17th July 2017

Alfie brought in some spring beans, winter beans, rape and wheat to show the class.  They had been grown on his Grandad’s farm where once crops are harvested they are sold to different companies.

Our new ‘Spelling Bee Champion’ is Jason because he scored 10/10 in his spelling test, improving his score by 8 marks.  Well done Jason!

We have been selling out ‘Slurpticious Summer Straws’ during morning break times and have sold quite a lot.  Our profit is starting to increase nicely.  If you would like to purchase one of our straws please send your order to our class, 3ES.

In English we have started to plan our discussion writing about whether keeping animals in zoos is a good idea.  We are going to be working very hard right up until the last day of the Summer Term in order to produce a fantastic piece of discussion writing.  

We are learning about the Buddhism Faith, and have designed our own prayer flags that are meant to represent karma and peace. We have learnt that very good act we do will be rewarded later on in life. Sophie-Jean worked very hard to design a beautiful and unique flag design.

10th July 2017

This week we have been to visit our new classrooms and teachers which we will have in September.  In Year 4 the teachers are Mr Haslem, Mrs Goulder and Mrs Hilton-Loom.  We had nearly a full day in our new classes and got to do lots of fun activities like building structures out of marshmallows and dried spaghetti.

Over the year we have earnt a number of Attendance Certificates and before the end of the Summer Term we have decided to exchange a number of them for several rewards.  On Tuesday 11th July Class 3ES can come to school dressed in their pyjamas or in non-school uniform. The class could not decide which one to choose so we have opted to have a choice of what to wear on that day.  Normal lessons will be occurring.  

Our Summer Enterprise Project will be on sale next week.  We have designed and made a selection of ‘Slurpticious Summer Straws’ which can be purchased for between 20p and 50p each.  Children can purchase the straws at morning break by the gym area in the playground.  Hopefully we can beat how much profit we made in our Christmas and Easter Enterprises.

Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Daisey for her positive attitude and good effort in lessons. Well done Daisey.

We earnt 19 handshakes this week!  Well done!

2nd July 2017

In English we have been thinking about what we think about zoos and whether they are a good idea or not.  We sorted statements and facts about opinions of zoos under headings and discussed them as a class.  We will be writing a discussion text on this over the next couple of weeks.  For our cold write we wrote about the pros and cons of fidget spinners.  We really enjoyed doing this and thought of many positive and negative reasons for playing with them.

In Maths we enjoyed going outside and measuring how far we can jump.  Noah jumped 1.85m! We then converted the distance we jumped into centimetres and metres.

Taome is our ‘Champion of the Week’ for her consistent positive attitude and effort in lessons. Well done Taome!

There is no swimming next week, Thursday 6th July, due to transition day where the children will find out about their new classes.

This week we have earnt 8 handshakes.

23rd June 2017

In Maths we are continuing to learn about measurement and are focusing upon units of length.  We are practising converting lengths using different units, for example centimetres into metres and vice versa.  We have to use our knowledge of how to multiply or divide by 100.

In English we have been looking at the images in the story, ‘The Zoo’, and using inference skills to answer questions about them.  We noticed that the gorilla had the same sort of eyes as the mum, as they both felt sad at that point in the story. We studied the picture of the orang-utan in its cage and thought about how it must of felt, then we wrote as we were the orang-utan. The written work produced was so good we have filmed a selection of children reading their work out loud.

Alfie has made a tribe mask at home out of cardboard, pencils and feathers.  It looked very scary!

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Evie brought in some homemade ‘Brazilian Brigaderio Truffles’ for us to sample.  They were delicious and tasted like soft chocolate brownies.  Evie had chosen to research the history of these truffles as part of her Rainforest project. Thank you Evie for letting us share your tasty cooking.

Faith brought in model of a rainforest which she had made at home out of cardboard and tissue paper. It even had a trap in it which had caught a snake!
Photo of Faith with model
Lexie has made a fantastic African mask out of cardboard, paint and beads.  It looks amazing!

Honey has worked extremely hard at home to design and build a model of the rainforest that has water that runs down a waterfall.Wonderful work Honey, well done!

Kiran brought in his rainforest model this week to show the class.  Can you spot all of the different animals in it?

Logan is our new ‘Spelling Bee Champion’, having scored 10/10 in a spelling test and for making the most progress. Well done Logan!

Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Alannah for her wonderful positive attitude and effort at swimming this week. She overcame her fear of getting in at the deep end of the pool and gained her 25m badge. Well done Alannah!