Teacher: Mrs Runciman
Supported by Miss Anderson
Welcome back. I hope you have all had an enjoyable May half term holiday. We had a great Term 5 with our Treasure IPC topic and the children thoroughly enjoyed being mini archaeologists and uncovering hidden treasures in the sandpit. This term our new IPC topic is 'Let's Plant It' and we launched into our new learning with a successful visit to Croft Farm, Houghton today. Despite the rain, we had a great time and learnt lots of new facts about plants. The highlights of our visit were planting lettuce seeds, feeding the goslings, observing cow pats and exploring the woods. New learning goals this term will focus on writing a series of linked sentences to make a paragraph in writing, reading the common exception words and making our own new word lists in reading and problem solving using number and place value in maths. Learning goals have been sent home in the children's green home/academy diaries so you can see what your child is working on.
As a school we aim for all children to read at home to an adult at least three times a week. Thank you for supporting your child in achieving this. Dojo points are awarded each week for every child that has five home reads that week. We will continue to promote a love of reading in school and our class book this term is The Demon Dentist by David Walliams.
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Active Planet topic
The children have been busy in Science investigating which solids and liquids make the best 'eruptions'. They have also been finding out how some liquids, such as washing up liquid, flow must faster than other liquids, such as honey. Our latest learning has been looking at changes in state of chocolate, butter and cheese as they are heated and then cooled. They have also had great fun making volcanoes out of recycled materials. In English, we are reading the book 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit. The children have been creating their own short drama of the story and performing it to the class. Here are some photographs of learning in our Active Planet topic.
World Book Day 2017
We had lots of fun on World Book Day when we came to school dressed as our favourite book characters. In class, we had a parade and everybody talked about which character they were dressed as and why they had chosen that character. Some children even recited their favourite extract from a book. We spent a few minutes sharing our favourite stories with children in Nursery and Reception. Everyone enjoyed this and our Year 3 children were very supportive and caring with the younger children.