Monthly Archives: September 2015

Peace Day Poems

The children have written some beautiful acrostic poems about peace which I thought deserved to be shared with the world!

By Baran


By Uzala


By Max


By MaryIMG_4290

By Felicity


By Sasha B


By Olympia


By India


By Summer


By Jasmine



Spelling Apps

The children will be bringing home their first Year 3 spelling homework tomorrow.  They can choose how they learn the words as long as they do enough to earn themselves 10 points.  (Don’t worry: all is explained at the back of their Literacy books!)  There are many apps the children can use to practise.  Two of my favourites are Super Speller and SpellFix.  Super Speller is only a couple of Euros and the latter is free.

super speller

With Super Speller, the children input their list of words as text and also audio.  They can then choose to practise them in a variety of ways, looking for them in a wordsearch, unscrambling the letters to find the word or by typing the word in response to the audio.  My 13 year-old loved using it when she was in Primary!



SpellFix offers a whole range of apps designed around the new KS2 curriculum.  There are around 8 available at the moment, with more in the pipeline.  Alan Peat, who designed the app, plans to release one for each of the KS2 spelling patterns so if you choose to download them, keep an eye out for the new releases.  Highly recommended!

Rainforest Tribal Masks

As part of our rainforest topic, we will be making papier maché masks inspired by traditional tribal face painting.  Here are some of our designs.  I think they’re going to be brilliant!

By Sophie

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By Dasha

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By Alexander

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By Sasha B

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By Jack

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By Max

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By German

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By Arian

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If the mask moulds arrive in time for next Tuesday afternoon’s Art lesson,  I would love some parent helpers who don’t mind getting a bit messy with papier maché!



A Good Teacher – our first class poem

This is the poem which the children wrote together today, their first as a class.

A Good Teacher


Is kind

Is funny

Is always herself

Makes her students feel confident

Always helps you when you are mixed up

Makes you feel better when you are hurt

Tells you when you’ve done well

Respects her students

Is smiley

Is cheerful

Loves you