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2015-16

 

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

 

On Monday 13th June Year 3 jumped on a coach and traveled along the motorway to Queen Elizabeth Country Park where we readied ourselves for an eventful day outdoors... unfortunately mostly in the rain!

We did a variety of activities, some were led by Miss Golden and Mrs Goodwin, some were led by Melissa (a very knowledgeable lady who works at QE). We went pond-dipping, on a mini-beast safari and hunted through different habitats, comparing and contrasting the animals and plants there. Melissa showed and talked about some food webs and how they interlinked across habitats!

We also played some games where we needed to use our senses. We used our hearing to play a game linked to bats use of echolocation, used our sight for a game linked to birds finding food for their young and hunted for things we would need to hibernate in animal teams.

 

Apart from the rain, we all had a brilliant day - our legs certainly ached after all the up hill walking we did!!

Sports Day

 

Springwood Infant & Junior School joined together in the summer term to take part in a mix of sporting events. We split into teams representing the different houses: Independence, Creativity, Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork.

 

After competing as teams to collect points we competed in races within our year groups. We had sprints, relays and fun races, some of the teachers and parents even took part! The top 3 placed racers won a certificate.

 

After a long day, working hard in the sun, it was announced that the team Creativity had won overall! The trophy was presented to the winning team, along with the sportsman and sportswoman awards for each year group were presented. In year 3 Joan Osgood and Ethan Richardson won the awards.

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Expert visit - The Hovercraft to the Isle of Wight

As part of our topic on 'Journeys', on 19th April some children in the year group were able to travel on the Hovercraft over to the Isle of Wight - Ryde.

For many, including Miss Golden, this was the first time they had been on the Hovercraft, but so many people use it to make their journey's daily. We learnt that it is in fact an air craft and not a boat and that when you board it you are going on a flight.

When we arrived in Ryde, we walked along the seafront taking in our surroundings - this would be very important later! We chose to stop at a place that was right by the sea and had lots of grassy space and benches for us to do our work.

We had lots of different tasks while we were there:

- We created maps of the town Ryde using what we could see around us and a tourist map to help us.

- We recreated some street art that we saw, linking it to the hovercraft and our topic of journeys

- We worked in teams and made natural art from things we found on the beach under the topics; journeys, travel, skeletons and nature.

- We observed our surroundings and completed traffic surveys which we designed ourselves.

 

Also, as well as an extra special task, we were given £2 each and were able to buy something from a kiosk at the beachside. Before we did this, we voted on which products we thought fitted certain criteria. Some of our questions were, 'Which would be the most popular in the summer?' 'Which one looks the most appealing?' 'Which one is the best value for money?'. So that we could buy our chosen product, we needed to work out if it was in our budget and what change we would get back from our £2.

 

We had a creative and exciting day, experiencing new places and seeing Portsmouth from a different view!

World Book Day 4th March

World Book Day 4th March 1

The Giant Sing. The Anvil, Basingstoke, 2.3.16

The Giant Sing. The Anvil, Basingstoke, 2.3.16 1 Waiting for our vocal warm ups!
The Giant Sing. The Anvil, Basingstoke, 2.3.16 2 The original Oscar Wilde story.
The Giant Sing. The Anvil, Basingstoke, 2.3.16 3 The Giant Sing!
The Giant Sing. The Anvil, Basingstoke, 2.3.16 4 Watching the performers!

Expert Visits to Waterlooville Waitrose

 

On 24th February two lucky groups of children visited Waitrose in Waterlooville to conduct some behind the scenes research for our upcoming topics - Ready Steady Cook/All The Fun at The Fair.

They were met by Fiona - a partner in store - and focused on fruit. They learnt about the different produce, packaging, counters and other healthy foods along with the organisation of the store. They also got to try some exotic fruits, and investigated whether they would be appropriate for the focus foods in our topic.

We will be using their research  in the next couple of weeks as we begin our Food Technology focus topics.

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Winchester - Iconic Buildings

 

On Friday 22nd January, year 3 visited Winchester and its iconic cathedral. The day started with a coach journey with the children kept entertained by their revival of some of the Winter Production songs learnt in Autumn term. Once we had arrived we walked through town, taking in the style of the old buildings – lots of the children said that they weren’t like the ones in Waterlooville at all. As we walked towards the cathedral we could see its stained glass windows, its delicate carvings and its tall spires. We all took a moment just to take in how spectacular it was!

