Welcome to Class 3 (Foxes Class)

Class Teacher:  Fiona Mordecai, Sarah Metcalf

Learning Support Assistant:  Charlotte Chadwick

Information about Creative Writing Workshops

Artful Scribe are offering free online creative writing sessions for children and young people as follows:

7-11 yrs – Junior Writers’ Club with Susmita Bhattacharya on a Wednesday morning from 9.30-11am – sign-up by emailing juniorwritersclub@artfulscribe.co.uk

11-14 yrs – Mayflower Young Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Saturday morning from 9.15-11am – sign up by clicking through this link: https://www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/mayflower-young-writers-online/

Suggestions for Home Learning

4th May 2020

Hello again – another week has passed, and we hope you are all well and thriving. Once again we have loved seeing the photos of yourselves and your super work – check out the photo gallery under the Class tab. Please do keep them coming, and now, as you will have seen from Ms Driver’s Friday e-mail to your parents, you will be able to find all your new new learning plans, as well as the old ones, on Google Classroom! There are opportunities to comment on the learning ideas, to ask and answer questions and to post photos of your work. Please do log on and let us know how you are and what you have been doing.

Here are the learning plans for the next 2 weeks’ home learning – please note, after this week, these plans will only be posted on Google Classroom. We have split the English morning plans and the afternoon cross curricular plans to make them easier to follow. There is also a collection of ideas to tackle and consolidate another tricky maths aspect: Money, and a powerpoint that follows up on some of Mr Chapman’s music lessons. Don’t forget, the document we sent through a few weeks ago entitled Home Learning General Plans had sections on extending your learning in different areas, so do have another look at those, as you now have a little more knowledge about this topic and might quite like  to try some of the things on there.

If you haven’t yet  looked at the BBC Bitesize daily lessons in all kinds of subjects, you might want to google BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons, and then select from Year 3 or Year 4. Some of these really back up and extend our learning ideas, and you can pick and choose individual lessons all the way back to April 20th.

English Module Weeks 3 and 4 How to Train A Dragon

CROSS CURRICULAR AFTERNOON SESSIONS Art DT Music Science

Consolidating Using Money

Keep Calm and Make Music – Discovering the Musical Dimensions KS2

 

 

27th April 2020

Hello everyone – we hope you are all well and being angelic for your parents… It was fantastic to have some photos of what some of you were doing at home last week, and these are now on the website under Classes – do take a look to give you some ideas as well as see your friends again! It made us a bit tearful as it was so lovely to see you; many thanks to your parents for sending them in to Mrs Munro. Hopefully you will soon receive instructions around how to use Google Classroom and then you can send us things directly and we can feed back to you! Exciting.

Remember last week’s English Module for Week 1 and 2 (Vikings research information texts) carries on through this week, with of course the cross curricular ideas below it, and White Rose daily maths. We have also identified different slightly tricky aspects of learning that traditionally trip up children of this age, and will be posting a range of ideas for consolidating those in the home context. The first one deals with consolidating learning about Time:

Consolidating Time

Have a good week everyone! Keep sending in those photos of you doing fabulous things!

 

Simplified planning for families with more than one child:

Family Learning Planning Summer 2020 My Outdoor Space

 

 

20th April 2020

Foxes Class Guidance for Home Learning April 2020

Foxes Class Home Learning General Plans Summer 2020

Foxes Class Home Learning Resources

English Module Week 1 and 2 Viking Research Information Texts

 

31st March 2020 – Some new ideas for home learning can be found here:

Compton Challenge Booklet

Easter Activity Ideas

Home Learning Suggestions 17 March 2020

Free subscription to Twinkl resources (these are resources that our teachers often use in school). Twinkl is offering every teacher in the United Kingdom access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption. Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Class Letters

You can download any of the class letters listed below:

Foxes Topic Overview Spring 2 2020

Foxes Spring 2 2020 Homework

Tables_Mountain

(Multiplication table testing sheets to help you practise at home!)

Spring 2: trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace!

