Mrs Cooper 3C
Class of 2020/21
We have finally been able to create the first stunning start of the year for the children.
This is something we usually do every term. However due to the virus things have been very different.
It has been really exciting for us to get our creative juices flowing and organise a fantastic first day back for all the children!
We welcomed the children into class with a brand new Jungle Fever display!
We then continued the day with lots of fun and jungle themed activities.
Blind tasting challenge
The first activity of the day was a treasure hunt outside to find clues telling the children what they will be studying in topic this term.
On returning to the classroom the children were greeted with paper plates and blindfolds ... Those that were brave enough got to try slugs (prunes and jelly), cockroaches (dates), beetles (choc chips), worms (spaghetti) and crickets (rice crackers) amongst other delicacies. Most tried at least a couple of the items, some ate it all!
The next task of the day was for the children to make their own colourful parrots, using templates, cut outs of their hands and of course lots of imagination. The children's fantastic creations were then displayed in their very own habitat.
So colourful. What beautiful art work.
In the afternoon the children painted paper-plate snakes. The textures and patterns they achieved were amazing. We were so impressed with the children's work that we created another display out-side the classroom to show them off.
3C have been working really hard and have created some amazing work in their books and for display.
They have created fabulous jungle art. Over a period of weeks the children created leaves, flowers and a snake for an amazing collage creation. They used pencil, paint and pastels to make their masterpieces!
Wonderful diary writing was part of our literacy lessons this half term and the handwriting and use of language is fantastic. Here are a couple of examples.
Our jungle display is looking fantastic !
Thank-you to those of you that sent in photos, drawings and letters of the children. It was lovely to get to know a bit about them before they joined 3C.
These wonderful crayons were created by all the children in year 3. They are filled with information and pictures all about them!
3C have had a fantastic start to the new school year!
We are so impressed by not only how well the children have adjusted to joining a new school but how well they are coping with the current Covid19 regulations.
'The Storm Whale'
The Storm Whale' is our class read. It is a lovely book about a lonely little boy who finds a washed up baby whale on the beach. We have based our literacy and art work around the story. The children have been creating some beautiful sentences and some amazing art work.
The children's paper plate art. It was a fun and messy morning creating these!
Our storm whale display is looking great but a little empty. Watch this space as the fantastic writing created by the children in literacy will soon be on show making the skyline so much more interesting...
Looking so much better now we have some of the children's work on display!
In maths we are doing lots of place value, ordering numbers, telling the time and times tables.
In science we are focusing on forces and magnets. We have had great fun testing out the magnets and seeing what sticks!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2020
What a bunch of colourful characters! Can you tell which books are our favourites in 3C?
3C's American Adventure.
What a stunning start! We arrived at school as normal but it wasn't a normal day at all! We were greeted, not by our teachers, but by a pilot and cabin crew. We were off on a journey!
We were given our passports in the departure lounge (our classroom). The check-in desk at LBJS Airways was open so we showed our passports and were given boarding cards. A quick security check, lead us to the gate and our aircraft.
Mr Ellison, our pilot, announced that we were flying to New York. We watched the plane take off through the cockpit windows and then saw the sky getting closer and the land disappearing below us. Midway through the flight, we had an on board snack and then it was soon time for us to begin our descent towards New York. As we approached the airport, we could see some of New York's famous landmarks.
We had a brief stopover in New York before taking off again and watching the landscape change as we headed for Las Vegas. the desert around us was very different from the city streets of New York.
After lunch we returned to Long Buckby for an afternoon of American themed activities.
We learned how to draw Mickey Mouse using guide lines, the way Walt Disney would have done.
We made dream catchers and learned about Pochahontas, an American princess.
We designed an American themed envelope and made a chocolate chip cookie to go inside.
What a fantastic day! When the end of day bell rang we couldn't wait to tell our parents and carers all about our adventure and we're so excited to learn even more about the United States of America!
OUR ALL AMERICAN MARVELOUS MIDDLE
We have been working so hard that our teachers thought we deserved a treat. Our Marvelous Middle consisted of the Disney film 'Pochahontas' and hot dogs and cookies. A real American treat!
Our first day at LBJS was full of Egyptian themed fun! We began by cracking a code set by Detective Dash, which involved looking for symbols in the playground. We later learned that these were called hieroglyphics and were the Egyptian form of the letters we recognise. We soon discovered that the symbols spelled out the words 'Ancient Egypt' - this terms topic.
We had a quick break and then began creating our own papyrus (the ancient Egyptian form of paper) and learning to write our initials in hieroglyphics.
After lunch we created our own cartouches from clay, using our hieroglyphic initials. Cartouches were used in Ancient Egypt by Pharoahs. they were a symbol of their royal powers.
What a day!We were tired but happy and looking forward to doing more exciting things tomorrow.
Examples of our writing........
Have you heard the 3C choir singing The Pyramid Song?
Click below to hear them. What a great sound!