2021-2022 LKS2: Miss Cantwell & Mrs Bushell

Welcome Back Year 3 & 4!
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back to school this week. Please remember to arrive on Tuesday with your named PE kit and Forest school gear. Invitations for Google Classroom have been sent out so please check your child's school 360 account and remember to let us know if you experience any problems. 
Further class routine information will be sent out shortly.
See you all very soon!
We have begun our recorder work with Mrs Hague- the notes B, A and G have been mastered already!
In our Electricity work we have learnt that more than one power cell is called a battery and investigated bulbs and buzzers in circuits. We have added another bulb to the circuit- a great prediction that this will still work but the bulbs will be dimmer.
In maths we have been looking at place value. We have partitioned 3 and 4 digit numbers and used this skill to work with money.
 Commando Joe's
Nellie Bly was an American journalist known for her investigative and undercover reporting. In 1873 she attempted to break a fictional record set by Phileas Fogg - Around the World in Eighty Days! This week's mission was to build a bridge. We had great fun!
Forest School
This week in forest school we have be continuing with our 'mindful mile'. We have been looking at deciduous and evergreen trees and learning why the trees lose their leaves in autumn and why the leaves change colour. I was particularly impressed by the children's knowledge and their use of the term chlorophyll! Another fun filled session with plenty of learning opportunities!
Forest School
A 'mindful mile' and collaborative den building session. Great fun was had by all!
Poetry Reading
We have been learning about how the Anglo Saxons used to share kennings and riddles. The children wrote their own kennings about Anglo Saxon life and shared them with the class. They were fantastic!
We have looked at the work of Escher- studying his line drawings and shading techniques. He gets an amazing amount of detail in his work and we have tried to replicate this. In addition we have used our Invention Shed time to add collage details. Take a look in the gallery...
And here is the second wave of Artwork:
Halloween Spooktacular!
The children arrived dressed up for an action packed day. Spooky joke trick or treating with the PTA  was huge hit! We went on to write and perform some fabulous Halloween themed Kenning poetry. Amazing descriptive language Years 3 & 4. Happy Halloween ! 
Glorious Inventions!
Our homework project this term was a huge success with some amazing inventions being thought up and created. Some fairly amazing price tags too! Well done to those who brought in a model or presented their invention to the class. You were all very articulate and confident.
Fun with Fractions
Today we have been finding fractions of quantities. The children worked very hard to grasp this concept and enjoyed reducing our focus number by eating a few Starburts! We found fractions such as 1/10, 3/10, 1/6, 2/6, 4/6 etc. Great work!
Forest School
We have been creating Remembrance Day poppies using only natural items we found on the field. The children were very knowledgeable about the Poppy Appeal and why we wear poppies. 
Violin Performance
This morning we were treated to a wonderful violin performance. We all listened intently and the girls were very proud of their performance. 
We have been working hard to create some  paintings of the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.  We used 4 predominant colours to paint our own bridge inspired by Monet’s River Thames paintings. The children have really impressed me with their skills. Well done years 3 & 4.
Don't go near the rocks! Our lighthouses have been made with 2 cells to form a battery, a bulb and a handmade switch to make sure they are a useful addition to any bedroom.