Miss Clarke's Tigers

We promise to try our best and never give up to be the best we can be!

Don't forget to keep practising your spellings and times tables.

Shining Star Award

This award is given to children for trying really hard to improve the presentation of their learning.

Going for Gold medals

 Jude- For his growing confidence and becoming a 'can do' person!

Jamie- For his determination to improve his handwriting! 

Tiger Class News- 21.7.17

Wow! An amazing final two weeks in the Tigers class. The children really have made the final two week wonderful. 

The children all worked incredible to publish their play scripts, which were excellent. They created their own front covers and back cover to make it all very professional. 

The children have continued to create their own board games. They made their own board games and then the children had the opportunity play each others games. 

It has been an excellent final two weeks. 

Thank you so much for all your support throughout the year. Have a lovely summer!

Tigers Class News- 7.7.17

Another packed week of learning for all the children in Tigers class!

In English, the children have been exploring play scripts. They have had the opportunity to perform a play script, which all the children loved. They have started to create toolkits to help them remember all the different features you must include. Towards the end of the week, the children have started to write their own play script linked to the Tin Forest.

In Maths, the children have been revising different properties of shapes. We have investigated different angles. The children have been exploring quadrilaterals and how we can identify them. 

The children have spent some afternoons becoming inventors. They have been designing their own times tables games that they will make next week. 

An excellent week of learning for all children!

Tigers Class News- 30.6.17

A fantastic short week of learning for all the children in Tigers class. As the children were with their new classes we had 3 fun pack days of learning. 

In English, the children edited and published their wonderful rhyming poems. They added illustrations to their poem and Miss Stockwin has turned this into a book for the children to read. 

In Maths, the children revised measure and how to convert. 

On Friday we had an Art morning to finish our lovely Tin Forest art boxes. The children also had the opportunity to make their own Tommy the toucan bird using marshmallows and melted chocolate. The children loved this and especially enjoyed eating them at the end. 

Another wonderful week for all the children in Tigers. 

 

Tigers Class News- 23.6.17

Another wonderful week of learning for all the children in Tigers.

The children have worked extremely hard on publishing their newspaper report. These have been turned into our own class newspaper for the children to read. All the children work incredibly hard and myself and Miss Stockwin were amazed at their final draft!

In Maths, the Tiger children have been revising telling the time. This is something some children find tricky, however with their 'can do' attitude all have taken a step forward in learning how to tell the time. The children also revised how to find equivalent fraction!

The children have really enjoyed their Science this week. They have been learning about electricity, focusing on how to create a working circuit. The children loved making the circuit and enjoyed learning the different symbols to draw a circuit.

A great week of learning for all the Tigers! 

Tigers Class News- 16.06.17

Wow! What a busy week all the children have had!

In English, the children have worked incredibly hard planning and designing their own newspaper article. They have looked closely at how to write a good introducing and how the use columns to present their news paper article. Next week the children will be publishing them in our own class Tiger Times newspaper.

In Maths, the children have been revising time and number factors. They have all worked extremely had problem solving and exploring how to find factors of a number. 

The children have started to create their sculpture ready to be put n their forest boxes. 

The children have explored magnets and some of their properties. 

An amazing week for all children in the Tiger class. 

Tigers Class News- 09.06.2017

Welcome back to all the Tiger children.

The children have come back to school ready to learn and with a positive can do attitude. 

In English, the children have started to explore how to write a newspaper article. They have started to investigated the different feature they need to write a good newspaper report. The children will continue this next week. 

In Maths, the children have been revising perimeter and area. They investigated finding the area and perimeter of rectilinear and some compound shapes. The children also revised how to create balanced sums. 

A fantastic week back!

Tigers Class News- 12.05.17

Another fantastic week of learning for all the Tiger children.

In English, the class started to explore the story ‘Tin Forest’. We have created story map to help us retell the story. The children have tried to emphasis with the different characters in the story. All of this will help the children as we tackle diary writing next week.

In Maths, the children have loved being taught by Miss Stockwin. Our focus this week has been time. The children have been converting times between analogue and digital and 12hr and 24hr clocks. They have been problem solving and took part in a time carousel to help improve their time telling skills.

