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Next Week in Class 7

Next Week We will be drafting and writing our own stories set in the Second World War We will be continuing our work on fractions Other Notes We will be visiting Eden Camp next Wednesday.  Please make sure you bring a packed lunch, some water and that you wear suitable shoes and...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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Homework Project

Thinking back to our topic World War II, for your next homework project we would like you to create a game involving all the facts and knowledge you have learnt about this part of history over this term. It could be a board game, a card game, a game on scratch, memory...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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Be Reasonable!

We’ve been discussing what it means to use your reasoning skills or to have a reasonable answer in maths this week.  We’ve also been considering what different numbers might signify around the world when linked to different units of measurement like 23m, 23kg, 23...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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Printing Techniques

In preparation for creating remembrance collages with Miss Slater, we have been experimenting with printing techniques using a variety of materials
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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A Dramatic Day

We all had a very dramatic day on Tuesday, with Year 4s taking part in the brilliant ‘Play in a Day’ project at York Theatre Royal, and Year 5s having a drama workshop based on WW2 with Ms Campbell at school.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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Next Week in Class 7

Next Week Next week we will be continuing to find out about York during the 2nd World War and will be studying first hand accounts We will be having a special maths lessons about the importance of numbers and what they can represent around the world Other Notes It will be our...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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Homework Project

Remember that your current homework project has a P.E. theme. We would like you to write and lead a short warm-up activity of approximately five minutes for a P.E. lesson related to our current hockey unit. You could use existing ideas such as follow the leader or you could make...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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May the Force be with you!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Class Assembly on ‘Forces’ on Tuesday – we hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed performing!
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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Park Grove Log Book

We’ve been learning about the ‘Baedeker’ bombings in York during World War 2 and as well as carrying out historical research and writing our own newspaper reports, we’ve been studying the actual Park Grove log book from the time.  We’ve read how the...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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World Book Day

We had a fabulous time on World Book Day, as you can see by the wonderful costumes and props brought in!  On the day, we solved bookish maths problems and wrote a collaborative book of our own based on the marvellous ‘Oi, Frog!’
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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Next Week in Class 7

Next week We will be studying the bombing raids that took place in York during the Second World War and will be writing newspaper reports We will be continuing our science work on forces Other Notes It is our Class Assembly on Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the hall –...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Homework Project

Your next homework project will have a P.E. theme. We would like you to write and lead a short warm-up activity of approximately five minutes for a P.E. lesson related to our current hockey unit. You could use existing ideas such as follow the leader or you could make up an...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Can you feel the Force?

The rehearsals for our class assembly are well underway and we hope you enjoy seeing it next Tuesday morning!
Posted On 01 Mar 2017
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The Park Grove Fire

As it is the 20th anniversary of the fire here at Park Grove, we had a lesson all about it with Mrs Carr Brion (who was teaching here at the time).  We were able to ask lots of detailed questions about the damage that occurred and how the school was eventually rebuilt.
Posted On 01 Mar 2017
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Perfect Pancakes

We all took part in a Key Stage 2 Assembly about Lent and Shrove Tuesday this week.  This gave us the opportunity to think about the meaning of Lent and also gave us chance to show off our pancake flipping skills!
Posted On 01 Mar 2017
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Half Term Holiday

Wishing you all a very happy half term holiday! We will see you when we return to school on Monday 27th February.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Google Expedition

Class 7 had a very enjoyable time at Haxby road where they had a virtual reality lesson! They went into space, explored the planets and had a tour of the ISS (International Space Station).
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Air raid Shelter

Our stunning air raid shelter made it into the York Press this week. Look at the article  http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15084723.Pupils_are_taking_shelter_at_York_school/ to find out more.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Fantastic Forces

On which surface was the most force needed to move the trainer?
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Next Week in Class 7

Next Week We will be continuing to study war poems in English. We will be finding out more about forces in our Science work. Other Notes Parents’ Evenings will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday morning, we will be going to Haxby Road School to take part in a...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Homework Project

Imagine a book is being written about the rights and responsibilities of the children of Park Grove Primary School. Your task is to design a cover for the book. You will need to think carefully about how you present the cover because you want people to pick up your book to read!...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Poetry Performances

In our English work this week, we have been reading poems about the Second World War.  We have been analysing each poem, looking for themes and rhyme schemes and have also been working in groups to perform them.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Super Symmetry

