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Farewell Year 3! We will miss each one of you! We are looking forward to watching you grow in Year 4 and beyond, achieving so much.

 

We would like to say a huge 'thank you' to the parents for all your support throughout the year. We also really appreciate the lovely cards, letters, thoughtful comments and treats that we have received this week. It has been a privilege to be part of the childrens' learning journey and a pleasure getting to know our extended St. Andrew's families!

Best wishes for the future,

Mrs Dean, Miss Mann & Miss Jones. 

 

 

 

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Welcoming Year 2 to 'The Juniors' at Celebration Assembly

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Learning to Salsa Dance (following the instructions for the Cuban Wheel in Spanish!)

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Year 3 Spanish Day!

We had such fun visiting Lorenzo's restaurant for some delicious tapas food. A huge 'Thank You' to John's mum Jen for arranging our trip and to Jacob and Alex, the chefs who created our feast. Ana taught us the days of the week by teaching us a song and we were lucky enough to be taught some Flamenco dancing by the talented Miss Mallard. An amazing day all round! 

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Fun at Stoke Damerel Sports Event

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Year 3 and 4 Residential to Magdalen Farm

We had such an amazing few days at Magdalen farm and were blessed with such wonderful weather. All the children were impeccably behaved, well mannered and a pleasure to take away. Activities included; orienteering, feeding the farm animals, watering and picking vegetables, collecting hen eggs, making sandwiches, building shelters in the woods and collecting and identifying river species. The children (and staff) had so much fun! smiley

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The Romans are Coming!

An outstanding class assembly by all children in Year 3. Well done! 

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We had a whole school 'Salad Off' and each child brought in an item of salad to contribute to our class creation. We had fun cutting, slicing and preparing the various items. We created a 'Boudicca Roman Salad'. She tasted delicious too! 
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Summer Term

Welcome back to a fun-filled and exciting Summer term. Our topic is 'Roman Invaders'. We look forward to a visit from a Roman Legionary, who will tell stories of times in the Roman Army. 

We have our class assembly on Wednesday 24th May and 'Sports Day' on Thursday 25th May.

The Year 3 and 4 residential to Magdalen Farm takes place on 14th - 16th June. We are very excited about that! smiley

Our Roman shields are well under way - photos below. Many thanks to all the parents who gave up their time to patiently support us with this tricky project. We are really proud of how they are taking shape. Our Roman visitor was very impressed with their authentic looking construction! 

 

Roman Assembly Song 'Invade!'

Please practise our song as much as you can. It is important that everyone is confident with the chorus. Choose a verse to learn thoroughly; we will decide on singing groups next week. If you are not keen on singing, learn verse 3, which is more like a rap.

Spoken: Let me tell you about the first millennium!

The Roman legions crossed the sea

to the shores of Britain in forty three.

They built their forts and their roads and towns.

We all serve Emperor Claudius now.

With the gladius and shield

And the javelins they wield

Taking elephants and catapults

Across the battlefield

Putting Britons in their graves

Taking taxes, making slaves

They took command to the edge of the Pict lands.

Romans!

 

Invade! Invade!

Blood and gore and history made.

Invade! Invade!

This is A.D. Britain, sharpen your blade!

Spoken: Let me tell you about the Dark Ages...

 

The Saxons plundered, Rome withdrew.

Then the Angles came and others too.

They farmed and fought their way inland

With the ox and plough and a spear in hand.

Many Saxon kings would reign 

Over churls and over thanes.

Every kingdom came out fighting

Then they'd do it all again.

There were lots of little wars,

Funny Anglo Saxon laws.

They ruled like this for the next three centuries.

Saxons!

 

Invade! Invade!

Blood and gore and history made.

Invade! Invade!

This is A.D. Britain, sharpen your blade!

 

Spoken: No, not the 8th century!

 

The Saxons ruled til the Viking sails

Rocked up at a monastery hard as nails.

England fell as the Viking hoard

Took land and treasure and thralls as their reward. 

Those armies battled back and forth

While the Scots and Picts squared up in the North.

Canute and Edward came and went.

Then Harold met the Normans and we know what that meant.

