Hooray for half term!

This week we got into the Christmas spirit early! We made our Christmas card designs about wreaths using wrapping paper to cut out leaves in the shape of holly leaves or round leaves.

We also concluded our science experiment about what plants need to grow, testing it by growing cress. We found some interesting results. Our no air plant grew really well because the box it was in was like a greenhouse!

We finished our art this week! After being in the kiln for a few days, our clay was ready to paint. We used colours from the Stone Age to make them look realistic.

This week’s TTRS is…


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The best week ever!

Yesterday we went to Butser Ancient Farm. We did some activities. Our first one was making a wall so the sheep couldn’t get out which was called wattling. Then we made jewellery from copper like Bronze Age people. After lunch we carved chalk using flint. Finally we did archaeology where we found bones buried in the mud. The whole class got a golden leaf because we were so good yesterday on the trip.

We have been finishing off our newspaper reports and blog posts about our dragon hatching in class.

























In Art, we started our clay carvings today, inspired by our trip yesterday.

We finally got the Tidy Class award! Yay!

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A dragon in the classroom!

We had a really tricky maths problem on Monday. In maths we have been learning about multiplication, drawing arrays and showing them on number lines as repeated addition.

We found a dragon on Thursday in the classroom and had our photo taken with it. Some of us were dragon detectives looking for clues that the dragon had been hiding in our classroom. We found scratch marks, fire marks on the plant and bites out of the plant. We are going to write a newspaper report about the dragon. Check the blog next week for our reports!

We finished our Berk posters to persuade people not to visit the dangerous place.

For our Science experiment we are growing cress which is growing perfectly for our test. The no air plant is growing really well which is quite a shock.

Our TTRS this week…


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Dragons everywhere!

This week we have been reading How to Train your Dragon.

In Shared Reading we drew Gobber the Belch and put labels on them to say what it was.

We wrote stories in English using pictures from How to Train your Dragon and used lots of adverbs.


Ellis’ Gobber the Belch

In Commando Joe with Commando Max and Andy, we drew a tent we would use if we were in the Amazon for shelter like Ed Stafford might have done on his adventure.

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Congratulations to our new school councillor for Ash class, Rudy, and environmental representative, Posy. Myself and Mrs Attree were so proud of all of those who stood up in class and bravely gave a speech to the class.

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We’ve been very busy!

In English we have been learning about Dragons. We wrote dragon poems ‘Lost and Found’ using the base of the poem to make our own version of it.

We have been very busy in Topic learning about Stone Age tools. We had a picture of Skara Brae and had to match the tags to the places in their house.

We also practiced our cave paintings using natural resources and got very messy!

We have been working on our number lines in Maths for addition and subtracting involving money.

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A wonderful week

This week we have been working really hard. We have been learning about Dragons in English after Miss Duncan found an egg!

We also did table tennis in PE.

In Music we started learning The Dragon song and making signs to go with it. In Art we looked at Las Caux and drew some animal paintings. In Topic we have been learning about the Stone Age to Iron Age.

In Shared Reading we have been reading The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl. We think the girl is mean and naughty.

We have been working really hard in maths on our adding and two times tables. We have got a paper copy to take home and practice.

Well done to this week’s TTRS…


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Ash class’ first week!

This week we have been working really hard. We have been learning about Ed Stafford and his journey in the Amazon rainforest. We ate some fruits (pineapple, grapefruit and mango) which Ed Stafford might have eaten on his adventure. In CM sports we had to do 6 courses for 5 minutes which was good. One of them was running through the playground and another was star jumps.

We had a visit from John from Skip2befit where we skipped with skipping ropes that told us how many skips we did. We all set a target to beat next time.

by Ash class

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I would like to welcome you to our class blog. This is where we will be sharing our learning and exciting things such as trips. I can’t wait to get started with you all during this new year and help you settle in to the Junior school. Mrs Attree and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Miss Duncan

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Final farewell…

It is finally the end of your first year in the Junior school. Although this wasn’t the way any of us hoped or expected it to end, I hope you all enjoyed the time we had together in year 3! Mrs Attree and myself are so impressed by the resilience and independence you have shown while working at home and in school for those of you who have been in.

I wish you all the best of luck in year 4 and know you will have an amazing time with Miss Leete as your new teacher! Remember to show her how super you all are with your attitude to learning and knowledge.

I will still be around the school and look forward to giving you a smile and a wave when I see you, and I hope you will still come to chat to me at break times and around the school.

All that is left for me to say is to have a wonderful summer holiday, stay safe and I will see you (from a distance!) in September.

I am SO proud of you and will miss you LOTS!

Miss Duncan xx

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Summer holiday challenge

Happy last day of term!

As it is now the summer holidays, I won’t be posting on the blog as much. I would still love to get emails and hear from you all and I will do my best to share things when I can.

Here is your final challenge from me this year.

Go through the challenges and find one that you are going to try over the summer holidays. Let me know how you get on!

Miss Duncan 🙂 x

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