Friday, 30 September 2016

Willow Star Writer

Congratulations to Grace Gore for creating a great piece of descriptive writing, based on a visit to the funfair. Grace was able to use appropriate adjectives to create 2A sentences, used a range of adverbs to add extra description and focused on using fronted adverbials to create a clear image for her audience. Grace decided that her favourite sentence that she created was 'As soon as they arrived, the children were so excited to go on the rides, they felt as if it was their birthdays...' because she had incorporated a simile in her writing to add extra detail. Phenomenal piece of writing Grace, a pleasure to read. Keep up the good work!



Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Year 3 Spellings - W/C 26/09/16

Below are the Year 3 spelling words for the next week.


Students are highly encouraged to practice their spellings at least 15 minutes a day. In order to get merit stickers, students are also encouraged to search for definitions of the words and write the last 5 words into meaningful sentences. Good Luck!

Look…Say…Cover…Write…Check

A spellings:
Wow word: tranquility 

  1. ourselves
  2. scarves
  3. selves
  4. sheaves
  5. shelves
  6. change
  7. coming
  8. didn't
  9. does
  10. doesn't
  11. lungs
  12. breathe
  13. oxygen
  14. trachea
  15. heart
  16. impossible
  17. imperfect
  18. immature
  19. immortal
  20. impolite


B spellings:
Wow word: tranquility 

  1. froze
  2. cube
  3. tube
  4. rude
  5. duke
  6. change
  7. coming
  8. didn't
  9. does
  10. doesn't
  11. lungs
  12. breathe
  13. oxygen
  14. trachea
  15. heart
  16. impossible
  17. imperfect
  18. immature
  19. immortal
  20. impolite

C spellings:
Wow word: tranquility 

  1. cod
  2. can
  3. cop
  4. cout
  5. cup
  6. change
  7. coming
  8. didn't
  9. does
  10. doesn't
  11. lungs
  12. breathe
  13. oxygen
  14. trachea
  15. heart
  16. make
  17. lake
  18. shake
  19. wake
  20. bake 

Monday, 26 September 2016

Year 4 Travel Back in Time!

This week, year 4 pupils had the rare opportunity to step back 2000 years into life during the Roman era. Using their 4 historical skills - interpretation, enquiry, chronology, and communication - year 4 explored the deepest depths of the gory glory of the Roman Empire. They were treated to a fantastic day of super stories, intriguing information, and the chance to experience life in the Roman army. The hall was transformed into a Roman cellar full of spears, shields, helmets, and other ancient artefacts, and even Mr Lander got in on the fun!


Year 4 Spellings 26.9.16

Please find below the spellings for Year 4 for the week beginning 26.9.16.
'A' Spellings:

 
A
WOW
trepidation
1
petrified
2
worried
3
carried
4
horrified
5
unsatisfied
6
disagree
7
unfair
8
mistreat
9
misunderstand
10
inhuman
11
heart
12
lungs
13
oxygen
14
pulse
15
exercise
16
shield
17
soldier
18
formation
19
equipment
20
spear
 'B' spellings:

 
B
WOW
trepidation
1
butter
2
slipper
3
clatter
4
ladder
5
many
6
disagree
7
unfair
8
mistreat
9
misunderstand
10
inhuman
11
heart
12
lungs
13
oxygen
14
pulse
15
exercise
16
shield
17
soldier
18
formation
19
equipment
20
spear
'C' Spellings:

 
C
WOW
trepidation
1
red
2
bins
3
him
4
he
5
pegs
6
disagree
7
unfair
8
mistreat
9
misunderstand
10
inhuman
11
heart
12
lungs
13
oxygen
14
pulse
15
exercise
16
shield
17
soldier
18
formation
19
equipment
20
spear
'D' spellings:

 
D
 
 
1
bat
2
pig
3
red
4
bins
5
him
6
he
7
pegs
8
pets
9
lit
10
pens

Willow Star Writer


Congratulations to Samanyu Handoo for creating a phenomenal piece of descriptive writing, based on the festival of Raksha Bandhan. Not only did Samanyu ensure that his work was presented beautifully, but he also used appropriate adjectives to create 2A sentences, used a range of adverbs to add extra description and used a varied range of sentence openers. Furthermore, Samanyu did not just settle for using these descriptive features of writing, but challenged himself by incorporating similes, my favourite simile being 'Perched like prizes on silver plates...' Fantastic piece of writing Samanyu, an absolute pleasure to read. It is no wonder you are star writer this week!



Birch Star Writer 23/09/2016

Birch Star Writer

Congratulations to Sacha Raif for becoming this week's Star Writer! His impressive description of the Hindu festival, Raksha Bandhan, included a wide range of vocabulary and many impressive similes including: 'hanging like bats in a tree, the metal bracelets went clink, clink, clink.'  Sacha was so pleased of his work that he couldn't pick out his best sentence! Well done, Sacha, keep up this high standard!


Monday, 19 September 2016

Year 3 Spellings- W/C 19/09/16

Below are the Year 3 spelling words for the next week.

Students are highly encouraged to practice their spellings at least 15 minutes a day. In order to get merit stickers, students are also encouraged to search for definitions of the words and write the last 5 words into meaningful sentences. Good Luck!



























































Monday, 12 September 2016

Year 3 - Wat Tyler Park

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Please be advised that the Year 3 children are expected to come into school at the normal time of 8:30am on Monday 19th September before the trip to Wat Tyler Park.

Please ensure that children arrive to school no later than 8:50am in order for the coaches to leave promptly.

Thank you very much,

Year 3

Year 3 Spellings- W/C 12/09/16


Below are the Year 3 spelling words for the next week.

Students are highly encouraged to practice their spellings at least 15 minutes a day. In order to get merit stickers, students are also encouraged to search for definitions of the words and write the last 5 words into meaningful sentences. Good Luck!

Look…Say…Cover…Write…Check





Sunday, 11 September 2016

Year 3 Learning Challenge Autumn 1

How well do you know your local area?


Below is the significant person, painting, piece of music and poem which are related to this half term's theme - How well do you know your local area?

It would be brilliant to see as many completed projects as possible in Year 3!

Person

Frank Lampard




















Painting

'Wivenhoe Park' 
by John Constable












Music

'A13, Trunk Road to the sea' by Billy Bragg


Poem

'If I Were to Own' (Abridged) by Edward Thomas

If I were to own this countryside
As far as a man in a day could ride,
And the Tyes were mine for giving or letting,--
Wingle Tye and Margaretting
Skreens, Gooshays, and Cockerells,
Shellow, Rochetts, Bandish, and Pickerells,

Fields where plough-horses steam and plovers
Fling and whimper, hedges that lovers
Love, and orchards, shrubberies, walls
Where the sun untroubled by north wind falls,

For a song, a blackbird's song, at dawn.
He should have no more, till on my lawn
Never a one was left, because I
Had shot them to put them into a pie,--
His Essex blackbirds, every one,
And I was left old and alone.