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Starbird Year 3

Starbird Year 3

In English we have been reading the book 'Starbird', by Sharon King - Chai. It is a book about a caged Starbird, a powerful Moon King and a young princess who sees the truth and will never stop fighting for freedom. We have loved working with this book. We were amazed...

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Welcome Back Year 3

Welcome Back Year 3

After spending so much time learning form home this term, we were delighted to be back together again in Year 3! This term we have been learning about Measuring in Maths. We have focused on metres, centimetres and millimetres. We have measured everything we could...

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Y3 Investigate Numbers Like Pythagoras

Y3 Investigate Numbers Like Pythagoras

Last week, we all took part in some Pythagorean challenges and investigated square numbers, just like the ancient Greek, Pythagoras.  Following these investigations, we looked at a variety of statements by ancient Greek thinkers and had to prove whether they were...

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Y3 say ‘WeDo’ to Building Mechanisms

Y3 say ‘WeDo’ to Building Mechanisms

Year 3 have been building a series of mechanisms (gearing mechanisms, cam mechanisms, lever mechanisms, etc.) using LEGO.  They then learned how to program these mechanisms to move using WeDo.  They learned so much that they were able to apply their computing...

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Y3 Investigate like Archimedes!

Y3 Investigate like Archimedes!

As part of our Ancient Greece Creative Curriculum topic, Y3 have been learning about that great inventor, scientist, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer, Archimedes and how taking a bath led to Archimedes' great idea - Eureka! For the story of how he used this...

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Y3 Tynemouth Trip!

Y3 Tynemouth Trip!

We had the most wonderful time on our trip to Tynemouth on Wednesday 10th July.  We visited the park (where the monks of Tynemouth Priory kept their gardens), North Shields Fish Quay (where we saw the superb sculpture commemorating all the fishermen lost at sea),...

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Y3 Geography: Comparing Chile and England

Y3 Geography: Comparing Chile and England

We are very lucky that Alice in our class is from Chile and would like to say a huge thank you to her Uncle Luis for giving up his time this morning to share his knowledge about the country in which they were born.  Take a look at all the work we have been doing in...

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Y3’s Prehistoric Pottery

Y3’s Prehistoric Pottery

Last Wednesday we had a visit from Sarah Lord, an iron age woman who taught us all about the history of pottery from the Palaeolithic era to the Iron Age.  We made our own Prehistoric pots using natural objects and tools that Prehistoric people would have used.  You...

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Y3 Science:  Investigating Dispersal of Tree Seeds

Y3 Science: Investigating Dispersal of Tree Seeds

Using models of different tree seeds that Mother Nature had designed to disperse far from the parent tree (in order to have space, more light and more water to grow), Year 3 investigated the design of 8 different seeds.  Each Year 3 scientist, with the help of our...

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