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Missions for week beginning 10.02.20

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Missions and Bright Idea for week beginning 27.01.20

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Year 3 loved this week's cooking lesson! They are getting much more independent with their cooking skills now. It's lovely to see how much they take an interest in how their food is made and where it comes from. 


Glamorgan Sausages - YUMMY!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1 large jacket potato, cooked and cooled
  • 75g grated cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 table spoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten

 

Method

1. Cook the leeks in the sunflower oil until soft but not brown.

2. Scoop out the flesh of the potato into a mixing bowl and mash until smooth. Don't add butter or milk as it can make the sausages difficult to handle and they may fall apart.

3. Add the cheese, cooked leeks sage, parsley, Dijon mustard, 50g breadcrumbs and pepper into the mash. Mix thoroughly using a fork. 

4. Heat the oven to 200c/Gas 6. divide the mixture into 6 even sized pieces and shape into sausage shapes, 7-8cm long. 

5. Dip each sausage into the beaten egg and coat in breadcrumbs.

6.Place onto a greased baking tray and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. 

Year 3 have been inspired by both Paul Fleischman's Matchbox Diaries and our parents Patchwork Project and have decided to create a Patchwork Diary! It's looking amazing already! Though sewing is very tricky and takes a lot of patience. Year 3 have persevered with this new skill and are making excellent progress. 

Where do all the stories live? The library of course! 

Year 3 had a lovely trip to Cardiff Central Library. We were met by Anna, the most friendly librarian, she told us some stories and let us explore the library. We even got to take a book back to school on our school library card! 

After Michael Harvey's wonderful visit, we decided to go to the museum to find inspiration for our own stories! We came back with buckets full of ideas! Such a fantastic resource. 

Our BIG question this term is 'Where do stories come from?' 

We were lucky enough to have professional story teller, Michael Harvey in to visit us. He told us stories, played instruments and told us lots of secrets about how to be an enchanting story teller! We have been so inspired!! 

Year 3 have been writing to those in need this Christmas with beautiful handmade cards and messages of love. A small act that could make a big difference. What small act of kindness could you do this Christmas? Spread a little joy with usangel

 

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Our Victorian Christmas workshop! Making pomanders, marbling paper, making garlands and baubles, all topped off with a glass of mulled apple juice. 

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night xxx

We have had so much fun learning about the Victorians! Year 3 have curated their own Victorian Museum!

Spellings for the week beginning 6th January .

Please can you help your child learn their spellings for Monday. Thank you!

Amethyst

get, ten, pet, net, pen,

peg, met, men, neck. 

 

Buddstone

such, check, rush, shock, them,

with, they, ring, hang, long.

 

Citrine

knew, stew, few, new, pew,

grew, chew, blew, view, renew.

 

Dolomite

blow - blew

speak - spoke

throw - threw

know - knew

sing - sang

fed - feed.

It was all about Christmas today in Year 3's P.E session. Snowballs and Snow-people and lots and lots of fun!

Spellings for the week beginning 25th November.

Please can you help your child learn their spellings for Monday. Thank you!

Amethyst

can, cot, cop, cap, 

cat, cod, kid, kit, Kim. 

 

Buddstone

them, then, that, this, they,

with, moth, thin, path, bath.

 

Citrine

when, where, which, what, why, who, 

whose, whole, wheel, white.

 

Dolomite

drop, drops, dropped

grab, grabs, grabbed

stop, stops, stopped

skip, skips, skipping

hop, hops, hopping

Jumping Bean Couscous Salad, serves 4

Ingredients

  • 200g couscous
  • 1 level dessert spoon vegetable stock
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and chopped
  • 125g canned sweetcorn, drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 410g canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 oranges

Equipment

Sharp knife, chopping board, can opener, colander, tablespoon, dessert spoon, measuring jug, mixing bowl, plate or clingfilm, fork, lemon squeezer, kitchen scissors.

Method

  1. Put the couscous and bouillon powder in the mixing bowl. Add the boiling water and stir. Cover the bowl with the plate or cling film for about 10 minutes so the the couscous steams and swells. 
  2. Slice one of the oranges into rounds, then cut each slice into quarters. Cut the other orange in half and squeeze the juice from it.
  3. Separate the couscous grains with a fork. Add the onion, red pepper, parsley, sweetcorn and kidney beans.
  4. Pour over the orange juice, mix well and serve, decorate with the orange slices. 

