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Friday 27.3.20, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 9:37pm

Hi all,

Please find below a few ideas and different websites that can be used to help support learning at home:

 

  • PE with Joe Wicks (YouTube 9am) different lesson each day

  • Wildlife with Steve Backshall (facebook 9:30) 

  • Dance with Oti Mabuse (Facebook 11:30am)

  • Music with Myleene Klass (YouTube - next Friday 27th March 10am but ca watch recordings too)

BBC Teach Live Lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons

BBC Learning through cooking https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/learning_through_cooking

Basics of British sign language (1pm every day)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Zb7TbiOA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3dlzc0bQjKpZGZTCCKiyW_F7FX6LOjTY0JddErllpgZy0LofAqtHnX20E

TedEd Home

Parents: https://ed.ted.com/

Students: https://ed.ted.com/lessons?content_type=animations+talks&direction=desc&sort=publish-date&user_by_click=student

School Choice Week https://schoolchoiceweek.com/parent-resources-during-coronavirus/

Audible - Free stories https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

The Wind in the Willows musical https://www.willowsmusical.com/

Toy Theatre - Educational games https://toytheater.com/

LITERACY

Free Biff, Chip & Kipper kindle books on Amazon (you can download kindle app and put them on iPad) the ones to search for are: Floppy Did This!, Dad's Birthday, Funny Fish, Let's Recycle!, The Enigma Plot, Time Runners

Scholastic home resources:
https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/homelearning

Teach Your Monster to Read app has been free to download

Free eBooks:
 https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS
Top marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Numberblocks:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/numberblocks-make-and-play?collection=fun-activities-for-toddlers-and-preschoolers
Khan Academy:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math
NRich - Math's extension and enrichment for 5 - 18 https://nrich.maths.org/5716

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Live animal webcams from Edinburgh Zoo: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/#penguincam
Live animal cams from Sand Diego Zoo https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams 
Dublin zoo https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/
Marwell Zoo https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/keep-in-touch/webcams
Chester Zoo "Connect with Nature at Home"

STEM learning:https://www.stem.org.uk/

HISTORY
Musuem tours:https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

PE
Live ballet lessons (times on the page for each age group):
https://www.facebook.com/SarahDuFeuTheBalletCoach/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBYS2SPe89ygSq6RcYtQrOBTlI4sIyDQBqWNjGnAj4e6BKuzLlDcX4smPOzQ7iTue3wHkf1ne9XFlkx 

Go Noodle dances and games:
https://www.gonoodle.com/

Cosmic Kids yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

LANGUAGES
Duolingo app https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Hope this helps!

Take care and stay safe!

 

Friday 27th March, by Mrs Evans

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 8:35pm

Happy Friday to all my lovely Goldfinches and your families.

Well what a strange week this has been! I'm sure you have spent most of it outside enjoying the warmth and sun- I know we certainly have.

Yesterday we went for a walk (keeping a good distance away from other people) and we all really noticed the beautiful sounds of the birds. Hardly any cars, trains and planes. Peaceful.

We  tried out Go Noodle and did some Zumba sessions which were really good fun. I think I went wrong a lot, but never mind as I danced like nobody was watching! 

Toby did a fantastic job mending the Bug Hotel. He was really pleased to find some bugs living in there so he decided to make a block graph to record who and how many. This then gave him the idea of investigating a different part of the garden (a bush) and making another block graph to compare. I was so proud of him! This could be something you do for our Habitats Science work.

The girls got started on their Fairy Garden and also enjoyed making a start on their River Topic collages using the power point to help them (see attachment) They decided to do a little bit today and then do more next time and this is what they look like so far:

   

Mrs Powell told the teachers today that when it is our next turn to be in school, we can give everyone in our classes a quick phone call to say hello and see how you all are which I'm really looking forward to. laugh

School Jobs

Reading Journal activities: If you have been reading over the past week (which I know you are all absolutely wonderful at doing) then why not have a go at one of the reading journal activities (the sheet is in your Home Pack). Choose one to do and highlight it when you have finished. Over the next few weeks you could choose different activities to have a go at.

Maths  Have a go at some times table activities like Topmarks 'Hit the Button' or TT Rock Stars. In your pack there is an 11x table sheet which I want you to start working through. (Fold the answers back and start with Bronze just like we do in class.  https://www.timeme.com/count-up-timer.htm  this is the link to the UpTimer we use too.

Enjoy your Friday - remember your mindfulness jars when you want some calm time or time to just relax.

You are all amazing and I'm so proud of you all. Be good, be helpful and be kind.

Mrs Evans, Mrs Brennan and Mrs O'Marah

Message from Mrs Powell

“The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is, I’m the only one.” Tigger

Good morning children! This morning I want you to think about how special and unique you are. Talk to someone in your house about all the special qualities that make you unique. What about the people you live with? what makes them special? why don’t you tell them!

Thursday 26th March, by Mrs Evans

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 10:17am

Good Morning to all my super duper Goldfinches.

It has been lovely to see and hear about some of the things you have been doing at home over the past few days  and if you would like to share any of the projects and nice things you have been doing at home, please share on the Lostock Gralam Twitter feed:   @LostockGralamPr

Parents and Carers you are doing an amazing job in these exceptional circumstances. Please enjoy the opportunity to spend some quality time with your children and please don't put pressure on yourselves or them to plough through all of the school jobs at once. Just choose to do the pack and online activities in little sections, read daily and take time to play, exercies and chill.

While I was at school yesterday my three enjoyed some Maths activities. Lola tried out a telling the time game on topmarks and this should help her complete some of the time questions. They all got creative ...Amelie making a beautiful nature butterfly using things from the garden, Toby and Lola designing their own wordsearches. The thing they enjoyed most though was their 'eggsperiment' to design enough protection for an egg so it didn't break when they launched it out of the bedroom window! They chose materials from around the house. DISCLAIMER: Goldfinches please do this with permission and help from an adult otherwise Mr Evans will be in big trouble!! 

