What a busy week we've had in Pelicans! The children are settling really well into their new routines in KS2. Our Topic this term is focused on the Vikings and most importantly, 'Who invaded and settled in Britain?’
In Maths, the children have been learning about place number value in relation to thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. In addition to some outdoor active maths, we have now launched our 99 Club challenge.
In English, the children have continued to understand and develop the usage of conjunctions and adjectives in their writing. They have been examining the characters in detail in their guided reading using the text “The Battle Of The Viking woman.”
In science, the children have been studying different species of invertebrates. They went on a bug hunt in order to find and sketch some in detail. They also researched different fact files; we were all surprised to learn that woodlice are crustaceans just like lobsters!
In PE this week we have been learning about different types of fitness such as speed, cardio and co-ordination and they have been completing lots of circuits with the aim of improving their personal targets each week.
Congratulations to Jaxon and Millie who the class have voted to be their class MPs. Ethan has been nominated as 'Achiever of the Week’' for his excellent investigative work in science.
We have celebrated the Christian value of Trust this week and the children have been learning about several stories in the Bible to reinforce their learning in relation to this.
We have already begun our new topic, 'Would you rule Rome?'
On our launch we designed our own roman mosaic. The children then made them. We poured PVA glue into an empty CD case and then made our mosaic designed mosaics in them. We used dried lentils, dried beans and rice to represent our designs. We then had some PE, this involved practising Roman army drills in the playground. Finally, we looked at Roman numerals and how they are still used.
We started our English by having a Let's Think lesson. We used a text called 'The Conqueror'. The children were encouraged to think if there was a moral to the story.
RE is all about 'Church beyond the walls'. How do Christians live out Gods teaching beyond their Sunday service?
In Science we have begun looking at magnetism. The children are using the correct scientific language such as repel and attract. Maybe you could ask your child what they mean.
Have a great weekend, let's hope it's dry!
It's a miner's life!
This week in English we have been looking at writing persuasive letters concerning climate change and recycling. This has resulted in a link to our Topic but writing letters to an MP to stop children working in mines. This topic has led to many discussions about how children lived then compared to now.
In Maths we have been looking at fractions, measurements and pictograms depending on which group a child is in.
We have enjoyed looking at 'pop art' this week and have made a link to our English by using our innovated character from our myth writing as our picture.
There has been some confusion over the new homework system. Each child has a grid for English which will need to be done every other week. The alternate week will always be Maths. This along with the spellings homework needs to be handed in every Tuesday morning. Please do not spend more than thirty minutes on any piece and if there is any confusion please do not hesitate to contact us via dojo or the office.
Have a great weekend.
Time Flies By
The last couple of weeks have flown by and we have done so much.
We have had our World Religion Day, as lower key stage 2 we looked at Judaism, Sikhism and Islam. We looked at The Commandments and thought about what commandments we would write for life today. During our lesson on Islam we looked at their place of worship and discussed the different elements. We had a very interesting lesson on the Sikh faith and discussed the various Gurus.
This week in English, we have enjoyed a singing lesson to hear (and then write a poem using) rhyming couplets. The children also enjoyed an English lesson linked to our Topic and used freeze frames to enable them to be able to write about the different aspects of a tin miners life.
In Maths each group are looking at different things including area and perimeter, money and multiplication and division.
For Art/DT we thought about what things could be a fossil. The children came up with some great ideas and then had the chance to make the fossils.
In Maths each group are looking at different things including area and perimeter, money and multiplication and division.
We have also been talking a lot about feelings and how we and others respond differently for a variety of reasons. Your children have used these lessons to show respect and compassion towards each other. It is a time where children can speak openly ( if they choose to) about their own feelings and give reasons for them if they can. This is a good time for children to be able to express themselves in a comfortable setting and to grow together as a team.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Starting our story
This week we have been looking at the differences between myths and legends. We have been using the story, 'The Giants of St Michael's Mount' as our base story. The children have enjoyed freeze framing, some drama and writing up a story box this week.
