Comet Class

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Comet class is a mixed Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 class. Our teachers are Mrs Sinclair and Mrs McCarthy and our teaching assistants are Mrs Lane and  Mrs Carter. We also have Mrs Wands teach us for Outdoor Learning.

In Comet class, we are working incredibly hard to become independent learners who are resilient and resourceful. We all want to make progress in our learning and are trying to work to the best of our ability in all areas of school life. We are learning to be respectful of others and work collaboratively as part of our class community.

We enjoy our time at school and like to ask questions about what we are learning. Our world is a fascinating place and we enjoy exploring it!

Week 5

It has been another busy week in Comet class as we have been celebrating all things Harvest! Thank you for the kind donations for the Norwich food bank, we are continuing to take food items until Wednesday morning.

In Talk for Writing, the children have written a class and individual poem based on harvest time. Ask your child if they can explain what alliteration and assonance are. We performed our class poem to Moonbeam class and Moonbeams sang beautiful harvest songs for us – complete with actions! We hope to share a video of Comet class reciting their poem shortly. For now, here is a photo of the class ready to perform:

In Science, we have been learning about electricity. We have planned and carried out our own investigations to test out our own ideas. We wanted to find out if adding more batteries would make a light bulb shine brighter or if adding more bulbs would make it brighter. After testing our results, we have discovered that adding more batteries makes it brighter until a certain point, then it stops working all together! Adding more bulbs actually makes it duller and duller until the light can barely be seen because the power from one battery is trying to light all of the bulbs and there just isn’t enough.

October is black history month. We have discussed why we celebrate this, during assembly time and we have looked at important black people from the past and from today. The children were very keen to contribute to the discussions:

This week’s Rockland values certificate winner is Emily, for demonstrating REACH in all areas of the curriculum. Emily approaches all of her work with a positive attitude and is a great listener:

Finally, the children have been sent home with logins and passwords for Times Tables Rockstars online. This is a fantastic website to practise multiplication and division. The children now have 3 times tables sessions a week and the practice at home will really make a difference. Certificates will be awarded to those who are putting in the most effort.

Children should continue to practise their spellings at home, weekly,  in their orange books and these should be returned every Friday. Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Week 4

Here we are again – another Friday. The children have been learning all about persuasive writing in English – ask them why flattery can be a useful tool!

In maths, the Year 3s have been working hard on subtraction using a number line and they are progressing onto formal column subtraction methods – well done Year 3:

 

Mr Gildersleeve and his sister have very generously donated each class some money from selling plants. We have purchased new games and art materials for the children to use during class reward time. Here are some photos of the pupils enjoying the new items:

   

This week’s Rockland Value certificate winner is Sam for showing great resilience across all curriculum areas:

 

Autumn week 3

Another week has flown by! Well done Comet class on completing your first ‘Hot Write’ in English. The children have shown great resilience and are demonstrating an excellent knowledge of how to structure a story correctly.

In maths, the children have been learning to round up to 6 digit numbers and the Year 6s have been multiplying with a variety of methods.

The children have enjoyed finishing their Keith Haring inspired pieces in Art and they have created climate graphs in Geography. They have found out that heatwaves are becoming an increasing problem in Australia due to climate change.

We have been discussing British Values in assembly time and the pupils were very keen to share the ways in which they respect people of all ages.

Here are some photos of our week and well done to Charlie for receiving this week’s Rockland Certificate for demonstrating Resilience in his story writing:

 

Autumn week 2

This week the children have worked incredibly hard on their first ‘Talk For Writing’ topic in English, based on a finding tale. The children have also been revising their place value knowledge in maths. During PSHCE the pupils have learnt about universal children’s rights but that unfortunately not all children in the world have these rights met. We have also discussed what our goals are for the coming year and these are proudly displayed in our class room.

This week our ‘R’ certificate winner was Hannah for demonstrating RESPECT at all times to everyone:

Well done Comet class on another busy week of learning!

Autumn week 1

Well done Comet class on your first week back! You have settled well with the new routines and have welcomed our new members. The children have already been experimenting with circuits in their electricity topic and learning about street artist Keith Haring. Here are some of the children exploring Keith Haring’s style:

Mika was our first Rockland Star of the week for demonstrating our value of Respect:

Spellings will be given out on Fridays to be learnt at home. they will then be tested the following Friday. This will start next week. Have a restful weekend Comets are all your hard work!

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