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Herons 2021-22

Miss Snook, Mrs Salmons and Mrs Freeman 

Lots of Exploring!  

Friday 21st January 2022

In Literacy this week, the children have been planning and writing their own poems about the Mediterranean sea. Lots of amazing vocabulary was used as well as a range of similes! It made us want to go on holiday, looking at all the bright photos!

During our Maths lessons, we have explored the 4 and 8 times table. Although we need lots more practise on our eights, we are beginning to spot some patterns to help us! 

We really enjoyed our Geography this week! Once we had learnt about the 4 regions of Europe; in pairs we made posters about Northern European counties. Take a look at the pictures. As well as this, we loved our drama is PSHE and having a go at some different yoga poses in PE - very relaxing!

Well done to Arthur, Herons star of the week this week. Arthur worked incredibly hard with his spellings, poem and times tables this week! 

See below Spellings: Proper Nouns/European Capital Cities 

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Northern Lights 

Friday 14th January 2022

In Literacy this week we have focused on the language we can use for poetry. We brainstormed adjectives, verbs and similes using the Northern Lights as inspiration. We then wrote our own verses for our Northern Lights poem! 

In Maths, we have been multiplying and dividing by 3 and getting ready to do the same with 4! The children are getting quicker at their times tables but any extra practice at home would be brilliant :) 

We also started cross country - running round the track for 12 minutes! We will work on this over the next few weeks and see if we can build up our lap totals (see below!). We enjoyed finding capital cities in Geography, finding ER verbs in French as well as listening to some of Bod Marley's music!

Well done to Gabriel, our star of the week this week. Gabriel consistently works hard and has found some super vocabulary for his poetry work! 

See below Spellings: more homophones 

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Happy New Year! 

Friday 7th January 2022

Even though it has only been three days, Herons have been very busy this week!

We started our year looking at our new book - Ice Palace by Robert Swindells! The children are looking forward to finding out about the story next week! In Maths we have started to look at division and have explored the difference between grouping and sharing and using our 2, 5 and 10 times table to help us. The children also had a go at writing and reading some poems in Literacy to begin our new poetry unit! 

We also braved the freezing weather to complete a health and fitness circuit! There were some great star jumps, squats and shuttle runs. As part of our new Geography topic, the children explored atlases to find lots of different countries in Europe. 

Well done to Kiara, our star of the week this week! Kiara has shown great resilience during her first week back - well done :) 

See below Spellings: Homophones

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Christmas Holidays! 

Friday 17th December 2021 

We started our week by recapping our 2 and 5 times tables in Maths and writing our letters in Literacy. 

However, we also enjoyed our final week before Christmas by watching Wrens Nativity, Carol singing at St Barts and enjoying a superb Christmas dinner together with our homemade hats! 

The children loved finishing their DT net projects and enjoyed composing some Christmas themed music with their partner using the Glockenspiels. 

We celebrated with Reuben this week, who was our star of the week. Reuben has worked so hard recently and has made great progress :) 

It has been a fantastic and to the term and I'd like to say thank you to everyone who sent the adults in Herons a gift! See you Wednesday 5th January 2022!

Miss Snook 

See below Spellings: aw - au/augh 

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It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

Friday 10th December 2021 

It is beginning to feel Christmassy in Herons this week! We got to watch Robins and Magpies perform their Nativity 'Prickly Hay' and make some very unique Christmas card with Mrs Salmons. We even have some small decorations...

In our Maths lessons this week, we have moved onto multiplication and division. The children have been using their knowledge of 'groups' from year 2 to help them this week when looking at arrays and equal groups, as well as the multiplication symbol. In Literacy we have done lots of boxing up and editing ready to write our letters next week! We also enjoyed some laps round the track and a New Age Kurling competition in PE. 

See below Spellings: History Vocabulary 

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Assessments! 

Friday 3rd December 2021 

This week the children have really focused when completing their assessments. I am really pleased with the progress we have made as a class in Maths and Reading! 

We spent our Literacy lessons looking at punctuation, adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions! Hopefully the children will use these to include in their Mrs LaRue letters next week! In Maths, we finally finished addition and subtraction; we will continue to use this learning in Arithmetic and other areas of Maths! 

Some highlights the children really enjoyed this week; in Science they loved looking at fossils and finding out how these are formed, in DT we had a go at making 3D nets and we loved watching the Year 5 brass concert! 

