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3 Redwood

3 Redwood have been busy recreating Boudicca's revolt. Phew!

Did you know you can make sentences with Lego?

Did you know you can make sentences with Lego? 1
Did you know you can make sentences with Lego? 2

Sunny the Meerkat adventure's

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Recently we received a postcard from Sunny. This inspired us to create a video postcard telling him about our adventures.

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Fancy a bite while you read? Visit our Internet Cafe library.

Fancy a bite while you read? Visit our Internet Cafe library. 1
Fancy a bite while you read? Visit our Internet Cafe library. 2

Celebrating World Book Day

Building Learning Power

Building Learning Power 1

Non-fiction writing Which is the most extreme weather?

Non-fiction writing Which is the most extreme weather? 1
Non-fiction writing Which is the most extreme weather? 2

After watching The Windmill farmer, we set about adding text to an emotive video clip. We are proud of our results.

 

Early one warm morning a kind farmer began his work. Curiously, he strolled outside to inspect the soil. With a kiss, he carefully took a baby windmill seed from his pocket placing it gently but firmly in the newly hoed soil. The dedicated farmer repeated this several hundred times without complaining before returning proudly indoors like a chef with a cake in the oven.   Maya

 

Very early one morning, before you or I would be awake, an elderly, hardworking farmer gazed at the soil below him. Like a hairdresser he lovingly combed the earth ready to plant some special seeds. In fact they weren’t even plants . . . they were windmills!      Ishika

 

Inspired by the dramatic music we wrote a poem about the wind.

 

 

The wind roars

as loud as a tiger,

twisting,

swirling,

whistling a tune.

 

          It bellows

          like an agitated giant,

          crackling,

          creepily

          tapping at windows.

 

                                        Charging down chimneys,

                                        tugging at scarves,

                                        tossing kites,

                                        somersaulting birds,

 

      howling like a wolf

      moaning branches

      swirling,

      whipping

 

             Then

                  the

             wind

                   sighs

                          and

                                dies.

Our book corner.

Our book corner. 1

3 Redwood Class Charter updated Feb 17

3 Redwood Class Charter updated Feb 17 1

Active learning in Maths

Imaginative and creative minds in Year 3

In our first few English lessons this term, the children were learning how to start writing creatively using one page from the book ‘I’ll Take You to Mrs Cole’ by Michael Foreman. The picture portrays a beast-infested dungeon filled with six scared, imprisoned children, with an intimidating or brave figure stood at the top of the steep, windy stairs.


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Working in pairs at first, the children were asked to think, share and then write down their ideas for what the figure could: a) smell; b) see; c) taste; d) hear and finally, e) touch/feel. Then, as a whole class, each pair told the rest of the class their sentences. With a little bit of help and encouragement to think of more interesting adjectives, the children came up with the following work:


Smell:

The disgusting aroma of the ancient nappy worn by the terrified baby.


See:

An upside down, hairy spider dangling, waiting hungrily.

A small baby, sobbing loudly.


Taste:

The stale, unpleasant air in her hungry mouth.


Hear:

The clanking metal chains falling onto the stone slabs

Dripping goo splashing into the sewage water.

The hideous crocodile snapping extremely loudly, so much so it made the walls shake.


Feel:

The scaly snake coiling around her nervous body.

The dark green slimy gunge on the crumbly stone walls.


 

Well done, Year 3!

 

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