In order to celebrate the end of a busy and wonderful year we are having a class picnic on the afternoon of Tuesday 19th July.
Your child may bring one teddy/toy/game to our picnic (no electronic devices please) and a plate of picnic food to share. This must NOT contain NUTS.
Thank you for all your support this academic year,
Year 3 will be performing in the hall at 11.15 am on Friday 15th July so parents can hear the wonderful pieces they have been learning on Recorder.
We've been learning about Australia today (as we had an Australian visitor in school). We made aboriginal inspired art and wrote stories about a naughty Wombat!
We are enjoying our Rio topic!
Thank you for all the flower donations!! We had fun creating flower arrangements and putting them in the church to celebrate the Queens birthday.
To finish our Stone Age topic we visited the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne. Each group had chance to have a go at rope making, grain grinding and skin scraping. We also moved a monith as a whole class!
We had a lovely time exploring the church this morning. We learnt about stained glass windows, the font, the lectern, praying and the altar. We made stained glass jars and sewed crosses.
We begun learning a Fire dance routine today- can't wait to practise it more!
Week beginning 9/5/16
Our spelling focus this week will be on apostrophes. The children will learn how to use them for contractions (I'm , don't, should've) and for possession (the girl's coat)!
Our science investigation this week was: Which plants do snails prefer to eat? We had great fun carrying this investigation out!
To prepare for our Instructions Writing this week, we have been making bread! We learnt how yeast works and that it is important to let the dough prove! Many thanks to Mrs Heming for providing the ingredients and some beautiuful dough!
* le and al endings (eg: table, pedal, petal, little, people)
This week we have focused on the story 'Making Friends is an Art'. We wrote letters to Brown pencil to give him some advice. We also wrote our own acrostic poems. If you wish to see your child's work - please feel free to catch me after school!
Mr Southwood taught his first PE session with Robins today! It was great fun to learn new warm ups, games and play indoor rounders. Please remember that your child needs FULL PE kit in school.
Spring Term Topic
Medium Term Plan for this half term - subject to change depending on childrens needs and interests
Sports Relief 17th March - We started our morning with a warm up dance in the hall! Great way to start the day!
Wake up Motcombe!
Sport Reflief dance
We have been drawing birds eye view maps of our route to school! We then talked our partner through our route using a jellybaby!
We had great fun exploring shapes. We had to visualise and describe the shapes that we were making.
more shape and numeracy fun!
Just a reminder that homework this term is weekly spelling lists on Spellodrome (updated lists every Tuesday that support the children's learning that week) and reading!
We had a fantastic game against Port Regis tonight! The game came to an end at 15 - 11 to PR however I was so impressed by our skill and team spirit! Well done Robins Tag Rugby Team!
This week we have been looking at the story Harry and the Jaggedy Daggers. We have looked at the way the writer has used exciting language, and have written our own description of the terrible rocks!
This half term in Religious Education, we have been learning about Islam. We were fortunate enough to have a visit from a secondary school student who was able to answer lots of our questions about his faith and beliefs.
We enjoyed our Robin Class assembly. We shared some Titanic facts, our Kassim story and our artwork.
Library book readers system - blue/green stickered books
We talked about how pirate films create 'pirate combat' scenes. The children create 3,4 combat moves and linked them together. We talked about how films make this look easy!
SpellodromePlease remember that your childs spelling list is all online at Spellodrome. Please practise these as part of homework. I will automatically update the lists weekly!
We are looking forward to our class assembly at 9am Friday 29th January!
We will be sharing a snapshot of our Titanic learning, retelling out new literacy story and sharing some of our art work!
Kassim and the Greedy Pirates Treasure
We have had great fun today learning about algorithms. We used code.org to create algorithms on iPads and used instructions to order algorithms for pirate hats!
Don't forget Year 3 are off to Carey Camp on Tuesday!!! Please can all children bring waterproof trousers, coats and wellies, and lots of layers, as it might be very wet and we will be outside all day what ever the weather. Please see the trip letter on Swallows page for other items the children will need to bring.
Pirate Shape Poems
Spring Term Documents - the documents below are intended to provide an overview of your child's topic this term. Plan may change depending on children's interest.
Thursday- Clay Robin Sale £1 ! After school in the playground we will be selling our clay Robins!
Friday - please allow your child to bring ONE toy/teddy/game in from home for the last day of term. This is an earnt reward, for which the children have shown super behaviour, manners and kindness in order to fill up their fuzzy jar! Well done Robins
We had lots of fun at our Christmas dinner! Thank you to all the parent helpers who served food and made it a wonderful lunch!
The Pantomime was amazing fun! Fire-breathing dragons, panto dames and lots of fun songs! Thank you to all the adult helpers and members of staff who supervised and allowed us to have an amazing time!
We had the most amazing time at forest school at Port Regis. We explored the forest, collected fire wood, built and lit fires and then enjoyed popcorn and hot chocolate! A huge thank you to Mrs BH and to all the adult helpers!
Year 2's: Forest school - Friday 27th November! Please remember that your child needs a warm, waterproof coat and wellington boots! Without them they will be unable to attend!
Spellodrome Week Trial!Spellodrome can be accessed from laptop/computer/tablet and iPad! Just sign in using your Mathletics username and passwords
Mathletics ! Mathletics can be used on laptops and computers through the link below or by using the free app on iPads!
We had great fun with Mrs Dawkins-White making clay Christmas gifts! She has taken them away to go into a giant kiln!
In Science we have been discussing, predicting and observing using ice balloons! One group adding food colouring to their balloon to see the affects, another compared thier balloon to water and another added salt!
This week in Literacy we have been learning about Poetry. We've looked at the features of a variety of poems, recited poetry and then written our own bonfire shape poems.
We have had lots practical learning and fun in Numeracy solving multiplication and division problems!
**Year Threes**Please can all children bring tracksuit trousers, a jumper, t-shirt, trainers and a waterproof jacket for PE. We are hoping to go out for PE in most weathers after half term so the children need to be suitably dressed. Thank you. **
Wow! What a busy half term we have had! The children have learnt so much since joining Year 2/3 and have working hard in all areas of the curriculum!
Please continue to support your child's learning at home.
You can do this by:
* Practise spellings!
* Hearing your child read every night if possible
* Logging onto Mathletics to practise numeracy
We have an exciting term and busy half term ahead! We have the Christmas production to look forward to, a session of Forest school at Port Regis and a trip to the pantomime!
Have a lovely half term!
Medium term planning for our learning leading up to Christmas. May change and be adapted depending on children's interests!
We have been inspired by watching clips of 'The Lego Movie', so using the APP 'I can animate' we have created our own motion animation sequences...completely independently!
We have been learning about different types of punctuation!
Kung Fu Punctuation
Our lighthouse keepers lunch stories are fantastic! The children have really embraced using story languaging, connectives and exciting adjectives! They will be displayed for parents and family members to enjoy at parents evening!
We have been looking at the story The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. We have learnt to retell the story along with the actions! We hope that you enjoy watching us retell it!!!
Apologies for short videos - the story has been uploaded in 30 second sections! Enjoy!
We have been having fun in computing lessons with bee-bots. We drew roads for our bee-bots and input algorithms for them to follow!
We had a brilliant first day at school. We decided on the rules for our class charter, and we all took part in the 'The Golden Mile, run.