Friday, 20 April 2018

Wonky watches

Mr Ashworth's watch loses two minutes every hour. 

Miss Dilks' watch gains one minute every hour. 

They both set their watches from the radio at 6:00 am, then start their journeys to school. 

When they arrive (at the same time) their watches are 9 minutes apart. 

At what time (the real time) did they arrive at school?
How did you work it out?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Nocturnal activity

What do you think is happening in the picture?
Where are the frogs going?

Friday, 13 April 2018

Spring has sprung

The Year 3 teachers hope you have all been enjoying your break and making the most of the milder weather (finally!)

Now that it is getting warmer, what sort of changes are you noticing outside? 

Have you noticed new plants growing? 

Can you name some of the different plants and flowers you have seen on your holiday?

Thursday, 29 March 2018

The witching hour ...

What do you think is about to happen in this sleepy suburban town, high up in the night sky above the clock tower, when all are safely tucked up in bed? 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Trapped in the zoo!

It was the end of a fantastic day visiting London Zoo. On my way to the exit, I saw a brightly coloured bird swoop past me. So I went to investigate. I followed him, running as fast as my feet would carry me, over a wobbly bridge. By now it had grown dark, very dark and there were no people left in the zoo. I was completely on my own! Then, I began to hear some strange noises ...

Continue the story below.

Monday, 19 March 2018

The dream ...

1. What does it feel like being trapped in a cage, with hundreds of animals staring at you and taking pictures?
2. How do you feel about the animals who trapped you in a cage at the zoo?
3. When you woke up from your dream, did your feelings about the animals and zoos change?

What other questions would you ask the character to find out about how he felt trapped in the cage?

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Creative Writing Challenge

We are looking for you to continue the story below. Aim to write as much as you can and remember, if you haven't finished you can always end your comment with To be continued. Simply publish your comment and then continue at a later date.

The girls huddled together and peered cautiously out of their bedroom window. They had been awoken, just moments earlier, by a strange light that burst through their curtains, filling the room with a silvery, white hue.

As one, they had tip-toed towards the source of the distraction, carefully dragging chairs across the room with them so that they could take a peek together.

They stared in awe and wonder, and the sight that met their eyes. Something magical was happening…

Now continue the story. Make sure you use a range of punctuation and try hard to make your writing interesting and believable.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Tudor Homes

The home you had in the Tudor times very much depended on how much wealth you had. This meant that the way the rich and poor lived in their homes was very different. 
Image result for rich and tudor house

Image result for poor tudor houses

What were the main differences between the houses the rich and poor lived in? 
What did the rich have that they poor did not? 

Monday, 5 March 2018

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Prisoners of the Tower

Before half term Year 4 visited the Tower of London to learn all about the prisoners kept there during the Tudor times. 

What type of prisoners were kept in The Tower of London? How were their conditions different to prisoners kept outside of the prison? 

Monday, 26 February 2018

We're all going to the zoo ...

You have £38 to spend on tickets at London Zoo.

1. How many adults and children can you buy tickets for?
2. How many teachers and students can you buy tickets for?

Remember, there is more than one right answer to each question. Think of all the different combinations you could have for each question.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Zoo - investigate the characters

This term we will be reading Zoo by Anthony Browne.
What can you tell about the personalities of the four main characters from looking at their pictures above?

Monday, 19 February 2018

Answer in a fraction of a second

Equivalent fractions have the same value, even though they look different. 
Using the fractions wall above, answer the following questions: 

1. What fractions can you see that are the same as 1/2?
2. What equivalent fractions can you find for 1/3?
3. How else could you write 3/4?

Can you think of a rule for working out equivalent fractions?

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Year 6 investigate blood vessels

Year 6 have been learning about the circulatory system and how it is made up of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

This week they investigated which substances could pass through different materials. This represented the crossing of substances in blood through blood vessel walls.

What is the function of blood? What are the different components of blood? Why do these components need to be able to travel through blood vessel walls?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Number fun - Part 1

Here is a challenge for you Year 3 ...

What number sentences can you make using these 5 numbers?

The rules
You can only use each number once.
You can use any combination of them.
Have you used all four operations?
Have you made three or four-digit numbers?

Friday, 2 February 2018

Iron matters

Later that night, Hogarth's mum and dad still hadn't made their minds up. Should the people of Seaford try to trap this strange iron monster? 

Is the Iron Man a threat to the town and the people or is he just an innocent being whose only crime is to be from somewhere else?

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Quantum leaps

Next Monday we will be going to see the Quantum Cloud, a sculpture by Antony Gormley next to the Millennium Dome. 
What facts can you find out about this sculpture? 
Why do you think we are going to see it?
What do you think the sculpture means?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Blitz

What do you think it would have been like to have lived in London during the Blitz?