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3W worked really sensibly in a spare Year 6 classroom today, while we are having our windows done.

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3W had a great day on their St. Albans trip today. It will help us to write our leaflets in Geography lessons

Thank You!!


Yesterday evening I landed awkwardly at a netball session, and had an extremely painful ankle all night.  After this morning spent in a wheelchair, and this afternoon spent at Minor Injuries, I am now sporting a rather lovely large plastic boot!


All of 3W were kind and helpful today, and I am very lucky to have such caring children in my class.


I have another couple of weeks ahead of me trying to take it as easy as possible, so no using the running track for me!


Thank you 3W for your patience and kindness.


Have a lovely weekend - and no netball please!

Mrs W

3W enjoyed their golf taster session this morning. Go to ‘Parents’, then ‘School clubs’ to download a form and sign up!

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A remarkable feat of engineering - a K’NEX fairground made during wet play on Wednesday

A remarkable feat of engineering - a K’NEX fairground made during wet play on Wednesday 1

Our DT project, pop-up dragons, are finally finished (and they look amazing!) Well done 3W

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Today we had our scooter training. Thank you to those who brought in their scooters (and allowed their peers to borrow a scooter, if they didn't have one)

A well deserved 'Class Treat' (owed from the Spring term!)

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I’m guided reading, having written recipes in English, the children presented their own cooking shows! They used their time conjunctions and imperative verbs to explain how to make ‘Dragon’s Fire Medicine’ - for dragons suffering with a cold!

Having completed the designing element of our DT project, today we started making it...

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We are currently enjoying the Art, Religion, Cultures And Traditions Exhibition

We have been looking at writing instructions in English lessons. In guided reading, we followed instructions to make ‘Grinning Monsters’!

Researching countries for our Geography projects


Please ask your child if they have a working pen in their pencil case.  My large supply of spares is down to just three, and now those are running out!


The pens can be bought from Mrs Hall, daily, for just 30p.  I will help the children label them.


As you can imagine, spending the first 10minutes of every lesson finding spare pens for 2/3 of the class is a waste of our lesson time!


Thank you for your support smiley

Art and Religion Week - reminders


As you know, our Arts Week falls between 12th - 16th March and our theme is Art and Religion.

Wednesday 14.03.18 - Exhibition of celebrations and traditions

Children are invited to think about their favourite celebrations and traditions they enjoy at home. These could include special meals, objects and rituals and can be religious or non-religious. We are having an exhibition of photographs and objects that represent these celebrations and traditions on Wednesday 14th March which parents are invited to look at after school.  There will be card provided for the children to write a short paragraph about their object or photograph. Items the children have mentioned they are bringing in so far include Bulgarian Martenitsas (red and white thread dolls), Jewish kippahs (hats) and prayer mats.

Parents are invited to contribute food that reflects their culture or religion so the children can sample it as they go round the exhibition. We have a Simnel cake, bagels, hot cross buns and Indian snacks being contributed already. If your child has allergies they will be asked not to sample the food. If you would like to provide them with a suitable snack to eat after the exhibition then that would be fine. If you would like to contribute something please could you also provide an explanation of what it is and its significance to your culture or religion.

Wednesday 14.03.18 - opportunity to share tradition dress

The children are asked to arrive in their school uniform on the Wednesday but are invited to bring traditional, cultural, national or religious dress to wear to the exhibition. This traditional dress could include Eid or Communion outfits.

Mendhi Henna Patterns

We have a team of helpers who are going to decorate the palms of the children’s hands with Mehndi patterns with Henna. We are using natural Henna that is safe for the children’s skin. The pattern stays on the skin for up to two weeks. If there is any child who cannot take part in this activity please remember to let your class teacher know in writing.

General Reminders

  • During Arts Week please make sure your child has an art shirt in school to protect their clothes.
  • If you can operate a sewing machine or iron, Y4 would love your help. We are joining batik squares together to make a group Jewish tallit (a fringed garment). We need volunteers to iron off the wax and then attach the squares together.
  • If any parents would like to contribute food or explain about their culture or religion at the exhibition then please email on:
  • Our week ends with the Art Week assembly at 2.15pm . Parents are welcome to attend.
  • Thank you for all the voluntary contributions that have already come in to school. If you have not sent £3 in yet it would be greatly appreciated as the cost is quite considerable.

Many thanks in advance for supporting our Art Week.

3W were transported to Mexico 🇲🇽 for World Book Day today...

... and we made piñatas!

Look at how warm we were in our PE lesson today! 


It really is crucial that the children have joggers and a jumper for PE!


These 6 children were perfectly dressed for football today. Please also ensure girls have socks in their bags! They should not be doing it in their tights, or with bare feet! 



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In Geography, we have been looking at world climate zones

Lockdown Drill 23.01.18


Today we had our first Lockdown Drill.  I was so impressed with how sensible the children were during this drill.  They listened carefully and followed instructions exactly.

(Proud teacher moment smiley)

Please talk to your children about the importance of safety drills (fire and lockdown)


Well done 3W.

Performance Poetry - The Boneyard Rap

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Happy (belated!) Christmas 🎄

We performed the story of Boudicca’s Rebellion

3W are enjoying their well earned class treat, after a term of hard work and good behaviour! Well done 3W, I am very proud of you!

Year 6 Sustainable School Mentors came to visit us in class to promote the ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ campaign

Year 6 Sustainable School Mentors came to visit us in class to promote the ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ campaign 1

More amazing gymnastics - group balances

Vaulting in gymnastics - great improvement from everyone!

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3W loved the skipping workshop today!

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The children have been learning some new counter-balances in gymnastics.

This one is called the ‘bunk bed’ balance!

Bronze Age Day 20.10.2017


3W had a great day experiencing life in The Bronze Age.

We hope you enjoy looking through these photos to see what we got up to!

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Experiencing Bronze Age artefacts

As part of our Bronze Age day, the children got to hold Bronze Age artefacts. 


They learned about weaponry, hunting, how bronze is made as well as how people in the Bronze Age respected and honoured the dead.  People were often buried with important objects such as; swords, stones, amber or clothing.


They also learned about how different food was in The bronze Age - no sugar, chocolate, potatoes or tomatoes!  They saw (and smelt!) a 10 year old piece of fish that had been preserved with salt, and looked at pots made from clay and wood.


They were shown how to spin a yarn (!) and how this yarn would have been made in to fabric by weaving.

Weaving yarn in to cloth

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Making Bronze Age pinch pots

As part of our Bronze Age day, the children made clay pinch pots.  They rolled the clay into a ball, pushed their thumb in to make a well and began pinching the sides to create a pot.  We then decorated them using wooden tools, stones, shells, sticks and seeds to make interesting patterns.


It was definitely more difficult than it looks! 


The pots will dry out over half term and the children can bring them home the week after.

Creating Self Portraits

On Thursday this week, we spent time creating a self portrait in the style of four different artists.  We are half way through, and the children will complete these after half term.


Can you guess which artists the children have been studying, based on the styles they have used so far?


We can't wait to see the finished portraits! Well done 3W


In science...

...we have been looking at seeds and seed dispersal.  The children walked around the school grounds spotting different seeds, and discussed how seeds end up growing away from their parent plant.  They then got in to groups to classify different seeds based on the four main types of dispersal; wind, animal, water and self-dispersal.


When you are out and about over half term, look out for any seeds in the trees or on the ground - particularly conkers!



Time travel to a Victorian Classroom

3W Autumn Timetable