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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn A

Week 3


We have had another super week learning lots of new things and developing our learning. In Maths we have continued to learn about place value and have been partitioning numbers up to 10,000 and learning about number lines working out the value of the different parts on the lines. In English we have continued reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the children wrote some fantastic examples of alliteration, similes and metaphors to describe Charlie Bucket, they also wrote super examples of what Charlie might say and think based on what they had learned about Charlie so far. 

In Science we have been learning about the human skeleton and the scientific names for different bones in the body. We also set up and carried out and investigation to find out if people with longer femurs could jump further. 15 children thought that the people with longer femur would be able to jump further and 11 said that they wouldn't. The children were rather surprised by the result as the child who did jump further had one of the shorter femurs! It was great to see the children working as little scientist and using their Maths skills too. 

Week 2

We have had yet another super week this week. The children have continued to learn about place value in Maths and have started a new topic in science called Moving and Growing. This week they have been learning about the importance of a balanced diet and which nutrients they get from the different food groups and they used this new knowledge to design a health menu for a day. We then went on to learn about  the different types of skeleton categorising them into vertebrates and invertebrates. They then looked even further into the types of skeletons and were able to sort them into endoskeletons, exorskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons.

On Wednesday we enjoyed a super visit to Kirkley Hall where we learned about flora and fauna and then visited the Zoo which was so much fun. Some of us were more enthusiastic about the creepy crawly sections than others however!

Week 1

What a lovely first week back we've had! The children have made super start to year 3-4 and all looked fabulous in their new school uniforms. In Maths, we started place value. Some children used rekenreks looking at numbers to 20, and others were using base ten to partition numbers to 100 and 1000. In English, the children wrote letters to me to tell me all about themselves. It was lovely to read them and get to know them a bit better!   In PE we had our first hockey lesson and in music our song for this half term is 'Mamma Mia' by ABBA. We listened to the song and discussed the beat, then started to learn the words. The children also enjoyed their first Spanish lesson this week. I am sure they will be ready for a rest this weekend as they have worked their socks off!