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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!

Class Letters

Friday 18th May

 

In English this week, the children have written some wonderfully inventive poems describing what happens when their teacher is eaten by a monster on a school trip! They have been practising their rhyming skills as well as mastering the use of powerful verbs and adverbs for comic effect!

 

In Maths, the children have been practising finding fractions of amounts and will be completing their end of term assessments next week. We will also be revisiting interpreting data in the form of bar charts and line graphs.

 

In Science, the children created information sheets explaining the seven living processes that all animals, plants and trees have in common. Next week, they will enjoy a visit from STEM ambassadors who will talk to the children about their careers in Science and Technology.

 

On Wednesday, Year 3 completed a workshop with The Blue Cross. The children learnt how to take care of a range of animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, horses and many others. The children also found out how to train a dog using a ‘clicker’!

 

In Design and Technology this week, the children were given a task to create a way of transporting food and water from A to B (which was 4m in length). The children could use push and pull forces. Everyone worked very creatively, using trial and error to improve their designs. They then demonstrated them to children from reception and year one classes.

 

In Computing, the children have started to use features of Microsoft Word to create a fact file describing life at Kempsey Primary School. They will continue to learn and develop skills using different programmes in Microsoft Office over the rest of the summer term.

 

Spellings this week:

  • Y3 ‘-ite words’
  • Y4 ‘mis prefix’

Friday 11th May

 

In English this week, the children have been looking at a poem called ‘A sea creature ate our teacher’, identifying the nouns, adjectives and adverbs used. Next week we will be continuing to look at this poem and writing our own versions.

 

In Maths, the children have been using their current understanding of fractions to find fractions of objects, shapes and to create equivalent fractions. Next week we will be looking at fractions of amounts.

 

In Science, the children have carried out an experiment looking at climate change. They have also discussed the causes and effects that climate change is having on the Earth. Next week the children will move on to looking at the different life processes of animals.

 

In computing, the children will be practicing their skills, choosing different computer programmes, using Microsoft software. 

 

Spellings this week:

  • Y3 ‘-ine words’
  • Y4 ‘dis- prefix’

Friday 4th May

 

In English this week the children have focused on persuasive writing, and have drafted some fantastic letters of complaint to the King in the Princesses Blankets. Next week, we will be writing some poems about life in school.

 

In Maths, the children have enjoyed plotting coordinates and learning how to translate shapes. We have also revised our knowledge of 2D shapes when plotting missing coordinates.  Next week, we will be revisiting fractions.

 

In Science, the children have been learning about how to protect wildlife in their garden from urbanisation. We have continued to work on our new topic ‘Different places, similar lives’ by creating videos about our school.

 

Next week, the children will begin to look at animal welfare with a visit and assembly from ‘The Blue Cross' - an animal charity looking after sick, injured and homeless animals.

 

Spellings this week:

  • Y3 ‘split i-e  digraph’
  • Y4 ‘-ity words’

Friday 27th April

 

In English this week the children have continued looking at The Princess’ Blankets and have written some very creative descriptions of their own imagined blankets. We have also been practising our speech punctuation. Next week, the children will be writing persuasive letters based on the same text.

 

In Maths, the children have worked hard to get to grips with telling the time to the nearest minute and have started to challenge themselves to read and write digital time. Next week, we will be revisiting plotting and reading coordinates and translating shapes.

 

In Science, the children have been learning about how animals adapt to different environments and have designed their own creatures capable of surviving any natural changes!

 

We will now be doing PE on Monday afternoons so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school for the start of the week.

 

Spellings this week:

  • Y3 ‘split i-e  digraph’
  • Y4 ‘-en words’

Friday 20th April

 

In English this week the children have been looking at a modern fairy tale - The Princess’ Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy – and have produced some fantastic descriptions of one of the characters in the story. The children will continue to use this text as a stimulus next week, creating their own descriptions of the blankets.

 

In Maths, the children have been practising the number line method (counting up) to help them find change from different amounts of money. Next week, we will be looking at telling the time to the nearest minute in Y3 and the 24 hour clock in Y4.

 

In Science, the children have started a new topic ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. To start this both classes went on a nature walk to see how many animals live in the school grounds. Pupils also started to debate the advantages and disadvantages of environmental change – considering the fictional scenario that our wildlife/ pond area might be turned into an adventure playground.

 

On Monday, we will be launching our new topic ‘Different Places, Similar Lives’ by asking the children to tell us where they have been in the world. If the children wish to bring in postcards or photographs to add to their classroom world map display, they can bring these in for Monday afternoon.

 

Next week, Mr. Gaston and Miss Brook, PGCE students, will be starting their final placements in Laurel and Maple.

 

Finally, now the weather is getting warmer, please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school each day.

 

Spellings this week:

  • Y3 ‘long i’ sound
  • Y4 the suffix -ly
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