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Week 24 - 11th February

This week we have celebrated British Science Week! We received a letter to say we had to create our own special packages to protect a fragile object. We worked in groups to plan and resource then tested our inventions using an egg. Almost everyone's survived, well done! Take a look at some of the photographs below: 

 

 

As well as the egg protecting experiment, we also took part in a light investigation answering the question: Which materials are reflective? 

 

We planned our experiment together and took part in a carousel testing a high-visibility jacket, mirror, fabric, wood, plastic and foil. We found out that the foil, high-visibility jacket and mirror were reflective. Look at the pictures below:

 

Week 23 - 4th March

What an exciting week we've had! This week we celebrated World Book Day and dressed up as characters from our class story 'The Wizard of Oz'. Miss Smith and Miss Marsh were extremely impressed and proud that everyone made such a wonderful effort.

We took place in lots of different activities. 

In the morning we created our own book cover for the story and wrote our own short blurb to try and persuade people to read the book. The winner with the best book cover was Sophia Well done!

Then, we created our own word yellow brick road using words to describe Emerald City. We chose positive adjectives such as majestic, pure, vibrant, enchanting, magical. There were lots of lovely choices and the yellow brick road looked great when we'd finished. 

We also created our own artwork showing the contrast between Kansas and Emerald City - one being dark, dull and dreary, and the other being a colourful world of wonder. Take a look at the examples below: 

 

 

Week 22 - 25th February

Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely, well rested half term! We have had a busy week this week, straight back into our learning. 

In English we introduced our new story 'The Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum which we are enjoying thoroughly so far. We used the week to learn about the main plot and the characters involved in the story. Our first piece of writing will be a Chapter 1 re-tell where Dorothy finds herself in Emerald City. We worked hard to think of descriptive language to describe the setting which we will use in our writing next week! Please see the pictures below... 

In Maths, we have revisited division. This is still a focus area and could be an area to focus on at home if you wish to do some extra home learning. We looked at dividing 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number with remainders. 

e.g.     13 divided by 3     (you can fit 4 lots of 3 (12) and there is 1 left over so the answer is 4r1)

                                                       

 

 

Week 21 - 11th February

This week we went on our Science trip to Chester Zoo! It was a great way to end a busy term and we enjoyed looking at all of the different animals in their habitats.

We saw mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and birds on our visit and some of us were able to identify them as we walked round, well done! 

Take a look at some photographs from our trip below: 

Week 20

This week we have published our diary entry and started a new genre of writing - a setting description. Our aim this week is to describe Theseus' journey from Athens to Crete on his boat. We discussed the different senses and made a writing checklist. Can you remember any of the features for description? 

In Maths we continued with our fractions work - solving problems using all of our skills. Again, another reminder to practise your basic multiplication and division, these help in LOTS of other areas in the Maths curriculum. 

Encompass was interesting this week, we researched the daily life of an Ancient Greek - what did they wear? What did they eat? What did they do for a job? If you would like some extra homework, write a diary entry from an Ancient Greek's point of view using all of our research. 

 

Well done to those children who received their Travel Tracker badge for walking to school. It is the children's responsibility to record this in the morning so please remember to do so in order to get your badges. 

 

Don't forget it's Chester Zoo on Wednesday 13th February. Children need to be in school at 8:15. We are really looking forward to it! 

Week 19

We have had another fabulous week in Turtles Class, well done for all of your hard work!

This week in English we have written and edited our diary entry of Theseus. We included Year 3 features like exclamation marks, question marks, openers and time conjunctions. Miss Smith was particularly impressed with our style, it sounded like Theseus had written some of them himself, well done for getting into character. 

In Maths we have continued with our work on Fractions. Equivalent fractions was something we found difficult at first but our steps to success meant we were able to do it quickly by the end of the lesson: 

We did notice that our class were struggling with basic multiplication and division facts, remember to practise your times tables at home. How many 2s are in 2? How many 1s are in 4? These may sound basic but it needs to be embedded to aid with other areas of learning. 

 

The most exciting part of the week was Number Day where we read the story '365 Penguins' and carried out some Maths activities relating to it. Using our knowledge of the calendar we were able to solve tricky problems! Take a look at some photographs below... 

Week 18

What a busy week we've had! We showcased our learning of Ancient Greece in our Class Assembly which was sensational, the children were so confident considering it was their first assembly in KS2, Miss Smith was very proud. Thank you to all parents who turned up to watch and joined in our learning. Photographs will follow shortly, keep an eye out!

 

As well as our assembly, we continued learning about Theseus and the Minotaur, our Greek Myth in English. We are aiming to write a diary entry so we spent the week looking for the features and thinking about Theseus' thoughts and feelings. 

In Maths, we have continued to learn about Fractions, adding and subtracting them and learning all about where they would go on a number line. Some of us found this difficult but we persevered and got there in the end. 

 

Science was interesting this week as we learned all about the different animal kingdoms. Can you remember the name of them all? We chose one area to complete a poster on and shared our learning with the rest of the class. 

Week 17

In English, we have moved onto the myth Theseus and the Minotaur. We spent a lesson reading different versions and thought about the main ingredients for a good myth. We found out we needed a fantastical beast, an interesting setting, a problem and a good ending.

In the afternoon, we have focused on the physical features of Geography and learned about the mountains, dry climate and many islands. 

This week we have started our learning on Fractions! We discussed what the different vocabulary meant including: denominator, numerator, unit, non-unit and equivalent. Can you remember the definitions of these key words? This week we focused on finding fractions of amounts, take a look at the prompts below to support with your child's learning. 

 

 

 

 

Week 16

First of all Miss Smith would like to say a HUGE thank you to all parents for the effort made with the Greek costumes for our WOW day. It makes our day even more exciting when we're dressed up! I think it's safe to say we had a wonderful day with lots of amazing experiences. 

We learned the Zorba dance, tasted traditional Greek foods, used Greek mythology to sing music, found Greece on a world map and even made our own leaf headdress. 

We had a vote at the end of the day and we decided that as a class, our favourite part of the day was the food tasting, even if we didn't enjoy all of it (as you can tell from some of our faces on the photographs below)

Take a look at the photographs below... 

 

Week 15

What an exciting and busy week we've had! We performed in our Winter Production and Miss Smith was so proud. Well done to everyone for such a beautiful performance of 'Do you wanna build a snowman?'

We also visited the Church to sing Winter songs as a whole school, we were very loud and the Vicar was extremely impressed with our singing and reading of Winter poems. 

This week, our English has also been Winter related and we wrote descriptive sentences about a Winter setting. Some of us even used personification and metaphors! 

I hope you all enjoy a lovely Winter Break, keep safe and enjoy Christmas if you celebrate it. Happy New Year to All! :) 

Week 14

This week we have published our last piece of writing in 2018! It was a super persuasive piece of writing using all of the features we've magpied all week. Mr Wonka will be pleased with our work and I'm sure he'll get lots more visitors to the Chocolate Factory. 

