Squirrels - Yr3/4
Welcome to the class page for the Squirrels!
We are a mixed Year 3 and Year 4 Class. Our teacher is called Miss Williams
Thursday 16th July 2020
What am I like? Sorry everyone that I am late again this morning, I have been moving books for the current year 4 into Foxes class this morning, so that when you all come back to school in September their books are in Foxes ready for them to take home. Of course the year 3 books will remain in Squirrels as you will all be the year 4s next year .
Only two more days to go!!!!
How are you all getting on with your reflections this week? Thank you to those of your who have emailed me your letters, and just a reminder to those who haven't sent them yet they need to be sent today or tomorrow morning in order to give Mrs Holmes the time to forward them on to your teachers for next year!
I have really enjoyed reading the letters which I have received so far from everyone and it has been wonderful hearing about some of the things you have been enjoying doing in your free time.
I hope you all have a fabulous day today
Miss Williams x
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Good morning Squirrels
Firstly this morning I must apologise for the tardiness of my morning message. Do you know what tardiness means? Can you make a sensible guess and then look it up in a dictionary to check?
This morning I was really busy tidying up in the Squirrels class as the new Squirrels teacher Miss Weeks is coming into school on Friday to start getting your classroom ready for next year. Super exciting!
I hope you all had a great day yesterday and are looking forward to the start of your well earned summer holidays.
Yesterday, I was really lucky to see some of my lovely Squirrels. I saw GW, AM, FP and DP, it was great and put a smile on my face for the whole day!
Anyway I am sure you would all like to know the final midweek leader board for this school year!
On Prodigy the top players this week so far are SRL, GW and BT. Fantastic work guys!
The Spelling shed leader board has, at the moment, Squirrels years 3 and 4 holding the top spots; however we are being closely followed by Owls year 2!! Great work Squirrels.......let's go out of this year in top spot!!
The top players on Spelling Shed for years 3 and 4 are: JP, IS and BT for year 3 and GW, JH and BM for year 4. Great work everyone, well done!
I hope you all have a really great Wednesday and after today only two days left!!!!!
Miss Williams x
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Good morning Squirrels,
How are you all this morning? I hope you had a good day yesterday and enjoyed having the chance to take stock, pause and reflect on some of the things which you have achieved this year.
In the Rainbow bubble, we have been doing just that and yesterday we created some beautiful memory trees and wish jars which represented all of the amazing things that have happened over the last 17 weeks and all of the wonderful things we are looking forward to in the future.
I would love to see some of the activities you are choosing to have a go at this week, so don't forget to share.
Thank you everyone for sharing your great work so far. I have added some more pictures and documents to our class page so if you get a moment then scroll down to have a look. There is some great Andy Goldsworthy inspired pebble sculptures by DS, why don't you take a look?
I also took a sneaky peek at the Prodigy and Spelling Shed websites last night, well done everyone, keep up the great work!! I will post the midweek leader board results tomorrow.
I hope you all have a really great day
Speak again tomorrow,
Miss Williams x
Monday 13th July 2020
Good morning Squirrels
Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the last week of the school year
This week I thought it would be nice to reflect upon our year, taking the time to think about all of our achievements, the positives, the challenges we have overcome, the things we have found particularly tricky and our future goals and aspirations moving forwards. It certainly has been a very strange year!
All of our weekly activities are linked to 'reflection' and I would like you to take the time to really think and be honest with yourselves when completing each of the tasks......don't rush! I am looking forward to seeing your letters, memory trees, wish jars, etc.
Also this week I would like you to read/listen to the final two chapters of The Wind in the Willows. I hope you have enjoyed dipping into the watery world of Toad, Ratty and Mole.
I hope you all have a really great day today.
Miss Williams x
Suggestions for weekly activities week commencing Monday 13th July 2020
Maths work week commencing Monday 13th July 2020
Guided Reading work week commencing Monday 13th July 2020
Project work week commencing Monday 13th July 2020
BM reflection balloons
DS Andy Goldsworthy inspired pebble art
OV his Jurassic World Park complete with models
BM her last 2 chapters of The Wind in the Willows
Bella video 1.mp4
AM PowerPoint presentation all about school
BM as a character witness for Toad
BM Persuasive Speech
OV Andy Goldsworthy inspired dinosaur sculptures
DP's Andy Goldsworthy inspired sculpture for his Jurassic World Park
JH T-Rex bones sculpture
GW and LW underwater Lego world
LJ Persuasive speech
Where else would you expect to find one of the Squirrels at Holme School? ( Shhhh!! Don't tell Mrs Thomas!)
