Welcome to Alatise Class
Class Teacher: Mrs Rossiter
TA: Mrs Svensen
Spellings-weekly-sent home on Friday and the children will be tested on the following Friday.
Maths and English homework will be sent out on Friday and should be completed and returned for the following Tuesday (should not take longer than 30 minutes to complete.)
Maths and English homework will usually be related to the work covered in class and should be completed in pencil, please.
Reading Books-children may change the book whenever they wish. However, once children start a book they are expected to finish it.
Children should bring Reading Records in to school on Mondays for checking (your child may write their comment in the book after reading and parents should sign the books at least once a week.)
PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
(PE kit should be named and left in school). Children should have plimsoles for indoor PE and trainers for outdoor.
Children to bring book bags in every day, please.
Topics we are covering this academic year
Term 2-Tribal Tales
Term 3-Burps, Bottoms and Bile
Term 4-Blue Abyss
Term 5-I Am Warrior
New for 2019!!!!!
Alatise Class Celebrations
Attendance Cup (18th January)
Alatise are proud to announce that they have won the Attendance Cup for last week. This means that our Class had the highest percentage of children attending school last week (in KS2).
Super 'Well Done'!
Alatise Class celebrate with the Attendance Cup!
100% Attendance Last Term
This week, during Longlands Celebrations Assembly,these children received certificates from Ms Owen for 100% attendance in school, last term. This means that they came to school every day for the whole term!!
Amelia, Matthew, Jimmy and Nathaniel with their Attendance Certificates
Each week, two children are chosen from each class, to receive a Golden Certificate. This can be for any number of reasons, where they have 'shone' in at least one aspect of their learning and or development.
Earning a brand new Longlands Golden Certificate this week are:
Poppy Poole and Nathaniel Pompei
Poppy and Nathaniel hold up their Golden Certificates
Burps, Bottoms and Bile
This term we will begin our new topic learning about the digestive system.
Our chosen text for this topic is Shrinking Ralph Perfect.
LKS2 Showcase -'Tribal Tales'
(a study of Stone Age to Iron Age)
The children in Alatise, Riley and Bancroft Classes were very excited as they showed off their work from our last topic.
We began celebrations with some of the children reading out their Stone Age Diaries.
After a while, all the children delighted in showing their parents, grandparents and carers pieces of their work from their English and Topic books.
They talked enthusiastically about the tools and houses they had made in DT and the materials they had used in the process.
Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day at Longlands 2018 !
During our RE lesson, the children used a net to make a 'gift' box.
They wrote a special message to put inside...a gift they could give someone this Christmas...something special that they could do for someone!
Alatise made their 'gift' boxes and wrote their messages
Autumn 2 'Tribal Tales'
Welcome to our Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Showcase!
You are all welcome to come along to a viewing of the childrens' work on Friday 11th January, 2019. This will take place in the School Hall at 2.30pm and will end at 3.10pm.
Our new very exciting topic is based on a study of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age
During this topic, the children will plan, then use a variety of different materials to make homes and tools from this age.
The children will use their grammar skills, historical facts and their imaginations to write a story based on the Stone Age.
Tate Photographer Visits!
Last Friday, Alatise and Riley Class were very excited as they took part in a fun photography session organised by, amongst others, Turner Prize and Oscar-winning artist, Steve McQueen and Tate Galleries.The children were lucky enough to take part in the production of the largest group portrait ever made with the intention of creating ‘an epic picture of our city’s pupils and our rich civic diversity’. Photographs taken of the children will be used to form a huge exhibition of tens of thousands of Year 3 pupils across London. The photographs will be on display for six months next year in the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain!
Before their photograph was taken, the children were involved in different activities, one of which was 'freeze framing'. All the children enjoyed this...'freezing' during the session to show their angry, sad and happy faces.
Childrens' Author Visit
This week, Jack Trelawny came to visit Longlands
Alatise Class were particularly excited about the visit and were absolutely enthralled, as he told the children that his stories start off as very simple ideas, that he gets from his own life experiences.
Alatise Class are now very keen to 'get going' on their Stone Age stories, which they are just about to begin.
Jack Trelawny and Alatise Class in Longlands School Library
During Enabling Enterprise week, the children have had great fun with 'Crunching Numbers', where they have created their own chocolate bar and researched the world of advertising in order to advertise their product.
They have worked hard, being creative in teams, sharing their ideas and have stayed positive throughout the week's problem solving activities.
The children have been making potions...
we have used the opportunity cross-curricular...for investigating in Science, looking at the effects of baking powder, washing up liquid and oil in mixtures.
and also in describing their potions using conjunctions, adjectives and imperative verbs.
Autumn 1 'Potions'