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Week beginning 16th May

In the final week of our Urban Pioneers, we will write and delver our speeches to suggest how WE would make Pleasley even better! Our topic art will look at the work of Andy Warhol. Then as the week ends, we join the school in celebrating the Jubilee!

 

Spellings to be tested 26th May

Creating adverbs with the suffix -ly (root word ends in ‘ic’ or ‘al)

Actually

Cathedral

Accidentally

Tourist

Occasionally

Opaque

Eventually

Reflect

basically

residential

 

Week beginning 9th May

This week, we continue to write our letters to suggest how we would propose to improve Pleasley. We also begin to look at some examples of Urban Artists as we found out about Keith Haring and start to design our own creations. Our maths learning continues to focus on fractions but this week we split; Y3 will look at equivalence e.g that 1/2 is equivalent to 2/4, 4/8, 5/10 whilst Year 4 will look at fractions greater than one whole e.g how 7/5 is 1 and 2/5.

Spellings to be tested 12th May

 

Earth

Resident

Early

Plaque

Learn

Pedestrian

Heard

Commemorate

search

monument

 

Week beginning 3rd May

We begin this week on the Tuesday, after the Bank Holiday, and for the next fortnight we'll be focussing on how we can reshape Pleasley. Taking into account what our survey respondents told us, we'll plan and propose ways to make Pleasley even better. On Friday, Ben Bradley MP is visiting us to talk to us about the work of the council and how they work to improve our areas. Our maths unit on fractions continues.

 

Spellings to be tested 5th May

Words with the long /ei/ sound spelt with ai

Straight

Graffiti

Complaint

Vandalism

Afraid

Mural

Praise

Plaza

brain

statue

 

Week beginning 26th April

After a lovely first week back, this week we're thinking further afield as we compare Pleasley with another locality - Berlin! Are there any similarities and what are the differences? In maths, we begin a big unit of learning on fractions which we are very excited about!

Spellings to be tested 28th April

Words with the long /ei/ sound spelt with ei

Eight

Reflector

Weight

Source

Beige

Downtown

Neighbour

Leisure

vein

national

 

Week beginning 19th April

Welcome back for our new topic, Urban Pioneers. This week, we begin with a walk into Pleasley to conduct a fieldwork study. We'll be exploring and comparing our local area with others, thinking about how we might change or make Pleasley even better. In Maths, our learning focuses on money.

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 21st April

-sure

Measure

City

Treasure

Community

Pleasure

Environment

Enclosure

Generation

composure

pioneer

Week beginning 21st March 

 

This week, we are focusing on poetry in English and going to write our own animal inspired poem! In Maths, we will continue with our formal method of division. We will also be doing some Geography and looking at Biomes and Habitats. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 24th March 

Suffix -ly 

Sadly 

Vessels 

Completely 

Biome 

Usually 

Habitat 

Finally  

Nutrient 

Comically 

temperature 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 24th March 

High frequency words 

Book 

Which 

Took 

Witch 

Door 

Live 

Floor 

Lived 

wood 

cried 

Week beginning 14th March

This week, we're carrying on with our very imaginative storytelling about how our animals came to be as they are! In Maths, our division work will extend into using formal methods. It's Science Day on Wednesday so remember those brilliant costumes. We're also working closely on our drawing skills.

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 17th  March

Suffix - ation

information

xylem
adorationorganism
sensationlure
preparationcarnivorous
admirationparasite

 

Week beginning 7th March

After reading a number of 'Just So Stories' by Rudyard Kipling, this week it's over to YOU! We want you to come up with your own fantastical explanations for how some of nature's funkiest animals came to look and be as they are! In Maths, we're continuing with our learning on division and linking this to our times table knowledge.

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 10th  March

Prefix ‘inter-‘

interact

carnivore

internet

omnivore

international

herbivore

intergalactic

camouflage

interview

insect

 

Week beginning 28th February

This week, we've got our very exciting Forest School learning starting! We'll also be finding out more about Nature's Deadly 60 and you'll even be having a go at making your own mini role-play in the style of the show! Our Maths continues to focus on division of objects and amounts whilst, in writing, we'll be creating setting descriptions of The Grand Canyon!

