Welcome to KS2 - Yellow Class!
Please ensure PE kits are in school all week. Additionally, as we will be going outside, it may be beneficial to send in some old joggers/ sweatshirt in case we go on the field and it is a bit muddy!
Water bottles should be filled at home and brought in daily.
Welcome to Yellow Class !
Please let me know if you have anything you would like me to add to our class page.
Please remember homework for Maths is set via Abacus/ Active learn. The log in details can be found in the yellow reading folder.
Topic based homework is set each term- please bring any completed work to school on a Monday.
Everyone has access to Times Tables Rockstars and our French interactive resources via Language Angels.
I am happy to provide additional resources on handwriting / spellings. You can contact me on the yard, via Mrs Taylor, or by email. Thank you.
Week commencing 10th June
This week we have been starting our end of year Maths quizzes. We completed addition and subtraction and fractions.Everyone has tried very hard . We have started looking at written division and carried on with written multiplication. It was great to see some children had been trying super hard on Times Tables Rockstars to learn their times table. It really helps with the written methods. In English we have finished off shape poems and it has been a fantastic unit of work.I have been blown away by some of the amazing poems everyone has written. You can see our wonderful calligrams on the wall outside our classroom. In PE we have started getting ready for sports day, learnt striking and catching with NUFC and played cricket.In RE we have started to learn about Sikhism and enjoyed learning about the story of Guru Nanak. In Science we carried out an experiment using eggs to see what happens to our teeth when we drink different liquids ....ask us about our findings!
Please remember to have PE kit in school all week.
Week commencing 3rd June
This week in maths we have looked at column addition and subtraction again , including using Burglar Bill! I am sure we could show this to you . We did some time word problems based on football games, revised all the ways we now know how to do addition and subtraction questions and thought about how we can use our number facts to help us such as place value, near doubles etc.Everyone is trying really hard!
In English we looked at more shape poems. This week we planned and wrote portrait poems about our friends using the possessive apostrophe. We learnt about D Day and did activities such as codebreaking, using morse code and D Day comprehension tasks. We all enjoyed learning more about this historical event. We had a talk by Community Police about keeping safe and got to see the police vehicle.
In French we continued to learn about the family and spent the lesson discussing,in french, our family structures. We enjoyed catching and striking in PE with NUFC foundation as well as starting 6 weeks of Match fit lessons in which we will be learning how to keep our bodies fit and well. In DT we made a Viking Brooch which we had designed whilst in RE we learnt about Fruits of the Spirit. It's no wonder we are tired by a Friday! Well done Yellow class ...I am so proud of you all !
Week commencing 13th May
This week in Maths we looked at subtraction using both the counting up method and column subtraction. We revisited doubling and halving and then moved onto written multiplication. I was so impressed to see that some of the children had made a real effort over the last few months to learn their times tables. Knowing them will make both written multiplication and division so much simpler for everyone so please keep up the good work! Don't forget you all have access to Times Tables Rockstars to help you with this.
In English we finished Stories set in Imaginary Worlds and everyone wrote an original story based on an animal family and a fantastic plan. The stories were fabulous! I am so proud of you all ! We started to look at shape poems and investigated calligrams. In Science we carried out a sorting activity working working in small groups to identify and classify animals. In Comprehension we worked in pairs to answer questions about the last Viking battle in Scotland ! I think we all learnt some new facts .
As it was Christian Aid week we thought about what it means to be a Christian Charity. We will be carrying on with this next week by doing some independent research.
We've had such a busy week!
Week commencing 7th May
In Maths his week we practised mental maths including number bonds to 100, worked on calculating time intervals and revisited subtraction by counting up. In an ICT session we had fun doing Times Table Rockstars and activities on Abacus maths. In English we wrote and devised story maps for known and original stories. We did activities on homophones and suffixes and planned our own original story to write next week.
