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Class 3

Important Communication to Parents

We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the school, an adult in the EYFS class R bubble. 

Please click here to view further information. 17.11.2020

Reading, reading, reading - at least 3 times a week please

In our Zoom assembly on Friday, Mrs Mason shared with the children some information about the super reading training that some of the teachers had attended.  One of the key messages from the course was all about the importance of reading regularly.  We read all the time at school and that regular practise at home makes all the difference.  Remember children, you signed your school agreement in September saying that you would read 3 times a week - go explore the exciting world of literature - go to places that you can only imagine.  Even in Lockdown we can explore places we never knew were possible.  Please share below in the comments the books you are enjoying at the moment - let's try to get every one to comment - tell your friends - share the good news of books and the power of being able to read.

Here is one to start us off - James in Class R enjoying his book - James, just like your top says, you are totally 'ROARSOME'!

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Odd Socks!

Thank you Class 3 for coming in your odd socks today to celebrate difference and that being different is ok! You have all shown your support towards Anti-Bullying Week this week, showing your maturity and compassion towards such an issue. 

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Class 3's Star of the Week!

Our star this week is...Logan!

Well done Logan, you have worked so incredibly hard this week in everything we have done, giving 100% effort towards it all with so much enthusiasm and a real love for learning. Your work has been fantastic but one thing that has really stood out this week and always has with you, is your kindness and compassion towards others in and outside the classroom. Never lose this. 

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Another Week in Class 3...

Where did that week go? They are flying by but are also non-stop fun and full of hard work! 

This week the children had a debate over whether cave paintings from the Stone Age are ART or graffiti. This is all linked to work we are doing from our core text 'Stone Age Sentinel'. The debating skills and questions from the children were fantastic, they were polite but also had some brilliant points of view. Our debate had a very drastic change, originally only 5 children believed cave paintings were graffiti but by the end of the debate, 14 children changed their minds from the points that had been discussed. Great work Class 3! This week's English has also seen the class produce a draft newspaper article on cave paintings being ART or graffiti ready to write their own versions next week.

On Monday, we celebrated Diwali, the festival of light. Children learnt about the traditions, story and ideas behind the festival and created their very own Diya Lamps, which look stunning! They also learnt about Rangoli patterns and their importance. 

The children have been working very hard in maths, practicing their times tables using arrays and sharing for division. They have particularly enjoyed 'Array Capture' today which allows children to race to the end by only using arrays. Their times tables have really started to improve which is great to see! Keep it up Class 3! 

Science saw the children looking at Fossils and the fossilisation process. Together we made a 'rock lab sandwich' which showed the children how fossils make an imprint and the process into how a fossil is formed. 

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Class 3's Star of the Week!

Our star this week is...Amber!

Well done Amber, you have been a true superstar this week particularly in maths, using your arrays to work out multiplication and divisions. Your enthusiasm towards learning has shone this week, your smile has radiated our classroom and encourages everyone to work at their very best!

Keep it up :)

 

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Another Week In Class 3...

WOW, what a week! I am super proud of Class 3 this week for all their brilliant work and superb effort that they have given towards every bit of their learning, keep it up Class 3! 

This week has been full of special events - Remembrance Day and Children In Need. So here is what the children have been up to this week...

Maths - we have now mastered addition and subtraction using our column method and have a great understanding of the process which helps us to solve any types of addition and subtraction questions. The latter end of this week has seen us start multiplication and division. We have been using arrays to solve both operations with our rows and captain columns. Let's keep this up for next week girls and boys!

English - a mixed week this week but some gorgeous work! Monday saw the children become a Stone Age Detective, seeking out all the best bits from our core text the Stone Age Sentinel. On Wednesday, as part of our Remembrance Day, the children learnt about the importance of wearing a poppy and created their very own poppy with a sentence about why they themselves wear a poppy which has created our Class Wreath. Children have collated information about a newspaper report and its features and today have celebrated Children In Need by redesigning Pudsey's eye patch to something that they feel represents Children In Need. 

This week, the children painted poppies for the school 'Tree of Remembrance and Hope' which they loved and did a fabulous job! Pictures are below, our class colour was green. We also had a visit from a tank on Remembrance Day...how fabulous!

Topic - Children learnt about chronology this week and then movement of the Stone Age right through to the Iron Age.

Science - I think the children enjoyed this the most this week as they created the rock cycle with starbursts! We looked at every element of the rock cycle and used the starbust to show how a rock transforms from magma to igneous to sedimentary to metamorphic. We also looked at weathering, erosion and deposition using lego landforms. Photos for this lesson are below! 

