Potter 2

Potter Class

Class Pupil Rep:

Teacher: Miss Morris
Year Group: 3
Class Parent Rep(s): Mrs Hoad and Mrs Corkery

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Potter Newsletter Term 5 2018

Year 3 Sleepover


On Friday 20th April, the year 3 pupils were able to come back to school to have a big sleepover in the hall.

We began by putting our things in the hall and being registered. We then had some yummy dinner cooked by Mrs Brushett (thank you!). After eating a lot of food, they were split into two big groups to complete some outdoor activities.

One group went with Mr Sutton on a hunt to find as many hidden objects as they could in the surrounding grass and trees on the field, and went onto working in pairs, one blind-folded and the other guiding the way through the obstacle course!

The other group went to our visit our new camp fire man Jim and learned about fire safety, how to start a fire and which pieces of wood to collect to help create a fire. After collecting a lot of wood, the pupils were treated to a roasted marshmallow (as you can see they loved this part!)

We then all gathered around the campfire for some singing and dancing and then went inside to change into our PJ’s and watch a film. We enjoyed a hot chocolate and cake just before bed.

Then the pupils (were meant to) go to bed and sleep. Not much sleeping happened though! And early the next morning all the pupils woke up, had breakfast and packed to go home. Everybody had so much fun!


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In English we have been reading the book Moon Man and have been ‘hot seating’ Moon Man to find out more about him. We thought of five questions each and took it in turns to be Moon Man so we could try and answer them.

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Maths outdoors- angles 

In Maths we were looking at direction, position and angles. We had a lesson outside whereby we created a compass of North, South, East and West out of sticks and asked our partner to guide us from one point to another. We had to remember the different turns of clockwise and anti-clockwise as well as recognise the turn as angles. For example a quarter turn clockwise.

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Speed Stacking in PE

In PE we were learning to speed stack some cups. This took a lot of concentration and we raced in tables to be the quickest speed stacking team. We began by stacking them in groups of three then moved onto harder stacking of cups in groups of sixes. Even Miss Morris had a go but she was a bit slow!

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Permeability experiment in Science

In science this term we have been looking at different types of rocks and how they are formed. We also experimented on the rocks to test if they were permeable or impermeable. We had lots of fun testing five rocks and dropping the water onto them. We even had magnifying glasses to look really closely!

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Crazy Hair Day

Potter Class loves Crazy Hair Day …. And we were definitely crazy today!

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Healthy pizzas

As part of Healthy Living Week, Potter Class made healthy pizzas and they tasted lovely!

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Roman Numerals

In a Maths lesson we collected sticks to help us learn about Roman Numerals. Making the Roman Numerals wasn’t easy but we did it!

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Role playing

In English we have been reading the book Ug by Raymond Briggs. We role played some of the scenes from the book and it was highly amusing! We love role playing and understanding more about the characters.

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Shadow puppets

In term 3 our Science topic has been light and we created our own shadow puppets to understand how shadows are created and how their shape and size can change. We used the light from the whiteboard as well as a large lamp as our light sources to see the shadows created by our puppets.

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Lullingstone Park

We had our class trip on November 7th and really enjoyed being outdoors – even though it was freezing! The children were about to create their own poetry from their surroundings and created various habitats for different animals.

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The Iron Man By Ted Hughes

In Term 2 Potter Class have been reading the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We decided as a class to create our own Iron Men out of junk modelling that we had collected. We also spray painted the iron men so they looked silver, like the real Iron Man.

We finally completed them and they look amazing!


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In a maths lesson, we went outside to learn about different types of lines. We made horizontal lines, vertical lines, parallel lines and perpendicular lines with sticks. We also used our bodies to make these lines too!

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Music with Mr Drake

We are enjoying our music lessons with Mr Drake. He is teaching us how to make music with our bodies by stamping and clapping, as well as teaching us how to play the xylophone.


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Investigating Magnets

We have been testing if materials are magnetic or non-magnetic in Potter Class. We tried lots of different materials and grouped them into magnetic and non-magnetic materials. We also found other objects around our classroom to be magnetic, like Miss Morris’ whiteboard.

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Anthony Roper Awards