In RE we looked at readings from Corinthians and talked about why Jesus and God sent the Holy Spirit. We thought about our own special gifts and then thought of things we can do much better when we work with others. There were some beautiful ideas. In Humanities we learnt why the Vikings chose to travel the world and wrote about the benefits they would get by coming to the UK. We have started designing our Viking Brooch which we will be making.
Week commencing 29th April
This week in Maths we carried on learning how to tel the time. We timed events,calculated time intervals at the Monster Olympics and learnt Roman Numerals. Most of us are confident now with o clock, half past , quarter past and quarter to the hour. Some of us even calculate to the nearest minute! Please keep practising at home.
In English we compared the book and the film versions of Fantastic Mr Fox. We wrote detailed character descriptions,learnt how to punctuate speech correctly and enjoyed some group reading and comprehension questions on some of the chapters in Roald Dahl's book. Everyone is so enthused with his writing and I am loving that you are choosing to read his other books.
We started 'The Family' in French and drew and labelled our own families. In Topic we drew a timeline for the Vikings and discussed some key events.
We had a dance taster session which was fabulous and we danced to the Greatest Showman using props! We had a visit from the community police to talk about keeping ourselves safe and a visit from the charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Goldie the labrador was very well behaved
Week commencing 23rd April 2019
It was lovely to see everyone back in class and hear all about the Easter adventures.
This week we have done a lot of work on time. We are all hoping to be able to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes by the end of next week ! Everyone is trying so hard that I'm sure we will do this !
In English we have started looking at Fantastic Mr Fox, we read the book, watched the film and looked at the various characters, and their personalities, using evidence from the text ready for next weeks lessons. We all loved the book! We looked at a timeline of the life of Roald Dahl and we were all shocked to discover he might have worked as a spy ! He really is an inspirational author and we love his books.
In Science we tested a variety of materials to see if they were conductors or insulators. We introduced our new topic - The Vikings -and looked at Lindisfarne. In PE as well as our NUFC session we had a Kidditch session- this was super fun and everyone enjoyed it.
Week commencing 25th March
We have carried on looking at column addition this week- everyone is trying so hard...I am so proud of you all!
In English we learnt The Bug Chant by heart and performed it for some lucky people, we added our own actions and really used our voices to make our performances dramatic! We used this as a basis to plan and write our own chants - they were amazing! We looked at the poem Lone Dog by Irene McCloud and used a dictionary and a thesaurus to help us.
We learnt all about the festival of Eid in RE and made a fanoo, a special lantern. In Topic we studied an atlas and drew and labelled our own map of Greece, we even added a simple key. We enjoyed the Blue Planet Live lesson on Tuesday and learnt about plastic pollution and food chains in our oceans. We did lots of PE including football, tri golf and for our superhero challenge we worked on improving our dribbling skills.
Well done Yellow Class !
Week commencing 18th March
What a super week in class. On Monday we had a KS2 Greek day ! We had a fabulous workshop in which we got to handle and investigate some real Greek artefacts ! We used ICT to find out some facts about Greece and we enjoyed a Greek food tasting session. What a great day of learning !
In Maths we have looked at place value, measurement and then worked on written methods of addition. We are trying really hard to learn how to tell the time so please continue this at home. In English we all spent a couple of lessons writing an original narrative -these have been great to read and I am so proud of all the effort everyone put into them. We are continuing to look at poems that create images and will be learning and writing our own next week. We have had a busy, sporting week ! We have enjoyed football, tri golf and on Thursday we loved the Clip n Climb and bowling trip. Everyone was so well behaved and represented their school fantastically well. We were all so proud of everyone! In RE we learnt about the Hindu festival of Holi.
Week commencing 11th March
This week we celebrated British Science Week in school ! We have taken part in a range of workshops and activities including learning about robotic vehicles, making our own water cycles, sowing seeds to help guard against flooding with Northumbrian Water, using VR headsets to explore our solar system, making windmills and discussing wind turbines, learning about star light and its journey to earth, making our own constellations and making neurons and thinking about how we can grow our brains! Its been a great week.
