We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas lunch today – thank you to our cooks .
We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas lunch today – thank you to our cooks .
This morning, Year 3 and 4 welcomed some of their parents to take part in a series of activities to develop writing skills. They had opportunity to practice: Kinesthetic Spelling – practicing the Year 3 and 4 exception words. Turning speech bubbles into direct speech. Vocabulary – playing a card game to orally build interesting […]
What a treat we had in school today when some of the KES boys came to visit. We were lucky enough to watch them perform some key Bach pieces to us in assembly – some of us even had a go.
KS2 came together yesterday afternoon to celebrate different aspects of Black History through singing, artwork and dancing. We had an amazing time and would like to thank Miss Meah, Mrs Vaughan and Mrs Baker for the help. What do you think of our masks?
You will never guess who visited our school today?… David Smith. He is a commonwealth champion from Glasgow. He can jump over 7 feet 😮 He is a professional high jumper! He is in our school today working with KS2 doing circuit training.
Tiverton Academy is now on its way to become a UNICEF rights respecting school. The class votes have been cast and we now have our first ever steering group! There are 2 children from each class (year 1 to year 6) We all had to attend our first meeting together on Thursday – it was […]
To introduce our new topic ‘Active Planet’, Year 3 imagined Tiverton was to become an earthquake disaster centre! The children worked brilliantly in their Kagan teams to decide what they would need, how they would organise it, and even produced a news report to inform the local community! Below are some pictures of […]
We had a brilliant time in the sunshine this morning. Congratulations to all who participated and huge thanks to Miss Meah and Miss Hale for organising the best sports day ever! Thanks also to parents and families who came to cheer us on. We are really proud of the incredible talents and sportsmanship on display […]
This term has all been about Treasure and Mrs Baker has taught the children in Year 3 and 4 a hauntingly beautiful melody inspired by J.R.R.Tolkien’s epic story “Lord of the Rings”. What do you think?
We chose one of our observational sketches to inspire our abstract natural forms. We learned a new skill of paper mache: 2 layers of newspaper and then cardboard additions to recreate features of the seed heads. Finally we added a layer of tissue paper to even out the surface. Once dry, we chose natural and […]
After a couple of weeks of intensive learning about shapes and lines, we decided to challenge our team mates using two versions of Round Robin. In this Kagan strategy, we each think, draw or write our response before sharing in turn. Our teams gave us immediate feedback and it felt great! Using Write Round […]
As part of our Science topic about plants, Year 3 set up an investigation to test what plants need in order to germinate and then to grow successfully. We planted some cress in cotton wool, sand and soil, watered them and waited. After two days, this is how they looked. All had started to germinate. […]
Today, Year 3 had a surprise visitor – a storyteller, The Spirit of the Silk Road. They told us all about the wondrous journey that silk takes from worm to the luxurious fabric. Before we found out the truth, we had opportunity to imagine the creature that could have created such a beautiful thing. We […]
This term, our artist Barbara Hepworth has proved to be very inspirational for Year 3. So far we have researched who she was, what media she worked in and what she was inspired by. We put this into a fact file in our sketchbooks. This week, we have been getting ready to move onto some […]
Today, we began our new topic “How does your garden grow?” We got started by using the Kagan Strategy Timed Pair Share where we had 30 seconds each to share what we think we already know about plants with our partner. We then switched to trios to share with even more partners. When we’ve completed this […]
We finally got to wrap, then unwrap and taste our design! Yum. We asked ourselves questions like, How well did our snack bar fit the purpose? How could it have been improved? Do you like it in general? A great project.
