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23rd January 2020
Well done to our superstar spellers who attended a spelling and vocabulary bee at the Beacon school this week. They competed against year 3 children from other schools and got 2nd and 3rd place ! Well done - we are all very proud of you.
23rd January 2020
This week in school we have been learning about Chinese New Year, and how Chinese people around the world celebrate . This year the Chinese are celebrating the Year of the Rat. Kung Hei Fat Choi ! Happy New Year !
We have also learned about the types of food people eat in China and had a go at making our own vegetable chow mein, chopping all the vegetables ourselves. We even got to try out our chopstick skills !
16th & 17th December 2019
Children from both Clover and Sunflower class have enjoyed an end of term overnight visit to Crosby Hall. The children took part in lots of great activities including the outdoor adventure course, christmas decorations making, egg drop challenge, "midnight" walk, shelter building, toasting marshmallows and they even had a surprise visit from Father Christmas ! Please see a selection of photographs below.
13th November 2019
This afternoon, Clover Class managed to dodge the rain showers and took our learning outside. This term we have been learning about human and animal skeletons and we used our knowledge of the human skeleton to create some environmental art. The children worked in small groups and founds branches and twigs from around the junior playground to create their very own skeletons. A selection of photographs from their fabulous creations can be found below.
6th November 2019
Clover Class has been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians as part of our Autumn term history topic, so we have started to learn some Egyptian dance during one of our weekly PE lessons. During our first lesson we learned a few dance moves including the Pharaoh Flick, Egyptian Walk, Cleopatra Arms and the Tutankhamun Turn.
25th October 2019
Clover Class finished off this half term with some healthy pizza cooking on Friday afternoon ! Over the last few weeks in science, we have been learning about the different food groups and how our body needs food to survive. The children decided on the ingredients for their pizzas making sure they had a mixture of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and dairy and some good sources of vitamins. Once the food preparation has been completed, the children then made their own pizzas and we had just enough time to eat the pizzas before home time !
21st October 2019
Today Pop Project visited school to entertain us with their Walking on Sunshine show. Their focus this year was mental health and they talked and sang their way through the 5 steps to happiness. The children joined in with the activities and the songs , and even a bit of dancing too !
18th October 2019
Clover Class had a fantastic trip to Chester Zoo today. The children loved seeing all the animals, particularly those we have been learning about during our Chester Zoo workshops over the last 4 weeks like the orangutans.The children also did an activity where they pretended to be hornbills and had seal up the entrance to their 'nest' with clay . Although it did rain quite a bit in the afternoon, it didn't dampen our spirits too much as it gave us the perfect excuse to visit some of the indoor enclosures including the bat house and and the aquarium. A great day out was had by all !
11th October 2019
We've had our final two Chester Zoo workshops ahead of our trip to Chester Zoo on October 18th. The children learned more about the rainforests and the animals who live there and what Chester Zoo was doing to help them. There was a quiz during the final workshop and the children did really well answering questions about palm oil, what sustainable means, what Chester Zoo is doing to help look after the rainforests and the animals living there and what the children can do to help too. They even had a go at designing some poster to raise awareness . We are all looking forward to going to Chester Zoo next week.
2nd October 2019
This morning, Clover Class took part in our annual Horizon fun run. This year it took place in school with the juniors having to complete 4 laps of the junior yard ! Our daily mile sessions have really helped build the children's stamina for running. Well done to Mason G, Daniel, Katie and Harlow who went to Hatton Hill today to race against other year 3 children from local schools.
27th September 2019
Clover Class had the second of their Chester Zoo workshops today, continuing to look at the impact of rainforest destruction as a result of non-sustainable palm oil plantations.
In today's workshop the children got to learn about some of the animals and fruits from the rainforests. They got to handle skulls and feather of the hornbill toucan and parts of the orangutan skeleton. They also got to smell some of the very stinky fruits and plants of the rainforest ! The workshop ended with our favourite Palm Oil Conga song.
19th September 2019
Clover Class made the most of the lovely weather this afternoon and had their PE lesson outside. The children are learning how to play hockey and although it was only their second lesson they've mastered some great ball dribbling skills !
