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Welcome to Y3F

Mrs Field and Mrs Wyatt


On our class page you will be able to look at all the exciting and creative activities we have done in class. We hope you enjoy looking at it all.

 
2016-2017- The Year of Reading

My email address is: amy.wyatt@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk
School number is: 01132574129


Summer Term 2
Our current Class Reader:
The Queen's Nose by Dick King-Smith
Our current Read Aloud at Home book: The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

Featured author this half term: Michael Rosen

Our Sciencce topic is: Animals Including Humans. We will be learning all about skeletons, muscles and nutrition.

If any parents or family members have any information or knowledge about this period in History and would be willing to share this with the children, please contact me on the above email address.
Dates for your diary
 
w/c 26th June - All Creatures Great and Small Focus Week
Saturday 1st July - Summer Fair
Wednesday 5th July - Spelling Bee final for 6 children from Y2-6 at Crawshaw
Friday 7th July - Reports to parents and Carers
Wednesday 12th July - First Transition Morning
Friday 14th July - KS2 Sports' Day - Y3/4 (am), Y5/6 (pm).
Tuesday 18th July - Second Transition Morning
Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th July Transition Days
Tuesday 25th July - School closes to pupils.
Wednesday 26th July - Training day.
Skeletal and Muscular Systems Day 5 30.06.17
Morphos of the Javan Rhino Day 4 29.06.17

The children created morphos to show some of their understanding about the Javan Rhino.

Skeletons Day 3 28.06.17

During this focus week, we are looking at the skeletons of different animals. To get this section of the week started, we used chalk to draw the human skeleton and correctly label the names of the bones.

Skeletons Day 3 28.06.17
Javan Rhino Poems

The children thought carefully about how to describe the Rhino and then used this to create a calligram using the outline of a rhino.

Javan Rhino Poems
Javan Rhino Encyclopedias Day 2 27.06.17

After carrying out research using a variety of techniques and sources, children wrote an encyclopedia entry about the Javan Rhino, which our focus week is based on.

Javan Rhino Encyclopedias Day 2 27.06.17
Rhino sketches on chalk backgrounds Day 1 26.06.17

Children followed a step by step video on how to draw a rhino. They did a fabulous job. They then created a wonderful background using chalks.

Rhino sketches on chalk backgrounds Day 1 26.06.17
Javan Rhino Collage

As a class we are completing a large collage of a Javan Rhino. Stay posted to see how we get on. We finished just in time.

Javan Rhino Collage
All Creatures


Great & Small


Focus Week


The Javan Rhino

Sinking Investigation

As part of one of our Science Blasts, the children were investigating the speed at which different shapes of the same piece of modelling clay sank. As you can see, they were making accurate observations and recordings as part of the results process.

Sinking Investigation
Leeds Diving Scouts

What a fantastic opportunity our children had when staff from the City of Leeds Diving Club came in to school to see if any children have the potential to become high quality divers. The children took part in a range of tests including, speed bounce, standing long jump, somersaults and stretches.

Leeds Diving Scouts
Landscape pencil drawings/water colour paintings inspired by Ashley Jackson.Landscape pencil drawings/water colour paintings inspired by Ashley Jackson.
Instructions on how to scare your sister.

After reading a section of The Queen's Nose where Harmony scares her sister Melody, we thought we would write instructions of how to do this.

Instructions on how to scare your sister.
The Queen's Nose

This week children have been getting to know the main characters in our new class reader. From this the children wrote character descriptions.

The Queen's Nose
News Articles about Bertie coming home to England with the White Lion.

Children wrote wonderful news articles about Bertie arriving back in England with his beloved Millie and the famous White Lion. Children really took on the role of the journalist well.

News Articles about Bertie coming home to England with the White Lion.
Persuasive Letter

After reading the last few chapters of The Butterfly Lion, the children wrote a letter in response to Bertie's letter to Millie. In doing this this children had to take on the role of Millie and consider her feelings relating to the situation. This is evident through their writing.

Persuasive Letter
Rocks and Soils ReportsRocks and Soils Reports
Investigating FossilsInvestigating Fossils
Recount of events from Chapter 3 of The Butterfly

Children took on the roll of Bertie to write these first person recounts.

