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 Last day at school today, Tuesday 20th July.

 

A big thank you to you all for all your kind comments, cards and gifts. we have been thoroughly spoilt. Thank you.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy summer holiday and hope that you have lots of  fun and exciting events planned.

We would also ask you to take extra care in keeping safe.

We will see you back in school on Monday 7th September fully rested and ready

to start Year 4.

 

We will miss you

Take care

Mrs Barber, Mrs Long and Mrs Oliver

 

 

                                          

 

Class 3 are having their end of year party on Monday 20th July.

The children can wear their party clothes all day at school (No uniform).

Thank you very much for helping your child to bring in some food for our party, it is greatly appreciated.

I am sure Class 3 will have a great time. 

The children will need to bring a big strong bag into school on Monday so that they can take home their books. All PE kits were  taken home on Friday.

We have collected in the children's reading books and any library books which your child has taken home. If you still have any books at home please return them to school on Monday or Tuesday. Thank you. 

    Class 3 Brilliance    

 

    Question of the week    

Congratulations to Ronnie for answering the question of the week correctly. 

Osteology is the study of bones.

 

 

    Pen licence    

Congratulations to  Adam, George,  Joshua and Lucas who gained their pen licence this week.

Well done boys you have been trying very hard with your writing.

 

Congratulation to the children below for being this weeks five most active children on Sumdog.

Adam      316 questions

Eloise      147 questions

Dylan C      88 questions

Melissa      80 questions

Dylan S      78 questions

Congratulations to all the children from Class 3 who received their 100% attendance certificates today. You are very healthy stars! Well done.

   

Today the children had great fun reading and acting out one of the parables of Jesus.

They chose from The Good Samaritan, The Lost sheep, The Lost Son and The Parable of the Sower. Well done to all of you for some great performances.

The Good Samaritan Part One - Bella, Eloise, Elvy & Jasmine

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The Good Samaritan Part Two - Bella, Eloise, Elvy & Jasmine.wmv

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The Lost Sheep-Courtney, Daisy, Jamie & Nikki.wmv

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The Good Samaritan Part One - Freddie, Jack D, megan & Phoebe.wmv

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The Good Samaritan Part Two - Freddie, Jack D, megan & Phoebe.wmv

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The Good Samaritan - Harry, Max F, Max H & Trinity

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    Tennis Superstars    

 

On Saturday Megan and Max H took part in the Rayleigh schools tennis tournament at Rayleigh Lawn Tennis Club.

Megan came 3rd in the whole competition, winning all her games except for the semi final which she lost to Ruby.

Max H came 6th in the whole competition and like Megan lost in the semi finals.

Congratulations to both of you for taking part and for reaching the semi finals.

 

 

    Question of the Week    

 

    What is osteology?    

Answers, written on a piece of paper, to be handed into Mrs Barber by Friday morning for DoJo points.

    Dates for your diaries    

  Monday 13th July - 3.30-5.00pm - Open school for parents  

                              * Wednesday 15th July - Spelling test (instead of Thursday) *                       

Wednesday 15th July - Last swimming lesson

Monday 20th July - Year 3 end of year party 

Tuesday 21st July - Last day in Year 3

Wednesday 22nd July - Summer holidays begin.

 

 

    Class 3 Brilliance    

Well done to the top 5 most active students this week.

Bella      367 questions

Bobby      420 questions

Ella      374 questions

Eloise      332 questions

Trinity      358 questions

    Pen Licence    

Congratulations to Jack D for receiving his pen licence.

Well done, you have been working hard for this Jack.

    Science - skeletons    

In science the children investigated bones in the human body by feeling their own body and finding as many bones as they could. We then compared the size of the bones drawn to a diagram of a skeleton to see how accurate the children's investigations had been. The children then cut out  bones and tried to assemble them as a  human skeleton. They then labelled all the different bones.  It was a bit tricky, can you spot where some of the bones didn't quite make it into the correct places? We discussed the scientific names  for the bones too.

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    Tennis Tournament    

On Thursday the children took part in the Rayleigh Tennis Tournament.

The children really enjoyed the event and began to learn some new tennis skills. 

Trinity and Imogen

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Harry and Max H

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Lucas and Dylan C

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Joshua and Lyndon

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Winners of the Rayleigh Tennis Tournament were Max H and Megan who will be playing in a tennis tournament with other schools at the weekend.

                   

                                                      

   Thank You    

Thank you to all of the parents that attended our End of Year Celebration assembly.

The children enjoyed sharing their brilliance with you.

End of year Celebration Assembly

Class 3 will be holding their End of Year Celebration Assembly on Wednesday at 2.30pm.

All are welcome.

There will also be an opportunity for you to meet your child's new teacher on

Monday 13th July from 3.15-5.00pm

    Meet the teacher    

The children visited their new classes today and had a great time. Next year they will be in Class 4 and will be taught by Ms Fagence and Mrs Harris.  Mr Baker and Mrs Long will be the class LSA's.

Well done to the five most active children on Sumdog this week.

Bobby        139 questions

Dylan C      138 questions

Melissa      103 questions

Max H      86 questions

Ella           71 questions

 

 

What an achievement, Class 3 won the Brilliance cup with Class 4

Well done everyone, a fantastic effort.

 

 

 

    French    

Today we have been learning about different parts of our body. We played Simon says (in French) and then worked in pairs to revise the names of the body.

    

Congratulations

Well done to Dylan who took part in the B team Festival at Deanes school on Monday.

    

 

 

Water bottles & Sun hats

Please remember your water bottles this week as it is going to be very hot and you will need to drink more. It would also be a good idea to bring in sun hats with your names written on them.

 

 

    Class 3 Brilliance    

 

Table of the week

Well done to Elephants for winning the table of the week for last week.

Bobby, Callum, George, Jack D, Joshua, Nikki

 

Well done to the following children for being the top 5 most active students in the class.

Dylan C, Ella, Harry, Max H and Ronnie

 

 

    Sports Day    

What a brilliant day we had!  Class 3 all tried their best and I was very proud of their efforts and behaviour. smiley 

    Arithmetic Amigos    

This week we tried to make 12 on every side of the square by using the numbers 1-8.    We found this a bit tricky! Look at the concentration on our faces as we try to solve the puzzle.

  

 

 

   Sports Day    

Thursday is Sports Day so remember to bring your t-shirt. Your family can join you for a picnic lunch on the field at 12.00 and our Sports Day will begin straight after lunch. Good luck everyone.

    Journey to school    

Please could you note down the time you leave home and the time you arrive at school and bring in for Wednesday. This week we are learning about time and time intervals so we will be using this information in our maths lesson.

    Egyptian Neck Collar    

We researched Egyptian neck collars to find out what they looked like, what they were made from and what colours they would have used. Then we designed our own neck collar and planned the materials we would need to make it. We then made our neck collar and evaluated the design.

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    Rayleigh in Bloom    

Well done to Ella and Courtney who helped Rayleigh Town Council  plant flowers in the garden in front of Rayleigh Library. Well done girls!

