Summer 1 Week 1 – Art

Stars of the Week: Ted and Isabelle

We started our new topic of Surrealism this week in art. We looked at famous examples of surrealist artwork and analysed them. We discussed what we could see and what we liked and didn’t like. We played some surrealist art games in groups and had lots of fun doing this.

Our class Collective Worship is on Tuesday 30th March, it would be lovely to see you all there. We are busy practicing in class, but please also practice at home. The class are expected to know their lines and the song off by heart. Thank you for your help with this!

Spring 2 Week 5 – PE

Stars of the Week: Ari and Lenni

This half term in PE, we have been developing our skills in athletics and gymnastics. We have been practicing efficient sprinting, running longer distances, jumping, throwing and catching. Alongside this, we have been developing our teamwork skills. In gymnastics, we have been developing routines independently or in partners, and presenting them to the rest of the class.

Please continue collecting cardboard to bring in on Monday, when we will be making our Roman architecture.

Spring 2 Week 4 – English

Stars of the Week: Theo and Freddie

This week in English, we have continued reading The Wind in the Willows. We read the chapter where Toad steals a motor car and gets sent to jail for 20 years. We then predicted what we thought would happen next and we wrote our own chapter. We first made a storyboard planning the chapter, which we used to write our four paragraphs. We focused on using fronted adverbials in our first two paragraphs, by starting our sentences with adverbs such as sadly, suddenly, happily, as quick as a flash etc. For our second two paragraphs, we focused on using speech and punctuating speech correctly. I was really impressed with their writing, well done Class 3!

Spring 2 Week 3 – Pizza Express

Stars of the Week: Leo and Orla

On Tuesday, we went to Pizza Express to make our own pizzas. We prepped the dough, spread the tomato sauce, added the cheese and herbs. We learnt lots about pizza making and the ingredients. The pizzas were delicious and we had a lovely time. Thanks again to the parent volunteers for helping!

Spring 2 Week 2 – Maths

Stars of the Week: Harry and Kourtney

The past two weeks we have been working really hard at our maths in Class 3. We have mastered short division using bus stop method. We have become really confident in using this method of division and we can even exchange and divide with remainders. Please continue working on Times Tables Rockstars each week at home as this helps with their multiplication and division.

Spring 2 Week 1 – Science

Stars of the Week: Luna and Nathan I

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.

Spring 1 Week 5 – Art

Stars of the Week: Reggie and Julian

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.

Spring 1 Week 4 – Candlemas service

Stars of the Week: Nathan L and Oscar

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.

Spring 1 Week 3 – Maths

Stars of the Week: Jimmy and Esther

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!