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Class 8

Welcome to Class 8

Class Teacher - Mr Walmsley

 

 

A message from Mr Walmsley:

 

Hi Class 8, I hope everybody is staying safe and staying indoors. The longer we are away from school, the more important it is for us all to keep communicating and sharing what we are doing whilst we are at home. Below you will find our latest learning pack in Year 3 for you to access online.

 

In addition to this, there are multiple links and files to keep you busy, to provide you with extra challenges and things to make sure you aren't missing school as much.

 

Make sure to check our page every week for any updates from myself, including messages, challenges and links for extra tasks.  Every week I will be uploading a video reading a new class read, to keep our minds creative and fresh :)

 

Reminder: Please continue to access work on both Purple Mash and TT Rockstars :-)

 

Lastly, please do not hesitate to contact me via email, as I am working from home, on: ightenhillclass8@ightenhill.lancs.sch.uk

 

You can email me for general queries about work or to share what you have been doing at home. Those Ightenhill staff members who are still in school are creating a display to share your pictures and work, so make sure to email me anything that you want to be included!

 

Please stay safe and stay indoors - I miss you all so much!

 

Mr Walmsley x

 

 

 

 

Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic

 

Below is a link for any parents/guardians who may be seeking extra support in regards to supporting your children at home and the transition back to school:

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

SPAR Lancashire School Games Virtual Sports Festival - Tuesday 30th June 2020

 

The Spar Lancashire School Games are hosting a virtual sports festival on the Tuesday 30th June. This can be accessed in school for those children attending school still and at home, so it would be great to get as many of Class 8 participating as possible.

 

The festival celebrates personal bests so there is still an element of competition and the activities are the ones that you would normally do at sports day events.

 

There is a score card for you to record your personal best scores on and if you want, you can even share pictures to myself or Mrs Jones!

 

Mr Walmsley: ightenhillclass8@ightenhill.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs Jones: ightenhillclass11@ightenhill.lancs.sch.uk

 

I hope to hear from you all and I hope you all enjoy participating!

 

Access the virtual games at the link below:

 

https://lancashireschoolgames.co.uk/spar-lancashire-school-games-virtual-festival-30th-june/

 

Thank you and stay safe,

 

Mr Walmsley x

Healthy Eating Week - 22nd to 28th June 2020

 

Healthy Eating Week is fast approaching us and the British Nutrition Foundation are going to be doing live cooking demonstrations for you to take part in. Click on the link below and read about when and how to participate! They will also be giving you many other tasks including quizzes and fun activities.

 

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/hewathome.html

A message from the Year 3 and 4 teachers

Below is a book which explains Coronavirus using a Child Friendly approach:

Please click the link the link below if to listen to a nice story if you are worried about anything.

 

https://www.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

 

 

Random Acts of Kindness!

This week, we are thinking about random acts of kindness in an attempt to inspire kindness in unforeseen times. We would love to find out about the ways in which our children are spreading kindness - we have also included a list from Mental Health Foundation to inspire you.

1)Pick an item from the list below
2)Take action
3)Share the kindness  by emailing me (insert your class email here) and we will showcase your kind act in our class gallery.

Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while
Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
Make a drink for someone you live with
Arrange to have a cup of tea and virtual catch up with someone you know
Help with a household chore at home
Arrange to watch a film at the same time as a friend and video call
Tell someone you know that you are proud of them
Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them
Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling
Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up
Send someone you know a picture of a cute animal
Write to a friend
Send an interesting article to a friend
Contact someone you haven’t seen in a while and arrange a phone catch up
Spend time playing with your pet
Reach out to call a friend, family member or neighbour who is experiencing loneliness or self-isolation
Donate to a charity
Arrange to have a video lunch with a friend
Send an inspirational story of kindness people around the world are doing for others to someone you know
Donate to a foodbank
Offer support to vulnerable neighbours

 

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Try to complete at least one challenge a day Class 8! Good luck - Mr Walmsley :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

 

We have had fun starting our first topic of year 3! 

We have explored what it would feel like being a slave and being free. We have also started exploring the word 'chronology' and ordering timelines. 

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Science

 

Our science topic this half term is light! 

 

In the first few weeks, the children have investigated how we see and have started looking at how different objects reflect light and what types of objects reflect light the best.

Our focus words so far have been: reflect, reflection, adjust, shiny, dull, dim and bright.  

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Welcome from Miss Slater :-)

 

I hope you have had a good summer!

 

I will be teaching your child until October half term and then Mr Walmsley will have the pleasure of teaching your child for the rest of the academic year. We have had fun getting to know your child over the first few weeks. We have lots of interesting and exciting topics for your child to learn about this year. 

 

If you have any questions or queries don't hesitate to come and talk to myself or Mr Walmsley. 

 

Please listen to your child read and ask them questions about what they have read, to check their understanding. I will be checking reading records throughout the week so please ensure that your child has it in school every day. 

 

 

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