17th September 2019
We were very lucky this afternoon to have a theatre production of Pinocchio in school ! Clover Class joined the rest of school to watch this fabulous performance and joined in with the laughter and songs.
13th September 2019
Welcome back !
We have had a very busy first full week back in Clover Class. The children have been settling well into the juniors and enjoying time out on the junior yard.
A number of important letters have been sent home this week including the hometime collection letter, internet and photograph permissions letter and the flu nasal spray letter. Could I please ask that these are signed as soon as possible and returned to school.
We have lots of exciting things planned for this term including, in the coming weeks, a visiting theatre company production of Pinocchio, Chester Zoo workshops in school, a visit to Chester Zoo and a Macmillan coffee morning.
Keep checking our class page for news and photographs of what the children have been up to in school.
Friday 5th July
This week was Sports Week in school. All of Clover Class joined in with the various sporting activities throughout the week and a great time was had by all. Please see a selection of photographs from the week below and a reflection on Sports Week written by Clover Class.
Tuesday 25th June
Clover Class had a great trip out this afternoon . It was Miss Greer's last day with us and so as a special treat we went to Rowan Adventure Park. The rain thankfully stopped in time for our visit and a great time was had by all. Please see some photographs below.
Friday 7th June
Linked to our recent study of plants in our science lessons, this afternoon Clover class were busy sketching a selection of leaves picked from around the school grounds.
Tuesday 4th June
Today we had a special visit from decathlete, Matt Lee. Matt put the children through their paces with some circuit training and then there was a special assembly where he told us about how he trains for the 10 events he completes in and also the about the importance of diet and nutrition for top athletes. There was then opportunities for the children to ask Matt some questions. Please find some photographs below.
Friday 17th May 2019
We have had a very busy day today in Clover Class! This morning we did our daily mile at 9.45am instead of our usual lunchtime slot. Other Year 3 children from around Sefton were also all running their mile at 9.45am this morning too. Thankfully the rain had stopped by then.
Thursday 9th May 2019
A huge well done to the 8 children from Clover Class who took part today in a times tables competition with other Year 3 children from local schools. During the competition the children had to answer multiplication and division questions on their own, and as part of their team. They all did incredibly well and made us very proud.
Friday 3rd May
Well done to the children in Clover Class who received awards at our celebration assembly today. Don't forget we have a whole term left , with lots of opportunity to earn dojo points for bronze, silver or gold awards and to demonstrate our school expectations.
Monday 29th April 2019
We had some very exciting visitors in school today ! Boo's Zoo2You brought in lots of animals for us to see including an owl, owlet, millipede, skunk, bosc monitor lizard, a large and a small burmese python and meerkats. The children were able to see these animals up close and have a go at stroking them and even holding some of them! Please see a selection of photographs below.
Tuesday 26th March
We've had a very busy day in Clover Class today. This morning we attended the Easter Experience where visitors from St Oswald's Church told us all about the Easter Story.
This afternoon as part of our Rocks & Fossils topic in science , we investigated the permeability of difference types of soils. We measured how much water soaked through each sample of soil after 3 minutes to find out which type of soil was the most permeable.
Monday 25th March
A group of children from Years 3 & 4 attended an athletics event today at Kings Leadership Academy Hawthornes, competing against 11 other local primary schools. The children took part in a number of activities including relay, hurdles, soft javelin and long jump . Well done to everyone who took part. A selection of photographs from today's event can be found below.
Thursday 7th March
To celebrate World Book Day, Clover Class came to school in their pyjamas and brought their favourite bedtime story.
Like all the other classes in school, this week we have been reading the Tin Forest, by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. We have done some descriptive writing about the forest and in the afternoons we have been doing art relating to the book. We have sketched some scenes from the book and had a go at some 3D art. The paper flowers were big hit with the children, even if it did take us a couple of attempts to get the flowers looking right! These flowers, as well as some other 3D art, will form part of a display we have been working on with Sunflower Class. We will post some pictures of the display once it is finished.
