This Week in Year Four

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imageimageimageimageimageAnother week has flown by and it’s Friday again! This week we have been designing our own machines, Wallace and Gromit style, and writing flow charts to explain how they work, thinking carefully about technical vocabulary. In Maths we have revisited subtraction, honing our use of the expanded and compact written method, as well as beginning to choose an efficient method of subtraction, depending on the numbers involved. We learned that Jesus made Peter head of the Church, and wrote advice for Peter in his new role.Of course we had a amazing day yesterday and this afternoon we looked at different scenarios and decided whether absorption, managing distractions, attentive noticing or perseverance would be then right skill to solve a problem.

This week in Nursery

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We have been reading Oliver’s Vegetables as part of our Growing topic and have been busy planting our Nursery vegetable garden with potatoes, carrots, radishes, peas and lettuce. We have used our phonic knowledge to write signs to remind us of where we have planted our veg seeds and to warn friends not to dig in case seeds are disturbed. We agreed to take it in turns to water the plants each day and help them grow, so that we can harvest them later and enjoy eating them at a class picnic.

In Phonics we have been revising sounds at the start of words and segmenting simple words using sound talk. We have also been learning how to write s, a and t, using the precursive script. In Maths we have been learning how to record our counting, including how to write numerals from 0 to 10. Some were tricky to write, but the children have shown great perseverance and have been justifiably proud of themselves when they have mastered a numeral.

We enjoyed carrying out investigations using fruit and vegetables to see what they looked like inside, to understand how a seed can grow and change through different stages into a vegetable or fruit and to learn about root vegetables that grow underground and vegetables that we will see growing overground.

Great work Nursery, enjoy the long weekend!

Worry Monsters in Year 2

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This week year 2 have spent some time thinking about what to do if we are worried about something.  We  listened to Virginia Ironside’s  story “The Huge Bag of Worries” and created our own “Worry Monsters”  We realised that no problem is too big or small to talk about and that we all have worries – even the adults!  We revisited our “Hand Network” to help us to remember the trusted people we can turn to if we need help with something.  We watched “Hector’s World” and remembered our important rules for online safety.

We had an RE lesson in the hall with Mrs W this week.  We were learning how  we know that Jesus is with us and what we can do to show others that we are following Jesus.

 

This week in Year 5

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Year Five have had an exciting and varied week. In Music, for the next few weeks, we are learning to play the Ukulele. We have made an excellent start by learning 2 chords.
On Monday we walked to the woods to look at the beauty of our local woodland, which was covered in a blanket of bluebells. We reflected on the renewal of our faith, refreshed by the resurrection.
We also looked at how we can keep ourselves safe and happy as we grow up.
Our new English topic involved us looking at short stories and writing what we thought happened next-we had some very scary endings!
In Maths we have become expert Roman Numeral converters and practised ordering and rounding decimals to 2 decimal places.
In our topic work we are looking at why rivers are important and how we use and can save water.
We are nearly finished our abstract Da Vinci still life pictures which have involved a lot of hard work with many stages!
Have a lovely long Bank Holiday weekend!

Our week in Year 1…

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Another busy week in Year 1! The children have been down the Wiggly Path this week looking for signs of Spring and identifying springtime flowers. We found dandelions, daisies, red campions, cowslip, forget-me-nots and cow parsley to name a few! We then painted pictures of some of the beautiful flowers we had found, as well as some bluebells from Ms. Coleman’s garden.

We really enjoyed our R.E. learning with Mrs White this week and brought the words home with us to a song she taught us about Jesus’ love for us.

Now that the weather is finer, we have been busy running around the field in P.E. this week practicing our ball skills.

Enjoy the three day weekend everyone!

This week in Year 6

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Another SATs-packed week in Year 6!

We worked through a plethora of practice papers this week and we are feeling confident for our test papers in May! Only 4 school days left!

Year 6 spent time this week planning and writing their own short stories based on the image below. The children came up with some imaginative stories – well done!

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In music we continued to learn some new songs from our end of year production – you are in for a treat! 👌

We thought about the mission of the Disciples in RE, reflected on the challenges they had to overcome, the messages from Jesus and what our mission today is!

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend! 🌞

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This Week in Year 3

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Another great week in Year 3!!

This week in Maths we have been learning about written methods of addition. In English we have continued our learning on Explanation Texts, which we have been linking to our Science topic on Plants. Our focus this week has been on using technical vocabulary and putting the steps of a process into order. In Science this week we have dissected flowers using tweezers and used what we found to sort and classify the parts of a flowering plant into groups. In RE we have been thinking about how the church celebrates Easter and how we celebrate Easter at home with our families; as well as writing some really special alleluias about Jesus’ death and resurrection. We have explored the link between Art and Science this week by completing some observation drawings of our class lilies and then using water colour paints to paint them. We tried to pay particular attention to the vibrant yellow colour on the lilies, making the colour more vivid and strong near the center of the flower and then adding more water to blend the colour to a much lighter softer shade of yellow nearer the tip of the petals. I’m sure you’ll agree they look very impressive! Enjoy your bank holiday Year 3 and see you on Tuesday.

 

 

 

Renewed, refreshed and reconciled 

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Year 5 shared the beauty of our local woodland today, we reflected on the renewal of our faith, refreshed by the resurrection. Refreshing and reaffirming our friendships.

   
    
    
    
 
We saw the renewal and beauty of the woodland, linking Psalm 103 Send forth your spirit, O Lord and renew the face of the earth. How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your riches. bless the Lord my soul!

A wonderful start to the week. 

Welcome back Nursery!

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Our first few days back after the Easter holidays have been busy…

…we have reflected on the Easter story, collaborated to create our outdoors Easter garden and designed individual crosses to remind us of the new life that Jesus gave us.

Our book of the week has been Jack and the Beanstalk and the children have been busy sowing their own bean seeds. Over the coming weeks, we will be observing the changes that will take place in each pot and recording what we have seen. In Maths, we have been practising measuring with a variety of equipment, ordering from shortest to tallest and narrowest to widest and recording our measuring results. We will use these skills in the next few weeks when we will see who has swing the tallest bean plant!

In Phonics we have been busy practising segmenting words and listening very carefully to ensure we hear every sound. We are getting ready to read and write!