 

    Class 3 Brilliance     

Week beginning 15-6-15

Well done to the  five most active children on Sumdog this week

Ella       1186 questions

Max F     1170 questions

Trinity     1157 questions

Dylan C     1136 questions

Callum     1001 questions

 

    Pen Licence    

 

Congratulations to Bella for earning her pen licence     

 

    District Sports    

 

Congratulations to all the children that took part in the District Sports on Friday.

You all made us very proud of your excellent behaviour and all the effort you put into your races. Well done!

Max F, Lucas, Bella and Phoebe took part in the Sprint race.

They ran two races. In the first race they finished in the following positions:

Max  2nd, Lucas 5th, Bella 3rd and Phoebe 1st. In the second race Phoebe came 3rd and received a Bronze medal.

Megan, Phoebe, Jasmine and Trinity took part in the girls Relay race. 

Well done to you all, finishing in 1st place and receiving a Gold medal each.

 

Jamie, Max F, Lucas and Bobby tool part in the boys Relay race.

Well done to you all, finishing in 3rd  place and receiving a Bronze medal each.

     

Megan, Max H, Daisy and Dylan C took part in the Reserve Relay race.

Well done to you all, finishing in 4th  place .

    Sumdog    

Essex Sumdog  competition is now over and Class 3 finished in 17th place.

(Out of 180 schools & over 1500 children)

Class 3 were also a Daily Winner on Tuesday, this means we were the class that scored the highest for the day. 

   

Congratulations to  Dylan C, Ella, Max F and Trinity for completing 1000 questions and also to Callum for completing 960 questions in the Essex competition.

Well done Class 3 and thank you to everyone that played.

You were brilliant!

 

Wow! What a lot of Brilliance you have shown this week Class 3. I am so proud of you.

                                        

 

 

 

    Science    

In our science lessons this week we have been learning about skeletons. We found out that animals have different kinds of skeletons called endoskeletons, exoskeletons and hydroskeletons. We learnt that humans have endoskeletons. We looked around the school grounds to see if we could find animals with these different skeletons.

Can you identify which skeletons the animals in our slideshow have?

Today Stuart from the Essex Fire Education service visited our school and talked to us about safety in the home and road safety. Thank you Stuart for a very interesting talk and for helping us to understand how we can keep ourselves safe. He also taught us how to test our smoke alarms and said we could contact the service if we did not have a smoke alarm in our home.

 

    Sports Day    

Sports Day will be on Thursday 25th June.  KS2 events will take place in the afternoon.

Today the children were put into their groups for Sports Day. Please could the children bring  a t-shirt, for their group colour, to school by Wednesday 24th June.

Red Group:

Lucas, George, Bobby, Lyndon, Dylan S, Callum, Phoebe, Ella, Trinity, Eloise,

Blue Group:

Max F, Ronnie, Harry, Joshua, Max H, Jack D, Bella, Melissa, Daisy, Nikki,

White Group:

Dylan C, Adam, Jamie, Jack W, Nathan, Freddie, Oliver, Jasmine, Courtney, Elvy, Imogen, Megan.

    Sumdog    

There is an Essex competition on Sumdog this week so please play on Sumdog as much as you can.    Can Class 3 win the  certificate? 

    Fair Trade    

Class 3 have been learning about Fair Trade. Look at what we have found out.

 

   Class 3 Brilliance   

Week beginning 8-6-15

We made it - Pen Licence   

          

Well done to Callum, Dylan S, Ella, Eloise, Elvy, Imogen and  Lyndon.

You have all worked so hard to improve your handwriting and ensure that you write neatly and join all your letters for all your work. Well done!

Well done to the five most active children on Sumdog this week

Eloise      156 questions

Dylan C      109 questions

Ella      87 questions

Dylan S      44 questions

Max H      43 questions

   Class 3 Brilliance   

Week beginning 1-6-15

Winners of the Brilliance Cup

What a great end to a fantastic week! Well done Class 3 you worked very hard to win the Brilliance Cup I am so proud of you.

 

We made it - Pen Licence  

    

Well done to Harry, Jack W, Jasmine, Max F, Megan, Melissa, Ronnie and Trinity.

You have all worked so hard to improve your handwriting and ensure that you write neatly and join all your letters for all your work. Well done!

 

Our five most active children on  Sumdog this week

Ella          211 questions

Bobby        143 questions

Bella        84 questions

Megan        45 questions

Max H        33 questions

 

Julian Opie

Today we looked at the work of Julian Opie and noted how he created body shapes.

We then created our own body shapes with a partner and then drew around each other using Julian Opie's style of simple lines. Look at our pictures below.

 

Then we returned to the classroom and drew our partner using Julian Opie's simple lines.

We found out that Julian often detaches the head from the body in his work so we tried to imitate this in our own drawings.

Welcome back to school

We hope you all had a great Half term holiday with lots of fun and relaxation. 

We are looking forward to seeing all your brilliance, Class 3, for Summer 2.

 

Just a quick reminder that we have swimming on Wednesday so please remember your swimming things, especially the  crocs/deck shoes to walk down to the pool.

 

Please could you make sure that the children's clothes are labelled with their names as we are finding children's clothes all over the school but without a name cannot return them to their owners. 

 

In Science we are looking at nutrition for animals including humans and we are learning about the types of nutrients e.g. Protein, carbohydrate, fat, minerals, vitamins, fibre and water, and what we need these  nutrients for. The children are comparing what we eat and what other animals eat so if you have a pet could you please save any wrappers from their food ( or a copy of the nutrition panel from the packet) for the children to look at.

Thank you. 

     Half term holiday     

Now the half term holiday is here have a rest and enjoy yourselves but most importantly stay safe. We look forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday 2nd June. ( Monday 1st June is a Teacher training day - non pupil day).

    Goodbye   

Today we said goodbye to Elvy and wished her luck in her new school. 

We will miss you Elvy.

    Class 3 Brilliance    

Well done to the following children who have been the most active on Sumdog this week

Dylan C     389 questions

Ella     339 questions

Joshua     95 questions

Bobby     89 questions

Dylan S     75 questions

 

Congratulations also to the whole of Class 3 who received five smileys, three of which were earned on Friday. Brilliant Class 3.

Our final day of Wyburns at the Movies    

Today we looked at different advertisements and discussed why they were effective. We then created our own advertisements for the chocolate bars we invented at the beginning of the week.

This is one of the children's advertisements. It is amazing to see what an affect a Wonka Bar has on mum!

Wonka Bar Advertisement

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What a great week we had at the movies, well done to you all for your enthusiasm and brilliant learning. It has been great fun!

    Thursday - Charlie asked for help today    

Today Charlie told us that he wanted to suggest some new sweets to Willy Wonka but first he wanted our help to test the recipes. Class 3, as you can imagine, were very keen to help!

We divided the class into four groups and  followed the instructions carefully to make chocolate  

chocolate fudge   

chocolate truffles   

 and snowball sweets. 

Below are photographs of us in action!

 

    Taste testing    

Then came the time to taste test the sweet we had made and evaluate it. After this we could not resist trying the other groups sweets too - for evaluation purposes!

Some of us were very enthusiastic hence the evidence on noses and mouths.

