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Monday, 9 November 2015

Remembrance Week

This week we are learning about the effects of the World Wars on the home front.  
We will be looking at how women and children were effected as well as  those on the battlefield.
Here is some examples of art work completed where we used watercolours to create a background and black paper to make a silhouette of a range of war scenes.  

Totally AWESOME Science Projects

To mark at special occasion where British astronaut Timothy Peake is due to go to the International Space Station in December 2015, the whole school took part in a competition to create a fact file on space.

 Cameron created this super 3D fact file on the solar system, filled interesting information.
Caitlin designed a solar system too using Christmas decorations and sparkly materials! How creative :)

Well done to all the children who took part!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Four times tables!

Congratulations to 3.2, NK was so impressed with our progress on the three times tables that we went on to learn our fours.

Thank you for all your hard work but don't forget to practice, practice, PRACTICE!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Our three times tables so far....

Here we are practising our three times tables. What do you think?

Guided Reading

The Croods

Currently we are reading the novel The Croods. It is about a family who are about to explore a BRAVE NEW WORLD. It is all about journeys and having courage which we can relate to. 

Please ask us questions about this book...

Monday, 28 September 2015

*Tunes Times Tables*

Tunes Times Tables

In year 3 we are very fortunate to have NK come into our class room and help us learn our times tables through song!

We have been learning our three times tables and are doing really well but we need to practice them EVERYDAY.

Check out the website :)

1 x 3 is 3 the three Ts are the key!

25.9.15 Well Done Assembly

Well Done Assembly

It is that time again where Miss Mac has had to spend A LOT of time trying to find only two excellent pupils who get a special certificate in this Friday's celebration assembly.

And the winner's are (drum roll please).......

Hafsah Arshad for always being keen and ready to learn


Le'Arno Taggart for  always putting 100% effort into all he does!

Longest Ruling Monarch

God Save Our Gracious Queen 

As part of our PHSE lessons we have been learning all about Queen Elizabeth, II who is now the longest ruling UK monarch!

All week we had fun learning our national anthem, building class timelines and taking part in competitions to create the best fact file. 

A huge well done goes to Kiyara Louise Joseph and Nasiyba Sharif for completing a detailed and creative fact file on our Queen.

Great work girls!

Well done!

Our New Celebration Assembly

The Oval are now celebrating two pupil's achievements each week to show off their hard work and determination or exceptional skills displayed in and out of school. 

On Friday 18th September both Muhammad Hamza Ibrahim and Brayden Daley-Hemming won a certificate and received a huge round of applause for their individual successes noticed by their class teacher.

Brayden Daley Hemming won his certificate for always challenging himself in all lessons.

Muhammad Hamza Ibrahim won a well done certificate for writing a passionate poem in RE about tackling prejudice.
Well done guys!

Welcome to year 3!

The lovely class of 3.2 have settled in really well this week. We have shared all of our exciting news about our holidays and discussed what our personal targets are for the year ahead.

The children have adjusted really well to life in key stage 2 and have made a great start to their year 3 work. 

Keep up the good work 3.2!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

New Wonder Wall Poster

This is our new wonder wall poster which is up in our classroom. Remember to put your name on the post it note so you get your house point added.

All the children who wrote a comment on the last wonder wall poster have had their house points added! Well done. There were some very interesting answers.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Viewing our trailer on THE BIG SCREEN!

Yesterday was such a wonderful day... We enjoyed some time in Canon Hill Park and loved watching all the trailers of all the schools involved in Read to Reel project on the big screen in the MAC!

Tell me who was your favourite trailer and a real film critic give them a star rating out of 5 stars.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Plants learning walk

We discovered so many different plants on the back grass today.
We found almost 30 different plants, here are some of the flowering and non-flowering plants we identified...

  • Beech tree
  • Daisies
  • Potato plant 
  • Strawberries
  • Coriander
  • Grass
  • Moss
  • Mint
Mrs Akhtar helps us identify some of the herbs in the greenhouse made out of bottles. 

After our learning walk we looked carefully at a flowering plant and sketched it. We labelled some parts of the plant even though it was only our first Science lesson on plants. Here are a few photos to show us sketching...

