Class Blog for Landaviddy

Friday 22nd October 2021 

Happy Half Term

We made it! Well done Landaviddy for a great first half term. You have all settled in so well! 

We concluded our enquiry for this half term 'Who rules the animal kingdom?' by discussing which animals we believed ruled the animal kingdom. In Maths, we have continued working hard on our addition and subtraction skills. In English, we have been writing our own non-chronological reports for different animals. 

Today, the whole school held an Autumn and Halloween Celebration. We loved creating our own Petrifying Paper Chains to decorate our classroom with and designing Autumnal Animals with natural materials we collected. You all looked fantastic in your Halloween costumes too!

Congratulations to Freddie and Harry for being Landaviddy's People of the Week and a big well done to Isaac for achieving his 55 club!

I hope you all have a lovely half term break and we look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday 2nd November.

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Robinson and Mr Hulbert 



 


Friday 15th October 2021 

Ferocious Tigers and Fantastic Food Chains

Landaviddy have had a wonderful week of learning! We continued our enquiry 'Who rules the animal kingdom?' in Science by learning about food chains. We created our own food chains for different habitats and defined what a producer and consumer are. What is a producer? What do animals and plants need to survive?
In ICT, we developed our coding skills to build algorithms using Scratch. We even made our own habitats and food chains by choosing different sprites and backgrounds. In Art, we have been developing our drawing skills and sketched our own tigers. 

In Maths, we have been working hard on our addition and subtraction this week. In English, we have started looking at non-chronological reports. We have been gathering information for our own reports on a variety of animals, which we are looking forward to writing next week. 

Congratulations to Max, Joel, Ava and Joey for being Landaviddy's People of the Week and a big well done to Jack for achieving his 22, Henry for his 44 and Noah for his 55 club!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Robinson and Mr Hulbert

 


Friday 8th October 2021 

Landaviddy have had another amazing week of learning! We continued our enquiry 'Who rules the animal kingdom?' in Science by exploring world habitats. We applied our ICT skills to conduct our own research to discover what conditions are like in different habitats and identified the types of animals and plants you would expect to find there. We also discussed how animals have adapted to survive in different world habitats. Could a Shark survive in the Rainforest? Could a Monkey survive in the Ocean?

We had another a fantastic Music lesson from Mrs Butlin this week, where we explored Music inspired by the Planet Mars. We have also been working hard to develop our listening skills in PSHE, where we faced the challenge of organising ourselves into height order without talking!

Our question in RE this half term is 'Who made the World?'. This week, we considered the ways in which Christians may thank God and discussed who we are thankful for. We enjoyed making our own 'Thank You' cards too!

In Maths, we have finished off our learning on Place Value by recapping our ability to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Year 3 have also been counting in 50s!

In English, we have finished writing our postcards inspired by the story we have been learning, 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett.

Congratulations to Martha and Isaac for being Landaviddy's People of the Week and a big well done to Noah for achieving his 55 club!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Robinson and Mr Hulbert

 


Friday 1st October 2021 

Animal Sock Puppets

Landaviddy have had another brilliant week of learning! We continued our enquiry 'Who rules the animal kingdom?' in Science by exploring and defining habitats and micro-habitats. We even drew our own habitat maps of the Kalahari Desert. In Design and Technology, we finally made our animal sock puppets! We also had a fantastic Music lesson from Mrs Butlin this week, which we all thoroughly enjoyed! 

Our question in RE this half term is 'Who made the World?'. This week, we recapped our understanding of the Creation story and considered what this might tell Christians about God and the world. 

In Maths, we have continued learning about number and place value, primarily looking at how we can compare and order numbers depending on their value. 

In English, we have continued exploring 'Meerkat Mail' by completing our setting descriptions and planning for writing our own postcard. We have already begun our first drafts and cannot wait to finish these next week! 

Congratulations to Joey and Everly for being Landaviddy's People of the Week!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Robinson and Mr Hulbert

 


Friday 24th September 2021 

Super Swimming and Delightful Designers

Well done Landaviddy! You have had a fantastic week! 

We have continued our enquiry 'Who rules the animal kingdom?' in Science by consolidating our learning about living and non-living things. We were able to apply our understanding of the 7 life processes when identifying which items are living and non-living.  In Design and Technology, we investigated which materials we might want to use when making our own sock puppets and how we can join these together effectively. We found that PVA glue was highly effective and discovered that split pins could have a dual use as eyes for our creations!

In PE, we have continued to explore and develop our basic skills. We also got to the pool this week and loved going swimming!

In Maths, we have continued learning about number and have been developing our skills by using concrete objects and pictorials to support our understanding of place value. 

In English, we have continued exploring 'Meerkat Mail' this week by plotting the emotions of Sunny throughout the book, creating our own story maps to summarise the story, collect exciting vocabulary to describe a desert setting and begin to construct and write our own descriptive sentences. 

Congratulations to Nuala and Jack for being Landaviddy's Person of the Week!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Robinson and Mr Hulbert

 


Friday 17th September 2021 

Landaviddy have had very busy week! We have continued our enquiry 'Who rules the animal kingdom?' in Science by learning about living and non-living things. We explored the 7 life processes using the acronym MRS GREN and defined their meanings in detail. In Design and Technology, we have planned for making our own animal sock puppet and have already started to think about the materials we will need to make our designs come to life! We also had a fantastic Music lesson with Mrs Butlin too! 

In Maths, we have begun by revising our understanding of place value and looking at the ways in which we can represent numbers. In English, we have been using our skills of prediction and started to learn the story 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett, by using a story map and actions to aid in our recall. We also have been describing members of our own families, which we have thoroughly enjoyed! 

Congratulations to Leo for being Landaviddy's Person of the Week!

Homework

Please make sure to continue reading daily and practice your times tables and number bonds. I will be reminding the children to change their reading books every Monday and Friday. If you need your child's Mathletics or TTRockstar login, please do let me know. In addition, attached below is a grid of homework activities which you may choose to complete for this half term, inspired by our enquiry question 'Who rules the animal kingdom?'. If you would like to share your homework or anything you are extremely proud of, please send me a photo via email.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Robinson and Mr Hulbert

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Friday 10th September 2021 

Our First Week 

Welcome back Landaviddy! It has been lovely to see you all settle back into school so well this week. You have all been fantastic and I am so proud of everyone.

In English, we have been learning a poem by Tony Mitton called 'Voices of Water' and taken inspiration from this to create and write our own versions. We collected lots of onomatopoeia words and enjoyed discovering how different bodies of water often make different sounds. 

In Maths, we have been revising our place value and times table knowledge through a range of games and activities, which we have thoroughly enjoyed!

This week we have also launched our first enquiry question for this academic year, 'Who rules the animal kingdom?'. We all came up with some fantastic ideas already and look forward to delving deeper into the worlds of our favourite animals. We even learnt a new song in Music called 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight', which everyone loved performing!
Optional: I have challenged the children to complete their own research at home on an animal of their choice. If you do complete this and you would like to share with me your research, please bring this in next week. 

Congratulations to Noah, Thomas and Chilali for being Landaviddy's People of the Week.

Of course, if you have any questions or queries please contact me via email: agibbings@polperroprimary.co.uk

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and rest!

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Robinson and Mr Hulbert




 


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Happy half term everyone. Please remember that there is a staff training day on Monday 1st November. The school reopens to pupils on Tuesday 2nd November.


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