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20.11.17 - Our new focus text in English is 'The Scarab's Secret'. Please click on the link to read the story at home so you can remember it and magpie ideas from it in your writing Penguins!

17.11.17 - We identified what forces are and how they are measured in our Science learning today! We were super scientists.

16.11.17 - Anti-bullying week. We created this beautiful quote poster. We printed our finger prints on to the poster to say that we agree that we are all different and that is beautiful!

16.11.17 - Anti-bullying week. We created this beautiful quote poster. We printed our finger prints on to the poster to say that we agree that we are all different and that is beautiful! 1

16.11.17 - Ant-bullying week: We talked about how we are all different on the outside but on the inside we are just the same - just like eggs!

16.11.17 - Ant-bullying week: We talked about how we are all different on the outside but on the inside we are just the same - just like eggs! 1
16.11.17 - Ant-bullying week: We talked about how we are all different on the outside but on the inside we are just the same - just like eggs! 2
16.11.17 - Ant-bullying week: We talked about how we are all different on the outside but on the inside we are just the same - just like eggs! 3

15.11.17 - Penguins - counting in 4's.

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13.11.17 - Odd Socks day for Anti-Bullying Week!

13.11.17 - Odd Socks day for Anti-Bullying Week! 1

10.11.17 - We took our learning outside today in Science as we used equipment from inside the sports shed (such as footballs and skipping ropes) to explore forces – pushes and pulls in particular. We discussed with one another what direction our forces were acting in.

9.11.17 - Ancient Egypt day! Year 3 had the most amazing day today as we all took part in Ancient Egypt day which was led by a gentleman named Mark who was from ‘Portals to the Past’. We started the day with a talk from Mark about Egypt and its history. Then we had to go on a hunt for facts when answering a quiz which was really fun. After break Mark talked to us some more about Ancient Egypt. Following this, we played Hounds and Jackals. After lunch, we were transported back in time where Ryan was our Pharaoh. Unfortunately, Pharaoh Ryan’s reign did not last and he found himself on a journey to the afterlife where the Priests of Anubis and his mummy wrapping priests helped prepare his body. As he was safely on his travels, a new pharaoh was announced, Pharaoh Ruby! To celebrate, all of the people of Egypt went on a hunt and we got to try catch some 'animals' to feed us in the banquet. It was a tie with 11 points each to Penguins and Zebras. Thank you to all parents for the amazing costumes too!!

6.11.17 - We made our own board games in Topic about Ancient Egyptian pharaohs!

6.11.17 - Reciprocal Reading

3.11.17 - As part of our Exciting Writing today, we went outside to see a bonfire. We got to sit around the bonfire and think about what we could see, taste, smell, hear and feel. Then, we created some fantastic poems about the bonfire.

1.11.17 - As a class we created a text map for a WAGOLL information text on the Greek God, Zeus. We created actions to help us remember the information text and talked about vocabulary that we could magpie when we create our own information text on an Egyptian God. Remember to practice recalling the text with the actions at home, Penguins!

1.11.17 - As a class we created a text map for a WAGOLL information text on the Greek God, Zeus. We created actions to help us remember the information text and talked about vocabulary that we could magpie when we create our own information text on an Egyptian God. Remember to practice recalling the text with the actions at home, Penguins! 1

31.10.17 - In Art, we made a class set of canopic jars. When a person was mummified, their lungs, liver, intestines and stomach were put in special containers called canopic jars. Each organ was protected by a different Ancient Egyptian God. Qebehsenuef, who has a falcon’s head, looks after the intestines (dried pasta ribbons!). Duametef, a jackal-headed god, protects the stomach (pink balloon!). Hapi, the baboon-headed god, protects the lungs (orange peel!). Imsety, with the human face, looks after the liver (dried teabag!). We had great fun designing the God's heads to put on the canopic jars.

31.10.17 - In Art, we made a class set of canopic jars. When a person was mummified, their lungs, liver, intestines and stomach were put in special containers called canopic jars. Each organ was protected by a different Ancient Egyptian God. Qebehsenuef, who has a falcon’s head, looks after the intestines (dried pasta ribbons!). Duametef, a jackal-headed god, protects the stomach (pink balloon!). Hapi, the baboon-headed god, protects the lungs (orange peel!). Imsety, with the human face, looks after the liver (dried teabag!). We had great fun designing the God's heads to put on the canopic jars. 1

30.10.17 - Kameron visited the Imperial War Museum in London during half term. He showed some Egyptian artefacts he found on his travels to the class. It's lovely to see children so engaged with our Ancient Egypt topic. Thank you for sharing, Kameron!