     

 

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Today the Oompa-Loompas needed help to sort the sweets in Willy Wonkas factory.

The children looked at a tube of smarties and answered questions such as:

How many smarties do you estimate are in the tube and how many of each colour?

Does everyone in the class have the same number in their tube of smarties? Why/why not?

After estimating the children then emptied their tubes and counted the smarties. This data was recorded and some children drew a graph to present their data. 

The children worked out what fraction of the smarties were each colour and some children converted this to a percentage and looked at the probability of choosing a particular colour from their tube of smarties.

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    Maths at the Movies    

On Tuesday Class 3 went into the hall for Maths at the Movies. Year 6 were there to help us to carry out different maths activities at stalls arranged around the hall. We all had a great time and a big thank you to year 6 for helping us. 

 

  Wyburns Movie Week Start   

The children started Wyburns  Movie Week by watching the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

   Willy Wonka asked the children for help

Willy Wonka asked the children to invent a new sweet for him to make in his factory. He wanted the sweet to have a good name, a description of what the sweet looked and tasted like and to have attractive packaging. The children drew a design for their packaging and then looked at what shape it would be, what the net would look like and on what faces they would write the name of their sweet on.  Class 3 then made and evaluated their designs.

   Watch this space for details of our fun packed learning     

during 'Wyburns at the Movies' week.

   Swimming   

This weeks swimming lesson was a very different experience to last week. The sun was shinning brightly and the children all had a great time. Look at our photos below.

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   Congratulations   

Class 3 shows their brilliance.

 

Well done to Orange table for winning the Table award cup for the last two weeks.

 

​Congratulations to Class 3 for receiving the certificate for 100% attendance.

 

   Sumdog   

 Top five most active students this week.

Dylan C     1129 questions

Ella S     940 questions

Dylan S     307 questions

Lucas     144 questions

Nathan     134 questions

 

Keep up the brilliance Class 3!

 

   Castle Home Learning Projects   

The children have worked very hard to produce their Castle games and Castle Information texts in the form of brochures, reports and presentations. Well done to you all. smiley

 

    Swimming   

Class 3 had their first swimming lesson on Wednesday. They were very excited to be going out of school as a class and to swim in an outdoor pool. Despite it being  a bit windy, and a couple of floats blowing around, the children had great fun and are looking forward to next weeks lesson.

Just a reminder that all earrings need to be removed for swimming and that the children need shoes (other than their school shoes e.g. crocs or similar) to walk from the changing rooms down to the pool.

Well done to the boys for being the first changed and ready for their swim and to the  girls for being the first to be dressed and ready for the coach back to school.  smiley

    Well done to our tennis stars   

Well done to Trinity and Megan who represented Year 3 in a recent Tennis tournament.

They won all of their  games.   At the end of the tournament,  for Year 3 and 4,  Wyburns came 6th overall.

  

   

   

    Sumdog    

 

Top five most active children on Sumdog this week:

George        735 questions answered

Joshua     497 questions answered

Bobby     473 questions answered

Trinity    364 questions answered

Dylan S     267 questions answered

 

   Thank you    

Thank you for supporting Class 3 and their Brilliance assembly on Friday.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the assembly and coming up with all of the ideas to show you. We hope you enjoyed celebrating their brilliance as much as we did. 

 

A few reminders:

Spellings will be on Wednesday this week as the school is closed on Thursday for Polling Day.

Swimming starts this Wednesday so please remember to sign the permission slip before the day.  The children will need:

                           suitable swimwear (girls one piece, boys no baggy shorts)

                           a swimming hat for all pupils

                           towel

                          deck shoes/ crocs (no flip flops but old trainers are fine)

                           waterproof coat.

See letter below for more details

PE - PE lessons are normally on a Tuesday but children should have their PE kit available in school at all times. If a PE kit is worn for a club after school it should be brought back into school the next day. Please note that earrings MUST be taken out by the children (or removed at home) when taking part in sport at school. We can only use tape if it is within the six week period of having them pierced.

    Sumdog    

Top five most active children on Sumdog this week:

George        743 questions answered

Bobby     486 questions answered

Trinity     446 questions answered

Joshua     423 questions answered

Bella     327 questions answered

 

Summer Curriculum Overview

    Well done Class 3     

Winners of the Brilliance cup

I am so proud of you Class 3 you tried so hard to collect the smiley faces to win this award. You have shown everyone that you can be the best class,  keep it up class 3.

 

   Congratulations   

 Top five most active children on Sumdog this week:

    Dylan C     532 questions answered

Courtney      273 questions answered

     Bobby     162 questions answered

   Nathan     136 questions answered

    Eloise      128 questions answered

 

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                               Kindle Fire HD6, Nexus 7 2013 and Hudl 2

 

        Question of the Week     

Summer 1

 In this weeks science lesson we proved that water was transported up the stem of  plants and into the leaves and flowers.

 

                  What is another name for the  tubes that transport  water                                                            in the stem to the leaves and flowers?     

                   

Answers to the Question of the week to be written on a piece of paper and handed to

Mrs Barber by Friday 1st May.

     

     Diary Dates      

Friday 1st May : Class 3 Celebration of Brilliance 9.10

Wednesday 6th May: Swimming lessons start

Thursday 7th May: School closed (Polling station)

    Danny Lawrence    

Wednesday 23rd April 2015

 Today, we were very lucky that GB International gymnast Danny Lawrence visited Wyburns school.  He has made over forty British International appearances and competed at three European and Three world championships. Danny won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and was team England captain, leading the most successful Commonwealth Games for gymnastics so far.

Today the  children were split into groups and put through energetic exercise routines which the children all enjoyed but found exhausting! His visit was part of the 'Sports for Schools' project encouraging children to take up sports. Danny was assisted by Paul Reeves who helps run the scheme.

See us in action below, we were fantastic!

Danny told us that he started  gymnastics when he was nine years old and is still training and competing twenty years later. He talked about his career and answered questions from the children. This was followed by a stunning and impressive gymnastic display showing the children some of the skills he has had to learn.

Sponsorship money for the Danny Lawrence event is due back into school by Wednesday 29th April. Thank you.

    Science - Plants    

In science this week we investigated how  plants transport water.

We wanted to investigate how water was carried through a plant and find physical evidence that water travelled around the whole plant.

First we examined the celery and tulip under a magnifying glass.

                             

 We put dye into some water and then put the celery and a tulip into this water to help us 'see' the transportation process happening.

 

We found that the celery and tulip in the blue dye showed the best results.

The flower petals changed colour and we could see the transportation tubes in the celery also changed to blue. We also noticed that the leaves had changed to a darker green and if we looked closely we could see blue spots/patches on the leaves too.

 

See our photographs below that show our evidence that water was transported in the stem to the flowers and the leaves.

 

We also looked at capillary action which is the process that plants use to pull water up from the ground.

    Colchester Castle    

Last Thursday Class 3 (and Class 4) went to visit Colchester Castle. We had a great time and found out lots of information about the Celts and the building of the castle. Look at  our pictures for an insight of our day.

