2020 - 2021
In Dobby Class, we learn about a whole range of things and most importantly, we have lots of fun!
Important information about us!
Teacher: Miss Hickman
LSP: Mrs Southen
Additional information for this term:
*The children start at 9.00 am and finish at 3.10pm
*The children can bring in a named water bottle to go on their tables which needs to contain only water or squash
*There will be not be any toast on offer at the moment for break time. If your child wishes to, they can bring a break time snack such as fruit or raisins to eat on the playground at break time
*The children can come to school in their PE kit on a Thursday with appropriate footwear
*Your child will be given a reading book specific to their reading level over the next two weeks. We would like the children to read as much as they can at home and record this in their reading record. Books will be changed on a weekly basis
*Homework can not be brought back into school so if there are any queries, please email the class email address on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support :).
Dobby class 2019/2020
Hello Dobby Class,
It has been lovely speaking to many of you and hearing all of the excting things you have been doing.
It was also nice to hear you speak about your routines at home and I know lots of you have been completing the home learning packs that have been made for you.
If you need any help or would like more resources, ask your parents to contact me on the class email at the top of the page. You could even email me pictures of all the excting things you have been doing/making :-)
Stay safe everyone,
Mrs Simpson and Mrs Southen
This week, Roxy has enjoyed the sunshine outside in the garden!
I have even put my baking skills to the test and made a lovely lemon drizzle cake - I promise I did not eat it all, I shared it with some of the neighbours nearby :-)
This week I have also been busy with virtual meetings with lots of teachers in planning new ideas for your learning.
Finally...the puzzle in the picture is going to be a challenge, its 1000 pieces and I cannot remember the last time I completed a jigsaw puzzle so wish me luck Dobby class!
From Mrs Simpson :-)
Hello Dobby class, I also wanted to share some of the exciting things I have been doing during this crazy time...
I have also been baking as you can see from the pictures... I am sure it is part of my five a day with all those strawberries on surely? It was very scrummy indeed!
I have been enjoying the lovely weather with my family that we have been so lucky to have, we have been going on lots of walks in our local area making lots of happy memories together.
From Mrs Southen :-)
We have put together below some websites/activities you may find useful to access at home...
You are all very passionate about David Walliams' books, so you can always get online and listen to David telling a different short story every day at 11am:
This is a link below to a story about what is currently happening in the world called
'Dave the Dog' this might help any of you that may be worried or concerned...
You could become a Guiness Record holder!!!
Follow the link below for more information on the website about how to get involved!
Times Table Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/
Here are some websites you could use...
Top Marks, BBC Bitesize, Splat Square
White Rose Maths have also produced some fantastic resources and interactive lessons you could look into, use the link below!
We have done lots of work in our Science unit Animals including Humans and we have learnt about our skeleton, names of bones and the muscles used for different activities. If you take part in the PE with Joe Wicks you could use your science knowledge and think about all those muscle groups you are using when exercising!
You could always do some mindfulness activities, just like the ones we did in the classroom.
Have a search through and see what different video clips of mindfulness you can find in the Zen Den on Cosmic Kids YouTube.
Our topic this term is 'Anglo-Saxons and Scots', you could do some of your own research online...
BBC Bitesize have lots of interactive videos that you can enjoy watching and learning! See if you can write down some fascinating facts that you find!
The Anglo-Saxons were great craft workers. They made intricate jewellery, musical instruments and homemade toys and games.
You could get creative, here are some ideas below...
It would be great to see what ideas you come up with, be sure to ask your parents to email across any pictures of your creative designs at the email adress at the top of our class page!
Here is some important information about us:
Mrs Simpson and Mrs Southen
Every Monday and Wednesday.
Please ensure that your correct PE kit is in school on these days and that your jewellery is removed.
This is usually set on a Friday and due in on the following Wednesday.
Please ensure that you complete your homework to the best of your standard because monster points and prizes are up for grabs!
School Council Representatives:
Alexis and Caleb are our School Council Representatives for the class!
Play Time and Dinner Time:
Play Equipment: Monday
Every week, we celebrate our success by having a Writer of the Week, Maths Mind, Sports Player of the Week and a VIP!
On Wednesday 29th January we had our Year 3 Assembly!
Our assembly focused all around friendship and we spoke and sang all about our friends. We enjoyed all the preparations, a huge thank you to all our parents and teachers. Well done Year 3, you did an amazing job!
We learnt all about Chinese New Year through a powerpoint discussion and then completed mindfulness colouring. Can you guess what animal year it is from the picture below?
We learnt about the importance of Diwali and how it is celebrated. Our activity was to create our own mehndi design and we had great fun drawing around our own hands! Take a look at our mehndi designs below...
Come fly with me!!!
We had lots of fun in our Europe hook day!
We made passports, packed our suitcases and used our imagination to board a plane to begin our travels in learning lots about different countries within Europe...
Meet our Class!
In the first week of Year 3, we produced an 'I am...' display!
