Lime Class Archive


Here you will find links to pictures, videos and other content from the class pages from earlier on in the school year…

Lime Class

Our learning this week (w/c 3.12.18):
English: Plan and write a recount of our trip to the pantomime.
Maths: Solve multiplication and division problems using 4 times tables.
Science: Continue to explore the human sense of taste.

Have a look at what we have been up to…
We’ve been busy lately! We started new units in both English (traditional tales) and Maths (multiplication and division) and had a lot of opportunities to work together in Science, Geography, Music and PE.

Our topic this half-term is Our Great Island, and we’ve been using atlases and iPads to research the countries, counties and rivers of the UK so far. I was impressed with the children’s knowledge and the way they worked together to complete their tasks.

Our scientific investigations continued as we discovered more about the sense of smell. The children learned about the anatomy and function of the nose before exploring the effect of diffusion.

Finally, following a lively music lesson we were treated to a short performance from our resident Recorder Club members. It was great to see their confidence and enthusiasm for playing and performing.

Our learning this week (w/c 12.11.18):
English: Writing our own original poems using descriptive language and rhyming couplets.
Maths: Estimating answers and checking calculations using inverse operations.
Science: Exploring the human sense of smell. 

Have a look at what we have been up to…
On Friday we commemorated the centenary of World War 1 with a day of activities, giving us a chance to learn about, reflect on and remember those who fought for our country. We baked Trench Cake, printed poppy fields, wrote letters to the Western Front and discovered how our towns and cities looked 100 years ago.

We were lucky enough to be joined by Captain Spiker from the Living History group. The children were able see and touch genuine artefacts from the Great War and hear about Spiker’s war stories. We hope you enjoy our photos below.

Our learning this week (w/c 05.11.18):
English: Continuing to explore the structure and language of humorous poetry.
Maths: Subtracting 2-digit and 3-digit numbers, using the column method with exchanging.
Science: Exploring the human sense of Touch. 

Have a look at what we have been up to…
Our first week back has been filled with lots of practical learning. We investigated how the size of an animal’s ears can affect its hearing in Science, and performed our own funny poetry in English.

We started a brand new dance unit in PE which the children really seemed to enjoy! They worked in groups to come up with a sequence of moves to the chorus of The Automatic’s, What’s That Coming Over the Hill? Over the next 6 weeks we’ll be choreographing dance moves for each verse and putting it all together for a whole-class performance!

Our learning this week (w/c 15.10.18):
Our topic this half-term is Early Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age.

English: We are planning and writing our half-termly Big Write assessment.

Maths: We are continuing to add and subtract from 3-digit numbers, now focusing on tens.

Science: We are moving on to study the human ear and how we hear.

Have a look at what we have been up to this week…
It’s been a bit of a ‘artsy’ week for us here in Lime class!

We started practising for our Harvest Festival performance. We are performing a whole-class poem called Harvest Time. We hope to see you at the church on Friday 19th October but I’ll upload a video for anyone who isn’t able to make it.

We also completed our entry for the Crimson Glory art exhibition to commemorate the centenary of WW1. The picture will be exhibited alongside others from across the Bury Schools Partnership in St Edmundsbury Cathedral over the coming weeks. More information to follow.

    

The original photograph was split into 25 little squares and each child was given one to recreate on an A4 sheet of paper. They used ordinary classroom pencils to shade and I think you’ll agree it came together beautifully! The children displayed some real teamwork, helping each other to ensure the project was finished on time. I was very proud!

Our learning this week (w/c 08.10.18):
Our topic this half-term is Early Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age.

English: We will be planning and writing an instructional text.

Maths: We will be continuing to add and subtract from a 3-digit number.

Science: We will continue studying the human eye and how we see.

Have a look at what we have been up to this week…
We began reading a brand new book this week called How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson and Kate Hindley.

We learned to use imperative verbs (bossy words) by washing our own mini-mammoths and writing a set of instructions as a group. Then we designed woolly mammoth cleaning kits using prepositions to explain exactly where and how to use the cleaning products.

