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This month our Phase activity was a challenge set for children to research Earth Day 2021. They then had the choice of activities to complete; a poem, a poster explaining how to help, or to research an extinct or endangered animal. It was fantastic to see so many children participating from years 3 & 4 so a huge well done to those who did. Here is a selection of the work completed.
Earth Day Poem
Our planet is in danger
We need to help it stay alive
By picking up litter, remembering to recycle
The Earth will once again thrive
Walking not driving
The Earth needs to heal
To get better and be a safe home
For the elephant, human and seal
Follow these rules
Will help the world stay healthy
We all need to do our part
To make the Earth feel wealthy.
Eve Ross 3L
Axolotl Fact File
An axolotl is critically endangered because of pollution. They can only be found in Mexico City and there are only 700 - 1,000 axolotl's left which is not much left. It might be a big number but with humans and animals it is a tiny amount. They have an adorable permanent smile. An axolotl can regenerate limbs if it loses one. An axolotl is known as a “walking fish”, but is not a fish and is an amphibian, also related to a tiger salamander.
Emily Gatens 3L
*Chimpanzees usually walk on four legs but sometimes on two legs.
*Humans and chimps have DNA that is 95% similar.
*Though many populations live in tropical rainforests, they can also be found in woodlands and grasslands from central to western Africa.
*Chimps eat figs,fruit,nuts,seeds,honey,eggs and meat.
*Chimpanzees are social animals like us.
*By age five they are stronger than most human adults.
*They can live to be over 50 years old.
*Chimps spend most of their day in the tree tops.
Emily Grady, 3D
Earth we must save it,
Animals need to survive,
Right who will do their bit?,
That's our job while we are alive,
Healthy earth kit,
Do your research,
Are you ready to help,
You can do your bit too.
Niamh Clarey, 3D
Each person conserving energy
All work together
Reduce, reuse and recycle
Take care of earth
Happy earth day
Doing a little helps a lot
Animals are affected by all kinds of pollution.
Yes you can make a difference
Ava Anderson, 4MB
Avoid throwing rubbish outside bin it
Recycling will help the environment
Take care of our environment
Happy earth day
Doing what you can will save the earth
Avoid using your cars to go to work if you can walk all saving on pollution.
Young people are the future so we need to teach them today.
Rianne Featherstone, 4MB
There are 3 types of sea turtles that are endangered, they are called greens, hawksbills and kemp's ridleys. The reason why is climate change has warmed up the sand where they nest. Also when they swim in the sea they get trapped by plastic bags and rubbish and die.
Jayden Dunn, 4G
Earth is our planet to take care of
April 22nd we celebrate
Reduce, reuse and recycle
Take pride in our planet
Help do our part
Doing a little each day helps
Animals and plants need our help
You can help every day
Lewis Grey, 4G
There are only a billion sharks in our seas. This reason is us and part of this is because of shark fin soup .Fishermen will catch a shark and cut off its fins and let it die .sharks are the one of the biggest ocean predators .so soon the ocean will become overpopulated and nat be able to provide a home for the sea life .
Harriet Cummings, 4G
The best place ever
Years of goodness
Leah Hall, 4G
Seth Longstaff, 4G
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This week ks2 children have enjoyed taking part in our return to play sessions , it was fun and games all round .
We are so pleased to be in the classroom after what feels like forever of online learning. Children have returned to school happy, chatty and ready to learn which is lovely to see.
During the three weeks before Easter, Year 3 will be completing an art project based on Photorealism. This is a medium of art in which the artist replicates a photograph that they have taken with paint. We have been studying art of this nature from Charles Bell, Chuck Close and Audrey Flack. We have been practicing the techniques of photorealism this week and will create a final piece of artwork next week. The children have been so engaged and excited to do this.
We have been completing Commando Joe's missions on Ed Stafford, crossing the Amazon, using teamwork and resilience to reconnect as a class. Mission 1 and 2 were all about preparing for the journey. The following missions will be creating camp in the Amazon Rainforest and facing similar challenges that Ed did.
A quick reminder of the following:
1. P.E. days are Monday and Thursday. Children should come to school in their P.E kits.
2. We still continue to use the field daily. Please bring a change of shoes to accommodate this.
3. We have noticed that children's reading speed and fluency has taken a little hit. Please read with your child for 20 minutes a day.
4. School uniform should be worn on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. This is a white polo shirt, black trousers, shorts or a skirt and a navy jumper.
Christmas has been a little different in school this year! We were set Commando Joe missions to complete based on the 12 days of Christmas. Our missions were to collect the 5 golden rings and retrieve the golden eggs the 6 geese were laying. We completed both missions and had so much fun doing so.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support this year. Here's to hoping 2021 is better!
Miss Lee & Miss Dobinson
Do you have a special talent you would like to show off?
This talent show is just for you!
This year Crook Factor will still go ahead, albeit virtually! If you would like to participate in Crook Factor you need to prepare an audition. Miss Lee, Miss Dobinson and our Year 3 CLT members will be holding auditions on Friday 11th December. This is your opportunity to give the audition of a lifetime and perform your socks off! You will need to impress as there can only be 1 finalist for each class.
The finalist will then go through to the live shows which will take place virtually in classrooms for the school. Each class will get the opportunity to vote and then the overall winner will be annouced.
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble
Look at what Year 3 have made in their bubble!
With witches snot,
Fired in with a shot,
A smell we'll never forget,
Smashed with wood,
And clowns tears,
A mix of all my fears!
This half term all children in Year 3 received their golden time and made spooky Halloween potions to end the half-term.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your on-going support over the half-term, we know it has been rather strange! Have a lovely week off and see you all in a week!
Miss Lee & Miss Dobinson
Following assessments in 3L, I have noticed that not all children know how to spell the first 100 high frequency words.
Therefore I am setting children a challenge to be able to spell all of the high frequency words by the end of October. Any child who manages to do so will receive 10 dojos!
Here are some hints and tips to help learn spellings at home.
Follow the link to a list of the first 100 high frequency words:
Following the journey of Pocahontas, Year 3 have had to complete missions just as she would have done herself.
In mission 1, pupils had to navigate over an obstacle course (the forest) to save the children from the Englishmen! As children had made their way through the forest successfully, we continued the week by looking at the life cycle of plants and setting up our own science investigation. We currently have beans and cress growing in the classroom!
A successful mission!
As the story of Pocahontas continues, another mission must be complete. In this mission, children had to transport the crops that Pocahontas had collected through the forest - facing many obstacles along the way. To make this even more difficult, Year 3 were challenged with a time limit to transport all of the crops.
We then looked at different types of plants and their native countries. Y3 were able to research this independently using Google Classroom to submit their work.
As you are aware, children have had work to complete on Google Classroom about Native Americans. This has been to help them in their activity for mission 3. On Monday 28th September, Y3 had great fun collecting leaves, and making their own headdresses to wear during the next mission. Like the Powhatan Tribe, headdresses were made using feathers and beads for decoration, symbolizing their strength and bravery.
Please continue to support your child using Google Classroom.