We wrote down all of the things that were related to each and every one of us; things such as, 'I am a dancer', 'I am a boxer', 'I am a footballer' and even 'I am a chatterbox!'
They look wonderful on our new display! Well done for working so hard Dobby Class!
In our first week, we had a discussion about our school motto, 'GLEE' and we collaged the four letters so that we could have them up in our classroom all year! They look lovely and colourful Dobby Class! Well done!
To start our year in Year 3, we thought it would be a good idea to have a lesson all about how to stay safe on the internet. We know how brilliant the internet is and how it allows us to access a wide range of things but now we know exactly how to stay safe on there as well by following the 'SMART' rules! We have displayed them in our classroom for us to use as reminders all year!
On Tuesday 11th September, we had our first ukulele lesson!
We were absolutely brilliant and we are looking forward to our lesson every week!
Exploring Europe Hook Day
On Tuesday 11th September, we had our first hook day which was all linked to Exploring Europe!
We started off by creating our own passports...
Then we completed all of the information that we needed on our tickets...
After that, we went to the airport to get ready for departure!
Cerys and Shaye acted as our Security Officers to check our passports and tickets...
We put our seatbelts on...
We got ready for take off...
Our air stewards then checked all of our passengers and offered them refreshments for their journey!
After all of our hard work on Hook Day, we have created an amazing new display in our classroom!
Well done Dobby Class! What an amazing hook day!
Healthy Schools Week
On Monday 17th September, we completed a range of activities all linked to Healthy Schools Week!
Firstly, we spoke about different types of fruit and collaged them to make a fruit rainbow...
Then, we sat in a circle and tried six of the different fruits and discussed what we liked about them and which one was our favourite!
A super afternoon Dobby Class! Well done!
On Wednesday 26th September, we celebrated Languages Day!
We did a French afternoon where we learnt the numbers 1 -10, we created our own French Numbers plate to remind us how to say each number and then we finished off by eating a French brioche!
A fantastic afternoon learning all about the French language! Well done!
Mental Health Awareness Day
On Wednesday 10th October, we participated in World Mental Health Awareness Day.
We all came to school dressed in green and took part in a range of activities on the afternoon.
We played the Smartie game first where we chose different colour smarties to talk about our feelings...
We then completed a special and unique rainbow about each and every one of us for things we are good at and what makes us special.
They look wonderful!
Wednesday 17th October - Maths INSPIRE Sessions
On Wednesday 17th October, we had our INSPIRE session linked to Maths!
We played times table bingo, learnt how to use the standard method and then we finished off by making times table chatterboxes!
A wonderful INSPIRE session everyone, well done!
David Walliams Week!
The week commencing Monday 12th November, we spent the whole week auditioning for 'David Walliams School of Acting'! We learnt the story of Awful Auntie, wrote the story, wrote a speech and performed a section of one of David Walliams' famous books! We all voted for the actor or actress that we wanted to win an Oscar and our winner was...
Well done Joao! We hope to see you on the stage very soon!
Children in Need 2018!
On Friday 16th November, we celebrated Children in Need by coming to school in Pudsey clothes or own clothes! Well done everyone for supporting such a wonderful cause!
Santa Safari Trip!
On Monday 3rd December, the whole of Year 3 went to Santa Safari at West Midlands Safari Park!
We stayed on the coach for the drive through safari, we then went to see Santa in his grotto where we got to choose our own present, we then walked around the Ice Age, Dinosaur Land and the Reptile House before finishing our day with a drink and a cookie from Mrs Claus! A wonderful day Year 3 and an amazing way to kick start all of our Christmas celebrations!
Friday 14th December - Christmas Jumper Day!
On this day, we all came to school in our Christmas Jumpers and paid £1 to the charity!
We all looked lovely and festive and now we are ready to start our Christmas celebrations next week!
Christmas in Dobby Class!
During the last week of school, we have had so much Christmas fun!
We started off on Monday by making our very own Elf house and completing some Christmas Colouring!
On Tuesday, we had Breakfast with Santa, made 2019 Calendars and our Christmas Cards!
On Wednesday, we made tree decorations, watched Arthur Christmas in our pyjamas with some snacks, had our Christmas dinner and participated in a brilliant Carol Concert on the playground!
On Thursday, we wrote a letter to Santa, decorated our own placemat and had amazing fun at our Christmas Party!
Well done to the winners of our party games as well!
On Friday, we spent the whole day playing with toys and having lots of fun! We also made cute, little snowmen as well!
Well done Dobby Class! An amazing way to end the term! Miss Hackwood and Mrs Southen wish you all a very Merry Christmas! See you in 2019!
Roman Hook Day!
On Monday 14th January, we had our Hook Day to introduce our new topic which is called...
'The Romans are coming!'
We started off by making our own laurel crowns...
We then made our own Roman mosaic...
We decorated the front covers for our new Topic books...
We then finished the day by making Roman numerals out of card and string!