      

Tomorrow, the girls are looking forward to creating a Fairy Garden and Lola is going to have a go at researching rivers. Toby wants to design his own football drills as he is missing his Tuesday night training and Saturday matches.

School Jobs: 

I would love you to teach an adult in your house how to complete one of the Maths fluency grids (remeber we did this together just before school finished last week. Choose a 3 digit number in the 100s or 200s if you were confident in class or, choose a 2 digit number to make it easier and a higher 3 digit number for a challenge.

How are your Bug Hotels coming on? We have done a little bit but need to do a bit more yet. 

Have a look at the Anti Baddies Resilience Tool Kit (attached) It reminds me a bit of My Happy Mind. 

Enjoy your day - Be Cool, Calm and Kind smiley

From Mrs Evans, Mrs Brennan and Mrs O'Marah

Message from Mrs Powell

“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” Eeyore

Dear children, I have a challenge for everyone to do in your house. Can you think of three lovely things to happen each day, then either tell them to someone in your house or write them down? I’m going to do this and hopefully we will all try and find our own sunshine.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th March, by Mrs Evans

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 9:15pm

Tuesday 24 March

Good morning to my wonderful little team of Goldfinches. How was yesterday for you? I hope you managed to enjoy the sunshine and get settled into home schooling a little more.

In my house yesterday, we had a great time doing PE with Joe and even when the internet crashed, we had fun carrying on and making up our own moves. (My favourite move was the ice skating one!)  We did reading comprehension and some maths activities and Toby had a great time making up his own word search. I'm looking forward to solving it when it is finished. Lola taught Toby how to Code using  https://studio.code.org/courses

We have talked together today about the importance of having some time alone to be calm and quiet so we all tried this out for half an hour after lunch. Lola listened to music, Toby read his Star Wars book and Amelie just relaxed in her room with a book. We talked about it being OK to say we need a little space and time to just be alone and that everyone else in the house needs to respect this. 

I was really happy that we managed to write a little hello letter to post to my Nan and Gran and I know they will love to read about what we have been up to. I wonder who you could write a letter or e-mail to? 

School Jobs  (see the attached file 'Home Learning Timetable Wb 23.3.20) 

Today choose to do another different job from your pack. If you have had a go at the maths time games online, you could choose a page from your pack. Remember Ruby or A is our class work , Pearl or B  is next steps and Diamond or C is challenge work. You can choose whichever you are happiest with. 

RE- remind yourself of the Easter story. The links to different websites and video clips are all in the Home Learning Timetable (attached) Perhaps you could make a cartoon strip or create an art picture/painting/sketch.

Please remember that above all your happiness is most important. Remember to eat healthily, get lots of fresh air and sleep well. I look forward to blogging tomorrow,

Mrs Evans

and I know Mrs Brennan and Mrs O'Marah are thinking about you all lots.

Message from Mrs Powell

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” Winnie the Pooh

Dear children, Now we all have more time, are you thinking about the things you like to do at home and at school?  Please tell someone all about it and keep talking. It is great to talk!

 

Tuesday 24th March, by Mrs Evans

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 6:47pm

Tuesday 24 March

Good morning amazing Goldfinches. I imagine yesterday was a little strange... but hopefully fun.

In my house we had a go at using the colour coded timetable- we didn’t stick to it completely but managed a bike ride in a quiet place without lots of people. In the morning, my children had a go at doing some maths and spellings or writing but then we spent most of the afternoon outside. Later, Toby and Amelie had a go at the space rocket Lego challenge and Lola helped me to plant some flowers in pots to put outside.

One of the things we are going to do today is write a little hello letter to post to my Nan and Gran who live a long way away. We think it will cheer them up like your rainbow messages to the Old People’s home.

I wonder if you have anyone who you might write a letter to or make a card for?

Another thing we are going to try is PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

School Jobs  (see the attached file 'Home Learning Timetable Wb 23.3.20) 

Today choose to do a different job from your pack e.g. a reading comprehension. This will help you with our Science topic on habitats. Then you could go outside in your garden and make a habitat  (Bug Hotel). We are going to mend the one Toby made last year which has fallen apart a little over winter. This is what it looks like at the moment but hopefully I can send an improved picture once it’s been mended.

Geography- your task for this week is as I explained in yesterday's blog. (Have another look if you want to remind yourself.

Volcanoes - use materials from your house to make a volcano

or

Rivers - watch the Fresh Water Planet Earth programme on BBC I-Player. I have uploaded some links on the Goldfinches Class page on the website to help you with your research. 

Keep having a look at our school Twitter page as lots of teachers are posting on there.

Look after each other today and more from me tomorrow, 

Mrs Evans

Message from Mrs Powell

Dear children, We have all started on a strange adventure, I wonder what we will learn to do over the next few months? I think you will find that your parents are the best teachers! Enjoy any activity you do for the first time. We are going to make bread in my house!

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” Winnie the Pooh

Finally,

Remember to keep washing your hands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg This is the link to our funny handwashing clip!  

 

Monday 23rd March, by Mrs Evans

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:37am

Monday 23rd March

Good morning my lovely Goldfinches. I hope you all had a restful weekend after a busy week last week.

Lots more has happened in the news so I’ve been chatting to my children about ‘social distancing’ this weekend. This means staying at home with your family and not meeting up with anyone else- even people really close to you like grandparents, best friends and cousins. This is a very strange new thing to do and feels really weird- especially because it was Mother’s Day yesterday. Toby has asked a lot to have friends over to play but I have had to say no each time. Because… like we talked about last week, this is advice from the expert scientists and it is to help us all to keep safe. Remember to keep washing your hands too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg This is the link to our funny handwashing clip!  

Today is the start of having a go at doing school jobs at home. This will also be really strange but I’m sure we will get used to it after a little while. Each morning I will blog to share ideas of what you can do to keep our love for learning strong. I will share what I have done with my own children too.

