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Class Blogs

In year 3 we have conducted an experiment looking at how plants take up water. Even though our experiment didn’t go as planned, we still enjoyed carrying it out! Below are some of our pictures from the experiment.

After reading and studying many different British legends, the children have written their own legends.   They have worked extremely hard on these, editing and improving them continuously, and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them.  These will be made into books for others to read – I’m sure that you’ll enjoy reading them too.

Well done to our final mystery writer of the term - Layla Armitage.  Her legend was written in the correct style and she managed to interweave action, description and dialogue throughout.  Her sentence types were varied, including relative clauses and subordinate clauses, and she worked extremely hard to include a wide variety of punctuation.  Preferring to print at the beginning of the year, Layla now produces beautiful, joined-up handwriting which is lovely to see.

As Easter rapidly approaches, we will be doing a short topic (for two weeks) based around chocolate.  We will be looking at where chocolate comes from, who discovered it and how it is made.  We will also be designing and advertising our own chocolate bars.  In the afternoon of Wednesday 5th April, we will be having a chocolate workshop.

Thank you to all the family members who contributed suggestions for our ‘Greatest Britons’ debate. Winston Churchill won the adult vote, followed by Alexander Fleming and then Florence Nightingale. Over the next few weeks, we will be learning more about the people suggested, ready to hold our own vote. We’ll let you know who we choose once we’ve had our debate.

 
As part of our topic in the summer term, we will be making models of the Easter Island statues. If you have any shoe boxes, or other sturdy boxes of a similar size/ shape, please could you bring them into school for us. Thank you!

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Throughout this half term, we have been continuing our Great Britain topic. We have been mini geographers and looked at: cities, rivers, seas and counties within Great Britain! Did you know there are over 40 counties in England? Ask us the countries and capital cities that make up Great Britain!

Literacy

In literacy, we have focused on poetry, letter writing, character descriptions and non-chronological reports! As a whole, we enjoyed learning the Great Britain poem the most as we performed the poems and even created our own actions!

VCOP

We have our new VCOP (vocabulary, conjunctions, openers and punctuation) wall up in our classroom. The two writing frames are for children who use all of VCOP within a piece of writing. Our current writing champions are Chloe and Alfie!