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Class 3 - Year 3 and 4


Summer 2022

Here we are, in the summer term already!   It has not taken us long to get here and even though we have been battling Covid and catching up, the children are in a fantastic place.  They have really gelled as a class and it has been wonderful to be able to recognise how much progress they have made - not only academically but with their social and emotional development.  This term, we will be looking at topics like: The Anglo-Saxons, Light and Sound, the water cycle, as well as making further progress with our maths and continuing to read really engaging stories for literacy... The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Last Garden and The Mermaid of Zennor. I look forward to saring their experiences with you in person and online and also hope to enable a visit or two over the term to broaden our learning and understanding. 

Mr Roy smiley

Anglo Saxon visit

This week, we had a wonderful visit from King Oswald.  He took us through the life as an Anglo Saxon, shared his weapons, tools, maps and treasures.  We were trained to defend our kingdom and how to behave amongst royalty.  The visit was a huge success and reinforced all the learning we had covered surrounding the topic. 


The Last Garden

The sun has been shining and we have managed to get out and enjoy the sunshine.  We are stating a new book called 'The Last Garden' and it has inspired the children to create abstract noun phrases and also plant their own seeds.  Let's hope they germinate and blossom into a wonderful world of colour! 


Block printing

The children have been experimenting with Block printing.  They started by using random objects to explore the properties and effects they could create.  They then went on to print a poster using these resources.  After this, they experimented with styrofoam and used it to emboss their print in negative.  Then, in true Jubilee themed ways, they went on to create a 'royal' inspired block print to then transfer into their books.


RED NOSE DAY 2022!! The children made a huge affort to dressup in red, have crazy hair and raise money for the fantastic charity.  They completed a whole host of Red Nose Day themed activities and the sun even shone so they could enjoy some pretty warm weather outside too!! Well done on all your efforts and for all the generous donations you made to such a worthwhile cause. 

Loads of things to celebrate to end the term... some absolutely amazing homework projects, incredible mosaics and superb electrical circuits.  The class have astounded me in their ability to pick up so many different skills so quickly.  Let's hope they continue to persue their creativity!!! 


Hindu workshop

World Book Day

Class 3 at the moment

Homework Projects and Times Tables practise

Here are the interesting options for the homework projects we enjoy creating each half term.

Geotechnical engineering!!

Today, we had the pleasure of Mr Hunt.  He is a Geotechnical engineer and engaged the children in the world of fossils, rocks, history and the job role as an engineer.  It was incredible!  The children had some super questions and we were able to handle fossils and bones, some of which were 300 million years old!! Hopefully little sparks of future careers have been planted and we will see some of these children follow exciting careers of discovery like Mr Hunt.  Thank you again for such an in-depth STEM afternoon. 

Art following our Roman theme

As we make our way throug hour Roman journey and read texts based on Vesuvius's eruption, study the formation of rocks and discover the reason for straight Roman roads, the children have also been building on their knowledge and appreciation of mosaic tiling.  We have studied pictures and looked at a variety of tiles.  The children have started to experiment with mosaic design and they are discovering what a labour intensive task it is.  We hope to produce some actual tiled mosaics as the term progresses but on the way we will appreciate other artists that borrowed ideas from the Romans and created their own block shape style art.

Covid-19 and isolation

Autumn Term 2021

To end the year, we had a fabulous Christmas party, loads of games, laughs and dancing and we even managed to get the Big Old Man in Red to pay a visit...

Homework from the second part of term

Some more FANTASTIC and extremely creative projects....

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School visit to Ryedale Folk Museum

We took our first trip in two years today and went to the Ryedale Folk Museum.  We had an amzing day, immersing ourselves in the historical time of the Iron Age.  We weaved, learnt about dyeing, what types of clothes they wore and how they lived.  We spent time in a reconstructd Ironage house and role played Iron age life- from farming to fishing, defense and cooking.  The children had a really memorable time and behaved impeccably. It was a real pleasure to take them out and see them enjoying an external learning environment. 

Homework Projects

The children have made some amazing creations.  The photos do not do them justice... I have been blown away by the imagination and the effort that has gone into such a successful set of tasks...Well Done everyone. 

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Following the success of the Ironman, the children investigated feelings in PSHCE. we had a go at role playing emotions where the children had a go at making the expressions themselves.  See if you can guess the emotion!   After this, we decided to make some Ironman masks with a twist... So, we had a go at sketching different facial emotions then we built 3D faces using egg boxes.  Great creative time and a super range of faces! 

Science - Zoolab



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