Our Geography Assembly

Today we did our first assembly as Year 3! We talked all about the United Kingdom which we have been learning about in our Geography topic.

We all did a brilliant job with learning our parts and had such a good time showing 3C all of our hard work.

Here is a short clip from our assembly today.

Well done 3B!

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Geography

This week in Geography we have been learning all about rivers in the UK.

In this lesson we used the atlas to label 10 rivers in the UK. We have really enjoyed our Geography topic this term learning all about the United Kingdom!

What is your favourite thing you have learnt during Geography lessons this term?

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Smiley Reward!

This morning we watched the pantomime ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for our very first smiley reward.

We have been working hard this half term to earn smileys to fill the front of our smiley cards. We can earn smileys for doing good work, using our manners and being kind to others.

We had lots of fun and hope the next smiley reward is just as good!

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Mental Health Week

This week we took part in some activities about our mental health and what makes us happy.

We also took part in ‘deep meditation’ one afternoon where we relaxed our bodies, closed our eyes and listened to some calming words.

What makes you feel relaxed and calm?

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Anti-Bullying Workshop

Today we had an anti-bullying workshop and discussed how bullying makes us feel. We talked about things that we liked about ourselves, and celebrated our differences because we are all unique.

We spoke about what makes a happy family, and how our families are different. We understand that all families love, care and look after each other.

What did you enjoy about the workshop?

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Computing- Lesson 5

Today, we have been discussing how to report bad behaviour online. We have been thinking about trusted adults we could speak to, as well as websites and helplines.

What have you learnt today?
Who would you report to and how?

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PE

At the start of our PE lesson this week, we completed the ‘Bolton Virtual Mile’ lap of the playground.

We are very happy with the certificate we have received for participating in the Bolton Mile.

After our lap of the playground, we played the game ‘stepping stones’, working on our balancing skills by only using the equipment to travel and avoiding the floor.

What was your favourite part of PE this week?

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Computing- Lesson 4

In today’s computing lesson, we have been discussing why spending too much time using technology can be bad for us.
Computers, Ipads and mobile phones are great to use, but we must remember other priorities too such as school work and spending time with family and friends.
Can you tell me what have you learnt today 3B?

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Marvellous Maths!

This week we have been working on addition and subtraction. We started off using number lines adding and subtracting tens and ones, and we have even moved onto the column method!
Miss Bimson has been very impressed with our calculation work! 🙂
Keep it up!

Can you work out 54+37=

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Computing- Lesson 3

In our computing lesson this afternoon, we have read ‘Technology Tail’ and discussed how things we share online can always be tracked back to the real us. Any information or pictures we post online can be copied by anybody, and even if we delete something, there may still be a copy of it somewhere we don’t know about.

We also watched episode 3 on ‘Play, Like, Share’ and looked at why we shouldn’t meet strangers.

What have you learnt this lesson?

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Sports Afternoon

Today, we carried out our sports afternoon in the hall. We all took part in many races including running, egg and spoon, bean bag and ball bouncing! We had lots of fun and got stickers for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th!

Everyone cheered on their teams for trying their best!

Well done year 3!

Which was your favourite race?

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Matt Goodfellow

Today, we took part in a poetry workshop with Matt Goodfellow, it was really fun!

Matt is a children’s poet and he has written lots of poems. He shared some of his poems with us and we got the opportunity to write our very own poem called ‘If I were’. We thought about our favourite foods, animals, lessons and sports to come up with 4 verses.

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Computing- Lesson 2

In our computing lesson this afternoon, we have been discussing how trusting someone might be different from trusting someone in real life.

How can you keep your settings private online?

Should you talk to strangers online?

Who should you talk to online?

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Geography

Over the past two weeks in our Geography lessons, we have been learning all about the UK. We have recapped the 4 countries and capital cities and have now moved onto Regions and Counties!

In the UK there are 12 Regions and we live in the North West.

Within each Region, there are Counties and in the North West there are 5 Counties. This week we have been making our own County maps of the North West using play dough!

Which County do we live in?

