Thursday 1st October
October is Black History Month!
Black History Month recognises the contributions that black people have made to the UK and countries across the world, over many generations.
There has been a lack of representation of black people in the history books. Black History Month is a time to remember and celebrate the forgotten people who helped to shape the world we live in.
Black History Month is a great way to celebrate and recognise the contribution of black people to modern society. Our school must play a significant role in teaching children about the importance of having respect and tolerance for all cultures.
At Oldfield Brow, we will be weaving these celebrations into our curriculum, looking at historical figures across History, Science, English, Sport and much more!
Monday 28th September The children have been showing off their art skills in recent weeks, creating some awesome cave paintings and amazing leaf photos, based on our book in literacy - Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann.
The Year 3 corridor is looking superb with lots of pictures of big moments in our little people's history!
Some of the children mentioned Spelling Shed was showing too many spellings this week - this has now been rectified! Apologies if this was an issue for you.
We're looking forward to an exciting week ahead with some virtual learning opportunites across History and Science...watch this space!
Wednesday 22nd September - The children have had a really positive start to the week and have very much upped their game in English lessons, focussing on handwriting and extending their vocabulary using a thesaurus - I'm super please with all I've seen thus far.
We've been working on some fabulous cave paintings, mixing our history topic with art and created a super display at the front of our classroom!
Please don't forget to send in a photo of a piece of your little person's history, we've already got some excellent examples up in our hallway - from big brothers to scuba diving to catching your first fish!
Friday 10th September - Happy Friday! I'm delighted with the way the children have settled in to their first full week of Year 3 - they've risen to challenges and really shown what they are capable of.
Today, we have sent home logins for the new way in which we will be setting weekly spellings, for the spelling test each Friday. It is all online, in game format... think TimesTablesRockstars - but for spellings! You will find a parents/carers guide by clicking on the link below, so you can help your child log on for the first time and see how things work.
This week, we have set Year 2 spellings so the children can learn to use this new resource and navigate the games without worrying too much about tricky spellings (next week we will begin with the Year 3 set). Give yourself and your child time to become familiar with the scheme. In addition to this, we will continue to practise spellings in class time during spelling and grammar lessons.
Earlier this week we sent home an email about bringing in a photograph of a 'historic' moment in your child's life - we'd love to get one for each little person, to put on a display outside our classroom.
If you have any queries, feel free to message our class email email@example.com
Enjoy your weekend!
Friday 4th September 2020 - Good afternoon! The children of Year 3LP have had a wonderful start to our new school year. Though things have been different, the children have shown fantastic enthusiasm and have hit the ground running with their routines and their learning - they should be very proud of themselves!
Today, the children have taken home reading books. We have assigned them the book band we have the most recent assessment for, from their previous teacher. Next week, we will have more time to read with each child and if necessary, re-assign book bands to their appropriate level.
In addition to this, Chatterday sheets have been distributed into school bags and is also available in our downloads section.
Both myself, Mrs Smith and Mrs Parker have had a wonderful couple of days getting to know the children, we're really looking forward to the rest of the school year!
Have a lovely weekend!