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Welcome to Class 3D!
We hope you have a wonderful year. We have many fun activities planned. We look forward to learning and working with you this year! smiley 
Miss Drake and Mrs Taylor 


Pirate Day!!!

Mayans: History Music Video (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)

Please begin to learn this song for our assembly next term.

This term we are going to be looking at The Maya Civilization. We do not know exactly where they came from but we do know they were a very interesting tribe. They appeared in Central America and settled in the rain forests of the Yucatan Peninsula. The Maya were very clever people and extremely skilled builders. They set about building many beautiful cities. However, they didn't use metal tools to do this, but instead they used wooden and stone tools, surprisingly even tools made from shells. 

Before very long, the Maya had built hundreds of cities. They built palaces, temples, pyramids, walls, and homes. The cities were connected with well built roads that ran through the rain forests and jungles on the Yucatan Peninsula.


Can find out any exciting information about The Maya Civilization that you can tell us at school? There will be house points given to anyone that can share some facts with us!  


Science Week. We investigated what happens when it rains, how plants absorb water and how mould grows!

In Art, we have created Anglo-Saxon inspired sketches. We reviewed and revisit ideas to improve them and thought carefully about the choice of colour and how the final picture will look. Final product to follow soon.

On 9th January 2017 we were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Parker from the Fire Services.  He informed us how to keep safe in our homes. Don't forget if your parents need a new fire alarm, call the number on your sheet and they will fit you one for free. 

Fire Safety Talk

Listen to us speaking French!

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3D - I have put the videos for the Christmas Production songs below, please learn them ready for our production on the 13th December!

It's A Long Way

Silent Night (with lyrics)

Little Drummer Boy

Deck the Halls

We'll Meet Again

O Come All Ye Faithful

Traditional Christmas Songs - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Karaoke)

Four Times Table Song (Blurred Lines Cover) with Classroom Instruments

Mr. DeMaio and friends play Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke with classroom instruments, but with a twist... It's not Blurred Lines, it's Four Times. Have fun learning the 4 times table while singing along to your favorite song! LYRICS: I like that...


Welcome to the Autumn Term!


Our topic this term is ‘World War 2’ and we have some very exciting workshops and dressing up days coming your way, so get your outfits ready!  (See letter that went out Friday 14th October). 



WW2 Shelters



In maths we have been focusing on adding and subtracting. We have been using informal and formal methods including the expanded column method, formal column method and mental methods. We have even been teaching each other! See if you can teach your mummy or daddy - even granny and grandad!  We have also been using the computers to help us with our maths. The website is...    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/


We have also used popcorn to help us with our maths...

Yes that's right...POPCORN!


We were given some popcorn and we had to work out how we could share it equally between everyone on the table. Some of us used repeated addition and some of us used our multiplication and/or division knowledge. 



We have been learning how to use a dictionary and thesaurus to improve our work. Here are some photos... 



Chance to Dance


We were lucky enough to watch an introduction to ballet at the Thamseside Theatre. There were many opportunities for the children to join the professional ballet dancers on stage.


Following this introduction, the children will participate and enjoy dance through demonstrations and practical workshops within their indoor PE lessons. 


Chance to Dance Workshop



Here is a word list of the tricky words that we need to know by the end of Year 3. See if you can learn them and use them in your writing. I will give you Dojo's for spelling them correctly! 

Just a couple of friendly reminders: 


*Please remember to bring your book bags to school everyday. This way, we can ensure that you are reading both at home and at school. Remember the more we read the more 'leaves' we earn!!


*Please remember to bring your P.E. kits to school. We have outdoor P.E. on Thursday afternoons and indoor P.E. on Friday afternoons. Don't forget to bring something warm to wear for outdoor P.E. Remember you can't wear your earrings for PE. 


*English homework will go out at the start of the week, please bring it back by Friday if you can. 


*Don't forget to keep testing yourself on your maths homework. Can you beat you score/time?