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Week ending Friday 18th June 2021 

Hello everyone

 
We have had a busy week of learning again in Class 3 where we finished our learning about the history of Pelynt. We completed our topic by writing a comparison of the changes over time using pictures to help us. We worked together in groups to share ideas and presented what we had created to the rest of the class. 

 

Our outdoor session this week consisted of us using chalks and the trees in the forest school area to create our own dragons – we enjoyed finding a suitable tree and looking at how the shape of the tree would play a part in our design. We also created a display on the fence of the forest school area of our weaving crafts. We used sticks and wool to weave and then added natural resources – we think they look great! 

 

During our English lessons this week we started a new learning journey where we are going to be writing newspaper reports about the disappearance and return of the Trelawny plate. Our imaginations were sparked when we went on our village walk with Molly and she told us the story – next week we are looking forward to interviewing Rev Marilyn via Zoom to get a first-hand account of the events! We thought carefully about what we wanted to ask her and have prepared our questions, so that they are ready to ask next week. 

In Maths, pink and orange group continued their learning about mass and capacity. They were exploring, estimating and measuring the mass and capacity of different items and recording their results in a table. Green group continued learning about time. **If you are able to, it would be great if you could support your child with telling the time to the nearest minute, specifically ‘to times’ and the 24-hour clock, many thanks**.

 

You will have seen from the letter that was emailed out about our ‘Wear it Wild’ day on Wednesday 23rdJune. This was an idea proposed to the school council by our class to raise money for the whole school to adopt an endangered animal. The school council asked their classes what they thought, and everyone was so excited about the idea, so it is going ahead on Wednesday. Bring a £1 donation and dress up like a wild animal, for example, you could come to school with your face painted, wear animal patterns, a t-shirt with a wild animal on or be completely in disguise as a wild animal. 
 

Homework

I have set homework for this week on both Mathletics and Spelling Shed. As I explained to the children on Friday, there is no grid to sign this week as I have the new grid ready to send out next week when we start our final topic of this academic year. Please could I ask that all homework books are returned by Thursday so that the new grid can be glued in and ready to send home again on Friday. 

 

**Request please- if you have any plastic/metal bottle tops at home please could you bring them into school as we hope to use them for our next topic if we are able to obtain a good amount. Many thanks in advance. 

 

 

Here are a few reminders about each week: 

*Show and Tell: The theme for this week is 'achievements' email a photo of something you have achieved and have felt proud of and be ready to explain this to the class. Year 3 will be on Tuesday and Year 4 will be on Friday. Please email the photos by 12 noon on the day of your child's show and tell. 

• Forest school will be on a Thursday afternoon- please wear appropriate clothes into school each week. 

• Bring some trainers into school for outdoor physical exercise activities on a Wednesday afternoon

• We have been lucky with the hot, sunny weather and we have been outside more for learning activities and have also been eating lunch outside. Please apply sun cream before school each day and I know some children are already bringing a hat, it may be something that others want to consider, thank you. 

• Homework books to be returned by Thursday please

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Horn 
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk


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Week ending Friday 11th June 2021 

 Hello everyone

 
What a busy first four days of summer term 2 we have had! One of the highlights of our week has to be going out on a village walk with Molly Boxall on Wednesday. Despite the rain, we still had a great time and learnt lots from Molly about the history of the village and how different parts of it have changed over time. We had the opportunity to ask Molly some questions when we arrived back at school and we all loved listening to her answers and tales of the past! Molly has also loaned us lots of photos that we have been looking at to make comparisons so a big thank you to Molly for all of her help and the time she has spent with us, it is very much appreciated. 

 

Another highlight for us was turning our attention to climate action day and World Oceans Day. In Class 3, we are all animal lovers and love to do our bit to help the environment. We enjoyed reading some of Ellie Jackson’s books, in particular, her first book called ‘Duffy’s Lucky Escape!’ which fitted in with our focus on World Oceans Day. We completed some watercolour art based on some of the illustrations in the book and created our own posters and ‘save our planet’ acrostic poems. We also enjoyed reading ‘Hunter’s Icy Adventure’ and look forward to reading the rest of Ellie’s books throughout our next topic and using her books as a basis to our narrative writing. 

