Class 3 have been working very hard this week practising for their collective worship and for the Cathedral service, and creating Christmas artwork for the new hall displays. Both Jacob and Osarenoma have been excellent singing leaders in all the rehearsals and worked very carefully on their artwork.
Keep it up, superstars!
This week, Class 3 enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Unicorn Theatre to see The Bolds. The play was about a family of hyenas in disguise as humans! The class have been using the story as inspiration for their own funny animal adventures. We started by describing a street where all the families are actually animals in disguise! We hope you enjoy reading Javon and Sonny’s ideas.
Next week in Class 3… We will be thinking about how art and music is used to celebrate Christmas as we create some Christmas displays and get ready for Advent!
This week in Class 3, we have been writing setting descriptions based on paintings from the National Gallery that we saw on our trip last week. The class have worked hard to think of powerful vocabulary to bring the scenes to life, using different senses.
Next week in Class 3… we will be finding out about sun safety as part of our science topic on light.
Class 3 had a fantastic trip to the National Gallery on Thursday! We had a guided tour of some of the paintings, and learnt about how a painting is made. Then each group had the chance to choose some paintings that they’d like to sketch. We also had a great time looking at the lions and fountains in Trafalgar Square!
Here are some of our reflections from the day:
Ed taught us that Vincent van Gogh loved yellow. – Aarav
Ed taught us that the oldest picture in the gallery was 700 years old! – Chiugo
I liked sketching the boats and the woman on the chair because sketching old pictures is one of my favourite things. – Marcia
At Trafalgar Square I saw the Canadian flag, two water fountains and a whipped ice cream with a fly and a drone on it! – Gabrielle
Ed told us if you put gold leaf around a picture and light it with candles, it glows. – Ethan
I really liked looking at pictures and sketching them because sketching helps you to look closely at the picture. – Hudson
Ed showed us the racing horse called Whistlejacket. – Cam’ron
Next week in Class 3… We will be finding out how archaeologists know about prehistoric life by looking at cave paintings.
Class 3 completed their mini-marathon this week, and learned a lot about pacing themselves when distance running. We’ve also been finding out about how exercise is good for the body and mind in PSHE, and the mini-marathon was the perfect opportunity to feel its positive effects!
This week in geography, Class 3 have been learning about the different kinds of farming that happens in the UK, and why some areas are better suited to sheep farming, and some areas are used for crops. Well done Eyoel and Mason for thinking hard about the weather, soil and topography when comparing different parts of the UK.
Next week in Class 3… we will be writing our own versions of Oliver and the Seawigs to show off all the skills learnt this term in English.
Class 3 have been learning about Vincent van Gogh in art, creating their own ‘starry night’ backgrounds then drawing local landmarks from observation to complete the scene. Well done to Astrid and Gabrielle for observing the buildings so carefully and thinking about line and colour to create movement in the night sky.
This week in PSHE, we’ve been learning about how advertising can affect our choices about food. The class designed some advertisements to encourage healthy eating. Well done Scarlett and Belen for your thoughtful use of characters and colour in your adverts!
Next week in Class 3… We will be completing our unit on number and place value, and showing what we know about the number system to 1,000.
We are reading Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre as our class text this term. This week, the class worked in pairs to write some fantastically frightening list poems to describe a setting from the story. Well done Krislyn and Caitlin for writing and performing your poem with so much energy and creativity!
Soon the poems will be on display along with these brilliant illustrations of the ‘sea monkeys’ in the book! Watch this space to see our finished display.
‘A Rambling Isle’ by Cailtin and Krislyn:
Dark and sacred temple, spooky too with the creep of the snakes.
Gigantic plants were growing off the rambling isle.
Peering out of the temple there are bugs and snakes.
A temple towered at the top with snakes peering through the window.
It is huge and very scary with lots of rocks and trees.
There are all sorts of things scattered about.
Growing roots, lots of skulls and ruins.
There is an abandoned tomb in the middle that looks gloomy.
It was like halloween.
It is very tall and big. Don’t go in it!
Scary faces with mouths looked at you.
Don’t go in it!
Next week in Class 3, we will be learning to use and understand map symbols, and use a key when reading a map.