Fri 11th January 2019
Happy new year! What a busy first week back the children have had! Monday saw our Stunning start, introducing 'I believe' looking at religious beliefs but also personal beliefs and goals! We set ourselves some goals for this term, looked at inspirational people and enjoyed a game of Goalball in the afternoon.
In Maths year 3 looked at comparing multiplication and division statements and year 4 looked at multiplying 3 digits together. In English we have become familiar with WING - a narrative about a bird like creature with only one wing.
We had fun in French with Mrs Brickwood and labelled parts of the body in French! Our Science theme of sound was introduced AND we have started to look at Hinduism!
Well done to Ethan - our star of the week this week! Ethan has been amazing in guided reading sessions, giving some brilliant answers about the book 'Wonder' .
Spellings for Monday - Suffix OUS
Last full week before Christmas...
Sun 16th December 2018
This week in Maths have completed some investigations and built our own snowmen out of shapes and measured their perimeter. In English the children have planned and written some fantastic newspaper articles about Michael's (from Kensuke's Kingdom) disappearance!
On Monday we had an RE day looking in detail at the Christmas story and christian beliefs. Then we were lucky enough to watch the Wrens, Robins and Magpies productions! In topic we looked at some of the natural phenomena that occurs in America: Blizzards Tornadoes Hurricanes Earthquakes. The children came up with some ideas of how Americans could stay save in these extreme weather conditions.
Well done to Rose, who is Herons star of the week! Rose always works hard and listens in class, she has also grown in confidence!
Please bring in wire coat hangers if at all possible for you child to use in our DT project next week! Thank you!
Spellings for tomorrow are a list on contractions (using apostrophes)
Fri 7th December 2018
We have been very busy this week and beginning to get ready for Christmas - sewing, decorating and completing assessments!
The children have work hard in the mornings and completed some reading and maths assessments, begun writing a newspaper article and compared american landscapes.
In the afternoons we had a go at sewing!!!! Luckily we had Mrs Chambers to help! The children had a go at creating some stockings and Christmas trees to sell at the Christmas Fayre.
Well done to Charlotte our star of the week this week - she has been making sure she gets the most out of lessons by contributing and reminding others of the rules. Fantastic!
Measurement spellings this week -
A marvelous week!!
Fri 30th November 2018
What an exciting start to the week! On Monday, the children took part in some Kensuke's Kingdom themed activities, they produced some lovely artwork, coordinate maps, messages in bottles and made fire!
Alongside this we looked at formal methods of multiplication and division in Maths and in English we looked at "Peaches and Scream!" a newspaper text ready to write some newspaper articles over the next couple of weeks.
In topic we began to research an American city (once we'd established between a hamlet, village, town and city) using laptops with a partner.
Well done to Ruby - our star of the week this week! Ruby's attitude towards learning is fantastic and she makes some superb contributions in class.
Spellings for this week are a list of homophones/near homophones that we need to practise in Herons!
This week's learning!
Fri 23rd November 2018
In Literacy we have written some formal persuasive letters to Mrs Marsh to persuade her to take us to New York on a school trip to help us with our topic learning! In Maths we have looked at division - sharing and grouping, formal methods and different representations.
During RE we learnt about the Buddhists beliefs of karma and reincarnation and created a snakes and ladders board game to show our understanding. In topic we have looked at New York and the wide variety of landscapes across the USA.
Congratulations to Carter our star of the week this week, Carter works so hard in Maths and has developed some fantastic problem solving skills!
Spellings (these will be tested on Tuesday)
This week's learning!
Sun 18th November 2018
In Literacy we have looked at persuasive features and tried to include these in our letters applying for 'Britain's Best Village ' competition. During Maths the children have been continuing their work on multiplication and division.
We also had activities based around anti - bullying week and the Buddhist eightfold path.
Year 4's also had Bikeability on Friday, I had excellent feedback from the instructors so well done!
Well done to Beth who is our star of the week this week. Beth has been working so hard recently and has really grown in confidence and maturity - amazing!
Remembrance and more!
Fri 9th November 2018
This week the children have started to learn about persuasive text features within a formal letter. They have also been looking at times tables and multiplication, 3, 4, and 8s for year 3 and 6s, 7s and 9s for year 4.
During Topic the children worked in pairs to research an American State, during RE they looked at the Buddhist festival 'Vesak' and made some lanterns. In PE we worked collaboratively and played some traditional playground games in our houses. The children also got to experience the new running track!!!
A special mention to Ashley who is star of the week this week. Ashely wrote a beautiful poem about remembrance. Thank you to all parents/carers who came on Tuesday and Wednesday evening it was lovely to meet you all properly.
