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Keets 1 day - 5 days old

Guinea Fowl

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Our Guinea Fowl are pipping today.

Our Guinea Fowl are pipping today. 1
Our Guinea Fowl are pipping today. 2
Our Guinea Fowl are pipping today. 3
Our Guinea Fowl are pipping today. 4
Our Guinea Fowl are pipping today. 5

We're going on a safari , right here in Kent.

Roman Theatre starring . . . . year 3 !

Hands on Science    Rocket day

The following experiment demonstrated how a build-up in pressure can launch a rocket. As we pumped air through the water the pressure inside the bottle built up until the force of the air pushing on the water is enough to launch our rocket high into the sky!       James

The water rushes out of the bottle in one direction whilst the bottle pushes back in the other. This results in the bottle shooting upwards.     Adam

 

The Science bit

Space rockets work in a similar way to the bottle, but instead of squirting water they burn fuel to make a powerful jet of hot gas. The force of the gas downwards pushes the rocket upwards.

 

Isaac Newton worked out the three laws of motion which describe how all objects move.

The third law says:

‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’

 

This is demonstrated by the bottle rocket.

Rocket day Blast off!

The Windmill Farmer

The Windmill Farmer 1 Creating our windmills
The Windmill Farmer 2 Testing time. Is it windy today?

Maths, a small snippet of how busy we have been.

Not for the faint_hearted

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Drama ~ can we empathise with the characters?

The children have been really inspired and produced some excellent quality writing.

The reader follows this journey right through to the moment it is picked up and placed into someone’s pocket. We’ve really enjoyed magpie-ing key vocabulary from the text to show how some of the first rocks were made.

Pebble in my pocket

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Year 3's new book is ‘The Pebble in My Pocket’ by Meredith Hooper. It is a non-fiction picture book about the journey of a pebble from its beginnings in a fiery volcano 480 million years ago - how it is moulded by fire, then shaped by erosion. 

Fossils

In science this week, Aspen have been continuing their topic on rocks and soils looking at different fossils and how they are formed. We even made our own models of fossils.

3 Aspen discover rocks and soils.

 

In our quest to become Super Scientists Year 3 are currently learning about different types of rocks and soils, their properties and uses. We found out how different types of rock are made, where they come from and their important uses.

We even made edible soil!

 

There are definitely some budding geologists in Year 3.

Rock and soils: Edible soil

Science Materials and their uses: What could we add to the 3 piggies house? Watch out here comes the wolf!!!!!

Science Materials and their uses: What could we add to the 3 piggies house? Watch out here comes the wolf!!!!! 1 I'll huff and i'll puff and BLOW your house down!
Science Materials and their uses: What could we add to the 3 piggies house? Watch out here comes the wolf!!!!! 2 Designing our finished models.
Science Materials and their uses: What could we add to the 3 piggies house? Watch out here comes the wolf!!!!! 3 OH, we lost part of that house!

We have a visitor ~ Elf on the shelf

Beware of Boys

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This is no ordinary fairy tale and no ordinary small boy! He knows how to get the better of any ravenous wolf. What this wolf needs is a very special cookery lesson….

The children have been totally absorbed in using their Instructional writing skills.  Feeling peckish?  Fancy a change to the normal menu? We have some suggestions Look at these unique collection of recipes.

Can you see where we have been using our British Values?

Can you see where we have been using our British Values? 1
Can you see where we have been using our British Values? 2
Can you see where we have been using our British Values? 3

Take a look at 3 Aspen's Class charter

3 Aspen have been reading the book ‘I’ll take you to Mrs Cole.’

The little boy in the story thinks that Mrs Cole is mean to children and he thinks that she locks them up in her dungeon with crocodiles. If the little boy doesn’t behave for his mum, he is told that he will be taken to Mrs Cole! Mrs Cole’s house looks very scary!  In reality it is very different.

 

 

 

 

 

Hot seating.

 

 

Skills

• Deepen understanding of situation

• Develop empathy

• Consider and voice differing view points

• Use persuasive language

• Take on character roles

• Discuss and reflect on character motivation and actions

 

 

In order to apply what the children had learnt last week, they wrote a description of the hectic scene from Mrs Cole’s kitchen.

 

 

    

 

Wow! we have been busy.

Hello and a very warm welcome to our page!

Firstly, I would like to say how lovely it is to see so many familiar faces as well as some new ones in the classroom. The children have settled remarkably quickly and have impressed the year 3 teachers already with their enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

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