Class 7 and Class 8

In Classes 7 and 8, you will find Year 3. Miss McAllister and her Teaching Assistants Mrs Welbourne and Miss Sargeant are based in Class 7. Next door, in Class 8, is Miss Ellis and her Teaching Assistants Mrs Mason and Mrs Conyard.  
Last week Year 3 wrote poems, this week they performed them! Our focus this week was performance poetry. We looked at a range of performance poems, including Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen ( and then tried it ourselves, focusing on volume, pace, expression and actions. We even added percussion instruments to help keep a steady rhythm. Miss McAllister was so impressed, she couldn't pick one star of the week on Friday, but all of Class 7 won for their fantastic, confident performances. 
This week, Class 7 have looked at lots of different types of poetry. On Friday, we read a poem called The Magic Box by Kit Wright. The children closed their eyes to listen and when they opened them again, Class 7’s very own magic box had appeared! Everyone was amazed and felt very inspired to create their own Magic Box poems. 
This week the Year 3 children have enjoyed learning about Stone Age cave paintings. They designed their own cave paintings using paint, charcoal and sticks to paint the designs! We are looking forward to these being displayed in the classroom. 
The children in Year 3 had great fun in Science this week! We are learning all about different types of rocks, including sedimentary and igneous rocks. Today, we used coloured sweets to represent the rocks. When we squished them together, it was like sedimentary rocks and then we added heat and pressure to show metamorphic rocks. Finally, we used the microwave to make igneous rocks!
Year 3 have been reading parts of the book called ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse.’ This is a beautiful, inspirational story about the importance of love, friendship and kindness and how to navigate life in troubled times. We have written a poem, a diary entry and a story and the children have enjoyed looking at the illustrations and reading the quotes. Here are some quotes from the book;