More WWII cookery and a visitor to class 3!

Well done everyone who decided to try out some of the WWII cookery recipes over the weekend (and mums, dads and grandparents too!) We have had a feast today of Savoury Charlotte made by Seb and dark sticky gingerbread made by Anya and Mia and also some gingerbread I made. Tomorrow we have more gingerbread and some chocolate oatmeal biscuits to look forward too. I hope you all enjoyed putting your instruction work in to practice and making these tasty treats.
Today we also had a visit from ‘granny Carey’ who was an evacuee in Eyemouth during WWII. The children had lots and lots of questions to ask her and she gave a really interesting talk on her experiences, including the day bombs were dropped over Eyemouth, childhood games she played and why house windows were covered in sticky tape. Mrs Carey also brought in two bags of sweets for the children to share which the class were surprised to learn amounted to two months rations of sweets during the war!

Instruction work this week…….

On Friday of this week we will be putting our instruction work into practice by designing a World War II themed board game. This will give the pupils the opportunity to link different areas of learning together including what they have learned so far about WWII, how to write clear instructions and practical skills such as making counters/ playing pieces. Hopefully our trip to Eden Camp will give the pupils lots of ideas for their game design.

Our first few days of the Autumn term.

We have worked in groups on problem-solving activities, answering such questions as, ‘Would an elephant make a good pet?’ or ‘If toes could talk to each other, what would they say?’ Come and have a look at the display in our classroom to see what the responses were!

We also took the parachute outside to play cat and mouse and we had a session on the pirate ship. Next week I have planned an outdoor lesson for maths to fingers crossed for good weather.

Please have a look at some of our photos from last week and don’t forget to leave us a comment.

Welcome to the new school year and class 3

Welcome to all of our new year 3 and year 4 pupils, parents, grandparents, carers and other members of out school community.
We have already got off to a busy start and we are underway with our maths, English science and theme work. We are keeping our fingers crossed for some fine September weather so that we can do some of our learning outdoors. Please keep visiting the blog to look out for updates, challenges, competitions and curriculum support. Sometimes we just like to show what we have been doing by posting lots of photos. Please leave us a comment to let us know what you think.

Summer term is at an end….

Today we say good bye to three pupils who will be on holiday next week. We will also be saying goodbye to Annie next week as she leaves Brandesburton Primary School. We wish her luck for September when she will join her new school. Our sunflower plants that we planted (rather late!) are beginning to grow and these will be sent home. Please continue to look after them and and I would love to see any photographs of them in September. Our cress has also grown successfully but unfortunately our herbs are not showing any signs of germinating. Our work on plants concludes our science work for the term on living things and the children have enjoyed all aspects of this immensely and learned lots about the topic. I wish everyone a happy and safe summer holiday and look forward to hearing about your adventures when we return to school in the Autumn term. Goodbye for now!

Class 3 talent show

What a wealth of talent we have in class 3! There was lots of excitement yesterday as costumes were put on, make-up applied, music found and props organised in order for our talent show to take place. We had singing, dancing, magic tricks, judo, gymnastics, a pom pom routine, sign language demonstration and a basketball display. Well done to everyone who took part, especially Mia who sang a solo and Annie who did a solo dance to gain them joint first place.