We are going to be on Trax FM!

Today, these children recorded with Trax FM as part of their little school project. Next week, from 3:30pm-4:00pm the children will be on the radio every day, answering questions and telling jokes for the whole week. They were all fabulous and I can’t wait to tune in!

 

Fairtrade

Today we have been learning about Fairtrade.  The children were shocked to find out about the living conditions of cocoa farmers and the fact that they only earned 80p a day.  We have found out why Fairtrade is so important for small-scale farmers and found out about some Fairtrade products.

Home Learning Challenge – Can you find any examples of Fairtrade products if you go shopping this weekend? Write a list of how many Fairtrade products you can find.

 

York Chocolate Story

We had a lovely day today at the York Chocolate Story – the children had a great time making lollipops and edible wallpaper. I hope no one is sick tonight, there were quite a few samples to eat!

Hopefully our hands on experience will help us in our expedition and we will be able to describe the sights, sounds and smells of a chocolate factory as well as the delicious taste of chocolate.

Maths and more…

Next week we will start our next Maths unit on addition and subtraction.We will start by adding and subtracting multiples of ten to 3 digit numbers before moving on to look at column addition and subtraction.

Please continue to support your child with their times tables and look out for more information about Maths Family Learning events coming soon.

Taking shape!

Wednesday was another busy day! Our classroom is looking more and more like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and the children are all getting excited about our theme dress up day on Friday.

We had our first PE lesson and it was great to see so many children with their kit.  Let’s hope it continues!

Wonka Factory

We have been busy turning our classroom into Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – it’s not quite finished but it’s looking great so far.  We have also been thinking about Crew and why it is important to our school community.  We are looking forward to tomorrow. Don’t forget your PE kits!

Almost there!

We have enjoyed a fabulous week doing various Christmas crafts. We have created cards, calendars and the amazing pom pom baubles that were sold at the Christmas fair. Thanks to everyone who supported the fair, we sold all of our pom poms and raised some money to invest back into the children.

All of the children have arrived full of excitement for their Christmas party this afternoon and we have enough food donations to feed an army – thank you again!

As we approach the final day of the term, we shall be ending the year with the traditional carols around the tree. All parents and carers are invited to join us although please keep an eye on the app as the forecast is not very promising.

Can we take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy and peaceful new year.

Christmas Performance

Well done to everyone for taking part in the performance this afternoon, you were amazing! I’m sure everyone that was there feels a little bit more Christmassy after hearing you sing so beautifully.

XBot 19

A great big well done to everyone for our celebration event today.  I was so proud of you all! You have worked so hard throughout our expedition and it was lovely to see you telling parents all about our wonderful design and the learning we have been doing. (If only we had a an XBot 19 to help us tidy the classroom!)

Thank you to the parents who attended our celebration event today, we hope to see you all at the start of our next expedition in January.

You should be really proud of yourselves 3L, you were a real credit to Plover today. Who knows, there may be some future roboticists amongst you…