Welcome to KS2 - Yellow Class!
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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.
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 30th November
Thank you to all of you who booked a virtual parents evening.It was lovely talking to you all. This week in mths we have been consolidating formal written methods or addition and subtaction up to 3 digits incuding an exchange. We also used dice to develop our reasoning skills! In English we started playscripts by making a prediction what the play we are looking at may be about. We identified features, planned character descriptions and started to think about how play scripts may differ from narrative. In Geography we produced a class mind map of issues that are threatening our rainforests and designed posters.We now know how complex solving the issue of deforestation is but we understand some things we can do to play our part. In RE we learnt about the Holy Trinity and used the example of water, ice and steam to try and understand this tricky concept! We enjoyed dancing to various songs as usual and PE with NUFC. In science we used Xrays to identify bones in the skeleton of various animals. Everyone is trying so hard . I am so proud of you all!
Week commencing 30th November
This week saw us finishing off our poems on a theme unit. We learnt all about adverbs, used a dictionary and planned and wrote some wonderful list poems all about being thankful. They were wonderful! In maths we are continuing developing our fluency with 2 and 3 digit numbers using formal written methods of addition and subtraction. In RE we learnt all about the work of the Salvation Army and held a virtual Q and A with Mr and Mrs Clarke from the Bedlington Branch. We can't thank them enough for joining us and answering all our questions. In Geography this week we learnt all about the daily lives of the indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest. We used deduction skills and interrogated photographs tio help us think about the food, clothes , activities and transport etc. French was hilarious as we held a tasting session to help us learn Je n'aime and Je n'aime pas. I think the lemon and limes were the winners . All the scripts and words for our class performance have gone home but they do need to be in school every day as we prepare !
Week commencing 16th November
Wow ! What a week in class! The highlight was an outdoor rainforest survival workshop with Wilderness Outdoor Education. We made fire, water filters and ate edible insects! I was so proud of everyone! In English we are continuing with Poems based on festivals and celebratiions. This week we extended sentences using WOW adjectives and vivid verbs. We learnt all about Diwali and wrote, edit and improved our own acrostic poems. We did comprehension tasks and VIPERS tasks as well. In Maths we are continuing to develop fluency with addition and subtraction. In Science we investigated food labels and were shocked at how much sugar and salt can be in some foods! In RE we thought about faith and linked it to our own lives. There were some super thoughtful and mature ideas. In Geography we learnt all about the layers in the rainforest.....the work the class produced was amazing! In French we wrote recipes for our own fruit salads using all the words we know and adding some french verbs! keep it up Yellow class ...you are all amazing!
Week commencing 9th November
What a super week we have had. In English we read and perfomed poems and wrote some wonderful poems based on Harvest and Remebrance Day. We considered all the sacrifices people have made, and continue to make, for us and produced some thoughtful pieces of writing. In maths we are continuing with addition and subtraction moving up to working with 3-digit numbers. In ICT we started drawing using shapes and lines . We based this on an aerial photograph of Lancaster Park. We were super at spotting shapes and images. In Music we are learning the glockenspiel! In PE we linked to Remembrance day and enjoyed learning some of the old style dances including the Lambeth Walk! With NUFC we played attack and defence games. We are continuing our discovery into the Rainforest and this week we produced some great work all about the climate.We even plotted and drew our own graphs. I am so so proud of you all !
Week commencing 2nd November
We had a busy first week back! In maths we started learning column addition as a formal written method. I was so pleased with the effort from everyone! Well done ! In English we learnt about paragraphs and planned our own recount using a skeleton planning frame. We then finished off our recount topic writing our own acccount of the journey of the River Wansbeck from its source to the sea. It was lovely learning all about our local river! In RE we learnt all about the story of Abraham as we start to think about People of God. If you check out our Twitter feed you will be able to see what we did in Geography and French Rainforests and the fruits! In PE we did attack and invasion games and dance whilst in ICT we are starting drawin gand publishing and all managed to log on and open word documents in readiness for our work next week.
Welcome back Yellow Class !
I hope you all had a lovely half term. I am looking forward to seeing you all and hearing all your news!
