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Year 3

Alien invasion - Emilia

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Alien invasion - Femi

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Alien invasion - Golibe

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Alien invasion - Laurel

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Alien invasion - Esmai

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Welcome to the new academic year for Panda Class in 2022-2023!

STEAM and Healthy Communities Week

A huge well done to Karon who won our 500 Words Creative Writing Competition. You can read her winning entry below. 

On a Stone Age Hill (a take on the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan)

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The children worked hard to learn our new poem for our Stone Age topic, an adaptation of Spike Milligan's infamous nonsense poem. Every child thoroughly enjoyed sharing both versions and performing in class with each other - well done Pandas, I am immensely proud of you all!

La Vie by Catherine Glenister

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Please enjoy our class performance of the poem we have learnt this half term as part of our oracy skills in PANDA CLASS!!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Ryan

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As a finale to one of our Music lessons the class enjoyed a performance on bells by Ryan. He has worked hard to learn the tune by rote and we are very proud of him and his musical skills! Well done Ryan :)

The children in Panda Class have worked very hard during the first half of Advent Term to learn the Chocolate Cake poem by Michael Rosen by rote, as part of the development of oracy skills. They worked out different actions to help them to retell the narrative together as a whole class team. I am very proud of the overall effort of everybody - well done my peachy Pandas!!

Chocolate Cake Advent 2021 PANDA Class Compressed.mp4

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Year 3 had a day of celebration with a focus on mathematics this week in school. They participated in a class TTRockstars Battle, Kangaroo Class v Panda Class, which was lots of fun using technology too. They also played other games on the iPad to explore other aspects of learning in the topic and mostly enjoyed using assorted games and hands-on resources in the classroom to interact with peers while discussing what they were doing, using lots of mathematical language. Some children planted seeds linking learning to measurement - they will come back to these after the Easter break to monitor growth; developing their knowledge and understanding about what plants need to grow well and apply measuring skills during their observations.

Mathematics Celebration Day 2021

Stone Age WOW Day


In Year 3, we had a whole day dedicated to immersing ourselves in our new Our World topic of The Stone Age.

We learned about the world's first artists and the struggles they faced to create their amazing artworks.

- How did they make paints?

- What materials did they use to paint?

- What did they paint?

- We learnt how to model with clay to create Neolithic pots.

- We used slip to smooth our designs.

- We explored a variety of patterns and textures to decorate the pots.



We even recreated some of their art work ourselves - creating a beautiful mural in the classroom.


The children in Panda Class really enjoyed learning about how clay pots were made during the Stone Age as part of our Wow Day celebration. They each designed and created their own clay pot using the thumb pinch method and were creative in the way they choose to decorate them using assorted tools. They also learnt about cave paintings and created their own pictures exploring colour after learning about rocks and pigmentation sources that would have been used by Stone Age people. We also created a community piece of wall art with lots of hands to recreate the style of Stone Age artwork.

Panda Class Stone Age Wow Day 2021

STEM Day in Panda Class - Help Santa Save the North Pole. We worked together in teams to design our own 'cardboard creation' to help worried Santa to save the North Pole from Climate Change. We thought about problems we could help to resolve issues heating the planet and went on to then build our creations and then present to the rest of the class. #SantaLovesSTEM

If we are forced to close due to the coronavirus, work will be uploaded to Google Classroom. Please click below for instructions on how to login to Google Classroom

Anti- Bullying Week and Positive Well-being