Our new display looks like this!
A brilliant Hook Day everyone! Well done!
Let's Dance around Europe!
On Thursday 24th January, we had our class assembly!
We went on a whirlwind adventure around Europe, providing everyone with exciting facts and amazing dances from each country!
Well done everyone! You were all brilliant!
Healthy Eating Workshop
On Wednesday 6th February, Year 3 took part in a Healthy Eating Workshop.
We discussed the Eat Well Plate and a balanced diet. We then sorted different types of food into different groups.
We learnt a lot in this session; well done everyone!
English INSPIRE Session
On Tuesday 12th February, we had our English INSPIRE session which was all linked to Strictly Come Acting!
We completed a quiz first, rehearsed a script from a story, performed at the front of the class and even scored our peers out of 10!
A wonderful lesson Year 3; well done!
WBA Nurture Trip
On Wednesday 13th February, 8 children from Year 3 and 4 visited the West Bromwich Albion Ground to take part in their final nurture session for the term.
They got there on the WBA mini-bus, went and had a look at the stadium and the ground, made a self esteem -shirt, developed their breathing skills by blowing bubbles, created their own 'ME' frame and finished the session by designing and making their own calm down bottle!
A super afternoon everyone! Well done!
World Book Day!
On Thursday 7th March, we took part in World Book Day!
We all came to school dressed as our favourite book character and in the afternoon, we did some activities linked to the day!
First, we had a teacher versus children quiz where we had to guess what each story was!
Then, after that we played 'Who am I?' where we had to ask questions for our partner to guess which character they were!
Finally, we decorated a World Book Day bookmark so that we can use it in our reading books!
A wonderful afternoon everyone! Well done!
Share a Story!
On Tuesday 12th March, some of our parents came into school to take part in our 'Share a Story'. We put a range of books on the tables and shared a story for 20 minutes!
It was lovely to see everyone enjoying their reading! Well done!
National Science Week!
The week commencing Monday 11th March, we participated in National Science Week and we did Science every afternoon!
For the first two days, we planned an investigation into whether taller people have the longest arms! We looked at the different variables to make it a fair test, we then measured the children in our class and then looked at the results as to whether our prediction was correct or not!
For the second two days, we planned an investigation all about tooth enamel and how different liquids affect this!
We used boiled eggs and we placed them into coke and orange juice to see what happened to them! A super Science week everyone! Well done!
Red Nose Day!
On Friday 15th March, we all came to school in something red so that we could support the Comic Relief charity! We all made a donation to the charity and spent part of the afternoon designing new red noses with different character designs!
Well done everyone!
On Wednesday 10th April, Year 3 and 4 performed their Easter assembly to the parents!
We explained all about the story of Easter, sang our wonderful Easter songs and paraded around the hall in our Easter Bonnets!
Well done everyone! You all looked absolutely fantastic!
To celebrate Easter and the end of term, we completed some Easter activities!
We started off by making wonderful Easter cards and Easter baskets...
Then we went on an Easter egg hunt to find lots of eggs which we put into our baskets...
Finally, we decorated an Easter egg for a colouring competition and Dawid was our winner!
Well done everyone! A lovely way to end the Spring Term!
Mountains, Rivers and Coasts Hook Day!
On Tuesday 30th April, we had our Hook Day to introduce our new topic which is called...
'Mountains, Rivers and Coasts'
We did a range of activities which all went on our new display board for the term!
We started off by making the water cycle on a paper plate, then we wrote a definition for each stage of the water cycle and we finished off by writing an acrostic poem!
Our new display for the Summer Term looks wonderful! Well done everyone!
A fantastic way to kick start our new topic!
On Tuesday 7th May, Year 3 visited the Sycamore Centre where we had a wonderful day!
We played with all of the different equipment, the water play, the mud kitchen and then we finished the day having popcorn around the camp fire!
An amazing day Year 3; well done!
Monday 20th May - Creative INSPIRE Sessions
On Monday 20th May, we had our INSPIRE session linked to Art!
We started off with a painting challenge and then we looked at Seurat's art technique of pointillism to create our own Art work!
A wonderful INSPIRE session everyone, well done! Your artwork was amazing!
Tuesday 9th July - Ukulele Concert
On Tuesday 9th July, we performed all of the songs that we have learnt all year in front of our parents!
We were absolutely amazing and our parents and visitors loved it!
On Friday 12th July, we had our Fun Day!!
We started off by making colourful kites...
The winner of our kite competition was Latina! Well done!
We then went outside on the bouncy castles, played with the sumo wrestling costumes and on the diddy cars...
We then had an ice cream or an ice lolly from the ice cream man...
Following that, we had a talent show in the classroom!
After a class vote, Harry was declared the winner!!
After that, we designed our photo frame and the winning person was Reece...
Finally, we decorated our own dream catcher and our winner for that activity was Topaz!
An amazing Fun Day everyone! Miss Hackwood and Mrs Southen are going to miss you all very, very much!