Welcome to Class 3

Class Teachers: 2023 - 2024

Mrs Walsh
Miss Anderson

Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Monahan
Mrs Mertens

Mrs Pease
Mr Curtis

Learning Support Assistants
Miss Smith
Mrs Deadman


Science Scheme of Work Year 3

The Latest News from Robins & Seagulls

The boy who grew dragons

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Our Beach Trip

Both year 3 classes enjoyed a trip to the beach on Monday, 1st July. They made sandcastles, sand moulds, rock pools, and canals! They also searched the beach for treasures which included shells, rocks, sea glass, feathers, seaweed and crabs! Thank you again to all the parent helpers; we really appreciated the support!

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Diorama's - our fabulous homework

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Painting our clay sculptures

3R painted their rainforest clay animal sculptures this week! We noticed that some of the clay had fallen off in the process of drying but that was ok. We are excited to have an art show with them before bringing them home on Friday.

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3 Robins Rainforest Assembly

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Clay creations

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Investigating the parts of flowers using tweezers

3 Robins have been busy investigating the parts of flowers using tweezers. They are also decorating headbands for their rainforest assembly on 9th May. Hope you can make it!

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Sharing our fabulous homework

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An active morning for Robins

Robins spent some time in the nature area today. They enjoyed building dens, finding worms and making food. They developed their physical skills by building obstacle courses, climbing trees and playing on the swing.

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A wet afternoon of fun

Seagulls had a busy afternoon in the nature area. Despite the rain, they enjoyed exploring and being outside. Most children were dressed for the weather and many enjoyed making cement/concrete mixing mud and water. They built dens to stay slightly drier! They also enjoyed investigating bug life and found many worms near the surface! Well done Year 3.

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Some great work 3 Robins

We have completed our magnet games (Science) and have shared and played with friends. We have also been sharing our myths with year 2. We are very proud of the creative writing we have done this term!

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Making discoveries

3 Robins went into the nature area to discover more. Today, they made necklaces and bracelets with cheerios for the birds to feed upon. They investigated catapults and the amount of force needed to make them work and fly objects further or more accurately. They also discovered how different surfaces affect the way trains move, testing toy trains on any surface they could find. To reduce friction, they decided they needed a smooth surface with no bumps!

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Fun with Forces

Robins and Seagulls had an enjoyable, although very wet, morning in the Nature Area. As they are learning about forces, they performed some practical experiments to test out their theories. They used catapults to fling various objects as high, low and far as they could. The next challenge was to make and use a pulley appropriately to lift heavy objects. Lastly, they tested their design skills by making a zip line for a small lego figure. Great fun was had by all!! Thank you to the adults who were involved in this morning.

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Stone Age Day

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Year 3 spent an exciting morning in the Nature area today. Both classes were in the nature area together. After enjoying smores and the fire, they designed and made their own skeleton from natural materials. They showed a very good understanding of the make up of the skeleton. Year 3 also designed some fitness trails as they are focusing on healthy bodies.

Thank you to all the adults who helped Year 3.

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Our fabulous 'Dig Deep' homework

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Constructing Volcanoes

In our DT sessions, Robins have been busy constructing their volcanoes after designing them and collecting the materials themselves. These volcanoes were constructed independently using skills they have been taught.

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A busy week

Year 3 have enjoyed sharing their diary entries with Year 2 & 4. They have also started to bring in their homework based around our volcanos & fossils topic. 3R were amazed at a pupils home-made volcano she worked on with her dad on the weekend! (Well done!) On Tuesday, we took advantage of the warm weather to enjoy our nature area. Finally, in preparation for our newspaper write, we “interviewed” a friend from the other year 3 class about where they were, how they felt, and what they did when the volcano erupted on their island!

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3 Robins exploring rocks and soil

Year 3 had an enjoyable morning in the Nature area. They are studying Rocks and Soil as part of their Science topic so looked closely at soil and what makes it. Today, they made their own soil, also mud faces around the area and hid dinosaurs to recreate the life of an archaeologist. Year 3 enjoyed getting their hands dirty and were very creative with their mud faces/kittens/monsters. They also played eagle eye and found that the eagles were more successful than the mice.

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News from 2022 - 2023

Beach Trip

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3 Seagulls in the Nature Area

Year 3 spent the morning in the nature area. Firstly, they collected items for a later art lesson. They then moved onto leaf rubbing. Year 3 identified trees and found leaf rubbing most enlightening, they loved the patterns and designs of the various leaves. We played Eagle Eye - a game of hide and seek. Year 3 tried their hand at pond dipping and building shelters. A good morning was had by all.

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Library Visits

On Monday, 3 Robins went to Southend Library (also known as the Forum) to learn about all the wonderful books full of fantastic stories for them all!

Can they tell you how many books are at Southend Library (over 700,000) or how many books they can take out a time? (14) Can they tell you how to help them find their favourite books and authors if the book isn't on the shelf? (Go to the Information Desk.)

The students were especially excited to find books in other languages like Portuguese and Polish.

We had a wonderful time. Each child should come home with a slip to fill out to get a library card.

Big thanks to our parent helper's: Elijah's mum, Nashe's mum, Aakifa's mum and Liliana's dad!

We couldn't have done it without you!

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Year 3 had an enjoyable time in the Nature Area. They investigated their Science theme of forces noticing how pushes and pulls were used in the nature area. Climbing, using the swings, see-saws are all using pushes and pulls. They also investigated the effects of friction on cars - pushing them along different surfaces testing which was better.

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Year 3 enjoyed a great day finding out about the Stone Age

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Testing our Muscles and Bones

Year 3 had a busy time in the Nature Area today. For Science, they are learning more about their bodies, specifically about muscles and bones. Today, they put those to the test; designing fitness challenges for a Jedi knight, a fitness trail for others to test and practising their powers of observation/hiding and finding. They should sleep well tonight!

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We are proud of our books

3 Seagulls have just started their brand new RE books. We started with displaying our mission statement. Mrs Pease was so impressed with our careful writing and accompanying pictures she wanted to share them with you. Here are some examples.

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Rocks, fossils and rock cakes!

Today in Robins we enjoyed rock-cakes as part of our rocks & fossils topic. Some star bakers shared some yummy treats with us all. We then let extra energy off in the nature area!

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Seagulls Building Wormeries

Year 3 spent a busy afternoon in the nature area. They investigated the habitat and found various creatures hidden away. After talking about what we could find in the soil, Year 3 worked together to build wormeries. Unfortunately, they didn't have much success finding worms to add to their wormeries but hopefully, with some rain forecast, we may be able to add them later in the week.

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Building Wormeries

Year 3 enjoyed exploring the nature area today. In Science, they are studying Rocks, Soils and Fossils. Today, they designed and built their own wormeries. After digging deep, they found a few worms below the surface and created a wonderful habitat for them.

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