River and Rowing Museum
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 5:08 pm
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On Tuesday, Year 3 went to Henley to visit the River and Rowing Museum to find out more about our topic – The River Thames!

First we went for a walk along the river bank outside the museum. We had binoculars and a bingo card. Each time we saw a different bird, we could cross it off our bingo card. When we made a row we shouted BINGOOOOOO! We also studied some of the behaviours of the birds such as diving, feeding, swimming and flying.


Afterwards we went to the Wind in the Willows exhibition – it was AMAZING! We could actually see 3D characters and even got into Toad’s wagon!

We also looked around the museum, finding out interesting facts about river life. Here are some facts we found out:

White water lillies have large leaves which make the most of the sunlight hitting the surface (From Izzy P)

Heron eggs are blue, Mallard eggs are turquoise and Great Crested Grebe eggs are white (Fron George G)

Moorhens build  large untidy nests in shallow water (Elliot B)

Water voles build networks of tunnels with several entrances (unknown)

Eva is the biggest rowing boat in the museum (Eva G)



After lunch, we were invited into the classroom to look at some of the stuffed animals from the Museum’s collection. We did lots of scientific activities including sorting, classifying, grouping and explaining.


Picnic Maths
Thursday October 05th 2017, 12:11 pm
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Ratty and Mole love having picnics by the river.

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In maths we had to try and make the most lemonade for their picnic by + 1 + 10 and + 100 to an amount.


Some of us even did + 1/4l + 1/2 l + 3/4 l.


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We think Ratty and Mole would be impressed with our beverages!

Class Book – Wind in the Willows
Thursday September 28th 2017, 2:52 pm
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In class, we have been reading The Wind in the Willows. The author was Kenneth Grahame….can you find out any facts about Mr Grahame?

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Walk along the River Thames
Thursday September 28th 2017, 11:54 am
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We’ve been on  our very first trip!

Year 3 are learning all about our local area and in particular the famous River Thames (Eastenders fame). On Tuesday, we got to go and visit the river and look at some of its features:

Bridge                                      Boat Moor                            River bank                     Weir

Lock                                                                                          Bridge


We did lots of field work! We drew observational sketches of the bridges, tallied the wildlife and surveyed how people use the river. We even tried to find Ratty and Moley from Wind in the Willows.


We even got to play in the Christchurch Meadow Playground!

Overall, it was a really fun day and a great way to learn about our local river! We even had lunch under a willow tree – just like Ratty and Molly from Wind in the Willows.

Stay tuned for more updates on our work all about the River Thames.