In Maths we have been using multiplication to help us with our division. Some children are also working on arrays to help with multiplication and division.
We have conducted a Science experiment involving three different types of soil, which one would be most and least permeable?
A new beginning
We have returned after our lovely Christmas break to a new teacher. Welcome to Mr Nicholas. Our super Pelican children have settled to this change really well and are already proving to be the wonderful children we know they are.
We have begun our new topic, 'What is our most valuable asset in Cornwall?' Our launch morning consisted of fact finding on Cornwall and fossil making with a discussion on rocks and their differences.
During English we have been discussing our 'Let's Think' story, 'Not now Bernard'. This has encouraged the to raise their own ideas about what is happening in the story using just the pictures, this will eventually lead to them writing their own innovated story. In Maths we are looking at multiplication and division. We have started a new topic in RE, we are looking at Hinduism. We have enjoyed Geography this week, we have been looking at maps. We studied our school grounds and then drew our own maps with a key. We were very impressed with the children's knowledge on map usage.
If you would like to meet Mr Nicholas there is a meet the teacher session on Monday 13th January after school. But as always, if you have any concerns you can message us on Class Dojo.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Firstly I would like to thank you on behalf of My Daysh and I for your very generous gifts at Christmas. Mr Daysh has also asked me to thank you for his lovely leaving gifts.
Here at last!
So here we are, our final week of this term. When I look back I think of all the things we have done, all the things the children have accomplished and it really makes me smile.
All of the children in LKS2 did such an amazing job in 'I'm Gonna Shine', all the singing, the lines, remembering when to go on and off the stage. It was a lot of hard work for both children and staff but as always our children rose to the occasion and did indeed, 'Shine!'
We are also so proud of all the children in our class that attended the Music Festival, to stand alone and recite a poem in front of a variety of adults and children takes such courage. We had children placed and even had a first place!
The children have been working very hard, in English we have written a recount of the true Christmas story. In Maths we have been looking at multiplication, division and working out numbers using an abacus style number line.
Today we have made Christingles which will be lit at our service here on Wednesday evening, you are all welcome to attend.
Mr Daysh and I would like to say a huge thank you to you and your lovely children. It has been a wonderful term with lot's of laughter, light bulb moments and memories to be kept forever. Obviously we will be very sad to say goodbye to Mr Daysh this week but wish him well on his travels.
Secret Santa (6.12.19)
The children were so excited picking out surprise presents, to give on Christmas morning. They can not wait for you to open them. Also this week we have had a dress rehearsal for the WHOLE school. Everyone was amazing and the rest of the school were full of praise for them. They are now really looking forward to performing in front of you all next week.
We have also started some Christmas activities as well as watching the Excitable Edgar advert and then writing our own story on Edgar's adventures.
This week has flown by. Only two weeks to go!!
WOW panto was brilliant. A huge thank you to the Friends of BB for organising our Christmas treatfor us to watch a fantastic performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. Which was our Christmas treat this year. We all had an amazing time, especially singing along to the songs.
Also this week we have been busy writing our own poetry in English. Have you heard of a `haiku' poem or a limerick. It has been really fun writing our own.
We have also continued with our topic work, looking at a Victorian Christmas and how it was different to our Christmas today.
Only 4 more weekends to Christmas!!
Have a good weekend
We really enjoyed our visit yesterday from Andrew Clover this week. He was very engaging and inspiring, the children came away thinking what they could write a book about.
During Maths this week our focus has been multiplying and dividing. Some children have been looking at money and the value of different coins and notes.
In English we have been looking at news reports, both annotating and writing our own.
Nativity practice is well under way, we really do need the scripts in school every day.
Have a lovely weekend, let's hope it's dry!
