YEAR 3/4 GALLERY

Welcome to the Year 3/4 Page.
This half term we are focusing on the topic question - What is beneath our skin?

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Hello everyone.  Hopefully the weather forecast is wrong and we get a bit more of sunshine today! However, it will probably suit E's and Z's favourite drink at the moment which is hot chocolate! I think they just want it for the marshmallows!

 

Spellings:

Pretend you are a secret spy and rewrite the spelling words using the code below.

caught, calendar, business, busy, build, breathe, breath, bicycle, believe, arrive

Word Blaze Spellings:

Activities

 

English:

Read the two fables and then compare them using the double bubble format. Remember the 3 circles in the middle are where you write what similarities there are between the two fables. The circles on the ends are where you write differences.

The Town Mouse and the Country

The Shepherd's Boy

Double Bubble Sheet

 

Maths:

Complete the next column in the 3 minute dash

Year 3:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  (Summer Term Week 1 - w/c 20th April)

Lesson 3

Questions

Answers

Year 4:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  (Summer Term Week 1 - w/c 20th April)

Lesson 3

Questions

Answers

Topic 

See Monday

Tuesday 2nd June

Morning all, I hope that you had a great first day back.

 

Please send me any outstanding Topic projects and WW2 information texts asap.

 

Spellings:

Here are the new spellings for the week. Can you put them in to sentences? How many can you get in one sentence? 

caught, calendar, business, busy, build, breathe, breath, bicycle, believe, arrive

Word Blaze Spellings:

Activities

English:

Read the fables and answer the comprehension questions. Try to choose the 2 or 3 star option.

The Lion and the Mouse

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Maths:

Complete the first column in the 3 minute dash

Year 3:

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  (Summer Term Week 1 - w/c 20th April)

Lesson 2

Questions

Answers

Year 4:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  (Summer Term Week 1 - w/c 20th April)

Lesson 2

Questions

Answers

Topic 

See Monday

Monday 1st June

Good morning all and welcome back to a new half term. I hope that you had a lovely half term and enjoyed all of the glorious sunshine that we had. The girls enjoyed themselves and loved their birthday treats and didn't mind it was in lockdown in the end!

Over the last few days of the holidays I was locked out of my school emails so I will reply to them today (hopefully). I am looking forward to all of the Make Do and Mend writing and projects that I am going to find on there. I have been amazed by the ones that I have already seen and hope to get photographs on here to share with you as soon as I can.

 

Our curriculum letter will be uploaded to the website very soon but I can tell you that we are looking at the Human Body and the question is: What is beneath our skin?

 

I think about each and everyone of you each day and I look forward to hearing from you all as the term progresses.

 

Spellings

Spelling test:  different, describe, decide, continue, consider, complete, circle, certain, century centre

Word Blaze Spelling

Activities 

 

English

 We are looking at fables for this half term. Watch the video to learn what a fable is and listen to one; 

Fable Link

 

Then complete this sheet.

 

Maths

 

See how good you are getting at your multiplication tables https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/ 

Can you beat your best score? 

 

Year 3:

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  (Summer Term Week 1 - w/c 20th April)

Questions

Answers

 

Year 4:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  (Summer Term Week 1 - w/c 20th April)

Questions

Answers

 

Topic for the week (Optional):

 Sometimes we can't tell how someone is feeling beneath their skin. Draw how you are feeling on the inside. This could be done through the use of colour, images, shapes, facial emotions and can be in the shape of your body, your shoulders upwards or a shape of your brain or just a random shape! It is up to you and your personal style. You might like to split your face and show how you feel on the inside and what you show on the outside - remember sometimes these are not the same emotion!

Discuss with your adult what you have drawn and why and then send me a copy. I would love to share your art with others on here. 

   

Friday 22nd May

It is so nearly half term! Thank you for all of your hard work this term. I hope that you are proud of the effort that you have been putting in. I can certainly see the effort in work that has been handed in and I have been extremely impressed with the English writing and Topic work I have seen so far. If you haven't finished them, the hand in date is the 29th May so either get it out of the way so that you can have half term off or use half term to have a little catch up. Please remember that it is half term though so you do need a break!!

 

The first weekend is going to be super busy for me as we have finally reached the girl's birthday week. I am being a bit naughty this year though as I am combining their "celebrations" and the main present!

 

Over the half term, my laptop is having some work done on it and I am going to have a little break myself so replies to emails may be a bit slower! 

 

Miss you all but speak to you soon,

Mrs Mayo

 

Spellings:

Vowels and Consonants

How much is each word worth? Vowels = 10 points and consonants= 5 points

So if the word was dinosaur the score would be...

5+10+5+10+5+10+10+5 = 60

 

different, describe, decide, continue, consider, complete, circle, certain, century centre

 

Word Blaze Spellings:

Activities

 

Reading (for the week):

Here are the questions for the next few chapters.

Questions

English:

Finish your campaign information text and send to me by 29th May.

Maths:

 Complete the next column of your 3 minute dash.

Year 3:

Week 2 Lesson 5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Questions

Answers

Year 4:

Week 2 Lesson 5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

Questions

Answers

Topic

Photographs of your project should be with me by the 29th May

Thursday 21st May

Good morning! I hope you had another fun day in the sun and have also managed to see our new video on the whole school gallery or the FB page. We hope that it made you smile as much as it made us smile making it. I think the staff will be pleased that I am running out of ideas for videos for us to make though!

Spellings:

Dictation Day:

it was difficult to decide which sports centre to go to.

"Can I continue so that I can complete my circle?" asked Jack.

Jan was certain she had woken up in a different century!

Gemma instructed, "Before you describe the event, consider what facts people will actually want to know!"

Word Blaze Spellings:

Activities

Reading (for the week):

Here are the questions for the next few chapters.

Questions

English:

Finish your campaign information text and send to me by 29th May.

Maths:

 Complete the next column of your 3 minute dash.

Year 3:

Week 2 Lesson 4

Questions

Answers

Year 4:

Week 2 Lesson 4 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

Questions

Answers

Topic

Photographs of your project should be with me by the 29th May

Wednesday 20th May

Hello. I hope you had fun in the sun yesterday. We had the paddling pool out and the girls loved splashing around without getting too cold!

 

Spellings:

Complete pyramid words with all of your words i.e. if the word was pyramid you do an extra letter each line

p

py

pyr

pyra

pyram

pyrami

pyramid

  different, describe, decide, continue, consider, complete, circle, certain, century centre

 

 

Word Blaze Spellings:

Activities

 

Reading (for the week):

Here are the questions for the next few chapters.

