Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - Mrs Davies
Thursday, Friday - Mrs Ratcliffe
The class will also be supported by Mrs Tizard and Mrs Bridges.
WOW, Ryan is writing an amazing story based on Arthur and the Golden Rope. Read the first three paragraphs here...
For the first 2 weeks back in January, we will be focusing on 'The Keeper of the Keys' picture as our stimulus for English.
In the third week of term we will begin a new book, based on the Vikings, called "Arthur and the Golden Rope". This book is full of Viking adventures, myth and mystery.
We will then move onto reading Erik the Viking as our English text. Please see the Curriculum Newsletter for more information.
Each week we practice our timetables within Frog Club, each time we achieve a certain amount of calculations in 5 minutes we move to the next lily pad. These are the children who have achieved the next lily pad this week.
We have been learning to subtract. Look at our amazing work.
We have been using logic boards and we have been matching the question to the answer.
Week Beginning 27th February: We are learning about negative numbers in Maths. Please explore negative numbers with your child, maybe track the temperature overnight, or in other countries. You could even talk about the temperature of your freezer.
Week beginning 6th January
We have been learning to measure accurately. We have learnt to use rulers, tape measures and meter sticks to measure in M's, CM's and MM's.
We applied this when we made our Viking Longboats.
Here are some websites that make learning our times tables fun!
(Your child will need their username and password to log in to purple mash)
FANTASTIC work in Learning Journey Lacey! Your description of a Viking God is amazing!
We are so proud of you!
Marty is wearing ringed armor to protect himself from the Viking sword!
"It felt quite uncomfortable because it was very heavy" - Marty.
We learnt about the Viking Gods. When Odin wanted to know everything he went to the pond of knowledge and said the the owner "I want to know everything". The owner said "If you want to know everything in the universe then give me one of your eyes". Odin did! So he has one eye but knows everything!
Sequence of learning
Come in and have a look!!!
We have been sketching Viking Gods and focusing in on drawing facial expressions. We are working on our final pencil drawing at the moment.
As part of encouraging a fit and healthy lifestyle Pine class took part in a series of PE activities, including Karate and Street Dance. We had a really good time!
As part of World Book Week we invited our family into school to read with us. It was a lovely way to spend 20 minutes.
Thank you to all those parents who showed their support.
We are learning a Viking dance to show our parents at the end of half term.
Each week we are lucky enough to be finding out about human rights and the rights that children have.
This week we were learning all about our identity and made identity bracelets to take home!
Here is Chace's identity bracelet.
We are going to embrace Lent and give up something that is really important to us, or that we like a lot!
Mrs Davies - Crisps
Mrs Tizard - Chocolate
Mrs Bridges - Crisps
Aniela - Chocolate
Katlyn - Doughnuts
Alyshia - Chocolate
Lacey - Pizza
Holly - Pizza
Kelsey - Playing Roblox
Chace - Playing The Legend of Zelda Links awakening
Adel - Crisps
Riley - Minecraft
Alyssa - All my PS3
Niall - My IPad
Lucas - Fizzy drinks
Sophia - Sweets
Annabelle - Chocolate
Gino - Crisps
Rhys - Having a messy bedroom
Joey - My I phone 11 for 2 nights a week
Marty - Sprite
Tulisha - Taking my seat belt off too quick
Arien - Playing with my favourite toy for two nights a week
Harry - Messing about in Dads car
Ben - IPad for one night a week
Max - Wrestling with my Dad every night
Ryan - My IPad for one night a week
Max decided to create his very own comic book based on Roblox and Captain Underpants! We enjoyed hearing it!
"I think he tried really hard and it is a really funny story" - Ryan
Annabelle has achieved her level 5 Ice Skating certificate! She is so proud of herself and we are so proud of her! Well done Annabelle!
"I'm proud of Annabelle because she practiced for 8 weeks and she didn't give up and we hope she achieves her next level!" - Alyssa
Chace studies Tae-kwon-do and had achieved his 4th belt. We are so proud of him.
