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Geography 🌍 

 

This week in our Geography lesson, the children used the atlases to locate the worlds famous Volcanoes 🌋 

 

We had some fantastic discussions about the Ring of Fire which is a long line of volcanoes located in the Pacific Ocean. This is home to 452 Volcanoes. 
 

The children thoroughly enjoyed doing this and used their learning from their geography lesson when writing a non-chronological during their English lesson. In their report’s, they included a section about the Ring of Fire! 🌋 

 

Well done Elm Class ☺️

Locating famous Volcanoes 🌋

In our Maths lessons this week, we have been learning how to do column subtraction with exchanging. The children worked hard to learn how to complete these calculations and should feel very proud. We completed lots of practise questions using our whiteboard pens. This allowed to children to correct any mistakes and learn from them. 
 

Well done Elm Class! 
Miss Hewlett is proud 🥰

Marvellous Mathematicians ➕✖️➗➖🟰

Geography Knowledge Organiser - Volcanoes and Earthquakes

For any parents that were unable to attend today, there will be another reading morning before Christmas. ☺️

Thank you to the parents who were able to join the children for the reading morning ☺️ 📖

Happy Halloween 🎃 👻

We loved making our Shaduf’s during our History lesson this week ☺️

Show Racism the Red Card! !!️

CONGRATULATIONS! 
 

To our:

Homework hero - Lilly 

Star of the week - Olivia 

 

Lilly produced a fantastic set of instructions on how to mummify a body. 
 

Olivia really pushed herself in maths this week and completed some fantastic column addition calculations! 
 

Well done girls ☺️ 

 

 

During Maths this week, we have been learning how to add one and two digit numbers to a three digit number. The children used green, yellow and red counters to do this. The different colours represent different amounts for example:

 

red - hundreds

yellow - tens

green - ones 

 

So if the children were to make the number 241 they would use two red counters, 4 yellow counters and one green. ☺️ 

 

With the counters they added either a small one or two digit number to three digit number. For example, if they were adding 40 to 241 they would add an additional 4 yellow counters to the counters they already originally had to show the number 241. 
 

With lots of practise, the children did a fantastic job of completing a number of calculations. They worked extremely hard using the counters to help them answer the questions. 
 

Well done Elm Class! ☺️

This week in our English lessons we have been reading Cinderella and working towards writing a character description. On Tuesday, the children worked in pairs to highlight all of the adjectives they could find in a given text. 
 

They did a fantastic job at locating the adjectives and using the highlighters for the first time in year 3. 
 

Well done everyone! ☺️

Hardworking Highlighters!

This week in one of our Topic lessons the children were learning about vertebrates and invertebrates. The children worked together at their tables and did an amazing job of identifying an animal as a vertebrate or invertebrate! 
 

Well done Elm Class ☺️

Vertebrates and invertebrates 🐌 🦁

We love to read in Elm Class!

Welcome back! 

 

Hi everyone and welcome back to school. I am so pleased to be back and starting this year in year three! I hope you are excited too :)

 

Over the the past week we have been learning about Ancient Egypt and the children have spent one of their lessons mummifying an orange. Next week, the children will be taking part in a Egyptian workshop which will be fantastic. I will upload photos to follow. 

 

Miss Hewlett. 

Archive 2021-2022

Sports Day 

 

We had so much fun on our Sports Day! We were lucky to have nice weather so we had lots of fun with all the activities! There were lots games such as; sack races, bean bag races, hurdles and relay running. We even had a dress up race which was lots of fun and a lot trickier than it looked! Last up there was the Parent races! Well done to every Year 3 member who took part, tried their hardest, showed great sportsmanship and had fun!

Queen's Jubilee Celebrations!

 

Last half term we had an amazing time preparing for our Queen's Jubilee party. We made lots of decorations like crowns, baskets, buntins and flags. We even made a card to send to the Queen! 

