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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Science- Nutrient Needs and Around the World with Food

Today we continued with our science topic about food.  Today we thought about what nutrients were needed by a human compared with a cat and a parrot. As part of this session we also looked at what other people in different countries and cultures ate as part of their daily diet. This included researching food … Continue reading »

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Creating Group Games in P.E

Today, during PE, we revisited a challenge we shared ideas about last week . Our aim was to devise a game using only the resources on the card given. This would build up our communication, compromise and team building skills. This week we got the equipment and the challenge card and in our groups we set … Continue reading »

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Science- food groups

In Science we have been learning about the different food groups and how these help our bodies. This week the children went head to head in two groups to be the first team to sort the food packaging into the correct food groups. Well done to everyone, you did a great job! Why do we … Continue reading »

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Times Tables Practise- Why don’t you sing along?

Listen to the songs below to help you to practise your times tables    

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Design a Creature from the Forest of Sin

As part of our English this half term we have been using The Minpins by Roald Dahl.  After describing what they thought the other creatures noted in the book looked like the children got the chance to create and describe their own creature that could appear in the Forest of Sin. They used their imaginations … Continue reading »

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What did Billy see in the Forest of Sin?

In English we are studying Roald Dahl’s famous book ‘The Minpins’. The children worked in small groups to discuss and draw what they thought Little Billy had seen after reading the extract below.  ‘Little Billy glanced back quickly over his shoulder, and now, in the distance, he saw a sight that froze his blood and … Continue reading »

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Colour Mixing in Art

  In art we have been learning to colour mix. We have used paints, pastels and colouring pencils to experiment using this technique.  These skills are transferable and the children will get a chance to further use these new skills whilst producing their cave art pieces.

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Cave Art

In art this week we started looking more closely at some examples of cave art. These children used view finders to focus in on a specific aspect of the image for them to recreate.  

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Exploring Stone Age Cave Paintings

Last week we started our History afternoon with an introduction and discussion about cave paintings. Then we took a virtual journey around Lascaux Caves in France. It was in 1940 that some children playing discovered these amazing caves that housed Stone Age cave paintings. The children used a variety of resources to experiment making images … Continue reading »

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Apples From Fern Croft

Our Fern Croft orchard is doing really well. Staff and classes have been growing different fruits and vegetables over the last few years and this week Year 6 have enjoyed the chance to taste an apple traybake made from our own Fern Croft apples. It looked and tasted fabulous and the children were very impressed. … Continue reading »

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B.L.P Green and Yellow Muscles

Today the children have learned about the green and yellow learning muscles which include interdependence, revising, planning and collaboration. They took part in some interactive activities to understand what the terms mean and how they can be recognised in day to day tasks. After an initial introduction the children then got the chance to use … Continue reading »

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Wildcard 1: All about New York

Today we started our first wildcard of the year, All about New York. Year 3 were given the challenge of finding out about New York  to help Mrs.Brown learn more about the place before she visits. The children worked collaboratively in small groups and used their B.L.P (Building Learning Power) learning muscles to complete the challenge. Their … Continue reading »

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September 2017 Getting to know Building Learning Power (B.L.P)

Today the children have learned about the red and blue learning muscles which include noticing, meta learning, absorption and perseverance. They took part in some interactive activities to understand what the terms mean and how they can be recognised in day to day tasks. After initial introduction the children then got the chance to use … Continue reading »

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