Class 3 News
Thursday 8th July 2021
Wow, Class 3 has been busy...! Over the last couple of weeks, we've:
- Welcomed Staff from Thomas Mills High School, on Tuesday 29th June for a fantastic morning of Science and Drama (photos now available to view in the gallery section of the website)
- Performed Sherlock and Cinders (which I hope you've now had the opportunity to watch with your child - again, if there are any problems viewing this file, please let me know!) We hope to upload photos next week! Thank you for your support with this event. It was a challenging experience with all the technology (!) but we hope you enjoyed / enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed performing it for you.
- Had a campfire evening on Thursday 1st July. We had so much fun playing in the forest schools area, eating hot dogs, playing games with swimming woggles and paper plates - (ask the children about this one - Miss Davis' idea for this game was a real hit! :.) singing songs and toasting marshmallows.
- Visited Farlingaye High School (Our Year 6 pupils who will move up to Farlingaye in September have visited there)
- Had a move-up morning with our new Class for the 2021 - 22 academic Year.
- Been rehearsing for our performance of 'The Marsh Demons of Iken' collaborating with the Theatre Group 'Rust and Stardust'. (We look forward to performing for you tomorrow!
We're gradually sifting our way through lots of pictures and will be sharing them with you as soon as possible on the website, so you can see all of these fantastic events.
Coming up next week......
We have the Race for Life on Tuesday afternoon (please try to support this fantastic event by attracting lots of sponsorship!) All the details for this event have been sent to you by Miss Cannon, but don't forget your child's pink clothing! We have a sports Carousel on Wednesday and the Year 6 leavers service on Friday.
We will also be saying Goodbye to Mrs Reilly on Friday, who's been a fantastic member of the Class 3 team. I'm sure you will join me in wishing her well. We will miss you Mrs Reilly!
Finally, we will be saying goodbye to our fabulous Year 6 pupils - we wish you well, and we know you all have a fabulous future ahead of you! Good luck Year 6!
Stop Press.... Sherlock and Cinders information...!
Dear Parents, I could not share this file on Tapestry as it was too large. However, I have shared it with your children on their Google Drive. They will need to log in using the same account they used in lock down for their learning and should be able to download and view from there. As before, please do not share this file, for reasons of security. I am certain you will love reliving this wonderful performance with your child. If you experience any difficulties with this, please contact the school office. Many thanks, Mrs Reeve.
Thursday 6th May 2021
We hope you had a great bank holiday weekend and that you were able to get out and about and enjoy a little more freedom following the easing of some restrictions! :.)
On Tuesday, we continued working on our features of mystery stories, by learning a story in groups, using actions; then teaching this to the rest of the class. This will help us to embed exciting language and sentence structures within our own writing, by mirroring some of the techniques we have memorised. In Maths, we have been looking at comparing and ordering fractions, and later in the week, we will be encountering some problem-solving and reasoning questions focussing on this objective.
On Wednesday, we welcomed Mrs Reilly to our team, who I am sure, will be a great asset. She will be teaching reading skills on Thursday and doing a Spelling session on Friday. The children will be learning a spelling rule and applying this. They will also sit the spelling test based on the words they were given last Friday.
In history, we looked at the similarities and differences between Prehistoric medicine and Ancient Egyptian medicine and considered this in light of some medical techniques we use today. The children will also continue to follow the established timetable of Maths and PE on Wednesday afternoons, Science and French on Thursday afternoons and Art and PE on Friday afternoons.
A reminder that SUMDog is now online and available to access until Monday morning at 8am, when next week's SUMDog appears online.
Enjoy the upcoming weekend!
29th April 2021
Class 3 have had another busy week this week! We have been consolidating our understanding of features of mystery stories. We looked at relative clauses and relative pronouns and considered how we could use embedded clauses including these, within sentences that we wrote; so that we will be able to use these within our stories when we come to write them. In maths, we have been looking at how we can convert different units of measure to enable us to solve problems. We looked at converting km, to m, g to kg and minutes to seconds amongst other conversions. Tomorrow, we will be making a board game in maths demonstrating all the new facts that we have learned and challenging our peers to solve the problems we invent! In history, we looked at the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence, within our new topic 'Medicine Through Time.' We investigated digital systems in computing and considered the inputs, processes and outputs of various systems including traffic lights with sensors. In science, we looked at recognising diagrams used in electrical circuits and drew simple circuits using these. We've also enjoyed another great session in Forest Schools with Mrs Marriot this week.
Homework: Don't forget to practice your spellings for the test tomorrow. The next set of spellings will be given to your child on Tuesday. Sumdog is online and well done to those of you who've already completed this. The next set will go live at 8am on Monday 3rd May.
Have a really great bank holiday weekend and see you back at school on Tuesday.
I am excited to let you know that Forest schools will begin on Monday 19th April (tomorrow) with Mrs Marriot. Please could you ensure that your child has the usual appropriate clothing in for this session and every Monday until the half term break.
