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Latest: On Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July, the children went 'Around the World' experiencing different cultures in Australia, India, Peru and Brazil. Watch this space for the photos!

 

Well done to all those children who have been doing some independent home-learning on the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations! The variety and standard of work that appeared was amazing!

In particular, congratulations to the Year 4 winners, Alfie Cole and Teegan-Lee Holdaway for their excellent models, and Max Henry , winner of the Year 4 buntin design!

 

Thursday 28th April - A surprise visit from The Portsmouth Reptile and Amphibian Society! The children were in awe of some of the amazing animals on show including Giant African Land Snails, Madgascan Hissing Cockroaches, a Praying Mantis, Yellow-Bellied Turtles, Rankin’s Dragons, a Brazilian Black Tarantula, a Giant African Bullfrog and FOUR different snakes (a milk snake, pine snake, boa constrictor and an albino Burmese python)!!

Mr Vickery (or Mr V!) teaches Piranha Class with help from Mrs Scott. Mrs Main-Miller and Mrs Laggan cover Mr Vickery Monday afternoons.

 

Piranha's P.E. lessons are Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child is suitably dressed for these lessons - house colour top, black shorts, plimsolls or trainers. A sports sweatshirt / tracksuit is highly recommended during the colder months.......and please remember, ear studs must be removed or taped and shoulder-length hair tied up.

 

English and Maths home learning is sent home every Friday and due back the following Wednesday. New spellings are sent home every Friday followed by  spelling tests the following Friday (please ensure your child brings in their yellow home spelling book!).

 

The importance of regular reading has been clearly explained to your child so please encourage them to do so. The ability to read and understand any text well has a significant influence on their writing and speaking abilities.

 

 

Here are the spellings for week commencing Friday 8th July:

Group 1

dis- prefix

disallow

disembark

discomfort

disinfect

disjointed

discolour

disconnect

disqualify

disadvantage

dishearten

Challenge:

dishonest

 

Group 2

foreign prefixes

circumference

circumnavigate

circumstances

circumstancial

hypocrite

hydroelectric

hypothermia

hypothesis

dehydrated

audience

Challenge:

Hypochondriac

 

 

 

Home Learning from Friday 8th July.

English:

Instruction Writing.

Imagine that a member of your family is coming round for tea and you have been asked to make a cheese and pickle sandwich and a cup of tea for them. Write out the instructions for one or the other on how to make it.

Remember: chronological order; numbers or bullet points; ‘bossy words’ (put; take; pour; stir etc); time connectives (first; after; finally; next etc).

Maths:

Please answer the following problems showing a clear method. Please present your work just as you would in your school maths books.

  1. 8235 + 7 709
  2. 6425 + 2575 – 4000
  3. A pair of shoes cost £28. They are reduced in a sale by a ¼.  Will Dan have enough money if he pays with a £20 note? How do you know your answer is correct?

Summer 1 Learning Topic - Saving The World.

Over the next few weeks, Piranhas will be investigating where the rainforests are around the world, animals that live in rainforests and the effects man has on these areas. Check out the photo slide show of the Portsmouth Reptile and Amphibian Society visit:

Our visit from The Portsmouth Reptile and Amphibian Society

Spring 2 Learning Topic - Gateway to the World.

The children made a great start to their new topic, 'Gateways to the World', by 'checking in', 'going through security' and boarding St Columba Airlines for Shanghai, China! All the children enjoyed a morning of dragon mask making, writing their name in Chinese, trying out Chinese food, researching facts about China and trying out chopsticks!

The plane now boarding at Gate 4 is for Shanghai, China........

The plane now boarding at Gate 4 is for Shanghai, China........ 1
The plane now boarding at Gate 4 is for Shanghai, China........ 2
The plane now boarding at Gate 4 is for Shanghai, China........ 3
The plane now boarding at Gate 4 is for Shanghai, China........ 4
The plane now boarding at Gate 4 is for Shanghai, China........ 5
The plane now boarding at Gate 4 is for Shanghai, China........ 6
The plane now boarding at Gate 4 is for Shanghai, China........ 7

Piranhas End of Year Parents letter

Stubbington Study Centre Residential Trip - September 2016

Yr 4 Parents Evening Letter

Southampton Airport Trip

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