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Year 3

End of Year Expectations

Term 6

'How can Usain Bolt run so fast?'

Welcome back to Term 6!

 

Our Learning Challenge question is 'How can Usain Bolt run so fast?'. We will be learning all about Ancient Greece and what Greece has given us including the Olympics and Democracy. In Science, we will be learning about Humans and our physicality in terms of bones, muscles plus the nutrition required to maintain physical health. This all links nicely back to Usain Bolt! 

 

In Literacy we will be learning the Greek myth: 'The Tale of Baucis and Philemon' and we will be covering Statistics, Measurement including Time in Maths. We will be consolidating our learning of both subjects as we head towards the end of the year.

 

The Curriculum letter has been sent home and can also be found by clicking the tab above. Spellings have also been sent home. Check back here soon for updates!

 

 

Term 5

Is The Force Strong in Turtles' Class?

May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces!

May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces! 1 Enjoying being together! Such a happy bunch!
May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces! 2 Demonstrating pushes and pulls.
May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces! 3 Sorting magnetic and non-magnetic materials
May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces! 4 Testing the effect of air resistance!
May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces! 5 Testing friction and data logging!
May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces! 6 Applying our own forces in the the hamster wheel!
May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces! 7 Bubble-tastic!
May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces! 8 Seeing our veins pumping!
May the Fourth be with you! Our fantastic school trip to We the Curious for our Science topic: forces! 9 Master builders!

Take a Selfie! These children were spotted for fantastic fluency in Maths.

Take a Selfie! These children were spotted for fantastic fluency in Maths. 1

Welcome back. I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter break.

 

Our Term 5 topic to engage the children is: Is the Force strong in Turtles’ Class?

This links closely to our Science topic about Forces.

Please have a read of our Curriculum letter and check back here for updates!

Term 4

Plants Vs Turtles: Will the plants survive?

This week we have been talking about allergies and how there are people in our class and school with different conditions. We think it’s important to raise awareness and be proud of our differences. It’s also important to support each other and educate others. I talked about my severe nut allergy along with another child. Miss Swann (Rhino’s teacher) and a brave child from our class discussed the ups and downs of having Coeliac disease and what impact it has on their lives. We decided to show our support by having a Gluten free day next term. We will keep you posted!

We are proud of our learning!

We are proud of our learning! 1 SHOW OFF WITH A SELFIE!
We are proud of our learning! 2 Story writing and fantastic handwriting!
We are proud of our learning! 3 Converting measurements!
We are proud of our learning! 4 Fractions are fun!
We are proud of our learning! 5 Fabulous free writing!
We are proud of our learning! 6 Superb writing!
We are proud of our learning! 7 Proud of our progress!
We are proud of our learning! 8 Challenge in Maths!
We are proud of our learning! 9 So proud of his handwriting!
We are proud of our learning! 10 Beautifully presented Fraction work
We are proud of our learning! 11 Splendid Maths work!

Have a read of some of our stories, Science exploration and play scripts!

Interviewing our famous scientist!

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During Science week Turtles Class have been given the famous Volcanologist, Katia Krafft, to learn about. The children have done their own research, documented their facts, written play scripts and performed their own interviews using the green screen! Well done Turtles. You are all fabulous! Here are some of the interviews!

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TURTLES LOVE READING!

Extreme Reading Photos - Keep them coming!

In week one, the children have learned the poem The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson. We have used visual support and actions to learn it off by heart in the Talk for Writing way. We also explored the vocabulary and possible synonyms. The children are quite adept at using dictionaries and thesauruses now. 

Following on from this, the children created their own poetry and I am so proud of their poetry. Have a look at their wonderful imitations, innovations and inventions. They have a natural flair for the creative! Well done Turtles!

Term 4 Week 1 Turtle Poets!

Welcome back to Term 4! I hope you have all had a wonderful half term. 

 

Our Term 4 topic to engage the children is: Plants Vs Turtles: Will the plants survive? 

