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Both Panthers and Jaguars created some wonderful writing after their Farm Trip to Bassetts and Folly Farms. The children were truly inspired, writing recounts and recipes and drawing some beautiful images. A lovely display was created from some of the work and is up in the shared area at the moment.
We love their enthusiasm for this topic!
June 26, 2017
As part of our Farm to Fork topic, we visited two farms in Steventon, Hampshire. The first was a dairy farm, which has 220 Holstein Freisian cows – of which 120 are milk producing.
Please see all our lovely photographs from Bassetts Farm here…
Each milk producing cow has to eat 55kg of dairy cake, soya, maize silage and grass silage every day, along with drinking 60l of water. this will produce around 20l of milk from each cow!
We then moved from Bassetts Farm to Folly Farm, a short distance away. Folly Farm is an arable farm, so we travelled in an unusual way to get there!
Folly Farm grows all sorts of arable crops, but we looked at a wheat crop in a 3 hectare field. 3 hectares is equal to 30,000 square metres – that’s three football fields!
We love being farmers for a day!
June 9, 2017
For the entire school this year, Art Week has been about People. In Panthers Class, we looked at Faces in particular and used clay as the medium to work with.
We studied proportions using faint lines to guide us on where the eyes, nose and mouth were best positioned to make the face more life-like. We then added eyebrows, ears and hair, plus other accessories if we liked.
Our finished heads look amazing!
In Jaguar Class, with Mrs Dyer, we used wire and clay to make whole figures of people enjoying their hobbies and sports. Initially, we sketched each other in poses using stick men pencil drawings – this really helped us show the movement. Then, we learned how to twist and attach wires, shaping them carefully with our fingers and pens.
With Mrs Spencer, we started some quilling work – we hope to have more time to complete some of these as they are really fun!
We are already wondering what the topic for NEXT year’s Art Week?!
June 8, 2017
Our work on the Ancient Egyptians ended with us creating some wonderful factual posters detailing about everyday life in those times. Mrs Steven was so impressed with our work, that we have displayed some of this work in the reception area – if you pop in to see Mrs Boxall at all, you might want to take a look!
Also, our homework topic before half term asked us to study Whitchurch – as surveys, pictorial records and important facts. The work, again, was of such a high quality, that we have a display in the shared area upstairs, as well as displays in each Year 3 classroom! well done to both Panthers and Jaguars for this super work!
We love showing everyone the beautiful work we create!
March 2, 2017
Our intrepid archaeologists have been discovering a new hoard of artefacts in a Pharaoh’s Tomb.
The 64 Mummified Cats, of a variety of sizes, were exhumed from the Tomb over the last two weeks. They are beautifully decorated, and although some have had wear from the centuries they have spent under the ground, they have been cleaned and are now on display at the Whitchurch Egyptian Museum, on it’s first floor.
The exhibit will be available for the general public to view until Easter, 2017.
(Actually, our clever artists in Year 3 have made these cats with papier mache techniques, using different glues, painting and bright pens to great effect – but they are SO very convincing!)
February 7, 2017
Wow! We’ve had so many beautiful Ancient Egyptian homework pieces, that we’ve made the largest display in the school!
The homework has been of the highest quality and the children are really pleased and proud of their work.
Well done to you all… parents are welcome to take a look – remember to Toot and Come In!
January 23, 2017
There’s a great new display of Panther’s work in the link – go take a look!
January 3, 2017
Hello from Panthers and Jaguars!
Welcome back – we hope you had a great Christmas and will continue on to have a fabulous 2017…
This afternoon Year 3 found out that their new topic will be… Walk Like An Egyptian!
We have already written our names using hieroglyphics and played a board game that the Egyptians loved – Senet. Some of us were very competitive!
We’ve told the children to start to research this topic – they can ask their Mummy!