 

Our outdoor session this week was linked to climate action day where we decided to complete a litter pick of the school grounds before making a piece of ‘rubbish’ art. We also created habitats in groups in the forest school area and considered where would be a suitable place to make them and which animals may use them. 

 

During our English lessons this week we finished writing up the final drafts of our dragon non-chronological reports- we are so proud of our work and think the final results look spectacular! See the uploads for some examples! 

In Maths, pink and orange group started their learning about mass. They were exploring, estimating and measuring the mass of different items and recording their results in a table. Pink started by measuring using non- standard units and orange were weighing in grams. Green group are focusing on time, this week they were practising telling past and to times and exploring the 24 hour clock. **If you are able to, it would be great if you could support your child with telling the time to the nearest minute, specifically ‘to times’ and the 24-hour clock, many thanks**.
 

Homework

I have set homework for this week on both Mathletics and Spelling Shed, please continue to sign at the bottom of the homework grid in your child’s pink book and return homework books to class by Thursday this week. You will see that there has been an additional week added to the homework grid, this is to allow us to finish our local history study next week before starting our final topic the week after.

 

**Request please- if you have any plastic/metal bottle tops at home please could you bring them into school as we hope to use them for our next topic if we are able to obtain a good amount. Many thanks in advance. 

***Show and tell- the children are keen to make show and tell a weekly event so I have said that we will trial it to see how it goes. We will have Year 3 on a Tuesday and Year 4 on a Friday and there will be a theme each week. At the moment, we are still trying to minimise bringing non-essential items into school so if your child would like to show something to the class, this would need to be a photo sent via email. Please send any pictures by 12:00 on your child's show and tell day to rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk
The theme for next week (as voted by the children) is: free choice- send a photo and be ready to explain what you are showing to the class :)

 


Here are a few reminders about each week: 

• Forest school will be on a Thursday afternoon- please wear appropriate clothes into school each week. 

• Bring some trainers into school for outdoor physical exercise activities on a Wednesday afternoon

• We have been lucky with the hot, sunny weather and we have been outside more for learning activities and have also been eating lunch outside. Please apply sun cream before school each day and I know some children are already bringing a hat, it may be something that others want to consider, thank you. 

• Homework books to be returned by Thursday please

Have a great weekend and make the most of the weather, it looks to be hot and sunny! 

Mrs Horn 
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk


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Week ending Friday 21st May 2021 


Hello everyone

 
As we enter the last week of this half term, I have been reflecting on our progress and the learning we have completed together. We have had a range of wonderful learning opportunities and have made the most of the dry, sunny weather to enrich our learning experiences in the outdoor environment. We have all enjoyed learning music and keyboard skills with Mrs Butlin, carrying out different investigations in Science, writing instructions and a non-chronological report based on the film ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and working together as a team. 

 

During our English lessons we were developing our initial ideas and read and looked at different dragon texts before making notes about what we would like to include in our own reports. We then began writing our non-chronological reports, we will finish writing these next week before making edits and completing self and peer assessments. 


In Maths, pink group were focusing on telling the time to the five minutes and understanding units of time. Orange group were practising telling the time to the nearest minute and then moved on to am and pm and the 24-hour clock. **If you are able to, it would be great if you could support your child with learning how to tell the time, specifically ‘to times’ and the 24-hour clock, many thanks**. Green group moved on in their decimal learning by focusing on hundredths and representing these in different ways before using their knowledge of number bonds to make the whole. 


Our Science learning saw us recording some more observations for both of our investigations. We also wrote our conclusions for the water transportation investigation and found out that the flower in the warmest location changed colour most quickly and the flower in the cold location barely changed at all. It was clear to us that temperature affects water transportation and we considered other factors that may affect it too. 

 

During our music lesson with Mrs Butlin, we practised playing in the minor key. We practised ‘Skeleton’s song’ and ‘Haunting Howl’ and some of us shared our performance with the rest of the class and were given feedback. We also practised singing a song which included some rap! It was quite tricky to begin with but the more we practised, the quicker we got! 

