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We look to the stars not our feet

Telephone: 0117 903 0077

Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk

Headteacher: Mr T Browse BA (Hons)

Year 3 – Saturn

Take a look at our work and displays. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses. See how our skills develop over the course of the academic year.

Gem Powers

Here are a selection of our leaves from our brain tree. We have solved a number of problems using our Gem powers throughout this year. We have become a very independent, focused and thoughtful class. Good luck in Year 4 Saturn class!

Net Investigation

This week in Maths we have been investigating 3D nets.

Violin Wow Concert Preparation

Getting ready for our Violin Wow Concert. We have been really enjoying our violin lessons and have started getting ready for our Wow Event later on in the term which will be a violin concert.

Roman WOW Event

We had a brilliant Wow event. We dressed up like Romans, created story maps for our Boudicca ‘Beating the Beast’ tale, we designed and made Roman shields, sang Roman songs and made our Roman purses that we designed last term.

PE

In PE this week we used our hopping and jumping skills to create an obstacle course.

Hot Air Balloon

We have started creating our hot air balloon ready for the balloon hunt in half term. We used tissue paper to each make our individual balloon.

Roman Dance

In PE we have been rehearsing our Roman Dance ready for May Day.

RE Day

We visited each of the 4 classrooms to learn about Judaism. In Saturn class we talked about Yom Kippur. We then thought about what we could do to be better/ nicer people.

Editing Stations

This week we wrote out invented Finding Tale. During Thursday’s lesson we edited our work using our editing stations. We looked at our spellings, our punctuation, our word choices and the speech we have included.

Library Session

We really enjoyed looking at all the new books the library has. Some of us read on our own, some of us shared with a friend.

Roman Wow Day

We started this term’s topic with a creative Wow event. We designed and made mosaics and created Roman Laurel Wreaths.

Wow Event

We really enjoyed singing for you all at our Wow event. We sang Head, shoulders, knees and toes in French and we also sang Frere Jacquez.

Science Week

We had a great week completing science experiments and learning about female scientists. Here are some photos of our ‘squashed tomato’ experiment.

 

We The Curious Trip

We had a great time exploring We The Curious. We also had a ‘Magnet and Forces’ workshop where we took part in several small experiments.

World Book Day

We had a great day on Thursday. We published our Otis Lemon stories, read and shared stories and even listened to Mark Lemon read his story ‘Otis Lemon and the Magic Scooter’.

What is life like in Paris?

We started our new topic today. We used paint and cotton buds to created artwork inspired by Pointlism. We also sketched the Eiffel Tower, sang French songs and tried some French cuisine.

Earthquake resistant house WOW event

We really enjoyed our WOW event. We each built our earthquake resistant houses using card, lolly pop sticks, match sticks, straws and tape. We then tested each house on a shake table.

Earthquake proof houses

In DT this week we investigated the frame structures for our houses. We built a house with a narrow structure and compared it with a wide structure. We also built a house with a short structure and compared tall structure. We used lots of gem power making these structures and discovered a short structure with a wide base was the strongest.

Around The World Day

On Friday Saturn class went ‘Around the world’. They visited each Year 3 class and each Year 4 class. In each classroom they completed an activity about a country from each continent and they also learnt a song.

Invent Week

This week in Literacy we are inventing our Journey Tale. We have some great ideas!

Geography week 2

As part of our Geography this week we made plasticine models of the Earth. We used different colours for each layer. From the inner core to the outer crust.

Earthquake Wow Day

We had a great first day back. Not only was it our first swimming lesson but it was also our Wow day. As part of our Wow day we worked in teams of 3 to build newspaper towers. The newspaper towers needed to be tall, strong and able to withstand an earthquake. The children worked well together. Some towers were very successful.

Yoga

As a reward for working hard to complete our Maths Review we had a short session of Yoga in the classroom.

Mad Science Assembly

On Tuesday we had a great time watching the Mad Science Assembly. We watched lots of exciting Science experiments.

 

Christmas is coming

This week we used paper to create Christmas wreaths. We had to cut, fold, glue and add glitter.

 

Elegon spotted in St George

This week there have been reports of an Elegon flying past Air Balloon. Saturn class have been collecting evidence about this and have created Wanted posters for this extinct creature.

 

Fun in French

In French this week we have been revising how to say our name and also how to introduce our friends. In our books we drew ourselves and our friend and wrote ‘my name is…’ and ‘this is…’ in speech bubbles in French.

The hunt for the golden deer

We have really enjoyed getting to learn our current story ‘Rama and Sita’. Last week we even went on a hunt for the golden deer.

Year 3 India Wow Event

We started the term off with a Wow event. Part of of Wow event was drawing Henna designs. We used intricate repeating patterns to do this. The children also took part in three other activities which included Rangoli patterns and Bollywood dancing.

Making ‘bronze’ spears
As a class we talked about the start of the Bronze Age and the discovery of metal. We then use paper to make small ‘bronze’ spears.

Choco rocks!
In Science we used chocolate to create Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks.

Weaving, painting and using a dictionary.

This week we started our woven trees. We started by drawing our background on our plate and painting our plate. We then looked at the weaving they would have had in the Stone Age. We then wove the tree trunk of the tree. Our next step is the weave the branches.
We have also spent some time looking at dictionaries and how we can use them.

Choosing some new class books

During our library visit this week we had the opportunity to choose a new fiction and non-fiction book for the book corner in our classroom.

 

Computing
We have been really enjoying this term’s Computing lessons. We have been learning to code. We have coded a bubble bursting and also created a code that told a helicopter to move up and down.

Hockey with Premier Sports

On Wednesday we had our first PE lesson with Premier Sports. We were looking at our ball control and even played a game where some of us were ‘big hairy monsters’.

Stone Age Day
We had a brilliant day Wednesday! We dressed up as Stone Age people, created cave drawings and also had a fashion show. We have also worked hard getting to know each other and created some class rules by drawing around each other and writing all of the good learning behaviours inside of the body and all of the learning behaviours we avoid outside of the body.

Displays and Children’s Work 2017-18

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    On Monday, children will bring home envelopes containing Data Collection Sheets - these sheets contain the key information we hold about you and your child - please take some time to check that the details are correct, making any amendments necessary and returning the forms to the school office by Friday 2nd February.

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