Questions

English:

You have now got all the parts to your information text. Read them through.

Can you spot any mistakes that you can correct?

Is all of your punctuation correct?

Can you up level word choices using a thesaurus?

Can you add some subordinate conjunctions such as when, because, if, although if you haven't used any?

Which words do you think should be in bold showing that you think they should be in a glossary?

Can you define these words for a glossary?

What photographs/diagrams/drawings do you think you could add?

 

Once you have done this, write out or type a neat copy to send to me. You may decide to read it and record it add some effects if you can. 

It is up to you how you present the final piece but it needs to be sent to me by MAY 29th

 

Maths

Complete the next column of your 3 minute dash

 

Year 3:

Week 2 Day 3 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

 

Questions

Answers

 

Year 4:

Week 2 Day 3 

 

Questions

Answers

Topic

Photographs of your project should be with me by the 29th May

Tuesday 19th May

Morning all, I was exhausted last night after we went on a massive walk to deliver a birthday present to one of E's friends. I think I wouldn't have been so tired if Z hadn't decided she wanted to pushed all the way on her trike rather than walk some of it!

 

Spellings:

The new spellings are:

different, describe, decide, continue, consider, complete, circle, certain, century centre

Put them in to sentences. How many can you get in to one sentence?

 

Word Blaze spellings:

Activities

 

 

Reading (for the week):

Here are the questions for the next few chapters.

Questions

English:

Write a conclusion to your campaign work.  It should be a few sentences that summarise your whole piece of writing.

Try to include the following:

Why campaigns were used

What different campaigns were there? Did your writing mention them all?

What would have happened if they didn't have these campaigns

Maths:

Complete the first column of the 3 minute dash

 

Year 3:

Week 2 Lesson 2 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

 

Questions

Answers

 

Year 4:

Week 2 Lesson 2 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

 

Questions

Answers

Topic:

Carry on with your 'Make Do and Mend' Project

 

Monday 18th May

Good morning all. I hope that you had a great weekend. I have started to buy bits and bobs for the birthdays next week.

 

Active Learn Champions

Abacus - George - a range of games played, well done

Bug club - Freya who has got through 14 books!

 

Spellings:

Spelling test day. How many of the following will you get right?

experiment, experience, exercise, enough, eight, eighth, earth, early, disappear, difficult

 

Word Blaze Spellings:

Your new Word Blaze books are now in school so please come and pick up  yours from the office on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Activities

 

Reading (for the week):

Here are the questions for the next few chapters.

Questions

 

English:

Finish off your paragraph/s about 'Dig for Victory'

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#dig

https://dig-for-victory.org.uk/

https://spartacus-educational.com/2WWdig.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#lend

Maths:

Please send me your time assessment if you have not already as I have not received them all.

See how good you are getting at your multiplication tables https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/ 

Can you beat last week's score? Let me know how well you are getting on.

Year 3:

Watch the video for lesson 1, week 2 and answer the questions as you go through. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Questions

Answers

Year 4:

Watch the video for lesson 1, week 2 and answer the questions as you go through. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

Questions

Answers

Topic:

Carry on with your 'Make Do and Mend' Project

 

 

Friday 15th May

Morning, I hope that you had a lovely day yesterday. I was in school for the day and it was lovely to be able to talk to so many of you.

 

Spellings:

Sorry about yesterday's work and the extra space in the exercise part. I have not idea where it came from! Today we are going to do dictation. Your sentences are below

Mum shouted to Harry, "Why on earth are you doing your experiments so early?"

"It is difficult to disappear when you are wearing eight party hats!" exclaimed Garry

 On her eighth lesson, Rose decided she had enough experience to pass her test.

Exercise is good for your heart.

 

 

Word Blaze Spellings:

Activity

 

English:

Carry on with your Dig for Victory paragraph/s

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#dig

https://dig-for-victory.org.uk/

https://spartacus-educational.com/2WWdig.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#lend

 

 

Maths:

Complete the next column in the 3 minute dash.

 

Year 3:

Week 1 Lesson 5

 

Questions

Answers

 

Year 4:

Week 1 Lesson 5

 

Questions

Answers

 

Topic:

 Carry on with your project.

Thursday 14th May

Hello! My computer behaved a bit better today so I have managed to download all of the VE photographs  I received. My plan is to get them altogether and make sure no ones head has been chopped off before the weekend! Hopefully there is room on the Ipad though as between you and me, there is another project I have been working on over the last couple of the weeks on it. I hope to share that with you soon too.

 

Spellings:

 Have a go at this crossword

 

Word Blaze Spellings:

Activities

 

English:

We will move on to the next part of our leaflet which is linked to rationing and it is "Dig for Victory". You may even manage to include "Save Kitchen Waste for the Pigs" or "Lend a Hand on the Land". Today, tomorrow and Monday will follow the same structure of researching the campaign, taking notes and then writing a paragraph/s.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#dig

https://dig-for-victory.org.uk/

https://spartacus-educational.com/2WWdig.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#lend

 

Maths:

Complete the next column in the 3 minute dash.

 

Year 3:

Week 1 Lesson 4 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

 

Questions

Answers

 

Year 4:

Week 1 Lesson 4 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

 

Questions

Answers

 

Topic:

Carry on with your project.

 

Wednesday 13th May

 

Morning! Yesterday I spent most of my day trying to sort computer problems! I hope that the computer behaves better today.

 

Spellings:

 Complete this wordsearch. It has all of the 10 spellings in.

Wordsearch

 

Word Blaze Spellings:

Activities

 

Reading (for the week):

Here are the questions for the next few chapters. However if you really aren't enjoying the book, then please use the time to read more of your bug club books and answer the questions on them.

Questions

English:

Continue with your paragraph/s on rationing. 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/rationing2.html

http://www.worldwar2facts.org/world-war-2-rationing.html

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-you-need-to-know-about-rationing-in-the-second-world-war

Maths:

Complete the next column on your 3 minute dash.

Year 3:

Lesson 3 week 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Questions

Answers

Year 4:

Lesson 3 week 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Questions

Answers

Topic:

 Carry on with your project.

Tuesday 12th May

 Morning all. Thank you for all of the Maths assessments yesterday. If you haven't managed to send yours over yet, can you please do as soon as possible.

