This week we have really pushed ourselves with equivalent fractions and all of us have answered questions that were tricky for each of us. We ended the week with a challenge to solve using our new found skill of working out equivalent fractions. We uncovered our mummified tomatoes, with some great results but not everyone was so keen. Finally we reflected on the big news event of the week, the England Game, we discussed how our school values of ASPIRE were reflected in the team over the last 4 weeks.
It was lovely to return this week to such a warm welcome from everyone and to see so many of you at open evening on Monday. This week has been busy despite the heat and we have been busy learning about angles and having a go at making our own nets, some of us really pushed ourselves to make tricky nets. Also we learnt how to make paper beads and you have seen our Egyptian necklaces when they came home.
Monday 18th June 2018 - Friday 21st June 2018
This week we have had fun learning about the process of mummification, and even got to mummify our own tomato.
We had to wash it, scoop out its innards, dry it and cover it with our own natron mixture.
We now have to wait about two weeks for it to mummify. We can’t wait!
Monday 14th May 2018 - Friday 18th May 2018
This week has been a busy week with a geography field trip and baking as the highlights. Thank you for all the kind messages and Mrs Tillbrook will take over the helm on Monday, I will return in July.
This week we completed our science investigation into what plants need to grow. We discovered that all six elements are important and the plant won’t grow well even if you only remove one element.
We have also been continuing with our active maths lessons and completed a maths relay deciding if 3digit sums were true or false. This week we have also been planning our field study questions for our local area study next
This week we have started to think about what plants need to grow. We have split into groups to decide which one of these factors we are going to remove from the plant. You can see from our pictures we have all chosen something different. Will any of the plants survive our research?
Monday 16th April 2018 - Friday 20th April 2018
This week we have kicked started our new topic about our local area by getting out and having a look at the local features and hearing some of the history. We completed a variety of activities including sketching and traffic surveys, plus a little bit of playing on the beach. Then in the afternoon we created water colours of some of the buildings we looked saw on our walk.
Monday 26th March – Thursday 29th March 2018
Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March 2018
This week we have been active in all our normal ways plus a few new ways. We had a go at drawing what we thought our skeletons looks like by drawing life size versions of some of us and drawing in the bones. We’ve been learning a new song on Super Movers with the 4times tables and starting some Maths of the Day activities in and out of class.
This week has seen Seagull Class work really hard to perform a terrific assembly to their parents and some of the other classes. Everybody was brilliant plus fantastic costumes from all the children for World Book Day.
Early on a cold Monday morning all of year three took part in an exciting drama workshop. They learnt about everyday life in Ancient Greek times and also recreated some of the great Greek Myths.
This week has been a busy first week back and the children culminated their week with their wonderful performance at the Dance Festival. We also got into the Olympic spirit by practising our New Age Kurling skills.
This week started with a great morning at the beach, seeing who could dig the deepest hole like Fantastic Mr Fox and his family. The weather was lovely and the children really worked well together to achieve some impressive holes. In maths we have been extending our learning in measuring length and weight and also looking at a tangrams and how they fit together, in a variety of ways, during NSPCC Numbers day. We have started a study of the artist Henri Rousseau and began our recreations of his Jungle painting, as we have been learning about a Jungle Biome, along with other biomes in geography this week. We are all very excited for next week when we can complete our exciting stories, which are an alternative version to Fantastic Mr Fox but set in a different biome.
Monday 22nd January - Friday 26th January 2018
This week in Seagull Class has been a hive of activity across lots of subjects.
We have completed our illuminated letters, learnt some new programming skills and worked hard in our PE Lessons. We have also finished reading Fantastic Mr Fox and have now started some exciting class work based on the story.
This week we have been reading Theophane and the Ink Garden and learning about illuminated letters. We have revised how to write instructions and looked at how they use to make dyes. In our art lessons we have started to create our own illuminated letters.
This week we have tried a new approach in class, to work with a learning partner. Each week we will get a new learning partner and will strive to be a great learning partner for each other, encouraging, debating and guiding each day. This week we have really enjoyed the challenge of listening to each other instructions in English and ICT, then debating what was a light source and what reflected in science and finally trying to work out average temperatures across the UK in winter and summer. Our brains truly have been exercised this week and we have all kept on persevering even when we couldn’t do something...yet.
Thursday 4th - Friday 5th January 2018
On our first day back we explored the world of shadows and learnt about shadow puppetry. We worked in groups to create our own scripts, puppets and stage directions. We spent some time rehearsing and then it was show time. Everyone was excited and each group delivered truly memorable performances of their traditional tale. This will now lead us into our science topic on light and shadows, this half term.
Monday 18th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017
This week has seen us celebrating the festive season with a panto and a class party, with the big success being silent bingo!
A big thank you for all the Christmas wishes and gifts I have received and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas filled with fun and laughter with your children. See you all in the New Year for the next chapter in your child’s learning.
Celebrating the end of the Stone Age
28th November 2017
This week we have been continuing our studies about fossils and we have even created our own which we now have on display in Seagull’s Fossil Museum. Hopefully you can see them next week if you can join us for decorations morning on Tuesday 28th November from 9am.
The children have also asked for this link to help them practise their times tables https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button as they have been getting competitive in class with it.
This week in Seagull Class has been very busy as always, making the most of every opportunity. The children showed great thirst for knowledge during our Rock Day and really enjoyed the exhibits. This week we have also talked about how we are all different and that we should celebrate being different, in honour of this we’ve been wearing odd socks all week.
Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 2017
This week we have been revising and really trying hard to remember what the names for different types of words are. We have made up actions to help us, maybe at home whilst reading a part of a book, the children could try using some of these actions. Also to help revise what they mean, there is some helpful exercises on BBC Bitesize under KS2 Grammar.
Monday 16th October - Friday 20th October 2017
On Tuesday morning Seagull Class ventured to the beach for a creative poetry writing session. They enjoyed all the many things that were happening around them and wrote some wonderful poems.
Monday 2nd October - 6th October 2017
This week we have been working hard to learn all the steps in our dance routine, for the festival next year. Which now includes our new skill of spotting.
Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 2017
This week we have continued our investigations into magnets and if they attract or repel each other. We have started to think of what we could make involving magnets for our science fair, keep thinking everyone.
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
This week we have really worked hard in all area of our studies. We have all written a story based on the book "I'll take you to Mrs Cole" and we have had fun making up funny descriptions to describe our new main character. We can't wait for you to read them at open evening. We have also been busy learning about magnets and starting to think about our Science Fair in October, which we hope to see you at.
This week we continued our exploration of forces and how magnets work.
This week we have spent some time looking and discussing the school values. We thought of times when we have had to use these skills or have experienced them in our school life. The children and myself have settled in well to the new routines and we are all looking forward to the exciting learning experiences planned for the coming term.