What a brilliant first full week we have had! All the children have thrown themselves into our busy timetable, starting work on exciting new topics such as megacities and rocks. We have really enjoyed our new maths scheme (Power Maths) and have used dienes blocks to physically represent 3 digit numbers as we explore place value. We’ve created some excellent observational sketches of leaves in Art, used atlases to locate the top ten megacities in the world, and made scientific observations of various rock types using magnifiers. We are super excited for the Rockman to visit us next week!
This week we have been learning how the Bronze Age people made butter and then created some of our own. We all thought it tasted great on crackers! We then tried to make our own Bronze Age spears using hardened icing sugar and sandpaper. It was definitely hard work creating a spear shape - even with sandpaper!
What a busy week it has been! As well as sports day and the swimming gala we have been very busy in class too! We have been identifying obtuse, acute and right angles in maths, we have been investigating how stems work in science and we have been creating Neolithic artefacts in art.
In preparation for creating our own Stonehenge instructions we have all made our own mini Stonehenge replicas. We started working like architects with a plan and then became engineers to construct our designs. Great teamwork everyone. Well done!
Monday 10th June 2019 – Friday 14th June 2019
Pelican class have all produced some excellent newspaper reports based on a mysterious event that happened at Stonehenge. The reports have been edited, improved, published and are now proudly displayed outside our classroom. Well done everyone!
In maths this week we have been looking at number sequences and patterns. We learned how to find the digital root of a number and used this to create variety of number shape patterns. In art we have been mixing colours to create a background ready for our Stonehenge silhouettes to be added next week.
In English we have been learning all about the features of newspaper reports. We are now ready create our own newspaper report based on an event at Stonehenge.
We have already started to think of some really catchy alliteration, pun and rhyme headlines that we could include in our own newspaper reports.
Monday 20th May 2019 – Friday 24th May 2019
This week we have been writing our own Hodgeheg stories. Once we completed our stories we started editing our work so that we could improve on our first draft. We really enjoyed moving around the class to work on different editing stations.
The Pelican TT Rockstar table is really gaining pace. Many of you are now on the leaderboard and several Pelicans are in the top ten for all of year 3! Keep up the good work and keep using TT Rockstars to learn your tables.
The book fayre has been at North Street this week. On Wednesday afternoon we visited the outdoor classroom area and looked at some of the books available for purchasing. We all listened a story and enjoyed reading in the sunshine.
This week we completed an environment survey for our local area. We hypothesised that the streets closer to the Broadway will be more unclean and polluted than streets further away. After completing our research, we used Microsoft Excel to turn out data into scatter graphs. We are now ready to interpret our findings and see if our hypotheses are accurate.
This week we have started to read an adventure story called ‘Hodgeheg’. Our main character, Max, is just about to set off on his adventure. Alongside this we have been learning all about adverbs and fronted adverbials to improve the quality of our writing. We have now started to use actions to recite part of the story and have managed to learn some of the story off by heart. We are looking forward to finding out how accurately we can remember all the words and punctuation from this part of the story.
(Although in our actions we have been saying ‘speech marks’ we all know that the correct word for this punctuation is ‘inverted commas’)
Pelicans had a great start to the week dressing up as rockstars. We all now have our online logins and are starting to try out Times Table Rockstars. Please keep playing along at home to revise your times table recall!
This week we have been looking at the impact our words can have on others. We have looked at how saying kind things can really have an impact on how we feel and have tried to compliment each other in many ways.
As part of our new topic of our local area we have also explored the local area. We completed sketches of local landmarks and found out a little bit more about he history of Leigh-on-sea.
As part of our first week back we have been studying the book of Claude Monet’s Garden. We have recapped the rules of direct speech and created our own speech to fit with this story. We are now looking forward to recounting a trip along the River Thames based on Claude Monet’s artwork.
Pelican class have all produced some very exciting myths set in Ancient Greece. Once we completed our myths we have acted like authors and edited and improved our work. I have been very impressed in how sensible and how reflective we have been when looking back at our work.
On Friday afternoon we created Mother’s Day cards. First we looked at the most important job in the world: being a mum! Our class made lots of creative designs with lots of lovely lovely messages that I am sure all our Pelican mums will enjoy! Happy Mother’s Day.
Using just sticks and elastic bands we built our very own Trojan horse! Amazing!
This week Pelicans have started to create their own pneumatic monsters. After learning about pneumatics and completing their designs, it was now time to follow our designs and make the monster. Despite a very messy classroom, our monsters are really starting to take shape. Next week we will complete our monsters and add the pneumatic system to make our monsters move.
Pelicans have had a great World Book Day! We learned and performed a revolting rhyme, learned about fire safety and even performed a dance linked to the our revolting rhyme. There were lots of great outfits on show today! Well done everyone!
What a performance! Year 3 and Mrs Lawrence have worked tirelessly to learn their dance routine for the Southend Dance Festival. Year 3’s performance last Friday was excellent! We enjoyed dancing so much that we performed the dance again to our parents on the Astro this week. Well done everyone!