In art we have been focusing on William Morris and this week we created our own printing blocks using cardboard based on our designs that we have been working on over the past couple of weeks. We cut, with accuracy, our cardboard and then selected our natural coloured paints before creating our own repeating patterns. We were impressed with our results and all enjoyed learning about William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. 

Our outdoor physical activities this week saw us practising and refining our jumping skills. We began by attempting a standing long jump, we then moved on to a hop, step and jump as well as having a go at speed bounce and we finished by completing a rotation of different jumping activities. 

 

We also completed our entries for the Royal Mail stamp competition where we were able to have some time to reflect on who our heroes of the pandemic are. We had some great discussions, and I was so proud to hear who the children considered to be heroes, they even thought about some of the job roles that others may not consider to be important. We did learn about the history of stamps and discussed the Royal Mail and the importance of stamps, linking to our British Values.  

 

Homework

I have set homework for this week on both Mathletics and Spelling Shed, please continue to sign at the bottom of the homework grid in your child’s pink book and return homework books to class by Thursday this week

 

 

Here are a few reminders about each week: 

• Forest school will be on a Thursday afternoon- please wear appropriate clothes into school each week. 

• Bring some trainers into school for outdoor physical exercise activities on a Wednesday afternoon

• We have been lucky with the hot, sunny weather and we have been outside more for learning activities and have also been eating lunch outside. Please apply sun cream before school each day and I know some children are already bringing a hat, it may be something that others want to consider, thank you. 

• Homework books to be returned by Thursday please

**Our last day of this half term is Thursday 27th June as the Friday is an INSET day. We will return to school on Monday 7th June for four days as Friday 11th June is an INSET day**

Have a great weekend and make the most of the weather

Mrs Horn 
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Week ending Friday 14th May 2021 


Hello everyone

 
A week of dodging showers! We have continued to enjoy as much time as possible outside this week and we were glad the sun came out for our forest school session on Thursday afternoon. Our focus of this session linked to Mental Health Awareness Week where we focused on appreciating nature and the beauty of the environment as well as recognising how our wellbeing can be positively impacted by the natural, outdoor environment. 

 

During our English lessons we were using conjunctions to write sentences with more than one clause, learning how to use apostrophes accurately, writing expanded noun phrases and identifying the features of a non-chronological report. 


In Maths we all moved on to the next strands of learning. Pink and orange groups are focusing on time where they were demonstrating their understanding of o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past times as well as problem solving and looking at days, weeks, months and years. **It would be great if you could support your children with practising telling the time using an analogue clock, particularly ‘to’ the hour times, many thanks. Green group have moved on to decimals where they were investigating tenths as decimals using different representations and finished the week with dividing by 10. 


Our Science learning saw us making and recording observations for our plant investigation where we are investigating what plants need to grow. We have noticed some changes to all of the plants and noted these in our results table. We also learnt about water transportation and set up a comparative investigation to see how temperature affects water transportation. We have three white flowers in red food colouring in different locations: cold, room temperature and warm. We noted down our observations after 24 hours and saw that the petals of the flower in the warm location had started to turn pink on the edges. We did not see any changes to the flowers in the room temperature and cold locations. We look forward to taking some more observations on Monday to see if any more changes have occurred!

 

During our music lesson with Mrs Butlin, we learnt about crotchets and quavers and major and minor keys. We started the lesson by using scoobies to show the speed and what we could hear in different types of music. We then practised playing five notes in the minor key, some of us even created our own ostinato (repeating pattern). 

 

This week was Mental Health Awareness Week; Miss Edwards shared a fantastic story with us online via Teams about wellbeing and we had different focuses within our PSHE lessons this week. We thought a lot about ourselves and what makes us unique and special along with what we were proud of. We also thought about kindness and friendships and how we can take a traffic light approach to help resolve a disagreement. 

 

 

Homework

I have set homework for this week on both Mathletics and Spelling Shed, please continue to sign at the bottom of the homework grid in your child’s pink book and return homework books to class by Thursday each week

 

Stamp competition

In school, the children will be designing stamps for the Royal Mail heroes stamp competition. If you would like us to enter your child’s design into the national competition, please return the permission slip your child brought home on Thursday by this Friday coming- 21st May

 

Here are a few reminders about each week: 

• Forest school will be on a Thursday afternoon- please wear appropriate clothes into school each week. 