Here we go again...

 

Invade! Invade!

Blood and gore and history made.

Invade! Invade!

Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans,

This is A.D. Britain, sharpen your blade!

Sharpen your blade!

Optional homework

 

What can you find out about some of the facts in the song? 

 

What did the Romans use elephants for?

What are Saxon ceorls (churls) and thanes?

What were some of the 'funny little Anglo Saxon laws'?

What were the treasures and thralls taken by the Vikings?

Who were Canute, Edward and Harold?

 

We hope you enjoy researching! Please bring in your answers by Tuesday 16th May (or keep the answers in your head ready for our discussion!)

Creating our Roman Shields

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We had an amazing day out at Mount Edgcumbe via the Cremyll ferry. The children enjoyed playing beach games, rock pooling, shell hunting and creating beach art. The picnic in the Orangery was fun too. 

 

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Spectacular Science Week

The children took part in a range of fun science activities in the school hall as part of our science fair. Thank you to our Year 3 helpers! 

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Our science topic this term is 'Plants' and we have been busy planting cress in a range of different environments to check the best conditions for growth. 

We removed leaves off a plant to observe the effect it has and also watched bean seeds germinate. 

We dissected a daffodil and used a microscope to look at the reproductive parts of the flower. This helped us to understand a plant's life cycle.

We're waiting for our own individual flower seedlings to grow stronger before taking them home to care for.

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World Book Day!

 

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The Year 6 and Year 3 children thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories together.
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Creative Music Day

 

The Year 3 class attended a creative music day at the Guildlhall. They had to compose music  to play along to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The children took part in workshops playing on many percussion instruments and using their voices.

 

The children created a soundscape for Grandma's house, thinking about what objects could be inside the house and trying to recreate those noises using the instruments. Some of our children even got the opportunity to conduct the whole class! The children also loved trying to create noises to represent the characters within the story: Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf and Grandma. They learnt about dynamics and tempo to create different atmospheres. Year 3 most enjoyed our songwriting workshop. We had to write lyrics to compose a song about Red Riding Hood.

 

We all had a great day and cannot wait to compose music for different stories and characters back at school!

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Grandma's Rap!

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The children loved the vocal warm up with Jess.

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This is the song we composed about Little Red Riding Hood.

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A huge 'thank you' and 'goodbye' to our student teachers Mr Lloyd and Miss O'Toole who have worked with us over two terms. We appreciate all that you have done at St Andrew's and wish you all the best of luck. You'll certainly be missed by all.
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Global Internet Safety Awareness Day

Tuesday 7th February

We had a very enjoyable day celebrating all we can learn and enjoy on the internet, whilst remembering how to stay safe and happy online.

 

It was very exciting watching Mr. Stonebridge collect our award for 'Digital School 2017' in our special assembly.  We loved singing our favourite 'Click click' song to remind everyone of the internet safety rules we follow at school and at home.

 

 

 

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Our Spring Term Class Assembly

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Congratulations to our talented Year 3 writers!

The Year 3 children took part in a creative writing competition. They had to write a short, descriptive story about a monster that was exactly 100 words long.

We are extremely proud of Max and Harry who have received certificates for their writing and will have their stories published in a Young Writers' Anthology.

A fabulous achievement! 

 

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Dartmoor Ramble

The Year 3 and 4 class had an amazing ramble across Dartmoor today led by National Park guides. We learnt about the journey of a river from the moor to the sea, including the use of man-made leats. These channel water to Burrator Reservoir, where it is stored for later distribution to Plymouth and the surrounding area. 

We have been looking at various habitats in our local environment. It was lovely to see some of the ponies and sheep wandering freely and to observe a variety of plant species present. 

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Mini-beast hunting and species identification in the school garden.
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Spring Term - 'From the Moor to the Sea'

Welcome back to an exciting Spring Term. We hope that you've all had a fun-filled Christmas and New Year. smiley

This term our topic is geography based and we will be looking at our local environment. We will begin with Dartmoor and follow the path of a river to our local seaside. A superb opportunity to visit the great outdoors and explore Burrator Reservoir and Mount Edgcumbe.

Lots to look forward to! 

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John enjoyed showing us his Dartmoor book which had been given to his great-grandad by his mum in 1983! Look at Jon's mum's lovely message in the front of the book! We admired the handwriting! 

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Ten chapter books read over the Christmas holiday! What an achievement! 

Who will be the next 'Superstar reader' to gain a Headteacher's Award? 

 

It is marvellous to see Year 3 pupils selecting books from home, the city library and our class library in addition to their school reading books.  There are so many favourites being read and recorded in reading diaries and children passing books they've enjoyed to each other.  Current popular authors enjoyed by our class are Roald Dahl and David Walliams.  Please let us know if you have a book you'd like to recommend.  Maybe you could write a book review for our webpage!

Gymnastics
 
In Gymnastics this term, our focus is 'Symmetry and Asymmetry'. We are learning how to travel, balance, roll and jump in different ways, working with a partner to perform a sequence which shows moments of symmetry as well as asymmetry.  Have a look at our work in progress and see if you can work out whether there is symmetry or asymmetry in our shapes.  We will perform in our class assembly on Wednesday 1st February.

Travelling

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Exploring symmetry and asymmetry

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The Year 3 Team would like to wish you all a very 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!' 

 

Christmas Dinner! smiley

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Mathletics achievements

 

These children have gained certificates for their regular practise on the Mathletics site.

Please make a note of your password which is in your homework book and aim to complete a section each day to keep those maths skills sharp.

Christmas Production 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

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What an incredible performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Year 3!  You should be so proud of your teamwork, confidence, creativity, acting and dancing skills.  Putting together our piece was so much fun and your energy was infectious! 

 

Stone Age Raft Building

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We made sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks by using chocolate. They tasted delicious too! smiley
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Stone Age Topic Day! 9.11.16

Our super fun 'Stone Age' themed day was kicked off by our class assembly. The children were amazing and so confident. Well done Year 3! Here are a few of the highlights.

 

 

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We then continued our fun in the classroom by learning all about the types of food that Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age people would have eaten. We all helped to prepare and make a tasty stinging nettle stew, oatcakes and stewed fruit for pudding. It was a delicious 3 course feast that we enjoyed while sitting round a camp fire. Mr Lloyd and Miss O'Toole led our camp fire singing. Such an exciting day! smiley

 

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Internet Safety Day!

Our Year 3 Viruses and understanding how to stay safe on the internet by signing a class charter.

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Kents Cavern, Torquay

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Year 3 and 4 had a fabulous day at Kents Cavern.  The cave tour was fascinating and we learnt so much about why this prehistoric site is such an important source of evidence.  
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Toffee Apple Winners!

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Harvest Festival

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We had great fun making Stone Age tools!
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22.9.16 - Our Stone Age Experience at Saltram Woods.

We all had a fabulous time in the woods acting like real caveman and women. The children foraged around the trees and along banks to find berries, leaves, nuts and much more. They then used them to make paint for their cave paintings. 

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The children had great fun working together in teams to make a shelter.
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The children were taught how important fire was to the Stone Age and all had a chance to start one using a flint. It was trickier than it looked! We had to sample some toasted marshmallows.smileyno
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Congratulations to our first 'Spelling Bee' trophy winner!

Congratulations to our first 'Spelling Bee' trophy winner!  1

Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families!

Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 1
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 2
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 3
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 4
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 5
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 6
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 7
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 8
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 9
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 10
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 11
Wow! Look at these amazing Stone Age costumes! Well done, Year 3 and their creative families! 12

Art & Design

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R.E.
We found some amazing 'treasures from nature' for homework and in our school garden.  So many interesting creations to inspire our first R.E. Unit of the year.  What a thoughtful class!

Our wonderful world

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8.9.16     - The States of Matter chemistry show was totally amazing! The children were impressed by experiments showing how liquid nitrogen can evaporate and turn into a gas. They watched in fascination as a gas (inside balloons) was condensed into a liquid. A banana was instantly frozen and turned into a hammer sad, magic bubbling potions created and a final explosion of rice crispies! Fabulous!