Wednesday Research for Anglo-Saxons
Video clips about Sutton Hoo
Research Monday- Anglo-Saxon Punishments
Research Monday- What did the Anglo-Saxons eat?
Thank You for the Flowers
A big thank you to everyone who brought flowers into class today for our science investigation. We looked at all the different parts of a flower eg sepal, stamen, stigma, ovary, whilst dissecting some lilies then used what we had found out to compare with other flowers. The afternoon just flew by!
Our First Piece of Homework!
Leon proudly brought his Anglo-Saxon helmet in today-wow! He has told us that he is also in the process of making a shield. Well done, Leon.
Monday- Anglo-Saxons Homes Research:
After looking at the effect of leaving celery and carnations in blue food colouring, we set up another investigation to find out if plants neeed leaves, roots and petals to grow. Each group had 3 plants- one plant had its leaves all cut off, one had all its petals pulled off and one had its roots cut off. We will be observing what the effects are over the next 2 weeks.
We were able to welcome another Olympian into school this week- 2016 Gold Medal winning hockey player Shona McCallin.
**Full details are in the homework tab.
I have heard so much from lots of the children about what they are going to do- it is brilliant! The children are welcome to create anything to do with the Anglo-Saxons- the only requirements are that one part needs to be written and one part needs to be art based. Other than that, be as creative as they can! After the last project, I am REALLY looking forward to seeing what comes into school during the last week of term.
Science- What are leaves?
Today we looked closely at a range of different leaves using magnifiers, discussing similarities and differences between them. After thinking about what the different functions of leaves are, we went outside on a leaf hunt and tried to identify the tree/plant each one came from. Brilliant fun!
For in class (but do have another look at home too!)
Super Sporting Students!
Some of our children have been taking part in competitions outside of school and have brought their medals in to show this week. Well done, guys!
We hope that everyone has had a great Easter break and not eaten TOO many chocolate eggs!
This term is going to be another fantastic and busy one with our new topic all about the Anglo-Saxons. We are looking forward to our trip to West Stow on Wednesday 17th May which is a great place to get a feel of what life would have been like hundreds of years ago.
In Literacy, we will be continuing our big push on reading comprehension by starting Whole Class Reading comprehension sessions using the book How to Train your Dragon, taking over from our Guided Reading Sessions for the summer. We will also be pushing our grammar work on even further so any time at home using SPaG online to practise skills would be great.
In Maths, we are aiming to know all the times tables to 12x off by heart along with the related multiplication and division facts so don't forget to use Hit the Button every week to help with this and develop speed even more!
Our PE this term will see tennis take over from swimming and indoor PE will be developing control skills alongside social skills. Later in the term, there will be a Yr3/4 tennis tournament, Yr3/4 trigolf tournament and the Yr3/4 Mini-Olympics day, all outside of school. We will be choosing children to take to each of these tournaments so will be looking for those who try hard and are enthusiastic in PE lessons!
In our Computing sessions, we will be continuing to learn the basics of Coding. Don't forget that you can download Scratch at home for free to help develop these skills further:
On a Thursday, we will be looking at Plants in Science this term and Light in term 6. The bedding plants have been bought and are ready for us to start our investigations into if plants actually need petals, leaves and roots!
On 18th May at 9am, we have our next pop in. We will be looking at the grammar covered in Yr3/4 as his seems to be something that parents are unsure of the most. Hopefully, we will be able to help you understand what fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses and prepositions are! We will also have a look at SPaG online to show you what you can do to help your child.
In term 6, we hope to have an Anglo-saxon day in class on Wednesay 14th June with lots of activities including baking going on in the morning then we hope to invite parents in for the afternoon to help with various art activities. If you are able to help with baking during the morning, please let us know.
If anyone has a spare hour each week to come into school to hear readers, please let Mrs Upsall of Mrs Furnell know- we would love to have you! If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come in to see us.