Maths Masters

We enjoyed the challenge of applying our knowledge and skills to a money mastery activity.

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Creative Writers

This week’s Big Write is inspired by our beautiful new display. It showcases our Viking creative art and design work.
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Design It!

Everyone in Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed their first ever lesson linked to design. After excellent support from the Design Museum in Kensington, we are encouraging the children to consider iconic designs, style, practical use, safety, ethical issues and marketing. Discussion and questioning was interesting, exciting and carefully considered. Here are a few clips which capture our pupils’ enthusiasm towards Open Futures’ new Design It strand.

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Pâques en France

Tous nos enfants de l’année 3 ont apprécié un quiz de vocabulaire de Pâques conçu par Mme Britten.
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Fabulous French

Madame Brittain makes our French lessons so much fun! Here we are thoroughly enjoying learning the parts of the body!

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The Vikings Have Landed! 

 

The Woodpeckers had a fantastic day building an (almost) life size long ship. The children worked in teams, sharing their skills and ideas with each other. Mrs. Sutton and Miss Hayward were delighted with the children’s independent work.

 

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Year 3 Woodpeckers’ Musical Assembly

What a treat! Our #incrediblecommunity were amazed by the talent on show during this Class Assembly. Mrs. Sutton and Mr. Dodd were very proud of the Year 3 children, who entertained their audience with narration, song and  of course, our favourite brass! Well done Woodpeckers – you were all fantastic!

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Behind the Scenes

Woodpeckers’ film it week has given them opportunities to take photos, shoot film, edit, produce add text and soundtracks and evaluate their short movies. Advanced ICT skills and lots of collaborative learning too.

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Wake Up, it’s a Beautiful Morning!

We enjoyed a yoga lesson this morning. What an uplifting way to start the day – healthy bodies and minds!

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Rock Around the Glock

Here we are performing glockenspiel accompaniments to this half term’s Charanga song.

 

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Pâques en France

Tous nos enfants de l’année 3 ont apprécié un quiz de vocabulaire de Pâques conçu par Mme Britten.
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Mums Matter

We planned, designed and tailor-made Mothering Sunday cards. Here is an example of the cards made in Year 3 Woodpeckers, but everybody at Birkwood hopes all of our own mums, step-mums and special ladies had a wonderful Mother’s Day!
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New Life

As the Christian season of Easter approaches, we are spending precious time learning, discussing and exploring New Life.
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Rearranged due to Snow Day:

The Year 3 Woodpeckers are really looking forward to sharing their ‘Really Musical Assembly’ with families onThursday 15th March at 2.45pm.

 

 

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Working at Full Capacity

We explored Mrs. Sutton’s shopping from the weekend to investigate what 100ml, 250ml, 500ml, 1 litre and 3 litres look like. We had fun comparing, contrasting and calculating capacity. 
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In the Mood for Music

 

We really enjoyed the introduction to our Charanga Music song for the half term. It is lovely to watch the Woodpeckers express their feelings through free movements and song. We’re looking forward to adding instruments next week! 

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The Art of Observation

The Woodpeckers learned skills needed for close observational artwork. They focussed on shading, light, shapes and colours and the quality of the children’s completed work was excellent!

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A Century Later…

 
Today marks one hundred years since some women were given the chance to vote. Our philosophy stimulus was ‘Votes for Women’. The children discussed, debated and shared facts, thoughts and ideas based on the suffragettes.
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Stylish Writers

Here are the first five Woodpeckers to earn the prestigious pen licence. Well done!
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Our Time To Shine

After preparing, sharing, planning, talking, listening, thinking, editing, suggesting and enjoying, we are ready to share our AMAZING Adventures of Snoopy stories.

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Rocket Science

 

We used balloons to see how the thrust comes from the energy of the balloon and forces the air out. 

 

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Big Write Plans

We’re getting to know the main character in ‘The Amazing Adventures of Snoopy’. We know some of his life story BUT our imaginations are brimming with further exciting chapters!

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Great Glocks!

 

The Woodpeckers are making excellent progress in their Charanga Music sessions. Here they are playing a 2 part accompaniment to Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’.

 

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Philosophically Speaking

Our philosophy lesson centred around the question, ‘Why don’t people listen to their parents?’ The question stemmed from Anthony Browne’s ‘Into the Forest’.

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We’re Taking Positive Steps!

As part of a recent philosophy session, we talked about resolutions which would impact our lives and the lives of our families, positively.

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Hinduism

Our focus for this bright display is that we can respect the faiths, beliefs, customs and cultures of others. We are all human beings.

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Fabulous French

 
This week’s French lesson encouraged our Year 3 children to use their cross curricular skills. Here they are in action…
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Ready, Steady… Charanga! 

 
Our Year 3s are loving the new music scheme, Charanga! Our song for this half term is Bob Marley’s ‘Don’t Worry About a Thing’.
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To Infinity and Beyond!

Our small groups of scientists enjoyed researching important information about the moon.
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One World, Many Faiths 

Our RE lesson about the Hindu faith inspired us to create intricate Mehndi designs.

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