Monthly Archives: November 2015

Bike-it Week and the Christmas Fair

On Monday Jo came in to introduce Bike-it Week. Three people dressed up and we had to decide who was the brightest person, so they would be seen in the dark evenings.


We have also been busy making reindeer and peppermint creams for the PTA Christmas Fair on Friday…

Friday – Wear something BRIGHT Day

Daniel won our class prize for being the brightest.

We had to vote on our winner because Mrs C thought we all looked fantastic!

Thank you very much to Mrs Redpath who helped us wrap our reindeer and peppermint creams. They sold like hot cakes…

We mustn’t forget our entries for the Make or Bake a Christmas Tree Competition….

Well done Adam- first prize!



Completed Displays

Ready for our Open Day tomorrow we have completed our Poetry, Art and Science displays and thought it would be nice to share our work with you…



It is road safety week next week and beside this we will be baking in class- preparing gingerbread reindeer to sell on our table at the PTA Christmas fair.

Please could I ask everyone go on a cone hunt over the weekend as we will be using them on Monday 30th November during a Christmas Experience (every child needs one).

Finally a few reminders:

Cake break tomorrow

Wear something bright day next Friday (PTA Christmas Fair)

Homework this week is to keep learning those songs and lines and think about costumes. Extension activities could include more Mathletics, reading for the Reading Awards – Non-Fiction (research for your Non-Chronological report) and spelling activities.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs C.

Maths – subtraction

We have all been using the column method to subtract 3 and 4 digit numbers. Some of us started with decomposition – splitting the numbers into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. We know how to ‘borrow’ by taking a ten, hundred or thousand….


We also used numbers with 2 decimal places – to answer money and measure problems.P1100837

We had to remember to record all the numbers correctly so that the value of the digits and the decimal point stayed correct.

Autumn Art

We have had a wonderful afternoon sketching collections of Autumnal plants.

Observational drawing – looking very carefully and only drawing what we can see – not what we think should be there.IMG_1444 IMG_1445 IMG_1450 IMG_1452 Everyone tried very hard and concentrated on drawing what they could see.IMG_1459 IMG_1464 IMG_1468 IMG_1466 Some of us added some colour with pencils and pastels.IMG_1477 IMG_1474 We were all delighted with the results.IMG_1475 IMG_1472 IMG_1467 IMG_1469 IMG_1476 IMG_1477-0

Autumn Poetry

We have been reading Autumn poems, looking for similes and metaphors and other poetic devices used to create wonderful images with words. We have chosen some of our favourites and we are keeping them in our SWAG bags.

Today we went for an Autumn walk around the school grounds for inspiration…. I’m sure you’ll agree, it is a wonderful time of year.P1100802 P1100800 P1100799 P1100796 P1100795 IMG_1395 IMG_1397 IMG_1394 IMG_1393 IMG_1392 IMG_1390 IMG_1388 IMG_1387 IMG_1384 IMG_1377 IMG_1386 IMG_1379 IMG_1375 IMG_1382  We are going to have a go at writing our own poems tomorrow. IMG_1389

Term 2 Topic – Science, All Living Things and their Habitats.

On Monday afternoon we started our new topic by reminding ourselves of the 7 Life Processes:


Movement, Reproduction, Senses             Nutrition, Excretion, Respiration, Growth.

The year 4’s then made posters to help us remember these and looked at Habitats.

The year 5’s thought about flowering plants and how they reproduce – seeds and other ways.

We have taken some leaf, stem and root cuttings and we are going to look after them and see if they can grow into new baby plants. 

 Finally we had a look around the raised beds for seed heads and other evidence of reproduction of plants.

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The strawberry plants have new, baby plants (with roots) forming along the length of long runners sent out by the adult strawberry plant.

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