Monday, 14 January 2019

Y3- Division and the Stone Age!

Today in Maths we worked on dividing numbers by 3. The children are able to do this as they can multiply by 3. We spoke about the inverse and fact families.

It was fantastic to see that everyone had their Forest School clothes today, thank you all!
We started to learn about the Stone Age. We read the story

The children learnt about early man and the tools that they used. When we went outside the children used natural dyes to colour cotton fabric. We are going to use this next week for cave paintings. 

We also worked in groups to make tepees. 

And finally we cut elder and then took out the soft pith. The children used these beads to make jewellery. 

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Y3- Welcome to the Spring term!

Hello welcome back everyone. Apologies about the lack of blogs last week the flu really had me!

I hear that the children have had a great week back and have started to learn about their new topic of 'Explorers'. We will be talking more about this at our parent information session which will be at 9am in the staff room.

Just a quick reminder that Forest School will resume tomorrow afternoon. Warm clothes will be needed and coats etc. If your children doesn't have this tomorrow they may have to stay inside as it is too cold to be out there without the correct clothing.

See you all tomorrow.

Mrs Thorpe

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Y3- A Merry Christmas from Mrs Thorpe

We are now nearing the end of the Autumn term. I am extremely proud of how well all of Year 3 has performed 'A Christmas Carol'. They have their last performance tomorrow. Thank you for providing some fantastic costumes and practising lines at home. 

Today the children got to have a play of the new Reception out door equipment which they loved! Thanks to POWSA for all of the fundraising for this. I am sure we will be making more visits so that they can go on it again!

Today the children have bought home the biscuit boxes they designed and made and some delicious biscuits that they made and decorated. As well as their Christmas cards. 

Just a reminder that on Friday the children will be having Christmas party food instead of their hot/packed lunches. If you haven't put your name next to something, there is still time.

Finally I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy this magical time of year with family and friends. Thank you so much for your kind gifts.

 I look forward to seeing you all in 2019! 

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Y3 Costumes

Thank you to everyone that has given in their child's costume. Just a reminder that we would like these in by tomorrow. The majority of you will have these from Year 2 where the children needed to dress up as a Victorians. Some of the children will need different clothes but this was all detailed in the letter you received last week and we have spoken to the children a number of times about this now. If you are really struggling still with the costumes please do come and talk to us as we have a few costumes that we could put together.

On that note if anyone has any angel wings, devil horns or prongs please could we borrow them. We just need 4 of each.

We hope that you are looking forward to the performance. The children are working really hard in their practices and singing wonderfully.

Apart from the practices we have been making and designing our biscuit boxes, practising handwriting, AR reading, writing the Christmas story and completing a number of maths tasks in our booklets. It may be nearly Christmas but we have a good balance of fun and work in the classroom.

On Friday we have our annual Christmas Technology Day where the children get to move round to 3 different classes and make something to take home. Your child can wear their Christmas jumpers for this. And then we have our Christmas Fayre after school!

Monday, 10 December 2018

Y3 Journey to the Stable

Today we walked to the United Church in town. The children moved around in groups to work through the stations. Along the way they learnt how the Sheppards and Wise men were invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We found out the importance of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. The children spoke about special journeys they might be taking over the Christmas period. At each station the children got to add things in to their bags which they have been able to take home. The final station was very special as it was the manger in the stable. We had to think about what we would give the world if we could give them anything. I was so impressed with the children's responses such as joy, love, happiness and peace. 

Thank you to Peter and all of the volunteers at the Church not only for the snack and drink but for all of the resources that were set up and the items the children got to take home. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. 

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Y3 Trip tomorrow

Just a quick reminder about our trip in the morning. Weather permitting we will be leaving as close to 9am as possible. Normal school clothes please. We will be back for lunch this time. If you are able to help please just let us know in the morning.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Y3 Trip tomorrow

The weather is not looking favourable for our trip tomorrow! I will update you in the morning when we decide if we will continue with the trip. Please do bring everything just in case such as a packed lunch if you are not hot dinners and full waterproofs (coat and trousers if you have them). Children are all to be in their school uniforms please.