Welcome to 3GQ's class page!
WOW! What an exciting week we had last week!
We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Timezones who took us back to the Stone Age for a day. We dressed up as Stone Age people, made felt from sheep fleece, learnt how to hunt wild boar and learnt about the different textiles available and why they were so important. Timezones also allowed us to explore and hold artefacts that were hundreds of years old! We looked at bones, antlers and flints and even tried using tools that they would have done all those years ago.
This half term, we have started work on a new English text called The Boy with the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fidler, set in the Stone Age settlement of Skara Brae. The children have already written setting and character descriptions and are looking forward to writing their own chapters for the story. This week we are learning to punctuate direct speech with inverted commas so that we can add speech to our story writing.
We have also been learning to paint in the style of cave art from Stone Age times and the children have loved using different medium from pastels to ink to charcoal.
We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead working with your child. We are beginning the term with a whole-school focus on the beautiful book 'An Atlas of Imaginary Places'. It has already inspired some wonderful writing and creative work, as well as our very own 'Bake Off'. We hope you will be able to join us to view some of our creations, after collecting your child on Friday 13th September.
Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the following Monday.
Reading records will be checked and signed on a weekly basis, children can swap their reading books on a daily basis also if they wish.
Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and will be due in on the following Monday. Homework will alternate between Maths and English each week.
PE lessons will take place on MONDAY afternoon. Please can all children bring a named PE kit and suitable footwear. This should be both an indoor and outdoor kit that will stay in their locker at all times.
As the colder weather approaches please can children bring coats as it can become a little chilly at playtime and lunchtime.
Thank you for your support.
Miss Quimby and Mrs Gee :)
Here, we will post important dates and information.
Tuesday 10th September - Meet the Teacher 5.00-5.30 OR 5.45-6.15
Wednesday 16th October - Harvest Festival
23rd/24th October - Parents' Evening
Friday 29th November - Christmas Fayre
Monday 16th December - Carol Concert
Friday 20th December - INSET