After writing our own alternative ‘Hodgeheg’ stories we have been using editing stations for the very first time. We each sat in five groups to edit a different element of our story using our polishing pens. We looked at many things including spelling, punctuation and grammar. Some great editing today, Pelicans! Well done.
In our final gymnastics lesson we were lucky enough to use the ropes in the upper school hall.
An enjoyable afternoon spent interacting with Coral class. Pelican 3 were all great role models and had a very enjoyable afternoon in the sun.
A massive well done for both these pupils this week! The boys both had a very busy weekend. One competed in the chess mega finals and the other not only achieved a football trophy but also passed his singing audition to gain a part in an upcoming show. Excellent work boys!
This week we decided to bake. We were all told about Mr Bond’s previous baking disasters but we all preserved together and luckily produced some very pleasing shortbread crowns! On Friday we will be decorating and most importantly eating our newly made crowns. We can’t wait!
It has been perfect weather this week for science outside and active maths outside the classroom.
We had a great May the 4th day today! There were lots of great Star Wars outfits on show and we were even taught a Star Wars dance by Mrs Moore ready to perform with the rest of year 3!
This week we learned about the story of Raju. He is a young boy who lived in the Himalayas. After reading the story we took part in hot seating to learn more about his character. We came up with great questions and our actors performing as Raju and Raju’s mother provided us with some very interesting answers! We are now looking forward to creating our own diary entries from Raju’s point of view.
Monday 16th April 2018 - Friday 20th April 2018
What a busy first week back! We started our new Geography topic on our local area by visiting Old Leigh and listening to some of the legendary smuggling stories of Leigh-on-Sea. We also visited our local church to complete some sketching and traffic surveys based on our local community.
As well as all our Geography work we also had a little visitor this week. We have all heard so much about Harry’s tortoise Shelley and now we have been lucky enough to meet her/him! We asked lots of questions to Harry and his mum and found out lots of interesting facts. One of the most interesting facts is that at the moment we do not yet know whether Shelley is a boy or a girl! Apparently we will not be able to find out until Shelley is a little bit older. Thank you to Harry and his mum for bringing Shelley in to meet us all.
Monday 19th March – Friday 23rd March 2018
This week we have continued our Ancient Greek topic. We re-enacted the battle of Marathon and looked at Ancient artefacts to investigate the first Olympic Games.
Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March 2018
This week we have looked at three written methods in maths: compact, expanded and frog jumps. We went outside for our maths lesson Friday so that we could be active and apply our written methods. We had a great time working with our learning partner to try and solve all the calculations in the quickest time!
We have been working very hard this week completing our Spring PUMA assessments in maths. We then went over our test paper to see where we could have gained additional marks. Working with our learning partners we each went over any questions we were unsure of. Finally we had a go at being ‘Mini Mr Bonds’ and taught the class how to tackle some of the questions that came up on the paper.
Well done for some very pleasing results, Pelicans!
Early on a cold Monday morning all of year three took part in an exciting drama workshop. They learnt about everyday life in Ancient Greek times and also recreated some of the great Greek Myths.
Pelican class have been eagerly learning about emotive poetry. This week we worked alongside our learning partners to extend our vocabulary using synonyms. We each had a set of bland verbs that we made much more powerful through the use of a thesaurus.
Another busy week for Pelican 3. This week we performed our Fantastic Mr Fox class assembly, finished our Fantastic Mr Fox alternate stories, completed tiger art work and solved tangram puzzles in maths.
Now for a well deserved rest! Have a good half term everyone! Our Ancient Greek topic starts when we get back!
This week we have been learning about measuring in our maths lessons. We have measured the length and weight of different objects and even measured the length of our feet. Once we had measured our feet in millimetres we then learned how to convert this measurement into both centimetres and millimetres.
This week we have been investigating how mirrors work as part of our Science topic. We created secret messages for our learning partners to read with the use of a mirror. It was very tricky to write all our words and sentences back to front!
