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It was Kit’s birthday. Her present was a soft, small, sleepy surprise. “She’s perfect but why is she dressed like that?” asked Kit. The Surprise was a guinea pig wearing a judo suit.

Early in the morning, Kit left for school and the guinea pig woke up. Kit’s pets surrounded her.

“What IS she?” sneered the dog.

“She doesn’t look like one of us!” smirked the bird.

“What IS she wearing?” sniggered the cat.

“It’s for judo,” whispered the Surprise blushing.

“She says she’s a WEIRDO!” teased the cat.

The quiet guinea pig sat down all alone in Kit’s bedroom and wiped away a tear. She wanted the others to like her. Suddenly, she had an idea. First, she used Kit’s pens to make her fur the same colour as the cat’s, but it didn’t work. After that, she used Kit’s paper and scissors to make a pair of glasses like the dog’s, but it didn’t work. Next, she used Kit’s ice-lolly sticks to make wings like the bird’s, but it didn’t work.

Eventually, she had a better idea! The determined guinea pig used Kit’s balloons to FLY! Unfortunately, she blew out of the window and up. When all seemed lost, she met a lady who was called Emily. “I don’t know my name but everyone calls me Weirdo,” sighed the Surprise. Emily showed her a picture of her cheerful Aunt Melody. “She was a weirdo too. Life is too short not to be a weirdo!” said Emily. They played cards and ate macaroons until the clock struck three and the Surprise had to go home.

When Kit saw the Surprise, she gave her a very long hug. “You guys, meet Maud!” exclaimed Kit. The pets apologised and asked the Surprise to teach them judo. For the first time, Maud felt accepted. She could share her passion for judo with her new family. “You’re such a great teacher!” they said. “I guess being a weirdo isn’t all that bad after all,” smiled Maud.

3AG Multiplying by 3

This week in maths, we have been practising the 3 Times Table using different methods.

We have used arrays, number lines, drawings…

We have also used counters and dienes…

Place value grids…

And after discussing all our strategies, we moved on to the independent activity.

At the end of the lesson, everyone felt so confident with the 3 Times Tables thanks to all the practice and hard work.

What a great maths lesson!

Peg dolls 3AG

This week, we have made Victorian peg dolls for our topic.

First, we designed and labelled our peg doll. Also, we recorded the materials we needed.

The next day, we learnt how to make a peg doll and discussed the best order of the steps.

We all worked so hard and helped each other when needed.

As we were making our peg dolls, we were also recording the steps in our worksheet.

We really enjoyed this activity!

3AG Visit to Tower Bridge

Today, we went to Tower Bridge for a workshop on our topic, ‘Victorians’.

We took the train from Catford Bridge to London Bridge.

Everyone was admiring the bridge while walking along the river! And then…

We went into the Engine Rooms, where steam engines and coal burners were once used to raise the Bridge.

After that, we went to the top of Tower Bridge, which is 42 metres above the River Thames! Everyone was able to walk on the glass floor and look down to see the traffic passing over the bridge and boats sailing beneath it. Well done 3AG, you are so brave!

Finally, we had lunch and we learnt some facts about Tower Bridge. At the end of the workshop, we had to become detectives to answer different questions about a census written in 1911!

What a fabulous day!