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Friday, 5 February 2016

Olympic swimmer Jo Jackson comes to school

On Monday, Olympic Bronze medalist Jo Jackson came to school. We all had fun doing a sponsored circuit. We all took part in an exciting fitness circuit and we had to do things like star jumps, push ups and spotted dog for 1 minute each. We had lots of fun! 

Then in the afternoon, we had a chance to speak to Jo as she presented a special assembly. 

We had a chance to speak to her and ask her questions. She told us how she began her swimming career and what inspired her. She swam in her first Olympic Games in Athens aged just 17. She has since broken a world record, become Britain’s most successful female swimmer and represented her country at 3 Olympic Games.

If she hadn't taken up swimming Joanne says she would have liked to be a teacher. Her advice would be to “enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realise they were the big things”.

We also got the chance to see and speak to  Dominick Cunningham and he showed us some cool gymnastic moves like the back flip and walking on his hands. It was really cool!

Dominick is a GB Gymnast as is currently training hard for the Rio Olympics. Dominick's specialism is the floor but he has won a lot of medals across all of the gymnastics disciplines.

Dominick's career highlight to date was at the Australian Youth Olympics where he won 2 Gold.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Trip the the REP theatre

On Monday, all of year 3 and 4 had a great day out at The REP theatre in Birmingham.

The children have all been working extremely hard and put in so much effort over the past 6 weeks to create and produce their own plays.

Two of the best written plays were chosen by Mel the workshop leader to be performed at the theatre.  

The play "Catman" written and produced by Muhammad, Macey, Hamza, Kamari, Tanvi and Mustafa all performed their play to their friends at the theatre.

The play "Destruction" written by Kanan, Harrison, Carla, Helena, Amatullah and Ismailwas performed by professional actors.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Anti-bullying week

Last week, was anti-bullying week and each class was paired with another class. We were lucky to be paired with both 1.3 and 5.3. 15 children swapped and went to the buddy class and we all did different activities about how to stop bullying. 

In 3.3 we learnt a song about our rights and we did role-played different scenarios. We also worked in groups to find out what children need and want. We also did a class "stamp" to stamp out bullying and made a noise about it.

Here we are working with the older children in year 5

Below are photos of our class stamp

Artists in 3.3

Yesterday all the children in 3.3 became artists as we made our puppets for the Toy Theatre. We had a fantastic artist called Jim who helped us to make and decorate our puppets. The children had to work in their groups to create the theatres and the 3 different scenes. Jim also taught us some sign language which was fantastic!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Celebration assembly

In today's, celebration assembly the winner of the Science competition was announced and in 3.3 the winner was Thea. 

Muhammad and Hamza also received a certificate for their beautiful silhouette painting of the Homefront in WW1

Well done to Thea, Muhammad and Hamza! ☺️

All the children in Year 3 also sang a song about the evacuee children in the war and performed it to the year 4. 

World War 1 workshops

This week we have been learning about World War 1 and what life was like on the Homefront. Year 3 had the amazing opportunity of taking part in workshops  which involved acting and learning about what happened to the children during the war.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Toy theatre project.

This week, we have had a special visitor called Holly come to 3.3  from The Rep Theatre in Birmingham. Holly and her friend Mel will be helping us to write our own plays and then we will go to The Rep Theatre when all the sessions finished.

Today, was our first session and we played lots of fun games which included us using different voices and actions. We also made a start on our plays and muddled up the letters in our own names to come up with character names for our play.