Primary School

West Stow

We are off on our school trip to West Stow on Monday - so any questions, please pop in and ask.  We are so excited!

The children have been investigating the Anglo Saxons over the last couple of weeks in preparation for our trip - we have looked at who they were, where they came from and what did they do.  Check their knowledge this weekend and see how much they have remembered!

Our new science topic is States of Matter and this week we have been investigating how gases move.  We have done some great experiments with sponges and rocks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter is coming!

What an exciting start to the term. The children have really embraced the Viking Topic and have been very busy creating diary entries, newspaper reports and stories - all based around our class book How to Train a Dragon and our historical research.

We have created our own dragons in art and even made Viking Long Ships!

In science we have been experimenting with sound and understanding that pitch and volume are all linked to vibrations.  This half term we will be looking at states of matter - a wonderful topic for the cold weather!

Now that the winter is coming, please can you ensure that your child brings a coat every day to school and has a jumper for the classroom as it is a bit chilly.

 

Have a good week.

 

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back, I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer. 

The children are settling into their new class and new routines beautifully. As adults we often forget how unsettling a new environment is for children, so if you do have any concerns or worries, please pop in and see me.

This term our topic is The Vikings.  The children are already learning about the invasion and this week we hope to learn all about how they managed to travel so far.

In maths we are learning about Place Value and re-capping our 3,4 and 6 times table.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Mrs Beesley

 

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Let Battle Commence!

I genuinely cannot believe how quickly this term has passed.  We are thoroughly enjoying our Roman topic and this week the children have been applying for jobs in the Roman Army.

 

Next week we will be designing and making traditional Roman shields for battle training with the Hippos. In maths we will be investigating division through inverse.

 

In the hot weather, please make sure that your child has a water bottle.

 

Have a good week.

 

 

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Multiplication and Speeches

Thank you to all the parents that managed to stop by for our Maths open morning, I hope you enjoyed yourselves.  We have continued learning multiplication using the expanded method and the children have really embraced the opportunity to show their place value skills - well done Iguanas!

This week we have been focusing on writing our speeches to rally Roman soldiers to invade Britain!  They have been fantastic!  The children have really taken on the role of a Roman General and whilst they maybe somewhat gory, they have been very persuasive and engaging.  Some really impressive work. 

Next week we will be moving on to division in Maths and will be getting to grips with the 8x table. 

Have a good week.

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Negative and Positive Numbers

We have had great fun this week creating weather reports and bar charts to consolidate our learning of negative and positive numbers.  We are hoping to record some of these and use the green screen so they look very professional!

Next week  we will start writing our inspiring battle speeches - calling all Roman Soldiers to war, ready to invade Britain.  The children are really enjoying drama in the class room and this topic provides us with a perfect platform.

In maths next week, we will be focussing on Factors.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday Weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome back to the Summer Term!

I hope that you have had a lovely Easter.

This term our topic focus will be the Romans.  We will be learning about who the Romans were, about their empire, how they lived and why their armies were so successful.  We will be using the Romans as inspiration for our writing and  investigating how they used numbers in maths. In science, we will be learning about electricity by building circuits and experimenting with insulators and conductors.

Next week, we will be building a time line showing when in history the Roman era was (I think Mrs Murphy is getting a little bit upset with being asked if she was alive when the Romans invaded!) . We will be working with negative numbers and understanding how to read temperatures.

 

I hope that you all have a good week.

 

 

 

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Window

It was lovely to see so many parents at our open afternoon on Wednesday - we hope that you enjoyed it!

This week the Iguanas will be looking at Estimating and Inverse in maths.  These two skills enable children to get a rough idea of what the answer is to a calculation and ultimately assist the children in checking their answers.

Sticking with our Rainforest theme, in Literacy we are looking at the book Window by Jeannie Baker.  It is a beautiful wordless story, that the children will have the opportunity to narrate using inferences in the pictures.

Have a good week and good luck to all the children taking part in the school production of We Will Rock You!  We cannot wait to see it!  Break a leg (not literally!)

Mrs Beesley

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Iguanas Open Afternoon - Wednesday

I hope that you have all had a great weekend. 

Last week we were busy practising for our Open Afternoon on Wednesday. It will be lovely to see you all there, we are really looking forward to it!

On Friday, we have our class trip to Rickstones Academy to meet the wonderful Julian Clary. Please make that all children have a packed lunch as we will be leaving early.

Have a good week and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Mrs Beesley.

 

 

 

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Mardi Gras...

Well done to all Iguanas for really trying to get to grips with time last week! It takes a long time to get it right so we will be having another look throughout the year.

This week we will be focusing on symmetry. We have already had a brief look at this and we loved it!

For literacy this week we will be painting pictures with words, using Rousseau as our inspiration.

As you are aware, the children will be giving a short assembly next week - I want to leave much of it as a surprise ...but we are practising like crazy!!

