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Year 3

September 2018

Welcome to Beech Class Page!

Watch how we change and grow this year!

Watch how we change and grow this year! 1

Meet our elected Councillors!

Pupil voice representing Beech class!

Pupil voice representing Beech class! 1 School Councillors
Pupil voice representing Beech class! 2 Eco Councillors
Pupil voice representing Beech class! 3 Councillor for Sport
Pupil voice representing Beech class! 4 E safety Councillors

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2018

 

Beech class were visited by Charlie, Matilda, Violet, James and of course his giant peach. The Twits popped in and even pilot Roald Dahl with his own plane! Wow!

 

 

Who can you recognise?

Who can you recognise? 1
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Who can you recognise? 3
Who can you recognise? 4

We had great fun learning about the characters from the books and indeed about the great man himself! This made our Roald Dahl comprehension that little bit easier.

 

After a real frenzy of planning, Beech class wrote some Roald Dahl creative type stories. They were all about our worst, most disastrous holidays ever! And my oh my, they were bad! We never knew that 'Horror Land' could be so awful or even that the Magic Evil Kingdom existed! 

 

What a great day we had!

We can't wait for next year!

We can't wait for next year! 1

We are cave painters!

 

The chalk pastels went everywhere,surprise but what fun we had learning about the techniques used by Stone Age people in the Paleolithic (that's the early Stone Age you know!) period. 

 

 

 

Adding the finishing touches!

Adding the finishing touches! 1
Adding the finishing touches! 2
Adding the finishing touches! 3
Adding the finishing touches! 4
We blended and smudged, scrunched and crumpled and created some Stone Age hands of our own and were so proud of our sketch book work. 

Our finished work!

Our finished work! 1
Our finished work! 2
Our finished work! 3
Our finished work! 4
Our finished work! 5
Our finished work! 6

Groovy Gymnastics!

 

We created and performed a sequence of contrasting actions, using jumps and balances. We even showed contrasting shapes. Beech class, well done great progress and team work really does make dream work!

Loving the moves!

Loving the moves! 1
Loving the moves! 2
Loving the moves! 3

Maths is fun!

 

Learning  how to add and take away 1s and 10s from 2 and 3 digit numbers! 

 

 

And the winner is...

And the winner is... 1

"Miss, maths really is fun today!"

"Playing this game has helped me

to understand even more!"

 

Are we ready for even more 100s work? We think so!

Art Day 

...the beginning of our Stonehenge creations!

 

Mixing different shades of the same colour!

Mixing different shades of the same colour! 1
Mixing different shades of the same colour! 2
Mixing different shades of the same colour! 3
Mixing different shades of the same colour! 4

Tricky work...lots of concentration needed!

Tricky work...lots of concentration needed! 1
Tricky work...lots of concentration needed! 2
Tricky work...lots of concentration needed! 3
After lots of practice we are ready to begin our final background for our Stonehenge silhouette paintings. Lots to still do but keep checking in to see our progress! 

Can't wait for the next lesson to apply my skills!

Can't wait for the next lesson to apply my skills! 1

Yeah! - Week 3 Winners!

The 'Attendance Cup' arrives in Beech class!

 

Lots of celebration and dancing to Kool and the Gang when we won the cup this week.

 

Big congratulations Beech class - 99.6%. Wonder how many times we can celebrate being cup winners this year? Lots and lots and LOTS we hope!

Celebrate good times!

Celebrate good times! 1

Attendance cup update!

Beech class won the cup again this week!

Yeah for us! 99.6%! Win number 2!

Golden certificate winners!

Golden certificate winners! 1

Our first Mandarin lesson!

 

This week, Year 3 had their first Mandarin lesson with our Mandarin teacher, Miss Ying! We learned how to say and write hello and goodbye and even though we found it a little tricky, we definitely made progress. We are looking forward to our next lesson!

Lots of concentration in Beech Class today!

Lots of concentration in Beech Class today! 1
Lots of concentration in Beech Class today! 2
Lots of concentration in Beech Class today! 3
Lots of concentration in Beech Class today! 4
Lots of concentration in Beech Class today! 5
Lots of concentration in Beech Class today! 6

Science, PHSEE and healthy eating!

 

We have learned so much about eating a balance diet and food groups! Ask us about what we have learned!

Remember eat a balanced diet and excercise!

Remember eat a balanced diet and excercise! 1
Remember eat a balanced diet and excercise! 2
Remember eat a balanced diet and excercise! 3
Remember eat a balanced diet and excercise! 4

October

 

Learning all about physical and human features in the United Kingdom today! 

 

We definitely had no problem sorting our pictures into the correct group. Great progress, great team work!

Physical or human?

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Physical or human?  2
Physical or human?  3

Lesson 2 with Miss Ying

 

Learning how to write the characters for China and name.

What is your name?

