The End of Term 3
Well we are at the end of another term- where has the time gone? We are officially half way through the school year.
Thank you to all the parents who were able to come to parents evening, it was great to be able to catch up with you about your child. I can honestly say that Holly Class has been a pleasure to teach, the children have really worked hard and everyone is showing progress in the numerous areas of the curriculum.
Next term, the children will be researching, singing and dancing as part of the START project with a day out at the South Holland Centre on 26th March. We have our exciting trip to Flag Fen on Friday 8th March to discover more about life in the Bronze and Iron Age. We will finish term 4 on a high with our London visit to watch School of Rock in the famous West End on Thursday 4th April (please get forms/monies in for MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY- first day back).
What a busy term we will have. See you all again on Monday 25th February (with your homes of the future designs!)
Fishkeepers Week 4
Well done Evie and Maddie- your fishy creativity at home has been amazing!
Stone Age Caves to Oak Class
As we have finished our time covering the Stone Age in class, we thought we would share our knowledge and cave making expertise with the younger children in Oak Class today!
Want to know if the soil in your garden is good for growing plants? Ask one of the Holly Class scientists then as they know how to test if your soil is sandy, loam or clay and give advice as to which is best for growing. We had great fun investigating the soil samples that were sent in- thank you.
Fishkeepers Week 3
We could not decide on only one Fishkeeper this week so chose two- well done!
Our class put on a fantastic performance for every show- well done! Thank you to parents for your support- big smiles in the audience make a huge difference to nervous bellies on stage (that goes for the staff too!).
Thank you for all the bottles that were sent in this week- we have used them to make our composters! Now the worms have finally arrived, each composter has its own few who will hopefully turn out decaying veg and fruit peelings into new soil ready for when we want to start planting our seeds.
Please remember to send in empty bottles for us to make composters on Wednesday. Thank you.
Fishkeeper Fry Winner for Week 2
Two Wooden Planters
A HUGE thank you to Dexter's Grandad for making us two new wooden planters ready for our upcoming Science Week Project! They are fabulous.
If anyone else is able to help with any more planters, please let me know. If anyone has any wood for us to make more planters, also let me know! Thank you for your support.
Caves in Boxes
Our creative skills were hard at work again at we aimed to add the finer detail to our models using clay, sticks, gravel and moss. Thank you to Miss Bristowe for her help in class this week- an extra pair of hands is always great to have when we are making!
Fishkeeper of the Week!
We had our first winner this week. It was a tricky decision as so many children had really tried hard this week but we finally decided on...
My School Rocks Competition Homework
Yes, it is true what the children are telling parents- one of our class did win the national competition for VIP tickets to the London musical School of Rock! It is so exciting and we are so proud of our class member for working so hard on her poem about our school.
Please bear with us whilst we try to sort out a date and a bus. Also, please be aware we have won tickets to an afternoon performance but will need to pay for the bus.
Our Caves in Boxes
Wow! Our caves really have started well with us focusing on the texture and colours of the walls this week. Next week, we will be adding finer detail so the children have asked to be reminded that if you have any of the following we can use, please send in: very small gravel, moss, sticks.
Sarah Outen- Adventurer!
Sarah visited us again this week to talk to us about how she kept her body and mind healthy when she was biking, kayaking and sailor round the year. The advice she gave us has really made us think about how we need to keep ourselves healthy and the changes we can make in our lives to do this. She was great to listen to and we have so many questions to ask at the end, we ran out of time!
In our science groups, we took part in 5 activities to find out even more about our class rocks. We looked at which ones are permeable, which will float and which we can scratch the surface of. We also used the game below to find out about other rocks too. Who knew that rocks could be so interesting?
We wrote our frog poems and made masks just before Christmas. This week, some of us have filmed ourselves reading our poems and moving like a frog to send to the organisers to help create our dance.
Football with Boston United
It was a very cold morning but we had lots of fun with Cookie and Gary from Boston United. We will be having our second session next Thursday. PLEASE make sure children have appropriate warm, outdoor clothing. We had to borrow a number of pairs of trainers, hoodies and long jogging bottoms for everyone to take part. Please also make sure children have a hat and gloves- it really was that bitter this week! Also, if girls wear tights for school, they need a pair of socks in their kit for PE lessons. Thank you.
We start our Fish Keepers programme next week! Mrs Bull fetched all the equipment for us from Maidenhead Aquatics at Crowland at the weekend so we can get started once we get our first email from headquarters this weekend. Keep checking for regular updates!
Please remember to send in a bag of soil from your garden over the next week or two. Also, please send in soil from anywhere you visit so that we can compare different types. Thank you.
Everyone needs a shoe box for this term's making task- please send in any extra ones you may have at home! Thank you.
Letters for our Flag fen trip on Friday 8th March were sent out today- please ask for another if you cannot find yours.
We had a great afternoon investigating the different types of rocks in our science groups. We aim to develop our use of scientific language so have been finding out about lots of new words today.
Happy New Year 2019!
I hope that everyone has had a great Christmas and a good start to the new year. I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 7th January for our new topic all about homes.
Homework for the Spring Term- Overview
An overview for the term is being sent home on Monday 7th January.
Times tables, times tables, times tables!
Please continue to take time each week to practise times tables and multiplication facts. Once children know these, it makes maths so much easier for them in Year 3 and 4.
Children should know well from KS1: 2x 5x 10x
Year 3, Autumn Term: we introduced 3x 4x 8x
This term: 6x 9x
Many of the children have discovered 11x because of the patterns so enjoy playing with this one.
Summer term: 7x 12x
We continue with all times tables each term, practising daily as children need to have instant recall of multiplication and division facts eg 7 x 8 = ; 45 ÷ 9 =, by the end of year 4.
Mathletics and Hit the Button can help enormously each week as well as oral recall with an adult.