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Our Egyptian scarecrow is coming along nicely!

Our Egyptian scarecrow is coming along nicely! 1

Magic Magnets

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This term the children are learning about forces and magnets in their Science lessons. This week the children have been investigating magnet strength and also using wand magnets to make paperclips hover.

3/4M Shotton Superstars!

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Year 3 Using Drama to explore "George's Marvellous Medicine"

St George's Day

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This week for St George's Day we will be having a show and tell assembly to show off what we have learned and created. We have been learning about who St George is, where he came from and what made him so important not only to the world but also to England. 

 

In class 3/4C, we have made swords with synonyms for the word brave hanging from the sword. St George was brave and stood up for what he believed in. The swords we have made will remind us to always be courageous and stand up for our beliefs. 

A huge well done!

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Well done to Lilly for winning the Attendance Award this week! Lilly won a £5 Argos voucher.

She was also one of this week's 'Shotton Superstars' due to her attitude and positivity in lessons.

Year 3 Literacy - Explanation texts

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Year 3/4M Sunflower Experiment

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3/4M Egyptian Sketchings

P.E with Wellfield

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On Wednesday, Miss Forrester's class were treated to a P.E session with Mrs Thompson from Wellfield. In this session the children tested their fitness levels through circuit training. There were 11 different activities including skipping, star jumps, sit ups, throwing and catching and sprinting. The children spent 30 seconds at an activity before moving on to the next station. They were all very tired at the end of the session!

Skimming and Scanning

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In Miss Cartwright's literacy class we have been learning to skim and scan to find information. We have really enjoyed learning this skill as it helps us to understand what we read. A new skill we never knew we had!

 

Here is a photo of the class working so hard and being extremely mature and patient with their work. 

Year 3/4's Germination Investigation.

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Year 3/4 have been investigating the different conditions that effect the germination of sunflowers. The children decided the different locations they wanted the planted seeds to be placed. 2 of them have germinated! The 2 that have germinated were in the corridor and by the radiator. We discovered that this is because plants need sunlight to grow and there is lots of sunlight in the corridor. Seeds also need warmth which the radiator gave. 

Parts of the flower

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Miss Cartwright bought 3/4C some Lillies so they could watch the flowers open up and see the different parts of the flower clearly. In Year 3/4 we have been learning about the different parts of a flower and having real flowers in front of us helped us to see clearly the different parts. 

Miss Cartwright's NEW spelling wall!

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In Miss Cartwright's literacy we now have a new spelling wall. The idea behind this is that it can help us with spellings we DO know but need a little reminder at times. These won't be our weekly spellings but words we work with daily. 

Miss Forrester's Superstars

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This week Miss Forrester gave out 3 awards to children who had shown that they were a Superstar.

 

Halima received her award for her great attitude, excellent behaviour and wonderful manners.

 

Hayden got an award for trying hard to improve his handwriting and presentation.

 

Jacob received his award for his excellent manners towards adults and his classmates. He also received an award from Mrs Marsh for his reading.

 

Well done to you all. I am so proud of you and your hard work.

Perfect Poetry

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For homework this week, Miss Cartwright's literacy class were asked to learn as much of a poem in George's Marvellous Medicine. The poem is in chapter 2 when George is thinking up what kind of medicine to create for his grandma. The children were asked to learn as much as possible off by heart. Lucie amazingly performed the whole poem off my heart!!! All 22 lines!

 

                                          Great work Lucie and the rest of the class. 

Miss McKnight's Shotton Super Stars!

Miss McKnight's Shotton Super Stars! 1 Caiden won our Superstar Mathematician Award
Miss McKnight's Shotton Super Stars! 2 Thalia won our Superstar Writing Award
Miss McKnight's Shotton Super Stars! 3 Riley won a special attendance award!

Miss Cartwright's Superstars

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This week I have chosen these 4 children to be my superstars because they have shown a fantastic attitude towards their work and other children that they work with. They have shown patience, dedication and a hard working attitude. Their names and a full explanation of why they recieved a certificate can be found in our superstar book which is displayed in the main office. 

Literacy with Miss Cartwright

 

Today we have been using the Romo robots to help with our work on explanation texts. The children were asked to explore Romo. Lucie made it chase a ball! Their task was then to explain to the rest of the class what they learned, what they achieved and how the Romo works. 

Chinese New Year in 3/4M

Lo Shu Magic Square Winners!

