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Class 3 Hartland

We finally made it and it was well worth the wait. What an exciting time we have had! We packed so much into the time we had at Calvert Trust Exmoor. Our activities included abseiling, zip wire, canoeing, swimming, a night walk around the reservoir, a well deserved film night and a scavenger hunt around the lake! We especially loved the cooked breakfasts and we all slept really well in our luxury accommodation with ensuite bathrooms! Children were complimented on their behaviour at mealtimes by other guests staying at the centre. Well done Year 3! Take a look at the photos - lots of wonderful memories to share.

 

Wednesday 28th February

 

After the initial disappointment of our cancelled trip to Calvert Truust, we wrapped up and walked to the beach for a morning of fun, den building  and hot chocolate!

Week Beginning - 5th February 2018

 

It snowed! (A little bit.) 

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Week Beginning - 29th January 2018

 

This week Class 3 had a go at some very acrobatic gymnastics. We had to talk about safety and trust so that we could give each other the best chance possible for success. The children assessed themselves against different balances and team poses. 

Week Beginning - 8th January 2018

 

On Thursday 11th of January Class 3 went on a school trip. The trip was designed to round of our medieval topic. We were blessed with lovely sunshine and a dry but cold day. After meeting at school, the coach promptly delivered at Tiverton Castle where we had a guided tour. After this Class 3 walked to Tiverton Museum and could find out a wealth of historical information and interesting things to do. Everyone had a super day, please enjoy the photos and videos. 

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Week Beginning - 1st January 2018

 

This week we had our Medieval day. The children came dressed up in an array of costumes ranging from knights and princesses to castle ghouls, even the teachers dressed up! The children had a morning of exciting medieval themed activities such as sword making, catapult constructions, archery and shield designs. After lunch we had a treasure hunt in the playground for golden chocolate coins, there were 101 to find and we did some maths as we totted up our findings. Finally we had our medieval banquet consisting of a grapes, tomatoes, big chunks of bread and of course chicken drumsticks. A thoroughly enjoyable medieval themed time was had by all.

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Friday 10th November

Today we looked at Remembrance Day and why this was important to our country. As an activity we cut out poppies and wrote on them why we celebrate Remembrance Day and who remember. We than stuck our poppies onto the Union Jack flag. Here is a photo.

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Week Beginning -  16th October 2017

 

Volcano week! As part of our science topic looking at rocks and geology we have been busy at work making volcanoes. We started by making the right shapes using paper mache and bottles and then we painted the volcanoes to make them look more realistic. On the last day of term we gathered some secret ingredients and put our volcanoes to the test by erupting them, much to the excitement of the class. Please enjoy our pictures and videos. 

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*volume - Our erupting volcanoes

Week Beginning -  2nd October 2017

 

Class 3 unlocked their 'inner geologist' this week as we investigated carbonate minerals in different types of rocks. Children named and studied the rocks through magnifying glasses. Goggles were used as the groups applied several drops of acid (vinegar) to the rock samples. Children observed closely for bubbles or fizzing as an indicator of carbonate in the rocks. 

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Week Beginning -  25th September 2017

 

This week class 3 worked well in teams to construct castles out of cardboard. Thank you for the great response to the message about bringing in spare cardboard, we had plenty! Children were shown the parts of a castle before construction began and it was great to hear specific language such as 'battlements' being used by the children. Some groups even took on the challenge of creating a working 'portcullis'. Here are some pictures of our groups in the initial construction phase as well as some of our finished castles. 

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