We have a had a very busy start to the year in Class 2. Everyone is settling in well and enjoying our different topics of work.
In English we have been learning the story The Promise. We have created our own Class 2 story The Cheat and now the children are working towards completing a story of their own.
In Maths we have completed a unit on Numbers and Place Value, now we are working on addition and subtraction.
In Science we have been learning all about Plants we have learnt all the different parts of a plant and what they do. We have completed an investigation on how plants survive in different environments. We are currently investigating how plants survive in different temperatures.
Thank you to everyone who sent in bottle tops Year 3 have created some beautiful flowers and butterflies for our topic The Human Planet.
Here are some photos to show you what we've been doing.
Class 2 have started a new topic in English this week, we have been learning the text,
Why does the City need and Oak Tree? All the children have got the new story map in their books to practise at home.
We are working on a class plan to write our own text, Why do Islands need a Palm Tree?
Today Thursday 10th October is Mindfulness Day in School all the children have come in their comfortable clothes and we are taking part in activities to promote mindfulness.
When we finished our work this morning we lay on the carpet with a cushion and practised being still and calm. Mrs Woollett enjoyed showing the children how its done.
Year 3 enjoyed our trip to the Hindu Temple last week. They made us very welcome and told us all about the clothes and food they eat. We tried on some of the clothes too. We were able to listen to some prayers and Shane told us all about the different statues and what they represent. We were all given a gift which is a tradition when you visit the temple.
Year 3 had a treat on Thursday morning we took part in a Junk Orchestra workshop. All the instruments were made from recycled materials. They had lots of fun creating music.
Class 2 have wowed us with their fantastic creations we have some talented children well done to you all!
Recycled material models
Happy New Year to Everyone!
We've had a very busy to start to 2020 and looking forward to all the new topics we have lined up.
Last Monday we had our hook day, the children had to find all the stones with clues on them and then solve the puzzle. See photos below.
We have been learning the story of The Stone Age Boy, the children have been given a copy in their Story Map Book to bring home and share with you.
We have lots of budding actors in Class 2, they had to perform part of the story in small groups and the rest of the class had to work out which part was being acted out.
In maths we are learning to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.
We are proud to share with you our brilliant art work that is linked to our Stone Age Topic.
Ask your children to tell you all about the things they have created we have very talented children in Class 2.
The corridor outside the classes has been transformed into a cave the children have painted the walls just like the cave paintings in the Stone Age Boy story.
Stone Age Pots
In English this week we have been looking at a letter from Professor Stone to Om. We have looked at he story map and have learnt it orally. Then we have looked at it as a reader.
Your child has brought home a copy of the story map to share with you.
In Maths we are looking at measurement in cm and mm.
On Wednesday the 5th February Year 3 went on a trip to Beaumanor Hall. We did lots of activities learning about how the Celts lived. We learnt how to go to battle, throw spears and
play football with a Roman head. We visited a Round House and learnt how they would live, work and entertain. Grinding wheat to make flour with a stone, using drums to communicate, making beads from clay and apply war paint to make us look fierce. We also went on a hunt to find clues and solve a puzzle. A great time was had by all and the children were a credit to the school. See the photos below.
Class 2 have created some wonderful Stone Age projects and on Tuesday we shared them with parents after school.
Stone Age projects
What a great day we all had on Thursday dressing up as rock stars for our whole federation TT Rockstars Day. All the children competed to see who was the best at times tables.
The children did times table activities as well as TT Rockstar.
Please encourage your children to continue with it as it’s a really fun way to learn their tables.
Class 2 Rock Stars
This term our new topic is 'Eureka' we are learning all about Sir Isaac Newton in English. We have sent a story map home for your children to share with you.
In Science we are looking at Forces and Magnets.
In Maths we are learning about Fractions.
Today is World Book Day we are celebrating it by having a book swap. This morning we have read The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt then we have created poems about colours. All the children are dressed in their comfy clothes and have brought along cosy blankets and pillows and got the chance to snuggle up and read a book.
Thank you to everyone who has donated a book we have a nice little library of books to share among Year 3. When your child has read the book they bring home they can bring it back and swap it for another one.
In science today we have been looking at air resistance. We have had great fun making parachutes, looking at what is the best shape and size. The children made one parachute and then we took them outside to test them it was very windy and unfortunately we lost a couple. We came back inside and discussed what made a good parachute. Then the children tried again with the knowledge just learnt. Well done to Zach and Anya who’s parachute was the best.
We have been looking at information texts in English. We introduced them by getting the children to create a robot. We are now looking at creating an information text about the robots.
The results are in! The winner of Round 4 of the Battle of the Picture Books is Willy the Wimp. This week our semi-final battles begin. Vote for either Bog Baby or The Day the Crayons Quit. Make sure your favourite wins.