In maths, we have been studying symmetry, have been drawing our own symmetrical patterns and have been using mirrors to check our accuracy.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Persuasive Posters

This week we’ve been researching the role of women during the Second World War.  We have found out about the jobs that women took on during the war and have been designing persuasive posters to encourage women to join the Land Girls, the WAAF and factories.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Next Week in Class 7

Next week we will be designing our own propaganda posters in our topic lessons We will also be learning more songs from the Second World War and may even go into our air-raid shelter for another sing-song! Other Notes Please continue to work on your statutory spelling lists at...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Homework Project

Imagine a book is being written about the rights and responsibilities of the children of Park Grove Primary School. Your task is to design a cover for the book. You will need to think carefully about how you present the cover because you want people to pick up your book to read!...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Sketching Skills

In our Art lessons on Thursday mornings, we have been learning all about different sketching techniques and are creating pieces based on images of cities during the Second World War
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Stupendous Settings

In English this week we have been working on our narrative skills and have been writing about the settings in our current class book ‘Carrie’s War’.  We’ve been discussing the contrasts between Hepzibah’s warm, inviting kitchen and the Evans’...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Fabulous Forces

This week we have been continuing our science work on forces by making paper autogyros of different sizes.  We carried out an experiment to see if the area of the blades on each autogyro had an impact on how quickly it fell to the ground.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Next Week in Class 7

Next Week Next week we will be continuing our writing based on ‘Carrie’s War’ by Nina Bawden. In topic, we will be studying the Home Front and will be going on to look at the role women played during the Second World War. In our Science work next week, we will...
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Homework Project

For your next task, we’d like you to think about how people on the Home Front supported the war effort by growing their own food, salvaging waste or making do and mending clothing or household items. We’d like you to give a short talk about things you’ve done at home yourself...
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Sing along with Young Voices!

Our Singing Assembly on Tuesday gave us the opportunity to listen to the fantastic Young Voices choir who performed in Sheffield earlier this month.  We were all able to join in with the songs we knew and we displayed some excellent dance moves as well!
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Making a Splash!

We had our first swimming session on Monday afternoon and had chance to show off our strokes in our new groups.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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World War 2 Homework

We’ve had a wonderful time sharing homework projects this week and have found out a huge amount about some of the people who lived through the Second World War.  Thank you so much to everyone who shared memories, stories and artefacts belonging to family members.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Next Week in Class 7

English In English next week we will be continuing our work on ‘Carrie’s War’ by Nina Bawden Maths In maths we will be looking at division methods Spellings You have been given your words of the week.  Please be ready to put them into sentences in our lesson...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Homework Project

Thank you all for your wonderful research projects based on people who took part in the Second World War. For your next task, we’d like you to think about how people on the Home Front supported the war effort by growing their own food, salvaging waste or making do and mending...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Take Shelter!

On Wednesday afternoon, an air-raid siren sounded in Class 7 and we all made our way in an orderly fashion to our newly constructed air-raid shelter (thank you, Mr Stoner!).  Once inside, we discussed how people during WW2 might have kept themselves occupied during air-raids so...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017
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Energy Heroes Strike Again

Our Year 5 children continued their work on their ‘Energy Heroes’ project this week in a lesson on interpreting pie charts (linked to fossil fuels and energy consumption) with Mrs Steel.
Posted On 18 Jan 2017
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Carrie’s War Theatre Workshop

On Monday this week we had a brilliant trip to York Theatre Royal (as part of our Long Term Partnership Project) to take part in a drama workshop based on ‘Carrie’s War’.  We created and performed our own scenes, explored characters and settings from the book,...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017
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Next Week in Class 7

English In English next week we’ll be continuing our work on stories set during the Second World War Maths In English we will be revising calculation methods and continuing our work on decimals Spellings You have your statutory spelling lists so please choose another 10...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Homework Project

Our Spring topic in Key Stage 2 is World War II. This is a fascinating topic in which many important events happened.   For your first homework project of 2017 we would like you to carry out either research into a significant person from the war or interview and collect the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Energy Heroes

This week our Year 5 children began a project called ‘Energy Heroes’ which will encourage us all to think about ways we can save energy and help the planet.  The children really enjoyed taking part in an assembly and workshop which encouraged them to use real...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Evacuee Letters

