Dragonflies Diary - Keeping you up to date with what we have been learning about.
Week beginning Monday 30th April
Over the past few weeks, we have become illustrators. We have been looking at Quentin Blake and practiced sketching his characters from Matilda to Fantastic Mr Fox. We found out that Quentin Blake would have several attempts at each character before his final piece. We mixed watercolours to match the colours in the illustrations. Our work will be on display shortly!
Week beginning Monday 16th April
We hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday and are looking forward to the new term.
This week we have started our new topic called ‘Why do we need to protect National Parks?’ We had a look at lots of photos of different National Parks around the world and discussed them in our groups. We used these to identify the features of a National Park.
We have also started our fractions work and looking at different ways that we can identify equivalent fractions.
Friday 16th March
Today it was our Egyptian museum where we had the opportunity to showcase some of the significant achievements of the Ancient Egyptians. It was lovely to see so many parents/carers/ grandparents coming to have a look at our work and we had lots of positive feedback.
"I was really impressed with all your hard work, well done."
"The best museum I have visited in a long time."
"A very informative, and excellent museum, I found out some things i didn't know. A lot of hard work has been put into this."
"This was a fantastic opportunity to see many excellent artifacts and see a great show."
We hope that you enjoyed having a look at our work as much as we did making it all.
Tuesday 13th March
Today was our homework celebration day. Everybody had worked really hard and produced some fantastic work. It was amazing to see the creations and the children were really excited to share what they had done.
Wednesday 7th March
As part of the World Book day, we had the opportunity to come dressed as a character from our favourite books. There were some amazing costumes such as Harry Potter, Roald Dahl Characters and many others. During the morning, we carried out activities based on The 3 little pigs and The true story of the 3 little pigs. After comparing the two stories we wrote a newspaper article from the Wolfs point of view. It was a great day.
Thursday 1st March- Snow Closure
Here are some activities for you to do whilst school is closed today:
- Write an acrostic poem using a word related to winter or snow e.g. SNOWFLAKE.
- Write a descriptive setting about what you can see outside. Think about using similes, alliteration, ISPACE for your openers.
- Using the word WINTER WONDERLAND, how many words with 3 or more letters can you make?
- Design your own snow board game, don't forget to write the rules of the game.
- Design your own 'super sledge.' Label it and write a list of materials you would need to build it.
- Finally, why not have a look on Purple Mash and have a look at the activities that have been set as 2DO.
I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Wednesday 21st February
During topic this week we have been looking at the importance of the River Nile to the Egyptians. We learnt that the Nile had many different uses such as trading, fishing, and watering crops. At times it was difficult to water crops on higher land so the Egyptians used a Shaduf to help. We looked at a range of different designs and in groups of 3 we worked together to make our own. It was much trickier than we thought but we persevered and are pleased with our designs.
Friday 9th February
Today we created our own observational drawings of Tutankhamun. Please have a look at our artwork below.
Friday 12th January
Today it was our first lesson of Tri Golf. We started with putting. In groups of 3, we were challenged to a putting competition which involved us having to accurately hit the ball into a vertical line of cones, if the ball hit the front cone we were able to move onto the next one. There were 5 to collect in total. It was difficult but we persevered and got there in the end. Another challenge was to hit a cone in the target area, scoring points. The further away the cone the more points we got. We had lots of fun and look forward to seeing what next week has in store for us.
Thursday 30th November
Our focus in English has been the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Today we had a debate as to what should happen to the Iron Man. The farmers believe that the army should be called to get rid of him but we don’t agree. After writing our persuasive arguments, we had a visit from Farmer Fletcher who had come to hear our opposing arguments. We put across some very strong arguments only time will tell as to what will happen to him.
This week in science we looked at the human skeleton. As a group, we began by drawing where we thought the bones were in the body. We were then given a broken skeleton and asked to piece it back together.
Friday 20th October, Year 3 went on a school trip to Butser Ancient Farm. This farm is full of replica buildings throughout the ages. On arrival we were taken to our own Iron Age shelter where we placed our bags and were split into 2 groups before starting our activities. Our first activity was an archaeology dig. With our partner we dug into the ground to see what we could find. We found a range of items such as bones, pottery, iron and copper kitchen items and flint that was used during the Stone Age. Our second activity was chalk caving. We smoothed the chalk first using flint and then coloured it green by using a leaf finally we carved our own designs. After lunch we took part in another 2 activities. These included jewellery making using copper wire and wattling which is a method used to make fences.
It was a fun day out and an amazing way to end our topic.
Today we learnt how to make our own compost. We took it in turns to add different ingredients to the container. Once we had completed the different layers we marked the height of the soil mixture and we are going to see how it changes over time.
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On Tuesday 26th September we celebrated European Languages day by finding out about another language. We had the joys of learning Italian. Mrs Berry Green helped us learn numbers to 10 and basic greetings such as hello, how are you and goodbye. To continue our Italian focus we looked at work by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian Artist, who used fruit and vegetables to create portraits, we used his work as inspiration to make our own.
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We have been working hard getting to know each other and learning new routines.
So far this term we have launched the topic by looking at a picture from a Stone Age camp and discussing about what life was like such as; the tools they used, the food they ate and the importance of where they settled. We are looking forward to finding out more about how the life has changed throughout the ages.
In English we are reading the book 'The Stone Age boy.' So far we have used freeze frames and questioning to dig deeper into the thoughts and feelings of characters in the book before writing these into speech bubbles and turning them into direct speech.
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