 

Have a good week.

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Time

Good afternoon - I hope you all had a fantastic half term.

This week we will be learning how to tell the time. As an adult, we take time telling for granted and it really is a tricky thing to learn.  At any opportunity, please do ask your child to tell you the time - either in digital or analogue.

Thursday is World Book Day and we will be using The Mysteries of Harris Burdick to inspire our writing.

Have a great week

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Parallel and perpendicular

This week has been filled with lots of fun for the Iguanas - see the pictures below!

Sadly, Digital Dance was cancelled so we tried some Harry Potter Yoga moves which we absolutely loved!

We have been looking at shape this week and research and investigating their properties.  All the children were invited to Mrs Beesley's Karate King workshop, where they had to demonstrate their knowledge of parallel and perpendicular lines with their bodies.

Our French topic this term has been weather. Yesterday the children had a great time dressing up in lots of different clothes showing their understanding of what weather was being discussed.

Next week we will be finishing our comparative writing on South America, using comparative conjunctions and our best presentation skills.  In maths we will continue our discoveries of shape and focus on symmetry, area and perimeter.

Have a good week.

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Fractions & Decimals

I hope that you have all had a good week.

The children have really embraced our maths topic of fractions and decimals over the last two weeks.  They realised that these pesky little parts of a number are far easier than they initially thought and have been using them proficiently.   Lots of the children are now able to add a fraction and a decimal together and convert from one to another - something they didn't think they would be able to do!  Their growth mind set really came into play!!  Well done Iguanas!!

Homework this week is based on equivalent fractions.

The children are still thoroughly enjoying the Digital Dance sessions - please ensure that they children come in with a snack and a water bottle on Tuesdays. 

Have a good week!

 

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Welcome Back

Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas.

This term we start our new topic Las Americas!  We will be looking at South America, focusing on many of the countries within the continent.  We will be studying maps and examining the geographical features of these countries, which we will then compare to North America.  We have so many exciting things planned even maybe a little bit of Portuguese!

The children are currently partaking in a Digital Dance Course at Lyons Hall.  Please can you ensure that on a Tuesday children have a snack and water with them as it is very physical. The course lasts 6 weeks.

Many thanks

Mrs Beesley.

 

 

 

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Division.

This week we have been working really hard on division.  It is such a tricky concept to master but we have been doing so well! 

We have started our new science topic: ROCKS!  Yesterday, we were Rockstars and tried to categorise different types of rocks through art. 

Homework this week will be times tables and this will be coming home on a sheet.  I have also assigned some Mathletics work to the class should anyone wish to try it.

Have a good week.

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Fireworks

Welcome back Iguanas!  It was lovely to hear that you had all had such a great break.

This week we have been researching firework safety and writing a set of instructions on how to keep safe on Bonfire Night.  The children have also designed their own firework with labels and timings - they have done a such a great job!

It has been fabulous to see so many of you at parents evening this week - be sure to cast your eyes over our spooky display and our Quentin Blake illustrations.  Please also click on the parent view link to the left of the screen and share your views of the school on the Ofsted website.

Have a good week

Mrs Beesley.

 

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Quentin Blake Art

Another fabulous week! Today the Iguanas have produced some amazing writing about a piece of bark - ask them about the insects that fell out - that certainly caused some excitement!  Our Quentin Blake wall is now complete. It is truly brilliant  (see below) - we cannot wait to show you at parents evening. 

Homework over half term will be a word challenge. The children will need to use their best figurative language, which we have been working really hard on.  Have a fantastic break.

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Revolting Rhymes

We have had so much fun this week creating our own Revolting Rhymes using the characters from Matilda.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed being positively disgusting and created some fantastic rhymes which we are hoping will be ready for you all to see at parents evening.

In maths this week we have been tackling multiplication using the grid method. Lots of us have found this a little bit tricky but I think today we cracked it!  Well done Iguanas - you have been working so hard.

With multiplication in mind, this weeks homework is times tables. This will be coming home on a sheet.

We had a super scientific supply teacher stop by this week and she complemented me on how fantastic the Iguanas were.  She did appear to be a little bit hard of hearing and insisted on calling all of the children the wrong names!  They loved it!

Have a good week.

 

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RE

This terms RE topic is Hinduism. As it is nearly Diwali, we have been creating our own Rangoli designs and chalking these onto the playground. (Please see the photographs below)

This weeks homework will be for the children to consolidate their learning of multiplying and dividing by 10. This will be on a sheet - please look out for it in their bags.  Children are more than welcome to sit with me on Friday lunch time, if they wish, and we can get it all done and dusted then.  Please remind them if you have a busy weekend coming up.

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Weird Science

This week we have been looking at how magnets work and whether they attract or repel.  The children have had great fun experimenting with iron filings and trying to display magnetic fields.

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