Earith Primary School

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Maple Class - Years 2,3,4




Maple class teachers are Mr Abbs and Mrs Williams

 Teaching Assistant  are - Mrs Ray and Mrs Thurston


This week we have spent a lot of time reading the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. We have had debates about whether the Pied Piper was a good or a bad man, thought about how to convince the mayor to help with the problem of the rats and then re-told the story during our Big Write session.

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Look how hard at work we were! 

We have made a really big effort to use our spelling dictionaries and our writing prompts to help us to spell key words correctly too. 


This week we continued reading 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin'. We thought about how we could  solve the problem of the rats!

In PSHCE we  read Miss Moore's favourite book, 'Something Else' by Kathryn Cave. We thought about how we are all unique but that we all belong together as well as strategies for solving conflicts. We then wrote our own versions of the end of the story. 

We had our class assembly this afternoon and it went really well.

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We are looking forward to Anti-Bullying Week next week. 

This week has been very spoooooky in Squirrel class!

We took part in our Halloween Science Day. We put candy bananas in different liquids to see which would dissolve them the best. We  found that the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda had the best results. We also made 'Spooky faces'. We observed the chemical reaction between vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and saw how it made a gas that made our balloon faces inflate! It was lots of fun! 

This week we have been drawing pictures of shells and painting them using our knowledge of primary and secondary colours. We  had to be very careful when mixing the paints to keep the colours accurate on the page. Here is some work in progress. 


In Maths, we have been learning about shapes. We identified, described and sorted a selection of 2D and 3D shapes. 

Have an enjoyable Half Term

This week we have been enjoying our Music lesson with Mrs Pentney. We  learnt how to use our voices in different ways and sang some beautiful songs. 


In Maths we have continued with out work on subtraction and in English we have been learning how to use technical vocabulary in our non-chronological reports. 


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!


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. 


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

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