Our first stop was at the education centre, where we had a quick snack and met the people that would be teaching us all about the cathedral that day, after that we split off into 3 groups.

Throughout the day we all got the chance to participate in the same 3 activities led by the cathedral staff – before and after lunch.

One of the activities was a workshop creating Gargoyles and Grotesques out of clay. We learnt that a Gargoyle has its mouth open as it is near the guttering of the cathedral and it lets the water drain from its mouth and away from the roof. We also learnt that Grotesques are usually scary as it was believed (when the cathedral was built) that they would scare away bad souls and bad illnesses, therefore keeping the people of the cathedral safe and well. We were all able to make our own Gargoyle or Grotesque using a range of tools to mould the clay.

Another activity was a tour of the ancient cathedral. Whilst we were doing this we had to keep an eye out for certain things and ask questions to find out information. We learnt that St Swithun used to be buried outside the front of the cathedral but was moved by some of the Bishops and then his bones were lost by Henry the 8th! We found out that Jane Austen has 3 memorials in the cathedral as people believed she needed to be accredited for her writing – her first memorial didn’t mention her writing at all! We also discovered that the back/end of the cathedral has an uneven floor and the reason for this is that it flooded in the early 1900s and a brave diver named William Walker spent hours underwater repairing the floor. He didn’t have any way of communicating other than pulling on a rope!

The third activity we did at the cathedral was sketching the detailed exterior of the cathedral. Each group sketched the cathedral from a different angle. Mrs Cook’s group sketched the side of the cathedral, Mrs Caruana’s group sketched the inside and Miss Golden’s sketched the front, using a technique recommended by one of the Cathedral staff to draw its stained-glass window. We all did rubbings of the stones within the cathedral. Some of us even tried making our names using the old writing lettering that we could find.

After we had finished in the cathedral we had two more activities to do! We visited the City Museum which taught us about the history of Winchester itself all the way from back in the Roman era and up to Edwardian. We were able to try on costumes from each era – depending on the floor we were on – and there were even bones, pots and coins we could touch and sort. It was amazing to see how Winchester had changed over the years with a map that showed how it built up from 650AD until present day.

We also visited the high street shops again and sketched the interesting buildings that we could see. Some of chose the heavy beamed, wooden buildings, whilst others chose the old style concrete pillars or the elaborate iron clock jutting out above us.

We boarded the coach again at 4pm and we were very tired after a long day of walking and learning.

I know a lot of children enjoyed the visit, and have already had 3 children telling me that they are returning with their parents which is amazing to hear, I can't wait to find out the new things you learn!

Portchester Castle expert trip!

 

On Tuesday 15th January Mrs Caruana, Mr Latham and an expert group of Year 3 children went to visit Portchester castle. They went to investigate the historical site and facetimed the rest of the class back at school! Mrs Caruana made sure she took the Ipads with her so they were able to take lots of photographs and Jack even made a video (please see below!).

When they had returned, they shared their knowledge and with the new facts Year 3 were able to write non-chronological reports!

 

We voted on which report we wanted to be ‘published’ on our website for our audience.

 

 

A Non-Chronological Report by Lilli Year 3

 

Have you ever been to a historical castle? If you haven’t then read this report!

Portchester castle is approximately nine miles and 25 minutes away from Waterlooville. You can see the Spinnaker tower from the Watergate! What is a Watergate? Read on to find out.

Features

The Watergate is called that because it is near the sea. There is a Landgate which is called that because it is near the land. There is also a Postern gate. The Keep is made in three stages and is  a nearly hundred feet tall! Richard the 2nds palace is right in front of the Keep. Now, Richard the 2nds palace doesn’t have a roof. The top of the Landgate was for prisoners to be kept. The Inner/ Outer Bailey used to be a drawbridge for letting friends in and baddies out.

In Portchester castle there is a church called St. Mary’s church which was the only building with stained glass window. The Moat is next to the Inner Bailey so if the drawbridge was down then someone could fall in! Mrs. Caruana’s dog fell in the moat once!

