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 Autumn Term 2019. PE will be on a Monday and Thursday this term. We will be indoors on a Monday and swimming on a Thursday.
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 email@example.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.
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.