Emmaville Primary School

Southern Europe Yr 3

Welcome to the Southern Europe Year 3 Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this year.
Home Learning Overview 3
 
This is the new home learning overview for the next few weeks. We have already chosen the suggested activities for each day and placed them on the timetable for you. This ensures that the learning is completed in the correct order. More details and links are on the timetable each week and the resources are below it. Maths, reading and English tasks are also specified on the timetable.

Home Learning WC: Monday 13th July 2020

Hi Everyone,

We hope you’ve had a good week. We’ve loved seeing the posts on Seesaw of your colour changing celery experiments. Well done to those of you who entered the GSSP #Writeunite competition, your poems were fantastic. Good luck to you all!

It has been lovely to chat with some of you on the phone this week to find out how you are. Don’t worry, if we haven’t managed to catch you we will try again next week (WC 13.7.20).

It’s the last week of the Summer term. You have worked so hard over the last few months, and so have your grown-ups. Well done everyone! It’s nearly time for your Summer holiday.

We hope you enjoy the last week of term and look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to on Seesaw.

Missing you all!

The Year 3 team.

Home Learning WC: Monday 6th July 2020

 

Hi Everyone,

We are missing you lots and hope you are all well. We know some of you are missing your brothers and sisters because they have gone back to school and you wish you had too. Remember to enjoy and make the most of your one to one time with your grown-ups.

We’ve been super impressed with all your hard work this week especially your wonderful poetry, talking about the things you didn’t know you’d miss during lockdown. Also lots of you are continuing to work hard on your maths every day, well done!

If you haven’t done it yet, try out Get Epic (in the reading section on the timetable). You can access ebooks, comics, videos, quizzes and audio books all FREE. Details of joining instructions were sent via Seesaw last week.

This week there are lots of exciting activities on your timetable. Don’t miss the #Skipunite (in the PE section) and the #Drawunite competition we have put in Tuesday afternoon.

We can’t wait to see your new posts on Seesaw!

The Year 3 Team

Home learning WC: Monday 29th June

 

Hi Everyone,

We hope you’ve had a good week and have enjoyed the glorious weather!

It has been lovely to the posts on Seesaw of some of the brilliant work you have been doing. We have been particularly impressed with your Anglo Saxon illuminated letters and your descriptive lockdown poetry.

Following is the timetable and resources for this week’s activities. It includes Sports Day, which would have been on Tuesday, so we thought it might be nice for you to have your own Sports Day at home. Wednesday’s afternoon activity is to write a poem about sports day for the #WRITEUNITE competition. All details are further down this page. We hope lots of you will take part in this competition.

There are only 3 more weeks left of the term, so keep working hard, you’re doing so well.

Missing you lots!

The Year 3 Team

Home Learning WC: 22nd June 2020

Hello Everyone,

We are missing you all and hope you are well.

Thank you for keeping in touch with us over Seesaw. It is really nice to see what you are doing. As usual, we have been very impressed with the work you have posted on Seesaw this week. We have been particularly pleased with your Black Lives Matter posters.

A special thank you to all your parents and carers who are doing a wonderful job supporting you with your home learning. Well done grown ups!

Thank you to those of you who sent in your report comments, if you haven’t sent yours in yet, then please do so this week.

We are dealing with lots of changes right now in this current situation. We can look for the good things about it to help ourselves feel better. For Monday’s PSHE activity, we thought it would be nice for you to create a list with all the positive and negative changes of lockdown. But remember, these changes won’t last forever.

Please find following the timetable of suggested activities for this week and resources below.

The year 3 team

Hello Southern Europe,

I’m missing you all lots! Once again, you have made me very proud to be your teacher this week. I have been SO impressed with the work you have done, particularly your World Oceans Day plastic sculptures. Thank you to those of you who have also sent in your letter to your classmates; they have really made me smile. I hope you have enjoyed reading each others’ letters on Seesaw.

This week’s home learning includes your Report Comment. Please complete this activity this week and send it to me via Seesaw by the end of the week.

