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We have just started our new topic in maths... Money! We are all really enjoying learning the value of money through lots of practical work. We have been challenging ourselves to find as many different ways to make an amount of money using different coins. Take a look at the pictures below.

On Tuesday 23rd April, we returned to school to find that St Columba had change into an airport and we were off on an adventure to China! After security checks,we boarded the aircraft, watched the safety video and took off. When we landed they spent time learning how to use chopsticks and writing their name in Chinese. Take a look at some of the pictures from our adventure below.

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We have had a fantastic time dressing up for world book day. We have all drawn our characters that we dressed up as and have written character descriptions of them. Thank you for the support of adults for the costumes.
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On Friday 1st February we came to school in the snow! We had great fun building snowmen and playing in the snow. Take a look at our picture below of the snowmen we made as a class.

After building the snowmen we went back inside the classroom and wrote either a postcard, a diary entry or instructions about our morning. 

 

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We have a had a great start to the term and are having fun learning all about Ancient Egypt. We have looked at what pyramids were made for and how they were made. We then had a go at building pyramids out of Lego. We then were lucky enough to have a look at and try on some clothes which they wear in Egypt! (Take a look at the pictures below) We have also looked at the mummification process - Challenge your children and ask them about it, they will tell you some gruesome facts!
We had fun at our Christmas craft afternoon. We enjoyed making, Christmas tree decorations, snowflakes and much more. Thank you to all the parents who came along to spend time with the children during this activity. Below are some of the photos.
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Well done to Lexi who received her reading prize.

 

English Learning

 

During our English sessions, we have been looking at writing instructions for 'How to make a healthy sandwich' in line with our science topic of healthy eating. We focused on using imperative verbs, writing in chronological order and using adverbs to make out instructions clear and precise. After writing these instructions, we were lucky enough to put these instructions to the test to see how effective they were by making our own sandwiches. Take a look at the pictures below of our learning and making!

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Well done to Harvey and Jasmine who have won their prize for regularly reading at home.

 

Friday 16th November - Children in Need.

 

We had a lot of fun today dressing up in spotty clothes and donating money to children in need. Thank you to all the parents for their effort and donations.

 

English Learning

 

As our topic has been all about the human body, we have been doing lots of writing to do with it too. Firstly, we learned how to turn a story into a playscript. The class learned how to use brackets for stage directions, a colon to show who is speaking and how to set the scene at the beginning of a playscript too. We turned the story ‘Funny Bones’ into our own playscripts and you can read some great examples below.

Autumn Term 2 Learning

 

On Monday 29th October, we had our Hook session for our new learning topic 'Funny Bones'. Miss Willetts and Miss Court set up a carousel of activities to help us learn about different parts of the human body. We had the following activities to complete:

 

  • Making a moveable hand using straws and string to show the joints in the hand;
  • Building our own pasta skeletons;
  • Using balloons and straws to make a model of the lungs.

 

We had great fun being really hands-on in all of these activities – take a look at some of the photos that show our amazing learning.

Science Learning

 

We have learned so much in Science in Autumn 1, so it’s really lucky that we have 2 hours every week just for our Science learning. This half term, we have been focusing on learning about forces and magnets.

 

We started off by looking at what a force is. Once we started to understand forces, Miss Willetts taught us about magnets being a type of force. We carried out lots of experiments including finding out how powerful different magnets are and what materials magnets are attracted to. 

 

To finish off our forces and magnets topic, we planned and made a magnet game. Thank you to all parents and adults who came to help with this in out parental engagement. Take a look at the photos below of our amazing and creative magnet games!

 

 

Our hook for Explorers and Adventurers

 

On the first day of term, as a hook into their writing linked to The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, Years 3 and 4 worked together in groups to design and build robots out of junk modelling resources they had collected towards the end of the summer holidays. They had to consider which resources to use and how to join them, thinking about whether they wanted parts to move. All of the robots looked fantastic and some were even as big as the teachers!

 

 

 

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