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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

Amazing things we've been Up2 this week

W/C 20th March

 

Most of the children in class 3/4 have not only managed to learn a really challenging poem off by heart, but have performed it in front of the rest of the children in classes 3/4 and 4/5. I am so proud of all who took part! I have taken some photos of the children standing in the hall, but some have asked to do theirs again for filming... so stay tuned!

 

Thank you to Finn, who once again has produced an amazing power point all about our China topic, complete with quiz questions at the end which even challenged myself and Mr Hebbes!

Fantastic 'TAKE CARE' work Finn!

We have started our China topic art project this week! Having studied the history of the Shang Dynasty, Han Dynasty and Ming Dynasty, we looked more closely at the pottery style during the different eras. We examined how the shape and colour of the pottery changed over the centuries. We then designed 4 different vases, all in the Ming style, before choosing a final design to create using clay. We are continuing to develop our art skills by trying out different methods of shaping, smoothing and carving designs into the clay. Check us out at work! Stay tuned to see some of the finished vases next week, in all their glory as soon as they receive a coat of paint!
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W/C 9th January 2017

 

WOW! Eventually I have had the time to sift through the hundreds of photographs from the Year 3's amazing residential to York- and actually, I'm glad I've waited so long as I have had the pleasure of reliving some unforgettable memories again.

York was truly fantastic and I'm sure the children have been keen to tell you all of the things we got up to! Please take time to look through the photographs and talk with your children about the trip- it really is one they will never forget!!

W/C 12th December 2016

 

This week we have completed our amazing Mug Shots using the skills in drawing and shading we have been developing over the last six weeks.... I'm sure you will all agree with me that they are absolutely fantastic- we have some truly gifted artists in class 3/4 ! The originals are proudly displayed in the KS2 corridor, so come and see them for yourself!

As well as receiving some very harsh Victorian hard labour on Friday, we have also taken time to write some fantastic emotive poems. We really had to transport ourselves back in time and try to imagine just how horrible it must have been for young children in Victorian prisons. Classes 3, 4 and 5 all got together in the hall to share our poems in a poetry slam- Mrs Stevens and Miss Finn have been so impressed with our ever progressing speaking and listening skills and they themselves reported to have goose bumps upon listening to our work! They are proudly included in our topic books- have a look at the pictures below!
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W/C 5th December 2016

 

This week we have been learning all about Victorian Punishment and following on from our visit to the Galleries of Justice Museum, we have experienced some HARD LABOUR!! We acted out many of the incredibly tedious punishments experienced by children in Victorian prisons and really began to understand just how hard it must have been! Mrs Stevens and Miss Finn were incredibly strict wardens! Please ask children all about the different types of hard labour and look at the photos below !

W/C 28th November

 

On Wednesday 30th November, classes 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed a superb curriculum enrichment trip to the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and have written some fantastic reports about their experience! Their writing will be displayed in the classroom soon- feel free to come and read it after school!  Check out some of the action shots below!

W/C 28th November 2016

Over the past few weeks, we have been learning all about Oliver Twist as part of our English topic! We began by looking into the life of the author Charles Dickens, and at life for people living in Victorian Britain. It has been really interesting so far, and I'm looking forward to reading some of the children's diary entries once they are completed!

Violet Storer has even been taking lots of learning home- check out her presentation!

W/C 7th November 2016

Check out Joshua Morley's amazing presentation linking our English topic (Oliver Twist in Victorian Britain) and our Crime and Punishment topic! Super presentation skills JM- keep it up!!

W/C 10th October 2016

Following our first lesson around Crime and Punishment which focused on the Roman Legacy Finn decided to go home and explore some of the things we learned in more detail. He even took the time to produce an amazing power point, filled with fantastic facts about weapons, battlefields and dungeons! I particularly loved the slide entitled 'tools of torture'! Thank you very much Finn, you presented your work to an excellent standard to our class and Mrs Stevens and class 4/5!

W/C 8th February 2016

 

Our Ancient Egyptology Day!

Class 3/4 had the most fantastic Monday. When the arrived into school, they noticed that their classroom had been transformed into an Ancient Egyptian tomb... fully equipped with tomb paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphics, ancient forms of maths, artwork and mummification.

A huge thank you to Aly Greenway for providing us with our tomb as well as her valuable time! We had a fantastic day and the children were buzzing all week with everything they had learned. They have all been producing some amazing pieces of writing, reflecting on what they learned... PLEASE come and read some of our reports! 

W/C 18th January 2016

 

It's been truly eggciting!!!

Science- Class 3/4 have had a great week of science. Since September, we have been investigating the digestive system in animals including humans, as well as delving deeper into the different types of teeth and structure of human teeth. We carried out an enquiry into the effects of different drinks on our teeth. So, here is the Egg Shell Enquiry. Looking specifically at the effect of sugar, take a look at some of the results... 

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W/C 11th January 2016

 

York!!

What an amazing week it was for most of our Year 3 children! We had an absolutely fantastic time; making new friends and getting know the ones we have a little better. It was 3 days packed with lots of new experiences, all of which were very much enjoyed by everyone, including Miss Finn. Below are some of the photographs- please enjoy them and talk to the children about all of the wonderful new things they learned. 

W/C 23rd November 2015

 

We kicked off the week in style! A Viking feast day!! The children seemed to really enjoy experiencing a little taste of life as a Viking- cooking, washing up and of course EATING! We spent most of the morning measuring flour, eggs, sugar and butter to make a few loaves of bread and some honey biscuits... there were only a few tears.... chopping onions, leeks, garlic and potatoes for some Viking broth proved a little painful for some and left them teary eyed! But it tasted delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed eating the feast in our mead hall in the afternoon! 

W/C 16th November 2015- Inter-Faith week 

 

Diwali- already a really exciting time of year but for the children in class 3/4 it was truly fantastic! Aly Greenway very kindly joined us for the day on Friday 20th November to celebrate the festival with full Indian dress, dancing and detailed Rangoli. It was also a great way to tie up our literacy unit- stories from other cultures. Thank you so much Aly! 

 

A day in the life of a Viking... 

The children have had another really busy week! They had an amazing time when Lizzy Stratton (a dinner time supervisor and parent of a past pupil) allowed us a glimpse into her life as a Viking!
 She brought in hundreds of different artefacts which the children were allowed to handle (with care)! Class 3/4 listened to some Viking Sagas and stories about famous Vikings and their Gods! Ask your children if they can remember the true story about Princess Emma...

 

And it's not over yet! Lizzy is coming back again next Tuesday where the children will explore Viking Ruins, shoe making and quill drawing and writing! I can't wait!! 

W/C 28th September 2015

 

As part of our homework this week we had to choose our favourite book which we read over the summer and make a book review. Miss Finn challenged us to make the book review as creative as possible! We did a fantastic- we then presented the reviews to the class! Check out some of our amazingly creative pieces! 

NSPCC 100 point challenge!

We successfully completed our 100 point challenge and as a school raised over £1000 for charity! We  teamed up with Mrs Stevens' class for a 'bootcamp' style afternoon! There were lots of different activities varying in difficulty from sprinting to planking!! OUCH! 

 

W/C 7th September 2015

 

We have had the most amazing first week back! Kicking off our Anglo-Saxon & Viking Topic with a visit from Partake Theatre Company. We became Vikings for a day; investigating their armour & weapons, jobs and settlements. We then told the story of a Viking Invasion on the Anglo-Saxons with drama, costume and music! We even had a Viking burial at the end with songs and FIRE! 

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