 

Spring 2: Romans Theme Day – a lovely event with some fantastic costumes – thank you so much for your creativity and enthusiasm in supporting this!

Spring 1 2020:

We have loved learning about the Romans! It generated some passionate learning as well as some wonderful homework – thank you all as always for bringing the children’s learning to life at home.

Spring 1 2020:

Celtic fairy tales were often rather grim, which taught us quite a lot about life in the past at the time of the Roman invasion of Britain as well as more about oral storytelling. Dramatizing them, however, was not grim at all… We also enjoyed taking on a ‘role’ within our own ‘Celtic village’ and enacting them simultaneously to create a ‘working’ village.

December 2019

The children have really deepened their understanding of sustainability issues such as deforestation through this half term’s South American Rainforest topic. The homework as usual has been fabulous, and we also enjoyed debating the issue using persuasive language. Some of us were VERY good at that…

Our Science work on plants overlapped nicely with some learning about rainforest bees and pollination – we made quick bee models / puppets to act as ‘props’ for our presentations about pollination, as well as learning about and performing ‘waggle dances’ to communicate with the rest of our ‘hive’!

 

November 2019

Sustainability Day proved just how much and how deeply the children have taken on the issue of preserving our world and reducing waste – a huge range of costumes interpreted the title and all the children could clearly articulate what they represented and what the sustainability message was within that. Thank you for all your support!

October 2019

We are so enjoying our Sustainability topic this half term, and have used our English reading / writing learning to research and create  leaflets about a particular aspect of Waste: Plastics that really interests us. Here’s a selection, plus some fabulous homework produced on the same subject! Thank you for all your support and hard work at home!

We are looking forward to our Sustainability Theme Day on Friday before half term – please feel free to take the children’s work on their costumes as their homework for this week.

 

September 30 2019

Last week Mrs Fisher was our ‘guest’ in Class 3 as we showed our fantastic homework! Well done children and parents – you have all put such a lot of thought and creativity into our topic learning, and the children are using their homework as a chance to show and deepen their understanding. See how amazing the homework board looks! And THIS is why the children get such a key part in choosing the homework tasks to go on the sheet at the start of the topic…

September 2019

Welcome back to a new term – what a great start the children have made! They have all settled well and are really embracing our whole school Sustainability topic.

We have ‘repurposed’ our bubble pots to plant bee-friendly bulbs – but first, of course, we had to do a bit of bubble dancing…

Here we are collecting ‘rubbish’ from the ground to make collage, just like Kurt Schwitters!

 

 

July 2019: Many thanks for all our lovely generous gifts – have a wonderful summer holiday! hope the holiday letters (below) are useful!

Welcome to Class 3Y4

Welcome to Class 3Y3

Some things to help you get ready for September2019Y3

Some things to help you get ready for September2019Y2

June: Christian Aid focus: Hands Across The World

We learnt about the Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights of the Child as they relate to education, and our Recognition Board focus for one week was Being Grateful For Our Education. We composed some beautiful songs about Hands Across The World and really enjoyed the performances! We also linked to Overcoming Obstacles to education.

May: Our Schools In The Past day was a great success, with a wide range of activities such as carrying out drills for tables, spelling, historical facts and behaviour, learning that ‘cleanliness is next to Godliness’, peg doll making, cookery (see Victorian Apple Pastry recipe below!) and much more. The children looked amazing and took part with great good humour. Thank you for all your support with the marvellous costumes – they were very clear about who they were and how their historical context might have shaped them.

VICTORIAN APPLE PASTRY

You will need:

  • Eight ounces of puff pastry
  • One pound of apples
  • Two ounces of sugar                                                                                      Method: Divide the pastry into two pieces; roll them out into rounds about seven inches across. Peel and core the apples; slice on to one of the rounds, leaving an inch gap at the edge. Cover with sugar, moisten the edges with water or milk and lay the other round on top. Carefully press the edges together. Decorate the edges, score the top with a knife, brush over with cold water and dust with sugar. Bake for twenty to thirty minutes.

