Blog update 27th May 2021
half term is nearly upon us at last, followed by Whitemoor Lakes! We are so excited and have been talking about our trip lots in class.
This week we have had a brilliantly productive and thought-provoking week. From the netball ball-skills morning yesterday, which was an excellent chance to practise our team playing no collaboration skills, to working in teams for our TV indents DT projects. We have also been writing letters as if we were Nelson Mandela about to be released from prison, thinking about how to change our writing style depending on the purpose and reader of the letter.
The forecast for next week and beyond is looking far brighter so we are keeping our fingers crossed for a beautifully summery week in Whitemoor!
4th May blog update
This afternoon we have had an awesome class debate about gender, equal pay, stereotypes and jobs! The whole class have worked really hard and thought carefully about their arguments, been respectful of each other’s opinions and positive. Great job class 3!
We also had our first run-through of the play this morning, which was very exciting!
Please note next week we will have PE on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - spelling test will be on Wednesday.
Blog update 29th April 2021
We are back in the swing of the summer term, and life is feeling enjoyably 'normal'! This morning we had a special assembly for Mrs Jones on her retirement, who is very special to our class as she was the Year 1/2 teacher for many of the children. We all wish her the very best!
Marle Hall kit letters have gone in school bags today, so please look out for those. More details will be provided at the meeting on 12 May: we have made the date of this meeting close to the 13 May date when residential trips can re-start to give us maximum confidence that this will indeed proceed!
We have uploaded copy of the script (although please remember how important it is to have your copy in school every day) and under the class 2 class page you will find Mrs Logan has uploaded all the songs, so you can practise at home to your heart's content!
Blog update 15th December 2020
The final Tuesday in school in 2020 - not a year we will be sad to leave behind, but within our little bubble we have had a happy and productive time of learning. Today we showed our absolutely incredible WW1 projects, which we will turn into a library display, and we have had Christmas lunch - as well as learning about area and perimeter of triangles and parallelograms, and a spelling test! Always busy! This afternoon we have a quiz and our silent disco, tomorrow a ‘Now Press Play’ science lesson on Forces, a special visitor too.... it’s all go and very exciting!
Blog update 2 December
Today we have begun a new creating a new story, called Zoey’s story, based on Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse. We’ve also had some excellent teamwork in Benchball and we have decorated the classroom!
Blog update 17th November 2020
Our new topic of WWI is really engrossing and engaging! Although war can be a difficult topic, it is testament to the maturity of the class that they are asking excellent questions and applying their understanding well. Particular thanks goes to those people who have brought in interesting artefacts and books about the war to share with the class, it really helps bring the topic alive!
The homework’s project is a ‘pick and choose’ project. 5 house points are up for grabs for each completed project example - the number of projects you choose to complete it up to you!
Blog update 23 October 2020
Well done us - a whole half term without having to move to remote schooling! Long may this last! I am so proud of how much effort everyone in class 3 has made all half term long. They have been positive and engaged every day and have worked hard to catch up with their learning after the summer. Everyone deserves a brilliant restful half term and we will be back on 9th November. Don't forget spelling test still takes place on Tuesday 10th November..!!
Blog update 7th October 2020
We are having a highly productive week in class 3: even without Mr Emms! We were all delighted to hear about the safe arrival of Wilbur James and we have been putting our art skills to good use making new baby cards!
In literacy we have been investigating biographies - looking at Michael Rosen’s autobiography, a biography he wrote of Shakespeare, and biographies of Michael Rosen that we are using to inform our own creations.
Maths has been all about statistics this week - we very much enjoyed creating a graph or our ages in months and height in centimetres today and we are greedily awaiting pie charts tomorrow!
As next week is parents’ evening, we won’t have yoga or book club and we are all encouraged to ensure that our grown-ups can log on to our Teams accounts. Details of times will be issued this week.
Blog update 1st October 2020
In the last week we have produced some excellent stories in literacy, based on a picture taken in the 1950’s. In celebration assembly this morning it was fantastic to hear some of the class reading them to the school via Teams - we will read aloud even more of them next week in assembly!
Maths learning has been very much about place value and operations - next week we are moving on to applying our understanding of maths as we look at statistics.
Information for children who are self-isolating: September 2020
Should you find that you need to stay home as a family member is showing symptoms of Covid 19, please read the update below.
If you are feeling unwell, please do not feel obliged to undertake any school work. Concentrate on getting better! Just let the office know so we know what to expect.
However, if you are well and stuck at home, please head over to Microsoft Teams. Each day we will upload links to literacy and maths lessons to be completed, and we will expect you to be reading and completing activities on TTRS and Spelling Shed.
You can keep us posted on your progress via Teams, or email the office if you need any further assistance.
Blog update 22nd September 2020
September seems to be flying by! We are all settled in the rhythms of school life again, with some great writing in literacy, some fantastic problem-solving in maths and everything else we hope to see happening in lessons across the curriculum, with top-quality effort and kindness on display.
In PE we are practising our athletics skills and we are working towards taking part in a virtual pentathlon competition with other schools in the area. We will keep you posted on our progress!
New school year blog update
15th September 2020
Well it has been quite an eventful 6 months since this blog was last updated!
We hope you are all keeping well and happy and everyone is feeling cool and keen about being back to school.
after our brilliant fortnight of The Wizard of Oz as a whole school, class 3 have moved on to the topic ‘Since Michael Rosen was a Boy’. We are looking at the last 70 years of British History, intertwined with looking at some of Michael Rosen’s fantastic poetry and creating some of our own! We will also be studying light in science, supported by Michael Rosen’s poetry book called ‘Centrally Heated Knickers’ and the hybrid text ‘My Light’ by Molly Bang.
Lastly for now, parents I have hopefully spoken to you in person or on the phone for a quick catch up about how your child is settling back into school. Please do call or email at any point if there is anything you would like us to know, it isn’t quite as straightforward as popping into the office but we are very keen to keep the lines of communication open!
Head over to the gallery to view some incredible Tin Man inspired creations in our first DT day of the new school year...