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Welcome to Topaz Class - Yr 3/4


Term 3 DICE Topic - Potions

This term, our DICE topic is entitled 'Potions' and focuses on creative writing and changing states. Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid, or sticky goo. Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties...

Now scientists, beware! There are some powerful and deadly potions out there - dangerous, unpredictable, or plain tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet!). Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard's Potions class.

Feeling sleepy? Hmmm - that orange juice did taste a little strange...



Handwriting is a very important element of school life, and the associated skills need to be taught carefully. We have adopted the Letter-Join strategy for handwriting across the entire school and cursive script will be taught to everyone. We would love you to encourage your children to practise using the new letter formation! Details of how to download resources are available below. 


Computing - Purple Mash

A reminder that we have joined the Purple Mash community for teaching and learning computing and digital literacy. The children all have their own logins to access the games , activites and programs on the website, and they will be able to explain to you how it all works. If they have forgotten their login, we have a record of them and will be able to provide them to you! Click the picture to go to the login page.

Our Virtual Classroom

Home Learning

This year Maths Home Learning will be due in on a Friday. Spellings will be due in on Wednesday, as spelling tests will be on this day. Times Table tests will be on Thursdays, therefore Times Table homework will be due in on Thursdays as well. The children will also have an Arithmetic Test and a Grammar Test to help prepare them for similar tests at the end of Key Stage Two, but will be tested solely on knowledge and skills learnt within the classroom.

Those children who forget to bring in their homework, or fail to complete it to the deadline, will have to complete a portion of the homework during their lunch time.

Useful Websites

Here are some useful websites for Home Learning or extra research! As always, the websites have been checked and are all age-appropriate. However, do feel free to check yourselves or choose your own websites.

New labels for chemical products Interactive symbols and definitions of some hazardous labels.

Alice in Wonderland doorknobs – YouTube A three-minute clip from the Disney film Alice in Wonderland, where Alice discovers the bottle labelled ‘drink me’.

KS2 Bitesize The behaviour of particles in solids, liquids and gases – BBC A one-minute cartoon demonstrating differences in behaviour between solid, liquid and gas particles.

KS2 Bitesize Solids and Liquids – BBC An interactive activity to explore solids and liquids changing states.

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles – Science Museum Information about the science of bubbles, a recipe for bubble mixture and activities to try in the classroom.

Bubbles – Science World An American museum website with information about how bubbles are formed and a film clip containing four bubble activities that can be tried in the classroom.

Timeline – History of Anaesthesia Society A timeline of the development of anaesthetic from 1298 to 2010.

The Folger Library – ‘Round the Cauldron’ from Macbeth A copy of the spell from Macbeth with suggested sound effects.

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