In Lime class we have been thinking that some people at Rucstall have stopped becoming resilient in their learning.
These are some steps we have put together to get your resilience back!
Step 1: Don't give up when it's too hard and rise to the challenge.
Step 2: Always believe in yourself!
Step 3: Remember that you are not alone, you have resources and friends to help you.
We hope you have learned something from our steps to success.
(Written by Charlie Byrne, Jared Flynn, James Hyland, Arthur Sayers and Oliver Lovick as part of one of our PSHE and SMSC lessons.)
Welcome back to the last term of Year 3! I cannot wait to start our new History topic!
This term the children will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We will be researching invasions, settlements, kingdoms and village life. Following this we shall also be investigating the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
In English we will be producing a diary entry from the perspective of an Anglo-Saxon child, writing a letter, newspaper report and creating our own Myths and Legends.
We shall also be taking part in weaving, bread and child-friendly mead making as part of our DT.
We have been lucky enough to organize a 'real-life Viking' to visit the school to engage the children in drama activities and the chance to have an 'up-close' experience with Viking artefacts.
This term in music we are learning t play the ukulele. We hope that you will join us for our final concert at the end of the school year.
Mrs Shelar and I are very much looking forward to a fantastic summer term with all the children of Lime class.
Welcome back after the half term break!
I hope you have all had a lovely time off and are ready to get stuck into our new topic, Under The Sea!
Our exciting new topic will have us exploring the depths of many oceans, travelling all around the world and exploring mysterious items that wash up on sea shores.
We will be looking closely at animals habitats and how they adapt to their environment and we will get the opportunity to see and touch some of these at the Bluereef Aquarium on the 20th March.
We will also be writing our own underwater adventure stories and creating beautiful collages and paintings, inspired by a book called Flotsam by David Wiesner!
And Year 3, you never know, Captain Radders may pay us a special visit!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Miss Radford and Mrs Shelar Welcome you back and hope you all had a happy New Year and Christmas Holiday!
During this half term, our topic will be 'Lights, Camera, Action'.
We will be comparing and contrasting Hollywood and Bollywood films, how they are created and the changes in film between 20-21C.
Alongside this we will also be focusing on India within geography. We will locate the country on world maps, look at its key physical and human characteristics and investigate India's key aspects of settlements, land use and trade links.
During our topic, our science element will be 'sound' and we will be finding out how sounds are made and how they travel.
Furthermore, we will be writing narratives based on animations and film and creating our own book front cover for our story.
This term Lime class have the exciting opportunity to experience traditional Indian and Bollywood dancing, as we have a professional dancer coming in to visit us on the 19th January. Our visitor has requested that if possible we dress up for the occasion, wearing brightly coloured clothing that reflects the costumes of Bollywood stars.
Miss Radford & Mrs Shelar
Welcome Lime Class Parents and Pupils!
We had a fantastic first half term and we learnt lots of new and interesting things!
I hope you are ready for another exciting term as for the next seven weeks we will be learning all about ROBOTS!!!
The children started off their topic with an exciting visit from Mr Edward and his Vex Robots. The children have been busy writing a recount of their day and they would like to share their recounts with you!
This Robot Day recount is by Stefan
My robot day recount
What an incredible day!
On Wednesday 2nd November I took part in a robot day with Lime Class at Rucstall Primary school. A man named Mr Edward (Mr.E) came to visit from a company called Harrap to get children to test his robot. He wanted to sell them to help the school make jobs they have easier.
When we sensibly walked into the hall the lights were off. Meanwhile, we watched a clip of dancing robots. I feel excited because we make a robot and in that moment I felt happy.
When we sat on the hall floor and watched a Powerpoint about different types of robot. Next, Mr E asked us questions so he would understand what we know about robots. In Lime class we watched a dancing robot when it finished we were all going to the assembly hall were we watched more videos.
A while later we compared humans against robots. Although we found that a robot can solve a really tricky problem in no time, it couldn’t recognise shapes. It was also showed that a robot couldn’t differentiate between Dan TDM and a monkey as it can’t recognise expressions.
We finally were told that in groups we were going to build Vex robots and programme them to move. There were more different pieces and my group thought that it was going to be a tricky task. At robot day I was feeling excited because we were making our robot in a team and we used the instructions. When we finished we had a practise in our team and my team and I worked well. After that I feel happy because at the end the robot worked. I believe the robots were successful because we worked together as a group.
Mrs Shelar and I believe that the topic will excite and engage the class and we cannot wait to find out about different robots and how they function.
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