Who

In Portchester castle the Roman’s built it, then the Saxons moved there and finally Richard 2nd moved in. No one lives there anymore.

Today, Portchester castle is now being taken care of by the people at the English Heritage. People go there for school trips, dog walkers and in the summer people have picnics. They also go to the gift shop. Portchester castle has also been rebuilt over the years as it kept crumbling!

Thank you for reading my report.

Expert Visit to Portchester Castle!

Stubbington Activity Centre

 

On arrival at Stubbington the children were quickly shown to their dorm rooms and given a create group that they will represent throughout their short visit. This gave the children a sense of team ownership but also gave an opportunity for the children to meet children from other schools in their team. After a hearty lunch we took a 5 mile long walk along the Hills head beach collecting lots of different shells and finding out about all of the different places and creatures that these shells could have come from. The most exciting fact was that the Mussel is killed by a Welk by drilling a hole in its shell and vomiting acid into the hole to dissolve the Mussel. After that it will slurp up its insides.

We nearly managed to avoid the heavy rain until we were 5 minutes away from returning back in which we got completely soaked, however this made it more exciting.

In the evening the children were treated to a wildlife show which featured a local photographer showing exciting pictures that he had taken throughout his career of capturing wildlife.

After an early morning wake up call Springwood got the opportunity to become an Earthquake survival team and had to get around a course without touching the floor while carrying a selection of survival items. The children really enjoyed working as a team and the lava leap at the end really tested their courage and judgement.

In the afternoon we had more team building activities where we were ‘Chaingangs’ and amazon jungle experts who had to get Aronus Cronus juice around without spilling a drop.

Our final activity of the day was setting mammal hotels around the grounds of Stubbington conservation area. The children had to create their hotel including food, water and bedding to try and catch a small mouse or vole. The next morning we went and checked on our hotels and although we did not catch anything Mr Nash caught a small mouse in his hotel and showed the whole group. We analysed the features of the mouse and identified its adaptations for the woodland area. We had the opportunity to hold the mouse, measure it, determine its sex and compare its weight to other objects.

Tuesday afternoon we had the opportunity to silently creep into the Badger hide to spot all the different wildlife at night in Stubbington. We were rewarded with a viewing of a pair of foxes feeding in the bushes.

 

Mrs Mitzen: the deputy site leader said about Springwood:

“I’m glad your all enjoyed your visit. 

We were really impressed with you all, children and adults!  The children were lovely to work with and seemed to engage quickly with the activities.  They were polite and we saw good behaviour from them.

Christmas Dinner

Possibly one of the largest Christmas dinners held today in Waterlooville. Springwood children were served their Christmas dinner by staff, pulled a cracker and sang along to a variety of Christmas songs handpicked by Mr Lathem. 

Tim Peake’s mission to space

Springwood had the opportunity to watch the live launch of Tim Peake’s mission to visit the international space station. We discovered the functional parts of the spacecraft, how long it would take and some of the preparation that has taken place. We took inspiration from this amazing achievement from someone who is local to our school and who has made history as the first British astronaut to reach the international space station. 

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London's Calling...

On Tuesday 3rd November we all arrived at school bright and early to try and beat the traffic on the way to London. Our teachers and extra adults organised us into the groups that we would be spending the day with and we excitedly boarded the bus. All the way there we chatted about whether this time would be like when we went in year 2. When we arrived we went to a park and a run-around - we had been sitting down for ages! Then we walked sensibly in our groups towards the enormous London Eye. The paths under the London Eye were extremely busy so we had to keep close to our leaders. First of all we went to the 4D experience. We all looked silly in our big glasses but the 4D film was brilliant, a seagull and a dragon came really close to our faces and it felt like we were actually flying over the top of the London Eye and some of us got soaked by the snow!

After the 4D experience we started our walk along the river Thames. Along the side of the Thames we saw lots of performers - a bubbleman and a floating Yoda - we also stopped and played some drums and looked inside a hut. During this walk we dropped off different groups at different locations - they are our experts about each place!

Miss Golden's group was first to stop, stopping at the National Theatre. Here we had the chance to see different props and set pieces being created from a viewing walkway for a brand new children's theatre show called 'Wonder.Land'. We discovered that the show is a modern twist on Lewis Carroll's book Alice in Wonderland, but taking you inside the internet. We used extracts from the book to predict how the original characters would look and act in the show.