Thank you card from JP
His nanny kept reading about famous people such as David Beckham building the LEGO football stadium and decided she would write in about Owen building his so quickly. They called her straight away and featured it in lockdown stories.
He was very surprised to see it as she didn’t tell him she was doing it!
Lucy and George are very proud to have received Blue Peter green badges for their suncatchers they made from recycled plastic bottles.
They wanted to share with you and their classmates.
Rainbow Bubble Sporting Challenges for National Schools Sports Week
OV TEAM Poster challenge
Snorkeling Challenge for National Schools Sports Week
GW National Schools Sports Week challenges
DP History of the Union Jack challenge
JH History of the Union Jack
BM Fantastic PowerPoint on the Victorians
JH amazing biography on Charles Dickens.
DP fantastic Mole and Rat character profiles. GW great Charles Dickens biography.
GW How to make cookies, ingredients and instructions
BM lovely biography on Kenneth Grahame and JH fantastic PowerPoint on the Yellow River
Some lovely examples of work
Spelling and reading tasks- please also use your individual Spelling Shed logins for year group spelling assignments and your Prodigy maths logins for year group specific maths assignments
TC created wonderful artwork of Farcet windmill
JH getting fit doing daily Gonoodle and Cosmic yoga
MR enjoying making models and baking
JP created detailed artwork of a dragon and cuddling his cat 'Blu'
JP enjoying making cupcakes.....yummy!
AL created a model of his dog and painted it beautifully
LD enjoying time outdoors in the lovely weather
BM designed a fantastic and informative poster all about our carbon footprint
AL created an amazing Lego Eco house (check out the Eco features)
BT sharing some of the activities she has been doing whilst at home
NP built a Hot Rod Racer
Miss W chalk art at school
JP enjoying the view on his daily walk
OV has been busy creating this model of the Man U stadium
NP enjoying his daily exercise and making friends with the wildlife
GW having fun making a homemade pinata, having a foot spa, making his own juice bar and playing family games in the garden
DP showing his amazing mountains project and sharing some of his favourite toys
LD and her cats, Tilly and Cleo; her poster entry for the NHS competition and enjoying lots of fabulous activities such as playing in the woods, making lunch and doing some work, of course!
TC wrote a beautiful poem to the NHS
DS created his own amazing Pokemon cards and characters
AL wrote a lovely kenning about his dog 'Lincoln' and had fun building dens
GW completing a boat building challenge with LW, mum and dad.
LJ doing a spot of DIY, enjoying practicing her piano, going on a bike ride for her daily exercise, playing hopscotch and toasting some delicious marshmallows.
NP working super hard on his spellings
MR learning all about different medals, trying out mum's new stethoscope and making flags for the VE Day celebrations on Friday.
AL fantastic artwork of a medal
GW wrote a beautiful VE Day poem
VR with his blue eggs
VR wrote me a super poem
VR enjoying a delicious and massive ice cream
ED designed her VE Day poster
AL funny VE Day poem
OV building a very fiddly Man Utd Lego badge
OV completing his tackling tables with the help of Betsy his cat
AS camping indoors
AS being arty and crafty
NW erecting a tent ready for VE Day
NW creating some lovely artwork for VE Day
NW enjoying the sunshine and the VE Day celebrations
AS making delicious waffles with her sister
AS Keeping up with her exercise during lock down
AS doing some cooking
AS lovely piece of writing about the Alps
BM VE Day kenning
BM Guided reading on 'The Man Who Bought A Mountain'
BM climbing Mount Everest diary
BM learning Morse Code
BM and brother BM gas mask boxes
BM house all decorated and ready for VE Day celebrations
BM bunting up and ready!
