2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year Three!
Our Classes are Dahl (Class 8) and
Simon (Class 7)
Our Teachers are:
Mrs Murray and Mrs McGregor.
Other people who help us are:
Mrs Sewell and Mrs Amos.
Welcome to Year three for Autumn term 2020!
Week beginning 14th September 2020
Homework this week:
Reading: Class Seven have been given your reading diary and can read either a library book or your own book from home. Record the date, Book title and page number and a brief comment about the story. Parents please just initial in the comments section.
(Class eight - you will get your diaries tomorrow)
If you have got a book from the class library these are to be kept at home until Friday please and then brought back in for quarantine over the weekend. It is important that you read regularly.
Our words for this week :
eight, eighth, eighty, weight,neighbour,vein,veil,beige,sleigh,freight
Practise your words for a few minutes each day. Write the words out, cover them up, write again, check for mistakes, correct and repeat.
Ask a grown up to test you.
Maths: Times Tables - work on your 2,5,10 x and related division facts
(Suggestions for how to learn tables: sing them, dance to them - use supermovers website, write them out, make a matching pairs game, use post it notes - with question on one side and answer on the other, use computer websites for games such as "hit the button")
Well despite an extraordinary effort from Jayden, Class eight ran away with this weeks Times Tables Rock battle.
Class Eight 13,048
Class Seven 7,320
What an amazing effort from all who took part!
Most valuable player certificates are below.
Maisie has mummified her little sister! What a great way to learn about mummies and Ancient Egypt! Thank goodness we don't have to worry about running out of toilet paper any more! This is creative!
Well done Maisie and her very patient sister!
Joshua has made a super still life picture - the colours are terrific!
He has also put a lot of effort into designing and making a fantastic greenhouse for his tomato plant. It will thrive in there for sure!! Well done Josh!!
And the winners of the rock battle are ...
Class Eight!!! well done to all the childen who took part.
Times Tables Rock Battle update
Class Eight are currently in the lead but it is close! We need more children in both classes to battle - come on everyone, let's make it fantastic!
Here is a story for you to see and listen to.
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. Can you make a flat version of yourself to go on an adventure? Maybe you could write a story or a poem to go with your "flat" self. We would love to see your creations or read your stories.
Below is an example that Mrs McGregor made and a poem she wrote.
Hayden and Albie made brilliant mobile phone holders for their D&T task this week. I would be very happy to use either, although the Lego one will suit my classroom very well.
Well done boys, they are great!
We have set a new ROCK BATTLE!
Class seven versus Class eight.
Who will win this time? Our last battle was very exciting, with each class overtaking each other until the last minute!
See if you can go on TT rockstars and help your class to win.
The battle commences today 20th May at 12:30 and lasts until 27th May at 12:30.
Keep on Rocking!!!
This week's winners of the Golden Apple are:
Mrs Murray's class
Evie - she
Mrs McGregor's class
Aanchal - for her positive attitude and undying determination to learn new things and achieve her mini goals.
She has kept us going by motivating us with her positivity. She has learnt so many new skills i.e. Suryanamaskar(yoga), writing and understanding hindi letters, new songs on her keyboard. We are very proud of her.
Well done to Zara from Class 8 and Alice from class 7 who are our flower competition winners!
Mrs McGregor's sister, Mrs Shara Barclay was the judge of the competition. She was the former curator of the Christchurch Botanical Gardens bonsai collection and former head gardener at Mona Vale Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand. Your pictures were sent to her to and she made the very difficult decision.
She was very impressed with your designs and loved the fact that some of the entries incorporated wild flowers you had found on your walks. She was also impressed with the imagination shown by children who couldn't use fresh flowers.
We hope you enjoyed making your saucers - thank you for your efforts!
We have had some absolutely wonderful entries for our Flower saucer competition! They are stunning and have really brightened up our day!
Brilliant effort children - you will receive a little something in the post for your entries. We will have a very difficult decision to decide a winner from each class as you can see!
Brannagh and her family were asked to draw pictures with messages to put into food bags for the most vulnerable people in Warrington.
These are some that have been sent out already.
What a lovely thing to do - well done Brannagh!
Hayden decided that he would complete his Ancient Sumer timeline on his washing line outside today. I really hope his mum or dad didn't want to hang any washing out in this glorious weather! I must admit though that the timeline looks much better than any Liverpool kits.
Well done Hayden
Christian found a strange creature in his garden and turned detective to find out what it was. Can you guess what it is?
It was a Scarlet Lily Beetle! Who knew it was named after two children from our class!
