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Year 3

We are all missing you so much! Take a look at the video below.

Well done for working so hard on your home learning! If you would like to share what you are doing at home, you can send any pictures to @StJAShirebrook on Twitter or to the school email address: info@st-josephs-pri.derbyshire.sch.uk. It would be great to see what you have been getting up to! smiley
Picture 1 Kacper revising for his Flow quiz
Picture 2 Excellent maths work Seth
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Picture 5 Jack working hard
Picture 6 Well done Lamin working hard on maths
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Picture 9 Well done Seth for a great score on the topic quiz
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Picture 11 Jack wrote his name in Greek
Picture 12 That looks delicious Seth!
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Picture 14 Well done for working hard on maths Seth
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Picture 16 Great science work!
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Picture 18 Glad you're enjoying maths Kacper!
Picture 19 Keep up the great work Lamin!
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Picture 21 Well done for keeping up with your English work
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Picture 23 That looks fun Max!
Picture 24 Well done for working hard Max!
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Picture 27 Keep up the great effort!
Picture 28 Great to see you working hard Julia
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Picture 31 Well done!
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Picture 33 All correct! And very neat work Julia!
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Picture 35 Keep up the great work!
Picture 36 Excellent English work Jack!
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Picture 38 Excellent maths!
Picture 39 I knew you'd do the extra challenge Jack!
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Picture 44 Fantastic English work Julia!
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Picture 46 Working hard every day Kacper. Fantastic!
Picture 47 Well done Jack playing TTRS
Picture 48 What a great sign Seth!
Picture 49 Well done Starla for doing so much research!
Picture 50 You look amazing!
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Picture 52 Re-enacting the animal sacrifice for the God Zeus!
Picture 53 Keep up all of your effort!
Picture 54 Excellent score in the battle!
Picture 55 Well done Ava winning the mini cops competition!
Picture 56 Great maths work Jack!
Picture 57 Hope you're enjoying learning about myths Seth!
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Picture 60 The food looks so nice Seth!
Picture 61 I'm glad you did the challenge Kacper!
Picture 62 Excellent right angle testers Seth!
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Picture 64 They look great Shanaye!
Picture 65 I really like your chef hat too!
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Picture 69 Amazing shield and armour Yara!
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Picture 73 Well done for working so hard!
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Picture 76 Your paintings look great!
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Picture 81 Keep up the great work on handwriting

Thank you Yara for your video!

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Excellent Yara!

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On our last day together for a while, we finally managed to get outside and make a river using tin foil and things we could find outside, which we were supposed to do on our launch day. We had a lot of fun making them and then had a bit of time to play on the field.

We had fun making our own water cycle bags!

Spring Term 2

 

Welcome back to the new term! Our new topic this term is Flow and we will be learning all about rivers, the features of them and the water cycle. For our launch day, we took part in different activities in the classroom, such as finding different rivers using atlases, reading books and stories about rivers and we created our own top trumps cards for a river of our choice. It was an excellent morning!

 

Miss Smith smiley

Our Fair Trade board games were fantastic!

Our new author of the term is Dick King Smith. We've got plenty of his books to read!

Our new author of the term is Dick King Smith. We've got plenty of his books to read! 1
Our new author of the term is Dick King Smith. We've got plenty of his books to read! 2

Giuseppe Arcimboldo work in art

Year 3 Spring Term 1

 

The children have settled very well back into the new term and we have lots of fun activities to do! This term our topic is Scrumdiddlyumptious. For our launch day we tried different foods and then evaluated them. We also designed our own chocolate bar, looked at the different rooms in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and designed our own room for the factory! It was a fantastic morning! Throughout our topic we will be learning about Fair Trade and creating our own Fair Trade board game for our innovate. 

We will be continuing to work very hard in our other subjects. This term PE will take place on a Friday so please make sure your child's PE kit is in school on this day. Please also make sure PE kits and school uniform are labelled with your child's name to avoid losing any items of clothing. 

 

As always, if you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact me in school.

 

Miss Smith smiley

Year 3 Autumn Term 2

 

This half term our topic is Tremors and we will be learning all about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis! On our launch day, we discovered that there had been an earthquake in the playground and lava had spilled out onto the ground. Caution tape was all over our classroom, warning us of the danger! We then worked in groups to write and perform a news broadcast reporting on what happened. It was a fantastic day!

We will be continuing to work hard in the rest of our subjects in the lead up to Christmas. PE is still on a Thursday and Friday this term. To avoid the loss of any clothing / PE kits, please make sure your child's clothes are labelled with their name.

 

As always, please feel free to contact me with any queries.

 

Miss Smith smiley

We had an amazing time at Creswell Crags going in a cave, learning survival skills and doing art work!

In our topic lesson, we pretended to be Stone Age hunters and gatherers. We had to walk around the classroom hunting animals and gathering different fruits just like the Stone Age people did, but we also had to watch out for the poisonous plants! 
We have some amazing displays in Year 3! 
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Stewed fruit, Stonehenge pastel work and Stonehenge biscuit model!

Autumn Term 1

 

Welcome to Year 3 and to Key Stage 2. It has been great to see each child settle into Year 3 with ease. We have already completed so many fun and interesting things to begin our year but there's much more excitement ahead. 

 

Our first topic is called Tribal Tales and we will be learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. For our launch day, we made stewed fruit, created a Stonehenge pastel picture and made Stonehenge using biscuits! It was an excellent day! Later in the term, we will be visiting Creswell Crags, where we will complete lots of exciting activities.

 

In this first term, PE is on a Thursday and a Friday so please ensure PE kits are in school on these days. Please also ensure that PE kits and uniform are labelled with your child's name.

 

Please feel free to contact me at school if you have any further queries. Please check this page regularly for further updates and photographs.  

 

Miss. Smith smiley

The children had a great day dressing up as heroes and villains to start our new topic! (And so did Mrs Walters and I!) To begin the day, the children created and drew their own superhero and then wrote a fact file about them. Afterwards, they planned and wrote exciting stories, imagining that they had woken up with a super power. We had an excellent time! 
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The children really enjoyed preparing for their Ancient Greek museum and showing their fantastic topic homework to the rest of the class.

Thank you very much to all of the parents who came into school to look at the children's work! It was great to see so many of you. The children have been so enthusiastic when learning about the Ancient Greeks and had a brilliant time showing all of the work they have been doing in both topic lessons and DT lessons.

Summer Term 2

 

Welcome back to the final term of Year 3! It has been fantastic to see how much the children have grown up over this year and how independent and mature they have become. I'm sure they will all continue to work hard as they move in to Year 4 in September.

This term we will be finishing our Ancient Greek topic and beginning our new topic which is called Heroes and Villains. We will continue working hard in the rest of our subjects this term and have lots of fun things to look forward to in our final weeks of Year 3. 

We are still going swimming on Mondays and PE still takes place on Fridays so please ensure that PE kit is in school on this day.

As always, please contact me in school if you have any questions about anything.


Miss Smith smiley

Greek food tasting, writing names in Greek and Greek dancing!

Summer Term 1

 

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great Easter break. Our new topic this term is called Gods and Mortals and we will be learning all about Ancient Greece, including the gods and goddesses, Greek myths and Greek soldiers. For our launch day we tried different Greek food, wrote our names in Greek using oil pastels and then tried some Greek dancing. The children had a fantastic time!

Please remember that we are still going swimming on Mondays and PE lessons take place on Fridays so please ensure that PE kits are in school on this day.

Thank you,

Miss Smith smiley

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