Below is a suggested timetable for this week, remember this is just a guide, please do what is best for you.

Stay safe and keep smiling Year 3!

Mrs Hamilton

Home Learning WC: Monday 8th June

Hi everyone,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. It’s been lovely to see some of the wonderful fossils you have made, read the poems you have written and be captivated by your Bridget Riley optical illusion art on Seesaw this week!

Please find following this week’s timetable. There are a few exciting additional activities this week including Bike Week, World Oceans Day and The Blaydon Races!

We also think it would be nice for you to write a letter to your classmates as you haven’t seen them for quite some time. We’ve given you some ideas in Wednesday’s PSHE lesson. Please post your letter on Seesaw and we will share one letter with the rest of the class each day.

We hope you enjoy your week.

Stay safe and keep smiling!

With best wishes

The Year 3 Team

NE40 Battle of the Scarecrows
 
We thought this might be something fun for you to take part in!
 
(All the week's resources are below this)
WC: Monday 1st June
 
Hello everyone,
 
I hope you've all had a lovely half term break and been enjoying the sunshine. Following is a suggested timetable for this week. There are links to click on the timetable itself. Additional resources are attached below.
 
Remember to post on Seesaw as it's really nice for me to see what you've been doing.
 
Missing you all! :)
Mrs Hamilton
 
 
Home learning WC: Monday 18th May
 
Hello everyone,
Welcome to another week of home learning. I've been so impressed with all the things you've been doing at home and it's been lovely to see them on Seesaw. I hope you're all well and I'm sure you are all being super stars for your parents. Keep it up!
All the best
Mrs Hamilton
Green Blue Peter Badge Winner
 
Rose has just received a green Blue Peter badge! She got it for a picture that she called The Sea Of Plastic. She drew the sea and the stuck blue pieces of plastic on the sea. She was really pleased with how it turned out. Well done Rose!
75th Anniversary of VE Day - Competition
 
Well you certainly gave me a tricky time judging the entries for the competition. They were amazing! It looks like you all had a wonderful time making, eating and celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day. I've attached photos below so you can see what fantastic cakes, hats and bunting your classmates have made. 
The winner of the competition in Southern Europe class is........drum roll please..........
 
Dylan M and his brother Oliver. What a fantastic cake you made boys. Well done!
 
A little prize will be making its way to you boys. 
Home Learning Overview
 
Subject Overview: This is the new home learning overview for the next few weeks. As a change from the previous overview, we have already chosen the suggested activities for each day and placed them on the timetable for you. This ensures that the learning is completed in the correct order. More details and links are on the timetable and the resources are below it. Maths, reading and English tasks are also specified on the timetable. Please see below the overview.

Home Learning WC: Monday 11th May

Hello everyone,

We hope you’ve all had a good weekend. We were very impressed with all the wonderful entries for the VE Day competition. There were decorative hats and delicious looking cakes! Lots of you had also put up lovely VE day bunting to celebrate the 75th Anniversary. The winner from each class will be announced soon.

This week we have 2 exciting things going on:

The first is #DANCEUNITE. Unfortunately, the Dance Festival had to be cancelled this year. However, Gateshead Schools Sports Partnership have set up a virtual dance event for all the schools in Gateshead to take part in. There are rehearsals all week and then on Friday you can join the whole of Gateshead for a dress rehearsal and final performance. You might even spot a few teachers getting involved too!

The second is that it is International Nurses Day on Tuesday. Florence Nightingale was born 200 years ago on 12th May. We have given you some activities linked to Florence Nightingale and ask that you put a light (or a picture of a light) in your window at 8.30pm on Tuesday evening to say thank you to all the nurses who are working so hard.

We have given you all the details of suggested activities and links on the timetable itself and any resources are attached below it. As usual, please choose activities from the timetable that suit you and your child. Most importantly, stay safe and well. We hope you all have a good week. 

With best wishes,

The Year 3 Team

 

Home Learning WC: Monday 4th May
 
Hello everyone, we hope you are all safe and well and staying active and happy. 
 
