Everyone in Class 3 is glad to be back after the Christmas break.
We all have been very busy since our return to school. The Drumming workshop has been great fun and we can make quite a din!
We celebrated Alex’s 7th Birthday and enjoyed delicious chocolate birthday cake. Everyone has been trying hard to work more independently at their work stations.
We have been exploring the topic of ‘Winter’ through art activities and messy play. Ben has particularly enjoyed activities on the Interactive Whiteboard.
November has been a great month for Class 3! We are enjoying learning about winter and practicing for the Christmas show. Class 3 love their Attention Autism activities and we all try so hard in our work. We are all great friends as well!
Class 3 have had great fun this month! We have been enjoying our topic ‘People Who Help Us’ and are learning about Autumn and Halloween! We love our cookery lessons and going to music each week.
Class 3 have been busy this month! They have welcomed Rebecca as their new teacher and Adam as a new pupil. This month we have been getting to know each other and having fun in our classroom tasks and outside play.
Pupils from Class 3 had great fun 'driving' the tractors - even if their feet did not reach the pedals!
Class 3 had a fantastic time last Friday on the Junior School sponsored walk in Moira Park. We had a picnic, then did an ‘almost’ lap of the park and finished in the play park. Great fun was had by all.
This month the children had a great day while on the ‘Sponsored Walk’ in Moira Park. They enjoyed a picnic, a walk around the park and then into the play park before heading back to school. We also went to Newry Leisure Centre to see and hear the Ulster Orchestra. What a treat! The children are continuing their work on measures and have been weighing classroom items to see which are heavy and light. They are continuing to work on number and shape. They made Mickey Mouse Cupcakes linked to the topic ‘Famous People’. They have been looking at the work of Vincent Van Gogh and did their own interpretations of ‘Sunflowers’.
Class 3 had a fantastic morning on the ‘Farm to Fork’ tour in Tesco. The children had a healthy snack in the conference room, got to go into the big fridges, scanned food at the tills and printed receipts. They visited the bakery and got to sugar and bag their own doughnuts and then went to the fish counter. They also completed activities about fruit and vegetables.
On the way back to school we walked through Solitude Park and enjoyed an ice lolly in the sun.
The pupils have been enjoying using the interactive whiteboard games to enhance their learning about length, capacity and number.
These games can be found on a fantastic website called ‘Topmarks’ which can be accessed from home. All subject areas are covered on the site. Links to these games are found below:
Measuring with a ruler: http://mathszone.webspace.virginmedia.com/mw/ruler/ruler_cm.swf
Reading capacity in millilitres: http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Measure-Capacity-Simple-114
Matching numbers: http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/Post-The-Letters-398#maths-year1numstrategy_yearreception
Number recognition, counting and writing numbers: http://mrcrammond.com/games/understanding_number/Understanding_number.swf?sid=3683
Subtraction games: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=TakeAway
The children planted sunflower seeds and are watching as they grow.
We have been working on capacity and patterns in Numeracy and made homemade burgers and rice pudding in cookery.
The children have loved the Tag Rugby sessions taken by the Sports Council and thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the bowling alley.
As last week was lovely and warm we had great fun integrating with classes 5, 6, 7 & 8 and enjoyed lots of sensory play outside.
We are continuing work on the topic ‘water’. The children enjoyed our floating and sinking activity using everyday objects.
They also completed a shared writing activity by composing and then writing a letter to a life guard inviting him to come and talk to us about keeping safe at the pool and around water.
The pupils made chocolate hearts and lollies for valentine’s day.
They have begun work on ‘Spring’.
They are working very hard on time work.