Friday, 8 December 2017

WB 4.12.17

Thank you to everyone who managed to join us for our class assembly on Friday. The children all performed and sang brilliantly. It was a wonderful way to kick-start Advent. On Wednesday we also had our reconciliation service with Year 4 and yet again the children did themselves proud in how they conducted themselves. 

We have had a busy week in class. In science the children have been investigating the permeability of different types of soil, as well as making their own fossils from clay. They have also produced some lovely cave paintings and have been making Stone Age bracelets in DT. 

Over the last part of the term we look forward to lots of festive activities and we look forward to seeing many of you at the Christmas bazaar tomorrow! 🎄

Friday, 24 November 2017

3W Class Assembly and Christingles

Just to remind you all that our class assembly is on 

Friday 1st December 2017

We will be making Christingles for our assembly on Wednesday 29th November, please send your child into school on Wednesday with

1.  A medium size orange  (not a satsuma/tangerine)

2. A small bag of Haribo sweets  ( cost about 10p/party bag size)

Thank you

Friday, 17 November 2017

WB 13.11.17

Over the past few weeks the children have made a great start to our Stone Age topic. In art the children have been looking at cave paintings and next week they will be designing and creating their own. They will also be making fossils in science. We have enjoyed looking at all the Stonehenge models and pictures from last week. Thank you for all of the effort that went into them. 

In maths we have been looking at how we can regroup numbers to help us perform addition sums quicker and more effectively. As we begin to finish our current English unit on autobiographies, we will then move onto an English unit using 'Stone Age Boy' as a key text.

This week we started to prepare our class assembly on Advent. Next week they will come home with their lines to practise. We are looking forward to sharing it with you on 1st December at 9.15. 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaurs

Today we had our Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaur day, led by Portals to the Past. The children were mesmerised as they entered the school hall which had been transformed with models of dinosaurs, fossils and a vast range of rocks and minerals. The class spent the morning learning all about how different rocks are formed, how the earth has changed over millions of years and how dinosaurs adapted and survived in the world around them. During the afternoon session the children learned how fossils are formed and then did some observational drawings of the fossils on display. These included large ammonites, sea urchins, other prehistoric animals, as well as the little (or not so little!) toe bone of a triceratops. The highlight of the day, however, was when the children got to hold a complete fossilised dinosaur egg, which contained a real fossilised baby dinosaur. An experience i'm sure none of them (or I) will forget in a hurry! 

Here are a few pictures from today:

Holding the fossilised dinosaur egg: