C3's 2019 - 2020 Highlights
We have been very busy this year! Below you can find lots of pictures of the activities we have been getting up to since September!
Glorious Guided ReadingThis year, Miss Mayo and Mrs Ward have decided to bring Class 1 and Class 3 together on a Friday afternoon to enjoy some reading time together! Class 3 have been brilliant and have helped the Class 1's with their reading books and have enjoyed making some new friends!
VE Day Celebrations (08/05/20)
New Walk Museum (14/02/20)
Today, Class 3 visited the New Walk Museum in Leicester, famous for having one of the largest collections of Ancient Egyptian artefacts in England! We were able to explore the life and death of two real-life mummies and handle artefacts that are over 4,500 years old! We had lots of fun and giggles dressing up as Ancient Egyptians and ended the morning by exploring the rest of the museum, finding some extremely big dinosaurs and fossils! Well done for representing St John's so well #proudteacher
Manor Farm (04/12/19)
On Wednesday 4th December, Class 3 went on a fantastic trip to Manor Farm Park and Woodlands. We spent all day in the woods and took part in lots of very exciting activities all about our Vikings topic. Class 3 spent the morning playing a trading game and exploring the woods, thinking about Viking homelands and readily available resources and building a den ready to eat our lunches in! After lunch, we had a go at cooking oatcakes on an open fire, Scandinavian whipcord braiding, warrior training, making wattle and daub and fire lighting using a flint! What a brilliant day!
Cake Decorating (19/12/19)
Today, we decorated our cakes for the KS2 Christmas Party! We had lots of fun and got very messy with the sprinkles!
Splendid Shrove Tuesday (25/02/20)
As today was Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day), we began our new RE topic early and discussed the significance behind Lent and Ash Wednesday. We thought this was the perfect excuse to sample a pancake or two...
Wonderful World Book Day (05/03/20)
Happy World Book Day! The Class 3 staff have dressed up as the dwarves from Snow White and we have loved seeing all of the children's brilliant costumes! In Class 3, we have dressed up as a range of different books and characters including Fantastic Mr Fox, Wednesday Addams, Greatest Showman, Cat in the Hat, Cinderella and many more!
As our new topic is Italy, we have found pen-pals in an Italian school in Sabina! We are currently drafting and writing letters to our Italian friends and today, we are typing our letters up on the laptops, ready to send over! How exciting!
Today, we had lots of fun beginning our Instructions work in English. We followed a set of instructions very carefully to create some fantastic Egyptian necklaces!
As our new topic is Light, we have been learning about lots of exciting things including reflection and mirrors! This week, we were challenged with finding the most effective material for our new school book bags! The material had to be reflective to protect us from cars at night time/in Winter. Great investigating Class 3!
Today, we investigated mirrors! We explored how light is reflected and completed two activities to demonstrate this. First, we wrote some secret messages and reflected them into a mirror to read them. Then, we followed a trail outside using only our mirrors!
This week, it is British Science Week! Every afternoon this week, Class 3 will ask and answer a different scientific question, focussing on a famous Scientist or Inventor. So far, Class 3 have asked questions about Thomas Edison and the lightbulb and Alexander Graham Bell and his telephone! Great investigating C3!
We also looked at the inventor of the first beehive, Mr Lorenzo Langstroth. We learned all about the process of pollination with Jacob becoming my Class 3 Bee - he pollinated all five of our tables! We then made a pollination web to see the process in action with lots of bees!
During our Science lessons, Class 3 have been looking at States of Matter. We have been exploring solids, liquids and gases, and their particles! Today, we looked at melting points and conducted an investigation to find out which temperature of water would melt the solid in the quickest time - of course we did this in the yummiest way possible...
Today, we were learning all about the Water Cycle. We explored evaporation, condensation and learned a new special word - precipitation! Just as we finished discussing the different types of precipitation, it began to snow! We headed outside to see the Water Cycle in action!
This half term, Class 3 are focussing on Ancient Egypt! Today, we looked at the process of mummification and we mummified our very own tomatoes! We used a knife to make a small incision into the side of the tomato and then spooned the tomato's 'organs' into a canopic jar! We then filled our tomatoes with Natron and wrapped them up in masking tape!
It's now a week after we mummified our tomatoes and we decided to open them this afternoon! We discovered that all of them had been perfectly preserved!
All About Us
Mrs Sutton's group have been very busy working on some super self-portraits this week! The children used mirrors to identify the different colours they would need to use for their eyes and hair and were very excited to share their final pieces!
They will all take pride of place on Miss Mayo's reflection window - keep up the hard work!
The super work has continued in Mrs Sutton's group, with the children exploring the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children have created some amazing models of the houses in the story to investigate which would protect the pigs! The children have also had lots of fun making boats and exploring how to make them float, ahead of our new topic - The Vikings!
Fish and Chip Friday (20/09/19)
On Friday 20th September, we made our way outside onto the playground for a very exciting lunchtime. We had our picnic blankets and drinks at the ready and we ate our lunches from real chip shop boxes! Some of Class 3 even managed to sunbathe for a few minutes before we headed back inside for the afternoon! A fantastic time had by all (and there were no seagulls around to pinch our chips!)
Wonderful World Religions
This half term in RE, Class 3 have been exploring places of worship and sacred places. We have learned about the similarities and differences between the major world religions and made some very insightful conjectures about religious artifacts. Today, we used clay to create some religious artifacts, based on our learning and they look absolutely fantastic!