In our outdoor PE session on Tuesday, Tom led our tag rugby session which was lots of fun!

Our first homework project was a great success! We created timelines of our lives and presented them in lots of interesting and creative ways.

We each presented our work and explained which moments were significant to us. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

Here are a selection of some of the posters we saw. We also had lots of digital work… from PowerPoint slides to iMovies with music and commentary.

Our learning this week (w/c 01.10.18):
Our topic this half-term is Early Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age.

English: We will be focusing on imperative verbs and prepositions to help us write detailed instructions.

Maths: We will be learning to add and subtract from a 3-digit number.

Science: We will be studying the human eye and how we see.

Have a look at what we have been up to this week…
Our main focus in English was planning, drafting and editing a short story about a character that travels back to The Stone Age. We applied what we learned about adverbial phrases and exciting adjectives to make our writing really interesting for the reader.

Our final week of Place Value saw us comparing and ordering numbers to 1000 in our Maths lessons. The children participated in this unit very successfully and this learning will help us in our next module of addition and subtraction.

We enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather on Thursday when Jerry joined us again for hockey. After a fun-filled warm-up game of Stuck in the Mud, we learned to pass the ball in a controlled way and tackle each other confidently and safely.

On Friday afternoon we spent some thinking about how the people of the Stone Age survived every day life. We discussed how people hunted food, made clothes and kept warm. We looked closely at the tools used for hunting and created our own ‘TV advert’ selling the latest in Bow & Arrow technology!

Apologies for the lack of photos this week – I’ve been having some technical difficulties. More to come next week.

Our learning this week (w/c 24.09.18):
Our topic this half-term is Early Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age.

English: We will begin to plan our own narratives based on the book, The Stone Age Boy. We will focus on using interesting vocabulary and adverbial phrases.

Maths: We will be learning to calculate 1, 10 and 100 more or less.

Science: We will be thinking about what makes us human and how we have changed over time.

Have a look at what we have been up to this week…
We started the week with a bit of drama, working in groups to create a scene exploring a Stone Age cave. Each group had a narrator and had to choose exciting vocabulary to describe what was happening. 

In Science we spent some time thinking about how humans communicate. We came up with a really creative list and discussed how those who cannot hear or see are able to communicate with others. We learned the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet. Here we are signing the first letter of our names…

Jerry was back to teach us more hockey skills. This time we practised footwork and tackling.

We finished the week with our Super Star awards and Golden Ticket draw. Well done Lime Class for a great second week!

Our learning this week (w/c 17.09.18):
Our topic this half-term is Early Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age.

English: We will begin to plan our own narratives based on the book, The Stone Age Boy. We will focus on using interesting vocabulary.

Maths: We will be learning about 100s, 10s, and 1s in our Place Value unit.

Science: We will be thinking about how humans communicate.

Have a look at what we have been up to this week…
This week we enjoyed the nice weather with some hockey coaching from Jerry. The children learnt how to hold a hockey stick and practised controlling the ball. Jerry was impressed with their skills. 

In English we began reading The Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. We discussed what we would like to ask the boy about his adventures, focusing on the 6 ‘question words’ and punctuating our sentences correctly. We even got to ‘hot seat’ our own Stone Age Girl!

We also had our first topic lesson; discussing and creating our own timelines.

Our learning this week (w/c 10.09.18):
Our topic this half-term is Early Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age.

English: We will be writing recounts of our summer holidays, focusing on adjectives to describe settings.

Maths: We will be reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 1000.

Science: We will be recalling what we already know about our biology topic, Human Senses.

Have a look at what we have been up to this week…
I was so pleased to see how enthusiastic the children were about starting Year 3! We spent the day talking about our expectations, worries and things we are looking forward to this year. It’s going to be great!

The children worked in groups to discuss what makes the classroom a positive place to be. I was impressed by their maturity and awareness of others’ feelings; it was lovely to see!

     

In the afternoon, the children got creative by designing a ‘Ball About Me’. These will make a great art display to hang on the wall.