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The Bolton Mile- PE

This week, as part of our physical activity, we have started the ‘Bolton Mile’. We now have a 1 mile track which we work our way around at the start of every PE lesson. We have been timing each other and we are going to see if we can beat our times!

Who was the quickest this week?

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Computing Lesson 1 – Online Gaming

In our computing lesson this afternoon, we have been talking about online games we all enjoy. We have been thinking about ways to keep safe online and if we are able to spot positive and negative behaviours when we are online.

Can you remember which key vocabulary words we have clarified today?
What should you do if you come across negative behaviours online?
Who can you tell if you are worried?

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Welcome Back Year 3!

It has been lovely to see everyone back at school this week getting settled back in to our new class. You have all been amazing!

We have got lots of exciting learning ahead of us this half term, I hope you are all as excited as me!

What are you looking forward to this half term?

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End of Year-Time to Celebrate!

Wow, what a year it has been!

Even though everyone hasn’t been together as normal over the past few months, it has been lovely to see how much everyone has been working so hard at home during these difficult times!

You have all truly been amazing! A massive well done!

I hope everyone has a lovely summer holiday spending quality time with your family and friends.

I can’t wait to see you all in September!

Miss Bimson x

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Magical Memories of Year 2

In this final week of the 2019-2020 academic year, I have been reflecting on some of the special moments and magical memories from this year. What a year it has been!

Here are a just a few of my favourites…

Smiley Reward
Fun Food Chef
Road Safety Day
Making Fruit Kebabs
Drumming Performance
Sports Afternoon
Glee Club

What are your favourite memories of our time together in Year 2?

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Are you SMART?

This year we have done a lot of work on how to stay safe online in our computing and PHSE lessons. With so many of you doing your school work at home, I thought it would be a good time to check that you are all remembering to be SMART!

If you feel like you need a recap, log onto https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ for more information.

Are you being SMART? What are you doing to stay safe? Blog and let me know!

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Children’s Art Week

29th June – 19th July 2020

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.
In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July.

Each week will focus on a special theme…

Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing

Schools, galleries, museums and community groups will plan arts activities that will give children and young people, together with their teachers, parents and carers, the opportunity to take part in practical art activities with artists, makers and educators.

For more information on what activities are available, go to https://engage.org/happenings/childrens-art-week/

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how essential creativity and the visual arts are for learning, feeling connected and our mental wellbeing. So let’s take this opportunity to get drawing, stencilling, colouring and painting!

Take a picture of your artwork and post it on the blog for us all to enjoy.

Remember – you could win a £50 ARGOS voucher!

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National Sports Week

This week is National Sports Week at Home!

The annual National School Sport Week campaign takes place in the last week of June every year to celebrate the important role of Physical Education and school sport to young people’s wellbeing.

This year, the Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports to run a national campaign to celebrate the power of sport to bring people together, even during these unprecedented times with isolation and social distancing.

Are you up for a sporting challenge? Have you thought about connecting with your families, friends and neighbours by taking part in virtual sporting challenges?

To register and receive information on lots of fabulous activities that you can take part in, go to https://www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home

Don’t forget to blog about what you get up to in National Sports week. You could win a £50 ARGOS voucher in our blogging competition!

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Reports!

Hi 2C, This week your teachers are writing your reports and thinking back on how well you have all done this year. You should be very proud and we cannot wait for you to read them 🙂 

We would like you to comment on this post, thinking back about your year in 2C. You can comment about something you have enjoyed doing this year in school (smiley rewards, trips, workshops, a special lesson that you can remember) or something that you are thankful for.

REMEMBER.. the blogging competition is still on. Therefore, if you try hard to make your comment extra special, you could be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher for Argos! 

Enjoy commenting,

Miss Campbell.

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Water Safety!

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Supporting Drowning Prevention Week starts this Friday! Learning to be safe near water is an important part of every child’s education. The Canal & River Trust have a variety of activities available for you to download and learn about water safety. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home/water-safety

Can you tell me the risks around water and what you can do to stay safe? CLUE: what does SAFE stand for?

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Eid Mubarak!

This weekend marks the end of Ramadan and the breaking of the fast festival, Eid al-Fitr. This is one of the most important festivals of the year for Muslims and many children in Year 2C and will be taking part in the celebrations.

