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Can you believe that it is nearly the summer holidays?


As the year 6 class will be leaving us and moving onto to secondary school they have made a video to share their favourite memories of their time at John Blandy.


Please follow the link below to see the video:




We are nearly there! Well done we are all nearly at half term. Have a lovely week and enjoy the sunshine that is hopefully here to stay! Follow the link below to take part in Miss O'donnell's whole school bake off challenge. I know I have lots of excellent bakers in the class so I look forward to seeing your creations!

Well done, you are all doing so so well!

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Welcome to a truly unique new term of learning! Please find the topic web and parent letter from myself below. All the learning resources can then be found in the Home Learning tab.

Wishing everyone a very happy Easter

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This week we have been learning all about Reggae and Bob Marley. The whole class have absolutely loved it and learnt a huge amount of new knowledge on this genre of music. Today we thought we would make an uplifting, and very fitting message for everyone.

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Welcome to Walnut Class!

We are Year Three and we are taught by Miss Freeman



What we are learning - Spring term curriculum web

A weekend of fun!! As an extension of our work on fossils, Holly made a model of fossils using, milk chocolate (acting as the rock and sediment), gummy bears (acting as the animal's bodies) and white chocolate (acting as the minerals). The final model looks super and I am sure it will provide inspiration for lots of the children to try at home...especially if you get to eat your fossil afterwards!

Our science week (1)

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We made a class video to share all of the exciting things we have been doing for science week! This first video shares some of our investigations. These were all designed and carried out independently by the children. They worked brilliantly in teams and then, in one short lesson without any prior prep they worked together to decide what to say and managed to create this video in one take!

Science week (2)

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This is the second part of our video, sharing more of our investigations and all of the other extra science activities we have been lucky enough to take part in this week.

Jessie's art workshop! We had a super exciting afternoon with Jessie coming in to our class to show us how to paint and collage our very own mountain canvas based on our learning around Iceland. It involved several steps and lots of different art skills. First, we painted the sky backdrop working on blending colours and shades, then we cut out mountains from card and coloured and collaged these, then we painted the bottom half of our canvas with white to look like snow, finally we stuck our mountains onto our painted canvas. Jessie also then added stars and trees in special 3D paint. I think everyone in school agrees with how fabulous all our finished creations look. Hopefully these will be loved and displayed in many houses!

On Wednesday we were lucky enough to have Simon and Peter visit the class to do the second of our Malawi workshops. The class got to investigate and compare what life is like here and in Malawi. They all loved the afternoon and both Simon and Peter were very impressed with how involved the children were!

This Thursday we were lucky enough to have the life bus visit the school. Walnut loved their session on the bus, learning about keeping our bodies and minds healthy. They were all super engaged with some great questioning!

Fun on our last day of term! We decorated biscuits with icing and sweets then had popcorn whilst watching Esio trot!

The hedgehog house is in place! This lunchtime we quickly placed the house in the forest school area and added wood chippings and leaves to help camouflage it.

Building our hedgehog house. With a little help from James working with Kier and the building project we used recycled wood and screws to make a hedgehog house. We each had a turn using a screw driver to secure the roof! The house will be placed in the forest school area and monitored for hedgehogs. Hopefully it will make a cosy home for one this Christmas!

Christmas in Walnut classroom! This week we have had our Christmas hat competition where all of the children looked fabulous! We have made baubles and decorated salt dough Christmas tree decorations!

Today we made baubles out of real sheep wool!

Last week we decorated cups with a geometric design. Today we planted small flowers into these just as Mr Hoppy would have done in Esio Trot. Hopefully they grow as bright as his plants did!

This morning we enjoyed a walk to the Millennium Green to set up cameras to record Badgers! We are going back to collect these and watch any footage on Friday.

Our class trip to Wittenham Clumps. For our first school trip of the year we all went to the Earth trust at Wittenham Clumps. We got to spend the day working together, showing our brilliant team work skills to build water proof shelters in the woodlands. Then we explored skeletons that had been buried at the site a long time ago and finally we all had a go at lighting fire using a flint.

A visit from Percy! Miss Freeman's pet Tortoise came into the visit us, he was just like Alfie in our Esio Trot book!

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