- Email the parent email if you wish to speak with us.
Please send your child in with an extra layer to wear OVER their school jumper if they are cold in the classroom.
TABLES TEST AND ROCKET MATHS
Well done to Aubrey for passing his platinum tables test and Aaron who passed his gold tables test. Several children moved onto the next level of their Rocket Maths, so well done to them too!
The next test will be on Monday 3rd May. Make sure you keep practicing as lots of you were very close to moving up!
NATIONAL DAY OF REFLECTION - COVID-19
Today marks a year since the first UK lockdown. As a class, we have spent time thinking about events over the last year, how we have felt during this time and who we are thankful for. We marked the day by tying yellow ribbons around the KS2 playground, observing a minutes silence at midday and this afternoon, every child made a daffodil and filled each petal with a memory or thank you to those who have helped them when they have been at home.
Nearly the whole class took part in our class joke competition today and we had lots of fun listening to each other and trying to work out the answers. Well done to Meeya who was the overall winner. She made us all laugh out loud with her joke which was:
What do you call cheese that's not yours?
WE'RE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!!
We've had a brilliant first week back together at school. We've been busy catching up on the last couple of months, blowing bubbles in the playground, recapping some of the learning covered on Google Classroom, carrying out lots of different science experiments for Science Week and we've also created a truly beautiful piece of art work which is on display on the windows outside the classroom.
Dear year 3 Y,
It was so lovely to see your smiling faces online the other day.
I can't wait to be back teaching you in person.
Hopefully after Easter :-)
In the meantime, I am doing things behind the scenes and online and I am in regular contact with Miss Yates and Ms Cummings, so I am fully aware of what is going on.
I do have a little challenge for you all....... Springtime is such a beautiful season, many plants and trees are 'waking up from their winter slumbers' and many changes are happening. It's for this reason that our Science topic this term is about plants. So the challenge is, to either plant something or adopt an existing plant either in the garden or park and watch it develop over the next few weeks/months. Please feel free to take pictures and share them on Google classroom.
At the weekend I planted two Magnolia Firebirds and some Peonies, I'm waiting for my Freesia bulbs to arrive....... Now I have to remember - what do plants need to grow healthily?
Take care everyone and catch up again soon.
Miss Ogden :-)
ROCKET MATHS AND TIMES TABLES
Congratulations to the following children who completed another section on their Rocket Maths rocket or a Times Tables challenge: Benji, Ario, Aaron, Millie, Hans, Zayna, Alpi, Jamie, Scarlett, Olivia and Aubrey.
Many children were very close to achieving their target and I hope they will succeed next month! Keep practicing and remember to use Times Tables Rockstars over the Christmas holidays!!
As part of our computing lesson today, we visited the Ollee App website. It is a free website where adults and children can talk to a virtual friend about how they are feeling. The children enjoyed exploring the website and reading the advice Ollee gave them. If you wish to have a look at the website at home, the address is https://app.ollee.org.uk/#/welcome. There is a specific part of the website for parents.
FIREWORKS IN A JAR EXPERIMENT
This afternoon, the children enjoyed watching a little science experiment. We used warm water, vegetable oil and drops of food colouring to create our own safe fireworks. It sounded like a real fireworks display was taking place in the classroom! The excitement grew and grew as the children waited for the food colouring to break through the oil and burst in the water, and there were lots of excited screams when it did!
I have shared the instructions for this experiment below as many children were keen to show you at home.
WELCOME BACK TO THE SECOND HALF OF THE AUTUMN TERM!
It was lovely to see the children on Tuesday and hear all about their half term. We have already started learning about a new book in our English lessons (the children do not know the title of it yet!) and next week we will be starting our new topic, based on the local area - Barnet.
On Monday afternoon, the children were very busy creating sculptures out of paper. Their works of art are now on display in the corridoor outside the Year 2 and 3 classrooms. The children are very proud of their creations and I thought it would be nice to share some pictures with you. We hope you like them!
We did an experiment to find out how soap works and why it is so important to wash our hands properly. The children really enjoyed this and were keen to show you at home.
Please find a link below to a YouTube video showing the experiment: