The children are working really hard with developing their listening skills further. They have shown great determination to work together with this skill and this has been evident during their learning in whole class, group and paired work. Great start, keep it up.
wow, what an AMAZING experience of the whole class being nominated for the class of the week. It was fabulous listening to the children being interviewed.
Please listen out for Team GG on Dearne FM next week. It will be on Monday 6th May, Tuesday 7th May and Wednesday 8th May at 8.20am onwards.
The whole Y3 cohort came together to take part in developing their knowledge of the when, where and why the first flight (of the Wright brothers) took place, Before coming together, the children entered the classroom to music and images of the screen on board an aeroplane. None of the children knew what was happening and so naturally, they all began to pull up a chair to watch the screen to find out more. From there, they were then handed their airline ticket before lining up to go through to the correct gate. When entering the hall, the children chose their seats (without advance booking!) to listen carefully to the onboard the aircraft safety flight video. At the end, the children had to explore in their talk partners, what they thought might be happening and why.
To kick start the day, Mr Blanchard very kindly came in to talk to the children about his role within the RAF through the use of images and clips. The children could gain an insight into the types of aircraft that are used within the RAF. Not only that, Mr Blanchard spoke about the first flight and the journey to how flight has evolved over time and the impact it has had on our lives, It was so lovely to hear the children as so many fascinating questions about the types of aircraft and why they had changed over time.
Throughout the day, the children had the opportunity to move around the four different rooms to develop their understanding and knowledge about the history of flight and how the Wright brothers changed the world and made it feel a much smaller place to be.
Towards the end of the day, the children had another special visitor, who occupation has been in designing and making parts for aeroplanes as well as designing and making his own planes. Mr Whittaker, even brought in his current model to talk about. At the end, the children had the amazing opportunity to experience what it would be like to be a pilot by sitting in his own flight model. This was a very special moment for a lot of the children.
The children had a science show to kick start the science week. After the show, the children took part in developing their knowledge further about science linked to journeys. Their focus for the day was to explore how different flight models travelled in distance and speed. It was a lovely day and so the they had the opportunity to carry out three tests for their paper aeroplane, paper glider and their final model of a helicopter. They were amazed out how far some of the planes travelled.
The children had an amazing day at Murton Park, where they got the opportunity to get dressed up to experience what life was like during the Bronze and Iron Age. During the day, they had many different tasks to do, linked to the Celts that enabled them to further develop a better understanding of the time, how they lived, what the Celts were known for and how they were brilliant inventors of equipment linked to farming. Towards the end of the day, the children used all their knowledge and skills that they had developed to go and scare the Romans away. It was an amazing sight to see and hear. They were fantastic from start to finish. All staff were truly impressed by the classes outstanding behaviour and contributions. Well done Team GG
Wow! Team GG had an amazing day and it was brilliant to see how much effort and thought had gone into their choosen character. They showed great enthusiasm throughout the day as they had the challenge of writing a persuasive letter to either Mrs Longden or Mrs Lawson to attend the theme of a Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Their task was to think about prior skills that they have obtained from previous writing genres where they had to identify the fact that their letter had to include positive adjectives in order to entise their recipient. Not only that, they also used their time to develop their choice of language through the use of the Thesaurus to record synonyms for words such as beautiful, happy, exciting and action packed. During lunch, Team GG's classroom was transformed into a magnificently entertaining Mad Hatter's Tea Party. What a thrilling day it has been for Team GG and as one child said 'This day could not get any better.'
The children have been busy applying their historical knowledge in order to write a formal letter to the King and Queen of Spain. Not only that, they had to imagine and take on the role of being Christopher Columbus in order for them to write their letter. Before doing so, they had to develop and acquire the skills required to write a formal letter.
Through planning and completing two drafts, the children were able to recreate their own letter that they then had to age through staining as well as experiencing how to create a seal for their letter through the use of wax.
The children have been busy developing their knowledge of money through identifying the value of each coin, selecting money to create different totals (pence, pound and pence and pounds) and beginning to find change. Through using the methods of place value charts and column addition and subtraction, the children have been able to answer reasoning and problem solving questions.
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