Base 3 News

Home » News » Base 3 News
news, article, story, newspaper

100% attendance this week in Base 3 — Fantastic!! Let's keep that up and earn some more Golden Tickets.
We were sad to say 'good-bye' to Miss Hindmarch this week but we wish her lots of luck in her new job and look forward to the postcard she has promised to send us to let us know how she is getting on. Having said that, it has been a fabulous final week together.

In Literacy we have continued to focus on writing setting descriptions. We began the week looking at a short film called 'Marshmallows' — the children watched the first 8 seconds and then shared what they saw and what they thought was happening. We moved onto thinking about the sounds we would hear in a forest and looking at how to make a setting description flow rather than jumping all over the place. The children were challenged to include prepositional phrases and conjunctions to extend their sentences as well as using powerful vocabulary. Each and every one of the children rose to the challenge and wrote truly amazing setting descriptions which made me go 'Wow!'. I'm hoping to see some more of their fantastic creative writing in their homework stories.

In Maths, we completed our work on area and perimeter and are now moving on to consolidating our understanding of the four rules of number. The children have worked really hard and facing their own individual challenges and overcoming them. For the last few weeks we have been starting our day with 'Fluency in 5' which gives the children an opportunity to rehearse and practise their basic number skills — they love it and often stretch themselves to complete both the Year 3 and the Year 4 questions. As a result they are all showing more confidence in Maths lessons and are also showing super improvements in their times table challenges.

We've been having some arty fun in the afternoons. We began by researching what Batik art is — a batik seller was mentioned in The Firework Maker's Daughter — the children discovered that batik is art created by drawing a picture in wax and then dying fabric. We created our own version of this by drawing our designs (based on volcanoes or fireworks) onto fabric using glitter glue, once these were dry we then painted the fabric using our chosen colours. We have now dissolved all the glue which has revealed the original fabric below and so leaving our own version of batik — we have a super display in the classroom thanks to Miss Hindmarch.

We are looking forward to another busy week next week — here's hoping for another 100%.

popular recent articlesAlso in the news

IMG_2737
Mr Lindop: Fri 24 May 4:19pm

We're halfway through a very busy half term, but there's no let up in the effort and energy Base 4 are putting into their learning.This week, we spent some time looking at the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and explored some of the challenges which the world faces between now and 2030. We started by being told to draw a picture, but Mr Lindop had not given enough crayons...

IMG_1331
Mrs Holdsworth: Fri 24 May 3:58pm

We have had a lovely busy week of learning in Base 1. We have enjoyed retelling and reliving our village trip from last week and have even made our own mini Wrenbury using junk modelling materials! The reception children have also drawn their own story maps and written a recount, they worked so hard on them and made me very proud. This week we have also been learning about 'good health and...

B2D214D6-50F3-4E78-B885-C27141DA2358
Miss Phillips: Fri 24 May 3:09pm

Well done to all of the children who have received an ACHIEVE award this week. A great final week of this half term. All of Base 2 managed to achieve the award this week, super work this half term.Another week of super readers, well done to all of the children who are pushing themselves with their reading! Our veg detective this week is Issac for checking to see if the plants had enough water...

Coming events

Nantwich Primary Schools
Half term
Sunday 26th May @ 3:30pm
Nantwich Primary Schools
Half term
Monday 27th May @ 3:30pm

Latest news

IMG_2737
Base 4 news
Mr Lindop: Fri 24 May 4:19pm
IMG_1331
Base 1 news
Mrs Holdsworth: Fri 24 May 3:58pm
B2D214D6-50F3-4E78-B885-C27141DA2358
Attendance and ACHIEVE
Miss Phillips: Fri 24 May 3:09pm
P1110631
We're bakers!
B Cador: Thu 23 May 6:12pm