Seema Kennedy assembly and our class assembly
During the first part of our summer term, Panda class have been involved in two performances that they've put on for the whole school. For the Seema Kennedy assembly, the children explained why our classes were named after endangered animals and all of the fundraising that we do at Woodlea Junior School.
The following week, we had our class assembly. The children worked fantastically hard to learn their lines in just a few days. When it came to the performance, I am not sure who was more nervous, myself or the children. The whole class were brilliant though and on both occasions made me very, very proud!
End of Spring term
There is absolutely no stopping this year, I can’t believe that we are now at the end of the Spring term and that after the break we will be into our final term! Once again I am so proud of all of the children and how hard they have all worked. From some fantastic work in their English, producing some incredible stories based on The Iron Man, to some excellent work doing column addition and subtraction Maths.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely break, I’m looking forward to seeing all the children refreshed after the holidays.
This term, Pandas have been lucky enough to be working with Ms Debbie who has been teaching the children all about mindfulness and how they can become more mindful in their lives. As a class, they have been taking part in meditation and mindful movement. The children have loved taking part in this activity and have have been recounting many stories about when they have used the skills that they have learnt, in school and out of school.
This week has been science week and we have been focusing on light. The children have been carrying out lots of different investigations about light. They have looked at the different shadows cast by different material, how light travels, how their shadow changes through the day and many other things.
Stone Age Day
The highlight of the term has got to be the Stone Age day that the children took part in! The children (and teachers) had a brilliant day learning all about the Stone Age. The children took part in a very rainy archaeological dig where they dug up Stone Age artefacts using trowels and brushes to remove dirt. The children ate lunch around the campfire and then in the afternoon created their own shelters in the school orchard. The final thing and the most anticipated was the children's time in the cave that was created in school where they used charcoal to draw cave paintings on the wall.
End of term
And just like that, the children's first term of Woodlea Juniors is over and they are well and truly settled now and it has been great to get to know the personalities of each and every child in the class. All of the children have done lots and lots of fantastic work and should enjoy a well deserved rest now. Thank you for your continued support throughout the term, have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
Thanks again, Mr Scott.
Once again, the project homework that has been brought in has been fantastic! It is brilliant to see how proud the children are of what they have made and it is fantastic to hear about how they have worked with their adults at home. Thank you all for your continued support.
At the end of a super term, it is only right that the children had the chance to let their hair down and enjoy themselves. In the morning we played party games (we have some fantastic dancers... and some no so fantastic statues!), then in the afternoon the children enjoyed their party food and more dancing. A massive thank you to everyone who brought something in, it wouldn't have been the same day without!
In November, the children went on a school trip to Eureka Science Museum. During the day the children had chance to explore lots fo different things such as; the workings of a Halifax bank, a car garage and how the National Grid works. The main focus of the trip was to watch a show that taught the children about the journey a banana and peanut butter sandwich takes as it is eaten, digested and eventually disposed of from the body. The show was interesting and engaging and the children were able to get involved in the sandwich's journey, from mouth, to stomach, through the intestine and out of the body.
Welcome to Panda Class
A very warm welcome to Year 3, Panda class, from Mr Scott (class teacher) and Mrs Grove (teaching assistant). On this page you will find information, homework, news and pictures from what we are doing in class.
The topic for this half term is “There’s No Place Like Home” - in this topic we will be focusing on the the geography and history of the local area. Children will be developing their own geographical skills and research skills as they learn about Leyland in years gone by.
The children will be going on a walk around Leyland, led by local historian Dr Hunt.
P.E. will be on a Monday and Tuesday and children are required to have full kit for these sessions, please ensure that kit and bag is clearly named. As the winter months progress, children may wish to bring tracksuit pants and tops as school jumpers and cardigans are not part of the school’s P.E. Kit.
If if you have any problems or queries please do not hesitate to contact me via the office.