Thursday, 19 July 2018

Catching up on our student blogs

Hello!  I've been so carried away showing off the work that the children have done that I've forgotten to post the last 2 weekly blogs some of the children have written!  Hope you enjoy them!

Cheetahs Blog: Week in Review
June 25th – 29th, 2018 by Jake & Lucas
In Maths we created bar charts to show our favourite sports, colours and ice cream flavours. In English we created a character description of a person living in Skara Brae- a Neolithic village in the Orkney Isles. In the afternoon we made drawings of Stone Age animals using chalk and charcoal.
In maths we created pictograms and discussed the importance of using a key. In English we planned a diary extract using a flowchart. In the afternoon we practiced our parts for the school play. Some of us made props.
In Maths we made a line graph to show changes in temperature in Catfield. In English we began to write our diary extracts. In the afternoon we did more play rehearsal.
Federation Sports Day at Sutton! We took part in a variety of activities including: Dance, Archery, Forest Schools, Healthy Eating, and even a Circus Class!  The nature area at Sutton is incredible!  We compared how many grams of sugar are in various drinks and treats by pouring sugar into a cup and weighing it.  We compared it to a cup with the amount of sugar we are supposed to have in a day, it was scary how much sugar is in lots of things! In the circus class we spun plates, used diablo sticks and tried to juggle!  What a day!
Today we worked in groups to solve the mystery of the missing sack in Maths.

Cheetahs Blog: Week in Review
July 9th – 13th, 2018 by Marcus & Alice
We practiced the play until 11:35 then we had a 25 minute play!  We practiced to perfection in the afternoon as well!
We practiced the play until 11:35 then we had a 25 minute play!  Afterwards, we did what we usually do and practiced the play again…
Today we had our dress rehearsal while Sutton and Hickling schools were watching.  It was a non-uniform day, we dressed in red and white in support of England making it to the semi-finals.  After that we went outdoors and had our lunch.  Then we did what we usually do and practiced some key parts of the play. Hours later, we came back to the school after dinner for the evening performance!  The audience loved it!  There was a lot of cheering.  Then everyone RUSHED home to watch England play in the semi-finals of the World Cup.
While we were all a little disappointed with the World Cup result, we all agree that Harry Kane could get the Golden Boot award and we are proud of how maturely our country played.  No dirty tricks, and hardly any yellow cards.  We have our fingers crossed for 3rd place now.  In the morning, we were all exhausted so we watched Ice Age together and Mrs. Pell put out some Spanish activities for us to do while it was on if we wanted to.  There was a Spanish weather fortune telling activity that we really loved amongst other things.
Today we worked on writing a special something for some special someones…  We can’t say who yet or it will spoil the surprise!  This afternoon we had a computing and PE lesson…  It was nice to feel a bit normal this afternoon!  And finally…  REPORT CARDS WENT HOME TODAY!  AGGGHHH!

Friday, 6 July 2018

Transition Days!

On Thursday and Friday this week we had to send 4 of our friends up to Mr. Hall's Panther class for a taster of life in Year 5!  But that left the remaining 16 Cheetahs to welcome our up and coming Year 3s...  Now our class is the largest in the school with 29 children!  So, how many Year 3s will we have in our class next year? Can you work it out?

We had so much fun together over the last two days!

On Thursday:
-The children played Snowstorm as a getting to know you activity
-Then we made a Class Book where each page contains everything we already know and love about each friend in our new class!  Everyone got to take home a copy of their own page to share with you!

-We then played Just Like Me to see what interests we all had in common!
-The children also made little booklets about their former teachers and TAs to let us know all about their best qualities that we can try to emulate.  Very interesting reads!  We have some big shoes to fill!
-Finally, we worked together to plan a bar graph of all of our birthdays for our classroom in September. The children worked in mixed groups of 3-4 and they did really well to use the data we collected.

On Friday
-The children did an AMAZING job working together as a whole class to put our birthday display together!  It looks fantastic and I will keep it safe over the summer while all of the improvements are happening at our school.  Thank you for your hard work Cheetahs!  Take a look at what they can already do together with excellent teamwork:

-We played a class favourite game of Who's Missing? and we also taught our new Year 3s how to play a favourite times tables game called Around the World.  Bobby has shown us already that he is a force to be reckoned with!
-Finally, the children wrote a Bucket List of various things they would like to do, try, or accomplish this summer!  More interesting reading for Mrs. Sales and myself!  The children have told us about things they would like to do, friends they hope to visit, things they need to organise, books they'd like to read, new things they want to try, places they hope to visit, a project they want to work on, a collection they want to start and school skills they think they should practice over the summer!

