Year 3A

Learning at Layer Marney Tower

posted 7 Jun 2017, 08:47 by Christine Adelson

A windy Wednesday took us to Layer Marney Tower, the tallest Tudor tower in the land.  We had a great day, learning about daily life, school and medicines. Did you know that only the boys went to school? Did you know that Tudor people had stinging nettles to eat with their oats?
Did you know that Henry VIII would take your house away from you and put you in prison if he thought your house was too grand?

The Tudors

posted 7 Jun 2017, 08:35 by Christine Adelson

We are learning about the Tudors this term. Did you know about the Tudor Rose?  It is the emblem of the Tudors, invented when Henry VII married Elizabeth of York. The red rose represents the House of Lancaster and the white rose represents the House of York. We used a collage technique to make Tudor rose emblems.

Incredible Class Assembly!

posted 16 May 2017, 01:22 by Christine Adelson

May 10th 2017 - 3A Class Assembly

We began thinking about our class assembly in ICT where we used all the things we had been learning about to make a presentation. Considering our audience meant that we had to think about the background and font colours we chose as well as the things we wanted to say. We imported  photographs and pictures too. 


posted 16 May 2017, 01:11 by Christine Adelson

We have been learning about perimeter and how to measure it.  Using straws we made triangles and calculated the perimeter of each one. The perimeter is the distance all the way around the edge.

A Great Day at Trinity Park

posted 4 May 2017, 13:34 by Christine Adelson

No sooner were we back from the holidays than packed our rucksacks and set off for the Trinity Park Farm fair. We had a great day including a tractor ride and a good look at lots of machines. We had a hands on experience with lots of animals and found out about how carrots are grown. When we returned to school we thought of lots of reasons why children should go again next year!

Science - In the Woodland

posted 4 May 2017, 13:25 by Christine Adelson

     The sun was shining so we ventured out into the woods. We were looking for parts of plants.There were lots of different types in the woods including silver birch, nettles, ferns and gorse.  After identifying roots and stems, buds and leaves we settles down to make accurate, labelled drawing of what we had found.

Easter Experience

posted 4 May 2017, 13:15 by Christine Adelson

We walked to St Michael's church, where we learned about the Easter Story. There were people who gave us things to do and to think about.
 Later, on the last day of term, we made Easter Gardens, which we took home for the holidays. We put real grass seed in them and if we remembered to water the gardens, the grass would grow by Easter Sunday.

Tetrahedron or cuboid?

posted 21 Mar 2017, 02:14 by Christine Adelson

Our challenge was to make a shape display. We had to work in small teams to create our displays and include detailed labels for our 3D and 2D shapes.

Greek myths

posted 21 Mar 2017, 02:04 by Christine Adelson

   We have been learning the gruesome story of 'Theseus and the Minotaur'. After text mapping, we made the labyrinth including the string which helped Theseus to escape.
We have written Theseus's diary for the day he encountered the monster.

Ukulele lessons start here!

posted 7 Mar 2017, 14:36 by Christine Adelson

   We have begun to learn the ukulele. So far we have played a song where you pluck each string separately and a song where you strum a chord. The chord of C was our first chord.  Our partner helps us to know where our fingers go, on the finger-board. Another new chord next week....

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