    Congratulations    

Table of the week for this week is Gold Table. Well done for having your school partnership books in school everyday and for reading at home. You have also remembered your spelling and times tables books. Well done!

 

    Celtic Roundhouses    

Yesterday we researched information about Celtic roundhouses. Today we compared these houses to our own homes and drew a floor plan for a Celtic Roundhouse. This made us think about how different the lives of the Celtic people were in comparison to our own lives.

After this we watched a film showing how to build a Celtic Roundhouse and then we went outside to try our hand at building one. First we scoured the school grounds for suitable materials that we could use to build the roundhouse  and then we put these together. We found that it was not as easy as it looked on the film! Some of us took photographs and video clips of the different stages in our builds.

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 Welcome back 

Welcome back to school . We hope you all had a great Easter holiday with lots of fun and rest and that you are ready and eager to show your brilliance this term. It was lovely to see all of you looking very smart this morning in your uniforms. You even managed to keep those uniforms tidy for the whole day deserving the 'SMART' smiley  award in assembly at the end of the day. Well done Class 3, a good start to the new term. 

Just a quick reminder that we are going to have our spelling test on Wednesday this week and on Thursday we are off to Colchester Castle so remember your packed lunch as we shall be away all day.

Thank you to those of you who have started to bring in your holiday homework, watch out for photographs coming soon.

     Easter Holidays    

Well done Class 3 for working hard in our last week with three performances of our play Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies and for your excellent behaviour during Wyburns Got Talent. I am proud of you.

Just a quick reminder that we return to school on Monday 13th April, spelling test will be on Wednesday 15th April and our trip to Colchester Castle will be on Thursday 16th April (everyone will need a packed lunch for this day).

We wish you a lovely break with lots of rest so you  return to school full of energy, eager to learn and ready to complete your final term in year 3!

Happy Easter to you and your families.

Take care

Mrs Barber, Mrs Long and Mrs Oliver

P.S. I am sure you will not be eating too much chocolate!  

Sumdog's Housewarming contest is now over. This was a National contest and as a class we came 772nd. Three of our class  answered 1000 questions and were placed as follows on the National Leaderboard:

                                    Trinity    2085th

                                    Harry     3178th

                   Bella      3243rd        

A new Spring contest is now open from 27th March until the 2nd April. It would be great if we can beat our ranking of 772nd for this contest so please have a go and play.

So far six of our class have entered this competition, Bobby, Callum, Eloise, Harry, Imogen and Max F. At the moment Max F has answered all 1000 questions and is holding 62nd place, will he be beaten? Final results available here after 2nd April, watch this space.

Final results - Unfortunately we did not manage to achieve 10 children  playing in this competition to qualify as a class.

However, Max F finished the competition in 108th place. Well done Max. 

 

Congratulations to our three children who made it through to the final of

'Wyburns got talent'

Today the final took place and Class 3 claimed:

Joint 2nd place -  Elvy and Jasmine

3rd place - Callum

Congratulations to you all, you were so brave performing in front of the whole school.

Friends of Wyburns

   Easter Egg Raffle   

Congratulations to Elvy , Class three winner in the Easter Egg raffle. She was presented with her prize by the Friends of Wyburns in this mornings assembly.  

    School Councillors visit Town Hall    

Eloise and Callum represented our class when they visited the Town Hall  and spoke to the Town Clerk and Chairman of the town council. They asked  some wonderful questions and made us very proud. Well done!

   Congratulations   

Wow! What a lot of things we have to celebrate this week.

Keep up the good work Class 3, maybe we could get the BB cup next week!

Manners of the Week

Well done to Class 3 for winning the Manners of the Week certificate for good manners at lunchtimes. Keep it up Class 3!

Most active children on Sumdog:

Well done to the top five children in class 3:

Jack W   915 questions

Eloise    261 questions

Imogen    259 questions

Harry    218 questions

Oliver    158 questions

Remember you all have a 'house' now so play Sumdog to collect points to gain coins which you can spend on items for your house. 

Keep playing in the 'House warming competition' which closes on Thursday 26th March, see if Class 3 can be the winner this week.

Wyburns got talent auditions:

Well done to the following children who auditioned for Wyburns got Talent:

Jasmine,

Max F and Jack W

George, Joshua and Daisy

Elvy

Megan

Callum

Eloise, Bella, Imogen, Ronnie and Harry

Bobby and  Jack D

Freddie and Max H

Lyndon, Adam and Oliver

Melissa, Lamira, Ella and Phoebe

Lucas, Dylan C and Dylan S

 

After all the acts had auditioned the class voted for their favourite act.

The top three acts were:

Jasmine

Elvy

Callum

These children now need to go away and  practise their acts and prepare their costumes ready for the final competition on Friday 27th March where the overall winner of Wyburns got Talent will be decided. 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who supported our eclipse event. Although it was cloudy it was a great experience. We followed up the event in the classroom by watching how the eclipse was seen in different parts of the UK on Sky live.

    

 

Video clip of the event

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The eclipse on Friday

Important times for the eclipse!

School gates open at 8.30am and whistle goes at 8.35am

The children will register and then be back out on the playground at 8.45am, weather permitting! If you cannot join us for the eclipse the children will remain with myself and

Mrs Long.  Please bring in a donation of £1 for a pair of eclipse glasses.

   Science afternoon with Class 8   

On Monday we had a great afternoon learning about mirrors and reflections with Class 8.

We worked in pairs and had two challenges to complete:

1. How could we see an object on top of a table if we were sitting under the table?

   

2. How could we see what was drawn on a 'post it' note stuck on our back?

First we drew a shape on the 'post it' note.    

We then stuck the 'post it' note to our partners back.

    

After that we tried to use the mirrors in different ways to see which was the best way to identify the shape on our back.

    

 

 

   Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies   

The children are busy preparing our production of Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies. Please could you help your child to learn the song lyrics (this has been given as homework) and their lines if they have a speaking part.

 

Don't forget costumes, class 3 are all guards and will need striped socks and any shields/swords, a plain pale grey tunic/jumper loose if possible. Anything along these lines will be great but don't forget your stripy socks and tights. Please bring costumes into school from Monday 16th March.

 

There is a competition to design a drawing for the front cover of the programme. All entries must be in school by Monday 16th March.

Rescheduled I'm a parent workshop Wednesday 25th March

 

It was great to see all the children in disguise today, well done for all your efforts from costumes to face painting and dyed hair! You were fab!

Thank you for your donations in aid of Red Nose Day.

We had fun completing 'Spot the difference' and a wordsearch. Class 3  even designed our own red noses!  After this we compared our life with a nine year old girl called Ngosa, who lives in a city called Kitwe in Zambia.

You can meet her and learn all about her by taking part in the interactive story below (Just click on the following link).

    Congratulations    

 

Congratulations to Class 3 for your 100 % attendance certificate for last week.

 

Congratulations also to Class 3 for your good behaviour in PE with Mr. Baker and Mr. Hepburn. A certificate to be proud of Class 3!

 

Congratulations to Purple Table for winning the cup for table of the week.

