Last Friday Year 3 and 4 went to Rye Meads. They loved it and were really enthusiastic about exploring the wildlife. We also have chicken eggs in school at the moment. Four of the eggs have hatched and the children have enjoyed looking after them.
Next week, the children have P.E on Wednesday instead of Tuesday due to an inter house sports competition. So please allow them to bring their top in their house colour and their P.E shorts.
Year 4 Reading Gladiators celebrated reading The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond with a trip to our art bus to reenact Ms Monteverdi’s art sessions: “Paint with the brain….draw with the soul, bring the image from your blood and bones.”
They will be sharing the book – which is all about a grumpy bus driver who finds an angel in his pocket who goes on to change lots of lives for the better – with their classes during Friday afternoon storytime.
We hope you have had a great summer break! To launch our first term, we will be taking a step back in time and learn about the Celts. We launched our topic by visiting the Celtic Harmony Camp where the children became Celtic boys and girls for the day. They learned how to grind wheat to make bread, weaving to make clothes and learned about Celtic clans and how herbs were used to make medicines.
We look forward to giving parents the same experience on our Living History Day.
Children will write a short Celtic story and a non-chronological report on who the Celts were and how they lived.
Maths this term will focus on place value, mental strategies and times tables practice.
Our Science topic for this term is ‘Human digestion’. The children will complete experiments which will help them to understand digestion and how we get nutrients from food.
Please ensure you practise your spellings and times tables as you will be tested on these every Thursday. We will also be checking your reading records so please read a minimum of 4 times to receive reading raffle tickets.
As always, we value helpers with reading, so please let a member of staff know if you are willing to help!
Mrs Oyediwura and Miss Kell
It’s the Year 3 and Year 4 inter-house times table tournament this week.
Each house will battle it out against each other on the TTRockstars website to win the top spot!
The first battles yesterday were extremely close but were finally won by Trott and Ennis.
Round 2 runs tomorrow (4th July) from 8am to 8pm. Computers will be available to pupils in class and at breaktimes and they can also play from home.
Throughout June, our Year 3 and 4 pupils have been practising their timetables and earning points for their House in an inter-house challenge.
Trott house pupils won the challenge scoring an incredible 107, 252 points! Well done to them. Ennis house came 2nd (94,092 points) followed by Whitlock (89,988 points) and Farah (40,537 points).
Congratulations too to our 3 top scoring pupils:
1st Malachi (Y3)
2nd Ege (Y4)
3rd Kyah (Y3)
The Year 3 classes are battling it out against each other this weekend and next week, Houses will take on each other in battles of the bands!