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.
Welcome to the class blog for Year 3 - Oak Class at Chagford Primary School