Class 3 have shown great thought and feeling in our class poems, based on life in Britain in World War II. They chose their own theme (e.g. evacuation/bombing/soldiers in battle) and have produced some wonderfully sensitive work. Have a look at the Writing gallery section of the website for more examples.
Class 3 had a very special visitor on Wednesday afternoon. Esme’s Grandad, Dr Carré, came to tell us all about life on the island of Jersey in World War 2. He shared many memories of the German occupation, including the rules which the islanders had to follow. He also told us about the childhood games he played, rationing and the things that people got up to behind the Germans’ backs. Class 3 were enthralled, and we would like to say a big ‘THANKYOU’ to Esme’s Grandad for kindly giving up his time, and helping us with our understanding of life in World War 2.
After a couple of years of running Forest School sessions off site, we’re delighted to be running our very own Forest School sessions at Woodbury Salterton! At our very first session of Forest School some of the children in class 2 and 3 enjoyed exploring the site for bugs and different plant life. They also learned how to light a fire with flint and steel, which tested them all to keep going and persevere, and finished off with marshmallows of course!
Alex and Sam were so inspired they went home that night and wrote in their scrapbook!
The children in Class 3 considered the ten top countries in the medal table winners for the 2012 during maths this week, considering whether thought thought the scoring system based on number of golds was fair. They noticed details and explored alternative scoring systems and the impact it would have on the medal order. Here what some of the children thought…
“I like it because it’s fun! I like investing and looking a bit deeper.” Tilly
“I think it’s fun because you get to do working out but you do it in fun way.” Tom
“It is work but it’s fun so it takes your mind off it!” Joe
“It makes you really think!” Lucie
“I like it because it’s real life!” LIbby
“I like to research facts and find out facts.” – Esme
This term the children will be exploring the value of Courage which is already one the school’s core values. Once again, they will be using an acrostic poem.
Carrying on when things are difficult
Understanding and facing a challenge
Risking being out of your comfort zone
Always believing in God’s promises
Going for a goal
Empowered by encouragement
Home values sheets, which are available from the website, offer a range of activities which you can explore as a family and support the learning in this area, including this term’s Home-School Challenge.