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We are always very busy in Buzzard Class and really love our learning! We are a welcoming Year 3 class who are engaged with our learning and love finding out about new things. We are kind, helpful and love working together.
Keep up to date with what we are doing by checking our website. We will include pictures of what we have been doing and updates so keep checking!
Miss Williams - Class teacher
Mrs Brimming - Class TA - Mrs Brimming works with us every morning
What we think...
"The best thing about Buzzard Class is that we get to share our ideas and investigate our learning together."
"I love Buzzard Class because we always work as a team."
"I really enjoy finding out about new things and exploring them further. we do this lots in Buzzard Class."
"We have beautiful books in Buzzard class. They are inspiring!"
"We love a good challenge in Buzzard Class!"
"The best thing about Buzzard class is knowing that we can always count on our friends."
We have been spending some time dancing! Not only is this great fun, we have also found that it makes us awake, energised and ready for our learning.
We have also been doing some mindfulness activities which have helped us to be focused, engaged and considerate. Each of the mindfulness activities has a different theme and it is amazing to see the difference after we have done these! We are all calm and ready for learning.
We are investigating Greek myths and legends and have looked at a variety of these. They are very interesting! We have picked out lots of fantastic vocabulary and identified the themes in each of the myths or legends that we have read.
Next, we have been looking at play scripts and how these are different to narratives. We are using the Greek myths and legends and are having a go at writing one of these into a play script.
We have made our own puppets of the characters from the Daedalus and Icarus story. We are going to use these to act out the story so that we can see how it will be different using dialogue.
Look at some of our Daedalus and Icarus puppets.
In our maths learning, we have learnt about right angles and have been recognising angles that are larger than right angles and angles that are smaller than right angle. We had the challenge of making some of these angles with out bodies in PE. Can you recognise if these are right angles, smaller than right angles or larger than right angles?
February - The Battle of Marathon
We have been finding out about the Battle of Marathon and thinking carefully about how the different sides felt at different points. We acted out the messenger, Pheidippides, running to Sparta to ask the Spartans to ask the Athenians battle the Persians. We thought about how we might feel if someone wouldn't help us because they were too busy having fun at a festival!
February - Greek Day
On Tuesday 20th February we had our Greek Day! It was fantastic to see so many amazing costumes that involved lots of effort. The children were buzzing as they came in to school and saw everybody else's costumes and discussed who they were dressed as.
To start the day, we got to smell and taste some different Greek foods. There were lots to choose from - some we had tried before but also some we had never heard of! We talked about them, smelled them and then played a game where we had to choose an adjective to describe one of the foods and everyone had to guess which food we were thinking of using the adjective as a clue. Everyone was really brave at trying different things, even if they didn't like them. The children persuaded Miss Williams to try an olive - "we will if you will!" We then wrote similes about the different foods that we had tasted.
Next, we investigated the Greek alphabet, wrote our names and tried to crack the code to see what some different words said.
After break we had a very special visitor. Archimedes came in to visit us and we were fascinated to find out about his life and some of his ideas and inventions. We also found out and shared our knowledge about the Olympics, Greek architecture, theatre, and the impact the Ancient Greeks had upon science and democracy today.
Later we held a costume parade around the school, showing our fantastic outfits, we designed our clay pots ready to make over the next week and we heard some Ancient Greek stories.
We had a really interesting day we had!
Within our work on money, we have been comparing different amounts, saying which is greater and which is less. We had to help Miss Williams to prepare for our Greek day by finding out which shops were the cheapest for some Greek foods. We had price lists from the different shops and worked together to discover which shop had we could get each item from for the lowest price. We had a challenge to see which shop would have the lowest price for all of the items!
Our current topics are 'Mythical Monsters' and 'Ancient Greeks'. We are really enjoying these topics and have learnt some really interesting information! If you see us around school, ask us what we know about the Ancient Greeks!
"Ancient Greek temples were used to hold statues of the gods and goddesses." Scarlet
"The Ancient Greeks used columns in their buildings. These are still used today." Amelia B
"Parthenon is one of the most famous Ancient Greek buildings. It holds the statue of Athena." Jack
Gods and Goddesses
"Artemis has a crater named after her on the moon." Tilly
"Hercules became a god after completing 12 tasks. This story is called the 'The Story of the Lion'." Ethan
"The legend states that 12 gods lived at the top of Mount Olympus." Aaron
"Zeus was the God of all Gods". Angel
"The Aegean Sea is named after King Aegeus." Amelia J
"Greece is in Europe. It is between Italy and Turkey." Eddie
"The capital city is Athens." Jack
"One of the most famous events in the Ancient Greek Olympics was wrestling." Katie
"The Ancient Greeks really enjoyed theatre." Jayden
"In Ancient Greece, pots were decorated with different patterns and they had a picture in the middle." Rhianna
"Some of the designs were repeated patterns of different shapes." Jessica
"Greek pots tell us about Ancient Greece because the pictures show things that happened in the Ancient Greek times." Talisha
"There are lots of mythical monsters in Ancient Greek stories. One of them was the Minotaur." Tamsin
"Another mythical monster from their stories is Medusa." Tristan