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Welcome to Squirrel Class!

 

We have been developing our cricket skills in PE this week. 
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We have been bringing in our favourite poems from home to share with our friends. 
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We have been looking at the 'All the Wild Wonders' poetry anthology in Literacy. We used the 'wild wonders' on our field and sensory garden to get inspiration for our own poetry. 
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The results of our cress investigation! None of the seeds really germinated or grew. We concluded that seeds need light, water and heat to grow.
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During RE enrichment week we made posters about the Jewish Faith with Year 6 Buddies. We also made our own Mezuzahs and wrote a special prayer to go inside. 
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We love playing in the Mud Kitchen! 
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We have been orienteering during Forest Friday! 
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We have been celebrating the Royal Wedding by dressing as wedding guests, enjoying a Royal school lunch and designing our own commemorative mugs! 
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We have been super busy in Maths this week making our own 3D shapes and describing their properties. We also made clocks outside to help us practise telling the time!  
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We had an amazing trip to The Harcourt Arboretum. We learned so much about different trees, plants and flowers and got to spend time sketching in the bluebell wood. The peacocks were friendly...some even tried to join us for lunch! 
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Sharing our story maps before Big Write. 
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We have been sorting 3D shapes using Venn and Carroll diagrams.
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We have been working together on different money challenges in Maths. 
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We use our 'Writer's Cafe' display to help with ideas for our writing. This week's specials are words to use instead of 'said'. 
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Our new story is The Flat Rabbit. We have been using role play to understand parts of the story.
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Here we are sharing our stories after Big Write...
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Information from the DfE regarding Key Stage 1 SATs
Look at our designs for seeds that stick!
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Year 3 have discovered a top tip for remembering their 8 times tables: 'double your 4s to find your 8s!'
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In our RE lessons we have been thinking about the kinds of promises we make to each other and to God. We are learning about the special relationship Jewish people have with God this term. 

 
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We have been enjoying the sunshine by creating art work with our shadows.
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In Science club this week we explored and played with our shadows. How wonderful!
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We have been using role play to generate ideas for our writing.
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We have been making obstacle courses to challenge ourselves in PE.
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Playing money board games in Maths this week.
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In Art enrichment week, we used collage to create our own Lowry pictures.
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We took part in the Oxford Big Science Event. The theme was 'Travel'. We asked lots of questions and designed investigations to answer them. Some of our questions were:

 

Do people with the longest arms balance for the longest time?

Do people with longer legs jumps further?

Does more water travel further?

Does a run up help you throw further?

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Tiny Art! During our Forest Friday activities, we had to look really carefully for tiny natural objects to use in our art work.
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Sharing our ideas to write a class riddle.
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We celebrated World Book Day this week. Can you guess which characters we are?
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Finding change in Maths this week!

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We have been digging over our raised beds to plant seed potatoes. We have also been making colour swatches of all the wonderful signs of Spring.
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Working together to learn our times tables by drawing arrays on the playground.
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In science we have made moving puppets of skeletons and used scientific language when describing them.
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We loved our visit from Zoo Lab. We learnt all about Charles Darwin and met some wonderful creatures.
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In DT we have designed and made our own theatres. This was after learning about some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals. We worked really well together even when it was tricky.
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During our Forest Friday activities, Mrs McCleary challenged us to make the longest line possible using only natural materials..in just 5 minutes!
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We enjoyed making our own healthy lunch as part of our work in science this week.
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We have been worm charming during our Forest Friday activities. We tried to make the rain sounds in lots of different ways but the worms were quite elusive!
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We all took part in the RSPB Birdwatch
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Today we have been learning all about Mozart in our music lesson.
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Squirrel class really enjoyed doing their art outside in the willow classroom.

After reading Jim and the Beanstalk in literacy, we made our own glasses like Jim did for the giant. It was tricky, but fun.

Squirrel Class recently visited Waddesdon Manor.  We had a fantastic time even though the weather was not good. We saw some amazing things in the manor including a priceless elephant statue. We made some Indian mandalas in the afternoon.

We have been looking at capacity work in our Maths lessons.  We measured water in containers and compared the capacity.

  

We had a very windy day and had lots of fun watching the leaves fly.

  

Squirrel Class and Year 3 told the story of Rama and Sita during a Diwali Drama workshop.  Working together they played different roles to show the story and freeze framed different parts of it throughout the session.

   

Working together we put our overalls on so that we could make divali light pots with clay and put patterns on them.

     

We are open for visits and tours of our lovely school! Come and see our bespoke creative curriculum in action.
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