Class 5G 2019-2020
Welcome to your new class 5G! You have made a fantastic start to the year. So far we have learnt all about space, forces, Ancient Greece, forests, Christianity and lots more! The children have been working extremely hard and deserve the break over the Christmas holiday. Please keep on reading with your children and practising times tables with them at home. We have lots of lovely books in our classroom that the children are free to take home with them and there are loads of times tables apps available to make practising even easier. As always children have Mathletics and Reading Eggs accounts and all have their login details in their reading diaries.
Please record all reading in their diaries as they are checked in school every Monday.
Home work is set on Friday and due in the following Wednesday.
PE is on Wednesdays so please make sure their kits are in school. In January we will start ice skating. The children need to bring warm clothes with them to school to get changed into during lunch. Long trousers or jogging bottoms are suitable as well as a warm jumper, they can also bring gloves and a hat if they would like to.
I will carry on adding pictures of what we have been up to in school so keep checking for updates!
Our main topic this term will be The Tudors and Shakespeare. In Science, we will be studying the life cycles of animals and plants, including plant reproduction.
For the first half-term we will be going ice skating every Monday afternoon for 6 consecutive weeks; please don't forget a change of warm clothes! We recommend layers such as long sleeved tops, jumpers, jogging bottoms, hats, gloves and coats. It is better to send too much, than not enough. Ice skating will begin on the very first day back so please be prepared!
On Thursday 27th February, we will be going on our exciting residential trip to Stratford Upon Avon. This trip will include a visit to Shakespeare's birthplace, a walk around Stratford Upon Avon, a visit to the RSC Theatre to watch a production of The Boy in the Dress, a workshop with the RSC specifically tailored to The Merchant of Venice and a night in a local hostel. All meals are provided except for lunch on the first day. Please ensure we have received your permission slips and payment by February half-term. There will be an information evening with more details in January. Date/time TBC.
During the second half of the term the children will have plenty of time to learn all about Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice with the production taking place on Wednesday 1st April during the afternoon and evening (more details to follow).
Space Centre Trip
During the Autumn term we had an amazing trip to the space centre. We saw a live science show about rockets, an incredible show in the planetarium and visited all of the brilliant exhibitions around the centre. If you haven't been, it's worth a visit!
During sustainability week all the children had the chance to visit our new and improved garden. They got to go around and see what veg they could spot. As the year goes on they will have chance to collect the fruit of their labour.
CLASS 4W 2018-2019
Welcome To 4W
Welcome to 4W, we have made a fantastic start to the year settling in to our new class and routines. This term (Autumn 2) we will be learning about electricity in science, continuing to find out about the Ancient Egyptians and starting our swimming sessions on a Friday. We are looking forward to our trip to Derby Museum on the 21st November - we will share photographs of this on our class page.
We had a fantastic afternoon with Jove's mum learning about sound waves, and hertz watching the sound fountain.
Year 4 Ancient Egypt Homework
We had a lovely afternoon playing the board games we had designed with a focus on Ancient Egypt. Our games were all really different and exciting to play.
Derby Museum Trip
4W had a great time exploring all the different rooms and artefacts around the museum in the morning, after lunch we met Aziza the wife of an Egyptian advisor to the Pharaoh. She taught us about her life in Egypt. We also had a go at mummifying one of the class. We made our own Shabti's to go in the pyramid with us. We all found the real mummy fascinating. What a great day !!
Chinese New Year
We had a great time meeting our visitors from China. They taught us all about Chinese New Year and the different ways it is celebrated. We especially loved creating our ink panda pictures.
We had a fantastic residential trip to Castleton in March. We did lots of activities in preparation for our new topic on Rivers. Gem panning was very popular along with Fossil hunting. However the class agreed our favourite activity was the River walk, we were very wet by the end of it but had a great time with our friends.
We have had such an amazing first half term in Year 3! In literacy, we have been retelling Boudicca's story, writing a diary entry as a citizen of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted, created our own stories and even created our own set of instructions when we made rocky road! What a lot of learning we have been doing!
In maths, we have been busy practising column addition, column subtraction, practising our times tables, looking at properties of 3D shapes and learning about the meaning of the word inverse. Can you remember what it means?
Welcome to 3W!
Welcome to year 3 ! What an exciting year we are going to have! We are so pleased and proud how well all of the children have settled into the juniors. All of the children seem to have done a lot of growing up over the summer, especially with their confidence!
This first half term is based all around the Rotten Romans. We really appreciate all of the continued support sending in your Roman themed pieces of homework. We have had some fantastic pieces so far! We are very excited to celebrate Roman Day on the 19th October.
YEAR 2 2017-2018
Katie Morag Day
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