3GB 2019 - 2020
Welcome to 3GB's class page!
Hello, my name is Mrs Bloor and I teach one of the Year 3 classes. I have been teaching at Offley since 2008 and have taught in most year groups. I am married and have two boys who are at the other end of the education system! James has just graduated from the University of Manchester and Henry has just finished his final year in Sixth Form. I also have a tortoise who is in her 90's and a Cavapoo called Lulu who I love taking for long walks.
Information for Spring Term: Swimming starts Wednesday 15th Jamuary, please bring swimming kit (towel, swimming clothes in a separate bag) each Wednesday. Please make sure that PE kits are in school every day, PE will be taught on Thurdays during PPA time.
In English this week, the children have written a descriptive paragraph from a scene in our text Stone Age Boy. They have also learnt about the features of an explanation text and written an explanation about a Stone Age activity. At the end of the week, the children revisited changing the tense of verbs from present to past and are now beginning to realise that some verbs are irregular (tear/tore, run/ran, sleep/slept).
In Maths this week, the children measured the time taken to do different activities using a stopwatch (it was so exciting). They have also calculated time durations, start times and end times using analogue and digital clocks.
Next week is our final week learning about time, we will continue with solving time calculations and focus on the number of days in each month. Please continue to ask your child the time to the nearest minute using analogue and digital clocks to support their learning.
In our history project, we have learnt about the materials that the Stone Age people used for clothing and how they made them, we also found out that Stone Age people must have taken an interest in how they looked because archaeologists have found evidence of jewellery made from animal bones. Next week, the children are learning about Stone Age food which links in very well with our English research! Our 'Big Question' is 'What did the prehistoric people do for us?' Over the next few weeks, the children are going to find out the answers to their questions.
In Science this week, the children have continued their learning about the three types of rocks - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Next week they are ging to learn about how fossils are formed.
In Religious Education, the children have learnt about the Qur'an and why it is special for Muslims. They have also had a go at writing in Arabic.
In PE, the children have demonstrated agility and balance by exploring a variety of rolls and movements.
Once again we will be hosting Science week in school. This event allows our pupils to get involved with hands on experiments and listen to science and engineering professionals. We want to engage pupils in jobs for the future and this is a great insight for them, so please come and share your skills and passion for science and engineering. Examples of previous helpers:
• Structural engineers doing a hands on experiment teaching how to make structures out of spaghetti and paper
• Nurse – teaching children first aid
• Forensic team - setting up a crime scene and getting the children to solve the crime
These are just a few of the ideas that we have had in previous years, so if you know anyone who could spare half a day or even an hour, then we would love to hear from you. Please call the school office on 01270 685355 to express your interest or email firstname.lastname@example.org or see Miss Allan or Mrs Till.
Science week is Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March 2020
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