Please encourage your child to complete the booklets sent home on Tuesday evening. The home learning pack which included:
- A maths and SPAG pack
- Home science investigations
- This topics home learning menu - Geography, DT, Music,and English activities.
- A list of 3 and 4 common exception words for children to learn their spellings
- Mystery maths sheet
I also gave children their log ins for:
- Purple Mash
- Times table rock stars
- Further work will be set on Purple Mash and Mathletics so please login regularly.
Your child needs to continue reading daily and keeping a log of this in their reading record. Book reviews should also be written on completion of books.
Please email the office if you have any further questions about the set work.
Miss Reed, Miss Webb and Miss Wood welcome the Year 3 and Year 4 children to Pine class.
PE is on Wednesday and Thursday so please ensure clothes are all clearly labelled and PE kits are in school.
Term 4 Topic - Misty Mountain Sierra
Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau. Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. Then plan a mountain expedition from the BMC that is eco-friendly and safe as can be. But beware, look out! What’s that by that tree? Its footprints are huge! Have we found the Yeti?
Topic Letters 2019-20
Last week the class created wonderful Dalmatian puppies. This was part of their DT project from their 'Heroes and Villains' topic. The students used recycling items as modelling materials, then used Paper Mache and finally painted on their beautiful, dotty fur coats to create the amazing puppies. The class also wrote some character descriptions about the evil Cruella De Vil.
In Science this term Pine have been studying electricity. They have built circuits, tested which materials are conductors and which are insulators and even created their own switches, which they used to investigate whether moving a switch in a circuit effects the strength of the light bulb. A great opportunity to explore electricity safely.
Pine had a fantastic day learning about Chinese New Year with a day full of celebrations. They were given mandarin Chinese numbers to solve multiplication and division problems in maths. They tasted delicious noodles and tried to eat the noodles using chopsticks, which was particularly tricky. Pine class were very lucky to have Mrs Batson visit them and share the Chinese traditions around New Year.
This week the children have been investigating which drinks cause the quickest rate of decay to our teeth. We selected a variety of drinks such as cherry coke, sugar free lemonade and apple juice, then made our predictions on which drinks we thought would cause the fastest rate of tooth decay. We then put an egg into each cup of liquid. The reason why we used an egg was because the egg shell is similar to the enamel on our teeth. Finally, we carefully put our investigation into Hazel and we will discuss the results next week.
Last week, Christmas came early for Pine as they travelled to Tunbridge Wells assembly hall to perform with other East Sussex schools as part of a choir. The children had a fantastic evening at the Big Sing, singing lots of well-known songs, a song in a different language and even accompanied some songs with sign language. A great evening was had by all and they certainly managed to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Thank you to all those that attended the event and to Miss Reed and Miss Webb for their time on the day and in preparation for the concert.
Pine have really been getting their teeth sunk into their topic of 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile' this week. They started by identifying parts of the human digestive system and discovered that the acid in our stomachs is strong enough to melt metal! On Wednesday, Pine class set up an investigation to see how effectively they brushed their teeth. Great fun was had chewing on plaque dissolving tablets and watching their mouths turn all colours of the rainbow. We are pleased to say that their results showed that they all have sparkling white teeth, which indicates to great dental hygiene.
This week Pine finished their topic with a fantastic trip to Battle Abbey. Despite the rain a great day was had by all. The children were shown around Battle Abbey by Brother James the monk. They also tried on helmets, lifted swords and chain mail and climbed their way to the top of Battle Abbey gatehouse where the views of the abbey were beautiful. I was delighted to hear about the impeccable behaviour that Pine class showed on their visit. Well done Pine class and thank you for sharing the great behaviour of our school. Thank you to the volunteers and to Miss Reed and Miss Webb who planned and led the outing.
Pine had a fantastic afternoon visiting Young at Heart on Tuesday. The children read to their friends and the members of the group. Next, they designed detailed Anglo Saxon shields, sharing why they included features and shared knowledge of their 1066 topic so far. At the end of the day, there was even time to share a game together. The visit was much enjoyed all round.
Miss Reed wasn’t put off by the awful weather when she took Pine class to the school field as part of their 1066 Topic. The children were set the task of building a Motte & Bailey Castle. This gave them the opportunity to act out life as a Norman and this activity will be followed up with a trip to Battle Abbey in October.