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In term 5, we will be learning about The Stone Age. We will learn about their diet, their houses, the weapons they used to survive and areas of historical importance.

 

As the term progresses, share the interesting facts you learn here on this padlet.

While learning about courtesy, Class 7 created an acrostic poem and worked as a team to read it out loud They looked at how they can be courteous to others but also how others can show it to them.
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What a great first day back! All these children received their bronze and silver attendance awards today. Remember that if you are in every day, then you will get either a bronze, silver or gold award. Well done everyone.
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Well done to this half term's reading winner! The draw will start again next half term. Remember that the more you read at home, the more chances you will have to win.
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This week, the children have been learning about Jennifer Angus, an artist who is known for using insects in her art work. The children have started by sketching pictures of insects and then today they created a 3D model of one using clay. Next week they will create colour and texture on it using collage.
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Blackpool Zoo

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This week we went on our trip to Blackpool zoo and we had a fantastic time!
Wednesday was World Book day and the class took part in lots of activities including a treasure hunt and a workshop with author Pippa Pixley. They whole class loved it and it was great to hear what they love about reading.
Today, Class 7 started learning about nutrition in humans and what we need to survive. They looked at the nutritional value of different foods and decided which had the highest nutritional value. 
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Well done to this half term's reading winner! The draw will start again next half term. Remember that the more you read at home, the more chances you will have to win.
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For Safer Internet Day, Class 7 looked at how to be SMART online. S is for safe, M is for meeting, A for appropriate, R for reliable and T was for tell. Each of the children had a letter and created an information poster about what their letter stood for.
Yesterday was Year 3's learning together and this time it was all about spellings. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend, the children really enjoyed learning about different ways to make spelling fun.
A huge well done to all these children who read 4 or more times this week! Remember, your name goes into the draw for the end of term reading prize every time you read...you have to be in it to win it!
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As part of our science topic looking at light, we investigated how the size of shadows can be affected by distance from the light source. They worked in groups to set up their investigation and then completed their results table.
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This week, children developed their atlas reading skills by locating major UK cities and rivers. The worked together to use the compass points to identify direction between locations and name the rivers and the seas they flow into.
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Well done to this terms reading competition winner. The children had their name put into a draw for every time they read at home. If they read 5 times in the week, their entry was doubled to 10. We're starting a new competition after Christmas so get lots of reading practise in over the holidays!
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Today was Year 3's Christmas Craft and they made pom- pom decorations for their trees. They worked with their parents to create pom-pom santas, robins, penguins and elves! Everyone had a great time and their pom-poms looked great.
In computing today, Class 7 completed an hour of code. This activity is designed to encourage the children to use programming to solve problems. The received a certificate for completing the activity and had a great time guiding Moana and Maui to safety!
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Today the children prepared to write a set  of instructions by making a cheese sandwich. They did this is pairs and used this opportunity to write down each step they completed. They will use these notes to write their instructions and improve it using adverbs and imperative verbs.
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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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