Year 3 and 4 Class News
Welcome to Year 3 and 4's class page!
Our class teacher is called Miss N Morris and our teaching assistant is Miss P Simpson.
- 4 pupils from year 3 and 4 had an unexpected phone call from Miss Morris this morning (6-4-2020). Click on the headline to access the full report.
A weekly update from Miss Morris (3-4-20) + Malvern Page
I have been at school this week enjoying all the fun with the children who come in because their parents are key workers. The children at school have enjoyed messy play, junk modelling, we made sunshines for the window and we have learned how to play lots of different board games. Although it hasn't been as warm as last week we did get outside for some giant art. I bet you will all love Henry's Tardis.
At home year 3 and 4 have been equally busy, juggling computers between parents who need to work from home and siblings who are also working on line.
In Maths the children have been following my advise to make learning the time in a more practical way, using TV guides to plan your social distancing TV viewing has proved popular. The children have also been logging into TT Rockstars regularly. We will be ready for the timestables quiz whenever we have to take it. Willow is loving a maths game on Twinkl and is defeating all sorts of monsters with her maths knowledge. Athena has also been using twinkl resources to practise telling the time. Rhys challenged you with a maths puzzle, did you look closely at the boy?
In English the children have been writing letters, poems and stories. Pobble 365 continues to inspire them to create a variety of writing. When Miss Morris and Miss Simpson were tidying the teacher store room this week we found a wonderful school diary kept by Mrs Weaver, the head before Miss Biggs, which has inspired Miss Morris to keep a daily log of this unprecedented. Maybe you could keep a diary too.
In Science the children have been investigating Rainbows. Athena grew one and Isla has been looking at how light travels through glass to create a colourful display. Willow has been busy making candles with her mum.
In art and design, the children have been very creative. I have seen some wonderful rainbows and sunshines decorating the houses I drive past on my way into school. Eva produced some impressive block diagrams, inspired by her brothers maths. Isla made a pyramid with lego and Cameron H created a poster about keyworkers. Seb and Cam KK made wonderful Easter cards.
In PE the children have been taking daily exercise, some of the children have timed their daily walk with our playtimes at school so that we can have a socially distanced chat through the fence. Some of the children have been out on bikes and scooters, while others have invented new games. Archie C and his brother have invented their own game.
Amelia P, Cam KK, Henry and Amelie have enjoyed listening to the Iron Man and commenting using sentence starters from our book talk lessons. You have also been taking your reading out into the garden.
In computing the children are teaching their adults how it is possible to stay connected using zoom and house party. I have enjoyed getting your emails and our zoom chat earlier this evening.
I can't believe that the children have crammed this all in just three days because we ended our week with Malvern at Home - a virtual residential experience that brought a smile to the children, their teachers and their families during this difficult time. I am working on putting a Malvern page together to show all the wonderful things you have been up to. The link will be posted on this and the home learning page tomorrow (Saturday).
Finally I just wanted to let you all know that, even though I haven't taught you directly again this week,
I am proud of you.
I am still here.
I am still your teacher.
See you as soon as I can.
We hope you enjoy the pictures from the week beginning 30-3-2020
In the absence of table points and secret student we will have photo of the week. Well done Willow you have been selected this week.
Sadly we heard that one of year 3 and 4s favourite poets was poorly. Henry and Amelie worked with Miss Morris at school to write a topical poem based on Michael's poem Don't. You can read Don't Catch The Corona Virus or watch Amelie and Henry perform it.
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I agree Rachel, there has been so much the children have taught us as grown ups since this all began. All the parents I have had the chance to speak to this week are finding home learning challenging for similar reasons but the children are just getting on with it. Siblings are working together to support each other. The year 3 and 4 group are a wonderfully supportive group, so I am pleased they are staying connected. Thank you to all the parents for your support as I adapt to this new norm.
I've only just seen this, as we have been sharing one computer between Mummy, Megan and Jacob for all of us to do our school work. I am proud of all the Mums out there for adapting to this new norm. We have been teaching each other how to keep our children connected and picking each other up when it gets hard. I am also proud of Megan and Jacob who have tried hard to do home learning and worked together on more projects this last two weeks than in a long time. Thank you Miss Morris for keeping in touch, you really are amazing.
hi everybody I miss you all a lot I really hope I see you soon.
Thank you to all the key workers who are out there in the different, difficult times.
You are welcome Miles. It is good to hear that you are doing so much, how wonderful to live near the canal. Enjoy your weekend.
Thank you for your card Miss Morris. I have been doing lots of stuff, practising spellings, art, clocks and reading my annuals. My favourite is Dennis and Gnasher. Jay, mummy and me go for a run by the canal every day. Hi to all my friends love Miles
After a long week of being away from school, seeing these updates this morning has definitely cheered me up lots! Well done to you all for working super hard with your home schooling and for sending in updates for us, it has given me a huge smile to end the week on. Thank you to Miss Morris for putting this page together too, it is so great! I look forward to seeing some of you next week at school. Keep safe everyone and stay wonderful, each and every one of you! All of my best wishes and good health to you and your loved ones, Miss Simpson.
Wow Willow, it sounds like you are having a busy week. I hope your Daddy gets better soon. Cam KK your photo is great and a worthy winner, keep up the good work.
Cam and Meg have had a different, but exciting week being at home. Cam is shocked but happy that he got secret student and Meg is enjoying learning in the van this week. They are both looking forward to seeing everyone again.
This week, Willow has started a new story using an image from Pobble 365. She has bought a new hairstyle on TT rockstars and really enjoys the maths games on Twinkl. Today, she watched some of the videos from Chester Zoo. We have done some Joe Wicks PE and loosely based on the topic, we made new candles from old candles! On Thursday, we joined our Brownie friends for a video chat and a scavenger hunt! we are going to look at what badges we can complete next for Brownies. Willow read a story to Daddy, who is unwell.