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As part of our Science week, Chestnut Class had an afternoon with Fizz-Pop science. We looked at different chemicals and added a universal indicator which changed their colour. We then used a pH level chart to find out if they were alkaline, acid or neutral.
We also made our own putty by mixing paint, glue and borax. It took a lot of mixing to get our putty!
Unfortunately the weather was unkind to us again when we were due to visit the allotment! However we had a lovely time in the art room doing nature based craft activities. All of the children enjoyed the activities and some worked all morning on one super piece of art. Jason came and taught the children to take cuttings from plants. He went back to the allotment with many more plants than he came with!
This week Forest Schools came to Laira Green!
Due to very bad weather conditions, we made our forest friends in class. Jason came and we planted some peas ready for spring. Even though we were indoors we had great fun!
This week Chestnut class sat at the top of the hill looking out over the Plym Estuary and admired the fabulous view. The children drew the many signs of autumn before walking to Efford Valley for a listening exercise. They say quietly for 5 minutes and listened to the woodland sounds such as, birdsong, the wind through the trees and rustling leaves.
In our first week back year 3 (chestnut class) visited our allotment at the top of the hundred steps. Jason our local gardening expert shared his knowledge about carrots and parsnips with us. After the allotment we went to the orchard and saw ripe apples almost ready for picking.
The cabbages had been eaten by the caterpillars so Jason pulled them up and the children put them on the compost heap. What a shame, but at least they’ll make good compost for next year. Then we walked to Efford valley where we played on the trimtrail before taking part in some exciting Forest School activities.
Welcome to Year 3 Chestnuts
A very warm welcome to Year 3 Chestnuts (3N). I hope that you have had a good holiday and are ready for the new school year.
Here is some useful information for you to know:
Homework will be set every Friday and collected in on the following Thursday. It will be set via our LEARNING LOGS. The work will be linked our topics and work covered in class and will help your child to consolidate his/her learning. I will start sending the homework within the next few weeks, as soon as the children have settled and will get used to the expectations of KS 2.
Spellings will also be set on a weekly basis. The spellings will be tested every Tuesday.
PE will take place on Wednesdays & Thursdays and therefore it would be useful for PE kits to be left in school all week. The children will be bringing PE kit home on Fridays and are expected to bring it in again on Mondays.
Please ensure that all kit is clearly labelled so that we can quickly match lost clothing to their owners!
The children will continue to bring reading books home and in order to continue making good progress each child must read at least 20-30 min per day. Please use the reading log to let us know that you have heard your child read and to make any relevant comments. Also there is the online Bug Club reading scheme that your child can access via an Internet link. If your child has lost or forgotten the password do not hesitate to let me know and I will send you a copy of your logging in details.
As part of school life we like to take photos of the children to use in the school newsletter or to display in and around the classroom to celebrate their learning. The children may also be involved in food tasting during the year for which we require your permission. I would be grateful if you could complete the permission slip at the bottom of the letter and return it to me as soon as possible.
There will be an opportunity for you to come in for an informal ‘meet the teacher’ on Thursday 12th September from 3.10 – 3.30pm
I will be having a one to one parents’ evening after the autumn half term and look forward to meeting you then if not before.
Thank you for your continued support, Mrs Norgate