also been working on Pike Jumps, Tuck Jumps, and forward and backward rolls.

 

         

 

       

 

         

 

         

 

          

 

            

 

Literacy

Wk/c 27th Jan 2020

 

This term we have been learning about the key features of non-fiction instructions. We have been practising our WAGOLL (What a good one looks like) and comparing it with other sets of instructions. Next week, we will write our golden write on 'How To Put The Iron Man Back Together?'

 

   

 

Science

27th Jan 2020

 

We have been learning about how fossils are formed with the process of 'mould and cast.' We also learnt about Mary Anning's life and why she is a significant person.

 

   

 

 

History

22nd Jan 2020

 

In history, we have been discussing the differences between the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.

 

 

History

15th Jan 2020

 

In history, we have been discussing the differences between the Stone Age and the Bronze Age.

 

 

Science

13th Jan 2020

 

         

 

         

 

         

 

         

Literacy

9th Jan 2020

 

Today we have been learning how to identify and use similes as a way of comparing something to something else.

We then made some of our own to create a picture of what The Iron Man looks like.

We hope it helps.

 

   

Science

6th Jan 2020

 

      

 

      

 

      

 

      

Literacy

6th Jan 2020

 

      

 

Literacy

Jan 2020

 

This term we are reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes.

 

Term 2

Tribal Tales & The Stone Age

Science

 13th Dec 2019

 

We have completed practical activities to explore how light is reflected by different surfaces and to investigate the nature of reflections in mirrors with tasks involving mirror writing, navigating mirror mazes and creating multiple mirror reflections. 

 

      

 

   

Violins - 11th Dec 2019

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RE

 2nd Dec 2019

 

Today we have been learning about the importance of Christingles and what they represent to Christians during Advent. We hope you enjoyed watching your child/ren during their concert this week, holding their own Christingle. 

 

 

History

 29th Nov 2019

 

We have been learning about what animals were hunted by the Stone Age people and which animals were also food competitors.

 

   

Art

28th Nov 2019

 

Here are some of our beautiful Stonehenge pictures we created.

 

   

 

   

History

27th Nov 2019

 

Today, we have been learning about the history of Stonehenge. Although we are not entirely sure about the purpose of why it was built, there are clues to suggest it was used for worship, burials and healing.  We learnt that the sun rises up from behind the heel stone and shines through the heart of Stonehenge on the summer solstice, and again from the opposite direction on the winter solstice. We also found out that the rocks were shaped with hammers and chisels and that they were floated along the river pulled by men, oxen and ropes. 

 

 

Literacy

Wk/c 18th Nov 2019

 

This week, we have been focusing on how adverbs modify verbs and have had a go at creating our own sentences using adverbs to show time, place and manner. We have also experimented with the position of the adverbs and discussed how moving the adverb to the front of the sentence draws the readers attention.

 

Art

Wk/c 18th Nov 2019

 

This week, we have been exploring the history of Stone Age cave art and how they were created. We also talked about why cave paintings are so important to historians for learning about life in this period and the possible reasons they were made. Stone Age paint was made by grinding up natural materials such as rocks, wood, bones or charcoal and then mixing the powders with water of animal fat. 

 

Here are some of our own cave paintings made with charcoal and tea bags!

 

      

 

 

   

Literacy

Nov 2019

 

This term we are reading 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura.

 

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Term 1

'Who would live in a place like this?'

Science

24th Oct 2019

 

We were in Halloween spirit this afternoon, where we scooped out pumpkins and did an experiment called

Puking Pumpkins

We added washing up liquid, baking soda and vinegar, with some added sparkles to create a chemical reaction that made our pumpkins be sick. 

 

      

Music

24th Oct 2019

 

Please find below some of the songs we have been learning during our violin lessons. Please encourage the children to practice as much as possible at home. Thank you.

 

CHOCOLATE TREATS

DAD  DAD

DDDD  AAAA

DAD

 

UNDER ARREST (INTRO)

GGGGGGG(rest)

DDDDDDD(rest)

GGG(rest) GGG(rest)

DDDDGGG

 

LONDON BRIDGE

DDDDDDD_

GGG_ DDD_

DDDDDDD_

A_A_D_D_

 

Geography

14th Oct 2019

 

We have created fact files to explain what the main causes of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest are and have debated what the pros and cons of it are.

