PENNIES FOR PUDSY- Today, we raised money for Children in Need by bringing in pennies to put on our big Pudsy, in the entrance hall. As a school, we have raised a lot of money! Thank you to all for your generosity.

Below, you can find out what else we have been up to this week.

Miss Slater


So this week has been very busy!

In Maths, we have been doubling and halving 3-digit numbers. We have also been using our reasoning skills to explain rules and patterns when doubling any number...can we ever have an odd answer?? What is the pattern with the ones when we create doubling chains??

In English, we have been looking at the different characters in Kaye Umansky's 'The Bogey Men and the Trolls Next Door'. We have looked at the Character of Fred Bogey and planned our character descriptions but looking at different words and phrases to describe him-we will be writing our character descriptions next week!

In Geography, we prepared some questions for a local farmer, who will be coming in to school on Monday afternoon! We are so lucky to have someone come and speak to us, who grow their own foods and can tell us more about the foods we can grow here, in Blackpool.

In Science, we have proved that sound is made by something vibrating. We felt our voice boxes vibrate to create the sound that comes from our mouth and we also saw that vibrations create the sound from a drum. We put polystyrene balls on the drum skin and beat the drum with our beater-we saw the balls dance around. We know that this was because the drum skin was vibrating and this made the sound!

Here are some pictures....

In Art, we have been introduced to some of the works on Paul Cezanne. We used our critical thinking skills to offer our opinions and views on several pieces of his work. These pieces of art work were spread around the class room and we silently made our way round each piece to write our opinion (with a justification), or a reflection and response to someone else's opinion, around the image. We then had an open debate about some of our views, listening and responding to each other-it's amazing just how many different and valued opinions we had! Some us came to the front of class to discuss our views, and to make comparisons between the different pieces of art.

Here are some pictures to give you a better idea of the activity.

AuthorCatherine Slater