Summer 2 Week 2 – Super Scientists!

Stars of the Week:Ben and Parker

We have been learning about the different parts of plants in science this term, and went to Redcross gardens to observe different kinds of stem, leaf and flower. We also found out how some plants use their stems to climb up walls, fences and other plants. We found some clematis, ivy and bindweed in the playground, which all climb in different ways!
Parker and Ben both observed the plants very carefully, and were brilliant at spotting different climbing plants. Well done, super scientists!

Summer 2 Week 1 – Hansel and Gretel

Stars of the Week: Martha and Thomas

In Class 3, we have started a very exciting project called ‘Create and Sing’, from the Royal Opera House! We are learning parts of the opera, Hansel and Gretel, by Engelbert Humperdinck. The class wrote some fantastic, atmospheric setting descriptions of the enchanted forest in English. Martha and Thomas chose their words really carefully to create some powerful pieces of writing. Keep it up, superstars!

Next week… we will continue to work on staging scenes from Hansel and Gretel, using music, dance and drama to bring the story to life.

Summer 1 Week 6 – Poetry Week!

Stars of the Week: Joni and Shia

Well done to all of Class 3 for your fantastic efforts during poetry week. We have been identifying different poetic features, appreciating poems, reciting poems and performing poems! The submissions for the poetry competition have been incredible too. I’m sure it’s going to be so hard for the judges to choose a winner!

Here are some pictures and a short video of Class 3 rehearsing their performance of ‘Electric Eel’ by Neal Zetter, which we’ll be performing today:

We really enjoyed our workshop with Neal Zetter today! Here is the Alliteration Zoo poem we wrote after our session:

We also wrote recounts of Poetry Week in extended writing. Here are some great pieces of work:

Summer 1 Week 5 – A Boy and a Bear in a Boat

Stars of the Week: Beatrix and Kemena

We have enjoyed reading A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton as our class book this term. After we finished reading the book this week, we planned and wrote new chapters for a sequel! Bea and Kemena both wrote so expressively and thought carefully about their writing targets. We hope you enjoy reading their chapters below:

Next week … it’s poetry week! We will be reading, reciting and writing poetry and are really looking forward to meeting the poet Neal Zetter on Friday!

Summer 1 Week 4 – Espanol

Stars of the Week: Anderson and Morraya

This term in Spanish we have been learning the story of La Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood). Class 3 have learnt some important vocabulary from the story, such as house, wolf, eyes, ears and teeth! This week have started learning more vocabulary for parts of the body. We had great fun singing ‘Heads, shoulders, knees and toes’ in Spanish.

Class 3, here are the words so you can sing along and practise:

Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pies,
rodillas y pies.
Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pies,
rodillas y pies.
Los ojos, las orejas, la boca y la nariz.
Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pies,
rodillas y pies.

Summer 1 Week 3 – Bikeability!

Stars of the Week: Charles and Polina

Class 3 have been working on their cycling proficiency this week with the team from Bikeability! Here are some of the things they learnt about safe cycling:

“We learnt about the ABC check. A is for air. B is for brakes. C is for chain. D is for direction and dangly bits!” – Martha

“We learnt how to turn safely. You put out your arm and look behind you to see if anything is coming up behind you. Then you can turn if it’s clear.” Alphie

“We learnt about the gears on the bike. If you switch to a high gear, you can go faster. If you switch to a low gear you can go at a more gentle pace.” Thomas

“You need a low gear when you’re going up a hill.” Rory

“I learnt how to do a quick stop.” Shia

“If you were going to crash into someone or something, you have to stop quickly by squeezing both brakes, staying on the seat and sitting up straight.” Nifemi

“We learnt how to get on the bike properly. You need to stand on the side without the chain and lean your bike down to make it easier to sit on your seat.” Alpha

These were our highlights of the training:

“I enjoyed when we cycled with one hand when signalling.” Kirstin

“I enjoyed playing ‘granny’s footsteps’ on the bikes because if you get caught you have to go right back to the beginning.” Charles

“I liked when we cycled in a circle and we were told when to use a high or low gear. I enjoyed changing speed without pedalling harder or softer.” Ben

Next week we will be learning about … right angles, investigating clockwise and anticlockwise turns and finding right angles in polygons.

