We’ve had a great first few weeks in Windrush Class! The children have settled well and have made a great start to Year 3!
In English we have been reading The Secret of Black Rock and have used this book to inspire our writing. We have finished all of our sentence stacking lessons and the children are now working on planning their own adventure stories. I have been really impressed with their creative and well-thought-out plans and I’m looking forward to reading the finished stories at the end of next week!
On Friday we finished our first maths unit of work on Place Value. The children have been working really hard in our maths lessons and have particularly enjoyed our Active maths lessons outside! Next week we will be starting our new unit, Addition and Subtraction.
Last week, in our History lessons we learnt about Stone Age cave paintings; we learnt about how they made the paint, which tools they painted with, and what the painting could have meant. We then had a go a creating our own cave paintings; the children’s paper was stuck under their tables and they used charcoal to draw their designs in order to experience some of the challenges Stone Age people may have experienced when painting the ceilings of caves. In our next lesson the children had another go at creating a cave painting; however, this time they used sticks, leaves and their finger, with paint, so that they could experience using similar painting tools to Stone Age people.
Last Friday morning we had our first music lesson with the violins and cellos. The focus of the lesson was on safely taking the instrument out of its case, holding the instrument in the correct position and having a go at playing a simple tune. I was extremely impressed with how well the children listened to Mrs Robertson, our strings teacher, and how quickly they picked up on everything. This week we learned how to play using the bow and we also learnt some different tunes to play. I will be sending a permission form home next week so that next week the children will be able to take their instruments home to practise.
This week’s spellings have been set on Spelling Shed; we will have a short test on Tuesday.
The /i/ sound spelled ‘y':
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