Monthly Archives: November 2020

Andy Warhol Pop Art effects

During Computing with Mr Baddhan today, Bluebirds learned about Pop Art and the artist Andy Warhol. They learned about his work and how he made things look interesting using some of his artistic work. We looked at the type of effects he used to make everyday things look interesting and coourful.

Bluebirds used a Pop Art website to add Andy Warhol effects to their own photos. Have a look at the wonderful work they produced to make their photos look interesting.

Editing a piece of writing

This morning in English, the Bluebirds in Year 3 were editing a diary entry. The LO was to improve the piece of writing by adding missing full stops, correcting spellings, changing any mistakes with the tense and adding missing capital letters.

We could also see if we could change and improve any of the verbs and adjectives, Maya went one step further and added in adverbs as well. Well done Maya!

Cave paintings

In art this afternoon, the Bluebirds in Year 3 were sketching their own cave drawing in the style of a Stone Age cave painting. We used the illustrations in the back of our class reader from last term, Stone Age Boy for reference and inspiration.

Our LO was design our own cave painting, our sketches will be used when we are painting in our next lesson.

See our Dancing Sprites

During Computing with Mr Baddhan, Year 3 Bluebirds have been programming dancing sprites using motion, repetition and looks blocks. They also added sound from the library.

The children put together a sequence of instructions using the above blocks to make their sprites move across the stage. They then used the switch costume block to change the dance move of their sprite.

See some of their fantastic work below.

Harvey’s Program

Rawan and Imogen’s Program

Eason’s Program

Writing a diary as Ruskin from Krindlekrax

Yesterday in English, the Bluebirds in Year 3 planned a diary entry from the point of view of Ruskin. Ruskin is the main character in our class reader, Krindlekrax. We were writing about his day in the first and second chapter.

Today, we are writing our dairy entries, we are writing in first person as Ruskin, in past tense, including feelings and emotions and using the conjunctions, when, because, that and if. Using yesterday’s plan, we are also writing in paragraphs.

Recognising features of a diary

This morning in English, the Bluebirds in Year 3 were given pieces of a diary to order. We discussed which piece of the diary would come first and why and which would come next for the diary to be in the right order and to make sense.

Then we made a key for the different features of the diary we were identifying. We included verbs, past tense and conjunctions in our key. The conjunctions we were looking for were, when, because, if and that.

Online reputation

As part of Anti Bullying Week, in our online safety lesson we were looking at our online reputation and the things that we should share online and the things that we shouldn’t. We discussed different things that could be shared and decided that anything that was our own personal information shouldn’t be shared with others.

Column method with regrouping

In year 3, the Bluebirds have been learning how to do column addition with regrouping.

We are given a three digit addition sum on the board and we make it in counters in our hundreds, tens and ones chart. We also write it on our whiteboard, ensuring that the numbers are lined up correctly and in the right column.

We start in the ones column, by putting all our ones together we can see how many there are altogether. If the ones column is more than 10, we can replace 10 ones with a tens counter and regroup the tens into the tens column.

Now, we can add our tens together, moving the counters together and putting the answer in the tens column.

Then, we can do the same with our hundreds. Put all the hundred counters together and put our answer in the hundreds column.