BM Creating a bright and cheerful VE Day poster
Delicious shortbread parcels BM made and delivered to neighbours
BM showing off her new hairstyle from the era.
BM all dressed up as an evacuee
BM's VE Day poster
JH made a delicious cake for the VE Day celebrations
JH outside celebrating with flags and posters
DS a collage of pictures with them getting prepared for their VE Day celebration
DS baking a VE Day celebration cake
DS VE Day menu and all of the decorations are up ready......let's party!!
AM's cat not impressed with the paper fish we made.
MR made an amazing Lego nurse
GW decorated the outside of their house with bunting and posters
GW and his sister made delicious cakes
GW designed his own VE day poster
GW designed some special bunting for VE day
GW house all decorated ready for the celebrations
GW created an International Nurses Day Lego super Lego hospital complete with A&E department, ambulance, operating rooms, ICU and nurses.
GW's beautiful nurses poem
ED beautifully written poem about mountains
DP amazing artwork of a medal
DP baked a delicious cake for VE day
DP getting creative in the kitchen
DP designed colourful bunting for VE day
DP decorating the garden ready for the celebrations
GW humorous diary entry Wednesday 13th May- day 49 of lock down
AL built a Lego train
LD drawing Waldorf flowers
Miss Williams, MR and R rainbow paper chain
LD created a beautiful Waldorf flower
OV amazing work on mountains including a poem.
DP hilarious limerick about a man named Dylan!
AL was inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai and spent 3 hours creating his very own masterpiece
BM had a super treat, a pampering spa day!
BM and her brother were painting pebbles and added them to the Yaxley pebble snake to cheer people up
NW composed a Water Cycle Rap
AL wrote an acrostic poem
AL a funny Limerick
AL completed a tricky puzzle
AL enjoying some crafting activities
JP, his cat 'Blu' and his amazing cat tower which he helped build
ED fantastic water saving poster
LD enjoying making and completing a treasure hunt
BM some lovely pressed flowers
TC enjoyed some fun days out during the half term holiday
AL designed a built his own boat, it even floats!
AL amazing river painting
LJ watching the second orbit of Space X with her mum
LJ enjoying a bike ride with dad and pet dog
LJ getting busy in the garden planting and tending to the veggie patch
LJ first socially distanced play date at Burghley House
LJ VE day celebrations in her beautiful dress and we love dad's hat of course!
JH great pencil sketch of the Queen
BM really interesting and informative -The Royal family tree
JH Beautiful piece of writing about her inspirational person
AL lego portrait
AL Fantastic poster about Space X
EW Made a beautiful 3D model of her bedroom
EW and her brother have been enjoying some really long bike rides in the lovely weather
EW cooking dinner for the family
EW made yorkshires with her dad and this one looks like a butterfly!
EW and FW built a den
EW growing veggies and looking after her plants
EW made delicious lemon cheesecakes with her mum
EW made omelette, yummy!
EW is a pro at making her own scones
GW has also been baking and made these delicious biscuits
MR wrote a lovely biography about Kenneth Grahame the author of 'The Wind in the Willows'
MR chilling on the sofa with his furry friend
MR great fact file on Ayrton Senna, his inspirational person
MR pencil drawing of a mountain
AL poem about a polluted river
GW made truffles with his sister
GW enjoying a game of golf
JH Constable style artwork
OV mountains and rivers inspired Minecraft
JP picture of a stag watching the moon rise over Loch Lomond from his hometown of Scotland
JP his cat Blu lying in the sink waiting for his bath!
AL created his Mr Ratty character
JH sent the Rainbow Bubble a lovely message
DS designed a beautiful butterfly to help decorate the prayer space
JP wrote a cool football acrostic poem
LJ enjoying reading her Harry Potter books
LJ following a super special Harry Potter challenge
SRL helping mummy with a bug hunt and being filmed for a TV programme.
JH challenged her brother to learn to roller skate as part of National Schools Sports Week.........JH won!
OV and his sister took part in numerous fun activities throughout National Schools Sports Week
BM taking on a netball challenge practising for when she is a member of a new club team.
