Nativity performance (15.11.19)
The children were so excited this week as we gave out their parts in our Nativity performance and had our first run through of the play. We were amazed how brilliant they all were and are looking forward to practising with them over the next few weeks.
We supported anti-bullying day on Wednesday by wearing odd socks and learnt how to stop bullying in our school. We also enjoyed dressing up on Friday for children in need. Everyone looked really `wacky!'
Also this week we started looking at newspaper reports in English, times tables in Maths and enjoyed PE in the hall due to rain again!
Another busy week. Have a good weekend.
Parent's evening/outdoor learning (7.11.19)
It's been such a busy week! It was lovely to meet so many of you at parent's evening and to discuss the progress your child has been making in our class. The children also enjoyed looking at the new books in the book fair and some were lucky to buy one.
We managed to dodge the rain showers during our outdoor learning/maths lesson, in which we produced the 3 times table using leaves, twigs etc. PE was also fun (again dodging showers) and learning some hockey skills.
We are innovating our class story of Aladdin, with new characters and settings. They are coming on really well. Finally we have began to learn our songs for the nativity play. Over the next couple of weeks letters will be sent home regarding your child's role in the performance.
Enjoy the weekend
Parent reading afternoon (1.11.19)
Welcome back to Christmas half term (our favourite half term).Â This week saw the start of our new topic, Christmases through time.Â (yes we are starting celebrating early in Phoenix!)Â We played different `parlour' games on our first day, including charades and pass the bauble.Â We then had a go at line drawing, when we drew our own Christmas picture's.
Our class story is Aladdin, although our version doesn't have a Genie in it.Â But its still a great story. We have also enjoyed tricky maths with addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers.
It was lovely to see some parents in this week also to read with our children. Â We also finished the afternoon with a story being read to us, which was great fun.
Hope the weekend isn't too wet.
Harvest Communion (17.10.19)
We started our week by having a Bible day, whereby the children learnt about the class story, the feeding of the 5000, (loaves and fishes). We retold the story through drama, story maps and art work. In the afternoon we attended our Harvest Communion. Thank you for your kind food donations and it was lovely seeing so many attend our worship.
Geography was comparing Egypt and the UK looking into the climate, features of the land. We also decided where we would like to live, the UK or Egypt. We were excited in our English lesson as we investigated items in trays using our senses. It was strange touching different things without looking!
Our last day of this half term was brilliant as we dressed as Egyptian's, the children looked amazing - thank you everyone.
Have a great half term holiday.
Truro Museum (10.10.19)
We are getting very sporty. With tag rugby on Tuesday's and PE on Thursday's. We are really enjoying these lessons.
The end of last week we visited Truro museum, which we all found interesting. We looked around the museum, carefully examined some Egyptian artefacts and then took part in an Egyptian ceremony. It was lots of fun dressing up for this.
We have been busy writing a non-chronological report about different facts on Ancient Egypt. We then published our work, complete with pictures and a did you know box.
Have a good weekend.
Year 3 Bible presentation (3.10.19)
The year 3 children enjoyed a special collective worship on Tuesday, lead by Rev Jules. After a short service the children were presented with their own Bible's that they will keep in school until they leave in year 6.
In Topic we investigated why and how Egyptians built Pyramid's. Did you know it took between 2,000 and 100,000 people to build each one and there was approximately 100 built, over 4,000 years ago. We then had an amazing visit to Truro museum to take part in an Ancient Egyptian workshop and to look at some artefacts including a real mummy!
We have also been looking at the features of a non-chronological report to prepare us for writing our own ones next week. PE has also been lots of fun, with tag rugby and PE activities.
Enjoy the weekend, (hope is isn't too wet)
Following on with our Ancient Egyptian topic we have been looking at the life of Tutankhamun, who was only 10 years old when he became King and died 9 years later at only 19! He was buried in a Pyramid with all his treasures. We also have designed our own Egyptian coffin, based on Egyptian designs.
Maths has proved to be a little tricky especially for the year 3 children as we are learning to add a 1 digit number to a 3 digit number.
We are super fit this week though, with rugby and a PE sessions, which were both lots of fun.
Have a nice weekend, without too much rain.
Stop Climate Change (20.9.19)
A topic that is very close to everyone's mind at the moment is climate change. We looked at what climate change means and how we can help the environment. We also made posters to display in our school.
For our topic work, we looked at mummification and how the various parts of the body were preserved for the after life in caconic jars. The children then painted their clay animal heads before making the jars for them to fit on top.
We can now say hello to each other in French and my name is …. So we went around the classroom introducing ourselves.
Also this week, the year 4 children enjoyed playing rugby on Tuesday, place value in Maths and started writing our own stories.
We also looked smart for our photos and look forward to seeing how them come out.
Have a great weekend.
Ancient Egyptians (12.9.19)
Wow we have completed our first full week in Peacocks. The children have all settled in really well and making lots of new friends.
We are partitioning 2 and 3 digit number in Maths and have written our first story based on a rabbit and wolf in English. Bonjour is how we now say hello as we learn some French and the year 4's were lucky to have a go at playing Rugby.
As part of our Ancient Egyptian topic we looked at how the Egyptian's mummified the dead, (it was a bit gruesome). We have also made clay sculptures to go on top of our canopic jars, that we will make soon.
We are all excited by our school elections tomorrow to find out who will be our school councillors this year.
Have a sunny weekend.
Welcome to Peacocks (5.9.19)
We hope you all had a wonderful Summer, it certainly flew by. Welcome to Peacocks and we are looking forward to spending the year with your child.
This terms topic is `Ancient Egypt,' and we have completed lots of fun activities to start the year with. The children have painted and made Egyptian necklaces, learnt to dance like an Egyptian as well as constructing 3d pyramids using spaghetti and marshmallows (not an easy task). Everyone has settled in really well. If you wish to contact us at any time, please dojo us or pop in at the end of the day. We look forward to teaching your child this year.
Enjoy the weekend.