Yesterday Reception class had great fun making (and eating) pancakes!
They all had a turn at weighing and mixing the ingredients. While the pancakes were cooking they had a go at tossing a pancake… some more successfully than others!
Here is a selection of the photos taken.
Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely half term break!
If you are interested in how we teach reading at school, and how you can help your child with their reading at home then this workshop may be for you!
Monday 3rd March at 6pm
Wednesday 5th March at 3.30pm
Please speak to us for more details.
The school Reading policy asks parents to read with their child at least 3 times a week, and for this reading to be documented in your child’s reading records. Please make sure you keep this up, as on our School Report format we have to comment on whether your children read a satisfactory amount at home and this is the only paper evidence we will have to refer to!
Thank you for labeling all of your child’s clothes. We have noticed that biro and pen seems to be washing out – please check regularly if you have written your child’s name into clothes that the name is still legible! We noticed during our PE sessions last week that quite a few children’s labels were almost faded.
24th Feb – Handa’s Surprise
3rd March – Mama Panya’s Pancakes
10th March – Oliver’s Vegetables
17th March – Jasper’s Beanstalk
24th March – Jack and the Beanstalk
31st March – The Ugly Duckling
Our topic this half term is called ‘Living and Growing.’ We will be using these core texts to form a basis for our activities and learning. We will also be learning about the Easter Story.
Any parent who is eager to do a little extra work at home – we are going to be learning to name and describe the features of 3D shapes (namely – cube, cuboid, cone, pyramid, cylinder, sphere). You could give your child a head start by practicing these at home!
This half term in Year 3 we will be learning about volcanoes. The children will be investigating and finding out about eruptions, different types of volcanoes and their impacts on people and the environment. The children will also be learning about different types of rocks and exploring some reversible and irreversible changes in Science.
In Literacy we will be reading two themed books, ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Escape from Pompeii’. Using these books as inspiration the pupils will be writing play scripts as well as creating Archeologist reports and timelines. Later in the half term we will also be having a themed ‘Day in Pompeii’ where the children will experience some elements of life in Pompeii and the volcano eruption.
In Math we will be looking at a variety of topics. The children will need to be using their timetable facts and knowledge of number bonds throughout the half term, so please keep practicing for Rainbow Wall bricks at home.
Please also keep up with reading and homework. We have seen some fantastic collages and museum stories already this term. Please remind your children that reading diaries must be handed in on Fridays and homework books on Mondays and Thursdays.
In March we will be going on a trip to the Natural History Museum, where the pupils will find out more about volcanoes. Any help from parents or carers on this trip or around school would be appreciated.
Miss Harding and Miss Olling-Wood
TO DOWNLOAD THE SPRING TERM HOMEWORK LETTER CLICK HERE.Year 3 homework Spring 2
This half term we shall be studying the topic, ‘Stories People Tell’. This will involve looking at important characters found in Myths and Legends, such as Robin Hood. We are working towards creating our own “Museum of Stories”.
For homework we would like you to complete the following activities:
This needs to be completed by Friday 7th March 2014.
This needs to be completed by Friday 14th March 2014.
This needs to be completed by Friday 21stth March 2014.
This needs to be completed by Friday 28th March 2014.
During the next half term our topic will be Ancient Egypt. We will be learning about where Egypt is, the importance of the River Nile and about daily life during the time of Ancient Egypt. On Tuesday 11th March 2014, we will have an Egyptian day where your child can come to school dressed as an Ancient Egyption and be engaged in fun activities.
In Literacy we will be reading a themed book, which will link nicely with our topic. We will be looking at how characters relate to one and other and how relationships change throughout the course of a narrative. We will also be learning about how formal and informal language change depending on what the genres is and who the audience is.
In Maths we will be looking at a variety of topics including:
It would be really helpful if you can ensure you are reading with your child three times a week and signing their diary. They will also need to practice their times tables, number bonds and high frequency spellings at home.
For homework this half term we would like you to complete the following tasks:
To research the process of mummification and create a flow diagram or a step by step guide for each step.
Children will use this during topic lessons to create an animation of the mummification process.
To write the name of our school in hieroglyphs from Ancient Egyptian times.
Write an explanation about of why people settles in Egypt and the importance of the Nile.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for their continued support with their child’s learning. If you would be interested in volunteering to hear readers and check pupils’ times tables, please let us know.
Miss McCleallan, Mrs Fuller and Miss Deaghan
Come and join the PTA for a coffee morning, with breakfast, this Friday 28th February from 8.15am until 10am. It will be an lovely opportunity to relax and meet friends before the day starts and is open to all parents, carers and children. However, children must be in class for registration.
Also, the next PTA meeting is being held on MONDAY 3RD MARCH from 6.15pm until 7.15pm in the school hall.
They will be planning future events for the school so please come along to show your support and share your ideas. There will also be an update on how the money raised is being spent including the sports bib purchases.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Today year 4 pupils had a visit from The Night Zookeeper (www.nightzookeeper.com) They listened to the Zookeepers tales about the mysterious animals in his night zoo including the Spying Giraffe and the ‘Hareplanes’.
They then used the Night Zookeeper’s drawing app to create imaginary Zoo gates. They then wrote a short descriptive piece about a visit to the night zoo.
Finally, they then used the drawing app to create a picture of themselves as a Night Zookeeper.
Our topic for this term is ‘Ancient Greece’. At the end of term we will be having an Ancient Greece theme day (with dressing up in togas!) to celebrate the children’s hard work. This topic will be embedded throughout the Curriculum, encouraging children to develop as responsible and independent learners, whilst gaining an understanding of how culture and lifestyle has changed over time.
Some of the different questions and topics we will cover through different subject areas include:
KEY FOCUSES & QUESTIONS
Instructional writing, Recounts & Reports, Explanation text,
Persuasive Adverts & Poetry
Revision units including:
Calculation methods, Reading Scales, Interpreting Data, Fractions and Decimals & Manipulating Shape
KS2 Science Revision Program:
Living Things, Materials, Physical Processes
Who and where were the ancient Greeks?
What were the differences between Athens and Sparta?
What was ancient Greek warfare like?
What did the ancient Greeks believe?
What impact did the ancient Greek civilisation have on the world?
What is Greece like today?
What is modern Greek culture like?
ART & D.T.
Comedy and Tragedy Masks (papier mache)
Ancient Greek pottery
Ancient Greek Soap Sculptures
Archimede’s Water Screw
Outdoor: Hockey & Football
Buddhist life and worship
Christianity: The meaning of Easter
Songwriter – Exploring Lyrics and Melody
Cyclic Patterns – Exploring Rhythm and Pulse
We are App creaters
Homework will continue to be set on a Monday and will consist of a Maths activity, Comprehension text and a SPAG task. Children may also be set additional activities throughout the week, which will be tailored to stretch them as individuals, to help support them in any specific areas they need some extra input.
We will also be offering children specific booster or extension groups (which will take place before school, during lunchtimes or after school) during this term. Children and parents will be spoken to individually about this during the next few weeks.
This term will be full of hard and challenging work for the children (and staff!) but we are looking forward to seeing each child grow and flourish as the term progresses.
If you have any questions, as always, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mr C. Speller, Miss A. Jackson & Mrs C. Dyer