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Term 1

Another exciting week of Learning in Juniper.

 

This week in English we have been using Drama to act out an argument between Grandma and George that we later turned into direct speech.

 

In Art we have had great fun using  plasticine to make our own models for our own stop motion animations. We then used the ipads to shoot our own stop movies and even added sound effects. We also developed our observational drawing skills by sketching animal skulls as part of our science topic.

 

In science this week we have really enjoyed our two science days where we learnt lots of interesting information about the human body. We can now identify some our main internal organs and explain what their function is and why they are so important. We also had a visit from Bob the Skeleton who helped us discover why humans and animals need a skeleton. We now know that a skeleton helps to protect our organs, supports our bodies and enables us to move around thanks to the hard work of over 650 muscles in our bodies.

 

In PE we have continued to develop our team building skills through different games. This week, we really enjoyed playing Rock, Paper, Scissors and ladders.

 

Have a lovely weekend Juniper and see you for the last week of term.

 

Miss Mullholland

 

09. 10.20

Another great week of learning in Juniper Class.

 

This week in English we have been continuing to read our class story ' George's Marvellous Medicine' and have really enjoyed listening to what happens to Grandma next. This week, we have written our own set of instructions in order to create our own medicines, written our own chant poems  and using thought and speech bubbles to show how both George and Grandma  were feeling after Grandma took the medicine.

 

In Science we have been learning about the characteristics that make something alive using the acronym MRS GREN. We know know that there are seven characteristics that show plants and animals are alive. They are: Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion and Nutrition.

 

In Computing we have been using the ipads to programme the Spheros to draw different shapes. We really enjoyed seeing if the spheros would follow our instructions to make the shape.

 

This weeks Friday Challenge involved us trying to pass a hoop over a chair using just our fingers. We had to work hard to persevere and listen to each other to help us work together. 

 

Comments from this week:

"We have been using co-ordinates in Geography to plot on a grid." 

 

"In science we learnt the acronmy MRS GREN. There was a baby, tree and a box and we had to say which one was alive and why."

 

"We've been writing our own poems for George's Marvellous Medicine."

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Mullholland

WC  28.9.20

Another great week in 3 Juniper

In English we have started reading George's Marvellous Medicine. We reminded ourselves of the difference between adjectives, nouns, adverbs and verbs and the children wrote some incredible character descriptions of Grandma. We also learnt about the key features of an instruction text and learnt how to perform a set of instructions for making George's Marvellous Medicine, remembering both the words and actions with the aid of a text map.

In maths the we have started using marking stations to mark our own work and we have been developing our problem solving and reasoning skills, applying the learning we have been doing around place value.

Now that we have finished our recovery curriculum we have started looking at our new topic 'I do like a bit of giving back'. It's all about the Grand Appeal charity for Bristol Children's hospital. So far we have learnt about how events like Gromit Unleashed can raise money to support children in Bristol who are really unwell. Continuing the Gromit theme, we found grid references for Gromits hiding on a map of Bristol as part of our Geography lesson.

 

Have a well-deserved weekend Juniper Class

 

Miss Mullholland

Drama

This week in 3 Juniper we have produced some great writing linked to our class text 'Accidental Trouble Magnet', including a diary entry as the main character Omar. We have also been revising the four different sentence types...exclamations, questions, commands and statements and used them to help us write messages of advice to Omar.

 

 We really enjoyed using drama to ‘Hot Seat’ the class bully and ask him our questions. In small groups we acted out some scenarios from the story outside using body language and our fascial expressions to show different character’s emotions.

 

 In maths we have been exploring place value and how to represent numbers to 100 and beyond using place value resources.

 

 We have still been exploring calming activities through our Jigsaw PSHE sessions and we have really enjoyed our regular PE and music slots where we have taken inspiration from STOMP to create rhythms using everyday objects such as cups, chop sticks and our bodies. 

 

We continue to look forward to our Friday challenge, especially last weeks as we had to use chop sticks to try and move objects from one tray to another.

 

Here is what the children had to say about their learning this week:

 

 

"In English we have been writing texts to Omar to give him advice about how to deal with a class bully.”

 

"I’ve enjoyed doing the Friday Challenge and using chop sticks to pick up objects”

“In music we have been making rhythms using different objects we watched STOMP. They used basket balls and their hands to make rhythms.”

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Picasso

18.9.20

Another great week in 3 Juniper. We are really enjoying our Recovery Curriculum. We have been learning about the life of artist Pablo Picasso. We looked at some of his different painting styles and compared how they have changed over time. In art we have been practicing different skills such as one line drawings, creating straight and curved lines to help us create our own portraits in a Cubist style just like Picasso.

Here are some of the children's comments about their learning this week:

 

"We learnt about Picasso and how he used different shapes and colour to make portraits. They look like they have been broken and put back together.”  (See pictures of our art work below)

 

"We've been reading 'The accidental Trouble Magnet' and so far it’s been great!"

 

"In maths we've been learning about multiplication. I’ve really enjoyed using buttons to help me."

 

"We also learnt about Venn Diagrams."

 

"We learnt about fun ways to balance and we did loads of different types of stretching!"

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Welcome to Year 3,

We have really enjoyed welcoming everyone back to school and we are incredibly proud of how well children have settled back into school life and their new routines.

For the first three weeks, we will be focussing on our ‘recovery curriculum’ that includes a variety of PSHE and well-being lessons as well as opportunities to engage and learn about growth mindset. The children will be taking part in a variety of fun and engaging activities as well as developing new skills and understanding across the curriculum. 

We will be updating our class webpage every Friday with photos and comments about the weeks learning and any important information. Click on the Term 1 link below to check out this term’s learning!

Reading

Every week, your child will choose a book from the class library as well as a levelled book from Oxford Reading Buddy.  Please encourage your child to read at home and feel free to ask if you need any support.  Please ensure that children bring in their books everyday.

 

PE days are Wednesday and Thursday

Please can children arrive to school in their PE kits on these days and they can stay in them for the whole day. Children must wear a school jumper over their kit.

 

Every Friday, Mrs McClelland will be teaching in 3 Juniper and Mr Germain will be in 3 Larch on Friday mornings.

LSAs in Year 3 are Mrs Clarke and Mrs Williams

The Year 3 Team.

Welcome back to Year 3,

We have really enjoyed welcoming everyone back to school and we are incredibly proud of how well children have settled back into school life and their new routines.

For the first three weeks, we will be focussing on our ‘recovery curriculum’ that includes a variety of PSHE and well-being lessons as well as opportunities to engage and learn about growth mindset. The children will be taking part in a variety of fun and engaging activities as well as developing new skills and understanding across the curriculum. 

We will be updating our class webpage every Friday with photos and comments about the weeks learning and any important information. Click on the Term 1 link to check out this term’s learning!

Reading

Every week, your child will choose a book from the class library as well as a levelled book from Oxford Reading Buddy.  Please encourage your child to read at home and feel free to ask if you need any support.  Please ensure that children bring in their books everyday.

 

PE days are Wednesday and Thursday

Please can children arrive to school in their PE kits on these days and they can stay in them for the whole day. Children must wear a school jumper over their kit.

 

Every Friday, Mrs McClelland will be teaching in 3 Juniper and Mr Germain will be in 3 Larch on Friday mornings.

LSAs in Year 3 are Mrs Clarke and Mrs Williams

The Year 3 Team.

 

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