30.10.17 - Kameron visited the Imperial War Museum in London during half term. He showed some Egyptian artefacts he found on his travels to the class. It's lovely to see children so engaged with our Ancient Egypt topic. Thank you for sharing, Kameron! 1
30.10.17 - Kameron visited the Imperial War Museum in London during half term. He showed some Egyptian artefacts he found on his travels to the class. It's lovely to see children so engaged with our Ancient Egypt topic. Thank you for sharing, Kameron! 2

30.10.17

 

Welcome back Penguins! 

 

I hope you all had a fantastic half term break. It was great to see you all back today and eager to learn! We are all looking forward to our Ancient Egyptian workshop next week on Thursday 9th November.

 

I’m so proud of all of Penguins hard work so far this year, let’s keep up the brilliant work ethic we have in Year 3 this half term and beyond.

 

Miss Reed 

12/10/17 - Today in computing, Penguins investigated different websites and apps. They now know that there are age restrictions for websites and can explain why. Check Penguins out working hard on the laptops below!

12/10/17 - In Maths today, Penguins challenged themselves at their Learning Without Limits station to add 3 digit numbers together using dienes to find out the answer. They double checked their answers using the column method. Super learning Penguins!

12/10/17 - As part of Outdoor Classroom Day, Penguins took their spelling lesson outside today! Miss Reed would say a word with the long a vowel sound in (our spelling focus this week), and we had to run to the correct spelling of the a sound in the word e.g. 'straight' - we would run to the tree that had the 'aigh' on. We had lots of fun learning outside.

10/10/17- In our spelling lesson today we all participated in a 'dictionary race'. Miss Reed said a word and we had to find it in the dictionary in our pairs. If we found the word first, we got a good to be green! We loved this activity. Super spelling learning took place in Penguins today.

10/10/17- In our spelling lesson today we all participated in a 'dictionary race'. Miss Reed said a word and we had to find it in the dictionary in our pairs. If we found the word first, we got a good to be green! We loved this activity. Super spelling learning took place in Penguins today. 1
10/10/17- In our spelling lesson today we all participated in a 'dictionary race'. Miss Reed said a word and we had to find it in the dictionary in our pairs. If we found the word first, we got a good to be green! We loved this activity. Super spelling learning took place in Penguins today. 2
10/10/17- In our spelling lesson today we all participated in a 'dictionary race'. Miss Reed said a word and we had to find it in the dictionary in our pairs. If we found the word first, we got a good to be green! We loved this activity. Super spelling learning took place in Penguins today. 3
10/10/17- In our spelling lesson today we all participated in a 'dictionary race'. Miss Reed said a word and we had to find it in the dictionary in our pairs. If we found the word first, we got a good to be green! We loved this activity. Super spelling learning took place in Penguins today. 4
10/10/17- In our spelling lesson today we all participated in a 'dictionary race'. Miss Reed said a word and we had to find it in the dictionary in our pairs. If we found the word first, we got a good to be green! We loved this activity. Super spelling learning took place in Penguins today. 5

09/10/17 - We were extremely lucky today as George C and Daniel delivered a presentation to the class about papyrus and scarab beetles. George prepared the presentation at home with his Grandad and then Daniel and George rehearsed for the presentation in their own time which is fantastic. Penguins really enjoyed watching and had lots of questions to ask Daniel and George afterwards. It is great to see Penguins so enthusiastic about our topic at the moment. Well done boys!

