Welcome to Birch!
From Mrs Manwaring & Mrs Smith
11th March 2020
We had a fantastic 'Volcano' themed day on Dad's Into School Day back in February. We started the day by writing shape poems about volcanoes, using all of our writing tricks for descriptive writing such as similes, powerful adjectives, alliteration, and even some rhyming words.
We challenged ourselves in Maths to make number volcanoes, using our number facts and mental addition and subtraction to 'explode' numbers into parts.
After lunch, we experienced a volcanic explosion! There were whoops of delight when Mrs Manwaring's volcano erupted in the classroom! We spent the afternoon making volcanoes out of bottles, carboard and modroc. It was great fun getting messy, and we were certainly grateful for the extra few pairs of hands that we had to help!
Birch did a great job painting their volcanoes, and I'm pleased to hear that a few children have had a go at creating their own volcanic eruptions at home. Thank you again to all of our visitors that came to join us on the day. Thank you for participating so enthusiastically and for helping other children as well as your own.
We've had a busy start to this term with World Book Day being a highlight. We enjoyed sharing our characters and favourite books, and hope that it again reminded the children how wonderful the world of reading is.
Please continue to encourage your children to develop a love of reading! They are at such an exciting age where they can explore books with more independence, and start to develop their own preferences, likes and dislikes. Please also remember that even as they become more independent in their reading, it's just as important for your child to hear stories from you as it is for them to read to you. Do look online for recommended reads for Year 3. Here are some suggested links:
Well done to everyone who dressed up for World Book Day! Check out our costumes below. Congratulations to our dressing up winner - Oliver/Dogman!
Some useful information:
Library Day is: Wednesday
PE Days are: Tuesday & Friday