Welcome to Edinburgh Class
Miss Lehan - Teacher
Miss Kirkpatrick - HLTA
Hello and welcome to Edinburgh class. We are looking forward to sharing our progress and the learning taking place in our class with you this year.
We have P.E on Thursdays each week and it is really important that your child is properly equipped for these lessons with T-shirt, shorts, trainers and as the weather gets colder, track suit bottoms.
Every child will be sent home weekly homework,consisting of spellings and timetables on a Monday. This will need to be brought back to school the following Monday every week.
Reading record books are sent home daily. It is important that every child reads on a daily basis and has their book signed. This book should be brought to school every day.
Term 6 week 6
Term 6 Week 5
Edinburgh enjoyed meeting their new teachers this week ready for September.
The year 4 teachers next year will be
We are all looking forward to the exciting learning that we are going the participate in next year .
Year 3 will be be on a trip on Thursday 13th July , next week .
A letter has come home with your child . Please can you remember to complete the attached slip and bring back to the class teacher as soon as possible .
Remember the weather is very hot and children will need to bring a sun hat and water bottle.
We will be visiting Margate beach , The Turner centre and Dreamland.
Term 6 week 4 Maths
We have been looking at time this week, focusing on analogue and digital times.
12hour and 24 hour.
Term 6 week 4 literacy
This week Edinburgh have started a new focus on persuasive writing.
They are writing a persuasive leaflet on rides in Dreamland
Term 6 week 3 maths
This week we have been learning about fractions
Ask you children if they can find the equivalent fractions of these displayed.
Can your child solve these?
1/2 of 20
1/4 of 40
1/5 of 30
3/5 of 25
Term 6 week 3
This week we have been inventing our own setting descriptions, using descriptive language devices.
Term 6 week 2
In Literacy Edinburgh have been innovating their text maps
Term 6 week 2 Topic
This week Edinburgh went on a local walk. They were to identify physical features of our locality focusing on; local industry , transportation, types of homes and leisure facilities.
Lots of fun was had by all.
Term 6 week 2 Science
In science we having been investigating different forces and how friction has different effects
Term 6 - Week 1
Our focus text this term is Why the whales came by Michael Morpurgo. We are going to be exploring the fantastic descriptive vocabulary to describe our own amazing setting descriptions .
Maths Term 6 Week 1
This week in maths with have been investigating direction and turns.
Our Key vocabulary has been :
Angle , turn , half turn , 1/4 turn ,3/4 turn , direction, degrees, right angle.
We have been using our knowledge and key vocabulary to direct Beebots
Topic Term 6 - Week 1
This term our topic is Historical Margate. This topic allows the children to embed themselves in the local history and explore the town in which they live. This week they have been exploring Thanet through maps and identifying key places and amenities.
Museum of Learning
On Wednesday parents were invited to Edinburgh's museum of learning . This is where the children showcased their work from Term 5 on the topic of
volcanoes. They also created a mini café, where they sold rock cakes and igneous rock sweets .
They become rock and fossil detectives and even had time to erupt some volcanoes.
This term Edinburgh will be learning through the topic of Volcanoes
The text for this term will be Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit. It focuses on two children Liv and Tranio, who are caught in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and it follows their journey to escape .
Literacy week 6
This week we have been learning about an explanation text- The Volcano dragon
We have been exploring the features of an explanation text detail.
Maths week 6
Perimeter and Properties of 2D Shapes
This week we have been looking at different types of line parallel , perpendicular , horizontal and vertical.
A perimeter is the length of the outside of a shape .
Ask your child if they can calculate the perimeter of this shape .
Top Tip - They need to find the length of the missing length first.
We have been investigating real life fossils and the process in which fossils are made.
We even had ago at trying to replicate our own.
Literacy week 5
Look at our amazing journey story writing
This week we made our own volcanoes. We looked and compared the different chemical reactions from baking soda and vinegar and coke and mentos
Maths week 5
Data and measure
Ask your child what is data ?
Why do we need it ?
Maths week 4
This week in maths Edinburgh are exploring money and applying their knowledge to solve real life problems
Ask your child to name all the coins .
What coins can you use to make £1.34?
