Menu
Home Page

Penguins - Year 3

Distance Learning Information

Due to the enforced government school closures, we will be using our class page to set an additional daily challenge to be completed alongside the work already set in the booklet sent home.This will continue again on Monday 20th April, following the Easter break. Please use the book and distance learning pack we have provided to record any work completed when possible. If you need to contact us during this time, please use the class email, penguins@eye.peterborough.sch.uk and we will respond to you within normal working hours. We both look forward to hearing about and seeing your work throughout this time via our class email, and we are already thinking of creative ways we can keep in touch with the Penguins, so look out for video messages coming your way! We appreciate your continued support throughout this time, and we are here to help if we are able.

Thank you, Mrs Pollard and Mrs Bright xx

A message for Penguins from the Teachers

Still image for this video

Physical Education at home
We know over the next few weeks it will be difficult to include physical activity in your children's lives. With this in mind, we have listed below some choices that can be completed indoors. Some of the activities listed we have enjoyed in class together. 

Other ideas/websites that may be useful

This will be regularly updated when we find/see new things for you all to do/access;

A message from Bookman

Bookman has recorded a special message for all the children at Eye School, click on the link below to hear it. What a treat!

https://eye.primarysite.media/media/a-message-from-bookman-1420

Also, Bookman now has his own page on our website, so click on the link below to find his page and see what he is up to.

https://www.eyeprimaryschool.co.uk/bookman/

Remember to keep reading as much as you can throughout your time at home, and we look forward to hearing about the books you have read. 

Story Time

We hope that you're all finding some time to snuggle up and read a book. You might like to do this on your own or with a family member. As an extra treat, we will be uploading videos of us reading chapters from books to you at home. We hope you enjoy listening to them. 

 

Click on the link below to watch and listen to Miss Johnson reading the last chapter of Roald Dahl's 'The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me'.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1j6fWTaMVHfC3G_cjX0zCA

 

Click on the link below to watch and listen to Mrs Pollard reading the last two chapters of Dick King-Smith's 'The Queen's Nose'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REz2nnAcR-0&list=UU1j6fWTaMVHfC3G_cjX0zCA

 

Keep watching here for more story time videos coming soon.

 

Brilliant Home Learning by Penguins Class during the Spring Term

Keep on sending us examples of your amazing home learning, it makes us smile seeing your hard work!

 

Picture 1 Springtime Fun by Oliver J
Picture 2 Geography work by Erin
Picture 3 Spring Poem by Erin
Picture 4 Garden Sketch by Erin
Picture 5 Geography work by Mia
Picture 6 Springtime Poem by Mia
Picture 7 Film Review by Toby
Picture 8 List of Food in each Food Group by Toby
Picture 9 Geography work by Imogen
Picture 10 Geography work by Imogen
Picture 11 Food Groups by Imogen
Picture 12 Science Forces Powerpoint by Ben
Picture 13 Science by Toby
Picture 14 Forces Poster by Toby
Picture 15 Sentences of 3 for description by Dylan
Picture 16 Forces poster by Dylan
Picture 17 Forces poster by Erin
Picture 18 Forces poster by Oliver H
Picture 19 Forces work by Oliver H
Picture 20 Sentences of 3 by Oliver H
Picture 21 Bella working hard on her timestables
Picture 22 History work by Ben
Picture 23 History work continued by Ben
Picture 24 Measuring by Erin
Picture 25 History work by Erin
Picture 26 Maths work by Toby
Picture 27 History and Spellings by Toby
Picture 28 English and Food Groups by Sophia
Picture 29 Food Groups and Maths by Sophia
Picture 30 Forces posters by Mia
Picture 31 Length work by Bella H
Picture 32 Forces poster by Eden
Picture 33 Spring Poem by Eden
Picture 34 The mummification process by Olivia
Picture 35 Forces poster by Poppy
Picture 36 Diary entry by Poppy
Picture 37 Diary entry part 1 by Mia
Picture 38 Diary entry part 2 by Mia
Picture 39 Spelling practice by Oliver J
Picture 40 Erin working towards the Easter reading challenge
Picture 41 Inspirational Sports Person by Oliver H
Picture 42 RE poster by Oliver H
Picture 43 Inspirational Sports Person by Oliver J
Picture 44 Maths by Sophia
Picture 45 Ancient Mayans poster by Erin
Picture 46 English by Eden
Picture 47 Inspirational Sports Person by Eden
Picture 48 Ancient Mayan Factsheet by Bethany
Picture 49 RE Factsheet by Bethany

