This term we have had plenty to do in Willow class! We’ve been focusing on finishing off decimals and then moving on to time and statistics in maths. We’ve drawn bar charts and will be learning how to do line graphs after the break. In Literacy we have been reading Moon Man and thinking about coming to earth for the first time and also how we would feel if a strange being crash landed near the school. We have had a number of exciting trips including Forest School at Clifton College where every member of the class pushed themselves to complete the cross country course without stopping. We also went to Royal Fort Gardens to do a number of activities as part of the UoB Bioblitz morning. Of course I am also so proud of the Cumberland Square dance performed at the May dancing as well as those who performed so brilliantly in the Mummer’s play!
Maple Class have had an excellent term of learning. Our experiences have been spectacular. We have had trips to the library and Bristol Zoo which were very educational and exhilerating!
The children have written persuasive speeches during ‘Roman Week’ as Queen Boudicca. We have some leaders emerging in our class with such motivating speeches!
We also created their own dice game to play against Willow Class. This was a great experience to understand rules and explainging their ideas in detail. Our science topic has come to an end with the children demonstrating a brilliant understanding of the skeletal system, as well as the functions of plants.
We look forward to term 6, well done Year 3 you have done yourselves proud!
Forest Class have had such a fantastic Spring term and managed to fit in so much!
Each Friday we have started cookery lessons with Dipika where the children have been following recipes to make delicious but healthy food which tied in with this term’s PSHE topic.
In maths, Oak Learners (YR) have been learning about 1 more and 1 less and looking at ordering numbers to 20. Hazel Learners (Y1) children have been learning about place value and beginning to explore multiplication and division through making equal groups of objects.
This term we had ‘Maths and Art Week’ where we looked at the artist Kandinsky. We used our mathematical knowledge of 2d and 3d shapes, symmetry and repeated patterns to help us develop our artistic skills. We created our own Kandinsky inspired paintings and a class frieze which we shared with the whole school in assembly.
In literacy, we learnt the story of ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’ and even changed the story using our own imaginative ideas.
Term 2 has flown by; we launched a challenging Geography topic comparing Bristol to the American city of New Orleans, learning about the city through the lens of the stunning graphic novel “Drowned City -New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina” by Don Brown. We developed this topic last year, and it has since been adopted by other schools in the area. Not only have we learnt about the geographical features of another city, but also about its social landscape and the dilemmas and choices which present themselves in a crisis. We have learnt to cook New Orleans praline, familiarised ourselves with the roots of jazz, and explored the art of Willie Birch.
We enjoyed a trip to the cinema as part of the IntoFilm Festival, a morning of planting birch, willow and holly trees for the National Trust in beautiful woodland at the Mojo Active site in Almondsbury, as well as a carol singing excursion into Cabot Circus, raising £123 for Ronald McDonald House charity. It has been a busy seven weeks!