Booker Avenue

Junior School

Best Always

Class 3M

World Book Day 2017

Design and Technology

In preparation for creating their own smoothie, 3M have been tasting a range of fruits. Making links with our geography and science lessons, the children also used their IPADS to find out where each fruit is grown in the world as well as writing an interesting nutritional fact about each one. 

The children have used a map to locate each country of origin and noted down the food miles.

In the next few weeks the children will be writing their own recipes to make their own smoothie. They will be asked to include at least one locally produced piece of fruit. Why do you think this is important? 

Quest Myths

Miss McQuade's English set are preparing to write their very own Quest Myths. As well as learning about the important features, the class our learning to incorporate fronted adverbrials into their writing. 


Fronted Adverbrials are fronted because they have been moved to the front of the sentence, before the verb. In other words, fronted adverbrials are words or phrases at the beginning of a sentence, used to describe the action that follows.

Examples of Fronted Adverbrials

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A great example of work from Miss McQuade's English class

A great example of work from Miss McQuade's English class 1

Miss McQuade's Maths set have been making excellent progress with thier multiplication methods. The pupils in class are now using the Short method to multiply a 1 digit by a 2 digit. By applying their tables knowledge they are really getting the grasp of this difficult method. 



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Design and Technology

In preparation for creating our own Smoothies, we followed a recipe to create our own Fizzy Lifting Drink from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

We mixed Cream Soda and Vanilla Ice Cream together to produce a very fizzy/bubbly drink. 

Have a go yourself by scanning the QR Code below. 

Fizzy Lifting Drinks

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Outstanding Reports in Miss McQuade's English Set

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This child has used the success criteria to assess their own work. Well done.

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We are learning about prehistoric Britain in our History lessons. 


The story of prehistoric Britain began when the first humans arrived in Britain. It ended when the Romans conquered the ancient Britons and Britain became part of the Roman Empire.

The earliest humans were hunter-gatherers. They survived by hunting animals and finding food to eat. Then, very gradually people learned new skills. First they learned to herd animals and grow crops. Later they discovered the secrets of making bronze and iron. 

Prehistoric people couldn't read or write, but they were astonishing builders. Their tombs, forts and monuments have survived for thousands of years.

Periods of prehistory

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In Miss McQuade's Maths lesson we have been developing written calculations for addition and subtraction. We have progressed onto Columnar. We have used this method to solve one step word problems. 
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Some of us are even using inverse calculations to check our answers!

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In Miss McQuade's English class we have been learning how to write Narrative Settings. We have been using our senses to help us describe the scene. We have also used similes and descriptive vocabulary to help us engage the reader and write some excellent mysterious settings that our teacher is very proud of. 


We hope you enjoy reading one or two below.

The moon shimmered and glistened in the dark, gloomy sky. As I peered through the bushes I could see leaves drifting in he air and I could hear the fierce howling wind. 

I quickly zipped up my coat as it started to get cold. It was as cold as ice.

In the corner of my eye I could see a lonely man sitting on a brown and wooden bench. He was wearing a very thin coat but I could see his face. He looked old and tired. Next to him lay a fabulous, carved and wooden walking stick.

The nearby trees twisted and turned like arms trying to grab me. I could hear owls in the distance and I could smell the smoke of what I believed to be burning wood.


By Faye Faulkner 3M

Maths Basic Skills

This year we are participating in daily basic skills lessons. Basic number knowledge and skills will help us perform calculations fluently. We work in pairs, groups and independently to help us improve and make progress. 

In these photos we are practicing our number bonds in pairs.

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In our Geography lessons we have been learning about how technology is used in our local area. We planned a route on a map to help us investigate what types of technology can be found. Our teacher selected a route and we used the map to help us locate various types of technology used outside. We used symbols to showcase all the different types. You will be amazed at how much we found and use. 

1. Lights

2. Traffic lights

3. Satellites

4. Areials

5. Automatic and assisted doors

6. Cash machines

7. Cameras

8. Alarms

Can you think of anymore? 

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We used our IPads and the program, Pic Collage to showcase ourselves in front of some of the most used pieces of technology. 
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At the beginning of the year we used acrylic paint to create our own self portraits. Can you guess who is who?

We have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians in our History lessons. Some of the children have brought some of their own Ancient Egyptian artefacts. What do you think? 

The children in 3M have been learning about skeletons. 


An endoskeleton or internal skeleton is on the inside of the body. Animals such as fish, birds and mammals have endoskeletons. Your own skeleton is an internal one.

In groups the children have learnt the scientific names for some of our most important bones. Why don't you test us?

