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Orange - KS2

Welcome to Orange Class!


SPELLINGS- Summer 1, Week 6 (Set: 22.05.23, Test: 05.06.23)

SPELLINGS- Summer 1, Week 5 (Set: 15.05.23, Test 22.05.23)

SPELLINGS- Summer 1, Wk 4 (Set: 08.05.23, Test: 15.05.23)

SPELLINGS: Summer 1, Week 3 (Set: 1.5.23, Test: 8.5.23)

SPELLINGS- Summer 1, Wk 2. (Set:24.04.23, Test:01.05.23)

SPELLINGS- Summer 1, Wk 1. (Set: 17.04.23, Test: 24.04.23)

Times Tables Challenges 21.04.23- Year 3 vs Year 4s on Hit the Button, Times Table Eliminator Challenge and Maths Frame timed check.

Maths Frame

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We are getting ready for our times tables check by visiting a website which keeps the pressure on us with a 6 second timer!

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE! Spelling lists have been requested since our move to Spelling Shed. The lists below include the spellings for THIS MONDAY (20.3.23) and NEXT MONDAY (27.03.23)

Stop Motion Animation

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We have been experimenting with the iMotion app in Computing.


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As we started our new Chez Moi unit, we looked at the question “Ou-habites-tu?” and began to answer using “J’habite dans”...


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Kylie Dixon Workshop

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Local published author Kylie Dixon walked us through her Magical World of Mushroom Marvellous. We completed some great activities around Inkcap and his friends!

Times Tables Challenges (1)

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Every week in Orange Class, we carry out a number of activities based purely on our times tables. You can see some of the things we get up to here.

1) Daily Precision Mentoring
2) Y3 vs Y4 Hit the Button Challenges
3) Times Tables Eliminators
4) Weekly Focus checks on the tables we have been focussing on.


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SPELLINGS (Test Date: 13.02.23)

SPELLINGS (Test Date: 6.2.23)

SPELLINGS (Test Date: 30.01.23)

Homework Spring 1 Ancient Greece

SPELLINGS (Test Date: 23.01.23)

SPELLINGS (Test Date 16.01.23)

Rainforest Weather Forecasts

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Rainforest Weather Forecasts

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Rainforest Weather Forecasts

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Rainforest Weather Forecasts

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Rainforest Weather Forecasts

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Rainforest Weather Forecasts

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SPELLINGS (Test Date 5.12.22)

SPELLINGS (Test Date 14.11.22)

SPELLING (Test Date 07.11.22)

SPELLINGS (Test Date: 17.10.22)

PARENTS AND CARERS, PLEASE NOTE: No new spellings will be issued this week due to half term next week. Please take this time to recap any tricky spellings from the last 6 weeks 😊


Thank you for your continued support.


Mr. Mc

Tuesday Trumpets back with a bang.

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Applying our prior learning of musical scores to our new instrument to play along today.

Can you note-ice what we have been learning?

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We have been building up our bank of skills on our pocket trumpets. Today we attempted C and D.

SPELLINGS ( Test Date 26.09.22)

Back into Music 2022

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KS2 delved back into music today by looking at our familiar warm up songs and forming our own opinions on the rhythm, pulse, pitch, melody, dynamics and timbre.


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SPELLINGS (Test Date: 12.9.22)

SPELLINGS (Test Date 11.7.22)

SPELLING (Test Date 27.06.22)

Quel temps fait-il?

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We practised the question “Quel temps fait-il aujourd hui?” and used our key vocabulary to respond.

SPELLINGS (Test Date 20.6.22)

SPELLINGS (Test Date 13.06.22)

Our KS2 Composition Performances

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We celebrated our composing and performance skills as we completed our flute unit. Here are some of our performances!


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We celebrated our composing and performance skills as we completed our flute unit. Here are some of our performances!


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We celebrated our composing and performance skills as we completed our flute unit. Here are some of our performances!

SPELLINGS (Test Date 23.05.22)

Flourishing in Flute

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We have been joining up all of our musical thinking today as we began to compose, note and practise the performance of our very own pieces of music.

Romulus and Remus (History/Literacy Drama)

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We wrote our own script for the story of Romulus and Remus and acted it out in our groups.


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We wrote our own script for the story of Romulus and Remus and acted it out in our groups.


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We wrote our own script for the story of Romulus and Remus and acted it out in our groups.


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SPELLINGS (Test Date 16.5.22)

SPELLING- Spring 2, Week 4

SPELLINGS- Spring 2, Week 3

Not bad for a first effort!

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We tried our very best emboucherie technique today as we began to explore woodwind and the flute.

SPELLINGS: Spring 2- Week 1

One last Samba.

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We finished this half term’s samba drum unit with some performances as an ensemble.

Our Poetry Recital

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Today we recited our poems from our recent Literacy unit. Not only did we see some brilliant performances, we were such a respectful audience to our poets.


