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Kingfishers, Year 3, 2020/21

Hello my name is Mrs Ward and I teach the Year 3, Kingfisher Class.

Keep looking regularly on this page for photos and updates about the children’s learning.

 

A few notices...
Reading

We want the children to LOVE reading. We will be reading various texts in class and we want the children to be reading as much as they can at home: stories, poems, facts, instructions, jokes, photo captions, anything! 

They will also have a school book to read. Please ensure you write in their diary each day and the diaries need to be in school each day.

Thank you. 

Spellings 

Spellings will be bought home on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday. 

You can find their spellings inside the reading diaries for that week.

Handwriting

This is the handwriting we use in school, before the children learn to join the letters.

We will be practising daily in different ways and sometimes incorporate this with spelling practise.

Word of the day:

Each day, we learn a new word. The children have really enjoyed this and we have had some fun times explaining and using them.

What has really impressed me is how they have remembered their meanings: tempestuous, flawless, humiliated and swagger are just some of the examples.

Try asking your child the words they have learned; I am sure you will be impressed! 

P.E Days

P.E will take place on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure the children keep their P.E kits in school and that earrings are removed.

Thank you. 

Year 3 and 4 sports day 2021 - what a fun day! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

Sports activities - it was a hot afternoon but we were able to grab some rest in the shade. A fun afternoon had by all. βš½οΈπŸ“πŸŽΎ

Monday 14th June 

Health and Well-being week: keep looking on our page for exciting activities this week. 😊

Tuesday 15th June

Circus skills: Kingfisher had a great time! πŸŽͺ

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Computing: Kingfisher used a program today to create their own animation. They had previously created a background and their own puppets. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

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Friday 11th June 

Jigsaw: Changing me. We have been learning about changes from conception to child. Kingfisher have been brilliant at discussing the specific needs of babies in the womb and babies that have been born. πŸ‘Ά 🍼

P.E throwing and catching 🎾

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Throwing and catching: kingfisher had a great P.E session outdoors, 🎾

Thursday 10th June

English: Kingfisher started the English unit looking at the opening speech from Gladiator, in preparation for writing their own speech to a group of Roman soldiers.

Maths: Kingfisher started their new unit of work today: addition and subtraction. They worked hard. βž•βž–βœ”οΈ

Tuesday 8th June

Roman Wow Day: We designed some Roman coins to make into clay ones. We did a brilliant job of drawing the head of Caesar Augustus.

Roman name mosaics: The Romans must have had lots of time, these were tricky! Kingfisher did a brilliant job!

Thursday 27th May

Art: Kingfisher made some wonderful clay reliefs of castles 🏰

Wednesday 26th May

Powerful Verbs: Kingfisher have been choosing more interesting verbs for their writing. πŸ€” πŸ’­ ✍️

Tuesday 25th May 

Maths work today: Division and counting. Kingfisher have worked hard. βœ…

Monday 24th May 

Chain-mail armour: If you forgot your β€˜Coif’ cap, your hair would have got caught in the chain. Ouch! 😣

Once you’d manage to avoid getting your hair caught in chain, and your body was baring the weight of the armour, you then had to lug around a very heavy sword into battle πŸ—‘

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Illuminations: Kingfisher have been practicing their writing with a medieval quill and ink. πŸ–‹βœ’οΈ

Apothecary: A medical professional who formulates medicines. Kingfisher got to practise apothecary this morning. πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€βš•οΈπŸ§‘πŸ½β€βš•οΈ

Medieval Remedies! πŸ€’

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Medieval Games time πŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ 🏸

Friday 21st May

Animation preparation: Kingfisher have been working on their puppets to use in their animation. πŸ’» πŸ‰ πŸ‘Έ

Thursday 20th May

Castle building day! 🏰 I’m so proud of your work today Kingfisher. Your teamwork skills were brilliant! We have learned so much during this humanities topic and I’m so happy you enjoyed today. Well done!

