Chartwells Food Tasting Experience
This week Carl (a chef from Chartwells) came into school for a taste testing session with us. We learnt about our senses and how they influence the food we eat. We found it quite tricky to describe the taste. We tried chocolate, Vimto and pink cucumber!
Talking Turns Drama Session
Year 3 engaged in their second visit from Michael. The children’s writing is based on Oliver and the Seawigs. In this drama session, they immersed themselves in the hidden wonders of the world. They climbed the highest mountains and explored the darkest caves.
KS2 Handball Festival
National Story Telling Week
Years 3 and 4 have spent this week sharing their story telling skills, and learning new ones! The week began with the children gathering together to listen to a virtual talk from an author. The classes then split into groups to share their reading books.
On Thursday the children gathered together to gain skills in re-telling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Year 4 taught year 3 the story through signing, the classes could then choose to share the story through signing, painting, story mapping or through body percussion!
Talking Turns Project
Year 3 are currently taking part in a project called Talking Turns. The project incorporates arts-based learning experiences to enhance children’s engagement with the curriculum. Year 3 have been focusing on drama based workshops to support their writing.
Michael from Paddle Boat Theatre Company, came into school and held a drama workshop based on the Rainforest. The children used their voices to create soundscapes, produced a whole class Rainforest scene and became researchers exploring the specific animals in the Rainforest. It was a great experience and gave them lots of ideas for their writing. Year 3 are looking forward to their next workshop.
Year 3 had an amazing time in the Space Dome. We explored what it would be like taking off in a space rocket, learnt about the water cycle and the planets that surround us! We really enjoyed the experience.
Christmas Craft Afternoon
‘Parents enjoy and share in their children’s lives.’
‘Children will collaborate with others in all context.’
We had great fun at our Christmas Craft afternoon. Our families joined us in our festive celebrations and we set ourselves a challenge making a paper chain that was long enough to be put up across both year 3 and 4 class. Of course we achieved it!
Impact Day with Chantel SSPCo
Year 3 engaged in a Yoga session as part of the Haytor View Impact Day. Chantel, who is a specialist PE teacher from Newton Abbot College, engaged the children in focusing on their concentration, flexibility, coordination and strengthening their core body. The children really enjoyed the experience and will be continuing to use the Yoga skills they have learnt.
Tunnels of Love
Nursery Rhyme Week
We had a great time joining with Foundation Stage for Nursery Rhyme week. Each class performed a rhyme they had been learning. Year 3 performed ‘Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.’ Both classes then sang some rhymes together and learnt new ones too!
“I like joining in with the actions with the foundation children,” Lydia
“It was fun singing with other children,” Grace
“I enjoyed singing with family and friends,” Lola