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Friday 7th May 2021 

Perfect Pilchards!

Landaviddy have had a fantastic week continuing our enquiry 'Does Polperro always stay the same?'. We began by grouping and naming rock types in Science, where we even made our own chocolate rocks! We also learnt about the history of Polperro's Pilchard fishing industry dating back over 150 years! In Art, we painted our sculpted Pilchards, which we all thoroughly enjoyed!

In Maths, we have continued our work on fractions by determining the difference between unit and non-unit fractions and exploring the equivalent relationship between 1/2 and 2/4. 

In English, we have been working hard on writing our own Polperro legends, using lots of vocabulary. We have also been refining our editing skills, using dictionaries to correct spelling mistakes and developing our ability to become independent learners. 

Congratulations to Harley and Hamish for achieving their 22 Club badges and Rosie Grace for her 88 Club badge!

A big well done to the whole of Landaviddy for being our People of the Week! We are so proud of all your hard work! 

Please remember to continue reading daily and practising your number facts and times tables. 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

 


Friday 30th April 2021 

Landaviddy have had another busy week! We have continued our enquiry 'Does Polperro always stay the same?' by learning the compass directions and applied our new skills to describe the location of cities and towns located in Cornwall. We also discovered what the positives and negatives of Urban and Rural area might be and why. In Art, we sculpted our own Pilchards out of clay, which we will paint next week!

In Maths, we have continued our work on fractions, consolidating our understanding of finding a half, quarter and a third of different amounts. We have also been developing our reasoning skills when finding a fraction of different amounts. Today, we celebrated Captain Tom's 101st birthday by completing a maths challenge as a class!

In English, we created our own mythical creatures for our own Polperro legends, adapted our own story maps and practiced writing 2A and Double 'ly' ending sentences before planning for the writing of our stories next week! 

Congratulations to Martha and Jack C for being Landaviddy's People of the Week!

Homework
Further to Mrs Hillman's letter regarding homework, please make sure to continue reading daily and practice your times tables and number bonds. 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. 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 bank holiday weekend and stay safe! 

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

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Does Polperro always stay the same?  

Welcome back Landaviddy! We have had a very exciting first week back in school. We have been so impressed with your hard work!

Our enquiry this half term is 'Does Polperro always stay the same?'. We launched our enquiry by collaborating to determine what we would like to cover throughout this half term. We came up with some fantastic questions: What was Polperro like when dinosaurs were alive? How are rocks formed? What was Polperro like in the past? Where is Polperro? 

We started in Geography by locating the seven continents and five oceans on the world map (we even learnt a catchy jiggle to help us recall their names). We also used atlas' to identify the names of some European countries. In Art, we sketched pilchards and will use these plans to support us in creating our own 3D clay models over the next few weeks. 

In Maths, we have started a new unit on fractions. We have been looking at equal and unequal parts of a whole, along with recognising and finding halves and quarters of objects and quantities. How many equal parts will you have if you are finding a half versus a quarter? 

In English, we have begun learning a Polish legend called 'The Cobbler and the Dragon'. We have used actions to learn a story map to rehearse and recite the legend by heart. We created our own maps and even used drama to create a performance of the story. What is your favourite part of the legend? What will you change when you write your own version based in Polperro?

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

Please make sure to continue reading daily and practising your times tables and number bonds.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

 


Happy Easter! 

Happy Easter! 

We have made it to half term! Today we loved our visit from the Easter bunny and enjoyed celebrating Poisson d'Avril for April Fools Day. 

This week we have learnt about how water travels through plants in Science. In History, we compared the food available and eaten in the 1950's to the food we enjoy eating today. We also completed our own fruit faces inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Can you spot some of the fruits we have used in our drawings?

In Maths, we have finished our unit on 2-D and 3-D shapes and have developed our skills of drawing with accuracy by using a ruler. In English, we finished off writing our stories inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk. 

We hope you all have a lovely Easter and a wonderful break! 

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson


 


Class Blog for Landaviddy 

Landaviddy have had another brilliant week of learning! We are so proud of all of you!

In Science, we completed another week of observations from our 'beans in a bag' and made scientific conclusions from our experiment. We also had lots of fun potting our germinated beans in soil. In Geography, we explored where different foods are grown around the world. I wonder where the food in your fridge was grown? 

In Maths, we have continued learning about shapes, by making patterns with 2-D shapes, comparing angles and using mathematical language to recognise the properties of 3-D shapes. We even made our own 3-D easter inspired cubes!

In English, we have continued learning the traditional story, Jack and the Beanstalk. We have adapted the story to write our own versions of the tale, using our own characters, settings and vocabulary. We have written some fantastic 2A sentences too, using lots of excellent adjectives. 