On the last day of the half term we set up a street party in the playground where all the classes got together to celebrate the Jubilee and it was so much fun! The children had a great time and did not want it to end. 

 

World Maths Day 23/3/22

 

Today is World Maths Day. 

Below are some ideas of activities you can do at home with your child. 

We hope you enjoy doing some of them.

Suffragettes Workshop

 

Today the children were visited by a Suffragette!

During the workshop, our visiting Suffragette spoke to the children about many different things including the history of the Suffragettes, their fight for their right to vote and their struggle for equal rights to men.  The children also had the opportunity to get involved in some drama to get into the mindset of a real Suffragette as well as singing some of their songs and chants.

 

The children learnt a lot during the session and really enjoyed themselves.

Please take a look at the images and videos below :).

 

Mr Darlington

World Book Day!

 

Wow!  Didn't you all look fantastic on World Book Day!

I really enjoyed spending the day with the children who were thrilled to show off their outfits, the adjective they'd chosen and why they'd chosen it.

Following the book swap, the children completed an activity in class inviting any three characters from books to a dinner party hosted by them.  They had to explain why they would choose that guest and take into account which guests would and wouldn't get on!

 

Here are some photos of the children and their work.

I was extremely impressed with their pieces of work and the explanations they gave.

 

Please take a look below :).

Mr Darlington

The Suffragettes

 

This week we began our new topic, The Suffragettes.

In our first session, we completed a class vote where only boys were allowed to take part!  The boys voted to play ball games whilst the girls had no choice and were asked to tidy the classroom.  

When we returned to class to discuss what had happened, the girls were understandably furious!  During this discussion many of the boys voiced their unhappiness with what happened and this led to a great discussion between the children.

 

The children were shocked to hear that around 100 years ago this was what life was like for women and girls.

 

I've added some pictures below of the session.

Knowledge Organiser Supporting Children's Learning of the Suffragettes

Computing

 

This week the children had their second computing session using our brand new laptops in our computer suite.  The children spent the session practicing logging in and out of the laptop as well as logging into apps and websites such as Purple Mash, TT RockStars, Google Classroom and Reading Eggs.  I was extremely impressed with how quickly the children have learnt these skills and it was brilliant lesson to be a part of it.  The children had a fantastic time exploring the different apps in their pairs with a variety of activities taking place.

 

Please take a look at some of the pictures from the session below :).

 

Mr Darlington

Knowledge Organiser For Our Chocolate Topic

Chocolate Hook - New Topic!

 

Hi Everyone! Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

The children have begun a new topic for this half term which is... Chocolate!!

As you can imagine the children have been very excited by this new topic and have really enjoyed what we have been doing so far.  Today the children had the opportunity to taste different types of chocolate including white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate.  There were lots of funny faces pulled whilst eating the dark chocolate which ended up being the least favourite.

 

Have a look at some of the pictures from the session below :).

Science Electricity Hook

 

Earlier this half term Elm Class were visited by some scientists to introduce us to our new science topic, Electricity!

The scientists showed the class some exciting and interesting experiments linked to electricity and the children even had a go at creating their own electrical circuits!

 

The children really enjoyed the session and I've attached some photos for you to have a look at :)

Designing, Creating and Painting Roman Shields

 

This week the children created their own Roman shields using designs from their book.

Each shield looked slightly different depending on the details the children had added plus we also had some Barbarian shields created too.

The children absolutely loved making and painting their shields and were thrilled with the end result.

 

Here are some photos of the making of them and the completed product.

Demolishing Our Roman Roads!

 

Today the children finally got the chance to eat their Roman roads!

Many of them loved it so much they vowed to re-create it at home!

 

Here are some photos of the demolition!

Roman Roads

 

Today in Elm Class we have been getting creative!  

First we learned about Roman roads, finding out what they looked like and why they were built in that way.

Once we understood what they were and how they were made, we attempted to create our own using more delicious ingredients!