• Bring some trainers into school for outdoor physical exercise activities on a Wednesday afternoon

• We have been lucky with the hot, sunny weather and we have been outside more for learning activities and have also been eating lunch outside. Please apply sun cream before school each day and I know some children are already bringing a hat, it may be something that others want to consider, thank you. 

• Homework books to be returned by Thursday please

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Horn 
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Week ending Friday 7th May 2021 


** REQUEST PLEASE: If anybody has any thick/sturdy cardboard at home that is no longer required please could you bring it into school this week? We will be using it over the coming weeks in our art lessons. Many thanks in advance**

Hello everyone

 

Yet another week has whizzed by in Class 3! Read on for an insight into some of the wonderful things we have been up to this week.

During our English lessons we were finding out more about Toothless and we read, summarised and made notes about him before putting together our own character profile. We will begin our new learning journey next week where we will be learning all of the skills we need in order to write a non-chronological report.

In Maths we completed our learning about fractions. Pink group focused on equivalent fractions and counting in fractions, orange group were ordering, comparing, adding and subtracting fractions and green group were finding unit and non-unit fractions of quantities. 


Our Science learning saw us setting up our investigation. We followed our plan that we created last week and completed our first set of observations and made a prediction about what we thought would happen to each plant over the course of the week. 

 

During our outdoor physical exercise activities this week we continued to focus on sprinting. We completed various games to warm up such as ‘rats and rabbits’ and ‘chain tag’ before focusing on a relay race. We discussed how our arms and legs are vital as well as the importance of being ready to receive the baton. It was great to see wonderful teamwork and sportsmanship from everyone. 

 

Our outdoor forest school session this week was linked to three focus words: teamwork, kindness and responsibility. We discussed the meaning of these words and how we might show them through our behaviour. It was amazing to see most of the children working hard to demonstrate this. I did have a fair few children come up to me and say that they had seen a particular person showing kindness to others and working as a team. Just some of the comments included “Ellie helped us to make the swing”, “Tobeigh and Demelza are working as teamwork tigers to make their den”, “Will V, Tyler and I have worked together to share ideas and make our own house”. I also must give a mention to Ben who was so helpful and caring to one of his friends when they were finding it tricky to get on the swing. He helped them and waited until they were happy before he let them go. Well done everybody- we are all working hard to develop our kindness and teamwork within our class.  

Homework: thank you to everybody who returned their homework books this week. It was also great to go onto Mathletics and Spelling Shed to see that most of the children had completed some or all of their homework. We also had a wonderful acrostic poem about Pelynt written by Ellie, a super ‘Welcome to Pelynt’ poster made by Will B and a fantastic drawing of some of the places in Pelynt by Charlie Y. 

I have set homework for this week on both Mathletics and Spelling Shed, please continue to sign at the bottom of the homework grid in your child’s pink book and return homework books to class on Thursday each week

 

 

Here are a few reminders about each week: 

• Forest school will be on a Thursday afternoon- please wear appropriate clothes into school each week. 

• Bring some trainers into school for outdoor physical exercise activities on a Wednesday afternoon

• We have been lucky with the hot, sunny weather and we have been outside more for learning activities and have also been eating lunch outside. Please apply sun cream before school each day and I know some children are already bringing a hat, it may be something that others want to consider, thank you. 

• Homework books to be returned by Thursday please

I hope you all have a superb weekend

Mrs Horn 
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

 

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Week ending Friday 30th April 2021 


Hello to you all

 

We have had a busy week in Class 3, full of a variety of learning opportunities both inside and outside, we have certainly made the most of the sunny weather! 

We continued on our English learning journey where we wrote our own instructions for taming and training a dragon, we then edited these instructions and completed a self-assessment.

In Maths we carried on with our learning about fractions where we were finding fractions of an amount. We also continued to find equivalent fractions and developed our understanding of unit and non-unit fractions.

Our Science learning saw us plan an investigation into what plants need to grow well. We discussed the different variables and wrote our investigation question, made a prediction, wrote the method and considered how we would ensure a fair test. We shall set this up next week and make weekly observations by measuring the plants and recording our results in a table. 