This week has seen our class thinking about others and the cost others give so can live freely. We were very proud of the respect our class showed both in our collective worship and in class discussion after. They produced some beautiful art work to show their respect to those men and women.
We have been learning how to write a news report in English and have started to look at division, area and money in Maths. In RE we have learnt about the importance of Baptisms. Wednesday was Anti bullying and our class were able to express their feelings about this topic. We decided kindness is the best option, that being different is absolutely fine, after all, we are all different.
The Nativity fun has begun, each child should now have their part and some will have their script. Please practise at home with your child and ensure their script is with them every day, thank you.
We enjoyed our Wacky Clothes Day, some very interesting outfits and hairstyles!
Another busy week has flown by in Pelicans.
In Maths we have been learning all about bar models. In English we have written our own stories based around Aladdin. In Science we have been learning all about light.
Wow! how can we be in November already? Soon it will be Christmas...which leads me nicely into introducing our new topic - Christmas Through time. The children enjoyed an afternoon of Victorian party games including Charades, a bauble passing game and the slightly more modern, Who am I?
During Maths we are looking at estimating numbers and therefore answers. In English we have started to learn and innovate our class story, Aladdin. We have already had some interesting characters suggested!
We have begun looking at light in Science. We enjoyed an experiment where we had to view a pencil in a box. How many holes would we need to make until we could see it properly? Some of the children had a wealth of facts to share and we were super impressed.
With the homework this week, the children can choose which section of Maths to do. They do not need to do all of the sections.
We are still waiting for consent forms to be returned. Please contact Mr Daysh on class dojo if you have lost the form.
Another super week in Pelicans. We have begun to look at poetry in English and each child has written their own poem about Autumn. In Maths we are continuing to use column addition and subtraction.
We had a super dress up day, thank you for your help in this. I can put some photos on our web page but sadly, due to consent forms still not being returned, I cannot put them all on, which is a shame.
We are encouraging the children to read every day to an adult at home but at least three times a week. When your child reads to you please write it in the reading diary, even if it is not their school book. Thank you.
Have a wonderful half term break.
During the week our children have researched Egyptian facts, both online and using non fiction books. They have used these facts to write a report on Egypt and we are going to making this into a non fiction book. We are super impressed with their effort.
In Maths we are looking at using column subtraction. Our children are using two, three, four (and it keeps going up) digit numbers.
In PE we have been enjoying hockey and netball. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day.
I have sent out consent forms today. Lots of the forms were sent home due to things being missed. These have not come back. I would be grateful for their return ASAP as we cannot use photos without permission.
Have a great 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)
Please do not forget we need your consent forms as well as the permission slips for our museum trip. I am very limited to the photos I can put onto the web page as there are so many consent forms missing. This will be a shame after our trip as I would like to have lots of photos.
This week we have written a class story and the children have then innovated it with a focus on fronted adverbials. During Maths we are looking at greater than, less than and equal to as well as making comparisons between numbers sentence problems.
In Art we have made our own canopic jars from clay. They are fantastic, please see our gallery for some photos.
We have had a class discussion about global warming and the children certainly had a lot to say about the current state of our world and how we can all make changes to help make a difference. This linked nicely with our RE focus on God's world.
We have had a great first full week. In English, the children have learnt our text as well as innovated their own stories. We are super impressed with how hard they work and with their lovely handwriting. In Maths we have been learning how to partition numbers and then add them together using this method. In RE we have begun to look at special things and what they mean to us. We are comparing this to God's creation of our special world an how He feels we are treating it.
All in all it has been an excellent first full week. Our class are kind and hard working. We know it is going to be a wonderful year.
Please could you all ensure we have your consent forms and data sheets back as soon as possible. Many thanks.
Welcome to Pelicans. We have had an amazing day today full of Egyptian fun! We began our first day by talking about our school holidays, the most fun day and something we will never forget.
