Come Along Christmas
Class 3 went to Christchurch, Penrith today to experience an interactive ‘Come Along Christmas’ journey with the helpers there.
Ruth, Julie, Philip and Reverend Sargent led the children through the Christmas story.
It was a lovely depiction of the nativity story!
Road Safety Workshop
We enjoyed a road safety workshop with Anthony Bainbridge from Kier who explained all about safety on the roads, stopping distances, safe systems and why traffic can be dangerous!
Children received spot prizes for super answers.
A super informative session!
The Jesse Tree - Advent Display
We have been learning about the Jesse tree in our RE lessons.
The Jesse Tree is a way of telling the story of God's plan from the beginning of time to redeem His people by sending a Saviour. It follows the lineage of Christ's family and key people in the Old Testament that God uses to tell His story from Creation through Christ's birth.
We made individual ornaments to tell the different parts of the story. We also wrote the part of scripture referring to the ornament.
The Jesse tree is named from Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.”
Our lovely displays
Have a look at our lovely displays in Class 3;
We have been working hard!
Play in a Day
Class 3 enjoyed a session with Joe Davies from Cumbria Opera Group on Monday.
Through repetition, the class were able to learn 4 songs throughout the day. They even helped Joe to write 2 new verses for a song about Cumbria and the Lake District.
The children had great fun thinking up actions to match the lyrics of the songs.
Class 3 performed their songs beautifully to the rest of the school and a selection of parents at the end of the day.
Super effort Class 3!
Photographs to follow!
Following Year 6's exciting assembly on Monday, we have been 'Making A Noise About Bullying' which is the theme for this year.
We decorated 'trainers' to show how we are going to stamp out bullying. Also, we designed our own odd socks to show how unique we all are!
Photos to follow.
Science - ROCKS
We have been Learning about rocks in our science lessons. Today we carried out fair tests on a selection of rocks to see if they were; permeable or non-permeable and also to test the hardness of the rocks.
We learned that rocks can be sorted into different categories -
Wise King Solomon – Proverbs
We have been learning about King Solomon in our RE lessons. Solomon is credited for his contributions to the Bible, especially the book of Proverbs.
A proverb is a short, popular saying that contains a piece of wisdom or advice. It uses figurative language to convey its message, rather than stating its meaning literally.
We worked in groups to decide how to use some of the advice from Proverbs in our daily lives.
We played a matching game in groups too.
Our own Proverbs that we wrote are absolutely amazing!
Year 4 - Rounding
The year 4 children have been learning to round 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers to 10, 100 and 1000. It's a tricky concept.
I've put some interactive resources on here to support learning.
Handwashing and Respiratory Workshop
Class 3 enjoyed a handwashing and respiratory workshop with Shannon Irving, who is the Technical Officer for Public Health & Public Protection at Westmorland & Furness Council.
We found out lots about microbes and how they can make us feel very poorly. We carried out an experiment to see how far a 'sneeze' can travel through the air if not stopped in its tracks (for example catching it in a tissue or sneezing into your sleeve).
Some children washed their hands in a substance that shows up all the germs under a ultra-violet light. It was amazing to see if we don't wash our hands correctly then the germs are still obvious on our hands.
Did you know that you have to wash your hands for 20 seconds and sing 'Happy Birthday' twice through, then your hands hopefully will be lovely and clean?
The whole school had a wonderful day on Tuesday during a skateboard workshop. The whole school workshop was a prize for winning an 'Active Cumbria' competition. Great team work!
Photographs to follow.
Welcome back to Class 3
Academic Year - 2023-2024
I hope that you had a great summer!
It's certainly been extremely hot on our return to school.
I've attached my newsletter that went out and also a copy of the swimming letter in case you have mislaid the dates.
I'll be posting lots of photographs over the next few weeks with regard to our learning.
Any problems or queries, do please call in and see me or Miss Campbell!
Class 3 teacher
A Grand Day Out at Walby Farm Park
Class 3 enjoyed a grand day out at Walby Farm Park on the 10th July.
We went in two play areas, petted the guinea pigs and rabbits, bet on a ferret race and had a tractor 🚜 ride around the park.
The goat race was a lot of fun, as was the barrel ride!
The weather even stayed fine for us!
Visit to the Library Van
We enjoyed a visit to the library van today to choose some new library books for our classroom. It was great fun looking at the books and chatting to the librarian Gordon!
Penrith Library Summer Reading Challenge - 2023
The summer reading challenge is starting on 15th July, 2023 and running through to 2nd September 2023. I've put a poster on here which has all the details.
I've also put another poster on, which includes all the interesting events that Penrith library is holding over the summer. Check out the different activities and workshops that are available to keep you entertained!
Poetry Workshop with Lucy Burnett
Class 3 enjoyed a poetry workshop with Lucy Burnett on Friday. The focus was biodiversity.
They carried out a group exercise rewriting the Skeleton Dance song / poem, but related to the biodiversity of the playground (Dem bugs, Dem bugs, Dem bugs Dem) and also wrote a poem about how a bee would communicate.
It was great fun!
TIME - YEAR 4
The Year 4 children are currently learning about ‘TIME’ in their maths lessons – analogue and digital times, including the 24 hour clock.
Please help your child to practise this tricky concept. I’ve put some websites below to support learning. The children will also be given some time homework next week.
I found with my own children that purchasing a very reasonably priced ‘training watch’ from Amazon or Argos helped tremendously with learning what can be a very tricky concept.