Next Miss Carter's group stopped,outside the ITV studios. Strangely, the BBC were actually filming outside the studios so we got to see a shoot live in action! Our task was to conduct live and pre-planned/scripted interviews where one of us was the interviewer and the other was a famous person. Some of us found that having the questions given to us was easier but others felt that this restricted us and much preferred the live interview.

Finally Mrs Goodwin's group stopped outside Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. We discussed that this wasn't the real or original Globe and was actually a replica as the real one was burnt down in a fire caused by a prop. We sat down outside the theatre and used black pens to use a hatching technique to sketch it. This technique creates more texture which was ideal for the thatched roof and patterns on the theatre.

After all our tasks had been completed all the groups met up at Bankside Pier to ride the Thames Clipper. We were a bit early so we amused ourselves by singing a sea shanty we had learnt from year 4/5 in our Harvest assembly. When we were on the Clipper we needed to keep an eye out for and record how many bridges we passed, how many buoys we saw (using what we learnt from Jake and Tyler to name them), which boats had right of way on the river and what hazards we could see. Some of us even got to go out the back of the boat!

The journey on the Clipper took half an hour and we arrived at Greenwich, where we saw the Cutty Sark. We had a discussion about what it was used for and why it was now in a dry-dock like the Victory.

As a whole year group, we next walked through Greenwich park and then up a humungous hill (it was very tiring!). When we reached the top was saw Greenwich observatory and there was a beautiful view of part of London. Here we drew and described what we could see, trying to identify and name each strange building. We could see Canary Wharf, the O2 arena, the Shard and a lipstick tower that looked just like the one in Portsmouth!

Then it was time to walk back to the coach. Along our way we saw some Police Horses - we didn't know the police had horses! Year 2 were already waiting for us at the pick up point but lucky for us our coach turned up first!

We had such a brilliant and fun but tiring day that on the coach back some of us just couldn't keep our eyes open, although some of us were still very wide awake!

 

E-Safety

On Monday 2nd November we learnt about E-Safety. We watched an interesting video which warned us about some of the negative things that might happen when we are on the internet. We also learned 4 top tips for what to do if these happen. After this, we created E-Safety poster to help us and others remember the rules and then presented these to years 1 and 2.

Ask us about the Top Tips!

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Investigating Light in Science

On Thursday 22nd October we investigated how light passes through different objects. We used materials that were transparent, translucent and opaque to investigate what happened when we shone a light beam (our torch) on them. We all made our predictions about what we thought would happen and then tested out our predictions to see if we were accurate.

We were surprised about some things that happened, but others were as we expected.

We really enjoyed investigating this as we were able to find things out by ourselves!

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Harvest Festival

On Wednesday 21st October Year 3 had their first performance as part of the Junior School.

We all had great fun learning the new songs and putting together our contribution to the festival, as well as learning about the Harvest. It was really good to see what the other year groups had been learning about as well!

We' like to say thank you to all those parents who came and watched our performance and to those who donated food for the Harvest Festival.

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Don't forget to check out the French website that Madame Atkins gave us to do a bit of French home learning! Follow the instructions on the slip we gave you!

Mary Rose Off Site Visit.

On Monday 12th October, year 3 visited the Historic Dockyard, specifically we the Mary Rose Museum. The day started early, but after a short coach journey we arrived at our destination, all ready for the day ahead. In order to get to the museum we had a long walk through the dockyard, passing HMS Warrior, Action Stations, the Naval Museum and HMS Victory. When we arrived at the museum we split into two groups; half of us with Mrs Goodwin and the other half with Miss Golden.

Mrs Goodwin’s group started in a classroom, participating in a workshop all about life in Portsmouth in Tudor times. We got to try on different clothes that rich and poor people wore in those times – they were very different! Rich peoples clothes were colourful and patterned, whereas the poor peoples were brown, plain and boring – although we found the poor people’s clothes much more comfortable! (Miss Golden’s group did this workshop after lunch!)