In Maths we have used and explored money, adding amounts and working out different ways to pay for objects with the coins we were given. We enjoyed using the practical resources and remember to practise your money skills when you go to the shop with parents or family members. 

Encompass was exciting this week, we carried out our own Viking Trade Fair! We created our own trade, designed an ID badge and made a speech to sell our product. We really enjoyed using all of our knowledge for this task! 

Week 13

This week we have started a brand new genre, persuasion. It was important we knew what persuasion was so we have spent all week looking at different features to use and written examples of these to use in our own writing. Mr Wonka sent us an email asking us to help him to persuade people to visit his factory before he has to close it down! We agreed of course and we aim to write our first draft next week. 

In Maths we have been multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 by moving the digits to the left or right. Can you write a steps to success on how to do it? 

In the afternoon we continued learning about Viking Gods and Goddesses and even created our very own God. We had lots of creative ideas including God of Beauty, Goddess of Weather and God of Fire.  

Week 12

We have had another busy week in Turtles Class. In English we began our second piece of writing where we are describing the Chocolate Room in the Willy Wonka's factory. We use lots of our skills including prepositions, adverbs, adjectives and similes to describe the setting and worked on when and how to use them so our writing sounds effective. This is a focus in Turtles class from now on to ensure we can reach Greater Depth. 

In Maths we moved onto Division and we used the number line method alongside basic bus stop using counters. We discussed the different methods of division including sharing into equal groups and counting in our times tables. We explored what remainders were before moving onto written methods for more tricky questions. See examples of the methods used below: 

Week 11

Multiplication has been our focus this week and we have been learning how to use the Grid Method and the Expanded Method (see below) to multiply 2 digit by 1 digit numbers. Some of us found this tricky at first but it's important we understand the steps to multiplication below moving onto the shortened column method. 

We also published our first piece of writing for this Half Term, a third person retell of Charlie Bucket finding the last golden ticket. I have to say, the writing was amazing with such a lovely style so well done to everyone!  

This week we had a fabulous time at Tatton Park attending our Viking experience day. We had a great time taking part in a shield war, making bread, weaving ropes and learning all about Viking weapons. It was a VERY cold but VERY exciting day and we all enjoyed it! See photographs from our trip below...

Week 10

What an emotional start to the week! We showed our respects for Remembrance Day which was a special one this year, marking 100 years since WW1 ended. We all took part in an art exhibition where we created a piece of artwork to sell in honour of the soldiers. Take a look at some examples of our artwork below: 

It was also Anti-Bullying week this week and so we celebrated by discussing the different types of bullying and how to prevent it in our school. In Turtles class we have a THINK motto where we always THINK before we speak (can you remember what the 5 letters stand for?)

We particularly enjoyed Science this week where we observed and described different rocks, finding out about the 3 different types there are. This week, we chose how to sort the rocks and next week we will sort them scientifically using our knowledge of the different types. Look at the photos below to see how we chose to sort them: 

Week 9

Welcome Back Turtles! We hope that you are well rested and ready for a busy Autumn 2 Term! 

This week we have had lots of exciting learning. On Monday, we found a Golden Ticket in our English books! This was to launch our new English book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We then looked at Charlie's thoughts and feelings to prepare for a re-tell of the moment he found the last Golden Ticket.

In Maths, we looked at Estimation. We discussed when we might estimate and how it would help us in our daily lives. Can you remember any examples? We then used rounding to find the best estimate to questions. e.g.  16 + 72 = 20 + 70 = 90 

In the afternoons we introduced our new topic of Rocks and Soils looking at what we already knew and discussing any questions we might have. 

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Week 8

We can't believe it is the final week before half term! We've had a fabulous start to Year 3 and we are all ready for a well-deserved break. 

This week we have finished our Peter Pan topic and moved onto Spooky Stories ready for Halloween! We thought of spooky vocabulary to use to describe a scary setting. As a class we learned lots of new vocabulary such as desolate, abandoned, meandering and sinister. Our writing was very scary and Miss Smith was very impressed (and scared)!

In Maths we enjoyed learning about Measure, we measured objects using rulers, tape measures and trundle wheels before learning all about perimeter. On Thursday, we had an e-mail from a Professor asking us to help him find enclosures for his new dinosaurs. To do this, we had to complete lots of maths challenges! See the e-mail and some photographs of our learning below... 

 

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Week 7

This week we have published our Non-Chronological report about pirates using all of the features we magpied last week. We looked at how to avoid repetition by using different nouns and pronouns in our reports as well as using technical language to make it sound professional. 

In Maths we applied our skill of addition and subtraction by answering worded problems. Some of us continued securing our knowledge of the skill whilst others moved onto tricky 2-step problems which is a Year 4 skill, well done!

In Encompass, we learned all about King Alfred the Great and discussed why he was considered to be a 'Great' king. We went through the timeline of events and how he became to be such a good leader. 

Science was an interesting lesson this week, looking at 'What is wonderful about water?'. We discovered that water exists naturally in all 3 states and looked at how this happened by evaporation, condensation, freezing and melting. 

Week 6

This week we have started to write our third published piece of the year. We are focusing on writing a Non-Chronological Report about Pirates. We have looked at the features, completed our research and planned our report ready to write our first draft next week. We were very interested with some of the facts we found. 

In Maths, we have used a formal method for Subtraction which we are becoming secure in. We struggled with the exchanging of tens and hundreds but using the counters helped us understand better. 

On Monday this week, we had the pleasure of going to All Saints Church to talk to a real life soldier. We compared the War in the past to today's army and looked at the different uniforms and weapons they would have used. Then, we were all lucky enough to make a poppy and dedicate it to a fallen soldier. 

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Week 5

This week we have completed our setting description pieces of writing. Miss Smith was unbelievably impressed with our editing skills and is so proud of the end results. We used lots of adjectives, adverbs and prepositions to describe Wendy's flight and some of us used a variety of openers which is a year 4 skill! Well done to everyone in Turtles Class. 

In Maths, we have moved onto subtraction, learning how to exchange and use the counters to help us with our learning. Next week, we are moving onto the expanded method of subtraction:

In Encompass, we learned all about the life of an Anglo-Saxon including their diet, jobs, houses and clothing. We learned lots about their daily life which we will write about next week. 

Week 4

Week 4 has been another busy week but we have learned so much! 

In Maths we have moved onto Addition, adding ones, tens and hundreds onto 3 digit number using dienes. Next week, we will move onto expanded column method to add more complex numbers together.  

We have moved onto a new genre in English and will be writing a setting description this week about Wendy's flight to Neverland. We have thought about her senses and what she may see from above the city. Miss Smith can't wait to read them next week.

In Science we took part in an experiment to find out which liquid was the most viscous, using gravy, custard, honey and water. We found out that the most viscous liquid was gravy because it took the longest time to travel. 

In Encompass we have learned about the Anglo-Saxon timeline and used maps to find out where they invaded from and to. Take a look at our pictures below: 

Week 3

This week we have continued with our topic of Place Value and moved onto ordering and comparing numbers and writing 3 digit numbers in words and numerals. 

