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Welcome to Lime

2021-22

Lime Class have made a great start to the final half-term of the school year. In the images below, you will see some recent highlights.

 

In Art, we have been looking at optical illusions. We have created our own based on the style of the Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely.

 

In English, we have been reading and performing poems by Michael Rosen. All of the children were very creative with their actions and performed with great humour.

Computing

Our new topic is touch typing. The children are learning to use specific fingers for specific keys, allowing us to type more quickly. This week, our focus was the home row which is the middle row on the keyboard. 

Lime Class Christmas Performance 2021

Welcome to the Lime Class Christmas performance 2021! Lime Class worked incredibly hard to put this together. We start off by showcasing what we have learnt in guitar so far this year, each pupil selecting songs they would like to perform. Next, in groups, Lime Class wrote their own Christmas haikus which they performed excellently! With some late editing, these were completed before moving onto our final part, wishing you all a Merry Christmas! Well done to all of Lime Class for a fantastic effort in producing this video.

Computing

 

In coding, the class have been introduced to a new programming environment Scratch. The children have been learned the basic layout of the screen including creating block codes, making their sprite move and changing the costume. For this topic, we will be using the laptops and chromebooks.

Recent Highlights

Lime Class have enjoyed a variety of activities in recent weeks. In the pictures below, you will firstly see examples of pupils using clay to carve their names using Mayan glyphs. The Mayan alphabet did not include all of the letters of the alphabet that we have so the children had to be inventive and use different letters or sounds to complete their names! These will be coming home with the children before half-term once they have fully dried out. 

 

Next, you will see examples of pupils using magnets in Science. We have enjoyed some fun experiments considering how magnets work and how and where they are used. 

 

Finally, you will see some pictures of our trip to three museums in Cambridge this week. The children were a credit to the school, exhibiting fantastic behaviour and they enjoyed a variety of activities across the three visits. Children asked lots of questions to our guides, picking up lots of interesting facts and information that I am sure they have shared at home.

Lime Class have been investigating mark making in Art since returning to school. We have been exploring a range of shading techniques as well as discussing light/medium/dark tone. We have also discussed Van Gogh's 'Landscape with the Plains of the Crau', considering the techniques used. 

Welcome back to school and welcome to Year 3 Lime Class!

 

I am very much looking forward to seeing all of the children again tomorrow! Please see the timetable and Autumn term overview above to see what we will be learning about this term.

 

Please note that our PE days will be on Monday and Wednesday this term. Please make sure that pupils come into school in their PE kit on these days - as the days get cooler, please ensure children have joggers or jumpers to keep them warm in the classroom if required.

 

Now we are in KS2, we no longer receive fruit or vegetables for snack. Whilst some days we will have some spare which will be offered to Lime Class, please bring your own fruit or vegetable snack or break time if you would like one.

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