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SPRING 1- Spellings 6

Compositions using formal notation.

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Today, we used all of our knowledge of musical notation to compose a piece of percussion music!

Story Telling with Drums

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SPRING 1- Spellings 4

Carnival de KS2

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Orange, Red and Yellow have been using their music reading skills to perform some samba drum pieces to great effect!

Qu’est-ce que tu prends pour le petit dejeuner?

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SPRING 1- Spellings 3

SPRING 1- Spellings 2

SPRING 1 HOMEWORK- Ancient Egypt Tasks

SPRING 1- Spellings 1

AUTUMN 2: WEEK 6: DT Week: Exploring different moving mechanisms for our work creating a story book, later in the week. We found out how to make: levers, lift the flaps, concertina springs and rotating, pivot wheels.

AUTUMN 2: WEEK 5: Outside Learning: Making leaf Litter as part of our Science lesson about soils.

AUTUMN 2: WEEK 4: Part 2 of our Outdoor Learning and Art lesson using the work of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Autumn 2: Week 2: Outside Learning and Art

Our sketches in progress:

Preparing for our painting next week.  We have been looking at the work of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and using the flowers in our school garden to give us inspiration.  Today we used the ipads to take close up photographs and drew the different parts of a flower (Cosmos)

ART: Using ipads to take close up photographs:

E-asy does it!

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Performance and Choreography

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We combined percussional and vocal performance with our very own dance moves today to finish our R&B unit.


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Shadow Puppets 1

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We made our very own shadow puppets show, using our knowledge of Light and the Stone Age.


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Autumn 1: Week 6; Outside learning through ART

In outside learning today we watched a video of a garden orb spider spinning a web.  We discussed the construction and then moved into our school grounds to see if we could find and draw a web.

AUTUMN 1: Week 2: PSHE: Playing 'Meet your friends' BINGO and thinking about our class charter.

Autumn 1: Week 2: Our first YOGA session this year. today we learnt how to stand correctly.

Spellings W/C 21.06.2021

Spellings W/C 14.06.2021

Spellings W/C 07.06.2021

Spellings (Year 3 Only!) W/C 24.05.21

Spellings W/C 17.05.21

We all live in a...

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The start of a classic, but how good are our solo efforts?

Spellings W/C 10.05.21

Spellings W/C 04.05.2021

Spellings W/C 26.04.21

Spellings W/C 19.04.21

Spellings W/C 12.04.21

Spellings W/C 22.03.21

Spellings w/c 08.03.2021


Morpeth All Saints

Weekly Spellings for Year 3    

Test Date - Week 6– 7th December











Use the look, say, cover, write method to help you learn !


Morpeth All Saints

Weekly Spellings for Year 3    

Test Date - Week 6– 7th December










- height

Use the look, say, cover, write method to help you learn ! 




Morpeth All Saints

Weekly Spellings for Year 4    

Test Date - Week 6– 7th December











Use the look, say, cover, write method to help you learn !

Spellings W/C 23.11.20

Spellings W/C 16.11.20

Rainforest topic homework Autumn 2

Homework Autumn 1


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Rock the Glocks!

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We are making fantastic progress with both our reading, understanding and performance of music!

Lean on Me

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We combined all of our vocal and glockenspiel skills today as we started to perform Bill Withers' classic Lean on Me as a lovely send off to a strange and emotional half term. It's been fantastic to be back together, and we've wowed each other in so many ways. We thought this would be a nice way to celebrate with quite an appropriate song!

Back into Music

Science Week - Engineering

Orange Class were lucky enough to receive a visit from Mr Naylor to talk about the special engineering jobs that he does every day.


World Book Day


Orange Class looked amazing for World Boom Day. They created super artwork, stories and shared their brilliant opinions of our book The Dot. We had so much fun!


Hopping and Jumping


This half term Orange Class are focusing on hopping and jumping skills to create a sequence. This week they created one boys against girls. 



Creating slides for a branching story 


This week in Computing Orange Class worked hard at creating the initial slides for their branching story PowerPoint.  They created the basis of their presentation of hiding on texts and colours.



Painting on Textures

Orange ac,ass used different textures to explore painting in different bass. They thought carefully about how to arrange this on their page.




Orange Class finally were able to have their PE session outside. They practised their dribbling and team work skills. 


Dot Word Class

Orange Class worked so hard spotting different forms of nouns and adjectives with a partner. They tried to put the words into silly sentences and shared them with their friends.


Active Maths

Orange Class ventured outside to complete their maths lesson. They used the grid method to multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit number. 



NUFC - Football

This term Orange Class are focusing on football in PE with NUFC. They focused on using control and staying on their feet this lesson.


Healthy Me

Orange Class are focusing on the term Healthy Me this half term in PSHE. They created a role play, advert or song to share with their friends about how to stay healthy. 





Three Little Birds

Orange Class creates their own composition based on Three Little Birds using institute,nets and their voices. They performed them to the rest of the class. 


