This term is just flying by! We're well into the term now, and it's wonderful to see how far the children have come since September.
This week in English, we've been continuing to write our own versions of how a clock might work (based on 'When I met Dudley'). We've also been recapping on clauses, verbs and subordinating conjunctions - we're planning to use these in our final piece of writing next week! In Maths, we've been continuing to learn about multiplication and division, and have been using pasta again to practicing sharing and grouping when it comes to division. We even had one lesson of practicing writing into our Maths books and making our presentation even better - everyone seemed to love this lesson, probably because there wasn't too much 'proper' Maths involved!
Some exciting news... next week Oak class and Hawthorn class will be starting a project with Shallowbrook Farm, near Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The farm is usually a centre for inner-city schools to visit in order to learn about and connect with the outdoors, however they also run an on-going project for the conservation of Marsh Fritillary butterflies which is what we will be getting involved in. On Thursday next week, we'll be visited by the Farm, and learn all about the project and the butterflies. We'll also plant some special plants which the butterflies eat, and in a few months time (probably the summer term), we'll visit the farm to plant them on the land there. If possible, could Oak class bring in a container in which they could plant their seeds - it could be a plant pot, an old ice-cream tub, a milk carton, anything that could hold some soil and a few seeds!
Some more exciting news that you will probably know by now is that there is going to be a new Year 2 teacher at Chagford, from after February half-term. This means that the year 2's from Oak class will moving back down into a class along with all the other Year 2's from Beech class. This is wonderful for the Year 2's who will finally have their very own class, but I'll really miss all the year 2s - you're all fantastic, and will always be a part of Oak class! And we've still got a few more weeks all together in Oak class yet!
Have a lovely weekend everyone, and see you on Monday.
Hello again everyone!
It was wonderful to see everyone again this week, and to hear about what everyone got up to during the Christmas holidays - it sounds like you all had a fantastic time. As lovely as it was to have a rest, I was equally pleased to get back into school to continue with our learning!
This week, we began to look at Multiplication and Division, and used dried pasta to help us recap on using equal groups in order to multiply - I think it gave everyone an appetite before lunchtime! In English, we finished our topic based on 'The Snowman', by using speech marks to show the conversation The Snowman might have had with the boy in the story. From next week in English we will be starting a new topic and book, which I am very excited for - I hope Oak class enjoy the book as much as I already have.
In History, we started our new topic on the Shang dynasty, and learnt all about writing in the Shang dynasty. We learnt that they used symbols (called characters) to write things, rather than using individual letters, and we used these symbols to tell our own short story. Next week, we will also be starting our new Science topic, which will be all about Sound.
Just a bit of house-keeping... as it has been feeling much colder recently, if possible please could you send your children into school with either a coat, or another extra jacket/fleece which they could use at break and lunch time. That way we will be better prepared for breaktimes or other time spent outside, even if it is a little chilly!
See you all on Monday!
Welcome to the class blog for Year 3 - Oak Class at Chagford Primary School