How many different ways can you find?
Sam saved £5.55 a month. How much did he save over the whole year ?
Maths Week 3
This week Edinburgh have been looking at reading time on 12 hour clocks, finding duration of time and time facts i.e seconds in a minute.
Ask your child what they have learnt . Can they explain how to find how many minutes have passed since?
What do the small blue dots represent?
Which hand is the hour and which is the minute?
What would the time be in 30 , 10 , 5 , 42 minutes ?
How much time has passed ?
Maths - Week 2
This week Edinburgh have been learning about division and inverse operations.
Ask your child to solve this calculation
5 x 4 = __
Can they use the inverse to check their answer ?
Edinburgh have been learning about Helen of Tory and the Trojan horse this week . They have used drama to retell the poem / story by Homer and created newspaper reports and diary entries to deepen understanding of the events .
Friday the 30th March is Ancient Greek day for year 3 children. Children can come dressed a Greek citizen or a Greek mythical creature . The day will consist of an inter-year Olympics , Greeks food tasting, Greek dancing , Greek theatre mask making and many more exciting activities. Any donations of Greek food would be gratefully received , no products containing nuts please.
Please don't feel you need to buy an outfit an old bed fit will create a great toga for children to wear .
See below on how to create a toga from a bed sheet
This week in literacy we are focusing on a non - fiction text.
We are looking at how to write non-chronological reports.
Can you your tell you names of some non-chorological reports they know?
What should be included in a non - chorological report ?
This week in maths Edinburgh have been learning how to add and subtract amounts of money. Key vocabulary learnt has been, cost, total , difference, change , amount , pounds , pence .
We have also been studying English money including coins and notes.
Ask you child to name these coins.
Can they tell you what notes are used in England?
Can you challenge them to find the names of currency used around the world ?
This week in literacy we have been creating our own mythical creatures.
We then wrote our own myth using our mythical creature
In science Edinburgh have been investigating how water is transported around plants. They used food colouring to change the colour of water we placed our flowers in and predicted what ,might happen.
Julia said " I think that the coloured water will go up the stem and change the colour of the stem and the leaves and flower"
Tyla said " I think the leaves will turn the same colour as the water"
Martina said " the whole plant will change colour"
Edinburgh have achieved second place across the whole school and have won the attendance trophy
Edinburgh have won third place in overall attendance.
Ask your child .
What do they think happened over playtime? What or who might have done this ?
Maths term 4 week 1
This week Edinburgh have been working on multiplication.
They have learnt 3 different methods to multiply.
Using these methods, the children have progressed onto finding missing numbers of multiplication calculations.
Ask your children to solve these calculations.
30 X 4 = ?
4 X ? = 24
6 X 5 = ?
Literacy term 4
This term Edinburgh are learning about The Ancient Greeks. Their focus story in literacy is the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur
Here is a video of the myth .
Look at our amazing persuasive letter writing.
Our investigation is complete. We learnt how a shadow can change in size depending on the distance of the light source.
Maths - update
We have been looking at Roman numerals but have progressed onto duration of time .
Ask your child how much time has passed .
Edinburgh have been planning an investigation.
How can they change the size and shape of a shadow?
They have planned their investigation and plan to complete it this week. Their results will be up soon.
Have ago at this game, to help your child understand how shadows can be changed.
Edinburgh this week in maths have been learning about Roman numerals. They have explored where they are used and how to write them , 1- 20
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX
using the Roman numerals above can you solve these calculations ?
XI + XVII =
V x IV =
XX + XIX =
Ask your child to help you.
This week Edinburgh have started learning a new style of writing , persuasive letter writing. They began the week trying to convince Mr Manclark for a three day weekend ( we are still waiting for the answer :) )
Then they were sent a video message from a very upset farmer - Hogarth's father - from the Iron man story . Asking for help to convince his neighbour that the Iron Man is real .
They were visited by the neighbouring farmer and they managed to convince by justifying their opinions using evidence collected.
Well done Edinburgh
This week in our Stone Age to Iron Age topic Edinburgh began archaeologists for the afternoon, uncovering Bronze Age artefacts . Their challenge was to try a determine what the item might be and how it might have originally have been used. As you can see they had lots of fun?
