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Hi all, my name is Ms Lisa Geraghty , our blog page will have information on the interesting things that we have been doing in class and also details of the fantastic trips that we go on. Our latest year group newsletter can be found under the News and Events page. There you will find the work we are planning to do this term.

Ms Lisa Geraghty

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Created Tuesday 29th November

What a term it has been! Our History Topic this term was about The Amazing Stone Age period. The children were so engrossed and fascinated by this period. They learned about the different Stone Age dwellings, about Stone Age animals and Stone Age Tools. They already had a great foundation of knowledge about the Stone Age from their trip to Horton Kirby in September. They then built on this knowledge in Literacy lessons where they had to write formal and informal letters. They wrote an informal letter which was based on the Stone Age Boy book that we read together as a class. The letter was from the boy to his sister who was worried about his whereabouts after he had been transported back to The Stone Age period.
They also wrote a persuasive formal letter to the director of CBBC, convincing him to make a Horrible History program about The Stone Age. We’re always trying to make our lessons cross-curricular, so the children also found out about the measurements of different Stone Age animals during a Maths lesson on measurement (length). They’ve also been learning about shape and time this term which the children really enjoyed. Remember to keep practicing time with them at home.

AFW week has gotten off to a steady start! This AFW is all about Enterprise. Therefore the children have been put into teams in order to learn how to work together and to take on different responsibilities and roles. The school will be having an Enterprise/Winter fair on Friday 16th December where 3B will be selling their handmade Hindu tea lights. We decided to make this product because the children have been learning about Hinduism in Religion. We will be deciding as a class on how much we will sell these for.

We are also getting ready to put on our best singing performance at St. Johns church on Monday 19th December. 3B will be singing the well-known ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ Christmas song for this. We hope you can all make it!

Here are some pictures of the fantastic winter themed art work that the children have been making which will be on display at St Johns on the 19th December.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

Ms. Geraghty and Mrs. Jane

Created Tuesday 29th November

Year 3B have gotten off to a flying start this autumn term! During our first week of school we got stuck in to some fantastic work. We were learning about shape poems in English and the children even became poets themselves and wrote their own shape poems about ice-cream. They all got the chance to read their poems aloud to the class.

The book that we are focusing on for this term is called The Tear Thief. It is a wonderful story written by Carol Ann Duffy. The children have written their own shape poem about the Tear Thief using the alliteration and similes that we had been learning about all week. The poems were fantastic! This week will are writing instructions on ‘How to Catch a Tear Thief’ – I look forward to reading these instructions. The children have been geologists in Science – they have been learning about the different types of Rocks. Both natural and man-made. They have also learned about fossils which they have thoroughly enjoyed. They found out that dinosaurs existed around 65 million years ago – can you believe that? The children were just as surprised as you are.

The Year 3B children were very lucky to get the opportunity to visit Horlands Farm in Kent. It was a scorcher of a day and the children had a brilliant time getting to feed pigs, pick their own pears from the orchard, pet some beautiful horses and they even got the chance to sit up on some tractors. They learned a lot about the outdoor life and what it might be like as a farmer.

We will also be going on another school trip to Horton Kirby on Thursday 29th September where we will be learning about the Stone Age. This is the overall topic for Year 3. Exciting stuff!

I have spoken to parents about the importance of reading at home with their children and practicing times tables and spelling with them. Here are some websites that I mentioned that are great to use.

Thanking you for all of your support,

Ms. Geraghty and Mrs. Jane