Exploring Fractions of Shapes

Today in Sapphire class we continued our work looking at fractions. We were all given a square piece of paper and we had to fold it into lots of different fractions. We thought that ½ and ¼ were easy to make, however we found fractions such as 1/3 a little trickier.

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RNLI Assembly

This morning we had a water-safety assembly, delivered by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The RNLI saves lives around the country through its 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards and water-safetey initiatives.

We really enjoyed our assembly from the RNLI and we now know how to stay safe around water and what to do if we get into trouble around water.

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World Book Day 2017

Yesterday in Sapphire Class we celebrated World Book Day. For one day only we could come to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Some of our costumes were amazing!

We also had to decorate our classroom doors for a competition with all the other classes in school. We decided to decorate ours like the cover of our favourite book, Gangsta Granny.

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We had so much fun on World Book Day and can’t wait to use our voucher to buy a new book!

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Greek Pots Update

Today we continued to create our pots in the style of a Greek vase.

First, we had to paint our pots orange like the Ancient Greeks did.

Then, we had to sketch our designs, some of us chose to tell the story the myths we created and some of us decided to tell the story of a Greek myth on our vases.

We now need to leave the paint to dry and tomorrow we will be able to paint our designs onto our pots.

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Musicianeus and the Medubird

Many years ago in ancient Greece in the giant, colossal Parthenon a fierce, big and mystical creature was born and you guessed it, he was born in the dungeon. Its name is the terifying, evil and beastly Medubird. The Medubird roams through the dungeon waiting for some food to eat. Its owner is called Maramarth well his real name is king Maramarth. King Maramarth was evil, evil because he sent 7 Crete boys and 7 Crete girls to feed his fierce monster well not to feed him he gets to eat the children so that’s why he was evil. The more children he eats the stronger he becomes. Someone had to stop this because there is no way young children should get eaten by a monster so they can lose their lives just so a monster can get food.

There was one boy from Crete whose name was Musicianeus he absolutely loves music like a person in a famous band. One day Musicianeus heard about the children getting fed to the ferocious monster. Straight away he paused so then he thought what would their parents feel like when they leave to the Parthenon or how will the children or… Musicianeus sighed “i guess I’ll have to deal with it myself”. He told his dad the king of Crete “I’ve got to stop this so when the next children to go I will be one of them. I will ask to go in the dungeon first so I can kill him and the other children won’t have to be eaten”.

Musicianeus made his way into king Taramartas castle to ask him for some great advice. The king was sitting on his giant colossal and huge throne. Musicianeus asked his father “can I go to the Parthenon to defeat he monster” pleaded Musicianeus. “Well my boy” he replied “you can go as food but if you return change your submarine horn to yellow. Before you go you will have to go to the VOLCANO OF ARAINO for some supplies”.

Musicianeus made his way into the VOLCANO OF ARAINO to get some supplies big ones as big as Mount Everest. He got all his supplies there he mainly got everything from the shop.

He went on his submarine to the palace and when he saw the king he said can I go to the dungeon fist please the king said yes of course but before he went in Princess Maraspira gave him a ball of string to make the monster dizzy. Mysicianeus made his way into the dungeon and he saw the monster with its terrifying, steel wings so he started messing about with the string so soon enough he got dizzy. As quick as a flash Musicianeus  got his sharp and  mighty sword and stabbed the beast right down the middle of his huge body.  Quickly Musicianeus ran out of the dungeon and then out of the Parthenon. Before he could leave princess Maraspira begged “can I please come with you please back to Crete” Musicianeus said “yes” so they both sailed to Crete happily together.

On the way Musicianeus said “we’re dropping off on that island for some water off you go” but suddenly Musicianus zoomed off faster than Usain Bolt but his father was on a cliff watching over the sea. When he saw the submarine horn was black he jumped off the cliff and he died. Musicianeus was so upset but that meant he became the new king of Crete.

By Jacob Butler

EMMA AND THE MINEFOR

Many years ago ancient Greece there was a ferocious, furious and terrifying monster called the Minefor. Did you know there also an amazing heroin called Emma? She had amazing super powers that she could use for ever. She also had lots of powers you will find out about later.

Emma was angry, angry because the king sends 20 boys and 20 girls to feed the evil Minefor. So she went to King Luke and Emma asked him “why do we need to send 20 boys and 20 girls to the smelly Parthenon dungeon. The king said in a pep talk with his hand on her shoulder… “They go to King Minos and then go and feed the monster. The closer you go to the monster, the more you will scream and run away. They are the Minfor’s food because if we don’t they will wage war on us. Emma went to travel and King Luke grumbled “if you win then you must turn your sails to blue, if you don’t then I know you will have failed”.