During our outdoor physical exercise activities, we practised our sprints. We worked in pairs initially where we had to take turns to sprint specified distances and then worked in a group to complete different challenges. 

Our forest school session this week linked to geography where we created a sketch map of the forest school area from a high viewpoint. We had to ensure that we sketched each part accurately with regards to its size and position within forest school. 

 

Homework: on Friday we sent homework books home with the children which contain a new homework grid linked to our topic. You will also find on the front cover your childs login details for TT Rockstars, Mathletics and Spelling Shed. As explained at the top of the topic grid, your child will be set tasks on Mathletics and Spelling Shed each week. The children are all familiar with logging on and completing tasks on these apps as we have used them in school since the children returned in March. In addition, we would encourage children to continue to use TT Rockstars to practise their recall and fluency of times tables. We also expect your child to read at home throughout the week and have this signed in their reading record. Please record by initialling in the table at the bottom of the homework grid when your child has completed their spelling and maths homework and return homework books to class on Thursday each week. It has been great to already award Mathletics certificates to 5 of the children and I hope to award many more each week. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 

 

 

Here are a few reminders about each week: 

• Forest school will be on a Thursday afternoon- please wear appropriate clothes into school each week. 

• Bring some trainers into school for outdoor physical exercise activities on a Wednesday afternoon

• We have been lucky with the hot, sunny weather and we have been outside more for learning activities and have also been eating lunch outside. Please apply sun cream before school each day and I know some children are already bringing a hat, it may be something that others want to consider, thank you. 


• Homework books to be returned by Thursday please

I hope you have all had a great weekend so far

Mrs Horn 
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

 

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Week ending Friday 23rd April 2021 


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Hello everyone and welcome to the summer term

We had a great first week back at school together and welcomed Will to our class.

We have started to think about our new topic and came up with the following enquiry question ‘How has Pelynt changed over time?’. We had some great initial discussions thinking about what we already know about the history of Pelynt and also listed questions that we would like to find out the answers to. I must say thank you to Bethany for the photos you emailed in, we all enjoyed looking at them and discussing how Pelynt has changed by comparing the photographs to what we can see in Pelynt now. We will be using these again over the coming weeks. If anybody else has any photos of Pelynt throughout history or newspaper cuttings etc please do email them in as they will support us with our learning.

We launched our new writing unit this week by watching ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, we all enjoyed watching this film and it has sparked our imaginations. As we move forward on our learning journey, we will be working towards writing our own set of instructions for how to tame and train a dragon. We did learn, through a practical activity this week, the importance of clear instructions! I am sure you have already heard about our jam sandwich making but if not, let me explain. Mrs Lee gave me some instructions verbally and I literally followed what she said so when she said ‘put the jam on the bread’ we ended up with the jar of jam on top of the bread! We then wrote our own instructions in pairs before following them to make our own jam sandwiches.

In maths we have begun our learning about fractions where we started by remembering what we have learnt previously and recapping wholes, halves, quarters and thirds. We used a paper plate to design a pizza that we cut into pieces to remind us of equivalent fractions.

We have an artist focus this half term and we will be looking further into the artwork of William Morris and learning more about the arts and crafts movement. We have already began discussing his work and identified similarities and differences between his pieces before designing our own art inspired by his ideas and designs.

To celebrate World Earth Day on Thursday, we read the story of ‘Greta and the Giants’ and in forest school we made our own nature mandalas.

Here are a few reminders about each week:

• Forest school will be on a Thursday afternoon- please wear appropriate clothes into school each week.
Bring some trainers into school for outdoor physical exercise activities on a Wednesday afternoon.
• We have been lucky with the hot, sunny weather and we have been outside more for learning activities and have also been eating lunch outside. Please apply sun cream before school each day and I know some children are already bringing a hat, it may be something that others want to consider, thank you.
Homework will be set this week; please can you return your pink homework books to school by Tuesday so that these can be updated and prepared to be sent back home on Friday with details of your homework.

