Our topic this half term, starting on the 19.11.18, is Predator!
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This week has been a week full of festive celebrations. We made Christmas party hats and enjoyed our Christmas dinner with friends. We got dressed up for dancing and games at our Christmas party and we enjoyed lots of Christmas crafts and activities in the classroom.
We completed our Elf diaries and sent them to the north pole full of information for Santa to make his decision for the Elf awards. We also cracked the code in some Christmas icebreakers and multiplication problems.
Class three would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and healthy new year!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for making me feel very welcome in my first term, thank you for all the beautiful cards and gifts for Christmas you were all very kind! Have a wonderful Christmas with your families.
Mrs Miller x
What a festive whirlwind this week has been in Class 3! The children have been working extra hard creating beautiful Christmas cards and calendars to take home next week.
In Literacy we have been using our new knowledge of fronted adverbials to write Santa a detailed Elf Diary so he can use the descriptions to make an informed decision about who will be the winner of the Elf Championships 2018!
In Maths we have been getting to grips with our three times tables. We have loved taking part in multiplication karaoke, bingo and noughts and crosses. All the fun games have really helped us remember the facts because nearly the whole class improved their BIG MATHS scores!
In RE we have enjoyed turning over the decorations on the Jesse tree. We have listened to short bible stories which have described each picture.
In Music we have been working super hard to learn the words to all our Christmas songs ready for our Christmas singalong next week 'It's a Boy' we hope you like it!
One more week to go until.............................CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
Wow! What an exciting week in Class 3!
First we had the arrival of Buddy the Elf, looking very cold, in a frozen ice block! Once he had thawed out, he got up to lots of mischief including wrapping the board up in Christmas paper, eating all the sweets in the birthday bag and opening up his very own #elfiselfie photobooth. We had so much fun with the props he left us!
We received a letter from Santa to tell us all about Buddy and to explain the Santa Cam that he had left us. He will be checking in daily to see our brilliant behaviour ready for the naughty or nice list.
We have enjoyed two very special assemblies to celebrate Advent time. The first one we had the pleasure of seeing Father Declan again when he came to bless our Advent wreaths. Ours is now beautifully displayed on our Advent display in the classroom. We light the candle every day and say our Advent prayer. The second assembly was to light our Christingles that we made in class. We thoroughly enjoyed singing the Christingle songs to our parents.
In Literacy we started to learn about fronted adverbials and will be using these to up-level our sentences next week when we write an Elf diary for Santa. It's the Elf Championships this year and Santa wants to as much information to help his decisions with the awards.
We all worked extremely hard with our assessments this week and have our fingers crossed that we all made very good progress!
We finished the week with our nativity photographs which all looked amazing and showcased our fabulous handmade Christmas decorations which were all sold at the School Christmas Fayre!
Another FANTASTIC week!
The countdown to Christmas has begun in Class 3! We had a festive, fun filled afternoon at Goldthorpe Pentacostal Church where we were kindly invited to watch the Christmas pantomime 'Jobe and Jingle'. As well as having an amazing afternoon full of laughter, we were also reminded about the true meaning of Christmas and why it is so important to celebrate Jesus' birthday.
We were so thankful to be invited to such a wonderful show that we all wrote letters of thanks to the theatre company and the people from the church. We hope they all have a wonderful Christmas!
We have enjoyed spending time in our new reading corner this week and have been very sensible reading books independently and in pairs.
We were excited to start our new class book linked to our class topic 'Predator' and just because Christmas is around the corner its Christmasy too... just to get us in the spirit!
It is called Christmasaurus and is written by Tom Fletcher! We can't wait to find out what happens next....
We have had the opportunity to take part in the martial art Taekwondo this week. Our visitor demonstrated the importance of discipline and self control. We spoke about not using the actions in the playground and being sensible. We learnt how the discipline and self control can be used in the classroom to help us with our work.
We enjoyed starting our Christmas decorations for the fair and learning some Christmas songs for our singalong concert.
In Maths we have been using column subtraction to solve problems with 2, 3 and 4 digits. We are becoming more confident at this and can set our work out neatly.
We saved the best part of our week until last and thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as book characters for our book swap day. We had a whole range of characters from 'Cat in the Hat', 'Little Red Riding Hood', to' Harry Potter, 'Fantastic Mr Fox' and 'Where's Wally'. Thank you to everyone who participated including all the grown ups who helped with the costumes, everyone looked amazing! All the children participated in the swap and went home with a new book of their choice, I hope you have a lovely weekend, wrapped up warm, enjoying your fabulous new book.
To encourage reading we have created a new reading area in Class 3 for our new topic Predator which will start next week. A HUGE thank you to Mr Simms and Miss Bogic for giving up their time to help create such a wonderful reading jungle for our children.
In Literacy we have been exploring instructional texts. We had fun looking through recipe books to identify the different features and to look at the layouts. We have been learning about adverbs and imperative verbs and how these are used to improve commands.
As part of anti-bullying week we used this information to write a friendship soup recipe to help us become a good friend. We thought about all the attributes that make a good friend and used these as ingredients.
As part of our promises topic the children wrote beautiful prayers for a baptism. We discussed the promises that are made during this special time.
Our stunning Gods and Mortals display is now finished in class celebrating the children's hard work this term.
In Spanish we made posters to display our knowledge of the colours.
We have continued to practice our times tables. Please see the link below for some of the songs we use.
Welcome back Class 3!
I hope that you have all had a lovely, well deserved break!
It has been nice to see so many children return to school with a positive mindset settling straight back in to their learning and trying their best.
This week we were scientists and completed our science experiment 'Why did Icarus fall from the sky?' we found out that the myth was incorrect and that Icarus' wings actually tuned brittle in the cold air instead of melting near the hot sun like the story suggested. The children thoroughly enjoyed their science afternoon.
In Literacy we explored diary writing and the features they include. We pretended to be Icarus and wrote a diary entry for his day in the story. Some of us extended this and pretended to be a Greek character from the myths we had read and wrote a diary entry from them. We now know that a diary has to have chatty language, thoughts and feelings in them. We know how to use our senses to set the scene too and add more interesting detail.
In Maths we have continued to add and subtract numbers mentally. We are now starting to feel more confident with this. Lots of us have been practicing our times tables on Timestable Rockstars or You Tube. We are now becoming more confident but still need to practice more at home.