This week sees the start of swimming for Year 3 children. Your child will need the following:
- swimming costume (no bikinis), trunks or swimming shorts (must be above the knee)
- hair brush and bobble for those with hair longer than shoulder length
- no earrings
Hello Yellow Class,
Wow! You have worked hard this term and it is a pleasure to see how much progress you are making. Your newspaper reports really showed how you are becoming confident writers and I enjoyed making your Easter cards with you (as I normally don't get to do much art with you all!) In Maths, the work we have completed on problem solving has really helped you use those calculations we keep working on. Well done!
Next term, during 'Picture Perfect' you will be designing and making a special picture with Mrs James to sell at the Art Exhibition in May. With me, you will create your own magical story based on what you could find at the top of a beanstalk (we will start off by looking at the traditional tale Jack and the beanstalk). Let your imaginations run wild over the holiday and think of as many strange ideas as you can. How about a deserted island or a magical fairground at the top of yours? If you get time to create a picture to share with us on the first day back of what you think the top of your beanstalk would look like, that would be great.
I hope you all have a super Easter holiday and make sure you keep reading! On the first day back you need to remember all of those important first day back things like PE kits, book bags and books, water bottles and any homework.
Love from Mrs Moss x x
We have all had a great day at The British Museum today. The look on the children's faces as we turned the corner and saw the impressive building was priceless. Not only did we enjoy exploring the Greek artefacts and completing several quizzes but also the journey into London itself spotting famous landmarks such as Wembley, The Shard, BT tower and the Hoover building to name just a few!
We expect your child was exhausted when they got home but over the next few days encourage your child to tell you more about what they saw, thought and learned during their trip.
Thank you to the PTFA for funding the trip and to all the staff and helpers for making this trip possible and such a success. It is greatly appreciated and helps makes the children's learning so enjoyable.
Mrs Moss and Miss Townsend xxx
Hello Yellow Class,
It is nearly time to come back to school so get those books ready, PE kits sorted (check that your pumps and trainers still fit!) and brains ready for lots of new learning. I wonder who has had a go on the school wall this holiday? Mrs James will be looking!
On Monday we will be finding out all about the Ancient Greeks and you will be thinking about what you want to find out about during our topic over the next few weeks. We will be planning our class assembly for your families to come to on Monday so get thinking about what we could include.
I hope you have had a good holiday and plenty of sleep. Make sure you have a good night's sleep on Sunday as it is back to early starts on Monday.
Love from Mrs Moss x x
PS - If you have not returned your British Museum slip, please bring it in as soon as possible.
Well done Yellow Class for a super trip to Worcester Cathedral today. You had remembered so much from your
RE lessons and your visit to St Catherine's last week. The guides at the Cathedral were impressed by how much
you knew. Good work! It was amazing to see the size of the Cathedral and the beautiful building. Which part of
building did you like best? Everyone commented on your good listening and your manners as well as how good
you all were at keeping yourselves safe. Remember to think about your artwork now and how you could use your
experiences today to help you.
Looking forward to seeing your collages.
Mrs Moss x x
Well done Yellow Class for a very enjoyable Grand Concert. Your performance of 'Flower of Scotland' was excellent and I was very impressed with the range of individual and group performances too. Drummers, poets, pianists, dancers, guitarists to name just a few! It was lovely to see such talented and confident children. A super afternoon enjoyed by all!
What a super performance of The Nutcracker this afternoon! We had a brilliant time and it was lovely to see you sitting there spellbound as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince travelled on their way to the Land of Sweets. Once again, your behaviour was excellent even though you were by far the youngest in the audience. The staff at the Hippodrome thought you were great!
Tomorrow, you will write your review of the performance and then it's our turn to perform Blackwell's version of The Nutcracker! Will your parents be spellbound as they watch you? Fingers crossed.
Love from Mrs Moss and Miss Townsend xxx
Hello Year 3s,
Remember that we are rehearsing at Lickey Hills Primary School on Wednesday (26.11.14) so you need to wear a warm coat, gloves and a hat as we are walking there.
We will have a later lunch when we get back.
We look forward to showing one family member what we have learnt in the evening at Lickey Hills and we need to be dropped off at 6-6.15pm. Remember to wear dark trousers and a brightly coloured plain t shirt.
Mrs Moss and Miss Townsend x
Budding scientists! We have been very busy in Yellow Class becoming plant scientists. We have
been investigating the conditions Mung Beans need in order to grow and
also investigating how water travels through a plant by putting a white
flower into food colouring and water. This didn’t work as well as we hoped
so it would be great if you could have a go over the holiday and take a
photo to show everyone when we come back after half term. We have learnt lots of
new words in science such as photosynthesis, germination, seed dispersal
and transportation. It would be great if you could learn even more to do
with the life cycle of a flowering plant or challenge your grown ups to
explain the ones you know. Have a lovely half term break Yellow Class!
P.S There will be some activities on the school wall to keep your
brains active during the week but have a good rest too.
We had a lovely time this morning at the cinema listening to ten pieces of classical music and learning how the composers had created certain effects. Have a chat with your grown ups at home about which pieces you particularly liked and why. See if you can download any with your grown ups so you can enjoy listening to them again. The ten pieces were:
- Mars - Holst
- Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg
- A Night on the Bare Mountain - Mussorgsky
- A Short Ride in a Fast Machine - John Adams
- Storm - Benjamin Britten
- Symphony No. 5 - Beethoven
- Horn Concerto - Mozart
- Zadok the Priest - Handel
- Connect It - Anna Meredith
- The Firebird Suite - Stravinsky
We had a good time today learning the skills you will need for making your crumbles on Wednesday. There was good peeling and chopping of those apples! Have a think tonight about the filling you will choose to make and the style of topping you liked the best because tomorrow you will need to design your recipe.
Love from Mrs Moss x
We start our new topic 'Autumn' next week and to kick start it we are off on an Autumn woodland walk on Monday 29th September. You can come to school in jogging bottoms and please ensure you have a warm waterproof coat and wellies in school.
What a lovely time we had at Blakesley Hall today in the glorious sunshine! You were all excellent historians, using different historical sources to find out about the lives of Tom, Frank and May Merry and how they were affected by WWI. You all worked well in teams, co-operating maturely and your behaviour was super. It was a delight to take you all. Thank you. Remember to tell your grown ups all about your day and what you learned.