Active time…. Choose 1 of these to try out:

Outside- go for a walk with an adult in your house (staying 2m away from other people) and see how many rainbows you can spot in people’s windows

or trampoline

or make a garden obstacle trail

or Inside-  try out Go Noodle   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw

School jobs

Spelling

Choose 5 spellings from your diary or the Y3/4 statutory word list and record them in your spelling doodle or make a picture poster to help you remember them. You could even write a test for an adult in your house.

If you do IDL- do a lesson online.

Maths- Time

From now on try to read the clocks in your house as much as possible. Ask adults to ask you what time it will be in …10 mins…30 mins…. How long is it until snack time… outside time… etc.

Find a ‘Telling The Time’ game to play on a tablet or laptop. Have a go at a page from your Home Learning Pack.

Topmarks have a great teaching clock https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

and a good game to play to match analogue and digital

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

 

Creative time- choose 1 of these to have a go at:

30 day Lego challenge

30 day drawing challenge

Quiet time

Find a quiet spot to curl up with one of the lovely books you chose to take home. My kids hung out on the trampoline today with beanbags, blankets and books!  

   

Relax with your mindfulness jar or some music.

 

Topic time

Science and Geography: Volcanoes

 Use the Natural History Website  to find out about how to make an erupting volcano. This used to be a learning log task and there are so many different, fun ways of doing it…. Cardboard, Lego, cake….

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-a-volcano.html

Don’t worry about trying to do all of this in one day… perhaps split it up into researching, collecting things from your house to make it with and then making. There is no rush. Take a photo of your finished volcano as I would love to see it!

Or….

Geography: RIVERS research. Watch Planet Earth Fresh Water on BBC I-Player to help you begin to learn about rivers. As you are watching, you might want to jot down some notes or diagrams to help you remember for the next lesson.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074sgj

 

Fresh air

If it is sunny and warm again today then play, play, play outside in your garden! Plant Mr and Mrs Bean and find a warm spot inside on a windowsill for now to help the seeds germinate.

Remember… be kind, be polite and be helpful. More from me tomorrow and enjoy your day today.

From Mrs Evans and a big hello from Mrs Brennan and Mrs O'Marah 

from Mrs Powell…

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.” A.A. Milne.

 

I am so proud of all the children, enjoy your first day of learning in a different way and remember to plant those sunflower seeds.  Mrs P

 

Parents/Carers

Please try not to put pressure on yourselves to do too much or for too long. Remember this is new to us all and is quite a daunting thought. All of these tasks are SUGGESTED and not compulsory. The timetable is a guide to help support some structure but doesn’t have to be followed to the minute. Take each day as it comes and share the day timetable with your child(ren). I have uploaded a visual timetable for you to use with your children to help you to choose the activities for the day. They respond so well when they know what is coming next and how long activities will be for. If they end up completely absorbed in something creative/outdoors/practical, then follow their lead.

 If it’s sunny and warm be out in your garden with your children- I know I will be as much as possible!

Look after yourselves, Mrs Evans

Week beginning 16.3.20, by Mrs Evans

Date: 14th Mar 2020 @ 11:05am

This week:

SCIENCE:  Goldfinches enjoyed a fantastic Science workshop. Lots of fun experiments captured all of our interest and we all agreed that the Scientists had a great job!

POETRY:The children were inspired to write their own poems based on Home with some absolutely gorgeous results. Please send a photo of your house in (or e-mail the photo to the office) if you haven't yet done so.

LLANDUDNO: Thank you to all who attended the Llandudno meeting. As Mrs Powell said, we are following the daily guidance on school trips at this time and will update you as soon as we know anything. Any parent/carer who was unable to attend, please don't hesitate to pop in if there are any questions you would like me to answer. Children were sent home with medical forms, cat bag orders and a kit list this week. Please return medical forms to school ASAP and if you are unsure of the date of the Tetanus jab, your GP surgery should be able to tell you if you phone them.

Diaries: please support your child to write the name of the books they are reading into their diaries as this helps us to monitor their progress and choices (this includes school books, free choice books and books from home) We are still aiming for our children to try and read daily for approximately 15 mins and we would still like them to read aloud to an adult for some of their home reads. Thank you for your support with this.

Coming up:

Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th March: Parents evening.

Writing- we will be continuing to explore our new text based on the Home theme and refugees.

Reading- we will go through the reading assessment paper which we completed last week to identify how to improve our answers. 

Spelling: words from the Y3/4 spelling list column 4. We  have assessed the  third column and re-assessed misspellings from the first two columns. Your child was given a copy of the Y3/4 list where correct spellings from the first 3 columns have been highlighted. Please support your child to learn any spellings from the first 3 columns which are not highlighted.

Maths-  Area of shapes and times tables.

TT Rock stars: this is in the process of being renewed and is currently unavailable so please challenge yourself with TOPMARKS Hit the Button to help increase speed and accuracy. In addition- try out the mathsframe resource which is very much in the style of the National Times Table test for Y4 which will be in June.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

RE- Our RE focus is Christianity and the Kingdom of God.

History and Geography - investigating migration of people of the past. Home- what it means to us.

Science: We will continue our new topic on classifying animals using Keys.

PE- Swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Trunks please (not baggy shorts) and swimming costumes please with hair tied back and earrings removed before school where possible. 

Heartsmart: Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy is our focus this half term.

Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week beginning 9.3.20, by Mrs Evans

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 8:23pm

An absolutely wonderful effort from all Goldfinches on our World Book Day on Wednesday. Everyone looked fantastic and thank you for all the efforts you made to create such fantastic costumes. 

We enjoyed the fun but very thought provoking Adrift play on Wednesday afternoon which has provided an excellent hook for our new Homes topic.

Diaries: please support your child to write the name of the books they are reading into their diaries as this helps us to monitor their progress and choices (this includes school books, free choice books and books from home) We are still aiming for our children to try and read daily for approximately 15 mins and we would still like them to read aloud to an adult for some of their home reads. Thank you for your support with this.

