Welcome to Quarry Class
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!'
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.