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OFSTED Report 2012
We always follow instructionsWe are always kind and friendlyWe always try our best
Thank you to all our parents and carers for your continued support, the children looked fabulous dressed in their Edwardian clothes! A video of our Edwardian Fayre can be viewed on our Special Events page.
In Art with Miss Foster this half-term Year 3 have been learning all about colour. Last lesson they learnt how to mix acrylic paints and - most importantly - keep a clean palette! Take a look at the fabulous work below:
Although the artist-led sessins have now finished, Year 3 pupils have continued with their hand embroidery and updating their fabric diaries. Some children also completed evaluation forms to reflect on the project as a whole and consider the most enjoyable bits for them. Take a look at the photos below:
Check out our page on the MOSAIC 'Change Project' website:http://changeproject.co.uk/?page_id=54
You'll also be able to take a look at all the projects of the other schools involved.
Year 3 pupils at Carlton had their final workshop with local textile artist, Fiona Goodwin, this afternoon. Fiona surprised them first off by showing them that their felt squares had been cut into circles and laid out to create a circular piece. The children were amazed and delighted at how beautiful their work looked and could not wait to get started adding the final details to make the piece come to life! The group split into two; half worked with Fiona sewing buttons onto the felt pompoms they had made for homework, whilst the other half worked with their teacher, Miss Foster, adding embroidery to the strips created in last week’s session. These strips will form a tartan-like design on the reverse of the piece making it truly ‘interchangeable.’ The children worked so hard all lesson and all learnt something new; we are all very excited to see the final piece in Batley Art Gallery! Thank you Fiona :-)
Year 3 pupils at Carlton had their second, exciting artist-led session today! They each used a strip of electricians’ tape to create a base on which to lay different wools, ribbons and fabrics to create an interesting pattern. After this children placed Bondaweb over the top of their design then asked an adult to iron over the top to stick everything down. One or two children had a little go with the iron themselves. Some children also found and cut inspiring words from newspapers and magazines to apply to their work. Next time the plan is to cut these design strips down and apply them to the fabric squares which children created last week. The finished pieces are coming together nicely!
Year 3 pupils have enjoyed a wonderful first session with local textile artist, Fiona Goodwin. They created their own felt using mohair, which they learnt is wool from goats. They started by stretching the wool fibres over a flat piece of muslin to create the warp then applied more wool on top, this time stretched even further and running horizontally, to create the weft. After that they applied different coloured wools to make their own unique designs before adding an additional piece of muslin over the top and rolling the whole piece tightly into a bamboo mat. Unfortunately we ran out of time but the next job for the children will be to unravel the pieces and lay them flat to dry. Fiona will be working with us again on Monday 11th March.
Year 3 went on a trip to Cartwright Hall art gallery in Bradford. They took part in art and literacy workshops and had an amazing time! Many children made friends with pupils from Brownhill Junior and Infant School, who also took part in the trip. The trip was arranged by MOSAIC who are going to be working with Year 3 on a very special art project over the next half term, so please do keep checking the website for updates!
In the literacy workshop children studied the painting ‘The Arab Weaver’ by Armand Point then used it as a basis for writing their own stories. They didn’t have a lot of time but take a look at what they managed to achieve working in their small groups:
The Lady with the Pomegranate:
Once upon a time there lived a lady called Lisa who lived in Algeria. She lived in a gigantic house that had a courtyard, where her husband Max weaved cloth before midday because it was too hot at noon to weave. She had a servant named Sam. Lisa was a really nice lady because she gave Sam a job so he could earn money as he was very poor. As a mummy Lisa was nice but as a Grandma she was even better because she gave treats to her grandson. Lisa would spend the day helping her husband weave cloth to make clothes.
One day a little boy and his family were sitting in their courtyard, weaving. In the background there was a servant holding a bucket. He was hanging the clothes on the line.
Once upon a time there lived a little boy called Adam. Adam lived with his dad, his sister Jasmine, his mum and his uncle Nick. Nick was a world-famous weaver. He wove clothes, rugs, cushions and baskets. When he was young, his dad taught him how to weave. One hot, sunny day, whilst Nick and his dad were weaving, they heard a knock at the door. It was the king’s son, he said “Please can I have a look at your weaving, for the king, he needs a new cloak and hat because the old one had been ripped and is ruined.” He walked inside. When he saw the beautiful weaving he was amazed and he said “wow. I will pay a billion pounds for your work and tell the king and everybody about it.”
Long, long ago a family were in a sunny courtyard. Grandad was weaving. Mum was peeling a pomegranate. It was sweet and sickly and juicy. Big sister was in school and little brother sat at home. He wanted to play on his bike. Grandad said “you can play outside when you’ve finished helping.”
In Art with Miss Foster we have been learning different techniques for shading. We have been taught how to create different tones using only one pencil, as well as how to pick out highlights using a rubber. For our final assessment we were each given an outline drawing of a rainforest animal and asked to shade it in using our new skills! Take a look at our work below:
11th January 2013
Today year 3 have been learning the written method for multiplication. This lesson was made even more exciting by working with a partner so we could help, support and teach each other the method.
This has been really fun and we have learnt a lot! We definitely want to do this again and can't wait until our next calculation lesson.
Year 3 have had a fantastic time celebrating Christmas with year 4, at our Christmas party!
We played games, won prizes, had a dance, ate lots of food and watched a film! It was so much fun and we would like to thank everyone for their lovely food!
This week in year 3 we have been recognising and remembering the great heroes that have served our country, past and present, in the armed forces.
We walked into Dewsbury and visited the War memorial in Dewsbury Town centre. This was a fantastic experience for the children and they were able to share their thoughts and feelings for these great men and women.
Whilst at the memorial we completed an activity; we created our own red bow, using red ribbon.
Then we wrote a message, thanking our heroes for their great service and attached this to our red bow.
To show our respect for these fallen heroes, we had a minute silence.
We then attached all of our red bows onto a wreath.
Once completed, two children placed the wreath down in front of the war memorial, so it sat with the other poppy wreaths.
We were very proud to see our wreath sit with the rest.
Our Class Newsletter
In year 3 we have been learning all about measurement, in particular
we have looked at length.
This has involved us doing a lot of practical work; we have developed our understanding of estimating and using our mathematical understanding to give accurate, concise estimates.
Some of us used a metre stick, to measure how far we could jump! It was lots of fun and we all helped each other!