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!

Welcome Back!

Stars of the Week: Rileigh and Shaye

It has been a pleasure having the whole class back in school this week! Everyone has been taking care of each other brilliantly, and the hard work on our new topics has been really impressive.

On Monday, we learnt about Roman architecture in DT and found out how strong paper pillars can be!
Shaye and Rileigh worked brilliantly as a team to create this wonderful Roman Temple with a collonade and pediment.

We’re all looking forward to making more models of Roman architecture this term!

Next week we are learning… about the important women of the Easter story.

Class 3’s Home Learning Site

Please follow this link to access the home learning site and complete your daily learning.

You now have an email account so that you can send me photos of your work to our Google Classroom. If you’re not sure how to do this yet or can’t find your email address and password, please email me ( and I’ll try my best to help!

Merry Christmas!

Class 3 wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We’ve been working on a stop-motion version of the Nativity in R.E. and computing, and we hope you enjoy it!

Here are the winners of the Friends of Cathedral Christmas card competition. The whole class wrote such thoughtful cards which I’m sure will be really appreciated at Lucy Brown House.

Autumn 2 Week 6 – Marvellous Multiplication

Stars of the Week: Nifemi and Terrence

Both Nifemi and Terrence have been superstar mathematicians this week. They have explained their reasoning about multiplication and division, spotted patterns and asked thoughtful questions to find out more. They have also worked hard to learn times tables facts and can use these with confidence to solve different problems.

Next half term we will be learning how to multiply and divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.