We hope everyone had a great half term week. The children have come back to school ready to learn all the new and exciting things that have been planned for them.
We began our first day back with a pirate launch day where everyone dressed up and played pirate games. A walk to BB park led to the discovery of real treasure and the children came back to school and wrote a story about it! We have been learning a new Pirates Of the Caribbean story with actions ready for our story telling completion on Monday.
In Maths we have revisited some complex addition and the children have been doing really well. Keep up the good work.
Keeping with our Caribbean topic we have been sketching different sea creatures in Art this week, the result have been fantastic.
This week in Maths we have been learning which instruments we can use to measure. We then began to estimate the lengths of items and then measure the items to see how accurate we were. We measured lines to the nearest cm and mm and some of us even converted our cm to mm!
In English we used the information we learned about newspaper reports last week to write our own newspaper report about volcanoes.
We have been designing a fruit salad which we will be making after the half term. We have sorted fruits into their country of origin, which was either Caribbean/British or both. We then drew them into a Venn Diagram. Today we have been looking at the fruits, talking about how they are prepared for a fruit salad, tasting them and describing why we do or don't like them. We hope all the children are looking forward to making a delicious salad when we get back.
Have a great half term everyone, looking forward to hearing what everyone has done!
Peacocks have been working so hard this week and now we are all amazing at fractions! All children should be congratulated on their efforts in Maths.
We have continued our work on plants in Science and have looked at plants from the Caribbean and learned lots about the life cycles of plants.
We have begun to learn about newspaper reports in English and are beginning to identify different features of reports such as facts, opinions, quotes, columns and captions.
We have also been working hard in athletics this week. Ask the children to tell you which athletic activities they have been doing.
This week we have been finishing our fables and have written some brilliant pieces of work with great characters and interesting morals.
Our Science this week has been looking closely at plants and how they are important to humans. We have learned about the different features of flowering plant and what their functions are.
On Tuesday we had a lovely walk to Charlestown to learn all about the church there. We did a variety of activities which included sketching, quiet reading in the Lady Chapel and learning all the names for different parts of the church and how they are used.
We have work so hard in Maths continuing our work on fractions. Although we have sometimes found this tricky we have put in a fantastic effort!
This week our adventure has taken us to the New World as we started to learn about Christopher Columbus and his discoveries. We will be learning more interesting facts about Columbus and his journeys next week!
We have been continuing our work in Geography and this week we had a fantastic time with the Phoenix and Pelican classes erupting the volcanoes that we made last week.
We have worked so hard in Maths to learn division using number lines and our knowledge of times tables to help us. In Literacy we have been writing our own fables, thinking about our characters and a moral for the story. We are using our class story about the journey of Anansi to help us.
This week we have been learning our new story about Anansi the spider and how he got his eight skinny legs through laziness and greed. We performed our story in the hall for another class and did a fantastic job! We have also begun planning our own moral story with our own characters.
We have also began writing non chronological reports about volcanoes and have made and painted paper mache volcanoe models.
We began the maths week investigating division using sticks and have spent the week learning to divide with number and word sentences. What a great week!
Is the Caribbean the world's paradise? (2. 01.17)
This week we have embarked on an amazing adventure to the Caribbean! On Tuesday we collected our flight tickets and had the experience of taking off in an aeroplane and landing in the Caribbean.
We enjoyed tasting fantastic new foods such as pineapple, mangoes and a Caribbean rice dish. We talked about musical instruments such as the steel drums, learned about Bob Marley and had a fantastic time playing Bob's famous song 'One Love'. We also looked on the Map of the World to find out where the Caribbean islands are and are discovering different physical geographical features. What an amazing week!
This week has been full of festive cheer! We started the week by making Christingles for the service at Truro Cathedral on Tuesday morning. The children performed our Christingle song, Top of the World, fantastically and we are so proud of them all! Thank you to all of the parents that came along to support the children. On Wednesday the children came to school with sweets and popcorn in hand all ready for our Christmas treat to the cinema. We gave a huge thank you to BB friends for arranging and funding this trip. The children loved it! We finished the week on a humongous high with our year 3 and 4 nativity! Thank you so much for everyone who came to watch the children perform. Weren't they fantastic!?
This week we have started innovating our own non-chronological reports, all about dragons! We have had some fantastic descriptions of the children's dragons and some brilliant ideas of what they are known for, ranging from dancing to playing football!
The budding mathematicians have been continuing with their subtraction work in maths and are becoming fantastic at it. Well done everyone!
In Science this week we have been looking at shadows and the children designed an experiment exploring how the size of shadows can change depending on the light's distance.
This week we have been learning a non-chronological text about the Manchester Ridgeback Dragon ready to write about our own exciting creatures next week.
We are feeling very festive as we begin practicing the songs for our nativity play in a few weeks. You will hopefully have heard these performed at home. We can't wait to see the production in full swing.
We have been focusing on subtraction in Maths this week and have practised using the expanded column method to help us understand exchanging!
This week we have started to look at our Nativity! We practised with Pelican class, learning the songs and thinking about who will be playing each part. Tickets will be on sale from next week. Also it has been anti-bullying week and the children have produced a superhero who can stop bullying. We had a special assembly to talk about bullying.
We finished our innovated Rama and Sita stories in literacy this week and created very suspenseful endings! We have learnt how to add 3-digit numbers together in maths! We now how to regroup numbers now using the column method.
We also did P.E with Gary this week and learnt how to bounce basketballs properly.
At the end of this week it was Children in Need! The children looked fantastic dressed up as what they want to be when they're older! Thank you all for your donations and cakes. They were yummy :)