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Penguin's spellings 20 Jan, by Mr Pearson

Date: 20th Jan 2020 @ 8:01am

This weeks spelling focus is words that begin with 'gu' including the following

















Week ending 17 Jan , by Mr Pearson

Date: 19th Jan 2020 @ 5:22pm

This week has been check up week and we have competed tests in maths, reading and grammar, punctuation and spelling.

This week in English we learnt all about complex sentences on Monday, we have also been looking at inverted commas. We then used a short film based on the Romans to write our story.

We have studied how the Romans built their roads and the reasons why.

We have been learning our lines and songs for our class assembly.

In this week’s maths lesson, we have been learning a lot about fractions of amounts for example 7/10 of 60 = 42. We keep learning and practising our times tables this week we are focusing on 8’s

Moving on to French, we learnt all about the 8 rooms in the house learnt in French.

Instead of P.E maths we did drama and retold the story of snow white, then did our own story to not talk to strangers.


On Friday we presented our class assembly based on our topic the Romans. Everyone agreed it was great acting and singing and we shared our knowledge with parents and the rest of the school.  

Fraction Pizzas, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 7:50pm

Today we explored finding a quarter of numbers to fill our pizza with toppings.  

Class Assembly, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 7:46pm

Well done on an amazing assembly Penguins.  We all learnt lots of facts about the Romans. 

Mrs Catterall

3D shapes, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 7:44pm

We have been exploring our new resources by making and describing 3D shapes. 

Fantastic start to 2020, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 6:41pm

The Pandas have started the New Year with a fantastic mindset. We are focusing on storytelling, reading and writing. Take a look at some of the activities we have been up to.

Food Fair , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 3:55pm

Well done Giraffes on your successful Food Fair 

Foody fractions, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 3:51pm

Today we enjoyed a foody fractions session. We chopped up cakes into halves and quarters and saw how the pieces became smaller as we chopped it up, especially into thirtieths! We got into groups of 4 to divide a whole kitkat into halves and then quarters, of course the best part was eating the kitkatπŸ‘πŸ™ƒπŸ˜œπŸ™‚

Royal Learning , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 2:56pm

Today we have started to learn the history of the British Monarchy . King Thomas of London and Queen Cara of Cardiff have had a coronation . Say your elephant what their royal name is . 

This week!, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 16th Jan 2020 @ 3:12pm

This week it has been check up week, we have done a maths test, a G.P.S test and a reading test. It has been hard work but we all did really well and we are prepearing for are sats next year. 

In maths we have been doing perimiter, which some of us found hard work but some of us mastered it, sometimes we had too work out the missing sides but sometimes we just had to add it up it was quite tricky to notice the sides that were missing and miss reynalds had to keep reminding us it wasd not too scale. Now we are just about to start learning about graphs wich alot of us find hard. In topic (like in maths) we have been doing line graphs about the weather and temperature.

In R.E we have learnt about budism and its story. Siddhartha is the man that became the first budda and he found out what its like outside of the palace and foun out we all die at some point

Shadows - what makes a good shadow?, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Jan 2020 @ 10:21pm

Today we explored shadows. We were trying to discover which material would make the best shadow.  We know our bodies are good at making shadows - we watched the clip from Britain’s Got Talent of the group of people who used their bodies to make shadows to tell an emotional story. 

We tried different materials to make shadows using our puppet theatre, observing which made the best shadow.  We explored how much light would travel through different materials.  We used the data loggers to see how much light came through different materials.  This helped us discover if the material was transparent, translucent or opaque. 

We concluded that the best shadows were made by opaque materials as they didn’t let light pass through them. 

Cricket session 1, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Jan 2020 @ 10:14pm

Our first cricket session, we braved the cold and went outside to practise our hitting skills.  Can you remember all the tips Mark gave you?

Spelling Phonics, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Jan 2020 @ 10:12pm

As well as learning the year 3/4 spelling words we are refreshing our memory of phonics.  We have been on a word hunt around the classroom to find and sort words which have the a phoneme.  This can be spelt ea, ay, a_e, ai, ey, aigh, eigh. Keep a look out for them when reading. 

A fantastic first week back!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 10th Jan 2020 @ 3:45pm

The Koalas have settled back really well and have been fantastic learners this week. 

We have enjoyed the story No Thank You! all about animals getting the wrong food. We had to order the animals and give them a name.Today we thought of our own animals and used our imaginations to feed them some funny food!

