On Thursdays we go to Chesterton for our swimming lessons. We used go to Jubilee 2. However we had to share the pool with the public users.
Class 3's blog
In tomorrow’s Big Write, the children will be writing the next chapter of How to Train Your Dragon. I would like the children to discuss what has already happened in the story and what they think could happen next.
Last week, the children were introduced to the world of Vikings and Dragons! We began our first day back with a Viking themed day, which links nicely to our English lessons where we will be reading the text, How to Train Your Dragon. We began the day with a range of different activities, from making jewellery to designing their own parchment.
As a reminder for Friday, the children in Class 3 will require a display folder to store their homework and letters in. These should not be too bulky as they will be stored in their trays (an example can be found here). If there are any problems with this, please do not hesitate to contact me. Children also have till Friday to bring in their Viking based project.
The website has been updated to include a section on Digital Resilience and Other Useful Resources. Digital Resilience is about equipping children with the appropriate skills to tackle the various challenges online. Digital resilience grows through online use and learned experience and can’t be developed through the avoidance of the digital world.
As part of our school improvement plan this year, we have been raising the profile of spelling. Throughout the year, the children have begun to identify the end of year words that are expected at each key stage while also becoming more aware of errors they commonly make. There has been a clear improvement across the year. This positive improvement has also been noted during our recent moderation in KS2 and KS1.
As a reward (and as a way to consolidate their learning), the children requested a ‘fun’ day of spelling.
On Friday, Mrs Hughes came into school to give the children a violin lesson. Lots of the children from KS2 remembered Mrs Hughes and were very engaged in the activities! They enjoyed singing about BBQs, playing musical games, and one child even showed that playing the violin was like riding a bike (well done, Joe)! At the end of the session, she explained that from September the children could have lessons in the violin, cello or viola. These would be private, group lessons for as little as £1.50 per child (depending on how many children were in the group).
You can download a copy of the lateste DITTO magazine here. This issue focuses on the high school transition, ensuring all devices are up to date in terms of parental settings, 'decoy' apps (applications that allow your child to keep information private). As ever, if you have any questions regarding the issues in this magazine (or online safety in general), do not hesitate to contact a member of staff.