Sunday, 21 January 2018

Reminder: Year 3 Maths Party!

Year 3
Maths Party

We are pleased to invite all parents and carers to join their child and year group for a morning of Maths fun!

This is an ideal way for you to see what your child is learning this year, how you can help them at home and to have some fun playing some maths games together.

Please join us on Friday 26th January at 9.00am in the hall.

Year 3's Spellings W/C 22.01.18

Please find below year 3's spellings for this week. Please encourage your child to practise every night so that they are prepared for their test on Friday.

Year 4's Spellings W/C 22.01.18

Please find below Year 4's spellings for this week. Please encourage your child to practise every night so that they are prepared for their test on Friday.

Miss Daly and Mr Nicol :)

Friday, 19 January 2018

Year 3 see the light!

Year 3 have had another exciting week in science, investigating how light travels. They learnt that light is an energy source and that energy can be transferred to different objects.

They were able to witness this in action with the plasma ball, which illuminated the fluorescent light without even touching it! It's not magic - it's science! 

The children then discovered that we can see objects because light travels in a straight line from its light source and then reflects off an object into our eyes! 

They also learnt that light can be blocked by opaque objects as it can only travel in a straight line and not bend round the object!

Great investigative work year 3. You are all super scientists!

Ash- Star Writer! 19.01.18

In Ash class, our star writer for this week is Megan Lewis!

Megan has
produced an excellent balanced argument this week using 3rd person, powerful vocabulary, valid points, formal tone and present tense. Megan has not only used her reflectiveness skills to plan her work but she has also used her resourcefulness skills using the spelling list to independently correct her work. 

Well done Megan, you are a super star! Keep up the excellent work!

I can't wait to read more of your writing, Miss Daly :)

Week 2- I’m a pupil get me outta here

It was another fantastic week at Broadford University for the 'I'm a pupil get me outta here' students.

This week, the pupils were working in their groups to complete the ball challenge. It was safe to say the groups did NOT have the weather on their side! All the groups showed resilience when the wind was against them! 

They were encouraged to complete the team challenge, using their learning powers of resourcefulness, reciprocity, resilience and reflectiveness.

Year 3's Super Star Writers!

Year 3 have amazed us this week with their superb writing of their own versions of 'A Tale of Two Robots'. Congratulations to Kara Middleton and Sophia Houlston who are this week's Star Writers!

Sophia wrote an outstanding story, making an excellent use of '3 -ed openers', dialogue and emotive language to capture the reader's attention. Most importantly, she was able to clearly explain why she used those particular features and how they would make her writing effective.

"I have used dialogue in my story effectively because the reader is clearly able to understand how the characters are feeling at different points." Sophia Houlston - Sequoia.

Kara has written an attention grabbing story with a fantastic use of thought provoking similes to compare objects, correct use of punctuation with dialogue to show character's feelings and excellent use of adverbs of manner.

"I tried to use powerful similes using 'like' or 'as' because it creates an image in the reader's mind and this also helps them to know how the characters might be feeling." Kara Middleton - Hazel