   Well done Adam, Eloise, Imogen, Jasmine, Nathan, Ronnie and Trinity   

Who will be the best table next week?

 

Congratulations to the following children for being the most active on Sumdog last week.

Bella    1085 questions

Harry    592 questions

Oliver    326 questions

Joshua    207 questions

Nathan    200 questions

Essex competition now in progress, keep playing Sumdog can our class be one of the Daily winners?

 

Congratulations to Trinity for reading the most books so far on Read for my school.

Well done Trinity.

   Castle Maths   

Class 3 have had great fun taking part in our Castle Maths. The children have solved problems,  carried out mental calculations during our maths hunt in the school grounds and doubled and halved.

Chris and Sue Govus

As some of you may know, Chris and Sue are a much loved Christian couple who have been hosting assemblies for over 25 years!

Their passion and love of life is infectious; with exciting songs and clear messages it is no wonder the children enjoy their assemblies.

Unfortunately, Chris and Sue are retiring. As a thank you Wyburns will be composing a Good Luck book, where each class will be writing messages to say ‘Thank You’. The couple have been hosting assemblies for many years, with many parents remembering them when they were in school. If you would like to contribute to our Wyburns Book please pass messages to your class teacher no later than Tuesday 10th March.

Many Thanks

Miss Beasley

 

Class 3 had a great day on Thursday.

The children brought in their favourite book and we then shared these books with our Reading Buddies in Class 8.

   

All classes made a storybox which we shared with the school .

Can you guess which book our storybox was based on?

In our Big Write we pretended we were Paddington and we wrote a diary entry for one of his adventurous days. 

 

   Question of the week   

Week 7

 

   What is the difference between extinct, active and dormant volcanoes?   

             All answers to be written on a piece of paper  with your name written on and handed to Mrs Barber by Friday.

Congratulations

    Congratulations to Gold Table for winning the Best Table Award cup this week.

                                     Well done Bella,  Harry,  Lyndon and Max F.        

                                                                                                                        

      Congratulations to our most active students

                          Trinity     607 questions

                          Eloise      199 questions

                          Harry      160 questions

                          Oliver      156 questions

                          Ella          150 questions

                          Daisy       148 questions      

                     Keep practicing, the next Essex competition starts on 13th March.                                                                                     

Congratulations

Well done to the children who represented our class for cross country.

Results:

Daisy 13th

Trinity 16th

Bobby 17th

Imogen 27th

Max H 29th

Harry 39th

Niki 44th

Eloise 45th

Adam 47th

Jasmine 52nd

Max F 53rd

Oliver  56th

World book day this Thursday 

Remember to bring in your favourite book and a photograph of yourself reading in an unusual place. (If you prefer you can email your photos to admin @wyburns.org and mark for Mrs Barber's attention).

   Home Learning Projects   

On Friday the children showed their home learning projects to the class and explained how they were made. The children have worked very hard on these projects  and they are all so different and very tactile. What brilliance you have shown children, well done.  

   Congratulations     

Congratulations to Joshua who is our new representative on the class playground squad. Well done Joshua and keep up the enthusiasm.

 

Congratulations also to Gold table for winning the Best Table Award.

Bella,  Harry,  Lyndon, Max F

        

Which table will win the Table Award next week?

    Wow!    

Class 3 won the Brilliance cup this week.

Well done everyone , you tried so hard to achieve this award and we are so proud of you.

                

 

 

Congratulations to the following children for being the most active players on Sumdog.

Eloise    583 questions answered

Max F    221  questions answered

Harry    213 questions answered

Oliver    112 questions answered

        Jack W    96 questions answered          

Keep practicing, the next Essex competition starts on 13th March.

Recorders

Miss Naylor came into school today for our third recorder lesson. Today we composed our own tunes using the notes G A and B and then one person from each table was chosen to play the tune to the class.  We also played a tune by reading the bars of music. See us in action below.

   

   

 

PDSA

On Wednesday Emma, a veterinary nurse from the PDSA came into school to talk to us about taking care of our pets.

      

She introduced us to the 'Pet Protectors' where you can learn about the work of the PDSA and play games. Below is a link to the website

 

It was lovely to see all the children back at school today and ready to learn after their holiday.  The children are beginning to return their home learning projects and they are impressive. Thank you. Photographs to follow soon. Watch this space!

 

   Congratulations to Eloise, Harry and Nathan the top three most active children

 

    Question of the week   

Week 6

 

   What is photosynthesis?  

Answers on a named piece of paper and in school by Friday.

 

Below are a few dates for your diaries:

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day  

 

Children to bring their favourite book to school and also a photograph of themselves reading in an unusual place. Who will win our competition?

 

 Coffee Morning Tuesday 10th March 9-10.00am 

Come along and listen to Richard Westermann, Educational Psychologist, talking about childhood development. Further details on flyer below.

Friday 13th March Red Nose Day    

'Going undercover!' A whole school dress-up/ theme day- Come in disguise!! Endless opportunities to use your imagination. As simple or as complex as you like!

£1 donation is asked towards the appeal.

 

        Monday 16th March - Class 3 Talk and Share 3.15-3.45

Come into school and the children will share their work with you.

 

   Week beginning 16th March Auditions for Wyburn's Got Talent

 

Auditions will be held in class this week. Sing, dance, play an instrument, tell jokes, hula... who will be our winners to go through to the final on Friday 27th March?

 

Tuesday 24th  and Wednesday 25th March Year 3/4/5 production

Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies. Come and see our performance.

 

  

We hope you have a great holiday with lots of fun and rest.

See you back at school on Tuesday 24th February. 

  Sumdog and Read for my school 

Congratulations to the following children:

Last weeks top five most active students on Sumdog

Bella, Harry, Jamie, Oliver, Trinity

Top four children for number of books read on Read for my school

Eloise, Elvy, Freddie, Ronnie,

Some children have reported difficulty accessing the 'Read for my school' website. All children's log ins have been checked and are correct but we have been given the following guidance from Read for my school which might help you to access when at home.

'The website supports Internet Explorer 10 or 11 and the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.  We experience the fewest problems with Google Chrome.'

 

   Congratulations    

Congratulations to Harry,  Imogen and Phoebe who answered our question of the week correctly.   A  paleontologist  is a scientist who studies the the history of life e.g. looking at fossils of plants and animals.

Well done, a Dojo point for each of you. 

Look out for our next question when we return after half term. 

Friday's mysterious event

On Friday, just after the register, Mrs Sansom called us all to the hall. She told us about a mysterious event that had occurred on our school field. We went to have a look and found three giant footprints coming out of the woods.

              

We then returned to the hall and interviewed Mr. O'Donohue, Mrs Sansom and

Mrs Mitchell who had arrived at the school shortly after the mysterious event occurred.

After that we returned to the field to hunt for more clues to explain the appearance of the footprints.  We took photographs of what we found and then looked at them and discussed whether we thought it was evidence to help us explain our mysterious event.

 

The children spotted 24 hour security cameras on the top of Toad Hall Nursery's roof and decided that they were going to ask Mr O'Donohue to look at the tapes to see if he could find out anymore information about our mysterious event.

