In maths this week we have been learning about the properties of shapes, including angles, parallel and perpendicular lines. We also investigated pyramids; seeing if we could find a pattern between the number of sides on the base and how it relates to its edges, vertices and faces.
In English we have been looking at play scripts and their features. We wrote a script for Little Red Riding Hood, and also one to explain a proverb. We wrote in pairs, proving that two heads are better than one! We also had fun acting them out for each other.
This week we have been learning about angles. We have learnt about right angles, obtuse and acute angles. We rotated shapes by right angles and identified different angles in the playground.
Monday 18th June 2018 - Friday 21st June 2018
This week we have had fun learning about the process of mummification, and even got to mummify our own tomato.
We had to wash it, scoop out its innards, dry it and cover it with our own natron mixture.
We now have to wait about two weeks for it to mummify. We can’t wait
Monday 11th June 2018 - Friday 15th June 2018
We’ve had a lot of fun this week preparing for our sports day. We made up our novelty race and practised our sprinting.
We had such fun competing in our events and cheering on our houses.
Congratulations to Renown who won the year 3 trophy.
We have also worked very hard this week completing lots of tests for English and Maths. Mrs Bennett and Mrs Moon are very proud of all our
Monday 4th June 2018 - Friday 8th June 2018
We had a great time at the British Museum, seeing lots of ancient artefacts. We loved seeing the mummies in their sarcophagi, and even saw one who’d been mummified in the sand. We got to sit in a lecture theatre and find out a bit about daily life in ancient Egypt.
Mrs Bennett and Mrs Moon were really proud of our behaviour and no one moaned about how long we took to get there and back.
In Science we have been learning about the life cycle of a plant. We acted out the 5 stages and had lots of fun in the sun at the same time!
What a start to the new term. We certainly came back with a bang!
We worked really hard to get our assembly ready to perform for other classes and the parents. We thoroughly enjoyed practising and performing
Monday 16th April - Friday 20th April 2018
This week Puffin class enjoyed a lovely morning at Old Leigh where we listened to local legends and spent time sketching the old buildings.
We also spent time thinking about how we could be a good friend and how to stand up to bullies.
Most excitingly, we have started to rehearse for our class assembly, which you are all invited to on Thursday 26th at 9 o’clock.
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.
World book day saw a wealth of characters join us for the day. Don’t they all look fantastic!
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.
Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd February 2018
What a busy week we’ve had!
Art work, science investigations, exploring climates and biomes, a trip to the beach to dig like foxes and NSPCC maths day.
This is our second week of working with learning partners. We change them on a Monday and look forward to the week ahead with our new working partner. This week we also evaluated how well our partners had done at things like listening, taking turns and making eye contact. We are all excited to see who we get next week.
We also had fun with subtraction today, using a die and a target number. We discussed with our learning partners how we could make the least amount of rolls.
Happy New Year!
Puffin class came back raring to go and were fully immersed in our light and shadow day. We looked at the history and origins of shadow theatre, prepared a script and made puppets for various traditional tales. In the afternoon we rehearsed and performed our shows.
They were all fantastic!
Monday 11th – 20th December
Puffin class are now feeling very Christmassy! We have enjoyed Christmas dinner and performing our concerts for you. We hope you enjoyed them
as much as we did. The children also enjoyed a very noisy pantomime, with plenty of audience participation and lots of good old-fashioned party games, at
our Christmas party.
Puffin team would all like to say a big thank you for all your very generous gifts and wish you all a very Happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all back and raring to go in the New Year.
28th November 2017
Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017
As of our history topic of the Stone Age we investigated their diet. This week to bring this subject to life we dissected some prehistoric poo. We had to find out what each person had eaten and decide whether it was a Paeleolithic or a Neolithic poo.
As you can see, some of us were very keen to be hands on while others found it quite revolting!
(No real poo was harmed during this lesson ☺️ - only play dough was used)
Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017
Puffin class have been looking at megacities around the world. This week we have been looking at why Brasilia became Brazil's capital city, and we wrote and performed our own adverts persuading people to move from the flavelas of Rio de Janeiro to the newly developed Brasilia.
This week we have had lots of fun completing our leaf prints. Last week we printed an outline in one colour, and this week we have added detail in a contrasting colour. Sometimes the ink even managed to get on the paper! We think they look rather striking.
We have been learning about magnets and which materials are magnetic.
We have also had fun writing stories based on I'll Take You To Mrs Cole. We had some good ideas what it might be like in Mr Hautler's office!
Monday 11th - Friday 15th September 2017
Puffins have been learning some different styles of dancing with Mrs Lawrence. We have learned the importance of a warm up and cool down, and also stage directions such as "up stage", "down stage" and " stage right".
We are also learning a dance routine to a song from the musical " Matilda" which we are going to perform as a year group at Southend Dance Festival.