 

Spellings

We have covered all of the Year 3 4 rules for the year now so we are going to focus purely on the National Curriculum words that the Government would like you to be able to spell before you leave in Year 4. We will focus on them in blocks of 10.

 

Spelling words for Year 3 and 4: experiment, experience, exercise, enough, eight, eighth, earth, early, disappear, difficult

 

For today's activity, write the words in sentences. Can you get more than one of the words in one sentence?

 

Word Blaze Spellings

Activities

Reading (for the week):

Here are the questions for the next few chapters. However if you really aren't enjoying the book, then please use the time to read more of your bug club books and answer the questions on them.

Questions

English:

Continue with your paragraph/s on rationing. 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/rationing2.html

http://www.worldwar2facts.org/world-war-2-rationing.html

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-you-need-to-know-about-rationing-in-the-second-world-war

Maths

Complete the first column in the 3 minute dash

Year 3:

Watch day two in week 1 - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Questions

Answers

Year 4:

Watch day two in week 1 - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

Questions

Answers

Topic

Carry on with your Make Do and Mend projects.

Monday 11th May

 Good morning all, I hope that you had a lovely VE day and weekend. If you want to share any photographs for our school VE day celebration, please send them to me before Tuesday. We had a lovely picnic on the day and coloured all of the bunting in. It is now in one of our front windows so people can enjoy it for a bit longer.

 

Active Learn Champions

Abacus - Olivia who played 6 games

Bug club -Lewis who read 6 books!

 

Spelling Test:

 A similar test to last week where the children need to fill in the gaps so they use the right word in the right context.

Children's sheet

Answer sheet

 

Word Blaze Spellings:

WB activities

 

Reading (for the week):

Here are the questions for the next few chapters. However if you really aren't enjoying the book, then please use the time to read more of your bug club books and answer the questions on them.

Questions

English:

You are moving on to the next part of your information text which will focus on rationing. You will have today, tomorrow and Wednesday to research rationing, make notes and then write your paragraph/s

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/rationing2.html

http://www.worldwar2facts.org/world-war-2-rationing.html

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-you-need-to-know-about-rationing-in-the-second-world-war

 

Maths:

See how good you are getting at your multiplication tables https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/ 

Can you beat last week's score? 

We are going to be doing Maths a bit differently over the next couple of weeks. You need to follow the link and watch the video. Have the questions with you ready as in different points of the video it will tell you to pause and answer certain questions. Your parents can then check your answers with the answer sheet.

 Year 3:

You have a fraction focus.

Watch the video - Week one, lesson one, Ignore the week one with the date (20th April). Sometimes the week 1 folder is at the bottom of the page.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

Question sheet

Answer sheet

 

Year 4:

You have a tenths and hundredths focus.

Watch the video - Week one, lesson one, Ignore the week one with the date (20th April). Sometimes the week 1 folder is at the bottom of the page.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Questions

Answers

 

Topic

 Carry on with your Make Do and Mend project.

Friday 8th May

HAPPY VE DAY! I hope that you have a lovely time celebrating. 

Here is a link to a schedule of events being held during the day: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/ve-day-schedule-events-celebrations-a4434496.html 

 I hope that you enjoy it and remember to send in your photographs.

Thursday 7th May

Good morning. Yet again I am super impressed with those of you who are emailing some bits of your work for me to see. I love to see how hard you are trying and the great progress you are making. You should be all very proud of yourselves. Remember to keep trying your best and please get in contact if there is anything you need or you are worried about anything.

 

Spellings

We are looking at homophone again. Discuss the words below.

our-are-hour

There-their-they’re (again)

aloud – allowed

bought – brought

by-buy-bye

National curriculum words: famous, favourite, extreme

 

Draw some pictures to help you remember how to spell the words above and to give you a clue about that they mean. Here is an example for there, their, they're

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work: WB Thursday

 

English:

Continue with your 'Make Do and Mend' paragraph/s. It will be the last day on this section before we move on to another campaign. 

Just so you know, the final piece will need to be emailed to me by the 30th May (End of half term in case you need time to catch up)

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#mend

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/26/a7527026.shtml

https://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item106365.html

https://www.1900s.org.uk/1940s50s-rationing-shortages.htm

Reading (for the week)

After reading chapters three, four and five answer the questions below.

Questions 

 

Maths:

Complete the third  column in the Three Minute Dash (hopefully you did the second one yesterday and not the first one again!)

End of time assessment. Have a go at the time questions below. Please try to do it all on your own if you can but if you need help on any questions can your parent add a s in a circle next to it. They can add any notes too if they want to let me know which part you found easy/found a little bit more difficult. Don't worry if you can't answer them all, just do the best that you can.  

Please send me your Maths assessments completed by Monday 11th

Year 3 

Year 4

 

Topic:

See Monday 4th.

Template idea

Some VE activities if you fancy doing them:

Wartime recipe book

Information PowerPoint on VE day

Wordsearch

Design a teacup

Multiplication and Division VE game

Wednesday 6th  May

Morning all, I hope you are all picking up all of your things after you. In the Mayo household, I tidy up some toys and then turn around and some more toys have appeared!

 

Spellings

We are looking at homophone again. Discuss the words below.

our-are-hour

There-their-they’re (again)

aloud – allowed

bought – brought

by-buy-bye

National curriculum words: famous, favourite, extreme

 

By, buy, bye PowerPoint

Worksheet

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work: WB Weds

 

English:

Continue with your 'Make Do and Mend' paragraph/s.

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#mend

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/26/a7527026.shtml

https://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item106365.html

https://www.1900s.org.uk/1940s50s-rationing-shortages.htm

Reading (for the week)

After reading chapters three, four and five answer the questions below.

Questions 

 

Maths:

Complete the first column in the Three Minute Dash

Play one of your time games from Monday.

Year 3- Page 27

Year 4 - Page 28

 

Topic:

See Monday 4th.

Template idea

Some VE activities if you fancy doing them:

Wartime recipe book

Information PowerPoint on VE day

Wordsearch

Design a teacup

Multiplication and Division VE game

Tuesday 5th  May

Good morning all, I hope that you had a great Monday. It was quite a quiet one in the Mayo household so I imagine the rest of the week is just going to get busier and busier.

