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Our topic for the half term is a Geography topic - 'Why does the Earth get angry?' which focuses on volcanoes and earthquakes. 

 

See our knowledge organiser below for more information:)

Reading morning :)

We love reading!

Show Racism the Red Card - Friday 21st October

Pine Class had an amazing and very muddy first session at Forest School. The children enjoyed: splashing in puddles, exploring the forest school surroundings, searching for minibeasts, building dens with twigs and leaves and much more! 

Favour said: 'I can't wait for next week!'

Ireoluwa said: 'It was the best day ever!'

Forest School

Pine class had a great Ancient Egyptian workshop. We found out lots of information about this early civilisation. Ask us! 

Locating Egypt

To kick off Year 3, we will be learning all about an early civilization - Ancient Egypt.

Please find a copy of our knowledge organiser below which explains what we will be learning about:)

Ancient Egypt

Archive 2021-2022

Rainforest Poster Presentations

We have been learning all about the Rainforest this term. We have learned about the climate, the animals, and the many different species of plants that grow there. 

 

In today's lesson we did some brilliant group work to create beautiful poster presentations. We collaboratively in mixed groups. Each member of the group had a different responsibility. We needed to research, select interesting facts and use our creative skills to present them on a poster. We thought about our groups different strengths and gave each child their own role. When we had completed our posters we presented them to the whole class! It was a bit nerve wracking but we all felt proud of the work we created together. 

A Platinum Jubilee! 

 

We had the best time in Pine class celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee! We created her a beautiful card, we made our own sandwiches and bunting ready to celebrate with a whole school party! Didn't we all look brilliant in our royal or red white and blue outfits! 

Baby Chicks!

Today in Pine class we had a special treat! We got to visit the baby chicks in reception. We had to be very quiet and very still. They loved being held by the children and were very calm. We learned that the yellow ones were boys and the brown ones were girls. They were so cute!!! heart

Our new topic question is: Does it always rain in the rainforest?

 

We will be exploring the different layers of the rainforest, the climate and plants and animals that live in rainforests. Please find a copy of our knowledge organiser for this half term below which further explains what we are going to be learning about.

Does it always rain in the rainforest?

Pine Class Easter Egg Hunt!

Suffragettes Timeline

Suffragettes Timeline

 

This half term, we have been studying the Suffragettes! We have learned all about the movement for women's rights and even had a visit from a real Suffragette. We made banners and posters and went on a march chanting for votes for women. Here is a timeline of the events we have learned about...

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.

This week we practiced our speaking and listening skills in whole class reading to perform a poem in an exciting way, just like Michael Rosen, whose work we loved learning about last half term. We read "The Sound Collector" and worked with our reading partners to rehearse the poem and perform it complete with actions. The Sound collector was full of onomatopoeia (words that sound like what they are), we made sure to put lots of emphasis on these words! 

Performance Poetry

Money £££

Money £££

 

For the past 2 weeks we have been learning about how to use money. We now understand which coins and notes are in use in the UK and can name and label them. We can find the right coins to make an amount, we can add together items to find a total amount and we can now calculate the change we need! 

 

Keep on practicing at home, if you go to the shops, can you total the items you want to buy? Can you figure out how much change you should receive? 

Electrical Circuits

This term we are learning how to be bright sparks! This means that we will be focusing on light and electricity. In todays lesson we built and tested electrical circuits. We made predictions about which circuits would work and fail then tested out our circuits to see if our predictions were correct. We learned that in order for electrical current to flow around a circuit, the circuit must be closed. 

Bonfire Night Artwork

This week we have been learning about the history of the gunpowder plot and why we celebrate Bonfire night. Today we spent the afternoon creating beautiful fireworks artwork. We begun by collecting twigs and leaves from outside, which we then dried in class whilst we created our oil pastel firework pictures. We considered which colours would stand out on the black background and imagined different shapes for our fireworks. Finally we created bonfires from the twigs and leaves we collected. We are so proud of the final results. 

Show Racism the Red Card

For Black History Month we have been learning about famous Black figures in history. Children learned about famous musicians in school and researched other important Black figures for their homework. We have learned about the inequalities that used to exist in society and inequalities that still exist today. The children had some strong feelings that they shared about the issue. I am really proud of the maturity and empathy the children have shown this week. 

Pine Class Stars in Thriller

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We have been working on a spooky dance in our PE slots since the start of the year! We worked hard to practice all of the steps until we knew them perfectly. We also made up small group routines independently. This week we did our own zombie makeup and filmed our final performance. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!

Battle of Boudicca vs the Romans

We have been continuing our Roman History topic. This week we recreated the battle of Boudicca vs the Romans! We created our own shields in an art lesson, the red shields were used by the Romans and the celtic design shields would be used by the people of the Icini tribe. Some children wore costumes so we could tell they were playing the parts of Boudicca, the Roman Emperor and the Roman General. Did you know that Boudicca's army was ten times the size of the Roman army? However, despite the Roman army being smaller, it was more skilled and the Roman's still were victorious! Boudicca could not accept defeat and chose to drink poison rather than live under Roman rule. As you can see, we had a lot of fun recreating this famous battle!

 

Roman Mosaics!

This afternoon we started work on some beautiful Roman Mosaics. We used black paper and drew designs of aqueducts, volcanoes (Mount Vesuvius), and Roman roads. Then we cut paper into small pieces (it didn't matter if it was uneven because the Romans had to chisel stones into tiny pieces to create theirs). We are really pleased with how they are turning out and will continue to work on them next week!

Bridging through 10!

This week in Pine class, we have been learning different addition methods. The children have done brilliantly, we started the week using base 10 to add together two-digit numbers and we have built up the difficulty over the course of the week. Today we learned how to add numbers together renaming 10 ones as 1 ten! Some children moved on to represent the hundreds, tens, and ones by drawing them into place value columns. A few even managed to use column addition. It was quite tricky at first but the children persevered and felt very proud when it all started to click, I'm so proud of them too!

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