"Pupils behave well. They play happily together and consider each other’s needs very well.""Parents are right to be pleased with the quality of teaching at the school.""Pupils learn well because the work they do provides good levels of challenge and helps them learn new skills.""There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere in classrooms.""The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.""Pupils get off to a good start in early years."

Herons class (Year 3/4) 2019-20

Miss Snook, Mrs Brennan-McCord, Mrs Wright and Mrs Linehan

Our Learning This Week Friday 15th November

In Maths this week we have been working extremely hard to understand addition and subtraction with 3 and 4 digit numbers. We are now working towards using the formal methods. 

During Literacy we have written an introduction for our adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. We have also looked at speech marks and subordinate clauses so that we can start to include more grammar features in our writing. 

In Topic we researched Roman life in Britain and made a magnetic game in Science. We also produced some great RE work with Mrs Brickwood. 

We have been very active in PE completing an indoor circuit as well as completing some team Rugby Relays!!

Well done to Hannah, who has truly earned star of the week this week! Hannah has been working so hard in Maths and is such a kind and helpful friend. 

Spellings this week are different prefixes.

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An explosion of knowledge! Friday 8th November

What a week! The children have made he most of their break and have been working extremely hard this week. 
 
In our Maths lessons we have recapped adding and subtracting 1, 10, 100 and 1000 from a given number and have begun to look at formal methods by using jottings and equipment.

During Literacy, we have moved on to looking at narratives, we have started to look at the story 'Hansel and Gretel' by Anthony Browne, an adaptation of the original.

Throughout Guided Reading sessions the children have used their retrieving skills to work out the culprits of the Gunpowder plot!

Rugby was introduced to use in PE this week and despite some cold hands most of us were smiling!

On Thursday we spent the day learning with Mrs Brickwood, We produced some wonderful pictures in RE, used the internet to research and made a fact file all about our Scientist for this term 'Sir Isaac Newton'. 

Have a great weekend!

Spellings for this week are different suffixes

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Please Miss Snook Friday 25th October

In Literacy lessons we have been working on the poem 'Please Mrs Butler' by Allan Ahlberg. The children fully immersed themselves in this quick poetry unit and got to write their own poems in a similar structure! They were very funny! Some children also took to the stage and bravely performed theirs poems with great expression.

During Maths, the children have been having a go at adding and subtracting 3 and 1 digit numbers which has been a bit tricky when crossing the tens. We also had fun in Science and made our own compasses using a magnet and water! 

We took a very short trip to the school car park and went inside the lifebus. The lady spoke to use all about human organs, friendship and technology. Our half term of PE was rounded off nicely with routines in gymnastics and invasion games in netball. 

Well done to Rose, who is star of the week this week! Rose has worked so hard on her handwriting and wrote an epic poem. Well done!

Thank you to all the parents who came in this week for parents meetings, it was great to meet some of you for the first time (properly!)

Happy Half Term!

Spellings (ure) 

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A week full of learning! Friday 18th October

An exciting start to the week this week! On Monday, we visited Towcester Museum and learnt all about Roman fashion, hygiene and leisure! The children behaved brilliantly and enjoyed all the activities on offer. 

In literacy, the children have been planning, drafting and writing their setting description of Mount Vesuvius, using the book 'Escape from Pompeii' to help us. We have also begun our unit on addition and subtraction. This week we worked on adding and subtracting multiples of 100 to another 100 and then to a 3 digit number. On top of this, times table rockstars was launched! The children have received a login to access the website/app which will help them with learning the vital 12x12 times tables! 

During our Science lesson, the children got to explore using magnets to find out which material were magnetic! They were fascinated with magnetic field created by iron fillings and the fact that we couldn't get some of the magnets to 'stick' together! 

Well done to Matilda, who is our star of the week this week! Matilda always works hard and tries her best. Thank you! 

Spellings this week y for i 

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Hard At Work! Friday 11th October

During our Maths lessons this week, the children had a go at estimating on a numberline, partitioning and even solved some place value riddles! The children have worked really hard in their Maths lessons and I hope that this place value knowledge will help them with the next Maths topic! 

