Have a look on the News and Events page for more news about what we have been doing!
Have a look on the 'Curriculum Overview' page to see our timetable, and also an overview of the topics we will be covering this term.
Class 3's Marching Band
Well done class 3! You managed to march ALL the way there... and ALL the way back!
We have been busy filling the 'floors' on our 5* bug hotel - we hope they can afford the overnight prices!! We had a great time and enjoyed the sunshine. Hopefully lots of insects will appreciate our project and you never know, the birds might too.
Our new science topic is Living Things and Habitats and so we have decided to focus on insects! We have been on a bug hunt and are now going to fill the school bug hotel to make a wonderful habitat. We can't help but wonder if we will see more birds if we increase the number of insects in the area ... this is also a part of our topic.
We can’t believe how well Class 3 are doing with their brass tuition, especially considering they have only been learning since September!
Day 2 and 3 at Robinwood
Class 3 have thoroughly enjoyed a few days at Robinwood. We continued to take part in amazing activities such as caving, the giant swing, the crate challenge and finally... the pirahna pool!
Thank you so much Class 3 for showing true team spirit, always being kind to each other and above all having lots of fun!
Robinwood- Day 1
Class 3 have had an amazing 1st day at Robinwood. We have participated in lots of different activities including archery, canoeing, the trampeze, the dungeon and tonight... the team challenge! We have witnessed some impressive dance moves including our new "waber" move! Every single child has challenged themselves, shown resilience and most importantly played an important part of each team. Staff at Robinwood have already commented on how polite and well-mannered each child is so Miss Sharp and Mrs Sloane could not be any prouder. Time for a good nights sleep ready for another exciting day tomorrow!
Our final total for Bright Stars is in and we raised an impressive £350 from our homemade items shop and Mother's Day raffle! That is £175 to donate to R.A.B.I and £175 for school. Well done to Class 3 and thank you to everyone who helped us to raise this fantastic amount!
After our success in both Lego League by Year 6, and STEM Rocket challenge by Year 5, we were selected by Sellafield to work with their graduate scheme to test a series of computing lessons they are developing. Year 5 worked with the graduates to learn how to programme a Lego Mindstorm robot - it was awesome!
We have been learning first aid skills with Little Lifers - we now have lots of basic knowledge so we can help ourselves and others in a potentially dangerous situation. Natalie was very impressed with us!
The children were recently asked to do an independent research project, based around something they were interested in. The only criteria were that the project had to be linked to Cumbria in someway, and that each child needed to produce a piece of artwork, a piece of writing, and a verbal presentation. The effort the children put in was phenomenal, and the standard of work they produced was amazing. As you can see, we had projects on everything from agriculture to motorbikes to wildlife. We even had a visit from a tractor! (A big thank you to Mr Southward for taking time out of his day to come and see us.) WELL DONE, CLASS 3!
Class 3 enjoyed the most amazing residential trip. They explored The Museum of Science and Industry, went Ten Pin Bowling at the Trafford Centre, gazed at the stars and planets at Jodrell Bank, had skiing lessons and went wild in the snow at the Chill Factore, ate and slept well at YHA Manchester, went football crazy at Old Trafford and voted the Imperial War Museum the most amazing museum they'd ever visited.
Thank you to everyone who went on this trip, you all made it totally awesome!
World War I Day
Class 3 have been doing some time-travelling as part of our topic on World War 1! We had a fantastic day dressing up and having a go at some of the activities that children at the time would have done: we particularly enjoyed sewing, baking and gardening. We also tried out some Morse code in our makeshift 'trench'!
Bright Stars Success!!
Class 3 could not have done a better job of making money this afternoon at their Family Fun Event. Congratulations to all the pupils in the class; you all helped raise more than £400!!
Half of this money, over £200, is yours and the rest will be split between your two charities. That's at least £100 for The North West Air Ambulance and at least £100 for Cancer Research UK. The final amount and news of what the pupils decide to spend their money on will be announced on this page soon!
Thank you to all the families who baked cakes and supported the event. It was fantastic to hear all of your positive comments about how enthusiastic the pupils were, how hard they all worked and how impressive their maths was.... maybe we should get the pupils to fund raise again soon!?!
Well done Class 3!!
We had a super day at the Roman museum, learning all about the Romans in Britain as part of our topic work. We dressed up as Romans and Celts, completed a treasure hunt and climbed a Roman watchtower. The children also did some fantastic charcoal sketches!
Design and Technology
We have been enjoying doing lots of practical activities in Class 3. Just before we broke up for Christmas, we did some baking with Mrs J as part of our Maths work on weights and measures. This term, we have made pottery as part of our topic on the Romans, and we have designed and tested parachutes to investigate forces in Science.
Friday 2nd December
Waberthwaite and St Begas Christingle Service at Muncaster Church
Well done to all the class 3 pupils who read so clearly and beautifully in Muncaster church, you did a wonderful job.
Today we explored the idea of time and challenged ourselves by working in teams of 3 to decide how much time different statements represented. It was a lot harder than it looked and we didn't always agree! When we had decided on an order we had to discuss and compare pur ideas with another group. We then researched how long some things really do take e.g. for an oak tree to reach 30m, for the moon to move around the Earth etc. We never did decide how long it takes for us to tidy our bedrooms!
Today we have enjoyed learning about Mary Queen of Scots. We staged a mock trial, with the children each having a part to play. The whole class worked really hard to come up with evidence to support their arguments.
We have been doing lots of exciting things in Class 3. We really enjoyed practising our archery skills; you can probably tell from the pictures! In Science, we have continued learning about 'Earth and Space'. You can see us drawing shadow clocks, as part of an experiment to prove that the Earth rotates around the sun. In French we turned ourselves into human diagrams, to help us remember the French words for different parts of the body.
We've had a busy first couple of weeks in Class 3! As well as going to Westmorland Show, we've been re-enacting battles, coming up with stories and discovering space. In the pictures, you can see us building a scale model of the solar system using fruit and toilet roll. We also had a visit from Mr Carter, an award winning poet. He performed a narrative poem about Mr Hog for us, and then we came up with our own stories and poems. You can read some of these below.