This week we enjoyed our enrichment day which was about our new science topic on Light and Dark. We worked together in groups to create a script and puppets for our own shadow puppet show. We had time to rehearse and practise our skills as puppeteers and then each group performed to the class.
Monday 17th December – Thursday 20th December 2018
This week has seen us participate in our final gymnastics lesson and Mrs Lawerence commented on how much progress we have made since we started lessons with her in year 1. Everyone had a go at all the different pieces of equipment and supported each other with encouragement in our final lesson.
We also had our class party this week with some wonderful dance moves on display, so we look forward to our dance preparations in the new year for the Dance Festival in March 1st.
Finally the Seagull team would like to thank you all for your kind words and gifts this week and wish you all a Merry Christmas. We look forward to seeing all the children back in school on Monday 7th January.
Monday 10th December – Friday 14th December 2018
We have enjoyed our Christmas meal, with lots of children trying new foods that they may not have tried before. A big well done to everyone for such an enjoyable lunch.
This week we have been busy rehearsing and also learning how to write a really good letter. On Thursday morning we also made some Christmas decorations.
This week we had the exciting opportunity to paint our fossils and flints we had made last week. We have been recapping instructional text and the key features we need to remember, we even got the opportunity to make bread and then compare it to Stone Age bread, we know which one we preferred.
This week we have started the process of trying to make our own fossil like models. We used plasticine and shells to help us achieve our moulds. Then they were filled with plaster paris and now we have to wait for this to harden.
Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018
This week we have been learning even more about fossils and rocks from the Rock Man. The children enjoyed a morning of discovery when they tried to answer a variety of questions about rocks and fossils, around an exciting exhibition set up in the hall. Then in the afternoon they got the opportunity to meet Mary Anning and ask her questions, plus they had the opportunity to carry out some observational drawings of fossils.
Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018
This week we went to Southend Museum to learn more about British Pre-history; the Stone Age. It was a fascinating talk and we had the opportunity to hold a woolly mammoth’s tooth and tusk which had been discovered in the river bed of the Thames. We learnt about how they hunted and how their tools evolved over thousands of years. We also had the opportunity to look closely at different types of rocks and how they used them, which relates to our science studies about rocks and our English with Stig being a keen user of some of the tools we saw.
Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
This week in Seagull Class we have started our new topic relating to the Stone Age. In science we are looking at types of rocks and learning their names and properties, some types of rocks have appeared in our class reading book, Stig of the Dump, predominantly flint and chalk. We have enjoyed the first few chapters from this book and have been writing character descriptions for the main characters. This week has also seen us return to gymnastics lessons with Mrs Lawrence and revise what we had learnt in year 2 and begin to learn some new skills.
Next week we will continue with Stig of the Dump and the adventures Barney has with Stig. We also have our visit to the museum to look forward to when we will get to look at and touch many exciting artefacts. Please remember to return permissions slips on Monday to allow your child to travel on the coach to the museum.
Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018
This week has been full of excitement in preparation for our Science Fair, which was on Thursday. The children really worked well together in their groups, to create and test their exhibits and then write and edit their instructions. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did preparing it for you.
Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018
A big well done to all the pupils and staff who spent the night at school. The pupils had lots of fun throughout the evening and all pupils slept well and were up early for school on the Friday. They managed to pack up their belongings and we only have a few items of lost property which we will bring out to the playground on Monday after school.
Have a good weekend.
This week has been extremely busy and we have had lots of fun learning new concepts and information. In French we have practised what we have learnt so far this term in some wonderful conversations, some of which you can see below. We had more fun with leaves this week and have created leaf lanterns, which we will bring home at half term.
Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018
This week we had a lovely trip to Bell Wharf Beach where we all became poets. Firstly we went on a word hunt looking at all we could see, hear and touch at the beach and writing descriptive phrases and adjectives to describe these things. Then some of us together or alone started to create poems, using similar rhyming patterns from the poems we had read in class during the week. We had the opportunity to read them at the beach to others, then back at school we have made final copies from our original drafts.
Please continue to send in your cheese boxes for our art project next week and keep up with your daily reading and recording in weekly planners.
Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018
This week has seen the children really been working hard to show the adults in Seagull Class they are ready to tackle the work year three has in store for them. In maths they have been looking at addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers and starting to apply this to money situations of up to £5.
They have been active in lots of lessons , not only PE but in the classroom and playground as well. They have been working hard to revise their times tables they already know and they have really enjoyed using the BBC Super Movers to aid their recall of these.
In English the children have started to look at poetry and how the words can paint a picture in our head, by writing some wonderful descriptions about the image the poem had created in their mind. They have tried to learn a poem so they could try to recite it back in groups which has been been lovely to watch and listen to. Next week we are going to try composing our own poems when we visit the beach about the wind.
In art lessons they have used their leaf sketches and drawings to inspire their designs for printing. The first print is done and next week more detail will be added, final pictures will be on display. Don’t forget if you have any round cheese boxes please send them in for our next art project.
PE, children need to have their PE kit in school every day, as the days change for PE each half term.
They must come into school with their hair tied back and no jewellery is to be worn during PE lessons.
Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018
This week we have been practising our fine motor skills by picking up beans with one hand and trying to make paperclip snakes. See if you can do it at home and get quicker in 30 seconds.
We have also been investigating magnets and how they work. We have started to think about our science fair and what sort of exhibits we could make. More details about this next week.
Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018
This week we have been reminding ourselves about money and the different coins we use in England. We would really like to practise our money skills, so if out shopping let us help count out the money and practise working out the change.
Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September 2018
We have started to look at our topic this term about Megacities. We aren’t sure what one is yet but we have discussed the nearest city to us and what we know about it. Mrs Crabb was really impressed with how many places we knew in London.
Well done to everyone that has come into class this week with big smiles and worked hard during their first few days in year three.