The children have written some beautiful acrostic poems about peace which I thought deserved to be shared with the world!
By Sasha B
The children will be bringing home their first Year 3 spelling homework tomorrow. They can choose how they learn the words as long as they do enough to earn themselves 10 points. (Don’t worry: all is explained at the back of their Literacy books!) There are many apps the children can use to practise. Two of my favourites are Super Speller and SpellFix. Super Speller is only a couple of Euros and the latter is free.
With Super Speller, the children input their list of words as text and also audio. They can then choose to practise them in a variety of ways, looking for them in a wordsearch, unscrambling the letters to find the word or by typing the word in response to the audio. My 13 year-old loved using it when she was in Primary!
SpellFix offers a whole range of apps designed around the new KS2 curriculum. There are around 8 available at the moment, with more in the pipeline. Alan Peat, who designed the app, plans to release one for each of the KS2 spelling patterns so if you choose to download them, keep an eye out for the new releases. Highly recommended!
As part of our rainforest topic, we will be making papier maché masks inspired by traditional tribal face painting. Here are some of our designs. I think they’re going to be brilliant!
By Sasha B
If the mask moulds arrive in time for next Tuesday afternoon’s Art lesson, I would love some parent helpers who don’t mind getting a bit messy with papier maché!
This is the poem which the children wrote together today, their first as a class.
A Good Teacher
Is always herself
Makes her students feel confident
Always helps you when you are mixed up
Makes you feel better when you are hurt
Tells you when you’ve done well
Respects her students