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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

Previous Year 3 activities

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Bhangra drumming on Tuesday was awesome! We learnt to use call and response. We learnt three different rhythms and put them together.

Lucy from Oxford University came to talk to Year 3 about Animal bones and skeletons on Monday.

Here is our updated Homework information for Year 3

We have made marquettes based on the Terracotta Warriors in China. This is part of our Fighting Fit project looking at ways that artists show the human body.

On Friday, Willow class learnt about Chinese New Year and we learnt about the lion dances that are performed at New Year celebrations. We worked together and came up with our own lion dances!

On Monday Willow class had a Amy from Oxford University talking to us all about skeletons and how scientists work. We learnt a lot and talked about endoskeletons and exoskeletons

Willow class visited the Fir Tree forest with Mrs Smith and learnt about how to stay safe around a fire. We also made some new houses for animals and food for birds.

Willow class started our new year off by learning about Anna Meredith and her composition 'Connect it'. We made our own music based on her piece of music.

Merry Christmas! Here are some pictures from our Christmas lunch.

Term 2 timetable and overview for parents (Parents evening is on the 15th and 17th November)

Here are the photos from our trip to the Earth Trust. We had a fantastic day in the rain and learnt lots about making shelters!

We are learning how to play hockey. Here are some photos of us practicing our dribbling technique.

We have been investigating light and reflection in Science. Here are some pictures of our mirror investigations.

We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.

We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  1
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  2
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  3
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  4
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  5
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  6
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  7
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  8
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  9
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  10

We are currently learning about light and reflections in Science as part of our Polar Express project.  Here are some photos of an investigation we completed about reflective material. We thought that the most reflective material was the shiny cardboard and by using a torch we tested our theory.

We did a  lot of learning about the Tempest by William Shakespeare. . As part of that project we read and acted out Shakespearean phrases from the Tempest. We learnt that 'Thou' was an old fashioned way of saying 'you'  and had a lot of fun.

 Using drama to explore Shakespeare's writing.

Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.

Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.  1
Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.  2
Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.  3
Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.  4

 

This week, Willow class made ANZAC biscuits for the Macmillan Cake sale today.

 

We learnt that ANZAC biscuits are special to Australian and New Zealanders and are made every year in April. We also learnt that ANZAC stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps and that they were made for soldiers in World War I. 

 

We also wrote the recipe to take home to our parents and sell with our biscuits at the cake sale. 

 On 13th September, Willow class celebrated 100 years since Roald Dahl's birth. We remembered the fantastic stories that he authored and looked at information about his life. 

 

We came up with words and titles of his book to put together to create a word cloud about Roald Dahl. 

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