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This week Kitty is our worker of the week for showing grit and real determination when placing fractions on to a number line in maths. 

 

WELL DONE Kitty!

'Can you walk like an Egyptian?'

Following our Egyptian day, Declan mummified his toy kitten!

Following our Egyptian day, Declan mummified his toy kitten! 1

What an amazing day! Chandra Class was taken over by a host of Ancient Egyptians, archaeologists and tomb raiders.

During the morning, we found out some facts about the famous pharaoh Tutankhamun. We drew his death mask, carried out some research and made clay scarab bettles.

We also welcomed to our school the world famous Egyptologist Doctor Jones who told us lots of amazing facts about the land of Ancient Egypt. Through drama, we discovered why people first settled in the land of Egypt, why the River Nile is so important and how to mummify a body. Dr Jones also brought in lots of artefacts for us to look at. 

Term 3

 

We have been very busy over the last few weeks. The children are really enjoying our topic on, 'Can you walk like an Egyptian?' and it has been great to see their engagement and enthusiasm.

Well done Manny for taking the time to create a great PowerPoint about Egypt after a visit to see the mummies in Bristol Museum.  

The children especially enjoyed our trip to The Playhouse to see a performance of 'Awful Egyptians'. We learnt some amazing facts about tombs, mummies and pharaohs. 

 

In English we have been reading 'Varjak Paw' a story about a kitten who has to save his family from a sinister gentleman and some menacing black cats. We have been acting out parts of the story, writing descriptions and carrying out some reading challenges.  

Maths has seen us solving problems involving fractions. We have been learning about different fractions, making a whole and how to find fractions of different amounts.  

Well done to everyone who has been learning their times tables. Please keep it up. I am very proud of you all. 

 

The children have also enjoyed using the running track. As a school, we are aiming to run the world by the end of the academic year. Chandra class are eager to run at every opportunity and they are leaving me feeling quite exhausted. 

Drama session about Varjak Paw

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Term 2

I can't believe that we have completed two weeks of the second term. The children have settled back into school well and have been working very hard. In English this week they have been finding out about the features of a non-chronological report in readiness for writing their own report on the Romans. During maths sessions we have been getting to grips with column subtraction and learning the four times table. 

Looking at the features of a non-chronological report

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Using place value counters, to solve subtraction problems.

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Using place value counters, to solve subtraction problems. 2
Using place value counters, to solve subtraction problems. 3

Athletics Fun

Chris Millard, who is from Weston Athletics, visited school on Wednesday 14th November and held a running session. He helped us to improve our running technique and explained the importance of not giving up even way things get tough. As you can see from the above photos, we had a great time. 

Our picture to commemorate the end of World War One.

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On Friday 9th November we remembered all those who perished in the First World War. Chandra class all worked together to create a picture entitled, 'Field of Memories'.   

Well our first term is over and the children have now settled down into their new year groups. 

Thank you to all of the parents who attended parents evening. If for any reason you were unable to attend, then please make an appointment to see me after school for a quick chat.

 

Next term we will be focusing on the Romans. If you have time over the half term here are some places that you might like to visit:

  • the Roman Baths, Bath
  • Caerleon Roman Fortress, Newport, (admission free)
  • Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire, (National Trust)

We really hope that you all enjoyed Chandra's class assembly on the Stone Age. I was so proud of the girls and boys as it can be very daunting performing in front of the whole school.

I would like to say a big thank you to Ms Mabberley for the fantastic PowerPoint, to Mrs Osment for being so supportive of the children and to Mrs Counsell for popping the photos on to the website.

Thanks ladies!

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Over the past few weeks we have been very busy finding out about the Stone Age. As part of our topic, we have discovered how our distant ancestors lived, learnt how to make a fire and found out about some amazing Stone Age inventions.

 

On Thursday 11th October we went on a trip to Cheddar Caves. During the day we walked up to the top of Jacob's Ladder and meet some friendly goats. We visited the museum and looked at lots of interesting artefacts. We meet Stone Age Andy who shared his knowledge of the Stone Age. Andy told us about the animals our Stone Age ancestors ate, the types of tools they used and how they made the discovery of fire. Well done Phoebe for explaining that it was probably due to a lightening strike that fire was first discovered. 

Exploring Gough's Cave, was fascinating. We found out that Cheddar Man, who is Britain's oldest complete skeleton, was discovered buried inside the cave. As we travelled further underground, we saw stalagmites and stalactites and other strange rock formations. There was even one that looked like a frozen river. 

 

Many thanks to Mrs Lovell, Mrs O'Connor, Mrs Moir and Mrs Sampson who gave up their time to come and help us. 

Our Trip to Cheddar

Our Trip to Cheddar 1 At the top of Jacob's Ladder
Our Trip to Cheddar 2 Meeting Andy the hunter gather
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In English we have been studying the book, 'Stone Age, Bone Age' and we are now currently working on 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth'. We have written a Stone Age story and we having been using adjectives and a variety of sentence types to make our written work more interesting. Over the next week we will be learning to write instructions.

During our maths sessions we have been learning about place value and rounding up or down to the nearest 10 or 100. 

We used counters and Base 10 apparatus to solve place value problems.

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We used counters and Base 10 apparatus to solve place value problems. 2
We used counters and Base 10 apparatus to solve place value problems. 3
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Stone Age Capers

Stone Age Capers 1 Alfie and Katie meet our Stone Age scarecrow

Stone Age drama

Stone Age drama 1 Tickling trout
Stone Age drama 2 Making a fire
Stone Age drama 3 Stone Age medicine!
Stone Age drama 4 Hunting

Following instructions on how to make a Stone Age fire

Following instructions on how to make a Stone Age fire 1 Kitty makes a fire
Kitty dressed up as a Stone Age girl and the rest of the class gave her instructions on how to make a fire. 
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