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  • A Scarecrow’s Christmas

    Year 1, 2 and 3 put on their Christmas Performance.

    It was full!  Everyone was there!

    We danced with the scarecrow while we were dressed up as white and grey polar bears.  Year 2 were yellow ducks and Year 1 were shiny fish.

    It was fun!

    Written by Oskar

  • Christmas Lunch Day

    After we had pulled our Christmas crackers we tucked in to some yummy turkey.   For pudding we had a choice of gingerbread shapes or cake.  We enjoyed our lunch with happiness.

    Written by Eric

  • Fun in the snow

    On Sunday night it snowed so much.  On Monday at school we went to play in the snow.

    We built a snowman.  We threw snowballs.  We made snow angels.  We used our sledges to slide down the hills.

    We had so much fun.  It was very snowy.

    Written by Reyan

  • The Sword and the Stone

    We had a musical theatre company come into school today.  They performed The Sword and the Stone.  It was really enjoyable.  Some of the children were chosen to take part in the performance.

    Written by Hisham

  • Science at The Ryde School 2021 – 2022


    Class 3 have been investigating skeletons. They drew what they thought a skeleton looked like at the beginning of the year and then have been doing lots of creative activities to develop this knowledge including creating models and completing drawings outside.







    The children have looked at what plants need to survive and the conditions that a seed needs to germinate. As part of this learning they have gone outside and observed the conditions that plants need and then planted some new plants in the school grounds.







    What materials are reflective? How can we see a person walking in the dark? Does light bend?





  • Year 3 Science

    Using reflections in the mirrors to follow a wavy line on the ground.    Do you think this was easy to do ?

  • Science

    In Science this term, Year 3 have done lots of investigating and observing. We have thought about our skeletons and what they look like and how they are different from other living things. We tested different types of rocks and found out which are absorbent or not. When we were investigating light we discovered that some of our coats are reflective and discussed why this is important. We really enjoyed investigating forces using our playground equipment and thought about pulls, pushes and twists. We also thought about how gravity works and tested this by all jumping at the same time. We tested friction on different surfaces and noticed a car rolled further on a smooth surface.


  • Mechanical Systems – Levers and Linkages

    Year 3’s Autumn Term Design and Technology unit has been about levers and linkages. Initially the children looked at pop-up books and the types of mechanisms that are used in them. They also looked at playground equipment, including see-saws, to see how they moved. Next we made a prototype of a ‘Waving Flags’ mechanism that used levers to work. It was quite tricky and we had to be careful to follow the instructions. We also had to take notice of when the split pin joined two levers together and when it needed to be attached to the backing card. Our parent activity involved making one of three levers and linkages designs. We had to use a ruler to measure in centimetres and cut carefully. We reviewed our finished pieces and said what we thought went well and what we would improve.

  • Science

    We have had three science lessons since being back and have started some new topics.

    We first looked at magnets, we collected ideas of what we knew already and then we had some time to explore and experiment with a number of different types of magnets. We came up with some great observations. We noticed that sometimes magnets push and sometimes they pull something towards itself, some parts of the magnets attract and others repel and you can feel the force of the magnet when you push two ends together. We then tested different materials and checked to see if they were magnetic or not, we found out that not all materials are magnetic.

    We have also been learning about the nutrition of humans and animals. We looked at the Eat Well Plate which sets out how much of each food group is best for humans. We then looked at what nutrients humans need. We talked about whether a human could live a healthy life on the diet of a parrot. We decided it couldn’t because they have a very different diet to a humans’ and do not eat enough of a number of important food groups.

  • The Tin Forest, Litter Pick and School Survey

    Over the last three weeks we have been looking at the story The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. We spent time making predictions about how the story will progress and what the man might be dreaming of. We used our inferencing skills to describe the character of the old man and used thesauruses to develop our vocabulary in order to accurately describe how his feelings change through-out the story.

    The old man in the story is surrounded by other people’s rubbish, we asked if this happens in real life. We watched news clips about the problem of littering and fly tipping and how it has continued to be a local, national and global issue. We wanted to make a difference so organised a litter pick around our local area. Some of us wrote poems and made posters to try and make people put their rubbish in the bin.