A fabulous week of learning!

Tigers Class News- 28.4.17

An amazing week for all the children in Tigers.

In English, the children have been learning how to write a good recount. As a class we learnt a text. The children created story maps to help retell the text. They added actions to help them do this. We began to identify the different features and created our own toolkit to help us write a good recount. 

In Maths, the children have been working with Miss Clarke or Mrs Justice. The year 4 children have been exploring decimals. Each child has worked incredibly hard and gained a better understanding of decimals. The year 3 children have been investigating shape and measure. The children found converting between different measure tricky but by the end of the week had gain much more confidence doing it. A great week of Maths learning for all the children. 

The children become recycling experts this week. They worked in teams and create amazing poster to inform people about recycling and what it can do to this planet. 

An awesome week for all children in the Tigers Class. 

Tigers Class News- 21.04.2017

Well what a fast first week back. I can’t quite believe just how much the Tiger children have squeezed into the last three days!!

The children began the week by writing a recount about their favourite day in the Easter holidays. I enjoyed reading them to find out all about what you had all been up to. We started to explore a recount written about a school trip. The children created story maps for this recount and will start to add actions to help them learn the texts.

The children took part in small Maths quizzes. I was impressed with the determination each child demonstrated towards some really tricky questions.

A great first week back for all the children in Tigers class.

Tigers Class News- 31.4.17

What an incredible final week of term for all the children in the Tigers class. 

In English, the children worked amazingly hard to create a final copy of their persuasive advert for their Roman Villa. All the children tried really hard to publish their work and were extremely happy with their final advert.

In Maths, the children revised all the different areas of Maths we have focused on this term. I have amazed at what the children have remember and been able to able to small quizzes they have completed. 

A wonderful week of learning by all the children in Tigers Class. Have a great holiday. See you all in April!

Tigers Class New-24.3.17

Wow! Another amazing week of work for all the children's in the Tigers class.

In English, the children have continued their work on persuasive writing. They have all started to compose their own advert for their Roman villas. The children have challenged themselves to apply all the different features we learn to about to their own writing. 

In Maths, we have been exploring fraction using the bar model. This has been a new way of learning about fraction but all the children have risen to the challenge and have been impressed with all their hard work. 

We had an incredible day when two Roman Soldiers came to visit. The children loved this day and asked lots of great question to extend their own learning. 

Another amazing week for all the children in Tigers!

Tigers Class News- 17.3.17

Another exciting week for all the children in the Tigers Class.

In English, we have started to explore persuasive writing. The children have been introduced to a model advert for a Rustic Roman Villa. They have created story maps and added action to learn the advert. The children have started to investigate the different features of persuasive write and written their own toolkits.

In Maths, we have been focusing on multiplication and division. All the children have attempted to learn how to use ‘bus stop’ to answer division questions. I have been impressed with how all the children have risen to the challenge and tried to ‘be the best they can’.

We have been busy being scientist all week. In the afternoon the children have been learning all about space. The children have amazed me with their knowledge of space. All the children enjoyed a very fun science day on Friday. The whole of KS2 were mixed into different groups where they completed six different exciting experiments!

Another wonderful week of learning!

Tigers Class News- 10.30.2017

Another wonderful week of learning from all the children in Tigers class.

In English, we have continued to edit and publish our stories. I have been blown away with how much effort the children have demonstrated towards their very own stories. The children have typed up their stories and created front covers. The children will be entering these stories into the schools own 500 words competition. 

In Maths, the children have been revising methods of written multiplication. The children have challenged themselves to use reasoning to solve different problems.

.The children have enjoyed their PE lesson this week. The children have been getting ready for the cluster cross country event and have been working on different ways of rolling in gym.

An excellent week of learning!

Tigers Class News- 03.03.2017

The children have had an extremely busy week of learning. 

In English, the children have continued to draft their stories. The children have been revising how to use noun phrases to add more detail to their writing. I have been amazed at the editing that the children have completed. By editing their own work the children have been able to up-level what they have already written. 