In English we have looked at poetry that creates images and in maths we have been working on subtraction with word problems and money. In one of our PE sessions we did Tri Golf as a small team of children will be attending a festival in a couple of weeks.
Thank you to everyone who helped make Science Week so fantastic!
Week commencing 4th March
It was another busy week in class! In Maths we looked at rounding numbers to nearest 10 and 100. We learnt a little rhyme to help us - can you can remember it ? We also investigated lego objects using lots of different maths skills including weighing and measuring. We turned ourselves into frogs to help us with subtraction by counting up. In ICT we did some of our abacus homework and times table rockstars.
In English we have concentrated on extending sentences using descriptive phrases and WOW adjectives. Using these we wrote the introductory paragraph for a narrative talking about the setting only. Everyone tried really hard. In RE we learnt about the Jewish festival of Purim and we made Hamantaschen cookies. They were delicious! Thank you for a lovely week!
Week commencing 25th February
This week in English we looked at the features of diaries. We learnt about some famous diarists including Anne Frank and Scott of the Antarctic. We enjoyed reading the Diary of a Killer Cat and used alliteration to think up titles for our own diaries.
In Maths we have been learning all about perimeter. We measured all sorts of things and even calculated the perimeter of the playground. We started to learn all about angles too!
On Friday we went to Live Tales- it was a super morning and next week we will be continuing the story that we started to write collaboratively.
What a tragedy it is that we have finished our Greek masks when we have had so much fun making them! A few implosions of balloons and distorted faces have not stopped yellow class producing some wonderful masks! Very creative.... if a little scary!
Thank you and goodbye!
Just a little note to say thank you so much to Yellow Class who have made me feel so welcome during my time teaching them! I've had a fantastic few months and have been so proud of all they have achieved and the progress they have made over this time. They have made me laugh and smile everyday and I will miss them all very much!
Thank you also to all the staff and parents, you have made me feel incredibly welcome. It has been lovely to have been part of such a fantastic team.
All my best wishes, Mrs Archer
Below are some highlights of today!
We've had a great outdoor learning session today - cooking popcorn and eating s'mores. The children did great listening, thought about the rules of fire safety and enjoyed watching the flames. Afterwards, they wrote some brilliant poems about fire using similies and powerful verbs! Whoohoo!
Week commencing 4th February
We have had another busy week in Yellow class !
In French we carried on learning verbs relating to Je Peux- we now know 10 verbs and are able to add these into some basic conversations about ourselves.
In English we carried on with recounts completing work on verb tenses, adverbs and predicting endings to stories. We did a comprehension activity on Perseus and the quest for Medusa's head !
In Maths we have been doing lots of activities on fractions and finding fractions of amounts. We looked at angles and made a right angle detector ! We did a problem solving exercise involving 3 coins and there were lots of super ways of working being shown by everyone.
In Topic we looked at the beliefs of the Ancient Greeks and wrote fact files for the Gods. We carried on this theme working on our paper mache Greek masks.
It was E -safety day this week so we learnt how to keep ourselves safe online.
Music & Art
The children enjoyed listening to different types of music and then drew what they felt as they listened! The different genres and types included: energetic, peaceful, happy, sad, spooky, marching, nature and rock. This made us think about tempo and pitch as well as what colours are linked to different emotions.
Week ending 25.1.19
This week we have been beginning to create our Greek tragedy masks using paper mache! Fun and messy!
In Maths, we have been working on our addition and subtracting strategies and have started to use column addition! The children have really enjoyed this method!
In English, the children have selected one of their favourite Greek myths and begun to write it as an extended piece of writing! So far, there has been excellent use of exciting adjectives, adverbs, powerful verbs and speech!
In PE this week the children were challenged by NUFC to untangle themselves out of a giant group knot. This proved quite challenging but the children did really well and communicated brilliantly!
