Summer 2 Week 6

Congratulations to all the children for their efforts on sports day and thank you for coming along to support and enjoy a picnic with us on the day.

We have been busy in the vegetable gardens this week, harvesting our potatoes and onions. They were delicious!

There will not be any more home learning set this year but please note that reading scheme and library books must be returned next week.

Miss Pringle

Summer 2 Week 5

We have been keen gardeners this week, ensuring our potatoes and sunflowers are watered and weeded. We have also created Bible Story Boxes in D&t and used them to retell the parable of the Good Samaritan. Sadly we said goodbye to Miss Rolle on Wednesday but we wish her well in her first teaching post this September.

No home learning has been set across the school this week – we hope you enjoy the Strawberry Fayre.

Summer 2, Week 4

This week has been full of investigations, starting with two detectives visiting our school to help us investigate and solve a crime. We learnt how to take and analyse fingerprints. We also learnt about graphology (handwriting analysis) and that the police have the sole of every shoe made in the UK. The class worked brilliantly together and used the evidence to successfully convict Mrs McNamara!

We have also estimated and  investigated weight – converting grams and kilograms. In science we have been learning about our skeleton and muscles. Today we made predictions about the relationship between our height and the distance we can jump,we then investigated this and will be analyzing the results on a graph next week.

Thank you for the junk modelling materials, we will start our models next week so please keep sending the donations coming in.

We are also enjoying reading to reception and are looking forward to planting our sunflower seeds in our class garden.

Home Learning:

spelling – experience, famous, favourite, guard, guide, height, imagine, knowledge, library, material, medicine, mention.

Reading – Please read with your child and ask them to write their own reflections about what they have read in their reading records.

Maths – We are ng about grams and kilograms at the moment and it would be great if you could estimate, weigh or cook with your child to apply these skills.

 

 

Summer 2 Week 3

This week the children have written and illustrated wonderful poems about The Iron Man.

We have explored food types and how to keep healthy in Science and in Topic we have learnt about and created our own Egyptian Cartouche’s.

The children have also been learning what it means to be virtuous in RE and have carried out good deeds in other classes, including reading to reception and making book marks for everyone in year 4.

It was lovely to see so many people at the Adoration Mass on Friday, the children were very reverent.

Next week we will be making models and collages of The Iron Man – if possible please could your child bring in a cardboard box or tube as well as some newspaper. Thank you in advance.

Have a restful weekend,

Miss Pringle

 

Home Learning:

Spelling – Homophones

heel, heal, he’ll, pane, pain, reign, rain, rein, plain, plane, grown, groan.

Reading 

Please hear your child read and sign their reading records.

Spag.com 

Please complete the task set online by Wednesday

 

 

Summer 2 Week 2

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Thanks Giving Mass and at the Potters Bar Carnival. The children lead the Mass beautifully and looked great in their NHS costumes.

We have focused on calculating the perimeter of shapes in maths this week and in English we have been reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Next week we will be writing poems about The Iron Man using adjectives and similes.

Home Learning: 

Mathletics activities have been set on measurement.

Science :

Sleep survey made by Y6 sent home today.

Spelling:

actual, actually, accident, accidentally, business, caught, centre, century, certain, certainly, circle, disappear

Summer 2 Week 1

We have been very active and creative this week in Y3. In PE (tennis) we have learnt how to volley and in athletics we have been learning how to jump in different ways.

We have applied glaze to our Egyptian plates and are looking forward to seeing the finished products next week. We are also excited to see how tall our newly planted sunflowers become and I’m happy to report that our potatoes are looking very healthy!

The children have worked hard during maths to develop their arithmetic skills and in English they have written very clear instructions for mummifying – watch out!

In RE we have focused on Pentecost and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

We are looking forward to our class Mass next Wednesday and hope to see many of you there.

Home Learning:

Spelling:

young, trouble, double, country, touch, rough, tough, enough, encourage, cousin, couple, courage.

Maths:

Practice 4 and 8 timetables on either mathletics or hit the button.

The class also need to recap adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.  Please discuss-here is an example;

 

RE:

Draw, paint or make a collage  (paper provided) for Pentecost – here are some examples;

Photos of our week

 

 

 

Summer 1 week 4

It has all been about Ancient Egypt this week in Y3. We have made Egyptian jewellery, painted Egyptian sunsets, learnt about mummification and the River Nile and finished the first stage of our Egyptian plates. After half term we will be making canopic jars – if you have any pringle tubes in your recycling bin please send them into school. Thank you.

My prayers are with Joseph, Lola, William P, Elena, Aidan, Nichola, Dorian and Johnny-Mac this weekend, as they make their first Holy Communion.

Home learning: 

       1. Spelling –

Summer 1, week 5:  Words with a short /u/ sound spelt with ‘o’

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

 2. Spag.com activities have been set.

3. Maths – please practice doubling and halving two digit numbers in preparation for next weeks maths focus. You can find supporting activities on the free app ‘hit the button’ or on mathletics.

Enjoy your weekend

Miss Pringle

 

 

Summer 1 Week 3

This week we have developed our mapping skills, created lots of Egyptian art, crowned Mary and investigated what happens to 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers when they are multiplied by 10!

SPAG.com and Mathletics home learning has been set.

I will be praying for those children making their First Holy Communion this weekend – enjoy taking the next step in your faith journey.

Miss Pringle

 

Summer 1 Week 1

Happy Easter and congratulations to Johnny-Mac and Daniel on their Baptism last Sunday – I proudly watched this wonderful celebration online, while away on holiday.

The children have returned to school refreshed and keen to learn, which has been great. In English we have been looking at reliable sources online, to gather facts about plastic pollution, to use in our persuasive writing and have also combined our computing skills by creating popplets. We have also focused on our mental maths skills and taken part in an Easter workshop, which the children seemed to really enjoy – thank you to the members of our parish who led some of the carousel activities. Well done to those children who made Easter Gardens – they look amazing!

PE

Our PE days have changed this term to Monday and Wednesday – please ensure children have PE kits, including a change of socks in school. We are focusing on Tennis this half term and are fortunate to have Mr Mills from Potter Bar tennis club leading our Monday lessons.

Home Learning 
Due in 01.05.19

Topic:
Our new Topic is Ancient Egyptians and in preparation for next week we would like the children to research 8 interesting facts from reliable sources such as – BBC bitesize, national geographic kids and BBC history.

You could choose to record this information as a poster, a written paragraph or a mind map. A paper copy of this weeks home learning task has been sent home with your child, which they could use to record on.

Spelling:
WEEK 2: suffixes (ly)
nicely, lately, closely, funnily, luckily, gently, randomly, simply, humbly, basically, frantically, dramatically.


Spring 2 week 6

 

Well done to all the children who played or sang in the music concert – you were fantastic. Please ensure you read over the next two weeks.

Please see Whole School Home Learning Easter Garden Project below.

Wishing you all a lovely holiday!