Please find following the new timetable for week commencing 4th May. You will notice that we have put suggested activities for each afternoon and details, links and resources on the timetable itself. We have also attached a new overview for the next few weeks. As usual, these are only suggestions as we appreciate that home schooling is not all that parents have to do! Please do what suits you and your child.
 
With best wishes
The Year 3 Team 
Home Learning: WC Monday 27th April 
 

Hello everyone,

We hope you are all safe and well. Please find attached a suggested timetable and resources for week commencing 27th April. These are ideas to keep the children busy, active and in some sort of routine. Feel free to pick and choose what suits you and your child. We know lots of you are trying to work from home alongside home schooling, so please don’t stress over it, just do what you can.

You may have noticed that we included a Relax Kids Calm Pack in the resources last week and this week we have added a Rainbow Pack. Feel free to use these as your PSHE. They have lovely exercises and activities to help your children feel more relaxed and calm during this unsettling time.

It’s been lovely to see what you’ve been doing on Seesaw – many of you have been learning to cook and doing gardening and learning some fantastic new skills in the process. Keep the posts coming!

Take care and stay safe

The Year 3 team

Home Learning Overview
 
Subject Overview: From this overview, activities for different subjects can be chosen. Maths, reading and English tasks will be specified on the timetable. 
Home Learning: WC Monday 20th April
 
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed spending time with your families. It has been so nice to see what you have been doing on Seesaw. Please keep the messages, photos and videos coming. You really are a wonderful bunch and have been superstars for your grown-ups while staying at home. Keep up the good work! I look forward to seeing what you get up to next week.
 
Please find attached this week's timetable with links. There are also resources and the overview below.
 
Stay safe everyone!

Monday 20th April

Dear parents and carers,

First of all, a huge thank you from the Year 3 Team! We have been so impressed with all the wonderful things your children have been doing and know that this is thanks to your support and encouragement.

We are aware that many of you are working from home alongside trying to help your children learn and appreciate that this is not easy during what is already a challenging time. We are suggesting daily activities on the timetable and will also give you details of other websites that might be useful. However, we would like to stress that these are only suggestions and know that some activities require more adult support than others, so please choose what suits you and your child best.

Further to the timetable that we added to the website on Friday for this week’s learning, we also wanted to share with you two new learning resources that have become available as of this morning (we have also sent you these via Marvellous Me).

BBC Bitesize have introduced daily home learning lessons. There are 3 lessons per day: maths, English and one other area of the curriculum. These look quite fun and include a variety of activities.

Oak National Academy has also released daily home learning lessons, which for today is a maths lesson, reading comprehension and a history lesson. These include an online quiz and online teaching.

Wishing you all a good week and looking forward to seeing what the children have been up to on Seesaw.

Take care and stay safe

Debbie Hamilton & Emily Rochester

Easter Holiday Activities
 
Hello everyone,
I'm missing you all and hope you are all ok. Thank you to those of you who have uploaded some of the things they have been doing to Seesaw. It's been lovely to see what you've been up to and really made me smile!
 
We're so impressed with all your hard work, but it's now the Easter holidays, so please make sure you take time to relax and enjoy your family's company. However, if you're stuck for something to do, following are some ideas that might help keep you entertained.
 
Also, remember there's always reading,TTRS, Adam Bushnell, Joe Wicks and David Walliams. 
 
Happy Easter everyone, stay happy, stay safe and relax :)
 
 
Home Learning WC: Monday 30th March
 

I hope you have all made the most of the sunshine this week and enjoyed your first week learning from home. Thank you to those children (and parents) who have uploaded pictures, videos and comments to Seesaw. It's been wonderful to see what so many of you have been up to. You've really made me smile! If you haven't had a look at Seesaw yet, it's really easy to use and I'd love to see what you have been doing (check Marvellous Me for your log ins).

Over the weekend, I would like you to do lots of things that you enjoy e.g. relax, play games, read a book, watch a movie, play with your toys. But most importantly, enjoy spending quality time with your family.

Please find below this week’s suggested timetable and resources.

Miss you all. Stay happy, healthy and safe.

