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W/b 17th January

This week we have been learning about the History of the domestic Cat and how and why this popular pet has become such a well loved and valued creature. We have looked at the particular links with Cats and Tudor History. During the Black Death we no know that people thought cats were to blame but they soon realised that cats were able to help stop diseases spreading because they would kill vermin.

We have also been learning about famous Tudor Kings and Queens and drawing portraits. After this we have found out all about King Henry VIII and his 6 wives. We have learnt all about the way that Henry treated people and also how he treated his wives. He has a reputation for being a pretty brutal King who is well known for executing people who annoyed him. The children really enjoyed finding out about him!

In maths we have continued working on our multiplication and division, focussing on the 3 and 4 times tables.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and see you next week.



W/b 10th January
We have had a very busy week in Lusty Glaze. 
We have started work on our topic question 'Were the Tudors terrible?' The children have thought about the questions they would like to explore in order to find out more about the Tudors and we have began looking at life in Tudor times for the rich and poor. We particularly focused on the clothes they would have worn, the food they would have ate, the medicines they had access to and the crimes and punishments of the time. The children  are creating fact file posters in groups and we discussed how what they found out differed from how life is today.
In literacy we have been completing work based on a piece of text called 'The domesticated cat'. We studied the text and answered Viper questions to help deepen our understanding on what we had read. The children found it very interesting how the popularity of the cat has changed so much over the years and how the Tudors did not like cats at all!
In Maths we have continued our work on multiplication and division of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
In art we have begun drawing our very own Tudor Roses. Following a tutorial video and using their art pencils they have created some lovely pieces of art.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing the children on Monday.     

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W/b 04/01/22

Happy New Year to you all!

This term the children will be exploring The Tudors and answering the question . Were the Tudors Terrible?

We have already started finding out what the class what like to know during this topic and have some amazing questions to research.

I am attaching this term's newsletter for your information, have a lovely weekend!

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W/b 13th December, the last week of term!

On Monday 13th December the children enjoyed the magical Christingle service at St Anne's Church in Gunnislake. It was a wonderful opportunity for all of the children to enjoy celebrating this time of year in such a beautiful building, lighting the Christingles they had made.

The children made some wonderful Christmas table centre pieces, cards and other crafts.

The end of the week has involved a delicious Christmas lunch and our Christmas end of term party with Year 4.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

All the best from everyone in Lusty Glaze Class for 2022.

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W/b 6th December

It is amazing how quick these weeks are going!
In Literacy this week the children have been finishing their writing for our "how can we save the Earth?" topic. They have all really enjoyed this topic and have really worked hard.

In Maths we finished our current topic and are now moving on to multiplication and division, learning their times tables will really help with this!

In Geography this week we have been learning about natural disasters, the children loved finding out about tsunamis, hurricanes, tornados and flooding, they then chose a natural disaster to research facts about it and presented the information in a fact file and then share their findings with the others,

With our focus still on animals we created some beautiful drawings in art where the children had to complete the missing half of the animals face as accurately as possible, They are amazing!

We are all looking forward to a very busy, last week and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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W/b 29th November

In Literacy this week the children wrote reports on their chosen animal which focused on aspects such as their appearance, behaviour, reproduction and further interesting facts.

In Maths we have been continuing our work on column addition and subtraction, we have also been practicing our times tables.  

In Geography this week we were using secondary sources to compare the two polar regions. The children created posters to present their findings. The children really enjoyed finding out the similarities and differences between the two regions.

This week in art the children used oil pastels to create some beautiful animal eye pieces of art. 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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W/b 22nd November  

In Literacy we have been doing our Polar Bear research ready for our next piece of writing. We also wrote a recount of our amazing Zoo trip, which everyone enjoyed.
The zoo visit was amazing, we visited the bug and reptile house and attended a workshop on evolution and adaptation which was really interesting. The children loved seeing the animals close up and had a lovely day.
In Maths we are learning column addition and subtraction with regrouping. We have continued to spend time learning and revising our times tables as part of our Thursday Maths lesson with Miss Owen.
Have a lovely weekend!

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W/b 15th November

Well this has been an incredibly busy week in Lusty Glaze!
We have been continuing with our polar bear research for our non chronological writing in Literacy and adding and subtracting 100s in Maths.

In art we have been learning about Andy Goldsworthy, an artist who only works with natural materials, we watched a clip showing him creating a rain silhouette, it was really fascinating.
In pairs, the children then created their own natural art pieces. They were amazing, they were all really creative but a special mention must go to Jayden and Elsie for their wonderful creation and they received a well deserved Head Teacher award!

In geography we learned all about Greta Thunberg, finding out about who she is and the difference she is making.
The children are really enjoying this current topic. Along with Year 4 we organised a very successful jumble sale to raise money for WWF. The children raised a staggering £184 which is absolutely amazing! 
Huge congratulations to them all!

We finished the week dressing in our pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need.

We are really looking forward to our trip to the zoo next week.

Have a lovely weekend.

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w/b 8th November

This week we have been extremely busy planning our jumble sale, it is lovely to see the children full of ideas and getting so excited about raising money for this really good cause. The money will go to WWF and we have been learning about the great work they do and the children are hoping they raise as much money as possible!

In Literacy we have continued with our class book 'The Bear in the Stars' we have been looking at descriptive language to describe a cool climate in the Arctic circle  and a warm town that the polar bear finds himself in. 

The children have got really onboard with our new topic about global warming and climate change and it is wonderful to see how inspired they are by it and how keen they are to make a difference.

We finished the week on a high, enjoying our treat for filling our gems in the jar, after a class vote approximately half decided on the woods whilst the others chose a film and popcorn. Of course we couldn't leave the  wood explorers without popcorn, so that was enjoyed by all!

Have a lovely weekend .

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W/b 2nd November

A warm welcome back to you all. I hope you all had a lovely half term. 

This week we have started our new topic about saving our planet. We have started looking at climate change and global warming, which is extremely topical at the moment!
It was great to see how environmentally minded the children are and I have been very impressed with their awareness about current global issues.
In Maths we have continued with addition and subtraction with exchange, bridging ten and a hundred.

I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy any fireworks or bonfires you may be attending. Enjoy and stay safe! 

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