Placing Romans on a timeline

Orange Class are focusing on The Romans this time so spent their first history lesson focusing on comparing events in time and using special vocabulary like before, after, AD, BC and time. 


Branching Stories

Orange Class are focusing on branching stories this half term. They designed a branching story with their friend using an ICT programme ready to create their PowerPoint. 


PE - Gymnastics sequencing

Orange Class performed their sequences to the rest of year 3 today. They focused on remembering their routine and staying strong. 



Why does Italy shake?


Orange Class used their Geography lesson to identify why Italy shakes. They needed to use their detective skills to unearth super vocabulary and research natural disasters.



Reading Cafe


Orange Class had so much fun at their reading cafe. They enjoyed sharing books and cakes with their grown ups. 


Rainbow Day


Problem Solving


Orange Class used their teamwork and communication skills to get out of the maze.


Roman Homework

Orange Class have tried so hard to complete their Roman homework!


Fantastic Fossils

Orange Class became fossils detectives during science and understood how fossils are made and how to successfully excavate a fossil too!


Location detectives


Orange Class needed to use their brilliant detective and inference skills to identify two mystery locations. They needed to follow clues to compare the two places and produced super work!


Operation Encompass

Orange Class we’re lucky enough to have a visit from Operation Encompass to talk about healthy friendships and relationships. We worked hard to talk about how to approach situations we may find difficult.




Orange Class had their first gymnastics session today. They focused on posture and balancing.


Times Table Rockstars


Orange Class spent time practising their times tables. Well done to Josh for being first on the leaderboard.


Features of newspapers reports


Orange Class explored the features of Newspaper reports using First News to check. We read some really interesting articles too!


Finding the physical features of Italy

Orange Class enjoyed fact diving for the physical features of Italy. They had to use teamwork to crack the codes.


Problem Solving 


Orange Class took part in some problem solving challenges with their team mates. 

Preposition Charades


Orange Class played preposition charades to help them with their prepositional phrases. 




Problem Solving NUFC


Orange Class are focusing on problem solving this half term. Exploring their teamwork and communication skills.



Wild - shape poems.

Our text for this unit is Wild by Emily Hughes. We read the book and created our own version of the front cover using ICT.


Henry Matisse - collage


Our focus for this half term is collage. We looked at images by Henry Matisse and used sugar paper to create our own outlines. 


Discovery Museum


Orange Class we’re lucky enough to visit the dis overt museum and really impressed everyone wi5 their super behaviour, knowledge and attitude!





Christmas Baking

To finish our states of matter topic Orange Class made crispy cakes to see how materials can change state.




Orange Class selflessly made Christmas cards and decorations for members of our family and the community. We talked about why people may be lonely at Christmas. 



Orange Class really enjoyed the school trip to the Panto to see Cinderella. They were extremely sensible and had so much fun!


What did Ancient Egyptians eat?

Orange Class had a very stinky job to compete today. We read the dinosaur that pooped the past and needed to dissect some Ancient Egyptian Poop to find out what they ate. We understand they would catch fish from the Nile, grow their own vegetables and would eat lots of beans.


Invasion Games

Orange Class have been practising their invasion skills during PE. They needed to intercept the other time and work hard to use their teamwork skills.


Using WOW words. 

Orange Class have been set the target of using wonderful wow words in their writing. They need to use a theasaurus or snowball their ideas with eachother to make sure they’re using the best ones. 



Orange Class really enjoyed their taster judo session today. We all tried so hard!


Making a Shadufs


Orange Class spent the afternoon making shadufs. They needed to create them independently, tackle challenges and help their friends. 


French - Weather


Orange Class really enjoyed learning about the weather and designing some super outfits to wear. 


Snowballing ideas

Orange Class watched the story of Noah’s Ark and identified the qualities Noah must have had to follow God’s request. They snowballed their best ideas with eachother to share their brilliant learning. Well done!


Intercepting Skills


Orange Class have been working on their interception skills this term. They understand the importance of working as a team and making the pitch ‘big’.


Recounts - The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Orange Class started their new text this week, we are looking at The Dark by Lemony Snicket. We needed to use our inference skills to identify what the cover shows us. We made some super predictions!


Designing a shaduf

Orange Class spent the last couple of weeks researching and designing shadufs. They watched a video of someone creating a shaduf and thought of the materials they needed to use.


Research Skills


Orange Class have really improved their research skills this term. They are able to use lots of different sources to find information about different subjects. We have researched shadufs, pharaohs and Ancient Egypt so far.



Orange Class really enjoy their weekly library sessions. They are able to choose a book to share with their friends and family. 


CPR Training


Orange Class we’re lucky enough to take part in CPR training today. We know what to do in case of an emergency!


Locating Bible Stories

Orange Class know that the stories in the Bible are very important and that they happened a very long time ago but we didn’t know where they happened! We spent our RE lesson finding clues and researching the places where some very special things happened! Look at how amazing the end results are...