 
Additional resources for WC: Monday 30th March
 
Home Learning WC: Monday 23rd March
 

Please find below a suggested timetable. We thought this might help you to structure your learning. The blue underlined words are links and can be clicked on to take you straight to the relevant websites. We’ll upload a new timetable for each school week.

 
Additional resources for WC: Monday 23rd March
Friday 20th March 2020
 
Home Learning Pack
 
Today, the children are bringing home a learning pack to use whilst the schools are closed. Inside there are lots of activities that your children can do linked to the learning they would be doing in school. We have made sure that we have included some fun activities, ways to keep fit, stay healthy and relax. There is also a list of websites which your child can use to help them learn. We have given each child a maths exercise book, a lined exercise book, coloured pencils,a rubber, sharpener and glue. They are also bringing their handwriting and spelling books home. Please keep an eye on the website as I will be in touch with reminders and other suggestions. Take care everyone! Mrs Hamilton

Friday 20th March 2020

Pedestrian Training

Over the last 4 weeks we have been taking part in Pedestrian Training with Rachel, Eve and Jocelyn from Schools Go Smarter Tyne and Wear. In the first week, we learnt the Green Cross Code. In the second week, we learnt to cross roads normally. In the third week, we learnt how to cross at a T-junction. We played a game of 10s to see who could get to the other side without losing any points. Today, we learnt how to cross between parked cars. Thank you so much to Rachel, Eve and Jocelyn. We now know how to cross safely. At the end we all got a pencil and a certificate!

By Rachel and Rose

Friday 13th March 2020
 
Destination@British Judo
 
We had a brilliant time last week when John from Destination@British Judo came in and gave us a Judo taster session. We learnt several moves and had such fun. The photos speak for themselves!

Thursday 12th March 2020

Learning about Cochlear Implants

We had a fascinating lesson from Ivy this week. On Monday, Ivy went with her little sister Penny to the hospital to see what happened when Penny’s cochlear implant was switched on.

Ivy brought in Colin the Cochlear Koala to meet us. Ivy used Colin to demonstrate to the rest of the class how cochlear implants work. She talked about the fact that the batteries have to be charged every night and that they are put in a special box with a Dri-Brik inside.

Ivy was fantastic when she took questions from the class and answered them really clearly and in detail. She was very fair and made sure that everyone that wanted to ask a question could. I was very proud of Ivy. What a mature young lady she is!

Because of the cochlear implants, Penny can now hear a lot better.

Friday 28th February

A Special Parcel

On Tuesday, Mrs McKie came in with a special delivery. It was a giant box full of hay. Inside there was a huge egg and a letter.

Some words were written in different languages. We used Google Translate to find out what it said. The first part was in Latin. It said We believe in Dragons. The second part was in German. It said European Dragon Museum. Please have a look at the photo of the letter to see what it said.

We have looked after the Tyne Mud Dragon egg very carefully and enjoyed thinking about what a Tyne Mud Dragon might be like. We have drawn it and written about it. It was very exciting and we are waiting to see it hatches. If it does, Miss Armstrong, please can we keep it as a class pet?

Friday 14th February 2020
 
Finished Mazes
 
As promised, here are photos of the finished mazes. I was SO impressed! We have some very talented designers and makers in our midst.
Once they were complete, the children evaluated their mazes and decided what they would do differently next time.
Well done everyone!

Friday 14th February 2020

Ancient Greek Artefacts

 

In History we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. We borrowed some artefacts from a museum so we could learn more about them. We had lots of fun doing it. We discovered that the Ancient Greeks used knuckle bones to play Jacks.

Written by Zoe & Ivy

Friday 7th February
 
D&T - Amazing Mazes!
 
Wow! I was super impressed with the boys and girls of Southern Europe this afternoon. They have been using the folding, cutting, joining and sticking techniques they practised to make their mazes. Some of it proved more tricky than they thought, but what fantastic STICKABILITY they have! At one point I was worried that perhaps it was going to be a little too tricky, but they showed excellent Growth Mindset and didn't give up. You can see everyone hard at work and so focused. Some children managed to finish today and we will take photos of the rest once they are complete. Great job all of you!

