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Rock On!

I'm sure you have heard about Times Table Rockstars. Class 6 have been keen to tell me their rock status and it has only been a day. I asked the class to give me some comments about it.

"It's a fun way to learn times tables."   "Earn coins, to buy accessories for your character."  " A fun way to educate."

These were just a few. I have to say I have also enjoyed having a go. My avatar looks pretty cool in a kilt, especially as I will be celebrating 'Burns Night'.

Mrs Wilson was impressed by Class 6's knowledge and understanding of the functions of the heart and lungs. Such a complex system, that it is hard to imagine how it all works.

In Art with Mrs Archer the children have been starting a new topic - 'Express Yourself'. This should work well with the upcoming weeks at school. As you will have seen in the newsletter about Wellbeing Week.

We have challenged ourselves and perservered to master the concepts of measure - particularly volume, area, surface area and perimeter. Of course this is something that has been covered in previous years but each year or time revisiting it gets a little harder. Some children started to look into learning about the nth term in order to find the surface area of a pattern of shapes.

We are appraoching the half way point of our book 'Skellig'. We have just started to find out about William Blake. After Arts Days we shall be picking up our english work again based on William Blake poetry. As our Arts Days are based on the Caribbean we shall be turning our attention to researching and finding more about Caribbean countries gaining independence. We will be looking at how to debate and be appreciative of what others have to say, even if we feel differently. Writing some explanatory texts.I'm sure the children will have an amazing week next week. It is so important to learn about the culture and traditions of other countries.

Finally our week ended with a really productive PE session. Working in groups, each team had to collaborate and perform a routine in gymnastics. I have to say everyone did brilliantly. We have decided to plan a display board to show others. Hopefully we can sort this out for the upcoming 'Open session'.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! I think I may need to go and do some studying for the Quiz Night.  

Mrs Stewart

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Spring 1 Week 3

Dear Parents,

Another week in Class 3 has flown by!

In Literacy this week we looked at the features of a Non-Chronological Report and planned our own report on St Ippolyts School. We are excited to write our report based on our plan next week! 

In Maths we have been working hard on fractions. We practised finding 1/2, 1/4, 1/3 and 2/3 of numbers and solved word problems with fractions.

In Science the children have had fun planting cress seeds and watching them grow into plants. The children were able to confidently talk about what plants need to survive and could explain what germination means. They have been making predictions about what will happen to seeds which are planted in different environments (more or less water and sunlight).

Our Geography topic this term is Australia. Thank you to all those children who have brought in souvenirs from Australia to show the class. This week the children enjoyed looking at a variety of Aboriginal art work. They planned their designs for their own Aboriginal dot paintings which we will start painting the week after next. As part of their designs the children had to incorporate Aboriginal symbols. Why not ask your child if they can draw one of these symbols and explain to you what it means.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Weston & Mrs Pateman

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Spring Week 3

Well done Class 4, another hard working week!

In English we have written poems about a Roald Dahl Character and made sure it included rhyming couplets, we did a brilliant job at structure and it was quite tricky to find words that rhymed! Lots of perseverance and editing needed.

In Maths we have finished off learning about 3D shapes and we made some nets of 3d aliens! We then have recapped learning of addition with column method, year 4s even used decimals!

In science we have set up and investigation of how sugary drinks can affect our teeth - ask the children what we have done to find out!

In RE we have done some deep thinking about the Teleological Argument - I was blown away by how to children learnt some much about this and could now explain it probably better than me!

Arts days next week! How exciting.

Also, if anyone has any glass jars that could be donated for our Art project later on in the term, that would be fab! 

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Gale

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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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