Class Larch 2021 -2022

Welcome to Larch Class!
I am really looking forward to continuing your child on their learning journey as well as developing their independence and passion for learning.
Below you can find our 'Moving on up' topic web and children's choice home learning for this half term.
PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit within school to prevent them missing out on sessions. 
Library will be on alternating Fridays.
Please ensure that your child has the required equipment in school.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch either via the link book or email.

Miss Williams, Miss Wales & Mrs Read

Trip to Hopewell Colliery 18th May 2022
Wednesday 6th April 2022 - RE
Friday 1st April 2022 - MAD education
Gymnastics 10.3.2022
Friday 4th March 2022 - World Book Day
We read part of Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl.
In small groups, we acted out and performed a scene. 
We wrote a character description for Grandpa Joe. 
In the afternoon, we designed our own wrappers for chocolate bars.

Spring 2 - Gymnastics
Wednesday 9th February 2022 - Andy Seed assembly
Andy Seed (author of the story of the forest) delivered an assembly to KS2 and answered lots of interesting questions from the children.
Roman Day 08-02-2022
The children explored the dramatic change in the lifestyle of even the lowliest citizens following the arrival of the Roman legions, took a tour through a bath-house and experienced the excitement of the games arena. Real Roman artefacts provided the opportunity to get a real hands-on experience of history.

Other activities included:

  • Delta – a Roman numeral, maths-based game
  • Roman quiz
  • Segedunum – a simple and fun Roman game
  • A display of Roman and Celtic weapons and armour
  • Boudicca’s final battle with the Romans
We had lots of fun on Thursday morning - we played some Spanish themed games.
Week 3 of Reading Club involved learning about Stonehenge through a great book called The Secrets of Stonehenge. Then our reading focus was on instructions, where we built our own replica of Stonehenge. Our cutting skills need some work, but we had fun!
In week one of Reading Club we rehearsed and performed plays.
PC Greg Steer came into school today to deliver an assembly about what the police do and how they help us. We even got to role-play a scenario where a shop had been broken in to.
We have been exploring different surfaces and finding out if they are shiny or dull, if they reflect light and if we can see our face in them. We used our findings to work out what makes a good reflective surface.
As many of the flowers in the Year 3 garden were dying, we took the opportunity to learn about seed dispersal. Mrs Walker has offered to dry out some seeds we collected so we can plant them in the Spring - just in time for our Young Gardeners science topic.