Summer 1 Week 4

In Maths, we have been learning to find fractions of amounts. The children have learnt to draw bar models to solve fraction problems. Children have realised the importance of knowing times tables to support them in lots of maths learning.

In English, the children have been excited to read  Iron Man By Ted Hughes. They have been identifying similes and adjectives to use in their own writing. The children wrote wonderful riddles to describe the Iron man using the vocabulary they had learnt.

In Religion, we have been reading the story from Luke’s Gospel on the Ascension. The children identified the beliefs we learn from the story. Then we observed different artwork on the Ascension and represented the story in our own artwork.

In Science, we learnt about how to protect our eyes and skin from the sun and made a poster to warn others. Then we planned an investigation to test how the distance between an object and a light source changes the size of a shadow.

Home Learning

Maths Mathletics
Timestables Please complete 10 minutes a day of

timetables rockstars

Spellings Spelling Frame

woman, wonder, mother brother, another, month, govern, discover, Monday, shovel, above, money

Read Theory Complete at least two activities

 

Good luck to the children making their First Holy Communion. Have a wonderful day!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Summer 1 Week 3

Year 3 have had a short but busy week. In English, we have been reading The Iron Man and identifying interesting vocabulary. The children have been using this vocabulary to write their own descriptions.

In Maths, the children have been learning about unit fractions and non-unit fractions. Children have been drawing pictures and bar models to show different fractions and applying their skills to solving problems.

In Design and Technology children made a sandwich following their design. Then we had a picnic tpo test the sandwich before their evaluated. The children demonstrated great cutting, spreading and organising skills while making their sandwiches. The children were able to describe the different food groups and could identify the ingredients which were healthy.

On Friday,  we had the May Procession to honour Mary. The children were reverent throughout.

The children had a wonderful time at Gobion’s Wood. We observed many wild flowers growing in the woods and were amazed when we saw the fantastic bluebells.

Thank you to all of the children who made their volcanoes, I can see a lot of effort went into each of them. Thank you parents for your support. The classroom looks wonderful! Next week we will make our volcanoes erupt. If you have not yet finished your volcano, please send it in next week.

Timestable Rockstars Please complete 10 minutes each day
Spelling Frame – practise your spellings regular, regularly, natural, naturally, eight, eighth, eighteen, eighty, bike, bicycle, cyclist, believe
Read Theory Complete at least 2 activities

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Carey

Summer 1 – Week 2

In Maths, the children have been solving multiplication and division word problems They have been drawing bar models to show how they solved the problems.

In English, the children have been looking at different adventure stories and identifying the features and the most exciting parts of the story. Please encourage your child to read an adventure story at home.

In Religion, we read the Road to Emmaus and Jesus Appeared to the Disciples from Luke’s Gospel and the children reflected on the beliefs that we learn from these stories.

The children planted potatoes and onions in our class gardens. We will observe the changes each week and we look forward to eating them. Thank you to our gardening club children who worked hard weeding and watering our gardens.

In PE the children were using balls to develop dodging, throwing and catching skills.

On Thursday, we went for a walk to see the beautiful rapeseed on the field behind the school with Year 1.

PE Days – Tuesday and Thursday

On Friday 6th May we are going to go to Gobion’s Wood. A letter will be sent out next week. Parents to collect children from the play area next to the car park at 3pm.

Home Learning

Please send the volcanoes in by Tuesday 3rd May – see last week’s blog for details.

Make a hand puppet- Use a sock and decorate it to make a hand puppet. The children will be using this on Wednesday 4th May for our Science lesson.

Spelling Frame – I’ll, couldn’t, hasn’t, haven’t, he’ll, shouldn’t, they’re, wouldn’t, you’ll, you’re, you’ve

Timetable Rockstars

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Week 1 Summer 1

Happy Easter! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

This week the children listened to Luke’s account of the Resurrection and retold it from a character’s point of view. Thank you for the beautiful Easter gardens that the children made. Please send your garden in next week if you have not already. The children made posters to celebrate the resurrection.

In English the children planned and wrote their own poems including powerful verbs, prepositions, adjectives and adverbs. We have added them to our display in class.

In Maths we have been making and drawing arrays to solve multiplication and division calculations. The children have been solving problems using their knowledge of timetable facts. Please practise recalling 3 and 4 timetables.

In Science, we investigated different materials to make black out curtains for a babies’ room. The children made predictions and wrote a conclusion about their results.

In Geography, the children have been learning about earthquakes.

Home Learning

Spelling https://spellingframe.co.uk/

nicely, lately, closely, funnily, luckily, gently, randomly, simply, humbly, basically, frantically, dramatically

 

Mathletics Complete the activities

 

Timetables https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Geography Over the next few weeks the children will be learning about volcanoes. Please make a volcano and bring it into class by Tuesday 3rd May

Click volcanoes for examples

 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Carey

Spring 2 Week 6

The end of another term! The children have worked hard this term and should be proud of themselves.

