On Thursday we enjoyed another boccia session with our coaches.

Boccia is a Paralympic sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends

We have loved learning to play boccia, some of us have even asked our parents for a boccia set so we can play at home!


Stone Age Houses

Sapphire class received another email from our friend Stone Age Boy this week. Stone Age Boy explained that his friend OM’s village had been destroyed by a storm and all the houses had been destroyed.

We told Stone Age Boy that we would write him some instructions of how to make a Stone Age House so that he could help to rebuild OM’s village. But before we could write some instructions we needed to have a go at making a Stone Age house for ourselves.


And here are some of our finished houses…

What Makes a Balanced Diet?

This half term our science topic is ‘animals including humans’. This afternoon we have been looking at what makes up a balanced diet.

We learnt that a balanced diet is made up of five food groups:

  1. Fruits and Vegetables
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Dairy
  4. Proteins
  5. Fats and Sugars

Fruits and vegetables and carbohydrates should make up the biggest part of our diet. Fats and sugars should be the smallest part but still make up an important part of our diet.

Our task was to sort foods into the five food groups. We enjoyed this task as it challenged us to think carefully about where each food belongs.


Stone Age Boy

Last week Sapphire Class received an interesting email. The email was from someone called SAB who claimed to be an expert in the Stone Age and explained how they would love to help us with our Stone Age learning!

We were all very confused by this email until we started to read a book called Stone Age Boy in our Literacy lesson…


The email was from the boy in our book!

We were all very excited and decided to work together to think of some amazing questions to ask Stone Age Boy.

We put these questions to the test by hot seating members of the class who were acting as Stone Age Boy and included our favourite questions in an email back to Stone Age Boy.

Place Value

Recently Sapphire class have been working hard on developing our place value knowledge. We have used a range of manipulatives to create different three digit numbers and have deepened our understanding of the value of each digit in a number.

This knowledge is SO important and gives us a good foundation to develop our numeracy skills in the year ahead.