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Welcome to Year 3 - Bindon!


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Ukulele Playing

In Music lessons in Year 3 we have been having fun learning to play the Ukulele.

 

Our favourite song is "Thumb Brush Strum"

 

There once was a man in Tennessee

Kept cookies in his ukulele

Now cookies are such crumbly things

He dropped some crumbs all over the strings

Brushing the strings with his thumb

He discovered that thumb brush strum

Brushing the strings everyone

Now we're playing that thumb brush strum!

 

Last week, the Ukulele Club treated the KS2 children and the Open the Book Team to a few songs during Collective Worship.

Year 3 Trip to Lulworth Cove

A trip to Lulworth Cove brought our science topic "Rocks" to life. The Lulworth Rangers, Alex and Kirsten, taught us about five different types of rocks found in Lulworth: Portland Limestone, Purbeck Stone, Wealdon Beds, Greensand and Chalk. We learnt about the properties of these rocks and how fossils are formed. We even got to meet "Dippy"!

Year 3 & Year 5 Design Technology

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While Year 4 children were on their residential trip, Year 3 and 5 children worked collaboratively on a DT project to create a new board game. The children worked hard in mixed year group pairs to design and make their games. The following day they enjoyed trying out each others games, suggesting improvements and additions. We have put the games in the cupboard ready to be played during wet playtimes.

Climbing Mount Everest

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Follow the journey of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they ascend Mount Everest

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Bindon class have written some newspaper reports about the climb up Mount Everest

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Collage Mountains

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Erupting Volcano Paintings

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Diwali Celebrations

 

Year 3 have been studying the Hindu festival of Diwali.

After learning about the story of Rama and Sita, Year 3 had a go at lots of activities to celebrate Diwali.

 

Designing Mehandi patterns.

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Looking at items in a home shrine

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Making diya lamps.

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Making symmetrical rangoli patterns out of coloured rice.

 

They thought about their favourite activity and what they would enjoy if they celebrated Diwali.

Lots of the children said they would enjoy the eating and sharing of sweets.

Others said they would like to make the rangoli patterns to welcome the goddess Lakshmi into the home.

 

May 2016 - Visit to Maiden Castle
 
To finish our series of outdoor learning we went to visit Maiden Castle, the largest Iron Age hill fort in Britain!
We had great fun imagining what life would have been like living in a round house at the top, and enjoyed the views over Durnovaria (the name the Romans gave the town of Dorchester).
The chalk ramparts were incredible and it was hard to believe the ditches used to be even deeper!
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March 2016 - Year 3 & 4 Visit New Barn Field Centre in Bradford Peverell
 
Year 3 & 4 had a super time at New Barn for  a 'Living History' day.
They learnt all about history in the local area from the Neolithic period up to the Roman Invasion.
 
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Entering the rectangular house to learn about life in the Neolithic era.
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Having a go at using the different types of quern to grind the wheat into flour
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Re-enacting a battle to enter an Iron Age hill fort

 

Enjoying the fire in the Iron Age Round House.....The BEST bit!

 

Here is a sample of Year 3 learning so far this term.

 

2 digit x 1 digit multiplying by Sally.

 

Egyptian Shape Poem by Seb

 

Egyptian Pharaoh art work by Alfie

Instructions 'How to make papyrus' by Eliesha

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A visit to the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne - 5th February 2015
On Thursday 5th February Year 3 went to the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne.
They all had a great time sitting on animal skins around an open fire like the Anglo-Saxons did.
They learnt to play Anglo Saxon games, build fences by weaving pieces of hazel, make a fire without matches and much more.
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October 2014

On Wednesday 8th October Year 3 went to Kingston Lacy to learn more about the ancient Egyptians. We all had a lot of fun and learnt a lot (including the Teachers), we would like to share what the children enjoyed and learnt;

 

Freddie: I enjoyed learning about hieroglyphics with my group because I liked cracking the code!

Henry: I really liked finding ancient Egyptian artifacts in the sand.

Lily: I enjoyed watching Jazzy getting wrapped up in bandages because she looked funny.

Macey: I enjoyed digging in the sand because I found lots of amazing things.

Amelia: I loved it when my group went into the sand and discovered what an amulet is.

Jamie: I liked learning about mummification and wrapping my friend up in bandages because it was really fun!

Callum: I enjoyed being wrapped up in bandages by Freddie the most because it helped me learn about mummification.

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Some of the things we learnt:

Freddie: I learnt that William John Bankes was one of the first to crack the hieroglyphic code!  I also learnt that little Shabti servants got put in with the Mummies! Did you know that before Shabtis came along people used to kill the servants as well?

Olivia: I learnt a lot, I loved all the activities we did and the whole class had a great time.

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