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday

Mrs Horn
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

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Week ending Friday 26th March 2021 


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Hello everyone

 

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far. Another week has whizzed by! Here is a little insight into some of the great things we have done together this week:

 

We all enjoyed our music lesson where we were learning more about the keyboard. We were able to experiment with the different buttons to find different tunes, beats, sounds etc and then we practised playing a couple of notes in time with Mrs Butlin. We are all looking forward to continuing these lessons throughout the summer term. 

 

In our history learning this week, Mrs L introduced us to Ancient Greek theatres and plays. We learnt about the different plays that were performed, how masks were used and then we got to design our own mask and explain which type of play it was for and why. 


In science we continued our animals including humans learning where we learnt about animal skeletons. We learnt about endoskeletons, exoskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons. Afterwards, we completed our final observation on our eggshells experiment to see how the shells have changed in the different liquids. We were interested to see which shells had sustained further damage and will be reflecting upon the experiment and writing our conclusions next week. 

 

Orange and green maths groups this week completed their learning about measurement where they were measuring and calculating perimeter as well as converting measurements. Pink group started learning about money where they were recognising coins and notes and making and comparing amounts. 

Our English learning this week continued to be focused on the text ‘At the end of the rainbow’. We started the week by generating vocabulary and practising using expanded noun phrases before boxing up the text. We then used our boxed-up version with our innovated ideas to write our first draft before evaluating, editing and improving our stories. We are super proud of our writing and will be putting it up on our in class ‘Wall of Fame’. 

 

In RE we were learning about salvation and thinking about Easter for Christians. We were asking and answering questions about why Good Friday is called Good Friday and if it is really a good day for Christians. We shared ideas and had a discussion about this. The children all came up with some really well thought through viewpoints, I was very impressed. We also looked at Holy Week and developed our understanding of events that took place during that week and the significance of these to Christians. 

 

In DT we designed and began to make our own Greek temples. We based our designs on research we had carried out and used our knowledge of what we have learnt during our history lessons to support us as well. We will finish these temples off next week and complete an evaluation to see how well the making process went and how similar our final product is to our original design. 

Our forest school session will be on Thursday afternoon. If children would like to, they can come into school on Thursday wearing their forest school clothes instead of uniform. 

 

Don’t forget to bring your decorated egg in on Wednesday 31st March if you want to enter the competition. Miss Edwards spoke about this in our assembly on Friday, she also sent a letter via email which provides more information. 


Mrs Horn 

rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Things to remember for next week:

*Wear Forest school clothes into school on Thursday.

*Bring in decorated egg for competition on Wednesday.

*Last day of term is Thursday 1st April. We return to school on Monday 19th April. 

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Week ending Friday 19th March 2021 

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Hello everyone

 

Thank you for your donations for Comic Relief on Friday, we had a great time together and shared lots of smiles! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far and are managing to get out and about for some fresh air.

 

We had a fun week in Class 3 where we completed some rainbow themed activities to get us interested and excited about our writing along with many other learning experiences and opportunities (we even had Simon the lamb come to visit on Friday- thank you Ellie and Will!)

 

We all enjoyed our music lesson where we were taking part in some musical activities and warm ups before we embark on developing our keyboard skills through weekly keyboard lessons every Monday starting from tomorrow.  

As it is census day on Sunday 21st March we learnt all about the census on Friday and some of us made tally charts which we then turned into pictograms of colours we had spotted outside whilst others compared the population in age groups in Pelynt from 2001 and 2011. We presented this data in a bar chart. We also made predictions on what we thought the data from the 2021 census may show and gave our justifications for these predictions. 

 

We continued with our enquiry question ‘What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?’ and in history we learnt about the Greek alphabet. We learnt about the origin of the alphabet and had a go at practising some of the letters and deciphering messages written in Greek. 


In science we continued our animals including humans learning where we learnt about bones and skeletons. We learnt about the human skeleton and our task was to put together our own skeleton and label it with the names of each bone. We had so much fun working together in groups to make our skeletons. Afterwards, we completed an observation on our eggshells experiment to see how the shells have changed in the different liquids. We were interested to see which shell had the most damage and will complete another observation next week to see any further changes.

 

In maths we were learning about measurement. We all took part in practical activities where we had to measure accurately in mm, cm and m. We found objects to measure and then recorded our findings in a table. Some of us then went on to ordering and comparing lengths, converting between mm, cm and m and learning about kilometres. 

