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Penguins - Year 3

World Book Day 
It was fantastic to see all of the children's costumes on World Book Day. We had an amazing time at our Mad Hatter's tea party and creating poems all day!
Making ice cream bread - 16/02/2017

Penguins class continued their cooking this week by making ice cream bread. We even had a special visitor; Mr Fitzpatrick.


Mr Fitzpatrick taught us all how to make ice cream bread and the whole class really enjoyed it. We are all looking forward to our next cooking session very soon.

Making spring rolls - 25/01/2017
Today in cookery, we made mega sized spring rolls! The children loved preparing and making their own spring rolls and loved to eat them too. Some children have taken their spring rolls home to share with their family, we hope you like them!
Volume - 23/01/2017
This week in maths, we will be looking at volume of liquids. Today, we measured a variety of liquids in millilitres and litres using measuring beakers. The children had a great time (and made a great mess!)
What we will be doing in Spring.

Egypt day!

Thank you to all parents and pupils, who took time to make some fantastic costumes for Egypt Day! It was a huge success and the children have been telling me how much of a great time they had. We met Mark, who taught us a lot about Ancient Egypt. We took part in a quiz, looked at Ancient Egyptian artefacts, played games, mummified a body and much more (We even managed to fit in some maths, along the way!)


We took a lot of pictures throughout the day, I hope you enjoy looking through them! 


Mr. Myers

Mummification rap!
In our topic lessons, we have been continuing with our work on mummification. We decided to create a rap about mummification. Here is Mrs. Gray at her rapping finest. I hope you find this as amusing as I do!


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The mummification process
In English this week, we have been learning how the Ancient Egyptians mummified people. Our aim was to remember an explanatory text on the mummification process. How better to remember the mummification process than to mummify each other? We started to mummify Mrs. Gray, this was closely followed by the mummification of our co-op group members. We even dragged Mr. Lawlor into the classroom and mummified him! What a fantastic lesson, I hope you had fun Penguins! 
The Pharaoh Apprentice!

In our topic lessons, we have been learning all about how the Egyptians lived and what roles the Ancient Egyptians had. We learnt all about how pharaohs lived and wondered what it must be like, to live life as a pharaoh. We decided to crown our first ever penguin pharaoh, trials included a letter of application, an Egyptian dance off and a test to see who was the bossiest of them all. 


It came down to the final six applicants. They were all confident and believed that they would go on to be crowned the first ever penguin pharaoh. What they weren't prepared for, was what would come next...they would be interviewed by Mrs. Gray! (Fun fact, Mrs. Gray actually lived in the Ancient Egyptian times.)


Mrs. Gray asked the applicants all of the tough questions. The applicants were shaking in their boots! After finally seeing who could pull the meanest face, we crowned our winner! The first ever penguin pharaoh! 

Light and shadow

In Science this week, we have been investigating light and shadow. We have looked at what type of objects create shadows, we came to the conclusion as a class that opaque objects and translucent objects create a shadow because they block some light. Whereas transparent objects do not create shadows because they let light pass through it. 


You can find some pictures of our experiment below (We even managed to squeeze in some funny faces along the way!)

Welcome Back Penguins!

Welcome back Penguins to another exciting year! It has been great to get to know all of you these past three days and I hope you've had an enjoyable start to the year.


We had a lot of fun launching our new topic: Ancient Egypt at WOW day and created some amazing pieces of art that will be displayed all around our new classroom. We have a lot of exciting work scheduled for this term including our new English text: The Egyptian Cinderella. We will also be learning all about light in science through some exciting experiments! I've been very impressed with the excellent start the Penguins have made in the transition to KS2 and I'm sure the hard work will continue throughout the year. 


Please remember that this year PE/Swimming kits will need to be brought in on a Monday and a Tuesday.


If there are any questions please feel free to speak to me at any time. 


Mr. Myers