We have also been thinking about finding half and have learnt that half is 2 pieces which have to be the same. We even did chocolate fractions and had to try to half a twix with our partner, the best bit was eating the twix, unlucky if you had smaller piece and didn’t quite make it a half!

We have also been learning about mammals and other animals and where they live, we used a map of the world to help us. We know there are 7 continents I wonder if the Koalas can remember what they are...?

spring one , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 9th Jan 2020 @ 3:05pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all . hope you  all  had a wonderful christmas time . This half term we are doing shang dynasty this topic is based in China. it happened between 1746 BC AND 1046 BC. In math we are learning about the perimiter of shapes and in english we have been doing relative clauses. today we had to write any story of our choice but it had to contain relative clauses . in science we are learning about living things and there . 

by Evie and Grace

Reading Rocket, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Jan 2020 @ 10:38am

Our Reading Rocket is now complete.

Well done to Year 3 and Mrs Atkinson and everyone who brought in egg boxes.


Welcome Back - Happy New Year, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Jan 2020 @ 10:33am

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.  The children were excitied to tell me all about what Santa brought them and I'm looking forward to reading their Holiday Passports over the weekend.  If yours is still at home please bring it in as soon as possible. 

Thank you again for all my lovely gifts.  I bought myself a jewellery box with the voucher, thank you.

This term has lots of activities planned. 

Our main theme is going to be History based 'The Stone Age to the Iron Age'.

We will also be looking at Light and Dark in Science, Dreams and Goals in Jigsaw, Islam and the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in R.E. Swimming continues on a Thursday, we will be doing life saving skills, the children will need to bring starting next week a T.shirt and Shorts to go over their normal swimming gear.  I will send more detailed information once I've spoken to Jane at swimming this week. 

Projects can be connected to any of our topics or can be about your child's own interests.  Projects are due to be in Wednesday 22nd January - Parents evenings are Mon 27th and Wednesday 29th. 

We have 18 children attending an athletics event next Tuesday afternoon - letters will go out this week.

We have also got our school trip on Tuesday 21st January, we have booked to go to the Harris Museum in Preston for a workshop all about the Stone Age.  Letters and details will be sent out later this week. 

The children have returned to school ready to learn and have been shining brightly with their focus and concentration.  I'll keep you posted on all our amazing work.

Mrs Catterall. 

A huge THANK YOU, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Dec 2019 @ 5:22pm

From myself and on behalf of Mrs Atkinson and Mr Hartnett we would all like to thank you for the lovely gifts we have received this week.  We are truly thankful, it has been a pleasure to teach your amazing children this term, they bring us so much joy, enthusiasm and amazing personalities we are blessed to be able to help them care, grow and shine.

There are lots of things planned for another exciting term in 2020.  We look forward to seeing you all then and hearing about your holidays. 


Enjoy lots of family time, fun and laughter.

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Mrs Catterall x 

Making Meerkats, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Dec 2019 @ 5:11pm

This week we had our first go at sewing.  Hanging Meerkat decorations were the aim of the activity. The Meerkats were marvellous. They got on threading their own needles, helping each other out, it was a lovely time.  We will be doing some more sewing next term without pre punched holes, we have some keen seamstresses amoungst us, I can’t wait to see their creations. 

Christmas party., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Dec 2019 @ 5:06pm

I few pictures of the party, I was busy dancing away most of the time, πŸ˜‚

Breakfast with Santa, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Dec 2019 @ 5:01pm

We enjoyed breakfast with Santa this week.  Here are a few photos that weren’t too blurry. 

Calendars, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Dec 2019 @ 4:58pm

The Meerkats have made some fantastic calendars.  A scenic picture created using a range of patterns and colours. 

Christmas wishes, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 20th Dec 2019 @ 3:39pm

Well done Koalas for all being fantastic this half term.Mrs Thomson and I both wish you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Have a wonderful time this Christmas, thank you too for the lovely gifts, not expected but much appreciated. Enjoy the holidaysπŸŽ…πŸ‘



Christmas wishes, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 20th Dec 2019 @ 3:39pm

Well done Koalas for all being fantastic this half term.Mrs Thomson and I both wish you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Have a wonderful time this Christmas, thank you too for the lovely gifts, not expected but much appreciated. Enjoy the holidaysπŸŽ…πŸ‘



Christmas party fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 19th Dec 2019 @ 4:02pm

The Koalas had a great time at our party this afternoon, dancing, games and a story with Father Christmas, fabulous!

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