Maths games

This afternoon, parents/carers/relatives were invited in to class 3 to play some maths games with the children. I was overwhelmed with the number of adults who showed their support! Thank you! It was lovely to see the children and adults interacting in such a positive way through a variety of maths games, which included…

  • Snakes and ladders,
  • Sudoku,
  • Pig,
  • Connect 4,
  • ‘Birthday cards’
  • And many of their own games which were created a couple of weeks ago during the maths games evaluation afternoon.

On behalf of myself and Miss Lowings, thank you for your continued support.

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Half term parental support

A number of parents have asked how they can support their child during half term, especially with regards to reading.

Please see the attached letter sent out this week, as well as some useful resources…

Half term support letter (19.10.17)

Yr 3 parent questions for reading (bookmark)

Yr 4 parent questions for reading (bookmark)

This week in brief…

The year 3’s are continuing to develop their swimming skills and they have been asked to take a pair of shorts and a t-shirt to swim in, in addition to their trucks/costumes.

In English, the class have been editing and perfecting their diary extracts. They have been tasked to write a diary as if they are Barney from Stig of the Dump, including his thoughts and feelings from when he first met Stig.

In Science, the class have been investigating plants. They took apart the plants to look closely at what was there, including roots, stem structure, leaves etc.

Some quotes from the children…

“There were different types of roots. I noticed a big thick root with smaller ones coming off it.”

“The leaves were darker on the top and a lighter colour underneath.”

There was not much of the the plant left at the end!

Maths challenge day

On Thursday morning, years 2 to 6 were given the task of playing and evaluating a variety of maths/number related games in mixed aged groups. They had to play the game and then comment on a number of things, including fun rating, link to maths, age rating and good and bad points. In the afternoon, years 3-6 made their own games, taking inspiration from what they had experience during the morning session.

The games they they created were amazing!

Stone age

On Monday, whilst year 3 were swimming, the year fours made stone age model settlements in their history lesson with Miss Hill. They were skillfully crafted from plastercine.

Harvest Festival

Today, the Reverend Marcus came in to school to lead a harvest assembly. We all enjoyed a good sing song! Money made from the cake sale is going to the Macmillan nurses and the food collected is being sent to the food bank.

Well done to those who made vegetable people!!

And the Oscar goes to….!

Class 3 are currently studying ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King. They are working towards writing a diary entry from the point of view of the one of the main characters, Barney. In order to ‘get into character’ and really think about what Barney might feel, they acted out the scene when Barney crashes through roof and lands in Stig’s shelter. We decided to do this in a ‘Stiggy’ setting and our nature area was the perfect place! What made this interesting is the fact that Stig doesn’t speak the same language as Barney!

We have some budding thespians in the making!!!