Performance Poetry - performing a poem

During our weeks focusing on performance poetry we have been exploring The Magic Box. We worked on small groups to create actions to perform alongside the words. 


Column Subtraction - with exchanging


Orange Class worked really hard to subtract 2 3 digit numbers including exchanging. We understood we might need to borrow from our number neighbour and worked hard to use the correct method. 


Remembrance Day

Orange Class creates some wonderful poems and prayers to thank all of the solider who sacrificed their lives. 


Editing pictures during ICT

Last week Orange Class time traveled to Ancient Egypt. This week during ICT we used our editing skills to edit ourselves into our pictures. We needed to use team work to create a design together. 


Speedy column addition

Orange Class discovered column addition today and worked their socks off! They managed to add 2 3 digit numbers together in 20 seconds. They challenged eachother with bigger numbers to see who was the quickest. 


Creating our own HAKA.


Orange Class are learning dance this term, focusing on the HAKA. We watched footage of a New Zealand game to see how they performed the HAKA and worked as a class to create our own. We needed to make sure we were aggressive, loud and used lots of angry facial expressions. Scary! 


Features of performance poetry

Orange Class read through a poem called The Magic Box together. We worked hard to spot the features and challenge eachother to find the feature in the shortest time!

People of God 

Orange Class needed to use their inference skills to identify five people of God. They used clues to identify how these people led the lives of Christians and which character traits the possessed. They all used their super inference skills so well!


Time Travelling to Ancient Egypt

Orange Class time traveled all the way back to Ancient Egypt today. We used our magic glasses to create a timeline stating all of the important events over the past 5,000 years.Luckily, we all came back safely. 



Magic Yoga 

During the last yoga session of the term we all experienced some magic. We had to make sure to stay as still and calm as possible and we did it! We all had such a lovely experience. 


Music - appreciating music 


Orange Class listened to a military piece of music today. We talked about the pace of music, instruments used and if we liked it or not. We all tried so hard! 


Drawing Landscapes

Orange Class ended their drawing topic by drawing landscapes based on the work of John Barnsdun We had some really messy fun focusing on the lines, shapes and colours used. They all look amazing!




PSHE - Team work

Orange Class had to explore their team work skills today. We watched a video all about how meerkats work together and explained what we thought they did well. We had to implement these skills during a special marshmallow and spaghetti challenge. We showed excellent team work and super brain skills!


French conversations

Orange Class tried so hard when practising their French conversational skills this week. They worked with their partner to find out each others age, name and nationality. Super tricky stuff!




Investigating Shadows

Orange Class worked so hard when investigating shadows this week. As the sun wasn’t shining bright enough we had to act as the shadows to show how they change over time. We understood that they are longest at the start and the end of the day. What a super effort!


Using a dictionary to find unfamiliar words.

Orange  Class started reading a new folk tale ‘The Old Man and the Magic Bowl’. We used a dictionary to find some of the tricky words with our partner. We showed wonderful team work and inquisitive skills. Great job!


Acting out collaborative folk tales.

Orange Class had so much fun acting out their collaborative folk tales that they turned into play scripts. We had to focus on expression, body language and think about how our characters would act. Well done! 




We are so proud of our friends from Orange Class for offering to help with Mrs Steele's worship. Well done for using such big voices and acting so sensibly! 


Telling the time to five minutes.

Orange Class had the very tricky job of trying to make a clock using only their bodies. They needed to arrange themselves as the numbers round the clock including the hours and minutes. Well done for working so well as a team!



Identifying 3D shapes.

Orange Class have been exploring 3D shapes in their maths lessons. They creates 3D shapes based on their friends clues and followed instructions to identify faces and vertices. 




Using dough disco to improve handwriting.


In Orange Class we are trying our very best to improve our handwriting. We take part in dough disco every morning to make sure our fingers are ready. Look at the amazing improvement already! 



Expanded noun phrases. 


Orange Class have been learning all about expanded noun phrases this week. They worked together to find nouns and adjectives to associate them with their friends. We had to remember to use the correct punctuation also.


Investigating shadows

Orange class read a lovely poem about our shadows and we talked about why and how shadows are formed. We investigates if materials were opaque, translucent or transparent. 

We made our own shadow puppet show. 


Investigating shadows


Orange Class have been trying very hard to improve their presentation.  We are so proud of the children who are trying their very best to make their work as beautiful as possible. 


Geographical features of Egypt.

Orange class explored the geographical features of Egypt today using kinetic sand. We talked about the placement of the River Nile, upper and lower Egypt and the natural and man made features. 





Orange class have really enjoyed practising ukelele today. We talked about how to properly hold the ukelele and where our hands should go. 


Geography - identifying the attractions of Egypt.


Orange class needed to work together to find the attractions of Egypt in our slime pit. We searched through to find the attractions and describe them using adjectives.


Sliding in rugby.

