Friday 2nd July 2021
Another busy week in Class 3/4. Maths this week was focused on shapes - starting with polygons and their properties and moving on to triangles. In English we played Jeopardy - coming up with the questions to the answers we'd been given. In Science, we presented our findings on different ecosystems found around the world and looked at climate change, learning about the 'greenhouse effect'. Topic saw us cross the Pacific Ocean and learn all about the volcanoes found in 'The Ring of Fire'. Check out the gallery below for some of the highlights.
Friday 18th June 2021
We've had another busy week in Class 3 / 4 this week. Tuesday was our trip to Peak Wildlife Park and we had a brilliant day learning about the animals. We ended the week with a virtual author visit from David O'Doherty and Chris Judge - we even got a shout out at the end which was super exciting! You'll find Chapter 1 of their book, The Summer I Robbed a Bank, below. This week was also The Great British Bark Off week and we spent some time learning about dogs from Underdog International. Check out the resource booklet below for some tasty treats for you and your four legged friends!
Friday 11th June 2021
What an brilliant week to kick off our final half term of this year! We've had amazing weather and managed to spend lots of time outside. On Monday we introduced 'Wrap, Splat, Hat', the sun safety initiative from the National School's Partnership. We spent Monday afternoon enjoying the great outdoors, creating sound maps ad making rubbings of different textures in our school garden. We did some fantastic writing all about the solar eclipse on Thursday. In Maths, we have been practising telling the time from an analogue clock.
Friday 14th May 2021
What a fab week in Class 3/4 this week! We have been using lots of problem solving and investigating skills in Maths - creating rectilinear shapes and investigating their areas and perimeters. In English we have been practising using speech marks correctly using pasta and predicting what might happen next in 'Around the World in 80 Days' by planning and writing our own chapter using DADWAVERS (we even listened to some lovely spa music whilst we worked). In Science, we have been talking about vertebrates and invertebrates and creating our own information posters. We got creative on paper and outside... take a look at our fabulous rangoli patterns. We ended this week with a trip around the world to practise our orienteering skills.
Friday 7th May 2021
We've had another busy week in school this week! In Maths we have been calculating perimeters and ended the week with an investigation into area to begin our next mini-topic. In Science, we continued our topic of Animals and their Habitats by looking at different ways of grouping animals. We came up with some great ideas... check out the photos in this week's gallery below.
We ended the week with RE, listening to Bhajans, Indian spiritual songs, whilst creating an artwork of our own to reflect how we felt whilst listening. We used our 'Now Press Play' headphones to help us really concentrate on the music.
Friday 30th April 2021
This week we have been very busy learning about the cities Phileas Fogg visited in Around the World in 80 Days. In RE, we created our own Hindu shrines for puja (have a look at the photos below). As part of our topic and RE work, we were very excited to video call Lakshmi, a doctor who works for a charity called Doctors Without Borders (Médecins San Frontières). She called us all the way from Delhi and talked to us about her travels, her work, and her experiences growing up in a Hindu family. We ended the week by planting a sunflower seed each to take home.... who will manage to grow the tallest sunflower....?
Friday 23rd April 2021
What a great first week back in school! We kicked off our new topic, Around the World in 80 Days, and started looking at the story by Jules Verne in our English lessons. In Science we learnt about the 7 life processes using MRS GREN to help us remember, and in Maths we spent the week working on equivalent fractions... check out some of our work in the photos below! To end the week, we celebrated St. George's day, with some of us wearing our Scouts, Beavers and Brownies uniforms. We also launched the Royal Mail's Design a Stamp competition. You can find out more by clicking the link below.
Friday 19th March
Another busy week for us in school this week! We got stuck in to some calculations work in Maths, started reading 'The Egyptian Cinderella' in English and learnt all about the importance of the River Nile for farming in ancient Egypt. We ended the week with a dress up day, raising money for Comic Relief by dressing as our heroes or superheroes. Everyone made a huge effort and we raised more than £80 as a school!
Friday 12th March
What a fantastic week! It was so lovely to see everyone back in school again. We had a brilliant week with lots of practical activities to help everyone settle back in. Highlights included our 'Dragon's Den' session when each group shared their inventions, creating Mother's Day cards for the special ladies who look after us and spending time creating masterpieces linked to our topic of Ancient Egypt. We also created these amazing collaborative artworks!
Friday 5th March
This week we celebrated book week in style by sharing our favourite bedtime stories whilst wearing our comfiest pjs! We enjoyed the emoji book quiz during our class meet on Friday and shared our favourite stories throughout the week.
Friday 26th February
In English this week, we used a video from The Literacy Shed, linked to our Ancient Egypt topic, to help with our creative writing. In ICT, we used the website code.org to create code for a dance party which we loved! We also celebrated kindness week with some fab pieces of artwork.
Friday 12th February 2021
Well done everyone! We are so proud of you all for how you've handled this half term. You really have been smashing your home learning and 'bubble' learning and I have loved seeing you all on our daily meets! This certificate is for each and every one of you, whether you have been in school or at home.
