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Well, the results are in and our Facebook experiment was very interesting! We shared a photo publicly and in 6 short days it got... over 3000 shares and nearly 700 comments! Within 22 hours it was seen by 48,000 people and therefore proving how easy it is for images to be seen and shared if you are not careful online. The children did a fantastic job presenting our findings in assembly.
This week has been storytelling week so Year 3 and 4 have been reading stories in class and telling stories to each other.
This was a great opportunity to meet with Year 3 to read together.
Everyone was so happy to visit the library again and choose a new book to take back to school. We had a range of different books chosen, including fiction and non-fiction. We then had chance to share them with each other when we got back to school. Look how excited we all are!
In preparation for Safer Internet day, Year 3 have learnt about our 'digital footprint' and wanted to see how far an image could travel and how many times it be could be seen and shared if posted publicly. We have posted a photo to our school Facebook page and the shares and comments have been rolling in. We've even had it shared as far as Australia, USA, Iraq, Canada, Cyprus, South Africa and many, many other places! And at the moment it has over 1000 shares in just 18 hours. Our experiment has shown the importance of being sensible with what we share and keeping our personal posts safe and private.
For our Free Write this month we chose to do a piece of writing about SNOW. All the children were very excited to see flurries of snow outside and we used it to inspire our writing. Some children wrote newspaper reports, poems, songs, stories and non-chronological reports.It was a lovely lesson seeing children excited to get pencil to paper.
Just a reminder about P.E kits:
Our P.E day is Thursday and all children need to have a full kit in school every week - white/blue t-shirt, shorts and plimsoles. Thank you.
Parents' Information meeting is 4pm Tuesday 22nd January. We look forward to seeing you there!
Just a reminder to please leave a comment in the back of the green reading logs so we know your child has read at home and they are ready to quiz at school.
We would massively appreciate any help any families can give with reading in school. We would love a volunteer to come in each week to read one to one with different children. If you think you would be able to help us with this, please let us know. We would be
so grateful. Thank you!
Our swimming lessons are on Tuesday and all children need a swimming cap, towel and costume/trunks. Swimming caps can be bought there for £2. Please can earrings be removed on these days as children can not take part with earrings in.
To kick off our new year, Year 3 began their first ever swimming lessons this week. Everyone did fantastic and showed a lot of courage and fantastic listening skills with the instructors. Keep it up, Year 3!
Another exciting part of our week was going to Newcastle Theatre Royal to see 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. It was wonderful to see all the children so happy and excited, whilst also setting such a good example to one another. Their behaviour was fantastic and smiles were had all round! What a lovely start to a new term.
We started our new topic this week by looking at atlases. We made predictions about what atlases are used for and what our new topic could be if we were to use one as part of it. We explored the atlases and it's features, whilst picking out keywords. It was then revealed what our new topic is: The United Kingdom!
Just a reminder for swimming and P.E days - swimming kit (towel, swimming cap and costume/trunks) is to be in school for every Tuesday. P.E kit is to be school every Thursday. Thank you.
The children were very well behaved and were very respectful during our church visit in Crook this afternoon. We sang carols together and learnt all about the Christian celebration of Christingle. What fun we had!
Thank you to all families for the generous and thoughtful food bank donations.
Just a reminder that our year three Christmas performance is on Friday 21st December at 10am. Children are just to wear Christmas themed clothing. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Great news! This week we received a letter from The Rainbow Quest author, Colin Gibbins. Inside was a certificate for Emily Bowden. She entered her 'winged horse' character artwork into a competition to have it published in Colin's next book and she won! Well done to our year group illustrator, Emily!
This week we have had a ICT themed week. We spent our afternoons in the ICT suite and focused on our presentation skills. Everybody made a PowerPoint presentation about Ancient Egypt, to end our topic. We edited the design, font, headings, text and inserted images. Next week we will present our presentations to the class!
What an exciting week it has been in Year 3 this week. We hosted a reading breakfast morning where parents came in to read with their child and have some tasty breakfast!
It was lovely to see all of the parents who attended. The children were so happy to spend time in school reading with parents. Thank you to all the parents who joined us!
Year 3 were artists this week! Creating some wonderful sketches and real life drawings. They are very talented and enjoyed taking the time to draw some fantastic pieces of art!
This week our English focus has been all about Remembrance Day. We have looked at Remembrance Day texts, analysed the features and found out new key information by researching on the chromebooks. We planned our very own non-chronological report and noted down information about the two minute silence, The Royal British Legion and why and when we have Remembrance Day. We also made beautiful poppies, using card and tissue paper.
Just a reminder that next Tuesday (20th November) we have our Year 3 reading breakfast morning (9-10am). You are welcome to join your child in class to read their favourite books and take a look at the book they chose from our visit to Crook Library. We hope to see you there!
Also, just a reminder to please ensure children have a full P.E kit in school every week (including outdoor shoes) and reading books are in school everyday. Thank you.