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Welcome to 3M's Class Page!

Thank you for checking out our class page. On this page you will find information about trips, spellings and all of the exciting things that we will be doing this year.

 

The children have come back following the Easter break refreshed and ready to learn. We have really enjoyed going swimming so far having completed our first session on Monday 24th April. Here is some information that you may find useful regarding swimming: 

 

  • For boys: trunks that are not baggy are advised to allow free movement in the water. Goggles are welcome but not necessary
  • For girls: One piece swimming costume PLUS a swimming cap. Again, goggles are advised but not necessary. 
  • NB Can you please ensure that your child also brings a towel along with their kit to dry themselves.
  • Swimming will take place every Monday for the next ten weeks

 

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Mr McCartney

MUSIC DAY 2017 

 

On Friday 23rd June, 3M took part in our annual Music Day celebration. Our theme this year was Disney, so we decided to use 'The Bare Necessities' from The Jungle Book. Have a look at the video below to see how well we performed! 

 

Our RE topic is Special Places. We will talk about holy places for Jesus and the

Christian community.

The Big Question

 

What makes a special place?

The Bare Necessities by 3M - Music Day 2017

Our class performance of the Bare Necessities for Music Day 2017!

Road's End 

 

As part of our 'Mystery Stories' topic, we have begun to explore what a mystery story is and how we can leave our audience guessing by creating suspense and open questions. 

 

We watched the film below, 'Road's End', which left us with lots of questions. The children came up with their own theories as to the motives of the mystery character and what really happened on the strange road... 

 

Watch again and see if you can imagine who the mystery man is: 

 

Who is he? 

Why is he doing this? 

How is he doing this? 

 

There's no right answer, so try to use your imagination! 

Road's End- A Short by Bri Meyer

Mr McCartney's 3D CHALLENGE 

 

In Maths we have been looking at 3D shapes and their properties. We have discovered faces, edges and vertices as well as finding out the difference between 2D and 3D shapes! 

 

As a challenge from home, could you find and bring in an object that is a: 

 

Cube? 

 

Cylinder? 

 

Cuboid? 

 

If you are the first person to bring in all of these and correctly identify them as a 3D shape, you will get 10 ticks!!!! 

 

Are you up to the challenge? 

MR MCCARTNEY'S ENGLISH CHALLENGE

 

In English we have been looking at sets of instructions and their features. Having successfully followed instructions to make tasty Rice Krispy Cakes, I am setting you a special challenge to follow a set of instructions to create a mystery object. Remember, you must follow these instructions exactly the way they are written! 

 

If you are one of the first five children to bring in your mystery object, you will receive a prize from my Prize Box! 

 

Good Luck! 

 

Mr McCartney 

 

YOUR INSTRUCTIONS

 

Instructions

Complete the following set of instructions to create your mystery item.

Supplies

  1. Red or orange card
  2. Paper plate
  3. Orange or red felt tip pens
  4. Googly eyes
  5. Glue stick
  6. Scissors
  7. Pencil
  8. Ruler

 

  1. Using the pencil and ruler, draw a line across the middle of the paper plate. Then fold the plate inwards, across the line.
  2. Colour the paper plate using red or orange felt tip pen.
  3. Cut 2 long strips of orange or red card around 3cm wide.
  4. Fold each of the card strips in to a concertina.
  5. Using a pencil, draw two claw shapes onto the card. Then carefully cut out using scissors.
  6. Glue each of the claws onto the end of the concertinaed strips of card.
  7. Next, glue the other end of the concertinaed strips of card to the paper plate.
  8. Cut two small strips of card. Then stick a googly eye to the end of each strip of card.
  9. Stick this strip of card to the top of the rim of the paper plate.
  10. Your task is complete!

Can you tell me what you have made?

The Parts of a Plant!

 

This term we have begun to look at plants, their features and the effect that their surroundings has on them. We learned this catchy song to help us remember the parts of a plant!

The Parts of a Plant

Have a look at this catchy song to learn the parts of a plant!

SPANISH FOCUS 

 

During this half term, the children will be looking at animals in Spanish, in particular focusing on describing their pets as well as their features! These videos will help additional learning at home: 

 

 

 

 

Pets in Spanish | Beginner Spanish Lessons for Children

In this lesson from the Beginner Spanish Lessons for Children playlist you will learn the Spanish for different types of pet animal including the Spanish words for cat, dog, rabbit, hamster, budgie, guinea pig, goldfish, mouse, tortoise, and rat. Learn Spanish for beginners using Beginner Spanish Vocabulary topics, all with pictures and sound from spanish-games.net.