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 3rd March

Prefix ‘sub-‘

Subdivide

Predator

Subheading

Prey

Submarine

Species

Submerge

Consumer

subject

endoskeleton

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 3rd March

High frequency words – homophones

Blue

Won

blew

Be

Quite

Bee

Quiet

Saw

one

sore

 

Week beginning 21st February

After an INSET Day on Mon 21st Feb, we return to school on Tues 22nd Feb with a very exciting workshop handling and flying Birds of Prey! We'll find out more about where the owls and eagles come from and write about their habitat. In maths, we are beginning our work on division. 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 24th February

Prefix ‘re-‘

Redo

Retry

Refresh

Repay

Return

Rearrange

Reappear

Replay

Redecorate

Reuse

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 24th February

High frequency words

hour

bare

our

knight

see

night

sea

here

bear

hear

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 7th February

As we head into the final week of this half-term, we will be bringing all of our learning together as we focus on our computing knowledge in making Groovy Greek PowerPoints. Our English will also tie into this as we work at sentence level to think about how to make our writing as informative and engaging as possible. Our Maths learning will continue with multiplication written methods as Year 3 multiply 2-digit by 1-digit and Year 4 move into 3-digit x 1-digit.

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 10th February

BIG SPELL – 15 words from this term

conquer

immortal

answer

impossible

actual

invasion

warrior

formation

poisonous

antiseptic

glamorous

interact

accept

jury

except

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 10th February

BIG SPELL – 15 high frequency words from this term

want

cry

watch

try

word

cold

grass

worth

hike

buy

bike

told

cake

work

bake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 24th January

This week, we're finding out about The Trojan Horse and even having a go at making our own prototype! This will link to our English where we'll be writing instruction texts for how to make successful models! In Maths, we continue calculating applying our times-table knowledge.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 27th January

Prefix ‘im-‘ and ‘in-‘

incorrect

invasion

immortal

formation

impossible

trojan

irregular

decoy

irresponsible

mortal

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 27th  January

High frequency words

want

worm

watch

worth

wand

class

word

pass

work

grass

 

Week beginning 17th January

Life in Ancient Greece is our focus this week as we find out about food, entertainment, homes, beliefs and school. We'll be continuing our work on mythology as we retell Pandora's Box. Our Maths learning continues to focus on our x table knowledge.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 20th January

Homophones and near homophones

weather

effect

whether

Olympic

accept

thinker

except

altar

affect

alphabet

 

Week beginning 10th January

This week we're diving into the world of Greek Mythology as we find out more about the tale of Pandora's Box. We'll be discovering the history behind Greek pottery as we look at (and design our own) Amphoras. In Maths, we'll be continuing to develop and apply our knowledge of multiplication facts.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 13th January

The suffix -ous

poisonous

Pandora

dangerous

Greece

serious

Amphora

glamorous

myth

courageous

goddess

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 13th January

High frequency words

cry

July

fly

my

dry

buy

try

cold

reply

told

 

Week beginning 4th January

We begin our new topic with an exciting Engage Day as we plan a trip to Athens! We'll be looking at persuasive holiday brochures and applying those features. In Maths, we begin our learning of multiplication by working on our x-table knowledge in context.

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 6th January

3 / 4 words

Accident

Legend

Actual

Mortal

Address

Warrior

Answer

Conquer

Appear

Deity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 6th January

High frequency words

Because

Going

Something

Around

People

Know

Every

Other

under

 here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 13th December

It's a very festive week for us. Monday is Dress Rehearsals, Tuesday is our performance day, Wednesday is Christmas Jumper day, Thursday is Party/Disco Day and Friday will be a general festive day with festive learning in between the extra activities planned.

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 16th December

BIG SPELL – 15 words from this term

Bravely

Information

Weakly

Population

Volcano

The girl’s

Eruption

 Pompeii

Can’t

Igneous

Couldn’t

magma

Vesuvius

Crust

Mantle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 16th December

BIG SPELL – 15 high frequency words from this term

With

Little

look

Children

They

Some

went

Your

Were

Asked

Said

House

When

About

One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 6th December

As we get closer to Christmas we are going to be basing our English on Christmas Adverts and designing our own with a story! In Maths, we will be working on measurements (linked to Christmas Trees) in Year 3 and on negative numbers (linked to temperature) in Year 4.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 9th December

Homophones

Berry

Fare

Bury

Erosion

Break

Destructive

Brake

Obliterate

Fair

Hazard

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 9th December

High frequency words

Very

Could

Make

About

Put

House

Called

time

old

day

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 29th November

This week our focus continues on rocks as we discover more about their types and properties. In English, we will be inspired by our class text as we write our own version of the story climbing Mount Merapi, just like Lila. In Maths, this will be our final week of our subtraction unit as we exchange with 3 and 4-digit numbers.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 2nd December

