Year 3 visit from a bilingual story teller.
Today, Year 3 had a special visitor as part of the school’s ongoing celebrations leading up to World Book Day this Thursday. Alina Constantine, a bilingual story teller, read to the children an exciting story in Romanian and English.
The children also learnt some Romanian key words and took part in freeze frame activities to show case their new learning- linked to the MFL curriculum.
As part of PSHE “Respecting Differences” the children were also given insight into aspects of Romanian life and culture.
Year 3 and 4 had the most amazing time sampling a wide range of foods connected to China. The teachers were especially impressed by all of the lovely sharing that took place (as well as children being very daring with trying new things!).
Please have a look at this short video we made to remember the event:
Cherry Class had great fun this morning exploring the new Chrome Books. Huge thanks to the PTFA for funding them – they are brilliant!
Year 3 and 4 experienced life in a Chinese School today – they started the day by singing the National Anthem and marching on the playground, spent ‘morning exercise’ doing aerobics (no playtime today!), had Chinese-style literacy and maths lessons, practiced some calligraphy, and rehearsed their dragon dances. The extra long lunch break included listening to a story and sampling some delicious Chinese food – huge thank yous to everyone who helped prepare it!
We had great fun, but agreed that life in an English school compares quite favourably! In particular, the novelty of standing and bowing to show respect to any adult entering the room soon wore off!
Here are some photos of Cherry Class enjoying the day – see the other blogs for lots more!
Bingo with Chinese numbers!
Fortunes from our homemade fortune cookies!
Ben the Bear has had a lovely start to the holidays, but is really missing his friends in Cherry Class. Today, he’s been having fun with Ginny the dog – he’s very envious of her Christmas jumper!
After a term spent doing lots of reading, these are the final positions on the reading tree. Look how many children exceeded their targets and ended up on the ceiling!!
Cherry Class are thoroughly enjoying their afternoon swimming sessions at Dawlish Leisure Centre. Even though we are only a few days in, many children have improved their swimming skills greatly.
As our part of hook for our Fantasy story topic, we headed to Ness Beach in Shaldon for the morning.
The children were encouraged to imagine the tunnel down to the beach as the portal to a new world. After the long, dark trek, we feather mapped all the senses vocabulary to help during future writing opportunities.
Once on the beach we explored all the rock types as an introduction to our science focus.
Despite the rain, we had a great morning! We came away eager to get writing our fantasy stories and to find out more about rocks!
Today, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book characters from stories written by Roald Dahl.
Our chosen book was ‘The Twits’ and we spent the day emerging ourselves in the text with fun and exciting activities.
One of our main activities was to re-create a scene from the book using puppets. We made our own puppets and backgrounds, wrote scripts and then recorded the whole scene on an IPAD.
Children who have been taking part in Mr Hardee’s gymnastic club were selected to represent the school in a competition against the other schools in the learning community at TCS.
The 22 children selected from year 3 and 4 all had to learn a floor routine including forward rolls, cartwheels and challenging balances such as arabesques. Furthermore, they had to perform a vault. All children were judged and their scores go towards their team’s total score.
It was mentioned by the organisers of the competition that the children were impeccably behaved setting a super example! Mr Hardee is extremely proud of them.
We we find out the results tomorrow so look out for the blog!