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W/C 20th March 


We have had another extremely busy week again; from Easter service rehearsals to planning our own English reports about volcanos! 

Here are a few pictures to show what we have been up to in our science lesson where we have been conducting a fair test and in our PE lesson where we have been refining our tennis skills.



W/C 13th March

In our PSHE lesson this week we have been thinking carefully about risks, hazards and consequences. We discussed each of these separately before sorting some scenario cards into each category.

W/C 6th March


What a lovely week at school we have had! 


The Year 4's have had a great time on their trip to Southwell Minster and we have all been busy in school with our lessons. 


In English we have been continuing to write about earthquakes in our non-chronological report. This week we have been thinking carefully about tectonic plates and how these can cause earthquakes. We pretended to be riding dodgems at a fairground to try and imagine how it would feel to be in an earthquake; this helped us to collect some amazing verbs which we then used in our writing. 


In PE we have continued with our tennis skills. thinking carefully about our previously learnt skills to complete a rally with a partner. We thought about how we were striking the ball, which part of the racket we should use and whether we should complete a forehand or backhand shot. 


In our RE lesson this week we have been thinking about Jesus' arrival in Jeruselum on Palm Sunday> Some of us wrote a prayer to celebrate Jesus' arrival, while others have been thinking about how Jesus and the crowd would feel as he arrived. We had to think carefully about the feelings of others. 


Come back next week to see some more updates!

W/C 27th February

Wow! What a fantastic week we have had in Marvellous Matildas.


This week was book week and we loved reading the book Mother Earth is Weeping by Claire Donald. We thought  carefully about the thought provoking messages within the book including issues such as climate change, pollution and deforestation. We created some beautiful art work based around the 'bad' side of climate change and what the world may look like if things do not start to change. We also created some fantastic diamond poems based around Mother Earth. We picked our topics and worked really hard to follow the rules of the poem. Some Matildas even read out their beautiful poems in our Book Week celebration assembly.


On World Book Day we looked AMAZING in our wonderful costumes. We started the day by taking part in our Parade and then went to join our buddy class (Bold Badgers) for some shared reading time. It was fantastic to share so many books with different children! In the afternoon, we worked in small groups to  complete a Book hunt and also enjoyed creating a collage of our favourite books and authors with our reading buddy. 


Overall, another fantastic week! Keep it up Marvellous Matildas.

WC 6th February


 We have been busy printing in our art lessons.

WC 30th January


We have had a brilliant week in Matilda’s. Here are a few photos of us in our PE lesson where we have been refining our netball skills.

W/C 23rd January


What a wonderful week we are having so far!


This week in English we have been working on finishing writing our very own story based on the book 'Star in the Jar'. Now we have explored how to write a fantastic story, we are excited to plan our very own towards the end of this week. Next week, we will focus on writing our very own story with our own characters and settings.


In maths, we have all been developing our multiplication and division skills and will continue to do so moving into next week as well. Keep working on TTRS to develop those multiplication and division skills ever further, this will really help improve our fluency and speed which will support us in our maths lessons too.


In our wider curriculum this week we will be exploring how to add an attachment to an email in computing, finding out more about Mandirs in RE, learning about the fossilisation process in science and making our very own printing blocks in art. What a busy week we've got ahead of us!



W/C 16th January


What a lovely week we are having so far! 


This week in English we have been workign on our sentence stacking lessons for the story 'Star in the Jar'. I have been absolutely blown away by the amazing language we have used in our writing! We have also worked on writitng sentences with commas, using exciting verbs and using adjectives to add descriptions.  Well done Matildas!


In our maths lessons we have been working on the four times tables. We have seen some real progression this week, so keep practising those tables, it is really paying off! 


Here is what we have been up to in just some of our other lessons:

  • We have been working on our netball skills. practising bounce and chest passes in our PE lesson.
  • We have been working on counting in tens to 100 in our French lesson.
  • We have worked really hard on learning what Viking life was like in our History lesson.

W/C 9th January


We have had another busy week in Marvellous Matildas. 

In English lessons we have been thinking carefully about writing our sentences using exciting verbs and conjunctions. We have continued our work on Star in the Jar and have also used freeze framing to think about how the character, Tom, felt when he showed his sister the star.  

In maths lessons we have been working on our 3 times tables. The children have made some excellent progress with learning their times tables and the associated division facts; please keep using Times Table Rockstars at home to support us with this. 

In our French lesson this week we thought about places around our town and the French vocabulary for these places. We also thought about the differences and similarities between a French town and where we live in England. We realised that there were lots of similarities! 

In PE we started our unit on netball, focussing on using chest passes accurately. Unfortunately, due to the weather we had to complete PE indoors this week but we are hopeful that the weather will improve so please do ensure that warm outdoor PE kits are in school on Tuesdays. 

W/C 4th January

What a fantastic first few days back at school we have had in Marvellous Matildas. The children have come back to school after the holidays like they have never been away. Hard work, a fantastic attitude and a super effort towards their learning, Well done Matildas! 


This week we have started out new writing unit in English based on Star in the Jar by Sam Hay. As part of our first experience day, we collected vocabulary to describe the beautiful stars in the sky that we are sure to use in our later writing lessons. We also really enjoyed making our own origami stars and naming them!


We have explored ammonites this week as part of our new art project and enjoyed looking at the lines, texture and patterns on the different ammonites in our classroom. We then used pencil, charcoal pencils and pastels to explore drawing some of our very own ammonites using some different techniques. We particularly enjoyed smudging the charcoal and pastel once we were happy with our work.


In PSHE this week we have been exploring different ways that we can pay for things as part of our Money Matters project. We explored methods that we already knew of such as using cash and enjoyed learning about some methods that we were not so familiar with such as debit cards and credit cards. We also explored contactless payments and online payments alongside what bank accounts are.


In Computing we thought about different methods of communication and the advantages and disadvantages of these methods. In RE this week we began our new unit that is based around Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.


See you all again next week for another great week Matildas!