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Dream Jars

To celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl we have been writing our own dreams for the BFG to collect and put in the dream jars.

What were the ingredients for your dream jar?

Who were the characters in your dream?

Pollution

Our topic this half term is pollution. Can you share a fact about pollution? Add a post to the Padlet below or add a comment underneath.

New School Year

Welcome back to school and Year 3.

We hope you have all had a great summer and you are ready for the year ahead. We are looking forward to exploring new topics with you and sharing our learning and writing on our blog.

What are you looking forward to this year?

Musical Playground Games with Class 8

Today we had an amazing time learning some new clapping and skipping games with Class 8. Watch our animoto to see more:

Challenge: Ask someone at home who is older than you to teach you their favourite clapping/skipping game. What did they teach you?

World Record Attempt – Largest Reading Lesson

Today we took part in a very exciting event. We took part in an attempt to break the World Record for the largest reading lesson ever. We listened to J K Rowling reading the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and then we discussed the writing an wrote some incredible scene settings, inspired by her work.

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Class 7 Euros 2016 – We’re Croatia!

We’re so excited about Euros Day on Monday.

Don’t forget that Class 7 are Croatia, so dress in red, white and blue!

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Truck Safety

Today was very exciting, as there was a huge lorry in the playground!

We met Danny who taught us how to stay safe around large trucks and practised how to walk in front of them.

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Mosaics and Colour Mixing

Today in Art, we carried on thinking about Gaudi and creating mosaics. Firstly, we used felt tips to create our own animal mosaic.

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Then, we discussed how different colours can be made by mixing colours together. We discovered that there are 3 primary colours: blue, yellow and red. Miss Young set us the challenge of making 5 different colours by mixing the primary colours together.

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What colours did you make and how did you make them?

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Fair Trade Picnic!

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Today we had a Fair Trade picnic. We enjoyed ice-cream, bananas, pineapple, melon and some chocolate – all Fair Trade certified!

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Look out for the logo in shops and join us for our class assembly on Thursday 19th May at 9:15am, when we’ll be telling our family and friends all about what we have learnt.

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Magnetic or non-magnetic?

We used magnets to investigate whether objects around our classroom were magnetic or non-magnetic. We then recorded our results in a table.

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Can you remember any objects which were magnetic? What did they have in common?

 

Miss Gardner’s Maths Challenge

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Can you figure out what is shown by the picture above?

‘El Drac’

'El Drac'

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This week we took inspiration from ‘El Drac’ – the multi-coloured mosaic salamander created by Gaudi at the entrance to Parc Guell.

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What do you think of our creations?

Spelling Fun

Class 7 enjoyed taking part in a spelling workshop with Ms Foster.

This included spelling battleships, roll a spelling and money spelling. We even played a game of countdown, with Mrs Gardner having the longest word!

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Gaudi

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This half-term our theme topic is focusing on Barcelona. In Art, we have started looking at the work of Antoni Gaudi. He created many famous works of art and architecture in Barcelona including the Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell and Casa Mila.

Click here to watch a video which introduces some of his work.

We learnt that Gaudi took lots of inspiration from the natural world.

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Image credit. More nature inspired Gaudi architecture

Today, we started to look for our own inspiration and sketched a range of natural materials, thinking about shading technique and perspective. Here are some of our sketches:

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Can you find out any more facts about Gaudi?

Water Transportation Investigation

Yesterday in science, we learnt about how water is transported through a stem. Evaporation of water from the leaves causes the stems to suck up more water.

We wanted to find out if temperature changes how quickly water is sucked up by a stem. So we set up an experiment.

We used food colouring in water so we could tell if the water had traveled up the stems. Then, we put one flower in a hot temperature (above a radiator), one at room temperature and one in the fridge. We plan to observe our experiment to see what happens and then use our findings to write a conclusion!

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The Sound Collector

This week we have been looking at a poem by Robert McGough called ‘The Sound Collector’. We read through it, discussed the rhyme scheme used (ABCB) and spoke about the types of sounds mentioned in the poem.

You can listen to the poem here:

The Sound Collector by Roger McGough from CLPE on Vimeo.

We used this poem as inspiration to write our own versions.

Fronted Adverbials

We looked at using fronted adverbials to help us to tell the true story of the three little pigs.

Here are some of the sentences we came up with:

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, by Ryan

Once upon a time it was my special,great grans birthday.Rapidly,I was baking her tasty chocolate cake. Eventually, I ran out of flour so I checked on my neighbour to borrow some.

So, I went to the first pig’s house but for some reason he started to be mean and not let me have any flour. All of a sudden, my throat was tickly. “BING BANG”. I had a mighty, big cough. Unexpectedly, the pig was fried in the centre of the poor, crumbled house.

Rapidly, I knocked on the second pig’s house. “Please could I have some flour?” The pig replied, “get lost,” the second nasty pig yelled. Nervously, my throat tickled again. “BONG BANG”. I coughed the house down. Hungrily, my stomach rumbled, I licked my lips and ate the pig.

So, I went to the tarmac house. Suddenly, I told the pig to let me in. “No you bad wolf!” snarled the third pig ungratefully. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel good. “BOOM!” I coughed but thankfully it did not knock the house down.

However, the animal doctors knew I had a bad cough so I went to the hospital and they made me better. And they gave me flour for my dear old granny’s cake.

2D shapes

Yesterday we used geoboards to investigate 2D shapes. We discovered that shapes can have the same names but look very different!

Key vocabulary we were using in our discussions:
* regular
* irregular
* sides
* vertices
* length

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Can you write a sentence to describe something you learnt today, Class 7?

Live from the Class 7 Newsroom…

IMG_4930Last half term in Geography, we looked at tsunamis. The word ‘tsunami’ is Japanese and means ‘harbour wave’. We watched some videos about tsunamis before focusing on the one which happened in Japan in 2011.

Here is a good video explaining about it.

We then had to write our own news reports about the Tsunami to inform other classes about what happened. Here are some of them:

Class 7 Newsroom – 1 from Miss Young on Vimeo.

Class 7 Newsroom – 2 from Miss Young on Vimeo.

Class 7 Newsroom – 3 from Miss Young on Vimeo.

Class 7 Newsroom – 4 from Miss Young on Vimeo.

One of our scripts:

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How to get to Neverland, by Kirsten

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These instructions will tell you how to get to Neverland. Neverland is a island that children visit in their dreams and where anything can happen. To visit it, you have to be able to fly.

You will need:

  • Pixie Dust
  • Happy thoughts
  • A fairy
  • Good imagination
  • Belief

1.Firstly, sprinkle some pixie dust all over you.

2.Next, think of happy thoughts like playing in the snow.

3.After that, jump and try to fly around the room.

4.Then, go and fly around London and stand on the clock.

5.A little while later, go to the second star to the right and straight on till morning.

6.Then, fly through the star to get to Neverland.

7. Finally, you are in Neverland.

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Textiles: Patchwork Quilt

This week we started our new DT project – making a patchwork quilt! After researching materials, we started to design our own patch. The background will be made out of cotton and will have a repeated pattern printed onto it. Here are some of our designs and our experimental printing:

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What do you like about our designs? Which print do you think is the most effective and why?