Coming up:

Monday 9th: Science workshop for Goldfinches. 

Tues 10th: Llandudno meeting for parents 3.15pm (approximately half an hour) 

Writing- we will be starting our new class text.

Reading- will will continue to use an extract of a story to build up our vocabulary and deduce information using clues.

Spelling: words ending with the sound g which is spelt with  'gue' e.g.: Prague, 

Maths-  Area of shapes and arithmetic skills.

TT Rock stars: this is in the process of being renewed and is currently unavailable so please challenge yourself with TOPMARKS Hit the Button to help increase speed and accuracy. In addition- try out the mathsframe resource which is very much in the style of the National Times Table test for Y4 which will be in June.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

RE- Our RE focus is Christianity and the Kingdom of God.

History and Geography - investigating migration of people of the past. 

Science: We will continue our new topic on classifying animals using Keys.

PE- Swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Trunks please (not baggy shorts) and swimming costumes please with hair tied back and earrings removed before school where possible. 

Heartsmart: Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy is our focus this half term.

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week beginning 2.3.20, by Mrs Evans

Date: 28th Feb 2020 @ 10:39am

What a fantastic group of budding electricians there are in Goldfinches! Thank you all so much for joining us on Wednesday and taking on our torch making challenge so enthusiastically. It was wonderful to see so much engagement and enjoyment.

The children also enjoyed meeting John during Thursday's worship and learning about disabilities. They behaved with such kindness and respect and we are very proud of them.

Diaries: we reminded all of the children this week to ensure they write the name of the books they are reading into their diaries as this helps us to monitor their progress and choices (this includes school books, free choice books and books from home) We are still aiming for our children to try and read daily for approximately 15 mins and we would still like them to read aloud to an adult for some of their home reads. Thank you for your support with this.

Coming up:

Monday 2nd is Goldfinches turn to have their extra PE slot with Mr Ault. Please make sure your child has both outdoor and indoor PE kit as the weather is so unpredictable.

We will be dressing up for World Book Day on Wednesday 4th March. 'Fancy Dress favourite Character'. Children are welcome to bring in their favourite book.

Wednesday afternoon we will be watching a performance of Adrift by the Transport Theatre to help launch our whole school Adrift topic.

The Parents meeting Llandudno is on 10th March 3.15pm (approximately half an hour) 

Writing- we will be writing our own story based on 'When the Giant Stirred'. 

Reading- will will use an extract of a story to build up our vocabulary and deduce information using clues.

Spelling: words ending with the sound 'k' which is spelt with  'que' e.g.: cheque, boutique, antique, unique

Maths-  Area of shapes.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. To help your child prepare for the Y4 time tables check have a go at the Maths Frame Multiplication check game. This will allow you to play the full check and adapt it to focus on specific times tables. It is set up very much like the National Times tables check will be in June.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

RE- Our RE focus is Christianity and the Kingdom of God.

History and Geography - Volcano non-chronological report

Science: We will start our new topic on Habitats 

PE- Swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Trunks please (not baggy shorts) and swimming costumes please with hair tied back and earrings removed before school where possible. Gymnastics on  Friday with Mr Ault and indoor kit (shorts and t-shirt) is required. Extra session of PE on Monday this week.

Heartsmart: Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy is our focus this half term.

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week beginning 24.2.20, by Mrs Evans

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 11:44am

Another hard working week in Goldfinches which began with a visit from our PCSO Susie who helped the children focus on their online identity and making safe online choices. 

Coming up:

Please send in any empty, clean plastic bottles (milk bottles, lemonade bottles, juice bottles) and any small cardboard boxes (tissue boxes, small cereal boxes) into school straight after half term.

We are looking forward to our Science Come and Join us session on Wed 26th February 2pm.

Worship on Thursday 27th will be about Disability with a workshop to follow.

The Parents meeting Llandudno is on 10th March 3.15pm (approximately half an hour) 

Writing- continuing to explore 'When the Giant Stirred' to build up to planning our own story.

Reading- we will conclude 'Seen and Not Heard'

Spelling: Y3/4 words - 4th Column

Maths- Division and finding the Area of shapes.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. To help your child prepare for the Y4 time tables check have a go at the Maths Frame Multiplication check game. This will allow you to play the full check and adapt it to focus on specific times tables. It is set up very much like the National Times tables check will be in June.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

RE- Our RE focus is Christianity and the Kingdom of God.

History and Geography - Using all our knowledge to create a non-chronological report on Volcanoes.

Science and DT  Electricity. We will be applying our knowledge of circuits to design and make a torch.

PE- Swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Trunks please (not baggy shorts) and swimming costumes please with hair tied back and earrings removed before school where possible. Gymnastics on  Friday with Mr Ault and indoor kit (shorts and t-shirt) is required.

Heartsmart: Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy is our focus this half term.

We hope you all enjoy a well deserved safe and restful week off,

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

 

Week beginning 10.2.20, by Mrs Evans

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 10:24am

What a healthy week in Goldfinches! We have enjoyed an extra PE session, continued to make great progress in swimming, made a healthy Greek Salad and enjoyed some calming peer massage while reflecting on Children's Mental Health Week. 

Coming up:

In preparation for our next DT project, please could you send in any empty, clean plastic bottles (milk bottles, lemonade bottles, juice bottles) and any small cardboard boxes (tissue boxes, small cereal boxes) into school with your children over the next couple of weeks.

Please note our Parents meeting for the Llandudno trip is on 10th March 3.15pm (approximately half an hour) 

Computing and PSHE- Internet Safety Day. We will have a visit from our PCSO to learn more about staying safe online. 

Writing- we love our new class story 'When the Giant Stirred' and will be practising using speech punctuation as the characters on the island discuss some important issues.

Reading- Begining to read 'Seen and Not Heard' after all our thoughts and predictions. We will infer what the characters may be thinking and doing.  

Spelling: revision of double consonants in the middle of words (e.g. shopping, little, swimming, dripped). I have sent a little game home to play with your child to support this.

