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Year 3 - Woodpecker - Fishing Game

To end our final science topic of the year 'Forces and Magnets' we were able to put our magnet knowledge to the test to create a fun and imaginative board game. We used magnetic materials and the magnets with the largest magnetic field to make our game the best it could possibly be! We really enjoyed playing other people's game boards too.

Year 3 - Magpie - Science Magnets

The Magpie class finished their Science topic on Magnets by making their own Science Magnetic fishing game. We used rods, strings, paper clips, cards and of course magnets to make our games. Once all the rods were made we tested them out to see if our game was successful.

Year 3 - Magpie - Jubilee

Magpie's made their own Queen's jubilee crowns as part of our jubilee celebrations. We then had a talent show to show off our many talents, along with judging the best dance competition.

Magpie's loved hanging out with our school chicks this week. We have had lots of cuddles with our cute chicks, alongside learning many facts about a life cycle of a chick.

Year 3 - Magpie - Keeping Safe

In our Jigsaw lesson this week, we looked at what it meant to feel unsafe or be in a dangerous situation. We played a game of pictionary to describe times when we have felt unsafe before going off to our tables to write about people, places and things that are unsafe in our world today. We summarised our lesson by asking Jigsaw Jino for some top tips on how we can keep safe in our local community.

Year 3 - Magpie - Geography

In Magpie class we were looking at different towns, cities and villages in North Yorkshire. We then had to go on a trip from different places using an 8 figure grid reference and locate ourselves using our digimaps. It was quite a journey.

Year 3 - Magpie - Judge Rinder

In Computing we had to decide what was acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. We put our ideas in front of our very own Judge Rinder who told us our sentences for the crimes we had committed.

Year 3 - Magpie - English Skeletons

In English we were very lucky to have a practical day all about different skeletons and their structures. We used black cards and white chalk to draw our own skeletons. We certainly have some very talented artists.

Year 3 - Magpie - Constantine the Great

 As part of our Art topic we had to use different HB pencils to draw a portrait of Constantine the Great. It was quite a challenge to draw the various parts of Constanstine's portrait but we certainly achieved our challenge.

Year 3 - Woodpecker - World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, we had the amazing opportunity to pair read with the Year 5’s. It was so lovely to be able to listen and read to a different year groups and celebrate our love for reading throughout school. Everybody’s animal outfits were fantastic! What a wonderful day!

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Skeleton Art

In Woodpeckers we have been learning all about different skeletons both in our English and Science lessons. Before we learnt new and interesting facts about human and animal skeletons, we had a go at drawing our own skeletons using chalk

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Observational Drawing

Woodpeckers have been absolutely loving our art lessons this half term. We have been learning about the different pencil grades and how different pencils create different textures. Also we have been practising our observational drawing skills by sketching the man him self - Constantine the Great. The results were fantastic!

Year 3 - Woodpecker - If you go down to the woods today

Go down to the Woodthorpe Primary School woods if you dare!! ! There has been rumours by many witnesses that some cheeky grizzly bears have been causing chaos in our school forest! In our English lessons we are going to write a news report to inform locals about this shocking news! 

Year 3 - Woodpecker - History Timeline

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Visit to Church

In RE this week we went to St James the Deacon Church to look at how Christians show their faith in church. Father Luke talked to us about how Christians show their faith by reading the Bible to other Christians and singing hymns together. We then moved onto talking about how Christians interact with the church. We had half an hour exploring the church and Father Luke showed us some of the things Christians in his congregation have done to support the church including donating food to a local food bank and lighting candles for the sick. Finally we were able to light our candle and a say a prayer to someone who was special to us.

In RE this week we went to St James the Deacon Church to look at how Christians show their faith in church. Father Luke talked to us about how Christians show their faith by reading the Bible to other Christians and singing hymns together. We then moved onto talking about how Christians interact with the church. We had half an hour exploring the church and Father Luke showed us some of the things Christians in his congregation have done to support the church including donating food to a local food bank and lighting candles for the sick. Finally we were able to light our candle and a say a prayer to someone who was special to us.

Year 3 - Magpie - YoYo Workshop

We were really fortunate in RE this week to have a visit from YO YO. We looked at different ways Christians worship. Andy for YO YO talked to us about how some Christians worship through music, dance and even art. We then learnt a new song all about worship to end our session.

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Odd Sock Day

To kick off our celebrations and awareness for anti-bullying week, we all arrived at school wearing our wackiest odd socks. We had fun drawing our own individual wacky socks outside of our classroom door and we enjoyed watching the BBC live lesson online that raised awareness around bullying

Year 3 - Magpie - RE

In RE, we looked at how Christians showed faith within their families. We used objects such as a Bible. prayer cards, gifts and hymn books to help us talk about faith in a Christian home. We then heard some stories from children within our class, on how they showed their faith within their own families. 

Year 3 - Magpie - Computing

We collected data from our friends within our class on which flavour crisps they liked the best. We then used a graph making programme to make our bar charts. We had to input our class data into the various drop down boxes, before our charts were created.

In our forest school session, we made our own paints using natural materials that were found in the wood. We talked about how Stone Age people used sticks, rocks and mud to create their artwork. We then made our own paintbrushes using leaves and sticks, before creating our cave paintings.

Year 3 - Magpie - Science Experiment

To continue our topic about light, we explored how shadows are formed by  light being blocked by an object. We made our own shadow puppets and then went around the school grounds to start our shadow experiments.  We discovered that the closer you moved your puppet to the surface, the bigger it got!

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Multiplication Medicine

This week in Woodpeckers, our maths sessions have been focusing on multiplication. We decided to put our skills to the test and make George’s marvellous medicine by solving different multiplication questions.

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Hello Yellow!

Hello Yellow day was so much fun. We got to wear our most brightly coloured outfits to celebrate Mental Health Awareness day. We discussed what mental health was and how we take care of our mental health. We enjoyed taking some time in our day to relax and enjoy some cosmic yoga.

Year 3 - Woodpecker - London Marathon

To celebrate the 2021 London Marathon that is occurring on Sunday, we have been running our own 26 miles around our school. We ran three laps around the entire school field which is equivalent to one mile each. It was hard work, but it definitely got our blood pumping! 

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Stone Age Paintings

Another week another forest school session. We are so thankful for Mrs Begham and all of her fun activities she has ready for us every Tuesday! This week we got the chance to create some Stone Age cave painting using only natural materials - just like they would have done all those years ago! Look how fantastic they were! 

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Making a Stone Age Dish

To kick start our Autumn topic: The Stone Age, we adventured outside to our forest to pick blackberries by hand and made a delicious Stone Age styled apple and berry dish. We even cooked them on our very own campfire and sang campfire songs! 

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Welcome to China

For our first English genre of the year we are reading the fantastic story: The Magic Paintbrush written by Julia Donaldson. This story is set in China, so we have been diving deeper into the genre by painting our very own scenic chinese paintings using water colours. Also we have been looking at the different chinese zodiac signs, we grabbed some chalk and made our way outside to have a go at drawing these symbols on the ground! 

Year 3 - Magpie - Forest School Making a dish

Forest Schools making a dish- Magpie class went into the forest with our forest schools expert Mrs Banham. We had to forage for berries and apples along the headrow and trees around our school. We then cut our food to make our dishes before lighting our class fire. Finally we cooked our special dishes and sang songs around the fire whilst we ate our incredible apple and blackberry creation.

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