Welcome to Macaw Class!
Mrs Burniston and Mrs Taylor
For representing our school so positively on our trip and for some wonderful learning that took place on the day. Well done Macaws!
This week's reading raffle winners are....
Don't forget to read and bring in your reading book and record for a chance to win! Don't forget, the more you read, the more chances you have to win!
Our attendance this week is...
We have improved our attendance but we could still do better! Let's aim for a trophy next week Macaws!
We learned by accident that you can make metal things into magnets!
We learned that magnetic force is strong enough to pick up things up from a distance.
We learned that magnets can attract a different pole and anything with iron, nickel or cobalt in.
We learned that our magnet could be 2cm away and still attract a paper clip.
Well done to all of you who took part in, planned and attended the Ancient Greek Olympics! It was a very successful afternoon. Thank you to everyone who came.
Well done Year Three!
Raymond is the second child to hit 50 reads! He will get his fifty Drapers Dollars in January - well done Raymond!
Race Into Reading!
The first child in Macaw class to hit 50 reads is Ernestas!
He has earned himself fifty Drapers Dollars to spend in the Drapers shop. The Drapers shop will be open every other Friday. A big well done to Ernestas! Fabulous reading!
This Friday we really enjoyed our 'Take One Composer' day. We explored Alan Silvestri who wrote the piece of music for the film 'Volcano'.
First, we listened to the music and discussed the different musical elements. We all agreed that there were two very different sections to it! The first section made us feel calm and relaxed and made us think of walking in a peaceful park. The second piece was quite scary and the enormous boom made us jump! We drew a picture to show how the music made us feel or what the music made us think of. It was interesting to look at each others and ask them why they had drawn that.
Next, we made our own music! We look at the different stages of an eruption and tried to recreate this using objects around the classroom. A video will soon follow!
Finally, we listened again to the music and thought about the pictures it gave us in our heads. We thought about all the words we thought of and recorded these. These helped us to write a story. Some children write about exploring an active volcano while others wrote about sharks! We will be editing and improving these on Monday.
We really enjoyed our day of music. Look below to see some pictures. Examples of work and a video to follow!