Welcome to Class 1!
Your class teacher is Miss Moore.
Your class teaching assistant is Miss Olorenshaw.
The children have settled really well and getting used to Junior School ways. Well done!
In English, we are learning how to write a story about change. Our text is called The Promise. Please keep practising our story map!
In maths, we are learning Place Value. The children are practising the value of digits in a number using ones, tens and hundreds. Class 1 are using diennes, number arrows to help them master their knowledge.
Keep it up!
Class One have been enjoying gymnastics in our P.E sessions this term! Particularly sequencing their body movements to mimic the lifecycle of a plant.
The children did fantastic designs using the resources they had collected from the playground. We were inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and his interpretations of art using nature. Well done everyone!!! Thank you to all the adults that were able to attend.
Here are a few pieces of the work that were created.
Well done Class one!! As part of the homework challenge for this term the children were asked to make models out of recycling bits you find around the home!! Very impressive and thank you so much for taking the time to complete this challenge.
The models all look absolutely amazing I'm sure you will agree!!
Welcome back!!! We hope everyone had an amazing half term break!
Now its the most exciting term of all its the run up to Christmas with lots of lovely things to look forward to!!
Just to let you know that the maths homework is now being set on a new learning app called times tables rock stars you can find your child's log in information at the back of their reading diaries along with purple mash. We will let you know if anything changes.
On the TT rockstars app the children are able to practice, amongst other things, and learn their 4x and 8x tables! This will help consolidate the learning within class as we are currently learning about multiplication and division.
In English we are learning how to write a suspense story. We are looking at the story 'Escape from Pompeii' to build our ideas.
Please continue to practice the story using your story map which can be found in your child's individual (purple) storymap book.
Hook day- For our Roman day we turned Class one into a live erupted volcano to set the scene of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius!! Seeing the children's reactions was great!!
We continued to do various activities during the day which included making Roman food, reenacting a Roman battle scene and an incident report on the volcano surprise. All of year 3 children and team had a wonderful first day back!!
The children had a fun morning today working in groups during our English lesson. They were asked to mime out one paragraph each of our suspense story and the rest of the class had to guess which one it was.
Well done everyone our very own Charlie Chaplin's!
A polite request for parents/Carers
As I'm sure you are all aware we have our annual Federation Christmas fun night coming up on Thursday 5th December. Year 3 will be responsible for organising the refreshments. We are kindly asking for donations of cakes from our Class One parents. Class 2 and 3 will be asking for other contributions so if I could kindly ask for any cake donations for school to sell on the night please bring into class one. We would very much appreciate it. Obviously all profits made will go towards allowing us to purchase new equipment and resources for our school.
More information will be given out on the next newsletter.
Many thanks in advance!
The children enjoyed learning all about how Romans constructed their roads. We discussed the different resources they would of used back then and the differences and similarities to how we build roads now.
The children then made their own edible Roman roads to show the different textures and layers using food.
The children have been looking at how we mix different colours to make others this week. The children were able to make primary and secondary colours. Well done!!
Stars of the week!!! Week comm-16/12/19
Also the children had a visit from Santa on our last day at school!
Welcome back!! Happy new year!!
What a great first week we have had back in Class One of the new year.
In Maths we are continuing to learn our times tables including methods of long multiplication and division.
This week, in English lessons, the children have been learning what it is like to be an Archaeologist ( see photographs) and how to dig up evidence of rocks and stones which they used to crack a special code to reveal our new term topic of 'The Stone Age Boy'!
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This week in our Science lesson we are looking at 'Rocks and Fossils'. The children were asked to group them into 3 different types of rock being Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic.
The children made pop up caves in our theme lesson today! Keeping in line with our topic of 'The Stone Age Boy', Bronze Age to Iron Age. Well done everyone!
Stars of the week!!
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Here are our year 3 children in their music lesson this week. We are learning to play the Glockenspiel with Mrs Haywood!
This week the children have been working on turning our Year 3 corridor into a Stone Age Cave!!!
We have been painting the windows to look like real life cave paintings ,using our fingers, that would of been found back in the Stone Age.
We also made some roundhouses to recreate a Stone Age Village.
Class 2 recreated Stonehenge using paints for a sunset background and a silhouette template for Stonehenge.
Class 1 also rewrote the story of the 'Stone Age Boy' in their own words.
We all worked really hard!! I'm sure you will agree the work looks amazing!!
Week comm- 27/01/2020
This week we had our hook day to introduce our new non-fiction text that we will now be learning about in English. Its called 'Letter from Professor B'.
On the hook day the children received some suspicious letters from unknown people/animals and they had to work out by looking and reading them who and where they thought they had been sent from!
It was a lot of fun!
In Maths we are now learning about Length.
The children made beakers out of clay this week as part of their Design and Technology within our Theme lesson . This was to raise their awareness and knowledge of items they would of used traditionally during the Bronze Age.
