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Week ending Friday 24th June 2022 

Hello everyone

Whilst I have been away with Class 4 on their residential trip I have been hearing about all of the wonderful learning taking place in our class. Below is an overview from Miss Martin about some of our learning this week. 

This week saw the launch of the 'Bridge School Games'. Our class, and Pelynt as a school were competing against all the other classes in all of the other Bridge schools. There were five events in total. There was a seated throw, a standing long jump, a bean-bag boogie, shuttle shuffles and the speed bounce. A big thanks to Mr O'Dwyer from Wadebridge school for organising the games. 

During our English learning this week we have summarised the opening of the story 'Matilda', explored the feelings of the characters, described and compared two characters and identified the features of play scripts. 

In science we were exploring state changes and carried out our own investigation to find out at which temperature chocolate begins to melt. We had lots of fun planning, carrying out and concluding our investigation where we further developed our understanding about particles in solids and liquids. 

In PE we enjoyed having a go at archery, some of us were accurate with our aims and hit the target board. 

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team

Things to note for next week:

*Sports Day on Wednesday - see Head's blog for more information - parents can arrive at 1.30pm for a 1.45pm start. PLEASE make sure ALL children have their PE kit in school on this day and bring sun cream, a hat and a refillable water bottle. 
*Outdoor learning and PE on Thursday afternoon - wear suitable clothes.


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Week ending Friday 17th June 2022 

*Request for Class 1 – we are looking for donations of wooden pallets and wooden cable drums please. If you are able to help, please speak to Mrs Horn or Mrs G. Many thanks in advance.*

 

Hello everyone

 

We have had another great week in Class 3, albeit it hot and sunny! Here’s an overview of what we have been up to. 

 

In English this week we continued our information text learning journey where we planned and wrote our information texts about global warming and climate change. We will evaluate and edit these next week before sharing them with others. 

 

We continued with our learning about states of matter in science where we planned and carried out an investigation to see which fizzy drink contained the most carbon dioxide. We decided on how we would ensure that it was a fair test before making a prediction and recording our results. Ask us what we did and how we found out which drink contained the most carbon dioxide. 

 

During our French learning this week we have started to explore vocabulary for clothing. We considered what we had previously learnt about masculine and feminine articles and were able to identify these when learning our new vocabulary. 

 

In our computing lesson we learnt about emails and how we can make an informed judgment based on information we are presented with about whether it is likely to be safe to open an email and attachment. We were using a checklist which included knowing the name of the sender, the subject being something you would expect etc to help support our decisions. 

 

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please also continue to practise on TT Rockstars and Mathsframe. 

 

Just to let you know, I will be out of class on Monday and Wednesday through to Friday as I am going on the residential with Class 4. The usual Class 3 adults will be with you and if you have any requests/ messages that you would usually send to me via email, please send them to secretary@pelyntprimary.co.uk for this week only. Many thanks. 

 

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team

 

Things to remember: 

*Apply sun cream before school and bring some to put on at lunch time.

*Bring a sun hat to school on sunnier days.

*Bring a refillable water bottle each day.

*Outdoor learning on Thursday afternoon – wear suitable clothes to school. **This will take place before PE. 

*P.E. on Thursday afternoon with Arena. **This will take place after outdoor learning – children can either change into their PE kit or wear their outdoor learning clothes, if suitable. 

*Ensure you have some wellies in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times. 

*Continue to read at home – ask an adult to sign your reading record once you have read… 15 reads = a trip to the prize box and marks towards your karate bands. 



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Week ending Friday 10th June 2022 

**Well done to our Class 3 competition winners - each child in the class created a collage of the Queen which was entered into a competition at the village Jubilee celebrations last weekend**

Hello everyone

Welcome back to Summer term 2, we have had four enjoyable days in Class 3 since returning to school after half term.

In maths, all groups have continued to learn about the time where they have been exploring and developing their understanding of the 24-hour clock, using am and pm correctly as well as finding durations.

During our English learning this week we started a new learning journey about information texts. We began by exploring a range of information texts before developing our understanding of the features. We then went on to summarising information before working collaboratively to produce an informative poster about global warming and climate change.

We have started to learn about states of matter in science with Miss Martin where we were comparing and grouping materials according to whether they were solids, liquids or gases as well as learning about the particles.