In English, we have edited Miss Smith's writing before editing our own, which was the first time we'd done this. Miss Smith was extremely proud of our final published pieces, well done!

In Science we have discussed what a solid, liquid and gas are, thinking about their properties and particles. Next week, we are excited to carry out our experiment. 

Encompass was a lesson we enjoyed this week, pretending to be a Monk in Anglo-Saxon times when the first Anglo-Saxon invaders raided their Monastery. We included all of English skills to make it an effective piece of writing. 

Week 2

This week we have had a great week of learning. In Maths we have been representing and identifying numbers with concrete materials including cheerios and marsh-mellows which we voted as our favourite method. This helped us to partition numbers to understand what 3 digit numbers are worth. 

In English we have started to write our diary entry, thinking about Wendy's thoughts and feelings during the night Peter Pan came to visit the nursery. We have learned all about time adverbials and will be using these in our final draft next week.

Our most exciting part of this week was our visit from a real life Anglo-Saxon Beornwulf who taught us all about what life was life as an Anglo-Saxon including their diet, jobs, objects they used and weapons. Take a look at the pictures below - thank you to all the parents for your hard work on our outfits. 

Week 1

Welcome back Turtles! I hope you have had a fabulous Summer and made lots of memories. 

We have had a busy first week back settling into our new classroom and introducing our new topics for the term. 

English: Peter Pan

Maths: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction

Encompass: Traders and Raiders (Vikings and Anglo-Saxons)

Science: States of Matter 

Our Classroom Environment - Autumn 2018

Turtles 2018-19 

Welcome to the class blog for Turtles Class this year. Please find last year's blogs directly below. We look forward to telling you all about our learning and showing you what we have been up to in our class. Thanks, Miss Smith 

Week 37

 

This week in English we wrote spooky setting descriptions and impressed Miss French! It was all about an abandoned church in the middle of the night!

 

in Maths this week we secured our knowledge of both multiplication and rounding and estimating! Miss French was very pleased with how much we could remember 

 

Week 36

 

What another marvellous week we've had in Turtles this week! In maths we started to learn about money, we have really impressed Miss French this week! We worked really hard through our challenges to try and get to platinum!! 

 

In English we we carried on looking st different features ready to help us write spooky stories next week! This week we focused in short sentences and repetition to build suspense! We have had some fantastic ideas! 

Week 34

This week in English we began to look at spooky stories. We all sat round and listened to Miss French read some to us and then we were able to magpie some of the ideas! We really enjoyed this and can't wait to continue next week! 

 

In in maths we recapped some multiplication and division. We confirmed that we are becoming maths superstars when it comes to remembering how to use formal methods!

 

we celebrated Eid on Friday and enjoyed planning our own Eid party and drawing and creating our very own mehndi patterns!

Week 33

 

Maths

This week in Turtles we tackled the task of learning Roman numerals. We really really impressed Miss French at how well we grasped them! We can now confidently read numbers 1-12 in Roman numerals and even complete addition and subtraction problems using the!

 

English

We are on our last task with the book Wizard Of Oz. We are writing a letter as if we are Dorothy to her Aunt Em and Uncle Harry to tell them all about the things she has been getting up to on her adventure to meet the Wizard! 

Week 32

 

What a busy week we had! Some of our class went away to Preston Montford and had an amazing time! The rest of us stayed at school with Miss French and Miss Smith and took part in some fantastic activities. 

 

We we did lots of shape investigations in maths and learnt lots of new things as well as consolidating all of our previous knowledge. In English we learnt how to write our own river poetry! The poems we produced were absolutely brilliant 

. We enjoyed performing these to our friends too! 

Week 31

We took our maths learning outside this week! It was so much fun! We looked for different angles on the playground to help consolidate our learning. 

 

On Friday in maths we completed lots of royal wedding challenges about time and 'what if' problems! This was lots of fun too! This was then followed by a Royal Street party on the playground with parents and lots of delicious food! What a great celebration we had! 

In English, we wrote a diary entry as if we were Dorothy, talking about the events in the first few chapters of the book! 

Hope you have a lovely weekend Turtles! x

 

 

Week 30

 

What another brilliant week had by all Turtles! We spent our English lessons finishing our character descriptions of the Tin Man and by Friday when we published, they were amazing!! We can't wait to read on in the story of the Wizard Of Oz! 

 

In maths we started to look at angles and the different names they have. We found this a bit tricky so we will carry on next week! 

 

For our encompass lessons we started researching rivers of the world and found out some amazing facts about different rivers. We also spent some time labelling a world map so we knew where all the countries were to help us locate the different rivers!

 

Our new science display is up too! We are enjoying our plants topic! 

 

 

We've got an action packed week next week! 

 

Week 28

 

This week we carried on looking at the setting of Munchkin Land in the Wizard Of Oz and produced some amazing writing! We really enjoyed imagining what it would be like to walk through such a colourful place! We used DADWAVERS to help structure our writing too! This really helped!

 

In Maths, we looked at using all 4 operations and solving them in word problems! We enjoyed the challenge of reading the problem and working out what we had to do!

 

We have planned an investigation in Science where we are going to look at what a plant needs to grow and what happens if we take one of those things away.

(Pictures to follow!!)

 

Have a lovely weekend Turtles!

 

 

Week 27

 

What a hot week we had for our first week back!! We had a lovely trip to want to stop see the River Trent to launch our new topic 'Flow'. 

 

In English we began reading our new text 'The Wizard of Oz' and we are absolutely loving it!!

In Maths we continued some fraction work. We were comparing fractions to find which was the greater fraction out of a selection.

 

 

WK 24: We have had a fantastic time at Magna science museum. We learnt so much and enjoyed exploring all of the amazing pavilions.

WK 24: We have had a fantastic time at Magna science museum. We learnt so much and enjoyed exploring all of the amazing pavilions. 1
WK 24: We have had a fantastic time at Magna science museum. We learnt so much and enjoyed exploring all of the amazing pavilions. 2

WK 24: This week we have begun to rehearse for our Easter performance "Rise and Shine" we can't wait for everyone to watch.

WK 24: This week we have begun to rehearse for our Easter performance "Rise and Shine" we can't wait for everyone to watch. 1
WK 24: This week we have begun to rehearse for our Easter performance "Rise and Shine" we can't wait for everyone to watch. 2
WK 24: This week we have begun to rehearse for our Easter performance "Rise and Shine" we can't wait for everyone to watch. 3
WK 24: This week we have begun to rehearse for our Easter performance "Rise and Shine" we can't wait for everyone to watch. 4
WK 24: This week we have begun to rehearse for our Easter performance "Rise and Shine" we can't wait for everyone to watch. 5
WK 24: This week we have begun to rehearse for our Easter performance "Rise and Shine" we can't wait for everyone to watch. 6

WK 23: We have been learning how to read, write and find fractions of amounts using concrete and pictorial methods.

In English this week we have been generating vocabulary in order to write our instructions on How to reassemble the Iron man.

