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Year 3 Chatter

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What a week it has been already!

19-10-2023

What a week it has been already! Year 3 children have settled in so well and demonstrated their maturity and attitude towards their work. They could remember lots of their previous learning in History. They could organise events into living memory and beyond. #smithdownhist

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We have been exploring different push and pull forces that require contact between two objects

19-10-2023

We have been exploring different push and pull forces that require contact between two objects. Lots of toys and actions helped us understand these forces. Year 3 did a great job of organising the forces into our Venn diagram. #smithdownsci

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New vocabulary for English!

19-10-2023

Having fun acting out our new vocabulary for English! #smithdownenglish #Y3

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What an experience…

19-10-2023

What an experience! Year 3 went to a stately home to feel what one looked like and felt like. Sudley house was perfect for helping us understand our new book – Seen and not Heard. #smithdownenglish #smithdownextra

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Super start to our “Painting with Scissors” topic with a focus on Henri Matisse

19-10-2023

Super start to our “Painting with Scissors” topic with a focus on Henri Matisse. Amazing inspiration applied to their own work✂️? great work Year 3! #smithdownart #theartsatsmithdown

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Year 3 have had fun being Archaeologists this afternoon!

19-10-2023

Year 3 have had fun being Archaeologists this afternoon! We have been using a picking tool to remove the dirt, look at what we discovered! ? #smithdownhis #smithdowny3

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What an exciting afternoon excavating some Ancient Egyptian artefacts!

19-10-2023

What an exciting afternoon excavating some Ancient Egyptian artefacts! We all became archaeologists and discovered things like Howard Carter. We found some things that may have belonged to Tutankhamen. ⚰️?? #smithdownhist

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Focusing on the importance of attendance…

19-10-2023

Great start to the week focusing on the importance of attendance and why we need to be in school! Lots of different reasons that help us in different ways. #smithdownextra

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In year 3 today, we practised doing peer to peer massages on each other

19-10-2023

In year 3 today, we practised doing peer to peer massages on each other. They completed many different strokes and we all felt very relaxed. Thank you very much for this @MrsCarpenter30 #smithdownextra

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Lovely singing voices this morning!

19-10-2023

Lovely singing voices this morning! Year 3 have been learning all about our rights. We have discussed about having the right to learn and believe what you believe! #smithdownextra

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A lot of the fun came from being able to write all over our tables!

19-10-2023

Year 3 had lots of fun today in maths adding and subtracting ten from a three digit number. A lot of the fun came from being able to write all over our tables! #smithdownmath

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Discussing different ways how we can be kind to others

19-10-2023

#smithdownextra #smithdownY3. This morning 3KM have been discussing different ways how we can be kind to others no matter our differences, we had some lovely things to say!

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Having fun in Spanish this morning!

19-10-2023

Having fun in Spanish this morning! #smithdownextra #smithdownyr3 #smithdownspanish

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In English, 3KM have been discussing predictions on what our new novel could be about…

19-10-2023

In English, 3KM have been discussing predictions on what our new novel could be about by using colours for reference of different habitats ??? #smithdowneng #smithdownyr3

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Drawing pictures to represent our new vocabulary

19-10-2023

3KM have had fun using imagination to draw pictures to represent our new vocabulary for our new novel ‘Dear Earth’ ??? #smithdowneng #smithdownYr3

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Fun learning about mummification in History!

19-10-2023

This afternoon, 3KM have had so much fun learning about mummification in History! #smithdownhis #smithdownyr3

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What ancient Egyptians believed about death?

19-10-2023

What ancient Egyptians believed about death? We used role play to become priests that would have preserved bodies and prepared them for being buried. We washed, pulled organs out, placed the body in salt, embalmed the body and then placed it into a coffin. #smithdownhist

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3KMc exploring how opposite poles repel and like poles attract with magnets

19-10-2023

3KMc exploring how opposite poles repel and like poles attract with magnets #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY3

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3TS explored the Puja in R.E.