Orange class had so much fun in rugby today and got a little bit muddy... oops.

Chasing in rugby

RE- how can we show we love Gods creation. 

This week we talked about how we can look after Gods creation. 

We know that we can look after the land, recycle and be kind to other human beings. 

Rights and responsibilities

During our PSHE session we talked about the rights we have and the responsibilities that come with them. We made a table to compare them. 




Art - Linear drawing


Netball, football and basketball. 

This week we focused on learning the rules of netball, basketball and football. 


Yoga - new sequence.


This week we focused on a new yoga sequence to a funky piece of music. We all tried very hard to listen and focus. 


Collaborative writing

Orange class are writing their own folk tale based on Rama and Sita. We are working with a partner to change a little bit of the story and follow a success criteria. 

We are looking forward to sharing our stories at the end of the week.


During our SPAG session we focused on homophones. We asked tricky questions and had to find the correct spelling of the answer. We then correctly used the homophones in a sentence. 

Ancient Egyptian homework 


We are so proud of our friends for all their effort with their homework this week. Well done!



Comparing folktales.

This week we compared two versions of the same folktale. We used a Venn diagram to identify things that were different and the same. We are so proud of our friends for their beautiful presentation. 


PSHE - recognising emotions

During our PSHE session we talked about how our choices can affect other people’s emotions. We used pictures to create a scenario and recognise how this could make us feel.  We know how important it is to make others feel happy! 



Sun safety

During our science lessons we have been learning about the sun as a light source. Today we made leaflets to show others how to stay safe in the sun. We learned all about its powerful UV rays and how to protect our eyes. 

Reading time

This week we spent some time reading our favourite books to our friends. We really enjoyed spending this time together to explore new books. 

Reading a calendar


During our Tuesday maths lesson we focused on reading a calendar. We challenged eachother to find the dates and the correlating days. We recognised special events in the months and used tricky words such as fortnight, penultimate, previous and week.


Recognising prepositions 

Orange class really enjoyed exploring prepositions using play dough today. They needed to follow instructions really carefully to make sure they understood the prepositions used.



This week we focused on the pace of the music that we were listening to. We enjoyed sharing the song as a class. 

Rugby space awareness skills. 

This week in PE we really enjoyed playing smaller games focusing on our defending skills. We needed to make sure our Spider-Man fingers were ready and our brains were switched on.

5 X Table


Orange class are trying so hard to learn their tables. This week we focused on our 5 x table and tried to identify the missing numbers. 


Guided reading

We really enjoyed playing a game as a whole class to improve our vocabulary this week. This makes sure that the language we use in our writing is amazing! 


Dough Disco

Orange class are trying really hard to improve their handwriting this term. We take part in dough disco to make sure or hands and fingers are awake and ready for beautiful handwriting. 


3 X Table

we’re trying really hard to learn our times tables in Orange class. Today we focused on practising the 3 X table as a whole class. We started off with 12 children acting as a number to recall the table and tried to trick each other by turning around to hide the answer. We all did so well!


Retelling a folktale.

This term we are looking at folktales. We read The Tiger Child together and retold the story in small groups. 


PE - travelling skills


Science - light experiment 


Classifying different light sources.


In science we spoke about classifying different light sources. We sorted them into natural and man-made using a venn diagram. 


Art - Jefferey the maggot


This week we really enjoyed drawing the journey of Jefferey the maggot using different lines, we focused on thickness, shape and length. 




This week in rugby we wore our tag belts for the first time and tried attack and defence positions.


SPAG - Sorting word classes.


We really enjoyed our SPAG lesson today sorting words into their word classes. We all did so well and managed to sort nouns, adjectives and verbs. 


Egyptian board games

We really enjoyed sharing our board games this week. We shared the rules and how to play them.



Guided reading. 

Orange class were so proud of green group this week during guided reading. They really enjoyed playing our new game and finding the correct words to use. 



In our yoga session we learned the next part of our rhyme and focused on child’s pose.


Egyptian homework 

we really love sharing our homework with the rest of the class. We’re able to share our creativity and successes. 

Planning a story


This week we are going to write our own story based on I'll Take You To Mrs Cole. Today we ordered pictures in our partners and created our own versions of Mrs Cole.


Ruby - Week 2.


We really enjoyed our rugby session today focusing on skills we starting thinking about next week. Some children were defenders and tried to stop others from scoring. Well done!



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This is a part of our yoga session this week. We were so relaxed and in our happy place.

Maths games 


We really enjoyed working with a partner today to consolidate some place value knowledge we have learned since starting school. We challenged eachother to lots of different games.




We are lucky enough to take part in a yoga session once a week. This is a really relaxing time to let our brains rest after all of the hard work.



Maths crocodiles.


We had so much fun in our maths lesson talking about the < and > symbols. We made our own crocodiles and challenged our friends to make a bigger number than us. 