Maths- Division and using our multiplication facts to support.  Division of TU by U and division with remainders.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. Table Mountain- who can reach the summit in the quickest time? Perhaps you could have an adult vs child competition on the 2-player setting!

Times table tests- we are continuing with twice a week tests (where possible) this term as this is having a positive impact on their progress through the tables. Keep an eye on your child's progress with the times table stickers which we put in their diaries weekly. Please support your child to have their diary in school daily.

RE- Our new RE focus is Christianity and the Kingdom of God and we will be continuing to discuss the Parable of the Great Feast.

History- finding out about the Celts who resisted the Roman invasion and weighing up the reliability of different historical sources.

Geography- Using all our knowledge to create a non-chronological report on Volcanoes.

Science- Electricity. We will be testing conductors and insulators within a simple circuit.

PE- Swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Trunks please (not baggy shorts) and swimming costumes please with hair tied back and earrings removed before school where possible. Gymnastics on  Friday with Mr Ault and indoor kit (shorts and t-shirt) is required.

Heartsmart: Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy is our new focus this half term.

We look forward to another wonderful week!

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week beginning 3.2.20, by Mrs Evans

Date: 30th Jan 2020 @ 8:26am

Another busy week in Goldfinches where we have enjoyed predicting and finding about about our new class text: When the Giant Stirred. We have also enjoyed choosing photographs from the trip to Chester to include in an informative leaflet during our computing lessons.

Well done to all our children for taking part in the Athletics Event last Friday- they really brought out Mrs O'Marah's competitive side!

Coming up:

It is Goldfinches turn to have an extra PE lesson so they will have PE with Mr Ault on Monday and Friday as well as swimming on Tuesday.

Writing- becomming immersed in our new class story 'When the Giant Stirred'.

Reading- Using a story to make predictions, and infer what characters may be thinking and doing.  

Spelling: focusing on prefixes - il, im, in, un, dis

Maths- Division and using our multiplication facts to support us.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. Topmarks coconut times tables game. 

Times table tests- we are increasing these to twice a week (where possible) this term as the children are working so well through their tables. Please keep up all the hard work to support their learning at home as it is really working! Keep an eye on their progress with the times table stickers which we put in their diaries weekly.

RE- Our new RE focus is Christianity and the Kingdom of God.

DT- We will taste test ingredients to help us design a recipe for a Greek inspired salad. We will learn to chop salad vegetables safely. We will eat and evaluate our salads.

History- finding out about the Celts who resisted the Roman invasion and weighing up the reliability of different historical sources.

Geography- learning about key counties in Britain that were important to the Romans (Kent, London Cheshire, Yorkshire) and looking at the road routes the Romans built.

Science- Electricity. We will be learning the names of different components of a circuit.

PE- Swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Trunks (not baggy shorts) and swimming costumes please with hair tied back and earrings removed before school where possible. Gymnastics twice this week- Monday and  Friday with Mr Ault and indoor kit (shorts and t-shirt) is required.

Heartsmart: Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy is our new focus this half term.

We look forward to another wonderful week!

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week Beginning 27.1.20, by Mrs Evans

Date: 23rd Jan 2020 @ 9:36pm

Another busy week for Goldfinches designing their own Fortress in Northwich using their knowledge from last week's trip. They have also put a huge effort and focus into writing the final story for Escape From Pompeii and should be proud of how hard they worked.

Just a few reminders: No nail varnish, lip gloss or jewellery in school please. If your child needs to use vaseline/chap stick for sore lips please ensure they hand it to the class teacher to look after and they can apply it before going outside.

I have reminded the children again about keeping their home books at home and only taking their school book, or a book I have selected for them home each night along with their diary. 

Thank you to everyone for bringing in smaller bags/book bags/PE bags. It really has helped reduce the overcrowding in the cloakroom 

Coming up:

Writing- we will be starting our new class book next week..... your children will reveal it when they have discovered what it is!

Reading- we will be exploring a short story book to help us predict and infer ideas about characters.

Spelling: focusing on Y3/4 statutory words in the third column.

Maths- Consolidating the use of practical equipment to support multiplication of 2 and 3 digit numbers. Using our new Power Maths books to help with a range of presenting and solving calculations.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. Topmarks- Arithmetic, Multiplication, Division, Factoring (Times table grid game which helps children focus on a mixture of tables)

Times table tests- we are increasing these to twice a week (where possible) this term as the children are working so well through their tables. Please keep up all the hard work to support their learning at home as it is really working! Keep an eye on their progress with the times table stickers which we put in their diaries weekly.

RE- Our new RE focus is Christianity and the Kingdom of God.

History- evaluating how reliable different sources of information are. Learning about Boudicca and her rebellion against the Roman army.

Geography- Reviewing the route taken by the Romans as their empire grew and including the capital cities and main rivers in the UK, France, Switzerland and Italy. A lovely activity to do at home ids to use Google maps to explore these countries. 

Art- we will be making links with Geography and flags of the world to contribute to the Y4 Art project which will be part of the Northwich Art Trail

Science- Electricity is our new topic. We will be learning the names of different components of a circuit.

PE- Swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Trunks (not baggy shorts) and swimming costumes please with hair tied back and earrings removed before school where possible. Gymnastics will now be on a Friday with Mr Ault and indoor kit (shorts and t-shirt) is required.

Heartsmart: Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy is our new focus this half term.

We look forward to another wonderful week!

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week beginning 20.1.20, by Mrs Evans

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 1:29pm

Goldfinches have had a great week. It has been lovely to see their confidence already blossoming in swimming. We had a wonderful day out to Chester Grosvenor Museum where the children proved they could be very effective members of the Roman Army! We learned lots and are already using our new knowledge to support us in our Geography and History lessons.

Please help your child to become independent in their organisation by bringing their diary into the classroom every morning. We remind them every day to change their reading book when they need to and to bring 1 reading book and their diary home each evening. We are aware that some of our children are carrying stacks of books to abnd from school! We love their enthusiasm but want to lighten their load!  If your child is enjoying reading their own books at home, these don't need to come into school.

