Today we have been finding out about the Children in Need charity. We looked fabulous in our spotty wear- thank you to everyone who donated 🙂
We have had a lovely start to the Autumn 2. This week we have begun our new English unit, Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone. First thing Monday morning, we were ‘sorted’ into house by the Sorting Hat. We found out which house we belong to: are we brave like Gryffindor, loyal like Hufflepuff, cunning like Slytherin, or wise like Ravenclaw? All of these attributes are worthy when used correctly. Want to find out which house you belong to? Watch this space for our descriptions of Diagon Alley. Many of the children have expressed an interest in bringing in their own Harry Potter book, which is fine, but please don’t read ahead of where we have got to!
During maths, we have been using our equipment to help us to understand column addition including exchanges. Using the place value counters and dienes equipment, we have been able to visually see what happens when we have to exchange across a tens or hundreds boundary, before moving to the abstract format.
Year 3 had a lovely afternoon learning about the sacrament of Baptism.
Mrs McGowan was very helpful and took the children through a ‘Baptism’.
Back in class the children have been focusing on developing fine motor skills and handwriting.
We have been learning some hand dances to help with co-ordination, control, visual placement and muscle strength. Maybe they will show you their ‘moves’!
A reminder just a few weeks until our Jurassic Park celebration day! I am looking forward to the children sharing their projects.
Finally thank you to everyone who attended Parents Evening
have a lovely weekend
Mrs K McGovern
We are taking part in the BBC live lesson, we celebrating National Poetry Day!
We have spent the last few weeks celebrating God’s creation. Look how wonderful our artwork is!
Year 4 enjoyed a visit to Pizza Express this week where we learnt about how to make a pizza. We were lucky enough to each make and take away our own- everyone thought that the Margherita pizzas were delicious! This visit was to support our D&T unit- Food, and we encorporated it with our unit Italy, which we are studying this term.
During our history unit Anglo- Saxons, we studied evidence to try to work out when these artefacts had been dug up. We worked out that it was approximately the year 625.
Year 4 have worked really hard this week. I hope everyone has a restful weekend and are fully energised and ready for learning next week!
Here we are busy using a range of equipment to help develop our understanding of place value.
On Wednesday we begin creating our own leaf sculptures based on the work of Andrew Goldsworthy.
On Thursday afternoon we had great fun in our first Spanish lesson!
counting to 10. A huge thank you to Olivia for her excellent counting in Spanish,
especially with pronunciation.
We are looking forward to celebrating our school buildings 50th Anniversary (28-9-18).
Please join us at 9.15am if you can .
Keep checking in! we have lots to share.
Mrs McGovern & Year 3 children
Today we began our study of the artist Andrew Goldsworthy.
Each child created a profile page using natural materials.
Here we are gathering natural objects for our fact file and completing our profile page.
The children all had a great start. They settled well and quickly made friends. We were very busy exploring the environment and activities. We met the lunch time staff ready for Monday and Mrs Quinn came in to say hello. Please can we have all PE kit in by Tuesday. Thank you
Below are a few pictures of the week.