Our English learning this week was based around a piece of text called ‘At the end of the rainbow’. We drew a story map and practised using actions to allow us to become familiar with the story. We were also exploring the emotions within the story through freeze frames and writing sentences to explain these feelings and the reasons why. 

Currently, we do not have a set Forest School time so could I please ask that children bring in wellies or suitable waterproof outdoor shoes that they can wear for our outdoor learning, they can be left in school on their peg. We aim to be outside as much as possible. If children would like to, they can come into school on Thursday this week wearing their forest school clothes instead of uniform. 

Your child will have brought home their logins for Mathletics and Spelling Shed. We have started to use these learning tools in school to support our learning and in time they will be used for setting homework tasks alongside TT Rockstars. The children were keen to have a go at Mathletics and Spelling Shed at home so that is why they brought their logins home, there is no expectation that anything needs to be completed this weekend but should they wish to, they can logon. If you have any questions about this please feel free to ask. 

I said to the children that they can bring in any recyclable materials on Monday that they may have collected that they will need to make their Greek temples that they designed during home learning. We will be starting to make them this week and finishing them off next week. 


Mrs Horn
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Reminders for this week:

*Bring in any materials needed to make your Greek temple. 

*Each day- continue to bring in your reading record and reading book when you have finished your book so that we can issue you with a new one. Books are quarantined before being put back into circulation. 

*Thursday- option to wear forest school clothes into school, instead of uniform.

 


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Week ending Friday 12th March 2021 

Hello everyone

What a great first week back we had in Class 3. It was wonderful to see everyone back together, there was lots of chatting, laughter and working together during the week. On Monday we had a ‘Welcome Back’ day to celebrate being back together. During the day we completed different collaborative tasks as well as individual tasks such as thinking about our lockdown and what our favourite memories were as well as what we are looking forward to. 

 

You will see on the blog picture our collaborative rainbow watercolour art along with our rainbow wreath. The leaves around the wreath contain words to describe the qualities we would like to see in class, that we are all going to work really hard towards achieving. We decided on the words together and the words we chose were: positivity, resilience, commitment, curiosity, understanding, independence and perseverance. 

 

We continued with our enquiry question ‘What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?’ and in history we learnt all about democracy. We learnt about democracy in Ancient Greece and made comparisons to democracy now. We got to experience what voting may have been like in ancient times (men only) and explained how that made both the boys and girls feel. We then got to experience modern day voting where everybody got to vote and how that then changed our feelings again. We all filled out a ballot paper and posted our vote in a box and found out the results the next day. 

 


In science we continued our animals, including humans learning where we learnt about dental hygiene. We then planned and set up an experiment using eggshells and various liquids to see the effects different liquids have on our teeth. We had water, orange juice, milk and coca cola. We are already noticing changes to the eggshells in the coca cola and orange juice and look forward to recording our observations this week. 

 

In maths we were retrieving some of our knowledge that we gained during our home learning and applying this knowledge to answering questions about multiplication and division, statistics, money and area (group specific). 


Our English learning this week was based around a film clip called ‘Dreamgiver’. We had discussions, identified key parts of the story and then planned and wrote our own version. 

Currently, we do not have a set Forest School time so could I please ask that children bring in wellies or suitable waterproof outdoor shoes that they can wear for our outdoor learning, they can be left in school on their peg. We aim to be outside as much as possible and I have planned some outdoor activities for this week coming. If children would like to, they can come into school on Wednesday this week wearing their forest school clothes instead of uniform. 

 

I hope you all had a great weekend.


Mrs Horn 
rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Reminders for this week:

*Each day- continue to bring in your reading record and reading book when you have finished your book so that we can issue you with a new one. Books are quarantined before being put back into circulation. 

*Wednesday- option to wear forest school clothes into school, instead of uniform.

*Friday- Comic Relief- as explained on Miss Edwards' newsletter, the theme this year is 'Share a Smile'. Children can come into school in their own choice of clothes. This can be something to make others smile or something that makes them happy. They can bring a donation of £1 which we will then send to comic relief. 




 


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