The second photo is a piece of Bismuth. Christian is really interested in rocks and chemistry. His parents bought him a book of the periodic table and he really liked the look of this strange crystal. He was lucky that they also bought him a piece so he could see it up close. Can you see the colours of the rainbow in it?
Thank you Christian for your fantastic facts!
This is a picture of Mrs McGregor and her sons and niece with one of the largest telescopes in the world. It is located in the South Island of New Zealand.
Tonight in the UK night sky it is possible to see the Lyrid meteor shower.
The Lyrid meteor shower will start tonight April 16th 2020 and will see one shooting star flash across the sky every four to six minutes.
This years shower will peak after dark on the night of April 22nd and last until April 25.
Like most meteor showers, the Lyrid occurs when particles of comet debris enter our atmosphere and burn up, appearing as shooting stars.
The peak of the shower will be on April 22nd where it will be possible to see around 10-15 an hour but it may have unexpected surges where it is possible there may be up to 100 shooting stars. It will be better viewed on a clear night and visible to the naked eye so there is no need for any equipment.
If you ask your parents nicely they may let you stay up a little bit later for a spot of star gazing in the garden.
Times Tables Rock Stars Rock battle results!!!
The results of the Rock battle:
Class Seven 6789
Class Eight 6314
Class Seven are the winners!
The Most Valuable Player Certificates are available to view below - well done to all the children who took part.
Times Tables Rock Stars battle update!
Class Seven have been battling hard and have once again overtaken Class Eight! You have until five o'clock tonight if you want to help your class to win the battle. Scores are so close ... its anybodys game so keep going teams!!!
Times Tables Rock Battle update!
Class 8 has now overtaken Class 7 but the scores are extremely close! One day to go ... let's see who gets past the winning post first!
Are you an aspiring journalist?
KEA kids news is a news blog for children. It is based in New Zealand. During the lockdown they are looking for kids to share videos of how they are surviving and/or any news reports from their communities (told from the inside) around the world.
If you would like to send a report in from Warrington for Kea Kids news, email firstname.lastname@example.org
KEA kids news is funded by New Zealand on Air. New bulletins will screen every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm at stuff.co.nz/KEA until July 2020.
REMEMBER TO ASK YOUR PARENTS PERMISSION!
Rock Battle UPDATE
Two days to go on our rock battle between Class 7 and Class 8!
At the moment Class 7 are in the lead. Keep working hard on your times tables rock stars!
Can Class 8 catch up?
This story asks three important questions:
What is the best time to do things?
Who is the most important one?
What is the right thing to do?
Discuss these questions with your family. Think about what is happening right now. You are living through a time in history. Maybe you could write down how you feel and describe what is going on.
Who knows, in the future your thoughts might be read by those who are interested in our time.
Times Tables Rock Star Battle!
A rock battle has been set between Class Seven and Class Eight. The battle commences April the first and lasts until April the eighth. Best of luck to both teams!
Reuben was so excited when he saw the home learning task on Friday as he had been to the Copper Mines with his family.
Thanks to Reuben for these fantastic photos.
Have you been anywhere that we have talked about in school?
A penguin visited Mrs McGregor today!
If you google an animal on a phone - those on the list above work ... there is an option to view in 3d. By shifting your phone the animal appears in your environment! Give it a try!!
Today we learned about Stonehenge. We read about Neolithic stone circles and talked about why it was difficult to know what they were used for. Everyone was amazed at how such large stones were transported over such huge distances. We made a collective sculpture of Stonehenge to demonstrate the order the stones were transported to the site and where they were placed in relation to one another. The custard creams represented the Bluestones which came from Wales. The bourbon biscuits were the Sarcen stones from the Marlborough Downs and the shortbread biscuits represented the centre stones and the alter stone.
We role played different experts and gave opinions about what Stonehenge was used for. We thought about what we think it was most likely to have been built for.
As our focus for World Book Day was poetry, we listened to poems by Benjamin Zephaniah and discussed that his work has inspired the concientious rap movement. We decided to have a rap battle between the two year three classes. We worked together to think about our values and our learning. We thought of words which rhymed with those key words and in groups worked on developing verses and a hook line for our rap poem. We thought about the rhythm of the words and how they fit together. We watched a clip of Michael Rosen giving advice about how to perform stories and poems.
Finally, we added actions to our rhymes.
We performed for the judges (Mrs Lloyd and Mr McIntyre).
Everyone had lots of fun doing our rapping. Mrs Mcgregor's class ultimately won the battle.