 

Spellings

We are looking at homophone again. Discuss the words below.

our-are-hour

There-their-they’re (again)

aloud – allowed

bought – brought

by-buy-bye

National curriculum words: famous, favourite, extreme

 

are our PowerPoint

are our Sheet

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work:  WB Tuesday

 

English:

We will be working on the next part of our information text. It will be writing at least one paragraph but you can do more if you want to. The first campaign we are going to look at is 'Make Do and Mend'. Like last time, read some of the websites for some information, make notes and then write your paragraph/s. You will have today, tomorrow and Thursday to do this.

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#mend

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/26/a7527026.shtml

https://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item106365.html

https://www.1900s.org.uk/1940s50s-rationing-shortages.htm

 Just so toy know, we will be looking at 3 campaigns altogether.

Reading (for the week)

After reading chapters three, four and five answer the questions below.

Questions 

 

Maths:

Complete the first column in the Three Minute Dash

Play one of your time games from Monday.

Year 3- Page 28

Year 4 - Page 25

 

Topic:

See Monday 4th.

However, here is a  template guide for the plan if you would like to use:

Template idea

Next Friday is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and so we thought that as a school we would celebrate altogether separately! If you take part, please send some photographs showing us you enjoying your event to Mrs Mayo at rpm29@upsnodsfirst.worcs.sch.uk so that we can make a whole school VE video to share. You might even take some photographs of your preparations to share too.

Monday 4th May

Good morning all, I hope that you have had a lovely weekend. I made sure that I put the laptop away for a couple of days so it was extra lovely when I logged on and saw the amazing work you had sent me and of course the fantastic photographs. For your work (most of the time),  there is no formal requirement to send things to me but if you do I always like to see how you are getting on so please try and send me something at least once a week as it is an excellent way to keep in contact with each other. Please note though, that like Topic today, there will be times when you will all need to send something to me. I will always give you a hand in date for this when I set the work and give you plenty of time to complete the task.

I have also been thinking about birthdays a lot recently so please let me know if I have missed yours (sorry!) or if it is coming up this month.

 

Active Learn Champions

Abacus - Jessica who played 4 games and Daisy, George and Alice were a close second as they played 3 games.

Bug club -Lewis who read 5 books and Alice and Darcey were a close second with 4 books :) 

Spellings

A bit of a different spelling test today. Children to have the sheet and fill in the missing gaps as it is important that the children use the correct spelling in the correct context.

Spelling

Spelling answers

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work:  WB Monday

 

English:

Complete SPAG mat 6.

This might help with some of the terms: https://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-grammar-glossary-for-parents  

 

Reading (for the week)

After reading chapters three, four and five answer the questions below.

Questions 

 

Maths:

See how good you are getting at your multiplication tables https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/ 

Can you beat last week's score? 

 

Play some of the time games below (You do not have to do them all, I just thought I would give you a choice):

Time board game

Cards for pair game (24hour clock)

Loop cards (24 hour)

12 hour Bingo Analogue clocks

12 hour bingo digital clocks

Jigsaw

 

Topic:

Design and create something by recycling something else. If we were in school, we would be using old material to make clothes but you don't have to do this. You may like to make: A toy, a board game, something for the garden, something for your bedroom, a piece of clothing, an accessory. It is completely up to you. When you have planned and made your item please send me photographs of your plan and final product by May 29th. 

 

 

During the next few weeks, I will set some other Topic work too but it is not compulsory. 

Friday 1st May

Morning all! I can't believe that it is May already. May is a very busy time in the Mayo household as it's Z's and E's birthday. Strange how their birth month is in their surname. We also have James' mum's birthday and my dad's! Strangely the three  Mayo's are all in the same week!!

Spellings

Year 3 and Year 4: Near homophones. Learn these words and when each one should be used depending on the context of the sentence

There-their-they’re

to – too – two

were – wear – where

which-witch

wear, were, where, we're PowerPoint

Sheet

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work: Friday WB

 

English:

Continue with the work from yesterday and Wednesday. Remember at the very end of the information booklet, you will be handing the work in.

 

Reading (for the week)

After reading the first two chapters answer the questions below.

Questions

 

Maths:

Play the number bonds to 100 game. Roll a dice, make a 2 digit number. You have that amount of points and then your partner works out how many to 100. If they get it correct they get that amount as points. Swap over and do 4 times altogether. Add your four scores up and find out who the winner is.

Play with the time dominoes again

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Year 3 -Complete  a few times for practise on your clock and then do Page 25

 

Year 4 - Complete page 24. When looking at how long the programme is it has the start time by the name and then the start of the next programme is its finishing time. You could use a mixture of your clocks and number line to help you solve them. Also remembering that there are 60 minutes in an hour will help :) 

 

 

Clock Faces for drawing times

 

Topic:

You might like to start taking some photographs of your preparations for our whole school VE celebration!

Thursday 30th April

Hello all. I had another new experience yesterday when I had to go to the vets to pick up some things for Stanley (only to make sure he doesn't get fleas).. They were very well organised. I phoned before hand and then when I got there they came out to the car and passed it across. It made me think of all the campaigns that are happening at the moment and how some of them are so similar to those in WW2! It is funny to think that children will be writing about us in the future! 

Spellings

Year 3 and Year 4: Near homophones. Learn these words and when each one should be used depending on the context of the sentence

There-their-they’re

to – too – two

were – wear – where

which-witch

No dictation today due to the homophone work. Make sure you keep recapping over their meaning each day!

Song: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=to+too+two+song&docid=607997571556180645&mid=B651246B11B356151D22B651246B11B356151D22&view=detail&FORM=VIRE 

to, too, two PowerPoint

Sheet

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work: Thursday WB

 

English:

Continue with the work from yesterday.

 

Reading (for the week)

After reading the first two chapters answer the questions below.

Questions

 

Maths:

Do the third column in the 3 minute dash.

Play with the time dominoes

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Year 3 -Complete page 24

 

Year 4 - You are moving on to look at time intervals so complete page 23. The number lines will help you work them out. Top tip is to make sure that you remember that there are 60 minutes in a hour. You also have your clocks as you can use them help. Put your clock at the first time and count in 5's until you get to the last time.

 

 

Clock Faces for drawing times

 

Topic:

See yesterday.

A website that has been sent through that you might like to use for bunting: 

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/england/pdf/bunting_template_bbc_local_radio.pdf 

Thank you Mrs Foxley :) 

Wednesday 28th April

Morning. Yesterday I spent part of the day gathering evidence for an Eco competition that I am going to enter on behalf of the school. If you have made any bug hotels can you send me a picture by Monday 4th.