Wednesday 19th May

Handwriting: Kingfisher class are perfecting their handwriting and some children were able to tell me their own improvements they are working on. Super job! πŸ‘πŸΌ

Power Maths: Today was an assortment of multiplication and division questions. Kingfisher are coming on so well with this knowledge and work! 😺

Science: Our final lesson is preparing an investigation to see how water transports up the stem into the flower πŸ’

Tuesday 18th May 

Guitar lesson: I had the privilege of hearing the guitar players today. They were fab! Keep practising Kingfisher, we’d love you to perform for us. 🎸

Science: Kingfisher have been learning about seed dispersal. We talked about seeds sticking to animals then had an interesting chat about feeding (or not) wildlife. Two lessons in one! 🐿 πŸ• 🐴

Monday 17th May

One of my favourite quotes. We have been reading lots in class and enjoy a good text. Thank you all for the reading your children do at home too. Reading really does make a big difference to your child. πŸ“– πŸ“š

Friday 14th May

English: Kingfisher have been exploring some medieval language in the Sword in the Stone. They have used dictionaries to find words and write the definitions.

Maths: A group have been working on 3D shapes and today they made the nets to makes cubes, cones, and pyramids.

Computing: we have been preparing for our animation by creating these wonderful storyboards about George and the Dragon. πŸ‰ 🏰 πŸ—‘

Thursday 13th May 

 

English: Today we began to look at the opening and the setting of The Sword in the Stone. We have met some exciting characters already, such as Merlin the wizard and Arthur. After watching the opening clip from the film and listening to chapter 1, Kingfisher made some brilliant and detailed notes about the different elements of setting. Well done everyone! I can’t wait to explore this story with you!

Our new text in English from tomorrow will be the Sword in the Stone.

Wednesday 12th May 

Our final draft: Kingfisher have been practising how to edit and redraft a final piece of writing. Some children have been working on their handwriting. They have done a super job and should be proud! 🀩

Designing a clay relief: Using our castle knowledge and knowledge of lines and form in art, we have designed three ideas for our castle clay relief. 🏰

Tuesday 11th May

The Adventures of Robin Hood: Kingfisher have thought of some fantastic (and brutal!) ideas for their own adventure. Robin Hood, we will miss you. 🌳 🌲 🏹

Monday 10th May

English: Sadly we’ve finished our Robin Hood book (we’ve loved it!) but we’re ending it by writing our own mini adventure of Robin Hood. Today was our planning session. 🌳 🌲 🏹

History: Kingfisher have been learning about castles with Miss Sharratt. I am impressed with their knowledge and they have taught me things I never knew about castles. 🏰 βš”οΈ πŸ‘‘

Thursday 6th May 

If you want to try this animation program at home go to:

 

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Computing: We made an animation online and started to add detail, such as speech bubbles.

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Wednesday 5th May

Editing: One of our targets in Kingfisher is to look for errors or improvements, and change them with our green pen. We are doing really well with this. πŸ–ŠπŸ€©

English: New speaker, new line. We had to identify the speech in a piece of text and highlight it. When the text started a new line, we knew it was a new speaker and swapped our colour over.

Maths: We had two different activities today - the 8x table and counting out money in arrays. Both groups worked very hard! βœ…

Science: We dissected Tulips and placed them on the flower mat, labelling the different parts. 🌷

Tuesday 4th May 

In maths, we had to solve various problems using the 4x table. We had a successful session. Well done Kingfisher Class!

Art: Clay work. We used techniques learnt from previous sessions in sketching, and transferred these to scoring in the clay. We used cross-hatching and stippling to see if it held two pieces of clay together.

Friday 30th April 

Practising our conversation skills: We used the scene from the bridge where Robin Hood first encounters Little John. 🏹 🌳

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Science: We have been learning about the pollination and fertilisation of plants 🌱

Thursday 29th April

Art: We have been critiquing a piece of art by John Piper. After learning about fact and opinions in English, we were able to confidently state our opinions on this art work.

Using watercolours to create an image in the style of John Piper 🎨

Science: We have been learning about the cycle of a flowering plant. Kingfisher class will be able to tell you an interesting facts about plants. 🧐🌾🌹🐝🐦