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Year 3 - Beijing Class

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A new year means new challenges! We welcome all of our new pupils to Key Stage Two and promise you an amazing year ahead. We will be reading some fantastic books, discovering some amazing facts in science and the humanities as well as developing some fascinating maths skills. We will work hard and play enthusiastically, co-operate confidently and being the very best versions of ourselves at all times.

Autumn Term Topic  'Let Us Shine'

 

Our exciting topic this term is LET US SHINE which we will be exploring across the Curriculum.  This will include: light and shadows (Science), fireworks (English), inspirational people (PSHE) and so much more! We will be reading and studying the book, 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman in class and producing lovely, exciting work based on this. 

 

In our study of 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' we have had many opportunities to role play. Here we are pretending to be Lila and Lalchand, discussing Lila's dream of becoming a true firework maker.

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We did a drama activity in the hall searching for Lila after she had run away from home. The children used their speaking skills to ask villagers where Lila had gone!

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In geography we created, as a class, a 3D map of the fictional world that the 'Firework Maker's Daughter' takes place in, complete with rivers and a volcano.

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Showtime!

Given all that we'd learnt about the characters in our English novel, we made shadow puppets of them in our DT lessons. This links to our science topic of light and shadows. The children performed a full recreation of the events in the book and did a fantastic job speaking in character and using their brilliant puppets.

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As part of our English lessons, we have been authors and writing the next section of 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' using our own creative ideas. Here we are creating fireworks using onomatopoeia, designing our own dance for different fireworks and even painting a full display!

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With Christmas coming up, we have been retelling the classic story of 'The Second Shepherd's Play'. We have acted out the key scenes and studied the characters and setting in depth.

 

 

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We were invited to Titmas Baptist Church to learn more about Christmas, take part in a challenging quiz and also sharpen our singing skills by sharing some Christmas classics. Thank you for having us!

 

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Finally, we presented our Year 3 Christmas Carol service. After weeks of hard work, preparation and vocal practice we were very excited to share our Christmas cheer with you all. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did - Have a wonderful holiday season and happy new year.

 

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The children had an opportunity to demonstrate their passionate persuasive skills this term. They tackled 'Saving Planet Earth' and became experts in how pollution is changing the world.

To perfect our persuasive prose, we composed a piece of music to accompany a news bulletin. The children spoke in formal, serious tones to create a dramatic effect.
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In our Computing topic 'We are Presenters' we have been working on our camera, direction and presenting skills!
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We were lucky enough to have a Chinese Dragon dancing workshop as part of our Chinese New Year celebrations!
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We have also been researching and screenwriting to prepare for our presentations.
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