We began the day in 'make your heart bounce' assembly with Mr. Garden before heading back to class to design bounce related games and valentines cards. This was followed by a bounce disco in the hall led by Mrs Smith, the children loved completing the circuit training to music and hopping around on space hoppers! Back in class, we then measured our resting heart rate before doing a 20 minute workout video in class and compared our heart rate after. In the afternoon we enjoyed some relaxing yoga followed by bouncy castles to end the day!
We had a great day on Monday for our Stone Age day. Eiffel spent the morning making 3D tools and weapons and creating cave drawings in groups. In the afternoon we had our Stone Age workshop where we pretended to archaeologists, digging and researching objects from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We worked out which period the objects belonged to by using the clues and the timeline displayed in the classroom!
Eiffel class have had a great day doing activities for our Book in a Day project to celebrate National Storytelling Week!
We started the day by reading 'The day the crayons quit', giving each crayon a comical voice before the children investigated the crime scene which they found when entering the classroom. Poor white crayon had been brutally snapped in half and after looking closely at the clues and interrogating the key suspects during hot seating drama, they came to their conclusions!
We designed and wrote a letter to Duncan from a new multi-coloured crayon and had chance to use our persuasive, boastful language from last term! After this, we made a rainbow from skittles and began learning about how we see different colours!
In the afternoon, we decorated our classroom door by each designing a crayon and children adding sketches to the background. Some children designed a new wrapper for peach crayon while others made a new home to comfortably house all of Duncan's crayons. We will be finishing the sequel to this book 'The day the crayons came home' this week in class!
In English we have been learning all about Non-Chronological reports linked to our topic of Bronze Age to the Stone Age. This has involved the children imitating a model text, unpicking the features of reports and defining unfamiliar words in dictionaries to create a glossary! We have also been organising information into paragraphs and researching information for our own Stone Age report.
In Maths we began the Spring term by exploring length. We did a carousel of activities involving different measuring equipment and units and took our learning outside to measure how many metres we could 'hop, skip and jump'. The children enjoyed learning practically and were able to record, compare and convert units of measurement to solve multi-step problems! We have also learnt all about perimeter and the children have been encouraged to develop their reasoning skills by sorting statements into 'true or false' 'agree, disagree' and 'always, sometimes, never', explaining and proving their choices to others! We have now moved onto statistics and will be learning to interpret and present pictograms, bar charts and tables!
In topic we have been learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and we are looking forward to our Stone Age workshop very soon! Keep following the page for updates and pictures!
During computing, children have been learning about algorithms. The children have followed and created their own simple algorithms to instruct each other to draw a picture and then de-bugged their algorithms by editing their instructions as needed. Last lesson we had fun programming the Bee-Bots to take a designed route around the perimeter of a 2D shape or around a maze!
This half term in English we developed our writing skills by looking at different description techniques we can use in our writing to have an impact on the reader. We used these skills when innovating a journey tale based on a story from another culture. We have learnt to write sentences of 3, use similes, write a 'show, don't tell' sentence and use adjectives and adverbs effectively.
In maths this half term, we have learnt written methods for both multiplication and division. We worked our way through different steps where we started very practically using equipment, then reviewed written methods learnt from last year before introducing new methods which are taught in Year 3! We all did really well moving on to our next step in learning and challenging ourselves.
In topic, we have really enjoyed finding out about South America, especially the Amazon. The children used the Geography skills to locate different countries and continents on maps. We have explored the human and physical features of different parts of South America and made comparisons to our own country.
In PE, the children wanted to learn the 'Haka' as they felt this linked to the tribes which lived in the Amazon. We focused on learning to dance in unison! In computing we have been using textease to create a slideshow using all of the facts we have learnt about South America.
In Art, the children created a collaborative piece of art work called 'The Climb' which was voted as the winner in a Year 3 and 4 assembly. We then created a piece of music based on the picture which we have performed in our 'Perform a Picture' assembly and our end of term show case this week along with the haka and a parade of our fantastic Rio Carnival head dresses!
It has been a very busy but exciting and enjoyable half term which has been topped off with singing in the community, hot chocolate our Christmas party and lots more festive fun. It is great to see so many of the class progressing with their learning and building their confidence.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Miss Howorth and Miss Maltas
Welcome to Eiffel class. This year we had to choose a significant European person from History. The children researched different people and voted in favour of Eiffel. Gustav Eiffel was a great engineer of his time. He was involved in the design of the Eiffel tower. Have you seen his work?
Teachers in class: Miss Howorth
Classroom doors will close at 8.55am. Should your child arrive later than this then please report to the school office.
Indoor PE is on a Thursday morning.
Outdoor PE is on a Wednesday afternoon to replace swimming
Please remember that school dinner menus need to be returned by Wednesday afternoon with the correct money in a sealed envelope.
Year 3 Non-Negotiable’s to set us up for a fabulous year!
This Autumn term, Eiffel class will be working very hard to ensure we know how to spell the first 300 High Frequency words (HFW) which we started to learn in Reception so that we are ready to move onto our Year 3 spellings, rules and patterns for the rest of the year.
In addition to this, we will regularly working on our handwriting to ensure that all our fantastic work can be read clearly.
Furthermore, we are consolidating our basic number skills including number bonds, doubling and halving and our times tables 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 8, 50, 100!
If you would like any further guidance with the different ways you can support your child at home, then please don’t hesitate to speak to us.
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