Welcome to Class 3:
The School Day:
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During our visit to Squirrel School we listened to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We explored the grounds and used our imagination to think about where the characters from the story might live. We took photos using the ipad to record our ideas. When we got back to the classroom we used our photos and ideas to draw maps.
' You have to go along the side. You go this way, past the Woodcutter's house. Past the big bad wolf to Grandma's house' Eira
'I got different paths. This way is even faster. Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. He's hiding behind a tree. The lines are where the feet have been treading along.' Eva
'The big bad wolf next to the trees. Tree's next to the Woodcutter's house.' Lucas
'At her house, past the Woodcutter's house. All the way to her granny's house. There are mountains in mine. Some of the branches are flying away. There is wind.' Logan
'I made a path. Just walk on the path. Bridge and two houses. Stay on the path.' Blake
The Short Wood Promise Tree.
We visited Tim's garden and placed our copper leaves on the tree. We made a promise to be the best Short Woodies that we can be.
What is inside a pumpkin?
We used a range of tools and lots of perseverance to find out!
The children have been inspired by the natural changes taking place as we move through the seasons. They have captured their observations through their art work.
We explored the apples we had collected and have been learning the names of their parts - skin, flesh, core and seeds. We carefully used a knife to dissect them and a magnifying glass to look closely at each part.
'I can see the seeds. It's where it comes from' Lucas
'I found some seeds Lucas. The seeds help the apple to grow' Blake
'The seeds are in the apple heart' Sapphire
''The apple seeds are black. To grow apple.' Bilal
'They put the stalk on for you to hold it' Nico
'I can see inside the apple. It's really juicy' Eva
'The apples grow on the apple tree. I like to eat red apples.' Harley
We have started our Autumn Term with some beautiful weather and have enjoyed exploring the school grounds. We visited the allotment where the children were excited to be able to pick raspberries and explore the many herbs and flowers growing there. We met Malcolm the gardener and he showed us around the allotment. He told us about where a pumpkin was growing and showed us how to measure the broad beans we had picked. While exploring the allotment we discovered the apple trees and picked some of the apples to take back to our classroom.
We started our Science Week in school by exploring how things move. We made paper boats and used wind power to move them across the water. We investigated how the cars travelled down different surfaces using the ramps.
We read the story 'Rosie Revere, Engineer' by Andrea Beaty. We estimated how far our 'Flying Machine' would travel, measured the distance and recorded our results.
We've had a great day celebrating Christmas together in Class 3!
Autumnal Art Gallery
Our recent artwork has been inspired by seasonal changes. The children have explored the rich autumn colours, using watercolours to draw and paint the leaves we found. They have rolled and shaped clay to create acorns, looking closely at the markings and using tools to add detail. Using natural treasures the children have worked in the style of the artist Andy Goldsworthy to create land art and sculptures.
Overall School: 95%