Well done to Eliza, our star of the week this week! Eliza has made so much progress in Maths and is always so polite and kind to others. 

Special thank you to everyone who completed their Teams Assignment on Stonehenge :) 

See below Spellings: Suffix 'ly' 

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Dear Mrs LaRue...

Friday 25th November 2021 

In Reading and Literacy lessons this week, we have been looking at letters! The children have loved using Dear Mrs LaRue to help them with this. It's a book about a dog that just wants to be collected by his owner from 'obedience school'. So far, we have recapped using a capital letter for proper nouns and using question and exclamation marks. In Reading, we are looking at the 'explain' viper, which can be tricky! The book has helped us so much with this! 

In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers using counters alongside the column method and have particularly enjoyed History this week - learning all about Stonehenge. This is linked to this week's homework, which will be on MS teams. Please let me know before Thursday if there're any issues with this :) 

See our photos from our Music and PSHE with Mrs Salmons! 

Well done to Isabel, who is our star of the week this week! We have seen huge improvements in Isabel's efforts at school and she deserves to be recognised! 

See below Spellings: ure 

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Stone Age Diary Writing! 

Friday 19th November 2021 

This week the children spent their Literacy lessons innovating, planning and writing a diary as if they were in the Stone Age! Their history learning as well as experience day last week has really helped them with this. 

We carried on adding and subtracting in Maths using the column method and enjoyed hockey and kurling in PE! In RE the children recapped the story of Noah and used it as inspiration to write their own promises. 

A highlight this week was reading buddies. All of Herons were so focused when reading to a partner from Kestrels; they worked hard on their fluency and expression! Kestrel class gave us some great feedback. 

Well done to Noah, our star of the week this week! He has been working so hard in Maths, Literacy and Science and helping others!

See below Spellings: Soft C 

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Prehistoric Experience Day! 

Friday 12th November 2021 

The children were lucky enough to have such a fantastic experience day on Tuesday! They got to handle artefacts from prehistoric times, dress up in stone age clothes as well make a fire and witness bow and arrow shooting! Have a look at the pictures below :) In History lessons this week, we also looked at different cave paintings found them from all over the world and thought about the clues these give us about life in the stone age. 

We also had time to learn about prepositions in Literacy (words that tell us where or when something is in regards to something else) as well as begin to look at column methods of addition and subtraction in Maths. The children also had a brilliant Science lesson with Mrs Barnett - testing properties of different rocks. 

Well done to Gabriel, our star of the week this week! Gabriel is a fantastic learner in our class, spends extra time reading at home and was very respectful in the remembrance assembly. 

See below Spellings: Prefixes il, im, in and ir 

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Stones and Bones! 

Friday 5th November 2021 

The class have loved the introduction to our new History topic this term 'Stones and Bones', where they will be looking at the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age as well as Rocks as part of their Science! The children had some time to collect facts from a range of books, create some cave art and make a prehistoric timeline. They should also be able to tell you the difference between A.D. and B.C! 

In Maths, the children are continuing with their addition and subtraction of 10s and 100s and noticed that when adding or subtracting 100s only the 100s change! In Literacy and Reading, we looked at the book 'Stone Age Boy' to help us with our learning. 

They also loved PE this week! On Wednesday, Coach Louis came in to do some Hockey with us and we had a Kurling practice in the hall on Thursday!

Well done to Louis, who is our star of the week this week! Louis has really got stuck in to our History topic and has been very kind.  

Enjoy your firework filled weekends! 

See below Spellings: Rock Vocabulary 

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Horrid Henry Hot Writes! 

Friday 22nd October 2021

The children have loved listening to Horrid Henry stories this week and using it to help them with their ideas in Literacy. We wrote all about Horrid Henry and then the children wrote all about his brother, Perfect Peter! 

In Maths, we carried on learning addition and subtraction of 1 digit numbers and did some quick times table practise! The children also enjoyed Music with Mrs Salmons, looking at Netball positions in PE and creating a dot landscape in Art. 

We finished off looking at The UK in Geography as well as Plants in Science and the children successfully completed some quizzes using their knowledge! 

Special well done to Oscar, who received star of the week this week, for his positivity and kindness. 

Thank you to everyone to joined parents evening this week :) Happy Half Term! 

See below Spellings: Contractions

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Goldilocks and Horrid Henry! 

