Pencil cases and suspense stories.

Friday 26th April | No comments yet

This week the children in 3B have started their DT project to research, design and make a pencil case. 3M will be starting the same task next week. When gaining inspiration for their pencil cases, the children searched images on the internet and talked about things that they liked or thought were suitable. After sketching three ideas, they then decided upon a final design. In the next lesson, the children will create a pattern and transfer this to the textile material. The making of the product will involve some sewing of felt, with possibly a zip, velcro or a button being added. Although the children will get plenty of chance to practise their sewing skills, if you have any sewing materials at home, and from past experience, practising threading a needle with cotton would be very useful to learn.

In English, we have started to think about the writing of our suspense story. The children have investigated how the characters in the class book, Varjak Paw, feel about one another and why. We have also had a go at predicting and writing the end of a chapter based on the start. One thing we can say is that the children have a great imagination and we are looking forward to complete stories.

Mr Winfield would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome that he has received from everyone since joining the school and he is really enjoying getting to know all the children and parents. Thank you for all of the nice cards, craft gifts and chocolate (especially the chocolate!).

Housekeeping: One of the things that teachers are brilliant at is finding things, and we really enjoy our games of hunt the *insert item of clothing*. However, as Mr. Winfield is a bit out of practice, can you ensure that all clothing is labelled with your child’s name to help him out a bit! 🙂

Reminder: please may we remind parents that from Y3 onwards parents shouldn’t routinely come in to school at the start and end of the day. We are happy to see parents with an appointment, but for reasons of safeguarding, security and congestion, please remain on the yard at the start and the end of the day. The children need to be independent!

Harlow Carr trip (7th / 9th May): just a reminder to hand in forms and, ideally, make the voluntary contribution to the cost of the trip. If the form hasn’t made it home, you can ask the class teacher for a replacement.

Special mentions this week go to Zahra, Hamzah, Emily, Vaughn and Isabel. Well done!

Have a great weekend.


Mr Beevers and Mr Winfield

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