Look at some of the other things that the Penguins have been up to

We love to see some of the other things you've been getting up to whilst we're not in school. We know that many of you will have your own ideas about what you'd like to learn or create whilst at home. 

Picture 1 Bella has been creative & made a Barbie playground
Picture 2 Bella watering the plants with her brother
Picture 3 Sophia drawing a rainbow outside her house
Picture 4 A rainbow picture drawn by Sophia
Picture 5 A letter written to the Spinney Care Home by Eden
Picture 6 Oliver H and his siblings completing a workout
Picture 7 Thank you to Coop Funeral Care poster by Sophia
Picture 8 Pudding for the family made by Sophia
Picture 9 Milk Bottle Elephant by Sophia

Daily Challenges

We enjoyed some fresh air outside playing a game together in the sunshine. We had a great time!

Still image for this video

We had a lovely afternoon filled with art activities!

We had a lovely afternoon filled with art activities!  1
We had a lovely afternoon filled with art activities!  2

All of us here today in Penguins decided to have a banquet lunch together. Looking at all the happy faces you can see we are enjoying spending time with each other and having fun before things change for a while!

All of us here today in Penguins decided to have a banquet lunch together.  Looking at all the happy faces you can see we are enjoying spending time with each other and having fun before things change for a while!   1

World Book Day 2020! Look at our brilliant costumes! We dressed up as characters from books we have read together! We even had a surprise visit from Bookman and his new friend Bookboy!

World Book Day 2020! Look at our brilliant costumes! We dressed up as characters from books we have read together! We even had a surprise visit from Bookman and his new friend Bookboy! 1
World Book Day 2020! Look at our brilliant costumes! We dressed up as characters from books we have read together! We even had a surprise visit from Bookman and his new friend Bookboy! 2
World Book Day 2020! Look at our brilliant costumes! We dressed up as characters from books we have read together! We even had a surprise visit from Bookman and his new friend Bookboy! 3
World Book Day 2020! Look at our brilliant costumes! We dressed up as characters from books we have read together! We even had a surprise visit from Bookman and his new friend Bookboy! 4
World Book Day 2020! Look at our brilliant costumes! We dressed up as characters from books we have read together! We even had a surprise visit from Bookman and his new friend Bookboy! 5
World Book Day 2020! Look at our brilliant costumes! We dressed up as characters from books we have read together! We even had a surprise visit from Bookman and his new friend Bookboy! 6
World Book Day 2020! Look at our brilliant costumes! We dressed up as characters from books we have read together! We even had a surprise visit from Bookman and his new friend Bookboy! 7

Well done to the children who participated in the Orienteering Challenge at AMVC today. The mixed group came 1st and the boys group came 3rd in their events!

Well done to the children who participated in the Orienteering Challenge at AMVC today. The mixed group came 1st and the boys group came 3rd in their events!  1
Well done to the children who participated in the Orienteering Challenge at AMVC today. The mixed group came 1st and the boys group came 3rd in their events!  2

As part of celebrating National Storytelling Week, we shared our narratives based on the Iron Man with the Year Ones. Some of us were lucky enough to share our stories with our siblings.