Draw-A-Long with Rob Biddulph
We enjoyed a draw-a-long with author/illustrator Rob Biddulph today. In stages, we sketched Edward the Confessor's crown that Charles III will wear on his coronation day.
We then used water colours to paint the crowns.
A beautiful display for our coronation celebrations!
'800 Years of Penrith Markets' Project with Penrith Museum
Class 3 children went to Penrith Museum on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to work with Karen MacDougall on an exciting new art project, '800 Years of Penrith Markets'
We found out that the history of Penrith Market dates back to 1223, when King Henry III granted the Market Charter.
We had an exciting activity to find different objects and dates in the museum by searching the galleries and completing a paired worksheet activity.
Then, we completed timeline activities to re-arrange old photographs of Penrith into date order. Also, we used a replica of Penrith's town seal to stamp Playdoh and an embossing stamp to put a mark on paper.
Our project was to complete pieces of art work which will hopefully be displayed on a custom made banner to display in the town. The artwork included; old buildings, livestock, people through the ages, oak trees (which the stalls were made out of) and artefacts.
Photographs to follow.
Please look out for the banner in the town which will appear in due course!
The children designed their own 'Mayan' mask in DT and then went on to make it using collage materials. Apparently, the most important people wore the larger headdresses during Ancient Mayan times. (Photographs to follow)
Literacy and English Skills
In Literacy, we have been focusing on the book 'Oliver and the Seawigs' There has been lots of opportunities for writing. For example; super expanded noun phrases, asking questions, designing posters, writing playscripts and currently writing instructions using bossy imperative verbs. (Photographs to follow)
We can't wait to read more of this exciting book!
Year 4 are currently learning about fractions in maths. We have looked at; simplyfying fractions, writing mixed fractions, subtraction and addition of fractions.
I've put some websites on here for the children to practise at home.
Year 3 have moved on to focusing on 'money' - combining notes and coins. I've put some websites on here for the children to practise at home.
Dance Assembly - Monday 13th March, 2023
Parents had a treat today when they watched a mixed group of year 3/4 children perform their 'Rainforest' dance. It was such a good beat!
Parents also got to see the U Dance performance again - 'Victorian Street Urchins'
What a lovely treat!
U DANCE FESTIVAL - FRIDAY 10th MARCH
A group of fifteen, Year 4 pupils attended the U dance festival on Friday 10th March. Their dance called ‘Victorian Street Urchins’ was met with rapturous applause from the audience.
The children had been practising hard since Christmas.
It was an enjoyable but extremely tiring day. Well done Year 4!
Baptism Ceremony with Father John
We enjoyed a trip to church this morning to experience a Baptism workshop with Father John. He explained what happened during a baptism ceremony. We brought our own 'baby doll' in to get baptised and chose parents and god-parents. It was a very informative session and helped with our understanding of this very important sacrament.
I've put some websites on here for practising different 'maths skills'
The children should also be;
Reading 3-4 times weekly
Practising their times tables
Logging onto Edshed to practise their weekly spellings.
States of Matter - Science Week in Class 3
The children have enjoyed their week so far, learning about the three 'States of Matter,' which are solids, liquids and gases.
We've classified materials into solids and liquids and explained their properties. We've also learned about different gases and carried out numerous experiments and then made instructions for others to follow.
Today, we've learned that all materials can change their state at different points.
What a great time we're having so far!
YEAR 4 FRENCH: The Year 4s have been impressing Mrs Richardson with the paragraphs they have written and spoken in French, all about their pet animals! Be prepared to be impressed too!
THE JANUARY CHALLENGE 2023 - 64 Million Artists
Class 3 were fortunate enough to be involved with the January Challenge project run by Claire from Penrith Library.
Check out the attached flip-book which features work carried out by Class 3 and numerous other schools and libraries around the county.
What a wonderful opportunity to work alongside the community!
The January Challenge 2023
We enjoyed a visit from Claire from the library today. We completed some activities from the January Challenge Champions pack.
We thought about; what we are thankful for and what we see on the way to school. We also drew our favourite piece of clothing and asked our parents what their favourite childhood memory of clothing was.
It was a lovely session!
U Dance - Reminder to purchase your tickets
I have attached the original letter regarding U Dance and how to purchase the tickets. (click link to download)
Tickets are priced at £10.00 (this includes the Sands Centre’s booking fee) and go on sale on Monday 9th January 2023 and can be bought directly from Sands Centre box office
https://betterboxoffice.co.uk/the-sands-centre 01228 633766.
We advise that you buy your tickets as soon as you can and you buy for the correct performance – 10th March. Traditionally they sell out extremely quickly as there will be 20 schools performing on that evening.
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
We had a lovely time watching 'The Borrowers,' at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick on Tuesday. The actors and the set were amazing. It was great fun clapping along with the music and trying to catch the bubbles.
Christingle Carol Concert - Monday 12th January, 2022
We had our carol concert in church on Monday evening. Class 3 led the carols and the scripture readings.
Sophie was our wonderful 'live' Christingle.
Class 4 came and sang 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' for us.
The finale was Class 3 signing in Makaton the carol, 'White Christmas' It was truly a magical evening!
(Photographs to follow)
Christmas Story Workshop at Christ Church, Penrith
We thoroughly enjoyed a Christmas story workshop today at Christ Church, Penrith with the volunteers that help there.
It was an interactive session and very informative. The children enjoyed the dramatic elements of the story.
Road Safety Week
We enjoyed a visit from PCSO Norman yesterday, who talked about Road Safety. We found out lots of useful information about how to cross the road and how to behave in a vehicle.
We did a couple of activities in the classroom after too!