Blackbirds' Blog 17.01.20

This week we have explored the theme of winter through our text. We have developed the use of expanded noun phrases and looked at how to record dialogue. We have written a postcard and a letter.

In maths we have focused on multiplying and dividing by 10, learning how we move the digits one…

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Blackbirds' Blog 10.01.20

Happy new year to you all.

Blackbirds settled back well on Wednesday and worked hard.

We have begun our new text this week. This is called Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister.

We used ideas from the text as part of our STEM day learning on Friday. We also participated in an ‘Inventors…

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Blackbirds' Blog 20.12.19

Another busy week began on Monday with a visit from the Pop Project who took us musically through the decades (making some of the staff feel very old!).

This was followed on Tuesday with KS2 children watching Owls and Eagles Christmas play. This had a very poignant message of helping others…

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Blackbirds' Blog 13.12.19

Well done to all the children for a fantastic performance of Gold for Bethlehem on Wednesday. We were so proud of how they spoke, sang, danced and acted. We know we couldn’t have done it without the help of parents and carers who practised with the children and provided brilliant costumes so a big…

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Blackbirds' Blog 6.12.19

The hard work has continued for the children as practices for our Christmas Play are in full swing. Please continue to work with your child as they learn their lines, songs and dances for the performance. We are now script free in rehearsal, although there is still a lot of prompting…

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Blackbirds' Blog 29.11.19

This week the children in Blackbirds have applied themselves well to their first Y3 assessments. These will help us to establish where the children are up to so we can plan appropriately for next term.

The hard work has begun for the children as practices for our Christmas Play are in full…

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Blackbirds' Blog 22.11.19

Thank you to all the parents who have returned their child’s costume letters. If you have any questions or difficulties with these please feel free to have a word with us. The hard work now begins for the children as they learn their lines, songs and dances for the performance. Thank you in…

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Blackbirds' Blog 15.11.19

Another busy week in Blackbirds! As well as writing our own sequel to the story FArTHER, we have completed active maths to link with both Maths Week and Children in need. We also participated in a workout with Joe Wicks, which was streamed live this morning. We have had Ann Angel visit us to tell…

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Blackbirds' Blog 1.11.19

A good start to the half term has been made in Blackbirds as we have begun our new text FaRther. This links well with the approaching Remembrance Day and encourages the children to follow their dreams. The children have written a postcard in the role of one of the characters. It was interesting to…

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Blackbirds' Blog 18/10/19

Well done to all those who have made this first half term a good one in Blackbirds.

We have enjoyed studying two texts over the last seven weeks ( The Iron Man and Varmints) and we are looking forward to beginning another after the holidays.

Thank you to all the children who have returned…

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Blackbirds' Blog 11/10/19

On Monday we enjoyed the visit from published author Marie Basting who explained what inspired her to write BMX Princess. We were also lucky to have our very own BMXer Hollie Nolan to give us information, tips and even a demonstration of her BMX skills.

In class we left the world of The Iron…

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Blackbirds' Blog 4.10.19

This week we have received a letter from Hogarth thanking us for the suggestions we gave him to help him deal with the Iron Man! We have been working on summarising the main points of a story which will help us plan our own stories next week.

In maths we have focused on counting and sequencing…

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