Welcome to 3C Class Page
We have taken part in a very exciting D&T project this term! We researched different photo frames to find out which material suited the purpose and which designs we preferred. Based on our research, we designed our very own frames, thinking about the correct measurements and how we wanted our frames to look. To make them, we measured, sawed, sanded and glued some special wood. We found some of the stages quite tricky but worked together to help each other out. We used cardboard struts to strengthen the corners and painted our frames to make them 100% unique. We are very proud of how they turned out! To complete our frames, we drew and coloured a picture of some beautiful sunflowers in a vase and stuck them in. They are now ready to go on display at home.
Our Trip to Cadbury World
The final stage of our ‘Time Travellers’ adventure is the Aztec period. As part of our learning, we went on a school trip to Cadbury World as the Aztecs discovered chocolate. We had a fantastic time! The trip began with an educational talk about the Aztecs where were learned lots of new information about how they lived back then and how they discovered chocolate. After the talk, we went in a 4D Cinema! We travelled around “Chuckleville”, fell into a pot of melted chocolate, flew in a Cadbury blimp and went on a roller coaster without even leaving our seats! It was lots of fun!
After lunch, we toured around the factory where we learned all about the history of chocolate, how chocolate is made and how packaging and advertising has changed over the years. We had a go at tempering chocolate and writing our names in chocolate. We even got to taste some melted chocolate! It was delicious!
At the end of the trip, we were given some chocolate bars to take home with us. We had such a great day and learned a lot!
Previously in 3C…
As we continue our travel through time, we have left the Victorian Period and now find ourselves in the Egyptian Period. We have enjoyed reading and re-writing “The Egyptian Cinderella” story where we focused on adjectives, adverbs and direct speech.
The next steps in our journey are the discovery of King Tutankhamun and the fascinating process of mummification.
Ancient Egyptians Home Learning
As we approach the end of our exploration of the Ancient Egyptians, we have been working really hard to make lots of exciting creations to share and celebrate our learning. Here are some photos of all of the hard work we have put into our Home Learning on the Ancient Egyptians.
Our Victorian Day
To finalise our ‘Vile Victorians’ topic we had a Victorian themed day. We all came into school dressed as Victorian schoolchildren with Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Powell dressed as Victorian teachers.
We had to line up on the playground at the beginning of the school day in two lines- one for the boys and one for the girls. When the bell rang, we walked silently into our classroom remembering to greet the teacher with a bow from the boys and a curtsey from the girls.
Our classroom had been transformed into a typical Victorian classroom. The tables were in rows and all we had to write with was a pencil. Although Victorian children didn’t have pencils to write with, Mrs Cole decided to let us use them rather than writing with chalk and chalkboards. We did get chance to write with these too though! It was a little tricky fitting everything in.
We took part in typical Victorian lessons throughout the day. Reading, writing and arithmetic. We had to chant our times tables, read aloud around the class and we even had to write lines! Mrs Cole was very good at being a Victorian teacher! She wasn’t as friendly as she usually is (for some of the time!) and she made us stand behind our chairs until she said we were allowed to sit. We even had to call her Ma’am! We don’t think she liked having to be like that!
Throughout the half term holiday, we had all spent lots of time making different things for our Home Learning projects. We researched, created and made all things Victorian including games, puzzles and fact sheets. Some of us made a family tree where we were able to learn about lots of our family members. Some of whom we had never met! We enjoyed sharing our projects and seeing the hard work that everybody had put in.
The day was great fun and it was very interesting experiencing life as a Victorian schoolchild. Some of us are very grateful for the changes over time, which mean school today is very different to back then! I think some of us would have quite liked to have lived back then. This may just be because they know they won’t ever have to!
Writing lines towards our class poem on the Victorians
Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.
How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term
At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.
When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.
Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!
Help your child to practise their spellings. See if they can write them in their cursive handwriting.
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.