We’ve been writing in role as Lenny Levi, the evacuee featured in ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’.  As well as writing about Lenny’s emotions, we have included historical information about ration books, gas masks, identity cards and billeting officers.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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The Lion and the Unicorn

This week have been finding out about evacuation and have been reading the Shirley Hughes book ‘The Lion and the Unicorn.’  The story is all about a boy called Lenny and his experiences of being evacuated.  To help us write in role, we have been creating...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017
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Maths Activities

We have been using the chrome books to explore online maths activities this week.  We tested out our shape and measurement knowledge and had a lot of fun!
Posted On 04 Jan 2017
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Our New Topic

As we will be learning all about the Second World War in our topic lessons this half term, we have begun reading stories about this period.  Our English lessons so far have been based on ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ by Shirley Hughes and we’ll be moving on to...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017
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Welcome Back Everyone!

We’ve had a fantastic start to the New Year in Class 7 and have very much enjoyed hearing all about the exciting things everyone has been getting up to over the festive period!  We’ve also been looking forwards to a new term in Class 7 and have been setting New Year...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017
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Merry Christmas!

Thank you all for a wonderful first term in Class 7.  We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a fantastic holiday.  We’re looking forward to hearing all about what you get up to when the new term begins on Wednesday 4th January. Happy...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Feathered Friends

We’ve been inspired by ‘Coming Home’ to find out more about garden birds, not just robins, and have been researching how to feed and take care of them during the winter months.  We have also designed our own feathered friends to display in our classroom based on...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016
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Christmas Houses

As part of our work on Michael Morpurgo’s Christmas book ‘Coming Home’, we’ve been making beautiful house cards which will be coming home later in the week with an extra special surprise inside!
Posted On 14 Dec 2016
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Wild Party Antics!

We had a wild Stone Age themed party in KS2 on Tuesday, complete with a rock, paper, scissors championship, caveman dancing and lots of entertainment!  The children looked amazing in their costumes and some prehistoric-looking members of staff also turned up!
Posted On 14 Dec 2016
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Next Week

Next Week in Class 7 English Next week in English we will be writing Christmas poetry Maths In maths next week we’ll be completing Christmas activities Spellings There will be no spelling session next week Other Notes Tuesday is our Key Stage 2 Christmas Party. You will enjoy a...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Homework

A reminder about your homework project which is due in next week… We’d like you to design a poster for a Winter party taking place in the Stone Age era. Your project should be presented neatly in a way that can be displayed in our class. It should include details of when...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Coming Home

We’re currently studying a book called ‘Coming Home’ by Michael Morpurgo in our English lessons.  The book is about a brave robin who is trying to return to his loved ones in time for Christmas but must first face a perilous journey.  In our lessons this week,...
Posted On 06 Dec 2016
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Perfect Prehistory Projects!

We shared some fantastic Stone Age homework this week (ranging from edible Skara Braes to model burial barrows).  Thank you all so much for the tremendous effort you put into your wonderful projects!
Posted On 06 Dec 2016
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Strictly Gymnastics

It was tens all round when we finished our gymnastics work with ‘Strictly’ style performances of our partner sequences.  Each pair had to create a sequence of gymnastic balances and transitions set to Christmas music which were then performed to a LOT of applause!
Posted On 06 Dec 2016
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Next Week

English Next week in English we’ll be working on the book ‘Coming Home’ by Michael Morpurgo which is all about a robin’s journey home for Christmas Maths In maths next week we’ll be revisiting written calculation methods and will be solving Christmas...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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Homework Project

For your next homework project, we’d like you to design a poster for a Winter party taking place in the Stone Age era. Your project should be presented neatly in a way that can be displayed in our class. It should include details of when and where the party is; what is...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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Maths Workshops with Students

On Wednesday we had a great time working with students from St Johns on maths games that had been specifically designed for us.  We explored 2D and 3D shapes, used protractors and carried out a wide range of exciting maths investigations.
Posted On 30 Nov 2016
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History Detectives

We’ve been archaeological detectives this week as we worked in groups to investigate a model burial barrow, a photograph of a skeleton and a collection of grave goods just like real archaeologists.  We had a fantastic time deciding whether each barrow and its contents were...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016
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Cave Art Clay Work