BM enjoying a sunny family day out at Grafham Water
GW Delicious Dinosaur Diner menu
JH In 2018 visited the Rainforest Cafe at Disneyland in Florida
JH Rex's Restaurant menu if you are ravenous!
AS designed and built a model of a triangle prism
GW created a sculpture of a dinosaur from tin foil and paint
JH Fibonacci inspired artwork of a fossil from the Prehistoric period
GW Jurassic World Park map
DP Andy Goldsworthy inspired sculptures for the Jurassic World Park
LJ Persuasive speech planning
BM made delicious chocolate lollies
BM exciting visit from a family member in a very large lorry
GW Dinosaur park drawing including giant dinosaur footprints
TC Why I like Banksy and my Banksy inspired artwork
DP detailed Jurassic World Park map
EW making lots of meatballs
EW has been growing her own vegetables in the garden. Here is a selection of pictures showing her corn, peas and other veggies!
JH Why I like Banksy and my Banksy inspired artwork
GW Why I like Andy Warhol and my Andy Warhol inspired artwork
SB Banksy inspired artwork
LD Banksy inspired artwork
GW invented some super scary dinosaur species
JH Banksy bank note art challenge
BM feeding the ducks with her brother
JH otherwise known as the cleaning fairy
Squirrels' Picture Gallery
GW and LW enjoying the sunshine this week in the pool
EW learning how to do a cartwheel
JH Limerick about Ed Sheeran
TC Limerick about Teddy the cat
AM cooking tea for her family
AS keeping up with her Gymnastic training in a different way
VR made a rocket and pulley rocket launcher........we have lift off!
GW boat building challenge
LJ on Sky News
DS playing the piano
Meet the horses. Biscuit
While there is nobody there......
This will be as practical as possible and linking to the work undertaken in class. Homework will be given out on Fridays and collected in on Wednesdays.
Parents can help with homework tasks, but please leave feedback in books to let us know of any particular difficulties or activities you enjoyed.
I have included spellings for each child should you wish to work on these as part of home learning and if you would like a copy of the tackling tables sheet that your child is currently working on then please just ask.
Please make sure homework is well presented and reflects your child’s full understanding. Home school communication books must be in school each day so records of reading can be written in.
Information for Spring Term
Spring Term 2020
This terms topic is 'Anglo-Saxons'.
Throughout the whole of the Spring term, we will be delving into history and studying at first the Anglo-Saxons followed the Vikings. We shall gain a detailed understanding of the impact they both had on Britain, the settlements, culture, beliefs and religion.
For the first part of the Spring term, we will be finishing our study of historical narratives and ending the topic by writing our own stories based around the eruption of Mount Versuvius and the devastation of Pompeii during Roman times. Following on from this, we will be taking a closer look at persuasion. As part of this topic, we will be working on apostrophes for possession. We shall then move on to myths and legends, once again practicing our character and scene setting writing skills.
For the first half of the Spring term, we will be concentrating on becoming confident in our chosen methods of multiplication and division. Following on from this, we shall be learning about length, perimeter and area. Finally, in the second half of the term we shall move on to fractions before finishing with the measurement of mass and capacity for the year 3 cohort and decimals for the year 4.
For the first half of the term, we shall be looking at the properties of solids, liquids and gases as part of our topic 'States of Matter'. For the second half of the term, we shall move on to the topic 'Where does all that food go?' This includes a study of the human skeleton, teeth and digestion.
This term, we will be using 'Scratch' to learn how to program our own interactive stories, games and animations.
Art and Design
This term, as part of our Anglo-Saxon topic, we shall be learning the craft of weaving just like the Anglo-Saxons would have done.
In games with YDP, we will be doing indoor hockey. In indoor PE, we will be doing dance, recreating the battles between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.
The topic we shall be looking into and studying is conflict. We shall be looking at what can cause conflicts and the different types of conflicts that we might all experience in life. The emotions that might be experienced as a consequence, methods and strategies to cope and then finally resolution of conflicts and moving on.
We will be looking at the Gospels. We will gain an understanding of the Gospels as being biographies about the life of Jesus written by different authors and from each authors opinions of events.
Wellbeing week January 2019
Squirrels class trip to the Peterborough Museum and the Cathedral Visitors Centre.