Congratulations to Jack.G for being Landaviddy's Mathematician of the Week and to Bayley, Phoebe, Shea and Daisy for being our 'People of the Week'!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Gibbings, Miss Price, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

 


Brilliant Beans! 

Well done for another fantastic week of learning Landaviddy! 

This week, we have continued our enquiry 'Can you always see things grow?'. In Science, we continued making observations from our growing beans in a bag. Many of our seeds have germinated and grown roots. I wonder how many will develop a green shoot next week? We also enjoyed exploring the different parts of plants that we eat. In DT, we discovered what makes a healthy eating meal and created some of our own. 

In Maths, we have continued learning about 2-D and 3-D shapes, as well as recognising lines of symmetry and angles. Can you spot any 2-D shapes at home with lines of symmetry? How many lines of symmetry does the shape have?

In English, we have been learning the traditional tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, by heart and have used drama to explore the thoughts and feelings of the characters. We came up with lots of questions and interviewed one another as a character from the story. We have also created our own illustrations inspired by the story. 

Congratulations to Lily for being Landaviddy's Writer of the Week!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Gibbings, Miss Price, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson


 


Our First Week Back! 

Well done Landaviddy! You have all been superstars and we have been so impressed with how well you have adapted to being back in school!

This week, we have continued our enquiry 'Can you always see things grow?' by printing leaves in Art to create patterns. In Science, we had fun identifying deciduous and evergreen trees as well as conducting an experiment to grow our own broad beans in a bag. Some of our seeds have already started to germinate! I wonder how much they will grow over the weekend? 

In Maths, we have been exploring 2-D and 3-D shapes and have been describing the properties of shapes using mathematical language. Can you spot any 2-D shapes at home? How many sides and vertices does your shape have? 

In English, we have been writing poems about strawberries, using our five senses and past experiences to collect ideas. Did you use rhyme in your poem? Can you find some examples of other poems about fruit or vegetables?

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

Miss Gibbings, Miss Price, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

 


Well Done! 

Well Done! 

We have come to the end of our home learning and we are so proud of you all! We have been so impressed with everything you have produced! You are all superstars! 

We cannot wait to see you all next week! 

Have a lovely weekend enjoy the sunshine. 

Miss Gibbings, Miss Price, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

 


Friday's Learning (5/3/21) 

Friday's Learning 

Thank you Landaviddy for a very exciting World Book Day! I hope you all enjoyed today's activities. Tomorrow is our final day of home learning, before you will all be back in school on Monday! 

I just want to take the opportunity to thank everyone (parents, guardians, teaching assistants and of course the children!) for all your hard work and dedication to our home learning. I am so proud of everything you have achieved.

Congratulations to Harry for being Landaviddy's Reader of the Week! 

Please find below, Friday's learning grid and resources. The learning grid will identify which sessions will be live and what resources you need to have ready. If you have any queries please email: agibbings@polperroprimary.co.uk


Please find below a list of work I would like you to bring when we return to school next week (some additions have been made). Don’t worry if you can’t find a particular piece, just make sure you bring in something else for that subject.

English
• Adventure story inspired by The Tunnel including planning and final copy.
• Setting Description using 2A Sentences (22.01.21)
• Newspaper Report including planning and final copy.
• Plant Explanation Text including planning and final copy (we will finish these by the end of the week).

Maths
• A Piece of work showing arrays (Yr2) or column method (Yr3) for multiplication.
• A Piece of work showing sharing and grouping (Yr2) or remainders (Yr3) for division.
• Multiplication and Division Assessment (12.02.21)
• Any work on tally charts, pictograms, block diagrams (Y2) and bar charts(Y3).
• Statistics Assessment (05.03.21)

Enquiry
• Starry Night inspired artwork
• Patterns of shadows experiment
• Any research on Light and Dark
• Plus all of your work for our current enquiry ‘Can you always see things grow?’.

You can also bring in your favourite piece of work that you are proud of and would like to share with the class. However, please make sure this is in paper form.

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow for our final home learning session. 

Miss Gibbings

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Thursday's Learning (4/3/21) 

World Book Day! 

Today we will be celebrating World Book Day and completing some exciting activities! Feel free to join our live sessions dressed up as a book character of your choice!

Please find below, Thursday's learning grid and resources. The learning grid will identify which sessions will be live and what resources you need to have ready. If you have any queries, please email me at: agibbings@polperroprimary.co.uk

Please make sure to bring your decorated item  to our live English session at 11:00. 

I look forward to seeing you in the morning!

Miss Gibbings


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