Today in Maths we started to draw our own bar charts! We worked in pairs and practised using squared paper and a ruler to help us make our work as neat at possible.
Today in English we looked at the different pranks Mr and Mrs Twit played on each other. In groups, we then plotted an A-Z list of some new pranks which the pair could play on one another.
Today in art we started this half terms topic 'Vincent Van Gogh' focusing on painting and collage. We looked at some of his work, particularly at the use of lines. We then used paint to start the first layer of our painting.
Today in computing we started our new topic on pie charts and bar charts. We used 2 calculate on purple mash to input the classes favourite ice cream flavours and created a labelled bar chart to show this.
Today in History we were learning about the roads that the Romans built when they invaded Britain. We used atlas' to locate different places on a map before drawing some of the roman roads.
This half term we have started looking at playscripts. Today, we enjoyed a character quiz from popular stories or films!
Today we started our new topic for this half term which is rugby! We enjoyed learning how to pass and playing some games to practise!
Christmas Donkey Rides -
Today we had so much fun when the donkeys came to visit!
Today we enjoyed recording the results to our femur investigation. We wanted to find out whether people with longer femurs would jump further. We had lots of fun!
It was our KS2 Christmas lunch today. The food was delicious and the ambience was merry and bright. Many thanks to the kitchen team, it was a fantastic occasion.
We enjoyed practising our racket skills in PE with coach Josh from Fleetwood Town Football Club.
Today in Music we started by finding the pulse using different parts of our bodies to the song "That's My Number" by Toots and The Maytals. We then warmed up our voices with some games before singing our song for this term "Three Little Birds".
Today in Maths we enjoyed a variety of practical activities all associated with the 8 times tables. We spent the first part of the lesson completing a treasure hunt before spending 10 minutes in each activity in tables. We all had lots of fun!
Today we read the story about Mary's journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus before role-playing in partners. One partner wanted to know why Christmas was so important and asked questions they wanted to find out.
Today in Maths we enjoyed a variety of practical activities all associated with the 3 times tables. We spent 10 minutes of each activity before moving onto a different table. We all had lots of fun!
This afternoon we enjoyed using the iPads to research about Stongehenge. We learnt about what Stonehenge was and why it was used. We had lots of fun!
Today in Music we started by finding the pulse using different parts of our bodies to the song "Small People" by Ziggy Marley. We then warmed up our voices with some games before playing the recorders to our song "Three Little Birds".
Today we investigated food labels and the nutrients different foods contain. We compared a selection of different foods, examining both fat and saturated fat content in particular.
Today in Music we started this half terms focus on 'Three little birds' by Bob Marley. We started by finding the pulse to the song before practising singing different parts of the song.
Today we explored the religious festival 'Diwali'. We watched a video before reading about the festival and answering some questions.
Today in Science we looked at the different food groups. We cut out different foods and matched them to the right one.
Today in RE we started our new topic 'Mary Our Mother'. We discussed the Annunciation, when angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to tell her she had been chosen to be the mother to Jesus and how special this must have felt. The children then role-played this out before designing an angel Gabriel craft.
Today we started our new topic 'Online Safety'. We started by discussing passwords and why it is important not to share them. Then we mind-mapped the different uses of the internet before creating a class blog on our favourite things to use the internet for!
British Sign Language -
Today we completed a sign language crossword. It was challenging but enjoyable!
Last week, we placed five eggs in five different liquids and left them for seven days. Today we examined the results and observed how the different liquids damaged the egg shells. This linked to our topic for this half term 'Teeth and digestion', representing the enamel on our teeth and showing which drinks are better for our teeth.
Today in Maths we discussed subtraction and the meaning of exchanging. We then used our whiteboards to help us work out subtraction calculations. For some of the calculations we did them mentally, for some we used base 10 and for some we used a number line.
In computing, we have been practising coding this half term. Today we enjoyed exploring magic tricks on purple mash using the iPads!
We started this week in Maths by looking at subtraction. We enjoyed using base 10 to help us with the questions.
Today we looked at some addition word problems and used base 10 to help us solve each problem. We enjoyed working in pairs to do this!
This week in English we have read chapter 4 of our book and discussed how we think dad would be feeling before and after his hospital trip. We role played this out before using a thesaurus to find better synonyms.
Today we practised finding the pulse to the song 'Ain't no mountain high enough' by Marvin Gaye! We did the same with our song for this term 'Let Your Spirit Fly' before pracising singing it too.
Today in Maths we explored partitioning using base 10.
British Sign Language -
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been practising sign language, particularly focusing on the alphabet. Today, we asked the names of other children before telling them our own!
Black History Month -
As part of Black History Month throughout October, we started our learning by discussing how it started and which black people have been influential, both past and present. In small groups, we then took it in turns to read and feedback new things we had learnt.
This week in Maths we have practised using a numberline to help us with both addition and subtraction.
Today we practised finding the pulse to the song 'Consider Yourself' from the well known musical Oliver Twist! We then sang 'Let Your Spirit Fly' and played instruments too.
Healthy Eating -
Today we made our own fruit kebabs to celebrate healthy eating week. We enjoyed tasting lots of different fruits and drawing them in our sketch books.
Over the past couple of weeks, we have focused our learning on place value. Here's a few snapshots of the children using base 10 to help them with their reasoning and word problems!
This week in English we continued our work on Chapter 2 of 'Cool!' by Michael Morpurgo. We have been concentrating on improving sentences using coordinating conjunctions and using a thesaurus to find synonyms.
Today, we enjoyed discussing how Jesus lived and how we should strive to use his teachings in our own lives.
So far in computing we have enjoyed using Purple Mash, particularly focusing on coding. Today, we gave instructions to our animals and characters to complete certain tasks!
British Values -
Over the past few lessons, we have debated reasons for and against children doing chores at home. We then started to create a poster in class about this.
We have enjoyed reading our class book 'Cool!' by Michael Morpurgo since returning back to school. Today, we read Chapter 2 and used the book to answer some questions.
Today in Geography we used coordinates to find different locations on a map. The children had great fun cracking a secret code in their work!
Today, we visited Church for the first time in what seems like forever!
Birdman Visit -
Today, the Birdman came to visit us. We loved listening and learning about these fascinating animals!
In Music we started this half term's focus on ‘Let Your Spirit Fly’. We used different part of our bodies to find the pulse of the song. We then played some rhythm and pitch copyback games before finishing with singing the song together as a class.
We had lots of fun outside practising different types of throws.
In PSHE we started our new topic of 'Rights and Responsibilities'. We discussed the meaning of responsibilities and the different ones we all have. In pairs, we then took turns to take a responsibility card and acted this for the other person to guess.
This half term we are learning all about our teeth and how they affect our digestive system. Today, we enjoyed labelling the different types of teeth and colouring them in.
Our Classroom -
Hello, I am Mr Gregory and I am new to the teaching staff here at St, Mary's. I am very excited to join the St. Mary's family as a teacher, but did you know...this was my primary school when I was a child. It is great to be back! Here is our classroom set up, ready to welcome the children in Garrido Class (Year 3/4) back after the summer holidays. It is going to be a fabulous year!