 

April: As part of our final work on Shape (Geometry), we designed and made Easter baskets

March 2019 – Fair Trade: dance (From Cacao Pod To Sack)

March 2019 – Science

We made drama action sequences showing different parts of the digestive system and the audience had to try to work out which part – eg mouth – stomach, or small intestine – large intestine…

 

See below some photos from World Book Day 2019 – didn’t everyone look marvellous?

                   

                   

         

 

SAXON DAY! March 2018

 

15.1.19

Happy new year to you all, and welcome back to the Spring Term! Thanks to everyone for your very generous gifts and lovely messages at Christmas – we hope you had a rejuvenating break!

We are already getting ‘stuck in’ to our new topic, and below you can see some pictures of some RE Epiphany learning (with spiritual tealights…) and a Science experimental session around magnets.

 

 

 

 

20.11.18

Our RE learning is about the Trinity – this is a difficult concept (literally ‘three in one’) and we have explored it from different directions and through different texts / activities / songs / videos / images etc. I challenged the children to work in threes to create a human symbol for the Trinity…

 

19.11.18

We do concentrate quietly a lot of the time… Here we are editing a long piece of writing and responding to teacher marking.

… but we value our active learning with an element of choice – Electricity in this case:

 

16.11.18 Homework! What can I say?

14.10.18    For the last couple of weeks we have been working on Measures in Maths – this involved some practical work first, closely followed by baking (using weighing and measuring) with kind Mrs Knight. As a result we are getting pretty proficient at reading scale and recognising where the correct unit of measurement is being used. And it was fun!!

 

9.11.18 More fabulous homework! What a week it’s been! Do ask your child to talk to you about our new Recognition Board – we have all (adults included) been trying hard to develop and maintain positive learning behaviours!

 

31.10.18          Welcome back after the half term break! This week we were visited by Chris Lloyd, chair of Education Uganda, who carried out a day of workshops about our twinned school, Katiri Primary, in Uganda. You may remember that we have done some fund raising over the last few years for them to purchase library books and slates. We all had a fabulous day, learning lots about ways in which we are the same, but different. One of the most important things the children picked up was that Ugandan culture is not as wasteful and environmentally unsound as ours, but rather people make the most of what they have. On Friday, Mrs Stepney kindly came in to present a slideshow about neo-natal care in Africa, and the children were able to pick up many similarities of theme.

 

12.10.18    A few weeks of really good homework – we have loved sharing in all the different activities, which have included Powerpoints, models, pictures, algebra, stories and edible delicacies! Thank you to all concerned. Our next topic will be called Location, Location, Location –  a Geography-led study of the cities in the UK –  and new topic / homework sheets will come home to you after the half term holiday, as well as being available on this website.

8.10.18                  A big THANK YOU to all staff and volunteers who accompanied the class on their very successful trip to Harold Hillier Gardens – the children learnt masses and were, as always, a credit to you and to the school. We would also like to thank all parents for funding the trip! You can see the results of their day in the classroom and below:

 

1.10.18  We are delighted to welcome Mrs Rebecca Slater to Class 3 as our new LSA (to replace the irreplaceable Mrs Fisher) for 4 mornings per week – do pop in and meet her on Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday.

24.9.18       Mrs Snowden worked with us to plant bulbs for spring around the school, as well as tidy the pots ready for autumn.

20.9.18     We really enjoyed re-creating Stonehenge out of plasticine! Some of us also made different versions out of a variety of materials for homework.

 

Welcome back to the Autumn Term 2018, and an especially warm welcome to our new families – it’s lovely to have you with us.

17.9.18 The children have made a really good start settling into school, and we are already well into our topic, with some super homework! Thank you so much for joining in so enthusiastically

We have launched into our Science learning about Rocks too, and have enjoyed a range of practical learning activities already

Investigating the properties of rocks

We are also finding our History learning (Stone Age / Iron Age) really fascinating!

Cave Art

 

Our book study text, The Iron Man, has already involved some very entertaining drama together with expressive reading aloud.

Drama and reading aloud in pairs