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What a busy month!
Tuesday 6th November
We are learning about famous painters this half term and we started off this week by looking at the paintings that Michaelangelo created in Italy. We were so impressed by the effort involved in painting the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel that we decided to give it a go for ourselves...
All the children stuck a piece of paper to the underside of their desk and then lay down on their backs on the floor. They then had half an hour to try and draw God and Adam reaching out for each other. We decided not to paint because we were worried about it dripping onto our faces!
"It was kind of hard and my shoulder was aching and my back and wrists were starting to hurt. My hand was uncontrollable! I think it must have been SO hard for Michaelangelo!" (DZ)
"It was difficult because I was trying to draw a small, neat hand but it wasn't the hand that I wanted it to be! My arm was aching so much. Michaelangelo must have been very talented because his painting was so neat!" (IH)
In English, we have been learning to spell homophones correctly. We have had to find ways to remember which spelling goes with which meaning. The children were challenged to write stories that used lots of homophones. Can you spot them here?
We have also been learning to use a wide range of fronted adverbials in our writing. This spooky story includes fronted adverbials of time, place, manner, frequency AND possibility!
In our Whole Class Guided Reading lessons, we have learnt about different types of poem. The children had a go at writing kennings, haiku, free verse, acrostics and calligrams! Here are a few lovely examples...
In RE lessons, we have been learning about promises and rules. The children heard a story and had to think about the rules and promises that we come across when we join groups or clubs.
We can't believe that it's May already!
Class 3 have started the Summer term with great enthusiasm and excitement. We have been learning about traditional poetry and especially Robert Louis Stevenson's work. The children are very excited about performing one of his poems to families as well as the whole school...
We are also very excited about our up-coming Harry Potter Studios trip since we are huge Harry Potter fans in Class 3!
As if that wasn't enough be excited about, the children are beginning to prepare a production of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'...there will be details and photos to follow!
Class 3 is as busy as ever at the moment!
We're still practising our performance of 'Daedalus and Icarus' - a Greek Myth story that we learnt by heart for National Storytelling Week; we'll be performing it very soon.
This week, we've been celebrating Number Day by taking part in a fun quiz with Class 2 as well as measuring ourselves and recording the data.
We've also learnt lots about healthy eating as part of our science project to improve the health and fitness of a hockey team who haven't won a match all season. Check out the photos of the amazing (fake) food we made to show that we understand what makes a healthy meal...
We are learning about Rivers in Topic lessons this term. We made this beautiful collage of a river and it shows all of the new words we have learnt.