Friday 5th February 2021
We've had another great week this week! As a school, we have marked Children's Mental Health week by getting creative and expressing ourselves. We have finished our work on Mama Miti and The tress of Kenya in English and been getting to grips with different measures in Maths. Our art and DT this week fit in with our English work for this half term, with everyone creating a tree using different materials. Check out our fabulous work below!
Friday 29th January 2021
We're already at the end of week 4 of this term - a whole month of super work at home and in school. It's been so lovely to see you all during our class meets and sharing what we've been up to. This week saw Class 5 / 6 and ourselves battling it out in the Derbyshire Sundog competition.... well done to Class 5 / 6 for coming first out of the whole county and well done to the pupils who made the individuals leader board (including our very own MJ who was in the top 3!) There is another competition this week so let's see if we can beat 5 / 6 this time!
In other news, you sent in some amazing bird art to celebrate the Big Bird Watch. Check out the 'Let's get creative' page for your fabulous work.
We have continued to learn about Kenya, this week focusing on Kenyan landscapes, and again, your artistic skills have wowed! I've added a slideshow below - have a look at your amazing art work!
Friday 22nd January 2021
Another great week of learning in Class 3 / 4. In Maths we continued to focus on multiplication and division, in English we wrote diary entries based on our class text, Mama Miti and in Science we learnt about the parts of a flower. For our Topic work, we watched a video all the way from Kenya, recorded by Lakshmi and Kevin, who answered all of our questions about Kenya. In Art & DT, we created our own African animal masterpieces. Check out our fabulous work below!
Friday 15th January 2021
We've had another fantastic week of home learning and hard working in school in these very strange times. Well done to everyone - we are all so proud of you.
This week, we worked hard on our multiplication and division skills in Maths, continued to work on our class book, Mama Miti, in English and had a video message all the way from Kenya to help our topic work!
We also tried our hand at creating some authentic African patterns, some of which you can see in the slideshow below.
What a strange and unexpected start to the Spring term! We have been busy in school and at home getting to grips with online learning again. Well done to everyone for being absolute superstars and working so hard. In English, we have started our new text 'Mama Miti', which links to our new topic, Kenya. We have been learning Roman Numerals to 100 in Maths with the help of some Roman friends and in Science we have been learning about what plants need to grow.
Chapter 33 - The Wonderful Thing About Christmas
Chapter 32 - Feathers
Chapter 31 - Game Over
Chapter 30 - A Trundle Tornado
Chapter 29 - Smoke
We had a brilliant last week of term this week. We've been busy making our Christmas cards and wreaths as well as calendars ready for 2021. We also enjoyed a panto afternoon on Tuesday and film and PJ morning yesterday. We have said goodbye to Sparkle and Dazzle, our naughty elves, for this year but I have a feeling they will be back!
I'd like to say a big thank you to you all for the cards and very kind gifts and wish you all a very happy Christmas. Here's to a happy new year and, hopefully, a return to a more 'normal' way of life in 2021.
This week has been another busy one for us, ending with Christmas jumper day today. Everyone looked amazing and we managed to raise a fantastic amount of money for Save the Children so a big thank you!
We'd like to introduce you to Ellie, our adopted elephant who arrived this week from the WWF as our class Christmas present. Click the PDF below to view our adoption certificate.
In maths we have been learning all about negative numbers this week and getting lots of problem solving and reasoning practise in too! In English we have been writing setting descriptions of a Tudor house using DADWAVERS. Science this week was all about magnets and we worked brilliantly in groups to develop our own investigations.
Well, it's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Ros! This week we have been busy making Christmas cards for the wider community in the village. We have also put the finishing touches to our advent window and on Friday we put together our special Christmas surprise, keep your eyes peeled on the website...
Meanwhile, we've been working on symmetry in maths and apostrophes in English. In topic we have been learning about the Spanish armada and in Science we have been using Newton meters to test the force acting on different classroom objects.
We've had another brilliant week this week with some Christmas sparkle thrown in (keep you eye on our front windows next week). This week we have been focusing on newspaper reports in English, speech marks in SPaG and polygons in maths. In topic, we followed the routes of two famous Tudor explorers and plotted these routes on a map.
On our polygon hunt :-)
This week we celebrated Friendship Week in school. We wore odd socks on Tuesday for 'Odd Socks Day', a day to celebrate being unique. We made some wonderful odd socks bunting as a school which were hung on our railings and created our own unique jigsaw pieces for our class display to show that we are all different but all equal. Here's the Odd Socks Day assembly to explain more:
We have had a brilliant week this week. We have found out more about Queen Elizabeth I in topic, smashed improper fractions and mixed numbers in Maths and danced to slightly different version of 'Vengabus' to learn about subordinating conjunctions! Remembrance day on Wednesday was a day of reflection and we ended the week raising money for Children in Need by wearing something spotty. (I have never seen a class full of Pudsey's playing golf before!)
Roald Dahl Day 2020!
This year, Roald Dahl day falls on Sunday 13th September. There are some fabulous resources which include ideas for craft activities and even a competition to enter! Check out the website for loads of great ideas.