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Willow Year 3

Welcome to Willow Class!

 

Welcome to Willow Class! We are an awesome team of 20 children and 2 adults. Our teacher is Miss Raheem and wonderful teaching assistant is Mrs Johansen.

 

On this page you will find information about how things work in Willow Class and some useful resources that we can use to help us in our learning.

In Maths , Willow class have been using resources to help develop their understanding of place value

In Maths , Willow class have been using resources to help develop their understanding of place value  1
In Maths , Willow class have been using resources to help develop their understanding of place value  2
In Maths , Willow class have been using resources to help develop their understanding of place value  3

Willow class have had a brilliant start to the first term in their new school as year 3 pupils. We have had our Take One Picture project and have looked at The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai. We also had the opportunity to study a children’s book inspired by the picture called ‘The Great Wave’. Children discussed what they liked and disliked about the story. Then in pairs we used drama to understand the feelings of the characters. Willow Class were pleased to see so many parents at our open morning on Friday. The children really enjoyed sharing their ‘Take One Picture’ project work. Here is our recreation of the ‘The Great Wave’.

Willow class have had a brilliant start to the first term in their new school as year 3 pupils. We have had our Take One Picture project and have looked at The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai. We also had the opportunity to study a children’s book inspired by the picture called ‘The Great Wave’. Children discussed what they liked and disliked about the story. Then in pairs we used drama to understand the feelings of the characters. Willow Class were pleased to see so many parents at our open morning on Friday. The children really enjoyed sharing their ‘Take One Picture’ project work. Here is our recreation of the ‘The Great Wave’.  1

This term, Willow have been studying rocks for our science project. Willow and Ash class have been lucky enough to have a visit from Holly Johansen, a geologist! We learnt all about the different types of rocks. We also learnt about her job as a geotechnical engineer. In her role she has to ensure the structures of buildings, roads and canals and other construction projects are safe and secure. Here, are some of the rocks Holly brought in to show the children.

This term, Willow have been studying rocks for our science project. Willow and Ash class have been lucky enough to have a visit from Holly Johansen, a geologist! We learnt all about the different types of rocks. We also learnt about her job as a geotechnical engineer. In her role she has to ensure the structures of buildings, roads and canals and other construction projects are safe and secure. Here, are some of the rocks Holly brought in to show the children. 1

Willow class performing the story of the Little Red Hen at Harvest Assembly. They did a wonderful job!

In honour of Remembrance Day, each child in Willow class was given their own rock to decorate with a poppy. Fantastic job Willow!

In honour of Remembrance Day, each child in Willow class was given their own rock to decorate with a poppy. Fantastic job Willow! 1

In Science, we have been learning about forces including push and pull. Willow class investigated friction and tested different surfaces.

In Science, we have been learning about forces including push and pull. Willow class investigated friction and tested different surfaces.  1

Science - Making shadows!

Supporting Children in Need

Supporting Children in Need 1

 

This term, Willow have been studying, ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs. The children have consolidated all of their literacy work using the book. So far the children have learnt how to create captions and use speech within writing. Also, we have used drama to step into the characters shoes. We have closely looked at a single image in the story and had to decide what the characters were thinking and saying to each other. The children worked in groups acting out building a snowman. Following on from this they were able to write step by step instructions on how to build a Snowman. Willow class are looking forward to watching the film version at the term and making comparisons!

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year from Willow class!

 

We started Term 3, by investigating a piece of music from the BBC's Take 10 Pieces. Willow class explored a piece by Edvard Grieg called ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’. As a class we discussed what we thought the title could be and what instruments we could hear. We also discussed what we thought the story behind the piece of music might be about. Then, we worked in groups recreating our own version of the story. To investigate the life of the composer, children were put in the hot seat and asked questions about the life of Edvard Grieg. Finally, Willow class had the opportunity to create their own version of this piece using percussion instruments. Here are some photos.

This term Willow class have been doing gymnastics. They have been learning about balance and control. Here are some photos of the class in action!

This term in RE, we have been learning about Islam. We have learnt about the origins of Islam and the main beliefs. We had the opportunity to work in groups and act out the Five Pillars of Islam. We are looking forward to learning about the special festivals celebrated next week. Here are some photos.

 

 

 

In Science, we have been learning about skeletons. We enjoyed singing and dancing along to the skeleton song, 'Dry Bones'.  Last week, we learnt all about the different types of skeletons. This week, we worked in groups to construct skeletons and label the bones. We will be moving on to learning the scientific names of the bones next lesson.

In English, we are learning how to write an explanation text. To get warmed up, we played the explanation game. In pairs, children took it in turns to explain the following questions. Some children even invented their own questions!

Why are bananas curly?

Why do dogs bark?

Why do rainbows stay still in the wind?

Why does the moon change shape?

Why does it get colder when you go up a mountain?  


The aim of the game was to be as inventive and creative as possible and not let lack of knowledge about the questions get in the way. There was only one rule, to use key phrases used in explanation texts. Willow class had lots of fun doing this, here are some photos.

 

 

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