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National Costume Day

Recently Holme Grange School celebrate the end of languages week by having a day of national dress. The children of Year 3 came to school in outfits from all corners of the Earth.
Watch the video to see all the childrens’ effort.

National Costume Day 2015 from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.




Awesome Adjectives

In English lessons recently, Year 3 have been learning all about adjectives. The children created some wonderful posters full of adjectives to describe themselves. Have a look at some of these examples and see what they came up with…

Do you agree with their descriptions? What adjectives would you use to describe yourself?

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Our trip to watch ‘Incredible Invadors’ at the Hexagon theatre was truly memorable. Here are some of our best bits…

Jack- When the woman got her tongue cut off and went mmm mmm mmm.

Emily- When the tongue was wiggling in the Saxon man’s hand.

Will- When the Saxons got panicked because the Vikings were coming.

Chloe and Scarlett – Mavis kept saying the names of places in England ending in ‘by’ like Derby and Mavis kept saying Slough.

Max- When the Saxon’s head fell off.

Jo Jo- When the Celts tried to sacrifice Mavis in the wicker man.

Seth- The 3D animations in the background.

Freya and Keira- When Boudicca came on and danced and was crazy.

James- When the Roman General kept attacking different villagers with his hammer.

Olivia- When Mavis kept running from country to country to see where she could be safe.

Phoenix- When the terrifying dog kept scaring the audience.

Annabel- When King Arthur (pretend) came on and explained that he wasn’t real.

Can you add to the list of best bits from the show?

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Adjective hunters!

The pupils of Year 3 have been hunting for adjectives and what better place than in the school grounds. We visited the animals and the pond and talked about adjectives that are appropriate.

Have a look at our list and see if you can work out what the adjectives were describing…

Floppy Peaceful Playful Squidgy Lively Slimy Cheeky Wise
Cute Fluffy Colourful Muddy Grassy Green Noisy Cute Quiet Big
Proud Wet Squelching Soft Cosy White Serious Thirsty Chubby
Cuddly Smart Thin Mischievous Overgrown Leafy Smelly Resting

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Max’s Journey


This week in English the Year 3 children have been improving their descriptive writing by using adjectives. The children collaborated to produce a short paragraph full of description about Max the Hedgehog’s journey down the street. (We have been reading the Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith).

What is good about this piece? What could be improved? Which adjectives impress you the most? Have a read and comment below…

The brave hedgehog took his first step on the grim and terrifying pavement. The cold battered streets were damp and dirty which made the poor, defenceless hedgehog shiver. Nervously, the worried hedgehog strolled tensely along the dark, gloomy street.

Max smelt a sweet smell from the warm bakery across the road suddenly a horrid, dangerous car with dazzling lights mysteriously appeared out of the darkness. The unfortunate, spikey hedgehog scurried away from the thunderous car to the safety of the pavement behind a green bin.

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Living History

This week the new Year 3 classes had a special visit from the Living History Workshop. The children got to experience what it was like to be a Roman, examine artifacts, play games, make things and learn lots about the Romans. They all had a wonderful time.

Have a look at the video to see what they got up to. Please leave a comment below.

What did you learn? What was the best part?

Living History Workshop 2015 from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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