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Priory Fields School

Priory FieldsSchool

Term 3

Home Sweet Home

We started this term as scientific explorers.  We took our clipboards and went around the school grounds carefully looking at what things are made from. We then considered what their properties are like.  We did a fab job of finding and describing so many things.  For example, we discovered strong, rigid metal frames to help hold up our tough spot and the bridge from the main building to the walkway.  In contrast, we also found a soft and bendy skipping rope made from fabric to help it move as we play with it. 

Photos of children on a materials hunt around the school

We have found metal, glass, wooden, plastic and fabric items around the classroom and thought about what they are used for before sorting them according to their properties – are they soft or hard, bendy or not bendy, transparent or opaque?

Maths

At the start of this term we have been developing our doubling and halving skills.  We have been awesome mathematicians, recognising that we need two equal groups as we used objects to help us find the answer to questions like ‘what is double 5?’ and ‘what is half of 8?’

Photos of children doing maths

Photos of children doing maths

English

This term we have been reading The Three Little Pigs.  We have used a variety of different ways to retell the story such as freeze framing (our acting skills are superb!), using stick puppets and drawing story maps.

Photos of children doing English work