Welcome back to 2019/2020 academic year!!! I hope you all had a lovely break and are ready for the Juniors!!!!
We have lots to look forward to, and lots of exciting learning to take part in during this first term.
Maths - place value within 1000, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division
English - Folk tales and Biographies
Spelling - No nonsense spelling
Geography - map skills, local area, counties and cities in the United Kingdom
History - understanding some significant aspects of history - expansion and changes in their local area
French - greetings, numbers, colours, likes and dislikes
Computing - esafety and coding
PSHE - rights and responsibilities and keeping myself safe
RE - Who should we follow?
Keep up to date with our learning on class dojo!
As a school we are recognising 'World Mental Health day' this Thursday 10th October.
Children are invited to wear an item of yellow clothing and a small donation would be gratefully received and go straight to the Young Minds Charity.
Whether you choose a subtle splash of colour or dress like sunshine from head-to-toe, together we can show young people they’re not alone with their mental health.
Thank you, as always for your support.
WOW! Another week has come to an end!
Your child has worked really hard in Maths, adding and subtracting using the column method. In English we researched Sir Tom Finney and have written a short biography of his life.
Earlier this week we were counting in French; and yesterday we learnt calming strategies as part of Mental Health Awareness Day.
We have a new, whole school, behaviour policy which is working really well! Everyone starts the day on green and can move up the chart to blue, aiming to land on purple. For each positive colour move you child will earn dojo points and over the term they will be awarded prizes for their excellent behaviour. :)
Finally I have sent your child home with a Times Table Rock Star log in, this is a fantastic resource they can access at home to help learn their tables in a fun, competative way! I look forward to seeing their results as they play!
Have a great weekend, see you Monday :)
Mistakes are magical!
We have discussed how we can learn from mistakes this morning and everyone had a positive outlook! :)
This half term we are learning about healthy eating in Science and I have set your child a task as their homework. They can complete their healthy meal in any way they like as this is their project!!
I can't wait to see what they come up with :)
This week is anti-bullying week and we are raising awareness tomorrow by supporting 'odd socks day'. I have spoken to the class and they know they are welcome to wear odd socks to school tomorrow!
Earlier today we spoke about the key message of anti-bullying week, which is 'Change starts with us'. All children reflected in a mature manner and we had a great discussion how we can be the best version of ourselves.
We've had a great start to the week :)
Wow we’ve been so busy the last few weeks in class 3!
My apologies for not posting as often as I’d like to.
Everyone loved tasting healthy foods ready for our picnic on Monday. We will be designing a healthy wrap or pitta pocket tomorrow so today was all about trying new foods to go into our product.
On Monday afternoon the children will make their picnic snack. They are very excited and can’t wait to turn our classroom into one big picnic! 🌽🥒🍅🥕🥗🥙
In English we are coming to the end of our persuasive writing unit. I’ve LOVED reading every single letter 📨.
Last week we received a letter from a local dentist sharing facts and problems they are facing.
We talked about how important our teeth are 😬and wanted to share all our new knowledge with Year 2 children at Holme Slack so we wrote them letters persuading them to look after their teeth!!
Yesterday we finished writing up in best and placed our letters in envelopes ready to send! The children really enjoyed this whole unit and worked incredibly hard. 📩✉️📨💌
Wishing you all a magical Christmas!!!!!
Thank you for all your amazing support during this first term.
I am so proud of your child's achievements so far, and look forward to 2020, watching them learn and progress!!!
See you all in the New Year :)
I have loved seeing how much Class 3 have been reading this week!!!!
We are all trying so hard to get onto the next book band colour, and each time your child brings in their reading diary signed they receive 5 dojo points!!
A few pages each night really does help.
I see confidence growing when reading in front of the class, hear new vocabulary being used and of course smiling faces when giving out dojo points.
Thank you for your continued support of reading with your child at home!!!!
Spring term 2020
After a very busy and successful Autumn Term, Class 3 have made a super start to the Spring Term, too!
We have so much to look forward to based around our new topic, 'Rock and Roll!' So far we have explored rocks through investigations in Science, and we have learnt how fossils are formed over a long period of time. We made a tasty dirt pudding too, each layer represented the earth's structure and layers of soil.
Before we break up for half term we are going back to the 'Stone Age' for a fun filled Historical day! We intend to compare era's across the Stone Age and study famous cave art work, even having a go ourselves! Finally we will research Stonehenge and how the huge Bluestones from Wales made their journey over 200 miles!
So much learning but we can do it and are very excited to share our new knowledge with you!
In Maths we are all trying our hardest to solve multiplication and division word problems. Soon we will be moving on to money and statistics.
Stig of the Dump is our chosen text in English this half term, we've loved exploring the text in depth and now are beginning to write an adventure story. Based on the text, we used our creativity to invent new household items for our Stone Age friend! Come and read our finished stories which will be proudly displayed in class.
Today I told the children we are going to celebrate all our learning based on our topic 'The Stone Age' and have a themed day full of activities on the Thursday 13th February (the last Thursday before we break up for half term).
Children are welcome to dress up as a cave boy/girl BUT please do not feel like you have to buy a costume as there are so many ideas online to create a simple and effective one for FREE!!!https://www.ancientcraft.co.uk/Projects/caveman_clothes/caveman_clothes.html scroll down to the 'DIY FUN' part :)
Please get in touch if you have any questions!
Thank you in advance, Miss Warren.
We have watched the 2nd video in this series on perseverance and discussed if we make mistakes it's okay, and to stop and reflect so our brain can 'get stronger' then we don't make the same mistake next time!!! :)
Take a look at the video here: http://vid.ly/3j6i8k
Here is a copy of our latest project! I look forward to seeing what everyone gets up to at home!!! :)