Miss Edwards/Mrs Mills 3EM Class Page

World War One Women

Mrs Whitfield spent a day with 34P, leading a drama workshop through which the children gained an insight into what it was like to sign up to fight in the First World War. The stories were based on episodes in the lives of real women (and their menfolk) who lived at the time. The children really enjoyed spending a whole day immersing themselves in activities which involved working as a team and a lot of speaking and listening. Mr Whitfield took the photos.

Our virtual trip to Holland

During moving up week, next year`s 4P took a virtual ferry across to the Netherlands. When they arrived in Amsterdam, they produced some art work inspired by the colourful photos of the tulip fields and learnt how selling tulips earns money for the Dutch. They discovered that, on average, the Dutch are the tallest nation in the world, and measured their own heights to find the median average height of the class. Using an excellent website, they paid a visit to Anne Frank`s Secret Annexe, explored episodes from Anne`s diary through drama and asked Anne questions about her  life in hiding. The climax of the week was undoubtedly building this, low lying, country out of sand then seeing how long it took for the sea to make their sandcastle collapse!

National Coal Mining Museum Trip

We had a fabulous time on our school trip, it was amazing! We got to meet a miner, take home some coal, go underground into the mine and listen to Sally Fletcher tell us all about her life in the mine! Come and look at some of our photographs.

A huge thank you to all the adults who accompanied us on this trip and to the children for being exceptionally well behaved and representing our school brilliantly.

Growing Sunflowers for Science

As part of our work this year in Science we have been learning how to care for plants. For homework, we have set the children a sunflower challenge! Each child has been given a sunflower and we would like the children to record the growth of their sunflower over the coming weeks.

Data can be recorded in any way they wish e.g. a table, height chart, photographs or electronically. Although, please record the measurements in centimetres and metres rather than feet/inches.

The children will need to present their data on Wednesday the 16th July when we will use it to assess who has the tallest sunflower and whose sunflower has grown the most. (Please do not bring in the sunflower!!)

Good luck! We look forward to seeing the results.

A huge thank you to Mr. Newbolt for growing all 40 sunflowers!!!!

New Topic: Underground Tour

Our main topic for after half term is all about mining in and around the local area. As part of our topic we have arranged a visit to the National Coal Mining Museum on the 2nd July. The children will take an ‘Underground Tour’ with a coal miner as their guide and visit authentic pit workings.

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Reading Morning

A big thank you to all parents, grandparents, governors and guardians who were able to come and support us during 3EM’s reading morning, it was lovely to see you all and the children had a super time!!

Parents read from a selection of familiar stories including alternative versions and sequels to well known tales. They discussed the story outlines and the main features of the plot in preparation for the children to write their own versions.

We met our class governor and our chair of governors too!

See all the photos in our 3EM Reading Morning Gallery.

Topic News

Our new topic for this half term is all about World War 2 (WWII). We will focus WW2 on what life was like for children before, during and after the war. As part of the topic we have arranged a trip to Eden camp in North Yorkshire. The trip will take place on Wednesday 26th March – look out for the letter which will be coming home soon. In Science we will be learning about the characteristics of materials. In our Wednesday PE sessions we will continue to take part in the 5/60 project.


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The Autumn 1 Newsletter also contains  KS1 to KS2 transition information.