Week beginning 23.4.18

Our reasoning skills have well and truly been put to the test this week in Maths as we have been learning about how to show how to compare fractions using bar models to support our ideas!

We have been super busy developing our persuasive approaches in Literacy this week – we used conjunctions to strengthen ideas and reasons linked to persuading others to visit Penshaw.

In topic this week, we have been exploring how to create effects using different materials and shades of one colour palette, following the work of Megan Coyle. We have layered materials to blend and create areas of light and shade. Stay tuned for our final pieces – collage landscapes of Penshaw!

We also took a trip to our Nursery class on Wednesday afternoon to see the adorable chicks, although we noticed that they’re very quickly growing up! I wonder how many adults were pestered for a chick when the children went home?!






Planting the seed for our new topic!

We have had a super busy week preparing our classroom and beginning our new topic ‘The Roots of our Community’.

Already, we have revamped our classroom and have a wonderful new reading area. We used our watercolour skills to paint leaves for the tree and worked together to get our display board ready. A big shout out to Pheobe, Ben and Skye for their incredible use of tints and tones when painting Penshaw Monument!

Take a look at our hard work!IMG_0274[1]IMG_0275[1]

As part of our hook into the topic, we explored our local area using iPads and Google Earth. We loved searching for our houses and were SO excited when we eventually found them!

We have started looking at persuasive adverts, identifying the purpose and viewpoints throughout texts as well as picking out words/phrases that persuaded us too.

Building on our fractions knowledge, we have been busy exploring equivalent fractions using pool noodles and strips of paper. We will begin applying our understanding and solving problems next week.

Finally, we have been making the most of the beautiful sunshine this week and have taken our spelling and times table practises outside!







…and That’s a Wrap!

Amongst our Easter crafts during the final week of term, we were still busy creating graphs using ICT to show weather patterns and writing poems about tornadoes!

But now, we have finally come to the end of our Spring Term and can now reflect on all of our hard work while enjoying a lovely Easter holiday! Thank you again for your support – have a wonderful and safe break!IMG_1633

Week beginning 19.3.18

In Literacy, we have started to think about the problem and resolution for our stories and have developed our planned ideas for our own story this week.

In Maths, we have been focussing on measure. We have looked at converting between measurements for cm, mm and m, measured accurately using a ruler and calculated the perimeter of shapes.

After waiting patiently for our volcanoes to dry over the weekend, we were finally able to erupt them on Monday! We were impressed with how effective they looked!

We evaluated our work following this before we started to look at weather and climate around the world. We chose a city with a specific type of climate (dry, polar, tropical or temperate) to research and wrote a weather report based on our findings.

World Book Day!

We had great fun dressing up as our favourite book characters on Thursday to celebrate a belated World Book Day! It was lovely to see so many of the children involved – there were lots of great costumes!

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Week beginning 12/3/18

We have been working with money this week in maths – we can now convert from pounds and pence to pence to add and subtract values and have been working on some problems to apply our skills.


In Literacy, we have started to think about characters for our story and used details to explain their appearance and personality. We have also planned out our character’s journey throughout the story, deciding on a problem for them to face and how they can resolve it.

We have been super busy making our volcano models this week! We are so excited to watch them erupt once we’ve painted them.


Tennis Time!

We have had great fun learning individual and paired tennis skills over the past few weeks! Mr Fowler, an external coach from Sunderland Tennis Centre, came into school to teach us new skills.

Amira, Pheobe, Leona and Skye will be representing our girls team and Dani, Ben, Timmy and Thomas P will be representing our boys team. A big congratulations to those who were chosen!

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