  • Nǐ jiào shén me

My name is…(I am called)

  • Wǒ jiào…

How are you? (Are you good?)

  • Nǐ hǎo ma?

I am very good?

  • Wǒ hěn hǎo

Are you teaching the adults at home Beech class?

Are you teaching the adults at home Beech class? 1
Are you teaching the adults at home Beech class? 2
Are you teaching the adults at home Beech class? 3
Are you teaching the adults at home Beech class? 4
Are you teaching the adults at home Beech class? 5
Are you teaching the adults at home Beech class? 6

I wonder who these hands belong to?

I wonder who these hands belong to? 1
I wonder who these hands belong to? 2
I wonder who these hands belong to? 3

Marvellous, Measuring, Mathematicians!

 

We have been helping each other to learn how to measure and convert centimetres and metres in maths today. It was great fun playing a 'maths ladders' game!

Lots of team work!

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Lots of team work! 3
Lots of team work! 4

China Day in Beech Class

 

Today we enjoyed hearing the Chinese love story, which was the behind the designs on Chinese willow pattern plates. The fable retells the story of an eloping couple, who transformed into doves. 

 

We designed and made our own plates with lots of lovely blues. 

Love a good love story!

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Love a good love story! 4

Some of our finished plates!

Some of our finished plates! 1
Some of our finished plates! 2
Some of our finished plates! 3
Some of our finished plates! 4

Attendance cup update! 

 

Beech class won the cup again this week!

Yeah for us! 99.3%! Win number 3, all in a row!

Still above our school target of 97%

Beech class you rock!

Lots of golden certificate winners this week!|

Lots of golden certificate winners this week!| 1

Were you inspired?

 

Thank you to all the adults who came to Year 3 Inspire Workshop. 

We had a really useful session learning the methods for column addition and subtraction and also all about using suffixes and prepositions. A head full of knowledge to take away!

Lots of brain power and hard work!

Lots of brain power and hard work! 1
Lots of brain power and hard work! 2
Lots of brain power and hard work! 3
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Inspire Information for adults!

Our math's learning wall helped us in our Inspire Workshop!

Our math's learning wall helped us in our Inspire Workshop! 1

And our next Mandarin lesson!

 

Phew! It was hard today! Learning to say numbers from 1 to 10 and write numbers from 1 to 5. 

 

Sing along to the number song!

You'll recognise the tune!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcLNmRgCpAE

 

We welcomed Mrs Smith from St Jude’s Catholic Primary School to our lesson. She is thinking about Mandarin lessons for the pupils in her school and was very impressed with our enthusiasm and effort.

 

We sang numbers from 1 to 10 too!

We sang numbers from 1 to 10 too! 1
We sang numbers from 1 to 10 too! 2

It may have been hard but we still wanted to show what we had learned!

It may have been hard but we still wanted to show what we had learned! 1
It may have been hard but we still wanted to show what we had learned! 2

Outdoor maths! 

 

The best way to learn about cm and m is to measure them for real! A fun outdoor maths lesson on a lovely Autumn morning!

Practice makes progress!

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Attendance Cup!

 

What an achievement! 

Beech class have won the Attendance Cup for the 4th week in a row! This week we have even got 100%!

 

Can we make it 5 in a row? Watch this space!

Golden Certificate Winners!

Golden Certificate Winners! 1

Happy birthday to someone very special!

 

Delicious food, singing, cards and lots of laughter for our very own Father Sean, who celebrated a very special birthday with his school family. What a wonderful celebration it was!

Welcome to our guest of honour!

Welcome to our guest of honour! 1

The big 70th celebration!

The big 70th celebration! 1 Waiting for our guest to arrive!
The big 70th celebration! 2 Sitting at the top table has its perks!
The big 70th celebration! 3 Delicious sandwiches! We are starving!
The big 70th celebration! 4 Our very own rendition of Baby Shark!
The big 70th celebration! 5 Happy Birthday to YOU!
The big 70th celebration! 6 And a very happy birthday from Beech class!

Cheers Father Sean! Good health and God bless YOU!

Cheers Father Sean! Good health and God bless YOU! 1
Cheers Father Sean! Good health and God bless YOU! 2
Cheers Father Sean! Good health and God bless YOU! 3

The building of Stonehenge is finally complete! 

 

Famous and impressive, mysterious and unique, Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, in the south of England but why it was built remains a mystery!

 

This prehistoric monument is visited by tourists from across the world and we hear that someone is going to visit in the half term holidays! Can't wait to see the pictures! 

 

 

Designing Stonehenge 21st century style!

Designing Stonehenge 21st century style! 1
Designing Stonehenge 21st century style! 2
Designing Stonehenge 21st century style! 3
Designing Stonehenge 21st century style! 4

No deer antlers used here to dig the ditch!

No deer antlers used here to dig the ditch! 1
No deer antlers used here to dig the ditch! 2
No deer antlers used here to dig the ditch! 3

Phase 3 begins!