 

     

Science

11th Oct  2019

 

Today we have been learning all about how our lungs transfer oxygen into our blood and how the diaphragm helps us when we breathe in and out.

 

     

French

 

The children are really enjoying learning French as part of our languages curriculum and have hopefully been teaching you at home too! So far we have learnt how to say / ask and  respond to - 

 

* Hello, good evening and goodbye

 * How are you?

* What is your name?

* How old are you?

* Numbers 1 - 10

* Family names

 

 

Geography

10th Oct 2019

 

Today we have been finding out more about what creatures live in each layer of the rainforest and why.

We found out that most animals prefer the canopy section as this is where the most fruit and seeds are. Also, some of the animals don't like to venture any higher due to the unstable branches above and the long drop to the forest floor. Where as, frogs prefer to hide away in the understory where it is warm and damp and this helps to ensure their skin doesn't dry out.

 

Art & DT Project

 

Both Mrs Harris and Mrs Rowley have been super impressed with how well the children have worked together over the last three weeks, whilst working on their Diorama Project. The children have persevered, shared ideas and problem solved with each other, to create an amazing miniature rainforest that demonstrates the different layers and what animals live there.

Well done everyone!!

 

   

 

   

 

 

PE

2nd Oct 2019

 

Newton class loved experimenting with heights and balancing today in our indoor PE lesson. We used the gymnasium climbing rope frames, balancing beams and stools to create a circuit.  

 

         

 

         

 

         

 

           

 

         

Geography

1st Oct 2019

 

Today we have been discussing how our homes are different to those of the people living in the rainforest. 

 

          

Forest School

27th Sept 2019

 

We had lots of fun at Forest School today - we climbed trees; made dens; played hide n seek; made mud cakes; found bugs and made a lot of noise!

 

       

 

       

 

      

 

      

 

Science

27th Sept 2019

 

We loved learning about the human skeleton and sorting animals into Vertebrate and Invertebrate. 

 

     

RE

26th Sept 2019

 

Throughout this term we are exploring the key question Does taking bread and wine show that someone is a Christian?

For the last two weeks we have had lots of discussions about the people who inspire us within our families and also the wider community. We have thought about what skills and qualities are needed to be an inspirational role model and have begun to think about what sort of person Jesus was and why he inspired people to follow him. 

Geography

24th Sept 2019

 

Today we have been comparing what the life of a tribal child is like to our own. 

 

        

Science

20th Sept 2019

 

We have been learning about the 5 food groups and the proportions of each needed to create a healthy, balanced diet. 

We created an 'Eat Well Plate' to help us remember.

 

 

Music

19th Sept 2019

 

Wow! What a fantastic start to our music curriculum. The children loved finding out today how to correctly hold a violin or cello and what notes it can play. We even managed to play a little tune called 'Chocolate Treat.' It went ...

 

DAD    DAD

DDDD     AAAA

DAD

Geography

17th Sept 2019

 

Today we found out about the four different layers that make up a rainforest. We then designed and labelled our own rainforest diagram to represent each layer. We also used non-fiction texts to do some research.

 

     

Science

12th Sept 2019

 

We had a fantastic science lesson today, learning about how we can lead a healthier lifestyle and the importance of eating at least 5 portions of fruit and veg per day. We discovered how many teaspoons of sugar are in some of our favourite food and drinks and then created a bar graph to represent the data.

Did you know ...

A can of Coca Cola contains 9 teaspoons of sugar? An average chocolate bar contains 8 and a bag of skittles has 12!

The government recommends that a child aged between 7 - 10 years old should have no more than 7 teaspoons a day.

 

     

Geography

10th Sept 2019

 

Today we have begun to explore 'What are rainforests and where can they be found?'

We learnt that there are two different types - temperate and tropical which are mainly near the Equator. We used atlases to help us locate the countries and continents where tropical rainforests can be found. 

 

    

 

   

Art

Wk/b 4th Sept 2019

 

This week, we have been practising our sketching and painting skills to create these awesome Jungle Tigers.

The children used charcoal to draw the features of their tigers; water paints to decorate the background with some leaf printing and poster paints to create their stripes.

 

      

 

      

 

   

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