In our geography learning this week we have been understanding the extent and impact of littering in our local area. We carried out a survey of littering in our local area, classified this into compostable, recyclable and general before recording the data in a table and presenting it in a bar chart.

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please also continue to practise on TT Rockstars and Mathsframe. Year 4’s - keep practicing those times tables! You are doing so well!

Have a brilliant weekend!

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team

 

Things to remember:

*Outdoor learning on Thursday afternoon – wear suitable clothes to school. **This will take place before PE.

*P.E. on Thursday afternoon with Arena. **This will take place after outdoor learning – children can either change into their PE kit or wear their outdoor learning clothes.

*Ensure you have some wellies in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times.

*Continue to read at home – ask an adult to sign your reading record and karate band record once you have read… 15 reads = a trip to the prize box and a karate band!

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Week ending Friday 27th May 2022 

Happy Half Term! 

What a way to end Summer 1... a whole school Jubilee celebration outside in the glorious sunshine! 

We also said farewell to our wonderful Mrs Trevaskis. She will be missed by us all and has been part of the Pelynt family for 25 years! We wish her well and also the best of luck in her retirement, I know she is looking forward to spending some time with her family.

We have completed lots of learning during this half term and Summer 2 looks to be just as productive! 

Year 4's will take their multiplication tables check within the first three weeks after half term, keep practising... there are some children who are so pleased with their progress, as are we. 

We look forward to seeing everybody return after half term on Monday 6th June. Please note that Friday 10th June is an INSET day.

*PE and outdoor learning will remain on a Thursday for Summer 2.

Have a wonderful half term, have fun and be safe!

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team



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Week ending Friday 20th May 2022 

Hello everyone

 

We have had another busy week! We cannot believe that we only have one more week left until half term! The weeks are flying by!

 

Reminder for next week…wear red, white and blue to school on Friday to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee. We will be having a whole day of Jubilee celebrations, spending the morning taking part in a range of royal activities followed by a whole school street party. For this day of festivities, we are asking parents/ carers for a £1 donation. This money will be used to cover the cost of the refreshments for our street party and any left over money will be put towards FOPs latest fund raising project which is to buy new play equipment for the playground. 

 

In English this week we have been exploring and investigating features of descriptive poetry, using personification, similes and metaphors in our writing before retrieving information from a non-fiction text. We look forward to planning and writing our descriptive poetry next week. 

 

We continued with our learning about sound in science by investigating how sounds change over distance. We recognised that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases. We made a string telephone and investigated how well we could hear the sounds by changing one variable each time e.g. looser string, tighter string, pinching the string, using the string around a corner etc. 

 

During our art learning this week we began creating our final piece of artwork based on Monet. We sketched a well-known scene before adding colour using the paint of our choice based on our research from last week. Next week we will be adding finer details to our pieces. 

 

In R.E we have been learning about the story of Exodus and considering what the meaning of this story is for Jewish people today. We were very interested in the story and had a great discussion around it and asked and answered a whole range of questions! 

During outdoor learning we planted some sunflower seeds. We learnt about germination and look forward to hopefully watching our sunflowers grow! 

In PE with Arena we have been learning javelin and discus.We have been practicing our technique in order to achieve a good distance when throwing. We have all really enjoyed it! 

 

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please also continue to practise on TT Rockstars and Mathsframe. 

 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team

 

Things to remember: 

*Forest School on Thursday afternoon – wear forest school clothes to school. **This will take place after PE. 

*P.E. on Thursday afternoon with Arena. **This will take place before forest school – children can either change into their PE kit or wear their forest school clothes, if suitable. 

*Ensure you have some wellies in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times. 

*Continue to read at home – ask an adult to sign your reading record once you have read… 15 reads = a trip to the prize box!


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Week ending Friday 13th May 2022 

Hello everyone

 

We have had another wonderful week and are glad that the sun is shining once again! 

 

In maths, green group spent the week learning about position and direction whilst pink and orange group learnt about length and perimeter. Next week, we will all be moving on to learn about time. It would be great if you could help support your child at home with practicing to tell the time and convert between seconds, minutes and hours. 

