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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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It’s As Easy As ABC!

This week the children have been learning how to use a dictionary in literacy. They have been locating words and ordering words alphabetically when looking at the first, second or third letter! It has given them another great opportunity and resource to practise their spelling. In Maths we have revisited addition and subtraction through a Chilli Challenge! The children have been looking at different number sentences and using their mental maths knowledge and written methods to solve them.

Homework will be set next week for the children to complete over the Easter Holidays.

Newspaper writing

This week the children have been learning how to write a newspaper report. They have produced some great newspaper reports based on the missing jewel. In maths they have been calculating change using counting on. All of the children have now planted the seeds for our You Grow They Grow project.

The mysterious missing jewel

This week the children have loved taking part in creative writing week. The missing jewel and investigating the possible suspects has been very exciting. This mystery will continue into next week with the children using the events to write newspaper reports. Maths has seen the children continue to investigate measurements, converting cm to mm and vice versa.

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Made to measure

This week the children have been measuring length in cm using a ruler. In literacy they have been learning about prepositions. They have been focusing on starting sentences with prepositions. The children have also been practising these spellings: build, building, believe, bicycle and busy.

Hurray for Haiku

This week the children have been using their knowledge of syllables to help them write a Haiku. In maths they have been using the fraction wall to compare fractions. The children have also been focusing on these year 3 and 4 words in their spelling lessons. It would be great to continue practising these at home.

accident, accidently, arrive, actual, actually and appear.

We will be focusing on 6 words a week this term and any extra work at home which encourages the children to use these words in sentences would be much appreciated.