Wow, what a strange half term it has been! Whilst we have not spent it together in class, I know lots of you have been completing the weekly homework tasks to a really good standard and I am really proud of you. It amazes me how well you are coping and keeping motivated during this strange and difficult time.
I also know how difficult it is to keep focused and up to date with school work whilst you are at home but just keep trying your best and remember to email me to ask for help if you need it.
It has made me really happy receiving all the lovely photos of not only your work but also of things you wanted to share with me. I have heard about how some of you have celebrated either your own or a member of you family's birthday as well as hearing about the exciting things you have made.
It seems incredibly strange wishing you an enjoyable half term when we haven't been together but I hope you all enjoy the week free from home learning and remember to stay safe!
Thank you to everyone who has e-mailed photographs of work or to tell me about the things that they have been up to over the past week. It's so lovely to hear about all the things you are doing and how you are spending your days at home. I hope that the VE day project helped you understand why Friday's celebrations were so important and you also enjoyed learning about such an interesting and important topic.
As always I will include any pictures that get sent in on next week's blog, so remember to email them to email@example.com
Have a lovely week and remember to stay safe!
Good morning! I hope everyone is staying safe and keeping busy! Well done to everyone who managed to complete some of the homework activities, (I know how difficult it is!) and thank you for the photos that have been sent in.
There are lots of activities included in this week's homework pack including a project about VE day which is Friday. If you need any help with any of the tasks please send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Don't forget to e-mail me any photos of your work or of things you have got up to. I'd love to include lots more of your smiling faces in my next blog! Send any emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a lovely week,
Welcome back to the Summer Term, and what a strange start to it has been! I hope everybody had a lovely Easter despite the incredibly difficult times were are facing at the moment!
Despite not being together in the classroom, the learning has not stopped. Thank you to everyone who has emailed their completed work. Keep an eye on this blog as I will be adding some of photographs sent in. I will also add links to any fun activities or tasks as I find them! If you want to send any examples of work, photographs, share some news or have any problems, please email me at:
I look forward to seeing you all again soon! Remember to stay safe and look after each other!
What a fabulous first week back we have had and to top it off we won Rosie again for our fabulous lining up! Well Done 3E!
Could I remind all children read at home and get their reading record signed over the weekend! Lots of children are not getting their white reading records signed at home. Reading is a very important part of the curriculum and it is important that they are reading regularly. Having their reading records signed is a way of letting us know that they are reading regularly to a grown up at home! Thank you ☺️
Wow!! Mrs Elsmore is amazed by the quality and amount of homework completed by 3E. The work that has been handed in has been very creative and the detail and effort that has gone into it all, has left Mrs Elsmore lost for words!
It only seems fair to dedicate this week's blog to our 3E homework superstars and showcase their work!
Well done everybody that has handed something in!
Its been extremely busy in 3E over the last few weeks and we have completed so much lovely work!
This week we started looking at a brand new text "How to wash a woolly mammoth" which we have thoroughly enjoyed! We have thought carefully about how preposition and imperative verbs helps with instruction writing and practised using imperative verbs when we washed a dinosaur! We even created our own woolly mammoth cleaning kit!
We have been working on our fraction knowledge in maths and Mrs Elsmore has been really impressed with how fantastic we are at using unit and non unit fractions to find fractions of amounts.
Our first week back as been full of fun filled activities all linked to our new topic Tribal Tales.
On Wednesday we had an Art and DT day where we explored cave paintings and created our own Stone Age inspired art. We also learned about Stone Henge and used this landmark to create a silhouette landscape.
The final countdown
Our last week has been full from start to finish with Christmas excitement and activities!
We have written an extra page explaining how Santa delivers the presents for our class reader "How Santa really works" by Alan Snow. The children had some really fabulous ideas and we think we have finally solved the mystery!!
We have also made Christmas cards and calendars, had an amazing party with lots of delicious food and today we will be watching a pantomime!
All that's left to say is have a wonderful Christmas enjoy spending time with your families!
Yet another exciting week in 3E has passed. We have planted trees, took part in an anti-bullying workshop, learned lyrics for our Christmas performance as well as managing to fit in lots of other learning!
We also managed to win Rosie again for the second week for our fantastic lining up!! Well done 😊
What a busy first week back it's been!
Our "May the force be with you" topic was launched on Tuesday with our "Wow" day. During the morning we worked alongside 3S to complete some forces investigations. We then conducted a friction investigation using ramps and cars. We found out that a rough surface caused more friction than a smooth surface.
