There are 30 owltastic children in Barn owl Class taught by Mrs Glass and
supported by Mrs Barker. Mrs Rayns will be teaching the class every Thursday. Keep an eye on our website page to discover what
we have been learning about and what is planned this year!
P.E. lessons will be on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon and could take place indoors or outdoors, so it essential that your child comes prepared with the correct kit.
As part of our healthy school approach we would encourage all children to bring a water bottle so they can have access to a drink of water during the day. This will allow them to keep hydrated, which will have a positive impact on their concentration and stamina.
Monday 20th February - Inset day
Tuesday 21st February - Return to School
Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day - Dress as your favourite character
Monday 6th March - School Disco
Friday 24th March - Red Nose Day
Tuesday 28th March - Easter Craft Afternoon
Wednesday 29th March - Year 3 & 4 performance (1.45pm)
Thursday 30th March - Year 3 & 4 performance (9.15am)
Friday 31st March - Break for Easter Holiday
Tuesday 18th April - Return to School
Homework in Year 3
Children will be given a piece of maths homework each week. This will be put into their red homework books to be completed.
They will also be given spellings to learn for a test on Wednesday. The spellings can be found in the small red book. We would also like the children to write a sentence in their homework book using their weekly words. We expect the children to write a long sentence that demonstrates interesting vocabulary choices and the use of grammar. Presentation is also important and we are encouraging the children to use joins.
PREDATOR WOW DAY - 21.02.17
We had the most amazing wow day learning about birds of prey from Hawkeye Falconry. We saw a spectacled owl from Brazil, a tiger striped owl from Peru, a great grey owl from Canada and barn owls. One of the barn owls was a very rare melanisitic owl. We also saw a kestrel and peregrine falcon. We held the birds and watched them fly around the hall.
During the afternoon we looked at owl pellets and in pairs dissected them. Lots of us were a little unsure about looking, but we got more and more excited as we found different bones, fur and feathers.
It's time to take a walk on the wild side and jump aboard the food chain! Find out who is coming to visit... is it a bug munching lizard or an eagle-eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it?
Learn about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap. Write an informative leaflet all about your favourite predator and compose a poem about a predator or its prey.
Use what you know about the best of the beasts to create the ultimate predator. Cross your dad with a peregrine falcon or your nan with a great white shark! What incredible species can you imagine?
Iron Man Challenge!
We have a new challenge for you! The Iron Man is lonely and needs some company. Can you make a friend for the Iron Man. He or she can be made out of anything you want and can be as wacky as you want!
We would like you to bring your creations into school by Friday 3rd February. Please don’t make them too big!!!
This term, you are going to be an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course!)
We are going to explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials.... you will test and trial, build and move the different materials.
We will investigate which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing. You will be able to explain why magnets repel and attract.
If you were a metal which one would you be? Gold - a shimmering, precious and costly mineral Or steel, the strong and useful alloy? Maybe you would choose iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust!
We will meet Hogarth the Iron Man's companion. The Iron Man wants a friend.... Can you build him one?
We went on a trip to Newark Civil War Centre on Wednesday 16th November to look at some artefacts from Prehistoric Britain. We had a fantastic time handling and investigating different artefacts from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Stone Ages and the Bronze and Iron Age. Have a look at the photographs below to see what we learnt about.
This half term, we will be learning all about Tribal Tales. We will be finding out Stone Age families and their everyday lives, their food, settlements, family, tools, and weapons. We will be reading Stig of the Dump in class and learning about rocks and soils in our science lessons.
We would like you to make a Dalmatian!!! Don't panic we would like them in by half term!
Look at pictures, cartoons and photographs of Dalmatians and their puppies to understand their body shape and recognisable features, such as ears, muzzle and tail. Use materials such as wire, newspaper, masking tape, inflated balloons or junk to create the shape of a Dalmatian. Layer their Dalmatian’s body with tissue and glue, plaster strips or papier mache. Once dry paint the Dalmatian white and add black spots and facial features. Have Fun!
School Council Elections!
Our Election was held on Thursday 15th September! Well done to all our fabulous candidates.
Mae Wallington for being elected as our representative.
Heroes and Villains
It’s time for the class to meet one of the world’s most evil women – the unashamedly wicked, Cruella De Vil. Watch how she snaps and sneers, heckles and jeers, what a villainous villain she is! Listen to Cruella’s terrible tales of Dalmatian entrapment – what gruesome and wicked desires she has! Ask questions to interrogate her. How is she planning to get hold of those cute Dalmatians and – if you can bear it – what she wants to do with them. The children will also be learning about Bonnie and Clyde, fairy tale villains and heroes and modern day heroes!