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Tuesday 30th April - Shape walk

 

This half term we will be looking at shapes and their properties. Today we went for a walk around the school ground with iPads to take photos of shapes we can see. We then took them back to our classroom, discussed what shapes they were and talked about their properties. 

Tuesday 23rd April - Drama 

 

This week we are looking at fables, spotting their features and then writing our own. Today we looked at a famous Greek author of fables called Aesop and had a go at acting out some of his well known stories. 

Tuesday 23rd April - Fractions 

 

Today was the first day back after a lovely Easter break. The children learnt how to find fractions of amounts using smarties.

Wednesday 3rd April - Roman Mosaics

 

This half term we have been learning about the Romans. Today we looked at some of their art work, designed our own mosaics in the same style and then had a go at creating them. It was much harder than we thought and took a lot longer than expected but we had a good time and the children created some lovely designs. 

Egg Mobile 2019

 

Stamford Park Juniors are launching their new STEAM curriculum (science, technology, engineering, art and maths). We are kicking it off with our annual egg mobile competition. Each child will be designing and creating their own egg mobile to enter into the competition. The focus will be on them researching their own ideas and tweaking them to get to the final product. 

 

 

Egg Mobile - The research stage

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February - Measuring in maths

 

This week we are learning how to measure length. We have spoken about the different units of measurement, the equipment we can use and how to convert cm, m and mm. The children have practised measuring objects around the classroom and some of their body parts. Here are some photos of them working hard. 

Monday 28th January - Using an atlas 

 

Today the children used an atlas to label places around the world with a focus on continents and seas. We then plotted where volcanoes can be found. 

 

Test your child and see if they remember the names of the different continents and seas. 

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Spring 1 - Volcanoes 

 

Our topic this half term is Restless Earth. As part of this topic, we learn about volcanoes around the world, how they erupt and the effect it has on the people who live nearby. To start, we made our very own model volcanoes, made them erupt and then wrote instructions on how we did it. 

 

Here are some photos of the making process and the eruptions. As you can see, we had lots and lots of fun!!

Making our models

Painting the volcanoes

Tuesday 18th December - Christmas Cards 

 

Today Year 3 made Christmas cards by painting their hands/feet and printing onto card. They then decorated their pictures to create their final masterpieces. We had lots of fun and made lots of mess!

Monday 17th December - Children’s Christmas Fair 

 

Every year the school has a Christmas fair which is ran by the children. This year 3JW’s stalls were Beat the Keeper, a bake sale and Name the Penguin. After lots of hard work from the children and some very generous donations from parents our class raised a HUGE £194 for our end of year treat!

 

Thank you so much for your donations and a big thank you also to Mr Spinola who was our goal keeper. 

10th, 11th and 12th December - The Christmas Production

 

After weeks of hard work and preparation, Year 3 finally got to showcase their talents in our Christmas Production. I was blown away by their amazing acting skills and word perfect songs. 

 

Well done Year 3!

 

Thank you to everyone who came to watch. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas. 

Monday 19th November - Bronze Age beakers 

 

We spent the afternoon pretending to be Bronze Age Beaker People. We learnt who the beaker people were, how they made beakers and what they used the beakers for. It was a very messy afternoon but we had fun and learnt a lot. 

Anti-bullying week 

 

This week we have been thinking about how we can choose respect to make sure we are being a good friend. On Monday we wore odd socks to celebrate the fact that everyone is different. The day started off with an assembly on what bullying is and what respect means. On Tuesday we discussed ways in which people could show respect and gave each other compliments to spread positivity. On Friday we had a visit from somebody who taught us how to deal with bullying and discussed how we could be respectful to each other to prevent people from feeling sad and alone in school. 

Tuesday 13th November - Magnetic games 

 

In science we have been learning about how magnets work and have designed our own magnetic games. Today we started making them! There was lots of dangerous equipment so we had to work together and make sure we were following the Design and Technology rules. We all managed to use the saw and a ruler to cut our wooden sticks to the correct length ready to make into our jinx frame next week. 

Monday 12th November - Stone Circles 

 

We did some research about Stone Henge. We learnt about how it was built, what historians think it was used for and why people still visit it today. We then designed our own Stone circles. We had lots of uses for our monuments; some people created monuments to celebrate friendship, some people created them for spending time with families and some made an arena for fighting. We then made our monuments in sand trays. 
 

Wednesday 7th November - Acting 

 

Today we read an extract from a story called ‘Oi Caveboy’. This story is about a young boy called Iggy, his mum and his dad. It is set in the Stone Age time. Once we had read the first 2 chapters together the children predicted what would happen next and acted them out. The children thoroughly enjoyed their drama lesson and I think everybody enjoyed their little plays. Here are some photos of the children in action. 

 

 

Monday 5th November - Becoming archaeologists 

 

Today the children in year 3 became archaeologists. They had a tray of sand and they had to sieve it to find some objects. They then had to work in their teams to decide which of the objects were important. They then discussed in their groups what the artefact was, why they thought it was important and what it told us about the lives of the Stone Age people. 

Monday 15th October - Cave paintings 

 

In year 3, we have been learning about prehistory. We looked at some of the ways the homosapiens communicated. After looking at cave paintings around the world, we discussed the key themes and designed our own. We then mixed paints to make a colour you might find in a cave. Finally, we stuck our painted pieces of card underneath our tables and lay under it to draw our pictures so it was like we were actually in a cave. Here are some photos of us creating our masterpieces. 

Friday 5th October - Harvest festival 

 

Today we celebrated the harvest. Year 4 did an amazing assembly with lots of information about why the harvest is important and some lovely singing too. Thank you for all of your very kind donations which will now help people in our community who are less fortunate than us. 

 

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Tuesday 2nd October - Trip to the park 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘New Beginnings’. We have been learning about our local area, orienteering around the school and learning about map symbols. Today, we were lucky enough to put our map reading skills to the test as we orienteered around Stamford Park. Thank you to all of the parents who helped us and well done to all of the children for being wonderful! 

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Wednesday 12th September

 

Thank you to everyone who came to 'Meet the Teacher'. Please find the PowerPoint used for the session. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Tuesday 11th September - Science 

 

Our first Science topic this half term is ‘Forces and Magnets’. Today we were investigating which surface created the most friction. Here is our first ever science experiment in action!!

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