Please can we also politely ask that your child brings a book bag (if they have one) or a small bag rather than a large rucksack as we simply do not have the space in the cloakrooms. Thank you.

Coming up:

Writing- a big link with the fact that Vesuvius erupted in the same year as Chester Fortress was completed. We will be writing historical accounts from the point of view of ficticious people affected and displaced by the volcanic eruption.

Reading- we will be focusing on word meanings

Spelling: focusing on Y3/4 statutory words in the third column.

You should have received a highlighted copy of the 2nd column words from the Y3/4 Statuatory word list next week. The highlighted words are the words your child spelt correctly. Please continue to help your child work on the words your child misspelt.

Maths- Consolidating the use of practical equipment to support multiplication of 2 and 3 digit numbers.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. Topmarks coconut times tables game. 

Times table tests- we are increasing these to twice a week (where possible) this term as the children are working so well through their tables. Please keep up all the hard work to support their learning at home as it is really working! Keep an eye on their progress with the times table stickers which we put in their diaries weekly.

RE- Our new RE focus is Christianity and the Kingdom of God.

History- using our knowledge of the Fortress at Chester to help us design our own fort in Northwich. 

Geography- Reviewing the route taken by the Romans as their empire grew and including the capital cities and main rivers in the UK, France, Switzerland and Italy. A lovely activity to do at home ids to use Google maps to explore these countries.

Science- Electricity is our new topic. We will be learning the names of different components of a circuit.

PE- Swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Trunks (not baggy shorts) and swimming costumes please with hair tied back and earrings removed before school where possible. Gymnastics will now be on a Friday with Mr Ault and indoor kit (shorts and t-shirt) is required.

Athletics festival- You will have received information about Y4 taking part in the athletics festival on Fri 24th January 1pm-3pm. Please ensure your child has appropriate PE kit, footwear, a healthy snack and water bottle. 

Heartsmart: Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy is our new focus this half term.

We look forward to another wonderful week!

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week beginning 13.1.20, by Mrs Evans

Date: 9th Jan 2020 @ 4:16pm

Happy New Year to you all and we hope you have had a lovely Christmas holiday.

Goldfinches have settled into 2020 well and have shown some wonderful focus, ideas and listening this week.

Please help your child to become independent in their organisation by bringing their diary into the classroom every morning. We remind them every day to change their reading book when they need to and to bring 1 reading book and their diary home each evening. 

Coming up:

Writing- we will be completing the last few writing activities based around Escape From Pompeii over the next couple of weeks. Our big focus this term is ensuring our handwriting is joined and fluent and editing our own work for accurate punctuation.

Reading- we will be continuing to work through our assessment paper to learn how to edit and improve our answers and to focus on how to scan and skim the text effectively for the relevant information.

Spelling: focusing on words with the 'sc'  e.g. scissors, scene, scent.

You will receive a highlighted copy of the 2nd column words from the Y3/4 Statuatory word list next week. The highlighted words are the words your child spelt correctly. Please continue to work on the words your child misspelt.

Maths- Consolidating the use of practical equipment to support multiplication of 2 and 3 digit numbers.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. Topmarks Hit the Button game. I have sent some paper copies of 6x division by 6 or 9x table this week.

Times table tests- we are increasing these to twice a week (where possible) this term as the children are working so well through their tables. Please keep up all the hard work to support their learning at home as it is really working! Keep an eye on their progress with the times table stickers which we put in their diaries weekly.

RE- Our new RE focus is Christianity and the Kingdom of God.

History- Hands on History for the day at Chester Grosvenor Museum on Wednesday 15th Jan. Please ensure your child has a warm coat, hat and gloves as part of the day will be spent outside. Please also provide a snack and their water bottle as well as packed lunch unless you have ordered a CAT BAG.

Science- Electricity is our new topic. We will be learning the names of different components of a circuit.

PE- Swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Trunks (not baggy shorts) and swimming costumes please with hair tied back and earrings removed before school where possible. Gymnastics will now be on a Friday with Mr Ault and indoor kit (shorts and t-shirt) is required.

Extra PE lessons: Goldfinches will have an extra PE slot a couple of times a term with Mr Ault. Their first extra slot will be this Monday 13th Jan as well as having their new weekly lesson of PE on Friday 17th Jan.

Heartsmart: Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy is our new focus this half term.

We are all looking forward to another action packed, productive and fun filled half term!

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week ending 20.12.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 19th Dec 2019 @ 8:56pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. We wish you all a safe, happy and relaxing break.

Thank you so much for your kind cards and gifts- they are much appreciated.

This week: 

The children produced their best writing so far in Y4 with some fantastic historical diary writing based on the events in Pompeii in AD79 and our class text 'Escape from Pompeii'.

We have had a Christmassy end to the term with card making and an RE afternoon exploring the Christmas Story from the point of view of the shepherds. I'm so proud of the work Goldfinches produced. I'm sure you enjoyed the latest ukulele performance of 'Last Christmas' today aswell!  The pantomime was thoroughly enjoyed by all this morning.

Coming up in January: 

Back to school Mon 6th.

PE will be gymnastics with Mr Ault on Mondays and Swimming on Tuesday afternoons.

Maths will focus on methods of multiplication.

Writing will be completing the last part of our Escape from Pompeii focus.

Science will be exploring electricity and circuits.

Geography and History will continue to focus on the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

RE will be our new Christianity topic of Parables.

Our trip to Chester Grosvenor Museum is Wednesday 15th January.

And finally, thank you all for your support this term.

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan.

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 16.12.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 12th Dec 2019 @ 9:07pm

What a wonderful week of performances we have had! Well done to all of the sparkling gems- we are so proud of how much you have reheared and how well you danced and sang. Despite all of the illness we have had this week- our performance was fantastic!

Thank you for all your support as an audience and as costume designers- the children looked amazing. 

Coming up:

We are still collecting for our Reverse Advent Calendar. Any donations will be gratefully received and thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far.

Tuesday: Christmas Lunch.

Wednesday: Mrs Judge will be bringing in some German foods to sample 

Thursday: Pantomime visit to The Grange Theatre

Friday: Carol concert in church.

Writing- Our diary writing will continue and will be inspired by a replica video clip of the eruption of Pompeii. We will be using drama to help us expolre our ideas.

Reading- we will be reading an extract from 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' as well as looking through the reading assessment paper together.

Spelling: we will be practising the words from the second column of the Y3/4 words

Maths- we will be going through our assessment papers this week.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. Topmarks Hit the Button game.

RE- Christmas story

Geography and History - using a knowledge mat to consolidate all our learning about the Ancient Greeks.

PE- Outdoor PE on Monday with Mr Ault- supportive trainers and warm tracksuits please. 

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week beginning 9.12.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 8th Dec 2019 @ 7:02am

Wow! What a busy week Goldfinches had this week! Rehearsals are going well and the children loved showing off their fantastic costumes in the dress rehearsal. Thank you all so much for all your hard work in organising and making them. We can't wait to perform next week now!

Coming up:

Writing- Our diary writing will continue and will be inspired by a replica video clip of the eruption of Pompeii. We will be using drama to help us expolre our ideas.

Reading- we will be focusing on our Bug Club books this week which are all set specifically for each child and can be read at home too. Your child's login details are in their diaries.

Spelling: focusing on words ending in 'ious'

Maths- we will be working through our assessment questions this week.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. Topmarks Hit the Button game.

RE- Sikhism

Geography- Mapping the journey the Romans made as they travelled to Great Britain.

Science- Sound: how sounds are made and travel and how we hear them.

PE- Outdoor PE on Monday with Mr Ault- supportive trainers and warm tracksuits please. Dance - as this is a busy week with play rehearsals- we will fit dance in wherever we can so please have indoor kit in school all week.

Thank you for all you support,

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah and Mrs Brennan 

Week beginning 2.12.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 9:08pm

Thank you all so much for supporting our School Fair and for joining us at our Christingle service this week. Goldfinches have had fun crearing Greek art, learning a times and divide rap and taking part in the school fair and Christingle service.

Coming up:

Writing- we will continue to use Escape from Pompeii to inspire some diary writing this week.

Reading- we will work on a range of different question styles for comprehension this week.

Spelling: focusing on words ending in 'ous'

Maths- we will be beginning to look at a range of methods of multiplication.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. Topmarks Hit the Button game.

RE- Sikhism

History- continuing to learn about the chronology of Ancient Greece..

Science- Sound: how sounds are made and travel and how we hear them.

PE- Outdoor PE on Monday with Mr Ault- supportive trainers and warm tracksuits please. Dance - as this is a busy week with play rehearsals- we will fit dance in wherever we can so please have indoor kit in school all week.

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah, Mrs Brennan and Mr Mellor

Week beginning 25.11.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 21st Nov 2019 @ 8:54pm

This week: I am so proud of Goldfinches' lovely focus in their artwork. We experimanted with harmonious and complementary colours to create artwork inspired by the artist Jim Dine. We explored using brusho to create hues of yellow and orange for our Greek inspired art.

Coming up:

Writing- We will use our historical story 'Escape from Pompeii' to practice using speech punctuation.

Shared Reading- we will continue to use our class novel 'Pompeii A Roman Girl's Diary' to help us learn about Pompeii before and after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.

Spelling: focusing on some of the words from the 2nd column of the Y3/4 words

Maths-  multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100.  Continuing to learn the 7x table whilst also practising the 6x table with division facts.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars. Topmarks Hit the Button game.

RE- Sikhism

History- researching the similarities and differences between the Ancient and Modern Olympic games.

Science- Sound: how sounds are made and travel and how we hear them.

PE- Outdoor PE on Monday with Mr Ault- supportive trainers and warm tracksuits please. Dance - as this is a busy week with Christmas Fair and Christingle, we will fit dance in wherever we can so please have indoor kit in school all week.

We look forward to seeing you at our Christmas Fair (Wednesday from 2pm) and Christingle (Thursday at 2pm)

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah, Mrs Brennan and Mr Mellor

Week beginning 18.11.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 14th Nov 2019 @ 9:50pm

Greek Day: On Monday we enjoyed meeting Penelope and Andros from Ancient Athens and Sparta and finding all about what it was like living in their 'Polis' (city states) We had an interesting and interactive morning exploring artefacts, dressing up, acting as different members of society, seeing real Spartan weapons and learning to play Greek games. Our afternoon was spent making city state coins out of clay, using drama to explore mythical stories and learning to balance peacock feathers! This was a fantastic experience, taught us all an enormous amount and really brought the ancient past to life.

On Wednesday during dance we explored different pieces of music we could use in the Christmas performance dance and enjoyed watching the Anti-bullying assembly that our Ambassadors organised.

Coming up:

Writing- We will really get in to our new historical story 'Escape from Pompeii' 

Spelling: more words with the ey, ei and eigh spelling pattern.

Maths- more decimal numbers with tenths and hundredths with the link to money and coins, addition and subtraction. Continuing to learn the 7x table whilst also practising the 6x table with division facts.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars.

RE- Sikhism

History- Timeline work and chronology.

Geography- mapping Rome and Greece. Investigating the changing empires.

Science- Sound: how sounds are made and travel and how we hear them.

PE- Outdoor PE on Monday with Mr Ault- supportive trainers and warm tracksuits please. Dance on Wednesday with Mrs Evans.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah, Mrs Brennan and Mr Mellor

Week beginning 11.11.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 7th Nov 2019 @ 9:11pm

Wecome back to Autumn term 2. We hope you all had a lovely week.

