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Welcome to Aspen Class!

 

The children have made a brilliant start to Year 3 and the juniors. This half term we have had great fun, exciting experiences and lots of fantastic learning!  In English this term we have enjoyed reading and writing the story of 'The Paper Bag Princess'. We have enjoyed reading 'Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Hounds' and we are currently writing non-chronological reports about alien pets. We have really enjoyed creating our own alien creatures! Our Maths learning has been place value and addition and subtraction. In our Science topic 'Animals including Humans', we have learnt all about food groups and skeletons. A highlight was looking at and touching real animal bones. We also met Mr Bones, our friendly school skeleton!

 

Aspen have loved the Geography topic, 'Extreme Earth'. We had an amazing Wow Day when we arrived to find that the classroom had been hit been an earthquake! We created TV news reports, took part in a volcano dance and we used tissue paper and PVA glue to make volcano pictures in the style of artist Margaret Godfrey. The children also learnt how to use a compass and used them to complete challenges outside. We really enjoyed erupting the fantastic volcanoes the children made at home.

 

During our busy half term we have taken part in a dance workshop where the children learnt a dance to 1960s classic 'Hippy, Hippy Shake'. We have enjoyed music together as a year group, practising a group performance of the song 'Let Your Spirit Fly'. We are looking forward to finishing the half term with Halloween dress up day and the athlete visit- a massive well done for raising so much sponsor money!

 

Thank you to all Aspen families for your ongoing support with reading and home learning.

 

Mrs Booth (Class teacher) and Miss Thomas (Teaching Assistant)

Geography Wow Day

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