In Maths, we focused on addition and subtraction. I have been blown away by the children willingness to challenge themselves. As a class we introduced new challenges that they have to complete. The challenges include the children reasoning and problem solving. 

An excellent week of work!

Tigers Class News 24.2.17

What an amazing first week back for all the children in Tigers! All the children came back to school focused and ready to learn.

In English, the children have worked extremely hard on their story writing. Each day we have looked at a different section of the story and what we need to include to grab the readers attention. The children loved creating their own characters and building stories around that character. 

In Maths, we have been exploring place value. the children have been challenging themselves and each other to try answer and explore harder questions. 

The children have all began to design a Roman Villa. I was very impressed with the detail that the children went into for these design, and I know the are looking forward to building their villas next week!

An amazing first week back. 

Tigers Class News- 10.2.17

Well all the children certainly worked incredibly hard during the last week of term.

In English, the children amazed me with creative diary entries. They had to imagine they were Tranio or Livia and write their thoughts and feeling about watching the volcano erupt.The children amazed me with their ability to step into the role of these different character and write very diary entries. 

In Maths, the children completed some very tricky quizzes. Again the way the children took on this challenging was amazing. 

We finally erupted our volcanoes. I think this was the most exciting part of every child's in Tigers week. The children learnt about irreversible and reversible changes. They had to figure out what different amounts of each ingredient they needed to make their volcano explode.

A fantastic week of learning! 

Tigers Class News- 03/02/17

Wow! What a busy week we have all had! Yet again I have been blown away by all the hard work the children have completed. 
In English, we started to read Escape from the Pompeii. The children worked in pairs to create story maps to retell the story. We will be adding actions using these story maps next week. 
In Maths, the children have been exploring word problems and how to solve them. They have blown me away with there 'can do' attitude towards every challenge they take. 
We have been practising creating pointillism painting. The children have loved this style of painting and have created their own amazing paintings in this style! 
Another amazing week from all the children. 

Tigers Class News- 27.01.17

Wow! This week has certainly flown by. The children have been extremely busy this week and have impressed me with their 'can do' attitudes.

In English, the children have started to created their final draft of their non-chronological report. I have been impressed with how the children have organised their work in order to grab the readers attention. 

In Maths, we have been studying extreme weathers and creating frequency chart to show tornadoes across American in 2017. The children then displayed this information in bar graphs. 

We have finished painting our volcanoes ready to learn about erupting volcanoes. The children loved learning a dance to Pompeii and I'm excited to see the action they add to their own section of the dance next week. 

An excellent week of learning by all the children! 

Tigers Class News- 20.01.17

Another amazing week for all the children in Tigers Class!

In English, we have been exploring the different features of non-chronological reports and practising applying the different features to our writing. We have also started our research to answer key question the children created about volcanoes. 

In Maths, The children have been investigating perimeter and area. I have been amazed by the 'can do' attitudes of all the children as they took all on all challenges set with a massive smile on their face.

We had another Friday messy afternoon when the children were able to paint their amazing volcanoes.

A wonderful week for everyone in Tigers class. 

Tigers Class News- 13.1.17

 An amazing first week back for all the children in Tigers Class.

In English, the children learnt a poem and recited after they had added action to it. The children amazed me with their creativity. The video of their poem is underneath. They then wrote their own volcano poem. All the children were able to use metaphors and similes within their work

In Maths, the children children explored rounding. Most children tried rounding decimal! I was blown with the children's extermination to challenge themselves.

We ended the week making modroc volcanoes. An amazing, creative, messy way to finish the week!

An amazing first week back.

Tigers Class News- 16.1216

 Wow! What a busy week we have had. The children have worked amazing hard all week.

The beginning of the week was focused around the children's impressive performance. Each child bought something special to the stage and I have been blown away by how determined the children were to make this a wonderful show. Thank you to all how came and supported the children.

We have been in full Christmas mode this week. The children took part in decoration day which was enjoyed by all. They moved round the different classes creating cards, stocking and snowmen pompoms that all will be making their way home soon.

