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Squirrels Class - Yrs 2 -3 - 4

 

Squirrels

 

Squirrels class teachers are Miss Moore and Mrs Pentney

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Buttress 

PE days are Wednesday and Friday

Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and collected in on a Tuesday

Squirrels Letters

 

This week in Squirrel class, we have been very busy. 

In English, we were continuing with out work on 'Flotsam' and we have written our own stories about items that have been washed up on the shore. 

In Maths, we have been learning different strategies to solve addition problems. 

On Friday, we got to go outside and use the pool during our PE lesson. It was very cold but luckily the water was warm like a bath. We practised going under water and even played some games. 

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Over the past two weeks, we have been busy looking at a picture book called 'Flotsam' by David Wiesner. We have sequenced the pictures, used adjectives to describe the items that are found and used evidence to justify our predictions for the ending. This week we are busy thinking about how we can write out own versions of the story!

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In maths, we are learning about addition and subtraction. We are revising known strategies for solving problems and putting these to use when solving challenges. 

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Our new class name is Squirrels and we will be updating you with news from our class!

Below are some of our activities from last year

This week we were very lucky as we got to go swimming twice! We practised going under the water, swimming through hoops and then worked on perfecting our breast-stroke. Mrs Simmonds was almsot as wet as us by the time we had finished as we kept accidentally splashing her!!

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In the classroom we have been busy doing some end of year assessments. We have been working very hard!

We are looking forward to our 'Healthy Week' next week where we will be making healthy food and taking part in Sportsday. 

What a wet week it has been so far! Unfortunately we were unable to go in the swimming pool on Tuesday because of the massive downpour in the afternoon. Mrs Simmonds has said that we can try and squeeze in another session before the end of the term. 

On Monday we write biographies about Vincent van Gogh, using all of the knowledge that we gained about him on 'Artist Day' last week. We also finished our sunflower paintings. 

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On Tuesday we enjoyed our first swimming lesson in the school pool. It was very exciting! Mrs Simmonds split us into small groups and we each had a turn in the water. We practised putting our faces under the water, collecting hoops from the bottom of the pool and then doing some widths. 

On Friday we had our 'Artist Day' and we focussed on learning about Vincen van Gogh. We studied his famous painting, 'Vase with Twelve Sunflowers'. We did some observational drawing of real sunflowers and then mixed paints to paint our own vases of flowers. 

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This week we have been following the sets of instructions that we wrote in English to make our Viking long-boats! We have used templates to cut out pieces of cardboard and then attached them together using several different skills. We are almsot finished and we are very pleased with the results so far! 

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In Maths, we have been revising the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. 

In English we have been reading 'Dragon Stew' and have created our own story maps to show the main events. We will use this next week to help us to plan and write our own stories.  

This week has been a short week as the teachers had a training day on Monday but we have still managed to get lots of work completed!

In English we have been looking at the features of instructional texts including imperative verbs, the use of adverbs and the layout. We then used all of these when writing our own sets of instructions to explain how to make a Viking longboat. 

In D&T we have been practising the skills of scoring, cutting, measuring and sticking. We have begun to follow our own instructions in order to make our own boats. We are looking forward to seeing the final products soon! 

In Maths, we have been revising multiplication and division strategies and using these to solve puzzles and problems. 

Don't forget to vote for our film!!

Year 4 - FOOTBALL FRENZY -http://clips.e2bn.org/competitions/cambridge/view.php?id=2370&cid=516

Please also see class curriculum update for Summer 2

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