Edinburgh have be exploring light and shadow this term . This week they have been looking at how different materials affect light and shadows. Their key vocabulary this week have been:
opaque - Lets no like though, causes a shadow
Translucent - Lets a little light through , causes a light shadow
Transparent - Lets all the light through , causes no shadows.
Edinburgh have also been looking a light sources.
Ask your child what a light source is ?
They have been looking a two types natural and artificial
Ask your child what the inference between the two are.
Why not play this light source game with your child- part 1
This week Edinburgh have been looking at different types of angles, and the language used when turning them ;
A 1/4 turn - 90 degrees,
half a turn - 180 degrees
3/4 turn - 270 degrees
full turn - 360 degrees
Trip to the library
Edinburgh were lucky enough this week to have a trip to Margate library . The children learnt how to use the library , where to find books to help them with homework, projects and other exciting activities. They will be coming home with an application form to receive a free library card to use and borrow books.
This week in maths Edinburgh have been adding decimal numbers and applying this knowledge to solve money problems.
Ask your child if they can add two different item prices together
£3.13 + £1.51 =
True or False
£2.45+3.72 = £5.97 ? explain your answer
This week in literacy Edinburgh have been looking at descriptive language and how they can use it to extend they writing.
Ask your child for some examples of descriptive language.
This term in literacy Edinburgh will be looking at the work of ted Hughes, in particular The Iron Man,
Click here to view a clip of the opening of the story to see what they have been learning about.
Stone Age to Iron Age workshop
Year 3 had an amazing day, being transported back in time to the Stone Age and becoming Stone Age men and women . They had the opportunity made weapons such as arrow heads and axes using authentic techniques and materials along with learning a great poem about how the Bronze Age began
We're Bronze Age , We're Bronze Age, we're digging in the ground.
We're trying to find some metal, come see what we have found!
Malachite is copper and Cassiterite is tin.
Melt them altogether and the Bronze Age can begin .
They had the to defend their Iron Age hill forts from the invading Romans and even had the chance to dress up in character.
What an amazing day had by everyone
Over Christmas Edinburgh has been set a challenge; to begin to complete the 50 things to do before your 11.
We would love to reward points to those who have completed some challenges and gather as many photos, of the children doing the tasks , as possible to display in class and on the class webpage.
A printable copy of this is in the homework section of this page below
The main focus of this activity is to ... HAVE FUN and enjoy your Christmas time together.
30.9.16 - Mason
10.9.16 - Robert
14.10.16 - Juliana
21.10.16 - Alfie
18.11.16 - Alex and Zinedine
16.12.16 - CJay
06.1.17 - Albert
13.1.17 - Daniel
20.1.17 Sebastian and Lukas
Thank you to everyone who turned up to view our harvest festival gallery of poems . The children enjoyed learning about harvest and writing acrostic poems about what harvest means to them.
This term Edinburgh Class will be learning about the Stone Age to Iron Age.
All learning will incorporate elements of this topic
In Literacy they will be reading the book,
The Stone Age Boy.
Their writing focus will be to write a portal story, where a character is transported somewhere different.
Edinburgh have won 1st place for attendance
Well Done Edinburgh
Edinburgh have won third place for attendance this week with an amazing 99.1%.
Well done Edinburgh.
Next week lets get first place.
European Languages day
Today Edinburgh class celebrated European languages day. We studied the country of Greece. We particularly looked at :
Follow the link below to view the story of Pandora's Box
Talking points : Would you open / not open the box (why ?)
If you could put anything from the world in the box ,forever, what would it be ?
This term Edinburgh is studying Mediterranean destinations. We will be looking at the climates , cuisine , culture , music and many more .
Ask your children what they have learnt so far!
This term's literacy is all based around the story of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
The children are enjoying the story so far and I am looking forward to some inspiring pieces of writing to come from this inspiration .
The first two weeks of term Edinburgh Class will be focusing on number.
They have been:
Stay tuned for some amazing mathematic work
Ask your child if they can explain what a herbivore , carnivore and omnivore is?
Challenge them by asking if that can name some?
How do they know ?
What is the difference ?