This week Year 3 took part in their first Stations of the Cross Service. The children sang beautifully.

In Religion, we listened to the story from Luke’s Gospel on the crucifixion and discussed what Luke wanted us to know about Jesus.

In Maths, the children have been using objects and drawing pictures to solve division calculations. In English, the children have been reading poems and identifying adverbs and prepositions. They wrote their own stanzas including adverbs and prepositions.

In PE, we have continued to move in different ways and balance on a variety of equipment.

Home Learning – See Whole School Home Learning

Have a wonderful holiday!

Mrs Carey

KS2 Way of the Cross – lyrics to learn

Please use the lyrics and links below to learn the songs for the KS2 Way of the Cross service.

Year 6, please wear all black and bring this into school on Monday.

My Soul is Sad

My soul is sad. My heart is breaking tonight.
Could you not watch and comfort me until light?
Am I alone, surrounded only by night?
Could you not watch one hour with me?

Could you not keep awake for one hour with me?
Is it so hard that you should do this for me?
I die for you that you might always be free.
Could you not watch one hour with me?

And so I weep, and there is no one to hear.
I am in pain; will no one witness my tears?
I am your God, and as my Passion draws near,
Could you not watch one hour with me?

Stay With Me

Stay with me
Remain here with me
Watch and pray
Watch and pray

Walk Alone

Take your cross now Jesus man.
Walk the road to Calvary alone.
Your innocence a mockery Nazarene for what crime do you atone?
Walk alone.

Battered bruised and bloodied now, stumbling on the long and dusty road.
Stripped of all your dignity.
This final journey holds a fate well known.
Walk alone.

Death’s dark journey calls your name.
Crown of thorns, crown of shame.
Faces filled with hate and blame.
The good you’ve done forgotten now.

Take your cross now Jesus man. Walk the road to Calvary alone.
Walk alone.
Walk alone.
Walk alone.

Born For This

Born for this. You were born for this.
Born to walk this road and bear that rugged cross.
But it’s breaking my heart to see you like this.
My son, my precious child.
The agony, Oh, the agony.
I see you suff’ring and there’s nothing I can do.
But I’ll walk by your side till we come to the end.
My son my precious child.

I see the anguish in your eyes.
I’ve prayed this cup will pass you by, but I know that it has to be so. Though I don’t understand the reason.
So much pain so much confusion,
but you were born for this,
you were born for this.
My son, my precious child.

Fallen Again

Fallen again. Kneeling in shame.
Frightened, rejected unbearable pain.
Suff’ring in silence such patience unknown, not moving.
Can he go on?
Fallen again. Face to the ground. Soldiers abusing, heckling crowd.
Slowly he rises feet heavy unsure.
Strength fading still he goes on.

All Hail, King of the Jews

O great king O royal one, your cross awaits. Is there anything your majesty desires?
Is your cross too heavy sire?
May I shine your crown?
Let us relieve you of your splendid royal attire!
All hail king of the Jews!
All hail King of the Jews!

Come now king and rest awhile you’ve walked so far!
We bet you’re very glad the journey’s almost done.
We like your regal garments so we’re sharing them around.
Casting lots to see what can be won.
All hail king of the Jews!
All hail king of the Jews!

Murderers and brigands,
We thought we’d seen it all.
Every kind of criminal there can be.
But this one they call Jesus is the strangest of the lot!
A self proclaimed Messiah is he!
All hail King of the Jews!
All hail king of the Jews!
All hail king of the Jews!

Father, Forgive Them

Father forgive them for what they have done. They know not the scale of their crime.
Guilt in their eyes and my blood on their hands.
Forgive them dear father forgive.

Father why have you forsaken your son.
Alone I am left here to die.
My flesh and my spirit both wounded the same. Forgive them dear father forgive.
Eli Eli lama sabachtani. Repeat

Precious Saviour

Precious Saviour laid to rest.
Shattered hopes, such emptiness.
Lifeless Lord. It is over now.

Night has come, the darkest hour.
Our hope has gone.
Here in this stone-cold grave the one we thought would save us, where is solace to be found?
It is over now.
It is over now.

You Know Me

You know me, you formed me, you gave me life.
From darkness you called me, you changed my life.
And even as the sun sinks down I see your light shine through.
For still the stars of heaven shine and I’m alive in you, alive in you.

You know me, I know you we are as one
The old life has ended the new begun.
For in the silent moments in the sunrise, in the fields.
All creation sings in praise and so you are revealed you are revealed.

You know me, You formed me
I’m alive in you alive in you. Repeat

Spring 2 Week 5

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, Year 3 and 4 went to church and sang and responded beautifully.

In PE, we continued practising balancing. The children were excited to demonstrate their balances on the equipment.

