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Coventry Cathedral

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On a wintry day just after half term, Year 3 and 4 braved the cold to visit Coventry cathedral. We enjoyed workshops and a tour of the Cathedral on the theme of Peace and Reconciliation. We learnt about the connections to Dresden and Hiroshima and found out how the angel windows were created and installed. Did you know the new Cathedral was built in just 6 years?

Welcome to Woodpecker Class!

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome to the Summer Term Woodpeckers!

 

Our topic for this half term is Extreme Earth - Volcanoes.  The children will be looking at maps and identifying where well known volcanoes can be found. They will be finding out about how volcanoes are formed and how volcanoes erupt.

 

In Literacy the children are going to be learning about the features of newspaper reports.  They are going to learn a report and then write their own about an erupting volcano.

In Maths this half term, we are looking at fractions and using our skills in column addition and column subtraction to help us problem solve.

 

Thank you to parents who have worked with their children to practise telling the time at home.  We can definitely tell!  There was a report only this week about youngsters not being able to tell the time using an analogue clock so your continued support with this would be greatly appreciated.   

 

In ICT the children are working on a project to create healthy eating adverts with a stop motion animation app on the iPads (following on from last term’s science work).  They have already created some brilliant model tomatoes, super peaches and some angry looking chips.

 

In Science, the children will be investigating rocks and soil and taking a close look at fossils under the microscope.  If you have any fossils at home, we would love to see them. 

 

Home Learning:

Part of the children’s home learning is reading and practising times tables (3, 4 and 8 and 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 for those that have achieved their Platinum award).  Year 3 children do still need to be heard by an adult when they read, as they may come across new vocabulary that hinders their understanding of the text.  

The home learning is a project that the children are going to work on for the next 3 or 4 weeks and they should have received a sheet with the information on.  If you need another copy, please ask.

 

P.E./Swimming:

The children need to have their P.E. kits (including trainers) in school on a Monday as they begin their week with a P.E. session first thing on Monday morning.  

Swimming will continue throughout the Summer term apart from the very last Friday of the year in July.  

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Hughes and Mrs Read

 

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Resilience Workshop

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Salve!  

On Wednesday 3rd October, Years 3 and 4 visited Lunt Fort built by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago.

What a great trip we had!   We learnt how to march whilst shouting 'Sin Dex - Sin Dex' (Left Right) and discovered the daily life of a Roman soldier living in Britannia amongst the crazy Celts.

 

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