We’ve had another busy couple of weeks in Class 3!
I was amazed at the skill and sportsmanship of Class 3 last Friday during sports day! All of the children should be proud of how they took part throughout the very hot afternoon.
We have had a fantastic Arts Week this week. The children have been learning about Japan and the Olympics and then creating art inspired by this. I’m sure you’ll enjoy looking through the work they bring home.
We were also thinking more creatively in maths as the children used clay to model different shapes and looking at what lines they have.
We’ve had a busy few weeks in Class 3, here’s some of what we’ve been up to!
The children have completed their final fiction text for the year based on ‘Adventures at Sandy Cove’. They have started our final text ‘How to make Paella’ by drawing a text map.
We were so lucky to have sound storm come in to teach us about African drumming and the children loved it!
In PSHE we have been looking at the changes that happen as we get older. The children enjoyed sharing pictures and stories of older people in their families, discussing what they love and respect about that person.
We have been reading Toro Toro and the children held a debate on the characters different views in the story.
In maths this week we have been consolidating our knowledge of equivalent fractions and representing this in different ways.
We have been making links between our History and PSHE learning by consolidating what we know about the rights and roles of women throughout history and learning about United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child ready for our protest next week.
We had House Captain elections in which every child voted for who they wanted to represent their house.
In history we were looking at the Ford Dagenham workers and held a debate as to whether women and men should be paid the same for equal jobs. The children cam up with good arguments for a against and from the perspective of the women, men and managers.
We’ve been having an amazing time in Class 3 since we’ve all been back. Here are a few things we’ve been getting up to…
World Book Day
It was fantastic to see everyone dessed up for world book day! A lovely day during our first week back.
Last half-term everyone had a go at building and coding their creations using Lego WeDo. The children created glowing snails and spinning satellites!
We had some active maths lessons recording the distance we were running and the time it took everyone to run using stopwatches.
The Role of Women
This half term te children have started our new History unit based on the Rights and Roles of Women throughout history. They researched some famous women from the 17th, 18th and 19th century and wrote fact files on what they achieved.
In science this half-term we have been learning about light including reflection and the importance of wearing bright reflective clothing in the dark.
I was amazed at how many children wanted to be the class school council representative and was even more impressed at how amazing and informative the speeches were (definitely some budding politicians on our hands). Such courage from all the children who stepped up! Everyone listened carefully and respectfully casted their votes. We will find out who has been elected today!
Please find attached the Spring 1 and 2 Class 3 Newsletter. Please note that the Spring 1 letter was written before the National Lockdown (January 2021). Therefore some units of learning were moved to other points in the year. The Class 3 Letter details what units were taught remotely through Spring 1.
So here it is our final day of school@home! It was fantastic to see and speak to you after nearly 5 long months before the summer holidays. I hope you all have a great summer and know that I am immensely proud of each and everyone of you for getting through such an odd time and still coming back with smiles on your faces. I look forward to seeing you in September around school again!