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Please keep up to date with our class page for information about what your children have been up. You will also find key information to allow your children's days to run smoothly. 

 

 

PE this term

 

Welcome back to Spring Term 2020. PE will be on a Monday and Thursday this term. We will be mostly outdoors on a Monday and indoors on a Thursday. 

 

We will also be completing our daily exercise so will be going out onto the MUGA or playground everyday of the week. These sessions will be when pupils completing the School Half Marathon will get their mile a week in. 

In PE we have been perfecting our archery technique. Some children have already managed to hit the bullseye! Haughmond were the highest scoring house in this weeks mini tournament. 

Times table rock stars

 

Today we did some practise of our times tables. We would very much encourage pupils to complete as much of this at home as possible. Soundcheck tests all knowledge and Garage and Arena will get pupils on their tables they are currently being tested on in school. 

Ancient Greece Dancing 

 

This afternoon Quarry have had a dance workshop with Katie. They enjoyed being warriors as they prepared to go to war!

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Reading Suitcase

 

Watch out for the reading suitcase coming home to you soon! Pupils who have taken it home so far have loved snuggling up with biscuits and hot chocolate to share a story together. 

Singing fun with Mr Pierce 

 

Mr Pierce came in this week to kick off our Spring Term unit of Singing. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and the improvement of their sound during such a short period of time was fantastic. 

Performance Poetry 

 

Quarry class have been performing poetry this week after watching the acting in the Pantomine last week. I can some budding actors amongst them.  

Jack and the Beanstalk

 

We had the pantomine in school recently! Oh no we didn't!! Oh yes we did! The children had a lovely afternoon enjoying Jack in the Beanstalk. The look of their faces was just magical. Thank you Mrs Benge for organising it for us all! 

Sweet Sorting Scientists 

 

This week we have been busy sorting sweets in Science! Why? I hear you ask! This is a valuable activity for pupils to be able to be able to classify objects into different categories thinking carefully about their characteristics.  

We will remember 

 

Today we took part in a 2 minute silence to remember those who lost their life fighting for our country. We also took this opportunity to combine our instruction writing in English with an activity to make a poppy. Pupils evaluated the instructions once they had made their poppy. 

Samba! 

 

Today we had a specialist dance teacher called Katie join our PE lesson. Pupils learnt a Samba which is a dance that is often associated with South America! I wonder if you'd see people dancing the Samba on the streets of Lima!  

Sad Skeleton 

 

This week we have spent time exploring the feeling of Sadness! We completed some role play activities and writing in our English books. This work was all centered around the Kay Brophy book the Sad Skeleton. 

Fabulous French 

 

Quarry Class are loving their French lessons. Today they were reading a French book together. 

Bread Baking 

 

Today Quarry Class have made bread as a culmination to their Design and Technology unit this half term. They enjoyed the experience of mixing and kneading the dough. The room smelt wonderful!

Rock Detectives 

 

Pupils had a thoroughly enjoyable day today! We all took a walk to the Museum to become Rock Detectives for the day. As you can see we conducted some experiments and then went on a walk around Shrewsbury to find examples of the rocks we had learnt about. 

Buddy Reading 

 

Today we started our Buddy reading with Meadow Class. Children really loved sharing books with younger children. One pupil in Quarry commented on how much her, 'Buddy reader had helped her when she was in Year 2 and she couldn't wait to help a younger child in the same way!'

Everyday Exercise 

 

Quarry class have been taking part in our new 'Everyday Exercise' One days that we don't have PE planned (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) we take part in 12 minutes of exercise. Pupils can change their shoes for their trainers so don't forget to send them in if you would like your child to change their shoes. 

Reading Picnic 

It was lovely to see pupils taking advantage of our reading area at lunchtime today! Thanks to Lennon for bringing in some magazines from home that he no longer wanted. 

Times tables 

 

We have a big push on our times tables in Quarry. Pupils will be bringing a fortune teller home tonight. I would love to see pictures of them being used at home. Send any pictures in to admin@mountpleasantsbmat.com and they may appear on our class page! 

Bear found at Paddington station! 

 

Pupils have been having fun learning about newspaper reports. We have used our class novel Paddington as a stimulus for our writing. 

Planetarium afternoon

 

We had a very exciting afternoon today (17th July) as we had a planetarium visit Mount Pleasant. Children got to find out a little more about space and specifically the moon landing. 

The Big Feeling of Fear

 

This week in English we spent the whole week exploring the emotion of Fear. We did this is a number of ways allowing children to reflect on how they deal with something when they find it frightening. Here we can see a number of pupils role playing a variety of frightening situations. 

Investigating in Maths 

 

Quarry class have already been busy this year using manipulatives to explain their reasoning in maths. 

Finding my way 

 

Today we started our week of exploring the text 'The Frightened Fairie' by Kay Brophy. All week we will explore the big feeling of 'fear' and ways in which we can overcome or deal with this feeling. 

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