Zero Waste Day

Today the whole school worked on a Zero Waste Day. In Class 3 we used the story ‘Here comes the Garbage Barge’ to explore what zero waste means. If you would like to watch the story, please click below….

We completed activities linked to the story and talked lots about what we should do instead.

We also completed a reuse challenge to turn a carrier bag into something else. We had lots of creative ideas.

Finally, we made our own landfill container to show what happens to our rubbish.

For homework, I would like you to spread the recycle, reuse and reduce message…perhaps you could make a poster or video to show how important this really is.

Instruction Writing

This week we have begun to look at instruction writing. We enjoyed following instructions and identifying the features found in this text type.

For homework, I would like you to find some instructions at home to follow. It could be anything, for example, a game, a recipe or a construction kit.

Can you identify the features we have talked about?

Upload some photos to seesaw to explain what you got busy with….Have fun!

Volcano Half Term Homework Challenge….

This afternoon, we have had great fun creating chemical reaction volcanoes. We predicted, discussed and observed!! We were amazed at the results.

For your half term challenge, I would like you to have some similar fun at home. Can you make a volcano or mountain range and then explode it! You may need to search the internet for ideas.

I can’t wait to see your experiments on seesaw! Have fun but be careful!!

Escape from Pompeii

In Class 3, we have been looking at the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and I am so impressed with the English work that the children have completed. Last week we wrote some amazing diary entries which are now on display in the classroom and the corridor – I am so impressed with the language choices and how hard we are all working on our handwriting. Likewise, I was also very pleased with the homework this week linked to the event – we definitely have some budding news reporters in the class! I was so impressed that, as a reward, this week I haven’t set any homework!

Look out next week for an extra special half term homework though!

Here is a photo of our display….

Volcanoes, volcanoes and more volcanoes… (Homework 14.5.21)

This week Class 3 have been busy with all things Volcanoes, we have written some amazing diary entries linked to our class text Escape from Pompeii, we have found out about how a volcano erupts, where different volcanoes are around the world and completed some fab artwork linked to Mount Vesuvius. I have been very proud!

For homework this week I would like you to find out some facts about the eruption in Pompeii. You can display this as a poster, information page, news report, video or anything you like! I can’t wait to see what you upload to seesaw.

Two Challenges (Homework 30.4.21)

This week I would like to set you two challenges for homework this week – a reading challenge and a maths one.

Reading – I have noticed some children are not reading regularly at home. Reading is so so important for all areas of your child’s education, so for this week’s challenge I would like you to get AT LEAST 3 entries in your reading log. I would also like you to complete a book review about a book you have read, your favourite story or a book you are currently reading. This could be as a written review similar to the one below (template saved on seesaw), as a series of drawings and captions about the story or as a recorded video. Please upload your reviews to seesaw – I will let you know which book I might read next!

For an extra reading challenge, can you find an unusual place to read? Here are our ideas to start you off!

In a bed tent with torchlight and under the table!

Maths – I am finding lots of children are struggling with knowing their times table facts by heart. Please spend some time working on these at home. I would suggest choosing a times table to concentrate on and reinforcing this until they know it by heart, we have talked about suitable tables to learn in school, using the order 2x, 10x, 5x, 3x, 4x, 8x, 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x, 12x . The following websites may be useful to keep practising, practising and practising! We will have a little mini times table test on Friday 7th May using the times table you have chosen to focus on.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/multiplication-and-division

Mountain Poetry

I have been so impressed this week with the hard work that Class 3 have put into their English work. We have produced some fantastic poems and used our IT skills to present them. Here is a sneak preview of some of our amazing work…lots of pieces are also saved on seesaw – please have a look there for our fab choices of adjectives and adverbs.