Week commencing 5th October
This week we have enjoyed a lot of fun activities. In Yoga we all learnt the warrior pose....I was so impressed by everyone! We can really tell our core stability is improving. In Maths we have looked at comparing objects and numbers using our increasing knowledge of place value. We will be moving onto addiion and subtraction next week. In English we finished our fairy tale topic by planning and writing our own twisted fairy tale. Everyone tried really hard. In History we looked at Maya gods and goddesses. Ask your child what they can remember. They were a scary bunch we thought! In RE we thought about the importance of saying sorry and used the words of the Elton John song to think about why it is sometimes really hard to say sorry. In Music we listened to Ode to Joy by Beethoven and compared it to Lean on Me. We spotted lots of different instruments in the orchestra.In ICT we looked at all the different ways we can communicate online and devised a class rap. In science we have planted our wildflower bombs so we are looking forward to Spring and summer to see the riot of colours hopefully .We also had cricket and PE ! A busy but super week!
Week commencing 28th September
This week in English we have been synonym detectives finding exciting words to use in our writing. We also looked at a paragraph based on Golilocks and the Three Bears where I had forgotten all my punctuation! We were super at spotting my mistakes and addin gall the correc tpunctuation in. We have started to plan our our twisted fairy tale which we will be writing nect week as we finish this unit of work. We had to twist Red Riding Hood. there are some super ideas ! In Maths we are continuing with plave value looking at 1, 10, 100 more and less, numbe rlines to 100 and comparing objects. In RE we looked at The Fall and thought about why this is important to Christians. In French we learnt our number 1-10 and some of us even knew 1-20! In Music we continued with our Gospel theme listening and appraising Amazing Grace by Elvis. In PE with NUFc we carried on with football skils and played some great games. We also did yoga and learn tthe triangle pose! In ICT we looked at emails and decided if we would open them or not. We wrote our own emaisl to a friend thinking about all we had learnt. In history we learn tall about daily life in Ancient Maya. We decided we are glad we are not slaves then as chances are we would be sacrificed! A super week ! Well done everyone !
Week commencing 21st September
What a busy week in school! In English we have been working on using WOW vocabulary to describe a variety of fairy tale settings and charcaters. Everyone tried really hard and produced some wonderful work. In Maths we have been looking at number lines and continuing with place value calculating 1, 10, 100 more and less. In RE we looked at the ten commandments and thought about which one we thought was the most important. We are continuing to look at online safety in ICT and this week thought about why we need passwords. We have enjoyed Pe with NUFC and the schools soprt partnership as well as Yoga and cricket. We are a fit bunch! In Science we are continuing to look at Living things and their habitats and in histry we are enjoying learning about the marvellous Maya. This week we investigated some ancient artefacts and tried to work out what they could tell us about the Maya.
Week commencing 7th September
It has been so lovely to welcome you all into class and get to know you all. I am so proud of all of you as you have all been amazing getting to grips with lots of new procedures! Well done Yellow Class.
We have been busy this week. We have enjoyed yoga, cricket multi skills and games with NUFC. We have started our work based around Fairy Tales in English by identifying the features of a fairy tale. We are reading the Iron Man by Ted Hughes in class so we have based some guided reading work around the first chapter. We are all excited to see how the story develops. We have done a lot of PSHE around the theme of, Being Back Together. We thought of what good things we can enjoy at school and I must say pizza rolls came out a lot of times! The ymust be delicious in school ! In Maths we have recapped some work on place value and will be progressing with this over the next couple of weeks. We have enjoyed cjhallenging each other in times tables wars and everyone should now have their Times Tables Rockstars log ins. Please use this fun way to help you learn them.
In Science we have looked at the characteristics of living things as we start Living things and their Habitats. Ask your child about Mrs Nerg! We have also started music and ICT where we are lookingat internet safety and RE where we learnt about the Creation story.
I am so proud of each and every one of you !
Week beginning 25th November
We have had a busy week even though a lot of us have have winter colds!
In Maths we are carrying on with addition and subtraction and this week started column addition. We will be moving onto column subtraction very soon! In English we finished our Poems from around the world topic and we have started to look at non chronological reports. We started by looking at lots of reports and trying to identify the key features. We will be writing our own on lots of fun topics as the weeks progress. In Geography this week we were River explorers and took a mystical journey up the River Nile! In Science we are still investigating States of Matter and made water cycles.