 

In English we finished writing our dilemma stories and worked with a peer to evaluate, edit and improve our writing. Miss Martin also introduced our new learning journey which is about descriptive poetry. So far, we have become familiar with features such as imagery, metaphors and personification. We also learnt about what makes a good performance and practiced performing a poem to the class. 

 

We continued with our learning about sound in science by exploring pitch. We looked at different instruments and how we can make high and low sounds on them. We then made our own set of panpipes using straws and found out that the shorter straws made a lower sound.

 

During our art learning this week we were exploring different paints and their properties. We looked at acrylic, poster and water colour. We then discussed which paint we will choose to use for our future piece of artwork and the reasons for this. 

 

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please also continue to practise on TT Rockstars and Mathsframe. The Year 4’s have been practising daily as their morning task when they arrive at school – please do ask them to tell you about it and how they are getting on. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team

 

Things to remember: 

*Forest School on Thursday afternoon – wear forest school clothes to school. **This will take place after PE. 

*P.E. on Thursday afternoon with Arena. **This will take place before forest school – children can either change into their PE kit or wear their forest school clothes, if suitable. 

*Ensure you have some wellies in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times. 

*Continue to read at home – ask an adult to sign your reading record once you have read… 15 reads = a trip to the prize box!


 


Week ending Friday 6th May 2022 

Hello everyone

 

We have had a lovely week together, we welcomed Miss Martin back and enjoyed the learning we completed in her lessons. Even though it was only a 4 day week we certainly completed lots of learning!

 

It was great to see you at the parent consultations this week, thank you for coming. It was nice to be able to welcome you back to school again following COVID to have a conversation about your children and their learning.  

 

In maths, green group completed their learning about fractions and decimals and pink and orange groups started their learning about length and perimeter. They began by measuring accurately in mm, cm and m before moving on to converting between cm and m and mm and cm. 

 

In English we continued our dilemma story learning journey. We started the week by exploring how to use verb, adverb and conjunction sentence openers to add variety to our writing. We then recapped paragraphs – including how and why we use them before having a go at organising and sorting information into paragraphs and then writing our own. 

 

We continued with our learning about sound in science by working collaboratively to create an educational clip to explain how we are able to hear sounds. We had to consider how the size of the vibrations affect sounds along with what happens inside our ears! 

 

In computing with Mrs Orme, we have been learning about online safety and cyberbullying – she was really impressed with our knowledge and understanding. Mrs Orme is also teaching us PSHE this half term and the focus is on relationships. 

 

During our outdoor learning time we had to work together, using our critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It was great to see everyone working together and enjoying being outside. 

 

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please also continue to practise on TT Rockstars and Mathsframe. The Year 4’s have been practising daily as their morning task when they arrive at school – please do ask them to tell you about it and how they are getting on. 

 

*Karate reading – please see the email that was sent out for further information.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team

 

Things to remember: 

*After school clubs start W/C 9th May

*Forest School on Thursday afternoon – wear forest school clothes to school. **This will take place after PE. 

*P.E. on Thursday afternoon with Arena. **This will take place before forest school – children can either change into their PE kit or wear their forest school clothes, if suitable. 

*Ensure you have some wellies in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times. 

*Continue to read at home – ask an adult to sign your reading record once you have read… 15 reads = a trip to the prize box!


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Week ending Friday 29th April 2022 

Hello everyone

 

It has been a great first week back after the Easter break. 

 

In maths we continued our learning about fractions and decimals. We focused on applying our knowledge to solve a range of problems.

 

In English we have started a new learning journey about a story which raises an issue/ dilemma. Our story is slightly different this time as it is a wonderful wordless book! So far, we have enjoyed discussing the images and using our VIPERS reading skills to make inferences, predictions, generate vocabulary and so much more! We have also recapped how to use direct speech accurately and how to use fronted adverbials at the beginning of our sentences.

 

Sound is the theme for our science learning this half term. This week we learnt how sounds are produced and how we can hear them. We went on a sound walk and used grains of rice on a drum to see this in a practical way. 

This week we also welcomed a new teaching assistant who will be working with our class. Mrs Dan will be working with us every morning, she has settled in so well and we are very lucky to have her with us. 

 

We look forward to welcoming our student teacher Miss Martin back to our class next week. She will be with us for most of the summer term whilst she completes her training.