19-10-2023

3TS explored the Puja in R.E. then moved onto some tricky rolling in gymnastics. Well done! @SmithdownPrimY3 #smithdownpe #smithdownre

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3TS worked super hard this morning to apply their skills of rolling, jumping and balancing…

19-10-2023

3TS worked super hard this morning to apply their skills of rolling, jumping and balancing to using apparatus safely #smihdownpe @SmithdownPrimY3

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3KM applying their balancing, rolling and jumping techniques

19-10-2023

3KM applying their balancing, rolling and jumping technique using apparatus #smithdownpe @SmithdownPrimY3

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Year 3 loved exploring Hinduism and the different elements in the religion.

08-11-2023

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Year 3 have explored the different rocks that make our school. We discussed the key characteristics of each rock.

09-11-2023

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Using Henri Matisse’s style, painting with scissors, Year 3 created poppies to show their respect for all the people who have lost their lives and our thoughts for their families.

10-11-2023

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A happy Diwali from 3TS! We made beautiful lanterns to represent the festival of light.

13-11-2023

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Santa Dash 2023 ??????‍♀️????‍♂️

05-12-2023

This Friday, 8th December 2023, we will be having our very own Santa Dash! A chance to squeeze in an extra fitness session whilst having some festive fun ??‍♀️????‍♂️?????

Watch this space! ?

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Year 3 and 4 had an amazing time watching a Christmas performance! We all had a good laugh and got involved.

11-12-2023

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Year 3 Scratch

22-01-2024

Year 3 have continued to explore Scratch. Yesterday we investigated how we can use the x and y axis to get a Sprite to move to a specific location on the screen. Children were able to plot their Sprite to move to a certain position and then change costume

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We have combined our knowledge of Palaeolithic cave art with skills and techniques acquired from Laura McKendry.

24-01-2024

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Year 3 Scratch

29-01-2024

This afternoon we focused on being able to use the wait block when controlling Sprites. Children used this block to get two Sprites to tell a knock knock joke.

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Great afternoon with our LJMU students and our sustainability project.

31-01-2024

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We had a great morning preparing for Chinese New Year!

31-01-2024

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Super Science lesson explore our human skeleton and the bones that we have.

01-02-2024

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Year 3 Computing- Scratch

05-02-2024

This afternoon Year 3 have been using all the skills that have been developed over the past few weeks to create a pong game. Children needed to use repeat loops, If statements and motion blocks to create their game.

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Super visit to Calderstones and the Storybarn today! We explored how Stone Age people would have lived using the land and trees around them. We also had the chance to see the Calder Stones that were over 4,800 years old.

22-02-2024

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This superstar made a spear that may have been used in the Stone Age to hunt various animals at home.

22-02-2024

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We explored how nets can be used to transform into 3D shapes. We practised cutting, folding and gluing tabs to be able to make shell structures.

23-02-2024

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What an exciting afternoon! We had an archaeologist join us to show us artefacts from the Stone Age. We really enjoyed learning more about our topic and demonstrating all of our knowledge we have gained so far.

23-02-2024

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Superstars in Year 3 and 4! Stars of the week for some amazing work and attitude.

23-02-2024

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During PSHE, we looked at our new topic ‘Healthy Me’ and how we can keep our bodies healthy. We recapped our Science knowledge of our muscles and how we can look after them with exercise and a balanced diet. We also looked at the importance of washing hands and brushing teeth to keep our bodies healthy.

26-02-2024

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We rounded off our ‘My Bnk’ sessions with talking about money habits and the importance of saving! We even made our very own money bank.

26-02-2024

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World Book Day in Year 3

07-03-2024

Year 3 have been working hard on poems about #Goldilocks this World Book Day!

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We had an amazing day on world book day! We focused on #Goldilocks and created our own poems and naughty hashtags.

13-03-2024

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Year 3- Altering Media

16-04-2024

Monday afternoon Year 3 started their unit focusing on media and photographs. Children spent the lesson becoming familiar with how to correctly take a photograph. We created a checklist on the best way to use the camera on an iPad and children then spent the lesson taking a range of images.

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We started our new Art topic, which focuses on natural materials. We used sand and soil to mark make just as Frances Hatch does.

18-04-2024

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We looked at how people from the Bronze Age would have mined for copper and tin to create their tools and weapons. We acted out this process.

18-04-2024

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We have started our new PE topic – cricket. We practised our throwing and catching skills so we are ready for next week.

