Take One Picture topic.
Year 3/4 have enjoyed looking closely at paintings in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford. In one painting, we learned about a journey and role played a character from the painting. Then, we chose a favourite painting and sketched part of it. We spent some time looking at the works of Pissaro because we have been recreating scenes at school using the pointillism technique. It was great to see a famous artist's work to aspire to. We even had time to look at the Ancient Egyptian exhibition- what a great day out!
ART- Drawing with charcoal and chalk
We have been developing our drawing skills by thinking about dark, medium and light tones. Look at our fantastic sketches of coal miners on our English working wall and our growing vocabulary list!
Science- How are shadows made?
We have been testing different materials to work out how to make great shadows. We were asked to create a shadow linked to our class book 'Town Is by The Sea'. We considered what a Cape Breton coal miner might think about whilst working underground all day. Can you guess?
EPA Text-based project launch day.
On Monday 8th January, our classroom looked very different. We began the day by exploring a new environment linked to our new picture book called 'Town Is By the Sea'. We thought we were off to the seaside, but we ended up crawling through dark tunnels instead! Take a look at some pictures of our special day.
Africa Topic Work.
If you didn't manage to get into our classroom this afternoon or visit our display of work in the hall, here are some amazing photos that show the children's learning this term. Enjoy!
I hope you had a fantastic summer and are ready to start a new school year. Our new topic for the autumn term is AFRICA. This is a whole-school topic and we will be showcasing our work in December; keep a look-out for the date! Enjoy perusing our Class topic web to find out about all our exciting learning planned for this term.
Busy Summer Term
Show and tell at its best!
We enjoyed Grace's interesting talk on puppy raising. She shared lots of facts and photographs and we all got a special cuddle too!
Working in the Community
Year 3/4 children worked hard with Rev. David Tyler to clean the church in time for the 'Flower Festival'.
Both children and parents worked together to create paper tissue flowers on open afternoon. The children then collaged their work to create an amazing image of an eye. This was linked to one of Jesus' miracles (John 9- Jesus heals a man born blind).
This summer term, our topic is 'Into the Woods'. We've already had a great time in the local woodlands and gathered materials for our class interest display and art work. We have made bark rubbings from lots of different trees and compared the patterns. We have made our own environmental art pictures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy too. We are going to be researching trees from different countries and making creative presentations to our peers. Our stories this term are all going to be about wolves. Leonard and Ben H have already found out why wolves howl- we like the fact that they just howl because they're happy!
Look out for more work from Year 3/4 wolf pack soon.
Summer Term 5
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, our new summer term topic is the Circus!
We've already had great fun with the circus skills equipment and gathered data for our data handling maths project. I'm sure it's going to be an action-packed fun topic!
Please find below our Class topic web for your information.
Happy New Year everyone- 2017!
I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas holiday break. For your information, I have attached the new topic web- The Americas. The children have begun this new topic with great enthusiasm and I am really looking forward to teaching them.
Now that we have finished our autumn term swimming lessons, we'll be keeping fit by exploring dance (linked to our topic work) with Miss Walton from Bartholomew School. As PE will be on Monday and Wednesday this term, please can you ensure that all indoor and outdoor kit is in school on Monday. If you have purchased new kit, please can you clearly name all garments.
A very big thank you to Jayden's grandparents who came in on Friday 11th November to talk to the Class about being a WW2 evacuee, and wartime rationing. The children listened with respect and were very keen to ask questions previously prepared. Max said, 'We listened to the sound of the doodlebug bomb on Granddad's iPad- it helped us try to imagine what it might have been like in the London Blitz.'
Christmas Play rehearsals
I hope you all received my letter with details of your child's costume for the Christmas play this year 'Children of the World'. Costumes need to be in school on Wednesday 30th November in a clearly labelled bag please. It would be really helpful if you could encourage and support your child to learn their lines as soon as possible. We are really excited about our play this year and look forward to the performances on the 6th and 7th of December!
Welcome to our class information page. Well done to all the children for coming into class with speed and efficiency - they are all sat down, organised and working within 4 minutes!
Our topic of WW2 Britain is progressing well and the children have just published their first text about gas masks - wonderful work! We are now exploring diary writing in English and addition and subtraction in mathematics.
Our class reading book has been The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes and we are now enjoying other picture books linked to our topic theme.
I look forward to seeing parents at our ‘meet the teacher evening’ and will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about life in Class 3.