Epic Mascotas: Spanish Animal Pets

Learn basic pet animal names in Spanish with your favorita teacher Sr. Hodge!

TRIP TO CHESTER DEWA MUSEUM 10.11.2016

 

On Thursday 10th November 2016, 3M paid a visit to Chester's Dewa Museum to learn about the Romans and their time in Britain. Upon our arrival, we became Roman soldiers and marched through the streets of Chester with our Roman General guide, who told us lots of facts about the Roman army and how Chester was one of the earliest and biggest Roman settlements. We learned how to march in the Roman style and practised the 'testudo' Roman battle tactic, also known as The Turtle. We watched Mr McCartney become Spartacus and have a battle to the death with Archie Horton's nan (otherwise known as the female gladiatrix Gannicus) who helped us out on the day! Watch the video below to see who was victorious...

 

We also toured the Dewa Museum itself and found out some interesting (and sometimes disgusting) facts about everyday Roman life! Everyone had a great time and we would love to return.

3M Gladiator Battle!

Spartacus v Gannicus - Who wins?

ROALD DAHL DAY 09.11.2016

 

As part of the author's 100th birthday celebrations, 3M came to school dressed as characters from Roald Dahl's wonderful books. We had characters ranging from the BFG (Archie Horton) all the way to Jack Worrall's superb Oompa Loompa outfit! We really got into the spirit of the day and loved our assembly, where we heard a variety of Roald Dahl books told by some of the characters, including Mrs Hall's terrifying role as Mrs Twit!

 

After this, we then saw Mr McCartney transform into The Fantastic Mr Fox and got to ask the character lots of questions, which Mr Fox replied to in his own cunning way! We designed our own special chocolate bars, including Scarlett Burns' incredible idea of a chocolate bar spanning the whole school field made from chilli, cocoa beans, popping candy and tomato sauce (Scarlett said she'd eat this all to herself!). To buy Scarlett's Frobscottle Bar (a wonderful name) you would have to pay the small amount of £10. I'm sure this would take off really quickly!

 

We all had a great day, had lots of fun and loved all of our fancy dress smiley 

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Harvest Festival 31.10.2016 - 04.11.2016

 

As part of our celebration of Harvest Festival, 3M were asked to explore a particular area of Harvest Festival. Due to the fact that we loved our exploration of the United Kingdom so much, we decided to look at how other countries celebrated Harvest. We examined Argentina, China, Italy and the USA really closely and made posters about how they celebrate Harvest in their own way. Then, we took part in food tasting, sampling some foods from each of these countries. As you can see from the pictures below, some foods went down better than others!

 

'The China table had the hottest food!' - Mia Chantre

'Italy table was the best for me!' - Lewis Rimmer

'I actually liked the Indian dips with my poppadoms - I didn't think I would but I had a try!' - Nathan Connor

Harvest Food Tasting!

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EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO CHESTER DEWA MUSEUM 10.11.2016

 

As you will know from the letters that were sent out before half-term, Year 3 are going on an educational visit to Chester's Dewa Museum on Thursday 10th November as part of our brand new topic, The Romans. The trip is a fantastic entry point for the children and will allow them to get a real feel for the topic before we begin to analyse Roman life and culture in further detail. As stated on the letter that was sent home, there is a deposit of £5 for the trip, with a further £5 payable before we go. This means that the total payable fee is £10.

 

I would like to remind all parents and carers that this fee must be paid before Thursday 10th November. Failure to pay this fee may result in your child being unable to attend the visit.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Mr McCartney

Parent's Information Evening 02.11.2016

 

Dear Parents,

 

Following on from the Parent's Information Evening, I will write a brief summary of what your information pack contains:

 

1. An overview of our Religious Education topics for the Autumn Term.

2. An overview of our Topics for the whole academic year (We are currently in Autumn 2)

3. Leaflets containing the expected outcomes for both Reading and Maths by the end of Year 3.

4. A copy of the spelling list containing the words the children need to have mastered by the end of Year 3 (the Year 3 words are the words that are highlighted).

 

If you have any questions following the Parents Information Evening please don't hesitate to speak to me after school.

 

Thanks,

 

Mr McCartney

Weekly Spellings 31.10.16 - Please find attached both spelling lists. Your child will have been given either the first or second list of spellings.

Parents: Can you find the hidden messages that Anthony Browne has used in this image? 3M have found a lot!

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3 Times Tables - Learn The Fun Way!

3M's favourite song at the moment!

Spellings

 

Spellings are given out every Friday, with the children expected to learn their spellings at home in preparation for their test the following Friday. This week's spellings can be found below:

Spellings Week Beginning 10.10.16

Here are some pictures of our class hard at work this year!
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