Monday, 11 May 2015

May Day celebrations

On Friday we had a wonderful day celebrating Great British traditions during our May Day festivities.

In the morning we...

  • Iced cupcakes with Spring decorations
  • Learned how to Morris Dance
  • Learned how to dance around the May Pole
  • Watched Reception and Nursery performing their dances
  • Had May Day challenges which we completed in our classes.
In the afternoon we:
  • Had an afternoon tea party eating our cup cakes we decorated earlier
  • Purchased lots of goodies from the Year 4 food stall

Here are some photos of our fun filled day...

Wonder Wall Challenge

There is a new challenge throughout school. Every 2 weeks look out for a poster in your classroom.
Can you find the answers to any of these questions? 

Try looking on the internet to help you, asking your parents and looking through books too.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Political Parties and debating

3.2's Party debate...

We split into 2 main parties just like there is in the House of Commons. We debated whether we should have a long lunch and go home at 3.30pm or whether we should have a very short lunch and go home at 2pm.

Miss Palmer's Party: Party Leader was Shiven!

This party debated the positive reasons for having a short lunch and going home at 2pm.
Shiven told us the main ideas that his party had and then people took it in turns to add in more of their own ideas and defend their ideas.

Shiven and his party wrote their ideas on flipchart paper to help them remember their main points.

Mrs Allen's Party: Party Leader: Aman!

We debated that it would be best to have a long lunch and stay in school until 3.30pm.
Our Party leader was Aman who shared our ideas with the other party.

Miss Palmer's Party listened carefully to our points but had some very good points to convince us that it was much better to go home early.

Objections to the main points.

We took it in turns to debate by putting our hands up and challenging the opposite party and their views.
Macie is objecting to staying in school until 3.30pm.


We listened to the views of both parties and then put an x on our voting papers and folded them in half so others couldn't see what we voted for. We posted our voting papers in the box.

The count.

Go home at 2pm with a short lunch: 21 votes
Go home at 3.30pm with a long lunch: 6 votes
Spoiled Ballot paper: 2 papers (2 children didn't vote with an x so their vote could not be counted).

What do you think Mrs Chahal? Have we convinced you to change the school time table?

Monday, 27 April 2015

Shadows in the playground...

We have been studying light in science and today we have looked at how opaque objects create shadows on the ground.
Sophie and Latifullah worked really well as a team to record their shadow observation so they got the privilege of recording Wisey's shadow.

We used measuring tapes, chalk and our eyes to observe what was happening with our shadows at three different times in the day. 

Friday, 24 April 2015

Filming Day

George's Marvellous Medicine filming day!

We were truly marvellous on Tuesday. We did lots of different jobs to create all the footage and film all the scenes. 

There were so many jobs to do...some of us were amazing actors and actresses, camera operators, sound technicians, directors and assistant directors. We even had to set up a green screen and use puppets to create life-like farm animals.

In this scene, we filmed George making the medicine in our Food tech room. Dwayne was sound technician, Ahmad was camera operator, Me'Shack was Assistant director and Hamza directed the filming with his clapper board. 

Sara played the part of granny brilliantly. This is the scene were granny has some of George's marvellous medicine. Malikah was sound technician, Brandon was camera operator and Aman was director.

Fydel acted as George and did a fantastic job! Esha was assistant director in this scene.
We had a fantastic day working hard to get all the footage just perfect and we now are looking forward to the seeing the finished trailer on the big screen!!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Ancient Egyptian Day

On Thursday 16th April we had a whole day filled with exciting Ancient Egyptian activities.

In the morning we learned lots of facts about Tutinkamun through songs.

We learned how to understand Hieroglyphics and cracked the codes. We also made our own secret messages.

In maths we balanced the scales to help solve the problems for the Ancient Egyptians.

Throughout the afternoon we enjoyed a banquet and dressed up as Ancient Egyptians. From our experiences during the banquet we compared the lifestyles of the rich and poor in Ancient Egyptian times.

The winners were picked for the fantastic work on the projects that were completed over Easter. It was a very hard decision to make.
Well done to Malikah, Shiven and Ahmad.

A special visitor came to our Ancient Egyptian banquet...Wisey the owl dressed as a mummy