Miss McQuade's English Set

Miss Mcquade's English set have been working hard to:


Work collaboratively on an ICT-based presentation which includes different text types.


They have made cross curricular links with their Geography/History topic by researching either Mountains or The Ancient Egyptians. They used power point to produce some great presentations. 

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Avalanches Power point By Alex and Jack

Miss McQuade's Maths set have been working on problem solving techniques. They have worked collaboratively and independently to improve their ability to decode and apply the correct methods of working. I'm very pleased with their efforts. Good Job 3M!

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This week in maths,with Miss McFadden, class 3M have been completing work on tally charts and bar charts. The children first completed a tally chart to record their hair colours. They then used this information to create a bar chart in the school playground. In the following lesson the children started drawing their own bar charts. Here are some pictures of their wonderful work!

Super Scientists

This week the children in 3M have been asking questions about plants. One particular question that we decided to investigate was: Where does the water go when a plant is watered?

With this experiment, children discovered for themselves how essential the functions of roots and stems are to plant growth. As the coloured water was absorbed, the pupils were able to see how the water is absorbed into the plant.

The children noticed that the inside of the stem and the petals changed colour. Next week the children will be learning about the leaves and finding out if leaves are needed for healthy plant growth?  

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In our Maths lessons we have been drawing 2-D shapes and making 3-D shapes using modelling materials. We have learnt to describe them using words such as: vertices, edges and faces. 
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In our English lessons we have been learning to write and follow instructions. Today we followed a set of instructions to make a Chinese lantern. Do you think we were successful? 

3M's Maths Set have been learning about measures. Today they measured liquids in ml and L. The children created their own crazy cocktails by measuring and mixing orange and apple juice. 

Have a go at inventing your own fruit cocktails at home. 


3M's Cake Sale Friday 30th January. Will we beat our current record of £52.46? 

Check out the website to find out how and why shadows are made.


3M's Maths Class have been learning to tell the time. Use the web address below to take you to some popular games that will help your child.


3M are learning to execute a variety of balances on the floor and small equipment. 

They have used the following Success Criteria to help them perform well:

1. Straight arms and legs where possible

2 Pointed toes

3. Hold balance for three seconds

4. Maintain focus and control in and out of balance. 

Take a look at their hard work. 

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Types of Teeth

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Types of teeth

The children in 3M have been learning the names and jobs of the three different types of teeth. 

  • a. Canines - used for tearing and ripping food.

  • b. Incisors - help you bite off and chew pieces of food.

  • c. Molars - help you crush and grind food.

Q - Will a lion have more canines or incisors? Why? 

Why do we need to brush and look after our teeth? 

Sugar left in the mouth is eaten by bacteria. The bacteria make acid that rots teeth and cause tooth decay. 

This is a picture of a set of teeth that haven't been looked after. 

Q - What is the correct name for a hole in the tooth?
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How to look after your teeth

Taking care of our teeth prevents tooth decay. You can take care of your teeth by:

  • brushing twice a day

  • eating the right foods (not too many sugary ones)

  • visiting the dentist regularly


3M have learnt how to brush their teeth!

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Cake Sale

3M had another great cake sale last Friday. They raised £47.46 on the day. Having not sold all her cakes, Rebecca took them home and sold them to friends and family and raised another £5 bringing the total to £52.46. An excellent effort from all the children and parents of 3M.

This week Miss McQuade's Year 3 Maths set have been working hard on their division. 

Application of times tables have really helped them grasp the Short Method. 

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The children in 3M have raised lots of money for Children in Need 2014 wearing their Pyjamas all day! 
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Miss McQuade's maths set have been developing their written methods for Multiplication. 

They have grasped the grid method and are beginning to apply it to help solve word problems. 

Excellent progress, well done to all the children.


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This term we are investigating Forces and Magnets

Last week we carried out an investigation to find out about friction.


What we did

We used raw cubes of jelly and transferred them from one dish to another using chop sticks. We timed ourselves doing this.

Next we added some cooking oil to the the Jelly cubes and tried to move the jelly cubes from the bowl to the other bowl using pencils as chop sticks. We timed ourselves doing this.

We found out that there was more surface friction when the jelly didn't have oil than when it did have oil. When we added oil there was less surface friction so it was harder to move the jelly.

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I saw some amazing scientists, excellent collaboration and some sound scientific results recorded. Well done 3M!

3M raised an impressive £44.04 on their very first cake sale! Well done!no

Well done 3M!

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Piet Mondrian

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The children in 3M have been studying the work of Mondrian. They have been particularly interested in his work using primary colours. 

Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue

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Take a look at some of their hard work!

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