This week in Class 3 the children presented a drama sketch where they hosted a live news broadcast with live footage to support their English topic story 'The Paper Bag Princess.'
Have a look at some of the photos of your children performing their live news broadcast...
Hi and a very big welcome back to all students in class 3. Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold hope you have had a fantastic Christmas and break and we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!
Here's to a very fun and exciting half term ahead!
Let's work harder than last year, make brilliant progress and make sure we work hard every single day.
Tomorrow in class we will be holding our annual class Christmas party! There will be music, dancing, party games and more.
We will be providing a selection of cakes and biscuits but we would really appreciate it if you could send your child into school tomorrow with some crisps and/or nibbles to go on our Christmas buffet fuddle along with the cakes and biscuits.
Thank you in advance and we wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Please encourage and support your child to learn the following Christmas shape poem that we are learning in class this week.
Have fun guys!
Please note; class 3's star of the week will re-start after the Christmas holidays.
We would like to take the opportunity to say that we are extremely proud of every child in class for their hard work, concentration and enthusiasm over the past few weeks while they have been trying to practise for their Christmas performances as well as completing their work in class.
A very well done from us to each and every one of you!
Can we start by saying a massive thank you to all the parents and carers of class 3 for keeping our special treat a secret yesterday. Your children absolutely loved our visit from 'Lion Learners', the specialist animal company.
As I am sure you can imagine, all of the children were extremely excited and eager to meet all of the beautiful creatures as were Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold. We met...
* Tilly the Tarantula
* Blizzard the Bearded Dragon
* Theo & Oreo the Rabbits
* Merlin & Arthur the Guinea Pigs
* Autumn the Snake
* Belle the Chicken
* Basil, Pumpkin & Bianca the Giant African Snails
* Flame & her friends the Centipedes
A fantastic day was had by all and we were very sad to see them go
Have a look at the pictures below of your children meeting the creatures and animals that came to visit!
This week the children in class three have been starting to learn about 'instructions'. This will form our English talk for writing topic for the next few weeks.
Below is a link to an instructional video which demonstrates how to make a paper hat. The children have watched this in class today.
Please can you encourage your child to watch this video again at home and have a go at making their own paper hats and bring it into school tomorrow. House points will be awarded to the children who do so.
We look forward to seeing them!
Well done to Elsie, Karson, T.J, Isla, Poppy and Ruby for making a paper hat! Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold are very proud of you all for making the effort to use the link on the website above to watch the instructional video of 'How to make a paper hat'
Have 2 community house points each for your hard work!
You may have read on our latest Parent Pay notification that your child is required to bring in an old sock as part of our science work in class. This message was sent out in error and your child does not need to bring one into school.
Sorry for any misunderstanding or inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank you for your on-going support.
It's lovely to have you all back in class! We have missed you but we hope you have all had a super duper half-term and are now fully rested, recuperated and ready to learn.
This half-term is going to be a very exciting one. We have our Harvest Festival this week and very much look forward to welcoming all parents/carers to St Stephens for our special service. There will be more exciting work based around our 'Magical Kingdom' topic, our remembrance celebrations, children in need and of course the build up to THE BEST time of the year.......CHRISTMAS TIME !
Watch this space and keep checking parent pay and the school website for further details on all of the above.
Here's to a rocking half term in class 3, let's make this one even better than the last!
Remember to work hard, be enthusiastic, always be kind and try your best.
From Miss Aullak & Mrs Archbold
Today in class. Miss Aullak showed the children the class three page on our website and reminded them to access it weekly at home with their grown-ups. Miss Aullak has also highlighted the links (which you will find under our star of the week) to various maths and times table games that the children can play at home online. These are fantastic and fun games that are instrumental in the learning and consolidation of times tables.
The teachers in class 3 would like to thank all of the parents/carers and children who have sent in items for volcano making so far ready for next week.
We really appreciate it!
If you haven't yet sent anything in with your child, the following items are still needed in preparation for our exciting activities planned for next week:
Newspaper (lots needed!)
Small empty bottles (250ml or less)
Multipacks of Mentos mints
Bottles of coke
Empty box of Smarties (or similar)
If you have any questions regarding any of the above items or if you are having difficulty sending any of them in then please let us know.
Today we elected our school council representatives. After much consideration, Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold decided to give the very important and responsible roles to one boy and one girl from the class.
We are very pleased to announce that Thomas and Reese are now our class school council representatives. The children will attend monthly school council meetings during school time where they will discuss topics that have been raised by pupils and staff in school. It will be their job to take note of issues and raise them at the monthly meetings where their aim will be to resolve these issues by discussing and deciding on suitable resolutions as a school.
We would like to wish both children luck in their new roles. Well done to the both of you!
Over the weekend Miss Satchwell got married and became Mrs Archbold. The children in class three are getting used to her new name, as is Miss Aullak.
This week our star of the week in class 3 is...Jorja, well done! She has been an absolute star this week and Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold are so PROUD of her . She has produced an excellent and imaginative box-up plan for English in preparation for writing her own story during independent application. She always tries her absolute best and has a positive attitude and colourful mind set towards learning and her work. What a fabulous example of a model student...well done Jorja!
