Sheerness West Federation

Term 2, Week 3

In RE this week we have been looking at the Qur’an. We learnt about why it is rested on a stand and the importance it has for Muslims.

 

We have been continuing to explore the moral issue of whether animals should be in zoos or not. We have been developing these ideas in to our discussion texts. We are looking forward to creating some animal art next week.

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Madagascar!

Our topic this term is Madagascar. In literacy we are using the film to support our writing. After watching the start of the film, we discovered that one of the characters wanted to return to the wild. This led to us having a discussion on whether animals should be in zoos or not. The children came up with some great ideas for both sides of the argument in preparation to write a discussion text.

In topic, we are finding out about the country of Madagascar and finding out where in the world it is and what the country is like.

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Welcome Back to Term 2

The first week back after the October half term break was a very exciting one! We had a Hogwarts Week at school and had so much fun! From writing spells, to writing spooky poems, to doing exciting potion experiments and finally making our own potions. It was a very busy but enjoyable week.

 

Exciting science experiments!

 

Ingredients for our potions – unicorn blood, slime, fish eggs, sunbeams and shooting stars.

 

Future wizards!

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World Mental Health Day 2019

Year 3 celebrated World Mental Health Day in October by wearing yellow to school. We also had a lesson discussing why we wore yellow and how we can keep healthy mentally. It was such a good lesson, we agreed that it would be something we talk about regularly.

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Black History Month

Year 3 found out about Martin Luther King this week and discussed why he was so important in Black History. The children were shocked to discover how black people were treated differently in the past. They also said how sad they were when we talked about how black footballers were treated in a recent England match.

The children thought about what dreams they had for a better future. Some of their ideas included:

  • No homelessness
  • Less littering
  • People caring for each other more
  • No littering our oceans
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Investigating Rocks

We have been testing the permeability of rocks in science. It was lots of fun using pipettes to drop water on to the rocks. We discovered that sandstone and chalk are permeable. We definitely don’t think that they would be good to use as roof tiles!

 

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Cave Paintings

We learnt about Stone Age cave paintings. We discovered they drew pictures of hunters, animals and created hand stencils. We created a class cave painting, as well as our own. It was messy but lots of fun!

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Beach Trip!

Year 3 went to visit our local beach this week. We had lots of fun looking for different rocks and fossils! We had so much fun and really enjoyed experiencing our local area.

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Caves and Artefacts!

We discovered a Stone Age cave! What would we find in there?

 

We used our fire that we made during our hook day to put in our cave!

 

We had lots of fun looking at  what would be found in a Stone Age cave.

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Being Archaeologists!

Year 3 borrowed some local artefacts from Minster Abbey Gatehouse. Some of the artefacts were found to be dated back as far as the Bronze Age!

  We loved looking at the artefacts!

 

 

 

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Welcome to Year 3 2019/2020

The children are settling wonderfully in to year 3. We are loving our new classrooms and enjoying getting to know each other! Our topic this term is the Stone Age. During the first few days, we had a ‘Hook Day’ to get everyone excited about the new topic. We made Stone Age jewellery, did cave painting pictures and made a class bonfire. We had so much fun.

 

 

 

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Celebrating Black History Month

Gospel Touch choir came to our school and sang for us! They taught us some songs in a workshop and then we sang to our parents!

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Stonehenge Art

Year 3 have made wonderful Stonehenge silhouette art work. They looked fabulous!

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Term 1 Homework Projects

Year 3’s topic has been the Stone Age this term. Look at the wonderful homework projects that they have done. Lots of caves, Stonehenges and tools…

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Year 3 at the Beach – September 2018

Year 3 had a fabulous morning at the beach this week. We went down to our local beach to see what rocks we could find. We had lots of fun looking at the different things on the beach. We then all picked one shell to bring back to school so that we could make our own fossil in science.

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Sports Relief

Year 3 enjoyed their time on Friday 23rd March raising money for Sports Relief. We met up with year 3 from Rose Street at the local Sports Club and ran a mile!

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Measuring Metres!

Year 3 have started to learn about measuring length and took advantage of the sunny weather to go outside to do their learning. They used trundle wheels and metre sticks to measure different things in our playground.

 

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Science Week Fun!

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This week our school has been celebrating Science Week. On Monday we drew a picture of what we thought a scientist looked like and most people in our class drew pictures of men with crazy hair who wore glasses! Imagine our surprise when in assembly we found out that scientists are all ages, both boys and girls and come from all types of backgrounds!

We did an extra science lesson where we went out on to our school field to see if we could see any birds or nests. Our teachers then challenged us to see if we could build a nest too. We had lots of fun!

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Sitting in a nest!

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Year 3’s Walk Along the Fleet

Year 3 went to walk along the fleet by our school as part of our literacy lesson to see what we could find. We were shocked at how much litter there was so the children have decided they want to make some persuasive posters and write a persuasive letter to encourage people to look after our island!

 

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Egyptian Homework Projects

Look at some of the wonderful homework projects our children made this term: death masks, Tutankhamun pictures, mummies, pyramids and more!

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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Miss D Jamieson

Emailwestminster.office@swfed.co.uk

Telephone 01795 662178

School Address
West Minster Primary School
St. Georges Avenue
Sheerness
Kent, ME12 1ET

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.45am – 3.15pm

Infants:  8.45am – 3.10pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm