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Homework due Tuesday.... PE Outdoors - Friday..... YEAR 4 Swimming Thursday.... Spellings Friday.... Times Table test Friday
To Remember!! AUTUMN 2 please remember that Forest school is taking place every Wednesday afternoon throughout the autumn 2 term. Children will need to bring their forest school kit every Wednesday and ensure that it is weather appropriate for this time of year!
Children in LKS2 will be expected to learn the common exception words for year 3/4 by the end of their two year cycle. These will need to be seen within their writing across the curriculum. This is something we discuss regularly in class. If you can practise these with your children at home. You will be supporting the development of their vocabulary, spelling and attainment in writing. Little steps like this can make a huge difference to a child's attainment. Please see below a copy of the year 3/4 common exception words.
The children in Maple enjoyed sharing their classroom with the adults that were able to join us on Science morning. We spent the day learning about how to set up and conduct a comparative science experiment. We considered how changing one variable can effect the growth of plants. We also recapped previous learning by organising fruit and vegetables into a Venn Diagram to show which part of the plant we eat.
During our outdoor PE sessions, we have been looking at how we use different movements to travel across a space. We have learnt how we can use our bodies to make large and small shapes. See if you can work out which word we created as a team. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the answer.
We have been very lucky to take part in an organised workshop to develop our techniques working with clay. The children considered their prior knowledge children had about clay to design and plan what they imagined their creation to be. We were given the title 'River Coil Pots'. The children worked with Andrew Hill to look at different styles of clay coil pots before using rolling and shaping skills to form their own pots. Once these were created, they used a Monet inspired image to add detail to their pots. We have really enjoyed the learning in this topic and we can't wait to see the finished products on display in school showing a solid progression of skills from across the school. Here is a sneak peak into Maple class Coil Pots.
PE answer: MAPLE!!!