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.
Spellings to be tested on the 18th June
This weeks sound is 'aw'
Welcome back to Summer Term. It is so nice to welcome back everyone and have a whole class of children once again. You will have now received the Forecasts and Knowledge Organisers detailing what Quarry will be getting up this term. We will be studying the Romans as well as looking into different states of matter in Science and competing against ourselves in Athletics! It looks set to be a very exciting term. Please remember that PE is on Tuesday and Thursday but it would be very helpful if PE kit was in all week so that we know it is there in case of changes to our timetables.
Summer 1 Spellings
Please find below the spellings that pupils will be tested on over the course of the first half term. These will be tested on a Friday. New sheets will be given out when the tests are complete with pupils writing their score from that week on their new sheets. If pupils do lose them in the bottom of their bags (I'm sure some of their bags are Mary Poppins bags!) they are here for to print off or copy down for them.
Walk to school Week
Today marks the start of Walk to School week here at MPPS (Monday 17th May). The weather forecast doesn't look too great this week but if you get the opportunity to try and walk to school. You could even stop the car a little further away from school and walk the last section of you journey.
Jump into athletics
We have started to practice some indoor athletics in our Tuesday PE session. Pupils have learnt how to measure how far they have jumped and worked in teams to time and count speed bounce jumps for each other.
Spellings to be tested 18th December
Spellings to be tested 4th December
Children should have had a slip with them at the end of the day yesterday (26th November) about the school performance. Just in case it didn't get as far as home it is attached below.
Christmas production songs
Spellings to be tested on 27th November
Quarry have been working hard on their contributions to the school calendar this week!
Spellings to be tested on 20th November
Children in need
Today we celebrated Children in Need. We spent the day in Pyjamas and completed the live workout alongside Joe Wicks.
We have spent time this week thinking about Remembrance and the significance around this time of year. Pupils have made Poppy wreaths to place in their windows at home to show the community they are thinking of others.
An act of Remembrance
One of the boys in Quarry showing us his poppy display at home alongside his sisters.
This week we have introduced our next big feeling 'Sadness.' We have used the story the Sad Skeleton by Kay Brophy to explore the feeling of sadness. Here is some pictures of the role play activity children took part in.
Spellings to be tested 13th November
Congratulations to pupils who have reached the first stop on our reading journey the Castle! We would love to hand out more of these in the coming weeks.
Spellings to be tested on 6th November
We had some lovely pumpkins to put out on our trail. Everyone enjoyed completing the trail and seeing the wide variety of pumpkins on display.
Thank you so much for all of the fantastic Harvest donations made this morning. We have been blown away by your generosity.
Everyone in Quarry is excited to the see the reading suitcase out again! If your child comes home with the suitcase on a Friday please return it to school on Monday so that we can leave at least 3 days in between pupils taking it home. Look forward to reading your comments in the journal.
As we are not at school on Friday 9th October the spellings will be tested on Thursday next week.
This week Quarry got to take part in a body percussion music workshop with a lady called Louise. During the workshop children produced different noises with their bodies. Ultimately they produced a soundscape resulting in a wonderful orchestra of sound! Well done Quarry!
National Poetry Day
To celebrate National Poetry Day (Thursday 1st October) Quarry have taken some time to think about poetry this week. After watching Mrs Benge's assembly on Monday, we decided to create our own book inspired by 'Paint Me a Poem' by Grace Nichols.
Quarry looked at a number of pieces of art together and then created poetry alongside the paintings. I'm sure you'll agree that the finished book is a masterpiece!
PE this term
Welcome back to Autumn Term 2020. PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday this term. We will be mostly indoors on Tuesdays and outdoors 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. Pupils can change into their trainers so can leave them in school all week.
Spellings this week
Help your child with times tables
Below is a document that you can follow to print off times tables tests to help your child practice. If you haven't got a printer they can practice online.
In shared reading this week we have been using Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets as our stimulus. Using the description in the book we created what we thought Dobby the house elf looked like. What do you think?
This half term our Darwin Value is Bouncebackability. In assembly this week Mrs Benge shared the story Bloom by Anne Booth.
Following the story pupils created flowers with positive messages on to give each other a boost from time to time. I'm sure you'll agree that there are some wonderful messages.