Sam O: has been chosen for showing patience, perseverance and a positive attitude across the curriculum. From a super “informal” letter in English to great participation in PE. He had fantastic focus when trying to figure out how to complete the challenging Celtic knot collage. Sam has risen to every challenge this week. We are delighted with how hard he is working and he very much deserves this recognition.
Brieaa: has made a great start to her second term in Year 3. Since joining us she has taken things in her stride and works hard each day to be the best she can be. She works hard to complete homework tasks, reads regularly and thoroughly enjoys completing her learning log tasks. Brieaa also spends time on Times tables rock star and this is really helping her to develop her timetables knowledge. In the last week she rose to the challenge in art. We began our new learning journey which was all about how artists respond and are inspired by text. We looked at a Roald Dahl poem “The Three little pigs” and the children were asked to respond to a verse with a description of the wolf. Using their imagination to illustrate from the text. We have also looked at the illustrations of Quentin Blake and how he draws characters to emphasise a point by exaggerating parts of his illustrations.
Rosanna and Cassie: This week’s year 3 stars have impressed us with their collaborative work this week. Mrs Smith has heard some lovely conversations taking place this week during learning time, sharing thoughts on sentence construction, on facts about the stone age and explanations in maths. They worked together to improve pieces when editing, changing the vocabulary used or adding in missing words. Not only have they been working well with their own learning partners but they have helped each other and their friends on their table too. Sharing their thoughts and ideas and praising friends for their work. They both have a very gentle manner and are working hard on their positive outlooks and growth mindsets, challenging themselves to constantly improve their own work. Well done to Rosanna and Cassie
Georgiana: is someone who always tries her best, and understands about the importance of listening and applying, in order to move her learning forward. This half term we have seen Georgiana has grown in confidence and has developed her growth mindset - this has been evident at school and at home with homework. She is asking for help if she needs it from both those around her and the adults in the room. We were very proud of her during our class assembly on Wednesday, confidently delivering her lines to a packed room and taking it all in her stride. Well done Georgiana!
Annie: has been impressing all of the Y3 team. She is always busy working away, concentrating on the task and ensuring she is doing her very best. This week Mrs Storrs was impressed with some very thoughtful answers in RE and PSHE lessons. This is something we see from Annie in all other areas of the curriculum too! We have also seen more active participation in Maths lessons over the last few weeks, hand up answering questions more readily and her reading has also really improved too! Keep up all the hard work Annie!
Harriet R: This week’s star has been impressing Mrs Smith and Mrs Wilkinson in many ways, she is always helpful and kind to everyone and works hard in all lessons but in particular she has shone in maths for having the most wonderful determination to succeed. She has learnt how important it is to follow the steps, has had her mum and dad helping her practise at home, completing extra questions she asked Dad to set her alongside her homework to secure her understanding. On Wednesday this week she demonstrated how that determination and hard work has paid off. Taking her learning in her stride and answering all questions accurately. We are so impressed with the can do attitude and the perseverance she has shown. Well done Harriet!
Flynn: This star always has a positive learning attitude. He listens carefully during teaching time and then quickly focuses on any independent task he is given, ensuring his work is beautifully presented and meets the objectives and expectations of each lesson. He is keen to ask questions and learn more and is always very supportive of his learning partner and this has been recognised by his peers too! We have been particularly impressed by his change in attitude towards reading at home, whilst has yet achieved his 5 times for a remarkable reader prize we have seen a big improvement in his reading ability and this has impressed us. He is also incredibly helpful around the classroom and if he sees something that needs doing he does it without being asked. He has also impressed Mrs Dunicliffe by taking it up on himself to take back our crumpet and teacake tray each day. Well done Flynn, you’ve made a great start to year 3 and we are very impressed with how hard you are working.
Oscar: This star has shown so much perseverance since joining year 3 he NEVER gives up. His enthusiasm in English this week has stood out. The children were asked to compose a postcard to send home about an adventure in the Stone Age, based on our book The Stone Age Boy. He used all of his knowledge of the story and constructed some lovely sentences, working independently and was able to read his work back to Mrs Smith. The year 3 team were very proud of his determination to complete the task.
Ewan: This star has impressed the class three team since joining us with his determination and enthusiasm for life in Key Stage 2. This week he has impressed the team with his knowledge and desire to learn more especially in our History lessons. On our trip he listened carefully, taking in the new knowledge and answering questions that were being asked. He participated in all activities with gusto, working as part of a team to build a Stone Age tent, kill Bison to feed his tribe and learning how to start a fire to keep his community warm. He is helpful and kind towards his friends in the classroom and this week has demonstrated this by helping his learning partner in maths; showing his own understanding and explaining things beautifully, demonstrating strategies to help them complete their learning. He is choosing to work with his learning partners and making positive choices, pushing himself out of his comfort zone at times and challenging himself to do new things. We are VERY proud of Ewan and all he has achieved since joining Year 3.
George: This star also impressed Mrs Wilkinson on our trip on Wednesday, he can be a quieter member of our class but is beginning to join in more with class discussions. At Creswell Craggs he found his voice, listening carefully to the questions and information being shared. He volunteered to answer questions with great enthusiasm and shared his knowledge from History lessons too. He even took his learning home, reading a story “Cave Baby” to his sister and then bringing this book in to school to share with his class mates. Well done George!
Harriet FW and Heidi: This week Mrs Smith and Mrs Wilkinson have been wowed by the focus, determination and attitude to learning in all areas of learning by our two stars. They have always have the right attitude for learning and are focused and on task immediately. They join in with class discussions and are fabulous learning partners to whoever they are paired with each week. They are polite and well-mannered and excellent role models. This week though they have particularly shone in English. We have been competing our writing unit based on the book “How to wash a Woolly Mammoth.” The children have been asked to write a set of instructions that a time traveller could take back to the Stone Age. Both girls have produced a high quality piece of writing. Not only have they have remembered to include all the features of the text type (imperative verbs, prepositions, number instructions…) but they presented it beautifully, taking care with handwriting and were keen to edit and improve at the end too, ensuing they referred back to the checklist! The children are today producing their final pieces and we can’t wait to proudly display them in the classroom.
A huge well done to Harriet and Heidi!
Troy: Class three’s star has impressed Mrs Smith and Mrs Wilkinson this week. He bounces in every day with a huge beaming smile and spring in his step, he is always focussed and on task and as a result his contributions in class have been outstanding this week. He is listening carefully, answering question with enthusiasm and sharing his opinion. He asks for help if he needs it and then puts into practice the advice he is given, showing increasing independence in his learning. We are blown away with his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. (This individual has earnt his team so many team points this week!) Well done Troy on a tremendous week, you are Class Three’s star of the week!