Wednesday 6th March
Clover Class had a great day out on our trip today. We had a busy morning at the Walker Art Gallery where we met Luigi and Leda who brought us back in time to talk about Leonardo da Vinci and his very busy life ! We learned about his famous paintings and his work as an inventor, a botanist, anatomist and geologist. We then had a go a writing backwards ( Leonardo wrote everything backwards!) and sketched some inventions of our own. After saying goodbye to Luigi and Leda we had a go at sketching some of the paintings on display in the Renaissance gallery, including a copy of the Mona Lisa and painting of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Some of the children even got to dress up as the royals from the paintings! Please see some photos below.
After a busy morning in the Walker Art Gallery we headed off to the Philharmonic Hall to see the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra perform their Sounds Values concert. The concert, which was themed around British Values, featured music from many composers including Handel, Mendelssohn, Grainger and Williams. The finale involved a song called All Our Different Voices, which was written especially for the concert. We have been practising singing and signing this song in school over the last few weeks and the children really enjoyed joining all the other schools and the orchestra to perform this song.
A great day out was had by all !
Tuesday 12th February
Today we had a visit from Pop Project . The theme of their visit was “I feel good” and they spoke to us about how important it was to have a healthy body, mind and spirit. We joined in with singing, dancing and even a bit of Tai Chi !
Thursday 7th February 2019
Well done to the children in Clover Class who received awards in our celebration assembly today.
This week in school we have been learning about Chinese New Year, and how Chinese people around the world celebrate . This year the Chinese are celebrating the Year of the Pig. Kung Hei Fat Choi ! Happy New Year !
We have also had a go at preparing and cooking a vegetable chow mein and have even had a go at eating our food with some chopsticks. Please see images below:
Welcome back and Happy New Year ! We have lots of exciting things planned for spring term. Please take at look at our topic letter below for more details.
Thursday 6th December 2018
Our annual Santa Dash took place at school today. Wearing their new Christmas hats, Clover Class joined the rest of the juniors and managed to dodge the showers and the very large puddles on the junior playground ! The children had to get their sheets stamped after every lap and had a great time. Well done to everyone who took part. A selection of photographs from the event can be found below.
Friday 2nd November 2018
Children came to school today dressed ready for our Bonfire Disco which was in the afternoon. To keep with the Bonfire theme, during the morning we learned about Guy Fawkes, we did a bonfire safety quiz and we wrote a poem about Bonfire Night. We also managed to squeeze in a bit of Bonfire Night colouring and Bonfire Night wordsearches ! .
Wednesday 31st October 2018
Well done to the children in Clover Class who received awards in our celebration assembly today.
Wednesday 10th October 2018
This afternoon, Clover Class made the most of the lovely weather and took our learning outside. This term we have been learning about human and animal skeletons and we used our knowledge of the human skeleton to create some environmental art. The children worked in small groups and founds branches and twigs from around the junior playground to create their very own skeletons. A selection of photographs from their fabulous creations can be found below.
Mrs Christian's maths group have been working really hard counting forwards and backwards in 2's, 3's and 5's to 100.
Check out the link below to learn the Multiples of 3 Rap!
Just a reminder that the Year 3 'Meet the Teacher' meeting will take place on Monday 24th September at 2.15pm . Looking forward to seeing you then .
Welcome back to school everyone ! Please find below our Clover Class Topic Letter for Autumn term.
14th June 2018- We've had a very busy day today in Clover Class. This morning we walked to Litherland Sports Park for the Horizon Fun Run. Our Year 3 boys raced against other Year 3 boys and the girls raced against Year 3 girls from other schools too. It was incredibly windy , particularly when we arrived, but all the children did extremely well. Our daily mile-a-day at school this year has really paid off ! A special well done to Jess who came first in the Year 3 race.
This afternoon we painted the Stone Age necklaces that we designed and made from clay last week. The children worked really hard on their design and did a great job painting their necklaces.
Please see photos of both events below.
We hope you had an enjoyable Easter break and that you are ready for summer term in Clover Class !
Please have a look at our topic letter below to find out all the exciting things we have planned for this term.