Our Wonderful World

During our RE lesson this week we talked about the creation story and all of the wonderful things that God created. We made a collage with our friends to share some of the wonderful things in our world. 


Creating monsters.


Our class text at the moment is I'll take you to Mrs Cole. We really enjoyed reading it together and making predictions based on what we thought might happen. This lesson we had to create our own scary monster to use in our own version of the story we're writing next week. We made sure to include lots of adjectives, WOW words and adverbs to help with description. 



During our rugby session this week we talked about how important communication is in a team game. We really enjoyed working on our throwing and catching skills using a rugby ball with a partner. 


Ancient Egyptian Houses

Ancient Egyptian homework.


Some children in Orange Class have tried so hard with their homework this week. We love sharing all of our hard work and new knowlegde.


Tour de Britain 

Orange class were lucky enough to go see the Tour de Britain on Monday afternoon. We walked down as a Key Stage and really enjoyed waving our Northumberland flags!







Welcome Back!


Orange Class PE days are Wendesday and Friday for this term.

Please make sure you bring a named water bottle and your reading folder to school with you every day. 

The Day Orange Class Chairs QUIT! 

Orange Class were stunned when they returned from break to realise their chairs had QUIT! They had enough of being dragged around, not tucked in and don't even mention the swinging! We had to write persuasive letters to convince them to return, thankfully they did! 


Making switches with circuits. 

We really enjoyed making switches during our science lesson. We tested different materials to also see if they were a conductor or an insulator.


RE - I know how the first messages from Jesus were shared.
We really enjoyed completing and sorting these messages as a team. 


Dance Taster session

We were super during our dance taster session. We used amazing props and really put our all into it. Well done Orange Class! 




Mrs Ridley has started to teach us tennis this term. We focused on key skills and how to improve them this week.


Exploring circuits


We really enjoyed exploring circuits today, we had to figure out how to make the bulb light up. 


Orange class really enjoyed taking part in Kidditch. The rules were quite tricky but we had fun... even with the rain!

Year 4 - Football

Some of the boys from Year 4 went to play a football tournament. Team A came 1st and Team B 4th came . Well done! 

Prince William award

year 4 worked on some super team building activities. It was such a wonderful experience and were looking forward to working on it a little bit more.

Tri-golf competition 

we are so proud of the children who competed at the Tri-golf competition and we even came second. Well done! 


Year 4 Easter visit to Cambo

Year 4 had so much fun on their Easter visit to Cambo and took part in some great activities!

We are a petwise school!




Mother's day cards

We really enjoyed making our mother's day cards this year. They were a bit tricky but we all tried our best and helped each other when we were stuck. We hope you love them!


ClipnClimb & Bowling

We all really enjoyed taking part in our adventurous activities. We all tried very hard and even if we were scared we gave it a go. Well done Orange Class! 


Superhero day

We had so much fun on superhero day. We set ourselves targets and tried to beat them throughout the day. We all tried so hard! 

Science Week!

We took part in lots of fun science activities this week and explored lots of very fun careers. We had so much fun and learned so much.


Ancient Greek Day

Key Stage 2 were lucky enough to take part in an Ancient Greek day. We took part in food tasting, a workshop where we saw real Ancient Greek artefacts and acted out a play inspired by Ancient Greece.

World Book Day 2019

Live Tales

We really enjoyed visiting Live Tales to write a creative story. We worked together to create a setting, character and the first part of the story. 




Making ink - following instructions.


Following on in our English topic we followed instructions just like Brother Theopane to make our own inks from fruit and vegetables we might find in the countryside. We had to make sure to follow the instructions carefully without any help from Miss Hunt or Mrs Ridley to make sure we didn't make any mistakes. We dyed some cloths beautiful colours to make illuminated letters later on in our topic!




PSHE - Our hopes and dreams

Today we spoke about our hopes and dreams during circle time. We spent our time talking about our biggest dream, then we discussed what could possibly stop us from achieving our dream and what we needed to do to get there. We wrote our dreams onto a CD and hung them on our dreams tree.



Today we had our first golf session. We focused on aiming for a target using our hands, our feet and a golf club. We had to make sure that we were in the zone of safety when we weren't playing and that everyone was always safe. 



NUFC - Football outside

Today we had our first outside PE lesson of 2019. We played football in mixed teams and made sure to work on our dodging and tackling skills. Well done no-bibs for winning the tournament!


Paper Mache Ancient Greek Masks

When researching Ancient Greek leisure we found out that in Ancient Greece only men used to preform in theatres. As the Ancient Greeks used to wear masks in theatre we decided to make our own using paper mache. We chose a design and made sure to apply the paper mache carefully so that the balloons didn't pop! 

Instructions - Letter formation

This week we started our new book  'The ink garden of Brother Theopane.'   This book is based on a monk who creates beautiful inks from natural resourced. It is part of our instructions and explanations topic. We spent our first lesson using oral instructions to instruct our partner on how to form a letter. From this we went on to write letters for someone in reception to follow on how to form a letter.


