Welcome to Dragonflies –
Years 3 and 4
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Friday 11th October
Had a lovely day on Thursday with the Dragonflies, some Maths and hockey! Looking forward to the Hockey festival on Friday! Mr Dowers.
Friday 4th October
We had a lovely time at Norwich cathedral on Wednesday and I hope you enjoy looking at the photos. Here are some of the children’s comments about their day out:
I learnt that light shining through the different stained-glass windows made different colours on the wall. (Shannon)
I learnt that an organ is like a piano, but it has lots of bits at the side which you pull, and they are called stops. (Alex)
I liked listening to the man playing the organ and making the stained-glass window. (Miah)
I liked how loud the music went on the organ (Jake)
I like the colours of the stained-glass windows (Eve)
I loved hearing the echoing in the big open space (Freya)
I learnt that the spire was added on later after the cathedral was built. (Harriet)
I found out the cathedral was 900 years old (Olivia)
I learnt that the shape of the cathedral is a cross shape because Jesus died on the cross (Lewis)
I liked designing my own stained-glass window. (Jake)
I learnt that if you’re standing in the way of the sun ,then it creates a shadow, (Isla-Mae)
We learnt about whether things were translucent, transparent or opaque. (Jack and Alex)
Junior and Zachary were awarded the merit certificates this week and we had an exciting morning on Friday with Max, Jack and Kenzie all achieving 100 in their tackling tables showing that they are ready to move on to the next phase! Well done to all these children.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Newcombe and Mrs Clarke
Friday 27th September
Phew! It’s been a super busy week. We started off on Monday with our harvest festival where the Dragonflies told everyone all about harvest in North America. We had our second samba drums music lesson on Tuesday where we managed to show the music teacher a big improvement in our listening skills as well as some great music!
We have begun to learn about roman numerals and will be doing some more work on these next week – Theo and Lewis showed some brilliant reasoning when thinking about the trickier roman numerals! We had an exciting mix-up session on Thursday as it was the European Day of Languages. Children talked about all the positive reasons why it is good to learn a different language to English. They then went to 6 different language zones during the day to practise speaking in different languages and have fun making, building, food tasting, playing games, all linked to different countries and their languages.
On Friday, Miah, Mia, Luna, Harriet, Shannon, Freya, Isla-Mae and Daisy all attended a girls’ football competition at Lynnsport. They had an incredibly busy day playing lots of matches against other schools and it was really lovely to see their confidence and skills grow as the day went on. Well done to them all.
Our super learners this week were Luna and Amber-Lily for their incredible Eiffel Tower design – architects or engineers in the making! Congratulations to Mia and Logan for gaining the merit certificate this week too.
Looking forward to next week!
Mrs Newcombe and Mrs Clark
Welcome to the first Dragonflies blog 2019!
Apologies for the delayed arrival but I have had some technical issues which have now been resolved!
It has been a busy start to the term and the children are settling in well to the new school year and are getting back to being focused on their learning – we are still ‘in training’ with being ready to listen and be quiet when working but the chatting is getting less!
We have been super busy and have been working on place value in maths and learning our story text ‘Buffalo Nation’ which we are retelling orally. Our science sessions have been focusing on what sound is and how we hear and the children enjoyed producing and filming their own ‘TV programme’ called the Science of Sound where they had to give scientific explanations using the correct vocabulary. We have had some thought provoking sessions as well; exploring the idea of happiness and the children were very interested when I shared a picture book called ‘The Man who walked between the Towers’ which helped to introduce 9/11 – a devastating and recent part of America’s history which impacted the whole world.
Tackling Tables is up and running again and we already have a new ‘100’ superstar – well done to Georgia for achieving her blue phase multiplication. Congratulations also to Kenzie, Seb, Miah, Theo, Oliver, Daisy, Eve and Alex who have gained the merit certificate or have been chosen to have their work displayed on the Super Learning Heroes board. Well done!
We look forward to another week of amazing learning!
Mrs Newcombe and Mrs Clark