Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Birch makes Juice and tests the Acidity!

Today, Birch class were introduced to their new science topic of Water, Acids and Alkalies! The students had many questions about the nature of acids, how strong they can be, and where they can be found in everyday life. Their task consisted of making orange juice from oranges and mandarins, then test its level of acidity...

Here, Tommy and Summer Rose can be seen dipping their pieces of universal indicator paper into the juice to see which colour it turned...

Having made a prediction at the start of the lesson, the students confirmed whether or not their prediction was correct.

Sofia asked some fantastic questions about what would happen if you added an acid to an alkali, and Adi wanted to know if the dangers of strong alkalies were the same of strong acids. There were more curious questions from other members as well. Good work, Birch Class, we will continue Water, Acids, and Alkalies next week! 

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Ash - Rainforest finale!

As the final part of the rainforest topic, Ash class were given the opportunity to use their reflectiveness and resourcefulness skills and were asked to create a presentation about any aspect of the rainforest of their choice. With the option to work independently or in a group, all the pupils worked incredibly hard to record and present their findings about the rainforest.

This was a great chance for Miss Daly to see how well Ash class worked together and how they took responsibility for their own learning.

Year 4's Spellings W/C 23.04.18

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 :)

Monday, 23 April 2018

Year 3's Spellings W/C 23.04.18

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

We now have a new reward scheme in year 3 to motivate the children to practise every evening. If the children show their class teacher their completed spellings every day, they will be entered into a prize draw every Friday!


Friday, 20 April 2018

Pictorial maths on the playground!

Yesterday year 3 enjoyed the glorious weather as they solved fractional problems in their pairs. Building on their understanding of finding fractions of amounts using concrete objects, the children were able to find the solution to tricky problems by drawing it.

Not only did they find unit fractions of amounts, but they were also able to find non-unit fractions of amounts where the numerator is larger than 1.

"It was much easier drawing out the question to solve it. First, we shared the total amount into equal groups and then we looked at the numerator to tell us how many groups we needed to look at," Bayleigh, Sequoia

"Before you divide the total into equal groups, you need to know how many groups to put it in. You can use the denominator to do this as this represents how many equal parts a whole is divided into," Sajida, Sequoia

Great job year 3, you will be mathematical masters in no time!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Year 3 - Learning Challenge

 Please find below Year 3's learning challenge for Summer 1. Please encourage your child to complete a project of their choice at home. All completed learning challenges will be rewarded with merits and a certificate in E for Excellence assembly.

Year 3 - Curriculum Newsletter

My Book Blog:

All children have been given their logins to complete blogs at home on ‘My Book Blog’. They will be reading books in their guided reading sessions in order to complete the blogs at home. If there is particular story you are reading with your child at home, or if there is a book the children have taken out at the local library, please check with the class teacher to see if it is on ‘My Book Blog’. If it is on the system, that book can then be added to your child’s bookshelf, so that they can complete blogs on that book too. Please click here to access the 'My Book Blog' homepage so that your child can log in.