31st January 2020

History – Ancient Greeks

In history this week, we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. Ancient Greece was not one single nation, but a group of hundreds of city-states.  Two of the largest were Athens and Sparta, who were often at war with each other. The Athenians invented democracy, a system that allows citizens to vote on important matters. However, women, children and slaves were not allowed to vote.

The Ancient Greeks were one of the most influential civilizations in history. Many of the words that we use today have Ancient Greek origins, such as:

 

Accident - From the Greek word cid (to fall).

 

Panic - From the name of Ancient Greek goat-god Pan, who spread terror among the nymphs.

 

Telephone - From the Greek word tele (far). This word is a voice from far away.

Dinosaur - From deinos (terrible)and savra (lizard)

 

Planet - From the Greek verb planomai (to wander). The Ancient Greeks thought these were wandering stars.

 

And of course…

 

Democracy - From demos (people) and kratos (power). It simply means: Power to the People!

31st January 2020

Story Sharing

We had a wonderful time this morning reading out loud our independent defeating a monster stories to the other year 3 class. It was lovely to hear each other’s stories and tell our friends what we liked about their stories.

24th January 2020

Design and Technology

This half term we are going to be making our own maze, or labyrinth, out of paper.

After looking at images of mazes made out of different materials, we experimented with different ways to make paper stand up to form a barrier. It wasn’t as easy as we thought it would be, but we persevered and found lots of different ways. Mrs Hamilton was very impressed with our ideas!

We used different techniques such as folding, cutting, sticking, joining and bending.

We decided to recycle scrap paper for our experimental work because it is better for the environment.

Have a look at the pictures below to see some of our creative ideas.

Friday 17th January 2020
 
Gymnastics with coach Miss Troke
 
We are very lucky to have Miss Troke come in to school to teach us Gymnastics every Thursday for this half term. Last week we practised the warm up, and this week Reilly and Rose lead the warm up for the whole class! Well done! We have learnt and practised: pike rolls, straddle rolls, forward rolls and dive rolls. As you can see from the photos, we had to do the dive rolls over our partner. It was a little bit nerve-wracking at times! We are improving our skills every week by practising and giving each other feedback and encouragement. We really look forward to Thursday mornings.

Thursday 19th December 2019

Paper Christmas Baubles

Yesterday, we had so much fun making paper baubles with Mrs Richter! We used 4 strips of paper and we made 2 crosses. Then we drew on them. We put the two crosses together and then pulled the strips upwards and joined them together at the top. It needed a lot of concentration or else it would all go wrong! We tied some wool on the top so we could hang the bauble up. I took mine home and hung it on my mum and dad’s door. Some people made more baubles at home. We really enjoyed making them.  

By Zoe

Monday 9th December 2019

 

Woodhorn Museum

 

The children had fantastic time on Friday at Woodhorn Museum, as part of our topic about local mining history.

 

Colliery Tour

They explored original colliery buildings and watched machinery whizz into action. They saw how the shaft was sunk, how the mine was ventilated and how the cage lowered men into the ground safely.

 

Working Down The Pit

They got dressed for dirty work down the coal mine where they crawled through tunnels.  They discovered the tools that helped keep the miners safe underground and found out what it was like to bend their back digging for coal.

 

The Art of Mining

The children were inspired by the paintings of the Ashington Group, also known as the Pitmen Painters, and had a go at recreating some of their best loved work. The workshop introduced the pupils to some of the techniques used to create the paintings, including perspective, light and dark and details.

 

Friday 29th November 2019
 
WARNING! If your child offers to make some sandwiches for lunch this weekend, don't let them! I'm really quite worried about their revolting ideas!!!
 
These two have been chosen to be displayed on the Writer of the Month board outside Miss Armstrong's office.
 

How To Make A Revolting Sandwich by George

 

Sandwiches are a tasty staple for a party or a picnic, but this version has a revolting twist. Whether you are playing a prank on an annoying sibling or a wicked queen, this recipe should do the trick!

