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Pine - Yr 3 / 4 - Mrs Davies & Mrs Ratcliffe

Welcome to Pine!

Teaching Team

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - Mrs Davies

Thursday, Friday - Mrs Ratcliffe

The class will also be supported by Mrs Tizard and Mrs Bridges.

 

 

Welcome to Autumn 2 

Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1

Useful Information

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.

English 

 

This term we will start by reading Stone Age Boy. 

 

Parliament Week

 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!  

 

 

Maths

Place Value 

 

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.

Learning Journey

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. 

 

Learning Logs

We had some amazing models made to show the Water Cycle.  Well done.

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Chocolate Mania

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.

 

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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.

Our amazing artworkArt

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! 

Learning Logs

 

Wow! What incredible homework we have seen this week!  Check out the Chocolate factories that have been designed. 

Music

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This week in Music we created and performed our own musical score. We used our body parts to create the music. It was a challenge to keep in time and make sure all the parts were played together. Watch out for next weeks performance, we are using percussion instruments!

P.E

P.E

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! 

Forest School 

 

 

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. 

Science

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?

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