Missions and Bright Idea for week beginning 18.11.19

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Spellings for the week beginning 18th November.

Please can you help your child learn their spellings for Monday. Thank you!

Amethyst

on, not, pot, top, 

dog, pop, god.

 

Buddstone

ship, fish, rush, shop, shock, 

shed, cash, shell, hush

 

Citrine

lawn, law, saw, yawn, paw,

jaw, claw, prawn, dawn.

 

Dolomite

rush, rushes, rushing

hiss, hisses, hissing

wash, washes, washing

touch, touches, touching

fish, fishes, fishing

As the population grew and more and more people moved into the cities,
the Victorians discovered they had a bit of a problem with their drains. In London,
1858, the smell of raw sewage became so unbearable that parliament gave Joseph
Bazalgette £3 million to build a network of sewers that still keeps the capital
(relatively) stink-free today. It was then too that Thomas Crapper - arguably the most
famous plumber in history - made his fortune inventing and installing flushing water
closets.
Keeping a clean, plentiful and unpolluted water supply is still a problem today, so let’s
imagine we are Victorian engineers faced with a river polluted by sewage. How can
we get it clean? Year 3 gave it a good go and made a water filtering system. Though we still weren't too sure about how drinkable the water was... 

Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables  - serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 orange pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 50ml oilve oil
  • 200g penne pasta or fusilli, cooked.
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato pesto
  • Fresh basil to garnish

Equipment

Saucepan, colander, sharp knife, chopping board, garlic crusher, baking tray, mixing bowl, tablespoon. 

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water until just soft. Drain and allow to cool, then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Heat the oven to 200c/Gas 6. Prepare the onion, peppers, courgettes, cherry tomatoes and garlic and place on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and roast in the oven for approximately 30 minutes until softened and turning brown and crispy on the edges. 
  3. Fold together the pasta and roasted vegetables. Mix the mayonnaise and pesto and use it to coat the pasta and vegetables. 
  4. Arrange the basil leaves on top of the salad.  Serve immediately. 

Excellent afternoon at Central Library for our Hands on History workshop!

Missions for week beginning 11.11.19

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Week beginning 04/11/19.

Circuit training in P.E and measuring our steps with pedometers.

We balanced on one leg for as long as we could.

We did the Superman hold.

We did the Superman hold. 1

This is the the sprint shuttle.

This is the the sprint shuttle. 1

The dying cockroach was very hard and worked our stomach muscles very hard.

The dying cockroach was very hard and worked our stomach muscles very hard. 1
The dying cockroach was very hard and worked our stomach muscles very hard. 2

We calculated our steps using pedometers.

We calculated our steps using pedometers. 1

Missions for week beginning 04.11.19

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Missions for week beginning 21st October

Missions for week beginning 21st October 1

Year 3 worked so hard on their Welsh Mission this week! What a fantastic and informative display!

In the spirit of celebrating Harvest, Year 3 created a lovely Grace which they would like to share with you all. 

Dear Lord, 

We thank you for all of our food. Please keep your kindness going.

We love the beans that you grow and we are blessed with all of your fruit and the people who share it with us. 

We love the peas you grow. We love the blueberries and strawberries.

We are so thankful for the food that we have never tried before.

We pray that one day the homeless will have enough to eat and the people in different countries that do not have enough food will also have enough. 

Thank you for growing all of our food with the sunshine and the rain and the soil. 

Thank you for the farmers because we all like the food. 

Help us not to waste your wonderful food.

Thank you for creating a world that feeds us. 

Amen

Spellings for the week beginning 21st October.

Please can you help your child learn their spellings for Monday. Thank you!

Amethyst

on, not, pot, top, 

dog, pop, god.

 

Buddstone

chin, chip, chicken, much,

such, rich, chug, check, chill.

 

Citrine

cue, Sue, true, glue,

blue, clue, fuel, duel.

 

Dolomite

cook, play, jump, work, 

cooked, played, jumped, worked.

We have been exploring the taste, texture, odour and appearance of different foods. 

Our taste testing went down very well. Especially when the olives were mistaken for blueberries...!

Another successful recipe from Year 3 - Pea and mint soup!

Ingredients

  • 2 table spoons oil 
  • 225g Chinese leaves (sliced)
  • 450g frozen peas
  • 1 dessert spoon of vegetable stock made with 600ml water
  • 1-2 table spoons of fresh mint (chopped)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Equipment

Chopping board, sharp knife, wooden spoon, measuring jug, large saucepan with lid, food processor or blender. 

