We had great fun this morning incorporating gym shapes and balances as part of our new PE learning.  There were some very impressive and challenging shapes created which were then turned into sequences.

🎄Merry Christmas and thank you! 🎄

Well, the Autumn term has finally drawn to a close. Year 3 has had such an amazing term with so much brilliant learning going on and great experiences.  The volcanoes were certainly a great hit!!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all my wonderful, thoughtful presents and cards and to wish you all a fabulous Christmas and peaceful new year.

See you in 2018!!

Miss P 🎄⛄️E47156A4-EF8B-4CC2-9A42-9A1F65DEC823

Christmas Craft Fun

Luka’s Volcano Film

What a lovely surprise to receive this little film clip made by Luka this weekend.  Even though it is short, it must have taken Luka a very long time make using stop, motion, animation.

Well done Luka and thanks for sharing!

What makes a great friend?

Today we spent much of the day exploring friendships.  We started off by thinking about the qualities of a good friend.  We then drew up lists of actions that can make people either sad, happy or cross.

Looking at a number of scenarios that might happen in school, we discussed possible helpful solutions and then role-played them with advisory endings.

Finally, we have started to create friendship potions and recipes to capture the essence of what makes a good friend.  We will share these once they are finished.  But for now, here are some photos of us role playing a number of scenarios.

The volcano that keeps on giving!

36E26028-AF42-433D-AE72-FE48916FB5DEI received this fabulous photo from Mez this evening who had great fun making her volcano explode all over again!

Don’t forget that you can do the same with a bit of bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. Drop the bicarbonate of soda in first and then add the vinegar on top.

Please send in some more photos if you manage to make your volcano erupt again!!


Exploring characters with diamanté poems

To continue our fairy tale character quest, 3LP learnt about and created their own diamanté poems in Guided Reading.  There were some excellent examples of great teamwork as the children had to work together to choose their words.


Erupting Volcanoes

Oh my goodness!  This morning 3LP had the BEST fun watching their carefully made volcanoes actually erupting (using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar of course).  These fantastic models were the end result of a number of weeks looking at mouldable materials.

What a brilliant way to end the unit!



The Naughty Elf by Izzy

Once upon a Christmas Eve, there was a naughty elf called Troublewix who lived in Troubleland. Once the sun had set, Troublewix creeped through Santa’s workshop, while all the other elves were sleeping and that is where he found Santa’s sleigh. All the presents were piled high on the back ready to be delivered to all the children. Troublewix got all the reindeer lined up and he jumped onto the sleigh and set off to Troubleland on the other side of the valley.
Santa had been having a power nap and when he woke up he stood up with a “Ho Ho Ho” and said “right then we are ready to start Christmas” But when he went to get on his sleigh it wasn’t there. Santa knew it could only be Troublewix responsible for this! Santa picked up the elf phone and said “Troublewix if you come back to my workshop I have something cool to show you”. There was only one way for him to get back quickly and that meant riding the sleigh back. When he got there Santa said “Oh well well well, you took my sleigh didn’t you”. Now he had been caught, Troublewix said “why should everyone else get presents what about me?” Santa explained that all the presents on the sleigh were for good children “you don’t get presents if you are naughty.”
Santa saw that Troublewix was sad and said “I will do a deal with you. You can come with me on the sleigh and help me deliver the presents as it is late now. If you can prove that you can be good I will give you a special gift.” So Santa and Troublewix set off delivering the presents and Troublewix’s heart started to warm and he felt love in his heart. It felt good giving the children their presents and not taking them away.
Santa and Troublewix managed to deliver all the presents in time for Christmas day and when they got back Mrs Claus had made freshly baked cookies. They both helped themselves to a well-earned snack when Santa said “oh Troublewix I almost forgot, I need to give you your gift. As you have helped me and have shown kindness, love and resilience you have learned the true spirit of Christmas and for that I would like you to come and live with me and the other elves for ever and ever”. Troublewix loved it and they all lived happily ever after.

The Magic of Christmas by Abigail

The Magic of Christmas
Once upon a time there was a girl with her mother. Her name was kitty she had beautiful brown hair and emerald green eyes. She was wearing a red and white stripy t-shirt and her favourite navy blue jeans. In addition she had rosy red cheeks. They were making mince pies because it was Christmas eve and it is nice to have mince pies on Christmas eve. The smell of the kitchen wafted outside. Soon enough she saw a hansom robin on an oak tree(in her garden) and ran outside to see it she was expecting it to fly away but it did not!!This is a secret keep it to just you and me. Kitty had a special power and that is that she could talk to animals! Suddenly Kitty saw a snow rabbit next she saw a snow cat. She saw something familiar about them they had blue and purple sparkles glowing and drifting around them like wonderous fairies. Next she went a bit closer every step she counted “1 step 2 step 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10.”If an animal had blue and purple sparkles drifing around them then she could talk to them. She put her hand out so that the robin could pearch on her palm she felt its claws tickling her hand. She opened her arms out very wide so that the snow rabbit could jump into them. Next she did the same with the snow cat. It pounced into her arms and snuggled up with Kitty lovingly. They started introducing themselves to each other and the robin snow cat and snow rabbit started singing “we wish you a merry christmas”. Kitty joined in with their singing. It had a beautiful harmony and felt very magical. They carried on singing traditional carols.After all of their delightful songs Kitty went get to get some things for the animals. Some raisins for the robin some milk for the cat and some carrots for the rabbit. This was the most magical christmas that Kitty had ever experienced.