Welcome to KS2 - Yellow Class!
Your Class Teacher is: Mrs. Thompson
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Welcome to Yellow Class !
I am really looking forward to our year togther and I know we will have amazing time.
Please check this page regularly as I will add pictures and information about all our learning, as well as spellings and useful tips!
You can also find us and follow our exciting adventures and achievements on Twitter @MorpethAllSaint
Love Mrs Thompson
I am happy to meet with you to discuss your child's progress in Year 3 at any time either before or after school. Please find me on the yard or telephone the school office.
Our PE days are this term are Wednesday and Friday so come in your school PE kit on these days. Named water bottles should be filled at home and brought in daily. As we may be outside joggers and a sweatshirt may be required.
Week commencing 11th October
This week we were very excited in English to start our new topic of diaries and recounts. We are using the wonderful book Shackleton's journey by William Grill and started off the week responding to a mysterious advert! We used the suffix - ous words, wrote and responded to open questions in role as we were interviewed for the expedition and used ICT to research the actual 26 crew men. What wonderful learning! I have a very special activity linked to this coming this week In Maths we started using concrete and pictorial representations to help us model formal column addition. I am so proud of how everyone is trying to master this new skill. In Music we wacthed the video from Oliver looking at the song Consider Yourself. We compared this to let your spirit fly and carried out some fun games finding the pulse. In History we looked at Skara Brae, looked at the houses and investigated the midden! We compared life at Skara Brae to Star Carr using Venn Diagrams! In French we undertook a translation exercise from french to english and vice versa. Everyone showed lots of wonderful ideas and learning!
Week commencing 4th October 2021
We have had anothe busy week in school. We enjoyed Yoga on Tuesday and are doing so well with our poses and relaxation techniques. In History this week we explored the mystery of Stonehenge, voting to see why we thought it had been built. We all thought it was magnificent ! In maths we started addition and subtraction and are looking forward to learning formal writtem methods over the coming weeks. In English we completed our mystery stories unit by working in groups to collate original ideas, developing plots and story maps before writing and editting our own original stories .They were super ! Well done.
In RE we looked at the importance of sayin gsorry and made a class sorry string . We thought about why sorry can be the hardest word to say. In Music we listened to the Colonel Bogey March and accompanied on our glockenspiels and in ICT we looked at how to send and recieve emails ! PE with NUFC was throwing and catching. Great job this week everyone !
Week commencing 27th September
Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the curriculum evening. It was lovely to meet you all.
We have had a super week in class. In English we enjoyed finding vivid verbs and loved the song that can help us to remember what they are. We used modal verbs in our writing and thought about how a character in a piece of text would feel and act. We went outside to use role play to help us step into the character's shoes ! We then used all our learning so far to improve a piece of text about the Stone Age. In maths we are finishing looking at place value.We had a carousel of activities day where we created huge part- whole models by partitioning 3 digit numbers, we explored the different ways to represent numbers using place value robots, played place value snakes and ladders and drew mazes for friends to solve by counting in 50s. What super learning! In French we looked at Ca Va and its replies while in ICT we explored why it is important to make strong passwords to keep our information safe. In history we explored Star Carr and looked at artefacts to see what they could tell us about daily life in Mesolithic Britain ! In RE we looked at the story of Moses and the 10 commandments and took a class vote on which commandment we thought was the most important. Amongst other things we thought about why we may need a Makers Manual to help us in our lives today.
Autumn Term 2021
Week 1 (WB: 6th September 2021)
It is vital we all try and learn our times tables this year. Please do these at home as much as you can.
Reading should be done every night please. It really is the key to all learning
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 14th June
This week saw us continuing learning to tell the time. We looked at the 24hr clock, measured time in seconds, found and compared durations and found start and end times. In English we spent a week looking at villians including making word walls and letting our imaginations go wild to help us finish off the week writing a new villianous character description to add to Fantastic Mr Fox! In RE we looked at the main beliefs of Sikhism and in Geography we used 4 and 6 figure grid references to find places in our local area. I am so impressed with everyones learning! We enjoyed athletics in PE and even ran the 100m ! We may have future olympic champions in our midst! It is hot so remember your sunscreen! We enjoyed french using il and elle s'appelle and even showed off our amazing translating skills and in music enjoyed listening to the Queen of Sheba and finding the pulse.Our 3d sculptures are coming along in art! I am so proud of you all !
Week commencing 7th June
It has been so lovely to see you all this week . I have loved hearing all about your half term adventures!
This week we have focused on telling the time in maths starting with revising days in each month before moving onto hours, 5 minutes and minutes. Please support you child at home by asking them the time as often as you can . In English we are looking at classic stories from imaginary worlds based upon Fantastic Mr Fox. The childen loved seeing my battered , yellow copy from my childhood which cost all of 65p! We have explored the first three chapters looking at seetings and characters. Next week we will be doing a lot of work buiding up word walls and devising our own villainous charcters to join the story ! In RE we have started to look at Sikhism and learnt all about the life and teachings of Guru Nanak. We enjoyed geography where we are starting a local area study . This week saw us drawing some amazing sketch maps ! In French we are learning all about the family and this weekwe learnt some new vocabulary. Music saw us revisiting some of our songs from this year and critiquing a piece of medieval music! We all agreed it was very different! In ICT we are starting to plan a presentation thinking back on our whole year in Year 3. I am so proud of you all !
