Blake Year 3-4
Welcome to Blake Class
Class teacher: Miss Gayson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Rimmer
Welcome to Blake class' homepage. Check back throughout the year to see what we have been learning.
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 Wednesday and should be completed and returned for the following Monday (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 Thursdays (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.
Which topics are we covering in
Monet Class this year?
Autumn 1- Scrumdiddlyumptious
Spring 1- Misty Mountains
Spring 2-Gods and Mortals
Summer 1-Mighty Metals
Summer 2-Road Trip USA
Road Trip USA
For this topic we will be learning about the different states in the USA and also about the Iroquois Tribe. We will be reading: 'The Travels of Ermine, Trouble in New York'
Enabling Enterprise Week
Our project this week was to create a health campaign for a hospital. We learnt about the different departments in a hospital and why hospitals run health campaigns. The children worked in teams to create posters, leaflets, stickers and TV adverts for their campaigns.
Science Museum Trip
For our topic Mighty Metals the children had an exciting trip to the London Science Museum. The children had the opportunity to walk around the museum with their adult and experience the many science exhibits.
The children had a fabulous time at the organised interactive workshop 'Feel the Force'. They thoroughly enjoyed the activities, which reinforced their learning on forces.
World Book Day
Today the children read the story 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. They then created their own journey story and read them to each other. In the afternoon, the children read different Greek myths and created their mini books of myths.
Math and Science Week
This week is science and maths week! For maths we are using the story Spaghetti and meatballs for all by Marilyn Burns. We are focusing on area and perimeter through group work and investigations.
For science we are learning about volcanoes. We are investigating the properties of lava and creating our own volcanoes and eruptions.
Check back for photos of our work this week!
Maths and Science Week
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Thank you so much for my gifts, they were very kind and generous!
This term our new topic is Misty Mountains. We will be learning all about mountains across the world. We will be researching the animals that live there and also how mountains are formed. In science we will be learning about rocks and volcanoes.
Our Christmas Party
We all had a wonderful time during our party on Tuesday. We all got changed into our party clothes and looked very smart. We then headed into the hall for dance. We had lots of fun and showed off some very impressive moves!
We then had our Christmas crackers and delicious food whilst listening to Christmas songs.
Our Trip to Rochester Castle
We all headed off to Rochester, as we came over the bridge we heard shouts of 'I can see the castle!' When we arrived Blake class headed into the castle first. We went up the very steep staircase and into the chapel and saw the model of the castle as it would have been during the time of the Normans. We thought about life as a Norman and how it would be to live within the castle. After exploring the castle we headed outside and began sketching the castle. We discussed the different parts of the castle and thought about what defensive purposes they had. We then headed into the cathedral. We learnt that the Cathedral was built by a Norman monk named Gundulf and we saw his statue within the Cathedral.
A huge thank you to all our adult helpers !
For Enterprise week we were tasked with creating an exciting book area and promoting reading within the school. The children began with researching reading within the school and asking all classes what they like about reading and what could make reading even more exciting. They then designed, in teams, a new reading scheme. This included ideas for prizes for amount of books read. The children also created a theme for the school library and designed a new version of the library.