Welcome to Class 3!
Hello Class 3!
I thought I would drop you a little message to find out how you have all been doing over your first week of Home Learning. Hasn't it been such a beautiful sunny week! I hope you have been spending lots of time in the fresh air soaking up the warm sun and blue skies.
It has been lovely receiving your emails hearing about all the wonderful things you have been doing. I have loved hearing about all of your baking, reading, sports and learning! I have seen that many of you have been spending time on Times Table Rockstars, and I will be adding some harder times table challenges for you over the next week as you have been getting such brilliant scores. I you would like to be pointed in the direction of some more activities then please ask a grown-up to email me and I will be happy to help.
I have had a very busy week too! I am really enjoying the Joe Wicks workouts in the mornings and I have spent lots of time reading outside in the beautiful sun. One of my favourite things I have read is the Happy Newspaper, written by Emily Coxhead. Have you heard of it? It is a small newspaper filled with lots of wonderful happy stories which have put a huge smile on my face. I will add some pictures down below!
I know that it has been a bit of a topsy-turvy week and some of you are worrying about the world quite a lot. The best thing you can do is look after yourself and enjoy this special time with your families. Make sure you are getting lots of fresh air, lots of exercise, and having lots of fun. Some of the best learning you can do is at home; use this time to learn some of your family history with an old family album, read a book with a family member who you normally don't get the chance to, or take a walk in your garden and discover the signs of Spring!
I am missing you every day Class 3 and I cannot wait until we are back at school and inside our classroom. No matter what happens in the next few weeks, you must be really proud of everything you have achieved so far this year, your resilience, and your ability to adapt to the strange things happening in the world with a smile on your face.
Please drop me an email with all the exciting things you are up to!
Lots of love,
Miss Smith x
ps. How many of you have decorated your windows with rainbows to spread some happiness and positivity so far? Let's decorate our class page with as many as we can! Send me a picture of yours and I will add it to our page!
The Happy News: One woman's mission to 'make news less sad'
Emily Coxhead is the creator of the Happy Newspaper and quite possibly the most smiley person on the planet!
Her publication, which subscribers get every three months, includes only positive news stories.
She came up with the idea for the paper after she began feeling overwhelmed by certain things in the news.
While Emily acknowledges people should be aware of what's happening in the world, she says people should hear about the good things too.
Do you think we should get a subscription for our classroom to read?
We are in Years 3 and 4 and we are taught in Class 3. Our teacher is Miss Smith and the Teaching Assistant based with us is Mrs Crabb.
We use the Key Stage 2 part of the National Curriculum which consists of the subject we started in Class 2 and, like them, we follow a theme and bring this into many of our lessons. Are currently studying Changing Coasts, and in the past our topics have included The Romans, Shake, Rattle and Roll, The Stone Age and World Artists. Through our chosen topic we learn about Science, Art and design, Computing, Geography, History, Music, PE, Design technology, RE, and PSHE (personal, social and health education).
If you’d like to know more about our curriculum please do contact the school. If you come and visit we can also show you the curriculum maps for our class that we send home to parents each term.
The Christmas period was full of exciting and festive activities this year! After watching Aladdin at the pantomime, we had a whole school Christmas dinner and decorated our classroom using homemade decorations. These came from all over the world and each one showed a different tradition. Before attending our Carols by Candlelight service at St John the Baptist Church (led by the Year 6s) we had our annual Christmas party lunch.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Class 3!