Go For Gold!
As I’m sure you are aware, Year 3 and 4 having been working their socks off preparing and rehearsing for their Easter production for the last 5 weeks. Today was their first official dress rehearsal in front of their first audience and Miss Needham and I (plus everyone else!) were just blown away by how well they did.
The 3 key points that we practised the most were:
- Projecting our voices so that even people at the back of the hall can hear us.
- Using the stage to our advantage and standing in the correct places.
- Facing the audience even though we might be having a conversation with someone else across the stage.
Every single person remembered all of these points and went above and beyond by adding actions and expression into their voices. The audience loved it, especially the songs.
A huge thank you to all the help with costumes and props – we couldn’t have done this without everyones help!
We look forward to our next two performances… let’s break a leg!
Calling all Greek gods and goddesses!
Next week sees the start of Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel walking, scooting and cycling challenge. It inspires pupils to make active journeys to school, improve air quality in their neighbourhood and discover how these changes benefit their world.
Join us to take part in this challenge by walking, scooting, biking or park and stride from Marks and Spencers to school from Monday 20th March – Friday 31st March.
As part of this active travel event, we will be hosting a bike register session on Tuesday 21st March. Pupils, parents and family are invited to bring along their bikes to be registered at this bike security marking event at school.
Girls Dynamos Cricket
Staying safe online
As a follow up to the recent Safer Internet Day, PCSO Louise delivered an assembly for all classes to reinforce the key online safety messages.
Help at home by asking your child/children how the 4Cs relate to them when they are online.
Scooter Safety Training
Today, Year 3 braved the wind and rain and ventured out to Moortown Park to do some scooting!
We learnt lots about how to scoot safely. This included learning about how to cross the road with our scooters and how to scoot past driveways.
Help at home by asking your child how they cross the road safely with their scooters.
Year 3 had a brilliant afternoon playing in the back playground last Friday. It was a snow day to remember and here are a few pictures to prove it!
World Book Day!
Happy World Book Day!
Year 3 have had a fabulous day hearing teachers read extracts from their favourite books, designing their own book covers and creating crosswords based on their favourite stories.
The highlight of today was definitely reading with our Reception class. I was so impressed with Year 3’s eagerness to show their love of reading to the children in Reception. They read with prosody, expression and fluency and were fantastic role models to the younger children.
This week in Year 3, we have had a big push on practising our handwriting!
We discussed how our handwriting improves when we turn our page to an angle (parallel to our arm) and use our other hand to hold the page steady.
Ensuring that we do these two things whenever we are writing means that our handwriting will be the best it can be!
Help at home by ensuring that when they writing, your child has positioned their page correctly and is using their other hand to keep the page still and watch their handwriting improve!
Supporting our school charity
St Gemma’s Hospice is our current school charity chosen democratically by the children.
Today, we welcomed Steph and Stewart from St Gemma’s Hospice for an assembly to find out more about the fantastic work they do in our local community.
Here, two of our junior leaders are presenting them with a cheque for £377 for the money we have raised so far.
Steph and Stewart commented on the impressive behaviour of the children and the intelligent questions they asked.
Our junior leaders are planning a visit to the hospice over the next few weeks to continue this partnership.