Class 3's blog
We have had several comments regarding the children's use of the chat feature in this game. Below you can find several ways to make the game safer for your child. While there is no way of blocking the chat feature entirely, there are ways to make it safer.
There are three options for chatting on this website:
If your child is using this website, we feel this is the safest option to use. It allows the children to use the chat feature but only with a list of given phrases.
This week most of the class has moved on to the 7 x table. Some of the children have been really missing the song we did for the 3 x table. However, we finally have a brand new favourite!
The children are exploring different genres throughout the school. This week Immy, Isaac and Lily-May create a PowerPoint about the Horror genre. Below you can see slides of their presentation. They did a fantastic job! It was brilliant to see them engaging with their 'audience' with prompting questions.
This term we have started our book challenge. The children in KS2 have all been given a record sheet in the front of their diaries to keep track of the books they read in a year.
Mrs Edwards and Mrs White have also taken on this challenge. As of yet, Mrs White is in the lead with four books while Mrs Edwards has read 1 (and a half) books.
The prizes for this book challenge can be seen below!
On Friday, children across the school were given information packs regarding the new addition to our library... Our Reading Dogs! All of this information can now be found on the website here. In this section you will find information about the Reading Dogs, parent guides and bookmarks with useful question prompts. These question prompts can also be used in KS2 to help the children write their Canine Comments each week.
As detailed in this blog, we have been encouraging the children to extend their reading choices. These week's Reading Explorers are Sam and Cameron from Class 3, and Emelia from Class 4. Sam and Cameron have just been made Free Readers! Emelia has received the award this week for producing some beautiful art based on our Recommended Reads!
As a way to further encourage the children to read for pleasure, we have reorganised our library. We have cleared out texts that are no longer suitable to make room for the new additions. I would like to thank everyone who made book donations. It has really helped to fill our collection with modern texts.
The shelves have now been organised to specific genres as you can see below.
This week we have finished our first animations! The children had a choice as to what their animation would be and what it would do. They worked very well as a team and created some wonderful designs. Next week we will add further codes to the animation. Below you can find examples of what was created. If you are having trouble viewing the projects below, you can also find them at this link.
I would like to take this opportunity to first thank all of the children for their amazing work during this fundraising day. They were extremely helpful and understanding with the younger children (and they also showed a real flare for advertising...). With the sale of sweets, games and cakes we raised over £200! I would also like to thank you for your continued support as the children throughout the school thoroughly enjoyed the day.
The day began by organising the classroom with the range of activities.