Welcome to Class Three!
Class Bulletin!!! – Update on what we’ve been doing
We have had a lovely sunny start to the summer term! We have enjoyed playing outside in the sunshine, but we have also been very busy doing lots of hard work too! This half term, our topic is ‘Savage Stone Age!’ and we are looking forward to finding out how people lived so many years ago. We will be doing lots of exciting things, including pretending to be archaeologists as we excavate Stone Age artefacts and investigate Stone Age poo! We are using the picture book ‘The First Drawing’ by Mordicai Gerstein to inspire our creative writing in literacy. The story is based on 30,000-year-old cave paintings in Southern France which are believed to have been drawn by an eight-year-old child and explores the magic of drawing. In maths, we are learning all about fractions. So far, we have spent lots of time cutting up different types of food and talking about the fractions we have made. We will also be learning about equivalent fractions, counting in fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. Well done and thank you Class 3, for all your hard work so far this year, in school and at home. You are truly amazing!
Spring 1 & 2
The spring term didn’t quite happen as planned this year! Class 3 have absolutely blown me away with all their hard work at home. Every one of them has shown how incredibly resilient, determined and hardworking they are. We have loved catching up with our class during our daily video calls; it has been a great opportunity to find out how everyone else is getting on, to ask questions about the home learning, and also to share things we are proud of or excited about. We have also enjoyed taking part in activities linking to our weekly whole school topics, including ‘nature’, ‘monsters and aliens’, ‘England’ and ‘superheroes’! Well done Class 3, you are all superstars!
Class 3 have all worked so incredibly hard since the start of September, so half term was definitely a very well deserved break! I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing week. This week we will be starting our new maths topic, which is all about addition and subtraction. We will be using all of our place value knowledge to help us with our understanding. We will also be beginning our new literacy book – ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ by Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, an exciting and funny book all about a boy on an adventure to find his parents.
Welcome back! It has been truly lovely to have a full Class 3 again after so long. I was delighted to see how happy the children were to come back to school, they have settled back into school life incredibly well; I am very proud of the resilience they have shown over the past six months. During our literacy lessons so far, we have enjoyed looking at Oliver Jeffers’ book ‘Here we are’, which has prompted thoughtful and emotional conversations about being back at school, and will also provide us with lots of writing opportunities. In maths, we have begun our topic of ‘Place Value’, which we will be focussing on for the duration of this half term.