Electricity in Science

Beech class have started their new science topic – Electricity. They looked at circuits, predicting which circuits would work looking at a diagram and testing them to check their predictions. They even started to add some more components such as switches.

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Listen2me concert

On Tuesday, Beech and Willow put on a concert to play the songs they have been learning in their ukulele lessons. They played brilliantly and have obviously worked hard in their lessons! A big thank you to Mr Smith for teaching year 4 this term.

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Class assembly

Beech class did a fantastic assembly today, showing the rest of the school their learning in Topic and English lessons. They used their brilliant loud and clear voices to read their work and information.

Miss Duncan and Mrs Attree are very proud of the hard work and practicing they have been doing. Well done!

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Reading Cloud

Yesterday, Beech class had a session to explore the new library system, Reading Cloud. Children created an avatar, wrote a biography about themselves and wrote a review of George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Miss Duncan has now published these book reviews which are on the reading cloud for other Liss children to access. Pupils have been sent home with log in stickers in their homework folders to write their own book reviews throughout the year. Please use the link below to access the website.

https://www.readingcloud.net/

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Pudsey goes to the ball!

Beech class got dressed up this Friday for Children in Need. This year’s theme was ‘Pudsey goes to the ball’ so we all wore our best clothes and even had a catwalk in assembly! Well done to everyone for getting involved.

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Trip to the Sustainability Centre

We had a fantastic time at the Sustainability Center last week learning about the Anglo Saxons.

We looked at artifacts in the Anglo Saxon long house and some of us even got to dress up in Anglo Saxon armour which was really heavy! We also worked together to weave willow into a piece of fencing.

Then we split into two groups. One group went to collect herbs to create a cure, and the other went to build an arch using sand bags.We had to use resilience and good communication to work together.

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Anglo Saxon games

On Friday, Beech class played Anglo Saxon games to experience the lives of Anglo Saxon children. Although children at the time did not have much time for play, as they would help their families with work, there is evidence to show they had games. The rules of the games are unknown as they were not recorded, so Beech class created their own rules as they played.

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Weekly Update

Beech class have had a brilliant time learning about the Anglo Saxons over the last few weeks!

Last week we wrote about Anglo Saxon brooches for our ‘Liss Museum’ to describe the brooches we made on Friday. We wrote in great detail about who wore it and where it was found.

This week we have been writing Anglo Saxon diary entries, just like the one Miss Duncan borrowed from a museum. We wrote about what we would have done if we were Anglo Saxon children.

 

 

 

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Lower School News W/E 16.12.16

 

Well here we are at the end of the Autumn Term. It has been a long but productive time for the children. They have enjoyed immensely their topics of Ancient Egyptians and The Stone Age. We have seen fantastic Egyptian scarab beetles as well as designs for Stone Age felt purses. The children have covered both wonderful dances and poised gymnastics in PE and have turned their hand to some brilliant French as the Year 4s have served at the French Café and the Year 3s have sung for their audience. The Year 3s have been looking at the sounds and melodies of Hall of the Mountain Kings and the Year 4s have been working really hard at their Samba for the Listen to me Concerts.

The climax of the term has been the wonderful Panto Crime pantomime and the Listen to Me Concerts. The children performed so well in both they were a credit to the school.

As we reach the end of this term, we say goodbye to Mr Costello who is leaving us. He has been with Liss Junior for 4 years and has enjoyed every one of them. He extends his very best wishes and thanks to all the parents and children that have worked with him these past 4 years. Thank you.

 

English

This week the year 3s have been finishing their Dragon poems and looking forward to starting a fresh genre in the new term.

The year 4s have been finishing their work on the stories of Roald Dahl. Next term they will be studying Diaries and recounts.

Maths

In maths this week the year 3 classes have been looking at puzzles and problems relating to Christmas. Next term they will again be looking at numbers and number problems and will be sharpening their strategies for solving both. The years 4s have been producing some great weather reports. Next term they too will be looking at numbers and number problems and will be looking to use appropriate strategies to check and find solutions for both.

Homework

They will all have Maths, English and Topic homework set throughout the term. Maths will be set on a Monday and will be either worksheets, Ed City work or Times Tables Rock Star work. English or Topic homework will be sent home on Wednesday. They will have a week to complete it.

The Year 3 s and 4s also have spellings and tables each week and will be tested on them at the end of the week.

Times tables Rock Stars: As a new adventure, they have been given a password and instructions to log on and create a rock star which they can develop by earning money from table’s challenges at https://ttrockstars.com/login. This is a great activity to help them remember their times tables and we know they will enjoy it!

Times tables challenges can also be found on Ed City. If you are having trouble logging into Ed City site then we have found that Google Chrome if the best search engine to use to access the site.

 

 

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Lower School News W/E 9.12.16

 

The penultimate week has been a very busy and exciting week. The classes have been finishing off the clay scarab beetles with glaze and have fired them in the kiln. They have then evaluated the process of making them, looking at the design and production of the clay beetles. They look great!

The classes have also been finishing off their termly topics. The year 3s have been looking at Iron Age settlements and investigating what life was like three thousand years ago. The year 4s have been looking finally at life as it can be interpreted from the artefacts left behind from Ancient Egypt. They have been comparing such different lives as those of scribes, noblemen, priestesses and Pharaohs.

But the main focus of the week has been the Christmas production of Panto Crime.  The children have been busy rehearsing for the performances later in the week. They have been rehearsing the songs that accompany the play. And those members of the Lower Juniors lucky enough to have been cast in the production, have been busily rehearsing their lines. As we come to the end of the week, the dress rehearsal on Wednesday to the adults who volunteer in the school, was a great chance to see it for the first time. And on Friday, many LJs will be coming back to school to sing, when it is their turn to entertain their parents and carers to a wonderful production.

English

This week the year 3s have been writing about dragons. They have studies Tell me a Dragon by Jackie Morris and have written their own stories in the same style. This coming week they will be looking at Dragon poetry.

The year 4s have been looking at stories by the author, Roald Dahl. They have looked at the language, content and style of the stories. This coming week they will look at extracts of these stories and will be writing in a similar style.

Maths

In maths this week the year 3 classes have been looking at lines and shape. This coming week they will be looking at Christmas money problems. The year 4s have been looking weather data. They have looked at temperature and sunshine records of Liss and Kafuro as well as recording data from our own weather station here at Liss School. This final week, they will be presenting and comparing data in a variety of ways and producing their own weather reports.

Homework

They will all have Maths, English and Topic homework set throughout the term. Maths will be set on a Monday and will be either worksheets, Ed City work or Times Tables Rock Star work. English or Topic homework will be sent home on Wednesday. They will have a week to complete it.

The Year 3 s and 4s also have spellings and tables each week and will be tested on them at the end of the week.

Times tables Rock Stars: As a new adventure, they have been given a password and instructions to log on and create a rock star which they can develop by earning money from table’s challenges at https://ttrockstars.com/login. This is a great activity to help them remember their times tables and we know they will enjoy it!

Times tables challenges can also be found on Ed City. If you are having trouble logging into Ed City site then we have found that Google Chrome if the best search engine to use to access the site.

 

 

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