Week beginning 18th November
We attended CPR training this week. Have a look at the photographs. We all learnt a lot and now know what to do in an emergency.
In Maths we are looking at addition and subtraction. We have been adding and subtracting using 3 digit numbers. In English we used a dictionary to look up unfamiliar words, added vivid verbs to a wonderful Harvest poem, played a fun game finding and using prefixes and found prepositions. In French we played a matching pairs game and started to learn a song in French about the weather. In Geography we are waiting for our huge whole class salt dough map to dry out but we started to investigate the geographical features of Egypt and make our own lap book. In RE we thought about the story of Noah and tried to describe what sort of qualities he must have possessed. In Art/DT we are building our shadufs! I cannot wait to see the finished models!
Yellow Class we’re lucky enough to take part in CPR training this week and now know what to do in an emergency.
Week commencing 11th November
I hope you all got the chance to see our Path of Remembrance that the whole school made on Remembrance Day. We wrote some lovely thoughtful prayers and observed the two minute silence. I was so proud of everyone's efforts.
In Maths this week we have continued looking at place value before we move onto addition and subtraction. In English we are continuing to look at Poems from around the world. In Science we had fun carrying out experiments about gases whilst in Geography we have started to make a whole class salt dough map of Egypt! Our tomatoes continue to mummify and we will be checking these in a few weeks! In PE we enjoyed our session with NUFC and we are learning the Haka in dance ! Well done Yellow class!
Week commencing 5th November
In English we have started to look at Poems from around the world. We looked at lots of poetry about festivals and celebrations and planned and wrote our own acrostic poems. We are trying to use WOW language to make our writing interesting to read.
In Maths we have looked at place value. It is vital we all understand this for our future work.
In RE we started our new topic People of God and became Bible detectives locating and identifying Bible stories in the Old Testament. In Art we have started a Remembrance Day piece of artwork which we will finish on Remembrance Day. I can tell these are going to be amazing. In PE with NUFC we have started attack and defence games. It was inside this week due to torrential rain but please send in suitable outdoor wear too. In our last history lesson this term as we will be moving onto Geography next week we learnt all about the process of mummification. We mummified a classmate and some tomatoes! We will check how good our embalming skills were with the tomatoes over the coming weeks. Our classmate was fine!
In Science we classified different materials including salt, flour, honey, shaving foam and lots of other things into whether they were solids, liquids or gases. We discovered some items are tricky to classify!
Week commencing 14th October
We have carried on looking at Stories from Other Cultures this week. We watched, read and listened to different versions of the Rama and Sita story and then wrote reviews expressing our preference.In small groups we planned a collaborative story based on Diwali and then each took a part of the story to finish and write up. The finished stories are amazing! We used a thesaurus to find synonyms as we continue to try and use WOW words in our own work. In Maths we have looked at 2D and 3D shapes, describing and sorting them using their properties. We used Venn diagrams made out of hula hoops to help us! We finished the week on place value using number lines/ bead strings to identify and place 3 digit numbers correctly. We also used the < > symbols.In History we became history detectives and had to use clues to work out who in fact built the pyramids! We are starting to realise that some sources of history are more accurate than others! In French we role played using our conversation skills and in RE we thought about the ways we could be God's stewards on earth ! In Science we tested materials to see if they were opaque or transparent!
Week commencing 30th September
This week we finished off our stories based on I'll take you to Mrs Cole. There were some fantastic ideas and some scary characters! We have started looking at Stories from other Cultures and started off by working out the features of a folktale.We listened to the wonderful tale of The Tiger Child by Joanna Troughton and we all wrote a 100 word synopsis. In comprehension we looked at a newspaper report on the plight of the tigers and answered questions thinking about the evidence in the text. In Science we learnt all about our amazing sun as a light source and then wrote up our super facts. We used ICT to research a Pharaoh and produced some amazing work with our own facts. We are all trying so hard to present every piece of work beautifully!
In Maths we looked at time and the calendar. In PE with NUFC we had to stay indoors but still had great fun playing benchball. In Matchfit we are learning about all the different food groups.
Week commencing 23rd September
This week we were very busy! In English and SPaG we have looked at 1st and 3rd person, time, place and cause conjunctions, described a setting, changed verbs to vivid verbs and planned and started to write an original story based upon one we have read. We will finish our stories next week before starting our new topic.