Summer 1 Week 2 – CLC!

Stars of the Week: Alpha and Amelia

On Wednesday, Class 3 had a very exciting visit from the CLC and learnt to create art on an iPad! The next day, the class wrote excellent reviews of the experience in English.

Well done to Alpha and Amelia for writing interesting, thoughtful reviews and thinking about their writing targets.
You can read their full reviews in the photos below.

Class 3 also helped to write today’s blog post! Have a look at the comments from the class below, as well as some photos of the CLC session.

We wrote reviews of our experience in English on Thursday. Here are our highlights of the visit:
Saraea: “I think everyone in Southwark should have the CLC visit because they help you learn new things like Book Creator.”
Shia: “If you clicked on the plus sign you would see pens, photos, camera and voice record.”
Martha: “On our cover we got to experiment with backgrounds and shapes.”
Morraya: “We took turns to take pictures.”
Shaye: “I recommend this visit to every school because they will like it and Caitlin’s jolly and fun.”
Charles: “On the app we learnt how to use glitter and how to change the background.”
Alphie: “We coloured on the iPad and on paper and we compared them to see which one was easier to draw with.”
Thomas: “We got to make a front cover with our partner and put our names on the cover.”
Amaris: “I would recommend this visit to other schools because I think they would enjoy it just like we did.”
Rileigh: “We drew patterns on an iPad and when you do that you can get different thicknesses of pen, emojis and glitter pens.”
Annamaria: “You can do it at home, not just school.”
Alpha: “You get the best experience to draw online and find out which is easier, drawing on paper or drawing online.”
Deborah: “I enjoyed making our front cover because you got to pick anything, like stars, hearts or diamonds.”
Funmi: “We got to take photos of different objects to trace over them with a pen.”
Rory: “One of my favourite bits was using emojis. My favourite colour was galaxy because there were purples, blues and greens.”
Terrence: “I enjoyed creating some drawings, making backgrounds and choosing emojis because it was lots of fun.”
Joni: “We learnt to draw on a tablet. It was very fun. We used glitter pens and emojis, and learnt to make the images bigger or smaller.”
Amelia: “I recommend a visit from the CLC to every school in Southwark because it is like art and computing in the same lesson!”
Nifemi: “I enjoyed tracing photos on the iPad because it’s much easier than analysing drawings and drawing them on paper.”
Polina: “I enjoyed making the patterns because you could use lots of different colours and keep on repeating the same patterns.”
Ben: “I learnt that it is easier to do art on technology.”
Noella: ” I enjoyed the different effects most because it was really pretty and cool.”
Fintan: “I prefer doing non-digital art to digital art because I found doing the right colours and thicknesses of pencil hard.”

Next week, we will be learning about fractions as numbers between 0 and 1.

Summer 1 Week 1 – Anglo-Saxon Art

Stars of the Week: Alphie and Margot

We are learning about the Anglo-Saxons this term in both history and art. Class 3 looked at some Anglo-Saxon artefacts, sketched and annotated them and learnt how to draw a simple knot design. Knot patterns were very common in Anglo-Saxon art, as you can see in our sketchbooks below!

Well done Alphie and Margot for creating very thoughtful responses to Anglo-Saxon art this week!

Next week, we will be learning how to find fractions of amounts in maths.

Spring 2 week 6

Stars of the Week: All of Class 3

Well done to all of class 3 for your fantastic work this term! It has been so inspiring to see your enthusiasm for learning. You’ve all learnt so much about our topics on the Romans, rocks and fossils and Easter people.

Here’s a photo of Amaris and Alphie’s Roman aqueduct from D.T.

More photos to follow!

Spring 2 Week 5 – Fossil Reporters!

Stars of the Week: Annamaria and Nifemi

This week we have been learning to write newspaper reports! We found out about the palaeontologist, Mary Anning, who made some incredible fossil discoveries over 200 years ago. We imagined what it would be like to report on the events at the time.

Well done to Annamaria and Nifemi for creating such well-organised, interesting news reports.

We hope you enjoy reading them!