Miss Golden’s group started off in the dark and informative museum. As we weaved our way through the many corridors and galleries we found some fascinating displays, all protected by thick glass casing. We were lucky enough to meet some of the museum staff while we were going around and they very kindly let us touch, hold, smell and try on different artefacts that were found aboard the Mary Rose (some were replicas as the real things were far too special) – we even got to smell some 500year old rope! Our favourite parts of the museum were seeing the dog skeleton found aboard the Mary Rose – he was used to hunt rats! We also found it really interesting seeing the ship and hearing its story of how it was raised and how it is being preserved! We were really confused about how they had got it in the small room so we asked – they built the room around it! (Mrs Goodwin’s group did this second.)

We then had a yummy lunch in Boathouse number 7 and a quick but well-earned rest before we headed back to the classroom to start our next workshop! Our next workshop was called the Navigators apprentice and was all about the job role aboard the Mary Rose. We learnt about taking the bearings of the ship every half hour using a special board which was a bit complicated and we also learnt about the importance of navigating through the right depth of water! We used lots of old resources in this workshop, we really needed to think carefully so we did our job properly! We were even able to use some of our prior knowledge from Jake and Tyler's visit in this workshop! (Miss Golden’s group did this before lunch).

After this we met up with the other group and had a quick snack! We couldn’t stop talking to each other about what we did! Following this we split back into our two groups and Mrs Goodwin’s group sat by the HMS Victory and completed some detailed sketches of it using different grades of pencil. We had to think really carefully about all the tiny details of the ship! Miss Golden’s group walked all the way back to the front entrance gates and we completed a trail for visitors using our route around the Historic Dockyard. We had to make sure we included all the important attractions and that they were the correct distance apart from each other. On top of this we had to make sure our trail match the direction we were walking and the shape that we walked. At our last stop we experienced something extra – we were lucky enough to have some police officers come over and show us their kit. They explained what they were doing and they even let some of us have a look through the eye scope of their gun.

We were all truly knackered when we returned back to the coach but had a fab day! The weather was brilliant (Miss Golden even managed to get sunburnt!), we learnt lots of new things and got to see some fantastic historical artifacts!

Countdown to Christmas - Christmas Card Art

On Wednesday 7th October we invited our parents in to come in and make Christmas cards with us. 

In year 3 we created a sunset scene of Bethlehem using a variety of techniques and materials. We used a water and glue wash on the background to create textures with different coloured tissue paper, then a metallic, acrylic paint wash to fill in the gaps. We used salt to create an amazing reaction with the paint that looked fab! Lastly, we added our own silhouettes to the foreground. Some of us chose hills, stables, mangers and even donkeys!

We had a great time making our very own Christmas cards and can't wait to get them back so we can give them out to our friends and family!

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Geography visit from Jake and Tyler

On 7th October we had a visit from Jake and Tyler, who work at the Portsmouth Watersports Centre, as part of our ships and coasts topic. They came in to teach us some geography about buoys, markers in the channel, 'rules of the road' on the sea, the different kinds of watercraft and the ways they communicate when it is foggy.

We had great fun placing the buoys on their rope version of Portsmouth harbour and finding out what they all mean! 

We then got to be the different boats and shifts, learning who has right of way and what to do if they might be going to crash!

Best of all we learnt about the horns that big ships make when it is foggy and they can't see! It was fab as we were allowed to be extremely noisy!

This was a different and exciting way for us to learn about ships and coasts - we loved it!

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French Breakfast

On Wednesday 30th September, Year 3 were invited to a 'French Breakfast' so they could practise their new skills of greeting one another in French, counting in French and choosing / tasting French delicacies.

Le petit dejeuner
  • Pain au chocolat
  • Crosissant
  • Chocolat chaud
  • Fromage
  • Pain
  • Confiture
  • Yaourt
  • Jus’d’orange
  • Jus’de pomme

As you can see from the photos, the children very much enjoyed the opportunity to try out their new skills in a real life situation and their spoken French was indeed tres bien!

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Tudor Clothing

Today (21/09/15) Mr Weeks brought something very exciting into year 3. He’d found an old trunk in the woods and he thought it would be helpful for us.

We spent the afternoon looking through its contents, asking questions and identifying who the items belonged to.

Libby asked if the shoes were Henry VIII’s wives.

