3CM 2017/18



Autumn 1

We have had a busy start to our new year and have settled in really well to the beginning of Key Stage 2. We all said that we like our new view over the field now that we are upstairs and we are loving our new playground!

We have got stuck straight into our new topic which is Ancient Egyptians and have been enjoying our class book, Jeremy Strong’s ‘There’s a Pharaoh in the bath tub’. We have learnt lots of interesting facts about how they lived in ancient Egyptian times and even some more disgusting facts about mummification as well as creating some fantastic art work.

We have also been very active! We were lucky enough to take part in a dance workshop where we got to put a dance together as a whole class, and in P.E we have been practicing different movements and experimenting with different ways to balance whist showing some great team work!

Autumn 2 

This second term has been equally crammed full of fun and exciting activities. Our new topic was Stone Age, which has been very interesting learning about how life was during this time and how different the people would have been.  We have read lots of different books and stories based on Stone Age people and have had lots of fun retelling stories and creating cave paintings just like the ones historians and geologists have discovered.

This term we had a visit from the Mad Scientists who showed us how to create tornadoes in bottles, and we were delighted to welcome Steve, Fred’s dad, into class to talk to us more about our science topic ‘Rocks and Soils’, and talk to us about what geologists do.

We have also been so lucky to have had two theatre trips, firstly to see Beowulf at the Unicorn Theatre, and most recently we visited the brand new Theatre Peckham to see a fantastic children’s production of Cinderella Shoeshine.

Spring 1 

A swift but very busy beginning to 2018, this term our topic has been Royals and we have been lucky enough to go on two Royal excursions. First, we visited Kensington Palace and enjoyed exploring the different rooms and gardens and had a lovely winter picnic in Hyde park. Most recently, we took a Royal tour of some of London’s sights where we got to be our own guides and share all of our information and facts with our groups.

As this half term draws to a close, 3CM got to enjoy designing and making our own crowns and celebrating a Class Coronation, we even got to sample some Victoria Sponge.

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Spring 2

Yet again the term has flown by but not without us cramming lots of fun and excitement in. We started term by celebrating Chinese New Year which fell in the Half Term break on the 16th February, and to see in the Year of the Dog we took part in a dance workshop.

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We also got a chance to share all our learning from the previous term with the rest of the school in an assembly based on our Royal Topic. We shared lots of facts and information and got to act out Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation and the street parties that people had to celebrate.

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This term’s topic was Spain, we looked at Spanish traditions and found out about life in Spain. We got to host our own weather report about the Cooler North and the Sunny South even persevering through our own Beast from the East.

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Science week was packed with activities, we looked at insects and bugs we would find nearby and their habitats and then entered the ‘Bug Hotel’ competition, we got to meet the Mad Scientist who did some really cool things with dry ice and we carried on with our terms science topic of light to investigate how shadows can vary depending on the distance of the light source.

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Now time for a well earned break, wishing you all a fantastic holiday and looking forward to welcoming in the Summer Term.

Summer Term 

The year seems to have flown by but not without cramming in another action packed term. This summer term has been filled with exciting topics, wonderful trips and even better weather, so here are some of the activities that we have been up to…..

Back in May we got our Creepy Crawly topic underway with a fantastic trip to the Horniman Museum where we got to see hundreds of taxidermy animals from all over the world as well  lead our very own creepy crawly hunt in which we found lots of interesting bugs and insects, and even a whole family of newts! May’s fun didn’t end there, the following week was Bike Week and we got to visit Herne Hill’s Velodrome and have a go at both track riding and mountain biking.

Rolling through to June we had Health and Well-being Week during which we created a healthy breakfast bar for our Masterchef Challenge, sadly we didn’t win but we had a lot of fun making it and designing packaging.  During Sports Week, Bessemer got into the World Cup spirit and hosted out very own Football tournament.

As July and the final few weeks were upon us we managed to squeeze in just a bit more. Our trip to the Science Museum was great, the children loved seeing all the rockets and equipment that we had been talking about and researching during our Sci-Fi topic. Not to mention the incredible IMax screening which was truly out of this world! (not excusing the pun).  We got a wonderful opportunity to go and experience year 4’s Dulwich Picture Gallery Take Over, where they showed us round, gave us tours and set us to work creating out own screen prints.

Finally bringing us to the very end of term with some incredible celebrations with our Carnival and Sports Day to see us off!

I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of 3CM this year, both parents/carers and children have been wonderful and I have thoroughly enjoyed my past year in year 3. I wish all the children the best as they continue their journey into year 4 and want to thank the families for your ongoing support, hopefully I will be back at some point in the near future to visit!