Happy 2018 and welcome back to school! We have started our school year as we mean to continue: busy! We joined the whole school in the FizzPop demonstration; Caitlin and Chris were lucky enough to be chosen as volunteers. We have been working very hard on fractions in Maths; Mrs Gaden has been very impressed with our perseverance when we have found this tricky. Our sports leaders have been very busy this past week and led our PE session working with and designing activities for Class 1. We were very fortunate that Tobi brought his families’ WW2 artefacts for us to see and explore!
I would love to welcome everyone in Class 3 to a brand new class and a brand new school year. There are lots of exciting events planned to challenge and engage you all in your learning. Keep looking at our page to see what we have been doing.
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Here are some events from last year
Red Nose Day
Children in Year 6 were master bakers for Red Nose Day; baking 100 cupcakes for charity. They were supervised by our very own baking queen, Mrs Morgan, who worked hard to find donations for the ingredients. As always, our super parents supported the children by purchasing the delicious cakes and helping to raise £100!
Federation Maths Morning
Children across our Federation all took part in a marvellous maths morning! Class 2 and 3 began the day with a treasure hunt, hunting for maths puzzles.
When they had collected a variety of puzzles, the children started to work in groups to solve the problems. They used a huge range of skills and equipment in order to solve these and then even devised their own puzzles for each other to work out. The amount of reasoning and explaining in maths was absolutely fantastic and the children persevered in order to complete their challenges. We had great fun!
Roald Dahl Day
This week has been 'Dahlishious' and Class 3 have been celebrating 100 years of the fabulous Roald Dahl and his wonderful stories and characters. We have read books, described characters, written in the style of Mr. Dahl himself and recited revolting rhymes. On the actual day, we designed and constructed perfect parachutes in order to transport James' not so giant peach safely to the ground!
Class 3 spent an exciting day at Longborough School building, programming and testing robots. We learnt how to work in teams to complete a variety of challenges.
After building the first robot the children reflected on the first set of challenges that they encountered and how to improve. Here are some of the responses from the children: "I learnt that teamwork is better than being on your own because you can all help and do different things." "We put the wheels the wrong way around because we missed a step so we had to go back and check." "Listening carefully to instructions means you know exactly what to do when it's tricky."
When the robot was built, the children then had to program them to complete a series of challenges. Each different change meant the children had to redesign and reprogram their robots. The challenges included getting six balls into a goal, pushing bricks over a line and knocking blocks off a box.
The children worked incredibly hard, persevering to create amazing robots.