Unfortunately, the need for social distancing will prevent some family members from being together this year and the community will be unable to meet for prayer at mosque. Instead, prayers will take place at home, gifts will be shared by post and celebrations held virtually with friends and family.

We would love to hear all about your Eid…

Did you get new clothes? What gifts and cards did you receive? What foods did you enjoy? What else did you do to celebrate?

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w.c.18th May: National Thank a Teacher Day

Wednesday 20th May 2020 is National Thank a Teacher Day!

Teachers work hard all year around to make school a happy, fun and safe place to learn. Even though school is currently closed for most children, your teachers are still working; setting and marking your home learning, preparing for when it is safe to return to school and taking care of key worker children.

National thank a teacher day is a chance for everyone to say thank you to special teachers that have helped them to learn and grow.

Would you like to send a message, card or picture to one or all of teachers? They would love to hear from you! You can either download a template from this website or come up with a design of your own.

https://thankateacher.co.uk/thank-a-teacher-day/

Why not take a photo of yourself with your ‘Thank You’ and post it on the blog?

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Take on an active challenge!

Have you been remembering to get outside for a daily walk or other form of exercise like riding your bike? Have you been keeping fit with Joe Wicks or joining in with your clubs and hobbies online?

It’s tempting to sit around all day doing our school work, watching TV and playing games but we all feel happier, healthier and more energetic if we increase our activity level.

I promise that being exercise doesn’t have to be boring or take ages either! Remember that anything that gets your body moving and makes you feel slightly out of breath is really good for your body and mind.

Here is a link to some fun active challenges that only take 1 minute each…

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/60-second-physical-activity-challenges

Why not arrange a competition with your parents, siblings or your classmates via the blog? Let me know how you get on then I will try to beat you!

Which challenge will you try first?

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w.c. 4th May: National Share a Story Month 2020

As you know, Mrs Clarke loves to read and it occurred to me the other day, when I saw this quote in school, that it has never been so relevant to our lives.

We might all be at home much more than we are used to but that doesn’t mean that we can’t travel! Armed with our imagination and a good book, we can can go anywhere and meet anyone, at any time in history…How amazing is that!

Have you been reading at home? What is your favourite story? 

May is National Share a Story Month, so why not join in the celebrations by sharing a story with someone special? You could read a story to your grandparents on a videocall, to your neighbour over the fence or your siblings at bedtime…Where will a story take you? Blog and let me know!

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w.c. 27th April: Walk the Talk Week

The World Health Organisation’s third Walk the Talk event will be held 16th -17th May 2020, to promote health and well-being for people all over the world. In light of COVID-19, the WHO are taking their Health for All Challenge online this year meaning that even more people can join in from their homes – including you!

The Virtual Walk the Talk will support ongoing efforts to promote ways for people to be #HealthyAtHome, encouraging  all of us to engage in activities that promote good physical and mental health, including healthy diets, hand washing and mental health awareness.

Timings of events, including yoga, exercise classes, meditation and walking that can all be done in the comfort of your front room, can be found on the WHO website using the link below.

https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/05/17/default-calendar/walk-the-talk-the-health-for-all-challenge

However, why wait until 16th May? Take the opportunity, while we are having such beautiful, sunny weather to get out and about for some fresh air and exercise. There are lots of lovely places that you can walk to with your grown ups. Just remember to keep a safe social distance of at least 2m from people who do not live with you.

While you are walking, take the time to notice the world around you. What can you see, hear and smell? Talk about nice things with your grown up and enjoy making memories together. As a bonus you’ll feel refreshed and alert when you get home!

Have you been for a walk every day? Where have you been to? We would love to hear your news!

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Beautiful Butterflies!

Last week, the first caterpillar had finished changing and was ready to emerge from the chrysalis as an adult butterfly..

After a few days, all of the adult butterflies were ready to come out too.

Yesterday, they were ready to fly away because they had learnt how to fly..

We hope you have enjoyed observing and learning about these beautiful butterflies.

What colours can you see in the butterfly’s wings?

What will you remember the most about the life cycle of a butterfly?

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