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Archive | 2017

Delightful division!

In maths this week we have been working on our skills of division and learning written methods to help us. In literacy we have begun a new module on reports which has enabled us to read several newspaper reports, locate their features and compare fact and opinion.

Our swimming lessons began with a splash and lots of fun for all the children.

Have a lovely weekend!

A 9km stroll!

Year 4 had a wonderful trip to the Verulamium Museum and outside theatre on Monday. As well as our very long walk, we discovered about Roman life (coins, clothes, food, pottery etc.) through browsing the museum and visiting a Roman market.

Another Roman Feast!

Just before half term each class attended a marvellous Roman banquet where we learnt how the Romans ate and what they ate! This week we have been looking at Roman numerals and represented them using… ourselves! Literacy has involved trying to solve and then performing riddles. Try this riddle: What gets wetter as it dries?

 

Multiplication madness

This week we have been writing adventure stories using all of our descriptive techniques to describe the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Make sure you take a look at our fabulous writing on display. We’ve taken multiplication a step further through working on a variety of word problems – some involving several steps. Class treats were enjoyed by all – despite the weather.

All things Roman

Over the past few weeks we have been studying Roman myths and stories and performing our own pieces of drama. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this and been very enthusiastic. In art we have been researching, designing and then creating our own Roman mosaics (with real tiles!). Maths has involved collecting data and presenting it in bar graphs.

 

A Roman Feast!

In literacy this week, we have been working on our use of descriptive writing techniques to add interest and drama to our story writing. In maths we have been working on multiplication problems and times tables.

As part of our Science topic on solids, liquids and gases we carried out a fair test and recorded the results. The children have also had an enjoyable time making bread and Roman soup.

 

Art Attack!

This week the children have been finishing off some fantastic pieces of art work. They have been manipulating clay to make a roundhouse, they then used sticks to create a thatched roof effect. They have also carved their Celtic symbols into lino and begun printing them. In Maths they have been practising solving multiplication using the grid method. DSC00412 DSC00414 DSC00417

Report writing

This week the children have been writing a report about their trip to Celtic Harmony. They have continued with learning about fractions and solving some fraction problems. Homework went home on Friday and will be due in on Friday 14th July. This is our last piece of homework but we will be sending some work for the summer.

Celtic Fun!

This week has been an amazing week for year 3. They performed Dick Whittington and his Cat brilliantly on Tuesday to their parents. They took ownership of the play and sang beautifully. We are very proud of them. They also had a great day yesterday at Celtic Harmony. They made bread, bracelets and weaved on a loom before hearing a traditional Celtic story.

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Poetry writing

The children have enjoyed writing their own poem this week which included rhyming couplets. In maths they have been adding fractions. All of the children are very excited to perform their play next week. We have sent out a letter regarding clothing for our school trip today.