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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Warwickshire

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Term 2, Week 6

This Christmas season an extraordinary show is coming to  Southborough Church of England Primary School. From the creative minds of the Year 3 and 4 teachers comes the nativity you’ve all been waiting for. Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a nativity? Well now is your chance to find out how tense teachers can be and how happy they are when the performance goes off without a hitch. With musical numbers throughout featuring perfectly choreographed dances from each Year 3 and 4 class, let’s hope nobody forgets to smile.

Term 2, Week 5

This week, the children have really enjoyed creating their own Krindlekrax hand puppet in felt. Although the sewing has been challenging, we have seen some brilliant pieces of work being produced.

In English, we have worked hard to understand the appropriate use of apostrophes within our writing. We have also uncovered a shock revelation in our class book! We know can’t wait to find out what will happen to Ruskin next!

In Maths, we are continuing to work on multiplication specifically focusing on x4 and x8. We have also been starting to look at more complex multiplication equations and identifying the patterns that we may notice.

In RE, we learnt the symbols within Sikhism and discussed the importance of them within their religion. We also looked at The Mool Mantar and talked about the main ethos’ of Sikhism.

Term 2, Week 4

 

This week in English we have been writing a letter so that we can help Elvis Cave’s behaviour as it has got out of control in our termly book Krindlekrax. We have really enjoyed using persuasive language to ask people to come and help us try and save him!

In Maths, we are now focusing on multiples of 4 and 8. Although we have found this challenging, we have been enjoying creating our own worded problems using multiplication and division too.

In DT, we have been busy preparing our felt to start sewing next week. In PE, we have continued to enjoying playing handball, even having a game!

We have been really busy with our rehearsals for the play and creating some props too! We can’t wait for you to come and see it in a few weeks.

 

Term 2, Week 3

This week, in DT, we have started to create our own patters ready for our hand puppets. We have really enjoyed creating our own versions of Krindlekrax. In English, we created our own newspaper reports about the scandal unfolding in our class book. Who is Krindlekrax?

In Science, we have been investigating the sources of light and now looking at how shadows are created. Finally in History, we have been comparing the Celtic religion to Christianity.

Term 2 Week 2

This week we have been really enjoying reading Krindlekrax. In English, we have been writing letters to Ruskin to offer him support during his hard time. In Maths, we have now moved onto looking at multiplying threes. We have been looking at the patterns in multiplication and creating our own challenges too.

In DT, we have been developing our understanding of different stiches. Although this was tricky, we persevered and have learnt two variations of stiches this week. In History, we have started to learn about roundhouses and created our own stories about what life would have been like.

Finally, in PE we have been continuing to enjoy Hockey this term. We have been practising using sticks and how to dribble.

Term 2, Week 1

After a lovely half term break, we have really enjoyed getting started on our new book this term, Krindlekrax. Whilst reading the opening chapters, we have been learning about character description and even creating our very own character poems where we have focused and similes and metaphors. In Maths, we have started to learn about the bar model and have been really enjoying the challenges in creating our own as well. In DT, we have been discussing and designing the puppets that we will be making over the next few weeks. In RE, we are now learning about Sikhism. This week we have focused on the origins of Sikhism and have enjoyed class based discussions about what we already know about the religion. Finally in History, we have started our journey into the Bronze Age where we have been investigating about what life was like in that time period.

Term 1 Week 7

We have enjoyed finishing off our topic of the Stone Age this week. In English, we came up with our own conclusions to our class book – Ug. We tried to be as inventive as the boy himself, by using a variety of sentence openers, direct speech and a variation of twists and turns to keep our readers engaged, and we definitely succeeded! At the end of the week, we read the conclusion of the actual book and looked at whether our predictions were similar. It turns out we were a lot more optimistic about the ending than the actual author!  In maths, we have been learning about subtraction using regrouping in the tens and hundreds columns. We have shown lots of perseverance with this new idea and are looking forward to continuing this after half term.

We have discovered so much about the Stone Age and completed our history topic by deciding if we felt the Stone Age was the best time to be alive, or not, and why. In DT, we finished our petrifying moving models. We look forward to having a restful half term, so we are ready to begin learning our mysterious, new topics next term. We can’t wait to discover more unfamiliar and exciting things!

Term 1 Week 6

This week in year 3, we have had lots of fun travelling back in time and beginning to create fearsome Stone Age creatures.