Friday 15th October 2021

In Literacy we have been looking at character descriptions. We use Goldilocks to help us with this. The children are really enjoying the Horrid Henry books in class so we are using them to help us with our writing ad well as our reading. 

During Maths, Herons have been working hard to add and subtract 1 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers that cross 10s. We have looked at lots of different methods and the children have had to choose the one they find most efficient! 

They loved PE this week and worked well in teams to get as many points using their netball shooting skills; I think we are ready for a mini game next week! Have a look at the pictures below.  

Well done to Grace, our star of the week this week. Grace is always trying her best and is a great addition to our class :) 

See below Spellings: 'ation'  

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Glockenspiel fun! 

Friday 8th October 2021

In Music lessons with Mrs Salmons this week, the children really enjoyed finding out facts, playing instruments and listening to some solos on the Glockenspiel! As well as this, Herons class took part in a 12 minute run as part of some cross country training; the children were really supportive of one another and cheered each other on. 

We started adding and subtracting hundreds and ones from 3 digit numbers in Maths this week and practised our 5 times tables. The children really enjoyed this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfRVYPcfecE and remember facts can be practised on times table rockstars using the login in your child's reading record. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school.  In Literacy we began looking at a character description of Goldilocks ready to help us write our own. We also loved completing our coding unit on the ipads! 

Greens Norton went to St Barts on Thursday for Harvest and I would just like to say well done to all the children but an extra special thank you to; Noah, Arthur, Gabriel, Sofia and Sam, who all read some prayers aloud. 

See below spellings: Prefix 'dis' (don't) 

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Dots, summaries and hot writes! 

Friday 1st October 2021

In our literacy lessons this week the children have been planning, editing and writing a setting description of a volcano called 'Mount Meriapi'. We have used our class book to help us with this. The children have had to summarise some stories from the Bible as part of their guided reading, which helped us learn about Adam and Eve in RE! They understand how important summarising is because it is very tricky to tell someone the whole story. 

We finished off looking at place value in Maths and the children counted in 50s by spotting the links from the 5 times table. Earlier in the week, the children enjoyed mixing and creating secondary and tertiary colours in the pointillism style (see photos below). We also enjoyed some drama to help us solve problems in PSHE. 

Our star of the week this week was Noah. Noah is new to our school this year and has been a kind, helpful and polite friend. 

See below spellings: Prefix - mis 

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Innovation Week! 

Friday 24th September 2021

In Literacy lessons this week the children have been helping to innovate our class setting description ready for writing our own next week! The children have tried really hard to use a variety of conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and similes in their writing.

During Maths, we have been learning to calculate more or less and have begun to use <,> and = signs as well as learning and practising number bonds to 100. I have sent a parentmail with these facts on to help you support your child.

Elsewhere, we have been busy creating an experiment in Science, practising our defending skills in PE and we have looked at counties of the UK! 

Well done to Arthur, who received star of the week this week! Arthur has shown a brilliant work ethic in Maths and his contributions and workings out have been fantastic. 

See below spellings: Prefix - un

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100s, 10s and 1s! 

Friday 17th September 2021

In Maths this week, we have begun understanding and using hundreds and 3 digit numbers in our learning. We used lots of equipment to explore this concept before moving on to tricky problems to solve. In Literacy, the class continued their work on setting descriptions making sure we use capital letters, full stops, conjunctions and expanded noun phrases in our writing. 

In Geography we explored and located different UK cities on our own maps; the children loved spotting the different locations (see pictures below)! Herons have also practised the 4 types of Netball passes in PE as well as enjoying some new French vocabulary!

Eloise is our star of the week this week - Eloise has been challenging herself and encouraging others!

See below spellings: Y for I 

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Our First Week of Year 3 

Friday 10th September 2021

In Herons this week, we have been busy learning about our new Geography topic 'Welcome Home'. We recapped the 4 countries in the UK using atlases and made a key identifying which was which. We can tell you their capital cities and some of us plotted these on our own maps! As part of this learning, the children did some skyline art based on the four capital cities, which some brought home to you! Others are on display!

As well as this, we got stuck in to our class book 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Phillip Pullman. This will help us with our learning in Literacy and Guided Reading. The children also had a look at some French sounds, recapped plants from year 2 and learnt about a new song with Mrs Salmons in Music!

Sam is our star of the week this week - Sam showed all three school rules and had produced some well- presented, thoughtful and impressive work already!

See below spellings: OUS

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