As part of celebrating National Storytelling Week, we shared our narratives based on the Iron Man with the Year Ones. Some of us were lucky enough to share our stories with our siblings.  1
As part of celebrating National Storytelling Week, we shared our narratives based on the Iron Man with the Year Ones. Some of us were lucky enough to share our stories with our siblings.  2
As part of celebrating National Storytelling Week, we shared our narratives based on the Iron Man with the Year Ones. Some of us were lucky enough to share our stories with our siblings.  3
As part of celebrating National Storytelling Week, we shared our narratives based on the Iron Man with the Year Ones. Some of us were lucky enough to share our stories with our siblings.  4
As part of celebrating National Storytelling Week, we shared our narratives based on the Iron Man with the Year Ones. Some of us were lucky enough to share our stories with our siblings.  5

As part of our RE learning, year 3 were visited by the Salvation Army, to learn about how they show their faith and love for God. Gary and Lorraine lead a brilliant session and we learned so much! Thank you Gary and Lorraine!

As part of our RE learning, year 3 were visited by the Salvation Army, to learn about how they show their faith and love for God. Gary and Lorraine lead a brilliant session and we learned so much! Thank you Gary and Lorraine!  1

We were really lucky to be visited by the artist, Roland Burt, last week. He taught us how to do Caribbean art and link it to letters and numbers. See below how we added to the whole school painting.

We were really lucky to be visited by the artist, Roland Burt, last week. He taught us how to do Caribbean art and link it to letters and numbers. See below how we added to the whole school painting.  1
We were really lucky to be visited by the artist, Roland Burt, last week. He taught us how to do Caribbean art and link it to letters and numbers. See below how we added to the whole school painting.  2
We were really lucky to be visited by the artist, Roland Burt, last week. He taught us how to do Caribbean art and link it to letters and numbers. See below how we added to the whole school painting.  3
We were really lucky to be visited by the artist, Roland Burt, last week. He taught us how to do Caribbean art and link it to letters and numbers. See below how we added to the whole school painting.  4

We were very excited when Bookman dropped in to see us in Penguins. He had a special prize for Toby as his reading raffle ticket had been drawn out of the box for reading 5 or more times a week. Well done Toby! He also presented lots of children with reading certificates for completing 20, 50 and even 100 reads!

We were very excited when Bookman dropped in to see us in Penguins. He had a special prize for Toby as his reading raffle ticket had been drawn out of the box for reading 5 or more times a week. Well done Toby! He also presented lots of children with reading certificates for completing 20, 50 and even 100 reads! 1

Today we enjoyed our Ancient Egyptian Wow Day! We learned lots of new facts and had lots of fun! Look at the pictures to see us enjoying our day!

We began our new unit of learning in Art based on Sculpture. We looked at lots of different examples of sculptures and found out that creating a sculpture requires imagination. We then used materials in the classroom to create our own sculptures in groups. Our sculptures ranged from 'Reading Robots' to cats!

We began our new unit of learning in Art based on Sculpture. We looked at lots of different examples of sculptures and found out that creating a sculpture requires imagination. We then used materials in the classroom to create our own sculptures in groups. Our sculptures ranged from 'Reading Robots' to cats!  1
We began our new unit of learning in Art based on Sculpture. We looked at lots of different examples of sculptures and found out that creating a sculpture requires imagination. We then used materials in the classroom to create our own sculptures in groups. Our sculptures ranged from 'Reading Robots' to cats!  2
We began our new unit of learning in Art based on Sculpture. We looked at lots of different examples of sculptures and found out that creating a sculpture requires imagination. We then used materials in the classroom to create our own sculptures in groups. Our sculptures ranged from 'Reading Robots' to cats!  3
We began our new unit of learning in Art based on Sculpture. We looked at lots of different examples of sculptures and found out that creating a sculpture requires imagination. We then used materials in the classroom to create our own sculptures in groups. Our sculptures ranged from 'Reading Robots' to cats!  4
We began our new unit of learning in Art based on Sculpture. We looked at lots of different examples of sculptures and found out that creating a sculpture requires imagination. We then used materials in the classroom to create our own sculptures in groups. Our sculptures ranged from 'Reading Robots' to cats!  5
We began our new unit of learning in Art based on Sculpture. We looked at lots of different examples of sculptures and found out that creating a sculpture requires imagination. We then used materials in the classroom to create our own sculptures in groups. Our sculptures ranged from 'Reading Robots' to cats!  6

Spring 2020

Happy New Year! We hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful Christmas break. We are excited to begin the Spring term and we have lots of exciting learning in store for Penguins Class. 

