Sponsored Skip for the British Heart Foundation
We have had an exciting afternoon skipping to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Elwood is pleased he has mastered the crossover and Harrison is pleased because he did one!
Class 6 discussed how when they were skipping their heart was beating faster and this helps to keep our hearts strong.
Today we had lots of fun programming and flying drones with Sue. We changed the variables to see who could land on 50!
We also used different materials to see who could build the strongest bridge, used sweets to create 3D shapes and had to create something to keep an egg from smashing when it was dropped. Have a look at the pictures to see the fun we have had!
In science this week, we investigated which material would muffle the sound best. The class all agreed that the best material was cotton wool. They said it was because the cotton wool has lots of layers so will slow down the sound vibrations down which will make the sound quieter.
Year 4 were using place value grids and counters to show their understanding of hundredths.
We made string telephones and investigated how sound travelled. We learned that it vibrates and that it can travel through solids, liquids and gases.
We have really enjoyed our DT project this term. Have a look at our snow globes.
We have planned our snow globes and now we have made our animals out of modelling clay.
Well done to every single member of Year 3 for a fantastic first session at the Rebecca Addlington swimming pool. You were awesome.
We had an unwanted visitor in our classroom! It had turned the classroom upside down and had left footsteps. We followed the clues and we think it came in through the window before then climbing the fence into the triangle of land. We then discovered lots of clues before finding a whole under the fence where we think it escaped.
This afternoon, we had a visit from DCI Matt who looked at all the evidence that we had gathered. He explained the different techniques the police use to try and find out who, or what, had done it. Thank you so much for visiting us DCI Matt!
In maths, we started our topic of perimeter. We enjoyed using numicon to find the perimeter.
Today we worked in groups to write shape poems. Have a look at some of our work!
Today we learned about food webs and predators, prey and consumers. The children enjoyed practically creating their own food webs.
Today we started our new RE topic exploring the Islamic faith. We started by looking at different patterns, fitting them together and seeing if they could be repeating patterns. We then looked at different patterns in our lives and in nature, such as day and night, life cycles and seasonal change. We the looked at some images of patterns on mosques and important buildings.
Year 3 and 4 entered a new world through a portal. Mia was then interviewed by Mrs Eady from the BBC about her experience.
Today we explored the final letter - s. it was all about saying sorry. We discussed the 5 stages of saying sorry and then the children practiced saying sorry.
We then discussed all the lessons based around friends as the children were sad they had come to the end. They said they really enjoyed it.
‘I’ve enjoyed all of it because it has given me lots of information on how to be a friend.’ Mya.
’The one that helped me the most was respect and now I’m good at respecting my friends.’ Harrison.
‘It has helped me because it will help me make more friends.’ Maja.
’When we acted the scenarios around empathy because it was fun.’ Mia.
’I liked the stuff on anti-bullying as it gave us lots of information on what bullying is.’
‘I liked the part where we acted out empathy and noticing when people are upset because it was fun.’ Erin.
‘Mine was all of it because it helps me to be a better friend then I already am.’ Theo.
This week we have been discussing why our friends deserve us and why we deserve them. We discussed the different qualities of friends and then children created a wordle of the qualities they think the possess.
We have enjoyed decoding Roman Numerals this morning. Erin said it was easy once she had found the pattern.
This week we have been exploring empathy within friendships. We discussed the 4 stages of empathy and then the children acted out these scenarios and how a good friend would act.
In maths today, the children enjoyed marking their work using the QR code scanner! Some of the children said they felt like shop keepers.
Class 6, 7 and 8 have had an exciting afternoon creating their mosaics with families. Class 6 had planned their mosaics by drawing and then using a computer program. They then carried out their design using clay and beads and sequins. I think the adults had more fun than the children. Thank you all for your support and coming to participate in the children’s learning.
Thank you PTA
We are very grateful to the PTA who have bought us some new dictionaries. We really enjoyed using them this morning!
This morning the children have been creating their own creatures ready to write their non-chronological report. The children had lots of fun creating these and I am really looking forward to reading them!
This week we have been looking at how we show respect to others. The children had great ideas about how they would show. They the thought about how they would create a playground or park that would be for everyone to enjoy. Some of their ideas included having a sensory garden, having basket ball so that disabled people could play, having a guide dog friendly area, a quiet area and a bug hotel.
This week we have started to explore friendship through the friends program. Today we looked at ‘finding things in common.’ The children were surprised with how much in common they had with some children they didn’t play with. We also discussed how we don’t have to be friends with everybody as we don’t have things in common with some people but we still treat them with respect.
We enjoyed moving like secret agents in PE. Class 6 worked brilliantly in teams and impressed Miss Webb and Mr Bell.
Have a look at these brilliant Roman sandals!
Hook for English
On Tuesday we enjoyed making clay models of dragon’s eyes!
We enjoyed practising different athletic skills in PE today.
In English we have been improving similes using our imagination. Class 6 had some amazing ideas and I hope I never read ‘as slow as a snail’ after they generated all these!
In PE this week we have been participating in team games. We were exploring what it means to be a team player, discussed tactics and all the children were really supportive of each other. They had lots of fun.
We have been writing a section of our story today. Have a look at Mia and Halle’s work.
Today we have been innovating our new story. We practiced in groups and then shared them with the class. Keep visiting our page next week to read some of our stories.
This morning Class 6 have been writing some amazing descriptive stories. They have worked really hard to include amazing vocabulary and description. I am so proud of all your hard work this morning. Have a read of two of them.
This week we have been learning classroom commands. The children practiced in pairs and we had some willing volunteers to share with the class. Well done for being brave!
We have really enjoyed our trip to Mansfield museum. Have a look at some of the highlights from our day. We have got lots of photos on the wall in our cloakroom. Please pop in to have a look.
This week we are practising greetings in French. See how many people you can practice this conversation with.
This week Class 5 started Tag Rugby with Mr Bell in PE. They really enjoyed the games and starting to,pass in the correct way. We look forward to next week!
Welcome to Class 6.
We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back on Thursday 6th September. Remember that as of Monday, you will be able to have breakfast in your classroom, so make sure you are there in plenty of time!
Our topic this term will be Romans! There will be a topic based homework coming very soon and this will lead to a chance to show off what you have learned at the end of the half term so watch this space.
While we do our very best to keep PE on the same day, there will sometimes have to be changes at last minute so please make sure you bring your PE kit in on a Monday and leave it in school all week.
Lower Key Stage 2 hope to have reading books to send home by the end of the first full week at school and we ask that you read at least four times a week at home and record that you have done so in your reading record.
If there are any parents or carers that would like to come in and hear the children read or help them to learn any other skills then they would be more than welcome. Please see the class teacher if you think you can help out.
Last of all, the Lower Key Stage 2 team are very excited about welcoming you all back to St. Peter's. We will do our very best to make sure the year is the best it can be for everyone. If you have any concerns or questions please come and find us before or after school.
We look forward to an exciting year,
Miss Webb, Mr Blythe and Mrs Eady