Recount of events from Chapter 3 of The Butterfly
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

As part of our Science learning on Rocks and Soils, we visited Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. During the day we took part in a workshop about rocks and their properties.

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
Setting Descriptions

This week we began our class reader - The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. Using the book as a stimulus, the children wrote two setting descriptions. One set in a desert and the other in a contrasting cold, icy setting.

Setting Descriptions
On the Move

Focus Week
Titanic - Message in a bottle

These are wonderful emotive messages, which the children have written to their loved ones after surviving the sinking of the Titanic.

Titanic - Message in a bottle
Roman Chariots

Children designed and created their own Roman Chariot. Many of them were designed to have futuristic features.

Roman Chariots
Circus Maximus Stories

As part of On the Move focus week children have learnt about Roman Chariots and how they took part in races at Circus Maximus. The children then wrote their own stories set in Circus Maximus.

Circus Maximus Stories
Friday 17.3.17

The children completed a Science blast investigating whether sugar water, salt water or fresh water could discolour smarties the quickest. We then made Roman helmets using water colours, felt tips and cutting skills.

Friday 17.3.17
W/C 13th March

All the children wrote stories about Hadrian's Wall. They continued a story about how one of their friends disappeared into a magic portal in Hadrian's Wall and they followed to find out where it took them. They then found themselves in the middle of a Roman battle and in great danger.

W/C 13th March
Seagulls

The children had the opportunity to help create the mosaic designs that will be added to the outside of the tunnel near school. The children enjoyed having a go and seeing the designs come to life.

Seagulls
Science Super Learning Day 2017

W/c 13th March is National Science Week. On Monday 13th March we had Science Super Learning Day in School. We focused on using our enquiry skills to carry out investigations. The children planned and carried out two different tests. One investigating which liquid cleaned a coin the most and the other investigating which material would keep water warmest the longest. The children had a fun day carrying out the experiments.

Science Super Learning Day 2017
Maths Roadshow 2017

The children enjoyed taking part in the Maths Roadshow on Thursday 9th March. It was lovely to see the children talking about the Maths they were doing and working together to complete the puzzles.

Maths Roadshow 2017
Roman Letters

W/c 6th March. The children learnt about the Romans and the Celts and found out why the Romans invaded Britain. The children then pretended they were Romans and wanted to be in the Roman army. They wrote letters to persuade the chief to accept them in the army.

Roman Letters
Judaism

The children wrote Non-Chronological reports about what they had learnt at the synagogue and in class. They were able to write about Jewish beliefs, symbols, celebrations and the synagogue.

Judaism
Roman Mosaics

The children created some Roman Mosaics linked to our Roman topic. They found out that patterns were used to decorate Roman houses. Here are some examples of their work.

Roman Mosaics
World Book Day

The children all came dressed up as a character from a book. Here are some of the fantastic costumes.

World Book Day
The Synagogue trip

On Monday 27th February the children went on a school trip to the Jewish Heritage Centre. It was a very informative and interactive day where the children go to see an old Jewish village, try some arts and crafts, look at some artefacts and shop in a kosher kitchen.

The Synagogue trip
Wed 22nd February

The children wrote news paper reports about the Roman discovery in school. Here are some fantastic examples.

Wed 22nd February
Monday 20th February

The children made some exciting discoveries when they found some Roman artefacts in the KS2 playground. They realised they were Roman using clues from the objects. They found some Roman coins, a Roman oil lamp, a piece of wood with some Roman numerals on and a Roman Empire map. The children were not sure what the oil lamp was and some guessed it was a compass while others guessed it was for carrying water. It was an exciting start to our Roman topic.

Monday 20th February
Science Blast 10th February

The children predicted which chocolate would melt the quickest. We then carried out the experiment as a class and collected the results. The children then displayed the results in a bar chart. The children enjoyed finding out that the milky way took the longest even though most thought it would be the mars bar. They all enjoyed having a taste of the leftover chocolate at the end.

Science Blast 10th February
W/C 6th February

We based our writing around the story of Tiddler by Julia Donaldson. The children wrote their own adventure story where Tiddler met a scary sea creature and had to escape to safety.

W/C 6th February



Write Now Focus Week
 
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Day 4 and 5 Focus Week

The children wrote their own stories based on the book The Dark. They made them into their own pictures books with their own illustrations. They also wrote setting descriptions of the woods either in the day or night to show how to create an atmosphere. On the final day the children read and wrote poems about the dark.

