Welcome to Eckington C of E

FIRST SCHOOL

Caring and Sharing... Believing and Achieving Together.

Class 3

 

Class 3 is in the oldest part of the school with a high ceiling and double aspect windows.  It is a bright room with an interactive whiteboard and computers to enhance learning.  This year it is home to our Year 3/4 Class taught by Mrs Dodd, Mrs Marks and Mrs Waller.

There is access to an outside space ('the secret garden') and we have a clear view to the Spiritual Garden.   

We will update our page regularly with details of our exciting curriculum.  You will also be able to access useful information like spelling lists and homework tasks on the 'helping your child' page linked to our class page.

Autumn Term 2018-2019

 

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Our topic this term is 'To Infinity to Beyond!' and is concerned with the Earth, solar system and planets. 

 

What a super start to our topic - a trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester,  The children experienced the solar system in the planetarium.  'It was like you were really flying through the sky.'  They explored a wealth of artefacts, including rockets and space suits, and even a space toilet!  I'm sure you can imagine which one appealed most..

Drumming Sessions

Thank you to FOES who have funded a term of teaching by a specialist drum teacher - Mr C !  The children thoroughly enjoyed their first hands on experience with a DJembe drum.  They learned the playing and resting positions and can produce a sound on the edge and in the centre of the drum skin.  They learned about different types of drums, about percussion instruments generally and different music styles.  We look forward to sharing a performance at a future date.

Practical Maths

Year 3 have been learning about angles and they went on a very productive right angle hunt!

Year 4 Bikeability Training

Each year our Year 4 and 5 children take part in Bikeability training with specialist coaches.  Year 4 undertake Level 1 training on the playground.  They focus on control of their bikes and giving signals. They enjoyed their afternoon despite the rain and are looking forward to Level 2 training which will take them onto the roads !

Yoga Taster

As part of our mindfulness and well being focus in school a yoga club has been introduced, and Class 3 enjoyed a taster session in PE.  It was very relaxing and motivating but also helped to develop core strength.  The children enjoyed the session and look forward to future opportunities to try out different sports and fitness activities.

 

STEM workshop for Year 4

A creative morning with Year 4 working with Class 4 to develop their own ideas for a new railway station.  Great team building!  Plenty of mental and physical dexterity required.