We have been working with Miss Slater on Thursday mornings to create cave art style patterns and pictures on clay.  We used a range of tools to make the patterns and will be completing and adding painted decoration this week.
Posted On 30 Nov 2016
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Next Week

English Next week in English we’ll be researching and writing about prehistoric homes Maths In maths next week, we’ll be comparing units of measurement and continuing with our work on data handling Other Notes Our Year 4 children will be performing at the Minster at...
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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Homework Project

For your next homework project, imagine that you have been whisked back in time to Pre-historic Britain!  Think about what you may see there and who – or what! – you may come across. Did you have any Stone Age adventures during your trip?   We’d like you to present Stone Age...
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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Scientific Graphs

We’ve been creating line graphs as part of our work in science this week.  Before starting, we talked about all of the features and skills that might be needed when drawing a line graph.  We were all very pleased with how neat and well presented our graphs looked!
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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Super Skype Session

In our assembly on Wednesday, we had the chance to Skype an actual archaeologist and find out about prehistoric finds.  We had the chance to ask questions about life as an archaeologist and were also able to discover lots of fascinating facts about the Stone and Bronze ages.
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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Brilliant Bronze Age

We’ve started learning about the Bronze Age in our topic lessons and have been writing instructions about how to make bronze.  We’ve also been exploring bronze artefacts from our loan box and have been finding out about burial barrows.
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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Next Week

English In English next week we’ll be writing our own ‘time slip’ stories based on the book ‘Stone Age Boy’ Maths In maths, we’ll be spending time solving the Stone Age word problems you’ve written Spellings Our spelling session will be...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Homework Project

For your next homework project, imagine that you have been whisked back in time to Pre-historic Britain!  Think about what you may see there and who – or what! – you may come across. Did you have any Stone Age adventures during your trip?   We’d like you to present Stone Age...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Skara Brae research

We’re reaching the end of the Stone Age in our current topic and will be moving on to the Bronze and Iron Ages soon!  This week, we’ve been using the chrome books to find out about the Neolithic village Skara Brae.  We’ll be writing persuasive leaflets...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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Diversity data

We’ve also been using Anti-Bullying Week as the inspiration for our maths work over the last few days.  We’ve been thinking about how differences can make us unique and have devised surveys to carry out with our class about our diverse lives, interests and favourite...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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Friendship role-play

As part of our work on friendship during Anti-Bullying Week, we carried out drama activities to show how friends should behave towards each other
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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Next Week

English In English next week we will be continuing our writing on the Stone Age and will be finding out about Skara Brae Maths In our maths lessons we will be solving some Stone Age word problems (remember that you’ll be writing your own for Homework this week) Other It...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Homework Project

Your next project will have a Stone Age Maths theme! We would like you to write at least three Maths word problems related to the Stone Age. You can make them as challenging as you wish, however please remember that each question must make sense and be possible to answer by your...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Stone Age Reading

We had a great reading session linked to our Stone Age topic on Wednesday and used a range of skills such as questioning, predicting, clarifying and summarising.  We created glossaries, made our own Stone Age quizzes and had the opportunity to examine and research artefacts from...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Check us out!

When Flipside Photography arrived to take our photographs earlier in the week, quite a few members of our class arrived wearing checked shirts!  We think it must have something to do with our earlier maths work on parallel, perpendicular, horizontal and vertical lines… The...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Perfectly Balanced

In our new gymnastics unit, we have been carrying out a range of partner balances.  We have had to make sure that we co-operate really well with our partners and have worked hard to perfect our moves!
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Have a lovely Holiday…

You’ve worked so hard this half term and we’ve had a great beginning to the school year.  Have a super holiday with your families – we’re looking forward to hearing about everything you get up to! Ms Campbell, Ms Debney, Mrs Smith and Mrs Sellers
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Fantastic Fractions

We have been working hard on our fractions knowledge over the last couple of weeks and we’ve been investigating mixed numbers and improper fractions in problem solving teams
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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School Council

Congratulations to our two new school councillors who attended their first meeting this week!  Our Class 7 suggestion box is already packed with ideas and we’re really looking forward to sharing them over the coming year…
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Keep Calm and Carry on!

