Week ending 9th March 2018
In computing we have started our art project where we have to replicate a famous painting using word. We chose ‘The Snail’ by Henri Matisse. This is very complicated as they have to insert shapes, colour them, move them to wear they need to be and flip and rotate them. They are looking good so far!
This week we celebrated World Book Day. Everybody looked fantastic dressed as their favourite book characters and we were very busy with lots of fun activities to take part in during the day. We started by writing our own stories using all the skills we have learned in our English sessions. Then we carried out a range of activities such as word searches, puzzles and colouring activities before swapping with pupils in Year 6 to share our favourite books and why. Finally we paid a visit to the hall to see the super potato entries. What a fantastic day! We can't wait to do it all again next year!
Happy Shrove Tuesday! Today we discussed how and why Pancake Day is celebrated around the United Kingdom. Most excitingly we were given the opportunity to eat pancakes in the class. Yummy!!!
Week ending 9th February 2018
In Science, we started the week looking at vertebrates and invertebrates. We then looked at all the bones we have in our bodies and put together our own skeleton puzzle. We finished the week having amazing fun dissecting owl pellets! We found out that owls eat voles, moles and starlings. We found the bones and matched them to the bones on the bone chart.
Our pupils are really enjoying Science this year and I think we have some budding scientists out there!
This week we took part in National Number Day. Pupils from 3A mixed with pupils from 5H to take part in the Maths Quiz. It was great fun and everyone worked brilliantly together, supporting each other in finding the answers. Great fun was had by everyone and huge congratulations to the Circles who were our whole school winning team!
This week we have had a real focus on using the column method to calculate our addition and subtraction sums. Although we had some experience of this in year 2, it has been been much harder as we are now working with three digit numbers! We first had some practise using the dienes equipment to gain a clear understanding as to which numbers we needed to regroup or exchange before moving onto the formal written method.
This week 3A braved the cold to take part in our one day Bikeability workshop. The children had a fantastic time learning how to look after their bikes, how to ride them safely and move around obstacles. We were particularly proud of 3 pupils who learnt to ride without stabilisers for the first time!
This week we started our new Science unit looking at Forces. We started by discussing what a force was and investogated how forces effected everyday objects such as blue tack and toy cars. We then discussed how forces can be measured using a Newton metre. We finished by carrying out a simple experiment looking at how many Newtons it took to; pull up a zip, pick up an object and pull and object across the table. The children were able to use lots of scientific vocabulary when explaining what was happening. A super start to the new term!
I would just like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your lovely Christmas gifts. I hope you have all had a lovely break and are looking forward to all the exciting things 2018 is sure to bring.
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