17th July 2017

We have had an exceptionally busy and tiring week!
The children have been planning the changes that they will make to the ‘Kassim and the Greedy Pirate’s Treasure’ story, that they have learnt. They have been using alliteration in their planning, which will help make their writing interesting. 

In Maths, they have continued to help Pirate Percy with his problem solving and have been finding the sum or difference of ropes to solve a problem. 

On Wednesday we had a fantastic time walking around Retford, following our maps to find main features. In the afternoon, we enjoyed taking part in the Great School Run and managed to run a whopping 6KM around the school field. 

On Thursday, we had a lovely Picnic afternoon, with Hallcroft in King’s Park, playing games, doing different activities and mingling with our new friends.

This week’s Explorer of the Week is Charlotte, who has worked really hard this week. Well done Charlotte!

We earned 4 handshakes this week!

10th July 2017

In Maths this week, we have continued to work on a range of problems for Pirate Percy. For example, we have been planning the arrangement of items on his ship, so that they are symmetrical when looked at from above from the central mast and created main sail designs, using no more than three colours. Last week’s systematic skills have been put to use again this week!

This week’s Explorer of the Week is Samuel, for always working hard and showing a conscientious attitude.

In English, we have been working on alliteration and the children were challenged to create the longest alliterative sentences! We have also been working on our spelling and grammar skills this week, with excellent results! Our new Year 3 teachers will be amazed at our skills in September!

The children have also been ceating their own self portraits, in the style of Pirates! They have produced some fantastic sketches and have began to add colour and finishing touches to these, using different media. Watch this space for pictures, hopefully on next week’s blog!

We earned 5 handshakes this week!

2nd July 2017

In Maths this week, we have been working on solving problems by working systematically. For example, Pirate Percy, who has lost his memory, couldn’t remember the combination to his treasure chest! The children had to help him work out the correct combination. 

In English we have been working on our Talk for Writing story, ‘Kassim & the Greedy Pirate’s Treasure.’ The children have been reading between the lines and looking at the meanings of words closely and making inferences from these. They have also been learning the story by heart, using actions and acting it out. 

We had a fantastic time on Monday, when Partake Theatre came to visit. The children had a fantastic time setting sale across the ocean in search of Treasure Island. They visited different places across the globe, including Polynesia and Antarctica. They used dance and drama to bring this storytelling session to life. 

Please check out the photos! Fun was had by all!

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This week’s Explorer of the Week is Daisy, who has really been challenging herself this week!

We earned 5 handshakes this week! 

23rd June 2017

This week in Maths, we have been learning to use coordinates to describe position on different maps. We have been saying, ‘along the corridor and up the stairs!’ to help us! We have also been solving different problems, based on a Pirate theme and consolidating some of the time work from last week.

In spelling, we have been exploring –tion words, such as motion, fiction, competition, lotion and section. We have been discussing the meanings of these words and trying to use them in sentences. We have been learning and re-telling the story of Kassim and the Greedy Pirate’s Treasure.

Explorer of the Week was awarded to Levi, for working extra hard this week! Great effort!

We earned 7 handshakes this week! Well done everyone! 
This week we have won the attendance competition, with 100%! 
Well done everyone!

12th June 2017

This week in Maths, we have been learning to use directional language such as: left, right, anti-clockwise, clockwise, up, down, backwards, forwards, quarter turn, half-turn and three-quarter turn. We enjoyed directing Wally (from Where’s Wally) around a game board. We have also been making our own clocks to help us with the Time work that we are just starting. We’ve been revising O’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past so far. 

In spelling, we have been exploring plural rules, such as take off the y then add ies and looking at homophones: know/no; knight / night and knew / new. We have also been writing our own explanation texts explaining the lifecycle of a sunflower.

In Topic, the children were introduced to Pirate Percy!
After losing his memory, Pirate Percy has asked the children to help him remember how to be a pirate. Luckily the children are all very enthusiastic and want to work hard over the next few weeks researching pirate skills and finding out about where Percy might sail to next. We are holding a ‘Pirate Day’ at the end of term to tell Percy all that we have learned. 

Explorer of the Week was awarded to Robbie, for sensible attitude and extra hard work this week.
We earned 4 handshakes this week! Well done everyone!