Spellings

Year 3 and Year 4: Near homophones. Learn these words and when each one should be used depending on the context of the sentence

There-their-they’re

to – too – two

were – wear – where

which-witch

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G45RQ5b4W78

There is also a PowerPoint that you can look at.

Complete the there, their, they're sheet.

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work: Wednesday WB

 

English:

We will now be working towards an information text on WW2 Campaigns which I will ask you to send to me once you have finished it. We will be working on it bit by bit so keep each bit safe so you can use to write your final version.

First we will be looking at the introduction. For this paragraph you will need to include the following information:

Introduce what the government did

Why they were needed

Name some. Do not go in to detail about these as they will be what you will write about in your paragraphs

Research these elements, make notes and then write a paragraph as an introduction. You will have today, Thursday and Friday to do this

Websites you might use are:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm 

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/10-top-tips-for-winning-at-make-do-and-mend

Example of an introduction

 

Reading (for the week)

After reading the first two chapters answer the questions below.

Questions

 

Maths:

Do the second column in the 3 minute dash.

 Play the time game https://www.primarygames.com/time/question1.htm 

Can you also say what the time would have been 10 minutes earlier and what time it would be 10 minutes later?

Year 4 can you also say what time it would be on the 24hour clock if the times were in the afternoon?

Year 3 - Page 23

 

Year 4 - Page 27

 

 

Clock Faces for drawing times

 

Topic:

Next Friday is the 75th Anniversary of VE day so can you plan and make some decorations for your house. Next Friday I will ask you to send me pictures of what you have done including some photographs of your picnic if you decide to do that too.  This will be Topic for the rest of the week.

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Tuesday  28th April

Morning all. I don't know about all of you but I can't believe that it is only Tuesday! All of yesterday I was convinced it was later in the week.

As well as E's home-schooling, I managed to clean the wood burner. I keep thinking about people saying they are tidying their houses as ours seems to be getting messier! I don't want everyone having immaculate houses apart from us when we can start going to see people again!

Spellings

Year 3 and Year 4: Near homophones. Learn these words and when each one should be used depending on the context of the sentence

There-their-they’re

to – too – two

were – wear – where

which-witch

Homophone PowerPoint

Where, wear, were PowerPoint

National Curriculum words: fruit, forwards, February 

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work: WB Tuesday

 

English:

 Today we are looking at the structure of a paragraph.

Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhOJZwLG8C4 

Look at the paragraph puzzles. Can you decide which sentence is the topic sentence and which two are the detail. Order the sentences so that the paragraph makes sense. Then write one up to practise your handwriting.

Paragraph Puzzles

 

Reading (for the week)

After reading the first two chapters answer the questions below.

Questions

 

Maths:

Do the first column in the 3 minute dash.

 

Year 3 - Complete a selection of times using your clock and then complete page 22

 

Year 4 - Look at telling the time using the 24 hour clock with this PowerPoint and then complete page 26 of your book.

 

 

Clock Faces for drawing times

 

Topic:

See Friday

Monday 27th April

Welcome back to another week. I hope that you had a lovely weekend. E now has a really wobbly tooth which she has been waiting for, for a long time as a lot in her class lost their first tooth a long time ago. Now though, she is a little bit scared of it actually happening. I am sure that she will soon get used to it.

Spellings:

Spelling Test day:

Year 3: they, eight, weight, prey, grey, vein, reins, guard, group, grammar

Year 4: obeyed, neighbourhood, weightless, survey, sleigh, eighteen, they, guard, group, grammar

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work:  WB Monday

 

English:

Complete SPaG Mat 3

 

Reading (for the week)

After reading the first two chapters answer the questions below.

Questions

 

Maths:

See how good you are getting at your multiplication tables https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/ 

Can you beat last week's score? 

Recap what you did on time last week. Here is a PowerPoint on telling the time on an analogue clock: PowerPoint. For each one ask your child what the digital time would be too.

Year 3: Page 21

Year 4:  Complete this time sheet. Try to add the time in words for each one too....Time sheet

Clock Faces for drawing times

 

Topic:

See Friday

Active Learn Champions

Abacus - Lewis who played 8 games!

Bug club -Alice who read 6 books!

Summer Term Learning Letter - (Link)

 

Curriculum Letter for Summer 1 2020 Home Learning

 

Hello all, I hope that you are all doing well. As the children are aware, we are moving on to WW2 for our next topic. For this we are mainly focusing on information text writing so you may like to purchase an non information book to support this but I will post as many links to information as I can too.  We will also do some work relvoving around the book...

Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll (ISBN9780571327584)

Letters from the Lighthouse is a book set around WW2. When a WW2 air raid happen, Olive's sister -Sukie - goes missing. Oliver and her brother (Cliff) have to be evacuated and meet some people on the way. Now Olive has mystery to solve because she has found a note and she is determined to solve it and find her sister.

Friday 24th April

It's fantastic Friday! We made it! Yesterday I was in school and have managed to film a few more challenges so they will be on our Facebook group soon. I also have nearly finished our toilet roll challenge so will do the final edit today.

Spellings:

Year 3 sheet

Year 4 sheet

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work:  Word Blaze Friday

 

English:

 Recap why paragraphs are used and when a new paragraph should be started by watching: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=tip+top+paragraphs+video&docid=607998310259689881&mid=265D5A6E4B91C48BABCD265D5A6E4B91C48BABCD&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Look at the information about WW2. It has some paragraphs missing. Write a // sign to show where a new paragraph should have started. (Answers on the second page).

Marking paragraphs

Maths:

Do the second column in the 3 minute dash.

3 minute dash

Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrxZWNu72WI 

Remind the children that when you go past half past you can also say minutes to the hour (analogue time)

Set a number of times for children to do on their clock. Can they say both analogue and digital time? How many minutes until it is the next hour?

Play the telling the time game, Year 3 - aim is to do the nearest five minutes and Year 4 you need to aim to the nearest minute. Again see if your child can tell you the analogue time.For now toy just need to focus on the 12 hour clock part.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Year 3: Page 20

Year 4: Page 22

Clock Faces for drawing times

 

Topic:

Use a atlas or  Google maps (https://www.google.co.uk/maps) to find out where countries who formed the Axis are (people we fought against) and where the countries who formed the Allies are(people that fought with us). You do not need to find all of the Allies on the list as there are a lot of them!

