Class 3's blog
Our early start from Seabridge was a struggle for some children and they were asleep within the first few minutes! Others were far too excited. It was quite a long journey, though, but the children were such stars. As you can see, we still had smiley faces a few hours in!
This week we have launched our first Reading Challenge. This week the challenge is to...
Read by Flashlight!
Feel free to record this in your diaries (or to bring in photographs)!
You can download an informative guide regarding activities you can do at home to strengthen the work we do in school regarding online safety here. As you will be aware, we use Google's Internet Legend scheme which teaches children to become: Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and Brave in the digital online world. If you have any questions or concerns regarding online safety, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff.
We had a fantastic turn out to our Reading Workshop yesterday for KS2. I would like to thank everyone who managed to make it because it really was a lovely way to share the children's learning. We explored the benefits of 'Positive Screen Time', how reading a range of texts improves vocabulary, and how technology can be utilised to be a great learning tool (especially for boys). We then had the chance to explore our new e-book reading scheme (E-Platform) together. The children were very tech savvy at this point and were eager to share what they already knew.
A letter has gone home today with details of our World Book Day competition. You can find the information below:
As you may be aware, World Book Day will be taking place on Thursday March 7th this year. To celebrate sharing stories, we are launching a competition to design a Story Jar. These are small jars with parts of a story inside. It can be a story from a well-loved book or even a tv-show.
In after school club today, one child (pictured below) chose to read but said that it wasn't always his favourite thing to do. However, Lucas decided to impart some lovely words of wisdom:
"When I'm reading books and there's something really interesting in them, I feel like I'm in the books. It takes me to different places... You could be anyone in the world, Adam. A footballer! Anyone!"
Today in Class 3 we were lucky enough to have a visit from Scott Walker, the Science Outreach Officer from Keele University. The children had the chance to create their own solar powered cars! This linked nicely to the work we had already done on circuits as the children had to create one to charge their panels. The task also involved lots of problem solving, team-work and reasoning. The children did a fantastic job of building their cars and all of them managed to get them moving. We even experimented by adding more batteries to see what would happen.
As you may be aware, World Book Day will be taking place on Thursday March 7th this year. World Book Day is a global event that celebrates the love of reading. World Book Day is also a registered charity and their aim is to give every child a book of their own. Due to this, each child will receive a token to use on a book. Some of the titles included in the £1 book offer are: