Welcome to Class 3!

Hello my name is Miss Pitt and I am the teacher in Class 3 working alongside Mrs Czarnopis. On this page you will find information and photographs giving you an insight on what the children have been doing. I hope that you enjoy seeing how busy your children have been. If you ever have any questions please come and see me.

For our Autumn Term Curriculum Letter please follow the link:

Please view our Newsletter for the Summer Term 2018:

CLASS 3 Y2 SUMMER LETTER 1 2018 doc

Can you please make sure your child brings in the following homework due on each day:

Due Monday – Friday’s homework (Usually English or Maths) and individual reading books.

Tuesday – Remember Violins

Due Thursday – Handwriting homework

We currently have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure the PE kit is in school.

Thanks, Miss Pitt 🙂

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Congratulations to our amazing football team for making it through to the semi finals tonight! You have made us so proud! You showed amazing sportsmanship and teamwork! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The children got to enjoy the sun in Premier Sports. Our lesson started with a game of Troll in the Dungeon!

In groups, the children had to explore the playground to find where a selection of pictures were taken. They take a ‘selfie’ using the hoop with each image.

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Friday is here!

Well done to Ethan Twiddy and Matilda Squire for an outstanding show and Tell today! We were blown away by the preparation and knowledge of the presentation!

The children have been playing some phonics games this week!

We all had so much fun celebrating the royal wedding on Thursday! The children danced, had party food and enjoyed the photo booth!

The children have been asking questions to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before their big day!

After they had written their questions the children took on roles of the royal couple and interviewers. We had such a laugh thinking about what the royal couple would say! I must say a special mention to Marisa for her professional take on being a news reporter as well as Charlie B and Ruby’s hilarious versions of the royal couple! 😂

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The children have loved another Violin lesson today practicing singing ‘I wanna be like you’ and ‘Aint no mountain high enough.’

The children are starting to get really excited about the concert. The songs that they’re learning are really coming along now. We definitely have super musical talent in our midst. 🎼🎤🎤

Another busy week ahead! For the past few weeks the children have had extra little challenges to help them earn stickers for their prize charts. They have had to remember to hand in homework on the correct days and they are now being challenged to take more responsibility for their own things by remembering to empty their own book bags and get their jumpers/cardigans at home time. This is proving to be a lot more difficult than it sounds! 😂

On Monday the children had another amazing Premier Sports lesson using THE PARACUTE! Very exciting stuff!

We’ve had our first wearers of our very fancy ‘Ask Me’ sashes! If a child finishes their work and has really understood it, then they get to wear the sash and answer questions from their table. Well done your first Fab Four! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The children really have been fantastic this week! They have faced their special jobs head on and coped so well! Keep it up! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel for getting our Star of the Week! I’m so happy to say that he has been trying really hard ALL WEEK! ⭐️

This weeks Show and Tell was down to Isaac and Bethany. We had two very well resourced presentations!

The children have made ‘Friendship stones.’ They decorated two stones each, then they kept one and swapped one with someone in the class.

We had something visitors teaching some ball control on Friday! It was great fun. Maja and Brodie won the star of the session! Well done guys 🙂

We have been blown away by the African Tribal masks that’s the children have created!

 

The children have been using their research about countries in Africa to create an informative poster in partners.

Tuesdays mean Violins in year 2! Please remember to bring them in every Tuesday. The children didn’t some fantastic playing today in the classroom because of Class photos.

Welcome back after a glorious sunny bank holiday weekend!

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We had such a good time during Golden Time on Friday! It was Disco so the children were showing off their best moves!

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Our Show and Tell this week was fantastic yet again! Great work Marisa and Isabelle!

The children enjoyed another fun filled violin lesson where they practiced the song ‘A Certain Kind of Imagination’ and had a go at playing differently notes on their violins.

 

This morning the children have received a letter from a little girl who lives in Africa! They were looking at features of a good letter in order for us to write a reply to our new friend! Some children even read their letter to the rest of the class before we send them to Narla!

During Premier Sports, the children have been working in teams to play cards treasure island!

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It was Fatima and Brodie’s turn for Show and Tell this week! Another amazing job well done!

Here are the children exploring capacity!

We have been on a journey around school collecting treasures and adding them to our journey strings! The children will be using this experience to help them map the school grounds. We had so much fun! It was interesting to see what the children could find!

 

The children have been researching countries in Africa this week!