A truly wonderful week Class 3! Keep up the great work! :)

 

 

Our Remembrance Service 11th November 2020

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Today we held our annual Remembrance service in school, but this year of course things had to be different; instead of a hall full of children, parents and the wider community, our Year 6 pupils led the service from our school car park by the war memorial. 
 
Our year 5 children were able to join us outside and Mr Reckless came to play 'The Last Post' and other war song favourites alongside Mr Mason on the drums.  Mr Bower, from the Parish Council, came to lay a wreath along with Mr Wilton and Mr Aldred from the Smalley Old Boys. We also welcomed Mr Barham our local representative from the Royal British Legion. Our visitors stayed on the pavement at a safe social distance from our children. 
 
Today was, of course, so different to our usual community event and yet, in other ways it wasn’t different at all. The reason being that our Year 6 led the service with confidence and such respect for the boys who came to their school, who played in their playground, who went off to war and never returned. What an honour and a privilege to see the children show such respect in the way they spoke, behaved and carried out their duties to remember our Smalley soldiers and the sacrifice they made for us. 
 
Every child and adult in school took part in a minute’s silence, safe within their own class bubbles, they listened to the Last Post from the playground. Later in the day all the classes sowed poppy seeds to mark the occasion. 
 
Thank you for your empty pop bottles -we hope you agree that they now look wonderful as recycled poppies to decorate our 'Rainbow Tree of Hope and Remembrance'. 
 
We are so sad that we couldn’t invite you all to share in this special day in our school calendar but we hope you enjoy the photographs and feel proud of all of our children, as we do. 


 

Class 3's Star of the Week!

Our star this week is...Alexander! Well done Alexander, this is so well deserved. 

Always a true superstar and great role model, you have excelled yourself particularly with your English work. The Stone Age WANTED poster you have produced is beautifully written and full of great, powerful descriptive language! 

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Welcome back to Autumn 2 Class 3!

Here in Class 3, we've had a fantastic first week back! I am super proud of you all for how well you have returned back to school after half term. You have all put in 100% effort and your work has been brilliant, keep it up! 

In English, the children have been introduced to our new topic 'The Stone Age' where we have created a WANTED! poster for a stone age man including our adjectives and descriptive language. As it was bonfire night on Thursday, the whole class created a bonfire poem which is now the main focus of our new display. Next week, we will be focusing on our core text 'Stone Age Sentinel'. 

Maths has seen Class 3 working extremely hard on mastering addition and subtraction, they have been answering a variety of questions and spotting patterns. This can be a really tricky concept for children to grasp so please keep practicing but also give yourselves a huge round of applause for your work and effort! 

ART was most definitely a favourite this week as we ventured outdoors to create a hand print cave painting! Whilst having a lot of fun, the children loved using nature to paint using sticks, mud and leaves to create colours and texture. They discovered what it would be like to be part of the Stone Age and created some fabulous stone age cave art. 

In Science, children were introduced to their new topic 'Rocks', learning about the three different types of rocks and meeting our new friends; Iggy, Sid and Matt. We also tried to create a firework in a jar but as science experiments go, it didn't quite work out! I cannot wait for science next week as we are looking at the rock cycle. 

Our first week back has also seen the children learning about why different religions celebrate different festivals. I have been so impressed with the mature and sensible reasons children have been offering to support their opinion! Great job Class 3!

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Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

As we approach another lockdown, it is more important than every to take care of our mental, as well as our physical health, and to seek help. This can feel a very challenging, distressing and anxious time for children, young people and adults alike. There are lots of useful telephone support lines on the website below which has a section for parents and carers, as well as links to NHS support and other support services and campaigns. Please do visit the website if you have any concerns at all, and obviously please also feel free to contact us in school. 

Derby and Derbyshire Mental Health and Wellbeing website

Please also clink on the link below for the 'Mental Health in Derby and Derbyshire for Children, Young People, Parents and Carers' leaflet for further support and guidance.

Download NHS-CYP-Mental-Health-Leaflet-23-07-2020

It is a very difficult time for all concerned and we do appreciate that in school and are here to support our children, parents, carers and community so please do seek support and remember we will help in any way we can.

Please take care, stay safe and as far as possible do what makes you and your family happy to protect your mental health and wellbeing. Go for walks as a household, tell jokes, play games, eat and sleep well and keep fit and healthy.

Stay safe and best wishes from Team Smalley

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