Thank you!

Thank your being the most awesome class ever 3ZY! It’s been a pleasure being your teacher this year, I’ll miss you all.

Thank you grown ups for all your support.

Have a wonderful Summer break and stay hydrated.

Chocolate Cake

This week we have been busy immersing ourselves into our new English text, the poem Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen!

We have loved practicing it and performing it to our class. Can you remember the skills required to make the performance brilliant?

Celebrating a year of reading!

This Friday, during our reading for pleasure day we celebrated all of the amazing books we have been reading this year.

It was honestly one of my favourite days ever, I didn’t want it to come to an end!

We started the day with discussing which books we enjoyed the most and writing our own book reviews. Can you guess which book I enjoyed the most? I’ll give you a clue, you’ll find me reading it in our school virtual library!

We then ordered the books we liked from most favourite to least. Can you spot any similarities?

Finally, we created our very own reading islands and really enjoyed guessing which books they were based on. What a fun experience it was! Thank you to Miss Griffiths for planning such a fantastic day.

I know Friday was extra special because you received your end of year reports and were told who your new teacher will be. I just want to say you have been such an awesome class and I have enjoyed every moment of being your teacher so thank you! I’ll truly miss each and every one of you.

Let’s make the most of our final 8 days together!

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating this weekend.

Sports Day

We had our Year 3 sports day this afternoon and really enjoyed it! It helped us develop our focusing and team work skills.

Thank you to Mr Holland for organising it all and everyone else who helped.

What a fun but tiring day it has been!

Inspire Workshop

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the inspire workshop this week and joined in with our super movers! We hope you found it beneficial. Our focus was Multiplication and we explored the strategies we use at school to teach times tables and explained the reasons behind this.

Feel free to join in at home!

In topic this week, we have been busy developing our teamwork skills by using our iPads to research and find different human and physical features in our local area and comparing them to Solihull.

Keep a lookout for any human and physical features you spot this weekend.

Red Alert!

This reading for pleasure day we focused on learning about endangered animals and explored some on the red list. Do you remember what the red list is?

We started the day by researching facts about our chosen endangered animal from our book.

We then created our own posters using our persuasive language techniques from our English lessons. What a brilliant reading for pleasure day we’ve had!

Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and keep hydrated!

Location, location!

As part of our topic, which focuses on our community pillar, we went on a trip to Henley in Arden this week.

We explored the local area and compared Henley in Arden with our local area, Hall Green. We noticed similarities and differences.

We explored the local Church, the high street and enjoyed some traditional ice cream!

We were extremely lucky because the owner of the famous traditional ice cream shop gave us a tour. Did you know the walls are made out of horse hair, mud and water? What a brilliant time we had! Thank you for driving us Mr Pav, I really enjoyed the raspberry ripple ice cream too and will definitely be back again.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration 🎉

Today we have been busy celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as a whole school.

We started the day by creating our own flags to wave as we sing the national anthem, then that we practiced singing. What fun it was!

We then learned about Queen Elizabeth using our new books kindly gifted to us. Can you remember what year the Queen was born in?

In the afternoon we all had a wonderful picnic while our school steel pan band played for us. It was such an awesome day celebrating our British Values.

I hope you all have a wonderful half term break, see you in a week!

We are inventors!

This week we have been busy designing our own product and room for Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory to help us plan and write our very own Finding Tale next week.

We used our team work skills to come up with different ideas as a whole class and then focused like eagles while designing our own product and room.

Which invention would you like to try?

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!