                                     

 The children then came back into the classroom and looked at the text features of a newspaper report.  For our whole school Big Write we wrote a newspaper report about the mysterious events of Friday morning. 

   The Rock Cycle   

In science this week we looked at the rock cycle. We pretended to be a 'rock' and  played a game where we visited different stations and threw a dice once we were there. The dice told us what happened to us whilst we were at the station and how we had been changed. We were then directed to the next station for our journey on the rock cycle. These are the stations we visited:

 

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Today, Safer Internet Day,  gave us the opportunity  to highlight the positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. This years theme was 'Let's create a better internet together'.

 

 Share a smile online for Safer Internet Day     

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We played the Choices game outside. Some children held up  signs with choices on. Then we read digital dilemmas and decided which sign  would help us to solve the problem and stood by it. We were able to explain why we had made the choices and found out that sometimes there may  be  more than one positive action that could work.

 

 

We decorated and coloured paper people on which we had written  digital promises of ways that we could help to make the interenet a better place. Watch out for photos of our pledges coming soon.

    Question of the week    

Week 5

Who will be the first person in Class 3 to find the answer to this question?

 

   What is a Paleontologist?   

 

                      Answers must be written on a piece of paper with your name.

All correct answers bought into school will be put into our 'Question of the week ' book and a DoJo point will be awarded.

    Sumdog and Read for my school    

Congratulations to the following children:

Last weeks top five most active students on Sumdog

Bella, Eloise, Harry, Oliver, Trinity

Top five children for number of books read on Read for my school

Eloise, Elvy, Freddie, Ronnie, Trinity

 

 

 

   Question of the Week    

Week 4

 

Who will be the first person in Class 3 to find the answer to this question?

 

                  What is the Continental crust covered by?  

                     What is the Oceanic crust covered by?       

Answers must be written on a piece of paper with your name.

All correct answers bought into school will be put into our 'Question of the week' book and a DoJo point will be rewarded.

Clue - Remember our Science lesson when we talked about the structure of the earth.

http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-earths-crust  

Oliver has  brought in the closest answer to last weeks question, can he be beaten?

Don't forget there are still two bonus DoJo points available to anyone who answers our first question of the week.

    Sumdog and Read for my school      

Congratulations to the following children:

 Last weeks  top five most active students on Sumdog 

Bella, Dylan, George, Harry, Jack W  

Top five children for number of books read on Read for my school

Eloise, Elvy, Freddie, Ronnie, Trinity

    

                                   

Well done to Melissa, Callum and Bobby who represented Class 3 at Deanes School on Tuesday to take part in a New Age Curling event. They were a credit to our class and had great fun.

    Arsenal at Wyburns!   

On Tuesday Class 3 were very lucky to have the opportunity to be trained by two coaches from Arsenal Football Club. The children all worked very hard and impressed us all with their football skills.

   Library Day  

On Monday the children visited the library where they chose a book to take home and share with their families. Class 3 really enjoyed looking at all the different types of books and some children found it difficult to choose just one!

The children can bring the library books borrowed back to school every Monday to change for another book. Have fun reading.smiley

    Question of the Week     

Week 3

Who will be the first person in Class 3 to find the answer to this question?


 Can you name the three joints on a recorder and also 

find the two names that can be used to name  the part that you blow into?

 

Answers must be written on a piece of paper with your name.

All correct answers bought into school will be put into our 'Question of the Week' book and a DoJo point will be awarded.

Bonus Points - now worth 2 DoJo points. Can you answer our first question of the week? Look back through our class page and see if you can be the first one to answer this question.

 

 

This week, we  launched Read for my school. This is a National Reading competition which is open to all children from 19th January to March 2015. The competition website hosts a free online library of over 100 books which are also  compatible with most major tablets.

The children were given their log ins and shown  how to use the website  www.readformyschool.co.uk

The goal is simply to read as much as possible this term. Children can also read books in print,from home and school, and enter details of these on the website. There are prizes available for individual children and whole schools.

Who will read the most books in Year 3?

  Sumdog competition  

23rd January to 29th January

Special competition on Sumdog for this week so join in as much as you can, let's try to put Class 3 on the leaderboard. Could we help to make Wyburns a Daily winner in the competition?

Well done to Bella, Nathan, Jamie, Harry and Joshua for being the top five most active students on Sumdog last week. Who will be in the top five next week?

 

Recorder Lessons  

The children will start learning to play the recorder in our music lessons. Their first lesson will be on Thursday for this week and afterwards every Monday. The school are providing the recorders but if your child has one of their own  they can use that if they wish.

Celtic Weaving

The children have been working hard on their Celtic weaving and are making very good progress. See for yourself in the photographs below.

 

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    Congratulations Oliver        

Well done to Oliver who answered our Question of the week

Which is the tallest mountain in the United Kingdom?

The answer is Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland and the United Kingdom. At 1344metres high, it's about as high as 300 double-decker buses stacked on top of each other. There is still time to answer last weeks question.

What do a mangonel, catapult, onager and a trebuchet have in common?

 Who will be our next star?

   A roll fit for a King!  

Today we designed a  bread roll that would be fit for a KIng.

First we looked at different types of rolls, we discussed how they were made and then drew designs for our own rolls. Then we weighed  and measured  ingredients into a bowl and mixed them together.

We then worked the dough, kneading it for a while before shaping into our bread roll design.

Look at our fantastic bread rolls before and after cooking.

 Certainly fit for a king! 

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   Question of the Week    

Week 2

 

Who will be the first person in Class 3 to find the answer to this question ?

    What is the highest mountain in the United Kingdom?    

Answers must be written on a piece of paper with your name.

All correct answers bought into school will be put into our 'Question of the Week' book

and a DoJo point will be awarded.

Investigating rocks

This week in Science we investigated rocks by observing, comparing and sorting them into groups. We used non-fiction books to find out information about rocks and used this information to design our own Rocks Flip Quiz and posters on the three main types of rocks. We also searched the internet for additional information using tablets. We remembered our learning from Mondays Computing lesson where we used Boolean and advanced searching to narrow search results in simple ways. Below are  some photographs of our lesson.

Some of the children observed the rocks closely using magnifying glasses and then made an observational drawing . Look at the brilliant drawings the children made.

 

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      Question of the Week     

Week 1

Who will be the first person in Class 3 to find the answer to this question ?

    What do a mangonel, catapult, onager and a trebuchet have in common?    

Answers must be written on a piece of paper with your name.

All correct answers bought into school will be put into our 'Question of the Week' book

and a DoJo point will be awarded.

  PE - Week beginning 12th January

From week beginning 12th January, the children will be taking part in cross country during one of their PE lessons.  This is often a muddy event so please ensure your child has the following in school each week :

 Old trainers, football boots or spikes.

 Any old jogging bottoms/ leggings/tracksuit

 Any jumper or hoodie

 Black bin bag to take muddy bits home.

Cross country will continue weekly with the last week being 23rd February.

 

Rock Detectives  

In Science this week we began our unit of work on rocks by being Rock Detectives. We looked around the school to find things that had been made from rocks.

