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.

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.

Exploring what identity and nationality means 14.01.20

Today, we have been exploring what the definitions of nationality and identity are. We have all shared 3 important things to us. There were pictures, toys, certificates, teddies and lots of other items! We also were creating families with images of people and we decided that a family is a group of humans that love each other. We then discussed what a hobby is and what ours are. To finish the day, we drew a self-portrait and wrote all about ourselves.

Identity: looks, gender, hobbies, family, pets, school, job, religion, age, personality, food and drink, birthday, TV, toys, clothes, music, friends, animals.

Nationality: Where people were born.

Nation: The nation is the large group of people that has a common history and language lives in a specific country

We are recycling!

Today, our year group assembly focus was recycling. We want to get better at recycling and putting the rubbish in the correct bin!

We discussed which items go in which bin and how we can support our peers recycling. In groups we shared more ideas and started to design posters to help identify which bin different items go in and why.

Homesteading: Year 3 13/01/20

Today, during homesteading, Y3 had lots of jobs to get done in the garden! We added fresh compost to the beds, swept and organised the poly tunnel, raked the chicken pen and added more chippings, weeded the flower beds, dug out the compost and much more!

The children cooking made an incredible apple crumble! They followed the recipe, weighing and chopping the ingredients accurately.

Reflection of the Science Festival – Dolphin

I enjoyed listening to the questions and I got to ask a question. – Grace

In the assembly I enjoyed the juggling. – Leo

I liked the whip when it went bang! – Eva

I liked it when Dr Ken ate fire. – Ana

I found out that they were cutting down the rain forest. – Eva

I found out if you get laser eye surgery it gets burnt and smells like bacon. – Matilda

We got to dissect an owl pellet and we got to take home bones too. – Leo

In virtual reality you had goggles on and there were dinosaurs. – Taylor

The planetarium was really interesting and we got to the stars. – Sylvie

The balls connected to the iPad and you had to move them around (Virtual reality) – Logan

I liked making poo because it was fun and we got to put loads of stuff in it. – Logan

The Science Festival

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we took part in Wensum’s Science Festival (Ameliah). We wore lanyards and had certain things on them; including where we had to go and what we were taking part in (Adriana, Jonathan and Hannah). Some of us went to the same activities (Ella),

Some of us presented in Finchley class and others presented in Armes and Dolphin class (Connor). All our information focused on the human body. Lots of facts and information were written on our science boards (Hannah).

We presented to our parents (Daisy). I loved my parents watching and being proud of us (Jonathan). I felt nervous performing in front of my adult because I hadn’t done it before. I feel happy now it is done! (Ameliah). I felt excited seeing my parents. I thought the performance was great! (Lillie). I liked when the parents came because they were all sitting well (Hannah). All the crafts we made, we showed the parents. They thought they were amazing! (Jacob). I felt really upset because my parents were not there (Toby, Matilda). My belly was tingling because I was nervous in front of my mum (Jonathan). I feel amazing because I loved performing in front of the audience (Jezley).

When I was performing I felt like a star (Ameliah). When we were performing we were being brave (Jezley). I felt really brave and amazing when I was performing (Tommy).

I loved watching the other performances, I thought they were really fun (Charlie-May). In the hall, we shouted really loudly – WE ARE BRILLIANT! WE ARE BRAVE! WE ARE SCIENTISTS!! (Hannah). Also in the hall, Dr Ken came and showed us some science magic (Hannah). He showed us a whip that made a wave and that is what made it make a loud sound (Isabelle). Dr Ken ate fire, but because we make special air (carbon dioxide, James) he was able to put it out. (Connor).

We also watched others performances (Toby) and it was fabulous because we learned so much! (Aiden).

We made mini lava lamps. We put two colours in a cup and then added oil. The colours then started to separate from each other. We then put a tablet in it and it started to bubble! (Adriana).

We had to figure out a skeletons DNA. We found out by looking at patterns it was a boy with Ginger hair (Olivia).

We also made tie dye napkins (Ameliah).

Some new terminology we have learnt is:

Alvioli – They are little air sacks in your lungs (Eden)

Research – This is when you find things out using a computer, book or asking questions (Adriana and Naomi)

Neuron – It sends signals around your body (Daisy)

Phalanges – They are bones in your fingers (Charlie- May)

Curious – When you want to find something out. Asking questions (Rose) Being mysterious (Toby)

Observation – Look at something and take notes (Olivia)

Cardiac Muscle – The heart muscle (Connor)

Finchley Class

Our first day at the Science Festival!

We have had a fantastic first day of our Science Festival, presenting our work and watching presentations.

How we felt when presenting:

I felt excited – Xena

I was nervous at first, but when I did it the second time I was like ‘I’ve got this’. –Eva

I was a bit worried at first but in the end it was really good – Leo

I was really excited at first but then at the end I felt so tired and then I felt extremely excited – Amani

We were so brave! – Olivia

I was so focused – Matilda

We heard lots of important information – Hannah

I liked the one in Heigham about Earth and Space because it was really interesting – Matilda

We created a bank of words to describe our day:

Focused     Reaction            Science

Exciting    WOW!       Energy

Important                  Brave        Experiments

Mixing       Scared      Shocked            Information

Chemicals          Happy        Bursting Creative