It’s the last week of term! But this hasn’t affected Oak class’ focus; they have continued to work really hard in all areas of their learning.
This week they finished writing their own versions of Michael Foreman’s “I’ll take you to Mrs Cole”- A book we have all enjoyed reading immensely. Each child used dialogue and descriptive phrases to help build and guide their reader through their imaginative worlds.
Santa is not the only recent visitor to the school! This week the class were visited by the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning who travelled through time and space to answer the class’s questions. After a thorough Q and A session, Oak class learned about her early family life, the love she had for finding “curiosities” and all about her great find the Icthyosaur fossil. The visit helped the children write her biography.
Be warned: Time travel must do something to the faces hair follicles as Mary was a lot hairier this week than she looks in old photographs!
In Maths, we answered questions to reveal the punchline of some Christmas jokes. Ask the children 'What do you call an old snowman?'.......
We experimented with shadowing, in art, we hope you like them!
English- we have enjoyed reading books written and illustrated by the celebrated author Michael Foreman.
The children looked in detail at the language Foreman used in “I’ll take you to Mrs Cole” to build tension and evoke a response from his audience.
Later on in the week, they read different Foreman books and looked for similarities between them to establish Foreman’s illustration and writing style. They presented their findings to the whole class and concluded that Forman has a distinctive style when illustrating his stories. The children noticed that the stories’ characters were drawn in the same way. Arthur made the perceptive observation that a character from “Wonder Goal” was an older version of the central character in “Ill take you to Mrs Cole”.
Kit, Rafi, Murphy and Jake noticed that Foreman likes to write from the perspective of one character making the comment “each story sounds like a diary”
All of the children really impressed with their analytical skills and the confidence they each showed sharing their opinions in front of the whole class.
Oak class continued to hone their observation and analytical skills in our science lesson. They were given the task to develop a fair test in order to classify a set of rocks into the three different rock types- can you remember what they are? Ask your little scientist for clarification.
The children tested the hardness and permeability of each rock spotting similarities and differences and grouping them accordingly.
The children created some M.C. Escher master pieces! They were really inspire to create their own so- called impossible drawings.
Mr Frewin and Miss Barton
Year 3 have had a very creative week!
In English, we have written our own stories about animals in unusual locations. The children challenged themselves to include speech in their stories and correctly punctuate. We had stories about a Slavonian Grebe in a supermarket, Shaun the Sheep at a football stadium and a pig in a volcano plus many more exciting adventures.