On Tuesday, we all got to travel back in time to help Merlin and King Arthur. “We went on an important adventure.” Hugo B, C3. “When we saw Morgan Le Fey, we had to freeze like a tree.” Frank R, C3. “Before we went on our adventure, we had to create a potion to travel back in time.” Bella C, C3. “After we went back in time we got into groups and created pictures about King Arthur and how he pulled the sword out of the stone.” Florence K, O3. “I enjoyed making the potion as we added toxic waste to make it work.” Louis B, C3. “I enjoyed being a statue because when Morgan Le Fey left we had to be still and when she left we moved so she was confused why we were in different spots. Lily D, C3. “I liked pulling the sword form the stone.” Lewis L, W3.

After that was all over, we began making our Stone Age moving model creatures using split pins. It is tricky and there is a lot to it but we are preserving. In our science, we even began to investigate different types of soil to see which were absorbent and which weren’t.

Our history continued our adventures in the Stone Age but we began to look at Bronze Age tools. We made comparisons been stone and bronze tools and we decided that bronze was much better and stronger than stone for making tools.

In maths, we have moved onto subtraction and are now subtraction form a 3-digit number. Following all of our steps to success we are bound to be successful every lesson.

Term 1 Week 5 

We have been continuing to learn about the Stone Age. We have loved re-telling the story of Ug to each other, creating our own versions working hard to include speech in our stories. Looking further into the Stone Age, we have been learning about the Stone Age village of Skara Brae. We have been looking at what life was like during the Stone Age and getting to know their living conditions too. We have also began to create our moving models developing our understanding of mechanisms.

In Maths, we have been working on our understanding of place value and renaming.

Finally, we are really enjoying learning French! We are having fun developing our understanding of greeting phrases.

Term 1 Week 4

This week, we have been continuing our journey through the Stone Age! We have been outside foraging for our own food and discovering how difficult it is. We are more than happy we don’t live in the Stone Age! In science, Ug asked us if rocks were once alive and we used this question to investigate different kinds of rocks. We spent time looking at how fossils are made and even examining lots of real life ones! Our maths learning saw us starting work on addition and using various methods to find our answers to ensure that we are correct.

In English, we are continuing to learn through our class book, Ug. We have been time travelling back to various periods in history and using this experience to write a letter from our time in the Stone Age. We have also really enjoyed learning through song this week, including a Stone Age version of We Will Rock You. We can’t wait to learn more next week!

 

Term 1 Week 3

This week we have been continuing our journey through the Stone Age. We have been investigating different varieties of rocks and understanding their permeability.

We have continued to read Ug and are developing our ideas of what each character is like. We have spent time focusing on creating our own instructions of how to survive in the Stone Age this week, leading to the children creating their own ‘how to’ guide.

Our maths learning saw us look at multiples of 4 and 8. We have looking to identify patterns with numbers and the children have really enjoyed beginning to learn their 4 and 8 timetables.  

In our art we have created our own Stone Age creations from wood and stones. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the materials that they had available to them in the Stone Age and we are looking forward to continuing our learning next week! 

Term 1 Week 2

This week we have begun our journey to the Stone Age. Some items were dug up from our nature trail that we believe are from the Stone Age itself. Perhaps Ug and his family visited there and left some artefacts thousands of years ago. 

We have read the first three pages of Ug and already have some idea what each character is like. Ug's mum, Dugs is not very nice and clearly doesn't like change. While Ug's dad, Dug is a bit nicer to Ug but still is unsure of all his crazy ideas and vocabulary. 

Our maths learning saw us look at numbers up to 1,000. We have used dienes to help us with place value and even got to look at a dienes cube that is worth 1,000 and not 10 hundred, even though they are the same amount really. 

In our art we crept into our caves and created our own cave paintings, we had a lot of fun. 

Term 1 Week 1

Hello and welcome back, Warwickshire!

 

I am excited to see you all after our summer holidays and cannot wait to start the new school year with you. 

 

Space: the final frontier! These are the voyages of the starship: Warwickshire. It's continuing mission: to learn and develop in all aspects of life. To seek out new opportunities and new adventures. To boldly go where no one has gone before. 

 

We will be focussing on how astronauts journey into space using a cross-curricular approach to learning.

 

Are you reading for take off?

 

5... 4... 3... 2...1... LIFTOFF!

Out of this world!

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