This webpage is where you will be able to find out about all of the exciting learning that Chichester class will be taking part in this year. There will be pictures, dates for the diary and information on how you can help your child with their learning at home!
for being a model pupil. She always makes the right choices, always puts 100% effort into her work and is an excellent role model to others. You're fantastic Alexi!
In literacy this week, we have started to plan our own creative stories, we have designed a character, setting and chosen a story for our problem. We will then plan and write our stories next week.
We also used our bodies to create 3D scenes when we were exploring a range of settings!
This week, we have merged DT and music together to create some fantastic learning! We started off by designing a musical instrument last week to then creating it this week, we used junk modelling materials to create a range of different instruments that make a range of different sounds! It was so much fun!
This week, we have done loads of exciting drama around play scripts! We started off by allocating parts to everyone in our groups, then we rehearsed our parts and performed them to the rest of the class. We had to try and use as much expression as possible!
This week's star of the week is...
Jamie has only been with us for a couple of weeks, but has already had to deal with some big changes! He had to cope with meeting his new teacher and spending the morning as a year 3, which was very nerve wracking! But he handled it brilliantly, we well as settling into Chichester class and following all of the school rules and values perfectly.
Well done Jamie, you're going to be a fabulous year 3 student!
Maths this week has been amazing!
We have had an great time firstly exploring board games and looking at their features. We then used this knowledge to design our own board games for our peers to play. Then at the end of the week we played each other’s games. We used a range of strategies and skills in our games and tested the knowledge of the other people in our class. It was so much fun!
Thank you to those parents that came along to our learning together afternoon today, the children were so pleased to see you and for you to help them with their Great Fire of London art. They worked with you to create their own pictures, 3D houses and a HUGE year 2 scene of a London street in 1666.
The work looks amazing and the children were all so proud!
Our Literacy has been very interesting and interactive this week. We started the week with talking to Miss Johnson like she was a robot to try and get her to make a marmalade sandwich correctly, we had to give her very specific and clear instructions in order for her to do it right, it was very tricky!
We then had to write our own instructions on ‘How to get changed for PE’. We wrote these instructions and then got someone else in the class to follow them to see if they were correct!
Star of the week...
In Literacy this week, we have started to create our own poems. We have also started to learn about ‘onomatopoeia’ and what this means. We collected ideas around onomatopoeia words and then used these to create our own short poems that rhyme.
Which objects would make these sounds?
We worked as a class to perform different sections of our Great Fire of London poem, this meant we had to use our faces and voices to try and convey the emotions that the characters would have been feeling at each stage of the poem. We had great fun doing this and were very supportive of each other!
We had an amazing on sports day. The children behaved perfectly and were a fantastic team!
In Maths this week, we have been checking up on a lot of different skills to make sure that we haven’t forgotten them! We have looked at missing number problems and place value.
This week’s star of the week is…
for integrating herself into Chichester class full time fantastically. Nikola came into class full time this term after spending time in Shooting stars, her confidence is building and she is a pleasure to have in class
In Maths this week, we have been looking at different scales. To practice this, we have created our very own fruit salads! We have to carefully cut and prepare the fruit and measure them out according to the amounts we were given. It was great fun!!
We also had to create a set of instructions for someone else to create a fruit salad, we had to think very carefully about our wording to ensure we made them clear enough.
Also, in Maths this week, we looked at temperature. We learned how to use a thermometer and used these to measure the temperatures of different waters. We had to read the scale very carefully to get the right measurement!
This week's star of the week is....
We have done a wide range of different learning this week. We started off by looking at letter writing, we looked at the features of a letter and then wrote our own to King Charles to ask him for help putting out the fire. The children used amazing language in their writing, I was very impressed!
We then looked at newspaper articles, we identified the different elements and then spent two days writing our own! We learned about headlines, by-lines lead ins and tails! We then performed these using drama!
We finished off the week by looking at poetry, as this is what we are going to be learning about next week!
In science, we looked at the similarities and differences between the houses from the Great Fire of London and the houses in 2017. We compared the materials that were used then to those used now, we discussed why those materials were used. This was because they were the natural resources that they had access to. Whereas, nowadays, we have factories and machines that can help up to make bricks to make much stronger houses that will not burn as quickly in a fire!
In History this week, we have looked at the similarities and differences between London in 1666 and London now. We compared the buildings, transport and people. We used historical language to talk about the past and the present day.
Welcome back to the final term of the year, we have got a load of exciting learning planned for this term. Please make sure you are here every day!
This term’s topic is ‘The Great fire of London’, take a look at our lovely new learning environment!
This week's star of the week is...
Joshua is a genuinely lovely boy who always puts the needs of others above his own. He is kind and caring and also an extremely hard worker. Well done Joshua!
