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Oct/17

11

Yours oinkily, HGS

We loved writing letters to Tracey, from the British Pig Association, who helped us to obtain our new pigs: Hope and Glory.

We spent some time last week gathering ideas about what makes the school such a good place for the pigs to be, as well as discussing descriptive vocabulary to describe the pigs and their new surroundings.

The results were fantastic and our letters have been sent off to Tracey. Below are a few examples of the letters written:

 

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Oct/17

3

Science in Year 3

Scientific investigations in Year 3

Beech and Sycamore enjoyed finding out about changing states of matter in the Science Lab last week. Write your answers to the following questions:

What is the melting point of water?

What is the freezing point of water?

How can you turn a solid into a liquid?

 

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Sep/17

27

Year 3 Dining Hall Description

In English this week Year 3 have been describing the dining hall. We took our inspiration from J.K.Rowling’s description in the first Harry Potter book of ‘The Great Hall’.

We were looking at using adjectives, simile, alliteration and a range of sentence openers.

Below is a description that we worked on together.

The Holme Grange Dining Hall

When I walked into the gigantic Dining Hall, to my right were pictures of beautiful trees. It made me feel as if I was still in our enchanting Forest School. Immediately, the smell of delicious chocolate brownies slapped the inside of my nostrils, making my mouth begin to water. On the menu was the most irresistible food I had ever seen. It made my tummy start to rumble like an earthquake was about to occur. As I looked up, amazing Azdin suddenly appeared placing scrumptious fish and chips gently on the steaming hot plate. When I approached the front of the queue the lovely ladies plopped the oozing, cheesy pasta on my perfect plate. Staring to my left I saw my friends waving, giggling and calling my name. Meanwhile, two strict teachers were storming across the room telling children to be quiet. I sat down and had a mouthful of my fabulous food and it made me feel as if I was going to faint.

What are your favourite parts? Is there anything you would change to make these better?

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Year 3 have been working on their co-operation and collaboration skills in the TLC Hub. 

All Aboard

The aim of the game is to get all members of your team to the opposite side using only a rope swing. Your feet are not allowed to touch the ground and all team members must stay on the mound whilst they wait for the rope to be passed back.

The children thoroughly enjoyed taking on the challenge and showed a good first attempt in learning, however neither of the teams succeeded in getting all members of the team across in the allocated time.

Think about what you need to change in order to improve for the next time we try this term.

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Sep/17

18

Prayer session with Father Richard

Year 3 had a prayer sessions with Father Richard this morning to discuss methods of prayer and why people pray.

There were two main methods that the children learnt. The first being the arrow method; a quick, direct message to God which can be done anywhere at any time or day. The second is TSP; Thanks, Sorry and Please.

 

 

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Sep/17

7

Outdoor Learning

Welcome to the Year 3 and 4 Outdoor Learning site.

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Jul/17

5

Terracotta Army Trip

The Year 3 children enjoyed an impromptu trip to visit the late John Nike’s collection of Terracotta Warriors which have rarely been seen by anyone outside the family.

The children were excited to see the statues which they have been learning about in Geography.

A huge thank you to Mrs Nike for invited us and sharing her experiences with us all.

 

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Jul/17

4

Dance Video 2017

The long wait is over, here is the brand new Year 3 dance video 2017. Watch, enjoy and leave your comment…

Year 3 Dance Video 2017 from Holme Grange School on Vimeo.

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The year group were split into 12 parties and undertook tasks including creating their own logo and slogan, putting together a five point manifesto and presenting their views to the voting masses (the year 3 electorate).

The week ended in a democratic ballot which saw the F.U.N (Fun Ultra Nationalists) and The Relax Party achieve a coalition.

You can see what priorities were paramount in this election below.  (more…)

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Jun/17

6

Simon Murray visit

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