Label the countries and create a key. One colour for Axis and another for the Allies.

World map

Axis and Allies list

Challenge: Do you know any of the capital cities?

Looking at your map, why do you think it was called a World War?

This will be Topic on Monday and Tuesday too so you can do a bit at a time if you want.

Bug Club and Abacus Champions for the week will be named on Monday so you still have time to make it you!

Thursday 23rd April

Good morning all, I hope that you are all ok. We had an interesting day yesterday when Z went climbing and got her leg stuck behind a radiator!  Luckily, I manged to get it out. Unfortunately it did not stop her climbing on things she shouldn't be climbing on though!

Spellings:

 Dictation day today. Please read out the sentences to your child and see how they do.

Dictation sentences 

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work:  Thursday Dictation sentences

 

English:

 When do we start a new paragraph?

Rewatch the video from yesterday: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=tip+top+paragraphs+video&docid=608008841510454565&mid=2322285D5DC3EB58A26B2322285D5DC3EB58A26B&view=detail&FORM=VIRE 

To learn more about paragraphs, look at the PowerPoint: Paragraphs PowerPoint

Looking at the sentences (Topic sentences) organise them to show if they would mean a change of Time, Place, Topic or Person if they were to begin a paragraph.

Sentences to sort

Answers

Maths:

Do the second column in the 3 minute dash.

3 minute dash

Watch the video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqkwmp3 

Have a discussion that analogue clocks show the minutes past the hour when the minute hand is before the 6 and then you calculate the minutes to the hour when after the 6. The minutes you added on your clock yesterday will help this.

Look at digital time and say the hour is always first and then it is always the minutes past the hour.

Look at the PowerPoint to reinforce (It is to the nearest 5 minutes which is Year 3 - Year 4 you have to do to the nearest minute): Time to the nearest 5 minutes

Show your child some digital times and then they can display it on their clock

Year 3: Page 19 of your book

Year 4: Page 21 of your book

Clock Faces for drawing times

 

Topic:

Watch some of the Horrible History clips about WW2. Here is one to get you started: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=horrible+history+ww2&docid=607990622269672182&mid=DACCF8351F899B5FCAD0DACCF8351F899B5FCAD0&view=detail&FORM=VIRE 

Wednesday 22nd April

Morning, I hope that everything is going well. Yesterday we made gingerbread men and the girls loved it. I have to admit I don't like the stickiness of the gingerbread before you roll it but we manged not to get in too much of a mess. I also found out that I can 'make do' as we didn't have any golden syrup so we used honey instead; luckily they still tasted delicious.

Spellings:

Can you work out what the words say? Looking for which pattern it has in it first might help.

Muddled Words

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work:  Wednesday Word Blaze

 

English:

 When we start writing our information text in the next couple of weeks, we will need to use paragraphs so let's take a closer look at them.

Think about these questions:

When do we change paragraphs?

Why are they used at all?

Look at the video below:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=tip+top+paragraphs+video&docid=608008841510454565&mid=2322285D5DC3EB58A26B2322285D5DC3EB58A26B&view=detail&FORM=VIRE 

As you can see, new paragraphs start when there is a change of Time, Place, Topic or Person

Look through a few pages of your current reading book (Letters From a Lighthouse if you have it)  and identify why a new paragraph has been started. Make a tally chart of each of the four reasons for a new paragraph

Which one was the most popular?

Which was used the least?

Would your tally chart look different if you did it for a different part of your book?

Would this be the same in a different type of book?

 

Maths:

Do the first column in the 3 minute dash.

3 minute dash

Make a clock ready to use in our time lessons. You probably don't have a split pin at home but you could use buttons/ a paper clip/a pin to attach moving hands.

Use the template below if you want. I would also recommend adding in the minutes to and past around the edge to help you like in the picture and the little marks to show every minute (also notice that they are in different colours depending if they are to or past)

Clock Template

 

Topic:

See Monday

Tuesday 21st April

I hope that everything went well yesterday. E seemed to like that we had a bit more structure to the day but Z didn't seem to like that E was doing things without her so kept trying to interrupt her. We did have to hide the felt tips for a bit too as Z seemed to just want to draw on E's school work!

Spellings:

 

 /ay/ spelled as ei, eigh and ey.

Year 3: vein, weigh, they

Year 4: reindeer, neighbour, they

 

Unfortunately there are no real rules when you have to use each one so you just have to learn them. When attempting to spell one, when you are unsure, write it down and then see if it looks right - doing lots of reading helps with this trick as you will become used to seeing if words look right or not. 

There are some words here (and games) that might help you make word lists https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-6806.htm 

 

National Curriculum words: guard, group, grammar

 

Word Blaze spellings:

Click on the link to see your work: Word Blaze Tuesday

 

English:

 In some of the SPaG mats it mentions determiners so let's recap what they are. Look at the PowerPoint explaining what they are and then complete one of the sheets. The more stars at he bottom of the sheet then the more difficult it is.

Determiners PowerPoint

Activity sheets

Activity answers

 

Maths:

See how good you are getting at your multiplication tables https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/ 

There are 365 days in the year apart from a leap year which has 366. Below are some problems based on this. You can choose one that you would like to tackle or you could do more than one. (The answers are on the second page parents)

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Extension: Can you write your own?

 

Topic:

See Monday

Monday 20th April 

Welcome back everybody. I hope that you all had an enjoyable Easter break. We had some amazing weather which I don't think we have had for a couple of years so I hope that you enjoyed it. E and Z spent a lot of time in the paddling pool.

 

Like the couple of weeks before half term, work will be posted on here daily. In English, work will build up to a final piece which I would like you to share with me at the end. In Topic we will look at WW2 in more detail particularly how they had to 'Make Do and Mend'. I  think with everything going on in the world at the moment we have some good knowledge on how it felt with the make do bit! 

I hope that you are all ready for your home learning. I know that it is going to be hard to get back in to a routine but just try your best and remember if you need anything, even if it just to say hello, my email is rpm29@upsnodsfirst.worcs.sch.uk 

 

 

Active Learn Easter Champions

Abacus Games: Well done to Freya who managed to complete 4 different games

Bug Club: Well done to Jemima who managed to read 4 books and Holly who managed 3.

 

 

Spellings:

Spelling test day....

