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Year 3 - Brazil

Performance

Performances

 

The last day of term found us all having plenty of fun singing and performing for such a wonderful turn out of parents. Here are some of the amazing year 3 students all dressed in full costume.dancersanimalsshepherdsSingersAngelsNarrators

Computing

Here are some of us creating platforms for our own interactive games using free software called KODU. The games the cildren make can be accessed at home and are playable on a games console such as Playstation (other games consoles are available). 

Bobby has created a platform which is full of pipes to block his rover from moving forward. Today they learnt how to program an object to shoot other objects. If you are feeling brave please ask them to explain!

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Art

Art

We have used pencil to create line drawings based on the picture by Kat Loveday

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First, we made an outline sketch and concentrated on drawing the eye lashes and their shadows. We then thought about memories of our own which we drew inside the eye. I think you will agree, these look extremely effective. Plus, we had tons of fun making them.

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Maths Aliens

Maths Problem Solving

In Maths we have had great fun trying to solve some puzzles. In this example we are trying to work out how many aliens are aboard the spacecraft. We needed to use both our 3 and times tables to solve this one. The question was:

Triexs have 3 legs, Quinions have 4 legs. There are 22 legs on the spaceship. How many Triexs are there? Can you work it out?

Here is one finished example:

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Apple Monsters

In English this term we have been writing instructions. We would like to share our recipe for Apple Monsters which was written by Eryn.

Apple Monsters

Are you ready to enjoy a lovely apple treat? Well, here you are. All you need to know.

What you will need:

Apples, strawberries, marshmallows (don't worry about which colour), peanut butter, icing sugar and chocolate drops.

Method:

1.  First, you get an apple and cut it into quarters.

2.  Next, you cut a small piece in the centre for a mouth.

3.  Then, put a thin layer of peanut putter in the bit you have just cut out.

4.  After that, place a slice of strawberry at the bottom.

5.   Then, grab some marshmallows and place them on the top.

6.  Next, get your icing sugar and add two dots of it for eyes.

7.  Then, get your chocolate drops and place them on top of the icing sugar.

8.  Finally, ENJOY your lovely monster.

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Spring Term Home Learning

Here are just some ideas to get you started. I am sure you can be even more creative.

Harry Potter and Hogwarts

Read one of the books and lose yourself in a world of magic and mystery. Find out more about spells. Who were the first people to use spells? Why did people think they needed a spell.

You could make:

A fact-file

A power point slideshow

A tourist leaflet

A time-line

Or do something completely different!

Create an educational game

Create a game that would help other children with learning. Your game could be based on Harry Potter, any other character from the series of books.

A snakes and ladders game could take a magical turn.

You could:

Make a board game

Use dice

Make figures

Invent a playground game (skipping game or invasion game)

Make Top Trumps

Write instructions

Make a model of Hogwarts

Research how people lived at Hogwarts. Think about how hard it would have been to only go home outside term time.

You could:

Select a variety of materials which are similar to those used 100 years ago.

Make models of  the people and objects.

Design a new invisibility cloak or broomstick.

Make a fact card to go with it

Make it from junk, lego or even use online Minecraft

Or a better idea of your own/

Science

We will shortly be looking at magnets and how they work. Maybe you could get a head start and find out some facts for yourself.

You could:

Make a poster

Make a mini-book

Fact cards

A story

Write a book review

Choose a book that you have read and write a review about it. Think about who will read your review (they will be displayed in the library) and whether you thought it was good, ordinary or a little boring.

You could:

Discuss favourite characters, settings and plot

Discuss how it made you feel

Say what style of writing the author used

Discuss the use of illustrations, maps and photos.

Make a poster

OR something even better

Free Choice

This is up to you!

What excites you about the world you live in? You could bring something into school to give a talk; remember it must be interesting for other people too.

You could find out about something in the news and write your own article about it.

You could sing a song or perform a poem.

As an artistic class I’m sure some of you would love to discover new artists. You might want to make a model or sculpture.

The choice is yours!

Autumn Term

Here are 6 outlines for possible homework ideas. The children should feel free to be as imaginative as they can in displaying their ideas. We do celebrate individuality.

Research our local area

 

Find out how the landscape has changed over the course of history. Questions you might want to answer:

Have people always lived on the marsh?

What has the land been used for in the past? What might the land be used for in the future?

What attracts people to come and live here now?

Why is it a special place to live?

You could make:

A fact-file

A power point slideshow

A tourist leaflet

A time-line

Or do something completely different!