 

   Congratulations   

Our new playground squad members are:

George,  Dylan and Daisy

Our class Eco Councillors are:

Imogen and Bobby

   Special Notice   

Below is a link to an overview of Class 3's Spring curriculum.

This shows you our theme for this term and informs you of the context and plans for our learning.

 

    Welcome back to school 

 

We hope that you all had great holiday with plenty of rest , fun  and time with your families. We cannot wait to hear all your holiday news and learn about your Christmas presents.

See you on Monday 5th January with your 'small' bags so that we can keep our cloakroom tidy.

Take care

Mrs Barber, Mrs Long and Mrs Oliver

   Last day at school and Goodbye to Jake  

Today we said a sad farewell to Jake who left our class today to emigrate to Australia. We are sorry to see him go but we know that he will have a  great time in Australia.

We would like to come with you Jake! Bon Voyage.

    Wishing all of Class 3 a   

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

See you back at school on Monday 5th January 2015.

 

   Carol Concert   

Today the children went to the Methodist Church for the KS2 Carol Concert. They were all brilliant and sung the carols beautifully. We hope you all enjoyed helping us to celebrate Christmas.

    Our Christmas Party   

Today the children had a great time at their Christmas party. We played games in the hall before returning to the classroom for our special food. Thank you very much to all the parents and carers who helped to supply our Christmas party food. It was very much appreciated by the children as you can see from the photographs below.

    Christmas Dinner    

Today we made party hats and wore them into the hall for our Christmas Dinner. We had a great time and enjoyed our special dinner although some of us had a bit of trouble eating our Christmas tree ice creams! 

    Class 3 Christmas Party    

Class 3 will have their Christmas Party on Monday 15th December. The children can bring in party clothes to change in to for the afternoon.  On Monday the children will be choosing the food that they would like to bring in to school for our party , so please talk to your child if you have any preferences.

    Christmas Cards   

The children can bring their Christmas cards into school now. Each class has its own post box so the children will need to post their cards in the appropriate class post box. Photograph of our class post box below.

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    Science       

In Science, this half term, we have been looking at Forces.

During our last two science lessons the children have been investigating friction. They carried out four different investigations to learn about friction.

    1. Hand investigation       

The children rubbed their hands together for one minute and recorded what they noticed and how their hands felt.

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Then the children covered their hands with  baby oil and rubbed their hands together for one minute. Again they recorded their findings and related these to the amount of friction between their hands with and without the baby oil.

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        2. Investigating which shoe has the best grip   

The children chose 4 shoes with different soles and tested them to see which soles gripped the best on the table. They then thought about the amount of friction involved.  

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    3. Jelly investigation   

The children timed how long it took to pick up some jelly cubes with some chopsticks.

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The children then repeated this task but using jelly cubes in oil. They found that it was much harder to pick up the cubes because they were very slippery. The children compared the friction involved when picking up the jelly cubes with and without oil.

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4.  Investigating how far a car travels on different surfaces.   

The children set up a ramp, which they kept at the same height, to test different surfaces.   They discovered that the greater the friction between the surface and the wheels of the car the shorter the distance that the car travelled.

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Minions have started to appear in Class 3!

Is your minion in school yet?

 

Spellings

Advance notice that, just for next week, the children's spelling test will be on Thursday 27th November rather than the usual Friday slot. 

  Maths games  

On Thursday the children who did not take part in Bikeability played some maths games to revise use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using known number facts.

 

   Bikeability   

On Thursday some of the children in Class 3  took part in a Bikeability course. They had great fun  and enjoyed learning  new skills.  Well done to all the children for achieving their level one.

 

 

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   Look out for each other   

This week is National Road safety week and the campaign this year is 'Look out for each other'. On Monday,  Class 3 joined Class 7  and we watched some of the video clips  from the campaigns over the years. The children then worked together to produce a short drama with a message about Road safety. They were all brilliant we have some budding actors for the future!

 

In the afternoon Class 3 welcomed a visitor, Stuart, from the Essex Fire Service. He talked to the children about fire safety in the home. The children became experts at identifying potential hazards in our homes. Adam helped Stuart to show us how to test a smoke alarm. 
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Reminder of the week

   Come and join your child for lunch at 12 pm on Tuesday 18th November.    

                    Complete online order form and send into office  with your £2 in a labelled    

                     envelope. 

   Home Learning projects   

It was great to see the children's Home Learning Projects on Friday. The children were so proud of their work that they decided to show the whole class. Thank you  for all the parents help with these projects.  Photographs below.

   Hero Day   

Well done Class 3  you were all brilliant for our Hero Day. What super outfits you had on.

The school managed to raise £179.14 for Children in Need. Thank you for your generosity.  Look at our pictures below.

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Reminders for this week  

  Penalty shoot out sponsor money is now due back.

 

  Monday 10th November - Learning update meeting. 3.15-3.45pm

                  How can I help with my child's learning?

 

  Wednesday 12th November £1 Hero Day - Come dressed as a Superhero,

                 Hero/Heroine or Sports Hero.

 

  Friday 14th November - Home Learning Project due back at school.

 

  Come and join your child for lunch at 12pm on Friday 14th November and / or

                    Tuesday 18th November. Complete online order form and send into office                               with your £2 in a labelled envelope. 

  Friends of Wyburns Disco -  Ticket £2.50  Time 4.45-6.00pm

 

   The Iron Man by Ted Hughes   

This week we have started reading The Iron Man. Some of the children labelled pictures of the Iron Man or wrote a descriptive paragraph about him. Other children wrote a diary entry to recall the events of Chapter One as if they had been watching from a boat out at sea. We focused on the quality of our descriptive writing and edited and improved our sentences. I hope you like some of the improvements we made.

   Ordnance Survey Symbols   

In Geography we have been looking at maps of the British Isles and we noticed that there were lots of symbols on the map. We researched the symbols to find out what they all meant. This made it easier for us to then look at a map of the local area and find out lots of information.

Try the Ordnance Survey Symbols quiz below

   French   

In French this week we have been learning Greetings.

We can say 'Bonjour'  'Au revoir' 'Je m'appelle ....' 'Comment t'appelle tu?' 

Watch the clip below and sing along to practice our French greetings.

 

  Welcome back to school  

I hope you had a lovely half term and you are looking forward to all of the exciting things we are going to be doing in the run up to Christmas!

I am looking forward to hearing all your holiday news.

Mrs Barber

    Happy Half Term Holiday   

We have had such a busy half term and the children have worked very hard.

Well done Class 3!

Wishing you all a great holiday, quality time together with your family and lots of rest. Take care, keep safe and see you all on Monday 3rd November.

Mrs Barber

     Year 3 Football Competition     

Well done to the boys Mr Baker picked to be in the football team.

They did us proud by coming 2nd overall in the competition against other local primary schools.

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    Penalty shoot out    

On Tuesday Southend United organised a Penalty shoot out at our school. Unfortunately it poured with rain so we had to move inside to the school hall. Despite this we had great fun, scored lots of goals and met Elvis and Sammy.

  Roald Dahl Maths Day  

On Monday we had great fun with lots of maths activities based on Roald Dahl's books.