They did a great job!
This week the children took part in a Science Experiment which consisted of making up different necessary layers to construct a Wormery. This was part of our Science topic in which we were looking in detail about-Soil formation.
The children really enjoyed working in groups and a nominated person was able to take the finished product home!
Today the children went on a School trip to Beaumanor Hall as part of our termly project 'Escape the Cave' where we have been looking at life from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.
During the day the children took part in a treasure hunt where they had to crack the codes using Stone Age lettering!
Next we were able to go into the woods to see what life would of been like in a typical Stone Age village and what survival skills they would of learnt also what important roles everyone would of played to keep each other alive and safe.
This included grounding wheat to make flour for bread, using blue face paints to recreate various Celtic designs which would of been used in battle to warn off the Romans or any other possible intruders.
We also got to see inside a true representation of a Stone Age roundhouse so the children could see exactly what it would of been like living in one.
Lastly the children were able to pretend to go out and hunt for food just like they would of done in the Stone Age.
The children particularly enjoyed, and I'm sure it was a highlight,taking part in a recreated battle scene on a battle field using wooden swords and shields.
The children in Year Three were exceptionally behaved and we were all very proud of them!!!
The children have done an amazing job again with the projects they were asked to do this term!! We are struggling to narrow it down!!
Thank you so much to all the parents/cares that were able to pop into School this week to see all the wonderful children's work displayed across the year group.
Keep up the good work and good luck for next term!
This week the children took part in a drama activity in Religious Education.
They were asked to act out the scene where a father and son offer and give forgiveness to Adam and Eve.
They all did extremely well, well done Class One!!
Today school were raising awareness with a 'Safer Internet Day'.
The children took part in an interactive discussion followed by worksheet activities.
The children were reminded of how to keep themselves safe whilst online, what to be aware and weary of and what to do about it.
Today was the relaunch of TT Rockstars where children were asked to dress up as their 'inner rockstar'!!
The children did an amazing job as well as the staff!!
There were so many very imaginative and creative costumes across the Junior School. The children took part in various Maths games and activities throughout the day and were able to compete against each other with times tables quizzies!
Well done to everyone who took part, i think all the children and staff would agree it was an amazing fun day enjoyed by all!!!
These were our winners across Year 3!
Consisting of 'Best Dressed 'chosen by Miss Peake and the winners of the 'Times Tables Challenge' finals!!! Which took place in front of the whole School!
Well done everyone!!
Another fantastic half term over! We have had a lovely time making lots of memories.
Hope you all have a wonderful break and we will see you in a weeks time as we start our Spring 2 term!!
Happy half term everyone!!!!
We hope you all had a lovely break!!!
This term we are learning about Fractions in Maths.
Our topic for this term is 'Eureka!' in this we will be learning all about the world of Forces and Magnets!
In English we are looking at a wishing story around Sir Isaac Newton and then we will be moving on to the information text which will consist of looking at a Factfile also around the great Sir Isaac Newton.
We will look forward to all that new learning across this Spring term.
Stars of the week!
This includes a new award called The Soar Award which will be given out weekly to one person per year group each time.
This week a child from Class 1 won it and it went to Amelia G for Friendship.
The Soar Award is to support the schools motto of 'Soar high on wings like Eagles'.
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Today it was careers day in School.
The children discussed within class the job opportunities available in the NHS as an example.
There was a particular focus on equal opportunities within the various available job roles.
Today we celebrated Word Book Day!!
The children were able to come to School in their comfy relaxing clothes so we could enjoy some snuggle time reading in a relaxed environment.
We also looked at and enjoyed the book 'The Day The Crayons Quit!' and enjoyed some group work answering questions around the text, this helped to develop further our comprehension skills.
The children then went on to draw a beach scene and colour it in all different colours to give the crayons a break from their usual jobs just like in the story!!
We all had a lovely chilled out day.
The children were also asked to donate a book to School to create like a library for the children to do book exchanges at their leisure.
The children will choose a book and when they have read it bring it back to school to exchange for another.
The children went into Class Two where they were able to choose a book to start the library going.
Week Comm 09/03/2020
Today we were raising awareness for Sports Relief the children were asked to come to School wearing red or something sporty!!
Everyone looked amazing well done!!!
In English the children worked in groups and acted out a news bulletin scene in a fictional newsroom environment including and explaining all about Sir Isaac Newton and his discoveries.
The children were brilliant at this and kept in character very well!
This week in Science we were making parachutes as part of our topic work of Forces and Magnets.
The children then went outside to test their parachutes talking about air resistance and the rules of gravity.
They really enjoyed this!
In Science we were also looking at magnets today and how the features on them represent a force of North and South and what this means.
We tested materials around the classroom to see which were magnetic and which were not.
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