Despite being a shorter week, we have been as busy as ever! It has been wonderful to see some budding artists hard at work exploring colour with hues, shades and tints this week to produce some beautiful poppy work for Remembrance Day.

We are proud of our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for the day they spent at Rudheath Academy learning this important role.

We are also proud to add to our new school 'No Outsider's display' where we have celebrated our uniqueness through reading the story 'Red'. 

Coming up:  Greek Day on Monday. We look forward to welcoming our visitors for the Greek Workshop. Look out for lots of photos to come on Twitter.

Writing- We will begin a new genre based on an historical recount... but don't want to spoil the surprise by revealing our new book yet... watch this space!

Spelling: words with the ey, ei and eigh spelling pattern.

Maths- more decimal numbers with tenths and hundredths  continuing learning the 7x table whilst also practising the 6x table with division facts.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars.

RE- Sikhism

History- Immersing ourselves in the Ancient Greek Culture during our Greek Day. Writing up our letter to Zeus ready for display

Science- Sound: how sounds are made and travel and how we hear them.

PE- No PE on Monday due to our Greek workshop. Dance on Wednesday with Mrs Evans.

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah, Mrs Brennan and Mr Mellor

Week beginning 4.11.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 25th Oct 2019 @ 11:31am

We hope you all have a much needed rest this half term- It has been a long one!!

Thank you all for all of your support this half term and we look forward to seeing you back bright and refreshed on Tuesday 5th November!

Coming up: 

Writing- we will continue with our Greek Myth theme and write our persuasive letters to Zeus to convince him that we are the best Heros to help him.

Spelling: in the first week back we will recap all of the words in the first column of the Y3/4 list and then send a copy of this home. If you want to practise spellings over half term then please focus on this first column of Y3/4 spellings (this is linked on the class web page)

Maths- we will begin to look at decimal numbers with tenths and hundredths and make links to measures and money. We began to learn the 7x table last week so will be continuing with the 7s whilst also practising the 6x table with division facts.

Maths Homework: TT Rock stars- practise, practise, practise! I can't wait to see who has the most coins and who is highest on the leaderboard when we come back to school!

RE- this half term continues with our focus on the Sikh Religion.

Topic- We will link our art work to topic with sketches and ink work inspired by Ancient Greek pottery. Please send an old t-shirt/apron into school for our art lessons.

Science- We will begin our new topic about sound: how sounds are made and travel and how we hear them.

PE- Mr Ault will continue with outdoor invasion games on Mondays. This will continue to be outdoors wherever possible so please ensure your child has trainers and a warm tracksuit for these sessions. We will have Dance on a Wednesday. 

Please ensure all long hair is tied back for school and that for PE earrings are either removed or covered with tape.

Once again, Happy half term

Mrs Evans, Mrs O'Marah, Mrs Brennan and Mr Mellor

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 21.10.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 16th Oct 2019 @ 9:36pm

This week:

Goldfinches have had another hard-working week and have enjoed beginning to explore a range of Ancient Greek Myths through reading and drama.

It has been lovely to get the change to talk to you all at Parent's Evening and thank you for taking the time to come to see me.

Coming up next week: Wow- we are in Week 8! This half term has flown by! 

Non-uniform day on Friday 25th- please send in a bottle of something in return as a contribution to our Christmas Fair stalls.

Please save any glass jars (jam, sauce, mayonaise etc) and send in to school so we can use them for a mindfullness activity. (If you don't want your child to carry it in to school- please just pass them to us first thing in the morning or pass to the school office. 

Writing: We will continue to use a range of Greek Myths to inspire our writing. Please encourage your child to re-tell any of the myths they have learned at school. 

Reading: Non-Fiction Greek texts.

Spelling: We will focus on more words from the Y3/4 word list (column 1) 

Maths: Addition and subtraction methods and solving addition and subtraction word problems and puzzles.

PSHE: We will use one of our No Outsiders books 'Red' as part of our lessons teaching the children acceptance and individuality.

PE: Games with Mr Ault on Monday morning. Please remember to bring a pair of spare socks and a tracksuit/joggers and warm top as the weather is starting to get colder now. Trainers would also be more suitable than pumps as the children will be on the field. Cricket all Wednesday afternoon. This will be the last cricket session.

RE: We will continue our focus on the Sikh religion and look at some of the important Sikh symbols.

Science: More on teeth and how to keep our teeth healthy.

Computing: We will add to the Digestive System quiz we started and test to see how well it works.

Thank you all as always for your support,

Mrs Evans, Mrs Brennan and Mrs O'Marah.

 

 

 

Week beginning 14.10.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 8:33am

Wow what another great week we have had in Goldfinches class!

Thank you to all of the family members for coming to our 'Come and Join Us' session and for embracing all of the activities with so much enthusiasm (and competitiveness) I can just see you all taking over the park for a parents vs children cricket match next! 

Earlier in the week we enjoyed meeting Kevin and his beautiful guide dog Urwin in worship where we found out what it was like for Kevin to be blind.

Coming up next week: 

Book Fair- This will be in Y5 classroom after school each evening Fri 11th, Mon 14th, Tues 15th Wed 16th Oct.

Journey Man- he will be coming in on Wednesday for a lovely afternoon of storytelling.

Literacy- we will be starting to explore Greek myths, heroes, mythical creatures and settings for our next piece of writing. 

Reading- We will explore and share a range of Greek Myth stories.

Spelling- Words with the prefix 'inter'

Maths- Addition and subtraction strategies and understanding the inverse.

Science- Exploring the results of the investigation into different liquids on our teeth and ways to keep our teeth healthy.

PE- Games with Mr Ault (outside if dry- please bring joggers and tracksuit top to keep warm and spare socks in case the field is wet)  This week there will be no Cricket because of parents afternoon - but Goldfinches will have a whole afternoon of cricket the following week (23rd Oct) instead.

Thank you for all your support at home to listen to your child read, practise their spellings and work on their times tables. 

Mrs Evans, Mrs Brennan, Mrs O'Marah

 

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