How to make it

  1. Heat the oil in the pan over a gentle heat, then add the Chinese leaves and peas. 
  2. Put the pan lid on and cook without browning for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the water and stock, then bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool it a little. 
  4. Using  a blender or food processor, whizz until completely smooth, stir in chopped mint and season to taste.

Missions for week beginning 14.10.19

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During P.E we have been learning all about the effect excercise has on our bodies. We have been checking our pulse rates before during and after excercise as well as writing our own excercise diaries.

Spellings for the week beginning 14th October.

Please can you help your child learn their spellings for Monday. Thank you!

Amethyst

dad, and, sad, dim,

dip, did, din

 

Buddstone

yap, yes, yet, yell

yum-yum, yoga, yo-yo

 

Citrine

boy, joy, toy, annoy,

oyster, destroy, royal

 

Dolomite

crumple, dimple, poodle, obstacle,

bicycle, humble, horrible, terrible,

vegetable, reliable.

What a lovely worship mission this week. You have created a beautiful Blessings Tree, Year 3.

Missions for week beginning 07.10.19

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Even more has been added to our mini Cardiff city! It's looking fantastic! Lots of lovely collaboration and creativity. 

Spellings for the week beginning 7th October.

Please can you help your child learn their spellings for Monday. Thank you!

Amethyst

am, mat, Tim, Sam, 

man, map, mam, Pam

 

Buddstone

wax, mix, box, fix,

tax, exit, six, taxi

 

Citrine

sea, seat, bead, read, treat,

teach, least, steam, repeat.

 

Dolomite

double, simple, bible, grumble,

horrible, trouble, example, sensible, table, terrible. 

Year 3 have started their cooking lessons! 

Our classroom was full of delicious smells this morning whilst our first 2 groups were making mini breakfast frittatas. 

If you would like to try this recipe at home...

MINI BREAKFAST FRITTATAS

Ingredients

4 new potatoes, cooked and diced

2 table spoons of sweetcorn

Fresh chives, finely chopped

4 large eggs

60ml milk

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

30g cheese, finely grated

Fresh ground pepper

 

Equipment

Flexible muffin moulds, baking tray, chopping board, vegetable knife, scissors, grater, mixing bowl, table spoon, measuring jug, fork, table knife.

 

How to make it

  1. Heat your oven to 170°C/Gas 4. Place the muffin moulds on a baking tray.
  2. Mix the potatoes, sweetcorn and chives in a bowl. Divide between the 6 muffin moulds.
  3. In a measuring jug, beat the eggs with the milk, grated cheese, Worcester sauce and black pepper.
  4. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the moulds until ¾ full.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until puffed, golden and set.
  6. Leave to cool for a few minutes before carefully loosening with a knife.
  7. Carefully tip out onto a serving plate. Serve warm and enjoy!

 

Missions for week beginning 30.09.10

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Here are some of our children doing their literacy mission. They had to make a sandwich and then write down detailed instructions of how to make it. They had fun doing the mission, but I think they had more fun eating their sandwiches!

Today, Year 3 were thinking about the symbolism of water in the Christian religion. They came up with some fantastic suggestions! Reflection, cleansing, health, life giving, life saving, deep, calming, powerful, and lots more! we chalked all of our ideas outside on the playground and then selected our top 3 by washing all of the others away. 

Symbolism is a tricky concept, but our Year 3's showed really good understanding! Di awn! 

Spellings for the week beginning 30th September.

Please can you help your child learn their spellings for Monday. Thank you!

Amethyst

an, in, nip, pan, 

pin, tin, tan, nap.

 

Buddstone

will, win, wax, 

web, wig, went, wicked.

 

Citrine

pie, tie, lie, cried, tried,

fried, spied, replied, denied. 

 

Dolomite

uncle, needle, cycle, noodle, miracle,

icicle, bundle, handle, candle, circle.

 

Year 3 have been making magic potions. They have several ingredients but only 500ml to make their potions. They had to work out how much of each ingredient they could use without going over their 500ml limit. Lots of very accurate measuring and potion making! Well done year 3, we were bewitched! 

Missions for week beginning 19.09.19

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Today we were exploring non-standard measure in our maths sessions.

Our creative mission is really starting to take shape.

Year 3 decided that they wanted to create Cardiff city in paper!

Year 3 had a great time estimating the size of puddles using different containers of water. Have a look at our Capacity Puddles!