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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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Making Egyptian Canopic Jars!

We loved finding out about how Ancient Egyptians mummified people and took some of their organs out and put them in special jars called canopic jars. We made them out of yoghurt pots and papier-mâché. It was messy but lots of fun!

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          Covering them in newspaper and glue.

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                               Painting them.

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                    Adding stripes.

 

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Sock Snowmen!

We have been learning about instructions in year 3. We have discovered all of the different types of words and layout techniques we need to think about. We made snowmen out of socks and rice. We are then going to write a set of instructions on how to make them. Maybe you could make one at home!

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Filling our socks with rice.

 

 

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VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100 Trying not to get rice everywhere and feeling happy with the end result!

 

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Year 3 Teachers’ Favourite Topic!

Term 2’s topic is chocolate. Miss Mannering in particular is very excited about this topic! We will be learning about how chocolate is made – from bean to bar, plus having a go at designing our own chocolate as well.

We spent the day with year 3 from Rose Street where we became investigators, scientists and inventors for Mr Willy Wonka. We also had a go at trying different chocolates too!

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Trying chocolate.

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Finding out which chocolate melted quickest, chocolate from the fridge or chocolate at room temperature.

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Deciding which chocolate they had just tried. Was it white, milk or dark chocolate?

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Stonehenge Art

We made these beautiful silhouette pictures of Stonehenge. We started off by drawing different sized circles, then painted them different colours and then finally used black sugar paper to create the silhouette of the stones. We think they look fabulous!

 

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Let’s Be Archaeologists!

Year 3 from West Minster walked to Rose Street Primary to spend the day with the year 3 classes there. Together we spent the day being archaeologists and finding out about the past.

We spent time looking through artefacts from the past, looked through objects to work out what type of person they belonged to and even looked through poo! (Don’t worry mums and dads, it wasn’t real poo!)

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Looking at artefacts.

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Working out who things belonged to.

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Looking through poo!

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Welcome to Year 3 2017/2018

The year 3 team  – Miss Mannering, Mrs Spokes, Miss Bleir, Mrs Phillips and Miss Spokes – would like to welcome you to the year group. We are very excited about the year ahead and are looking forward to getting to know you and your child.

We are always here to chat if you have any concerns about your child.

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Book Day

We had lots of fun celebrating World Book Day! Don’t we look great?

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Term 4 – Week 2

Year 3 had a wonderful time celebrating both World Book Day and having a visit from Google Expeditions to use the virtual reality headsets. By using the headsets, year 3 travelled to Rio de Janeiro and were able to see some of the things they’d learnt about earlier in the school year. They also dived under water with sea lions and sharks. The gasp of excitement they made when they saw the images for the first time was incredible!

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Term 3 Week 4 – What are we going to learn?

This week the children will be discovering the features of a Limerick by becoming ‘Poetry Detectives’. They are going to look at different poems to see which are ‘Limericks’ and which are the ‘Imposters’.

In maths the children will be finding out about angles, which angles are bigger than a right angle (Obtuse) and which is smaller than a right angle (Acute).

In Topic this week will be learning about Tutankhamen.

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Term 3 Week 3 – What are we going to learn?

This week the children will begin to write Heracles 13th Labour, using their planning from last week. They are going to focus on sentence starters, including additional details and describing the characters and settings.

During maths, the children will begin to use a formal expanded method of multiplication. Ask your child to show you how they can work out this calculation: 43 x 3 = .

In Topic we will be discovering how Ancient Egyptains made mummies. We might even get a chance to turn some of the class in to mummies too.

In science we will look at how magnets work. Which materials are attracted to magnets?

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Term 3 Week 2 – What are we going to learn?

This week  the children will be finding out how characters are created. We will be reading the myth story: Heracles 12 Labours, while thinking about how Heracles looks, behaves and feels after each task. Then the children will be creating their own monster for Heracles to defeat in their own 13th labour. What monster will your child create?

In maths we will are looking at money, making sure we are giving and recieving the correct change when going shopping.

During Topic, the children will be finding out how Ancient Egyptians spent their daily lives and the importance of the River Nile.

We are looking forward to our first swimming lesson this week, where we will be assessing the children. Make sure your child brings in their swimming things on Thursday.

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Term 3 Week 1 – What are we going to learn?

Welcome back! 

Mrs Spokes and Miss Mannering hope you had a lovely Christmas break.

This week in Literacy we will be finding out about Myth and Quest stories. Do you know any,  you could share with your child? In Maths we will be recapping our place value knowledge, working with numbers up to 4 digits.

In science we are looking at Magnets and Forces – We are going to plan our own investigation to see which material creates the most friction.

Year 3 start a new topic this term – Ancient Egyptians! We will be sending home a new homework plan for the term, it will have lots of ideas and activities for you to take part in your childrens learning. What will you find out?

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Term 2 Week 7 – What are we going to learn?

Year 3 are looking forward to finding out about Kennings and Haikus in their literacy lessons next week, as well as continuing their learning about fractions in maths. Carnival time will be arriving in the year 3 classrooms as we learn about Brazilian Carnival!

Christmas festivities include: a trip to the church, Christmas dinner, Christmas jumper day and finally a visit from Santa himself!

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Term 2 Week 6 – What are we going to learn?

During this week, children in year 3 will be learning to measure how heavy things are. They will be using scales to take accurate measurements and working on problems involving mass. In literacy, the children will be spending time looking at poems, in particular shape poems.

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Do people with the longest legs jump the furthest?

During science this week, year 3 carried out a pattern seeking experiment to see if people with the longest legs jumped the furthest. Everyone in year 3 jumped and we took the three who jumped the furthest and the three who jumped the shortest lengths and then measured their legs.

Even though lots of us thought that the people with the longest legs would jump the furthest, we found out that it wasn’t true. Our results showed that it didn’t matter about the length of the legs, it depended on the person as one of our shortest children jumped one of the longest distances!

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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