Y3 Tawny Owl Class
English - Monday 23rd April 2018
This week in English we have been planning and writing a persuasive letter using our class book, 'The tales of Despereaux'. Our letter is to Gregory persuading him to release Despereaux the mouse from the dungeons. We have used a range of persuasive techniques in our writing such as shocking facts, rhetorical questions and emotive language.
Computing Day: FUZE Workshop 23-04-18
Twit-Twoo - WELCOME
Welcome to Tawny Owl Class. We are a class of 30 Year 3 children at Norbridge Academy in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. We are looking forward to consolidating the skills we gained in Year 2, particularly by exploring some beautiful books, both in school and at home. We will run frequent blogging events, for both children and families, and will take part in blogging challenges to share our writing with a global audience.
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We have a jam-packed timetable in Year 3! As well as our newly established Venture Experts on Tuesday afternoons, where children will have the opportunity to develop new skills and talents.
Karate: Monday mornings
Graphic Design: Tuesday mornings
PE: Thursday mornings
French: Wednesday afternoons
Music: Friday mornings
As well as the class teacher Miss Elliss , there are several other adults who will work with Tawny Owl Class. Lessons will also be taught by Mrs Townsend, and Mrs Middleton, Miss Middleton will also support individual children and small groups. PE will be taught by our sports coach Mr Scott and French will continue to be taught by Madame Walsh and music by Mr Bellingham and Mr Oakton. Mr Slaney will teach karate and art/graphic design. There will also be a variety of adults leading Venture Experts on Tuesday afternoons.
We have a number of exciting activities planned for this summer term. Our topic this term is the Stoneage. We will be exploring the food, tools, past times and lifestyles of people from the Stoneage.
English: In English, this term our focus text will be on our class book 'The Tales of Despereaux'. We will be using this book in most of our English lessons to inspire our writing. We are focusing on the content of our writing and using a number of different writing techniques on a range of different text types. We will continue to focus on improving our spelling, using punctuation correctly, using paragraphs to group our writing and using a range of vocabulary.
Maths: In Maths, we will be furthering our understanding of place value by adding one, two and three digit numbers. We will also be looking at using mental addition, subtraction and multiplication methods, adding and subtracting fractions, measuring and problem solving.
History/Geography: We will be looking at Cavemen and Dinosaurs in our History and Geography lessons, focusing on the timeline of the Stone Age and how the landscape has altered throughout the Stone Age.
Computing: We will be looking at continuing to develop our coding knowledge this term as well as gaining basic computer skills when using programmes such as PowerPoint and Excel.
Science: Our Science topic for the first half term is Rocks and Fossils. We will be looking at the different types of rocks and fossils, how they are formed and how they can be used to help us to understand more about the world and its history.
Art/DT: This term, we will be continuing our graphic design lessons each week run by Mr Slaney.
Music: We will continue to have band sessions each Friday with Mr Bellingham and Mr Oakton to develop our skills in playing different instruments, composing music and developing our singing skills.
French: We will be having weekly French sessions each Wednesday with Madame Walsh to continue to develop our skills in reading, writing and speaking French.
RE/PSHE: This term, we will be having two RE/PSHE days. We will be learning all about Sikhism in the first half term and learning abour 'Living in the Wider World' in the second half term.
Physical Education: This term, we will continue to have PE sessions each Thursday with Mr Scott. We will also have weekly Karate Sessions with Sensei Dave each Monday.
Venture Experts: Children will continue to have their chosen venture experts sessions on Tuesday afternoons until the end of the summer term.
Summer Term Performance: We will be taking part in the Key Stage 2 performance of Peter Pan. We will be learning songs and dances to perform in the play.
Dancing in the Street
Spring Term Attendance
Well done to all of the children who were invited to attend the attendance disco to celebrate outstanding attendance last term.
So far we have been working hard in Tawny Owl Class to maintain our excellent attendance ~ we received the attendance trophy for 100% attendance during the first week back and during the third week of Term we were joint winners alongside Hummingbird Class.
Some of us chose to dress up to celebrate our Robin Hood blogging event!
This term our topic is 'The Wonders of Worksop'. We are learning about Worksop and surrounding areas throughout different periods of time. We are looking at Welbeck, Clumber Park, Sherwood Pines and many more places.
English: In English, this term our focus text will be 'The Adventures of Despereaux' . We will be using this text to explore different writing techniques. We will be focusing on using paragraphs in our writing and focusing on our spellings. We will complete a spelling test once a week and we will practise SPaG techniques and spellings everyday.
Maths: In Maths, we will be looking at shape, place value, time, fractions and mental multiplication. We will be continuing with column addition and subtraction and beginning to look at leap frog method for subtraction.
History/Geography: We will be looking at the history of Worksop and surrounding areas. We will also be looking at map reading and the structure of forests in Clumber Park and Sherwood Pines.
Computing: We will be looking at developing our coding knowledge this term. We will be learning about algorithms, how to debug programmes, how to give directional code and how to use repeating blocks.
Science: In Science, we will be learning all about magnets and forces. We will be learning about gravity, push and pull forces and how magnets work.
Art:This term, we will be having graphic design lessons each week run by our new Art teacher Mr Slaney.
Music: We will be having weekly ukulele lessons with Mr Oakton for the first half term and Djemebe lessons with Mr Bellingham.
French: We will be having weekly French sessions with Madame Walsh to continue to develop our skills in reading, writing and speaking French.
RE: This term, we will be learning about Buddhism until half term, after which we will be learning about the meaning of Easter and its origin in the bible.
Physical Education: This term, we will continue to have PE sessions each Thursday with Mr Scott. We will also have weekly Karate Sessions with Sensei Dave. We are also continuing with our swimming lessons until February half term.
Venture Experts: Children will continue to have their chosen venture experts sessions on Tuesday afternoons until the half term break. Children will then get to select a new Venture Experts activity to take part in.
Homemade Upcycled Christmas Tree Decorations 🎄
Christmas Craft Family Blogging
Christmas Dinner Day
This week in maths we are developing our measuring skills, starting off with using a ruler to accurately measure in centimetres.
Remembrance Day Homework
Traditional tales ~ we are sharing a range of traditional tales in English. Which stories do you enjoy sharing the most?
We are proud to announce that Tawny Owl Class has the best attendance in the school for the first half term of the school year. We take our attendance seriously and try our best not to have time off unnecessarily. We are very pleased to have started the year in style.
Ancient Greek Day
Creating autumnal collages ~ we collected objects for homework and in the playground to create pictures and patterns.
Congratulations to our two Tawny Owl student council representatives!
Stuck in the labyrinth
The story of King Midas
We watched an old Disney cartoon called The Golden Touch and then sequenced the story.
In independent writing we retold the story of Escape from Pompeii. Some of the best recounts are now on our class blog!
Art ~ Shading Greek Columns
In art we studied Greek masks that would have been worn in theatres in Ancient Greece. We particularly studied the different expressions of characters and tried to use our faces to convey an emotion. Can you guess how we were feeling in these clips?
Beautiful British Birds Homework
Look at the amazing pieces of research we created for our very first Homework of the new school year. Which is your favourite British bird? We know a flamingo isn't a native bird but we wanted to find out all about them anyway!
During our first full week of term, two members of Tawny Owl Class went on our fifth French residential. They had a brilliant week and learned lots of new language skills, as well as building independence and confidence away from home.