 

Jack and Mckenzie trying to beat one another at Two Stones!

 

 

 

 

We started off our celebrations by trying some traditional Chinese maths games!

We played Two Stone or Pong hau k'i in the traditional Chinese which involved having two stones each and to beat your opponent by blocking their possible movements. The children really enjoyed playing this game and became experts within a few games! You can find at this game online at the website http://nrich.maths.org/1195/ or simply draw it and use two counters (or pebbles as the Chinese did). An excellent strategy game!

 

 

 

We also competed to see who could solve the Lo Shu Magic Square where all the numbers add up to 15 - vertically, horizontally and diagonally - using only number 1-9 and you were not allowed to repeat any numbers. The children worked in teams to see who could solve the puzzle the fastest. We have some great mathematicians in 3/4M who solved the problem in less than 10 minutes!

 

We also learned and performed our take on a traditional Lion Dance accompanied by our Dragon Mask artwork we completed during the day. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and the children were able to learn so much about more about the Chinese culture.

Chinese New Year

 

In Year 3/4 we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have learned about the traditions around the Chinese New Year and made some excellent arts and crafts to show this. Here are a handful of the activities we have been doing. 

Well done to Summer, Sophie, Ariana and Kaden from Miss Cartwright's class on having their art chosen to be displayed around the school.

Well done to Summer, Sophie, Ariana and Kaden from Miss Cartwright's class on having their art chosen to be displayed around the school. 1

What we have achieved!

Myths and legends

 

We have been enjoying designing and writing about our own mythical creatures. Miss McKnight was so impressed with her Year 3 class, that she decided to put them on the wall for display!

 

Shadow Puppets - Light and shadow experiment!

Welcome to Year 3/4!

 

Your teachers will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things you’ve done and more.
Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your teacher know!
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? This is where you can play games and visit some cool websites. You can even vote for your favourites.

Magnificent Mythical Creatures

The year 3 children in Miss Forrester's Literacy groups have been writing about their own Mythical Creatures. They have worked very hard and have produced excellent pieces of writing. Miss Forrester and Miss Lamb are extremely proud of them. We hope you are too!

 

You can find your child's writing below.

Maths Resources

 
We want the children to experience Maths in a 'real life' context wherever possible as this encourages them to see that Maths has a purpose and gives them more enthusiasm to learn. We have been asking children to bring in anything that may help. Materials that would be useful are takeaway menus, bus/train timetables and catalogues. Thanks for your support.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading and Spelling
 
Children now have spelling books which need to be in school every day. They are also expected to have their reading book in school every day and to read at least 3 times a week, with comments signed by an adult. As well as their home reading book, children are welcome to choose a book from the class library and take this home.

 

 

 
 

 

Adventures in Europe​

 

The children are already enjoying their new topic for the spring term 'Adventures in Europe'.​

So far we've been researching different countries and finding out lots of facts including their capital cities, traditional foods, landmarks and the countries' flags. One of our favourite facts that we found out is that Malta has no permanent rivers!

 

We are really looking forward to learning more in this topic and in some of the lessons we plan to make our own European landmarks. Therefore it would be great if children could bring in any materials from home to help with this. We really need small and medium sized boxes, spare bits of cardboard and anything else you think might be helpful!

 

We made some tourism leaflets about some the European countries we have been learning about!

 

Literacy: Myths and Legends

 

Year 3 have been exploring Greek myths and legends which is linked to our topic of "Adventures in Europe". We will also be exploring local myths as well! If you want to find out more about myths and legends, the following website has a great range of traditional stories from the British Isles and Europe!

 

http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/

Woodhorn Visit

This week we visited Woodhorn Mining museum in Ashington. We enjoyed learning about the Pitmen Painters and experienced what life would be like working in the mines. We visited some of the colliery buildings around Woodhorn and found out about some of the equipment that was used.

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Experiencing Judo for the First Time

This week we have been really lucky. A Judo coach came into the school and taught the children some Judo. The children were extremely well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. Here are a few photos to show what we achieved.  

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In 3/4C this term, we are delighted to be having Ukulele lessons every Thursday. As we have been working so hard to concentrate and learn new skills, we as a class would love to share our experiences with parents and other children. So here we are...

 

Golden Time

 

During golden time this week in 3/4C, some children used Kapla building blocks to construct their own creations. Some children used inspiration from the books that accompany the blocks, some children preferred to used their imagination. Here are a selection of their fantastic work. 

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