We solved problems, doubled and halved numbers, measured volume and length accurately and carried out mental calculations.

                                       

We followed clues to work out which Roald Dahl characters would sit  where at a dinner table. We sat 4, 5 and 6 people at the dinner table.

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 We had great fun when we went on a maths hunt around the school grounds. When we discovered one of Roald Dahl's characters  we carried out the mental calculation written on the card and recorded the answer on a table. Look at our maths hunt photos.

                         George's Marvellous Medicine   

We followed recipes for George's marvellous medicine, measuring the volumes of different ingredients accurately , predicting what colour the finished medicine would be and then checking to see if we had the correct volume of medicine when we had finished the measuring. Look at our photos below.

We chose ingredient and quantity cards to make up our own recipe for Grandma's medicine. This was enough medicine for 10 Grandma's. We then halved the quantities to make enough medicine for 5 Grandma's and doubled the quantities to make enough medicine for 20 Grandma's.

Some of us carried out a George's Mathematical challenge where we were set a series of maths challenges which we had to solve to find out what the 6 secret ingredients were in George's medicine.

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We solved problems about Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, James and the Giant peach and The BFG. We also investigated  a footprint found in Mrs Barber's garden. It was the footprint of the BFG!  A group of us decided to investigate to see if we could work out how tall the BFG was from the length of his footprint. We looked at our foot length and height first and discovered that  7 times the length of our feet was approximately our height. From this we worked out the BFG was 7 metres tall.
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   Investigating mirrors   

In Science this week the children have been looking at  mirrors. Can you spot what happened when the children looked into a curved mirror? We also found out how difficult it was to tie our ties and shoelaces when looking into a mirror. The children then investigated what happened to light that was reflected by a mirror. Look at the pictures below to see what we discovered.

 For your information 

It was lovely to see so many parents come along to 'Talk and Share' last Tuesday. I know the children enjoyed showing you what they have been learning and the progress they are making.

Parent partnership meeting times were allocated and stapled into the children's diaries on Friday. If you have not returned the form and you would like an appointment please come in and ask.

 

   Religious education   

During the last couple of weeks we have been learning about the external features of churches. We have designed and made our own stained glass windows.

Look at our beautiful designs.

   Well done Class 3   

Class 3 received three certificates in celebration assembly this week. One for attendance and two for good manners at lunch time. Well done children!    

   Christmas card designs   

Today the children have brought home their Christmas card designs in a plastic wallet. If you would like your child's design to be printed onto packs of Christmas cards please return the wallet with their design, the order from and money by 22nd October. 

   Talk and share   

Talk and share for  Class 3 is on Tuesday 14th October from 3.10-4.00. This is an opportunity for the children to  show you around their classroom and  share their learning and  targets before Parent Partnership meetings on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd October. 

   Cupcake competition   

All the votes for our cupcake competition have now been counted. Thank you very much for taking part. The winner will be announced on Monday 13th October. Who will win our three rosettes? Watch this space!

       Megan

          Ronnie

                 Jack             

Well done to all the children for their efforts in our cupcake competition and thank you to all the families that voted.     

George's Marvellous Medicine

In Drama  the children  worked in groups to portray different characters from Roald Dahl's book George's Marvellous medicine. They tried to imitate the movements and actions of the character as well as using expression and intonation in their voices when speaking in role. We then guessed which character was being portrayed. The children worked very hard and I think we have some actors for the future! Below are some pictures of the children in action, I wish I had recorded this session as I am sure you would have enjoyed watching them.

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    Special notice    

Below is a link to an overview of Class 3's Autumn curriculum. This shows you our theme for Autumn 1 and informs you of the context and plans for our learning.

  Rounding homework   

Look at our brilliant rounding homework. Can you see the pictures we created by rounding 2 and 3-digit numbers to the nearest 10 and nearest 100.

    Pals and Playground squad   

A big thank you  to Imogen and Max F for becoming part of the Playground squad and to Melissa, Eloise, Bella & Trinity for being Pals at lunchtime.

Junior Governors for Class 3

The children put their names forward if they wanted to be a Junior Governor for our class . All the children in Class 3 then voted for one girl and one boy out of these volunteers. 

The two boys with the most votes were:

                                                      Callum and Freddie

The two girls with the most votes were :

                                                           Ella and Eloise

These children then made a presentation to the class about why we should vote for them.

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On Thursday 25th September there was an official vote using ballot forms and ballot boxes.

The winners were announced on Friday afternoon. 

Congratulations to our new Junior Governors

Callum and Eloise   

     Messy work      

During the course of Year 3 the children will be taking part in many 'messy' activities that might spoil their new school uniform. Therefore, please could the children bring in an old

t-shirt or shirt ( adult or a big size ) that will cover them to their knees. Please could I also ask that their name be written onto the top in large letters. Thank you.

 

   Macmillan Coffee Morning   

Class 3 decided that they would like to contribute to the Macmillan coffee morning which was held on  Friday 26th September so we made some delicious fairy cakes  . We followed the instructions from a recipe and had lots of fun designing our cakes! Look at our finished  cakes.

 

 

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Thank you for all the donations of cakes and money for our coffee morning. It was a great morning and Class 3 all enjoyed choosing a cake for break time. 
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   Design a cupcake competition   

Below are  photographs of the fairy cakes that we designed ourselves and then took home to eat.  

The children will bring a voting slip home and we would like you to choose your top 3! Please return all voting slips by Friday 3rd October so the votes can be counted. Watch our web page for the results.

   Sports Councillors   

The class voted today for our representatives on the Wyburns Sports Council.

The results were very close but we had two clear winners.

                                                       Congratulations to

       Max F and Trinity    

 

    

    Maths - Number and Place value    

In maths we have been learning about number and place value. We have partitioned numbers, compared numbers using the inequality signs, estimated numbers, counted numbers and rounded numbers.

The children have taken home a rounding puzzle to complete as maths homework for this week. This is due back in school on Friday 3rd October.

 Below are some pictures of us estimating and counting. 

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    Harvest    

Thank you very much for all the tins and packets that you have donated for our Harvest festival celebrations. Class 3 managed to fill two large boxes which we decorated with autumn leaf rubbings. A local charity called  Hopeworx will distribute the food to local disadvantaged families.

    Science Learning in class 3    

We are learning about light for this half term and we have been busy looking at our shadows and discovering how they are formed. Look at our photographs to see what we found out.

 

Welcome to Class 3

smiley    Welcome to our school website and Class 3's very own page.    smiley

 

Wow! You are all Junior members of our school now.

Remember that if you always try your best we will  have a brilliant year and learn lots of exciting things together.

 

We hope you had a great summer holiday and look forward to hearing all about your adventures. Thank you if you have returned your holiday homework but if not please return by Monday 15th September.

 

Well done to all of you that took part in the library summer reading challenge, Mythical Maze. Don't forget to tell us all about your favourite books and authors.

 

Finally, keep looking at our web page to see all our exciting news and photographs of things we do during your year in Class 3.

 

Mrs Barber, Mrs Burns and Mr Dartford