23rd April 2018

We hope you had a wonderful Easter break and have enjoyed the sunny weather.
This week we have completed our English Unit, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, where the children wrote a non-chronological report about white elephants. They produced some wonderful pieces of writing which included a title, writing in paragraphs, using subject specific vocabulary and generalisers. Well done 3ES for all your hard work!

In Maths we have continued learning about fractions and in particular have looked at unit and non-unit fractions.  We had great fun calculating the fraction of different coloured smarties that came in a pack, and of course had to take them home to eat afterwards!

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Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Joel who has worked very hard to improve his writing and produced a lovely non-chronological report about white elephants. Well done Joel for all of your hard work, keep it up!

Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Joel who has worked very hard to improve his writing and produced a lovely non-chronological report about white elephants. Well done Joel for all of your hard work, keep it up!

2nd April 2018

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We had a fantastic time at ‘Mountain Day’.  We were split into groups under the names of famous explorers who had climbed, or attempted to climb, Mount Everest.  There six different activities which we moved around throughout the day.  One of them was having the opportunity to taste chicken noodles, as this is one of the main foods climbers eat as it gives them lots of energy.

We sketched equipment which climbers use including boots, harnesses, ‘friends’ and a locking clip.  Over the course of the day Year 3 and 4 aimed to climb our climbing wall the same distance as climbing Mount Everest.  Sadly we didn’t achieve it but had lots of fun learning to traverse across the wall. We walked around the school field taking turns to carry heavy rucksacks.  Bear Grylls Group managed to complete the most laps with 12 laps.  Well done!

The Great Onion Challenge
We have been invited to take part in ‘The Great Onion Challenge’.  This involves trying to grow the heaviest single onion, the smallest onion, the hairiest onion or the largest total weight for a crop of onions.  We prepared our plant bed by forking over the soil and have planted our onion sets by placing them carefully on the top of the soil.  To prevent birds pulling the onion sets out of the soil we have put netting over the top and secured it with pegs.  Fingers crossed our little onion sets will start to flourish!

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Easter Enterprise
For our Easter Enterprise we have been baking some chocolate rice crispy buns and people were able to pre-order them.  We baked over 100 buns and made £39.65 profit.  
As a class we have decided to donate £20 to the Guide Dogs UK and keep £9.65 to reinvest in the Summer Enterprise.  With the remaining £10 we are going to have a gaming/disco afternoon with lots of nice food.

26th March 2018

We have been reading the story, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ which has a character in it called Hamlet, a white elephant.  As part of our work we designed and made our own white elephants out of plastic milk bottles.  They look amazing and are proudly displayed in our classroom.

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We have had lots of fun measuring items in and around the classroom using a metre stick and ruler.  We are learning to convert metres into centimetres, centimetres into millimetres and vice versa.  What could you measure at home? 

On Monday 26th March is ‘Mountain Day’.  Children will need to come to school in appropriate clothing to be outside all day, outdoor PE kit would be perfect.  Each child has been put into a group, named after a famous Explorer.  They have brought home a letter with their group on.  Please can your child research their explorer and bring any facts and information they find out about them into school on Monday.

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We took part in ‘Sport Relief’ on Friday 23rd March by wearing weird and wonderful socks to school, and completing at least a mile of exercise within a set time around the playground.  We all had a fantastic time, with some of us completing more than two miles worth of exercise.  Well done 3ES!

Garnet was the team with the most House Points this week with 133.  Well done Garnet!

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Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Samuel for his consistent hard work and effort in all lessons.  Keep it up Samuel!

19th March 2018

We went to Captain Jack’s on Wednesday to have a ‘fun hour’ playing as the owner kindly offered each Year Group a free session in memory of Seth.  We had a great time and especially enjoyed the biscuits and squash. Thank you Captain Jack’s!

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We have started our new topic in Maths – Measurement.  We are currently revising how to measure using a ruler in centimetres and millimetres.  The children can find this quite hard, so any practise they do at home will be great for them.  Ask them to measure any ‘safe’ household objects to the nearest centimetre and millimetre.  Can they order their measurements from smallest to largest?  Challenge them!

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Mrs Parsons and the dinner staff award points to children for having good manners and behaviour whilst in the Dinner Hall.  The points are added up each day, and on Wednesday Year 3 won!  Keep up the good manners and behaviour Year 3, and we may win the Easter Term Prize.

Our new ‘Spelling Bee Champion’ is Ava as she scored 8/8 on her spelling test, increasing her score by 6.  Well done Ava!

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Our new ‘Spelling Bee Champion’ is Ava as she scored 8/8 on her spelling test, increasing her score by 6.  Well done Ava!

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Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Mitchell for always trying his best in lessons and having a positive attitude, even when he is struggling to understand the work.  Well done Mitchell!

Diamond won with 120 House Points this week.  Well done Diamond!