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Week 2-Spring term-Written by Class 3 in computing

Hello Everyone

We are writing from our Computing lesson. Each of us has written a blog today. Here are some things we would like to tell you about last week.

In RE we were learning about Jesus in art. We looked at some pieces of art by different artists and made our own pictures of Jesus. We made our work pink by adding an explanation and using because or why-Eleanor and Mercedes

Our new topic is the Mayans and we have been working hard at it already-Madeline and Daisy

In PE we were learning dance-Frank and Ben

In maths we have been working on column subtraction. It was tricky but we did well- Kiera and Muireann

Last week all of us started our Mayan masks. We had to rip up newspaper and stick it on a blown up balloon-Will, Thomas and Kai

We have been learning about the Mayans with Mrs Wilson, it was great. We learnt so much, like they were alive before Jesus-Sophie and Amber

In music we were learning about notes and how to make our own music. We did this wth Mrs Stewart-Lily and Finty

In PE we were learning the skills for Tennis-Cruz and Jimmy

On Friday we were all tired after a busy week, we did RE and then after lunch we did PE-Curtis and Youssef

In English we have been learning phonics-Stanley and William B

On Thursday we started to do paper mache-Jack and William T

We have been doing mini meditations in class to make us feel calm and confident-Euan and Max

In science we have been learning about how to have a balanced diet-Bailey and Puneet

Last week we bought in some incredible Mayan homework-Joseph, Remi and Amelia

 

We hope you have enjoyed reading this and check back every week for more posts.

 

Class 3

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Spring term week 1

Hello

Last week was our first week back of the new year! We were introduced to our new topics and we have started working very hard already.

In maths we were learning how to subtract using the column method, it was tricky but we did really well! We are carrying on with this this week.

We are all looking forward to the new term and can not wait to start learning about The Mayans.

 

Class 3

 

Reminders:

-Mayan homework due in on Friday

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Week 14

Hello Everyone

Today we are writing the blog together. It has been a very busy week, with lots of work and fun! Here are some different things children in class 3 wanted to let you know.

Cruz-The choir went to sing at the nursing homes.

Curtis-This week we made our Christmas cards, we had to cut very carefully.

Finty-The carol service is on Tuesday at 2.15pm. Class 3 have homework to learn the words for the songs they are singing.

Kai-Christmas dinner is on Wednesday, we can't wait.

Muireann-Its the Christmas party on Thursday 18th. Kate-Please remember to bring contributions in the morning.

Youssef- We break up on Friday 19th at 2.00pm

Joseph-Miss Lean is hoping to give out some pen permits before the end of term.

Thanks for reading our blog!

Class 3

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Reading in Class 3

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This morning I have been checking over home-school contact books to see that they are being used correctly. I have noticed that many children are not reading daily and are not recording what they have read. Please can you make sure that children read at home regually and their book is signed.

Thank you

Miss Lean

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Week 11

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In English and DT we worked hard turning our information paragraphs into moving mechanism pages for a class book. In maths we have been studying length, we will carry on with this next week. 

We are looking forward to starting a new English topic about rainforest poetry next week.

Miss Lean 

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Week 10

Hi everyone

This week has been another busy one!

We have been working on our investigation skills in maths, completing challenge cards and investigating problems. It has been very fun and quite tricky! In PE we have been learning how to pass and receive the ball in football, we are getting much better at it! During computing we have been using the programme "Scratch" to make characters move, speak and make noises. Today we all came to school dressed as heroes for children in need.

Have a great weekend

Miss Lean

 

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Week 9

Hello

This week we have been working hard. In maths we have been mentally adding and subtracting numbers. In English we have been studying information texts for our moving mechanism booklets and we have learnt about the impact of deforestation on the rainforest in geography.

We hope that you can join us for Remembrance Day on Tuesday.

Have a restful weekend.

Miss Lean

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Times tables

Hello

This week we have been working on our times tables. Class 3 are getting better at recalling them with speed, but they still need to get quicker. Over the half term please try and encourage your child to practice the times tables they are less confident at.

Thank you

Miss Lean

 

 

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Homework this week

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This week maths and English homework will be given out on Friday. Both sets of homework will be due in on Monday 20th.

Thank you

Miss Lean

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Week 6

Hello everyone

On Monday we thought about what makes a good friend and wrote friendship recipes.

On Thursday we started planning our animal masks. We had to choose an animal and think about what materials we would use to decorate it. Stanley chose a bird and a snake.

On Friday we made friendship bunting. We had to write a pledge on the bunting. Bens pledge was "I pledge to always stand up for my friends"

 

Thank you for reading our blog. We hope you enjoyed it.

Ben and Stanley

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Week 5

Hello everyone

Thank you for coming to Harvest Festival this morning. I was very proud of class 3's performance and I could tell they had tried hard to learn their words.

This week we have been reading The Shamans Apprentice in English, it is written by the same author as The Great Kapok Tree. It is helping us learn more about the rainforest. In maths we have been investigating using our knowledge of addition and subtraction. In PE we have continued to work on our netball skills. We have been throwing, catching and trying not to move with the ball.

Our class end of day book is The Clumsies, we finished it this week and can't wait to read the next in the series, The Clumsies make a mess at the seaside!

Reminders:

Homework this week is very important as it is going to be used to help with our English lessons next week. Please make sure that it is complete and returned to school on Monday.