Spellings for Monday 'Shun' (sion) endings
Fri 2nd November 2018
Welcome back after the half term. This week we a have begun looking at multiplication and division, year 3s need to know their 3, 4 and 8 times tables and year 4 will need to know their 6, 7, 11 and 12 times tables! Practise has begun! We recapped some grammar during literacy lessons and focused on editing and improving our work.
In topic we went across the pond and started looking at The USA and it's 50 states, we have started to learn a song but there's lots to remember! During RE we had a look at some Buddhist symbols and found out the meaning. For remembrance the children wrote some lovely poems and created some poppies.
Star of the Week: Ethan! Ethan is a superstar, he is kind and helpful but is growing into such a thoughtful young man - well done!
Spellings for Monday
Happy Half Term!
Fri 19th October 2018
This week the children wrote a setting description, postcards from London and Paris and painted some Buddhist temples! We even squeezed in some time to create our own optical illusions and recap addition and subtraction.
Well done to Sophie who was Herons star of the week this week - Sadly Sophie is leaving us but I had to give her star of the week because she is so kind and helpful. Good Luck!
Have a fantastic half term and stay safe!
Spellings for Tues 29th (the suffix ly)
What a week!
Fri 12th October 2018
Wow! The children have been so busy this week: recording an album, performing a concert and trying out badminton.
As well as this, the children have been continuing some work on addition and subtraction and becoming familiar with a setting description as part of our Literacy work. In topic we looked at the flags, languages, currency and capital cities of different European cities - which the children seemed to enjoy!
Well done to Nathan who is Herons star of the week this week! Nathan has been trying really hard to push himself and extend his learning. Well done!
See spellings for Monday (The suffix tion)
A fantastic week!
Fri 5th October 2018
We have had such an exciting week this week!
In Maths we have begun to look at addition and subtraction using the column method to work out tricky equations. More active and collaborative learning took place on Monday where the children had to work in house teams to figure out some mathematical challenges!
In Literacy we read some more of Kensuke's Kingdom and went outside to create Michael's shelter!
I think the most exciting thing this week was POPUK! Herons got stuck in and learnt 7 songs with Curly Claire to sing and record on Wednesday!
A special mention to Ollie who received Star of the Week this week. Ollie has been working hard and setting a brilliant example to the rest of the class, well done!
Spellings - prefixes
Harvest in Herons
Fri 28th September 2018
During our Maths lessons we have almost finished our work on place value; Year 4 now know a lot about 4 digit numbers and Year 3 know loads about 3 digit numbers! In English we planned and wrote all about a place we designed; we had some fantastic ideas (Tarantula Town, Crystal City and Tropical City all sounded interesting!).
In the afternoons this week we have been learning about the eye for science, the city of Paris for french and the story of the Buddha in RE. We have also been practising our Little Red Hen Rap which some of you saw in church. Thank you for joining us and for your kind donations which I'm sure you may have assisted your children in gathering!
Have a fab weekend!
See OU spellings for Monday
Our learning this week!
Fri 14th September 2018
In lessons this week we have been busy learning all about Roman Numerals, Explanation Texts and Light! We even had time for some artwork.
In Maths the year 3 children looked at the place value of 3 digit numbers and year 4 explored Roman Numerals! During English we have begun looking at an explanation text all about Towcester and have begun looking at the features.
In the afternoons we have been looking at light in science with Mrs Brickwood, as well as creating some 3D buildings inspired by the artist 'Hundertvasser'.
Well done to Edward who is our star of the week this week! Edward has proven how hard he can work in lessons now he is in KS2.
See below to download spellings for Monday.
Fri 7th September 2018
Over the last 3 days the children have been introduced to a newly decorated classroom, a Geography based topic and have welcomed new friends.
We had a look at the different kinds of maps, and mapped out an area of the school in the style of an ordnance survey map. The children enjoyed working outside to draft out their ideas.
We had a look at drawing and shading and have begun to create some 3D shapes which we will use to make our very own European cityscape!
On top of this the children have been busy and concentrating on practising key spellings and making their own network hands (to help them feel safe at school).
Star of the week, spellings and homework will be given out next week - just a reminder that PE for our class is on Monday and Tuesday.
A week of hard work in Herons!
Fri 21st September 2018
In Maths this week we have been counting in multiples of 10s, 100s and even 1000s form any given number as well as ordering and comparing a group of numbers!
In English we have started writing our class explanation text all about Northampton, the children have worked really hard on this and I am pleased with all of their ideas! We have also just started designing our own towns and cities which the children loved! I look forward to seeing them write about these next week.
We have just stared to look at the continent of Europe as part of our Topic 'Earth Explorers!' and the children worked collaboratively to produce some epic posters.
A huge well done to Yoann who was star of the week this week! Yoann always shows me he is ready to learn and is such a enthusiastic member of the class.
Spellings for Monday (y for i)