Class 3 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Class 3's page. Here you will find all our current 'goings on'- including examples of our children’s' work, our long term plan, any competitions we have attended and more.
I am Mr Greenwood and I am delighted to still be teaching Class 3 and our wonderful cohort of year 5 and 6 children. Alongside me, there will be Mrs Greenwood working in our class, who is our full time Teaching Assistant and our very own qualified Forest School leader. We are continuing to work closely with the Rossendale Leisure Trust who provide highly qualified coaches to teach three hours of PE per half term.
We have PE every Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon (PE will be in the form of swimming in 4 week blocks per group); helping us to achieve 2 hours of taught PE each week. To add to this our class is lucky to have 4 trained Sports Ambassadors to help run active playtimes, organise level 1 school competitions and assist Mrs Greenwood in delivering her 'Change for Life' club every Friday playtime (in the PM). It is important for all of our children to have full PE kit ready and available and that, for these days, jewellery should be kept to a minimum so that it can be easily removed for sessions.
Swimming takes place every Thursday at Marl Pits and it is essential that full kit is brought to school with your child on this day. The sessions are from 2.15-2.45pm. For children who have hair that may fall into their eyes when wet; a swim cap must be worn for lessons. Girls musn't wear bikini type outfits and boys should take care to make sure that their swimming attire isn't too loose. If possible, a draw string bag should hold your child's swimming kit so that potential loss of kit is minimized.
Your child will experience a large amount of reading opportunities here in Class 3, Mr Greenwood and Mrs Greenwood are on hand to read 1:1 with our children and as reading is a high focus and part of the school's vision of Literacy, reading is a crucial part of our English lessons. We will read a large number of books this year, each being chosen to enrich and inspire our children's learning. We will update you as to which books we have read right here as the year progresses.
Your child has a reading record book in which questions are set by an adult with whom your child has read with. Here your child can respond with their own thoughts about their book and also be challenged to think in different ways about what they have read. Children are encouraged to show their reading records at anytime to our members of staff. These books should be brought into school every day alongside their reading book.
Class 3 run an 'open door' policy and as it is of utmost importance that your child feel safe and secure in their learning; we encourage an open and honest dialogue with parents- so feel free to ask to pop in after school for a chat.
Thank you for taking the time to read our page. Please feel free to check back to note any updates.
Visitors to our class
We had a visit in school today from Liz and Gemma from Grow your mindset. Class 3 did a workshop with Liz and they learnt about Til the thinker and Widdle the worrier, and how they affect the way we think and deal with issues. Class 3 also did different tasks relating to building their resilience and the things in life they can and cannot control. Please look at the gallery for photos.
Steve from Crowther City Coaching came into school to work with Class 3. He delivered coaching sessions in football and hockey skills, the children had a great time improving and learning new skills.
Anglo Saxon visitor
Class 3 had a visit from a real life Anglo Saxon lady called Mildreth. Mildreth taught Class 3 about life as an Anglo saxon, how they fought battles, what animals they kept (inside their houses!), she also brought lots of Anglo Saxon items in for the children try out including a bow drill, a horse bit and a spear.
Class 3 had a visit from Creative Builders Workshops, the theme was circuits which tied in with their science work on electricity and circuits. Each table built a Lego village complete with buildings with working lights, roads, a working railway and train.
In Class 3 we have been working towards improving our wellbeing, we have enriched our classroom by adding a wellbeing area which has beanbags, a blanket and fairy lights. We also designed and made worry stones to keep in class and our book corner has been updated with a lovely rug and seating area. Also, there is a class feelings board where we can move our pegs to show how we are feeling that day.
National Day of Reflection
On Tuesday 23 March we came together to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future. Class 3 made collages of daffodils for our wellbeing area.
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