Maths homework for week beginning 12th April 2021
A reminder that Maths homework is now online and due in on Monday 19th April. 12
Week beginning 22nd March 2021
This week, Class 3 have been working on completing their chat shows in English, which we will be filming towards the end of the week. We have been doing a few assessments in maths to gauge where the children are at, so that we can plan effectively for the Summer term and support the children in the best possible way. We have also continued with more work on percentages.
During the afternoons on Monday and Tuesday, we split into groups to investigate different biomes. The children are in the process of producing a series of Google Slides, so that they present their new knowledge to their peers about the biome they focussed on. They have also been doing some Easter artwork.
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter!
With very best wishes,
Week beginning 15th March 2021
Class 3 have been working hard this week and are now used to working together back at school. We have been continuing our work on percentages and have been working on understanding that percent relates to 'number of parts per hundred' - linking this concept with decimals and fractions. We have completed some problem solving and reasoning questions based on this. In English, we have been writing and structuring a series of questions to ask the character 'Lucky' from the novel 'Phoenix' by S.F. Said in the role of a chat show host. We will be continuing our chat show script throughout the week. In the afternoons, we have been completing some art work to use within our display on our topic Kenya.
Bikeability during the week beginning 12th April
This is a quick reminder for any parents who are yet to return the Bikeability consent. We'd appreciate the return of all responses by Friday 19th March, to enable us to make all the necessary arrangements before the Easter holidays. Many thanks to those of you who have already responded to the letter and given your consent so quickly - it's much appreciated.
Maths Homework for the weeks beginning the 15th and 22nd March.
A reminder, this week's maths homework is now online and due in on Monday 22nd March.
Next week's maths homework will go live on Sumdog on Monday 22nd March and will be due in on Monday 29th March.
Homework for the remainder of the Spring and the Summer Term
Homework will start during the week beginning Monday 15th March.
Sumdog will be online from Monday afternoon and is due in on Monday 22nd March.
Spelling homework will be set by Mrs Martin.
Please continue to read your own reading books at home.
Week beginning 8th March - the first week back! (Including Science Fair 2021!)
We've had a gentle start to the week with a combination of maths and English as usual but also combined with some activities to support children with their return to school. We have also welcomed Mrs Martin to our team. We know she'll be a great asset to Orford School and we all look forward to working together.
We made paper chains, and on each link, we wrote about all of the qualities that we have and reasons that we are proud of ourselves.
On Monday and Tuesday, we began our unit on TV Chat shows for English, looking at a fictional chat show interviewing Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Together we identified the key features of TV Chat shows, so that we will be able to write a script for, then perform and record our version of a chat show based on a character in a novel. In Maths we began by starting a unit of work based on percentages. On Monday afternoon, in Art, we drew animal prints to create a background for the display board outside our Classroom based on our Kenya topic. We also went to the library to look at the new features that Miss Davis has worked on during the lockdown, to enable the children to find books more easily. The library looks really inviting now, thank you Miss Davis!
On Tuesday, during the afternoon, the children of Class 3 participated in our brilliant Science Fair. Thank you to all of you who have supported your children, and thank you to the children themselves for creating, yet again, some fabulous investigations this year and for posting the videos online. Miss Cannon has created a video for you to enjoy, showing many of the superb investigations. Click here to view:
. Class 3 set up their investigations and we held a whole school Google Meet, so that they could explain the science behind their investigations and share their brilliant displays.
Miss Cannon and I had the incredibly difficult task of choosing runners up and a winner, but after much discussion.... well done to:
Archie, our Science Fair Winner 2021 and L-R, Rebecca, Ollie, Theo, Willa and Ella F, our runners up.
But a huge well done to all of Class 3!
After our science fair, we went into the garden and enjoyed chatting and experiencing being back at school, while helping to prepare the flower beds for the vegetables to be planted.
Class 3, it's been so lovely to see you all back and you've all been brilliant this week. See you on Monday,
Mrs Reeve :.)
School Reopening - Monday 8th March 2021
Welcome back Class 3 - we're so looking forward to having you all back in school. A few things to be aware of :
- Please see Mrs Butler's letter detailing new arrangements
- Remember to bring in water bottles and a healthy snack for break times
- There will be no forest schools for Class 3 before the Easter break
- PE will continue to be on Wednesday and Friday. On these days, please can your child come in to school wearing their PE kit.
- The curriculum areas taught will be largely the same as the Autumn Term timetable but we will update any changes in due course
- Please can you be aware that if your child brings a book in to school, we kindly ask that the book will be left in school for your child to read throughout the week. This will prevent unnecessary items travelling to and from school on a daily basis. We therefore ask that your child will also have a book that they are reading simultaneously at home.
- Should you need to contact us, please revert back to the usual system of emailing the school admin account, rather than using staff email addresses.
