Google Classroom and Google Meets

Firstly, well done to our first home learner of the week Alfie last week. Alfie was my home learner of the week for making a great effort and start to his online learning. Myself and Ms Slater were very impressed! He had a real good go at all of the tasks set and showed evidence for these. Well done Alfie!🙂

I wonder who our home learner of the week will be this week!

Secondly, well done to those who completed all of their TT Rockstar sessions last week.

Andrew, Germanas, Alfie and Umar – Keep up the good work!

Since launching EPIC readers again we read 25 books between us all in 1 day!! WOW, well done!

Oak Academy are also now offering a free virtual library. Every week a popular children’s author or illustrator will provide free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads. This week is Jacqueline Wilson (one of my favourite authors as a child). You can access this from here.

Lastly, tomorrow we will be starting our Google Meets. I know you have been looking forward to these, (as have I) so please make sure you have had permission so that you can join. A permissions form was sent via Parent Mail for these.

I look forward to seeing you all!

Not the start to the year we were hoping for!

Hello everyone!

Happy New Year! I hope this blog finds you well. How was your Christmas break? Leave a comment below to tell me all about it! I can’t wait to hear. Myself and Ms Slater are missing all of you in school!

Thank you to those who have sent in their home learning this week. From next week it will be more interactive on Google Classroom online. There is information your adults will need to read before you are allowed on because we need their permission. This was sent through Parent Mail. I have also attached some useful information on how it is used. I look forward to us all learning together next week remotely!

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the snow!!

The last week of school this year!

I can’t quite believe we have now finished school for the year! What a term it has been!

I am so proud and amazed with how the children have adapted to the changes and settled so well into Year 3.

The children were thrilled to hear we were having another math’s morning this week but not only that, it was also linked to Christmas!

We recapped our learning of clocks by telling the times Santa landed in different cities around the world. Some of us then discovered where he visited first and last! We also went Christmas shopping, finding the total of different items and seeing what we could buy for different amounts.

Due to CONVID restrictions this year we were unable to sing for our Christmas service so we learnt Silent Night in Makaton. Take a look below.

We ended the week making ‘Happy Holiday’ cards for our loved ones.

Well done to those who received a behaviour certificate this half term and achieved 100% attendance.

Zaina is my learner of the week this week because she has formed some lovely relationships with others this half term. You are always willing to help both children and adults in the classroom and at playtimes. What a lovely member of our class you are!

Germanas also recieved his TT rockstars certificate for completing all of his sessions. Well done to you!

Thank you for your continued support this term, I hope you have a lovely Christmas break and will see you in the New Year. School is back open on Wednesday 6th January 2021.

Making Bell Beakers

This week we done something all of the children had been waiting for, making bell beakers! After a detailed demonstration the children got straight to it making sure they included all of their detailed patterns from their designs. They turned out great! Well done Year 3.

In school we have been looking at our Advent learning each morning which the children are thoroughly enjoying, particularly the challenges! On Friday Hugo explained to the class about Chanukah which is a Jewish celebration and showed the class a picture of him lighting the first candle. Well done Hugo it was very interesting to hear all about it.

On Friday we also enjoyed our Christmas jumper day and eating our school Christmas dinner! It definitely got us into the Christmas spirit. I’m looking forward to lots more Christmas fun next week Year 3!

My learner of the week this week was Ayesha because not only is she a great role model to have in the class in terms of behaviour and learning attitude, she is also a great role model for collaboration. Ayesha works extremely well in a group knowing the right balance between listening to others and sharing her ideas. She is always willing to help her peers with enthusiasm and has lovely relationships with others in the class. Thank you Ayesha, we are very lucky to have you in 3HL. Well done!

My TT Rockstars for last week were Ruby and Germanas for completing all of their weekly sessions. Well done!

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. See you next week for our last week before we break up!

Moving on to a new period of time in history – Can you guess?

This week we learnt about the Bell beaker people and designed our very own bell beaker pot. We learnt new vocabulary during a game of bingo in preparation to make the pots and created a unique pattern.

In topic we learnt about a new period in history ‘The Iron Age’. We really enjoyed using the laptops to carry out our own research on this. Some of us found some very interesting facts and useful information.

We also started writing a first draft of our Otzi story in English. I was really impressed with the vocabulary and detail added to this independent piece of writing. We then used some examples in a whole class feedback session to help us with our editing. I can’t wait to read the finished pieces.

My learner of the week this week was Germanas for for not only working so hard on making the right decisions but also for working on our current learning behaviour relationships. This week you have listened incredibly well and knew when it was your turn to share ideas with others. You also help build the confidence of others when it is needed and gave some lovely comments to pupils and staff on out Christmas dress up day. What a lovely thing to do. Well done Germanas, I am incredibly proud of the week you have had. Keep it up! 

