Welcome to Greece!
Please look at our curriculum letter to see what the children will be working on this term. If anyone has resources or things they could share with the class, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of staff.
Our Busy Week 24.11.17
This week we completed our assessments by doing a Maths test. The children worked very hard - everyone tried their best so well done! In literacy we continued our work on Moon Man and used drama to help us explore how a character was feeling at certain points in the story- see some photos below. We also worked together to write a group description about the moon.
In Maths we started work on fractions- we found fractions of shapes and of amounts. Ask your child if they can remember what the top and bottom numbers of a fraction are called.
Do look at our Science photos too- when the sun finally came out on Thursday we took our chance!
Our Busy Week 17.11.17
What another quick week! In Literacy we looked carefully at pictures of the moon and annotated sketches using adjectives and similes. Ask your child if they can remember what simile they used. My favourite one was Charlie's- he said it was like a great eyeball in the sky! In Maths, we completed our work on Time- we will revisit this area as it is tricky for most children but we made progress converting analogue to digital times. We finished with clock bingo, time dominoes and time pairs. In Topic, we discovered what Stone Age people ate and the children prepared a fruit stew with Mrs Hiorns which most of us tried and liked the next day. see our fabulous pictures.
Our Busy Week 10.11.17
This week the children completed their hot task on report writing/ information text writing. Their reports were on all sorts of things- elephants, people, the Titanic and even Disneyland. We started work on a book called Moon Man and had a great discussion about the illustration- what we liked, disliked, if there was anything puzzling or if there were any connections to be made.
In Maths, we worked really hard on time- telling the time, converting time to digital,etc . Lots of children find this concept tricky so if you can reinforce what we've been doing by pointing out clocks and asking them questions, that would be a great help.
In Science, we started a new unit on Light and Shadow- let's hope for some sunny weather so we can look at our shadows and why they are different lengths sometimes.
Our Busy Week 3.11.17
What a quick week! On Monday and Tuesday most of the class were at Kingswood where we had a fabulous time. Photos should appear in the Gallery section of the website soon! Back in school for the rest of the week and we completed our Talk for Writing text on Volcanoes.- ask your child if they know what is a good way to start a report or information text. In Maths we worked on doubling and halving even numbers using partitioning.
Congratulations to Nicholas who received word this week his story will be published in a book later this year- I can't wait to read it !
Our Busy Week 13.10.17
The children have had a fantastic week. They've worked so hard- we completed our work on narrative by working on punctuating speech accurately and on Friday, the children wrote their hot task pieces. They're brilliant! In Maths, we did more work on the four operations, focusing on multiplication- the children are beginning to realise how important it is that they learn and practise their times tables.
On Thursday afternoon, we erupted our volcanoes out in the playground- it was very exciting! Please have a look at the pictures.
Our Busy Week 6.10.17
This week, the children have been working very hard on lots of different areas. In Literacy, we leaned when to use a new paragraph in our writing and turned some nursery rhymes into great stories. Please feel free to look at them on Our Work wall in class. We introduced column subtraction to the year 3s and revised the same thing, but with bigger numbers, with the year 4s. Our Science work continued with fossil making and a discussion about how fossils are formed. Our volcanoes are almost ready to paint and therefore to erupt ! Pictures to follow of course. All of the children have been given a copy of their Mathletics login details- please encourage them to try it out at home and to spend 10 minutes or so playing / practising the activities.
Our Busy Week 25.9.17
First of all, huge congratulations to our new School Council representatives- Maisie-Grace, Samuel and Zara. I'm sure they'll do Greece proud. This week in Literacy, we completed learning our text- Cave Baby- and we began to look carefully at the sections of text which make up the paragraphs. We drew some fabulous pictures of Cave Baby's paintings at home, in the mammoths' cave and what he dreamed about once he was safely home.
In Maths, the Year 4s worked with big numbers revising column addition while the year 3s were introduced to the column addition method- they were all brilliant! Ask your child if they can remember our success criteria!
House Team Day took place on Wednesday and we all had a great time- please see the photos which should appear in the Gallery soon.
Our Busy week 22.9.17
The children performed their class assembly to KS1 and some of KS2 on Thursday - they were brilliant as I'm sure you'll agree when you look at the video. Unfortunately, the ending of the assembly does seem to have been cut off so apologies for that!
In lessons, we have been working on counting on and back from any number in 10s, 100s and 1000s- we ended up with some very, very large numbers. Our Talk for Writing continues but we've also had time to learn more about fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses and punctuation. Please ask your child if they can remember any of the work.
OUR BUSY WEEK 11.09.17
What a fantastic week we've had. We started on Monday by going on a rock trail and comparing the appearance and purpose of different types of Rocks. Later on in the week, we continued our work on the Stone Age and made a class cave painting of our handprints. We also designed our individual cave paintings.
Meanwhile we worked on our Talk for Writing text in Literacy- Cave Baby. Ask your child if they can remember any of it. What does Babble Gabble or Sentence Tennis mean?
In Maths we continued work on place value and started to round numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. We had to spend a bit of time working out what the multiple of 10 would be before a given number and after that number. It was quite tricky!