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Archive | 2017

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.

Poetry Pie!

This week the children have been looking at equivalent fractions in Maths. With the help of a fractions wall and their own mental maths skills they have been identifying fractions that are greater than, less than or equal. In Literacy they have begun interpreting poetry. They have looked at poems by Roger McGough, they have identified features they liked, drawn pictures and discussed poems to try to understand what they mean.

We are nearing our school play, please can you spend some time over the weekend perfecting the delivery of your lines, we’d be really impressed if we didn’t need to use our scripts anymore.

Shapes and more shapes

This week the children have been learning about 3D shapes and finding their properties. In literacy they have had great fun listening to George’s Marvellous Medicine and writing their own interesting and sometimes disgusting instructions for their medicines. Homework will be sent home next week ready for half term.

 

Rounding Up, Rounding Down!

This week the children have been writing stories in Literacy. They have used their learning and previous knowledge from our Place and Time lessons to describe events and characters in their stories. They have really impressed us with their hard work and the amount they have learnt. In Maths they have been rounding numbers and developing their understanding of place value and ways to manipulate numbers.

 

It’s All Adding up!

This week the children have combined their Literacy and Place and Time. They have been learning about Celtic hill forts and villages and using their literacy skills to describe them and write sentences using a subordinate clause. In Maths they have been practising their addition and subtraction and they have used jottings to show their working out.

Thank you for your support with our plant sale this week.

Here, There and Everywhere!

International Week 2017

The children have had such an exciting week. We focused on the continent Oceania; exploring the different countries and capital cities using an atlas, creating some brilliant art work. Of course, we explored food and traditions, trying some delicious ANZAC biscuits and writing explanations for the traditions of different cultures.

Both classes have thoroughly enjoyed learning about food from around the world in parent workshops and a visit to Thai Rack. They have been filling out their passports to remember all the interesting things they have learnt.

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As part of our enterprise project this year we will be selling the plants we have grown. We will be selling them in the playground on Wednesday 3rd May 2017, all plants will cost £2 each. We hope to see you there!

Have You Seen the Bubbles?

We hope everyone had a lovely Easter!

This week the children have been learning about the perfect present tense in literacy. They have been identifying and using it in sentences and questions. In Math’s they have been measuring capacity. The children have been reading and interpreting different scales. They finished the week by measuring different ingredients to make their own bubble bath.

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Thank you!

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Here are some pictures of Miss Burke opening her gift from Vermillion Class. She was  overwhelmed and emotional at such a thoughtful and personal gift. She cannot wait to have it up on the wall in her office for everyone to see.

As you can see the children and staff at school have made her final day as Miss Burke eventful and memorable dressed as a cupcake!

Thank you

Dizzy Dinosaurs

This week the children have been working very hard to create their pneumatic dinosaurs. They have worked with a partner to ensure the pneumatic system works and that it looks like a dinosaur. They have also written instructions for how to make a pneumatic dinosaur and evaluated their process.

Have a great Easter holiday and Miss Hesketh and soon to be Mrs Carter will see you on the 18th April 2017

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