"I'm really proud that Chace has achieved his double yellow and I really hope he gets his next belt soon." - Riley
Marty bought in Thor's hammer he made at home! Also he created a Viking quiz, which we all took part in! It was really good fun!
"I am really happy with Marty because he had a lot of patience to make what he did" - Lucas
Alyssa decided to write a story in her own time! We shared this story together!
"I'm really proud of Alyssa's work I think it is beautiful, I enjoyed hearing it." - Alyshia
Look at Niall's amazing drawings of the Viking Gods!
"They are fantastic and I like the way you drew them with someone so you can have some help!" - Adel.
WOW look at your story Tulisha! We are all so proud of you for writing all this at home!
"I am so impressed how she wrote it, I would love to write one!" - Kelsey
Well Done Alyshia, she has been practicing archery and is getting better all the time!
"Well done Alyshia for practicing and winning the competition. That practice made you really good!". - Ethan
Well done Kelsey for making a super Viking shield at home.
"She's tried really hard on her shield and she's done a good job" - Tulisha.
Harry bought in his folder from home. He practices his times tables and writes stories in here. Wow Harry you get so busy at home.
"I am really happy about Harry achieving his learning at home" - Lucas
Ben made a Viking shield at home. He thought about the colours and the patterns carefully to be authentic.
"It is very realistic and Ben must be proud of it" - Max
Max bought in Chop Sticks to celebrate Chinese New Year. He was so proud of himself for learning to use the Chop Sticks efficiently.
"I'm proud of Max for learning to use Chop Sticks to pick up food" - Alyssa. +
Max bought a model of the Titanic into show us. His Grandad made it for him and Max has spent lots of times reading his book to learn about what happened. We also learnt a lot today about a subject we didn't know anything about before! So thank you Max!
"So I am really proud that you have bought this in as I have never seen anything so amazing, I have learn that the Titanic was one of the heaviest ship in the world and it sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean". - Riley.
Lucas went for a walk at the weekend and found a SHEEP SKULL! He was so interested in it he bought it in to share with us. We researched skulls to find out what animal it belonged to.
"When I saw that Lucas had bought a skull into school, I was very interested, I wanted to find out more about it". - Annabelle
MMMM! Marty showed off his amazing baking ability and shared his latest cakes with us!
"Its delicious and tastes like a brownie." - Tulisha and Alyssa.
Max has made a Viking Longboat at home after researching them himself. Wow Max you told us so much about how you made it!
"I am really proud of him and happy that he didn't give up!" - Lucas
Christmas Carols at The Springs
We have been learning to show kindness towards others and to work together to achieve a goal.
Pine Class went to sing Christmas carols at The Springs Care Home on the 10th December 2019. Mrs Davies, Mrs Tizzard and Mrs Bridges were so proud of them for how much effort they put in and how respectful they were.
Another amazing achievement Pine! Well Done!
PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon and the children are expected to have their PE kits in school.
Forest School is on a Wednesday afternoon and the children will need a change of clothes, waterproof coat and wellies.
Computing - the children will be using active learn and purple mash in some of their lessons. Both of these can be accessed out of school (at home or in the library etc). Practising Maths games and exploring some of the activities in Purple Mash will help their learning. The children will soon bring home their login details although these are the same as last year.
This term we will start by reading Stone Age Boy.
In English we celebrated Parliament Week. We wrote manifestos and speeches resulting in a democratic vote for our class Prime Ministers and Deputies.
Let me introduce our new class Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers. Well done to everyone who shared their speech!
In Maths this week we are learning about Place Value. This is where we explore the value of each digit in a number. We have been using Base 10 equipment to help us. If you would like to know more ask Mrs Davies or Mrs Ratcliffe!
Chocolate has even made it into our Maths lesson! The children have voted for their favourite chocolate bar (lots of chocolate nibbling!) We created a results table and also used descriptive vocabulary to describe each chocolate.
