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As part of the Year 3′s literacy module on giving instructions, the class were able to make use of the ‘Book Creator’ app on the iPads to create their own step-by-step guide to making a variety of items.
Lucas, Lucy, Connor and Maisie told us how to decorate a Christmas tree.
Riley, James, Poppy and Scarlett wrote how to make a ham sandwich. Well… they originally started on how to make a bacon sandwich and Miss Longhurst had to break it to them that they couldn’t have a frying pan in class.
Chloe-Anne, Jayden, Olivia and Poppy elected to demonstrate how to brush their teeth.
Lucie, Madelaine, Jacob and Charlie enjoyed making their Christingles so much last week that that’s what they chose to show us how to make. I have a sneaky feeling though that Jacob helped himself to a couple of the jelly tots.
Finally Alice, Ethan, Sienna, Callum and Lily-May went for the fairly more original option of how to make a shrinking potion. Apparently all it takes is (See top right of the image).
The group did try out their new potion on Mr Brown who now feels a lot more like 5ft11 instead of 6ft.
In light of the holiday festivities, Ms Coulson was able to impart her R.E. expertise to teach the Year 3 students about Christingles.
Some of our church-going students raised their hands enthusiastically when asked if anyone had seen, or had made a Christingle whilst the rest of the class sat incredulously staring at the huge orange on the screen. As they were introduced to the five things that make up a Christingle…
A few nodding heads went around the classroom in anticipation of making their own.
What made the lesson so much more grand was the fact Ms Coulson managed to bring in the largest oranges anyone had ever seen. One student who definitely could not believe his eyes was Ethan who shouted across the class that he had never even held an orange before, and had no idea that oranges were orange.
Meanwhile Lucy explained the way only Lucy could that she could not stand the smell of oranges, as 20 were handed out around the class.
Like Santa’s own hard working elves, Year 3 set about working hard on their very own Christingles as there was a mad dash for the sweets and raisins bowl. After 20 year 3 children were done all that remained in the bowl was a suspiciously large amount of raisins and there was not a single jelly tot in sight.
Once all the parts of the Christingles were in place (after Mr. Brown suffered terrible injuries from the stabbing cocktail sticks), the students gathered under the Christmas tree to mark the memorable occasion.
Olivia took slightly longer then the rest of the class after deciding her Christingle needed 10 pins to hold the red ribbon in place, that poor orange!
Unluckily for the students, the making of the Christingles ran perfectly in line with our latest literacy lessons of giving instructions. In light of this and after a lot of persuading, the books were given out. All of Year 3 sat with their Christingle in one hand and their pencils in the other as they excitedly wrote step by step instructions.
The only thing left to do was to write a final Christmas message and tell everyone for the 25th time… don’t eat the sweets until you get home!
Year 3 would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Year 3 had a great day yesterday with the introduction of our new topic. We are learning all about chocolate, where it comes, from, how it is made and also looking at fair trade and the benefits it has to people in different countries.
We launched our topic with a chocolate tasting session where we tasted and described different chocolates. We then went on to survey the class to find the most popular chocolate and presented our results in a bar chart.
In literacy will will be studying Charlie and the Chocolate factory
and have already started reading this
For the second year, our school has raised money for the People’s Kitchen in Gateshead through our Millennium Centre soup kitchen. In October, our school council visited the Millennium Centre and served soup to local residents – soup that had been prepared and made in school by after school club and some of the classes using vegetables from our school garden, and donations from the allotment holders and our friends around the village. It was a real community effort, and Mr Baker – a former teacher at the school – came to school today to collect the money on behalf of the charity. He assured us that the money would be put to good use, and for the second time in a day, we had helped others, and made ourselves feel good in the process – another huge drop in the bucket for everyone!
The nice people from Operation Christmas Child were amazed when they came to school today to collect our shoeboxes to send to children overseas who will have little to look forward to this Christmas. Since 1990, more than 124 million children in over 150 countries have received the gift of a shoebox from families they have never met – just to spread some good will at Christmas time.
This year our school and our community added an amazing 92 boxes to that total – That’s 92 children who will have a smile on their face this Christmas who wouldn’t have one otherwise. Apparently, that’s the largest single number of shoe boxes collected by the team from a single Primary school this year, and considering our school only has 171 children, that is a fantastic effort.
Congratulations everyone on a brilliant effort – you have done the school and the village proud!
Our school council recently visited the Millennium Centre in the village to raise some money to support two very worthwhile causes. The Council decided to repeat an event we held last year and organise a soup kitchen in support of the People’s Kitchen and Age Concern. Produce was donated by allotment holders and residents of the village, as well as being harvested from our very own plots in school, before being turned into delicious soup. The Council then set about selling it to members of the community with all of the proceeds going to charity.
It was a great success and we raised just short of £90 for these great causes. Mr Baker, a former teacher from Kibblesworth School who now supports the People’s Kitchen will be visiting school in a couple of weeks to tell us all about the fantastic work they do and be presented with a cheque to help them further.
Well done everyone!
Today saw the official opening of our Upper KS2 Hub, with parents and guests joining us to mark the occasion. Unfortunately, the weather let us down, and as it was raining we all gathered in the hall to start the proceedings. Members of both Year 5 and 6 welcomed our guests and said a little about how the classrooms came to be, and what they mean to everyone at school. It was a chance to celebrate the fact that we now have these fantastic rooms, and also an opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make them a reality. Without the help of Mr Batten and Mr Etherington working across the summer to remove fences and knock down walls the classrooms couldn’t have even been put in place. The work of Mr Thomas, our electrician for the contract, and Mr Breheny, who called in favours and gave his time generously to make sure we had steps and ramps to get in and out of the building was acknowledged, and we are all very grateful for all of their hard work.
Once the speeches had been delivered in the hall, we moved to the classrooms where Jai had the honour of cutting the ribbon with Councillor Harrison of Lamesley Parish Council. Jai was so keen we didn’t even get a photograph! We then moved into the building where Robbie and Emily were given the honour of officially declaring the Year 5 and Year 6 classrooms open for business with Councillor Hood from Gateshead Council.
With the formalities out of the way it was time to allow all of the parents and families into the classrooms to see what all of the fuss was about. It was a chance to see where the children worked, and also look at some of the work on the walls that demonstrate how the building is being put to good use. It was lovely to see the enthusiasm of the children as they showed their families around, and it was also nice to be able to share a cup of tea and reflect on all of the hard work that has gone into this major development for the school.
It has all been worth it in the end, and I am sure that the building will go on to serve the school, and the community, well for many years to come.
It could just be exam fever, but Year 6 introduced a new twist to the attendance competition when one of their number brought their own version of our attendance hound to spend the day in their class. Re-christened “Pack’d lunch please” for the day, the older sibling of Heamis even came to assembly, and as Year 6 said, “It’s the only way we would ever win the attendance bear.” That’s true Y6, but that’s mostly to do with the fact that you are competing for the attendance cup!
Pack’d lunch please (or Archie as he is usually known) is welcome in school any time – but next time he must put his smart black school shoes on – like Heamis – and not his converse. Even hounds need to be in uniform!
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