We've made it! This week has been full of Christmas fun (with some work thrown in too, of course!) We have been writing about 'The Snowman' in English, focussing on using speech marks to show what the characters might say to each other. In Maths, we finished our unit on money with a team challenge, using chocolate coins (an end of term treat!). Today, as the class had filled up their reward jar with pom-poms, we also joined with Beech class for some festive hot chocolate outside - I hope you all enjoyed them, Oak class!
The children have been working really hard all the way up to the end of term, which I'm so impressed with. Having had such a unsettled time over the last 2 years, I've been so proud of how the children settled into Oak class - from the start of the year, to welcoming our Year 2's into the class at half-term, Oak class has grown stronger and more confident as the term has gone on. I hope that the children have enjoyed their first term - I feel very lucky to call Oak class my own, and I'm very much looking forward to continuing to teach them!
Thank you for all your continued support, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year,
With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, I wanted to give you a quick update on what we will be learning about next half term:
In English, we will be beginning to think about explanation texts, and practicing joining clauses with subordinating conjunctions in order to give explanations.
In Maths, we will be learning about multiplication and division in both Year 2 and 3. We will also be really challenging ourselves to become times tables experts!
We will be starting a new History project, which will be about the Shang Dynasty. This is something I am particularly excited for, and I hope that the children's enthusiasm mirrors mine!
And there will be more information to come about Science!
We've nearly made it to the end of term - I can't believe how fast it's gone!
This week, Oak class have been completing Maths and Reading assessments. These assessments can be tricky, and I was so proud of all of the children for trying their absolute best, in spite of some difficult questions!
Oak class also impressed me with their fantastic singing in our Christmas performance on Thursday evening. It was wonderful to be able to open up the school to all parents and guardians, and I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas performance (despite a little bit of rain!)
I'm really looking forward to the final week of the term - we'll have the chance to have lots of Christmassy things, including our Christmas jumper day and Christmas dinner on Wednesday 15th December. Edgar the elf has been very cheeky so far in our class, so who knows what he'll get up to next week!
Finally, I have to say sorry for this blog being posted a little later than normal on a Friday - I wasn't in school today as I was busy attending my graduation! I really missed seeing everyone in school, and can't wait to be back in on Monday for our final week!
I can't believe that it's now only 2 weeks until the Christmas holidays - the time is flying by! We've been starting to get into the Christmas spirit in Oak class, and have decorated our own tree. We each chose a decoration design, then decorated it however we wanted before hanging it on the tree. It's complete with our class Oak leaf friends, Oakie and Dokie, as well as a festive visitor (straight from the very popular Aldi Christmas adverts!) We also received a postcard from an elf - I wonder if we'll get a little visitor at some point all the way from the North Pole...we'll find out next week!
We have also had some changes in the classroom this week, and now have a 'Reading Area', complete with chapter books, picture books, fiction, non-fiction, and a very comfy chair to sit on! I'm so impressed at the children's progress in their reading at the moment, and I'm hopeful that this will only encourage them more!
Have a lovely weekend everyone,
Welcome to the class blog for Year 3 - Oak Class at Chagford Primary School