Spring 1 Week 2 – Science

Stars of the Week: Astrid and Joseph

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.

Spring 1 Week 1 – English

Stars of the Week: Theo and Isabelle

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.

Autumn 2 Week 7 – Christmas fun!

Stars of the Week: Nyheika and Ethan

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!

Autumn 2 Week 6 – school trip

Stars of the Week: Ari and Adeel

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.

Autumn 2 Week 5 – English

Stars of the Week: Annabelle and Reggie

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!

Autumn 2 Week 4 – assessment week

Stars of the Week: Freddie and Nathan L

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.

Autumn 2 Week 3 – School trip

Stars of the Week: Luna and Jayvaughn

Last Friday in Class 3, we visited the National Gallery. We looked at some of Van Gogh’s artwork, including the well known ‘sunflowers’ and we answered a quiz on his work. We spent some time sketching his work and the other artwork around the gallery. Thank you to the adult helpers who were able to come along. This week in English, we have been looking at Van Gogh’s artwork and we have focused on setting descriptions and using prepositions to describe his art.

Autumn 2 Week 2 – Collective Worship

Stars of the Week: all of Class 3!

Well done to Class 3 for an excellent Collective Worship. You all worked so hard to remember your lines and to learn the song. You spoke with expression, with volume and a smile on all of your faces. Thank you also to parents for supporting your children in learning their parts and for coming to the assembly.

Our DT topic this half term is desk tidies, and we will be making desk tidies out of cardboard in December. Please can you start collecting any toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, cereal boxes etc for this topic. Thank you!

Autumn 2 Week 1 – Maths

Stars of the Week: Jimmy and Nathan I

This week in maths we have been focusing on addition and subtraction. The class have amazed me with their confidence and their ability on adding 2 digit numbers together and adding 3 digit and 2 digit numbers together. They have shown confidence in exchanging and they have worked independently to complete pages of work.

Next Tuesday is our Class Collective Worship. It would be great to see many of you there. Please continue learning the song over the weekend and testing your children on their lines as it must be memorised! Thank you for your support.

Autumn Collective Worship song

Please see below the performance track for our Collective Worship song, ‘Vegetables and Fruit.’