On Tuesday 11th February, the whole school took part in SID 2020. The theme this year was #freetobeme where child could express themselves through an avatar. They could draw themselves however they wished, put needed to explain their choices.
There are new challenges available to consolidate recent class learning based around the use of inverted commas for direct speech, fronted adverbials and main and subordinate clauses. Please complete these as homework to further help your child’s development. Thank you Mr Casey
In class, we have read the opening chapter from the story above. We are now using this chapter as our own story. Following role play, story boarding and adding character and setting descriptions, we will write our own version. It will also feature inverted commas and adverbial openers.
In class this week, we used clay to make our own miniature Greek pots. The children coiled the clay to build up the sides before then using slip to smooth them out. We will continue to work on them…Watch this space for more updates soon.
This week, after viewing and discussing examples of Ancient Greek pottery, we made our own pictures trying to replicate some of the patterns. You may notice some of the gods and goddesses found in the Greek myths read in class.
As well as column addition, children have also been taught how to subtract using formal methods too. We pretend to hold the numbers in the top row as jelly babies in our hand, then we subtract the number below. We also nickname the exchanges that are needed smash and grab, as a way to remember […]
Children have been learning how to use formal methods of addition. Setting numbers in columns and working across from the ones column, to the tens and then the hundreds. Exchanges/Carrying is needed when columns add to totals of more than 9. Ask your child to show you! They can all work this way now!
In maths we have been learning about 3 digit numbers. Adding and subtracting 1, 10 and 100, ordering numbers and partitioning them too. We use counters to help recognise the need to exchange when both adding and subtracting.
This week, we have made a class diversi-Tree. Everyone considered what made them unique, by sharing our ideas it demonstrates our class communi-tree working together. We also compared the main rules from the world’s 6 main religions. This follows on from a recent focus upon the Bible’s 10 commandments.
As part of science this week, we investigated; what animals eat, which are the healthiest foods, how many kinds of animals exist and which drinks are most damaging to teeth. We made food chains, food webs, classified animals and carried out an investigation. Here are some images from the week’s activities.
In class on Wednesday we were learning about databases. Children were challenged to find the cheapest flight from England to Kathmandu, in Nepal. Given specific dates, they found the price of £428, if any one is looking for a holiday destination with a difference we can help you! We then investigated hotels and food too. The […]
Children will be commencing a class project, whereby they will use the lids collected as materials for a piece of art made from recycled plastic. Each class will make a picture – Year 3 will work around the theme of sports. Please help your child to make a design for the class competition by Friday […]
We have been working hard to discover relationships between fractions this week in maths. In the image below, we are all involved in finding one fifth of our class. Each time we did this with a different total, using 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and finally all 30 children.
Also on Thursday, we learned about scientific words such as germination, fertilisation and pollination while learning about how plants reporoduce. We then charted the seven parts of the process in our books.
Children continue to use concrete counting equipment to divide amounts according to the denominator shown by fractions. Then, they count the number of groups made (according to the numerator) to find the final amount needed. Drawing amounts follows on from using these practical pieces of equipment.
This poster is a great example of how we investigate fractions of amounts. Try some more examples at home. Can you find fractions of house hold items? For example, how many eggs would 2/6ths be from a pack of 24.
We began to read a new story last week in class too. The Explorer, written by one of Mr Casey’s favourite authors Kathrine Rundell. We will not read the whole story so if children wish to find and read the full version then please encourage them to do so.
In topic, we compared temperature and rainfall found in 3 different locations by drawing bar and line graphs. We did this by overlaying the two measures on the same x axis. Great work produced amazing results and a interesting discussion of the findings.
Your child’s attempt at the Year Three and Four word list was given to be taken home. Please practise these words and encourage them to use them in homework. 40 Correct spellings is the target for this year.
Children have been working using a video clip from BBC’s Planet Earth this week. Adding fronted adverbial phrases into sentences that could be used in a, documentary style, commentary. We also discussed the subordination that also often features using this literacy tool.
Year 3’s collection of bottle lids is growing but we need more. Can you help? Please keep, and send in an old plastic lids for a school wide project later in the year. All classes are taking part so tell your friends too and join in the collecting!
Year 3 and 4 have been working hard to rehearse songs and dances in preparation for the upcoming show “Mystery of Magpie Manor”. The show is coming together nicely. If you have any costume enquiries then please be in touch.
We discussed the Attalus and how it was used as place for market stalls and a space for public discussion. We then made our own Greek sandals, as they would often have used the space for walking as they discussed ideas. It was rather tricky to thread the sandals accurately!
Today KS2 became internet legends. We explored the 4 islands of interland and learned how to be sharp, alert, secure, kind and brave online. We had a great assembly are we are all looking forward to exploring interland for ourselves! Take a look at our learning:
In the modern technological era, it can be difficult to know how best to ensure our children are safe and confident online. With this in mind Digiworld have come up with a fantastic website to build these skills in a fun and interactive way. Digiworld is a curriculum designed to help children, aged between 5 […]
In English children have used the text Stone age Boy to rehearse using expanded nouns, adverbs, effective verbs, similes and paragraphs using indentation. Children have written their own improved extracts from the story, before now planning and writing their own Stone Age inspired story. We have used lots of role play to infer character […]