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Art in a Day

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Art in a Day

Year Three have had so much fun this week taking part in Art in a Day. All of the work we produced was inspired by Monet. We found out the following information about him:

  • Claude Monet was born on 14th November 1840 in Paris, France.
  • He was named Oscar-Claude, and his parents called him Oscar.
  • He probably most well-known for his series of paintings of water lilies, but he also painted many other landscapes and seascapes. He produced a series of paintings of weeping willows – a tribute to the fallen French soldiers in World War 1.
  • He was an impressionist artist, who often painted the same scene lots of times at different times of the year.

We used water colours and oil crayons to create paintings that were linked to our topic of Extreme Weather. We developed our knowledge of techniques like wet on wet and flat brushing. When we painted over our drawings the paint repelled the oil and left our rain and puddles images. We used dark colour like blue and greys to create a stormy scene.

 

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Christmas Angel Design

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Holy Trinity Church has launched an exciting Christmas art project to try to fill their church with lots of beautiful angels.

If you would like to take part you can print the  angel template from the attached link (or see Mrs Edwards in school for a copy) and decorate it anyway you please. There is a prize for the best designed angel.

Angels can be given in directly to the Chursch before 7th December or can be handed to Mrs Edwards in school by Wednesday 6th December.

You will then be able to view the angels in the church December 11th, 13th and 15th between 5pm and 7pm.

Good Luck and get creative!

https://www.htsc.org.uk/social-events/advent-angels/ 

Christmas Cracker

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Year Three and Year Five have already started to learn the songs for their Christmas production. Please click on the Year Three links below to practise the songs at home. Remember to use your best singing voices!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rblwisx8X7Y

3JE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8amHW-xdbzE

All of Year Three

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEH7_2c644Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCM10_DCGxw

 

 

 

Extreme Weather

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Over the last two weeks Year three have started to look at extreme weathers. We have begun by learning all about biomes. We now know the world is divided into large natural areas. Places like desert and rainforests are biomes. Each biome is known for certain kinds of plants and animals. In addition to this, we’ve started to investigate weather and climate by looking at the average temperatures of the U.k. compared to counties like Brazil. We know the Brazil has a much hotter climate than England because it is closer to the equator and we know that the U.K is located in the Northen Hemisphere and that is why we experience seasons. [Click here] to find out more.

Diwali

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This week in Year Three we have been learning all about Diwali. We have used our knowledge of information texts to research about the festival and then to use this research to write a non-chronological report. We had to remember to write in the present tense, use sub-headings and to use specialist vocabulary.

We found out lots of interesting information like:

It is the festival of light

It is dependent on the lunisolar calendar

It lasts three -five days

Gift are given to friends and family 

 

Here is the link to one of e websites we used.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z787tfr

 

Digestive System

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This week Year Three have been learning all about the digestive system. We have had lots of fun recreating it using bread, milk, coke, tights and a potato masher! The children were understanding what happens to food once we've eaten it and where it goes in our bodies. They were using words like oesophagus, small intensive and large intestine.

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Art in a Day

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Year 3 have made a fantastic start to their new topic 'Ancient Greece'. We enjoyed learning all about Greek art, in particular, 3d sculpture from the period and investigated Greek pots and their design. The children learnt that the Greek's were responsible for the creation of the pottery wheel which allowed them to created vases and containers that were much more elaborate than previous designs. The children in Year 3 created their own Greek vases by first creating a thumb pot out of clay and learnt how to join other clay elements such as handles and rims. The pots have been really succesful and the children are now decorating them in the same colour palette used by the Greeks.

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BYE BYE!

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What a year!

We can’t believe that this academic year is going to an end! Year Three have had so much fun. They have had the opportunity to go on three school trips, go back in time with Professor McGinty and go to Bishop Vesey Grammar School for P.E. lessons!

Last week, the children had their transition day with their new teachers, in their new classes and they all thoroughly enjoyed it. They came back to Year Three looking way too grown up!

Mr Worth, Mrs Horne and myself would like to take this chance to say a huge good luck to every single child in the year group! We wish you a very successfully journey in the future and we thank you for all of your hard work across the year.

 

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Health Week Fun!

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Across school children have been celebrating health week. In Year Three, we have focused on Healthy Eating. Over the week we took part in lots of activities linked to this topic. We have been lucky enough to chat to Ruth and Cath, in the school kitchens, to talk about the healthy meals they makes and discussed the hygiene of the food they prepare. In addition to this, we got to visit the life caravan and talk about having a healthy mind with Harrold the Giraffe. Finally, some of our maths lesson we also linked to health week, we got to design health gardens with vegetable patching and work out the perimeter of each section.

 

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Literacy

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This week in literacy year three have been gaining an understanding of the water cycle. This has involved children undertaking their own research and then using role play to act out the water cycle process. Next week children will apply their understanding to write an explanation text. They will be using lots of time openers and causal conjunctions in their writing. Here are some pictures of their performances.

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Practical Maths

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Year Three have dusted off the practical equipment in maths this week! They have been using base ten to show their deeper understanding of division before they moving onto the bus stop method. The children worked hard to explain their answers and prove whether Captain Conjecture was correct.

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Step back in time

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This week Year Three took a step back in time when they visited the Black Country Museum. This was linked to our topic "Blast From The Past". We were lead through the museum by three very knowledgeable tour guides, they explained all about what like was like in Britain in the past. We got to visit a school, the mines and lots of houses and shops. The guides told us lots of facts and lots of interesting information. This will help us when we are doing our topic lessons this half term. It was a brilliant school trip were we all learnt lots.

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