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Magnificent Meerkats Class 2021-22!

 

A warm welcome to the Magnificent Meerkats Year 3 Class.

 

The Magnificent Meerkats are taught by Mrs Pegg and supported by Miss De Mooij.

 

On our class page, we will celebrate our wonderful learning and there will be important information too.

 

 

Class Diary Dates and Weekly Routines

Gods and Mortals - Wow Day - 16/09/21 

 

To start our Gods and Mortals topic about Ancient Greece, we are going to have an Olympics-themed Wow Day. This will take place on Thursday 16th September 2021. Please may your child come to school dressed in their P.E. kits on that day as they will be taking part in some Mini Olympics sports as part of the day's activities. 
 

Please note for the week beginning 13th September only please may your child come into school dressed in their P.E. kit on both Monday 13th for their P.E. lesson and Thursday 16th September for the Wow Day. From every week onwards, your child only needs to be dressed in their P.E. kits on Mondays please. Thank you.
 

 

 

Photos from our Gods and Mortals Wow Day

We started the day learning about the Olympics and comparing modern day and Ancient Greek Olympics. We all enjoyed learning how to throw a discus, shotput and the standing long jump. We also came up with our own Olympic events using the equipment in school. We made Ancient Greek Olympian laurel crowns and designed modern Olympic medals. Finally, we drew ourselves competing in the Olympic Games in our chosen event.  A busy but fun day!

Routines

P.E.

The children will have a P.E. lesson on Monday afternoons with Coach Ryan from Synergy Sport. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in their outdoor P.E. kit on Mondays.

 

Monday Afternoons

The children will be taught by Miss De Mooij during Monday afternoons (along with their Synergy Sport P.E. lesson). For the remainder of the week, Mrs Pegg will teach the class.

 

Reading Books and Homework Diaries

Please ensure your child brings their reading books and homework diaries to school every day. The children may need their reading books to read with an adult in school and their homework diaries to practise spellings and record notes/messages.

 

Snacks at Break

Now the children are in Key Stage 2, they will not have fruit snacks provided at morning break.  Please ensure your child brings fruit/vegetables if you wish for them to have a snack.

Homework

 

Reading - Reading regularly is really important to help you with your learning and it is really fun too. You need to read your school reading book which you bring home from school and books you have at home too.

 

Spellings - Spelling tests on Monday -  Spellings are glued into your homework diaries on Monday for you to practise at home (and in school) for the spelling test on the next Monday.

 

Times tables - Times tables tests on Thursday - Mrs Pegg will let you know which times table or matching division you need to practise so you can write this down in your homework diary.

 

Useful links

Click on the links below for useful resources for homework. Log-ins for Education City, Times Tables Rockstars and Purple Mash will be stuck into homework diaries shortly.

Our Topics 2021-22

 

Autumn 1 - Gods and Mortals (Ancient Greece)

 

Autumn 2 -  Mighty Metals

 

Spring 1 - Tremors

 

Spring 2 - Flow

 

Summer 1 - Scrumdiddlyumptious

 

Summer 2 - Tribal Tales (Stone, Bronze and Iron Age)

Autumn 1 - Gods and Mortals

 

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the Sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus. Then decide your own fate when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.

Welcome to Magnificent Meerkats Class 2020-21

 

A warm welcome to the Magnificent Meerkats Class!

 

Our Magnificent Meerkats Year 3 class are taught by Mrs Pegg and supported by Miss De Mooij, Mrs Ruff and Mrs Richardson.

 

On our class page, we will celebrate our wonderful learning and there will be important information too.

 

 

Class 3 enjoyed a wonderful day at Rand Farm Park. They listened so carefully to all of the adults, learnt new things about the animals and had lots of fun!

Summer Term 2 - Tribal Tales

Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen? Head back to prehistoric times to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishing mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time. Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years, from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion. Work as a tribe to build a seasonal monument to celebrate the coming of spring. Then sit quietly and reflect, waiting for the sunrise. What tribal tales will you have to tell?

 

Summer Term 1- Scrumdiddlyumptious

Homework

Spelling tests will continue on Mondays and times tables tests on Thursdays. Your child has written in their homework diary whether they need to practise the 4x table or 8x table for the test. The children can continue to practise times tables on Times Tables Rockstars.

 

Scrumdiddlyumptious

Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats. Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food. Find exciting recipes to read – and write your own, too. Then get busy in the kitchen, making tasty dishes and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong. Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious sandwich, smoothie and chocolate creation.

 

 

 

 

Scrumdiddlyumptious Wow Day

During Class 3's Scrumdiddlyumptious Wow Day, the children enjoyed using their senses to describe different foods, designing and making their own chocolates and chocolate packaging.

 

Here are some quotes from the children about their experiences:

 

"I liked the chocolate the best!"

" I enjoyed customising the chocolate wrapper and making the advert for my chocolates."

"Making the chocolates was amazing!"

"I enjoyed trying new foods."

"I really liked tasting the foods."

P.E. Lessons

P.E. lessons are on Monday and Wednesday each week. Please may the children come to school dressed in their P.E. kit which are suitable for outdoor P.E. lessons on those days.

Spring 2 - Flow

 

From humble beginnings, the river flows down the mountain and into the sea. How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? What soil types can you find by the river? Which animals make their homes there? Let’s get down to the river bank and find out. Now hop on an imaginary boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic and keep a journal as you follow their course. As part of the local news team, it’s your task to track down the source of some mystery pollution. Where did it come from and who is to blame? Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world.

The children enjoyed lots of river and water themed activities for their Flow Wow Day. These included: going into our school's forest and creating model rivers using mud mountains and water to understand the processes of erosion and deposition. The children also created pastel and watercolour artwork in the style of JMW Turner and Monet. In teams, the class made model water wheels and learnt about hydropower. Lastly, the children researched bridges and designed and made their own model art straw bridges. What a busy day!

 

Here are some of the children's views about their day:

"This day has been amazing Mrs Pegg - the best ever!"

"The water going down the mountain is so cool!"

"I loved doing the artwork."

Spring 1 - Tremors

Tremors. Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds. Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. Discover the properties of rocks shaped by the Earth’s breathtaking power. Watch out. Volcanologists detect formidable rumblings from an extinct volcano in Scotland’s capital. Red alert! What would you do?

Here is some of our wonderful Tremors topic work:

Autumn 2 - Mighty Metals

You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course). Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials. Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move. Which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing? Can you explain why magnets repel and attract? Can you make a penny look shiny and new? Then, meet Hogarth the Iron Man’s companion.  If you were a metal, which one would you be? Gold, a shimmering, precious and costly mineral? Or steel, that strong and useful alloy? Maybe you’re iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust. Maybe you’re not a metal at all, but a force to be reckoned with.

Autumn 1 - Gods and Mortals

From nothingness came chaos; from chaos came air and water; from air and water came life. Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light. Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets. Meet Theseus, the hero. Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the Sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus. Then decide your own fate when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.

Our Cornerstones Topics 2020-21

 

Autumn 1 - Gods and Mortals

 

Autumn 2 - Mighty Metals

 

Spring 1 - Tremors

 

Spring 2 - Flow

 

Summer 1 - Scrumdiddlyumptious

 

Summer 2 - Tribal Tales

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