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Spring 1, Week 3

This week in Class One, we have based our superhero learning around the story of ‘Supertato’. This Monday we arrived in Class to find an unwelcome surprise…. Frozen peas everywhere! And on the carpet, a letter from a nasty villain along with our hero Supertato, trapped under some cling film. There could only be one villain nasty enough to do something like this…..the Evil Pea! Class One set to work straight away to create our own WANTED posters, featuring a description of our green nemesis and a piece of advice to tell people what to do if they spot him. We posted our WANTED posters all around the school and waited for someone to find him…

Luckily, after a week of superhero maths, (finding 2 digit numbers on a 100 grid/ adding 2 numbers together), some computer work (creating our own heroes using the DC Kids, ‘Hero me!’ game), and some fun pea squishing with mashers in Busy Fingers time, we received some good news….the evil pea had been captured! To celebrate, we used our art skills to create our own Supertatos using real potatoes! We then finished the week with some Superhero aerobics in PE and made our Supertatos come to life using stop-motion apps on the IPads. It was great fun watching our videos back and our posters have amazed the rest of the school this week. Well done Class One heroes!

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Class 5 Spring Week 3

We have had a busy two weeks in Class 5!

Our class trip last week was great- the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and participated so well in the workshop. The adults at the studios commented on their great ideas and behaviour. It was a fun and educational day out for all!

We have continued our new topic in English and all the children are hooked with our new book ‘Boy in the Tower’ – they have completed some amazing pieces of writing and have really thought about up levelling their work.

In maths this week we have moved onto Fractions – a favourite topic of mine! Some of the children who thought fractions were really tricky have started to really understand what to do with them! Times table Rock stars has also started this week and I am glad to say that Class 5 had the most amount of logins on the first day! Well done! This is a great app to help children with their times tables and division facts – One child has already played 77 games!!!

Just a quick remainder that ALL children need their swimming kits on Monday’s!!

Have a great weekend

Miss Walker

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Spring Week 3

We have had a very productive and fun week in Class 2.

This week in maths, we have been weighing a range of different objects using non-standard (cubes) and standard (grams) units. We ended the week by using our weighing knowledge and skills to weigh out the ingredients needed in order to make rice Krispie cakes.

In English, we continued our learning about instructions. We wrote our own instructions to tell us how to make jam sandwiches and used these to make the sandwiches. They were very yummy! To end the week we wrote intrusions to tell someone how to wash an animal, which was based around the book ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’ by Michelle Robinson and Kate Hindley.

We have also used different apparatus during P.E, thought about forgiveness in RE, picked a range of items that helped us learn about the Great Fire of London in history and identified trees from their leaves in science.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Leake

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Spring 1 Week 2

Hello!

We had a busy week in Class 3 writing our own version of the 'Gorilla' story based on the one written by Anthony Browne. The children came up with some brilliant ideas to make the story their own!

In maths we looked at place value and ordering numbers from smallest to greatest. We solved some tricky word problems using our kowledge of place value!

In RE we discussed the story of 'Peter's Denial' and thought about how Jesus and Peter might have felt. We thought about why we may have denied something or someone in the past and how that made us feel.

In PSHE&C we talked about our own feelings and emotions and how we know when someone is sad, upset, happy etc (facial expressions, body language, tone of voice etc).

Enjoy your weekend!!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman 

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A Wonderful Week!

You only need to read the newsletter yesterday to see why I entitled the Class 6 blog 'a wonderful week'. Mind you I could have selected so many alliterative titles, for so many things. I think it was because Class 6 have been working on creating descriptive writing and alliteration being a feature we could use.

Being in Class 6 has been great this week, (as it always is). I have seen quite a few, more than a few actually, really trying very hard.Great listening, is key to moving your learning on.

We are up to Chapter 12 with our book ' Skellig'. I've got to say we are getting the hang of creating writing with tension and suspense.I think Class 6 would have to agree with Michael Murpurgo now with his quote, that David Almond is 'a very special writer'. We have over the course of this week been working on ;writing a diary entry describing it from Michael's point of view;PEE answering of comprehension questions and embedding quotes as evidence and finally being set the challenge of writing a piece of descriptive writing, exploring Michael's dream in Chapter 10. Here is just one example of many, that the children created:

                          "I woke up with the thought of nightmares dancing in my head. Then my own thoughts flooded back into my head.I selected the one about my mission and sat up. Peeling the duvet off myself like a banana skin, I leapt out of bed stealthily. Unaware of what dangerous obstacles may lie ahead. I left my room."

I can't wait to read more of them over the weekend.

In Maths we were looking at something where a few of us still felt a little nervous...you have guessed it, LONG DIVISION. I am pleased to say though...we have cracked it! Where we are even dividng decimals too. We shall be moving onto volume, alongside area and perimeter recapping next week.

At the beginning of the week, we looked at computing and how to read and create our name using coding. This was followed up by a lesson in RE, where we were looking at extending our knowledge of the 'BIG FRIEZE'. The 'Big Frieze' is made up of 8 segments which show the journey through the Bible;from the Old Testament through to the New Testament. As an artist created these segments it is always interesting how we can interpret so many different things, if we look close enough. We had a really good collaborative lesson sharing and writing our views and oipnions.

In Geography Mrs Archer started to 'Investigate Coasts'. First the children had time to find out what coasts are and look at how they are formed. They went on to explain how the different coastal areas were formed. In Science we continued to look at the Circulatory System and in particular the heart, lungs, veins and arteries. The amount of scientific vocabulary that we discussed was huge. Let's hope a few science questions appear in next week's quiz night!

Our first Sam Learning club went well. Everyone turned up or should I say stayed for an extra hour but I made sure I had the fruit and biscuit at the ready.  

Finally, it had to be a massive well done! Everyone in school is still talking about our wonderful new award and trophies that have recently turned up. I would also like to wish those children in Class 6 and in other classes, good luck for the tournament this weekend. I'm sure they will have something to share on Monday.

Hope you all have a great weekend, whatever you have planned.

See you Monday!

Mrs Stewart

 

 

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