Our busy week started with scooter training on Monday, the children really enjoyed the session and learnt all about how to keep their scooters safe. In literacy this week we have been writing our own explanation texts, using time openers and causal connectives (check us out!). In numeracy we have been using our favourite strategies to add and take-away. In geography we pretended we were in charge of the Coyte Farm development and thought about all the things we would need to include in our development plan - shops, doctors, dentists etc. In R.E. we have been thinking about how someone becomes a Christian and then how it effects their life. We had swimming as normal on Tuesday and we even managed to sneak in a quick trip to the park (when it wasn't raining!).
Wow! What a busy few days. We had swimming and our trip to Lobbs Farm, which was really good apart from the weather. However, it didn't stop us from having fun. The children especially enjoyed the trailer ride, it was exciting being close to the animals and we were the first to see the new-born calves! On Tuesday we were able to go outside for art and do some bark rubbings, using our natural environment to create artwork. We have been thinking about halves and doubles and then tens and units in numeracy. In literacy we have finished our 'Jack and the beanstalk' stories and have started to think about explanation texts. In PSHCE we have been thinking about how people feel if they are cared for or not cared for, in RE we created our own prayers. Some of the children's prayers were really thoughtful, well done for completing another busy week in Class 3!
This week in literacy we invented our own stories, the children really used their imaginations and we had some fantastic efforts. In music we have been thinking about musical symbols and we had a go at 'writing' music for our partner to play. In R.E. we were thinking about the importance of communion to Christians. In D.T. we created jewellery by re-using materials. In numeracy we have been thinking about 'number' we have been thinking about 2s numbers, 5s numbers and 10s numbers. We had swimming once again with our impeccably behaved children. Thank you to all the parents that came in on Friday, we hope you enjoy the extra long weekend, hopefully the sun will continue to shine!
We had all our usual lessons this week continuing with our innovated stories but writing them this week. On Tuesday we had swimming, the children were brilliantly behaved absolute superstars in and out of the pool. On Thursday we walked to Charlestown, the weather cheered up and we had a fantastic day, bird watching, rock pooling and making beach art. One of the tall ships was out in the bay which added to the fun AND whilst walking back we came across real pirates!
Welcome back everybody, we hope you are all refreshed and ready to learn. Our new story for literacy is "Jack and the Beanstalk". This week we have acted it out by role play and looked inside the "magic box" for objects that relate to the story and sequenced them, also we have done our story map, story mountain AND innovated story mountain! For numeracy we revisited money, capacity, weight and length. Science was very exciting because we searched for mini beasts in our local environment, and then on Tuesday afternoon we drew them with the aid of magnifying pots to help us identify all the parts and then draw them accurately. Our new role play is a post office which the children were able to enjoy on Friday afternoon during golden time. So to summarise another extremely busy week in class 3. Apologies for any tired children!
Oh my goodness a very eggsciting week(did you see what I did there?!). We worked with money in numeracy finding different ways of making 10p, 20p and £1.00. For literacy we made Easter booklets after finishing off our non-chronological reports. We have made some lovely things for Easter during the afternoons, all will be revealed! On Wednesday we had Communion followed by egg and spoon races for the whole school, can you believe it tried to snow? Last year it was so hot we were worried that the creme eggs would melt! A really lovely week in class 3, we hope you have a very happy and safe Easter.
Hola! It's been another jam-packed week in class 3! In numeracy we have been thinking about capacity, length and weight. We have been finding things that are longer/shorter than a metre, heavier/lighter than a kilogram and things that hold less/more than a litre. In literacy we have carried on thinking about fiction and non-fiction and we have started to write our own non-chronological reports on Spain. In Art we have finished our beautiful Pablo Picasso style portraits - they are so good, they are going to go on display! In R.E. we have started to think about Easter coming up and we learnt about Palm Sunday. In science we planned and carried out a fair test to investigate friction, we recorded our results and then concluded what we had found out. Then we used our results and put them into a block graph using softease spreedsheet on the computers! Finally, we finished the week with our very exciting 'Spanish Day'. We have tasted Spanish foods, played Spanish games and learnt how to sing 'Heads, Shoulders' Knees and Toes' in Spanish, ask how how each other are feeling in Spanish AND we learnt how to say Good day and Good night in Spanish! Also (as if that wasn't enough!) a lady called 'Claudia' came in to teach us how to do Flamenco dancing. Adios!