09/10/17 - We were extremely lucky today as George C and Daniel delivered a presentation to the class about papyrus and scarab beetles. George prepared the presentation at home with his Grandad and then Daniel and George rehearsed for the presentation in their own time which is fantastic. Penguins really enjoyed watching and had lots of questions to ask Daniel and George afterwards. It is great to see Penguins so enthusiastic about our topic at the moment. Well done boys! 1
09/10/17 - We were extremely lucky today as George C and Daniel delivered a presentation to the class about papyrus and scarab beetles. George prepared the presentation at home with his Grandad and then Daniel and George rehearsed for the presentation in their own time which is fantastic. Penguins really enjoyed watching and had lots of questions to ask Daniel and George afterwards. It is great to see Penguins so enthusiastic about our topic at the moment. Well done boys! 2

09/10/17 - We worked with a partner to mummify a tomato. We wanted to see what would happen when we left the tomato and if it would last longer and be preserved. We scooped out the seeds, washed it with hand sanitiser and filled it with natron (salt and bicarbonate of soda). These are similar things that the Ancient Egyptians did to the mummies. We are going to leave them for a couple of weeks and then see what has happened. 

09/10/17 - We had fun in our topic lesson this afternoon as we continued to learn about the process of mummification. We began with the fun task of mummifying each other. Here's how we got on!

06/10/17 - Today in Science, we investigated how the size of shadows change throughout the day. We found out that in the morning, the length of our shadows were longer than us and that our shadows pointed to the West. We discovered that at midday (lunch time) our shadows were the shortest. As well as this, we discovered that in the afternoons our shadows pointed towards the East and were longer than they were at midday.

05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and Kevin from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colour of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.

We had great fun today learning the different stages of mummification. You can see us acting out the steps for mummification below. 5/10/17

'How pickled onions are made' - Penguins text map 4/10/17. Remind yourselves of our WAGOLL at home!

'How pickled onions are made' - Penguins text map 4/10/17. Remind yourselves of our WAGOLL at home! 1

Egyptian Banquet 15th September 2017

Egyptian Banquet 15th September 2017 1
Egyptian Banquet 15th September 2017 2

08/09/2017 - In English we created a Text Map for Egyptian Cinderella and created actions to help us remember parts of the story. Remember to practice the story and actions at home Penguins!

08/09/2017 - In English we created a Text Map for Egyptian Cinderella and created actions to help us remember parts of the story. Remember to practice the story and actions at home Penguins! 1

07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same!

07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same! 1
07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same! 2
07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same! 3
07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same! 4
07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same! 5
07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same! 6
07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same! 7
07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same! 8
07/09/2017 - Looking after our 'babies' (jelly beans) with care in PSHE! We now understand that our peers may look after items and/or people differently but they still care just the same! 9

 

Welcome to Penguins class!

 

I have loved seeing your smiley faces back at school and it is great to see you are all ready to do lots of fun learning in Year 3.

 

Our topic for the Autumn term is Ancient Egypt, with our focus question being ‘Were the Egyptians ahead of their time?’ We have a variety of exciting texts we will be focusing on in English including ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ and ‘The Scarab’s Secret’.

 

In Maths we will be continuing our learning through the use of Maths No Problem. We will begin by focusing on our knowledge of numbers and their value.

 

During Science this term, we will be learning all about Light and we have some great experiments planned!

 

In Geography we will be building our own Nile – this links in to our Ancient Egypt topic.

 

In Art, Penguins will be studying and creating their own hieroglyphics, whilst in Design and Technology they will be building their own pyramids!

 

This year we are really lucky that we will be having a Spanish assembly once a week, led by Miss Donkin. Miss Donkin is going to help the children become more confident in Spanish.

 

Useful information

 

Mrs. Selves is our teaching assistant.

 

PE is on a Tuesday. Please ensure kits are in school and are clearly named.

 

We encourage children to read regularly and children will receive a reading raffle ticket for reading 5 times a week. Children should record their reading in their reading record daily. Now children are in KS2, they can do this independently, however we would ask that you sign the reading record weekly to show that you have acknowledged your child has read. Children should bring their recording record book into school every day. Thank you.

 

Please remember your water bottles every day as our classroom does get very warm. Please make sure the water bottle is clearly named and is only filled with water or squash only. Thank you.

 

Homework will be given out on Thursdays and is due in on Tuesdays. If homework is not handed in by Wednesday morning at the latest, children will spend their Wednesday dinner time with Mr. Fitzpatrick in homework club to complete it.

 

Children will be lining up in the morning outside Penguins door. They will be released from the same place at the end of the day.

 

We have a fun and busy term ahead and I’m super excited to get started.

 

Please feel free to speak to me for any further information.

 

Miss Reed

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