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Term 2

At the end of term 2, we had our guest... Father Christmas! We received some gifts from him, and thanked him for his visit. We even managed to get some photos with Santa and his elf! We are sure that he has many more children to visit and we are grateful for our presents from Santa. Just before his visit, we enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner as a whole school. We also sang some Christmas songs to spread the holiday cheer!


We wish all of you a Merry Christmas, and a happy new year! 

Visit from Father Christmas

In RE we have been learning all about Advent, in preparation for Christmas! We learnt that there are four Advent Sunday's, and there are four candles... one for each Sunday. Each candle represents a different theme: 1. hope 2. peace 3. joy 4. love. Three of them are purple and one is pink. We created a class wreath using our handprints on a green background, because we learnt that the green on a wreath represents hope and reminds Christians of God's eternity and endless mercy. There are three purple candles and one pink candle on our Advent wreath!



Advent Wreath

We had our speed stacking on Wednesday 29th November 2023! See the pictures in the slideshow below to see the intra competition games that the children took part in! This was a fun and challenging experience for all, but it was a healthy competition for children to engage in. We hope you enjoy browsing the photos, as much as we enjoyed the experience!

Speed Stacking - Wednesday 29th November 2023

In History, we have been continuing our learning about the Stone Age to Iron Age era. We have been using pastels to create cave paintings, in exploration of the big question: How did people communicate in pre-history?

We learnt that through cave paintings people were able to communicate, and archaeologists now are able to use these cave paintings to find out what happened during these ages.

Cave Paintings (How did people communicate in pre-history?)

We created an anti-bullying poster, as the week commencing Monday 13th November 2023 is anti-bullying week! We discussed what nice play and being kind to others looks like, linked this to our school values, and created a whole class poster with our hand prints!

Welcome to term 2 with year 3! We have been doing lots of learning in the first two weeks. 

In English, we have been learning about Remembrance Day and writing acrostic poems to remember the fallen servicemen and servicewomen, and the animals lost at war. We shared a 2-minute silence during collective worship and painted red, white, back and purple poppies.


In Maths, we have started our new unit on division and multiplication. We have been learning how to share numbers and objects into equal groups and discussing how this links to multiplication and division. We have been using different resources to support our learning, for example, pencils, counters, books, and visual resources on the interactive whiteboard. We are excited to take our learning further in this new unit of work.


In History, we have been discovering the timeline from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We created our own timelines in books, and displayed a large one on the History working wall in our classroom! We had a visit from Maidstone Museum who delivered us an amazing workshop all about the Stone Age. We explored artefacts and what they were used for. We also compared these artefacts to what it would be in the modern times.


In PE, we have started our Real Dance Unit. We have been creating solo and duo dances based on techniques learnt in lesson, such as exploring shapes with our bodies, joining movements together smoothly, dancing high up and dancing down low (on the floor). We performed our dances to the class and all received a big round of applause for our hard work.


In Science, we have been exploring rocks and soils. We looked at real rocks and classified them, we also spoke about what happens to rocks over time. Our big question for the term is 'do rocks stay the same forever?' This topic links well into our Stone Age learning in History!


PE Real Dance

Maidstone Museum Stone Age Workshop

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