This week in Literacy we have started looking at diary entries, we have tried to write our own, analysed different diary entries to see what they contain and then we will be writing our own to see how much our writing has improved.
We have also been doing some descriptive writing ready for our diary entries.
Which adjectives would you use to describe this picture?
We have been looking at lots of different areas of learning in maths this week. We have been learning different strategies of adding and subtracting money and we have also been looking again at multiplication and division word problems and how to solve them.
Already this week, we have done some fantastic Topic learning. In Science, we looked at the difference between natural and man-made materials and how to tell the difference between the two. We had great fun sorting these out! In History, we looked at the timeline of events of the Great Fire and ordered them, we had to work together to do this as it was quite tricky!
This week we have been very busy! We have had lots of SATs tests to do, in which, all of the children have worked extremely hard, so well done!
We have done some exciting reading lessons and we also started to create our own PowerPoint presentations in ICT!
Due to the fact that all of the children had been working so hard all week, we treated them to a very exciting afternoon out on the field for PE where we did a range of exciting activities!
Well done for all of your hard work this week Chichester class, you are ALL my stars of the week!!
Home work has been set for you on EducationCity.
This week’s star of the week is….
In literacy this week, we started by learning about an animal of our choosing to enable us to plan and write our own informative report about that animal.
We picked out important information and planned the different elements of our story ready for our big write on Thursday!
We have been looking at money again this week to remind ourselves of what all of the different coins mean, how we can add them together and how we can give change. This has been very tricky, but the whole class have tried very hard with this!
In Science this week, we learned all about healthy foods and how we can have a healthy diet. We looked at what makes a healthy and all of the different elements that need to be included e.g. proteins and carbohydrates. We then planned our own healthy salad, which we will get to make in next week’s lesson! We can’t wait to do that!
We won the third place attendance trophy!
We were so close to getting second or first. Our mission is to get to first before the end of the term!
This week’s star of the week is…
Cameron has been making a conscious effort to improve his writing this week. He has been listening to advice and applying it independently and I am seeing a great improvement. Well done Cameron!
This week in Maths we have covered a lot of different topics!
We started off by looking at fractions, we then applied this to word problems. They were very tricky, but we just need to remember to look out for the key words; ‘half’ ‘quarter’ ‘third’ ‘share’ ‘equal’. We then looked at shape and number patterns, we used each other to create our own patterns too! What would come next? 13, 23, 33, 43, __.
We then finished the week by looking at missing number problems again to refresh our memories.
This week, we have started learning about a new text! It is called ‘The Cheetah Report’ and it is a non-fiction text. What does non-fiction mean? We have learned so many interesting facts about cheetahs from this and done some amazing descriptive writing about cheetahs and other animals that you would see on safari.
Our star of the week this week is...
Domantas can have trouble focusing in lessons and finishing his work. This week we have seen him trying to change his attitude and is completing more work in lessons. Keep it up Domantas!
We started Literacy this week with a bit of a change. Instead of being in our sets, we were in our normal classes! We used drama to explore a range of different ideas that we could use in our story writing for the rest of the week. We changed our characters, setting and the wish in the story, to make them our own!
In Maths this week, we have been looking again at multiplication and division. Once we were sure of these skills, we applied them using the inverse and in word problems.
What is inverse?
What is the inverse sum of 5 x 6 = 30 ?
We had a fantastic P.E. lesson this week! All three classes joined together to complete obstacle courses! We had to use a range of different skills such as; balancing, weaving, throwing and many more!
Our star of the week this week is...
Amanda's attitude towards her learning is fantastic. She always tries her absolute hardest in everything that she does, which means that she has made a massive amount of improvement, especially in her writing. She is now starting to write in cursive and is always determined to use contractions in her writing!
In Topic this week, we have done some really exciting learning!
In Science on Monday, we learned all about where our food comes from and we now know that all of the food we eat comes from either animals or plants. We sorted different foods into these two categories and discussed where we might be able to buy these different types of food.
In Geography on Wednesday, we talked about the continents and oceans that we learned about last week and then moved on to some new learning about the United Kingdom. We learned that the UK is made up of four countries; can your child remember all four of them? We then learned about the three different seas that surround the UK, as well as the capital city of all four of the countries.
Which country is Cardiff the capital city of?
What is the capital city of England?
Which city is Belfast the capital city of?
What is the capital city if Scotland?
Maths this week has been quite an exciting mixture of different learning!
We have spent the week reminding ourselves of all of the different skills that we have learned over the year and how to apply these in our work.
We have looked at missing number problems, adding three different numbers together and inverse.
See if your child can tell you what inverse is…
This week in Literacy, we have been writing out our own versions of the original best map, as well as adding in as much description and interesting vocabulary as we could.
We then started to innovate our best maps and change our story to a new wish, that we will then be writing next week, ready for when we invent the stories and make them completely our own.