What an exciting start I had, Thank you to all of you who gave me such a warm, welcoming reception, it makes a big difference.
So far we have covered Explanation texts in a really good level of detail, I can’t wait for some of the children to build their own machines, just think of the amount of time that will be saved, in particular Graces fantastic machine that is basically Mrs Cockrams dream come true.
We then moved onto Performance Poetry to tie in nicely with the beginning of our School Play (countdown has begun!). Last week we then created our own Class diary, not of now but a 480 year old diary.
In Numeracy the children have been busy, we started on calculations before moving onto fractions (everyone’s favourite!) this was followed by interpreting data from a graph. Over the next week we looked at shapes, the features of, line symmetry and reflective symmetry.
In Science we hope to have completed our own Armada ready to set sail on Thursday, will they sail or sink? That is yet to be confirmed, pictures will be uploaded after the event!
Over the next week we are focusing on 3D shapes in Numeracy alongside writing our own instructions in Literacy.
A big well done to all the children who participated in Athletics, we ended with a good result and every child behaved superbly well.
Overall we are still on the theme Tudor Times, focusing on Elizabeth I reign, however rehearsals for the play are well underway so most afternoons are very hectic!!
Mr B CarrDecember 2012
Spring Term 2013
Welcome back from the festive break which seemed to go far too quickly! This term we are focusing on the topic of India. We will research India and will begin our topic with an Indian experience where we will get to do some Bollywood dancing, Rangoli art, story telling and challenging stereotypes.
In Literacy we will link our learning with our
India project and focus on persuasive and report writing in order that we can create a leaflet to help sell the Indian holiday that we design.
In Numeracy we will begin the term with multiplication and division and then move onto percentages to allow us to offer discounts on our holidays. We know that everybody loves to feel that they have found a bargain!
In Science we will be focusing on the Earth, Sun and Moon and a visit from the planetarium later in the term will support our learning.
The Indian Experience 10th January 2013
We have had a wonderful day learning all about India. We dressed up and then did some Bollywood dancing, created rangoli patterns and challenged stereotypes. We have lots of photos below showing the fun that we had.
Friday 1st February 2013
Today we presented our Indian Holiday Sale to parents who were very complimentary and gave the pupils positive feedback. The groups worked well together creating a mix of films, powerpoints and drama to try to sell their Indian Experience. See the photos below for some of the highlights.
CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: Term 3 (Summer 2013)
For the final term we will be learning all about World War II. We will look at the facts of why the World War was started, how it came to an end and what it meant to the people who lived during that period.
In Literacy we will be focusing on a number of modern classic texts such as Goodnight Mr Tom, Blitz, Carrie’s War and others, in addition to poetry such as Dulce et Decorum Est and The Charge of the Light Brigade which describe the act of war and its effects.
In Numeracy we will begin the term with revising and developing the strategies for the four operations and then move onto scales and measurement.
In Science we will be focusing on Living things in their environment and Electricity.
Children are encouraged to continue with their daily reading routines. Reading journals will be checked to monitor the children’s independent reading activity.
Guided Reading will change this term, pupils will be in smaller groups and the sessions will take place every afternoon, Monday to Thursday. A reading comprehension activity will continue to come home as homework using the text discussed during these sessions and differentiated as needed.
Our weekly schedule will be:
Mental maths Monday
Tables Pupils will be asked to focus on a particular table and then tested.
Guided Reading Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
Homework Due in on Thursday and new homework given out on a Friday
P.E. Wednesday and Friday
Swimming Year Four will be swimming with Class Two on a Tuesday morning.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s learning please do come in and ask!
Mrs T Cockram, Class 3 Teacher.
This week we have been busy reading and discussing war poems. We have read Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade and Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est. The children were brilliant at identifying the different tones to the poems and the language that made that possible. They then wrote their own poems, with many of them being copied onto the blogs for others to read and enjoy. I was very proud of the work that they produced and the maturity with which they approached the subject. Well done Class Three.
Today, with the help of parents, we started our Make Do and Mend projects. The pupils showed real resilience with threading needles, and have created some super bags,a plane and even a waistcoat!
Art Week - 20th May 2013
This week we are focusing on Art around the World in school. In Class Three we are focusing on Oriental Art. We have started the week by developing our painting skills. Please take a look at the photos below which capture the pupils' concentration.