We say goodbye to Megan this week who is leaving to go live in sunny Australia. We wish you and your family all the best Megan. Yellow Class will miss you!
Paper Mache fun!
To create the beginnings ok their Greek masks, the children created the structure of the nose and eyebrows before beginning to build up layers of newspaper. Fingers crossed they set ok!
We played a great game in Maths where the children had to pick random numbers and work out if was a multiple of 3, 5 and/or 10!
Week ending 18.1.19
Yellow class have been thoroughly engaged in learning more Greek myths this week! We read the story of Perseus and the Medusa and the children wrote a wonderful detailed piece on one of the main events of the story! They have been using adjectives, adverbs and making lots of effort to use powerful verbs. Their writing was so impressive, that it will be going up on display in the hall!
In Maths, the children have been becoming very confident in place value. We have been learning how to add and subject 10 and 100. As well as multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100!
In Art we began to design our Greek theatre masks that we will hopefully be making out of clay soon.
In PE we added more dance moves to our Bruno Mars collective dance and made different letters in teambuilding with NUFC.
In Science we investigated distance vs volume by working in groups to discover how far we can hear an object dropping to the ground. We also discovered that this changes if there is surrounding noise.
Making letters and numbers with NUFC
As part of our teambuilding sessions, NUFC challenged each group to make different letters!
Week ending 11.1.19
Happy New Year to you all! Yellow class have had a great first week back and have thoroughly enjoyed starting our new topic of Ancient Greece.
In English, the children are particularly loving the Greek myths at the moment. We have read about Pandora's Box, Daedalus and Icarus and Arachne's contest against Athena! In small groups the children did some shared writing about the events of Daedalus and Icarus and came up with some fantastic paragraphs with lots of powerful verbs and adverbs!
We are looking forward to discovering some more myth's next week!
In Maths, this week we have learning about dividing using remainders. We have used our times tables to help us. In PE, the children did some great team work using mats to get across the hall as part of our new problem solving sessions.
In Science, we investigated how sound travels through different materials and had fun with a classic experiment - see pictures below.
We have also created some brilliant Greek vases to go on display so that the classroom feels a bit more Greek!
Times tables rockstars Christmas competition
Well done for being in the top three of our times tables rockstars!!
Keep practising! It could be you next month!
The score to beat is currently 8630 lifetime coins - Well done Millie!
Logins are in your child's reading journal - please ask if you can't find it!
9.1.19 Problem solving in PE
The children had to work out how to get from one end of the hall to the other using just the mats. Fantastic team work Yellow class!!
10.1.19 Creating Greek vases
We looked at the patterns on Ancient Greek vases and then made our own versions to go on display!
Don't they look fantastic!?
19.1.19 How sound travels...... The yogurt pot experiment
We investigated how sound travels through different materials using a device that made a noise. We placed a watch with an alarm inside flour, plastic, fabric and cotton wool and recorded our results.
Then, we used yogurt pots and string and discovered that when the string was loose it was hard to hear each other but when the string was tight the sound was really clear!
Through the organisation Rocket Fund, we are trying to raise money to buy exciting and innovative IT equipment for our school. As ICT coordinator, I want to provide children with technology that is fun, interactive and different to iPads and computers, which most children have access to either through school or home. Any support or publicity is greatly appreciated, this can be done via word of mouth or any social media outlets.
Please have a look at our Rocket Fund page below.
Week ending 21.12.18
We have all enjoyed a very festive week this week! The children were fantastic during their performance on Wednesday and we were extremely proud of them!
In English, we read the story of Mog's Christmas and then watched the Sainsbury's advert version. The children wrote their own versions using brilliant adjectives and adverbs.
In Maths, we have really been focusing on timestables this week and it has been wonderful to see so many of the children earning extra coins on Timestables Rockstars (Logins are in reading book journals). I can't wait to see how many more they will have earned when we get back in January.