Year 3: science, scent, scented, scene, scissors, muscle, descend, heart, heard, guide

Year 4: scientist, fascinated, muscle, scenery, scented, descender, scissors, heart, heard, guide

 

Word Blaze spellings:

Hello again Word Blazers! I hope you all had a great holiday and enjoyed your Easter chocolate! Here are some activities for another week of Word Blaze spellings. You are coming towards the end of your ‘Paddle the Amazon’ adventures, so your new challenge, ‘Cycle Africa,’ will be on its way to you soon. Mrs Harding

Click on the link to see your work:  Monday 20th

 

English:

Complete SPaG Mat 2

 

Maths:

Discuss how many months in the year there are and how many days the children think that each month has.

Listen to the months in the year rap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRU03b5Rt3s Using the rap learn how many days in each month. 

Look at the following webpage https://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/months.html and look at why we have 12 months. At the bottom of the page answer the 10 questions based on your month knowledge.

Using all of this answer these three questions:

How many days in a year?

How many days in a Leap year?

How many weeks in a year?

Extension: Write your own rap about how many days and weeks there are in a year.

 

Topic:

Cut out the information and place around the house and garden for the children to find and read. Children to answer the questions using the information they find and complete sheet. (Not all of the information will have questions related to it and I will not set Topic work Tuesday or Wednesday due to the set up time of this one).

WW2 information and questions

 

Some excellent travel brochures being emailed through. Here are a selection. Well done everyone. Also some lambs sent in by Olivia.

This is one of my favourite photos of Mrs Tullet and I. She always hid when the camera was around so it is so nice that I have this of her. Mrs Tullet was one in a million and was always one who enjoyed a laugh. I had so many laughs with her in the staffroom and I loved how she always wanted people to be happy. This is a sad time for us all and I would love to give you all a hug. Please keep talking to each other and remember it is ok to be sad. I for one though am going to try and keep laughing and smiling as I am sure this is one thing Mrs Tullet would have wanted me to do so with this in mind, look at the video below xxxx  

March 2020

We have begun to compare Upton Snodsbury with Marseille. For this we have looked at where in the world and where in each country each one is.  In Art's week, as well as the whole school activities, we have started writing newspapers about Handa and have created some 3D animals out of cardboard. 

Please look at the whole school for Art's Week photos.

In Spring One we looked at the question: his half term we are focusing on the topic question - What are the similarities and differences between light and electricity? 

February 2020

During the whole of our current topic, we have been comparing light and electricity. To continue this we researched the dangers of both and created posters to warn others. Also we looked at how we could make a circuit and using this knowledge we identified circuits that wouldn't work and made switches. When we focused on light, we looked at the different materials light would travel through and then using this knowledge we made shadow puppets. During our trip to We the Curious we also took part in a light and shadow workshop. We look forward to seeing you next week for our sharing assembly on Monday at 2.30pm

January 2020

We have now begun our new topic on light and electricity. The children have investigated what needs light and what uses electricity. After, they discussed which one was the most important. They have also looked at reflective materials and using this knowledge they have created a shield which would be effective for Perseus to use against Medusa. In English, we have focused on myths and legends and the children have been reading and discussing a range of them. We are currently designing our own! Our class story which we are focusing on is The Terrible Tale of the Lambton Worm

During Autumn 2, we thought about the question: Which is the worst natural disaster?

December 2019

We created some reindeer Christmas biscuits as part of DT.

December 2019

Year 3 and 4 have focused on sound in Science. We have explored a range of instruments stating how they make a sound and what the sound is like. We have also discussed what sounds we  like and dislike and have seen how different sounds affect people differently. Also, we looked at how sound is made by vibrations. To prove this, we made string telephones and tested them on the playground and investigated if the length of string mattered, how you held it and if we could use more than one telephone at a time.

Here is the website for homework sent home 6/12/19. Have fun completing the times table speed game at least three times and then play some of the games.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

 

Times Tables

Here are the songs that we have been using in class to help learn our tables:

 3's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo 

4's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmSshEDVnQ 

6's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PftnJV7W2Rw 

7's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9zRRqOwIWQ 

 

Here are the others we will be using in the future or will help you recap some:

2's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIB-dZRCiA 

5's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCjt1dbhvWU 

8's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjPjks1R6Ng 

9's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C1z4avyTPY 

10's -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QXT3HjG7pg&t=89s 

11's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvHO1qjguUY 

12's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2vfUOmMxfg 

 

November 2019

It has begun! Christmas rehearsals are underway and the children are doing an amazing job at learning the songs and their musical instruments. They have also been working hard on preparing for their Christmas stalls. They have learnt a lot from this including being organised, being  decisive and how they need to mange their time effectively.Good luck all; we can't wait to see who the winner is! The classroom has also been filled with robins as the children painted stones to sell at the Christmas fair. They look brilliant. In English we have finished our poetry and are now focusing on using adverbs and adverbial phrases as they make their work more interesting. In Maths we are beginning to look at column addition and subtraction and working out when it is best to do a written method and when we should rely on our mental skills. In topic, we have looked at the effects of volcanoes and what causes earthquakes and tsunamis. 

November 2019

Bang! That's how the last couple of weeks started for us as we came in to the classroom and discovered that there had been an earthquake and it had caused a volcano to erupt too! The classroom was a disaster zone with chairs, tables and equipment everywhere. There was also no electricity so we had to use torches in our classroom and Mrs Mayo had used caution tape to section off the worst parts. We then discovered that we had to evacuate as it was too dangerous to stay. Along with Mrs Wadsworth, we discussed what we would grab from our houses and why. Then, we went outside and created shelters, tried to light a fire and created a water filter to see what it would be like if we were really evacuated. Mrs Wadsworth then tested the shelters by throwing water over them while we were inside them!  In Geography, we have discussed the layers of the Earth, what is  inside a volcano and why it erupts which included us making an explosion outside! In English, we have focused on figurative language and created some volcano shape poems which we will be sharing with other children in school.

Our question this half term was How has Upton Snodsbury  changed for a child?

October 2019
We have had a busy last couple of weeks of term including a sharing assembly to show off our amazing work to the rest of the school and our families. In Art, we have looked at work by Lowry and William Morris. After discussing their styles, we compared them and then had a go at doing own own. It was harder than we thought it was going to be! In English we finished off our Oliver Twist Itrailers and then began to look at show and not tell emotions. After acting out being down a mine, we used our show not tell emotions to write about being a trapper and all of the emotions that we would feel! In Maths, we are still continuing with learning our times tables and we try and sing our times table songs every day!
October 2019
Last week we went on an amazing trip to The Black Country Museum. Here we got to go to a Victorian school, visit some houses from Victorian times, play some Victorian games and visit the Victorian shops. We also went down a mine to see what it was like for a child working down there. The staff were all very impressed that every single child managed to go down even though it was pitch black at times! In English, we are writing a version of Oliver Twist in the first person and the children have been using some excellent description. In Topic, we have looked at the work of William Morris and have tried  to recreate his style. While doing this we have been listening to some music by Edward Elgar.