This week Pelican 3 have been creating instructional writing on how to make a cup of tea. We looked at the features of instructional writing and then applied this to our own work. Now there are no excuses if you ask your children to make you a cup of tea!
Our learning partners are all up and running this week! We now have a new display and new learning partner to work with across our lessons throughout the week. We have all worked excellently with our new learning partners and even given feedback to each other on how successful we have been as a learning partner. We will find out who our new learning partners are on Monday!
(Ask your children to explain more about learning partners and I’m sure they will be able to tell you all about it!)
Thursday 4th - Friday 5th January 2018
An exciting first day back starting with our new Science topic of ‘Light and Shadows’. Today we collaborated in small groups to develop a script, create puppets and perform a show telling the story of a well known traditional tale. It was very entertaining! Great job, Pelicans!
Monday 18th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017
In English we have been confessing to one of Santa’s elves about something naughty that we have done over the past year. We have then talked about how we have redeemed ourselves and used this to create our own Christmas letters to Father Christmas.
In History we have been learning all about Stonehenge. We debated as a class to see what we all believed Stonehenge was made for. Pelican class ended up unanimously voting for Astronomy. We then had the opportunity to work as a group to build our own Lego, soft brick or Play-Doh version of Stonehenge.
Congratulations to Pelican 3 and all of year three for an excellent performance your Christmas Celebration!
This week we have been visiting Father Christmas to tell him of the times we have been naughty and nice.
We heard tales of: fighting with siblings; stealing chocolates; turning the white washing pink; and deleting Mr Hautler’s Power Point. Fortunately, some of these tales were exaggerated and even made up!
We have also been rehearsing hard for our Christmas show and learning about Skara Brae.
28th November 2017
Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017
We have been investigating Palaeolithic and Neolithic poo to find out about the different Stone Age diets over time.
Year 3 were lucky enough to be visited by the Rock man this week. Throughout the day learned lots more about rocks, fossils and dinosaurs. Our year group had a great time an even got to see he Rock man’s own dinosaur egg fossil!
This week our whole school theme has been on anti-bullying. We learned about the consequences of bullying and the advice we can give to others who are bullied. Lots of sensible suggestions were made across the class and we all understand that bullying is unacceptable. We each made a hand outline of advice and suggestions to combat bullying. These can now be seen hanging in our classroom.
Pelican class had a great time visiting Southend Art Gallery. We met Robert who taught us lots of interesting facts about Pre-History. Robert and myself were both very impressed with the enthusiasm and excellent behaviour shown by Pelican class. Well done everyone!
This week we began with our new history topic of the Stone Age. As a class we went to visit our school timeline to find out when exactly the Stone Age era was. We didn't realise just how long ago in this past this time period was! We then started to learn about the three key Stone Age time periods: Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic.
Pelican 3 have created some excellent projects to show off their learning about magnets this half-term. Well done everyone!
This week we have continued our English lessons on creating images through poetry. On Wednesday we set off to the beach to create poetry based on the wind. Unfortunately the weather was much more rainy than windy so our poetry theme changed slightly. Nevertheless we all created some very interesting poems based on the sights and sound at Bell Wharf.
In Geography have been learning why Brasilia became the new capital city of Brazil. We created and presented our own newspaper reports explaining the dramatic news of Brazil's capital city change. Watch out Sky News!
This week we are all feeling very worn out after our sleep over and hectic activity day! We have been painting stones for the garden, creating little conker characters and building a mini-den for our teddy bears. We are now ready to sleep!
Our dance routine to the Matilda musical is starting to take shape.
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
There has been lots of art going on this week. Not only did we start making our own leaf prints we also started making our own Pelican picture using old pieces of denim material.
It's been a busy second week in Pelican 3! We have continued our Autumn themed art lessons and built on our pencil leaf sketching from last week. Now we are starting to create leaf images using chalk and pastels. We are all really looking forward to making leaf prints using paint next week!