Year 3

Year 3 – Today you are you, that is truer than true.

A Journey through Asia

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 4:18 pm on Friday, June 9, 2017

We have been learning a lot about Asia, in particular India. In our drama, we followed a girl named Tashi who was a Tea Leaf Picker. She was not treated very kindly by the Overseer but eventually, with her perseverence and hardwork, she was rewarded. Her friends (monkeys) discovered ‘Cloud Tea’ which was worth a pouch of gold coins. This allowed her to live a more comfortable life and help to provide medicine for her sick mother.

We have really loved this drama topic and felt that Tashi was an amazing character who showed that caring for family and not giving up will have it’s rewards in the end.

Here are also some of our decorated elephants.

Minecraft rainforest islands

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 2:35 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017

We have been using Minecraft to show how we envisage our island. The only criteria we had was that it must have a forest and some kind of shelter. We used our imaginations and creativity to add anything extra.

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Magical Island

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 4:51 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Welcome to the Spring term. Our new topic has started off intriguing with little being revealed. All we know if that somehow our classroom has turned into an island.

We have no idea where we are however we have done lots of research to find out.

We have learnt that we are an island, a forest island. So … we used atlases to find all the islands in the world and all of the main rainforests. Some thought we might be in madagascar, some in Australia. All good suggestions. We had to research because a message in a bottle turned up and we need to reply!

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We have since become experts about our island – trying to find out as much as we can about rainforests so that we can reply to the letter and send back information pages. Hopefully that will help them find us!

Not only that though… we know that this is no ordinary island. There is magical beings, like fairies and sprites. They have been leaving mysterious notes and have been playing tricks around our classroom. They even showed us some magic!

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Here is our artwork relating to this mysterious topic. Maybe you can figure out what it is about! We are definitely looking forward to finding out more.

stormy seas on PhotoPeach

How to light your Roman oil lamp

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 11:26 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tomorrow is Roman Day for us and we are very excited about all of the activities we will take part in. One of which will be making our own Roman oil lamp out of clay. For part of your homework, we would like you to try out your oil lamp with an adult. Here are the instructions and cannot wait to see if they all work!

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This MUST be done with an adult!

Once it is dry you can try it out! take a piece of kitchen roll the length of the lamp base – roll and twist it into a thin rope. This will be the lamp wick which draws the oil out of the lamp. In Ancient Rome rolled up linen was often used in a similar way.

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Pour some olive oil into the hole in the top of the lamp and wait a while until you can see it soaking into the wick. You can now light the wick.

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Finished – this is the perfect light to use at a Roman feast.

The only slight problem with our one was the smell. It was slightly stinky when we blew it out, and gave off quite a sooty smoke. It might be worth experimenting with some different kinds of oils or wicks to see if some other vegetable oils are better, but is likely that olive oil was used in many of these lamps. Did the whole of Rome smell like this in the evenings? It would be lovely to know!

Keep checking back to see updates on the different activities tomorrow and check out our twitter for updates throughout the day.

Fossil finders

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 1:59 pm on Thursday, November 24, 2016

We have been learning about how fossils are formed and we were able to create our own fossils using plaster of paris, clay and shells. It really helped us to see how the fossil is created (even though it would take much much longer to form in real life!)

fossil finders on PhotoPeach

Features of a newspaper

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 12:09 pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

For this week’s homework, we are bringing home a newspaper article and have to identify the features. We can also use an article at home to find the features as extra.

 

Here are the features with a brief description of what it is to help.

Headline – usually only four or five words. It tries to attract the interest of the reader by telling them what the story is about, in a short and interesting way.

By-line – who wrote the article.

Introduction – It will set the scene and summarise the main points of the article:

who, what, when, where.

Body – provides more detail about the event, in particular it answers the questions how and why.

Quotes – sometimes articles will include what a person (like an eye-witness or an expert) has said. These will be in speech marks.

Photograph and caption – sometimes articles have a photograph, and a sentence explaining the photograph.

Past tense – language which describes what has already happened in the past e.g. believed not believe or believing, ran not running or run.

Time conjunctions- a conjunction is a linking word such as and, or, but. Conjunctions are used to connect words or sentences. The words before, after, as, when, while, until, since, are also conjunctions. They tell when something happens, so they are called conjunctions of time.

 

We hope this helps. Please ask a class teacher if you are unsure of anything.

 

Book review

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 2:52 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016

Half term homework – Book review

 

I apologise for not putting this on sooner, we will give an extra week for the book review if you haven’t done it already and will discuss how to blog properly tomorrow with the class.

Can you write a book review for your favourite book or a book you have read recently.

What is about?
What was good about it?
Who were the characters? What were they like?
What could be better about it?
Who would you recommend it to?

Leave your review as a comment underneath this post.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

cave painting

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 4:35 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016

Maple class have had an incredible afternoon of creating cave paintings. Some of us went out a collected natural materials for our equipment and some of us used chalk.

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You have this to look forward to Redwood class!

Start to the Year

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 2:05 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Well, we have really jumped head first into year three with a lot going on.

The first two weeks were our collapsed curriculum and the whole school learnt about something to do with Northampton. We looked at the life of Walter Tull and discovered why he was such an inspirational person in history. Here are a few of our Walter Tull pictures, created using powder paint colour mixing for the background and pencil drawing portraits.

Walter Tull art on PhotoPeach

Maple class have their class assembly coming up and here are the lyrics to help us remember the song.

The fields are green
The sky is blue
The River Nene goes winding through
The market square is Cobblestoned
It shakes the old dears to their bones
A finer town you’ll never see
A finer town they’ll never be
Big city lights don’t bother me
Northampton Town I’m proud to be

the hotel end those days are gone
now Sixfields roars our voices strong
we fill the towers of Wembley
Northampton town I’m proud to be
no finer town you’ll ever see
no finer town they’ll ever be
big city lights don’t bother me
Northampton town I’m proud to be