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18th October

Well what an exciting week, we went on our class trip to Reaseheath College to learn about where our food comes, please look at our trip page to see what we got up to.

We are writing a recount of our trip in English and are practicing our lines of our class assembly using loud voices and expression. In maths we have moved on to addition using mental strategies and our knowledge of place value to add small amounts to a 3 digit number. We have also been completing a times table challenge. In science we have been designing a nutritious and balanced meal. Art we have been creating artwork linked to harvest. 

We have started to practice for our class assembly and the children have all been given their lines to practice at home for homework. We look forward to sharing all our hard work with you next Friday.

Tasting Mexican Food

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11th October 2018

This week we have started to plan for our class assembly. We have been learning about why we celebrate harvest. We have looked at what the word harvest means and have written our own harvest / autumn poems. We are continuing to learn about food in science and have been collecting data about the amount of sugar in foods. We are looking forward to sharing our work in our harvest assembly.


In English we have been focusing on using adjectives to write character descriptions. We used the Ipads to record our descriptions. In Maths we have moved on to addition and subtraction. We have been exploring different ways to make 100 using knowledge of our number bonds. We have been adding and subtracting hundreds and have been revising odd and even numbers.


During topic we have been recording and presenting what we have learnt about Mexico for our topic books. The children enjoyed tasting some Mexican food, they tried salsa, guacamole and a spicy Mexcian rice.I was very impressed with all the children having a go and trying something new!

Learning to Line Dance in PE

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4th October


This week we have started to study the book Charlotte's Web. We have focused on the first two chapters and have had a debate about why Fern should save the piglet. The children have made predictions about the story and we have used dictionaries to look up new vocabulary - for example runt and injustice. 

We have been looking at extending our sentences using a range of conjunctions.


Maths - we have been counting in steps of 4, 8, 50 and 100, placing numbers on a number line and applying our place value knowledge to problem solving. We have been using the Ipads in maths to practice our number skills. The websites we have been using are linked below.


Topic - we have continued to find out facts about Mexico, we have been focusing on their culture and festivals. We have been started to learn about the Day of the Dead festival. In french we have learnt the days of the week and continuing our counting skills. We have been discussing how to keep our bodies healthy in science. In music we are learning songs for our harvest assembly. 

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27th September 2018


This week we have been continuing to look at place value in maths - focusing on comparing numbers, identifying which number is greater than or less than. Ordering sets of numbers using our knowledge of place value and applying these skills to reasoning problems.

In English we have finished our book 'After the Fall'. The children have been sequencing and retelling the story. Making predictions and exploring different points of view. They have produced some wonderful descriptive writing. We have also been revising our spellings of common homophones (their, there, they're etc) and using these correctly in our writing.


During topic work we have finished our artwork inspired by Georgia O'keeffe. The children have completed some amazing pieces of work, please see our photo gallery on our class home page to view some of the artwork. The children combined watercolour paints with pastels, working on different layers of their artwork and adding detail. 

We have been learning more facts about life in Mexico and continuing to discuss healthy eating and where our food comes from. 

In PE we are practising indoor athletics and learning to line dance - the children are really enjoying their dance sessions!

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20th September 2018

This week we have been continuing with our place value work in Maths. We have been writing numerals in words (please practice spelling the numbers as words at home), we have been finding 1, 10 and 100 more or less of a number and using these skills to problem solve.


In English we took part in some drama sessions working on our persuasive arguments for why Humpty Dumpty should or should not get back up on the wall - the children really enjoyed this and came up with some excellent arguments for both sides. We have also been focusing on using an apostrophe for contractions and using these in our writing.


We have continued with our work on Georgia O'Keeffe - the children are creating their own pieces of artwork in her style and have been experimenting with water colour pencils and paints.

In our topic work we have started to learn facts about Mexico and we had a length discussion about Hurricane Florence. In music we have started to learn songs for our class assembly.


Some children have been interested in entering a cross country event in October, letters went home today with those children who were interested. Please return the slip to school if your child would like to take part.



It has been another jam packed week and the children have really settled into life in the juniors. I am very pleased with how they have all adapted.

Exploring place value

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12th September 2018

We have had a very busy first week back and have been welcoming our new friends into our class.

In maths we are focusing on place value and looking at what value each digit represents in a 3 digit number. In English we have started to explore the book 'After the Fall' discussing why Humpty Dumpty was up on the wall and what happened after he fell. In grammar we are recapping the past tense suffix -ed.


We have started our topic on Exploring North America. We have used the IPads to research the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. In science we have looked at different food types. We have started to learn some moves for our line dancing in PE.


The children have made an excellent transition into Year 3, they are being much more independent and I am really proud of how hard they are all working!


The children have been using the following website to research the artist Georgia O'Keeffe

Thank you to all those who attended our meet the teacher meetings. For those who could not make it, the power point presentation from the meeting is below:


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