Class 3: Autumn 2
In our English lesson, we continued reading The Girl of Ink and Stars. As well as writing fictionalised biographies of the main antagonist, the fire demon Yote, we wrote letters to the author, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, and wrote non-chronological reports on one of the most prominent animals in the book: the tibecenas.
Fitting in with The Girl of Ink and Stars, this term we became map makers. After looking at various maps, including both real and fantasy maps, and creating treasure maps of the classroom, our home learning was to create maps of a route in the local area.
Our science this term continued with the topic of light. As well as experimenting with reflection and refraction, we also made our own colour spinners using motors and a simple circuit, to demonstrate that white light is made of a combination of all of the colours of the rainbow.
The centerpiece of this half-term was our production of Bizet's Carmen. After studying the plot and the themes of the opera over the course of ten weeks, as well as learning and choreographing a number of specially adapted versions of the songs, we went to the Village Hall. Check out a video of our Toreador along with pictures of our showcase on our Carmen page.
Sport: Tag Rugby
This half-term's inter-school sports tournament was tag rugby. After training with Rugger Eds in our PE lessons in the run up to the tournament, Class 3 once again entered 3 teams. The Bs and Cs played with all of their heart and, although they didn't get through their groups, both played with determination and were model representatives of the school. The A Team did win their group where they got through to the semi-final. After winning a tight semi-final, they met Stanton in the final where they lost narrowly and heroically in extra time. Despite the loss, they too were a credit to the school and demonstrated all the values that rugby hold dear throughout.