Day 4 and 5 Focus Week
Day 3

The children finished there animations here are some of the videos.

Day 2 Write Now.

The children started the day by completing Maths activities linked to the story around position and direction. We then planned our own stories based on The Dark by changing parts of the story. In the afternoon the children created animations of their story using the ipads.

Day 2 Write Now.
Day 1 Focus Week

The children enjoyed hearing the story of The Dark by Lemony Snicket. They then completed some reading activities about the story. After that the children wrote the story from the perspective of the dark. In the afternoon the children drew what they thought the basement would look like and stuck black paper over to show where the dark would be. Here are some examples of the art work and the writing.

Day 1 Focus Week
Science Blast 20th January

The children investigated if fairy bubbles really last the longest. They had to decide how to make it a fair test and then tested it out. They had lots of fun and some groups were able to create a fair test that show clear results. The other groups learnt from their mistakes and were able to say what they would do differently next time.

Science Blast 20th January
Italy January 2017

The children have based their learning around Italy and the geographical features of the country. They found out about volcanoes and then wrote their own adventure story about an eruption. They have also sketched their own Italian landscapes.

Italy January 2017
W/C 9.1.17 Rome

The children spent the week learning all about Rome and its famous monuments, buildings and what there is to do in the city. They then found out about the transport in the city and how best to get there. At the end of the week they wrote Non-Chronological reports about Rome.

W/C 9.1.17 Rome
Italy holiday brochures

The children found out about where Italy was in the world and what it is like to go on holiday there. They found out about the weather, the landscapes and things to do on holiday. They wrote some fantastic persuasive and informative pieces about Italy.

Italy holiday brochures
Italy adverts

The children made up their own travel advert about Italy to persuade people to visit Italy. The children did a fantastic job and made them very persuasive.

Learning Log

A fantastic learning log about the Epiphany by Niamh.

W/c 12th December

We had a fantastic last week of term in school. The children had their Christmas party which they had lots of fun playing games and having a dance. The children also made their Christmas cards and calendars.

W/c 12th December
Christmas Play

The Year 3/4 children were fantastic when they performed the Christmas play this year. They did two brilliant performances of 'Lights, Camel, Action'. Here are some of the children in their costume.

Christmas Play
W/C 5th December

The children watched the story of Mog and his Christmas Calamity. The children then rewrote the story using description to add detail.

W/C 5th December
w/c 28th Novemeber

Children based their writing this week on the Marks and Spencer's advert. The children were in role as Jake and wrote formal letters to Mrs Claus asking for help giving their sister some new trainers for Christmas.

w/c 28th Novemeber
Bright Sparks Focus Week
Day 5

The children completed some art work that they had started the previous day using wax crayons. In the afternoon the children shared what they had done in the week with Mr Larkin's class.

Day 5
Day 3 and 4

The children wrote Explanation texts all about why light is important. They also completed their silhouette pictures which used water colours and black paper. Finally the children imagined they were in a place where all the light was getting stolen and there was only a little bit left. Here are some of their descriptions.

Day 3 and 4
Day 2 Bright Sparks

On Day 2 we continued looking at light and shadows. The children made their own fact files all about light and shadows. In the afternoon we did some shadow art using tin foil and watercolours.

Day 2 Bright Sparks
Puppet Pals about light
Bright Sparks Day 1

The children found out in assembly that Dr Doom and Professor Gloom are planning to steal the light. We decided to find out why light is needed and what would happen if they did. We found out we use light to see things and how to stay safe when looking at the sun. We also looked at what shadows were and how they change size.

Bright Sparks Day 1
Diary Writing

The children have enjoyed reading our class reader 'Room 13' this half term. The children wrote diaries from the perspective of the main character Fliss about her journey to the hotel in Whitby. Here are some examples.

Diary Writing
Science Blast

The children carried out an investigation to see if they could find out if ball size made a difference on how fast the ball hit the ground. They discussed how to make it a fair test and what other questions we could investigate.

Science Blast
Bonfire Night

The children wrote stories about Bonfire night and used fantastic description. Here are some examples.

