Alatise Year 3
Welcome to Alatise Class
Class teacher: Mrs Rossiter
TA: Mrs Rimmer
Peju Alatise was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She began her art career with painting, then branched out to being an artist, using beads, cloth, other materials. She now works in sculpture, using her art to make statements about social issues.
Children should bring their book bags to school everyday
In order to maximise progress, children will need to read at home for at least 20 minutes every day. Please ensure that the Reading Records are kept up to date with comments on your child's reading.
Children are expected to take a quiz on Accelerated Reader once they have finished reading their book
Summer Term 2
Core Book: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf
The children have worked hard in Art and DT.
As part of our learning for the class book, Mouse Bird Snake Wolf, we used twigs and stones and tree shavings, etc. to create the animals mentioned in the book.
Summer Term 1
Oliver and the Seawigs
We had such a great time outside, celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, with sandwiches, cakes, ice-creams, dancing, games, and finishing off with our very tuneful singing of God Save the Queen. It was such a beautiful afternoon!
What an amazing imaginations...a fabulous display of Oliver and the Seawigs in a 'box creations'...all on display!
The children did a fantastic job creating their seawigs...they used all sorts of bits and bobs to represent the flotsam for the top of their hats.
Alatise Class used the drama in their English lessons to help them write their diary extracts.
Spring 2-Gregory Cool
In this topic the children have learnt lots about the Caribbean and, in particular, Tobago, and the culture.
They have carried out some map work, to locate the Caribbean and have compared Tobago to England.
They have been busy learning about some of Grace Nichols and Valerie Bloom's poetry, and they have performed and created some of their own.
Art and DT lessons have been very busy this term, with the creation of Caribbean sunsets and Tobagonian houses.
Skills Builder Week
This week, the children have been busy using their skills creating a product that people will love.
Alatise Class researched, designed and pitched a brand new confectionary product based on a Caribbean sweet called Grater Cake.
Spring 1 Term
Core Book 'The Great Kapok Tree'
Alatise Class has been so engaged with their learning... finding out lots of information about rainforests.
They began by looking at the beauty of the rainforests...all the wonderful sights and sounds. They built on their knowledge and use of materials, texture, layering and overlapping to produce amazing collages.
World Book Day
This year celebrated 25 years of this wonderful event!
The children were very excited as they started the day by listening to MC Grammar's World Book Day song and playing a game where they had to identify all the books mentioned as he sang.
We read the book the Word Collector and found words in the dictionary, checked their meaning and got others in the class to guess the meaning of the words.
Next, the children made collages from words they collected in the dictionary. Today was all about discovery new words!
Later, the children created poems based on World Book Day and the characters they had come dressed as.
We finished the day with an assembly, where we talked about and displayed our creations.
From the information they had found out about rainforests, the children created information leaflets, full of interesting facts and images.
Maths Number Day Friday 4th February
The children had a wonderful day... using the book Spinderella, they used their maths knowledge to make a map of the school and they used directional language to give instructions.
They also worked together well in their teams to work out amounts for Spinderella's party.
Autumn term 2
Arthur and the Golden Rope
The children are really enjoying our core book this term.
There's lots of discussion around Vikings and gods and goddesses and the nine realms.
In English, the children have been building on their skills in storytelling, using images, effective language and tone to help 'draw in' their audience. They have used thought bubbles and freeze frames to express feelings and emotions, and they have been practising their acting skills in our history lessons too, following a script, acting out scenes from Thor and the Golden Hammer.
Freeze frames- after the ferocious wolf attack
Autumn Term 1 Core Reading
Pugs of the Frozen North
The children have had a brilliant time really getting into our core book.
They are enjoying finding out about the characters Shen and Sika, and are coming across many opportunities to consider their feelings and emotions as they journey (race) to the Far North to see the Snow Father, along with 66 pugs and some other very interesting characters. They are having a fabulous time, as they take part in drama activities (freeze frames), descriptive writing and diary writing. Our Geography has linked perfectly with our core reading and has provided lots of instances to explore the locality of the Artic and its surrounding countries, oceans and seas. The children learnt the difference between a continent and a polar region and have learnt about the Northern Lights.
Whole class freeze frames...start of the Great Northern Race
We have all been busy settling ourselves back into school.
The children have completed their first week of English, using the Power of Reading, our new reading and writing scheme. They have taken part in drama and descriptive writing activities, including freeze frames and diary entries.
This has linked beautifully with Geography, where we have used Google Earth to locate the Arctic and the surrounding countries, oceans and seas.
We have already started looking at states of matter in Science, exploring the formation of particles in solids, liquids and gases, and have even begun our basketball lessons in PE.