September 2019

The last two weeks started off with the children coming dressed to school as if they were Victorian. They then experienced what it would be like at school. There were finger nail inspections, lots of copying off the board and chanting of maths facts. Some children also had to wear the dunce's hat and others had to write with their right hand even though they are left handed! As part of the day, they also experienced a PE in the form of a drill session. After experiencing school life, we examined jobs that the children might have had to do. The children wrote adverts for farming jobs and then used the internet to research other jobs such as being a maid, a street seller, a factory worker and a chimney sweep. The children have also shared their workhouse homework and we have been impressed with all of the different ways of presenting the facts that they had found out.

September 2019

It has been an really interesting week and a half finding out what Upton Snodsbury used to be like during Victorian times. Did you know that it mostly used to be orchards? We found this information out by walking around the village looking for Victorian evidence, studying maps and looking at old and new photographs. We have also been reading Oliver Twist in English to see what else we could find out about the Victorian era. The children have lots of questions about the topic and hopefully this will continue and we will find out lots of information.

A HUGE dinosaur came in to school today and gobbled everyone up! They didn't like the shoes though so spat them out. Mrs Mayo said that it looked like the classroom after a PE lesson.

(This message has been written as part of an E Safety lesson to show how we can not trust everything that is on the internet!)

This half term we answered the question - Why do we need bees? 

June 2019

 WOW! What an amazing performance of 'Too Bee or not to Bee' a production that was written by the children. The children excelled in their singing, dancing, recorder playing and acting. Also they made some fantastic scenery and props. Well done all, you should be very proud of yourselves.

June 2019

We have now started our new topic all about bees and have been very buzzy already! We have written our end of year show and have started to make  props and learn our lines for our songs and parts. We have also been using figurative language to create some beetastic poetry and describing different scenes. In Science we have been looking at the functions of different parts of the plants

During this half term we investigated the question: Would you have built roads like the Romans did?

June 2019

 Children investigated the effect of different surfaces on a car travelling down a ramp and showed off their finished roman vehicles. They were very impressive,.

June 2019

 Year 4 had fun at the Bell boating regatta and learnt that if they all worked together and in time then they got faster.

 

May 2019

Over the last two weeks we have designed Roman vehicles and created the chassis for it out of wood. These will be sent home to finish off over the holiday as homework. We look forward to sharing them after the holiday. The children have also really enjoyed their trip to the Corinium Museum. It has also bee a very sporty time with some children representing us in a cross country and Year 4 going Bell Boating.  Year 3 have also been busy with improving the school grounds and writing to local business.  Photos are on the website.

May 2019
WOW, there were so many fantastic plastic projects completed over the Easter break so well done Year 3 and 4. Well done also to those who continued to read and fill their reading records over the holidays - a lot of Best Efforts were handed out.
As for this term, children have enjoyed the start of our Romans topic. For this topic, we will be focusing on mainly Romans roads. So far for this, the children have completed some timeline work; researched cities that the Roman roads led to; found out how Roman roads were built and begun to write instructions. Children have also improved their compass skills by identifying countries that were part of the Roman Empire and describing their position in relation to Italy.  In Maths we have been looking at capacity.

In the second half of the Spring term, we looked at the question: Can you justify the importance of looking after water?

April 2019

What a fantastic end of term we have had.  The children have created  some amazing drama performances, dances and PowerPoints to tell the rest of the school about plastic pollution and have written to several companies and Prince Charles. We look forward to the replies. They have also though of others and cooked Hot Cross Buns which we shared with a local volunteer group which feed the homeless. We are so proud of them all - Well done Year 3 and 4.

April 2019

We took part in a dance festival with other local schools. Here is our dance based on bees.

March 2019

Year 3 and 4 have certainly discovered that plastic is not fantastic with all the damage it is doing to our world. Over the last couple of weeks, we have taken part in the BBC Blue Planet Live lesson, completed our plastic stories, debated the issue of whose fault it is that we have plastic pollution (people who use plastic or the man who invented it) and created an action plan on how we are going to make Upton Snodsbury and our world a better place.  At lunchtime, we have weighed our waste and saw how much we do throw away.  Following this, we have written some information leaflets for parents and we are currently creating ways to show the school what they can do to help.  Our next step will be writing to local and international companies, Prince Charles and our local MP about the plastic problem as we do not want our blue planet changing to a plastic one!

March 2019

As part of our water topic we have looked at the different states that things can be and through carrying out an investigation with water, chocolate and jelly, we found out that it is temperature which causes a change in state. We then looked at the changes of state in the Water cycle and the main changes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation. In English, we have been writing a story to show the dangers of plastic in the ocean and how this affects the marine animals and in Geography we researched facts about plastic and the damage that they can have. Did you know that 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away in the UK every year?!

March 2019

It has been a very busy start to the half term and we have had fun starting our new topic and Book Week. As part of our topic we have looked how oil spillages can led to the death of the wildlife and started to look at other environmental issues such as the use of plastic. During book week, we created some ‘Wild Thing’ characters using images of animal body parts off the internet and then using our Art Day skills from last week, we sketched them and used watercolours and pencils to add detail. In English, we looked at what Max was like and his emotions and we compared a film version to the book. For once the film had more detail than the book!

                                                 In the first half of the Spring Term, we focused on the question  - 
How are products designed and marketed?

February 2019

Over the last two weeks we have used our market research to design a chocolate bar or treat, make one and of course test it! We then wanted to see who the parents and the rest of the school thought had designed the best so we created adverts using Itrailer and also wrote some which would appear in newspapers. We then put all of our learning together in our teams on PowerPoint. After our presentations were ready, we organised what our teams were going to say and showed them in a sharing assembly. After the presentations, the school and parents got to vote. Everyone deserved to win as they had designed some mouth-watering treats and worked incredibly hard on their presentations but after the votes were counted PAMJEL came out victorious. Below is their winning PowerPoint and the PowerPoint  created Cookietastic..