Today, we made our decision about which ingredients we wanted to add. We wrote our recipe and measured out our dry ingredients using teaspoons, tablespoons and weighing scales – all bagged up and ready to go. Next step was to carry out the recipe and the method, before finally pressing the mixture into the silicone […]
As the end point to our chocolate topic, we are embarking on a creative project to reinvent healthy alternatives to chocolate bars. We started by looking at what was on offer already – we were very surprised by the amount of sugar in some of the bars we thought were healthy. Next, we had a […]
This week, we were starting the new text Big Bear, Little Brother during group reading. To start us thinking about the book, we used Rally Robin to take it in turns to say what we could see on the cover. It was really tricky to describe just what we could see without imagining too much! […]
Last week, Year 3 read the poem The Trouble with My Brother, by one of our favourite poets Brian Patten. What a trouble that brother was too! This week, we are writing a short illustrated narrative inspired by this somewhat gruesome tale. As we have been really enjoying the illustrations of Quentin Blake in our […]
Well we certainly had a treat today with Miss Wyatt and her friends performing for us! They played some music by a composer called J.S.Bach – it was incredible. Thank you Jo and Steve for visiting us 😃
This morning, Year 3 were thrilled to welcome some of our parents to a challenging Maths inspire workshop based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We had to solve several challenges using the RUCSAC method and team work to solve the mystery of which Ooompa Loompa was spying in the factory. We managed to find […]
We held a competition for the best dressed character from Nursery to Year 6. Take a look at our winners: Ladybird in Nursery Tiger in Reception Cat in the Hat in Year 1 Mary Poppins in Year 2 Goth Girl in Y3 Willy Wonka in Year 4 Hetty Feathers in Year 5 […]
Our artist of the term is M.C.Escher and we have been trying to recreate some of his tessallation artworks. We used a technique called “Nibble and Add on” to create our template, before imagining what our newly created shape could be. (Can you spot the mouse, the piranha and the dinosaur?) It was a real […]
As we blogged a few months ago, Year 3 and 5 were extremely fortunate to have been involved in an exciting photography project entitled “I am me; We are us” in collaboration with Mark and Esther from INFUSE dance. Today was the culmination of all that hard work! We were invited to the MAC to […]
In science today, we continued our learning about the body by creating ‘muscles’ that relax and contract. It really illustrated to us how amazing our muscles actually are.
This term, Year 3’s new IPC topic is Chocolate! So when planning our exciting entry point, there was only one place we could visit – Cadbury World! We are so lucky that this real-life chocolate factory is within walking distance of our classroom and so we set off under blue (but chilly) skies for a […]
Today, we were practising our dividing skills using the Kagan cooperative learning structure – Showdown. We had a set of questions (with the correct answer) face down on the table, then we took it in turns to be the captain – whose job it was to read out the question. The rest of the team […]
This morning, we were treated to another amazing show from Riverside Performing Arts, featuring singing, dancing and amazing acrobatics! Which was your favourite song? What messages did the play teach us?
Today in Year 3, we were beginning our learning about the human skeleton. We started off by discussing what we already knew, before finding out all about the different bones in our body. We had a go at drawing a human (by drawing round our friends) before trying to picture and add in where all […]
Today, Year 3 learned a new concept during their maths lesson – Perimeter. We learned that this meant measuring the length of each side around the outside of the shape. When we had measured each side, we then added them together to find the perimeter.
Today we had the privilege of seeing some professional ballroom dancing from Miss Meah’s younger brother. They were incredible and have definitely inspired some of us to start dancing. Our chins were literally on the floor. They were amazing!!!
This year, to raise money for BBC Children In Need, children from every year group dressed up their bears in all sorts of different outfits. We were SO impressed by your creativity and imagination, and awarding prizes was verrrrry difficult. Thank you all for your generous donations – we hope to have the total added […]
Year 3 and 4 had a lovely morning sharing their classroom with some very special guests… their parents! It was their chance to explore some of the many ways we use to develop our reading skills: inference, the meaning of words in context, retrieval of information and reading for a purpose. Just look at all […]
Today, Year 3 had a very inspiring session with Geoff, an actor from the R.S.A. We had a fabulous session and look forward to using more drama to improve our writing.
Today we had a magical maths assembly and the clubs will be starting again in January. The clubs will be after school every Wednesday for 6 six weeks. You can join by visiting the website or calling the telephone number on the flyer that was handed out today. There is a cost for the workshops. […]
We learned a new technique in Year 3 today, mono-printing using press print tiles. We had previously sketched reptile skin, using the ipads to research different types but today we took it to the next stage. We drew our design carefully into the polystyrene tile, then prepared the ink ready to roll onto the tile. […]
This week Year 3 and 4 have been on an exciting visit to the Lapworth Museum of Geology, just over the road at the University of Birmingham. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the fascinating exhibits, and exploring the museum itself. We then got the chance to learn about the different types of fossils; […]
To demonstrate our understanding of the different properties of rocks we used a fun task writing task called My Pet Rock. See if you can spot the properties of rocks in our fun descriptions.
In Science this week, Year 3 learned about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. We then investigated different examples of these to see if they were permeable, durable and low or high density. Lots of good investigation, team work and careful recording going on today!