Snow Day

We really enjoyed playing in the snow today. We were tryng to make as many 'spot balls' as we could for our NSPCC Spot Day. We worked as part of a team to try and make the biggest and best. Red and Orange class clubbed together to make a snow family! 

This inspired some lovely winter acrostic poetry and recounts. 

PETWISE - Looking after a pet

Key Stage 2 were given the very important job of looking after a pet. They made a pom-pom pet, a house and talked about what we had to do to make sure our pet was healthy and safe.  We all did such a great job!


School Newspaper


While Year 4 are taking part in P4C year 3 have been asked to write a school newspaper! Using there interests and expertese they are creating a newspaper using the computer.


Character descriptions

This week we started our new book 'Can you catch a mermaid?' We then wrote a character description about the main characters including lots of amazing adverbs, adjectives and super punctuation!


P4C and Problem Solving

On Friday afternoon Year 4 takes part in P4C and problem solving activities with Miss Halliday and Mrs Mclaughlin. This is a great opportunity to share views, opinions and answer some tricky questions. 


Problem Solving - NUFC

During our first session with NUFC we worked on problem solving skills. We needed to work out how our group could move ourselves from one side of the hall and back without touching the floor! We made sure that we communicated with each other and used team-work skills to complete the challenge. Mrs Ridley and Miss Hunt were so proud of our efforts!



Silent Reading Time

This term we approached silent reading time a little bit differently. In December we talked about what we liked to read at home and at school so we set up 4 different stations: newspapers, hero of the week, non-fiction and reading with a grown up. These stations help us to practise our prediction, visualisation and fact-finding skills. We love it so far! 





This week in maths we started looking at fractions. We made sure to understand what each number means in a fraction and why it is set out that way. We were superstars when finding a fraction of amount. We were able to use number squares, circles or blocks to help us if we found it tricky!


Spring 1


We have lots of exciting learning planned for the spring term.


We are starting our new topic Ancient Greece which covers history, geography and art. The pre-learning tasks are available on the website and a copy should be in your homework books.


Our science topic this term is sound and we are really looking forward to taking part in very exciting investigations. 


We are exploring decimals and fractions in maths this term. You can always practise your times tables on Times Table Rockstars to help. 


Our first new text that we are using in English is called 'Can you catch a mermaid?' It is part of our myths and legends topic and I am looking forward to reading the interesting mythical creatures that orange class will create to use in their very own myth. 



Morpeth Panto

Morpeth panto came to visit us this week. We were able to watch a very funny performance that had lots of hilarious characters. Afterwards we had a workshop to help us with our acting skills. It was very helpful and lots of fun! 


You can purchase tickets to the pantomine here  



Multisports festival

Year 3 were lucky enough to be invited to the multisports festival at Morpeth leisure centre. They took part in dance, judo and rhythmic gymnastics. They all tried so hard!

Singing in the arcade


We all really enjoyed singing Christmas carols in the arcade to raise money for the RNIB. We made sure to sing with extra clear and loud voices for everyone to hear us. Even though it was chilly we all made a great effort. 




We were superstars sewing our poison dartfrog beanbags. We had to make sure to listen to our grown up carefully and make sure we knew where leave room to put in the stuffing. We all made a super effort and are very excited to decorate them with lovely patterns. 

Sunderland Wintergardens

Sunderland Wintergardens




Key Stage 2 really enjoyed our trip to the Sunderland Wintergardens. We all attended a workshop based on plants in the rainforest, a trail and enjoyed time around the museum. We found out lots of fun facts that we can use in our topic lessons and all felt so lucky to be able to experience what it is like to be in an actual rainforest! 

Festive Logs 



We really enjoyed making festive decorations for our family this week. We wanted to link this with our outdoor learning and found these lovely santa logs. We made these using paint, pom-poms and google eyes donated by the Naylor family and the Owen family! We are so grateful and think they look great.

Classifying different creatures

This week we use a classifying key to find out about different animals. This was a little bit tricky but we tried our best to make sure that we were answering the question correctly. 


The Hole

Today we started writing about our new book The Hole. We focused on making notes about each page and changing them into paragraphs. We made sure to add adverbs, adjectives, punctuation, conjunctions and similes to make our writing the best that it could be. 


Poison Dart Frog Bean Bags


We have finally started making our poison dart frog bean bags. Today we cut out the templates of our dart from on felt using special fabric scissors and making sure that we followed the lines carefully. 







Orange class are lucky enough to take part in a Judo workshop fortnightly. They are taught how to safely take part in judo and the history behind it. Children worked in pairs to practise what they had learned. 


Outdoor Learning

Orange class have really enjoyed taking part in outdoor learning every fortnight. With the help of Mrs Calvert they have enjoyed exploring our environment, making art from our environment and identifying how it can help us in the classroom. I am so proud of their determination and great work ethic (even in the rubbish weather). 