We have arrived at school today to find that the EGG HAS GONE! The children have been investigating and found some footprints leading away from the egg. Has it hatched and escaped? What creature was it?

Today we met the violin teacher called Mrs Shepherd. We are all extremely excited and a little nervous to start learning a new instrument. The children did a super job during their first lesson and they took in a lot of new information!

Here are the children after just learning HELLO.

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In maths the children have been measuring using lots of different equipment! They have been focusing on cm so far!

In PE today we went outside and enjoyed the slightly warm weather! The children had to work in teams to find smiley faces all around the playground. Once there they had to use their hoop as a camera and take a ‘selfie.’ It was brilliant to watch them work as a team to move around and pose!

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Thank you and congratulations to Adhvik and Georgia for another fantastic show and Tell! We had a guitar performance and a talk on dance. We definitely have some outstanding performers in class 3!

The children had a go at making their own ‘Time Themed Board Games.’

We were very lucky to carry on with gardening some vegetables with Mrs Jones and Mrs Smith this week. The children who didn’t have a turn before Christmas were able to go out and do some planting.

 

Today, the children have become newspaper reporters and they have been planning out their article ready for their report on the strange things that have been happening at our school.

 

CAUTION! WE HAVE HAD VISITORS IN CLASS 3! We aren’t sure who or what has visited yet but we are determined to find out!

To start our recap on time, the children became a human clock. This helped them to visualise how the hands move and where the numbers are in relation to one another.

During Premier Sports, the children started their OAA (Outdoor Adventure Activites) topic! Hopefully the weather will brighten up for us next week so that we can go outside. The children have been focusing on teamwork today.

This week we will be focusing on looking at Newspaper reports and telling the time as well as continuing our Africa topic and Living Things topic.

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Welcome back everyone! Summer term is here, hopefully the nice sunny weather will join us soon! Please find the new term newsletter attached above.

Our Star of the Week went to Isaac Sales for his passion about our Africa topic and his super maths work with money! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

For Golden Time we had outdoor sports! I was very impressed with how well the children worked as part of a team to organise the equipment to create different games.

Thank you to Nathan and Finley for another fact filled Show and Tell. We learnt all about Finley’s home made creations and Nathan did a presentation on the Titanic. Great work boys! ⭐️

This week, the children have been writing all about their holidays in the form of a leaflet. They have been using their brand new spelling dicitionaries too! Each child has their own which they can and necessary key words to. I must say, their writing has been outstanding. I have been very impressed!

On Thursday, the children’s carried on exploring money. They had to find amounts using a set number of coins was quite a challenge!

In PE the children’s did the Bean warm up moving around the room!

Then they played team games working together to pass the ball in different ways, including crab football!

Already the children have got stuck in with their learning. In maths the children have been working with money which is something that we have found tricky in the past! The children have been making different amounts using coins up to £2 and finding the total of money jars.

 

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We saw another fantastic show and tell again on Thursday! Both Ruby and Jack should be extremely proud of themselves. Their presentations were excellent!

We even had an Easter egg hunt in the Play Garden! It was great fun!

The Easter Bonnet Parade was amazing! Thank you to everyone who came, the children looked fantastic! 🙂

The children had loads of fun retelling the Easter story and creating Easter gardens! Excellent teamwork everyone!

In Maths the children were creating arrays!

We have another busy week ahead! We have lots of Easter activities to look forward to such as the Easter Bonnet parade! Very exciting! 🙂

During Premier Sports, the children had to use all of the dance skills that they have learnt this half term to create a themed dance of their choice.

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Our Star of the Week was Sam for being helpful and responsible during our Design and Technology topic lessons this week. Well done.

We hadn’t another round of Show and Tell which was fantastic! Ralphie, Vivienne and Charlie L did a super job! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

On Friday we celebrated Sports  Relief and raised lots of money for a fantastic charity! We had to run half a mile and do half a mile equivalent of circuit training. The children did superbly well!

Congratulations to Fatima who was chosen to run on behalf of Class 3! She did an awesome job 🙂

 

On Thursday the children had lots of different maths challenges to do! They had to practice a range of skills such as working out change, finding ten more/less, telling the time using play dough, find different questions to the answers, working out fractions and much more! The children have worked so hard, I have been extremely impressed! Keep up the hard work everyone 🙂

 

This week the children have been painting and decorating their royal crowns with precious jewels. Nathan impressed us by thinking of names for the different coloured jewels such as ‘midnight blue,’ ‘sunshine gold’ and ‘royal red.’