 

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please also continue to practise on TT Rockstars and Mathsframe. A new homework grid was also sent home on Friday which is linked to our topic for this half term. 

 

Don’t forget to check out the Head’s blog, there are photographs of our certificate winners, a link to the whole school singing at the Easter celebration and much more!

 

Have a brilliant bank holiday weekend!

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team

 

Things to remember: 

*After school clubs start W/C 9th May

*Forest School on Thursday afternoon – wear forest school clothes to school. **This will take place after PE. 

*P.E. on Thursday afternoon with Arena. **This will take place before forest school – children can either change into their PE kit or wear their forest school clothes, if suitable. 

*Ensure you have some wellies in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times. 

*Continue to read at home – ask an adult to sign your reading record once you have read… 15 reads = a trip to the prize box!


 


Week ending Friday 8th April 2022 

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Hello everyone

We have had such a wonderful end to the Spring term in Class 3. We started the week with our class trip to Porfell, the weather didn’t dampen our spirits and a fun day was had by all. We enjoyed seeing the different animals and some of our favourites were the lemurs and their 3 week old babies and the meerkats that we were lucky enough to feed. I must say a huge thank you to all parents who were able to support with transport – it really did help us.

We also performed in the Easter celebrations at the church on Tuesday and Friday. We sang with the rest of the school and also showcased some of our ukulele playing. Thank you to all parents/ relatives who came to watch us and thank you for your donations for Ukraine.

Today, we said ‘Good bye’ to our wonderful headteacher Miss Edwards who we have loved having as not only our headteacher but also our Forest School leader. We have treasured spending our Friday afternoons in the outdoor environment with her and will miss her greatly.

 

The Year 4 children in Orange and Green maths groups will have brought home a ‘Statutory Multiplication Tables Check Practice’ booklet to complete before we return to school.

The sheet is quite straightforward – set a timer and write the answers to the times tables questions (to be completed from memory, not using a resource) – stop the timer once all questions are complete – ask an adult to help you mark them – record your score. The aim of the booklet is to assess speed and recall of times tables. It will identify the times tables that still need to be practiced. We will be continuing our work at school on this but any extra practice at home will really help to strengthen knowledge and recall. ***PLEASE return the completed check booklets to school so that we can review them. This will help to identify times table focus areas.

 

Mathsframe is a brilliant online resource which is the same format as the statutory check that all Year 4 pupils will be taking in June. Here is the link https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check
TT Rockstars is also a great resource which the children do enjoy using in school. 


We look forward to seeing you all when we return to school on Monday 25th April. **Class photos will be on Wednesday 27th April.

 

Have a wonderful Easter break!

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team

 

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Week ending Friday 1st April 2022 

Hello everyone

 

We cannot believe we only have one more week before we break up for the Easter holidays and what a busy week it is set to be! We have our class trip to Porfell on Monday, Easter celebrations at the church on Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning as well as making our dips in DT along with much more! 

 

This week, we continued our learning about fractions in maths where pink and orange groups focused on finding fractions of an amount/ quantity and comparing and ordering fractions. Green group were finding fractions of a set of objects and calculating fractions of a quantity before applying their learning to complete problem solving tasks. 

 

In our English learning this week we continued to write our folk tales before completing some peer editing, evaluations and feedback.  

 

Our focus in PSHE this week was about safe and unsafe situations/ scenarios. We had to consider unsafe scenarios, what ‘emergency’ means and what the emergency services do and how they can help us. We shared ideas about strategies we can use to help us keep safe from certain things, people and places. 

 

During our DT lessons we developed our own design criteria for a dip that we are going to make. We used the iPads to conduct research into existing dips and ingredients and evaluated a selection of dips that we got to taste in class. 

 

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please also continue to practise on TT Rockstars as times tables knowledge is such a valuable skill to have and makes problem solving in Maths more accessible. 

 

*Porfell trip – Monday 4th April - please drop your child to Porfell at 10:30am and collect them at 2:30pm. Bring a packed lunch and a coat in a small rucksack. Any outstanding payments of £7 for entry to Porfell must be paid on Monday in cash or before if using Parent Pay. Any questions please email rhorn@pelyntprimary.co.uk

 

Have a great weekend!

 Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team


 


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