Suddenly, Emma arrived in Athens mumbled to the king “I will go in first and battle the Minefor”. Quickly, Emma teleported in a flash but the king’s son was in love with Emma so he ran in the amazing, enormous and spooky Parthenon dungeon after her. Before she went deep into the dungeon Ben the king’s son gave Emma a ball of string.

Nervous, Emma walked in the Labyrinth holding her hands out. Suddenly, she screamed. She saw it, she was scared, scared because she saw the monsters sharp white teeth. As quick as a flash she grabbed his horns and twisted it until they fell off. Then got her super strength and punched his head and he died.

Unfortunately, before she was home she forgot to turn her sails to blue and king Luke jumped off the cliff into the sea, so now the sea is called the cool Luke sea.

By Sirrah Newton

E-Safety

This week as part of our Safety Week Mr Little and Mr Sieczkarek conducted an experiment with all classes in Year 3 and Year 4 to see just how safe we really were while using the internet.

For the experiment we were told that we would be playing an online game on the iPad. The game we played was Yahtzee. We had to roll five dice to try and get the highest score possible. After a while we noticed that this game had a chat feature and that we had received a message from someone called Max2009Smith. We chatted to Max and he seemed really nice, he told us his name, age, school and that he was off school because he was poorly. He asked for our personal information and we told him our full name, age, street name and school. Unfortunately, we weren’t really playing against Max Smith, we were really playing against Mr Sieczkarek. We didn’t realize that people aren’t always who they say they are on the internet and that giving away our personal information could have put us in lots of danger.

Here are some of our reflections:

How did you feel when you found out you were playing against Mr Sieczkarek?

  • I felt scared because I thought he was a 7 year old boy but it was actually a man. I was safe because it was Mr Sieczkarek but if it wasn’t I would have been in danger.
    • Daniel
  • I was panicking because we told all of our personal information to him and we didn’t really know who we were talking to.
    • Grace
  • I was in shock because we didn’t know who we were actually talking to and if we did this at home we would be in serious danger.
    • Shaiarna
  • I was surprised, when I play games and chat at home I will make sure I block and tell an adult if I am asked for personal information.
    • Harrison

We also created our own rules for staying safe online.

Sapphire Class rules for using the internet.

  1. NEVER give any personal information, like where you live or the name of your school, when talking to people on the internet.
  2. NEVER use your full name on the internet. Always use a nickname.
  3. NEVER arrange to meet up with someone you have never met before.
  4. ALWAYS tell a trusted adult if you think that something is wrong and block anybody who asks for your personal information.
  5. REMEMBER to have fun but stay safe when using the internet.

Grace even went home and created this beautiful poster that is now on display in Sapphire Classroom to help us stay safe whilst using the internet.

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Although we are more wise to the dangers of talking online after completing our e-safety learning it is really important that parents remain vigilant while their children are talking online.

Weston Park Museum

Today Sapphire class went on a trip to Weston Park Museum as part of our learning about Ancient Greece.

In the morning we completed an Ancient Greek trail around the museum. We started our trail outside the museum where we learnt that the building was originally a house called Weston House and it’s design is influenced by Ancient Greek architecture. We all could identify the columns, pediments and frieze on the museum.

Then we headed inside the museum. We learnt lots of interesting facts about Ancient Greece and then had the chance to explore the museum. We even found some toys that children our age would have played with in Ancient Greece. We thought these toys looked interesting but we won’t be giving up our toys for one of these any time soon!

In the afternoon we learnt all out Ancient Greek gods, we learnt that the Greeks believed Zeus made Athena the Godess of Athens as a present for her birthday. However Athena had to compete with Poseidon to be the God/Godess of Athens.

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Athena won the competition and the people of Athens worshiped her. They even built her a temple called the Parthenon. Our task for the afternoon was to build our own model of the Parthenon. We had to dress as Greek builders and work as a team to construct the model. It was quite tricky and even Mr Little had to join in and give us a hand!

We loved our visit to Weston Park Museum and give it a huge thumbs up!

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Road Safety Week 1

This morning Sapphire Class had our first road safety lesson. Today we learnt how to find a safe place to cross the road, check that it is safe to cross, and finally cross the road safely in a straight line.

It’s really important to practice the skills we have learnt whenever we are crossing roads. We cannot wait for our next road safety session next week, where we will be learning how to cross the road even if there isn’t a safe place to cross.