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Welcome to 3Q with Miss Quinton and Miss Lewthwaite!
There are 35 children in 3Q. We are friendly, kind, helpful and are always ready to learn. We try our best at all times and share a positive mindset. We understand that effort is the key to success. Together we make a great team. We enjoy reading and we look forward to regularly achieving 100% in Strive for 5! 
 
We have lots of exciting topics planned this year. At the moment, the majority of our lessons are linked to the theme of our current topic, 'Predator'. We look forward to learning about the nutrition, the different types of skeletons and the functions of different bones! We are currently reading, 'Charlotte's Web' by E. B White. We look forward to our class novel time. 

Our  fourth topic, 'Tremors' allowed us to learn about rocks and soil in Science and volcanoes and earthquakes in Geography! We read, 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman. 

'Mighty Metals' was our third topic. We learned about forces and magnets. We also enjoyed reading, 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. 

'Tribal Tales' was our topic for the second half term. We learned all about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages and wrote our own myth/ legend!  We also learned about light in Science.

During the first half term, we enjoyed our first topic, 'Scumdiddilyumptious'. We learned all about nutrition and read, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

Trip to Walby Farm Park- We enjoyed our trip to Walby Farm Park. We learned some interesting facts about the different types of animals that live there and we were also able to stroke, brush and feed some of the animals.

We were visited by a children’s author called Damian Harvey. Damian read a variety of his stories to us and told us that when we write stories, it is important that we use our imagination- they can be as weird and a wonderful as we like!

We enjoyed joining in with the reading of Damian Harvey's poem

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We learned about equivalent fractions today using different resources and methods.

3Q enjoyed Miss Quinton reading a variety of fables to them in the library. They will be planning and writing their own fables over the next few weeks so this was a perfect introduction to this text type.

Year 3 had some special visitors in the form of birds of prey. They found out what features the birds have to enable them to be efficient predators, drew sketches of the birds and watched a show. This was a fantastic 'WOW' lesson to start our new topic, 'Predator'. Thank you to Richard from Silverband Falconry for an interesting, informative day.

We took part in a fieldwork activity within the school grounds. We had to find different types of rocks, draw sketches and create rock rubbings.

Thank you to everyone who watched 3Q's Class Assembly on Friday. The children enjoyed sharing their learning of their current topic, 'Tremors'. They did an amazing job and spoke confidently.

We have been very busy! There are two new displays in our classroom. A cross-curricular piece of writing titled, 'The Journey of a Fossil' and a collaborative aboriginal art display.

3Q were palaeontologists when they uncovered fossils such as trilobites and ammonites. They named the fossils by using a fact sheet.

We designed and made our own sandwiches in D & T!

We enjoyed writing letters to Sir Isaac Newton. We told him what we have been learning about in our 'Mighty Metals' topic.

We enjoyed learning the French words for different colours. Here we are singing the 'Rainbow Song' in French!

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We have been researching about how different faiths pray in RE

We enjoyed exploring what forces we use when we play. This was a great start to our new topic, 'Mighty Metals' which covers forces and magnets.

Christmas Themed Performance Poetry

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English- Christmas themed Performance Poetry

Science- Light- Reflective Materials

Computing- Designing an Animation

English- Conscience Alley- Should Charlie live in the chocolate factory?

French - Greetings

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Art- Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'

3Q enjoyed taking part in a debate about whether Mr. Wonka should create a new type of chocolate bar. This activity helped them to develop their persuasive language. They are looking forward to writing their persuasive letters to Mr. Wonka in a few weeks time, once they have learned their new writing skills!
Growth Mindset Workshop (25.09.17)
3K with Miss Kinsella (2016-2017)
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Atlas Work

Here are 3K using an atlas to locate coastal towns and cities in the U.K

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Challenging Maths in 3K!

We love a challenge in 3K! This week we were tasked with ordering a very complex set of fractions. Perseverance was the key and we used fraction blocks to help us. Excellent grappling 3K!

 

Our Class Debate - Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?

Perfecting our Throwing and Catching Skills!

We are Historians! 

Investigating the Stone Age to the Iron Age

 

This half term 3K will be investigating the Stone Age to the Iron Age. The children will be examining timelines and making comparisons between these two periods. 

Our Fricton Investigation!

Investigating Global Christianity

Planning and Leading Collective Worship

We Are Historians!

Written or Mental Calculations

Making Bread the Stone Age Way!

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Atlas Work

A Visit from Miss Sheila

Science - Plants

We are Programmers!

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Our Display - What is Love?

Growth Mindset - Learning to Learn!

Planning and Leading Class Collective Worship

Working collaboratively in English

Global Christianity Day

Our Trip to Tesco

The Life Van

Scrumdiddlyumptious!

 

 

Creating Healthy Food Plates

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Collective Worship: Writing Prayers and Visiting the Prayer Area
Do You Like to be Beside the Seaside?
We had a great lesson locating coastal towns and cities using an atlas!

How Does Your Garden Grow?

This half term we are looking at plants. So far, we have examined a flowering plant, gone on a plant hunt in the school garden and have planted our own sunflower seeds. We are really enjoying this topic and are looking forward to learning more about it!

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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ERIC-Everyone Reading In Class!!

 

Here we are enjoying our ERIC session on World Book Day

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Tullie House Visit

 

On Tuesday 2nd February 3K went on an exciting trip to Tullie House Museum, Carlisle. We visited during Tullie House's 'Egyptian Week' and completed lots of super activities, We met an Egyptian farmers wife who told us what it was like living in Ancient Egyptian times, we mummified Tutuntullie and became curious curators whilst examining Egyptian artefacts!

 

This was a great trip!

 

Parents, family and friends of children in 3K watched a class assembly about The Egyptians.

Leading Collective Worship

Here at Seaton C of E Junior School, the children regularly get to lead and evaluate acts of worship. The children have complete control over the worship as they choose the music, the prayer and the items on the Worship table.

 

Here are 3K leading an act of worship. The theme was 'Wisdom'.

Child led Worship - Wisdom

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The Snowman

 

Here is our class acrostic poem on 'The Snowman'

We are using 'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs as a stimulus to help us create some amazing acrostic poetry!

 

Here we are ordering the story...

Curious Curators!

 

Here we are investigating artefacts from the Stone Age.

Earth Rocks!

 

We're going on a rock hunt!