Saturday, 27 October 2012

Grammar Trees!

Have you played our new game?

We have been learning what verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns are.


Verbs are DOING words. Eg. walking.
Adverbs tell us HOW something is done (they often end in -ly). Eg. slowly.
Nouns are things, people or places. Eg. table.
Adjectives are DESCRIBING words. Eg. beautiful.

Can you suggest a verb, adverb, noun or adjective to add to a tree in our grammar forest?

You must tell me which type of word it is! For example; noun = book.

A New Game for Half Term!

This is a great game all about verbs and adverbs. We have been discussing verbs and adverbs when we play 'Teach Your Monster to Read'.

Remember a verb is a DOING word. An adverb tells us HOW something was done (they often end in -ly).

I have just played this game and it made me laugh a lot! It's a very funny (and fun!) game- enjoy!


The winners of our first Banned Words Challenge are: Aoife and Eliska! Congratualtions girls!

Very bright, stands out at night,
Things go in but it's not a bin,
At the end of the week a man comes and opens it,
It's good that all the mail can fit!
A deep crimson cylinder with a black bottom and a slot where your mail goes.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Banned Words Challenge! Closing Soon!

Remember that the BANNED WORDS CHALLENGE will be closing on Thursday! If you want to be in with a chance of winning 2 Class Dojo points, you need to write a super description of a post box without using the words post, box, red or letter.

Good luck!

Click here to go to the competition page!

Rocks and Soils

As we are coming to the end of our Rocks and Soils topic, why not try out this game to test your knowledge? It's fun!

Let me know how you get on!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Drapo Flags

This half term, as part of our Haiti topic, we have been learning about the Haitian art of Drapo flags. We enjoyed looking at these beautiful sequinned flags and finding shapes and designs that we liked. We looked particularly at flags made by an artist called Georges Valris.

We then worked in groups to design our own Drapo flags. The designs were drawn carefully onto our flag material.


This week, we painted our flags as a group.

Yesterday, we used needles and thread to sew on sequins to embellish our flags. We loved the sequins on the real Drapo flags and wanted to make ours look sparkly and special too.

Next week, we will add our finishing touches ahead of the Celebration Procession with the whole school on Thursday.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Our Writing About Haiti

I have added some samples of the children's excellent writing from this half term to our Haiti page.

Take a look! These are just a few of the many pieces of great writing about Haiti that the children have created this half term.

Leave a comment to tell them what you like about their work.
Click here to read them.

Monday, 15 October 2012

How to Comment on Our Blog

How to Comment on Our Blog

1. First, you go to the bottom of the post.

2. Then you click ‘Comments’.

3. Next, you type your comment in the white box.

4. Then, click the arrow next to ‘edit’ and choose ‘Name/URL’.

5. Next, type your first name only.

6. Click ‘Continue’.

7. Then click ‘Publish’.

8. It is sent to Miss Benn, who decides whether it can be published.

Top Tips!

Don’t write anything silly or offensive. Spell words correctly and check your punctuation.

By; Jonathan, Chelsea, Thalia, Nathan, Caitlin and Rhiannon

Banned Words Challenge!

Your new mission, should you choose to accept it, is to describe a post box.
HOWEVER... to make it tricky, you may not use any of the following words:


Add your description below as a comment! Good luck!

Saturday, 13 October 2012


Let's practise what we have discovered this week about shapes!

This is a fun game that requires you to use your knowledge of 3D shapes.


Have you seen our new page? Click here to read about our Haiti topic! See our story maps and our earthquake shelters- we will be adding more soon!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

A Rainy Day

In our Challenge Books, we wrote some exciting sentences about a rainy day.

We improved this boring sentence:

The rain hit the roof.

Add your best super sentence below as a comment. You could also say what you like about other children's super sentences. Remember to be positive!

Super Sentences!

We have been writing super sentences!

What must we include to make our writing exciting and interesting? Write your answer as a comment below.

Here is a fantastic game all about sentences:

Monday, 8 October 2012


 Welcome to St. George's Class Blog!

This is our first experiment with blogging in our Year 3 and 4 class. We hope you enjoy reading and commenting- please remember to follow our important rules. If you have any questions about the blog, please come and ask Miss Benn. I am very excited about our new project and would love to talk to you about it!

Everyone is welcome to contribute to the blog as long as they follow our blogging rules:


Only use your first name – no surnames- this includes children AND PARENTS
Keep safe don’t reveal any personal information, such as your telephone number, email address or home address.
Never arrange to meet up with anyone over the internet.
Write in good English – use full sentences including correct punctuation.
Be polite - Don’t post anything that could hurt anyone.
Always show respect – be POSITIVE if you are going comment.


Parents who leave comments are asked to use their first name only so as not to identify their child. Or post comments as “Charlie’s Mum” or “Gertie’s Grandfather”.