Another wonderful week for all the children! 

Tigers Class News- 09.12.16

Another amazing week for all the children in the class.

We have been very busy with rehearsal for our Christmas production this week. I have been very impressed with how determined the children have been to learn their lines and add dance moves to all the different songs. I am sure everyone that comes to see it will be impressed by what the children have achieved.

In English, the children have revisited letters in a ‘show me what you know’ task and have written letters to Father Christmas to tell him why they deserve to be on the nice list. The children remembered lots of different features of letter writing and had some very interesting reason for being on the nice list.

In Maths, they revised written methods for addition and have started to investigate adding near multiples of 10. All children tried their best to be the best they can be!

An excellent week of work for all the children in Tigers Class!

Tigers Class News- 02.12.16

Another amazing week for all the children in the Tigers class!

In English, the children became authors and have written their own versions of a short film called 'The Lighthouse'. I was very impressed with the description each child used in their writing. The children then went on to write alternative endings to the Wolves in the Wall. We had all sorts of different animals creeping out the walls of Bugbrooke!

In Maths, the children have been exploring fractions. We investigated how to find quantities of fractions and equivalent fractions. The children were very focused and impressed me with their perseverance towards fractions.

We have been hard at work rehearsing for our Christmas production.

An incredible week of learning for all the children.

Tigers Class News- 25.11.16

Another wonderful week of learning for all the children in Tigers.

We had a very exciting start to the week when the children received a letter from the badgers that have been hiding in the walls of Bugbrooke School. The badgers had left our classroom in a bit of a mess but the children soon tidied to keep Mr Ford happy.

We then explored different types of letter, and the children were able to reply to the badgers in the wall.

In Maths, the children revised different method for multiplication and division. I was amazed at the how the children worked through the different challenges set for them.

Another amazing week of learning for all the children in Tigers!!

Tigers Class News- 18.11.2016

An incredible week of learning for all the children in Miss Clarke’s class.

In English we have continued our work on Wolves in the Wall. The children have been using onomatopoeia to help them write descriptive paragraphs. They have also been exploring how to change verbs into nouns. I have been amazed by how each child has taken on the challenge even though some found it very difficult.

In Maths, the children have revising how to double and half a number. They have be investigating number families and how we can make links between different numbers.

 The children have loved learning how to play sitting down volleyball in PE and how to apply these skills to a game.

A brilliant week of learning for all the children in the Tigers Class!

Tigers Class News- 11.11.16

Well we have certainly had a busy first full week back!

In English, we have continued to explore ‘Wolves in the Walls’! The children have absolutely loved delving deeper into the story and are now starting to think about the different emotion the characters had during the story. The children worked in groups to create soundscapes. They used body percussion and objects around the classroom to create a soundscape. Each group had to pick a narrator that would retell a passage from the story.

Ever group worked extremely hard and create a very atmospheric feel to their re-telling of the story.

In Maths, we have been revising different methods for multiplication and division! The children have impressed me with their ‘can do’ attitude towards some really difficult Maths. We have also investigated how we can apply the written methods to different word problems.

A fabulous week of learning for all the Tigers!  

Tigers Class News- 04.11.16

An amazing first week for all the children in Tigers. I have been very impressed with how the children have come back to school ready to learn!

In English, we have started to explore the story ‘Wolves in the Wall’. The children loved listening! We then worked in groups to think of words to describe the different characters appearances and personalities in the story.

In Maths, we have been investigating place value. The children worked on ordering and comparing numbers, the value of each digit in number, working backwards through zero including minus numbers and writing numerals as words.

In other areas we have begun to explore habitats for different animals. We also explored teeth and their different names and uses.

A wonderful week for all the children in Tigers!

Tiger Class News- 21.10.16

An amazing last week of term for all the children.

In English, the children finished writing their imaginary biography. They edited their own and each other work. They have all created a wonderful A3 poster with amazing illustrations and information about the BFG’s life.

In Maths, the children have been applying their knowledge of all four operations to different maths investigation. I have been amazed by the children positive attitudes to facing difficult maths challenges and the determination to complete the challenges.

