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Canaries Class 21.10.21

Dear parents and carers,

We have had a mixed week of lessons and assessments in our final week before the half-term holiday, and the children have worked really hard.

They have undertaken maths arithmetic and reasoning assessments, reading comprehension assessments, as well as grammar, punctuation and spelling assessments. The children's performance will help the class teachers to identify and address any gaps in their learning. The data also helps us to track pupil progress and plan our next steps.

Coding on Purple Mash developed the children's understanding of the following key computing commands: sequences, repetition, input and output. The children were set the task of creating a coding block that would repeat forever and some of their designs were incredible!

 In design and technology, the children are creating their own mobile phone cases. The three pictures above show the children developing their initial ideas into the designs for their final products, which will involve different fabrics and sowing. 

 

In geography, the children completed their learning about the four hemispheres before moving onto a co-ordinates lesson. They used an atlas to locate places on the map based on their degrees of latitude and longitude. 

The five children above are members of Canaries Class who earned special rewards this week. One for being Star of The Week, one for handwriting and presentation, and three who achieved certificates for achieving 40/40 in their Tackling Tables tests.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work this half-term. Thank you for your time and for looking. 

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 15.10.21

Dear parents and carers,

Please find below photos of our learning from week 6:

The two children above are members of Canaries Class who earned special rewards this week. One for being Star of The Week and one for her handwriting and presentation.

The children practise their weekly spellings each morning as part of their early work activities using look, say, cover, write and check sheets before having an assessment on Friday morning. Children who beat their previous weeks score or achieve 5/5 receive a Marvellous Me message.

In geography, the children are learning about spatial sense. Their unit of work started with a lesson on lines of latitude and longitude, the Equator, Prime Meridian Line and the four hemispheres. 

Canaries Class also started their computing unit on Wednesday. They were learning how to use block coding to make algorithms for different objects and animals. They had the task of making different coloured bubbles move up and down the screen when they were clicked. Additionally, they added a fish and used debugging to make it swim across the screen when the background was clicked.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work. Thank you for your time and for looking.

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 08.10.21

Dear parents and carers,

Please find below photos of our learning from weeks 4 and 5:

The two photos above are showcasing our class members who have earned special rewards for Star of The Week, handwriting and presentation, Tackling Tables and out of school achievements.

In literacy, we have been learning about the key features of Infinity Park and creating our own theme park maps. We then used these to write information texts about our parks.

Our maths focus this week has been on reading and writing numbers up to 100,000. We have then estimated where these numbers are on a number line as well as comparing and ordering 6-digit numbers.

The three photos above show our current science work. In this lesson, we were comparing and presenting the different growth stages of humans, dogs, elephants and polar bears.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work. Thank you for your time and for looking.

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 28.9.21

Dear parents and carers,

We have had a great couple of weeks in Canaries Class and have captured our learning below:

  

The above photos show us working out the value of each digit in a four-digit number during an introduction to our current unit on place value.  We have been using concrete resources, pictorial representations and part-whole models to represent the numbers. We have also been rounding and working on five-digit numbers.

 

In music, we are currently learning, Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. We started by doing warm up games to find the pulse and to prepare our vocal cords. Then, we started to learn the chorus and first verse.

The human body is our current science focus. Last week we were learning about the changes that humans experience during puberty. We then categorised the changes into both, male and female.

 

The above photo shows members of our class who scored 40/40 in their Tackling Tables tests. 

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work. New pictures will be posted each week for you to see what we are learning in Canaries Class. Thank you for your time and for looking.

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 23.9.21

A warm welcome to all our new class members, their parents and carers. We have had a busy start to the term and would like to share some pictures of the work the children have been doing in their new class:

The above pictures were taken during the children's first week in Canaries Class. In addition to doing baseline assessments in reading, maths, spelling, punctuation and grammar, they had the challenge of building the tallest tower! The concentration and focus was very impressive.

In RE, the children were discussing what the meaning of worth is before creating their own spinner all about what has worth to them in their lives.

The three pictures above were taken during our first art lesson. This half-term, the children are learning all about different styles of art. In this task, the children were using soft pastels to create two different styles of drawing by using smooth and rough techniques. They were very pleased with their pear drawings!

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work thus far. New pictures will be posted each week for you to see what we are learning in Canaries Class. Thank you for your time and for looking.

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.