Class Blog for Class 3

Week ending Friday 25th September 2020 

Hello everyone

This week we continued our learning based around the story ‘Here We Are’. The children were all so engaged in their learning and we have achieved some great things! We wrote acrostic poems linked to planet Earth and designed and created our own leaflets to inform people of how they can try to help protect and save the planet. I was amazed with how many great ideas the children came up with, from taking a shower instead of a bath to using renewable and sustainable energy sources instead of fossil fuels.

We also researched and retrieved information about pandas and made our own fact file. We did spend some time reflecting on our own feelings and events in our own lives and created a storyboard style document which explained these feelings.

The story celebrates both the diversity and individuality of our planet and after considering what is important to us all, we created our own ‘Earths’ which are entirely unique to us. We had great fun designing and painting these as well as writing our ideas on tags which hang from the bottom of our planets.

During maths this week, we continued to build on our place value knowledge where we were rounding numbers, using number lines, partitioning and representing numbers in different ways.

On Monday we are going to start a writing learning journey which will focus on a well-known traditional tale. The rest of the school will also be taking part as well as other schools within the MAT.

On Thursday afternoons we will be partaking in orienteering sessions. This will involve running on the field so please can the children bring in trainers on this day that they can change in to for the session. The trainers will remain on their pegs until they are required.

Things to remember for next week:

*Forest school on Monday afternoon. Children can come to school on Monday wearing their forest school clothes.

*Bring in wellies/outdoor shoes in a named carrier bag so that they are available to use when we complete learning tasks outside. These can be left on their pegs.

*Trainers to be brought in on Thursday.

*Please remember that we are trying to reduce the number of things that are brought in from home so please only bring in essential items such as a packed lunch, drinks bottle, reading book, reading record and coat. Many thanks.

Please do send me an email If you have any questions or queries: rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Hope you have a great weekend in the sunshine!

Mrs Horn

 


Week ending Friday 18th September 2020 

Hello to you all!

We have had another great week in Class 3 where everyone has been following the rules and routines within our class bubble so well. We completed our class bubble display and we think it looks wonderful!

We have focused our learning this week around a book called ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers. The children all came up with some great questions after reading the story and due to our inquiry approach to learning, they came up with suggestions about what they would like to learn about which then leads the direction of our learning. This week just some of the activities we have completed included writing a guide to planet Earth, designing our own planet and considering what it would be like to live there as well as writing about our favourite place. We will be completing some more learning challenges linked to this book next week.

Our maths learning has been all about place value where we have been looking at number lines, using base ten and place value counters to represent numbers, exploring part-whole models, recapping tens and ones, outdoor games and much more!

It has been great to see some of the children reading at home and bringing their books into school to be changed. When your child has finished their book and they bring it in to be changed, please send their reading record in as well, many thanks.

Things to remember for next week:

*Forest school on Monday afternoon. Children can come into school on Monday wearing their forest school clothes.

*Bring in wellies/outdoor shoes in a named carrier bag so that they are available to use when we complete learning tasks outside. These can be left on the pegs in the cloakroom.

*Please remember that we are trying to reduce the number of things that are brought in from home so please only bring in essential items such as a packed lunch, drinks bottle, reading book, reading record and coat. Many thanks.

Please do send me an email If you have any questions or queries: rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Hope you have a super weekend!

Mrs Horn

 


Week ending Friday 11th September 2020 

Hello everyone!

We have had a brilliant week in Class 3 where everybody has adapted so well to the changes and routines within our class bubble. It has been lovely to see the children talking to each other and playing together so wonderfully. We have our own outdoor space just outside the classroom which has a shed full of toys and art/craft activities for the children to do during their outdoor play time, as well as enjoying the playground and the rest of the field.

We have focused our learning this week around a book called ‘The Colour Monster’ which is a great book to discuss feelings and emotions. The children designed their own colour monsters and then made them into stick puppets. They also thought about times when they have felt like the colour monster and wrote these down in their own words. Friday saw the children writing their own poems using similes to compare the feelings to colours and objects, they all produced some wonderful ideas and the poems were a joy to read.

We also created a collaborative piece of art work which is on display in our cloakroom area, it is of a giant jigsaw. We discussed how everybody is different and how to celebrate these differences but also how well people who bring different skills to a ‘team’ work so well together. We came up with the title ‘We all fit together’ to accompany our art work.

For the next couple of weeks, we shall be focusing our learning around another story, ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers where we will be considering our place within our community and the wider world. There are lots of different learning challenges planned including designing posters, writing poetry, creating song lyrics, research, creative activities and inference based reading tasks.

Thank you to those of you who have brought in wellies/outdoor shoes. As previously mentioned, we are planning on being outside for our learning as much as possible so it is great if the children have these on their peg so that they are to hand to avoid them going home in muddy school shoes! Please bring these wellies/shoes in a named carrier bag.

Our forest school afternoon is going to be on a Monday, Miss Edwards has said that on these days, the children can come into school wearing their forest school clothes, if they wish. This will avoid changing at school and a possible muddy uniform!

Please do send me an email If you have any questions or queries: rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Hope you have a super weekend!

Mrs Horn

 


Welcome Back! 

A big hello to you all!

We hope you have had a lovely summer filled with sunshine, relaxing and fun and are looking forward to returning to school, we are looking forward to seeing you all. We would like to welcome everybody back to Class 3, whether you are joining us from Class 2 or are returning to Class 3, you have been away from school for a long time and we can’t wait to welcome you all on Monday.

We are also pleased to welcome back Mrs Lee, our wonderful teaching assistant in Class 3, as well as the lovely Mrs Rickard who has been working in Class 2. Mrs Lee and Mrs Rickard will be working at different times in Class 3 but I know they are both looking forward to welcoming you back.

We are planning on being outside for our learning as much as possible so please could you bring in some wellies/outdoor footwear (something you don’t mind getting muddy and using for forest school) in a named carrier bag, these will need to stay in school on your peg for this half term. For the time being, please don’t bring in any outdoor clothes to change into.

We understand that there will be mixed feelings about returning to school but please try not to worry, you certainly won’t be the only one and we are here to help you. We have lots of fun and interesting activities for you to take part in during this coming week and we will be in the forest school area on Monday afternoon, I know lots of you love spending time in that area!

Parents, these weekly blogs will continue so please check in each weekend to see what we have been learning and for any news or information. If you have any questions or queries please send me an email: rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all!

 


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