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Welcome to our Year 3 Web Page.

We hope that you will enjoy looking at it over the year.

 

The Year 3 Team is:

3HB - Miss Bennett

3MB - Mr Bass

 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lynch

                                 Mrs Boyce

 

Teacher: Mrs Cook

 

 

Chiltern Open Air Museum

 

As part of our studies about the Stone Age to Iron Age, we visited the Chiltern Open Air Museum.

 

We travelled back in time to the Stone Age.  We met our guide and learned how the stone age people lived.  We made fire, built a shelter, made paint and did some tree drawings, and made bracelets using dried grass and beads made from bones.

 

 

 

 

The Stone Age Workshop

The Stone Age Workshop 1 Meeting our stone age guide
The Stone Age Workshop 2 Yuk....stinging nettles for tea!
The Stone Age Workshop 3 Stone age fashion
The Stone Age Workshop 4 Into the woods we go
The Stone Age Workshop 5 Making fire
The Stone Age Workshop 6 I will make fire!
The Stone Age Workshop 7 Still trying
The Stone Age Workshop 8 I think I've got this
The Stone Age Workshop 9 At last!
The Stone Age Workshop 10 Covering our shelter with animal skins
The Stone Age Workshop 11 Hmm... not sure we're going to have enough
The Stone Age Workshop 12 Let's have a little rest
The Stone Age Workshop 13 It's a bit small to fit all of us in!
The Stone Age Workshop 14 Mixing charcoal and fat to make paint
The Stone Age Workshop 15 Leaving our mark on the trees
The Stone Age Workshop 16 Making bracelets

The Iron Age Workshop

 

As if by magic we were transported to the Iron Age.  

 

Our guide was a bit fierce - he carried a sword which he had taken from a Roman soldier.  He invited us into his round house - it was very dark and smokey, but nice and warm.

 

We then ground some corn to make flour - this was extremely hard work.  Using the flour we had ground, we made flat bread by mixing it with water.  We made butter by whisking cream - this took ages and we only got a small amount.  We also made a small pot to drink from.

 

Living in the Stone Age or Iron Age was very hard work!

 

 

 

 

Picture 1 The Iron Age house with straw thatch
Picture 2 Meeting our Iron Age guide
Picture 3 A sword he took from a Roman soldier
Picture 4 It's dark inside!
Picture 5 It's a bit smokey with the fire inside the house
Picture 6 Learning about how people lived
Picture 7 Grinding flour - you need to be strong!
Picture 8 Have we got enough flour yet?
Picture 9 Grinding flour this way was even harder!
Picture 10 Flat bread... yummy
Picture 11 Sticky fingers!
Picture 12 Making butter was such hard work
Picture 13 Ah ha... butter for my flat bread
Picture 14 Making pots
Picture 15 Making more pots
Picture 16 Decorating pots

AREA AND PERIMETER

 

We have been learning about area and perimeter.

 

Area is the term used to define the amount of space taken up by a 2D shape or surface. We measure area in square units : cm²  or m². 

Area is calculated by multiplying the length of a shape by its width.

Perimeter is the distance around a 2D shape.  Miss Bennett's maths class remembers this by imagining a cat walking around the purrimeter. 

 

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Outside measuring in square metres

Outside measuring in square metres 1 Great teamwork!
Outside measuring in square metres 2 hmm...maybe we should measure this in square cms
Outside measuring in square metres 3 Making sure our findings are recorded accurately
Outside measuring in square metres 4 I think we'll measure down to there.
Outside measuring in square metres 5 WOW the Astro is really big
Outside measuring in square metres 6 Explaining area to Mr Bass
Outside measuring in square metres 7 This is 6 sq metres - I should be able to score

3HB ASSEMBLY

 

 

Here are some clips of our Japanese dance

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A fantastic finale

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Picture 1 Our Japanese story - great acting!
Picture 2 Our fantastic Japanese dance
Picture 3 Great co-ordination
Picture 4 Wave those ribbons
Picture 5 Spectacular ending
Picture 6 Our beautiful Haiku family poems

Maths

 

This term we have been learning about angles.

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THE STONE AGE

 

Our topic for the summer term is The Stone Age.  This week we went digging for flint which was a very important part of Stone Age life.

 

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PLANTS

 

During the summer term, we are learning about plants.  Here are some photographs of our class activities.  We hope you enjoy them.

 

 

Picture 1 Investigating the roots of a plant
Picture 2 There are a lot of roots for such a little plant
Picture 3 Hard at work.
Picture 4 Be careful not to lose all the soil
Picture 5 Hmm, this looks interesting
Picture 6 Oops be careful
Picture 7 Topping up our plant with soil
Picture 8 Look Mr Bass, we've re-potted ours
Picture 9 A job well done!

A Recipe for a Tiger

 

Here is a selection of some wonderful poems written by 3HB.

 

​​​​​​TAKE ONE PICTURE WEEK 2018

 

As part of Take One Picture Week, the children took a trip into the Rainforest and studied the animals they found there!

 

 

Picture 1 Treading carefully and quietly
Picture 1 A small animal peers through the foliage
Picture 2 Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
Picture 3 Watch out, there's a tiger about
Picture 4 Swinging in the trees
Picture 5 A cute little cub
Picture 6 A jaguar stretching out in the sun
Picture 7 Gathering food from the forest floor
Picture 8 Ouch... someone's sharpening their claws
Picture 9 Tiger cubs play fighting
Picture 10 Tiger cubs learning to hunt
Picture 11 Oh no... they've seen us!
After their visit, the children downloaded the nature photographs they had taken showing the wild animals they saw, and made a huge collage.
Picture 1 The children making the collage
Picture 1 How fantastic! Well done everyone.

EASTER WORKSHOP

 

Year 3 were invited to St Marys Church, Beaconsfield for an Easter Workshop.

The children participated in a variety of activities connected with Easter.

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Henley Rowing Museum and Wind in the Willows Exhibition 2018

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EGYPTIANS DAY

 

As part of our study of the Egyptians, we took part in an Eygptians Day organised by History Off The Page. 

 

We travelled back to the 14th century BC, the 8th year of Akhenaten’s reign.  The children served as workers and slaves finishing the construction of the new utopian city to honour the god Aten. They completed important tasks in ancient Egyptian culture, including embalming, tomb painting and amulet making, among others.  During the afternoon they enjoyed an Egyptian “banquet”.

 

 

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Tutankhamen Death Masks

by Elsie

 

In Year 3 we have been learning about Modern and Ancient Egypt. As part of this topic 3MB and 3HB have been making Tutankhamen death masks. We used cardboard, a plain mask, sellotape, paper, PVA glue, blue and gold acrylic paint and pens. We loved the part when we coloured the mask in, trying to copy the designs from the photographs. Mrs Habgood helped us to cut the tricky shapes and stick the headpieces and beard onto the masks. Everyone worked really hard with our masks and the finished products look amazing!

 

 

 

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