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Seagulls Class Weekly News

Friday 13th May 2022

 

This week Seagulls class have been introduced to climate graphs. Working as geographers, we each interpreted the climate graphs to find out about the climates in different locations around the world. We then constructed our own climate graphs about a mystery location. 

 

                                                             

 

Friday 6th May 2022

 

This week Seagulls class began the first stage of their juggling bees DT project. Today we looked at our initial design brief and design sketches to create the background for our product. We then dyed our material in a suitable colour that we could use to create our juggling bees. Next week we will start sewing and investigating different materials to fill our juggling bees with. 

 

Please remember to bring in a spare sock if you can!

 

                                                           

 

Friday 29th April 2022

 

This week Seagulls class had the opportunity to find out what it’s like to work with bees by interviewing a real beekeeper. Throughout the week, we have been thinking of lots of interesting questions that we could ask to add to our ever expanding bee knowledge. After interviewing our beekeeper, we had found out so many interesting facts. We could not believe how fascinating bees can be!

 

                                                                         

 

Friday 22nd April 2022

 

This week Seagulls class began their week with an immersion activity creating our very own school ‘Bug-in-ham Palace’. We have already started to learn about bees and the honey making process and new have now contributed towards making a home for bees in our school garden. We are eagerly awaiting our trip to Belfairs Woods where we will get to learn even more about bees and plants. 

 

                                                         

 

Friday 1st April 2022

 

Year 3 had a great time at the sleepover! We enjoyed some messy play, football and construction building and even a play in the snow before a nice warm dinner. Later into the evening, we got our bedroom areas set up all cosy and then went out for s’mores, hot chocolate and a sing song round the campfire! 

 

                                                        

 

Friday 25th March 2022

 

This week Seagulls class concluded their history enquiry topic on The story of the Trojan Horse: historical fact, legend or classical myth? Over the past half-term, we have looked at various sources of information and artefacts to help inform our decision. This week we made our final decision and tried to justify our opinion using historical evidence. As you can see, we could not all reach the same conclusion but we were each able to argue our case. 

 

                                                                     

 

Friday 11th March 2022

 

Over the last two weeks, Seagulls have continued to work hard on their linkages and levers design and technology topic. We each experimented in making different types of levers and linkages and then started to design a moving poster that’s included an aspect of the many Ancient Greek myths we have been studying this half-term. There have been some very creative ideas and great examples of us applying our maths skills across the curriculum. 

 

                                                                

 

Friday 4th March 2022

 

In science we have been studying Animals Including Humans and in PSHE we have been studying the topic of Healthy Me. Combining these two subjects together, Seagulls class have set themselves a fitness goal to accomplish. First we all tried to see how many laps of the playground we could complete in our Daily Mile and then set ourselves an achievable goal of laps to accomplish by the end of this half-term. The training has begun!

 

                                                         

 

Friday 25th February 2022

 

Year three started this half term with a very busy and exciting immersion day linked to our history enquiry: Trojan Horse: historical fact, legend or classical myth? 

 

The children listened to the story of the Trojan Horse, sketched Trojan Horses, built miniature Trojan Horses and finally created their own giant Trojan Horse using nothing but sticks and elastic bands. A throughly enjoyable and impressive day!
 

                                                       

 

Friday 11th February 2022

 

This week Seagulls started their length topic in maths. We have looked at how to accurately measure with a ruler and how to measure in both centimetres and millimetres. We have also been learning about converting measurements and even had the chance to measure our handspans. 

                                                    

 

Friday 4th February 2022

 

During this half-term, as part of our geography topic, we have been investigating the question: How and why our local area is changing? This week Seagulls class took part in some field research in our local area. As a class we decided to investigate to find out if roads nearer to the Broadway are more or less polluted. Next week we will collate our results together to see what we have discovered. 

 

                                                               

 

Friday 28th January 2022

 

This week Seagulls class have been looking at the rules of direct speech and applying this in their own writing. We first used our class text ‘The Hodgeheg’ to generate ideas. We then generated and exchanged synonyms for the word ‘said’ to try and enhance our own use of direct speech. 

 

                                                                   

 

Friday 14th January 2022

 

This week Seagulls class looked at the work of Claude Monet in their art lesson. Monet is an artist familiar to many of the children as some of his other artwork was also studied back in year two. In our lesson today, we looked at cityscapes and how to use pastels to blend. Using Monet as inspiration, we each created our own version of Monet's Houses of Parliament artwork. We were really pleased with the final results that our blending created. 

