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Class III

Welcome to Class III


What an exciting few weeks we have had in Class 3 so far! The children have settled into the Upper School with ease, proving themselves to be very responsible and mature learners. I have been incredibly impressed with their organisational skills and they are becoming more independent each day. 


Class III are an exceptionally keen group, they have all been enjoying our cross curricular learning theme of 'prehistoric times'. In history they have explored timelines, they have learned about survival in the Stone age, producing wonderful TV adverts on weapons and hunting. Their news reports on Skara Brae were worthy of a spot in the 'The Times'. 


In English we have continued the theme, writing about the 'Journey of a pebble', exploring adjectives, repetition and the use of short sentences to create suspense. The children have written in first person narrative to describe their adventure from beginning life inside a volcano as molten lava to becoming basalt. The journey continues...


Science has given us the opportunity to learn about different types of rocks and their properties; the children have become 'rock detectives' sketching and classifying rocks. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning about sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, particularly the lesson where they made their own out of chocolate. Of course the most fun came from eating the 'rocks' at the end.


Parents- Thank you for all of your help and support so far, I appreciate the hard work you put in at home to support what we are doing in class. The homework is great and the children are keen to bring in extra things from home (I've never seen so many rocks before in my life!) 


Remember Class III's door is always open, I hope you have enjoyed reading this little update as much as I have writing it. Your children are an absolute pleasure to teach!


Warm regards, 


Mrs Fenning x

Rock Detectives

Mind Mission Challenge Day III & IV