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Robin Price visits Yew

We had the excitement of the author Robin Price visiting our school today.  He did a work shop with all our year 3 children, where we all got to be authors writing Roman stories.  Visit our blog tomorrow to see what the children thought of their day as an author.

Check out this website for more information and to see what other books are available.

On Thursday Robin Price visited year 3. In the morning he told Yew and Ash Class about his book Spartipuss.  He read some of the story to us.  It was dramatic and funny.  We really enjoyed it!! Some people spotted another book called Boudicat, and it turns out that there is a whole series of books based in Roman time but they are not Romans they are cats!  After that we played a game that tested our knowledge on the Romans.  We spilt the group into two teams and there was a spinner that had 4 categories (CATegory!!)  If the spinner landed on one of the categories that was the type of question you had.  If you got the question right you got a point, if not the other team could try!  The two teams were the Emperors and the Gladiators.  The Emperors won with a score of 4.

In the afternoon we started our own Roman story’s.  We had choose 2 Roman names, 2 locations, 2 or 3 objects.  We tried to make our stories funny and interesting like Robin’s books.  We are writing some more stories in our literacy class and hope to send them to him to look at!

Robin Price is a funny author, who is very nice and friendly and his books are funny too!  Buttons met him too and wants to read all his books!!!

By Alex

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Yew Class visit the Rainforest!!!

Keep checking out our blog we will be adding photos, videos and much more about this magical rainforest that has appeared in our classroom!

Miss Deane with the help of her Mum and Mrs Bate (and her daughter -thank you Megan!!) have made a rainforest in the quiet area of our classroom. They put up all our art work. We have made mobiles which have pictures of animals we think you might find in the rainforest. We have also made up some new flowers and they have gone up on the wall too.
When we first walked into the rainforest it was all dark like a real rainforest. We read a story called The Vanishing Rainforest. It is about a family who are trying to survive in the rainforest even though people are destroying it.
We can’t wait to add more interesting things and learn even more about the rainforest

By Willaim and Cerys

Here is some fantastic work Jake produced all about the different layes of the rainforest. Hasn’t he done well? Busy and noisy by Jake

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Pie Corbett rocks!

In Literacy we have been looking at the story of little Charlie and doing a lot of talking for writing from Pie Corbett. It’s sooo much fun!!! We have been doing lots of work on the story, including learning it for homework, making actions, creating story maps. We’ve then changed the story slightly and today we wrote our very own adventure story.

On Wednesday in year 3 and 4 assembly, Miss Deane explained about a special occasion. On Friday the selected children from each class went to TPS (The Petersfield School) for a reading and writing evening. There were lots of people including the Mayor of Petersfield. We told the story using actions we learnt in class and it was a big success.

We’ll be adding a video of our class performing it very soon so keep an eye out!

Written by BEN COLES

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Instructions

We started looking at instructions today. We had fun giving our partners clear instructions so they could make a multilink “thing” that was identical to the one we had made.
Do you think we did well?

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