Dragonflies

Year 3

Walking with my Iguana

Dragonflies have loved learning the poem 'Walking with my Iguana' as part of our Performance Poetry unit.
We worked in groups to think which parts could have actions, emphasis, expression and intonation - all top tips from Michael Rosen and then practiced ready to perform! 

We enjoyed the poem so much that we still say the poem even though we have started writing our own now! 

Red Snowflake
Red Snowflake
Christmas in Dragonflies! 

In Dragonflies the children have enjoyed making Christmas cards and calendars as well  as Christmas hats and placemats to have for Christmas lunch.

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We wish you a very Merry Christmas and see you in 2022! 

Instruction Writing

Dragonflies have been learning about instructional texts and have had the opportunity to write 2 sets of instructions themselves. Before writing each piece the children made a food so they would be secure in knowing the steps needed ready for writing.

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The first item they made was a cheese sandwich, which the children were very enthusiastic to make and eat! We were all really pleased with the instructions they wrote - everyone remembered an imperative verb! 
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We then all made a mince pie, the children enjoyed making the mince pie but were less keen on the testing! However, the instruction writing was amazing! 

Tree Awareness Week

Dragonflies have learnt about the importance of growing trees during Tree Awareness Week and enjoyed planting their own tree too! We are going to all help look after it and we can't wait to see how tall it grows! 

Tree Lined Park
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Superhero Day!
 

Dragonflies dressed up as superheroes for the day - look at their amazing costumes.

The superhero will be the character in the comic strip story they will be writing very soon.

The children had to think of what their character's personality and appearance was like and of course know all about their superpower! 

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Bitterne Library Visit
All of Dragonflies had a fun time at Bitterne Library as part of their Literary Heroes topic.
After an explanation by the librarian about how to find fiction and non fiction books and a fantastic story they had plenty of time to enjoy choosing their own book to bring back to school.
When we returned to school the children had a wonderful time reading their library books.
 
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Human Skeleton Sketch
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Split-pin Skeletons
Dragonflies enjoyed working as part of a team to create a split pin skeleton.
They had to work cooperatively to share the different bones in the skeleton as well as show a good understanding of where the different bones would go.
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Well done Dragonflies!  All the adults were so proud of how well you worked!  
Human Skeleton Sketch
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Pencil
Literary Heroes
Dragonflies began their Literary Heroes topic by exploring different ways of writing. During our fun morning all the children could investigate using a quill with ink, stamps, clay, chalk and writing their name in different languages that have different letter shapes and even hieroglyphics. 
All the children were so engaged with what they were doing and it was a super start to their first Year 3 topic! 
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    Hoop Challenge!
As part of our transition weeks we had a team building session in the hall The challenge was to pass a hoop around the circle but everyone had to hold hands.
We had to problem solve, work cooperatively and while we did this we had a lot of fun! We were so good at working as a team we used more than one hoop at a time and even started to use smaller hoops! 
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