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Hi all, my name is Ms Maria Kalliora, our blog page will have information on the interesting things that we have been doing in class and also details of the fantastic trips that we go on. Our latest year group newsletter can be found under the News and Events page. There you will find the work we are planning to do this term.

Ms Maria Kalliora

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Created Thursday 9th February

We certainly had an amazing learning start in 2017!

We have been investigating a story about dilemma during the spring term? Have you heard of ‘Hostage’? It’s a book telling us about the scary story of a girl getting kidnapped by strangers who are lurking around her father’s jewellery shop. Don’t worry! The girl escaped and they lived happily ever after!

Well, almost…
You see, we are magnificent writers so we managed to write even better, ice-chilling, bloodcurdling stories of our own characters who were resourceful enough to crawl away from the criminals. We can’t really tell if it was our striking ability to create dialogues or our unique skills in combining similes and stunning, hair-raising descriptions! Or it might be our knowledge about using powerful verbs to amaze the most demanding readers or our intimidating adjectives that tickle all five senses! You are always welcome to come and check out our masterpieces and give us a review! We all loved this story, so we even created posters to help find the missing girl during our ICT sessions! Except for marvellous readers, you know that we are brilliant mathematicians and we are always thirsty for new techniques to enrich our skill set. We have been boosting our place value knowledge by playing many number games and by discovering different strategies to order and compare numbers. If you ever get confused, we can always point to the greatest number in the list. Except for numbers, we have been investigating interesting facts about mass. We have been weighing objects and converting grams to kilograms. We will be an asset for your everyday groceries! Busy as we are, we even conducted a survey about healthy living and exercising and used all the data to draw very informative bar graphs and pictograms. Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing? If you are still wondering, we have all the answers. We have been exploring a whole world of conflicts and reigns which were undoubtedly significant for England as we know it today. Have you heard of King Alfred the Great? The Vikings? All the different jobs that the Anglo-Saxons used to have? We have learnt everything about them, their houses, their every-day utensils and even the old story of Beowulf! As little artists, we unfurled our talents in puppet making for all the characters of Beowulf! Don’t forget, we are prospective scientists as well, searching the magic world of plants, animals and human beings. We are learning everything starting from the sources of their food and energy and climbing up the ladder to master the secrets of their structures. Having been curious enough, we examined a human skeleton and did some research about different animals’ skeletons. We could not resist soaring in the world of muscles and nutrition. We recently discovered that we are very capable nutritionists, therefore if you feel like changing your lifestyle and diet, we are the people to ask!

We are always striving to help others, so don’t hesitate to ask!

Miss Kalliora and Miss Karen

Created Monday 16th January

We have been so busy this half term… Time has flown so we must have been having fun!

In Literacy we wrote incredible formal letters to the head of the BBC telling him all about our Stone Age fascination. We have also just finished retelling the Hindu Story of Creation and sprinkled in some drama and tension…

We have been practising our 3, 4 and 8 times tables and we are getting pretty quick at using our multiplication facts to help us both in mental maths and to calculate missing number problems.

We have been practising our spelling a lot in class this term and the benefits can really be seen in our writing across the curriculum. Keep up the good work!

Fantastic new reading books have just arrived so remember to bring in your book to swap it for another one every two weeks (or each week if you are a speedy reader).

A huge thank you to all children in 3R who have had a fantastic attitude to their learning at this busy time of year.

Class 3R

Created Thursday 24th November

Welcome to Year 3! We aim high every day and reach the stars!

We hope you have really enjoyed the summer holiday. It is lovely to see you all back, safe and well.

We have already been enjoying all aspects of our learning. Come and ask us about how different natural rocks are formed – we will wow you with our knowledge…

We were lucky enough to have a visit from the Time Truck… two archaeologists explained their fascinating work and we got to find our own archaeological treasures! Watch this space for photos of this visit.

We are so excited to be going to Horton Kirby to learn all about the Stone Age – we can’t wait to get our spades out and start digging…

Try some of these online activities to support learning this term…

Come and see us if you have any questions – we are always here to help!

Miss Kelsey & Miss Dharti