Lilly thought that the hat, dress and trousers were all the same outfit as they had the same pattern on them.

Joan noticed the clothing had expensive jewels on it.

Jake thought that the jacket might have been made out of animal skin.

Maddie said that the gold thread made the clothing look expensive.

We learnt lots of new words. We discovered that women wore hats that were called ‘English Hoods’, a man wore ‘Trunkhose’ which were like knee length shorts and both men and women wore things covered in jewels, gold thread and lots of layers – to show how rich they were.

We realised that most things were worn so that the people wearing them looked as rich as possible. Henry VIII had his clothed made out of materials from all over the world, that really showed how much money he had!

We had the brilliant volunteers Malcolm and Libby try on the clothing.

In the end, we decided that the clothing were replicas of clothing from the Tudor period – a time when Henry VIII was king.

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'Just Different'

On Friday 11th September, Year 3 took part in a 'JustDifferent' workshop which was led by an inspirational lady named Alison, who has Thalidomide.  Alison explained to us that she was born with very short arms because her mum took some medicine for morning sickness along time ago, before doctors understood that it was not safe.  We know this medicine is now no longer given to pregnant ladies.

Alison wanted us to understand that she does not like being described as disabled, she prefers to be  we should celebrate being 'unique'.
We asked many questions about how Alison's life may be similar / different to ours and soon realised that she can do most things that we can, just in a different way.  She has very clever feet!  She showed us how she write's using her feet, pick up objects like rulers, paperclips and she can even put a sock on one foot using the other!
She has challenged us to have a go at these tasks and share our thoughts about how easy / tricky they are and how we would feel if we had to do them in a public place.  

Have a look at the pictures below of when we had a go!

" I found it quite easy to write but I took a few goes to get it right." - Joe

"I would feel happy to meet new people and different but it's good to be different." - Lily

By the end of the workshop, we all agreed being different is to be celebrated and we love being 'unique
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Have a look below to see what last years Centipede class got up to!

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A Visit to the Woods -Queen Elizabeth Country Park

On a sunny Thursday, Year 3  clambered excitedly aboard a coach to take us for a fun day outside to Queen Elizabeth Country Park.We have explored our school grounds and woods but wanted to see what the woods and surrounding areas were like at QE Park.

 

Each class had lots of fun in the great outdoors! Particular favourites were pond dipping, a blindfold walk leading us on a minibeast hunt and creating sculptures using the environment.

 

We wrote recounts of our trip. Here is what some people said:

Daniel " We walked up a hill blindfolded. After a while we stopped to take off the blindfolds. Then we went on a mini beast hunt. We used pooters and pots. I did not suck up anything with the pooter."

Ronnie " The first thing we did was a walk in the woods. We had to climb up a hill. When we climbed up the hill we all made sculptures. Me, Preston and Daniel made a raft out of huge logs and some leaves.

Ebony " After lunch we went pond dipping, my favourite activity in the whole day. I found loads of little fish and tadpoles in the pond."

 

Hayling Funfair

Some of Year 2 and 3 went to visit Hayling Island Funfair on Tuesday as research for our up and coming mini topic- All the Fun at the Fair!

We spent a lovely sunny morning looking at the different rides. We had to think about:

Who is the ride for? What is the theme? How does it move- what mechanism?  How is the ride safe for riders and people watching?

 

The rest of Year 2 and 3 worked as teams in school to research fairground rides. They worked with Engineer Curry and Professor Melly  to look into themes, mechanisms and colours of rides. They explored how some rides move and made some moving parts which could be used on funfair rides.

We are excited to start designing and constructing our rides next week!

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Ready Steady Cook

Our mini topic all about food was great fun but hard work. We spent a busy two weeks learning how to prepare sandwiches, bread, biscuits and stew. We also visited the local shops and sandwich sellers, run a sandwich stall in school and visited Goodwood Farm! I wonder if any of Year 3 have shown  off their cooking skills at home over the half term?

