This week Class 3 have enjoyed writing their own stories about a day in Pompeii. We have worked together to brainstorm characters, setting and vocabulary we plan to use for description and sequencing.
We have used oil pastels to create art work which shows the volcano before and after the eruption.
This week Class 3 have enjoyed learning even more about volcanoes. Our poems are finished and are beautifully presented. We have researched the lost city of Pompeii and found out many fascinating facts. We have used this research to plan a story about the day of eruption as seen by a child. Everyone has designed some fantastic settings, taking into account how Pompeii would have looked all those years ago. we are now keen to complete and share our stories. We have used drama to really think about how people living in Pompeii at that time would have felt.
In maths we are beginning to master column subtraction and are looking forward to more of this next week!
Mrs Laycock, our recorder teacher, was particularly impressed with the progress we have made, we even managed to play "Hot cross buns" on the recorder.
This week we have all been poets, writing our own volcano poems. We edited and improved our work to include interesting vocabulary and we performed our poems to the rest of the class.
This week we have been looking at Volcanoes. We have found out what causes them to erupt and for their homework they have to research a volcano. In literacy we are exploring poems and we will be writing our own volcano poems.
On Friday last week we began our first recorder lessons. The children really enjoyed it and played their first notes beautifully. Their singing was very good too. We have explored the layers of the earth in our topic.
Only two weeks in and already we are working hard. In maths our topic is 'Place Value'. The children will be using and developing their reasoning and questioning skills to talk about numbers and their values.
To start our topic we went on a stone/rock hunt. We were amazed at how many different types, colours, shapes and sizes of stones we found. We then did an investigation with the stones. It was very interesting.
Welcome to Class 3!!
It's nice to see so many familiar faces both children and grown ups. The children have grown and developed a lot since I had them last and I am pleased to help carry on their education.
Just a few things for you to note:
PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Its easier to bring their kit on a Monday and leave it for the week.
Homework will be sent out on a Wednesday and should be returned the following Monday.
The children will be having recorder lessons on a Friday afternoon. Recorders are provided but they may bring their own if they wish.
Our topic for this half term is called Tremors. It focuses on different types of rocks, earthquakes and volcanoes. Look out for weekly updates on the website of what your children have been up to.