Stretham Community Primary School


Wren Class

Week beginning 17th January


This week, we have started reading the story of "Oliver Twist" and have been creating diary entries written from Oliver's perspective.  We have also thought about different points of the plot and acted them out using our drama skills.  In Science, we have been looking at States of Matter and measuring the temperature of water in different forms.

Week beginning 10th January


What a busy week we have had this week!  We have finished off our beautiful artwork for the exhibition and we have been exploring vocabulary in our English lessons.  We have created a piece of writing comparing a forest setting to a busy city setting.  In Maths, we have continued to investigate written methods for multiplication.  In Science, we have begun to investigate states of matter and learn the properties of solids, liquids and gases.  We have also been learning about Hindu traditions in R.E and the differences between hamlets, villages, towns and cities in Geography.  In PE, we have been creating a dance routine around the theme of a "super spy".

Spring Term Overviews

Week beginning 3rd January


Welcome back to a new term!  This week, Year 4 have been learning about the life and work of Henri Matisse with Mrs. Krajewski and Year 3 have been learning about Gustav Klimt with Miss Johnson.  We have used the techniques of these great artists to create our own masterpieces and have also written a short biography about their lives.  In Maths, we have been focusing on written methods for calculation.




Week beginning 6th December


This week, we have been looking at the short story "Elf Road" and creating our own imaginative pieces of writing about an incredible, delicious elf feast.  We have been finishing off our wren decorations in DT (sewing).

Week beginning 29th November


This week we have explored tempo and beat in music and listened to the classical piece "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg.  We used different percussion instruments to join in with the composition.


We have continued to learn about Mount Everest and have created our own factfiles about the Himalayan region.

Week beginning 22nd November 2021


This week, we have been exploring Sound in Science lessons, learning about Hinduism, continuing to explore the theme of "Mountains" and having fun with Christmas crafts.

Autumn Term 2021



Autumn 2 Homework - Wrens

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Week beginning Monday 5th November



This week, we have been learning about Firework Night and Guy Fawkes.  We have written poems about Firework Night and created firework pictures.

Week Beginning 18th October 2021

In Maths, we have been learning written methods for addition using a place value grid and counters.

We have been painting our canopic jars in Art this week. We learnt in History that Egyptians liked 'order' so keeping this in mind, we used appropriate colours and patterns to cover our jackals!

Week Beginning 11th October 2021

In English we have been reading Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd Stanton, this is an adventure story where Marcy must rescue her adventurer father. On Friday we began to plan our own story based upon an Egyptian adventure, we will be writing our stories this coming week from our plans.

In our Science lesson this week we worked with our learning partners to match the meanings to words linked to our studies about Food Chains.

Last Friday we began to create our very own Canopic Jars. These jars were first used by the Ancient Egyptians when they mummified the bodies of the dead. The jars were used to store the heart, lungs and brain. First we covered a Pringles tube with Paper Mache and left it to dry. This week we started to paint our jars. Each layer needs to be really dry before we can start the next stage.

Week beginning 4th October 2021

We finished our paintings of harvest vegetables in time for our Harvest Festival. We all enjoyed experimenting with watercolours to recreate a mixture of leeks, pumpkins and squahes.

This week in Science we recreated the processes of the human digestive system. All the children were able to remember the main stages of our digestive system during this fun practical lesson. As you can see from the photos we all had great fun recreating the human digestive system!

Week beginning 27th September 2021

In Art this week we have been using water colours to paint pictures of vegetables in preparation for Harvest. First, we looked at the range of colours we could see and experimented making these different tones and shades in our sketchbook. Next we spent some time drawing a still life scene of different squashes and pumpkins. Finally we got to use the water colour paints! Even though we found some of the work tricky we were all really proud of the finished results.

Week beginning 20th September 2021

Our Science investigation this week looked at the impact of different types of liquids on our teeth.  We used egg shells as they are a close match to the enamel on our teeth. The liquids we used were: orange juice, coca cola, milk, water, orange squash and vinegar. There was quite a lot of noise when the children discovered how these liquids affected the egg shell....

This week we completed our Pharaoh crowns and collars. We used pastels to add our designs to the paper.

Week beginning 13th September 2021

In Maths we continued our learning about place value. We used counters and Dienes to represent 3 and 4 digit numbers.

In Science we planned and carried out a comparative test. We investigated the taste, smell, colour and the toothpaste's ability to scrub! We had lots of fun.

Week beginning 6th September 2021

In our first PE session, our focus was control. We are building on last year's skills and taking these a step further to challenge ourselves!

In Art this week, we have started enlarging our pharaoh hat designs. We used oil pastels for the first time and had a go at smudging! Our fingers got very messy...

Week beginning 30th August 2021

Wren Class should be so proud of how well they have settled into their new classroom and routines! We have enjoyed doing lots of different activities but our favourite was definitely designing our very own Pharaoh hats! We can't wait to make them into a piece of artwork.