For numeracy this week we have looked at money, problem solving and pictograms. In literacy we have been identifying the differences and similarities between fiction and non-fiction texts. We started our Pablo Picasso self-portraits in art which already look great. Of course, Thursday was our school trip to Truro Cathedral which was fantastic! The children took part in three different workshops and enjoyed a picnic lunch inside the cathedral. Friday was red nose day and class three looked lovely in red, thankyou for the 50p contributions.
Wow! What a busy week! We have been thinking about 'finding the difference' again in numeracy and have now moved on to money. In literacy we have been writing our own story about an animal that gets taken away to the zoo. Mrs Horwell is so impressed with the stories! In science we continued to think about pushes and pulls and the direction the force is going in. In Geography we have been thinking about Spain and have started to learn some of the Spanish language. In music we have been thinking about pitch and have been using tuned instruments to create high pitched noises and low pitched noises. In RE we are thinking about Jesus and we acted out the miracle of when Jesus fed 5000 people! In PE we have been thinking about using the inside of our foot to kick a football. In Tuesday we did something very special.......... you will find out on Sunday! If that's not enough, we also fitted in guided reading and phonics every day too! Not to mention World Book Day on Thursday, we all looked absolutely fantastic in our 'non-fiction' costumes and were able to buy some lovely books at the book sale. We need the weekend to catch our breath!
The children have returned refreshed and ready to learn from their half term holiday. We have been learning our new class story "Ferdinand The Bull", this story is based in Spain which happens to be our topic this term. In art we produced beautiful colour wheels with primary and then secondary colours, after that we chose one primary colour to make lighter by tinting and then darker by toning! Science was very exciting because we looked at "pushes" and "pulls", this meant we had to go the park so that we could 'investigate' the play equipment and see how many "pushes" and "pulls" we could discover! For numeracy we have been looking at counting in tens, number doubles and taking away by finding the "difference", another very busy week in class 3!
We have had another very busy week leading up to half term because we have completed many "quizzes" and done an absolutely super job! As a treat for working so hard we went to the park on Thursday afternoon and shared some sweets. Tuesday was "Shrove Tuesday" so we thought about lent and made/flipped pancakes, of course the best bit was eating the pancakes with our favourite toppings. For R E we created the features of an anglican church using objects from our classroom to replicate what you find inside a church. We enjoyed the valentines disco after school on Thursday and are now looking forward to our half term holiday!
Goodness! We have practised landing in a squat positon in P E. In literacy we have looked at poetry and discovered that not all poems have to rhyme instead, we have been looking at using 'wow' words to describe things. In numeracy we have been looking at properties of 3D shapes and then used this to sort them into a carroll diagram, we also created repeating patterns with 2D shapes. We have finished our audio books in ICT and are excited to show our parents on Wednesday.In science we ordered materials into least reflective and most reflective and we continued to learn about Florence Nightingale in history. We made circuits for our lanterns in D.T. and acted out what would happen in a church service in R.E.
Wow - it's February already! This week we have been thinking a lot about number and addition, we've been finding missing numbers in our addition number sentences that pesky insects had eaten and creating our own addition number sentences. We finished our own stories in literacy and have been thinking about 'wow' words in poetry. We also walked to Bethel chapel on Tuesday to go and see the features in the chapel, Mrs Horwell was incredibly impressed with our behaviour. We have also continued learning about light and dark and light sources that help us. We're a little further along with making our lanterns too. What a busy lot we are!
We invented our own stories this week and the children really used their imaginations! In numeracy we have been estimating groups of objects and looking at tens and units, also we completed our first number bond challenge! Science has been fun thinking about sources of light and using torches, candles, lamps and the strip light in the classroom. We had to predict and then discover which was the brightest light source and which was the dullest. On Friday we had a real nurse visit us she answered all of our questions about being a nurse and how it compared to when Florence Nightingale was a nurse. She brought in some real stethoscopes for us to listen to our own heartbeats!