Create an educational game

 

Create a game that would help other children with learning. Your game could be based on Pokemon, or characters from a book or film. We will be looking at multiplication and division after half-term so you could create a snakes and ladders type game for your friends to play.

You could:

Make a board game

Use dice

Make figures

Invent a playground game (skipping game or invasion game)

Make Top Trumps

Write instructions

Make a Model of a local building from the village

Research how people lived here in the past. Create a home or business building as a model.

You could:

Select a variety of materials which are similar to those used 100 years ago.

Learn local words for people and places

Make models of people and say how they lived – maybe the smugglers

Make a fact card to go with it

Make it from junk, lego or even use online Minecraft

Or a better idea of your own/

Present information about Light

 

Research more information about light sources. What they are used for. How they affected our local area when they turned street lights off to save energy.

What would happen if we lost all sources of energy.

You could:

Make a poster

Make a mini-book

Fact cards

A story

Write a book review

Choose a book that you have read and write a review about it. Think about who will read your review (they will be displayed in the library) and whether you thought it was good, ordinary or a little boring.

You could:

Discuss favourite characters, settings and plot

Discuss how it made you feel

Say what style of writing the author used

Discuss the use of illustrations, maps and photos.

Make a poster

OR something even better

Free Choice

This is up to you!

What excites you about the world you live in? You could bring something into school to give a talk; remember it must be interesting for other people too.

You could find out about something in the news and write your own article about it.

You could sing a song or perform a poem.

As an artistic class I’m sure some of you would love to discover new artists. You might want to make a model or sculpture.

The choice is yours!


                 
    Dymchurch Curriculum MapYear 3 - Brazil
    Full English (Reading and Writing) and Maths curriculum details can be found in the Docs tab above
    Term 1 & 2Term 3 & 4Term 5 & 6
    TOPICMaking a MarkNatural EnvironmentCountries & Continents
    Science  Light  Rocks  Forces & Magnets
     Animals  Plants
    Geography Points of a compass, grid references, symbols, keys linked to UK

    Geographical similarities and differences of UK, European countries and North or South America.

    Physical geography: climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, mountains, water cycle

    Worlds countries - focus on Europe, North & South America, environmental regions, countries and major cities.

    Countries and cities of UK. Hills, mountains, coasts and rivers of UK. Land use patterns and how this has changed over time

    History Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
     A local history study

    The achievements of the earliest civilisations - Ancient Egypt.
    Non-European society - Benin (West Africa)

    RE

    Judaism

    The Torah,

    Life of Moses: Burning bush, Plagues, 10 Commandments

    Christianity

    Inspired by Jesus, Bartimaeus, Jairus, Zacchaes, Levi

    Christmas

    Christianity

    Jesus and his Teachings; Unforgiving Servant: Mustard seed/kingdom of heaven, workers in vineyard, sower, prodigal son

    Christianity

    Rules make society, Sermn n the Mount, The new commandment, Examples of Jesus

    Easter

    Islam

    Life of Muhammad, 99 names of Allah, Qur'an, Islamic Calligraphy

    Pentacost

    Living a Moral Life

    Stories with a moral and examples in everyday life

    DT  Textiles - sew fabrics together

    Mechanisms - pneumatics

    Construction - card, art straws, pipe cleaner modelling

     Food - Cleaning, hygiene, cuting using small knife and scissors, beating, folding, greasing, lining tins, whisking with fork, understanding healthy foods, taste and talk
    Art

    Printing - rubbings, stencils

    Drawing - Charcoal

    Drawing - observation sketching, different pencil grades, shade and tone

    Digital - photography

    Painting - water colour, large and small paintbrushes

    Drawing - observation sketching, different pencil grades, shade and tone

    3D - environmental sculpture

    PE Basketball & Swimming
     Swimming & Tag Rugby / Dance
     Hockey & Gymnastics
     Handball / Football & Gymnastics
     Athletics & Mini Tennis / Kwik Cricket
     Athletics & Rounders
    Music Singing / Performing - sing in tune with expression
    Composing - improvise repeated patterns and combine layers of sounds, percussion and tuned instruments
     Appraising - recognise that musical elements can be combined and used expressively
    ICT

     Unit 3.1

    Programming an animation

    Unit 3.2

    Finding and correcting bugs in programmes

    Unit 3.3

    Videoing a performance

    Unit 3.4

    Exploring computer networks, including the internet

     Unit 3.5

    Communicating safely on the internet

     Unit 3.1

    Collecting and analysing data

    PSHE  New beginnings
     Say no to bullying
     Good to be me
    Getting on and falling out
     Going for goals
     Relationship changes
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