The children have been finishing off their cards and calendars as well as making some Christmas crafts! We hope you like the baubles!
A very big thank you for all the very thoughtful cards and gifts from all of us!
Mrs Archer, Mrs Hunter and Mrs Pallett.
I have been keeping Mrs Thompson updated on the children's progress and she has loved hearing about how well they are all doing! We are all very proud of everything that the children have achieved this term.
We hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing the children again in January. Our topic next term is Ancient Greece!
Week ending 14.12.18
Feeling festive this week! Yellow class enjoyed singing at Sanderson Arcade and brought joy to all the shoppers in Morpeth!
The children had a wonderful time on Wednesday at the Multiskills event at Morpeth Leisure Centre. Their behaviour was fantastic and we were very proud of their wonderful effort on the day!
In Maths we have been becoming more secure with our times tables. Timetables Rockstars is becoming really popular as the children try to get more coins for their avatars!
In English, we have continued reading 'Dear Father Christmas' by Alan Durant and looking at features of letters. The children have written some brilliant letters this week asking lots of questions and being honest about something they perhaps shouldn't have done. They have used persuasive language to say how they have improved!
Next week will be our Christmas performance on Wednesday afternoon! We hope you can make it! Please keep practising lines with your child to make them as confident as they can be! Thanks so much!
14.12.18 Christmas Jumper Day!
Yellow Class giving us their cheesiest grins on Christmas Jumper Day 2018!
12.12.18 Creative PE Festival
Smiles all morning at the festival. Year 3 got to enhance their balancing skills, Judo ability, learn a dance and discover new equipment in gymnastics. Thank you to our adult volunteers for coming along!
Week ending 7.12.18
Another fun and very busy week for Yellow Class! The children had a brilliant start to the week with our trip to the Winter Gardens in Sunderland. They really enjoyed being able to experience what it might be like to be in the rainforest. We have been practising for our Christmas play and the children are doing brilliantly with their singing.... Beautiful voices! We are hoping that next week we can start practising without scripts! Exciting!
In Design Technology we have been decorating our frogs - they look great (see pictures)!! Now all that is left to do is evaluate them!
In Maths, we have been looking at placing 3 digit numbers on a numberline and we have explored subtracting a 2 digit number from a 2 digit number. We did this by thinking about counting up to the nearest ten and finding the difference.
In English, we are really enjoying reading stories based around letters. If your child would like to bring in a Christmas Story for us to read then this would be wonderful!
We are at Morpeth Leisure Centre on Wednesday (12th) morning to attend The Creative PE Festival. Please can children come in their PE kits but bring their uniforms to get changed into later. Another exciting event!
6.12.18 Decorating our felt frogs
Last week we did lots of sewing, this week we have been decorating our frogs and they are looking MAGNIFICENT!! The children have stuck to their original designs and colours. We will be evaluating them next week. What wonderful Christmas presents they would make!
3.12.18 Winter Gardens Trip
What a fun trip we had to the Winter Gardens in Sunderland! We learned all about the different layers of the rainforest and we got to explore the different plants. A big thank you to our adult helpers!! We really appreciated you coming!
Week ending 30.11.18
It's been a very practical week in Yellow class! We've been using measuring jugs and learning all about capacity. We made chocolate flake cakes and wrote this up the following day as an explanation text. For our Design Technology project we had some wonderful helpers in to assist us with sewing up our felt frogs. They look brilliant already and the children are really looking forward to decorating them next week!
Next week we are excited for our trip on Monday to the Winter Gardens to further our understanding of the rainforest!
We were joined by wonderful helpers on Wednesday afternoon to supervise us with our stitching of our felt frogs! Thank you so much to all the adults that joined us the children and I really appreciated you coming in!
Making chocolate flake cakes
As part of our instructions and explanations unit in English we have been making chocolate flake cakes this week! The children really enjoyed this and we learned all about what not to do as well as what to do.... which was brilliant for our writing!
