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We have reached our targets!!!

Filed under: General News — lcoomber at 10:34 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Food around the world

Filed under: General News — lcoomber at 1:43 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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imageWe are enjoying learning about food around the world and where our food travels from! We cannot believe some of the food miles our food travels to get to us. We have enjoyed using maps and globes to help us recognise these countries and label the foods!

Halloween arts and crafts

Filed under: General News — lcoomber at 1:50 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016

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Halloween fun in class

Filed under: General News — lcoomber at 11:56 am on Monday, October 31, 2016

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Wardle FC comes to school!

Filed under: General News — lcoomber at 10:17 am on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

We have really enjoyed our morning with Rick! We have picked up lots of tips and skills in football!imageimageimage

Scratch (by Mr Hall)

Filed under: General News — bhall at 11:36 am on Monday, May 23, 2016  Tagged , ,

3A have been learning to program a computer using Scratch software which they can access online http://scratch.mit.edu. Programming has become an important part of learning about technology to meet expectations in the new curriculum. It develops children’s thinking and problem solving skills, builds resilience and is great fun too! Using Scratch is a great way to add to the experience of learning to program and also to learn about e-Safety.

Your child can use Scratch without registering with the site. However, to enable your child to be able share the programs and games they create they will need to register with the Scratch community. This allows them, their friends and their family to see what they make at school and at home. They can also view programs created by other people to see how they have been made and can make changes to adapt it to create a similar game of their own.

The site lets anyone in the world see what you have created. Anyone can leave comments about your work. This is fantastic way for children to get feedback and can be very encouraging. They may get suggestions of ways in which they could improve their game. There are many benefits but also the risk that someone might leave a comment you don’t like. The Scratch Team includes a group of moderators who work each day to manage activity on the site and respond to any reports of misuse. When logged in, your child can delete any comments they do not like and can report anyone who is not following the community guidelines. It is extremely rare to see an inappropriate comment but we feel we should let you know that this could occur.

Scratch has guidelines for use which you agree to when you sign up:

* Be respectful. When sharing projects or posting comments, remember that people of many different ages and backgrounds will see what you’ve shared.
* Be constructive. When commenting on other’s projects, say something you like about it and offer suggestions.
* Share. You are free to remix projects, ideas, images, or anything else you find on Scratch and anyone can use anything that you share. Be sure to give credit when you remix.
* Keep personal info private. For safety reasons, don’t use real names or post contact info like phone numbers or addresses.
* Help keep the site friendly. If you think a project or comment is mean, insulting, too violent, or otherwise inappropriate, click ‘Report’ to let us know about it

The e-Safety aspects of being part of the Scratch Community will be explained to your child. We are writing to suggest that your child signs up with the Scratch Community so they can further their computing learning at home, and share the great work they are doing.

Here are some useful e-Safety messages for children using Scratch (and other websites):

* Use a safe alias
* Keep password and personal information private
* Give positive feedback to others
* Recognise copyright in terms of acknowledging other people’s ideas
* Recognise inappropriate content – consider whether others would find a project or comment mean, insulting, too violent, or otherwise inappropriate
* Know how and when to report inappropriate content and when deleting a comment is the sensible action
* Consider appropriate length of time to spend online creating and playing games

We would suggest you have a look at the website http://scratch.mit.edu to make sure you are aware of how it is used and that you are happy for your child to be part of the Scratch community. They have a page for parents which may answer any questions you have http://scratch.mit.edu/parents/, or you are welcome to arrange a time to come into school to discuss this with us.

Historical stories

Filed under: General News — lcoomber at 1:04 pm on Friday, April 29, 2016

We have been learning to write a historical story set in the Victorian period.  Please read some good examples and enjoy!

Newsletter Summer Term One

Filed under: General News — lcoomber at 10:50 am on Friday, April 15, 2016

Summer 1 NL p1 Summer 1 NL p2Please read our summer term one newsletter to see what is happening in Year three this term! Enjoy!

Overview for Summer term one

Filed under: General News — lcoomber at 6:38 pm on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Topic overview Summer 1Please take a look at our Curriculum overview for Summer Term One 2016 in year three.

Recounts

Filed under: General News — lcoomber at 11:00 am on Friday, March 18, 2016

This week we have been learning to write a recount. We watched an educational clip showing us all of the sights and attractions that Dubai has to offer, we imagined that we had been on that journey! Take a look at our recounts, we have focused on sequential words, emotions and chronological order.

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