 

Ingredients

  •         2 slices of mouldy bread
  •         2 handfuls of poop
  •         1 sprinkle of witches toe nails
  •         3 ladles of creepy crawlies
  •         2 smelly socks
  •         1 ladle of ogre bogies
  •         1 eye ball

 

 

Method

  1.     First, take your 2 slices of smelly, mouldy bread and put them side by side on a plate.
  2.    Next, carefully spread your smelly dog poop on your bread.
  3.    Then, sprinkle a handful of witches toe nails on top of the dog poop.
  4.    After that, add 6 dead creepy crawlies.
  5.    Then, put on 1 stinky smelly sock.
  6.    Then, put your other slice of bread on top.
  7.    Then, take your eye ball and dip it in some ogre snot and put it gently on top.

 

I hope it does the trick!!!

 

How to Make A Revolting Sandwich by Maia

 

Sandwiches are normally a tasty snack for a packed lunch, a party or even a picnic, but this one takes a horrible twist. Whether you’re playing a trick on an annoying sibling or a bossy queen, this will do the trick!

 

 

Ingredients

  •         1 slippery raw egg with crushed shell
  •         3 bowls of rotten toilet water
  •         2 balls of cat fur
  •         4 pieces of dry bacon
  •         2 slices of mouldy bread

 

Method

 

  1.     First, put one slice of smelly mouldy bread on your dirty plate, then get another dirty plate and put the other slice on it.
  2.    Then, spread 3 cracked raw eggs with crushed shell on your bread.
  3.    After that, put the rotten cat fur balls around the edge and in the middle.
  4.    Next, put 3 pieces of rusty old metal on top of the cat fur balls.
  5.    Next, add some really dirty toilet water and put it in the gaps between the metal.
  6.    Now get your slices of dry bacon and put it on the metal and toilet water.
  7.    After that, put your last piece of smelly, mouldy bread on top.
  8.    Finally, cut your delicious sandwiches into triangles.

 

I hope they hate it!

Friday 22nd November 2019
 
Class Assembly - JUST ONE TREE
 
Well done guys for saying your lines so well and being so confident for our class assembly. You shared with everyone some really important facts about the planet and how our non-uniform day and your £1 donations will help to combat climate change by planting a tree. JUST ONE TREE, JUST ONE POUND, JUST ONE PLANET.
You were fantastic! I was very proud of you all! You have been given 25 marbles for the jar!

Friday 15th November
 
Remembrance
 
We learnt about Remembrance Day this week and created these beautiful poppy paintings using water colour paint and fine paint brushes.
Friday 15th November 2019
 
Football
Here we are practising our football skills with Mr Elliott.
Friday 8th November 2019
 
Why We LOVE Reading...
 

It is one of your best opportunities to learn. Rose

 

If you wanted to go somewhere, but you couldn’t go, you could go there in a book. Amelia G

 

Reading is fun! Joseph

 

I like reading because it makes me happy. Jonny

 

You learn new vocabulary and you become more fluent. Lily

 

I love to read because it helps you to learn. Billy Joe

 

Even if you don’t think you’ll need reading for your job, you still need to learn to read because otherwise you might not understand other people. Ivy

 

It makes me think I’m inside the book. Mason

 

If you don’t know how to read, you don’t know how to spell. James

 

When I go to bed my mum reads me some stories and it’s always nice because it helps me to be calm and have nice dreams. Matthew

 

Before I go to bed I read a book because I really like reading books. Annabel

Reading can take you far, far away. Roo

 

I like reading because it is fun. Billytom

 

I like reading because I can go to a different world. Noah

 

Reading makes me very, very happy. Jessie

 

I like reading because I can find out about fun places to go. Dylan

 

Books are just different worlds waiting to be opened. Amelia H

 

I love reading! Sophia

 

Reading is dreaming without being asleep. Maia

 

Reading is magic. Loic

 

If you read, your imagination will grow. Isaiah

 

If you read, your imagination can go anywhere. Zoe

 