18-04-2024

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Taking the Role of a Reporter

18-04-2024

3KM had an amazing time being reporters today. They asked our ‘witness’ questions about a strange sighting he had. They then worked in groups and took turns asking and answering questions. This will help us when we come to write our own newspaper reports. 🙂  

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Exploring Light

18-04-2024

3KM have been working scientifically by exploring the question ‘do we need light to see things?’

The children had 5 boxes with a different item in each. They had to peer through the hole in the box and make a predication on what the object could be. When more light was added to the box, some objects could be seen a lot easier than others.

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Having lots of P.E. fun

18-04-2024

3KM have been loving practising their throwing and passing skills in P.E. The nicer weather is meaning we can enjoy our P.E. lessons outside.

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Well done to our year 3 and 4 stars of the week⭐️

19-04-2024

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Pizza Time!!!

19-04-2024

Year 3 had a great morning making pizza! They mixed all the ingredients, kneaded the dough and added toppings all by themselves. All whilst looking the part in their chef hats and aprons! I think everyone would agree that the best part was being able to eat it. ?‍???‍?

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We looked at another artist who focused on natural materials. Anna Atkins used cyanotype to create one of the first books entirely of photographs. This was done with seaweed and without a camera! We used water colours to replicate the colours gain from the process.

22-04-2024

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Year 3- Altering Digital Media

24-04-2024

Year 3 continued their new unit Altering Media. Today we focused on the importance of using the correct style of images when making a collage of pictures to advertise a place. We used Google images and Flickr to get a selection of images to advertise Italy. We discussed the importance of picking the correct type of image ensuring the brightness was correct and it demonstrated the features wanted to show.

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We had a good afternoon discussing how housing had changed and improved over time and what Bronze Age Roundhouses would have looked like.

24-04-2024

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Year 3 are really starting to focus in their practice with our recorders! Super work.

24-04-2024

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Great morning with our Everton project! We made our dough from scratch, cut up our own toppings and created wonderful pizzas!

24-04-2024

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Exploring division

26-04-2024

We looked at division using concrete and pictorial representations to help our understanding of the concept. We were more confident by the end of our work!

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Reflective materials

26-04-2024

Year 3 made predictions of what materials they thought would be the most reflective and the least reflective. They then tested that and checked to see how much light was reflected off each one. We spoke about material characteristics and why they absorbed or reflected some or a lot of the light.

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Lifestyle project!!!

26-04-2024

Year 3 had a brilliant morning with Everton in the Community. They all had smiles on their face throughout the morning. Especially when the beach balls came out ?⚽️

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Cyanotype!

29-04-2024

Year 3 had a wonderful afternoon creating cyanotype art pieces, influenced by the Artist we are currently exploring, Anna Atkins. The children collected a range of natural materials, placed them on Cyanotype paper, let it sit in the sun for 10 minutes, removed the design and rinsed the paper.
Don’t they look amazing!!!

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Year 3- Altering Media

30-04-2024

This afternoon Year 3 continued looking at Altering Media, the focus today was being able to edit pictures to change their appearance. Children used Flickr to search for images linked to Italian food, then using the edit feature in Microsoft Photos children needed to change the appearance of the photo by changing the position, adding in filters and making other adjustments.

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Cyanotype Art

30-04-2024

Year 3 used a very old way of producing photographs without a camera. We used light sensitive paper to create a cyanotype capture. The children created their designs using natural resources found around schools – similar to Anna Atkins.

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Shape division

30-04-2024

Year 3 used their factor and shape knowledge to find equal groups of shapes with 24 lollipop sticks. 3 octagons, 8 triangles, 4 hexagons and 6 squares could be made!

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Time for Cricket

01-05-2024

Year 3 have been learning a new skill in their P.E. lessons. They have started to learn the rules and skills of cricket. They had a great time learning how to be a batter and a baller in this weeks lesson. 

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Bell Beaker Pottery

07-05-2024

Super work creating our Bronze Age Bell Beaker pots. We created a similar shape and added patterns to them.

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Shadows!

10-05-2024

Year 3 had a great afternoon exploring shadows. Thankfully we got a lovely sunny day to complete this lesson. We drew our shadows and after some time we returned outside and noticed how the position of the sun meant our shadows had moved.

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Primal Painting

13-05-2024

Year 3 used the pigment from different foods and natural resources to paint and mark make.

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Year 3 Altering Media

14-05-2024

Year 3 have continued to look at Altering media. Children recapped how we can edit the photos to change its appearance. They were then set a task to use a photo editor to change a bright image of a forest into a dark and ‘gloomy’ one.

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Trip to Goodison!

20-05-2024

Year 3 had an amazing trip down at Goodison Park as part of our Everton In The Community project.  We took part in a cooking demonstration and enjoyed the yummy chicken paella we made.

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Year 3 natural resources!

21-06-2024

What a week we have had! Year 3 had a lovely trip to New Brighton to find natural resources so that we could create landscapes in the theme of Frances Hatch. We glued on things we found and used water to extract the pigment out of them to colour paper.

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Girls’ rugby

21-06-2024

Year 3 and 4 girls had a super experience with an introduction into rugby. They had a chance of practising kicking, tackling and their footwork.

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Flowering plants

21-06-2024

Year 3 explored the different parts of a flowering plant. We found out that there are male and female parts and that bees and other insects help move pollen from flower to flower.

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Year 3 and 4 had great morning during their rugby skills training!

21-06-2024

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Fantastic Family Picnic

21-06-2024

A fantastic community picnic. The sun shone.

An amazing community food table with so many lovely dishes to share.

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Trip to the beach!

24-06-2024

Year 3 had a lovely day at New Brighton! We collected a range of natural materials from the woods and the beach, and used these to create a painting of the seaside. I think everyone’s favourite part was playing in the sand!!!!

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Taking care of our well-being

24-06-2024

In year 3, we have been ensuring we are taking care of our own well-being and have been doing 100 of a various of movements. We all enjoyed doing 100 starjumps and jogging on the spot for 100 seconds. We recognise the positive impact movement and exercise has on our mental well-being! 😊🏃‍♀️👟⏳

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Volcanoes!

25-06-2024

We have created our volcanoes and painted them. They look amazing! We are going to erupt them this week and see what happens when an active volcano blows. Watch this space…

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Spaghetti Bolognese time!

25-06-2024

Our first group created their very own authentic traditional bolognese sauce! We have linked our DT unit with our Geography topic of Italy. Super behaviour and sensible cooks.

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Eid Mubarak!

25-06-2024

Happy Eid to all our families celebrating! We had a lovely day and week celebrating with all our children and adults.

 

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Volcanoes Eruptions!

27-06-2024

We had an amazing afternoon erupting our volcanoes! We even had a very dangerous and violent composite volcano with thick magma which increased the pressure when erupting.

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Year 3 Volcano eruptions!

27-06-2024
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Cooking time again!

01-07-2024

We had our second group to make our traditional Italian bolognese. They had a great time preparing the ingredient and seasoning it to perfection! Thanks to our amazing head chef once again – Monica.

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Singing Assembly!

03-07-2024

I love starting off our Wednesdays with our singing assembly. It puts a smile on all our faces and gets us ready for our work.

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A great morning for sports day!

04-07-2024

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Sports day!

04-07-2024

Super morning with our LKS2 sports day! We had a great day for it and we all tried our best with every activity.

 

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Water transportation!

04-07-2024

We used celery to investigate how xylems transport water and nutrients to the rest of the plant. Watch this space and see what we find out!

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What will happen?

05-07-2024

Year 3 had an exciting afternoon learning about how water is transported around pants. We completed an experiment with a celery stick and food colouring. We made a prediction about what might happen to the celery. Come back next week to see the results.

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VOLCANIC ERUPTION!!!

05-07-2024

I’m sure many of us thought we would never witness a volcanic eruption!!! Today we did. The children in year 3 have been learning about volcanoes. We created our own, painted these and even made them erupt! We a had so much fun doing this experiment!!!

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Spanish Day!

08-07-2024

What a great Spanish day! Red and yellow everywhere 🇪🇸. Can’t wait for food and dancing later.

 

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Spanish day! 🇪🇸

08-07-2024

Amazing dancing from Year 3, everyone really got into it.

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Well one to our stars of the week in year 3 and 4⭐️!!!

12-07-2024

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