We ended the week on a high by winning Rosie for fantastic lining up for the very first time It looks like she is busy catching up on our class reader The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, ready for Monday!
How fantastic to celebrate our last day of the half term with a Halloween Hullabaloo!
We wrote autumnal poetry, solved who ate the cake in our Maths problem and then finished the day with a fabulous disco and costume parade in the hall!
Everyone who came in fancy dress looked amazing!
Have a lovely half term break, Mrs Elsmore is looking forward to welcoming you back on Monday 4th November
The children in 3E were replaced by children from a bygone era and seemed to have time travelled from Ancient Egypt! Luckily Mrs Elsmore was prepared and had organised a day filled with Ancient Egyptian themed activities.
Our first task put our knowledge of the mummification process to the test as we had a go at mummifying sardines. It was a bit gruesome and quite smelly but lots of fun!
We then held an Egyptian catwalk show where we could walk down the catwalk and model our fantastic outfits. This was followed by learning how to "Walk like an Egyptian" (showcase our dance moves to The Bangles' classic hit)!
Our afternoon was packed also packed full of more Ancient Egyptian activities and we tried to solve a Maths puzzle to work out how many blocks we would need to build pyramids of various heights. We then tried our hand at Egyptian writing and wrote our name in hieroglyphics.
Thank you so much for supporting your children with this, they came to school dressed in the most amazing costumes!
Carrot car racing!
This week in our Jigsaw lesson we were looking at teamwork and how working together improves the chances of success.
We worked as a team to create a carrot ready to race. It came as no surprise that the teams that worked well together were the ones that managed the task successfully!
This week we learned all about how to mummify a dead body, which some of us found pretty horrific! Despite this we bravely became Egyptian Embalmers and attempted to mummify one of our own members of the class! We acted out the removal of organs and placing them into canopic jars as well as the removal of the brain! (Don't worry we used some string and a pen in our role play!) Finally, after leaving our "body" to dry out in Natron, we then used bandages (Mrs Elsmore didn't have any linen strips!) to wrap him up whilst remembering to place amulets between the layers.
It was great fun and the children wrote some fabulous instructions just in case they ever need them again!
Our Tomb Raider work continues!
We are starting to become experts with our Egyptian topic now and our knowledge was deepened even further this week.
We designed and constructed pyramids and also thought about how light is reflected. We did this by entering our own "tombs" and used torches to investigate if light travelled in straight lines.
In our English lesson we finished writing our time traveller story and have started a new genre of writing newspaper reports. As part of this new genre, we studied a newspaper report detailing Tutankhamen's gruesome death.
In Maths we have continued to consolidate our place value knowledge and have been ordering and comparing numbers as well as counting up and down in 50s. We even managed to link of 5 x tables to our 50 x tables!
Well done for a fabulous week 3E!
The children in 3E have been enriching their learning by completing their exciting homework projects based on our Tomb Raiders topic.
The classroom is starting to resemble a museum with all the fabulous "mummies" and pyramids on show!!
Well done to everyone who has managed to complete some of the star challenges and have brought their creations into school.
Remember you need to achieve 10 stars in total by the October deadline.
What an amazing week it's been in 3E this week!
On Wednesday we took part in lots of exciting activities as part of our "Wow Day" to introduce our topic. We investigated an "excavation site" to look for hidden artifacts left by Dr Rison from the National History museum. There were lots of exciting things to be discovered including a mummy, skeleton, statues and jewellery! We then wrote up reports about our findings and created sketch maps of the are ready to be sent to Dr Rison.
In addition to the excitement on Wednesday day we have been recapping on nouns and verbs in English and used a thesaurus to improve our vocabulary choices. We have also been continuing reading extracts from "The time travelling cat" ready for lots of writing next week.
In our Maths lesson been continuing with our place value work and problem solving and reasoning skills.
Our first week
It's been a fun but busy first week in 3E and as well as getting to know the school routines and each other better, we have also managed to fit in a huge amount of learning in too!
We have focused on grammar and punctuation in English and place value and number in Maths. We have also started our new topic "Tomb Raiders" and have looked at maps to locate Egypt and learned about the equator and how it impacts the climates of the countries close to it.
Just a few reminders:
Our PE lessons are on Friday so please ensure you have your kit with you.
Reading books need to be brought into school every day along with your reading records. Mrs Elsmore will be giving out house points and stickers to the children that read every day and have their record signed by an adult at home!
Also, homework grids were sent home today, if you need a new copy, Mrs Elsmore has spares or it can be accessed online.
Enjoy the weekend!
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