If you have a game, books can tell you how to play it. Reilly

 

Read and see where it takes you. Roxi

 

I like reading because it helps me calm down and sometimes it helps me go to sleep. Rachel

 

You need to be able to read to follow instructions. Georgia

 

Reading makes me quiet and calm. Edward

 

I love reading information books so that I can learn new things. Stephen

 

A book is just a new world waiting to be opened. Louie

 

I like to read at bed-time because it helps me get to sleep. Isaac

 

I like to be read to at night time in my pyjamas, snuggled in bed. George

Thursday 31st October 2019
 
Science - Forces and Magnets
 
We had great fun this afternoon exploring different forces. The children had a selection of objects on their tables and explored how they could apply force to these objects in different ways. Take a look at the concentration on Matthew's face as he tried to squash the Blu Tak! Next, we discussed what we had done to each object and created a word bank. Then we decided whether each word should go under the heading push or pull. Afterwards the children drew diagrams to show the force they used and added force arrows. Then they wrote a sentence for each one using science words. Everyone enjoyed it and worked super hard. I was really impressed with their understanding. Amazing work today guys!
Friday 18th October 2019
 
Country, Capital City, Flag
 
The children really enjoyed using our wonderful new atlases to find the countries of Southern Europe on the map. They used the map key to find the capital city of each country and found the flag images too. You could almost feel the concentration in the classroom when the children were completing their grids. Some children even wanted to carry on during wet play! The results were superb! Well done Southern Europe!

Friday 18th October 2019

THE BATTLE

This week we were very lucky to have a visit from the author Adam Bushnell. He worked with us in class and we each created and described a monster and a hero. After we had written our descriptions, he came back to our class again and we wrote a battle scene between our monster and our hero. What super writing! Here are some of them:-

 

The Battle by Annabel

At that very moment, Wondereus threw her boomerang headband but she missed. Then she saw its sharp, sharp teeth. She was shaken, but said “I’m still not scared of you!” With one slice of her boomerang the monster fell down dead!

 

 The Battle by Zoe

Wasting no time, the hyper monster shot out smoke from its nose. Almost at once, Mollyeus stepped forward and spun her marvellous mace in the air. As soon as she spoke, the monster stung her with his bee stinger. Mollyeus said “You are going to die!” The monster said “Really?” Mollyeus drew her sword and said “Ding!” The monster shot out fire from his human feet. The hero Mollyeus took a deep breath. As quick as a wink the monster stole Mollyeus’ sword and chopped off her head!

 

The Battle by Amelia

At once, Amelia took her sword out and hit the monster. Suddenly, the monster tangled her in his tongue. Instantly, Amelia wrapped her hook around the monster. In the end, Amelia took her glitter bow and killed the monster with it.

 

Friday 11th October 2019
 
Rainforest Animal Fact Files
The children learnt about the different layers of the rainforest: emergent layer, canopy, understory and forest floor. They researched facts about the different animals that live there including what they eat, their appearance, which layer they live in and other interesting facts. Then they created wonderful fact files. What beautiful presentation! I am so impressed!
Friday 27th September
As part of our Rainforests topic, we have been learning about some of the animals that live in the different layers of the rainforest. In Art, we used chalk pastels on black paper to create these wonderful images. Wow! Didn't they do well!
Friday 20th September
 
In Science we have been learning about plants. This week we dissected a flower and learnt about all the different parts and what they do. We learnt about pollination and fertilization. The children worked very carefully so that they didn't break the different parts of the flower. They thoroughly enjoyed this lesson!
Friday 13th September
 
We have learnt about the city of Kuala Lumpur this week. We found out why people might like to visit the city and learnt about some of the famous buildings there. We also learnt about different communities of people that live there and consequently the wide variety of delicious food that visitors to the city might like to try. There were lots of tummies rumbling! Unfortunately, we weren't able to visit and be back in time for the end of the day. I was so impressed with the children's concentration when they did these beautiful pen drawings of some of the city's landmarks. Wow! Well done! We have some amazing artists in this class.