On Wednesday, the children had a taster cricket session. Their main focus was looking a thing how to bowl a ball correctly. The children had a competition to see which half of the class could pass the ball correctly down the line the quickest.

On Tuesday Mrs Woolland taught the children about the royal family tree. Then they had to think about their own families and how their family tree would look.

On Monday, we have been carrying on our focus of writing instructions. The children have been highlighting the key features of instructions such as bossy verbs, time conjunctions, bullet points, headings and subheadings. The children had to share their findings and think of ideas for instructions on ‘How to brush your teeth.’ The children then used this to support their independent big write!

In Premier Sports the children have been playing a range of exciting games, practicing different skills and getting ready for Sport Relief on Friday.

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Thanks again to our snow and tell superstars Charlie B, Anna and Lucas! You all showed very different and interesting things. And congratulations to Mr Lucas for winning our Star of the Week for taking such care and print with his artwork. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend all! Thank you to everyone for coming to parents evening.  😁

We concluded Diversity week on Friday with our whole school ‘express yourself day.’ We were all very excited to be expressing ourselves through artwork. The children had a blank canvas with total freedom to express themselves using paint. It was very interesting to see how different the pieces of art were. Excellent effort, it seems we have many artists in Class 3! The children also discussed why they expressed themselves in the clothes that they were wearing. We had many future footballers, dancers, gym enthusiasts, beach lovers and fashionistas!

Friday means maths problem solving. Today the children were looking at tangrams. They had different animals to create and then they had to create their own animals and designs using the pieces.

 

On Thursday the children had to create their own Royal Crowns from clay as part of our ‘Kings and Queens’ topic.

 

On Wednesday, the children had to design their own paper doll, expressing their individuality. We spoke about how we all come from different families.

 

On Tuesday for diversity week, we looked at people with disabilities. The children had different tasks to attempt whilst being challenged in different way shape such a story being unable to see, hear, speak etc. The children noticed that it was really hard and we spoke about the importance of respecting others.

This week is diversity week. Each day we will be discussing a different topic throughout the school day. Today’s is gender, we have been thinking about how boys and girls are similar in some ways and different in others. So far we have had very interesting discussions! We will continue the week celebrating our uniqueness and individuality!

Todays Premier Sports lesson continued looking at different dance themes. This week the children had to create a ‘Circus’ dance. We had some very funny clowns, amazing gymnasts, awesome animals, ring leaders and lots more imaginative characters!

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It’s been a very busy week with so much going on. Well done to Adhvik who got our Star of the Week this week! He has been trying his best to set a good example, be polite and show me that he is ready to learn!

For golden time the children had iPads this week! Some used their time to use the lego instead. Well Done! We had everyone joining in on golden time this week!!!

We had another interesting show and tell today! Great work Sam, Dylan and Fraser! Great work 🙂

 

In this weeks PE the children had to create their own ball game using a variety of different throws and skills that we have been practicing. Their ideas were very imaginative and impressive! 👍👍🤗🤗👏

 

World Maths Day was eventful!

The children had a range of tasks to do and problems to solve. They were taught by teachers across the school all day!

Happy Monday everyone!

We have another full week ahead of us with Word Maths Day on Wednesday helping us all get excited about maths in different ways. Please can you make sure that you have sent your parent’s evening reply back. If you have any queries please let me know! 🙂

To start off this weeks Premier Sport dance lesson, the children have been looking at doing creative beats of 8 using different parts of the body.

Then the children had to create a ‘Jungle Dance’ moving in beats of 8 as different jungle animals.

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World Book Day was a huge success. We had great fun looking at each other’s costumes and all joining in on the book swap. In Class 3 we created our own imaginative story with Mrs Czarnopis and Mrs Saint! Everyone helped with ideas. Our story was about the magic tent in our classroom travelling to different places! We hadn’t so much fun creating the story and everyone was involved! Some children wrote the start of the story whilst others wrote part of the middle, end or created the blurb. Everyone helped with the illustrations too!

Definitely a group triumph!

HURRAH SNOW! The children loved it, we had so much fun 🙂

We had a mystery visitor come into our classroom who left some clues…

The children decided that we were visited by the tiger from The Tiger Who Came to Tea! 🐯

Today in singing practice we learnt a new sing about by spring called Sunshine and Showers. We also found time to sing some of our new favourites too.