In our PSHCE lessons, we’ve been thinking of ways to help us stay calm and relaxed.  We created posters of our favourite ideas which included reading a good book, going for a walk, doing some exercise and counting to 10, 20 or even 100!
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Next Week

English Next week in English we will be writing our own play scripts Maths In maths we will be working on our multiplication and division skills Spelling Please make sure you complete your spelling technique posters and bring them in to share next Thursday Other Our final Year 4...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Homework

Remember that for your current homework project we would like you to research recycling. This is a very important issue for the future of our planet. You could look at which materials can be recycled and which cannot, look at the impact of recycling or not recycling on the Earth...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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Pedestrian Training

Very appropriately as it’s Walk to School Week, we’ve had our first Year 4 pedestrian training session.  We listened carefully, followed instructions very well and showed that we understood the green cross code
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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Dramatic Moments!

This week we’ve been studying a play based on the traditional Indian story Savitri.   We’ve been analysing the play and identifying its themes, have discussed the characters and then had chance to act scenes out.  Later on, we’ll be working as theatre critics to...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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Halving, Doubling and Fractions

This week we’ve been investigating patterns when we halve and double 3 digit numbers.  We’ve also been working in groups to explore equivalent fractions
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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Next Week in Class 7

English In English next week we will be carrying out research linked to our ‘Save our Planet’ topic Maths In maths we will be looking at fractions Other Notes Our pedestrian training with the Year 4s will begin on Wednesday afternoon.  Please make sure you bring a...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Homework

We really enjoyed hearing your tasty recipes in class and hope to try a few out! Well done for exciting our taste buds. For your next homework project we would like you to research recycling. This is a very important issue for the future of our planet. You could look at which...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Health and Wellbeing

We’ve had a tremendous time this week and have particularly enjoyed the extra sports and fitness activities we’ve taken part in.  On Monday we were involved in a games session with Axiom Sports which featured a particularly epic game of dodgeball!  On Wednesday, we...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Your Vote Counts!

The library was turned into a polling booth earlier in the week for our School Council election.  Each child filled out a ballot paper and the results of our election will be announced on Friday!
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Wants and Needs

As part of Health and Wellbeing week, we spent one of our lessons thinking carefully about the differences between things we might want and things we might need in life.  We’ve also been finding out about the lives of children all around the world as part of our research...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Next Week in Class 7

English Next week in English we will be punctuating direct speech and writing dialogue Maths In maths next week we will be working on written addition and subtraction methods as well as finding change Spellings You’ve all been given your new spelling lists.  Remember that...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Homework

For your next homework project, we’d like you to plan a meal using seasonal ingredients (as part of our ‘Save the Planet’ topic).  Your project should be presented neatly in a way that can be displayed in our class and could include a straightforward written...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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School Council Presentations

The children who’ve put themselves forward to be our Class 7 school council representatives gave some brilliant presentations on Wednesday afternoon and faced some tough questioning from their classmates about why they should be chosen for the role!  We’ll be voting...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Charles Darwin

In our science work, we’ve been learning all about the life and work of Charles Darwin.  We’ve created some fantastic information pages about his studies and his voyages to the Galapagos islands.
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Homework Books

We’ve spent some time this week looking at our beautifully decorated homework books and finding out why our classmates chose to cover them with the images they did.  We’ve found out a lot of information about Class 7’s likes and interests.  Please see the...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Next Week in Class 7

English Next week in English we will be finishing our work on ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ and will be finding out more about the book’s author, Philip Pullman Maths In maths next week we will be measuring and converting units of measurement as well as...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016
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Homework

For your next homework project, we’d like you to plan a meal using seasonal ingredients (as part of our ‘Save the Planet’ topic).  Your project should be presented neatly in a way that can be displayed in our class and could include a straightforward written...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016
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What makes a good School Council representative?

As part of our PSHCE work this week, we have been considering the qualities needed to be a good school council representative.  We thought carefully and discussed what each of us could bring to the school council and whether we would like to be considered for the role of Class 7...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016
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Fantastical Instructions

As part of our continuing work on ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ we have been writing instructions for fantastical quests.  Highlights from our writing have included ‘Once you’ve passed the cat (whatever colour it may be) pull out your torch, for...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016
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Marvellous Music!

In our music lesson this week we’ve been finding out about cyclic patterns.  We have been rehearsing and performing a range of rhythms and patterns on African drums and other percussion instruments.  Over the next few weeks we will be building up to composing our own...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016
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