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This half term’s Learning Journey is: Ancient Greece


Week Ending: Friday 13.7.18

In English:  The children have been writing their explanation texts this week using the different skills they have learnt across the year 3 curriculum. They have applied a range of sentence structures in their writing and used conjunctions and prepositions.

Next week: The children will be continuing to apply their writing skills that they have learnt across the year 3 curriculum.

In Maths: This week the children looked at statistics and what this means. They collected data and plotted a bar graph using the results.

Next week: The children will be using mental maths skills to practise their multiplication tables.

Next week:


This will be our last week in year 3 and we wish the children the best of luck in year 4.

We will be holding our class parties on Wednesday, please look on the classroom doors for the food lists for what food item to bring in. Thank you.

Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:
3R: Heretier
3O: Esli and Ehan
3M: Nicole

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**********************************REMINDERS &  NOTICES********************************** 

Key dates this term:

Visit to Morrisons: As a part of our D&T project each class will be visiting Morrisons.

The dates are a follows:

9th July: 3O

10th July: 3M

11th July: 3R

Big bang: Thursday 7th June. Workshops in class

Celebration: Thursday  12th July. Dress up as an Ancient Greek.

Reminder: Please check the school newsletter on the website every week as key dates and events will be on there.


Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Stones and Bones
Autumn 2:Ramayana
Spring 1: Magnetic Magic
Spring 2: Extreme Earth
Summer 1: Roald Dahl
Summer 2: Ancient Greece
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas / topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits:
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in two PE lessons a week (see below for days) Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
3R: Wednesdays and Fridays
3O: Wednesdays and Thursdays
3M:Wednesdays and Fridays





Celtic Harmony Stone Age school trip (Sept 17)

In September, to kick off our first learning journey with a BIG BANG, we went on a school trip to Celtic Harmony Camp in Hertford. A truly amazing time was had by all! During this trip, we were able to experience life as it might have been in the time of the Neolithic Stone Age. The children enjoyed the following things:

  • Working in their teams to make real dens
  • Making their own arrowheads by soap ‘knapping’
  • Hunting and gathering for ‘food’
  • Watching a demonstration of a fire being made, in the way they would have had to in the stone age time
  • Gathering in the impressive Round house for a traditional story around the fire








Autumn 2: Ramayana

In October we were lucky enough to visit the Bhaktivedanta Manor. The children had the chance to dress up in traditional Hindu clothing and even go on a bull cart! The people at the manor were very welcoming and helped us to understand a lot more about the Hindu religion.Sharing a range of religions across the school is important so that they children can learn, acceptance, tolerance and diversity.

This term We were also able to perform our show to the whole school as well as the parents. The show was as good as a west end performance and the children enjoyed putting it together 🙂














Spring 1: Magnetic Magic

This half term the children really enjoyed learning about magnetic forces. We started off our learning journey with a magnetic magic day where the children were able to investigate how magnets work. We had lots of magnetic fun!

In January the children were able to visit the science museum  where they were able to visit the ‘Wonderlab’ and immerse themselves in all things science! In addition to this we had a forces workshop and we were able to learn more about magnetic forces. The children enjoyed this thoroughly.

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Spring 2: Extreme Earth


This half term, the children really enjoyed learning about earthquakes and volcanoes. We went to the park to go on a rock hunt to the REC and we even built our own volcanoes and exploded them in the playground. Towards the end of our learning journey we were luck enough to have the Geo bus company from UCL, come and give us a workshop on Earthquakes. The children were able to build their own shatter proof buildings and then test them to see if they were strong enough. In addition to this we had science week and world book day. We had a busy half term but it was full of fun!!!

Summer 1: Roald Dahl



This half term, we had loads of fun! To start off our new learning journey we had a Roald Dahl inspired workshop that consisted of different rooms. These different rooms we designed to make our children more excited about the range of Roald Dahl books. They made dream jars, designed a sweet or chocolate and made marvelous medicines. In addition to  his we were lucky enough to visit the Cambridge theatre and watch Matilda the musical. This was definitely the highlight of our year.












Science Week 


















World Book Day 2018














List of useful revision websites:

List of  useful spelling websites:

BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities