The General Election 2017

Year 3 have enjoyed finding out more about the general election this week and talking about the results!  This fits in with our whole school focus on democracy and the rule of law.  Our children are really getting to grips with what this all means.

Take a look at the election 2017 results in emojis!
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/40214607

 

 

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Police, camera, action!

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We had some very important visitors this week from our local police station.  The children in year 3 were fascinated to hear all about the daily life of our local police officers.  They had the opportunity to climb aboard a riot van and get a closer look at the protection the officers use for public order scenarios.  The children thoroughly enjoyed using the sirens and embarking in some role play!  Thanks QPS 🙂

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Yumdiddlyumptious! Chocolate heaven!

Year 3 pupils (and teachers!) had an amazing time at Cadbury World on Thursday!  We learnt lots of important things about branding and target markets, which we have brought back into the classroom to help us design our own chocolate bars and sweets.  And of course we got to sample some delicious Cadbury chocolate!

What’s your favourite Cadbury chocolate bar?  Leave a comment…

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Latest Google Expedition 5…4…3…2…1…

Wow, we had to share Google’s latest expedition with you – a trip into space!!  http://r1.dmtrk.net/42GQ-7B9V-BB2FK1PR1E/cr.aspx

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These expeditions are free to download on:

Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.vr.expeditions&hl=en_GB

or the App Store
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/expeditions/id1131711060?mt=8

They work particularly well with VR (Virtual Reality) Headsets, but can be just as much fun on any smart device.  Enjoy!

Scrumdiddlyumptious

To kick off our new topic, Scrumdiddlyumptious this week, year 3 have been sampling  and describing different types of bread, and creating some fantastic sketches of fruit and vegetables.  We have also discovered what is needed to create a balanced meal.

Why not try the simple, healthy recipes below to get in some of your five-a-day?

Fruit Kebabs
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http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/attachments/926b3a9f-c648-4e26313cdf04.pdf

Sandwich Wrap
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Tantalising Tuna Wraps
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http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/attachments/0507a917-12ad-406fd033f6e7.pdf

Bon appetit!

Year 3 Rock Stars!

Year 3 are becoming experts in everything rock related!  Over the last couple of weeks we have investigated the permeability and durability of rocks, and made some interesting discoveries.

 

Become a geologist for yourself – Have a look at these fun videos on the different rock types and how they are formed.

 

 

 

Mount Etna

Year 3 were excited to hear all about the recent eruption of the volcano, Mount Etna.

Mount Etna facts:

  • Name: Mount Etna.
  • Location: Sicily, Italy.
  • Height: 3,329 metres (10,922 feet)

See some of the excitement of the recent eruption here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/39290481

Research Quiz

What type of volcano is Mount Etna?

How did Mount Etna form?

What is the cause of Mount Etna?

Why did the Etna volcano erupt?

 

For more volcano fun – print an colour this cool volcano colouring sheet!

http://www.getcoloringpages.com/coloring/118716

 

World Book Day Thursday 2nd March 2017

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in World Book Day on Thursday.  There were some fabulous outfits including Willy Wonka, Horrid Henry, Cat in the Hat, to name but a few!  Thanks so much, parents for making the effort to sort out costumes – the children looked thrilled to become their favourite characters.  Year 3 completed some author reviews as part of the day and found out lots of facts about Eva Ibbotson, author of our current Teaching of Reading book – The Abominables.

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