The children have been showing off their best dance moves creating a ‘Beach Theme’ dance routine! The children have been surfing, digging sand castles, swimming, imitating crabs and other animals and trying out loads more movements. Have a look and see if you can’t spot what actions each child should doing…

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On Friday we had the BEST GOLDEN TIME EVER! We finally got to hold the baby chicks! 🐥We loved it! I was just as excited as the children were (possibly more so!) After watching them hatch over the past few days it was amazing to hold them. I was so impressed with how sensible and careful the children were handling them. Thank you to my super photographers, here are your snapshots…

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A huge congratulations to Jack and Maja for starting our show and tells of with a bang! They were so prepared with scripts, a PowerPoint, props, everything! It was fantastic, you should be really proud of yourselves! I a man looking forward to see what our next three children show us next Friday! Thank you for your effort!

Well domt to all of Class 3 for joining in on the sponsored bounce! It was a huge success, thank you to everyone to helped and supported Urmston Primary with this fantastic event, we had such a good time!

On Tuesday the Children were made Kings and Queens in our first History lesson looking at the monarchy. Whilst we did this they had to think of questions for us to research and discover the answer to throughout the topic.

 

This week children have learning about Chinese New Year. We enjoyed celebrating on Monday afternoon by enjoying some traditional Chinese snacks of Fortune Cookies and Prawn Crackers. As well as this the children wrote their name in Chinese letters, coloured Dragon masks and created lucky fortune cats.

Welcome back everyone to a new half term! It is hard to believe that we are half way through our school year! I hope that you all enjoyed a fun week off. It sounds like you all had a lovely time 🙂

Please see this half terms news letter at the top of the page filling you in on the topics we will be covering.

Today in Premier Sports the children started their ‘dance’ topic where they will learn to use/show different expressions and emotions through movement.

Here the children are trying to improve their reaction time. When they hear ‘ball’ they have to try to get the ball as fast as they can earning individual points as they go.

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Congratulations to Ethan for winning our Star of the Week! He has been working really hard in all areas and showing what a sensible boy he is. Keep it up 🤗 We are now half way through the school year! It has come around so quickly!!! Enjoy your week off everyone and recharge those batteries! 😀

Today we have said goodbye and good luck to Mrs Hughes as she ventures onto new things. We will all miss her and can’t wait her her to come back and visit us! ❤️❤️❤️

In Geography, the children had to work in pairs to create what’s they thought the United Kingdom looked like using play dough. Then we looked at a map of the UK and the children had to edit their model and plot the four countries as well as Manchester. It was really interesting to see what the children originally thought and how this changed!

During maths this week, the children have revisited 3D shapes, looking closely at their properties. The children also creating their own brilliant repeated patterns using the shapes!

On Thursday and Friday we looked at telling the time on an analogue clock. We recapped o’clock and half past as well as quarter to and quarter past. The children’s challenge was to look at telling the time to the nearest 5 which was extremely tricky!

In English this week, the children have been developing their dictionary skills during our Dicitonary Challenge as well as creating their own comic book stories on the computers and exploring different types of words.

 

Today we have had some visitors from Class 1 joining us today! We have been learning about how Chinese New Year is celebrated and what the different traditions represent. The children particularly enjoyed hearing the story of the animal race.

As well as this, in our Premier Sports lesson, the children have been developing a range of skills, using the big apparatus, basket ball hoops and hockey sticks.

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Well done Dylan Davies for winning our Star of the week for trying to hard with writing his own traditional tale! I’m sure the children aren’t as worn out from the school trip as we are, but we hope that you all enjoy a lovely relaxing weekend after such a busy week!

The Lowry trip was a fun, exciting and busy day! Thank you so much to our amazing parent helpers! You were fantastic ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’m sure the children have told you lots about the day! We spent some time sketching in different areas of the Lowry, looking at Lowry’s work and artefacts as well as exploring the ‘Look Out.’

Storytelling Day has been SO MUCH FUN! Today we have done lots of exciting things to promote a love of reading.

The morning started with phonics where we shared a non fiction book about Food Chains called ‘Who Eats Who’:

It is safe to say that’s the children were extremely comfortable in their PJs today and we loved being comfy and cosy all day! ❤️

Children from Class 4J came to share books with us. I was very impressed with their story telling skills and the children all loved spending some time together and sharing stories!

