Blue Spruce

blue-spruceOur Year 3 and 4 children make up the Blue Spruce class. For our Year 3 pupils, this is an important time as they move into Key Stage 2. In Blue Spruce, children begin to take more responsibility for their learning and develop a greater sense of independence.


Mrs Grice, Mrs Morley and Mrs Griffiths


Over the term we need some items for our art lessons where we will be making sculptures out of recycled materials. Please bring in what you can: 

  • plastic drinks bottles (250ml-5l) with a screw cap lid (10.1.22)
  • metal tins with lids e.g. coffee tins, baby formula etc. (17.1.22)
  • cardboard packaging e.g. cereal boxes (31.1.22)
  • bottle tops and jar lids (any kind) (7.2.22)

Term 3

This term we are learning about South America and asking the question 'What if there weren't any rainforests?' We will be finding out about the types of settlement and land use that contributes to their economic activity which include trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. We will also focus on the detrimental effects this is all having on our planet. 

Deforestation of the Amazon RainforestFile:Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest.jpg - Wikimedia Commons


In English we will be reading an enchanting story which explains, without lecturing, the importance of rainforests to animals and humans alike.

                                 


In our science lessons we will be finding out about states of matter. We will be comparing and grouping solids, liquids and gases as well as observing, through experiments, how these states can change. We will also look closely at the water cycle, in particular the parts played by evaporation and condensation.


Water Cycle - Openclipart



Home learning useful links:

Should your child need to self isolate, work will be sent home but the websites below have lots of activities for children to do at home.

Staff

Class teachers: Mrs Grice and Mrs Morley
Teaching assistant: Mrs Griffiths

Reminders

  • Book bags can now be brought in to school so children should bring their reading records every day.
  • Please sign your child's reading record  after hearing them read. Children need to read at least three times a week at home.
  • Weekly spellings will be sent home every Friday. Please practise these with your child at home.
  • Water bottles and a fruit snack should be sent in with your child every day. Please remember to clearly label everything.
  • Please make sure that your child brings a coat every day as the weather is changeable.
  • PE is on Friday afternoon, children should come to school wearing their PE uniform on those days.
  • Blue Spruce also have PE every other Thursday afternoon. See newsletter for dates.

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The Blue Spruce Gallery

Here we are making the decoration for our recycled drums. We used a wax-resistant technique and some action painting to create our finished designs: 

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Our author visit from Thomas Taylor, who illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone and is the author of The Eeerie-on-sea series.



Little Gate Farm - decorating their Christmas tree with our hand made ornaments.