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Spelling w/c 11th June

posted 8 Jun 2018, 08:33 by Nicola Evans

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Roman Day!

posted 8 Jun 2018, 08:17 by Nicola Evans

Today was the last day of our Veni, Vidi, Vici topic and we have enjoyed a fantastic Roman day.

The day began with making our Roman shields and it was brilliant to have so many parents and family members come along to give us a hand. Thank you for all of your help!

In maths, we looked at Roman numerals and completed a carousel of activities to develop our understanding of the different symbols.

This afternoon, the fun continued as we explored some real artefacts which we have loaned from a museum and we tried to guess what each of the objects were used for during the Roman times. Then, it was time to put our shields to use and try out some different army formations before noisily invading the rest of the school!

Take a look at the photographs below... Veni Vidi Vici!

Spellings w/c 4th June

posted 4 Jun 2018, 00:30 by Nicola Evans

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Austerfield Y3GW

posted 25 May 2018, 09:03 by Heather Wyatt

A huge well done to all of the children for a fabulous couple of days in Austerfield! We were so lucky with the weather and the children were brilliant! Here's a sneaky peek to see what we all got up to . . .

Austerfield Y3E (Day 2)

posted 24 May 2018, 07:24 by Nicola Evans

The children were up bright and early on Wednesday ready for another day full of learning. The children developed their skills using a compass and map reading then completed orienteering activities around the site.

Before leaving, it was time for a visit to the animal house to hold a range of different reptiles and insects. The hissing cockroach was a popular creature as well as the corn-snake.

Austerfield Y3E (Day 1)

posted 24 May 2018, 04:27 by Nicola Evans

Y3E have had a wonderful time at Austerfield over the last two days. All of our staff were impressed with the children's resilience at spending the night away from home and their enthusiasm for all of the learning activities. 

Here are the highlights from day 1...

We began our residential with a fantastic lesson all about different types of rocks.  We had the opportunity to study them carefully and complete several experiments to investigate their properties.



Following our rocks lesson, we were all getting hungry so it was time to enjoy our packed lunches in the sunshine.

After lunch, we walked to the local quarry. We timed our trip perfectly and arrived just as an empty lorry was being weighed. We watched the lorry drive into the quarry and be filled by a huge digger before returning to be weighed again with its full load.

After that, we searched for three different types of clay in the quarry and then weighed ourselves on the weighing bridge. There were some excellent estimates of our class weight - one child was only a few kilograms away!



For the rest of the day, we played outside, ate dinner and watched a film before snuggling into our sleeping bags for a well-earned sleep!

Rocks, soils, Science investigations and art!

posted 23 May 2018, 07:19 by Sian Granville

The children who did not go to Austerfield have had a packed day with Mrs Warburton and me! Their morning started with research into the different rocks and soils we might find around us and then they went, with Mrs Warburton to find examples around school - there are more than you might expect. 

After lunchtime, when kind members of Y4/5 made sure they had friends to play with, we looked at the art of Andy Galsworthy and full of inspiration we went outside to try and re-create some of our own art in the same vein. We decided that he must have a lot of resilience and determination because sometimes we found it difficult to get the natural resources to co-operate! Have a look and see what you think. 


Veni Vedi Vici

posted 16 May 2018, 07:04 by Laura Guiton   [ updated 16 May 2018, 07:54 ]

Year 3 have had another super productive week! Continuing our Roman topic Veni, Vedi, Vici children had the opportunity to complete their own Roman Villa, design a Roman outfit and meal, research the Roman gladiators and completed map work to find out about the Roman invasion. How exciting!

Year 3E have also been investigating the features of Newspapers getting ready to write their own article about the appearance of Roman coins found at Dore Primary School.

Year 3 have found out about the French words for the days of the week and thought about the activities we complete on those days.

Spellings w/c 14th May

posted 11 May 2018, 09:32 by Nicola Evans

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Veni Vidi Vici topic continued...

posted 11 May 2018, 09:29 by Nicola Evans

This week may have been a day shorter due to the bank holiday but Y3 have still had plenty of fun learning more about the Romans. Y3GW had a wonderful opportunity to view a suit of armour that a family have kindly brought in for us to look at. The children asked questions about the different parts of the suit and were amazed at how heavy each component was. 

Violin lessons are also going really well in Y3GW and the children used their bows for the first time this week.

Y3E have started a new writing sequence which will build up to writing a newspaper article all about finding Roman treasure hidden at Dore Primary School! They acted out different emotions that the children might have felt. Can you guess which emotions are being shown in the photographs? The children then created their own Newsround news reports to present the exciting news to each other!

As the weather has improved (finally!) we are making the most of our fantastic grounds and the children have been developing their rounders skills. This week the focus was improving batting skills ready to begin playing full games over the next few PE lessons.

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