WE ARE BRILLIANT BLUES!
That's right...we are brilliant in every way!
Our teacher is Miss Goodwin and Mrs Simpson, Mrs Wood, Mrs Redford and Mrs Scott help us with our learning too! Mrs Mowbray and Mrs Burbridge visit us once a week to listen to readers.
Blue Class is a Year 3 and Year 4 mixed class where we try our hardest and have promised to try our best, focus and listen carefully to make ourselves even better than we already are! In Blue Class we are trying to be independent so we must remember to hand our books in when they need changing, complete our homework and remember to hand it in and organise ourselves for P.E and swimming (when it is our turn).
A focus across the school at the moment is reading so in Blue Class we are challenging ourselves to read at home at least 4 times a week but daily reading is preferred as the more we read the better! There will be a reward for the class who read the most at home and we want to win! Reading is really important for our development so it needs to be recorded in our reading records so Miss Goodwin knows when we have read and can then ask us questions to see if we have understood what we have read.
Homework is given out every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. Each week we receive spellings which will be tested the following Friday so that we can keep practising them all week. We will usually receive a piece of Maths and Literacy weekly on a Friday too but at the moment we have our project on the Romans to be working on. We have already received some fantastic shields and swords! If we are stuck with our homework we can ask Miss Goodwin on Monday so that we still have time to complete it for Wednesday. Reading as much as possible in a week is part of our homework too. If for some reason we don’t receive any homework we need to practise our times tables on time tables rockstars, we all know our log ins. If our log ins decide not to work then we can practise our times tables on other online games or in writing.
P.E and Swimming
We are really lucky because we have Mrs Potts teaching us P.E on a Wednesday afternoon as well as swimming so we get to practise lots of skills each week. Miss Goodwin will sometimes teach P.E also which is why we must make sure our P.E kit comes into school on a Monday and stays in school all week. Even though it is getting colder we will still teach some P.E lessons outside so we must have our indoor and outdoor kits with us. Blue Class are swimming this term so we must remember our kits and £2.80 each Tuesday.
Miss Goodwin's door is always open should you have any questions or queries.
In Literacy this term we have linked our writing to our topic theme which is currently Pompeii. We watched a video which presented itself as CCTV of different times throughout the day of the disaster. Blue Class focused on the sound, emotion, movement and colours shown in the video which helped us think of fabulous descriptive words. We then used this language to write descriptive poems for each time in groups. We put these together into a video which you can listen to at the bottom of this page, there’s no image so that our powerful words can make your imagination run wild!
We have been learning about the Romans for a while now and know lots. We had a Roman dress up day where we made laurel leaf crowns and Roman villas. We learnt about the tortoise shell technique that soldiers used to protect themselves in battle from their shoulders to knees. Take a look at our photos.
What’s the time Mr Wolf? In Maths we are learning to tell the time on both analogue and digital clocks. So far, so good! But if your child has a watch (preferably analogue at the moment) that you think will help them then please allow them to wear it to school if it durable enough. We do choose a Time Lord each day who gets to wear the class watch and is the master of telling us the time throughout the day, they’re usually quick to tell the class when it’s lunch time, not sure why!
In Science we have been learning about electricity. Last week we made simple circuits when investigating how to light a bulb. We were so excited about this!