In English this week we have been generating vocabulary in order to write our instructions on How to reassemble the Iron man. 1

We celebrated world book day by dressing up as Wally! from Where's Wally and we took part in lots of reading activities. It was a fantastic day to spend time enjoying our favourite books.

Enjoy a wintery snow day!

Enjoy a wintery snow day! 1

Maths

Here are some challenges:

How many snowballs can you throw in a minute? Can you improve your score?

How long does it take you to build a snowman as tall as you? Record the time in minutes and seconds.

Finally how long do you spend playing outside today? Record the time at the start and then the end. How many minutes were you outside? How many hours and minutes? Have fun!

 

English

Whilst enjoying the snow think of figurative language to describe the snowy scene? Use your senses. What can you see, hear, feel, smell....and may be taste!?

Write up a short description of your time outside? ❄️⛄️☃🌨

 

World book Day!

Whilst enjoying a nice, warm cup of hot chocolate research sit back with your favourite book to celebrate world book day.

Write a character description of your favourite character. Include lots of descriptive language so that we can really picture what they look like. 

Can you write an alternative story? What different aspects could you change to make it your own?

Make a piece of artwork which represents our favourite story and have fun.

Share what you have enjoyed doing when you come to school tomorrow?

Have a fun-filled snowy day 😄

WK 21: In English this week we had to decide whether the Iron man should help the world. We each took part to go down conscience alley and hear the different points of view.

WK 21: In English this week we had to decide whether the Iron man should help the world. We each took part to go down conscience alley and hear the different points of view. 1

We have been perfecting our skills in gymnastics ready for our final performance.

We have been perfecting our skills in gymnastics ready for our final performance. 1
We have been perfecting our skills in gymnastics ready for our final performance. 2
We have been perfecting our skills in gymnastics ready for our final performance. 3
We have been perfecting our skills in gymnastics ready for our final performance. 4
We have been perfecting our skills in gymnastics ready for our final performance. 5
We have been perfecting our skills in gymnastics ready for our final performance. 6
We have been perfecting our skills in gymnastics ready for our final performance. 7
We have been perfecting our skills in gymnastics ready for our final performance. 8

WK 20: To finish our Online Safety week this week we watched Y5 and Y6's performances which taught us how to be safe and positive online.

WK 20: To finish our Online Safety week this week we watched Y5 and Y6's performances which taught us how to be safe and positive online. 1

English: To finish our newspaper report genre we performed our published pieces as a news report.

English: To finish our newspaper report genre we performed our published pieces as a news report. 1

WK 19: To end the week we took part in a fabulous Number day. We read the book spaghetti and meatballs completed a maths investigation related to perimeter.

WK 19: To end the week we took part in a fabulous Number day. We read the book spaghetti and meatballs completed a maths investigation related to perimeter. 1

We really enjoyed the performance of "The case of the missing number" on number day. It was a really fun way to learn how to solve problems in maths.

During our English lesson we role played scenarios from the Iron man story when a strange being flew to earth. We used out role play to help write direct speech in a newspaper report.

During our English lesson we role played scenarios from the Iron man story when a strange being flew to earth. We used out role play to help write direct speech in a newspaper report. 1
During our English lesson we role played scenarios from the Iron man story when a strange being flew to earth. We used out role play to help write direct speech in a newspaper report. 2
During our English lesson we role played scenarios from the Iron man story when a strange being flew to earth. We used out role play to help write direct speech in a newspaper report. 3
During our English lesson we role played scenarios from the Iron man story when a strange being flew to earth. We used out role play to help write direct speech in a newspaper report. 4
During our English lesson we role played scenarios from the Iron man story when a strange being flew to earth. We used out role play to help write direct speech in a newspaper report. 5

WK 18: In our encompass lesson this week we explored different materials whilst making models of playground equipment ready for our final design.

WK 18: In our encompass lesson this week we explored different materials whilst making models of playground equipment ready for our final design. 1
WK 18: In our encompass lesson this week we explored different materials whilst making models of playground equipment ready for our final design. 2
WK 18: In our encompass lesson this week we explored different materials whilst making models of playground equipment ready for our final design. 3
WK 18: In our encompass lesson this week we explored different materials whilst making models of playground equipment ready for our final design. 4
WK 18: In our encompass lesson this week we explored different materials whilst making models of playground equipment ready for our final design. 5
WK 18: In our encompass lesson this week we explored different materials whilst making models of playground equipment ready for our final design. 6

WK 17: This week in our encompass lesson we visited Hanley park because our new topic is mighty metals. We have a challenge from the council to design and make a model of new equipment for the park. We explored the forces and the materials used to make it.

WK 17: This week in our encompass lesson we visited Hanley park because our new topic is mighty metals. We have a challenge from the council to design and make a model of new equipment for the park. We explored the forces and the materials used to make it. 1

Maths: This week we have been exploring different methods to solve multiplication sums.

Maths: This week we have been exploring different methods to solve multiplication sums. 1
Maths: This week we have been exploring different methods to solve multiplication sums. 2
Maths: This week we have been exploring different methods to solve multiplication sums. 3

English: We have begun to learn about the features of a diary ready to write our own diary entry from the point of view of Hogarth, the young boy from the book The Iron Man

English: We have begun to learn about the features of a diary ready to write our own diary entry from the point of view of Hogarth, the young boy from the book The Iron Man 1
English: We have begun to learn about the features of a diary ready to write our own diary entry from the point of view of Hogarth, the young boy from the book The Iron Man 2
English: We have begun to learn about the features of a diary ready to write our own diary entry from the point of view of Hogarth, the young boy from the book The Iron Man 3

Week 16: Welcome back and Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for the time and effort put into your homework. The robots make an excellent addition to out classroom. Take a look at our classroom now!

Week 16: Welcome back and Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for the time and effort put into your homework. The robots make an excellent addition to out classroom. Take a look at our classroom now! 1
Week 16: Welcome back and Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for the time and effort put into your homework. The robots make an excellent addition to out classroom. Take a look at our classroom now! 2
Week 16: Welcome back and Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for the time and effort put into your homework. The robots make an excellent addition to out classroom. Take a look at our classroom now! 3
Week 16: Welcome back and Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for the time and effort put into your homework. The robots make an excellent addition to out classroom. Take a look at our classroom now! 4
Week 16: Welcome back and Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for the time and effort put into your homework. The robots make an excellent addition to out classroom. Take a look at our classroom now! 5
Week 16: Welcome back and Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for the time and effort put into your homework. The robots make an excellent addition to out classroom. Take a look at our classroom now! 6

English: We have started our new English topic by predicting what will happen in our new novel 'The Iron Man' After we made our prediction we used it to write our own blurb.

English: We have started our new English topic by predicting what will happen in our new novel 'The Iron Man' After we made our prediction we used it to write our own blurb. 1

In PE This week we have been learning new skills in Gymnastics and we can't wait to learn even more with our new coach, Myles form Bee Active.

