This Spring term's learning
Welcome to Goldcrests
Class teacher: Miss Pitt
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ross, Miss Johnson, Mrs Hele
PE kits need to be in school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday, all of Key Stage 2 will run 1 mile together.
Tuesday afternoon is PE.
Wednesday morning's are gymnastics or dance in the hall.
New spellings will be introduced on Friday, these will go home with your child every Friday and be part of their homework task.
Homework is given every Friday and is due the following Friday.
Children need to be reading at home at least 3 times a week. Children will take a quiz on their book and are expected to finish a book a week.
Look at what were up to this term!
We have done AMAZINGLY in our reading this year!
French Teddy Bear Picnic!
We had a lovely pincic practising our French. We introduced our teddy bears and learnt how old each teddy was. We tried French food- c'est delicious! We even learnt some French games and are hoping to carry on learning them during our party.
We really enjoyed careers week. We learnt about how we can spend money sensibly, how to record what we've spent and discounts. We enjoyed having many visitors, we met nurses, artists, engineers, designers and builders! We even dressed up as the job we'd like to be when we grow up. A BIG thank you to all our visitors!
In groups we made powerpoints to promote Internet Safety. We Included all that we had learnt, pictures, animations and transitions. We then performed it, making sure we took turns and answered any questions from the audience. Mrs Phillips and Mrs Smith were very impressed!
In French we have been learning what to say in a cafe. We took it in turns to be the people visiting the cafe and the waiter. We look forward to doing this again next week and getting more confident with the vocabulary- we can't talk in English!
We learnt a persuasive letter written to DIY SOS to help a family whose house had been devastated by a flood. We put actions to the words and used lots of expression.
We have started our exciting topic on Materials. We explored what we thought solids, liquids and gases were and came up with our own definitions. However, we were baffled by sand and sugar- they pour! We realised that sand and sugar are solids because they are made up of lots of small solids.
Our favourite bit was exploring the cornflour experiment.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/22880407 (link below)
Have a go at home!
PERSEVERANCE We have written and drawn what we find difficult and what we want to persevere with.
FRENCH We have made French puppets and have been practicing our conversations and singing songs.
ROMAN VILLAS We learnt all about Roaman Villas and Roman households. We then went to our own party, exploring different rooms and roles.
Art- We've started making our full-size sculptures out of sellotape and cling film, inspired by Roman sculpture.
Talk 4 Writing- I Wish I was a Pirate
PIZZA EXPRESS On Tuesday 17th April year 3 and 4 went to Pizza Express, all the children had a lovely time making the pizzas which linked in to the topic of Italy and the Romans
Art- Sculpture Looking at body language to show emotion
GENEROSITY We wrote encouraging words to one another and have been thinking about how we can be generous to one another.
Mosaic making in year 3 and 4!
On Friday 23rd February, we had a roman man come in to visit year 3 and 4!
To start the day, we looked at artifacts that the Britons used, before the Romans invaded. Then we looked at both Briton and Roman weapons, as well as looking at Roman artifacts and the roman ways of life . After lunch, the really exciting part of day happened.. We trained for battle! We even got to attack some rather unfortunate parents!
Polite reminder: we have our Roman day THIS FRIDAY (23rd Feb), children need to bring in their slips and any contributions. We will be dressing up as Britons- this can simply be a baggy t-shirt tied at the waist. Thank you! We are all very excited!
Talk for Writing- Visit Italy
We have been learning the text Visit Italy. We have been innovating this text and have written some beautiful persuasive writing about Plymouth.
Making Roman Bread- it was delicious!
Leonardo da Vinci portraits
What we are learning and have learnt