25 November 2022

This week we’ve been looking at the rules for when we add -er or -est to a root word. For example, where there is a y, change it to an i when you add the suffix. Where there is a short vowel sound such as in hot, double up on the consonant: hot -> hotter.

Practise adding the two suffixes to the following root words:

nice     late     rude     brave     happy     funny     hot     write     tall     ripe

For some creative ideas on how to make learning spellings more fun, check out our super spelling strategies guide.

3,4 A Class News

Week 3 of this term has come and gone in a flash!

In Writing, we’ve been looking at expanded noun phrases and using them to write interesting character descriptions.

In Reading, we’ve been focusing on the skill of retrieval across three different winter poems.

In Maths, we’ve been working on column subtraction and continuing to practise our times tables.

In P.E (pictured), we have been creating sequences of different static shapes in groups and then incorporating a variety of movements between each shape.

Beyond our usual lessons, we also enjoyed our themed anti-bullying day and preparing for our upcoming class assembly!

PE gymnastics PE gymnastics

11 November 2022

This week we’ve been looking at words that have the “ue” phoneme (sound). There are a few different graphemes (letters) that represent this: ue, u, ew and u-e for example.

continue         peculiar           particular          queue           knew

rescue           amuse           venue           issue          conclude

For some creative ideas on how to make learning spellings more fun, check out our super spelling strategies guide.

3,4 A Class News

It’s been another busy week here at Scholes.

Alongside our usual learning, we completed quizzes to end our units in Science and Topic. We also had some ‘dropdown’ sessions on Wednesday where we recapped some of our Geography work from last year.

Yesterday, many of the class put themselves forward for JLT and gave speeches, before taking part in a democratic vote. A worthy winner was elected, though it has to be said that there were lots of fantastic candidates so well done to everyone who gave it a go.

We ended a successful week by winning the choice chip trophy once more! Have a lovely half-term break everyone.

 

 

3,4 A Class News

We’ve had a busy week in 3,4 A!

In Reading and Writing, we have been looking at discussion texts and the features a good one should include such as varied sentence starters and ambitious vocabulary.

In History, we have continued the discussion theme by looking at Elgin’s marbles and whether or not they should be housed in The British Museum.

In Science, we used our classification skills again but this time to sort different types of leaf by certain characteristics.

In Maths, we are continuing to work hard on our number facts and times tables.

You can help at home by practising on TT Rockstars and reading regularly. We enjoy discussing our home reading and showing off our reading records in Book Club on Wednesdays.

Well done on a super week everyone and thank you also for the Harvest donations.

14 October 2022

This week we’ve been looking at what happens when we add the suffixes “ed” and “ing” to our root words.

If there’s no “e” on the end of the root word then there’s nothing we need to do, we just add our suffix.

For example: call + ed -> called, call + ing -> calling

However, if there’s an “e” on the end of the root word, the suffix “ed” or “ing” replaces it.

For example: smile + ed -> smiled (not smileed!), smile + ing -> smiling.

(The exception is be + ing -> being).

Practise adding “ed” and “ing” to these words in preparation for a spelling test on Friday 21.10.22.

arrive   notice   surprise   suppose   learn   smile   call   live

For some creative ideas on how to make learning spellings more fun, check out our super spelling strategies guide on the website.