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Spring 2 Week 1

Well done Class 4, we have come back with a bang! 

Everyone has worked really hard this week, especially in maths! We have been looking at scaling, it is super tricky and we have really tested our brains. Today we completed an investigation with a recipe and scaled it down - I was so impressed with resillience during this lesson and the children should be very proud of themselves.

In English, we have started our new book The Egyptian Cinderella. It is really interesting looking at a traditional tale with a twist! Some fab diary entries have been written. 

We have also started new learning in Science, Topic and R.E!

Great stuff Class 4

Have a lovely weekend. 

Miss Gale

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Spring 2, Week 1

Welcome back everyone, hopefully you have all had a restful half term. We began our new topic this week with the theme of ‘journey into space’. The children have been having great fun making space rocks out of playdough, creating their own lunar landing sites with rocks and astronaut figures and have been learning all about the planets in our solar system. We were very intrigued to learn about the orbit of planets and the children have amazed us with their facts about black-hole and meteors this week. We enjoyed learning about each of the planets and have even written a list of things we would pack, to go on a journey to another planet!

The children have also enjoyed learning all about the constellations this week. We counted the number of stars in some of the most well-known constellation and used star-stickers on black paper, to replicate some of our favourites. We then used the star-gazer app on the IPads, to search the sky for Leo the Lion, the Big Dipper (also part of the Great Bear), look for Sirius to dog star, Cassiopeia the W shaped queen constellation and our favourite…‘the pterodactyl’ (also known as Cygnus the swan, but we decided it looked more pterodactyl-like!) We also used our number skills this week to play a fun space number game, adding amounts to 10 to place the correct number of rockets on each numbered planets. We have been encouraged to use our fingers OR physical objects to understand that when we add, our number gets bigger. Next week, we start to think about what it might be like to be an astronaut and of course celebrate World Book Day 2019 which is always a very exciting day.

Enjoy your weekends everybody!

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Spring 1 Week 6

Happy Half-Term everyone! We can't believe how quickly this half-term has flown by.

This week in Literacy we focused on different Grammar points such as using commas, conjunctions, plurals and the past tense correctly. 

In Maths we worked on our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and thought about how Multiplication is the inverse of Division! We thought about ways of showing this using a range of different methods. 

We also practised rehearsing our lines for our class assembly, which is coming up soon (1st March!). All the children have been given their lines to learn at home and we would be really grateful if you could practise these with your children! We have also asked a few of the children to bring in suitable outfits/costumes. Please don't worry, if you haven't got anything to bring in, just let us know on the Monday we come back. The children have also been given the words to our songs and we hope they will learn these really well over the holidays! 

Have a great week!!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Happy Half Term!

Who can believe it half of the academic year gone! Hearing Class 4 sing 'When I Grow Up' so beautifully in their assembly just made me realise how quick this class are growing up, having had a lot of them in reception.

So what have we been doing in Class 6. Having seen a lot of you throughout this week -  I'm trying to think what to say. It was lovely to see you at Open Session and I do hope you had a lovely time looking at the Caribbean Display. We were busy trying to get some of our latest work ready to display but sadly did not have time to get it up on the wall but a lot of you read it in class. You will also have seen the copy of Internet Safety writing that was sent with this week's newsletter.

A number of other great pieces of writing are now on display in my class and will be going up in school over half term. We have also been working hard mathematically. We have been concentrating on nets of 2d and 3d shapes, alongside revisiting algebra and finally going through some reasoning questions from SATs past papers in small groups. It is important learning from our mistakes and so the children have found it helpful to see how they can improve.

Talking about improving. Tonight your child should have come home with their homework folder, (some did not have it, but have the learning )or they may not have it, as shall we say I have a few folders in class with me now whilst typing this blog. Inside there is a number of different pieces of work. As I was explaining at parent's appointments this is best completed in doing little and often,rather than last minute.com.You will also find a page report which will hopefully give you a few points that I would have discussed also at each meeting. If you have not received the page report you shall get it soon. Please do make sure you have some family time as well and I'm looking forward to seeing how the battle of times table rockstars turns out this week with classes. I shall even try to catch up on the challenges that have been sent through as well, promise.

In RE we have been gathering evidence as to why Christians find the resurrection so important. We watched short extracts of people explaining evidence about this topic, which was very interesting and we had also Revd Ginni in as well. We shall be working on gathering up the different kinds of evidence and writing a report later.

We had great fun on Tuesday afternoon and congratulations to Joseph and Jake for coming up with the winning design. I was really impressed by the way in which the children worked in their pairs to make different types of aircraft.

I would also like to thank the children for being so good at handing in such a wide range of homelearning again. I've been well fed, well entertained, well informed and well looked after. It never surprises me how creative the children can be.

I just want to wish you all a very happy half term and hope you all have a great rest, coming back after the week and ready to go again.  Please remember to bring those lovely ,clean fresh PE kits back.

Take care and stay safe!

Mrs Stewart                                                                                                                   

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Class One, End of Half Term

Here we are at the end of another half term and now half way through the year! This week the children completed their mini-topic of fairy tales by growing their own beanstalks, dressing up in prince and princess outfits to visit ‘the ball’, made their own glitter crowns or fiery dragon hats and read lots of traditional tales! We enjoyed looking at how many tales feature the number 3 (3 bears, 3 billy goats gruff, phrases that are said 3 times) and had to think about the moral in each story. We linked our maths to fairy tales too this week by reading ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and then playing ‘what’s the time Mr Big Bad Wolf?’ The children were so good at reading o’clock times! Some are even able to now read half pasts too.

Reminders

  • Children will continue to need both an indoor and outdoor kit in school after half term. PE days will continue to be on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.
  • Don’t forget WORLD BOOK DAY is coming up on Thursday 7th March! You may want to get planning your costume in advance. We can’t wait to see supertatoes (and evil peas!), Gruffalos and Horrid Henry’s, stick men and many more! Prizes are awarded to the best costumes and ‘group entries’ are also allowed should you wish to team up and have a theme! (As usual the teachers are sure to get involved too and show our silly sides with some book-inspired costumes!)

Hopefully all children have brought home all of their PE bags, hats, scarves and other school items! Wishing you all a happy half term. We will see you again in a weeks’ time when we begin our new topic….Outer Space!

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St Ippolyts C.E. Primary School
Ashbrook Lane,
St Ippolyts,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
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