This links closely to our Science topic about Plants. We have lots of exciting things ahead. Curriculum letters and homework are being sent home and added to the webpage today. 

 

The Turtles had a wonderful time at the library this morning. If your child has not yet got a Library card please head down to the library. It's totally free! The children have been given their loyalty card today and already have 3 stamps. The class with the most stamps win the prize so let's get reading! 

Term 3

Would Year 3 Survive The Stone Age?

Thankyou so much to parents who provided the children with old clothes at such short notice. The children had so much fun making cave art from natural resources.

The children wrote instructions for me on how we could recreate this art using only what the Stone Age people had at their disposal.

Lots of fun, lots of mud, lots of great memories. Well done Turtles! You always embrace  our topics with gusto!

Well what a fantastic Stone Age day we had. What did we learn about The Stone Age? What didn't we learn is a better question! We were very fortunate to have an expert from Devizes Museum spend the day with us. The children looked wonderful in their costumes and everyone had a great day with lots of hands on activities to inspire the children. The adults had fun dressing up to!

Take a look below at a slideshow of the day!

 

Welcome back and I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas. I was so pleased to see the children and am excited about the term to come. Please read our Curriculum letter for information and please do check on here for photos of our learning. I look forward to adding our Stone Age Day photos-I can't wait to see the outfits.

Term 2

Are you ready to rock?

 

This term our topic title is 'Are you ready to rock?' which links with our Science and Geography topics about Rocks, Fossils and Soils. Our Wow moment is our trip to Charmouth to be fossil hunters and we are very excited about this!

Our Talk for Writing story is a version of Little Red Riding Hood which includes some up-levelled language features. Our guided reading text this term is Flat Stanley.

In Maths we will continue our mastery of addition and subtraction involving 3 digit numbers and then move on to multiplication and division. The children are very keen Mathematicians and they have thoroughly enjoyed using the Maths Rockx App to help learn their tables through familiar songs.

The children are well into the routines of the class and I am confident this term will be another successful one. We look forward to sharing our learning with you at our Learning Showcase later in the term.

 

This week we have immersed ourselves in the story of Little Red Riding Hood and begun our Imitation of this story. Take a look at some photos below. Can you guess what part of the story they are acting out?

 Next week we will continue to learn the story using our text map, paragraph by paragraph, ensuring to embed the KS2 grammar structure as we go. Spellings and homework will be sent home. Homework will be added on the site also. Additional copies of your child's spellings are available direct from me.

 

Have a look at the photos of our Charmouth trip below!

Geology Rocks!

Last week, we were very lucky to have Robert Hendry visit our class to give us a workshop on the marvellous rocks that we have been studying. He is a very knowledgeable Geologist and very passionate about the wonder of all things sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic! It was such a fun, informative session and the children really enjoyed it as did the adults! Rob suggested a fantastic experiment that we will try out in class before the end of the term. Have a look at the photos. The children were so engaged and were very lucky to handle some of his collection. Rob was also very impressed with the knowledge the children already had!

Geology Rocks with our visiting Geologist!

Geology Rocks with our visiting Geologist! 1
Geology Rocks with our visiting Geologist! 2
Geology Rocks with our visiting Geologist! 3
Geology Rocks with our visiting Geologist! 4
Geology Rocks with our visiting Geologist! 5
Geology Rocks with our visiting Geologist! 6

Term 1 

How does Batman see in the dark?

What a fantastic term we've all had! From a visit from a Batwoman (Wiltshire Bat Trust) to learning instructions on How to catch the Joker. Whilst getting very absorbed in our Iron Man guided reading text and creating some very effective silhouette art to complement this. A very exciting and engaging term that has started their time in KS2 with a bang! The children are all now very settled and using their Growth Mindset to make advances in their learning, particularly in Maths and we will keep this momentum going. We have been looking at place value of numbers to 1000 and are now adding and subtracting numbers to 1000 using column addition. Thank you for your continued support. Photos will be added soon.

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