Phase 3 begins! 1
Phase 3 begins! 2
Phase 3 begins! 3
Phase 3 begins! 4
Phase 3 begins! 5
Phase 3 begins! 6

No 9 metre stones here...

No 9 metre stones here... 1
No 9 metre stones here... 2
No 9 metre stones here... 3

No 4 tonne stones... but just as impressive as the real thing!

No 4 tonne stones... but just as impressive as the real thing! 1
No 4 tonne stones... but just as impressive as the real thing! 2

This week more numbers practice!

This week more numbers practice! 1
This week more numbers practice! 2
This week more numbers practice! 3

Winners of the Mandarin number challenge! It was fast and furious!

Winners of the Mandarin number challenge! It was fast and furious! 1
Winners of the Mandarin number challenge! It was fast and furious! 2

Practising writing numbers from 6 to 10!

Practising writing numbers from 6 to 10! 1
Practising writing numbers from 6 to 10! 2
Practising writing numbers from 6 to 10! 3

It is wonderful to see how enthusiastic Beech class are about Mandarin lessons and China. 

Look what we have to share!

Look what we have to share! 1 Independent research work....
Picture 1 A replica Chinese Willow plate...

Attendance Cup!

Yes, more outstanding news!

 

We said watch this space to see if we could make it five wins in a row! And by golly gosh WE DID! And another 100% win too! So, so proud of our brilliant, Beech class! You continue to rock it! 

An abundance of golden certificate winners too!

An abundance of golden certificate winners too! 1

The Nathan Carter Fan Club!

 

And talking about rocking it! The Beech girls rocked the Wagon Wheel at lunch time. Miss Ying thought Mrs C looked very tired when she came for her Mandarin lesson. Is it any wonder? She was rocking along with the girls! Far too old for strutting her stuff on the dance floor!

 

Where was Miss Boyce when I needed her?surprise

Rock me mamma like a wagon wheel!

Rock me mamma like a wagon wheel! 1

November 

 

And the new half term began with Beech class being completely taken over by the arrival of  sharks, penguins, turtles, fish and so much more! We were more tightly packed than Noah's Ark!

Look at our amazing science projects, created from recycled rubbish! Heard the eco friendly glue isn't that friendly though!!! LOLsurprise

The animals came in two by two and threes and even fours!

The animals came in two by two and threes and even fours! 1
The animals came in two by two and threes and even fours! 2
The animals came in two by two and threes and even fours! 3
The animals came in two by two and threes and even fours! 4

And more...

And more... 1
And more... 2
And more... 3

And more and more...

And more and more... 1
And more and more... 2
And more and more... 3

Phew and even more...

Phew and even more... 1
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Phew and even more... 3
Phew and even more... 4
Phew and even more... 5
Phew and even more... 6

Thank you so much to all the adults at home, who helped to make this work so impressive and creative!

Just loved them all!

Multi-faith Afternoon in Beech Class

 

Today we learned all about the Sikh Gurdwara and enjoyed creating our own using chalks. A messy job so far but we can't wait to finish our work...

Designing our Gurdwaras using our sketch book ideas...

Designing our Gurdwaras using our sketch book ideas... 1
Designing our Gurdwaras using our sketch book ideas... 2
Designing our Gurdwaras using our sketch book ideas... 3
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Beginning to add colour...

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Beginning to add colour... 3
Beginning to add colour... 4

Watch this space to see our finished work! Coming soon!

Watch this space to see our finished work! Coming soon! 1

Mandarin 

 

...and learning about the history of Chinese characters and how they have changed over time. 

 

  • Did you know the first characters were carved with sharp stones on animal bones?
  • That as industries developed, characters were written on bronze or other metals, which meant they lasted longer? The characters changed how they looked too!
  • Or that eventually, people created writing brushes and started to write on bamboo? Characters became neater.

 

We didn't! But we are beginning to understand now!

 

Practising writing some characters and showing how they have changed...

Practising writing some characters and showing how they have changed... 1
Practising writing some characters and showing how they have changed... 2
Practising writing some characters and showing how they have changed... 3
Practising writing some characters and showing how they have changed... 4
Practising writing some characters and showing how they have changed... 5
Practising writing some characters and showing how they have changed... 6
Practising writing some characters and showing how they have changed... 7
Practising writing some characters and showing how they have changed... 8

Someone had an exciting half term and visited Stonehenge! Wow! Mrs C was so jealous! Beech class thoroughly enjoyed hearing all the news! 

I definitely enjoyed my first visit to an Indian restaurant too!

I definitely enjoyed my first visit to an Indian restaurant too! 1

Attendance Cup !

 

Not one to brag surprise but Beech class are back on top and won the Attendance cup for the 6th time this academic year! And it was 100% attendance too!

Happy class, happy teachers! 

 

Golden children win golden certificates!

Golden children win golden certificates! 1
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