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Visitors

Year 3 have been extremely lucky in the last few weeks to have three visitors. Just before the May half term holiday, we had a Samba drumming workshop that linked to our topic on Brazil.  Mrs Narayanan came into Year 3 and, with the help of Nandini and Kartikey, spoke to us about what it is like to be Hindu.  Finally the author, Brian Moses performed some of his poems to us on Wednesday 7th June.

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Butser Ancient Farm and Roman Day

Year 3 have had two fantastic days to celebrate all their learning over the last term about the Romans. On Friday 10th March Year 3 visited Butser Ancient Farm. The children had a fabulous time digging in the mud looking for artefacts, visiting a Roman villa, making Roman jewellery and building a flint wall. The children found the Celtic Roundhouse fascinating and really enjoyed the experience of eating in the dark by a fire. 

The following Friday the children thoroughly enjoyed coming to school dressed as Romans. We had a range of centurions, slaves, empresses and gladiators. Thank you to everybody for making such a wonderful effort. The children enjoyed a whole range of activities from making large scale mosaics, listening to a talk from a Roman expert and learning a Roman marching formation.

 

Here are some photos to show what a wonderful time we had.

The Romans are coming!

Year 3 are currently loving our topic on the Romans!

We have so far acted out an invasion of Britain, explored Roman artefacts and designed and made our own chariots. As part of our home learning we made our own Roman artefacts to create a Roman museum.

Later this term we look forward to our trip to Butser Farm and dressing up on our Roman day. More photos to come!

Legends

Over the last few weeks Year 3 have been learning all about legends. They read the famous legend 'The Sword in the Stone'. The children then had a go at retelling the story using different actions. Can you work out what part of the story we are acting out in our pictures? 

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Now we have written our own legends based on the story of 'The Sword in the Stone' using brand new characters. Here is an extract from one of our fantastic stories.

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Finding Dory

Year 3 and Year 6 had a fantastic time visiting Vue cinema in Camberley to see Finding Dory. The children thoroughly enjoyed the film and it was wonderful to see relationships developing between our youngest and oldest children at Redwood Campus. After watching the film, the children completed a range of activities together and produced some beautiful work. Thank you to Year 6 for making us feel so safe and looked after on our trip.

Year 3 Meet Tortoises

Last half term in science we were learning about skeletons.  We discovered that exoskeletons are bones on the outside of a creature's body whereas humans have skeletons on the inside that offer support, protection and the ability to move.  Did you know that tortoises are one of the few animals to possess both an inside skeleton and an exoskeleton? In order to investigate this first hand Miss Lang brought in two special visitors for Year 3.  Oolong and Ceylon were both very well treated by all Year 3 pupils and enjoyed sitting on many warm hands and soaking up the heat.  We discovered that this is due to tortoises being reptiles and therefore cold-blooded.  We were able to feel how hard a tortoises' shell really is and learn how it protects them and can offer shelter.  It was a fun day had by all and Oolong and Ceylon were rewarded with some yummy fresh lettuce!

Marwell Zoo Trip

Year 3 had a fantastic day visiting Marwell Zoo. We saw lots of different animals including red pandas, giraffes, meerkats and snow leopards. The children had a brilliant day and are looking forward to continuing their writing about the arrival of the snow leopard cubs at Marwell Zoo.

Year 3 are settling really well into life at Redwood. We are enjoying our first topic on Extreme habitats and being very creative in the classroom.

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