In PE This week we have been learning new skills in Gymnastics and we can't wait to learn even more with our new coach, Myles form Bee Active. 1
In PE This week we have been learning new skills in Gymnastics and we can't wait to learn even more with our new coach, Myles form Bee Active. 2
In PE This week we have been learning new skills in Gymnastics and we can't wait to learn even more with our new coach, Myles form Bee Active. 3
In PE This week we have been learning new skills in Gymnastics and we can't wait to learn even more with our new coach, Myles form Bee Active. 4
In PE This week we have been learning new skills in Gymnastics and we can't wait to learn even more with our new coach, Myles form Bee Active. 5
In PE This week we have been learning new skills in Gymnastics and we can't wait to learn even more with our new coach, Myles form Bee Active. 6
In PE This week we have been learning new skills in Gymnastics and we can't wait to learn even more with our new coach, Myles form Bee Active. 7

Week 15: To end our Predator topic we made masks of our ultimate predator and our parents were invited in to help us. We had a fantastic creative afternoon and it was an amazing way to end a brilliant topic.

Science: To end our topic on sound we made a short documentary with friends about how sound travels.

Science: To end our topic on sound we made a short documentary with friends about how sound travels. 1
Science: To end our topic on sound we made a short documentary with friends about how sound travels. 2
Science: To end our topic on sound we made a short documentary with friends about how sound travels. 3
Science: To end our topic on sound we made a short documentary with friends about how sound travels. 4

Mighty Metals!

For our new topic our challenge area will have a robots workshop theme which will also reflect our new book in English, The Iron Man! Can you make a robot to go into this area?

You could use anything around the house to build a robot or use the robot template provided. Make it as big or as small as you want. When you have finished could you write a character description about your robot? Give it a name, describe its appearance then write about its behaviours and personality. 

 

Have a fun day making your robot friends.

 

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Maths

In maths this week we will be learning about time. Here are some challenges:

How many snowballs can you throw in a minute? Can you improve your score?

How long does it take you to build a snowman as tall as you? Record the time in minutes and seconds.

Finally how long do you spend playing outside today? Record the time at the start and then the end. How many minutes were you outside? How many hours and minutes? Have fun!

 

English

Whilst enjoying the snow think of figurative language to describe the snowy scene? Use your senses. What can you see, hear, feel, smell....and may be taste!?

can you write up a short description of your time outside? ❄️⛄️☃🌨

 

Encompass

Whilst enjoying a nice, warm cup of hot chocolate research Christmas traditions around the world. If you don't celebrate Christmas are they similar to any traditions you have for your celebrations? 

What traditions do you already have in your house ready for Christmas? Are they a family tradition or do others share this tradition?

Share what you have found out when you come to school tomorrow?

Have a fun-filled snowy day 😄

 

WK 12: We have had another memorable experience this week when Zoo2u came to visit us to she us a number of different predators. Some small and some large. We even managed to stroke them.

To end our week we went to the YMCA to sing Christmas songs for the local community. We even sang live on the radio on BBC Radio Stoke, it was a brilliant afternoon.

To end our week we went to the YMCA to sing Christmas songs for the local community. We even sang live on the radio on BBC Radio Stoke, it was a brilliant afternoon. 1
To end our week we went to the YMCA to sing Christmas songs for the local community. We even sang live on the radio on BBC Radio Stoke, it was a brilliant afternoon. 2
To end our week we went to the YMCA to sing Christmas songs for the local community. We even sang live on the radio on BBC Radio Stoke, it was a brilliant afternoon. 3
To end our week we went to the YMCA to sing Christmas songs for the local community. We even sang live on the radio on BBC Radio Stoke, it was a brilliant afternoon. 4
To end our week we went to the YMCA to sing Christmas songs for the local community. We even sang live on the radio on BBC Radio Stoke, it was a brilliant afternoon. 5

Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions.

Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 1
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 2
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 3
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 4
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 5
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 6
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 7
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 8
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 9
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 10
Maths: In maths this week we have been learning to identify and compare fractions. We used concrete apparatus to support our understanding, we even used each other to show fractions. 11

English: We have been gathering vocabulary together ready to write a letter to the RSPCA to complain about how The Twits are treating the animals in their garden.

English: We have been gathering vocabulary together ready to write a letter to the RSPCA to complain about how The Twits are treating the animals in their garden. 1
English: We have been gathering vocabulary together ready to write a letter to the RSPCA to complain about how The Twits are treating the animals in their garden. 2
English: We have been gathering vocabulary together ready to write a letter to the RSPCA to complain about how The Twits are treating the animals in their garden. 3
English: We have been gathering vocabulary together ready to write a letter to the RSPCA to complain about how The Twits are treating the animals in their garden. 4
English: We have been gathering vocabulary together ready to write a letter to the RSPCA to complain about how The Twits are treating the animals in their garden. 5
English: We have been gathering vocabulary together ready to write a letter to the RSPCA to complain about how The Twits are treating the animals in their garden. 6
English: We have been gathering vocabulary together ready to write a letter to the RSPCA to complain about how The Twits are treating the animals in their garden. 7

WK 11: The turtles ar becoming experts at using concrete apparatus to solve maths problems. This week they have use place value counters to subtract numbers up to 3 digits and will then move onto pictorial and abstract.

WK 11: The turtles ar becoming experts at using concrete apparatus to solve maths problems. This week they have use place value counters to subtract numbers up to 3 digits and will then move onto pictorial and abstract. 1
WK 11: The turtles ar becoming experts at using concrete apparatus to solve maths problems. This week they have use place value counters to subtract numbers up to 3 digits and will then move onto pictorial and abstract. 2
WK 11: The turtles ar becoming experts at using concrete apparatus to solve maths problems. This week they have use place value counters to subtract numbers up to 3 digits and will then move onto pictorial and abstract. 3
WK 11: The turtles ar becoming experts at using concrete apparatus to solve maths problems. This week they have use place value counters to subtract numbers up to 3 digits and will then move onto pictorial and abstract. 4

This week the Turtles performed their assembly about all their learning from their topic ' Predator' they showcased their learning so brilliantly and they should all be proud that they achieved ' A play in a day' Great work Turtles!!

This week the Turtles performed their assembly about all their learning from their topic ' Predator' they showcased their learning so brilliantly and they should all be proud that they achieved ' A play in a day' Great work Turtles!! 1
This week the Turtles performed their assembly about all their learning from their topic ' Predator' they showcased their learning so brilliantly and they should all be proud that they achieved ' A play in a day' Great work Turtles!! 2

WK 10: We are really enjoying playing and competing in team games especially the game that Tom, from Bee active, has taught us.

WK 10: We are really enjoying playing and competing in team games especially the game that Tom, from Bee active, has taught us. 1
WK 10: We are really enjoying playing and competing in team games especially the game that Tom, from Bee active, has taught us. 2
WK 10: We are really enjoying playing and competing in team games especially the game that Tom, from Bee active, has taught us. 3
WK 10: We are really enjoying playing and competing in team games especially the game that Tom, from Bee active, has taught us. 4

To help us write the instructions of our Twit's tricks, we acted them out in order to see what order we would do things and to figure out what we would need for the trick.

