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
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
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.
Our first entry for the nature photography challenge from DP, what an amazing shot of a nest of baby birds waiting for their food.
GW entries for the photography challenge. Some great close up shots of beautiful flowers and I particularly like the dandelion clock seeds on the shoe lace.
NP fantastic collage of beautiful flowers.
JH a great selection of close ups showing the delicate beauty of the flowers. I loved the ones that look like fried eggs!
BM some lovely snaps of animals and insects
Monday 1st June 2020
Good morning to all of the lovely Squirrels
How are you all? I hope you have had a really great half term break, haven't we be really spoiled with the sunshine
I am sorry that I am a little late with my message this morning however I am sure you are all aware that this week is a little different for schools, some children and teachers. A small number of children will be returning from this week in Hedgehogs and Owls year 1. All of the adults are going to be in school today to make sure that we are ready so I have had to get things organised at home. All of you amazing Squirrels will be continuing your fantastic efforts working from home just as you have been doing over the last weeks. Hopefully I will get to see you all very soon though.
Just as before, your suggested weekly activities and tasks are attached on our class page below this message. I will also make sure that I am available to correspond with you each day and would still love for you send in and share all of the amazing things that you are doing. Remember above all I am a Squirrel and our home schooling will continue as normal.
Thank you to all of you that took on the 'become a nature photographer' challenge. There has been some really beautiful photographs sent in. I have decided that rather than me judging the entries I am going to ask Mrs Cattell to select the winning photograph from all of the entries. Mrs Cattell is extremely qualified to do this and all of the entries will be anonymous. I will announce the winner at the end of the week. Good luck everyone
I have uploaded new tasks for you all on both the Spelling Shed and Prodigy sites so please get logged in a have a go. Towards the end of last term we were knocked off the top spots on Spelling Shed by the Foxes. Let's not be beaten again Squirrels, this is a team effort!
I hope you all have an amazing day and I am looking forward to receiving lots of messages from you all
Bye for now,
Miss Williams x
BM lovely biography on Kenneth Grahame and JH fantastic PowerPoint on the Yellow River
Some lovely examples of writing
SUGGESTIONS FOR WEEKLY ACTIVITIES WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 1st June 2020
English Weekly activities week commencing Monday 1st June 2020.
Please see attached suggested weekly activity document.
Spellings work for week commencing Monday 1st June 2020
MATHS work for week commencing Monday 1st June 2020
GUIDED READING work for week commencing Monday 1st June 2020
Project Week commencing Monday 1st June 2020
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
Squirrels' Picture Gallery
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.