We discussed our topic for this term and enjoyed using hieroglyphs to draw our names. We then painted pieces of penne pasta to make beautiful necklaces. The children enjoyed making 3D pyramids using dried spaghetti and mini marshmallows. Our winners made an amazing pyramid which was 26 cm tall!
Just a reminder that the children need to bring a drinks bottle everyday, this can be refilled using our water dispenser. We also encourage the pupils to leave their PE kit here for half a term.
It would be wonderful if you could listen to your child read at least 4 times a week and write comments in their reading diary. We give homework out on a Thursday and it needs to be returned by the following Tuesday.
We are looking forward to teaching your child this year, it is going to be a great year.
Thank you very much to all the lovely children from our super class last year. My Daysh and I would like to say thank you so much for the thoughtful gifts. We would like to say an even bigger thank you for a great year with your children. Super effort from each on, super manners, super behaviour and really for just being super in general. We will miss our year 4s as they go onto year 5 and look forward to another year with our year 3s , soon to be year 4. It's going to be a great year!
Have you noticed a big, yellow ball in the sky recently? Yes, finally, the sun has finally arrived. The days are warm, warm, warm! Please could you ensure your child has a large drink, (preferably water), a hat and sun cream if you feel it is needed. Could you also make sure your child has their PE kit as we will be doing PE outside to make the most of the summer air.
During maths we are starting to look at clockwise and anti clockwise. In English we are learning how to write a debate text. The children have picked a topic, written an opening, an argument for and against as well as a conclusion. They have done very well with this.
We had such a great time at our Race For Life event, thank you so much for your support and all the money raised. The grand total will be announced. This super event was followed by a super Sports Day. The children supported each other and showed great skills as well as sportsmanship. The event was great fun and we really appreciated your support.
We have had a very busy week again in Pelicans. In Maths we have begun to look at time. If you could encourage your child to tell you the time, especially o clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. As the children progress, perhaps you could encourage them to use five minute blocks to tell the time.
In RE we have been looking at Pentecost, the children designed symbols to represent The Holy Spirit.
On Monday we be doing the Race for Life in the morning. Please could you collect your sponsor money as quickly as possible. This is very exciting for the children and staff. All the children have received a letter about permission for face painting for our Race for Life event. This must be back by Monday morning in order for your child to have their face painted. It is also Sports Day on Monday afternoon which you are welcome to attend. Please ensure your child has a filled water bottle on Monday. Let's hope for a lovely day!
We had a really fun week becoming DJs with the help of Phil from Inclusive Music. The children ( and Mr Daysh) thoroughly enjoyed using the laptops to create their own piece of music. They chose their beats and melodies from a list of hundreds and layered them to make a piece of music.Letters have gone home this week to explain about our Race For Life event. Please sponsor your child and spread the word so that we can raise as much as possible for this worthy charity.
Prayer week (6.6.19)
We hope you all had a wonderful half term week. This week has been a short but busy week.
This was our prayer week and the children have enjoyed a reflection time up in the secret garden. We also had a special collective worship on Monday.
Money has continued to be our focus in Maths. Why not get your child to buy something next time you go shopping, so they can practise their new skills.
We have also completed our innovated story based on Grace Darling. The children have worked really hard on their stories and there are some dramatic rescues.
Have a good long weekend.
Share a pencil (24.5.19)
We shared a pencil on Tuesday, when we learnt about why children in other countries do not have the same opportunities as ourselves. Also how not all children are able to attend school due to various reasons including conflict and poverty. Our outdoor learning day on Wednesday was a big bug hunt and nature walk around our playgrounds. We worked in groups to find and identify different insects and plants. It was lots of fun.Also the children are all making amazing progress in swimming, with some even going up a group. It’s been a short but busy half term and we wish everyone a great holiday.Some of the children that have been with Miss Freight have enjoyed creating their own crossword puzzles and asked me to post the web address so they could try it at home. :http://www.printablecrosswordmaker.com/crossword-maker/crossword-maker.jsp