Croeso i Ddosbarth 3 - Welcome to Class 3 from your teacher, Mrs Wilkie & teaching assistant, Mrs Waite
PE days - Wednesday & Friday (children to come to school dressed in PE kit)
Woodland Session - Tuesday afternoon every other week (children to come to school dressed in woodland clothes with wellies in a separate carrier bag)
Dates for Woodland for Class 3 for the Summer Term: 20th April, 4th May,
Homework - This will be set as and when required. It will be set/sent home on a Friday to be returned/uploaded on a Monday, If you wish to complete homework electronically, please ensure you have your Seesaw Home Learning Codes active. Diolch!
Our topic for the first half of the Summer Term is India. At the start of the term the children generated their own enquiry questions for the topic. They have been finding out about where India is in the world using Google Maps and atlases. We have been comparing the weather in Mumbai to the weather in Buckley using the BBC weather website. We have also been investigating how much rain falls in Buckley compared to Mumbai - we have been collecting rain in a tub outside! The children have studied a selection of artefacts from Chembakolli village in India. We have been writing about the Taj Mahal and drawing pictures of it. In our woodland area, the children have made Indian Mandala patterns with natural materials.
The children have been learning about the Indian jungle and some of the animals that can be found in it, as well as the peacock, the national bird of India. The children have been researching animals including the Asian Elephant, the Bengal Tiger, the Asiatic Lion, the King Cobra, the Red Panda, the rhino and the peacock, some of which are endangered animals.
The children have been having lots of fun with the green screen Do Ink app. Here are some of the resulting photos ...
The children had lots of fun as jungle explorers in our woodland area. They enjoyed hunting for hidden animals and setting up a pretend camp!
The children have enjoyed listening to 'The Jungle Book' story by Rudyard Kipling (the story is set in an Indian Jungle). We have been learning the song 'Bare Necessities'. Enjoy singing along at home ...
The children have also been learning about traditional Indian music and instruments, including the sitar, the tabla drums and the Shruti box. Here is a link to a BBC Bitesize Classical Indian Dance clip:
Our topic for the Spring Term is 'Castles - Cestyll'. I would like to share a snapshot of some of the wonderful work that the children produced during the lockdown - a big thank you to all the adults who helped at home, you did an amazing job! Diolch yn fawr iawn!
It was lovely to have all the children back in school after the lockdown and they were so pleased to see each other. We celebrated St. David's Day on their second week back in school. The children enjoyed singing a St. David's Day song that I had written for them, along with writing Welsh poems, designing posters about Wales, drawing leeks and daffodils in the style of the Welsh artist, Rhiannon Roberts and eating Welsh cakes!
The children enjoyed using Purple Mash to design their own Easter eggs.
Our new exciting topic for the Autumn Term is 'The Enchanted Woodland' and Class 3 have already been full of ideas about what they would like to learn about to link with this topic. The children have been thinking of some questions which they would like to answer, and these have been displayed in our 'Investigation Area' in class (see photo below). We are looking forward to finding out the answers to these questions, which range from being about trees, leaves, woodland animals and even magical fairies!
This term we will be reading books by the famous children's author, Julia Donaldson, and lots of our language and topic work will be derived from these. This week we have been reading 'The Gruffalo' and the children enjoyed writing 'captions' for their chosen Gruffalo character. This is our 'Language Working Wall' that the children have been using this week to help them with their caption writing...
The children have also been helping to plan activities to link with the Gruffalo story for our 'areas' in class (Writing Area, Maths Area, Investigation Area, Small World & Construction) and outdoors, which they will complete during 'Sparkle Time' (enhanced provision). I am sure the children are going to have lots of fun completing these, and I am looking forward to seeing and hearing their wonderful creations!
We had a great first session in our woodland area on a lovely sunny afternoon. The children enjoyed hunting for the Gruffalo characters who were hiding in the woods! They also enjoyed collecting interesting woodland items, building a den for the Gruffalo and making 'Gruffalo Crumble'! Here are some photos ...
Enjoy singing along with this catchy Gruffalo song at home!
The children had lots of fun drawing fireworks pictures both inside and outside the classroom.
Class 3 enjoyed dressing up for 'Children in Need' and doing some Pudsey Bear activities. Thank you everyone for supporting such a worthwhile cause.
I was so pleased to see the Mountain Lane Christmas cracker display in Mold Tesco! All of the children in our class decorated a cracker for part of the school display - I'm sure you'll agree, it looks wonderful! Da iawn pawb! Thank you to Miss Turley for organising this event.