Bonfire Night
w/c 17.10.16

The children wrote newspaper reports about the Viking invasion at Lindisfarne in Northumbria. Here are some fantastic examples.

w/c 17.10.16
Science Blast

On Wednesday 19th October, the children were given some equipment: paperclips, a bowl full of water and some kitchen roll. They had to think of some scientific questions that they could be investigated. They were then given the question: Can you make a paperclip float? They then wrote a prediction about what they thought about the question Most said no because it was too heavy. They then tested it out and some found that it did float when it was put on top of the tissue paper.

Science Blast
Art

On Monday 17th October we had an Art Super Learning day. The children made their own sketch books and then sketched a variety of Autumnal objects. They tried to improve their sketches each time and gave each other advice about how to do so. In the afternoon the children used water colour pencils to create a leaf and a class piece of Art.

Art
Viking Stories

The children wrote stories about being sent back in time to Viking times. They wrote about what happened when they got transported back in time and how they felt. Here are some examples of their writing.

Viking Stories
King Alfred the Great

The children learnt about one of the kings during the Viking era: King Alfred the Great. They then drew some portraits of him using their sketching skills.

King Alfred the Great
Learning Logs

Over the last few weeks some of the children have enjoyed creating videos for their learning logs. Here are some fantastic examples.

Viking Long Boats

The children learnt about Viking Longboats and the voyage that they went on to get from Scandinavia and England. They wrote Non-chronological reports all about what they had learnt.

Viking Long Boats

Cities Around the

World
Y3F Stockholm tour guide
Day 5

The children finished their leaflets about Stockholm. They then learnt about Liverpool and compared it to Stockholm. In the afternoon they sketched the Liver building. We then paired up with Y4J and swapped facts, they told us about Copenhagen and we shared our knowledge of Stockholm.

Day 5
Day 4

The children created a puppet pals video pretending they were tour guides around the city. The children had lots of fun and were able to show what they had found out about the city.

Cities Around the World Day 2 and 3

The children have been learning about the city of Stockholm for the last couple of days. They have learnt about famous monuments, things to do, climate and landscape. They created a class travel video about things to do which will be shown on Friday from 3:15-3:45 in our classroom. They also sketched some of the famous monuments in the city.

Cities Around the World Day 2 and 3
Cities around the World

Day 1- Today the children have been learning about the group of countries called Scandinavia. This will lead onto tomorrow when the children find out which city from Scandinavia they are going to be learning about for the rest of the week. The children wrote an introduction for their leaflet. They also tried some Scandinavian food. They liked some of them but not many of the children were keen on the pickled gherkins. After this they wrote some persuasive sentences about what they had tried. The children also played a matching game. Matching the capital city with the country. Well done to Lola, Alfie, Finlay, Tymek and Shayaan on winning the competition.

Cities around the World
School CouncilA huge well done to Niamh and Mason who were voted by the class to be our School Council Representatives. Well done to you both.
 
Class prefectsA huge well done to Taboka and Lucy who are out first class prefects of the academic year. Both always try their best in lessons and have had a fantastic start to the year. Well done!
 
Forces

The children carried out an investigation to find what happened to the speed of the car on different surfaces. They found out that the car went the quickest on the wooden surface and the slowest on the surface made out of numicon. We discussed the effects of friction and why this meant the car slowed down.

Forces
My Brilliant Book Stories

W/c 12th September. The children wrote their own version of the story Mr Brilliant Book. They used their imagination to describe what happened when the aliens attacked Sweet Land.

My Brilliant Book Stories
Forces and Magnets

The children enjoyed investigating how magnets work. They discovered how magnets can attract and repel and they have different poles. They also carried out two investigations to find out which materials attract magnets and which do not.

Forces and Magnets
Welcome back to school

The children have had a lovely first few days back in school and have settled well into their new classes. We have started our new class reader 'My Funny Family' which the children have enjoyed. Our Literacy has been based around another story which the children read called 'My Brilliant Book' and the children have been creating their own imaginary worlds to describe. We have also started our Science topic of 'Forces and Magnets'.

Please remember it is PE on a Thursday and Friday so school PE kits (White t-shirt/polo shirt, dark shorts, black pumps or change of footwear) should be in school for then. 

Finally, don't forget to email in your 'Extreme Read' photographs over the summer.