In Literacy we have been looking at similes and personification to help us write our setting description text. We came up with some fantastic ideas to describe an avalanche using our senses to inspire us. 

In Topic we found out all about Boudicca, which will be useful for our Museum trip on Monday! We also had ago at shooting through the Netball hoop in PE (before the rain got to us!) AND even had time for a Science experiment to test friction. 

On Thursday, we took a trip down to Wrens! The children in Herons read a child a story to launch our reading buddy sessions - it was lovely to see the children choose a story that they might've enjoyed when they were younger! 

Well done to Annabelle, who received star of the week this week! She also works well in lessons but this week her writing was pretty spectacular!

Spellings this week are OU 

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Legendary Learning! Friday 4th October

In Literacy lessons we have started looking at settings descriptions. We picked out the key features from a description all about a forest fire including: Similes, Personification, Repetition and Alliteration (would you believe it)! In Maths we have been rounding to the nearest 10 and 100, which considering this is a new concept for most children, they have done really well!

In the afternoons, we had fun in topic designing Roman Mosaics! Holding shapes and improving our Netball passes in PE as well as RE with Mrs Brickwood. 

Well done to Harry this week, who is our star of the week! Harry has shown an amazing attitude towards his learning this week and has been a fantastic friend! 

Spellings this week use the suffix UN 

 

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Cabbages and Greens! Friday 27th September

In Literacy lessons this week, the children have been researching planning, drafting and writing all about Roman Villas. They have produced some informative reports all about the type of homes Romans built when they arrived in England over 2000 years ago. Maths has been busy too! We have begun to use <>= signs to order and compare 3 and 4 digit numbers as well as play some games to recap our place value knowledge. ,

Our Harvest visit to church was successful. Thank you for all your kind donations for Towcester foodbank; also thank you to any parents who attended the service, we hope you enjoyed our contribution of 'The Good Samaritan'. 

Well done to Curtis this week! Curtis has been a superstar, helping tidy at break and lunch as well as trying really hard in lessons and being a great friend. 

Spellings this week are the prefixes 'dis' and 'mis' 

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From spellings to sunshine... Friday 20th September

What a fantastic week we have had in Herons this week! From our spellings on Monday morning to our wonderful Friday playtime in the sun!

The children have been continuing to develop their place value knowledge in Maths this week by representing numbers on a number line and counting 1, 10, 100 or 1000 more or less. In Literacy we have innovated an information text all about Anglo - Saxon houses ready for our independent work next week; along with lots of work on conjunctions. In Science we began looking at the forces 'push' and 'pull' as well as exploring the style of Artist George Seurat! 

Today was our first Friday University session, the children got to enjoy either: Yoga, Spanish, Origami or Animation! 

A shout out to Owen this week! Owen is our star of the week because he has been using some wonderful vocabulary in our Literacy lessons. Well done!

Spellings this week use the suffix 'tion' 

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Making Numbers! Friday 13th September

This week's Math's focus has been getting the children to represent numbers in different ways. We used lots of different resources and drawings to show 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers. During Literacy lessons, we have been learning all about information texts and identifying the features. 

In Topic we looked at where the Romans came from and even had a go at decoding Roman numerals! On Thursday afternoon, we were lucky enough to have fun in French with Mrs Brickwood. 

Congratulations to Charlotte, who is star of the week this week! Charlotte has come back to school with a great attitude and is enjoying her reading! Fab!

Spellings this week use the suffix 'ly' 

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Welcome back! Friday 6th September
This short week has been all about launching our topic for this term 'This is my land'. Key Stage 2 will be learning all about invaders; Herons will be focusing on The Romans! We have played invasion games, designed and painted shields and have gone on an artefact treasure hunt. 
We have also been busy practising key spellings and getting used to our new class. 
This blog will be updated weekly with spellings and photos of the week! 
I hope you all enjoyed the summer break and are ready for the new academic year.

Miss Snook