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Autumn 1 Week 4

Another successful week in Class 3! 

In English this week we focused on writing instructions and in Maths we made amounts using different coins. We also worked out some very tricky Money Word Problems! 

This week we started learning our Harvest Poem, which we will be performing next Thursday 4th October during our Harvest Festival. The children have all got a copy of the lines they need to rehearse. We would be very grateful, if you could help your child to practise their verse at home!

As of next week, Mrs Pateman will write the spelling test score in the home spelling books. Any spellings that were incorrect will be highlighted in green. 

A little reminder that only Year 3 children are allowed to bring a pencil case into school. 

A lot of children have asked about show and tell. Your child will be given a date for their show and tell at some point in the next few weeks. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mrs  Weston and Mrs Pateman 

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Autumn 1, Week 4

This week in class 2 we have been working very hard.

In English, we have learnt about what we need to include in our sentences: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

In maths, we have looked at using our counting skills to find missing numbers on a 100 square and number line. We have also applied our number knowledge to challenging questions.

In addition to all of this, we have been learning our harvest festival song, retelling the creation story, identifying physical features of the Arctic and describing properties of materials.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 1, Week 4

Class One was greeted this week with a bit of a mystery on Monday….a lost satchel in our outside area! Upon inspection, we noticed some envelopes, stamps, paper and royal mail signs inside; it was clear who the lost bag belonged to…the Jolly Postman!

Class One set to work writing letters to the postman to alert of his lost bag. They added a contact number so that he could call the school and signed the letter off with their names in a polite way; the Class One teachers were very impressed with our sounding out skills. We have also built our own post office in class this week to sort out all the postman’s letters. We have been adding stamps onto our envelopes (and choosing first or second class varieties depending on how quickly we want our letters to reach our destinations) and have also been weighing out parcels, using the weighing scales. Other activities have included, buying items from the post office using 1 and 2p coins, creating new decorative door numbers for our houses, drawing pictures from the Alan Ahlberg story ‘The Jolly Postman’ and even dressing up as postal workers, complete with letter bags and royal mail hats!


  • Thank you for some of the WOW forms we have had in so far. It is lovely to celebrate your children’s successes at home with the class and we look forward to seeing some more soon! More WOW forms to be handed out soon.
  • A reminder that next week is our Harvest Festival at St Ippolyts Church. The church service starts at 9:15 and features songs and showing from some of the older children and of course, the giving of any donations by the children of St Ippolyts School.
  • Lastly, as you may be aware, new data protection regulations came into effect this year across the UK. As a result of this, schools and organisations are no longer permitted to distribute names of classes outside of school (such as in the form of class lists for parties and Christmas card lists). We appreciate that this is a little inconvenient to parents but hope that you will understand. Should you wish to form a class list yourselves by speaking to other parents outside of schools, you are welcome to do so.
  • Lastly, we are looking for donations for Class One spare underwear (especially girls knickers please!). If you have any that you would be willing to donate to our shared class supply, we would be extremely grateful as they always come in handy for our little ones when accidents happen!

Thank you and enjoy your weekends everybody!

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Three weeks already!

The term seems to be whizzing by. So, what have Class 6 been up to over the week ?

It was our first session of swimming on Monday, which I attended. I have to say how impressed I was with behaviour, effort and speed of being ready. I'm sure the children will keep this going through the term.

We have continued to work on our class book ' The Children of Castle Rock'. This week we have been looking at writing news articles about a particular event that happens within the story. I can't give too much information away, as we will explain a bit more at our class assembly. 

In Maths we have really focused our attention this week on reasoning. We have looked at both verbal and written reasoning and have discussed the different strategies and techniques to answer certain questions. It has been a little challenging in places but we have put in lots of effort or have persevered. You will be able to see some of this learning at the 'Open Session', which is coming up soon.

Congratulations to the children in class 6 for being selected as House Captains, I'm sure they will do the job well.

Mrs Archer has been continuing to look with the children about birdhouses and the type of designs they shall try to make. I can't wait to see the finished products.

In Geography, we have specifically researched about what it would be like living on an island and how would this affect our way of life, from what we are used to living at home. In just a few weeks the children seem to have absorbed so many facts already. Thank you for all the yummy treats and selection of cooking that children have carried out as part of their home learning.

Speaking of cooking, I was delighted to hear that the children enjoyed eating as well as making a traditional dish - stovies. They also made some tasty shortbread, even with a hint of lemon.

Everyone has worked so well together in our other PE lessons of football and dance. Well done to the boys who played in their first football game of the season at Whitehill. Again, I could see so many learning powers being used.

Another full week gone, however may see some of you at the St Ipps Festival tomorrow. Here are a few reminders for next week. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Stewart

Reminders:  Swimming kits for Monday

                  Home School Contact books

                  Home learning/homework

                  Class 6 cake day Friday



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Autumn Week 3

We've had great fun this week in Class 4, especially in English. We have planned and written our very own fables with the moral - Don't be greedy, it's good to share. The children have done some fantastic writing, lots of creative ideas and extended description with things like adjectives and similes! 

In Maths we have been finishing off securing our Place Value knowledge as well as starting to use rounding to estimate tricky sums. The children have had a fantastic attitude towards Maths and are really enjoying their learning. 

We did some cave art this week! Pretending we were a cave man in the Mesolithic Period of the Stone Age by drawing under neath the tables! It was quite tricky but there are some fantastic pieces of art. 

We've done our first science experiment too - investigating if gases weigh anything. We also learnt who inventedfizzy drinks by discovering carbon dioxide! Very interesting! 

Have a lovely weekend - Don't forget to do some grid homework! 

Miss Gale 

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