Suffix -ation

Information

Igneous

Sensation

Sedimentary

Population

Compression

Determination

Metamorphic

vibration

Fossil

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 2nd December

High frequency words

Some

Made

Come

Your

There

Came

What

Saw

looked

asked

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 22nd November

This week we'll be finding out more about the Vesuvius eruption of AD79 and writing a newspaper report about this. We'll also be beginning our science learning all about different types of rocks! In Maths,  we continue to work on subtraction as we subtract from 3-digit numbers including in problem solving.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 25th November

Possessive apostrophe

The girl’s

Vesuvius

The man’s

Disaster

The children’s

Pompeii

The teacher’s

Mount

Robert’s

Italy

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 25th November

High frequency words

Children

when

Little

One

Just

Like

Help

Out

said

were

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 15th November

After finding out lots about the formation of Volcanoes last week, this week we are looking more closely at Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. In our English, we'll be writing an imaginary adventure story about being at a very special fireworks display. Our maths will continue to focus on subtraction methods.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 18th November

Contractions

Can’t

Earth

Didn’t

Inner core

Hasn’t

Outer core

Couldn’t

Mantle

It’s

Crust

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 18th November

High frequency words

Too

From

Was

Went

All

Are

Look

They

You

Her

 

Week beginning 8th November

This week, we're finding out all about volcanoes - How do they form? What happens when one erupts? We'll even have a go at recreating an eruption ourselves! In Maths, we begin our unit on subtraction. Our writing will be a story, imagining we are volcanoes, telling the story of how we came to be.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 11th November

The suffix -ly

Badly

Lava

Bravely

Magma

Kindly

Volcano

Weakly

Eruption

Sadly

Volcanologist

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 11th November

High frequency words

Will

Down

That

Them

Then

For

Now

With

she

This

Week beginning 11th October

In the final week of this half-term, we we will be comparing the changes which happen in life across the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. We'll also be completing an exciting fieldwork project looking at how Pleasley has changed from the sky. In Maths, we continue our learning around addition.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 14th October

The suffix -less

fearless

Cauldron

Mindless

Limestone

Careless

Ironstone

Heartless

Roundhouse

Endless

grindstone

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 14th October

High frequency words

That

This

Their

Time

Them

Very

Then

Went

where

were

Week beginning 4th October

This week we have the exciting task of making our Bell Beaker clay work! We're also going to be writing the main action parts of our stories all about time-travelling back to The Stone Age. In Maths, we are beginning our learning all about addition.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 7th October

The suffix -ness

Kindness

Loom

Illness

Hillforts

Darkness

Settlement

Greatness

Sword

happiness

Shield

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 7th October

High frequency words

House

Said

Into

People

Little

One

Look

Some

Made

Make

Week beginning 27th September

Well here we are at the end of our first month of the term and hasn't it flown by! This week, I am super-excited for us to get stuck into our story-writing unit - you're going to be writing a time travel story all about your adventures as you wake up in The Stone Age.....!! We'll be continuing our work on clay beakers in Art whilst, in Maths, we'll be continuing to order and (in Year 4) round numbers.

 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 30th  Sep

Adding the suffix -ment and topic words

argument

beaker

merriment

tunic

payment

arrowhead

enjoyment

mammoth

treatment

hunting

 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 30th  Sep

High Frequency Words

come

my

some

ask

they

pull

was

full

by

here

Week beginning 20th September

After a super trip last week, we begin this week with an introduction to our Film Study unit as we will watch and then review Early Man. We have an exciting Art project beginning this week too, as we start to look at clay beaker pots and we'll build up to making our own. In Maths, we are continuing our work on our number knowledge as we explore comparisons of values.

 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 23rd Sep

Adding the suffix -est and topic words

hottest

gatherer

fattest

monument

saddest

flint

heaviest

prehistoric

happiest

lifestyle

 

Week beginning 13th September

This week we have an exciting trip off to Creswell Crags to find out more about life in the Stone Age, we'll even be exploring a cave! After our trip, we'll be working on writing a recount about our exciting trip .In Maths, we'll be continuing our work on our number knowledge. 

 

 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 16th Sep

Adding the suffix -ed and topic words

jumped

Creswell

folded

hyena

climbed

gorge

cried

hunter

tried

museum

 

Week beginning 2nd September

As we welcome you all back to school for this next, exciting academic year, we will be working on some PSHE activities and thinking about our goals for the year ahead. You can find our first spellings of the year below:

Spellings to be tested Thurs 9th Sep

Adding the suffix -ing.

sticking

stone

hurting

bronze

turning

iron

jumping

cave

lifting

bone

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