Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Verulamium Museum Trip

Year 3 visited the Roman Museum today. They had the opportunity to visit the self-guided tour gallery, and then complete a session looking at a variety of Roman artefacts. They had a fantastic day and learned lots of new, exciting facts!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Literacy Lesson In Class 7

Monday 12th March 2018.

Can I make a presentation, using typical language, explaining my opinion?

Bronze: I can come up with 2 points, using time connectives to explain my opinion.
Silver: I can come up with a  one-minute presentation, using time connectives and causal connectives.
Gold: I can come up with a one-minute presentation, using time connectives, causal connectives and rounding off with a conclusion.
Platinum: I can ensure my presentation is in a logical order and have included interesting language.

We are currently mid-way through learning about explanation texts and today, we have been making short presentations to put across our opinion, using as many features in the medals as possible.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Parent Partners

Year 3 had an exciting Maths lesson on Tuesday! Many parents and carers were able to join us for the morning to see how their children are taught in school.

The children had their knowledge of shape and measure put to the test by designing the teacher a garden!

Look at some of these fabulous designs...

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Role Playing in History

We have been getting excited about our Boudicca play and in History, we have been learning all about Boudicca and her rebellion. We even role-played for the afternoon, trying to imagine how the Queen of the Iceni would have felt with the Roman's invading Britain.

Did you know that over 80 000 Britain's lost their lives fighting against the Roman army. Was it for a just cause?

If you were Boudicca, would have fought?

Let us know!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018


We had a great day today on our CHILL OUT!  Take a look at some of the fun activities we got up to...

Sound Map - comparing what we heard

Sound Map - Comparing what we heard

Collecting pieces (tesserae) for our Roman nature mosaics

Friday, 19 January 2018

Year 3 get inspiration for their writing...

This week, Year 3 have been planning their own traditional tales. We wanted to share with you some of the ways we have been inspired to write more creatively.

Merlin visited us in class and the children were asked to write an exciting sentence about him. It had to include adjectives but also could include similes and interesting openers too!

Merlin striking a pose to inspire Class 7 with their writing

On Friday, the children then played some literacy games designed to help them carefully select appropriate adjectives for their upcoming stories and exciting verbs to really make the image clearer in the readers mind.

Washing Line game where children choose more powerful vocabulary and order the words from least to most powerful
Children also played 'Beat the Teacher' where they had to come up with alternative words for a given word and scored points if the teacher did not have it on her list. 

Finally, children had to edit and improve a text where all the adjectives had been replaced with sweets!

How would you re-write this text?