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 18/3/19):
English:
Write an exciting story in the style of Fantastic Mr Fox (continued).
Maths: Measuring length and perimeter (continued).
Science: Application of electric circuits.

Have a look at what we have been up to…

Topic
This week we took a closer look at some famous Italian cities and their landmarks. Each group chose 3 city landmarks and presented their research to the rest of the class a colourful poster. Super teamwork and research skills shown by all!

Milan

Rome

Florence

Venice

Pisa

Friday Showcase
Each Friday two pupils will have the opportunity to talk about some of their achievements outside of school. We recognise that our children have many talents outside of academia and our Friday Showcase is the perfect time to show what we’re proud of.

Thank you to Pippa who, this week, shared her Pony Club success with us. Her passion for horses shone through and she was very proud of her latest PC achievement!

Our learning this week (w/c 11/3/19):
English:
Write an exciting story in the style of Fantastic Mr Fox.
Maths: Measuring length and perimeter.
Science: Application of electric circuits.

Have a look at what we have been up to…

World Book Day
We had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day on Thursday. Take a look at our fabulous character costumes!

We participated in lots of book talk and exciting story writing throughout the day. After a whole-school assembly we went to Elder Class (Year 6) to share our Deforestation reports that we’d written last half-term. It was great to teach others all the new writing techniques and facts we’d learned.

We also tuned in to the BBC Live Lesson with famous authors and illustrators such as Malorie Blackman, Rob Biddolph and Cressida Cowell. We enjoyed thinking up questions that Miss Leighfield was able to email in for us. Sadly we didn’t get a ‘shout out’ on TV but had fun joining in nonetheless!

Topic
Throughout the week we shared our homework projects about the country of Italy. We had a wide range of ideas from fact files, pictures, posters, PowerPoint presentations and pasta collages…we even had an exploding volcano!

Take a look at our creative and informative projects in our class displays in the KS2 area and our classroom.

Friday Showcase
Each Friday two pupils will have the opportunity to talk about some of their achievements outside of school. We recognise that our children have many talents outside of academia and our Friday Showcase is the perfect time to show what we’re proud of.

Well done to Kitty who enjoys lots of hobbies outside of school – including hockey, dance, drama and singing! Some really super achievements!

Our learning this week (w/c 4/3/19):
English:
Exploring how language can create tension in a story.
Maths: Subtracting amounts of money and giving change.
Science: N/A – World Book Day.

Have a look at what we have been up to…
English: We began to read our new book, Fantastic Mr Fox, which most of the children  knew really well. We explored character descriptions and how Roald Dahl sequenced events in each chapter to build suspense.

Maths: We continued our Money unit, adding amounts together.

We were so lucky with the weather we had on our visit to Shimpling Park Farm! We had a wonderful day with our fabulous host, Alice. We started the day in the beautiful barn talking about the importance of farming and what exactly happens on the farm.

We headed outside to plant some seeds of our own and look at the Spelt seed that had been lying dormant over the winter season. Now it’s ready to spring into action!

After lunch in the barn we took a wander around the farm yard. We looked at the grain store, the different machinery and some of the animals.

And after a terrific day, we all headed home! We can’t wait to return next year.

Our learning this week (w/c 25/2/19):
English:
Writing character descriptions of the farmers in Fantastic Mr Fox.
Maths: Adding and subtracting amounts of money.
Science: N/A – farm visit.

Have a look at what we have been up to…
Topic: We spent our final topic lesson creating a 3D model of the rainforest. Take a look at our masterpieces!

D&T: We finished our latest DT module, using circuit components to create burglar alarms! We worked in pairs and used our problem-solving skills to find different ways to trigger the circuit. The projects varied in success but nevertheless we learned a lot along the way.

Our learning this week (w/c 4/2/19):
English: Editing and writing the final versions of our information reports on deforestation.
Maths: Multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers continued.
Science: Creating and drawing circuits using different components and formations.

Have a look at what we have been up to…

English: The drafting of our information report continued as the children worked hard to present the facts we researched during the previous week. We look forward to writing and formatting our final drafts next week.