To help us write the instructions of our Twit's tricks, we acted them out in order to see what order we would do things and to figure out what we would need for the trick. 1
To help us write the instructions of our Twit's tricks, we acted them out in order to see what order we would do things and to figure out what we would need for the trick. 2
To help us write the instructions of our Twit's tricks, we acted them out in order to see what order we would do things and to figure out what we would need for the trick. 3
To help us write the instructions of our Twit's tricks, we acted them out in order to see what order we would do things and to figure out what we would need for the trick. 4
To help us write the instructions of our Twit's tricks, we acted them out in order to see what order we would do things and to figure out what we would need for the trick. 5

In English this week we discussed disgusting a revolting ways we could play a trick n the Twits.

This week in maths we have been using a rounding mountain to help us rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.

This week in maths we have been using a rounding mountain to help us rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. 1
This week in maths we have been using a rounding mountain to help us rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. 2
This week in maths we have been using a rounding mountain to help us rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. 3
This week in maths we have been using a rounding mountain to help us rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. 4
This week in maths we have been using a rounding mountain to help us rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. 5

WK 9: To introduce our new topic 'Aquatic Predators' Year 3 and 4 went on a trip to Blue Planet in Cheshire. We had an amazing time and seeing the different animals there was breathtaking!

WK 9: In our encompass lesson this week we finished our topic of 'Air predators' by dissecting owl pellets. It was amazing what you find in an owl pellet. We identified the different bones and then tried to assemble the skeleton back together, which was very tricky but we had fun doing it.

Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable.

Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 1
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 2
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 3
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 4
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 5
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 6
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 7
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 8
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 9
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 10
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 11
Wk 8: We were fortunate enough to have a serving soldier visit our school to talk about the differences in the current British army compared to the army in World War II. It was an amazing experience for the children and they learnt a lot as well as finding it thoroughly enjoyable. 12

WK 8:

English

This week we have begun to read 'The Twits'. We are just discovering what kind of characters Mr and Mrs Twit are and so far we are all under the same opinion that Mr Twit is an incredibly horrible man! Did you know? He is extremely hairy and he never ever has a wash....yuuuuuck! We have had the delightful challenge of exploring his beard and then describe what's in there. Believe us when we tell you, it's not a pleasant sight or smell!!

 

Encompass

This week we have been preparing for our trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium and we cannot wait to go and discover and learn about our next part of our topic 'Aquatic Predators'. We have written our itinerary and though of questions that we'd like to find out whilst we are there. During our trip we are having a class workshop called 'Jawsome Sharks!' It's going to be an amazing adventure!

                                              

WK 7: In maths this week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We learnt about their properties and during the week we made 3D shapes from magnetix and nets.

WK 7: In maths this week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We learnt about their properties and during the week we made 3D shapes from magnetix and nets. 1
WK 7: In maths this week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We learnt about their properties and during the week we made 3D shapes from magnetix and nets. 2
WK 7: In maths this week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We learnt about their properties and during the week we made 3D shapes from magnetix and nets. 3
WK 7: In maths this week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We learnt about their properties and during the week we made 3D shapes from magnetix and nets. 4

In English this week we used a short clip called marshmallows for a stimulus for our writing. We used descriptive language to describe the setting and we had fun trying to figure out what the monster in the film wanted.

In English this week we used a short clip called marshmallows for a stimulus for our writing. We used descriptive language to describe the setting and we had fun trying to figure out what the monster in the film wanted. 1

We completed a virtual dissection of owl pellets during our encompass lesson, then identified the animal bones found inside. We also completed a diagram to show how owl pellets are formed.

We completed a virtual dissection of owl pellets during our encompass lesson, then identified the animal bones found inside. We also completed a diagram to show how owl pellets are formed. 1
We completed a virtual dissection of owl pellets during our encompass lesson, then identified the animal bones found inside. We also completed a diagram to show how owl pellets are formed. 2

WK 6: This week in maths we have been learning to subtract multiples of 10 and 100 from 3 digit numbers. We have used concrete apparatus and diagrams to help us and we also know a poem to remember when to exchange.

WK 6: This week in maths we have been learning to subtract multiples of 10 and 100 from 3 digit numbers. We have used concrete apparatus and diagrams to help us and we also know a poem to remember when to exchange. 1
WK 6: This week in maths we have been learning to subtract multiples of 10 and 100 from 3 digit numbers. We have used concrete apparatus and diagrams to help us and we also know a poem to remember when to exchange. 2
WK 6: This week in maths we have been learning to subtract multiples of 10 and 100 from 3 digit numbers. We have used concrete apparatus and diagrams to help us and we also know a poem to remember when to exchange. 3
WK 6: This week in maths we have been learning to subtract multiples of 10 and 100 from 3 digit numbers. We have used concrete apparatus and diagrams to help us and we also know a poem to remember when to exchange. 4
WK 6: This week in maths we have been learning to subtract multiples of 10 and 100 from 3 digit numbers. We have used concrete apparatus and diagrams to help us and we also know a poem to remember when to exchange. 5
WK 6: This week in maths we have been learning to subtract multiples of 10 and 100 from 3 digit numbers. We have used concrete apparatus and diagrams to help us and we also know a poem to remember when to exchange. 6

In English this week we have finished our book 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark'. We completed our novel and wrote a diary entry from the point of view of Plop, the baby owl who is afraid of the dark. We included lots of descriptive language, prepositions and a variety of openers.

In English this week we have finished our book 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark'. We completed our novel and wrote a diary entry from the point of view of Plop, the baby owl who is afraid of the dark. We included lots of descriptive language, prepositions and a variety of openers. 1
In English this week we have finished our book 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark'. We completed our novel and wrote a diary entry from the point of view of Plop, the baby owl who is afraid of the dark. We included lots of descriptive language, prepositions and a variety of openers. 2
In English this week we have finished our book 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark'. We completed our novel and wrote a diary entry from the point of view of Plop, the baby owl who is afraid of the dark. We included lots of descriptive language, prepositions and a variety of openers. 3
In English this week we have finished our book 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark'. We completed our novel and wrote a diary entry from the point of view of Plop, the baby owl who is afraid of the dark. We included lots of descriptive language, prepositions and a variety of openers. 4

WK 5: In maths this week in class we have been learning to add numbers up to 3 digits. We have used place value counters and diagrams to support our learning. We have learnt a poem to help with our understanding.

WK 5: In maths this week in class we have been learning to add numbers up to 3 digits. We have used place value counters and diagrams to support our learning. We have learnt a poem to help with our understanding. 1
WK 5: In maths this week in class we have been learning to add numbers up to 3 digits. We have used place value counters and diagrams to support our learning. We have learnt a poem to help with our understanding. 2
WK 5: In maths this week in class we have been learning to add numbers up to 3 digits. We have used place value counters and diagrams to support our learning. We have learnt a poem to help with our understanding. 3
WK 5: In maths this week in class we have been learning to add numbers up to 3 digits. We have used place value counters and diagrams to support our learning. We have learnt a poem to help with our understanding. 4
WK 5: In maths this week in class we have been learning to add numbers up to 3 digits. We have used place value counters and diagrams to support our learning. We have learnt a poem to help with our understanding. 5
WK 5: In maths this week in class we have been learning to add numbers up to 3 digits. We have used place value counters and diagrams to support our learning. We have learnt a poem to help with our understanding. 6

Science: In science this week we have learnt what a magnet is and then explored what objects are magnetic and which are not.

