A Class of Responsibility
Learning to be responsible for both themselves and their own learning is a key factor in Class Three.
The focus continues to be developing a ‘Love for Learning’, with many opportunities available for the children to work independently at their own pace within a supportive, focused structure. There are also activities that are set up to allow the children to do extra work to further the own learning, both within the school day and outside of school.
Starting to focus on this independent, responsible learning will prepare the children for Class Four and, ultimately, for Secondary School and beyond.
The Garden Project
This year, the children took part in their own Census project. They surveyed local front gardens and realised that there were little to no plants at the front of most of the properties near to our school (including our own front court). They created posters, information leaflets and seed packets which they delivered to local residents asking them to take part in a garden competition. They also contacted local plant nurseries to ask for their support. They have received lots of lovely letters from local residents in response to their project and are looking forward to seeing the results in July. Our frontage is starting to look very pretty.
Fractions are always tricky for the children to understand, so this week they have been creating a “Fractions Museum” using a variety of different objects.
They made their own labelled exhibits then they had to explain them to their “visitors”. Some children created interactive displays so that their visitors had to complete the fraction statements themselves.
Let's Go Fly a Kite
This term, Class 3 have made kites in Design and Technology. As it was National Outdoor Classroom Day this week, they took them to Freedom Fields park with their Class 4 learning buddies. Everyone had enormous fun flying the kites. For most of the children, this was the first time they had flown a kite.