Maths: This week we spent some time making numbers 10 times bigger and working out the affect this had on our number sentences. This helped us to see the relationships between the numbers. We also began using short multiplication as a written method for solving 2-digit by 1-digit calculations. We’ll continue to embed this new method next week.

Science: We had another hands-on week in Science as we applied our learning on circuits and component symbols to make and draw our own simple circuits. Take a look at us making the bulb light up!

Topic: Our investigation into the different world biomes continued this week as we explored the grasslands of Africa. In true detective style, the children had to crack the code first to find out the destination of this week’s lesson. Some brilliant teamwork!

Our learning this week (w/c 28/1/19):
English: Drafting and editing a research report about deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.
Maths: Multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.
Science: Create a simple electric circuit.

Have a look at what we have been up to…

English (reading): We had a lovely afternoon on Friday, sharing books with Oak Class (Y1). Take a look…

English (writing): Following our lively debate at the start of the week, we continued researching facts about the causes and effects of deforestation. We used post-it notes to arrange our thoughts into paragraphs, ready for our write-up next week.

Maths: We continued with our pre-Christmas topic of multiplication and division, this time focusing on the 8 times table. Times Table Rockstars is really helping us recall our facts quickly and solve some tricky word problems!

Science: Another super science lesson this week as we learned about the components of a simple electric circuit. We discussed the idea of a complete and incomplete circuit and demonstrated the principles using ourselves as the components!

Our learning this week (w/c 21/1/19):
English: Drafting and editing a research report about deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.
Maths: Multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.
Science: Understanding the components of an electrical circuit. 

Have a look at what we have been up to…

English: This week in English we introduced The Vanishing Rainforest by Richard Platt, and considered the causes and effects of deforestation in the Amazon. The children researched contrasting opinions and presented their views in a debate, representing the Loggers, Villagers and Environmentalists.

Maths: We continued with our pre-Christmas topic of multiplication and division, this time focusing on the 8 times table. Times Table Rockstars is really helping us recall our facts quickly and solve some tricky word problems!

Science: What a super lesson! Our focus this term is on Electricity and we used the Van Der Graff generator to explore static electricity. Look how Mrs Plummer’s hair is attracted to the metal dome while Arthur turns the wheel!

We generated our own static by rubbing a plastic comb with a wool cloth. The electrons moved about between the two materials and caused the paper confetti to be attracted to the comb. What super scientists we are!

Our learning this week (w/c 17.12.18):

We were very lucky to have a visit from Dr Tozer to tell us all about the brain. We learned about the anatomy of the brain and it makes connections when we learn.  This made a lovely end to our science topic of Human Senses.

These super hats helped us to locate the different functional areas of the brain. We used them later in the day to boost our times table power!

We finished the lesson with a spoonful of jelly brain!

On Friday, we completed our DT project on Moving Monsters. We used straws, balloons and elastic bands to create a pneumatic system that made the monsters’ jaw move. Take a look!

We’re now definitely on the countdown to Christmas as we enter our final week at school!

Merry Christmas!

Our learning this week (w/c 10.12.18):
English: Write a traditional folktale based on the Indian story of Rama and Sita.
Maths: Solve division problems using 4 times table facts.
Science: Understanding the role of the brain, with visiting scientist Mr Tozer.

Have a look at what we have been up to…
We are truly on the countdown to Christmas here in Lime class! We started the week with Christingle-making and a visit to the church for the annual service, marking the beginning of Advent.

Later in the week I experienced my first Christmas Decoration Morning!  I really enjoyed seeing the children get into the festive spirit and create some lovely pieces with you. Thanks to those who also stayed to help with the clean-up – we did get all the glitter out…eventually!

After all that hard work, we refueled with a scrummy Christmas dinner. It was so nice to share a meal with the children who seemed to particularly enjoy their cracker toys and telling me the terrible jokes that came inside!

This upcoming week we look forward to watching the Acorn and KS1 Christmas plays as well as preparing for the carol concert at The Willows residential home.

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.