 

  • Our PE day is now a Wednesday. This term we will be doing Swimming and Athletics. Please ensure that children have the appropriate, named kit on these days.
  • Homework will be set weekly. Please ensure this is completed.  It will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned the following Tuesday. 
  • Children should continue to bring their reading books along with their reading records to school daily. We would like children to aim to read five times a week and would ask that parents/carers would sign their reading records to show that they are working partnership with us as a school to support the children’s reading. We hope that many of you have completed the competition set by Bookman. We know that he will be visiting us again soon to see how we are doing with out reading. 

 

We have lots of exciting learning planned for this term. Here is a brief summary of what we will be learning in each subject. 

 

In our English learning this term, we will be using the focus texts ‘The Queen’s Nose’ and ‘Iron Man’. Through these texts we will be developing our skills of creating narratives and writing recounts such as newspaper reports. We will be building on the writing skills that we have been working on this term and applying them into different writing contexts. We begin with Iron Man and know that the children are going to love this text. 

 

In Maths our focus will be on measurement. We will be developing our skills in measuring length, mass, volume before moving onto money and time in the second half of the term. We will continue to revisit the skills that we have been practising in the autumn term and applying our calculation skills within our learning about measurement 

 

Our Science topic for this term is ‘Rocks and Fossils’. This will involve developing an understanding of different types of rocks and how they are formed. Children will also explore how fossils are formed.

 

In the first half of spring term, in History, we are learning about Ancient Egyptian civilisations. We will explore what life was like in Ancient Egypt, their traditions and beliefs as well as developing an understanding of the features of the Ancient Egyptian society. Children will look at the different ways that the past is represented, using sources of information and making observations, inferences and deductions.  

 

In the second half of the spring term, in Geography, we will be exploring the wonders of the world and developing knowledge of continents and oceans. We will be linking this with our learning about Egypt and the pyramids.

 

In Art we are moving on to develop our skills in sculpture, before moving on to working with materials and textiles. Our DT learning is around preparing food to suit a healthy and varied diet. In Music we will be developing our listening and appraising, singing, improvising, composing and evaluation skills using R&B, Michael Jackson, Western Classical, Musicals, Motown and Soul music. Our key learning questions for our RE learning this term are ‘What is it like to follow God’ and ‘What do humanists value most in life?’ In C4L for Spring 1 we will be exploring safety and how to keep ourselves safe in different situations. In PE this term, we are developing our skills in swimming and athletics. In our French learning, we will be developing our French vocabulary linked to Numbers 0-6 , 5 colours - reading/writing, questioning and answering about our name. We will use stories such as Roule galette and L’automne arrive to support this.

 

We will be keeping our class page updated with details and photos of our learning so please do check back regularly. This is a great tool to use to talk to the children about their school day.

 

We are available before and after school if you have any need to talk to us. Please do not hesitate to do so!

 

Mrs Bright and Mrs Pollard

We are very lucky because Bookman came to visit us yesterday and set us a 12 reads of Christmas challenge! I am looking forward to reading your entries in January. Merry Christmas!

We are very lucky because Bookman came to visit us yesterday and set us a 12 reads of Christmas challenge! I am looking forward to reading your entries in January. Merry Christmas! 1

Year 3- Trip to Flag Fen. We had a great (but cold) day at Flag Fen today. We were able to become field archaeologists and experimental archeologists. We explored artefacts from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age as well as making our own Bronze Age style clay pots. This afternoon we explored the flag fen site and saw Bronze Age long boats, part of the remaining causeway and sat in the Bronze Age roundhouse and enjoyed a story around the fire.

