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In term 2, we will be exploring 'what makes the Earth angry?' We will be looking at enormous earthquakes, terrifying tsunamis and violent volcanoes. We'll learn about how they are created, how they are measured and the impact that they have on people's lives. Using actual specimens, we will look at the different rock types and see what we can find to identify and classify the rocks around us. It's all very exciting...I can't wait!!

 

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Today the class became rock investigators and their task was to group different rocks together based on their properties. They had to test durability, permeability, whether they were hard of soft and whether it was high or low density. The children really enjoyed this and successfully managed to classify each rock.
Today was Year 3's spelling Bee. 4 children from each Year 3 class were chosen to compete and had to practise spellings ready for today. It was en exciting morning with lots of suspense and hard work but the overall winner was.....Erin! Well done Erin and a huge well done to all who took part. Keep practising your spellings and next time it might be you.
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Watch our animoto of the still life drawings we did today. We have been looking at Paul Cezanne and are beginning the journey to creating our own still life print. 

To start off our new term, the children read the story ‘The girl who never made mistakes’ and used this to create freeze frames showing scenes from the story. They discussed how it must feel to never make mistakes and the pressure that she would feel. The class thought that she would feel scared all the time in case she made a mistake and that she would never be able to relax and have fun.

We discussed the importance of making mistakes and that it is ok to do this. The best learning comes from making a mistake and then improving what you do the next time by learning from it.

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This week, we finally got to make our stuffed peppers! After all our researching, planning and tasting, we had the opportunity to create and taste them. The children brought in the flavours they wanted to include and created their stuffed peppers. A lot of fun was had by everyone, well done!
On Thursday, Class 7 tasted some foods ready for next week when they make stuffed peppers. They tried feta, olives, chorizo and peppers and while they were eating them, thought of the adjectives that could be used to describe them...both good and bad!! They then used this to think of ideas for what they could include in their own stuffed peppers ready for next Thursday. 
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This week, Class 7 did their class assembly and the theme was Freedom. Lots of family members came to watch them and listen to the songs and poems that we had learnt. The children really enjoyed themselves and did a fantastic job. A big thank you to all who came.

Today the children celebrated National Poetry Day by looking at a poem called ‘Dinosaur Under the Shed.’ This poem described how a wild dinosaur changed when his freedom was taken away after being found by a human family. The children identified the difference in language in the text and the moved onto listing what they would miss having the freedom to do if they were held captive by a family of dinosaurs. The children were really encouraged to think about what they would miss and why that would be something they would list. They ended the day by creating poems that gave a description to what they would miss and why it would make their life better to have it.

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Today, this terms topic of ‘Where did all the Heywood Mills go?’ was introduced and we started by looking at some pictures of Mutual Mills and we found out that some of our relatives even worked there. Next we watched some videos about Quarry Bank Mill where we would be visiting in October. After our discussion, the children worked in groups to record the questions that they wanted to find the answers to this term.

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