Show and Tell

Orange Class take part in Show and Tell on Friday afternoons. We spend some time talking about the things that our friends have done this week to make them feel proud. Some children bring in medals, pieces of writing they have completed or some exciting information they have found about our topic. 


Performance Poetry

In our performance poetry topic we listened to poems by Michael Rosen. We then made mind maps about the things we liked about his poem and how it was different to other poems we had heard of. We worked in small groups to do this and shared ideas together.


Performance Poetry


Orange class really enjoyed their performance poetry topic. We worked really hard spotting punctuation used in poetry and how rhythm and rhyme can make our poems better. We ended this topic by making a rap with one of our friends and sharing it with the rest of the class! 


Compact Addition

This week we have been focusing on compact addition. We are all learning about the importance of using our place value to make sure that we avoid silly mistakes. We really enjoyed using spinners to create our own 3 digit questions in pairs. We then made our own spinners to challenge our friends. 


Pocket Trumpet


Year four are really enjoying their pocket trumpet lessons. They understand the importance of listening carefully, deep breaths and concentration. Year 3 are very excited to see their preformance! 



Orange class have recently been taking part in 10 minutes of yoga a day. We think this is a great brain break and we all concentrate very well! Some of the poses are tricky but we all make sure to try our best. We love using Cosmic Kids click HERE to see what we follow. 


Talk for Writing

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This week our focus has been making sure that our sentences are perfect! We made sounds to represent a comma, full stop, capital letter and a conjunction to make sure we could read back our work and check they were in there. We love this method of self-checking out work. Miss Hunt and Mrs Ridley have already seen an amazing improvement.

Making number lines 

This week in maths we are focusing on plotting numbers on a numberline. We used rolls of paper that were bigger than us to plot numbers up to 8000! Using our place value we were able to make this a little bit easier for ourselves and all made some lovely number lines that we can use to help our maths work this week. 


Bugs n Stuff

Year 3 and 4 were lucky enough to meet some very creepy crawly visitors today. Guy from Bugs n Stuff came in with his amazing array of creatures from the rainforest. We were all so excited to be able to see real creatures that live in the rainforest in our school. We were all able to stroke a red kneed tarantula, a snake and watch a stick insect parachute itself to safety. Orange class  think this is going to produce some amazing writing and was a great way to bring the rainforest to Morpeth! 



A design technology investigation.

During the autumn terms we are going to make a poison dart frog beanbag. Last week we designed our bean bag. We understood that poision dart frogs are colouring and have beautiful patterns! This week we investigated how to attach our beanbags together. We looked at four cushions that had been attached together in different ways. We explored the good and bad parts of attaching them in this way and decided how we would like to attach our bean bags together. We have all decided to sew our beanbags together. We know it might be tricky but we are all going to work super hard! 


NUFC - English 

We are really enjoying the English sessions delivered by Newcastle United Foundation. For the last three weeks we have been writing a poem using adverbs, adjectives and similies. We have been using these in our English lessons to describe Horrid Henry too, so we are experts! Now we are writing a persuasive leaflet to encourage people to attend Newcastle United football games! 


Times Table practise.


We practise our times tables every day in orange class because they really help us in our maths lessons. We enjoy taking part in lots of activities in small groups or as a whole class. Today we played the 'Think Fast!' game with a beach ball and really enjoyed challenging eachother. We also use daily ten, multiplication grids, beat the clock and flash cards to make sure that we're up to speed. Do you practise your tables at home? 



Reading in orange class

During our English lesson we talked about all the different reading that we take part in. Lots of children enjoy reading a story before bed, some children enjoy reading magazines or comics and some children enjoy reading the newspaper that is delivered to school. We also talked about who we read to or read with. Lots of children say that the reading garden in our classroom is a nice place to read and choose to do this in their free time. 

Where is your favourite place to read?


Music - Mama Mia! 

We are studying the topic Mama Mia in music! In our first lesson we listened to the song really carefully and discussed how the song made us feel. I am so proud of everyone in the class for joining in and putting so much effort into their music lessons. Even though some children were a little bit nervous to perform they all tried their best.

Creating the layers of the rainforest 

In a geography lesson we talked about the different layers of the rainforest and thought about which animals and plants might live in each. Then in our topic groups we then each made a layer of the rainforest so that we could put them together to make one giant rainforest! We are so proud of how they turned out! Can you spot each layer?


Rainforest art 

How amazing is the rainforest art that we completed this week? We have been following guided drawings very carefully to produce some amazing artwork. We understand how important each line in a drawing is and we are aware of how important it is to listen carefully to instructions. Could you draw a rainforest animal at home?


Fact finding - plants of the rainforest

The topic that we are studying this term is ‘The Rainforest’. In our science lesson we explored the different plants that you would find in the rainforest, searching through different materials to find facts and matched them to plants. This was super messy work but we now know lots of interesting facts!


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