9.03.20 Year 3 Outdoor Learning

It was cold but sunny and we had a brilliant session, lots of climbing and den building as well as some pond dipping. The tree circle is changing a lot at this time of year and we looked at all the differences. Next week we will be looking at how we can help our area outside.

9.3.20 Year 3 Homesteading.

It was a glorious and sunny morning, we were excited to have some new seeds to plant and lots to do. One group went in the garden, we covered plants to protect them from frost, planted our new seeds and watered everything. Another group split into 3 and went pond dipping, cleaned out the chickens and collected sticks of the field (these will be woven into our new fence.) It was a hugely productive morning, well done year 3.

Finchley had a Bollywood dance lesson!

Shared write:

We are learning about different cultures, religions, nationalities and identities. Today, we entered the world of Bollywood dance. We learned a whole dance routine and practised it with Indian music. We learned two hand movements. They are called, Padma and Lotus.

We wore a bindi on our forehead and then we chose our costumes to wear. We wore bells on our right ankle and we wore scarfs on our right finger. The boys wore waist coats and the girls wore skirts and sarees.

We thought it was really fun with the singing and movements. We really enjoyed wearing the costumes because they felt special and colourful.

03.02.20 Year 3 Homesteading

It was a gloriously sunny but cold day. We reused old plastic bottles and made planters to hang up around the playground, these were filled with cosmos and basil seeds that Dorset tea donated to us. In the garden we cleaned out the chickens, and started planting broad beans out into the garden. We were very excited to see some of our seeds are beginning to sprout.

Finchley’s trip to Norwich market

Wednesday 29th January 2020 – shared write

First, we put on our hi-vis jackets to stay safe (Hannah). Then we got into our groups and got ready for the walk (Ameliah).

On our walk to the market, it was quite loud because the whole of year 3 were there. Lillie and I played eye spy (Ashley).

We arrived at the market and separated into four groups (Tash). We then walked around the market, which felt like a maze. We bought different fruits and vegetables (Eden and Adriana). We walked through different isles, bought spices and saw lots of different items (Isabelle). We were amazed by all the tapestry (Charlie-May).

The market smelt really lovely (Aiden and Matilda). We smelt fish and chips, flowers, hot dogs and burgers (Olivia, Lillie, Charlie-May).

I saw a chain of elephants with a bell on the bottom (Daisy). I saw a fabric store and they had flowers and stars on them (Rose). I saw lots of watches (Ella).

At the top of the market, I saw a stall that had metal hanging which made sounds (Jacob). Inside the crystal stall there was lots of Jade and dream catchers (Connor and Adriana).

We also saw a makeup stand with lots of foundation, eyeliner and eye shadow (Eden).

In the market, I saw lots of sunglasses (Jezley). I saw air pods (David). I saw a number plate that said Liverpool on it, but it was spelt in numbers! (Toby). When we got to the back of the stall, we saw a snipper rifle and a mini gun (Tommy).

On the way back to school, it was a long journey and we were all tired and cold. But we made it back and had a great time! (Hannah and Tash).

Recreating Norwich Market

This afternoon, we recreated the market in our classroom. We put all the pictures up and played the videos we took. We walked through the room like it was the aisles. Focusing on our senses, we created word banks for see, smell, hear, touch and taste.  

We laid out all the food we bought on the tables and we tasted them. Some of the vegetables we hadn’t even seen before! But we tried them and added adjectives to our bank to describe them.

Then, in groups we wrote descriptive sentences about the Market. After that, we got into a circle and shared them with a cup of mint tea.

20.1.20 Year 3 Homesteading.

We were lucky, it was a cold but glorious morning. Today we started to look at what we could plant, we took it in turns to seed the trays and put them ready in the poly-tunnel. While we did that some of us helped to re-bark and another group cleaned out the rabbits. It was fun and we are looking forward to next week.