This week in maths we have been learning all about capacity! We have talked about measuring in litres and mlililitres and compared different sizes of containers.
Week ending 23.11.18
A busy week in Yellow Class!
In Maths, we have been enjoying lots of practical work using rulers to measure in mm, cm and m and conducting our own investigations.
In English, we have been learning about imperative verbs for instruction writing. The children wrote some brilliant instructions on making the BEST EVER jam sandwich!
In Topic, the children learned all about and then discussed the effects of deforestation on the rainforests. They wrote some wonderful letters all about the impact this has on wildlife as well as the wider implications. They came up with some good solutions too!
In PE the children have had a great week learning Football skills, Gymnastics and Judo
In Design Technology we have been finishing our plans for making our own felt rainforest frogs. It would be wonderful to have helpers on Wednesday 28th November at 1.30pm to help with some sewing! Please let me know if you are able to help.
Thank you, Mrs Archer
22.11.18 Judo lessons
Lots of fun learning all about Judo on Thursday!
20.11.18 Investigating sound and vibrations
This week we started our new Science topic. We are learning all about sound and how it is created!
The children explored what happens when vibrations are created. We used different instruments as well as everyday objects to make observations. There were some really intelligent and observant comments about the ripple effect of sound waves and how the triangle stopped making a sound when it was placed in the water.
Lots of fun!
This week we have been really focusing on investigating length using mm, cm and m.
We have been improving our measuring skills by measuring to the nearest mm as well as cm.
The children also conducted their own investigations.
Is your arm span the same as your height?
Is the length from your wrist to your elbow the same as the length of your foot?
They found that both were false but the length from your wrist to elbow was very close to the length of your foot. Super investigating Yellow Class!
Ask your child to show you what they have learnt with a ruler or tape measure.
Week ending 16.11.18
This week Yellow Class have continued learning about poetry and exploring poems about different festivals from around the world.
The children have been brilliant at using fronted adverbials such as: At home, Suddenly, Gently, Before I go to school...... On Friday they created some fantastic poems about their favourite festivals using the skills they have learnt over the last two weeks. I was so impressed!
In Maths, the children have had great fun looking at money and exploring how to add and subtract amounts of money. They have especially loved using the coins. Ask them to show you what they have learnt with two sets of coins!
We have been talking about friendship a lot this week and the children have been giving each other compliments to make each other and themselves feel good. They have created a lovely display to show this.
Well done for all your hard work this week Yellow Class!
World War One and Remembrance Day Activities
On Friday 9th November, Yellow Class enjoyed learning more about World War One and Remembrance Day. They wrote really thoughtful prayers and poems and each painted a pebble with a poppy to remember a loved one or someone who lost their life in the First World War.
What a thoughtful class!
Yellow Class are really enjoying their gymnastics sessions so far! They have been learning about different balances and movements as well as how to hold a pose.
I am sorry I am unwell at present. I was enjoying getting to know you all and I will be back at school as soon as I am able to. I know you will continue to work hard for your teacher Mrs. Archer who is looking after you at present and I am getting regular updates and these make me smile I have put your spellings for the whole of the half term on the website and please remember to read and practise your times tables.
Week commencing 24th September
In Maths this week we looked at greater than/ less than, addition and subtraction of multiples of 10, written addition using partitioning and 5x and 10x table facts. Please try and help your child learn their times tables- it really will make a huge difference.
In English we looked at writing in the 1st or 3rd person, wrote descriptive phrases with the Newcastle uNited Foundation and planned and wrote our own original story. Everyone did so well ! I am so proud of their effort.
In Science we went to the pond area and pond dipped. We found lots of invertebrates and then tried to identify them back in the classroom. We are looking forward to documenting the changes in this habitat over the school year. In RE we learnt about Adam, Eve and the serpent and role played our own versions. We will be using our knowledge next week to write some persuasive language. In French we did listening and speaking exercises based on Ca Va.
Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.Read More of the school welcome page