A wonderful last week of term for all the children.

Tigers Class News- 14.10.16

Wow! We certainly have had a busy week.

In English, we have continued our work on the BFG, we have started to explore how to write an imaginary biography for the Big Friendly Giant. The children have focus on writing their introduction and about the BFG’s young life. The children have love creating a background story for one of their favourite characters.

In Maths the children have been exploring shape. We started the week with a shape investigation. The children used iPad to hunt for different 2D and 3D shapes around the school. They created presentations to show what they knew all the different properties of the shape. We also explored symmetry and angles in different shapes.

We had our very first class assembly. The children worked together to create a wonderful assembly that was enjoyed by everyone in the school.

Another wonderful week in Tigers!

Tigers Class News- 07.10.16 

What another amazing week of learning for all the children in Tigers!

In English, we continued our work on the BFG. The children then used their amazing imaginations to create their own stories. The children had to think about the different descriptive methods we have been working on and apply this to their stories.

In Maths, we have been exploring money this week. The children have amazed me with their determination to keep on going even when finding something difficult.

Another wonderful week of learning Tigers!

Tiger Class News- 30.9.16

This week the Tigers have definitely come together and have proven they have all stepped up to the new challenges of year 3 and 4.

In Maths, the children have continued their work on written methods for addition and subtraction. I have been very impressed with how the children have persevered even when they thought they couldn’t do it. By the end of the week I can happily same that all the children have now attempted to use long addition or subtraction to answer a number sentence.

In English, we have continued to explore the BFG. The children have loved creating their own characters. They have practised using similes and amazing adjectives to really wow the reader.

 

Another wonderful week of learning for all the children in Tigers!

Tiger Class News- 23.9.16

Another incredible week of learning for all the children in the Tiger class.

We have been extremely busy this week and the children have amazed me with their determination to complete tasks.

In Maths, we have started to revise the different method we know for addition and subtraction. The children have pushed themselves to start work with bigger number and also numbers including decimals.

In English, the children have continued their work on the BFG. This week have been writing descriptive instructions about making their favourite dreams. The children wowed me with the similes they included in their work!

 

An excellent week of work for all the Tigers!

Tigers Class News 16.09.16

The children started their second week back at school focused and ready to learn!

I have been super impressed with the drive and determination they have shown towards their English work this week. We have been exploring how we can use similes and metaphors to improve our descriptive writing.

In Maths, the children have been revising place value. The children have been comparing numbers and learning how to order number in different ways. They have also been trying to solve place value investigations using clues. The children worked well in groups and independently to complete task that had been set.

On Wednesday the children went on a school trip to the shoe museum. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and had lots of fun whilst learning. The children took part in two different workshops and then had the opportunity to explore the different shoes in the museum!

Another excellent week of learning. Well done to everyone!

Tigers Class News- 09.09.16

 Welcome back to a new school year Tigers.

I have been so impressed with all the children in our class. Everyone has come back to school with a positive attitude and ready to learn.

We have had an extremely busy first week back.

We started to the week by creating our classroom promise. The children worked together to decide the six rules that the children must follow in our class. 

We introduce Dojo's to the children. This is a new reward program where the children are given points that link to our classroom promise and school values. The children have loved being rewarded points and have even started to highlight positive behaviour shown by other members of the class that they think should be rewarded. 

The children have impressed me with their attitude to starting English and Maths after the summer holidays.

In English, the children have written wonderful descriptions about some special shoes that arrived at school. They have also written short stories which I am looking forward to reading.

In Maths, the children have been using their investigation skills to solve different problems I have given them. 

An impressive first week back for all the children in the Tiger class!

How can you help:                      

Changing library books - the children need to change their library books independently, so please encourage them to do this either before or after school! These can be changed every day!

PE Kits -we have PE sessions twice a week. Please make sure your children have a named PE kit in school. Also, as the weather gets colder, please ensure the children have long sleeves and tracksuits bottoms for outdoor sessions.

Helping in class - we always appreciate any time you can offer in school to help us in our learning in lots of different ways. Come and speak to us about when you would be able to help.