A warm welcome to Canada Class, Year 3. We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer break and are well rested and excited to start the new school year.
We are really pleased to have the lovely teaching assistants Mrs Duncan, Mrs Gosal, Mrs Gostello and Mrs Barnard in our team during in the week.
We are really looking forward to a fun year, with lots of new challenges and exciting things to learn.
Mrs Andrews and Mrs Farr
Canada Class has had a busy first term. The children have been working hard and are settling in well to Key Stage 2.
English learning has centred around 'The Hodgeheg' book with a focus on developing settings, characters and story plots. The children worked hard to write their own innovated versions of the story which involved Max being bumped whilst crossing the road in a different way.
In Science, we researched the habitat, food and living conditions that hedgehogs need to survive in the wild. This involved us designing and making our own Hedgehog houses that we have placed in the school grounds. Maybe some of them have hedgehogs using them now?
Healthy Eating has been a school focus and has included a visit from Mike, the Healthy Me Coordinator and also a visit from the school dentist to encourage us to look after our teeth and choose more healthy snacks. Hopefully you have been putting your toothbrush and toothpaste to good use. We have been looking in detail at the 'Eatwell Plate' and worked in groups to plan healthy party food. We will be continuing to promote more healthy food choices in term 2.
Maths learning has focussed on the areas of Place value and Addition and Subtraction. We are now using the White Rose Resources to inform our planning which is encouraging the children to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills. Fluency Friday is taking place weekly and the children are enjoying working on improving their number and table recall.
We have spent some time in our Geography learning finding out more about our country name Canada. Your child should be able to tell you some key facts about the country as we spent time researching using an internet website. We found out that 2 children in our class, Mckenzie and Logan have names which directly link to places in the country. I wonder if they can tell you why?
Thank you for all your support with the weekly homework it is appreciated.
We enjoyed sharing the book related home learning tasks that the children brought into school at the end of Term 1.
The children showed good confidence when presenting these to the class and we were impressed with the time and effort that had gone into completing them. These included pictures, posters, models, research and a power point presentation. The children were rewarded with merits for their hard work.
We have had a really busy term so far and have been really trying hard with our learning.
We have enjoyed a visit from the Life Van where we took part in a session called 'Meet the Brain.' We got to meet Harold again and especially enjoyed hearing his 'Friends' song that we are now learning in class. The children were praised for their enthusiasm and also the quality of their questions and answers.
The Life Van fits directly with the new PSHE Scheme that we are using called 'SCARF' We have a class floor book where we record our learning so please feel free to come into class and have a look.