We had a great time investigating which objects reflected the light in our science lesson today. We found that the mirror, marbles and tin foil were most reflective.

We had a great time investigating which objects reflected the light in our science lesson today. We found that the mirror, marbles and tin foil were most reflective.  1
We had a great time investigating which objects reflected the light in our science lesson today. We found that the mirror, marbles and tin foil were most reflective.  2

We played times table games in maths on 06.11.19 to practise our times tables. Look at the fun we had!

In RE we are learning about Christian beliefs about Creation. We began by think about WoW factors in the world. We went outside to find things that are amazing in Nature.

In RE we are learning about Christian beliefs about Creation. We began by think about WoW factors in the world. We went outside to find things that are amazing in Nature.  1
In RE we are learning about Christian beliefs about Creation. We began by think about WoW factors in the world. We went outside to find things that are amazing in Nature.  2
In RE we are learning about Christian beliefs about Creation. We began by think about WoW factors in the world. We went outside to find things that are amazing in Nature.  3
In RE we are learning about Christian beliefs about Creation. We began by think about WoW factors in the world. We went outside to find things that are amazing in Nature.  4

Welcome back Penguins!

 

We hope that you have had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready for the exciting year ahead. We have been very busy preparing the classroom and planning lots of exciting and engaging lessons that we know you’re going to enjoy.

 

Mrs Pollard is going to be teaching Penguins on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Bright will teach on a Thursday and Friday. Miss Johnson is our teaching assistant throughout the whole week.

 

There are some important pieces of information that we have listed below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to us.

  • PE day is Tuesday. This half term we will be doing Swimming and Dance. Swimming for the first 3 weeks (10/09, 17/09, 24/09) and Dance for the last 3 weeks (02/10, 09/10, 15/10). Please ensure that you have the appropriate, named kit on these days.
  • Homework will be set weekly. Please ensure this is completed.  
  • Children will be given a reading book and reading record throughout the course of our first week back. These should be brought to school daily. We would like children to aim to read five times a week and would ask that parents/carers would sign their reading records to show that they are working partnership with us as a school to support the children’s reading.

 

We have lots to learn this half term and we know that it’s going to be a fun and rewarding learning journey.

In English we are going to use the text ‘Cliffhanger’ by Jacqueline Wilson as our stimulus for writing. We are going to be creating a recount, writing in role as the main character Tim before moving on to explore persuasive writing and creating our own brochure for an adventure camp.

 

Our Maths learning begins by focusing on developing ‘Place Value’ skills. Children will be working with three digit numbers and ensuring they understand their values. We will then move on to developing our addition and subtraction skills using mental methods as well as written methods to add and subtract.

 

We will investigate light through our Science topic. This will involve developing an understanding of why we need light, looking at the dangers of sunlight and how to protect ourselves, investigating how light reflects from surfaces, and exploring shadows, how they’re formed and how they change.

 

Our History learning focuses on The Stone Age to Iron Age. We will discover what it was like to live in prehistoric times for the first humans in Britain. We will look at how life evolved and changed throughout this era.

 

In Music, children are extremely fortunate to have whole class music tuition, learning to play the J-Sax (junior saxophone). Our Art work will focus on developing our drawing skills, looking at using proportion, shape, colour, shade and form. In RE we are looking at what Christians learn from the creation story. In D&T we will be creating structures. The children will begin to learn French now that they are in Key Stage 2. This will begin with learning some greetings and classroom commands. In our Curriculum for Life skills lessons we will be looking at Rules and the need for rules in different areas of life.

 

We will be keeping our class page updated with details and photos of our learning so please do check back regularly. This is a great tool to use to talk to the children about their school day.

 

We are available before and after school if you have any need to talk to us. Please do not hesitate to do so!

 

Mrs Bright and Mrs Pollard

 

Top