Sophie and Wiktoria - This week Year 3 have 2 stars. They have both been chosen for the same reason.
Over the last couple of weeks Year 3 have been learning how to write character profiles so that they will be able to effectively describe and develop characters in their narrative writing. Our writing unit always concludes with a Big Write, where the children complete a piece of independent writing in the genre that has just been taught. This is their opportunity to showcase everything that they have learnt.
Sophie and Wiktoria wrote a fantastic character profile for Om, one of the characters in Stone Age Boy. They thought carefully about using precise adjectives to describe the girl's appearance and thoughtful verbs and adverbs that gave clues to the girl's personality and character. I was also very impressed with presentation of the girl's writing, both using a beautiful cursive script. A super piece of writing from both girls. Congratulations Sophie and Wiktoria.
Jenson - This week's year 3 star has been chosen for his exemplary behaviour at all times, but this was particularly evident during our recent visit to the University of Nottingham. This young man was also chosen because of his engagement with the activities. The adults really noticed how his knowledge of Stone Age Britain increased throughout the day. This was because of his careful listening and they saw him making links between previous learning and knowledge acquired during the visit. He was then able to come up with new and plausible ideas about prehistoric life. What a super St Anne's role model he was. Congratulations Jenson. .
This week's star has been chosen because Mrs Sprigg and Mrs Tyrrell have both noticed a big improvement in his attitude to learning since he has come back from the half term holiday. He has been particularly engaged and focussed in maths; listening attentively and answering the questions asked. He has applied the strategies taught and used them to accurately answer questions. He has also been spotted for working very well with his learning partner this week. He has been taking part in conversations about his learning, checking his partner agrees with him and explaining his answers clearly to his partner. What a great example of how our new way of working with learning partners should be. Congratulations Liam, keep it up!
Ethan - This week's star has been chosen because he has really impressed Mrs Tyrrell and Mrs Sprigg with his hard work, effort and attitude to school. Mrs Tyrrell heard this young man read this week and was blown away. His reading had excellent pace, was incredibly fluent and perfectly accurate. When she checked to see if he had understood what he had read he answered ALL of her questions perfectly (she had to check some of the answers but Ethan didn't!). But the good news continues. In English, we have been learning how to write setting descriptions - to stay in the moment of a story and make sure our writing creates an image in our readers' mind of where the story is happening. Our Year 3 star once again astounded his teachers with his superb choice of adjectives that accurately described the story's setting. He had so many super ideas that he confidently shared with his talking partner and the class. In addition to this, he has also worked incredibly hard this week on his handwriting and the presentation of his work - so much so that he went to Miss Broughton to show it off. So, for all of these reasons Year 3's star this week is the very worthy Ethan!
Harriet and Ella - This week's stars have been chosen because we started a new way of working this week. We have worked using 'random partners'. On the very first lesson using this new way of organising ourselves, these two girls were fantastic! They talked to each other, listened to each other, took turns and were on task working hard. A great example of how 'random partners' can work really well. Congratulations to Ella and Harriet.
Jacob - Class 3's star has been chosen because he has been spotted by many different adults in Year 3. Mrs Smith has noticed that he concentrates on his reciprocal reading and has always got well thought out answers and contributions to share. Mrs Bishop noticed that he was focussed and sensible whilst learning our harvest song and signs and Mrs Tyrrell and Mrs Sprigg noticed that he is he is always ready to learn and has an exceptionally positive attitude to learning. This young man really is a superb St Anne's role model. to Jacob.
Isaac J and Adam – for their engagement and contribution to learning this term. Their hands have been up when I have asked questions and they have been keen and enthusiastic about all of our learning. What a fantastic start to KS2 Adam and Isaac – and a fabulous start to St Anne’s for Isaac!