What a day in Crow Class. Every single member of the class looked fabulous. We had a great day drinking tea and eating cucumber sandwiches and scones with the Queen, learning the National anthem, African drumming, making masks for the Rio carnival and yoga outside. Sadly, we are saying farewell to Miss Johnston who has been a brilliant help in Crow Class and we will miss her teaching us. We wish her all the best in her future career!
Today we focused in on South Korea and Japan. Both countries celebrate the cherry blossom festival. This signals the beginning of Spring. Tourists are greeted by showers of blossom as they enjoy strolling through the pathways. We learnt that the Japanese often enjoy Sakura yoghurt with fresh fruit. Year 3 then made their own sakura yoghurt pots with fresh fruit inside and decorated their very own blossom tree.
As part of our Whole New World topic we will be learning the HAKA. This originates from New Zealand and is a Maori ceremonial war dance involving chanting. This meant that year 3 had to puff out their bodies and get on their best warrior face. They have so far learnt a small section of the HAKA. Scary yet brilliant! We are almost as good as the Kiwi rugby team!
I hope you have all had a lovely break and I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.
Unfortunately I was ill towards the end of last term and was therefore not able to offer insight into Year 3's book competition entry. Last term our topic was 'Home Sweet Home.' We focused a lot of our learning around what our home means to us, why people often have to leave their homes, refugees and the journeys they take. One of the books that we looked at was 'The Journey.' This was a hard story for the children to initially understand but they were very mature and had a great mindset towards it. After looking at a number of other books and clips alongside of it, their understanding deepened.
We then made a Mural, recreating 'The Journey'. Every single member of the class contributed towards it. We had people creating buildings, trees, cars, soldiers and tanks etc. The best thing about it was that we wanted all the artwork to be completely different to each other. We were therefore able to use our strengths and differences to create a masterpiece. Using Imovie we recorded ourselves retelling the story.
I am so proud once again of how hard the children work. It was great to see that all the children got stuck into it. We would love for you all to come and see it. It will be displayed outside of our classroom so please do have a look.
Crow class (and Miss Hutton!!) would also like to say a big thank you to Mr Wilson for all his artistic support!
Well done Crow Class. You little stars!
What a day! All the children look absolutely fabulous and it is clear how much a lot of them clearly love reading. We've had a day of creating warning posters for our medicines and then much to Miss Hutton and Mr Wilson's horror we made our medicines!! Despite the classroom now smelling of rotten food and vinegar it was enjoyed by all!
We were all so proud of all our Year 3's who won best book awards and well done to the whole class who made their own books! Superstars!!