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Author Archives: bvMrsBrown

Home Grown in the Orchard

On Friday Mrs Norbury and some of year 3 went to harvest the fruit and vegetables that had been growing in our orchard.  They found the courgettes had grown to an incredible size and had many raspberries, potatoes and apples. We have been using the orchard to  support our work in Design Technology as we … Continue reading »

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Year 3 2018 Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

Today we celebrated our achievements over the year in a V.I.P awards event. The children showed us their best poses and then did their own proud walk down the red carpet where they were met by Mrs.Brown to receive their awards. After the ceremony we enjoyed treats.

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Picasso Inspired Year 3 Art Club

In the summer term,  some of the children attended an after school art club run by Mrs.Holmes. Over the five weeks they focused on the work of Pablo Picasso and produced a mask using mixed media. Their finished products are amazing !!

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Creating Healthy Wraps in Design Technology

Today the children made wraps as part of D.T. They have been learning where food comes from and how to make good choices as part of a healthy lifestyle. They chose their fillings from a selection of healthy food choices and created their own wrap. After washing their hands, Year 3 enjoyed selecting, cutting, slicing, … Continue reading »

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Roman God Wildcard

Today the children completed a Wildcard in groups of 3 to learn about Roman Gods. They used Ipads, books and displays to research and find out about their chosen god. They worked well in their groups and produced some good work.

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Today Year 2 and 4 enjoyed their P.E sessions outdoors . Year 2 worked on striking and fielding activities whilst year 4 did athletics with a focus on jumping.  

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Making Smoothies in Design Technology

Last week we designed fruit smoothies as part of Design Technology and made links with healthy food choices and P.E. On Friday the children selected the ingredients from the choice provided and then used the blender to mix together.  Finally they were able to taste their creations.  They tasted delicious!!

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Noah’s Ark Enquiry Week 2018

This week year 3 and 4 have joined together to complete an enquiry week. The children were given the task of designing the inside and outside of an ark. They had to make sure their design would be waterproof, float and have enough space for all of the animals and supplies. After completing the initial … Continue reading »

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Teddy Bears Picnic

Today Reception children welcomed the children from Nursery to our class with their teddy bears. We enjoyed a picnic and lots of teddy bear games. The children from Nursery are so excited to come to Mr Morris’s class in September.      

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Roman Bullas

As part of our Roman Topic the children have designed and sewn their own Roman Bullas.  They are amulets, worn around the neck as a locket to protect against evil spirits and forces. Inside these the children have written their own wishes.

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Health Champions Walk to Barcelona Challenge

Update 6th July 2018: We’ve reached Barcelona!! We have walked 1,142 miles to reach our destination. Well done to everyone!! This challenge was one of four that Beal Vale Health Champions chose and then the whole school had their vote. Walk to Barcelona was a clear winner.  At the end of week two, as a school, … Continue reading »

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Dewa Roman Museum 2018

Today we went on our class trip to Dewa Roman Museum in Chester where we met our guide Jenny. We learned how the Romans lived and what life was like in Roman Britannia.  We ended our visit with a battle at the ampitheatre but not before we experienced being archaeologists!!

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Geography Wild Card

On Wednesday the children took part in a Geography Wild Card. Mrs Khanum organised the children into groups and introduced their task. This was  an opportunity for the children to use and apply their Building Learning Power skills. A number of skills were being used such as collaboration, capitalising, noticing, absorbing and planning. Their task … Continue reading »

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Royal Wedding 2018

Today we celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a red,white and blue non uniform day. We started the day off with a whole school assembly where we looked at the plans for their wedding tomorrow and explored the immediate family tree. Back in class we did a variety of activities. We watched … Continue reading »

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On Friday we had a visitor called Matthew from Zoolab. He brought some amazing creatures some of which we were able to handle.  The children were fascinated by the animals and the facts that they learned. The session made links with our Science that we have covered in Year 3 in particular ‘Animals including Humans’ which … Continue reading »

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Billy Bob Buttons Visits Year 3

On Wednesday we were very lucky to have a special visitor to our class, the author of the 2014 UK People´s Book Prize Winner and UK bestseller Billy Bob Buttons. The children learned about the importance of knowing your character and how to bring a character to life. Edward, whose pen name is Billy Bob Buttons, … Continue reading »

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How to Become a Roman Gladiator

Our English topic this half term is learning about the Romans and in particular learning how to become a Gladiator. Today we used drama/ role play to further explore what it took to get from slave to Gladiator.  

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Following Instructions to Make a Roman Road

Today we have carried on with our instructional work in English. We thought about  the most important features of instructions and how they were structured. We then looked at a good example and a set of instructions that needed improving. As a class we discussed how they could be improved. Finally we followed a set … Continue reading »

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English- Following Instructions

Our new English topic for the next few week focusses upon instructions. The children had a little fun asking Mrs.Brown to copy a design from a card following their instructions and they quickly learned that instructions need to be precise. They then worked in pairs to instruct each other to copy the design as accurately … Continue reading »

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St.George’s Day

On Monday  we learned about St.George. This is the day on which we remember St George, England’s patron saint. The anniversary of his death, which is on April 23, is seen as England’s national day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess. We were able to … Continue reading »

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Science- Light and Shadows

Our new topic for this half term is Light and Shadows. To start our topic off we were learning and sorting light sources and reflectors. The children chose an item from the bag and placed next to the correct label to indicate whether it was a light source or reflector. They loved this task and … Continue reading »

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Library visit March 2018

Today we visited our local library in Shaw.  Mrs.Gledhill explained how to use the library services,shared a couple of stories with  the children and then let them explore the children’s area. They had  a great time and we brought back five books on our new class ticket! Some of Year 3 already use the library … Continue reading »

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Health Champions Workshop 2 March 2018

Beal Vale was well represented at the recent Health Champions workshop at the Millenium Centre in Oldham earlier in March. The event was attend by Jenna Downing a world champion inline skater where she shared her story with us which highlighted  how much perseverance and determination she had. The event finished off with Jenna showing … Continue reading »

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International Day of Happiness 2018

Today we marked  International day of happiness by showing acts of kindness, creating a happiness tree and sharing a smile.  

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Wild Card Challenge

Today we completed a Building Learning Power (B.L.P) wild card challenge to answer the question ‘Do volcanoes exist on other planets?’ This was also an opportunity for staff to observe their developing B.L.P skills and how these are being applied to different tasks. The children worked in small groups to research the question and made … Continue reading »

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Art- Georges Seurat

This week we have continued our study of  A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. The children have sketched a scene from the original image and used the pointillism technique to complete.  

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World Book Day 2018 in Year 3

Today we celebrated World Book Day. We completed lots of activities such as creating word salads/ clouds, character selfies, character descriptions, designing a book token and we read our books to each other to name just a few activities. The children had a great day celebrating World Book Day. They also gave a donation each … Continue reading »

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Great Artists

Today we learned about some of the great artists through time. We looked at the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Joseph Turner, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali. The children were amazed by the pieces of work these artists produced.  

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Art -Colour Mixing

Today we started our new art  topic studying Georges Seurat and pointillism. We first though about how we see colour and then we explored by mixing different colours.  

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Georges Seurat

Today our main focus was to learn about Georges Seurat and what he was famous for. The children showed a good understanding of this artist and we mesmerized by his works of art, especially ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’. What facts can you recall from our session about Georges Seurat?

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