My Lexia legends were Zaina and Isaac. Well done to both of you!

My TT rockstars were Soma, Germanas, Lilly Hans and Ivy. Huge congratulations.

I am always impressed with our determination to earn these certificates. Keep up the good work Year 3! So proud 🙂 I also admired how well the class coped with all of the changes that were going on in school last week. They all did a great job and persevered on.

Another busy week in 3HL

Miss Lucas took our P.E session this week after hearing the news that the Leeds Rhinos coach is having to self isolate. We still had fun practicing our ball skills making sure we had control of the ball when passing and dribbling.

On Wednesday it was ‘No Pens Day Wednesday’. This was a day dedicated to putting our pencils down and picking up our language. We had so much fun! It was also a perfect opportunity to practice our relationship learning behaviour collaboration that we are focusing on this half term. It involves working as a trio and each member of the group having a designated role. Definitely a hard skill to learn but important to have!

We also continued our anti bullying learning this week by making posters and chanting outside. We learnt the definition of some new words and realised the importance of not becoming a bystander. Our chant was as follows ‘Hey hey ho ho bystanders have got to go’.

In Maths I was really impressed with the depth of learning during one of our in focus questions. Without any input the class were able to come up with their own reasoning when starting our new multiplication topic.

A very blurry photo of my learner of the week this week (sorry). My learner of the week is Joshua for really impressing me with his collaboration skills during ‘No Pens Day Wednesday’. He took his role as leader like a pro and negotiated well when orally retelling the story of Otzi. Well done!

My Lexia legends are Shangen, Fahad, Michelle, Ario, Bilal, Joshua and Germanas. Wow so many of you this week. Your determination is inspiring 3HL!

My TT Rockstars are Shangen, Germanas and Ayesha. Again more than last week! Well done Year 3, keep up the good work!

Odd socks for Anti-bullying week

Last Monday we wore our odd socks to school for anti bullying week. Take a look below. Do you recognise any?

This week we have been practicing our editing skills in order to peer mark our partners work. This really helped us spot the success criteria given and realise the importance of checking. Some of us also liked having the role of being a teacher too!

My learner of the week this week was Ivy because she is such a great role model for relationships in our class. She collaborates really well with others and knows when to support others in need. She is so kind and helpful. I have been really impressed with her in maths this week noticing when she can not only support others, but when others can support her. Keep up the good work Ivy, well done!

My Lexia legends are Seb, Shang and Ivy.

Germanas also completed all of his TT Rockstar sessions!

Keep up the hard work everyone! I love celebrating our success!

Some talented musicians in 3HL!

At the start of the week we learnt about the story ‘Noah’s Ark’ from the Bible in R.E. We acted out different freeze frames to help us consider the different thoughts and feelings of Noah.

On Friday we had music with Mr Mercer. It was so much fun! Take a look at our video below.

Congratulations to my learner of the week Archie. You are my learner of the week this week for trying so hard after having some time off school. You have came back like you were never off! I have really been impressed with your attitude in maths. You have listened and imitated to ensure you understand the method of column subtraction with renaming correctly. It is so lovely to see your confidence increase because of your resilience. Keep up the hard work!

Lexia legends this week are Caitlin, Ario and Bilal. Well done to you all. It was also great to see the whole class take part in TT Rockstars week this week! Keep it up!

Lastly, thank you so much to those who attended parent consultations this week. It was lovely to finally get to meet some of you even if it was virtually!

Straight back to it!

We enjoyed getting straight back into our learning this week after having a week off.
In Maths we started subtraction and looked at different methods we can use to find the answer.

We then started looking at the Bronze Age in topic, but before we did we ordered historical events we have learnt so far throughout our school years in a time line so that we could see where the Bronze Age came. We discovered it was another time period in prehistory and came after the Stone Age. How interesting!

My learner of the week this week is Ruby for always trying her best and using her knowledge to help others. She has lovely relationships with both children and adults in the class and is always eager to work and share her ideas with others. You really impressed me in Maths this week and shared your understanding with others struggling. Well done to you!

My Lexia legends are Seb, Ario and Ayesha. Huge congratulations!

Black History Month

Well done to Hugo, Caitlin and Isaac for completing their Black History Month Project.

Caitlin decided to use Minecraft and Art to complete her project on Rosa Parks and Frida Kahlo. How creative!

Isaac created a fact file on Barack Obama. How fantastic!

Lastly, Hugo created a poster on Black History Month, including a range of black influences. Well done to you!