In RE the children reflected on the story of the Last Supper and what Luke was telling us about Jesus.

In English the children edited their explanation texts. Then we started our new topic poetry. The children who learnt the poem at home performed it beautifully to the class. Our focus has been powerful verbs and the children used the verbs they found to write another stanza.

In Maths, we have been solving problems involving addition and subtraction. The children have been using written methods to solve the problems.

In Science we have been looking at objects that are reflective. We tested different objects to test our predictions.

Home Learning

Learn the songs for Stations of the Cross so the children are able to sing them without the words. All of the song are on a link on the blog.

Spelling Frame – would, wood, your, you’re, some, sum, way, weigh, to, too, pair, pear

 

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day and enjoy the fantastic weather.

Spring 2 Week 4

This week was Science week so we started the week thinking about what scientists do and naming famous scientist. Each class are part of a competition to grow the tallest sunflower. Year 3’s question was Does the size of the pot effect how the sunflower grows? The children planned their own investigation to answer the question. They thought of how they could make it a fair test and how they would record their results. The children have been taking part in different discussions including the odd one out and zoom in zoom out activities to develop their observation skills.

In Maths the children have been solving problems using the skills they have learnt using column addition and subtraction.

In Religion we looked an another picture to build a better world and discussed what we could see.

Our D&T topic is making healthy sandwiches so the children tested different types of bread and described their taste, texture, appearance and smell. Next week the children will be planning their own healthy sandwiches.

On Thursday, we celebrated St Patrick’s Day by making green cakes and watching Irish dancing. Emily, Sienna, Phoebe and Sofia’s dancing was amazing!

In PE, the children were fantastic completing different balances with partners.

It was lovely to speak to parents for parent’s consultation this week and last week. If you did not make an appointment, I will contact you.

Home Learning

 

English Please learn the poem sent home with the children. I have also attached it here.
Spellings Spelling frame

meat, meet, hear, here, there, their, wear, where, hour, our, knot, not

 

Maths Timetable Rock Star and sheet sent home (show their workings out on the back of the paper)

Please also practise the songs for the Way of the Cross Service, by clicking here.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Spring 2 Week 3

We have had a fun and busy week in Year 3.

We have lots of amazing singers and musicians in Year 3, it was lovely to see so many of them taking part in the music concert. All of them were fantastic!

On Tuesday we had a talk about Road Safety where we learnt about all the safe places to cross roads.

In Maths we have been subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. We used diennes and place value counters to understand how we regroup the tens and hundreds.

In English, we have been following instructions to play games and writing our own instructions using adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions. Next week the children will be using the instructions that wrote for their homework to write an explanation so please complete this if you have not.

In Religion we spoke about picture and how the people in the picture were building a better world. Then we retold the stations of the cross using our computing skills.

In Science, we completed an activity to see how difficult it is to see things without light and how light makes objects clearer to see.

On Friday, we began our Science Week activities. Professor Bubbleworks took our assembly and we learnt about how important water is. He showed us lots of interesting investigations. Then we took part in a workshop where we held a bubble in our hand with a glove on and we went inside a bubble.

This week was Fairtrade Fortnight, so we learnt about why buying Fairtrade foods is important and we ate bananas!

Home Learning-

Spellings – https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Complete spelling frame activities.

Practise the following spellings

interest, island, learn, perhaps, popular, quarter, question, reign, remember, straight, strange, promise

 

Read Theory https://readtheory.org/auth/login

 

Complete two activities
Timetable Rockstars – https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Complete a range of different activities
Mathletics

https://www.mathletics.com/uk/

 

Complete the activities set

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Spring 2 – Week 2

We have had a busy and fun week in school!

On Tuesday, we celebrated Mardi Gras by taking part in pancake races, dancing, making masks and eating pancakes.

On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as characters from our favourite books. The children were able to discuss their characters and name their favourite. Then we had book tasting in class. The children read a few pages of lots of books and decided whether they would like to continue reading the book and wrote short reviews of what they thought.

 

In Maths, we have continued learning column addition with regrouping. Next week we will move onto column subtraction.

In English, we started a new unit of work on instructions and explanations. The children have been playing games and writing instructions. They have learnt about the features of instructions.

In RE, the children made their Lenten promises and added them to the display in the hall. Thank you for the beautiful decorated stones that the children made for the class display. Please send in your stone next week. We have also been learning about the history of the Stations of the Cross.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Home learning – to be completed by Wednesday

Spellings

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

autopilot, autograph, automatic, autobiography, autonomy, autofocus, superman, superior, supermarket, superstar, superficial, supernatural
Timetables Rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please login and complete the studio game. This should be complete 10 times so the children’s time can be recorded.

 

English Please play your favourite game at home then write instructions to tell someone else how to play. Remember a title, the aim of the game, a list of what you need and then numbers before each instruction.
Mathletics Complete the activities