In Maths we have concentrated on multiplication and division facts but we also had fun making halving chains. Unfortunately the weather meant we couldn't do these outside but we managed indoors! We started to learn a written method for doubling and halving as well.
In History we learnt all about how society was organised in Ancient Egypt.Everyone produced some fantastic work! In Music we were 'Letting our spirit fly,' learning the song and finding the pulse with lots of great actions. In Science we explored how light is reflected off different objects and carried out an experiment. If anyone has any old torches at home that they no longer want please can we have them for class?
A lovely week... I am so proud of you all.
Week commencing 16th September
This week we have continued to look at Stories by the same Author in our English lessons. We wrote a book report, used WOW conjunctions, discovered clauses and used Vivid Verbs.
In Maths we have been continuing with place value by comparing numbers, solving problems,adding and subtracting multiples of 10 and looking for doubles / near doubles amongst other things! We are doing times tables each day so please hep your child learn them at home too.
In History we constructed timelines relating to the Ancient Egyptians. Everyone is loving this topic! In MFL we had a introduction to France as a country and we discussed famous landmarks, its geography and its food!
In PE with NUFC we played a small football tournament and everyone worked well in their teams. In RE we looked at the Creation poem by James Wheldon Johnson and we created artwork thinking about what sort of God we have who created this wonderful world for us.
I am so proud of you all!
Week commencing 9th September
We had a great first full week in class! Everyone has settled in and have been trying really hard in lessons.
This week in English we have looked at, 'Stories by the same author,' concentrating on books by Michael Foreman.We have enjoyed thinking about the messages in his books, thinking and using our own imagination to add to the story, writing lists, adding suffixes and preparing a book report.
In Maths we have been revising number bonds, place value and learning how to use mental strategies to help us with addition and subtraction.
We enjoyed going to see the Tour of Britain cyclists on Monday!
In RE we are thinking about Creation and thought about how wonderful of world is.We listened to the iconic Louis Armstrong song and then wrote about what we can do to help our wonderful planet. In History we went outside and made timeline of world history to see just where the Ancient Egyptians fitted in. The wind did not help us with this endeavour! In Science we are learning about Light and shadow and we were light detectives!
A super week... I am so proud of everyone.
Week commencing 1st July
We have continued reading The Hodgeheg by Dick king Smith and this week wrote character descriptions and direct speech. In Maths we did written division and multiplication and then investigated and drew pictograms, bar charts and tally charts.
We all took part in a Key Stage Teacher v Children challenge. The task was to design and build the tallest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. I'm going to say the teachers won...until the wind came along!
Sports Day was fantastic...everyone tried their very best and were so supportive of each other .... I could not be more proud of you all !! Our comprehension task this week was based on the Wimbledon Championships and we talked about the qualities you need to have to become a champion.
In RE we are continuing to learn about Sikhism and hope to have a very special visitor next week.
Transition day took place! I cannot believe our year together is nearly over .
Week commencing 24th June
It was such a shame that the torrential rain and storms meant we had to postpone sports day BUT that didn't stop us having lots of fun! We enjoyed a circus skills workshop where we learnt juggling, balancing and even plate spinning! We had striking and catching with NUFC, this week using football skills followed by our match fit session in which we are learning all about how to keep ourselves fit and healthy. In RE we are continuing to learn about Sikhism and learnt about the 10 Gurus and the Guru Granth Sahib. We are continuing to write our diaries about the Viking invasion of Lindisfarne. I am thrilled so many of you have visited the island.....we are so lucky to have this on our doorstep! It's super busty and hot in school so please remember your water bottle! Hopefully the sun will shine on us and we will have sports day next week .
Week commencing 17th June
This week in Maths we looked at all things relating to measures including measuring perimeter, reading scales ,time including Roman Numerals and word problems. We also completed some problems solving and reasoning questions. In English we started adventure stories and explored the settings in the opening three chapters of our book The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith. We then used this to write our own detailed setting descriptions on a variety of themes. We used our ICT session to do times tables rockstars and some abacus maths. We did lots of PE including sports day trials,striking and catching with NUFC, matchfit and then finished off the week with a full day rugby festival . Everyone tried really hard! Well done !
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!