Science: In science this week we have learnt what a magnet is and then explored what objects are magnetic and which are not. 1
Science: In science this week we have learnt what a magnet is and then explored what objects are magnetic and which are not. 2
Science: In science this week we have learnt what a magnet is and then explored what objects are magnetic and which are not. 3
Science: In science this week we have learnt what a magnet is and then explored what objects are magnetic and which are not. 4
Science: In science this week we have learnt what a magnet is and then explored what objects are magnetic and which are not. 5

English: in English this week we have used DADWAVERS to help structure our writing. We have used the skills learnt to write a brilliantly descriptive description of a eerie, dark forest.

English: in English this week we have used DADWAVERS to help structure our writing. We have used the skills learnt to write a brilliantly descriptive description of a eerie, dark forest. 1

WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot.

WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot. 1
WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot. 2
WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot. 3
WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot. 4
WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot. 5
WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot. 6
WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot. 7
WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot. 8

PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team.

PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team. 1
PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team. 2
PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team. 3
PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team. 4
PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team. 5
PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team. 6
PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team. 7
PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team. 8
PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team. 9

English:

We are reading the Owl who was afraid of the dark, which is about a young barn owl called Plop who is scared to leave his nest at night. This week we are learning to write a setting description of a dark, gloomy forest. One that we imagine Plop would be scared to go into. The turtles have used fantastic imagery in their writing whic really does make a terrifying read!

                    

Maths: This week we have been using concrete apparatus and pictorial representations to help us work out adding on multiples of 10 and 100 to 3 digit numbers.

Maths: This week we have been using concrete apparatus and pictorial representations to help us work out adding on multiples of 10 and 100 to 3 digit numbers. 1
Maths: This week we have been using concrete apparatus and pictorial representations to help us work out adding on multiples of 10 and 100 to 3 digit numbers. 2
Maths: This week we have been using concrete apparatus and pictorial representations to help us work out adding on multiples of 10 and 100 to 3 digit numbers. 3
Maths: This week we have been using concrete apparatus and pictorial representations to help us work out adding on multiples of 10 and 100 to 3 digit numbers. 4
Maths: This week we have been using concrete apparatus and pictorial representations to help us work out adding on multiples of 10 and 100 to 3 digit numbers. 5

WK 2: This week we have been exploring the concrete apparatus to show place value in 3 digit numbers. We then used pictorial representations of numbers and finally we were able to partition numbers. Great work Turtles.

WK 2: This week we have been exploring the concrete apparatus to show place value in 3 digit numbers. We then used pictorial representations of numbers and finally we were able to partition numbers. Great work Turtles. 1
WK 2: This week we have been exploring the concrete apparatus to show place value in 3 digit numbers. We then used pictorial representations of numbers and finally we were able to partition numbers. Great work Turtles. 2
WK 2: This week we have been exploring the concrete apparatus to show place value in 3 digit numbers. We then used pictorial representations of numbers and finally we were able to partition numbers. Great work Turtles. 3

SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force

SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force 1
SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force 2
SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force 3
SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force 4
SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force 5
SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force 6
SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force 7
SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force 8

Wow!! What a way to start a topic. We were lucky enough to have 6 birds of prey visit our class. We saw some fly, some walk and we even saw some fly then at the very end we were lucky enough to stroke Walter, the European Eagle Owl

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Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term.

Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 1
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 2
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 3
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 4
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 5
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 6
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 7
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 8
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 9
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 10
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 11
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term. 12

WK 38

What a busy and exciting week we have had this week. Children have been finishing work in their encompass and finished our topic with a very creative week making native American head dresses.

                                                             

We have written a descriptive piece of writing about a clip from a chilling short animation which they thoroughly enjoyed.

                                                        

 

They have started to make their transition to their new class ready for next year. They have completed display work in preparation for their new classroom and met their fabulous new teachers. I think they are all very excited and ready to make that move up to the next class.

                                                               

WK 37: In our Road Trip USA topic we learnt about the moment the native Americans met Christopher Columbus. We role-played the moment in order to understand how both might feel when seeing and meeting them.

WK 37: In our Road Trip USA topic we learnt about the moment the native Americans met Christopher Columbus. We role-played the moment in order to understand how both might feel when seeing and meeting them. 1

We have been learning about sound and to begin with we went on a sound hunt to identify different sources of sounds and what sounds they made.

We have been learning about sound and to begin with we went on a sound hunt to identify different sources of sounds and what sounds they made. 1

WK 35: For our Encompass topic: Road Trip USA, we were fortunate enough to have Liv come to our school and teach us some moves for cheerleading and then sequence them together to create a small dance. It was a fantastic day.

On Monday we went outside to take part in some outdoor drama for English. We role played our own chapter that we had planned for the story: The Wizard of Oz.

On Monday we went outside to take part in some outdoor drama for English. We role played our own chapter that we had planned for the story: The Wizard of Oz. 1
On Monday we went outside to take part in some outdoor drama for English. We role played our own chapter that we had planned for the story: The Wizard of Oz. 2
On Monday we went outside to take part in some outdoor drama for English. We role played our own chapter that we had planned for the story: The Wizard of Oz. 3
On Monday we went outside to take part in some outdoor drama for English. We role played our own chapter that we had planned for the story: The Wizard of Oz. 4
On Monday we went outside to take part in some outdoor drama for English. We role played our own chapter that we had planned for the story: The Wizard of Oz. 5

WK 34: To end the week the whole of the school really enjoyed their sports day. They all but their best effort into all the activities and achieved great results. Well done Turtles!

WK 33

Maths

The Turtles have had a great week back with lots of hands on learning. Their first challenge in maths was to work out the best angle to launch an angry bird from in order to get their target. After investigating they decided that the best angle was an acute angle. It was impossible to launch from a right angle and with an obtuse angle the angry bird just rolled on the ground. They also had to follow directions in order to understand which way to launch their angry bird. They could follow directions using a right angle as a direction for a turn.

                                                                                 

 

English: The Turtles are continuing their journey to the Emerald city in search for the Great Wizard of Oz. This week they have written a diary entry, writing from the point of view of Dorothy herself. They have produced amazing personal recounts, it's as if Dorothy wrote it herself.

English: The Turtles are continuing their journey to the Emerald city in search for the Great Wizard of Oz. This week they have written a diary entry, writing from the point of view of Dorothy herself. They have produced amazing personal recounts, it's as if Dorothy wrote it herself. 1
Maths: we have been using our knowledge of times tables to solve multiplication and division problems. The turtles are becoming more confident when applying these skills to solve more difficult problems. They are multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit and using the bus stop method to solve division problems with bigger numbers. Great work Turtles.

WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson.

WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 1
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 2
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 3
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 4
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 5
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 6
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 7
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 8
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 9
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson. 10

Maths: children have been using place value counters and bar modelling to answer missing number problems for addition and subtraction. Then to finish the week they have been rounding to nearest 10, 100 and even 1000 to estimate answers to an addition or subtraction sum.

English: Children have really enjoyed writing a character description about the Wicked Witch of the West. They have included fantastic descriptive writing that enables you to paint a picture in your mind of what she really looks like and the type of person she really is. They have used powerful vets and adverbs to describe her actions and behaviour, beautifully descriptive expanded noun phrases and some have been able to use similes to describe her appearance. Great work Turtles!! 

                                                                    

WK 29: The Turtles have thoroughly enjoyed starting to learn new skills for the team game, football. They have been which part of the foot is the best place to kick the ball and dribble the ball.

WK 29: The Turtles have thoroughly enjoyed starting to learn new skills for the team game, football. They have been which part of the foot is the best place to kick the ball and dribble the ball. 1
WK 29: The Turtles have thoroughly enjoyed starting to learn new skills for the team game, football. They have been which part of the foot is the best place to kick the ball and dribble the ball. 2
WK 29: The Turtles have thoroughly enjoyed starting to learn new skills for the team game, football. They have been which part of the foot is the best place to kick the ball and dribble the ball. 3
WK 29: The Turtles have thoroughly enjoyed starting to learn new skills for the team game, football. They have been which part of the foot is the best place to kick the ball and dribble the ball. 4

English: The Turtles have produced beautiful descriptive writing about when Dorothy first stepped through her door and entered Munchkin land. They have used wonderful imagery and are becoming confident in applying the year 3 skills that they have learnt thought the year.

                                                   

 

 

 

 

Maths: The Turtles this week have been continuing to learn about measuring time. They have been applying their skills of reading an anologue clock to develop their skills in reading Roman numerals. They have also used their knowledge of digital clocks to work out worded problems using a timetable.

                                                 

WK 28: In English this week The Turtles have begun to read their new text: The a Wizard of Oz. Children really enjoyed role playing the moment the cyclone hit Dorothy's home and taking her to a far away, magical land.

In maths this week all children have been learning to tell the time accurately on an analogue clock and then progressing onto converting the time onto a digital clock. This has been quite a difficult task for some but they have loved the challenge.

Welcome back! To introduce our new topic:Road Trip USA we had a day dedicated to all things American. Everyone made a great effort dressing up with an American theme and all children took part in lots of activities such as locating The USA on a world map and finding all the 50 states in America. A great dy

WK 27: This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. Our first lesson was to share what we already know by using concrete apparatus to represent a fraction.

WK 25: We had a fabulous day at Chester zoo this week. We were able too experience seeing the animals we had learned about during our science lessons on living things and their habitats.

WK 25: The Turtles walked to the Potteries museum to look at the Stafford Haud of gold and treasures found which belonged to the Saxons. They then made their own Saxon helmet.

WK 24-25: Over the past few weeks we have been solving measurement problems in our maths.

Week 25: We were lucky to have some beautiful chicks come into our classroom this week. We watched them hatch and grow into cute, fluffy little chicks.

We had a fabulous day on World book day. We brought in our favourite books and shared them with our friends. We also read with the ducklings class. We had a brilliant day.

W/C: 13th February. The Turtles loved going on the hunt for invertebrates as part of their science lesson.

W/C: 6th February 2017. We have enjoyed taking part in joint research teams to find out information about Anglo-Saxon life and the 5 different groups of vertebrates.

W/C: 6th February 2017. We have enjoyed taking part in joint research teams to find out information about Anglo-Saxon life and the 5 different groups of vertebrates. 1
W/C: 6th February 2017. We have enjoyed taking part in joint research teams to find out information about Anglo-Saxon life and the 5 different groups of vertebrates. 2
W/C: 6th February 2017. We have enjoyed taking part in joint research teams to find out information about Anglo-Saxon life and the 5 different groups of vertebrates. 3
W/C: 6th February 2017. We have enjoyed taking part in joint research teams to find out information about Anglo-Saxon life and the 5 different groups of vertebrates. 4
W/C: 6th February 2017. We have enjoyed taking part in joint research teams to find out information about Anglo-Saxon life and the 5 different groups of vertebrates. 5
W/C: 6th February 2017. We have enjoyed taking part in joint research teams to find out information about Anglo-Saxon life and the 5 different groups of vertebrates. 6

Tuesday 7th February. Positive messages from the Turtles on E-safety day

W/C: 30th February 

To end the week we have taken part in number day to help raise money for the charity NCPCC.

 

We took part in different maths challenges throughout the day which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

 

We read the book by Marilyn Burns Called Spaghetti and meatballs for all. Children were then set challenges from this to make sure all of Mr and Mrs Comfort's guests could fit around the tables, then work out the perimeter of the table arrangements.

   

 

During the afternoon Turtles completed some maths art, They used shapes to draw beautiful patterns called curves of pursuit.

  

 

Spaghetti and Meatballs by Marilyn Burns

Storybook Relationship between perimeter and area

W/C: 23rd January 2017

English

This week children have really enjoyed describing settings so that the reader can really imagine being at the museum where they have been with Stanley. They have used amazing descriptive language and set the scene ready to write their own chapter next week from the point of view of Stanley himself.

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Maths

Turtles have really challenged themselves this week and applied their knowledge of the times tables to solve division problems. They have begun to use the bus stop method to solve problems with larger numbers. Practicing the times tables at home and at school daily really is having an impact on their learning which is so brilliant to see. Well done Turtles!

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Encompass

This week children have been researching information about the Anglo-Saxons ready for their assembly next week. They have found out who they were, where they came from and why they invaded. After researching they wrote their own information page about the Anglo-Saxons.

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Friday 13th January. Snow day with the Turtles.

W/C: 9th January 2017

English

This term has seen a new character enter the Turtles class, Flat Stanley. We are beginning to go on many an adventure with him but this week it was our turn to write to Stanley to tell him all about our own adventures from this week. Children have learnt about the features of an informal letter and applied this knowledge into a letter that they have written to Stanley themselves. Great writing from Turtles this week, well done!

 

                                                                             

Maths

This week children have had to write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods. Being able to recall times tables quickly is a real focus in year 3 at the moment and any opportunity you have to practice times tables with your child would be of great value to them. Children are expected to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables by the end of year 3, along with 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

 

Encompass

Children ended the Tremors topic by reporting on a natural disaster that they have learnt about though this topic. All children made fantastic roving reporters and were able to report on the latest natural disaster, a tsunami. It was as if they were there when the tsunami struck Japan on Friday 11th March 2011 after an earthquake occurred off the pacific coast of Tohoku. Great work guys!

 

 

 

                   

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