On the last day before half term, we made edible soil out of different ingredients, such as chocolate cake, gummy snakes and oreos. The different ingredients represented the different layers of rocks underground. We had a lot of fun making this!
This week, in maths we have been focusing on division. We have just started short division using the bus stop method. In English, our book is The Wind in the Willows.
Our topic in art this half term is the Stone Age. Across the past couple of lessons we have made Stone Age jewellery using clay and thread. We first made the clay beads and pushed a whole through them with a straw. We then imprinted a pattern on them. Once dry, we threaded them onto our bracelets and necklaces.
I can’t believe that we are at the end of another half term! As always, thank you for your support. Over the half term, please continue reading and doing Times Tables Rockstars.
Class 3 were wonderful at their Candlemas Service yesterday at the Cathedral. They first learnt about Candlemas a few weeks ago, where we were visited by Father Michael who spoke about what Candlemas is. He answered their many questions on life and Jesus and it was lovely to see the class so enthusiastic about the topic. We then wrote our own reflections and prayers on Candlemas, all of which were so thoughtful and lovely. The class worked very hard at saying their lines clearly and slowly and myself, Lydia and Abigail felt very proud of them! Thank you again to parents for your support in listening to your children read their lines and for coming to the cathedral.
This week in Class 3, we have continued working on our times tables. We have become more confident in the 8 times tables by counting in groups of 8 and making inverse checks. For example, if we know that 7×8=56 then we know that 56 divided by 8 must be 7. As a class we have worked so hard in our maths this half term. We are moving onto the 3 times tables next. Please use times tables rockstars at home to help your child feel more confident in their times tables!
In our Science lesson this week, we tested the porosity, durability and density of different rocks. To test the porosity, we sprinkled water on the rock to see if it absorbed the water. To test the durability, we rubbed the rock against sandpaper to see if any of the rock came away. To test the density, we dropped the rock in a beaker filled with water to see if it floated. We then discussed the different properties of rocks and how this affects what the rocks can be used for.
Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break with your loved ones.
We have started our new topic of the Romans in History and English. In English this week, we have looked at Roman myths and the gods and goddesses. We have analysed two Roman myths and we have sorted the language into different word classes, into nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. Next week, we are looking at role play and the use of dialogue and speech bubbles.
Our topic in Maths currently is multiplication. Please make sure that you are spending time on Times Tables Rockstars regularly.
We have had a very busy week in Class 3. We have watched the year 5 nativity, the Early Years nativity and we’ve had our Christmas party! In RE we have recreated the Nativity, either through artwork, a comic strip or through acting. The work was wonderful to see and they all demonstrated their own understanding of the Christmas story.
Homework over the Christmas holidays – I have set Times Tables Rockstars online and the class will also be given handwriting sheets. Please keep up home reading also.
I can’t believe that we are at the end of our first term of Class 3! I hope you all have a lovely and restful Christmas break with your loved ones. See you in 2024!
On Tuesday this week, we visited the Unicorn Theatre to watch ‘The Bolds’. The production was wonderful, the costumes were great and the acting was brilliant. The class thoroughly enjoyed the performance and it was lovely to see them so engaged with the play.
Christmas celebrations are in full swing at Cathedral school! On Friday this week we have our Cathedral service. Next week, we are watching the reception nativity and the year 5 Christmas production. On Wednesday it is Christmas jumper day and Christmas dinner. On Thursday it is our class Christmas party.
In English this week we have been writing our own Christmas carols. We first listened to carols such as ‘Away in a manger’ and ‘We three Kings’ and we picked out any poetic devices and discussed how these carols tell the narrative of the Nativity. We then started to write our own. We first thought of pairs of rhyming words to do with Christmas, such as ‘star’ and then thought of rhyming words such as ‘far’. The class also liked ‘baby’ and ‘crazy’. We thought of three topics for the verses, with the first verse on when Angel Gabriel told Mary that she was with child, the second verse on the journey to Bethlehem and the third verse being on the birth in the stable. We then wrote our own chorus and then tackled the verses. We will be publishing our carols for display!
This week in Class 3 we have completed assessments on maths, reading and writing. The class have tried their best to complete these assessments and they should be proud of their effort and hard work since the start of Class 3. Their writing assessments in particular were interesting to read and incredibly imaginative. Please keep up reading at home, minimum three times a week as this reading feeds into their story writing.