Yesterday afternoon 3S entered the classroom and it was very different. Ms. Simpson was mean, they had to curtsy or bow when their names were called and they were not allowed to ask questions or raise their hands! 3S had gone back in time to 1868 to experience what a typical school day would be like in Victorian times. They didn’t like being Victorian children much (apparently the learning was very boring!) but they did learn and recite the wonderful poem How Doth the Little Crocodile by C.S. Lewis in unison! Have a look by following the link below!
3S have learned how to make stop motion animations in ICT. We used a program online called Cloud Stop Motion. The program is really simple to use and the children are almost professionals. If you can, create an account and practise at home. It’s FREE! Here Are some of the videos we made last week.
This week, 3S are learning words with the ‘ear’ spelling that make the ‘ur’ sound. For example:
Go on a word hunt this week! Can you find any other words which use this same spelling and make the same sound? You could draw pictures for the words or write sentences too.
As part of our topic learning, 3S have been researching a variety of historical figures from the Victorian period. Last week, we learned all about Mary Seacole who was a Jamaican British nurse who set up the British Hotel (a hospital) behind the lines during the Crimean War. We admired her perseverance and dedication to do what she loved which was to help and heal others.
Here are some of the posters we made to celebrate her achievements:
We have finished writing our stories of Jack and the Beanstalk. For the rest of this week, we will focus on understanding how a sentence is constructed and the different word types that are needed in order for a sentence to make sense. Today, we worked on some super silly but grammatically correct sentences by using a method called colourful semantics.
The method is simple and also easy to practise at home. All you need is a Who (orange), What (yellow), Where (blue) and When (brown). Then, you order the pictures so that the sentence makes sense grammatically. This is a great speaking and listening activity you can play at home with your family over the half term. Some examples of sentences that the children made today were:
Here are some examples of cards we used in class but why not have a go at making your own cards at home over half term?
Last week, we had a special visitor come in to teach our class how to play the Djembe drums. A Djembe is a kind of goblet-shaped hand drum originating in West Africa. The kids absolutely loved it and played brilliantly. You can watch the children in action here:
3S have learned the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This week we will be writing our own versions!