Using our results we then created a bar chart.
Which material would you build a Stone Age house out of, dry stone wall or sticks, mud and clay?
We predicted, then we built a wall using each material and tested how strong it was by throwing a ball at each wall. After this we wrote an evaluation of our investigation and drew our conclusion.
And most importantly WE HAD FUN!
We took part in some historical enquiry today. We asked questions about our topic after half term, The Stone Age. Our challenge is to answer all these questions by the end of our topic.
Making our own chocolate bar.
The children have been busy designing and making their own chocolate bar. They had to taste test ingredients, create a design, write a recipe and then follow this recipe to make their chocolate bar. We then talked about what went well and what they would do differently next time.
Stone Age Celebration
To celebrate our learning this half term we made our parents some Stone Age Stew to share. The parents came in to sample our stew and share our pictures and learning from this half term. We had so many parents attend and it was such a lovely half an hour! Lets do it every half term!
We had some amazing models made to show the Water Cycle. Well done.
Chocolate Mania is our topic for Learning Journey and we have some exciting activities planned.
Macmillan Coffee morning - 27th September
A Chocolate museum full of information
Designing, making and eating our own chocolate bars! Yummy!
Willy Wonka's Chocolate Room
These dioramas look absolutely scrumptious! So many lovely imaginative designs.
What a lot of fun we had on Roald Dahl Day! There were fabulous costumes and a lot of bubbles. We based our art work on the fizzy lifting drink in Charlie and Chocolate Factory and made lots of bubbles.
We carefully drew pictures of Cocoa Pods, we used art pencils and added shading for detail.
MacMillan Coffee morning!
Wow, our MacMillan coffee morning was a resounding success! The children have been so proud of themselves for organising it and taking part. What an achievement!
MacMillan at The Springs Residential Home
A group of children represented the school and sold cakes at The Springs Residential Home.
They were fantastic ambassadors for the school. We are so proud of them!
Wow! What incredible homework we have seen this week! Check out the Chocolate factories that have been designed.
This week in Gymnastics we learnt about leaping. We learnt the difference between a leap and a jump, practiced and then gave each other feedback. Next week we will be perfecting our leaping and learning about patch balancing. By the end of this half term we will be creating a sequence with all we have learnt. Keep checking this page for more updates!
We learnt to respect and help each other today whilst working together to make a hand and foot print reindeer. We had to help each other paint our feet and hands, and of course help each other wash the paint off again afterwards. The children LOVED helping each other and feeling a sense of achievement. Also lots of us were very ticklish and lots of laughter ensued!
Today in forest school we explored the site. We learnt to use a hand saw safely. We got up close to a grass snake! We made dens and much much more. Please ask you child what they enjoyed in the forest today.
Forest School Update
We are learning to use a saw to saw wood safely.
We are working as a team to develop our den.
We are learning to tie appropriate knots.
We made different types of rock using Jellybeans!
First we made sedimentary rock, then we changed this into metamorphic rock using pressure and finally igneous rock using heat. We had so much fun carrying out this experiment.
Is it a solid or a liquid? Investigating the changes that occur with Jelly (and having lots of fun!)
What happens when we melt a yellow and a blue icecube?
Super Pine Achievements
We get up to so much outside of school. We are so proud of each other!
Riley bought in his certificate from Santa. Good News! Riley is on the Good List. What an achievement Riley, Mrs Davies and Mrs Ratcliffe agree, your behaviour is always exemplary.
"I am so proud of Riley for being on the Good List" - Ben
Max bought in a Woolly Mammoth he stitched and stuffed at home. He talked us through how he made it and inspired us all.
"Wow this is really fantastic, it has inspired me to make one myself" - Chace
WOW, Annabelle has achieved her Level 5 Ice Skating!
Well done Annabelle!
"I feel so happy that Annabelle has gone from Level 4 to level 5 and is really good at Ice Skating" - Riley