Week commencing 17th May
KS2 enjoyed a royal visit this week from a 'virtual' King Alfred The Great to consolidate our learning on the Anglo Saxons. It was really good fun and we all learnt lots more about him. He could only stay with us for a short while as he was watching the cakes
In maths we have continued with fractions including finding equivalent fractions. This has proved tricky but we all kept trying. In English we devised our own calligram and then used ICT to create them. They were anmazing ! We also read and recited poems and learnt how to use the possessive apostrophe. In ICT we used Scratch and this week learnt how to use the repetition command to draw all sorts of shapes. In French we learnt how to say and write some plant adaptations. I think our favourite involved the Venus Fly Trap! In PSHE we made some wondeful appreciation streamers and carried on with printing in Art. Our cricket skills continue to improve with our PE sesions.
Week commencing 10th May
We have had another busy week. I am so proud of you all! Here are a just a few snippets of what we have been up to!
In English this week we wrote our own mystery stories which were amazing before moving onto shape poems. We started by investiogating calligrams, discussing, reading and writing our own. We thought about why some peple may think they are not poems but works of art. We all articulated our preference.In Maths we carried on with fractions inlcuding looking at tenths,decimals and fractions of an amount . We used ICT to plot fractions on a number line. In History we found a starnge mound had appreared in our school and examined the artefacts found in it while we learnt all about the mystery of Sutton Hoo. We used the artefacts to try and determine just who was buried in the grave ! In french we learnt how to write and say the adaptations some animals have to live in their habitats whilst in RE we thought about the parable of the Mustard Seed and what it tells us about the Kingdom of God.
Week commencing 3rd May
This week in class we continued with fractions in maths including revivisting some Year 2 learning. We investigated unit and non unit fractions, looked at equivalence of halves and quarters , counted in fractions and investigated making the whole. Please continue to work on maths activities at home as this will really benefit your child. In English we used alliteration, collated ideas for our own mystery story and wrote our story map/ plot to help us next week. We also wrote our own biography linking to the learning we had done in French around Jacques Cousteau. In history we explored Viking beliefs including the nine worlds and their gods whilst in RE we explored the role of the Church. In Music we are continuing to look at the body of work by the Beatles. We enjoyed PE with the SSP and tennis with NUFC !
Week commencing 26th April
This week in English we have described settings trying to always incorporate WOW vocabulary, learnt about reguar and irregular past tense verbs and we finished the week holding a class debate! Everyone tried so hard and I was super impressed with the arguments and counter arugements they presented. In Maths we are continuing with fractions and this week looked at equal parts, finding half and thirds and enjoyed fraction stations in class ! We took part in an activity linked to money to mark the birthday of Captain Tom on Friday . In French we learnt all about the life of Jacque Cousteau. We loved the song Calypso named after his boat! In RE we used role play to think about how Christians would act according to the Holy Spirit and compared these to how people would act if they were ' looking after number one.' In ICT we are continuing to look at Scratch and this week learnt the pen up and pen down commands. We enjoyed our throwing and catching session with NUFC and PE with the SSP on Friday too !
Week commencing 19th April
This week in Maths we have been focussing on measurement learning all about adding and subtracting lengths and perimeter. In English we continue to usethe book Stone Age Boy and this week saw us devising story maps and writing and editing character descriptions. We are all trying really hard to make our writing detailed and enjoyable to read
In French we learnt how to identify and pronounce some key habitats in the world . There were some really tricky words but we had great fun! In RE we are continuing our work on Kingdom of God and this week saw us thinking about the church as a body and linking that thought to our own actions and behaviours. In history we learn tall about the Vikings attack on Lindisfarne. It was so lovely to see all the children so interested. I am sure wehave budding historians in our class. PE with NUFC saw us throwing and catching and Walter thecat did not join us this week as he usually does We enjoyed listening to and learning about the Yellow Submarine by the Beatles in Music. We played lots of active games find the pulse !
Week commencing 12th April
It was lovely to see you all and hear about your holidays!
This week we have started mystery stories in English using the wonderful book, Stone Age Boy. We made predictions, used adverbs and fronted adverbials and wrote our own sequel to the story. In Maths we are looking at measurement and managed to get outside for a lesson to compare lengths! We are doing spellings and handwriting every day now and are trying really hard! In RE we started Kingdom of God by looking at the story of Pentecost. In history we learnt all about the Anglo Saxons- where they came from and why. Ask your children about it ...I think you will be amazed at their knowledgeIn French we have started looking at habitats and this week learnt how to say, and write, what animals and plants need to survive. In Music we listened to and appraised Blackbird by the Beatles. We made wondeful links to prior learning about the Civil Rights Movement. In ICT we are looking at Scratch Jr and in Science we have started sound . Busy and fantastic week in class! Well done everyone.
Week commencing 15th March
Everyone tried so hard this week! We had such a lot going on including some quizzes, cricket taster session, PE with NUFC and a week of DT. We learnt all about mazes and labyrinths...ask us what the difference is ! We designed our own and used our maths skills to work out the lengths of the straws we needed to make the walls before building our own maze games!
Week commencing 8th March
It was so lovely to see you all and for us to all be back in class together. We spent some lessons using the book, Here we are by Oliver Jeffers, reflecting and thinking about how it feels to be all in class again. I know everyone has loved being with their friends again even though we all said it felt a bit strange at first. You have all been amazing ! I am so proud of you all.
I cannot tell you how excited we are to welcome everyone back into class. We have all missed you !
This week remember PE kits on Wednesday and Friday and if you have any reading books at home please remember to bring them back as well. No big bags are needed, just a water bottle. Mr Reeson has sent all your adults a welcome back letter containing all the information you need to know. So, I will see you all on Monday