Another fab week for Toucan class with more children moving up the times table ladder. Firstly, congratulations to Michael who has achieved his platinum award for knowing all of his times tables, a special certificate and prize in celebration assembly next week! Sophie has passed her Topaz 5 test, Frankie has passed his Silver 7 test, Ryan passed his Silver 11 and Riley has passed his Gold 12 test. Luke T achieved his Sapphire 3 award and Shyanna was awarded her Emerald 4 award. Super effort everyone, keep going!
This week in History, we have been learning about the many gods of the Egyptian era. A judging panel was then chosen to see which Egyptian gods had talent! The contestants had to explain why their god was the most unique or important and the panel decided if they had been persuasive enough.
Today we commemorated the events of D-Day, which took place 75 year ago. throughout the D-day we had a range of different events. the day began with a special assembly, where visitors shared with us the importance of the D-Day landings and the special link Gosport has. As a year group we mixed up the classes in the morning to provide an opportunity to work with new friends and create our year group collage. The special visitors came and saw our handy work. We had a special celebratory lunch. In the afternoon we watched some videos of veterans talk about the events of D-Day and watched some black and white news reels from the 1940s. The day ended with a rousing sing-song of old favourites such as 'It's a long way from Tipperary'.
Congratulations to Luke T for achieving his Topaz ward (2,5,and 10 times tables). Kai completed his Silver 11 challenge, whilst Ryan completed his Silver 7 challenge. Riley completed his Gold 9 challenge. Super work boys!
Congratulations to Ryan for achieving his bronze award (knowing my 3,4 and 8 times table) alongside Frankie! Macie and Holly have received their topaz award (knowing my 2,5,and 10 times table), whilst Riley has achieved his silver award (knowing my 6,7 and 11 times table). What a great way to end the half term. Congratulations everyone!
In the sunny weather we joined Kingfisher class and shared our superb shape poems with one another. We had poems in the shape of pandas, penguins, toucans, tigers, spiders and so much more! It was great spending time with one another, listening to the poems we had created.
On Thursday we visited Elson library. We listened to some stories linked to growing, then completed a book search answering questions like 'Can you find a book with a lion in it?' 'Can you find a book that is set at the sea?' 'Can you find a book set in the future?' What suggestions would you have?
Toucan class are on a roll! Thank you for supporting the children with learning their times table as it is really paying off! Congratulations this week to: Shyanna for achieving her Sapphire 3 award, Seren and Finely for successfully completing the Emerald 4 award, Frankie and Ryan for their Diamond 8 award,Kai for his bronze final certificate, and Michael for his Gold final award. Super effort everyone!
On Friday, we took our learning out of the classroom and went around the school using our knowledge of telling the time to find clues and spell the secret word. Amazing work everyone, you were superb!
The sun was out and so was Toucan class! This half term our morning PE sessions have been athletic skills. In class we have been watching how the professionals do it and then having a go ourselves. This week... jumping!
On Monday, we were out in the sunshine potting our pea seedlings. We are investigating all the conditions and factors that help plants to grow healthily. We can't wait to discover what happens, will all of our plants survive?
Congratulations to the following children: Lanna who achieved her Topaz certificate, Frankie, Ryan and Richie who all achieved their Ruby award. Congratulations go to Kai for receiving his Diamond award and Riley for his bronze award. Superb effort everyone!
Congratulations to Finley and Luke for achieving their Sapphire Award, Shyanna for achieving her Topaz award, and Riley for receiving his Diamond 8 award. Well done! Keep going everyone.
This week we were taking our maths outside. We played hopscotch and catching games to rehearse our counting in jumps of 50, 100, 4 and 8.
After that we created HTO grids and created our own 3 digit numbers using natural resources!
What a day Year 3 have had! Dressed in WW2 costume, we measured and made cakes from rationed ingredients, tried outside games which children would've played during the war and learnt some war time songs. The children had a go at deciphering morse code too. In the afternoon, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Mrs Barrett, who was evacuated as a child during the war. She shared lots of photos and memories, answered questions and taught us a new game!
On Friday we visited Milestones Museum in Basingstoke.
When we arrived at the museum, we learnt about rations and which types of foods were more likely to be available. Some of them surprised us! We looked at some artefacts from WW2 and found out a little more about what it was like to live during that time.
In the afternoon, we looked around the museum, which is set out as lots of streets with shops and buildings from different eras. One of the favourite places was the 1940s sweet shop, where the children had the chance to buy old fashioned sweets with their ration cards, which was very exciting.
Tuesday 15th January 2019
Today The Bottle Top Collector (Finley) had a tough decision to make. Should he keep The Lost Thing or get rid of it? Half of the class thought of reasons for each choice. We then had a ’conscience alley’ to all explain our reasons. Finally, we had a ’silent debate’ to decide on each table what we thought. We were very respectful and reciprocal and gave The Bottletop Collector lots of interesting choices and explanations. What did your child decide? Why?
Tuesday 15th January 2019
In our last science lesson, we tested materials to see which would be the best to use to make a reflective band so that we could be safely seen at night. We chose materials that were light-coloured, shiny and smooth.
These are the safety bands that we made. We had lots of fun making them and wore them home to test them. Let us know how they worked! ;-)
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