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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn Term B

Week 7

We had a magical visit to Santa’s Grotto this week, where the children all had hot chocolate and received a present. The children also made their stockings and some of them really enjoyed sewing! We hope you all enjoy the break and have a lovely Christmas, from Miss Jenks, Mrs Wright and Miss Raine x

Week 6

We have had lots of Christmas fun in year 3 this week, from filming our song for the Christmas performance, to Christmas dinner day and our party. We also managed to find time for hard work, using the bus stop method for division in maths and writing stories about mischievous elves in English!

Week 5

Christmas has arrived in our year 3 classroom this week and we have been busy rehearsing for our virtual Christmas concert. We also started division in maths and created some fantastic Wanted posters in English for Moon Man, who has escaped from prison in our story. In Science this week we were investigating the effects of different liquids on egg shells as part of our tooth decay enquiry. The children couldn’t believe the damage fizzy drinks and vinegar did to the shells after just 24 hours!

Week 4

This week has involved lots more bushcraft, as we continued bow sawing and started to put our snowmen together. The children built dens for small animals during the winter. They created some beautiful art by arranging leaves and pinning them to trees. In English we continued reading “Moon Man”, and the children created some great diary entries.

Week 3

We were back in the allotments and bushcraft this week, with more children learning how to use a now saw. In English we started our new book "Moon Man" and made predictions about what we think will happen. The children also wrote some amazing moon poems. We finished off our Romans topic by creating some lovely mosaics and in Science we learned all about the different types of teeth.

Week 2

Year 3 worked very hard in the allotments this week and some of the children also learned how to safely use a bow saw! We learned all about Boudicca this week and found out some interesting facts about her rebellion against the Romans. In Maths we have been estimating answers by rounding to the nearest 10, and in our English lessons the children have written their very own stories about escaping from Pompeii.

Bow sawing

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Week 1

We have had a great first week back and can’t believe it’s Friday already! This week we started our new program Reading Plus which you can also access at home. Logins are your child’s first name and the first letter of their last name. Their password is qwerty and the site code is rpwestd3. We celebrated Bonfire Night with a fire and hot chocolate in the bushcraft area and enjoyed singing ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ in this week’s Rocksteady music lesson.