In literacy we have innovated our own versions of "Can't you sleep little bear?" The children decided to change the story from Little bear being scared of the dark to being scared of a spider in the corner of the cave instead! Their writing is really improving! In numeracy we have been looking at number sentences and in ICT we accessed Education city for our numeracy. We looked at shadows in science and thought about whether something was opaque, translucent or transparent. Hopefully your child should be able to briefly describe what each term means.Our role play this half term is a hospital and this week in history we looked at how hospitals are different compared to Florence Nightingale's time and thought about Florence Nightingale and how had made some huge changes to the hospital environment.
It was lovely to have all the children back after the Christmas break, rested and ready to learn. We are learning a new story in literacy " Can't you sleep little bear?" Bilbo the lifeguard dog visited us in assembly he was really big, a Newfoundland but very friendly! In numeracy we looked at doubling and halving, what a busy week.
Well it is finally here, the children are extremely excited anyone would think that something exciting is about to happen! We have seen Emazdad, had a party with party games, disco and lots of fun activities in our classrooms. Mrs Horwell and I have had some fantastic presents but I fear we might have gone up two dress sizes by the time we return after Christmas but we both want to say a really BIG thankyou and we wish you a happy, peaceful and safe Christmas, see you on the 9th January 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas! Well it is here at BB anyway, the children were fantastic in their nativity. The costumes were amazing a BIG thankyou to all the parents for providing them. On Friday we had our Christmas lunch which was absolutely delicious as always and secret santa shhhh! And we visited santa in his grotto!
We started the week with a visit from Harvey Kurzfield from the Jewish community, he was very informative and we learnt a lot about Judaism. The classroom is looking very festive as everyone helped to decorate it. In literacy we used net books to help order instructions for making gran a lovely cup of tea. In history we made peg dolls because about a hundred years ago in Victorian times that would have been one of the toys available. In numeracy we have been counting in tens and thinking about odd and even numbers. Today the children were able to come in non school uniform in exchange for secret santa gifts, a big thankyou to class 3 for some really fantastic gifts.
We started to look at instructions in literacy this week focusing on "order" words and "bossy" words. In numeracy we continued to look at time and even started to learn half past! In R E we have been studying Judaism and we made Mezuzot, which is something that holds part of the Torah scroll. Also we have been learning about the features of a synagogue and we even turned the classroom in to one! We've learnt about modern toys and toys that our relatives had and so this week we looked and had the opportunity to play with toys that were around in the Victorian times. In science we had fun predicting which materials would float and which ones would sink!
We have had a really lovely week doing our Christmas art, Christingles and practising for our nativity, of course we have still been busy with our numeracy and literacy and learning our sounds!
We have had fun this week in numeracy using water and containers to help us learn about capacity. In literacy we innovated our class story and our main character changed from Harry to Mr Rushton! In history we looked at toys from the past, some children brought in some really lovely old toys belonging to their parents/grandparents and we compared them to toys that we have now. We used djembe drums in music they were great fun!
Welcome back! the children seem enthused and are ready to learn which is fantastic. In literacy we have learnt a new story "Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs" a lot of the children are already familiar with this story and have come up with some super actions to help the others remember it too. In numeracy, we have been measuring and thinking about length, width and weight. In history we looked at our modern toys and studied materials in science. Oh my goodness, time for a rest already!
We made it, oh my goodness this half term has been busy, busy, busy! On Tuesday we had our Harvest festival. Because we worked so hard and managed to fill up the pebble jar yesterday we had a sweet shop and we all had 20p to spend, then we walked to the park and enjoyed our purchases! We have made a start on our torch light willow lanterns, they are going to be fab! Have a safe and happy half term, see you on November the 5th.
We have been super busy this week! In literacy we have still been thinking about poetry using our senses but we have moved on to try and create rhyming poems. In numeracy we have been thinking about doubles and 3D shapes and their properties. In art we used materials from our ‘local area’ to create collages. We have been thinking about how safe our local area is, and how we could make it safer in geography. Then we thought about how we are all different in science we measured our height, looked at our eye colour and hair colour and then compared shoe sizes. We created animations in ICT and followed a conductor when playing our instruments in music. We also managed to fit in some PE in which we were thinking about ‘lunges’. On Friday, we used little handsets to answer questions for a quiz about our local area.