Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Countdown to Christmas!

It is the week before Christmas and Team 3 have been having lots of Christmas fun!

Over the last week we have been doing lots of Christmas activities including, cards, decorations, arts and crafts, visiting Santa and we had a Christmas party!

We had our Christmas party on Monday. It was lots of fun playing all the different games and dancing around to all of the jingly Christmas music. Lots of us won prizes for being super dancers and winning lots of the games, like musical statues.

Here are some of us having our Christmas dinner on party day.

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We had a surprise visitor during our party. Some of the children heard the clanking on the school roof and the jingling of bells before he came.  He gave us all a present, can you guess who it was?



On Tuesday some of our parents came in to help us with some of our arts and crafts activities. They helped us to make Christmas tress and Rudolph’s using paper plates, paint, sequence, coloured paper and glue.

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On Wednesday everyone in Team 3 turned into Santa Claus!  We made our Christmas cards this year by using a picture of ourselves and adding a beard, red had and glitter to make a team of Santa’s.


On Thursday Miss Mulholland brought in a surprise for us! We got gingerbread men, stars, Christmas trees, snowmen and stockings to decorate. We used icing and different cake decorations to make our gingerbread look awesome. Whe we were finished we put them in our Christmas boxes, we made earlier in the week, Where there were more surprises for use to take home!



We have had a great week during the countdown to Christmas and hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!


Dictionary Detectives!

Last week team three became detectives and had to look for words in the dictionary!

We talked about how to use a dictionary and how all the words were in alphabetical order. The children used their alphabet knowledge to look for words in the dictionary and find out what they mean.

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Multiplying Maths Fun!


Over the last two weeks team 3 have been learning how to multiply using different resources and procedures. We have learned how to multiply using repeated addition, objects, groups and arrays.

After learning and practicing the different methods and using the different resources to multiply we completed a multiplying maths treasure hunt.


We had to answer the questions and find them to get our next clue.







We had to work as a team to work out the answers and find the next question.





Each question asked us to find different things. Some asked us to draw the groups of, some asked us to find the product and others asked us to show our answers as an array.





Greek Mask Creations

As part of our ‘Stories that people tell’ topic of work we have been learning all about Greek myths. We had a look at what Greek theater was like and found out that ll of the actors were male! The actors had to use masks to show the different characters they played in their show, they usually played more than one character in the show. The Greek masks were used to show who they were and also the emotions they were feeling.

Have a look at some of the Greek masks we found:
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We looked at the different maps we found and we made our own using clay.P1940296                   First we moulded the clay into the shape of a face.





Then we used different tools to make mouth and eyes in our clay masks.





We added features of the character we had chosen to do. Here is someone making Medusa adding snakes to her head.



It was great fun getting messy and making our Greek masks!

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