Squirrels Class - Yrs 2 -3 - 4
Squirrels class teachers are Miss Moore and Mrs Williams
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Buttress
PE days are Wednesday and Friday
Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and collected in on a Tuesday
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.
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!
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
This week we have continued producing our stop-motion films. We still have a lot of work to do but we are pleased with them so far. We have had to be very patient and have found that it is much harder than it first seemed!
In Maths we have been solving problems involving money and in English we have been revising the features of letters.
We are very much looking forward to our Viking day tomorrow! We can't wait to see what everyone dresses up as and to find out more information about our topic. Look out for the pictures that will follow....
We hope that everyone has a well-earned rest over the holidays.
HAPPY HALF TERM!
We have been busy practising our class assembly this week. We are looking forward to sharing all of our learning that we have done about the Vikings so far. Our favourite part is the song that we are going to sing at the end! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
In English, we have been thinking about how we can use technical vocabulary to describe different aspects of life in Viking times. We have also been researching for homework and in our Topic lessons and will be putting all of this learning together to write our own non-chronological reports.
In ICT we have begun creating our short, stop-motion films. We still have a lot of work to do but we are having lots of fun so far.
This week has been a little unusual as we have spent some of the time working in the Library whilst the Year 6s have been busy with their tests. We have really enjoyed making the most of the opportunity to read lots of different books and begin to research more information about our current topic.
We have also begun to think about our entries for the FILM FESTIVAL. We have been working in small groups to plan characters and a simple plot for our own stop motion films. We have created storyboards to show the main details at each stage and we are now working on producing the back drops so that we can begin filming next week!
In Maths, we have been reading scales and estimating and measuring mass. We have been recording our results to the nearest gram or kilogram.
We have been focussing on statistics this week in Maths. We have been looking at lots of pictograms and bar charts and using them to interpret data. We have also collecting data, recording it in tables and then drawing our own bar charts.
In English, we have continued to think about myths and legends about 'King Arthur'. We have revised how to punctuate dialogue accurately and we will be using this when we write our own legends at the end of the week.
In D&T we are looking forward to designing our own Viking longboats this week too! These are some of our viking shields we made this week.
We have been using the bar model in Maths to help us with our addition and subtraction. It is a very visual method and we have found it really helpful! We will be using it to help us solve word problems later in the week.
In English we have been reading legends about King Arthur. We looked at pictures and asked questions about what we wanted to find out. We then used the evidence to make predictions. We will be re-telling the legend of the 'Sword in the Stone' on Friday.