In Class 3 we have been reading ‘The Crayon Box That Talked’ and looking at the important lesson of how we are all unique and how we should together to be the best that we can be. The children hadn’t to design their own crayon that represented themselves as they are the unique crayons that make up our crayon box (our school.)

Today (Monday) is a very special day! It is Mrs Czarnopis’ birthday! I know everyone in class 3 wishes her a very happy birthday. We are very grateful to work with such a helpful, organised and amazing person every day! 😀 🍰🎁🎈

Dispite it being a special day, the children have been working hard as always! Already they have been continuing our Traditional Tales work by answering questions about ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ I am proud of how well each child eorked during comprehension today so well done class 3! 🙂 As well as this, they have been playing Fruit Salad in PE and creating their own games in teams using a ball and four cones! Congratulations Ahvik for getting this weeks Premier Sports star of the week!

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Well done to Anna Gaved for being awarded this weeks star of the week! Super work this week and fantastic effort always being ready to learn!

Fridays English lesson had the children creating their own stories using key elements of a traditional tale. Working in pairs, the children worked together to use elements of the different stories to create their own fairytale.

For our PE lesson the children had to work in a team to pass the ball using a controlled chest pass.

Thursday’s English lesson the children had use the beginning, middle and end of a traditional tale to create their own silly stories. The children created the stories in pairs and then told their stories to the rest of the group. Here are some photos and videos of the children’s imaginative silly stories.

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On Wednesday, the children use the iPads in their computing lesson. They had to work in pairs to take photos of nature in the playgarden. The photos they found were fantastic, we definitely have some future professional photographers in Class 3!

 

As part of our theme of Fairytales and Traditional Tales the children had to investigate a number of items from different Fairytales and decide which story they were from.

Then they had the opportunity to share stories together promoting a love for reading. They loved the fact that these stories often had different versions and endings.

On Tuesday we continue doing our Lowry topic by finishing our Lowry inspired artwork! They turned out really well. I’m so proud of how hard the children tried. They had to add silhouettes of buildings onto their pastel backgrounds and use charcoal to draw the matchstick figures.

Well done to our Sports Star of the Week Isaac Sales for working well in his team and being a great sportsman!

In Premier Sports today, the aim was for the children to use and develop their ball skills in small groups and teams. Here are the children playing a warm up game of ‘Crab Tig’:

The first team challenge today was ‘Over and Under’

The second team challenge was ‘Robin Hood.’

The children were very excited to discover that over the next two weeks we are having a Traditional Tales theme in Key Stage 1! We started this with having Little Red Riding Hood as our comprehension. The children had to answer questions and make inferences about the story. We discussed the moral in detail and thought about other stories that we knew that had morals. It was fun to hear what everyone thought were the lessons of the traditional tales.

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Congratulations Miss Georgia for getting our Star of the Week this week!!!

On Wednesday, Mrs Saint did an experiment with Class 3. The children had a range of materials to explore and test. They had to see if the materials could be stretched, bent, change shapes well as describing what each object felt like.

On Tuesday, we continued our topic on Lowry starting our Lowry inspired artwork. First we shared the facts that the children found out as part of their homework! It was amazing to hear all of the interesting information that everyone researched. Great work! 🙂

We discussed the colours and shades that Lowry used in his artwork in order to inspire our backgrounds. We also practiced drawing small stickpeople ready for next weeks lesson.

As part of our Poetry themed English lessons this week, the children worked in groups of 4 or 59 perform the poem ‘The Four Friends.’ Once each group had rehearsed reading the poems and creating their own actions for the poem they performed them to the rest of the class. I was extremely pleased with how well the children worked together in their teams and listened to each other’s ideas.

Today in Premier Sports the children have been developing their ability to control a ball. They have been working in pairs and groups of four, moving around the room with the ball and doing controlled passes. The children loved playing the game ‘hot potato’ where they have to quickly pass the ball in their small groups without dropping it. This proved to be a lot more difficult than the children originally thought!

Congratulations to Maja who won last weeks star of the week for having a positive attitude towards her work and supporting her peers! Great job! 🙂

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Fantastic work this week everyone, it has been a successful (but very tiring) first week back! We had such a busy Friday afternoon we didn’t get to do our Star of the Week. The children will find out who this weeks superstar is on Monday 🙂 Have a lovely weekend everyone! Xxxxx

During our Dance lesson this week, the children continued with our Toy Dance before we put it all together next week. The children learnt the final stages of the dance where they have to work in two parts moving around in circles. We are all very excited to perform it all together. Watch this space for the final photos!