 

                                                     

 

Friday 7th January 2022

 

Seagulls returned to school at full capacity this week eager to get started. We started the term, like every other, with a learning to learn day. We first looked at play scripts and our new geography topic of ‘Changes in Our Local Area’ and then reflected upon challenges in our lives both at school and at home. We then each created a ’Challenge Mountain’ to represent a difficult task that we have accomplished in our lives. A great start to the new term Seagulls!

 

A great morning of digging! Today Seagulls, along with the rest of year three, each tried to dig the largest and deepest holes at the beach. Their goal was to try and dig a hole large enough to escape and outsmart the farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean. I think we can all agree that we definitely would have escaped the farmers with our digging today! 
 


 

 

                                                               

 

Friday 10th December 2021

 

This week Seagulls class looked at the advantages and disadvantages of living in a city (urban) or countryside (rural) location. We found there are both advantages and disadvantages to both locations however we each had our own reasons for selecting our favourite places to live. 


 

 

                                                               

 

Friday 3th December 2021

 

Here are some of our snowmen decorations made from recycled pegs. As you can see, we created lots of interesting outfits and expressions on our snowmen faces!

                                                              

 

Friday 26th November 2021

 

This week we continued our megacities topic in geography. Our enquiry question this week focused on finding out why Brasilia is the fastest growing city in Brazil. We first used our school atlases to look at the South American continent in more detail before finding out the answer to our enquiry question. 

 

 

                                                                     

 

Friday 19th November 2021

 

This week Seagulls class continued their sculpture topic by looking at the work of Eva Rothschild. We each then created our own structures in the same style using marshmallows! We found that triangular shapes helped us make the most stable design. 

 

                                                                  

 

Friday 12th November 2021

 

Seagulls class continued their basketball lessons this week by working on their dribbling skills. We each attempted dribbling and then applied some skills too. We finally concluded our lesson with an attacking and defending game. 

 

                                                                

 

Friday 5th November 2021

 

This week Seagulls class started their new art topic looking at sculpture. We first found out what is meant by sculpture and then looked at examples of different sculptures around the world. Finally, we had the chance to use some items at school to build some of our own sculptures.

 

(In a few weeks, we will be creating our own megacity sculptures so we have been asked to start collecting small boxes and cardboard that we could use within our sculptures.)

 

 

                                                                  

 

Friday 22nd October 2021

 

What a brilliant end to our very first half term as Year 3! The children had the best day when Rockman came to visit, bringing along real fossils for us to look at and hold, and realistic models of dinosaurs too. The children conducted a fact hunt, working in groups to investigate the models, rocks and fossils at each station, and reading information about each. Mary Anning even came to visit!

 

 

                                                            

 

Friday 15th October 2021

 

This week Seagulls class created prints in art using poly-block. We created different designs using a Stone Age/Fossil theme and then applied paint to our printing blocks. After using rollers to press out our designs, we were really pleased with the final result. 

 

                                                        

 

Friday 8th October 2021

 

Despite the disappointing news of Rock Man being poorly on Tuesday, we were able to have our own year 3 Rock Man experience day instead. We first completed a Now Press Play activity linked to Rocks. This was then followed by a fossil sketching lesson and finally our day concluded with making our very own fossils. 

 

We are looking forward to painting and finishing our fossils over the next few weeks. We are also pleased that Rock Man has rescheduled and we look forward to his visit on Friday 22nd October. 

 

Friday 1st October 2021 

 

This week Seagulls class have been using natural and man-made materials to make our own printed artwork. Our task was to create an animal from the Stone Age period using a range of printing materials. Some really creative mammoths and sabre-tooth tigers were created!

 

Friday 24th September 2021

 

This week Seagulls class continued our printing art topic. We started to look at how we can print a variety of shapes and sizes with different parts of our hands and then tried to create our own Stone Age picture using only our hands for printing!

 

Friday 17th September 2021

 

This week we explored our school timeline as part of our history lesson. We discovered when the Stone Age period existed and how this relates to other key events in history. We couldn't believe how long the Stone Age period lasted!

 

                                                                                           

 

Friday 10th September 2021

 

This week Seagulls class were introduced to the instructional story ‘How to wash a Woolly Mammoth’. Over the next few weeks we will be using this story to create some of our own instructional writing. To experience the cleaning process ourselves, we cleaned our own creatures in the form of mini rubber ducks covered in paint! We certainly have some very dedicated cleaners in year three! We then used imperative verbs to describe the process. 

 



 

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