We are very excited about our new class full of colourful characters!  It's going to be a hoot!  See you all next week as we wrap up our current year!

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Times Tables Mosaics

With all of our preparations for Sports Day and the big event itself, the Cheetahs were treated to a relaxing Maths session on Thursday that also conveniently reinforced some good 'ol times tables skills!  They really enjoyed these!  Some children took some extra ones home to see what the different puzzles would create!  Take a look at these beauties:


Hopefully we'll see some more clever work as more children finish up the other kinds of puzzles we enjoyed! -Mrs. Pell

Cheetah's Blog: Week in Review June 18th-22nd by Liberty and Louie E

Cheetahs Blog: Week in Review
June 18th – 22nd, 2018 by Liberty & Louie E
In the afternoon we did PE and RE.  This week we learned about the Creation Story and in PE we worked on sprinting to practice for Sports day.  We enjoyed it, but everyone is different so it was easy for some children and a challenge for others!
We did sports day in the afternoon! We had races, a relay, sprinting, the obstacle course, the sack race and the egg and spoon race!  The Diamond team won the competition, but everyone had a great time!  It was a bit cold.  We liked all of the ribbons!
Today we practiced our spellings, after that we had lots of things to show in the Celebration Assembly:  some of our Cave Art, some research for the country we drew for The World Cup, and some of the boys in our class brought in their football trophies now that their season is finished.  We made our own bar charts in maths today, all about our favourite school dinners on the menu.  In English we had our Reading Test.  It was a super busy day!  There wasn’t much time for blogging! 

Friday, 15 June 2018

Cheetahs Blog, Week in Review June 11th-15th by Gracie & Matthew

Cheetahs Blog: Week in Review
June 11th – 15th, 2018 by Gracie & Matthew
In Maths we were translating shapes using co-ordinates. We first warmed up by doing some mental maths: converting fractions into decimals!

 In English we were doing an explanation text about the Stone Age.  In Art we were blowing flowers up and creating a masterpiece!  

In the afternoon we worked on our production, The Wizard of Oz.  We think the performance will be strikingly tremendous!

We did a Science experiment where we had to test whether or not different objects created a shadow.  We shone a light at opaque, translucent and transparent objects to see what would happen!  It was very interesting!

Today in PE we played put shot.  We had to put the ball by our neck, rub it against our cheek, then throw it without touching our palms to the ball.  Otherwise it would have been a foul throw.  For the production we practiced Scences II and IV.  Our favourite song right now is If I Only Had the Nerve, because the way the Lion pronounces “nerve” is really funny!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Impressive Homework Projects!

Our class are so talented!  From artists, to historians, to scientists and culinary creationists, we have it all in Cheetahs class!  It was so hard to choose between all of the wonderful homework projects to post on our blog...  Have a look at this amazing array of talent:

Scientific diagram by Harlin

Cave Art by Alice
Historical Timeline by Libby
Just one sample of consistent Maths practice by Theo
Historic research by Boyd
Tantalizing menu by Oliver

A big pat on the back to everyone that worked so hard on their homework projects last half term! 

Monday, 11 June 2018

Cheetah's Blog- Week in Review June 4th-8th by Ebony & Rosie

Cheetahs Blog: Week in Review
June 4th – 8th, 2018 by Ebony & Rosie
On Monday in Maths we learned about compass directions (N, S, E, W) around the class and we also had to explain them when talking about turns in degrees. In English we carried on with our story writing about the Stone Age. In RE we looked at the story of Creation and the word ‘temptation’.
 We made a route grid and made instructions for a character.  We used directions such as 90, 180, 270 and 360 degrees.  It was Maths and English at the same time!  At lunch time, we made sure everyone felt included in the games we were playing.  In English we edited our work by adding in time conjunctions such as: although, in the blink of an eye, a moment later… 
For our Production, we started learning our lines by reading each scene together with the Panthers from the script.  We also practiced a song (Roar) which we loved because it is a song by Katy Perry!
In Science we are learning about light sources.  Light can either be natural or man-made.  We had to sort out different types of light onto a Venn diagram.  For example, fire and a firefly make natural light, but a torch and a light bulb are man-made.  A mirror doesn’t make light, it reflects light!
Today we worked really hard on a special something for the Dads or other important male figures in our lives!  We’ll show you next week at our Father’s Day Assembly & then we’ll bring them home to give to you!  We hope you love it!