I have uploaded this half terms curriculum letter which explains what we will be doing in class across the curriculum.

Wednesday, we have continued our challenging maths activities working with money and dienes to continue our work on place value, addition and subtraction. Here are photos from our exciting maths morning where the children got well and truly stuck in to a range of activities where not only did they have to solve their own problems, they had to create question she for their partner to solve as well as working in pairs or teams to find answers.

On Tuesday we were looking at what wood can be used for as part of our continuing Science topic on materials. In pairs the children shared lots of ideas about the uses of wood and why trees were so importantly.

We were discussing the importance of recycling and why it is so vital that we don’t waste paper. The children created some super posters explaining to people that we need to recycle and not waste paper.

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! It’s been lovely hearing about all of the exciting things you’ve all been doing. The children wrote some fantastic recounts of their holidays and were challenged to use a variety of conjunctions in their writing.

As well as this we’ve jumped straight into maths challenges and the children have done superbly well! We have revisited place value using bead strings and place value cards, finding different numbers using key language such as more or less than.

We have been ordering numbers and completing number patterns:

And revising out number bonds to 20!

Congratulations Bethany Smith for winning the Premier Sports star of the week this week for working extremely hard in our first ball skills lesson.

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Thank you for all of your support this term, you have all been so welcoming. It has been an honour and a pleasure to teach your children and I am very much looking forward to the new year. Have an amazing Christmas and enjoy welcoming in the new year. Class 3 make sure you have a well deserved rest. You have been outstanding this term and I can’t wait to start the new year with such amazing children! xxx

Santa came to visit Urmston Primary School! It was amazing, we couldn’t believe it! He brought each class a very exciting present. Maja and Sam went to meet him and collect our gift!

We finally opened ours this morning to find colouring books and pencil crayons for each child for wet play! Thanks Santa!

Today we did Christmas coding! We looked at the santa tracker and had to code in different ways. This could be something to have a go on and explore further in the holidays! Here is the link: https://santatracker.google.com/village.html

This week the children have been learning about the Christmas story. They have created their own Christmas booklets where they had to retell and illustrate the story.

The children enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner on Tuesday! It was great to sit with the children for lunch and spend some quality time together.   🙂

We really have embraced the Spirit of Christmas in Class 3! Each day the children have had two advent calendars! One is an online advent calendar, thank you so much Mrs Jones for getting it for us! We have loved looking at the festive videos and games each day!

As well as all of this, class 3 have been decorating Christmas tree decorations! They had to layer up patterned tissue paper sticking with PVA glue . It got VERY MESSY!

Thank you for bringing in your favourite Christmas stories and books! We loved sharing them together and talking about why we liked them.

Here we are already the final week before Christmas! It feels like it has come around so quickly. Both staff and children are very excited.

This morning already the children have been working hard! They have been writing letters to Santa using good vocabulary and conjunctions. The class elf ‘Snowflake’ has left the children some reindeer food to make ready for Christmas Eve. We have spoken about how you don’t have to sprinkle it on the garden you can leave it for Santa to take with him or leave it in a bowl for the reindeer.

During PE the children have had a really fun lesson exploring the apparatus. They have been putting into practice all of the techniques that’s they have learnt this half term. It is brilliant to see how far the children have come!

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Well Done Ralphie Gilbert for winning this weeks star of the week! He was very brave singing in the Christmas Play as Joseph and he learnt his lines superbly! This week Isaac Sales won the ‘bee award’ for being so responsible all of the time. He could certainly be nicknamed Mr Responsbile because he is so sensible and helpful around school.

A huge congratulations to all of Key Stage 1 and Early Years for doing so well in the Christmas plays! The children have been working extremely hard all half term to learn songs, instruments and lines. We a incredibly proud of all of you. Thank you so much for all of your support with learning lines and songs and thank you to everyone for coming to watch. Here are photos of our shining stars…

Already this morning the children’s have been working hard. For comprehension the children read all about Reindeer. We are really trying to answer the questions in full sentence which can be tricky to remember.

During our last Premier Sports lesson of 2017, the children started off playing Elephant Football in groups.

Then they were putting all of their balances and shapes together into a routine using mirroring.