- If you have concerns about any aspect of your child's return to school, please feel free contact us.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Christmas Church Service 2020
This year, our Christmas church service was a little different, with friends and families joining us virtually, however, it didn't stop Class 3 from delivering a great performance. Everybody in the class write a verse to contribute to our class poem, which we then read aloud to share for our performance. We hope htat you enjoy reading it below.
Bring the Christmas Spirit
A shared write poem, by Class 3
Lucy: Bring the children so excited
Bring the snow falling in the wind
School’s ready to close for the Christmas break
As Christmas is going to begin
James: Bring the evergreen Christmas trees
With their pine smell
And their emerald branches
Bring the ringing bells.
Archie: Bring your multi-coloured glass bulbs,
Filled with hopes and dreams
Glistening brightly for the future
Sending out magnificent beams
Jamie: Bring the twinkling tinsel
And the bulbs that are alight
It’s wonderful to see and
It fills me with delight
Saskia: Bring the crackling fireplace
Glowing in the moonlight
Glowing as bright as morning sunshine
Its new dawn fills me with delight
Ella F: Bring the comforting warm flames,
Like soft soot and wood in the fire,
Bring the crunchy crackle,
Bring Christmas spirit running higher!
Anna : Bring the presents wrapped under the tree
Like a nut waiting to be seen
Watching the golden wrapping,
Covering a little girl’s dream
Dylan: Bring children unwrapping presents,
Bring the happy faces
Bring the gift boxes of joy
Bring the toys In many places
Jodie: Bring the decorations
Bring the radiant red elf
I see it moving whilst
Sitting on a vibrant Christmas shelf
All: Bring the juicy turkey,
roast potatoes, pigs in a blankets
Bring the brussels, bring the parsnips
Bring the delicious Christmas banquet
Willa: Bring the pudding fresh out of the oven
To be a nice warm treat
Something to enjoy at the end of the day
The smell brings joy to everyone you meet
Rebecca: Bring the snow falling from the sky
Sparkling snowflakes falling to the ground
Dancing from up high
Shining like a million diamonds in a mound
Ella W: Bring glistening and shimmering snowflakes
As silent as an owl’s swooping sound
Dancing gracefully in the cold winter air
Falls with a gentle crunch to the ground
Jazmine: Bring the sparkling, smooth glass baubles,
Christmas is over fast
Let the people come together
And let them remember memories from the past
Ollie: Bring the relaxing, reassuring hug
The warm comforting fire
The crispy, crackling sounds,
Orange and flickering, the warmth that I desire
Theo: Bring the Christmas Spirit,
Bring the holy Christmas star
Bring Jesus Christ our saviour
Ring the bells of heaven, rejoicing from afar
Cecily: Bring families giving altogether
Bring all the love and joy
Singing carols merrily across the town
While Father Christmas has your toy
All: After the year of 2020
Bring us Christmas spirit aplenty
Decorating the School Christmas Trees
Class Three have spent some of this afternoon decorating either the hall Christmas tree or the tree in the entrance foyer - both look wonderful. Thanks to the children, Miss Davis and Mrs Gridley for their help with this!
Christmas Decoration Afternoon - 30th November 2020
This afternoon, the children of Class 3 created some fabulous Christmas decorations for hoops to hang in the hall. We hope you enjoy some of the photos of their afternoon!
The finished result.......
Remembrance Day Service - 11th November 2020
Class 3 participated in a short Remembrance Day service, led by Rev. Giles. A two minute silence was held at 11am, to commemorate the significance of this day in history.
Just to remind you that Forest Schools will start again on the first Monday after half term ( Monday 2nd November 2020) . The sessions will be run by Mrs Marriot as before and the children will need warm, waterproof clothing and wellies as usual. We know they'll have an amazing time!
Maths Homework 01.10.2020
Maths homework is now online on SumDog. It is due in on Wednesday 7th October 2020. Enjoy the game! Mrs Reeve
Important Information for Parents of Year 6 Children.
Just to remind you that the deadline for applications for Secondary School places is on 31st October 2020. Please do check the websites of the schools that you are interested in applying for - some schools are offering a virtual open evening / videos this year. Kind regards, Mrs Reeve and Mrs Ward.
Please be aware that with regards to school catchment, here we are Farlingaye high school.
However, with regards to free transport to school, as a rough guide: Children living in Orford, Iken and Sudbourne fall under the Saxmundham Free School free bus transport. Children living half way through Chillesford and Butley fall under the Farlingaye High School free bus transport. Please see this link for further details. https://www.suffolkonboard.com/school-travel/bus-getting-to-school-college-or-sixth-form/
Important information for Wednesday 30th September 2020!
Just to let you know that we have changed our arrangements for P.E. kit for the foreseeable future. Now that we have altered the time of our P.E. slot, we have decided that it will be much easier for the children to be able to come to school WEARING their P.E. kit. These arrangements will begin tomorrow. A reminder that our P.E. days fall on Wednesdays and Fridays. Kind regards, Mrs Reeve and Mrs Ward.
Welcome back to school
Welcome back to Class 3 . We look forward to another exciting year.