Our First Week Back After Easter

Hello Visitors,

Our first week back has been jam-packed with lots of learning about new topics.

In RE we have started to explore the question: ‘What would Jesus do?’. We have focused on the parable of ‘The Two Builders’ this week, from Matthew 7:24-27. We discussed the parable’s meaning: if we trust in God, and live the life that he wants us to live, we will lead a successful and happy life. 

We have also worked hard to complete a poster about animals in English lessons. We have included conjunctions and relative clauses within our writing, and practised drawing the animal of our choice. Did you know that snow leopards can’t roar?

Finally, we wanted to share our new Christian Value with you all: Service. We will be exploring this in Collective Worship each day, and completing activities that are related within our prayer spaces. 

We hope you have had a great week too.

Discoverers 

 

Welcome back!

Hello families,

I hope that you had an enjoyable Easter break.

Leaders have enjoyed their first week of the Summer Term and it has been lovely for me to get to know them more this week. It is certainly going to be a busy final term at primary school for the children, with lots to look forward to.

This week, the children have been introduced to our new Christian value: service. Over the coming weeks, we will be looking out for acts of service in our class that we can share and celebrate together.

Throughout this week, the children have impressed me with their incredibly positive and mature attitudes towards SATs preparations. We have been busy revisiting learning and practicing answering a range of questions in preparation for the week commencing 9th May.

In addition to SATs preparations, we have also started our new topic for the Summer Term, which is โ€œAnimalsโ€. Over the next two weeks in English, the children will be focussing on animals that are leaders โ€“ like our class name โ€“ with a particular focus on lions. This week, the children have watched video clips of lions in action in order to begin to describe an event. A range of vocabulary and sentence types have been used and I am looking forward to reading the finished descriptions next week.

In art, the children created some creative double page spreads in their sketch books, which showcase their research into the life and techniques of Leonardo Da Vinci. This term, our art specialism will focus on drawing and the children are looking forward to developing their skills over the coming weeks.

First week of Summer term!

Hello families,

After having two weeks off, it was so lovely to see all of our friends again! We have started our summer term with lots of new learning. In Religious Education, we have started exploring the question of ‘What kind of world did Jesus want?’ We thought about what the world is like today and what we would like it to be like. This fits perfectly with out current Christian value of ‘service’ and in worship this week, we have explored things that we can do to help each other. 

In art, we have started to explore the work of ‘Dante Rossetti’ and have learnt some facts about his life. We have also started to look at the Ancient Greece period in history. Lots more fun learning to come!  

Thank you for reading and see you here next week!

Adventurers 

 

 

 

Summer term is here already!

Welcome back everyone, I hope you had a lovely Easter break!

We have lots of fun activities to look forward to this term. Learners Class will begin swimming lessons on Tuesday mornings this term. Please make sure to give your permission on Parent Pay if you haven’t already.

Mrs Gurney will be teaching computers on Tuesday afternoons this term.

This week in Maths, we have enjoyed learning about position and direction. We have made quarter turns, half turns, three quarter turns and full turns with lots of objects around the classroom and have had lots of discussion around clockwise and anti-clockwise.

In Science, we have classified animals in to 6 main groups depending on their features and enjoyed drawing pictures to demonstrate our learning.

In English this week, we have been making posters about animals that are good ‘Learners’ – like our class name! We each has our own ideas of animals that were smart and were able to back-up our opinions with facts.

In Art, drawing is our new topic and we have been looing at the artist Pablo Picasso. We learned about his style of drawing portraits and had a go ourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed this and the finished pieces were fantastic!

As part of Hedgehog Awareness week, next week, we will be having a ‘hedgehoggy day’ on Thursday 5th May. We will keep you posted!

Learners love to learn!

Welcome to Adventurers

Welcome to Adventurers!

Adventurers Class are Year 3 children, ages 7 -8. They are taught by Mrs Brown and supported in class by Mrs Wood.  

Adventurers are taught English and Maths everyday and enjoy covering all the curriculum foundation subjects in afternoon lessons. This half term, the children will be taught P.E and ICT on a Wednesday afternoon by specialist teachers. They will also have P.E again on a Thursday afternoon. The children will need to keep their P.E bags at school ready to take part in other activities if required and bring their swimming kit every Tuesday morning.

We try and read with the children every day at school and encourage children to develop their love of reading at home too. Reading books and  records will be sent home every night and books will be changed when they are completed.

In Year 3, children will be given homework in maths and spellings. For maths, the children will be set work weekly on Sumdog. This will be given on a Thursday and checked the following Thursday. New spellings will be given out alternate Thursdays and children will be tested on them the Thursday of the second week (I will write the test date on their spelling sheet).

Please don't hesitate to ask if there is anything else we can help you with.

Mrs Brown

Welcome to Discoverers

Discoverers Class

Welcome to the Discoverers class page ๐Ÿ˜€

In our class we are taught by Mrs Taylor, who is supported by Mrs Exelby. 

We are in year 4, which means that we are 8 turning 9 (we love to share our birthdays). 

We have busy weeks in here, with English and Mathematics lessons taught daily, and some lessons which happen once a week, like computing with Mrs Gurney on a Thursday afternoon. 

Also on a Thursday, we have magical music with Ralph (our amazing music teacher). We need to remember to practice our instruments at home, and then bring them in on a Thursday morning ready for our lesson.

On a Tuesday morning, we have swimming, so we need to bring in our swimming kits every Tuesday morning during the Autumn term. We need to bring in our PE kits on a Friday morning.

We bring our books and reading records to school each day, and change them when we have finished reading them. This happens during the week when we share our books with Mrs Taylor or Mrs Exelby. 

Each week, homework is set up for us on Sumdog. Sumdog is a fun website, which helps us practice our maths skills through playing games. It is set up for us to complete on a Thursday. We also get spelling homework too. This happens every other Thursday, and we are tested on the spellings during the Tuesday of the second week. We practice our spellings during the week at school, too.

Below, you will find blogs that we write, to share all of the special memories we make in this class. Feel free to check them out ๐Ÿ˜€ 

10 is Exciting

Its been a long time coming and the excitement has been building but this week we have done a full and thorough investigation of the composition of ten.

The Pioneers have made 10 with Numicon and spotted patterns in their calculations. We have build different shapes with numberblocks and written the calculations to match the shapes. From this we have counted in 2’s and 5’s and are now ready to go beyond 10.