Ties: Once children are in the juniors they are expected to have a normal tie, not an elasticated one. I have reminded the children of this as the weeks have passed, but some children are still wearing elasticated ties. Please ensure your child knows how to do their tie up and take it off for PE sessions. Thank you.

Coats and jumpers: As the weather is turning colder and wetter, please make sure your child has a coat in school.

Thank you

Miss Lean

 

 

 

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Harvest Festival words

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Class 3's homework this Friday was to learn a poem for Harvest Festival. Please encourage your child to rehearse the poem again as during our whole school rehearsal this afternoon there were many children who had forgotten the words. I want Class 3 to be at their very best for our first Church service of the year.

Thank you for your support

Miss Lean

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Week 4

Hello

We have all continued to work hard this week. In English we were working on The Great Kapok Tree book,  in maths we continued to learn subtraction methods. We were all really excited to start our stop motion films in computing.

Miss Lean

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Week 3!

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This week Class 3 have been learning about the famous artist Henri Rousseau, the children studied some of his paintings and tried to recreate them. Henri liked to paint rainforest scenes, he used repeated patterns and painted light skies with dark jungles. In Math Class 3 learnt how to add up using a written method and will be moving on to subtraction next week. 

Reminders:

- Class 3 are very excited about our rainforest trip which is coming soon. All children should have received a letter about the day. 

- Spellings: spellings are given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

On Monday morning the children are given time to write their spellings into their home/school contact books and to check they have spelt them correctly. It is very important that the children take the time to do this carefully and neatly. The expectation in key stage 2 is that they do this independently, please encourage your child to come and have a chat to me if they are finding copying from the board tricky as there are things I can put in place to help them. 

- Homework:

Maths: given out Wednesday and due in Friday

English/topic: given out Friday and due in Monday

I am really pleased with how Class 3 have settled, they are rising to the challenge and working hard. Keep it up! Hopefully I will see many of you for open session on Monday from 3.30-6.30, where you will have a chance to look around the classroom and school. 

Miss Lean

 

 

 

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No girls football on Thursday

Quick reminder: There is no girls football on Thursday.

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Week 2 in Class 3

Hello everyone

We have finished our first full week in class 3 and it has been very busy! We are all still getting used to the new routines.

In maths this week we learnt about the < and > signs. We played a game with a partner comparing numbers. We had to create 2, 3, or 4 digit numbers and use the correct sign to make a number sentence.

Here is an example:

329 > 213- Three hundred and twenty nine is greater than two hundred and thirteen

In literacy we have been working on correctly punctuating sentences and using capital letters where they belong. We have been given homework on this to complete by Monday.

We continued with our topic of The Rainforest this week. We learnt about the different layers and the plants and animals that live in each layer. The layers are:

1.       The emergent layer

2.       The canopy

3.       The understory

4.       The forest floor

Reminders:

·         Please can everyone make sure their homework is handed in on time. Now we are year 3 and 4 children it is our responsibility to make sure it is complete and given in to Miss Lean.

·         All children need to bring in a snack for break and a water bottle to stay hydrated.

Miss Lean says we are all working very hard and to keep it up!

Thank you for reading our blog! Have a restful weekend

Amelia and Will

 

 
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Home learning books

Please can all home learning books be in school tommorow as new home learning will be given out. The rainforest topic homework given out last Friday is not due in until Wednesday 17th September and should be completed on a separate piece of paper or card. 

Thank you

Miss Lean

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Welcome to Class 3

Hello Everyone

Welcome to our blog. This year we are going to be giving you weekly updates from Class 3.

It has been a busy few days already, Miss Lean told us that our topic this term is The Rainforest and we have already started learning about it!

In art we learnt how to draw rainforest animals by using simple shapes to start. We drew a frog, a gorilla and many more animals.

In maths we completed a speedy tables sheet, Class 3 really need to try hard to learn times tables this year. We are going to be working hard on this in class and at home.

Everyone has a reading book to take home now and today we chose our library books. Miss Lean has also given us our first piece of homework! It is in our homework books, but needs to be completed on a separate piece of paper.

A quick reminder, please can Class 3 make sure they bring a snack and a drink of water every day. Miss Lean says it is very important to stay focussed and hydrated.

Thank you for reading our blog.

Remi and Jimmy

 

 
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Fantastic Dance lesson

Class 3 had their first dance lesson with the Sporting Futures team today, learning the dance they are to perform on stage at the Gordon Craig. They were introduced to the song “Dance with me” by Olly Murs and started to learn the first half of their dance! All children were fantastic and put in 100%. Please encourage your child to share some of the moves with you and rehearse whenever possible. Keep it up Class 3, you looked great!

Miss Lean

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Sporting Futures Dance Festival-Tickets

Hello

There was a lot of excitement in Class 3 yesterday, when I announced we would be taking part in the Sporting Futures Dance Festival at the end of March. Your child should have had a letter yesterday with the fantastic news! I will be sending another letter out at the beginning of next half term with more details for you.

Here is a link to the website where you can buy tickets to watch us perform on stage!

http://www.gordon-craig.co.uk/GordonCraigTheatreWhatsOnShowDetail.aspx?id=739&date=2014/03/28

Class 3 will hopefully see many of you this afternoon for our Class assembly.

Have a restful half term.

Miss Lean

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