This week we have been learning all about the story of the Trojan horse. Through drama we started to act out some freeze frames of key parts of the story. We will continue to learn a lot more about this story over the rest of this half-term.
Monday 11th February 2019 – Friday 15th February 2019
This week Pelicans have been applying their knowledge of measures to classroom objects. Once a a range of items had been measured (using grams, centimetres or millimetres) they then presented their results as a bar graph.
This week Pelican and Lobster class were both lucky enough to get the opportunity to share some of their excellent writing that that they have produced this week. There were lots of great ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ stories to choose from. The children really enjoyed the chance to share and compare their work. It is definitely something we will try to do again soon!
Have a great half-term everyone!
Monday 4th February 2019 – Friday 8th February 2019
We had a great time at the beach this week digging to escape from Boggis, Bunce and Bean. We discussed empathy and reflected on how we would feel if we were part of the fox family. Lots of great teamwork on show and some very impressive tunnels and holes were dug. Many thanks to all the parents that helped out!
In science this week we have been looking at how light travels and how we can use mirrors to reflect an image. We tried to use mirrors to write our names and found out that this can prove much more tricky than we first thought!
Monday 21st January – Friday 25th January 2019
This week we concluded our work on the story of ‘Theopane and the Ink Garden’. Some highlights over the past two weeks have been making natural dye from red cabbage, selecting our favourite illuminated letters and creating and painting our own illuminated letters using watercolours.
We are all looking forward to learning about ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ in our next topic.
We started to investigate light and dark in our science lesson this week. We looked at the absence of light and how our eyes see images. We also created ‘Whizzer Wheels’ to find out what happens when our eyes see several different colours all at once.
A busy first week back in Pelican 3! We started the week with our learning to learn day and discussed ‘the power of yet!’ and how the word ‘yet’ can make us think positively about things we have not yet achieved. With this in mind, some of our in class ‘chess experts’ were able to teach the rest of the class how to play chess. A game that many of us thought we would not ever be able to play!
On Tuesday we had a whole themed day linked to our new science topic of ‘Light and Shadows’. We created storyboards, play scripts, characters and props. We then performed our own shadow puppet show to retell the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Some very unique versions of the story were produced!
Monday 17th December – Thursday 20th December 2018
Well done Pelicans on an excellent performance of the ABC of Christmas. I was very proud of you all. Have a fantastic Christmas break and I shall see you all in the new year! Mr Bond.
Monday 10th December – Friday 14th December 2018
Today we have been interviewed by one of Santa’s helpers to find out about some of the naughty and nice things that we have been up to this year. We are then going to use this role play activity to help create our hot write letters on Thursday.
Monday 3rd December – Friday 7th December 2018
This week has been spent learning about some of the features of letter writing, rehearsing for our Christmas show and creating Christmas decorations!
Following the visit from the ‘Rock Man’, Pelican 3 have created their very own fossils using Plasticine and Plaster of Paris.
Today Pelican class followed instructions to make their own bread! We hope you enjoy tasting the finished product at home!
Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018
What a great day with Rock Man! We interacted with lots of different rocks, found out about how fossils are created and even Mary Anning came to visit us all. The highlight of the day was definitely holding a real fossilised dinosaur egg! We couldn’t believe that it actually contained a baby dinosaur inside!
Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018
On Tuesday had a fantastic morning at Southend Museum learning more about the Stone Age and getting to hold many different artefacts. We even got to hold a real mammoth tooth and tusk!
Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
This week we were lucky enough to have our first Kalmer Kids session. The purpose of our first lesson was to learn new breathing techniques to apply when we are felling scared or if we need to calm down. We looked at ways to slow down our breathing through humming and relaxing our bodies. We look forward to finding out more over the next half-term.
Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018
We had a great time at the science fair. Thank you to all of the parents and other family members that came along to see our magnetic attractions! We hope you enjoyed it as much as us!
Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018
A big well done to all the pupils and staff who spent the night at school. The pupils had lots of fun throughout the evening and all pupils slept well and were up early for school on the Friday. They managed to pack up their belongings and we only have a few items of lost property which we will bring out to the playground on Monday after school.
Have a good weekend.
Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018
Text: We hope you enjoy our Wind Poems created down at the beach!
Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018
Pelican class have been learning about creating images through poetry this week. We learned a chant and created some of our own chants based on different animals and creatures.
We hope you enjoy our performances of 'Bug Chant'.
PE, children need to have their PE kit in school every day, as the days change for PE each half term.
They must come into school with their hair tied back and no jewellery is to be worn during PE lessons.
Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018
This week we have been investigating the strength of magnets. At first we all predicted that the larger magnets would be stronger, however after lots of investigating we found that this isn’t always the case!
Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018
Pelicans have had a great first full week back at school. As well as place value in maths and conjunctions in English, we have also investigated different forces in science and started sketching leaves in art.
We are looking forward to finding out more about different forces and continuing to build on our autumn sketches next week.