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Congratulations to Aadi for winning this weeks star of the week! Keep working hard Aadi!

On Friday morning our Christmas Elf ‘Snowflake’ left us a present! We can’t wait to start reading the Mr Men books ❤️

We had Premier Sports on Wednesday this week! The children started to practice their balances and turn it into a routine.

We finally finished our paper chain to decorate the classroom too! Defiantly the most impressive paper chain we have ever seen!

 

We had a very exciting Monday! All of the year two children went to the Pantomime to see Aladdin. It was amazing. Everyone had a brilliant time and the children behaved fantastically.

Class 3 were very lucky! We had two of our classmates on stage representing our school! Both Maja and Fraser were fantastic! The made us very proud and showed everyone in the theatre how amazing the children at Urmston Primary School are! <3

Click the link to watch the short video:

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Our star of the week is Bethany! She won for trying so hard to learn her lines in the Christmas Play and practicing her song beautifully! It was lovely to see some of you at the Christmas Fair! Have a lovely weekend everyone! We will see you on Monday for the Panto! 😀

Our Golden Time this week was Board Games! Hurray!

 

We had a very special visitor in our class today! A magical elf has come to visit us to see what amazing things the children in Class 3 are doing! After a very long discussion and a vote the children have chosen the name ‘Snowflake’ for the elf. I wonder what he will be doing next week…

In Class 3 we had so much fun getting in the festive spirit on Thursday. We did Christmas crafts, practiced our songs for the Christmas play and put up Christmas decorations!

 

The children have been trying really hard to learn the Christmas songs for the Christmas Play. They have been practicing so well and being very supportive to one another. We are very excited for the upcoming production of Prickly Hay!

We had a letter from the Man on the Moon on Tuesday!

The children had to write a reply to him answering his questions and suggesting ideas about how he got to the Moon. We have been looking at features of a letter

Well done Brodie Reid for winning this weeks Premier Sports star of the week! Great effort 🙂

 

In PE Finley did a super job being the special helper. The children had to practice control with their different movements and balances. Today the children were making bridges with their bodies. They had to focus on creating 3 different bridges, whilst working in partners, that could…

1. Be big enough for boat

2. Be long enough for lorry

3. Be a very strange and unusual  bridge

It isn’t only Monday morning and the children have already been very busy. So far they have been reading all about Minibeasts and answering questions both verbally and written down. We are encouraging the children to challenge themselves and answer in full, detailed sentences. Ask your child what fun facts they learnt about Minibeasts this morning! I am sure they would love to share them 🙂

WB 20/11/17:

Congratulations Mr Fraser Donaldson for getting this weeks star of the week in class 3. He has shown resilience this week and is trying hard with his work.

Everyone in class 3 have been really enjoying our new challenge area. The children have a range of challenging activities to access in order to extend their learning and develop their independence.

 

As part of our Man on the Moon topic, we had some children ‘hot seat’ the man on the moon and they took on the character extremely well. We explored further who the man on the moon was and what he was thinking and feeling at various stages of the clip.

 

In maths this the children have continued to learn about types of measurement. We have been practicing measuring in centimetres and decimetres of classroom items as well as the distance a toy car travels. Here are some photos of our investigations that the children have carried out this week. It has been great fun and the children have worked very hard.

 

On Tuesday morning we arrived at school to find something very strange in our classroom! A package had landed in class 3! It appears to have fallen from the sky but we don’t know where it has come Fromm yet! Hopefully over the next few days we can discover who sent it and why it has come to our class!

The children watched the man on the moon clip which gave us some ideas as to what might be in the mystery box.

In talk partners we shared ideas about the following questions:

Where had it come from?

What is inside the box?

Who sent the package?

We all had so many more unanswered questions that we are yet to explore!

Ralphie opened the package… it was very exciting! We discovered that inside the wooden box was a small telescope. We couldn’t believe it!

We then went on to ask our own questions about the object…

It is clear that we still have a lot more to find out!

Who knew we had such fantastic gymnasts in Class 3! I have been so impressed with the way the children travelled and balanced on the apparatus in today’s gymnastics lesson. The children behaved extremely sensibly and were very safe on the equipment whilst having a great time!

WB 13/11/17:

Thank you for supporting our school raise money for Children in Need today! The children loved giving a teddy a home in the teddy sale 🙂 Well done Charlie Brickhill for getting our class star of the week ⭐️

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