Highmoor week commencing 16th September

Date: 20th Sep 2019 @ 10:08am

It has been another busy week in Highmoor with lots of fun activities. 

In literacy we have been reading the book Stone Age Boy. We had lots of fun taking turns being one of the characters from the story and answering questions from our classmates. We also had a go at using a thesaurus to find synonyms for key adjectives and nouns to help with our week next week. 

Continuing with our Stone Age theme, this week in art we explored ways in which the people of that time might have brought colour into their artworks. Using techniques we used last week we created hand images with charcoal in the style of some wall art that have been found from the stone age. We then used ‘paint’ made from natural products. Turmeric for yellow, paprika for red and blueberry skins for blue. We thought very carefully about the composition of our piece when placing our hands on the paper so as to create an interesting and pleasing image.Once again this was a messy session but we had lots of fun. Mrs Clinkard was very impressed by how focussed all the children were in producing some fantastic pieces of art.

In sciene we are investigating the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We had an action packed messy morning investigating the differences between these.

In maths we have been focussing on our addition and subtraction skills. The year 3s have been using partitiong to add and frog to subtract. The year 4s have been using column addition and frog to subtract. The year 3s ended the week by applying these skills to money problems. 

We had our first recorder lesson with Mrs Hall. The year 3s were extremely excited to receive their new recorders! We hope you are all enjoying them practising at home! 

In PE this term we are focussing on our tag rugby skills with Mr Steele on Mondays and on Fridays we are learning skills that will help us in team games such as netball and basketball with Miss Tillotson. 

As ever do feel free to pop in to speak to us if you have any concerns or questions about anything. 

 

 

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