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Monday 18th June

To finish our 'Captain Caveman' topic, today we made Celtic shields and made Celtic shield walls....

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Friday 15th June

Take a look in the June icon for our Guiseppe Archimboldo inspired artwork, linked to healthy activity week. 

There are lots of fabulous creations. I'm sure that if Guiseppe was alive today, he would have been very impressed with 3O's work :-) 

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Wednesday 13th June - Celtic Harmony

Sunny day + historical venue + knowledgeable staff + well behaved, enthusiastic children = A fabulous day out :-)

See June's icon for more pictures.....

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Thursday 7th June

Apologies for the lack of updates this last month!!! The children and I have still been very busy but my computer has been playing up. I lost the 'a' key for a  few weeks, not that many words in the English language have an 'a' in them ;-)

Next week we have a busy week - Healthy activity week and Class trip

Tuesday 12th June - we've got a skipping workshop

Wednesday 13th June - Class trip to Celtic Harmony

Friday 15th June - Fruit and vegetable art work and fruit testing.

So as we have a variety of fruit to work with, I'm asking if every child could bring in at least one piece of fruit.

Thank you in advance.

Monday 30th April

Following on from the success of ordering books cheaper in bulk to interest the children in a variety of authors, genres and interests, I am going to order 'Stig of the Dump' by Clive King. On the Book People it is £3.99 instead of £6.99. With a discount code I have, I can buy each book for £3.50.

If you are interested, please send the money in, in an envelope by Wednesday 2nd May. I'll order at lunchtime and hopefully the books will arrive in time for the bank holiday weekend. 


'Stig of the Dump is a true classic. Nobody believes Barney when he says he's met a new friend. Stig is a real boy living wild in a dump, and together the two boys embark on many journeys of discovery.'


Monday 23rd April - St George's Day

Today we had a St. George's Day activity afternoon.

The hi-lite being decorating cakes and eating them!!!

Pictures are in the April icon.

We also had an impromptu Royal family lesson due to the new prince being born today :-)


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Monday 16th April

Today was the first day back after the Easter break and we carried on as we left off, busy and keen to learn.

We have started a new book - 'Pebble in your pocket'. Have you ever wondered how a pebble came to be where it was found? Year 3 are fascinated.... and their imaginations are firing up.

We also started our new topic - 'Captain Caveman'. Take a look in the April icon to see what happened when the 2 tribes of QuintaNupton and TrinderChesterfield tried to survive!

Here's to a good term with hopefully lots of warm weather :-)

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Thursday 29th March

Dear parents, carers and children -Happy Easter - enjoy your Easter break.

I will look forward to seeing you all again at 8.45am on Monday 16th April :-)



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Monday 26th March

A sporty few days!!!

Sports Relief - Friday 23rd March - photos in the March icon.

Dance festival - Wednesday 28th March - 2pm - preview in the March icon

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Parent's Evening - Monday 26th March, re-scheduled from Monday 19th March


The time you were given for the 19th March, will be your time for the 26th March. All children were given an individual slip of white paper with your date and time on.

Please let me know if the new date is a problem for you.

Thank you :-)

I will see the Thursday appointments as already planned.


Miss Ogden

Sunday 11th March

Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely mummies out there....

I hope your children shower you with love. :-)

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Friday 9th March

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A Comet zooming across the sky, a loud crash, a crater on the edge of the woods!!!

What has happened???

Have a look in the March 2018 icon to see what the intrepid broadcasters, reporters and eye-witnesses in Year 3O have to say about the situation!


Alice in Wonderland Mini Classic - Paperback - 9781782098430 - Lewis Carroll


I have located this copy on the Book People.

It is £2.99 rather than £9.99.

With a 10% code, I can get it for £2.70.

I'm happy to pay 20p towards each book.

If your child would like a copy, please bring in £2.50 tomorrow or Friday.

World Book Day - 1st March - Whitings Hill style - 27th February

Alice in Wonderland, Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, Pippa Longstocking, King Rat, Horrid Henry, Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, Moaning Myrtle, wizards, sharks.... just some of the characters in 3O today!

Activities throughout the day included book covers about Paddington visiting Whitings Hill school, Alice in Wonderland word searches, movie clips from the 1951 and modern day Alice in Wonderland film and a Mad Hatter's Tea party with parents. I think I will be the Doormouse later......

More photos in the February icon.

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Puppet Week - Monday 5th - Friday 9th February

We had a fabulous time in our English and Guided reading sessions this week making the scenery and finger puppet characters to re-tell various scenes from the story of The Singing Ringing Tree.

If you didn't get chance to come into school to see the shows, ask your child to re-tell the story at home.

Photographs are in the February icon.

1/2/18 - Forth coming event - puppet week, February 5th - 9th

We are basing our puppets on the story 'The Singing Ringing Tree'.

So as the children are familiar with the story, I have photocopied a copy for each child to take home and read over the weekend. Could you please read it with your child or encourage them to read it on their own.

They will need to have their story in school on Monday.

Our puppet show linked to this story is Thursday 8th at 2.30 pm.