In small groups the children created their own Roman roads, using a different food item for each layer,

 

We used;

Biscuits for the bottom rocky layer

Crunched up cornflakes for the sandy layer

Custard for for the cement

And finally we used custard creams/Bourbon biscuits for the slabs on top.

 

The children absolutely loved this activity!!

I've attached a slideshow of images from our session.  Please take a look and enjoy.

 

Mr Darlington

The Romans 

Last week a wonderful Roman sword and shield which had been designed, created and painted by Bobby was brought into school.  The whole class (including myself) were amazed by this brilliant piece of which art work which then inspired many others in our class to do the same!  I've added a couple of pictures of the Art work below with other inspired children's work :)!

 

 

 

P4C - What is Bullying?

 

This week in our P4C session (Philosophy for Children) we discussed the term bullying and what this meant.  This was a very interesting conversation with lots of different ideas shared.

 

I have attached the ideas the children had on the subject.

I've also added an image of our starter where played a game identifying different animals. It was lovely to see the children becoming excited by the string, which symbolised our collective ideas, developed our group bond and modelled respect for one another whilst each person spoke and took their turn.

 

 

P4C - What is Bullying?

The Romans - The Barbarians are coming!

 

Last week in our English lessons we were imagining that we were Roman Soldiers living inside of our fort.  We'd just heard the news that a hoard of Barbarians (our greatest enemy) were preparing for an attack on our fort,  In groups, we discussed and recorded problems that we may need to solve and how to solve them.

 

Following this we did a drama session with the children role playing different members of our Roman Society and asking their opinions on the Barbarian attack.  A blacksmith, a woman and a child were all chosen as roles played by the children :).

 

Have a look at some of the images from our session below :)

Elm Class - Key Information

 

Hi Everyone!

Here are some key points of information to be aware of for our class.

 

Reading Books

On Friday 10th September your child was sent home with two reading books.  When your child has finished reading them, bring them both back together and we will change them for two new ones.  There is no set date for return.  We do suggest that children should be reading at home at least three times a week though :).

There are also rewards to be won by returning reading books for new ones, with stickers being added to the bookmark inside of your reading record.  When completed a reward will be earned!

 

Log Ins

Inside of your child's reading record are their log in information for TT Rockstars, Purple Mash and soon to be added Reading Eggs.  These can be found at the front of the reading record.  Please use these apps to support your child at home :).

 

PE

The children will have PE each week but the timetable is subject to change.  Please ensure that your child keeps their PE kit in school at all times so that they are ready to take part.

 

Homework

Homework will be set every Friday beginning on Friday 17th September.  The homework will be set on Google Classroom and should be completed by the following Thursday.  If you have any problems regarding homework, please don't hesitate to ask for help :).

 

That's it for now.

Keep an eye on the blog for any more updates :).

 

Mr Darlington

 

 

 

The Romans!

 

Our new topic for our first term in Year 3 is The Romans!

To begin our first week on The Romans, we have been learning a little about their lives as well as writing questions of what we would like to find out about them. We have also been looking at where they fit on a timeline in regards to the present and in relation to other key events in history including The Great Fire of London and the life of Florence Nightingale.

 

Here are some pictures of the children completing their Topic Pages.

 

Mr Darlington

What a First Week!

 

Wow!  What a wonderful first week we've had in Year 3! 

It has been lovely see all of the children this week and to get to know them better.

All of the children have settled in well and that has been pleasing to see :).

 

We began the week with some getting to know you activities. This was very important for us all (especially me!) as I hadn't spent much time with the children before.  The children were full of energy and had lots of fun seeing old faces and making new friends.

 

Here are some pictures from our first few days.

Well done everyone for a fab first week!

 

Mr Darlington

Welcome Elm Class 2021-2022!

 

Hello all and welcome to our class blog for this year!

Over the coming weeks and months I will be posting a variety of different things on to our class blog including children's work, information on what we are doing in class including photos as well as general information regarding our class.

Keep your eyes peeled!

 

Mr Darlington

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