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09/11/17

We had a brilliant day for our Ancient Egypt day today. We enjoyed lots of fun activities including playing the Ancient Egyptian original board game of snakes and ladders called Jackals and Hounds, completing an Ancient Egypt quiz where we learnt lots and lots, taking part in the Ancient Egyptian ritual of mummification and burial as well as hunting for animals where Zebras competed against Penguins (thankfully it was a draw!!)

 

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03/11/17 As part of our exciting writing, Miss Robinson set up a bonfire on our school field. We visited the bonfire and considered what we coul see, hear, smell and feel. We created lots of vocabulary that we then used in the classroom to help us create a bonfire poem. Here are some pictures of us visiting the bonfire.

03/11/17 As part of our exciting writing, Miss Robinson set up a bonfire on our school field. We visited the bonfire and considered what we coul see, hear, smell and feel. We created lots of vocabulary that we then used in the classroom to help us create a bonfire poem. Here are some pictures of us visiting the bonfire.  1
03/11/17 As part of our exciting writing, Miss Robinson set up a bonfire on our school field. We visited the bonfire and considered what we coul see, hear, smell and feel. We created lots of vocabulary that we then used in the classroom to help us create a bonfire poem. Here are some pictures of us visiting the bonfire.  2
03/11/17 As part of our exciting writing, Miss Robinson set up a bonfire on our school field. We visited the bonfire and considered what we coul see, hear, smell and feel. We created lots of vocabulary that we then used in the classroom to help us create a bonfire poem. Here are some pictures of us visiting the bonfire.  3

01/11/17 We have begun to learn about information texts and we are going to be creating our own text about an Egyptian God. We used our WAGOLL which was all Bout a Greek God, Zeus, to create a text map. Here is our text map.

01/11/17 We have begun to learn about information texts and we are going to be creating our own text about an Egyptian God. We used our WAGOLL which was all Bout a Greek God, Zeus, to create a text map. Here is our text map.  1
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. 
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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!
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Here are our finished mummies!!
We took our Science learning outside today to explore and investigate what happens to our shadow throughout the day. We faced north, drew our shadow for our books and then measured how long it was. We found out that our shadow moved throughout the day and the higher the sun was in the sky, the shorter our shadow was. Great science thinking in Zebras today. 
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On Thursday, we were privileged to receive a visit from Mr Montgomery who spoke to us all about the colours of the church year. We were then able to design and create our own cassock and stole for Mr Hurst to wear. Mr Hurst showed us many of his colourful outfits that he wears throughout the year, in our collective worship. 
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We had a great time learning about the process of mummification. We ordered the steps and then had a go at becoming the embalmers, priests and mummies ourselves!! Can you remember any of the steps that took place, Zebras?

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We were 'talking the text' today to help us learn an explanation text on 'How Pickled Onions are Made'. Here is a picture of our text map. We are looking forward to writing our own explanation text on mummification.

We were 'talking the text' today to help us learn an explanation text on 'How Pickled Onions are Made'. Here is a picture of our text map. We are looking forward to writing our own explanation text on mummification.  1

We are really enjoying our Science learning this half term. We have been exploring shadows and finding out which material is best for creating shadows. We learnt the vocabulary transparent, translucent and opaque.

We are really enjoying our Science learning this half term. We have been exploring shadows and finding out which material is best for creating shadows. We learnt the vocabulary transparent, translucent and opaque.  1
We are really enjoying our Science learning this half term. We have been exploring shadows and finding out which material is best for creating shadows. We learnt the vocabulary transparent, translucent and opaque.  2
We are really enjoying our Science learning this half term. We have been exploring shadows and finding out which material is best for creating shadows. We learnt the vocabulary transparent, translucent and opaque.  3
We are really enjoying our Science learning this half term. We have been exploring shadows and finding out which material is best for creating shadows. We learnt the vocabulary transparent, translucent and opaque.  4

We had a fantastic afternoon at our Egyptian banquet. We enjoyed some food that the ancient Egyptians would have eaten, performed our Egyptian dances and sang the 'Amazing Egyptians' song. 

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08/09/2017 - In English we started to create 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 Zebras!

08/09/2017 - In English we started to create 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 Zebras! 1
08/09/2017 - In English we started to create 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 Zebras! 2

Welcome to Zebras 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, Zebras 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

 

Mr. Lawlor 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 Zebras 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.

 

Mrs Bright

 

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