Monday 29th January International food tasting

Thank you to all parents and carers who provided food for this event. The children had a fabulous time and were very good at trying new things.


" I really liked Oscar's Jerked Chicken because of the spices." Scarlett

" I liked Rayan's crisps because they were really soft." Jake

" I really liked Joanna's rice because it was tasty." Samia and Paige

" I really liked Paria's Iranian cotton candy because it was soft and melted in your mouth." Alex and lots of others!!!!

" I really liked Mael's stir fry because it was full of vegetables." Oscar

" I came, I saw I ate!" Isaac

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More photos of food tasting are in the January icon

Forthcoming event.......

International food tasting on Monday 29th January.

Please bring your food in Monday morning for tasting in the afternoon.



Friday 26th January

Today, the weather was kind to us and we managed to go bird watching :-) More photos are in the January icon......


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Tuesday 16th January

Today, we were lucky enough to be visited by some owls. We learnt lots of fascinating facts about these fabulous creatures and had a photo taken with a Barn owl.

Thank you to Ms Abdel Al for organising.


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More photos can be found in the January icon.

Friday 5th January


Un-official homework - linked to our new topic- if your family has any customs/traditions that are linked to yours or their place of birth - could you get your child to practice talking about them so as they can share their knowledge in class next week.

Thank you

Thursday 4th January


Happy New Year :-)

Welcome back, to what will be another busy but fun term.

You will have received today, a paper copy of this term's curriculum and spellings. I have also put a copy in the relevant places on the web page.

Catch up soon.


Monday 18th December

Look in the December icon for snow pictures and class Christmas photos.

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Due to snow!!!!! The year 3/4 concert has been rescheduled to Monday morning (18th) at 9am.

The rescheduled KS2 performance will be Monday 18th at 6pm.

Evening Christmas concert for KS2 - Tuesday 12th December -6pm


All children from Year 3 will need to be back in school for 6pm for the KS2 Christmas Concert.

All parents are invited to watch the concert.

Afternoon concert for Years 3 and 4 - Monday 11th December 2pm


An afternoon of songs, readings and poems.

Friday 1st December

Maths homework - Number bonds to a 100

For example 34 + 66 = 100   ( 34 + 6 = 40 + 60 = 100)

                     72 + 28 = 100

                   100 -  36 = 64   (64 +36 = 100)

Use the hit the button game ( November icon) to practise.


Friday 17th November


Odd socks on Monday, Pyjamas today!!!

It must be anti-bullying week and Children in need.

The children wore their odd socks on Monday to the cinema to see Captain Underpants - a very enjoyable film. I know the children must have enjoyed it too because of the high quality play/film scripts they produced after their visit.

Today we wore our pyjamas....... to raise money for Children in Need and during Golden Time we made movable Pudsey Bears.

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Thursday 9th November

Some children in the class have expressed an interest in buying a copy of our current class reader - Mrs Pepperpot stories. I have sourced a good deal on the Book people web page - £4 - for a Mrs Pepperpot book full of lots of stories about her.

As I'm going to be doing an order tomorrow night, I said, I could order copies of the book if the child brings in £4.


Class assembly - Monday 6th assembly - fabulous class performance. As soon as I have all the photos, I'll put them in the November icon.

Upcoming events......


Monday 6th November - 9.00 - Class assembly on shadows


Monday 13th November - am - Class trip to the Everyman cinema



Tuesday 17th October


We linked our Science and English lessons together and made scenery and shadow puppets for the 'Tin Forest' book.

Later on in the week we are going to use the puppets to re-tell the story.

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Pictures of all the children experimenting with the torches and the puppets are in the October icon.

Monday 16th October


Red sun phenomenon 'caused by Hurricane Ophelia'

An "unusual" reddish sky and red-looking sun have been reported across parts of England.

The phenomenon has been seen in the South West, the Midlands, North West and North East.

BBC weather presenter Simon King said it was due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara.

He added that debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain was also playing a part.

The dust has caused shorter wavelength blue light to be scattered, making it appear red.




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Friday 29th September

The last item for September's icon, our Parc Guell lizards.

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Our Enid Blyton themed picnic - Friday 22nd September

Photos can be found in the September icon.......

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Adventure week Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September


Tuesday 19th - Enid Blyton orienteering - photos are in September's icon.


Wednesday 20th - Den building in the wooded area - photos are in September's icon.


Friday 22nd - Picnic in the wooded area - you are welcome to come and join us for a sandwich and maybe some Ginger Beer at 2.30 to celebrate the end of a very successful adventure week.

Friday 8th September

In preparation for adventure week ( Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September) Year 3 O have been offered the opportunity of borrowing books from the Famous Five series.

You can either let your child read the book on their own or read it with them. Once they have finished one, they may exchange it for another one.

Enjoy, happy reading.

Thursday 7th September 2017

Another adventure begins.....

Welcome to the Year 3 adventure 2017........

I personally love updating the class web page, so look on here regularly to find out what we have been doing in class.

I will leave on the information and pictures from last year for you to have a look at and update each month's icon as we come to it.


Date for your diary..... Thursday 14th September - 3.30 - meet the teacher.