We Love Reading!

This week the second half of our class went on a trip to Hall Green Library. We enjoyed practicing our browsing skills and compared the library to our own school one. We love both!

We started with a tour of the children’s section and then explored the children’s books and enjoyed reading.

Our favourite part was story time at the end. We have been reading Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as part of our English so we discovered others books by the same author. We really enjoyed some of James and the Giant Peach and compared Charlie Bucket to James. We decided if we had to be a character it would be Charlie Bucket because despite the fact that he was poor at least he had a loving family around him!

Here is the audio book for you to enjoy at home:

Have a lovely weekend 3ZY!

We are artists!

Our new topic is location, location! The pillar we will be focusing on is Community. In this topic we will be comparing Hall Green to a different location in Birmingham. As part of our topic we have been learning about different artists such as Steven Wiltshire and Ralph Parker and thinking about how they use shape, texture and shading in their artwork. We had a lot of fun using different grades of pencils and were focused like eagles!

Teamwork makes the dream work

This week we have been busy developing our teamwork skills. We took part in different sports activities at the Multi Skills Festival .

Half of us also went to Hall Green Library earlier that day! What a fun but tiring day it was!

Mr Bones also came to visit us during our Science lesson to help us learn the names of the different bones in our body. He was a little creepy but we still liked him!

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

Well-being Matters…

Welcome back 3ZY. I hope you’ve had a lovely break and are feeling refreshed and ready for the Summer term, I know Mrs Downs is!

Our first day back has been an amazing well-being day. For us all. I have really enjoyed every minute with you all.

We focused on the importance of being kind and ensuring we never leave people out when playing games.

Here are the books we used through the day:

To help us understand and deal with different emotions we explored:

We created our own feeling and strategy wheels to help us deal with our emotions effectively.

I hope you enjoy the bank holiday weekend and have a happy Eid if you are celebrating!

Happy Holidays!

I can’t believe it’s already the end of the Spring Term. It has been a busy but great one and I’m so proud of all you.

This week we had our amazing trip to the REP theatre, the Coming to England play was brilliant and helped us understand some of the struggles the Windrush generation faced.

Here is the trailer for you to enjoy:

Here is the awesome story by Floella Benjamin:

Have a wonderful half term break and I can’t wait to see you after the holidays!

Please stay safe and keep being you!

Reading for Pleasure Day

This time the theme was books from around the world so we a took a trip to different islands and explored them!

Our book was a very captivating non-fiction called Amazing Islands by Sabrina Weiss and Kerry Hyndman.

We really enjoyed exploring the different islands, Madagascar was our favourite!

Reading for pleasure day was extra special because we had a book hunt to find the books that had been gifted to our school via The Amazon Wishlist. What an exciting experience it was! Thank to everyone who donated, we love them and are very grateful.

Have a wonderful weekend and see you on Monday.

Design and Technology

As part of our Shake, Rattle and Roll topic we have been creating our own Earthquake proof structures.

First, we explored different materials such as spaghetti and marshmallows and then built our structures. To see if they would survive an earthquake we placed them in some jelly! Unfortunately, only one survived. What a fun but messy experience it was!

The following day we practiced different strengthening and stiffening techniques before creating more stable structures. Can you guess how many of ours survived the earthquake?

Have a lovely weekend 3ZY and see you on Monday!

Science Week

This week we have been taking part in Science week. Our theme was growth so we completed an investigation to see if plants need light to grow. We planted cress and observed it in a light and dark environment.

This week in topic we created our own Earthquake a survival Kit and practiced what we would do if an Earthquake happened while we were at school.

Friday was Comic Relief Day. To raise money we dressed up as superheroes, you all looked awesome but our very own Dr Downs looked the coolest!

You are awesome!

I was amazed at your brilliant teamwork skills this week at Beechcroft. What other learning to learn behaviours did you have to use during your football session?

The coach and me were really impressed with your football skills!

Next week you will be playing tennis.

Don’t forget to bring in your Science projects in next week and good luck to everyone entering. I wish I could go to the Think tank but I don’t think I’m allowed to enter the Science competition! Do you think I should be?

Have a lovely weekend!

World Book Day 2022

What an amazing first week back we’ve had 3ZY! I was really impressed with your dodgeball skills at Beechcroft, I used to play it when I was younger too.

World Book Day was fun! We took part in the whole school competition by designing our own book covers where we starred as the hero. This was based on the brilliant story ‘A Hero Called Wolf’ by Lucy Rowland. You can find me reading it on our school’s virtual library. Remember there’s a hero inside all of us and like the wolf you can write your own story too!

We also enjoyed dressing up as adjectives and exploring different books in our beautiful library. We read Rocket Rules as our World Book Day book by Nathan Bryon and adapt Adeola. Do you remember which other book we have explored previously by Dapo Adeola?

We all loved the world book day song, I can’t get it out of my head so let’s all sing along!

This is your first weekend taking your iPads home, remember to complete your homework on Google Classroom and look after them.

Have a wonderful weekend and see you all on Monday.