 

Goodwood Home Farm

On a quite cold but bright day Year 3 visited Goodwood Farm near Chichester. We wrapped up with coats, hats and gloves and excitedly boarded the coach. On arrival at the farm we were given glasses of fresh milk from the dairy cows on the farm, it tasted delicious! Each group visited different areas around the farm and learnt about the cows, sheep and crops that were on the farm. As we walked we had a challenge to try and turn a lump of creamy milk into butter, all we had to do was walk and shake it! Luckily for us some of the sheep were lambing so we saw some lambs that were only minutes old! It was an interesting day where we learnt lots about animals, farms and where our food comes from. We also got to bring home some cheese and butter made from the dairy cows milk. Come back to this page to find out from the children what they thought!

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Springwood Sandwich Stall

Mr Lathem set us a challenge to plan, design and run a sandwich stall which sold sandwiches to the children in the Junior school. The tricky part was we had to make a profit!

After spending time researching, asking YR 4/5/6 which sandwich fillings they like, we then used online shopping to compare the price of ingredients in different supermarkets. Some children visited Waterlooville and Sainsburys to look at what was already available and the packaging designs. After lots of research we made the sandwiches using our skills in slicing, spreading and grating to create our sandwiches. After all our hard work, we were so thrilled to see the sandwiches sell and  find out that we made a profit of .... £20!!

We interviewed our customers afterwards who really enjoyed our homemade sandwiches.

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Historic Winchester

Have you ever visited Winchester? It used to be the capital city of England and was were King Alfred lived. On a cold, damp Wednesday Year 3 visited the historic city of Winchester to find out more about King Alfred, Anglo Saxons and the mysterious King Arthur and his round table.

In the morning we discovered more about the city of Winchester. We walked down to King Alfred's statue and measured this giant landmark. Then on the Winchester Cathedral and the City Museum. You can see in the photos some of the Anglo Saxon pottery that archaeologists have found. After lunch we had a workshop inside the Great Hall, which is the only existing part of Winchester Castle. Di helped teach us about the history of this great place and we helped re-enact the legend of King Arthur.

The following day back at school we wrote some recounts about our day. Take a look at the pictures and keep checking back to see our recounts on the web page very soon! 

 

Investigating Winchester

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Scientists in Action!

Over the Autumn term we have explored light and shadows, which lead on to using our knowledge on light to learn about reflection. Here you can see some of our hands on learning, where we got to find out how light reacts when it hits different surfaces. As Scientists and confident report writers,  we wrote a report about 'Light' to show all we have learnt.

 

We also completed a mini topic on magnets. We loved exploring magnets and how they worked, which objects were magnetic and what happens when you have two magnets next to each other.

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London Calling!

As part of our learning this half term we have worked on a mini topic all about our exciting capital city, London! We were lucky enough to go and visit the bustling city to get ideas about the key features buildings and places to help compare it to Waterlooville. Having visited in Year 2, our trip this year had a different focus. We walked to Trafalgar Square and found out more about this busy place that is known as the centre of London. Luckily Year 5 told us all about Nelson, who we found high above the sky in the square guarded by four huge lions.

Here are some photos to get a flavour of our visit. Watch this space for our thoughts about the day!

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We have started off our Autumn term being investigators, historians and reporters. Our topic has launched us off on a journey over the sea, but not that far away! We have been discovering all about King Henry VIII's favourite ship the Mary Rose.

We were lucky enough to go and see the ancient ship up close at the Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth. There were all sorts of wonderful real artefacts that were found in the depths of the Solent to look at and we also got to dress up as people from Tudor times. We decided being rich might be quite fun.

 

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In our role as reporters we have been practising writing the news and even tried making our own news report on the Mary Rose with directors and camera men, as well as presenters.

Our news report on Mary Rose

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The weapons report on the Mary Rose

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The Mary Rose divers

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The News reporters are back! This time we were investigating why the Mary Rose sank. We used a range of sources to help work out why it sank, including some facts we had learnt. Each group had to focus on a different reason why she sank. It was tricky but we had a good try!

Mystery of Mary Rose sinking

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Within our maths this week, we have focused on different strategies to solve multiplication calculations. We began using practical equipment to show our understanding of multiplication facts. We know that multiplication means 'lots of' which we showed  through our use of multilink, counters, bead strings and numicon. In class we have moved on to use arrays and some of us have used partitioning to multiply 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. Mrs Ford thinks we are getting quite whizzy with our multiplication facts!

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