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Halam C of E Primary School

Life in all its Fullness


ICT - Using Microsoft Word

Today we have been learning how to use Microsoft Word. We wrote a paragraph and practised changing the font, colour of our text and size. We turned our text bold, underlined and into italics. Using the bullet point button, we created a list, and we also had a go at aligning the text we had written.


In English, we have been reading 'Escape from Pompeii'. We learnt that in Ancient Roman times, children used to play games such as Knucklebones. We collected our 'knucklebones' and played the game. Afterwards, we wrote some instructions to teach other people how to play.

Please find attached our class newsletter for this term. You will be able to see what we are learning about this term and the books we are reading in class.

Christmas craft day

Maple had a fun Christmas craft making day. We wore our Christmas jumpers and made cards and calendars. We will also be making tree decorations. Maple class made an advent calendar and we opened our first box today!

As part of our Ancient Egyptian topic, we worked in small groups to create a design proposal for building a pyramid. We chose the material we would like to use and discussed how we could work as a team to build our pyramid. We spent the afternoon making our pyramids using materials such as clay, lego, cardboard and tin foil. Next, we are going to write instructions on how to build a pyramid.

Apple craft day

To celebrate Apple Day, Maple class had an apple craft afternoon. We used sponges to decorate apples and each wrote a sentence about why we enjoy school. These are going to be turned into bunting. We also used the technique of quilling to decorate apples. Take a look at our fantastic creations.

Ancient Egyptian Day

We had an amazing Ancient Egyptian day in Maple class. It started with us being Howard Carter (complete with a moustache) or Lady Evelyn. We then made salt dough amulets, coloured a death mask, used Hieroglyphics to write our names and made a clay village to take into the Afterlife. Finally, we wrapped a mummy with bandages and covered it in sweet-smelling essential oils before adorning it with lights and having a colourful burial parade. We all had a memorable and fun day!

Year 3 Place value games and investigations

After spending a few weeks learning about place value in Maths, the Year 3's then spent the morning putting their skills to the test by playing place value games and taking part in investigations.

Mental Health Awareness Week - Connecting with Nature

This week has been Mental Health Awareness week and the theme was connecting with nature. In Maple class, we took part in many exciting activities including colour, texture and leaf hunts outside, outdoor guided meditation, games such as animal yoga poses and foxes & rabbits. We also worked in groups to decide which 10 salvaged items we would keep if we were stranded in a forest on a mountain and placed these in order of importance. We spent a lot of time outside to immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of nature.

Skyscraper models

As part of our Geography topic 'Where would you choose to build a city?', we discussed why many cities have skyscrapers and their uses. We then had a go at making our own skyscrapers out of paper and we made them as tall as we could!

Maple Newsletter - Summer 2021

Welcome to Maple Class

Christmas Crafts Day

To start off the countdown until Christmas, the children have had a Christmas Crafts Day. They have loved coming to school in their Christmas jumpers and made some wonderful decorations and cards. We have also made a 'Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar'. The children have written an act of kindness and these are behind the doors with the date's number on. There are two acts of kindness for each day. Today children had to talk to a peer who they don't normally talk to and play with someone at breaktime who they don't normally play with. We have also had lots of Christmas songs on to get us into the Christmas spirit and put our class Christmas tree up. The children will be able to take home all of their wonderful decorations and cards on the last day of term.  

Members of the School Council and Eco Warriors

Remembrance Day 2020

On Remembrance Day, we listened to the story about why we wear a poppy and why people pay their respects on the 11th November. We read the poem 'In Flanders Fields' and wrote our own acrostic poem, using the word REMEMBER. Oak Class did an assembly about Remembrance Day on Teams, which we all watched in our classes. We laid our decorated stones by our memorial after we had our two minute silence.  


Lest we forget.


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