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Squirrel Class News (Year 3 & 4)

W/C 3rd May 2021

Despite having a bank holiday this week, we still squeezed lots of different things in!


The children enjoyed planning and designing their own stamp for the big Royal Mail Heroes Stamp Competition. After finding out about the challenge and  watching a video from the Prime Minister the children were keen to enter. Everyone was determined to have a try at getting their design chosen for a new stamp series and of course win a cash prize!!

As part of our Maths this week, we have been practising rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and sometimes 1,000! We used the game Rocket Rounding on our Chrome books to practise. 


We also continued to work on our times tables, trying different ways to help us learn them.

We have been preparing work to go on our History display. We will show you once it is all finished! 

We've enjoyed the sunshine and playing together at break.

We have continued to keep an eye on the vegetables we have been growing! They should be ready to replant outside soon.

W/C 26th April 2021

We have had a very productive week!

As part of our History learning we discovered how the Roman Empire grew and found out about life in the Roman army. As Roman citizens we wrote letters to apply for a job as a soldier!

In English we made a start on our new class reader - Stig of the Dump by Clive King. We enjoyed the start of this new story and there was lots of superb reading from Squirrels.

In RE we are learning about the Sikh religion. The children found out about the 5ks that are important to Sikhs and what they represent. Ask your Squirrel to see if they can remember all five!

In Maths we have focused on Place Value this week.

We have been counting in different multiples, ordering and comparing numbers, positioning numbers on number lines and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. These are important skills to be confident in when working on lots of different Maths activities.

W/C 19th April 2021 

We had a great week and enjoyed the glorious sunshine when we were outside. In class we started on our History learning about the Romans and in Maths we worked out how to calculate the change when shopping.

We worked hard in our PE sessions this week.

The class were thrilled to receive some lovely gifts from a Squirrel Class family this week. The basketball has been a big hit and the games will be brilliant for wet play times, thank you so much.

W/C 12th April 2021

We have had a great week back after the Easter holidays and were happy to be back together again. 

In Maths we have been working on Money, looking at different ways to add amounts of money. It was great to also use our Chrome books for some money challenges. As always we have continued to practise times tables too!

In History we have started to find out about Ancient Rome and the era of the Romans. We then looked at where Rome was located on the map, and then tested our knowledge of where other countries were located too.

We were excited to make a start on French this week and were enjoyed saying simple greeting to each other in French!

That is Week 1 done Squirrel Class, what a brilliant start to the half term! yessmiley

W/C 22nd March 2021

We have had a great final week before the Easter break...

In English we were looking at the different ways authors started and ended stories. We looked at examples from our class book collection and shared them with each other.

We all had the opportunity to plant peas or beans that we will be tending to over the Easter break.

In Science we tried out a forces experiment. After a few failed attempts, we were successful! We then wrote up what we had done, and what we found out back in the classroom.

W/C 15th March 2021

We have enjoyed testing out our new class Chrome books! We enjoyed reading the latest copy of First News and playing Hit the Button to practise our times tables.

We have been lucky to enjoy several class sessions with Jane this week. We have thought carefully about co-operation, working together and supporting each other. We also have considered ways to help us be calm in different situations.

In RE we were starting to think about the Easter story. We followed instructions from assembly to make a cross from paper. Two of our Year 4s instructed and supported the rest of the class in how to make them.

We are back on our mission to develop our confidence learning our times tables and division facts. Here we are, hard at it!

W/C 8th March 2021

Squirrel class have had a great start back in school. We were so chuffed to be back together again! We really enjoyed taking each other's measurements and recording them as part of our Maths learning.

During lockdown for our Geography work, we were identifying the features of a river...

It has been great keeping up with the news by reading the First News together.

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