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Roman Letters

Year 3 have combined their work on letter writing in English lessons with their Roman history knowledge to create some superb Roman letters. The task was to write a letter to their parents back in Rome, describing their time as a Roman soldier in Britain.

Have a look at these few examples to see what they achieved…

Can you spot the features of a letter used?  

What other Roman facts do you know?

The other children’s letters will be visible around the classrooms shortly.

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Mini Teachers

Today in Mr Cluett’s maths group, a couple of the children had a go teaching the class.

Mr Miranda-Zezula gave a clear and accurate lesson about adding by bridging 10. While Mr Hamer inspired everyone with his lesson about adding by partitioning.

Have a watch of their efforts and give them some feedback by commenting afterwards…

A Lesson by Mr Miranda-Zezula from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

A Lesson by Mr Hamer from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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The Water Cycle Video

3 Sycamore used their knowledge of the Water Cycle to create a documentary style film today. Their aim was to present their understanding in an engaging and memorable way.

The class would love to know what you think. Take a look and please comment on the film, as well as telling us what you know about the subject of water.

The Water Cycle with 3 Sycamore from Mr Boynes on Vimeo.


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All About Me

The children in Mr Cluett’s English class have been learning all about adjectives. Their task was to come up with as many adjectives as they could to describe themselves. Have a look at these photos to see what they created…

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Setting the Scene

Year 3 have been reading the book ‘I’ll take you to Mrs Cole.’ They have worked together to create a collaborative description of the hectic scene from Mrs Cole’s kitchen. They tried to use a variety of adjectives, WOW-words, and similes.

Take a look at Chestnut’s and Sycamore’s efforts. Please leave a comment…
What did you like? can you think of ways to make improvements?


CHESTNUT’s description:

When I stood outside Mrs Cole’s grimy, slimy, battered house, all I could see was clawed off paint and a mess like an enormous rubbish dump. The inside of the hideous house was like a scary, dark, creepy jungle.

In the horrendously damp kitchen, Mrs Cole was tap dancing like an old, brainless, crazy donkey! Also, a dazzlingly cute cat crawled slowly up the table leg as quietly as a mouse but hardly did any damage. As well, the magically colourful budgies gave me a huge headache from their endless screeching chirps.

SYCAMORE’s description: (more…)

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Roman History Workshop

Today the children in Year 3 were excited to find out they were having a visit from the ‘Living History Workshop.’

With talks, demonstrations, practical activities and hands on fun, the children learnt all about the Romans. There were swords, musical instruments, games, clothes, artifacts and ornaments all to be explored.

Everyone is now eager to begin our history topic and continue to find out many new things!


Roman History Workshop 2014 from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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