The Water Cycle

This week, the Bluebirds in year 3 have been learning about the water cycle.

During our topic lesson, we did a science experiment using a plastic bottle, some water and some blue food colouring. We put some water in the bottom of the plastic bottle and put in  a couple of drops of blue food colouring. We put the bottles on the window sill to watch the condensation forming on the side of the bottle and monitor the water evaporating.

Here’s Ziyan’s experiment at home.

Here’s William’s experiment at home.

Chocolate Cake – Michael Rosen

During English, the Bluebirds in year 3 have been reading and listening to the poem Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen.

Yesterday in English, we wrote where fronted adverbials and when fronted adverbials based on the poem, we then put two of each into sentences.

This morning,  we started planning a story based on the poem, using speech bubbles and words with our pictures to help us when writing the story tomorrow.


Daisy C’s Death Mask

Daisy C in Year 3, has been extremely busy (and crafty) at home. She has emailed in the death mask she has made.

Daisy keeps us up to date with what she is doing at the beginning of our live lessons and has wowed us with her creations. She told us she bought the middle bit of the mask from a craft shop. She used blue tape for the stripes on the headdress and black pen for the eyeliner around the eyes. Daisy plans to hang it up in her room – it looks amazing!

Times Tables Rock Stars 5.2.21

This week, the Bluebirds in year 3 have been working hard to improve their rock star status!

This week’s fasted rock speed is a non-mover, with Eason in first place for a second week! Dora is a close second, with a speed of 0.6 seconds. That is very impressive both of you!

Our highest earner is Maarya, with the most coins this week!

And the most improved is Krista, she is now answering questions within 3 seconds.

In the Maths lesson today, we were looking at comparing equations, using the greater than, less than and equal to symbols. You could watch this video on Youtube to help you to remember which symbol is which!


This week in our English live lessons, the Bluebirds in year 3 have been looking at poems.

We have been reading call and response poems. We looked at how many speakers were in the poems and discussed who the speakers might be and what gave us that impression. We thought that in Dinner Time Rhyme that speaker one might be the school cook, as they would need to know what children like to eat. And we thought that speaker two might be the teacher, as they would know what children in the class like to eat for lunch.

We wrote some ideas down for our own Dinner Time Rhyme.

We read I’ve got a Ball of Pastry by Julia Donaldson – you can also watch Julia singing the poem here. We loved it!

Today, using one of the poems we read earlier in the week, we converted the lines from the poem into speech remembering to use inverted commas.

Topic – Death Masks

This week in Topic, the Bluebirds in year 3 have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians and about the mummification process.

We learned about death masks and even designed our own after looking at some examples in a Topic lesson.

One Bluebird even turned themselves into a mummy! Can you guess who it is?

Live Learners of the Week 29.1.21

This week, the Bluebirds who received the Live learner of the Week certificates are:

Fantastic work Liam and Rawan – well done!

The Bluebirds who have achieved a Times Tables Rock Stars certificate are:

Eason has an average speed of 1.2 seconds when answering questions on Times Tables Rock Stars, he is the 4th fasted in the whole school. Wow Eason!

You’re having a brilliant week Liam – well done, keep it up!

Excellent, well done Maarya.

A big well done to all of the Bluebirds for another brilliant week of home learning – you are all working so hard at home and at school. See you on Monday for the English live lesson.