Keep up the hard work!
A huge welcome to all new year 3 children and their parents and carers! We have a sneaky feeling that this academic year is going to be one of the best so far.
The children in Class 3 have settled in fantastically and are already demonstrating the behaviour, effort and enthusiasm needed to become confident, expressive and keen learners. Miss Aullak and Miss Satchwell have been blown away by how hard the children have worked and how easily they have adjusted to their new routines and expectations.
Our first week back last week was fun, exciting and fast-paced and I am sure your child has come home and told you all about it!
The children have already enjoyed getting stuck into our new English and reading topic. Keep an eye out on our class page for sneaky peeks of what your child is doing in class.
We will aim to update our class page weekly and share lots of details, pictures and videos of what is happening and what your child is learning.
So far, the children in class three have learnt the classic tale of Pinocchio, innovated the story section by section, starting with the opening and moving onto the build-up, the problem, the resolution and the ending. Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold have been so impressed with how the children have used their imagination and changed the story!
Today, the children re-read their own ending to their story and then pretended to be their own puppet character, using drama to read the dialogue they had written into their story.
Have a look at the video of some of the children performing there own...
Miss Aullak and the whole of class three were less than amused today when one of their own....yes, a member of class three itself, was caught spreading lies around all of the year three classes.
Now we've heard many a lie in our time, but these were real corkers!
A clown driving a black car in the car park? A shark swimming in the boys' toilets? A cricket under the office desk? A policeman in the lower school playground? That's just to name a few of the ridiculous lies spread by the culprit who shall not be named.... (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!)
Class three wasted at least 45 minutes running back and forth around the school after hearing the nonsense, only to find that they were simply that...nonsense!
You know what happens if you tell lies.........
First of all, we would like to thank all parents and carers for sending in everything we asked for to help us make this week a success! We really do appreciate it and so far the children are having a brilliant time creating and modelling.
Take a look at some of the photographs we have taken so far of your children making their volcanoes! They are really enjoying getting mucky hands while making their model volcanoes in preparation for painting later this week.
Today saw class three don their scientist glasses and overcoats to partake in a seriously super science lesson. The children set themselves a target of being able to distinguish between man-made and natural light sources.
As a class, the children, along with Miss Aullak, created a life size 'Venn diagram' using hoops to show different sources of light. By the end of the lesson, the class were able to successfully state whether each light source was created by humans or were natural.
Examples of some of the lights sources the children investigated were; the sun, a lampshade, the eye, a torch, stars, the moon and many more...
The photograph below shows the life-size Venn diagram that we created in class.
This week in class 3 the children have enjoyed 'Reading for Pleasure' in class once again. Reading for pleasure is the schools new approach to reading aimed at helping and encouraging childrens' enthusiasm and excitement for reading.
This runs on a two-weekly basis in the classroom and sees the children given the opportunity to bring in their favourite reading books from home. Every two weeks the children will read for pleasure for half an hour on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold will walk around the classroom listening to the children enjoying their reading books, reminding them about their reading targets and asking them about what they are reading (this encourages them to practise their comprehension skills, a skill they need to master for each book in order to change it.)
Have a look at your child reading for pleasure in the photographs below!
Here we go everyone! The children have started their next story map and this time it's an explanation text about the life cycle of a pea. All children have been given a copy of this in their story map books to learn with you at home.
Take a look at it below !
After completing their hunt for clues, the children in class 3 worked together as a group with Miss Aullak to reorder the images of different parts of the life cycle of a pea. Have a look at the photograph below...do you think they have correctly ordered them?
WE THINK SO!
Yesterday, the children in class 3 went on a hunt for clues around the school to find different pieces of a pea's life cycle. They followed each clue and searched for the next one and solved each one as they went along.
The children worked together to find them and then they put the life cycle pictures in the right order.
Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold took photographs of the class as they completed their hunt around the school grounds. Have a look at how much fun was had by all...
After a fun-packed week last week spent learning and 'imitating' the story of 'The Princess and the Pea', the children in class 3 have started to use their prior knowledge of the story to begin changing it in order to create their own story based on similar ideas. The 'Talk for Writing' process has well and truly begun!
The children have broken it down into the 5 important parts needed to create a story. These include; the opening, the build up, the problem, the resolution and the ending.
As a class, Miss Aullak and Miss Satchwell have worked with the children to help them create 'Toolkits'. These toolkits are created by breaking down the original story bit by bit, innovating it and then sharing these ideas as a class.
The children have had such fun discussing these ideas and have managed to almost complete a 'box-up plan' of their own version of the story.
This innovation process is key in helping the children to use their imagination and gives them the skill to be able to adapt and link different parts of a story independently.
Take a look at some of the images of the work that your children have created so far during the innovation process. We hope you are as proud of them as we are!
This week the children in class 3 have been wowing us with their role-play and drama skills. They have worked together as a team in small groups to tell parts of this classic story as a 'freeze frame'.
Each and every child played their part to re-tell parts of the story and then performed it to the class.
I think we can safely say that we have some very keen and talented performers in class and we are very much looking forward to continuing our drama work throughout the rest of term.
Can you spot your child on the photographs below?
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