Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

This half term we have been learning all about the seaside. We used a technique called collage to create our favourite seaside.

In Pearl class, we like to visit the seaside at Cleethorpes, Skegness and Bridlington.

Our favourite things to do at the seaside are: riding on the donkeys, building sandcastles on the beach, eating ice cream and paddling in the water.

Do you like our seaside collages?

Can you spot anything from your favourite seaside on there?

Moving to Year 3

Over the past few weeks, we have been having a taster of what it is going to be like in Y3. We are moving up into Aquamarine Class in Y3 and our new teacher is Miss Croxall. Our new teaching assistant is going to be Miss Beckingham.

Lots of things are going to be different next year. We will have a different classroom, a different cloakroom to put our things away in and different toilets to use but most of all, we have to go up some stairs to get to our new classroom.

Click here to check out Aquamarine class blog here to find out what they have been up to this year. All the exciting learning that we will do in Y3 will be on this blog too.

We are very excited to becoming Y3s but we will miss Miss Varley and Miss Morris.

The final piece of homework given is to be completed over the holidays. Can you do any of the things on the list below? Send some photographs and a message to Miss Croxall to let her know all of the fun things that get up to in the holidays.

They could be:

  • Ride a bike in the sunshine
  • Visit the seaside and look at how it different to Manor Top
  • Go in the garden on a bug hunt.
  • Visit the library and take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Click here for more information.
  • Eat an ice cream with your friends
  • Have a sleepover
  • Eat a picnic in the park

Any photographs or messages can be sent to aquamarine@princeedward.sheffield.sch.uk


Superstar Writer of the Week

This week’s Superstar Writer of the Week is…

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All of the adults in Pearl class have been blown away by your writing this week. You make sure that your handwriting is neat, you can read your writing back to check and edit it and it is packed full of interesting vocabulary and sentence types to add excitement to your writing. Fantastic effort – Y3 are lucky to have you!

Gymnastics with Rachael

As a special treat, we got the opportunity to have an extra gymnastics session with Rachael. We asked us what we could remember about gymnastics from our last session with her and she was super impressed with what we were able to remember.


Our first job of the morning was to learn how to do a headstand safely.

Can you remember what Rachael said? Which 2D shape did we have to remember? 

We had to balance very carefully on our heads and see how still we could be, without falling over.


Our next job was to practise making a bridge with our bodies.


Finally we had a go at just balancing on our hands. This was called a frog balance.


Thank you for spending time with us this year Rachael. We have loved learning gymnastics with you.

Kandinsky Inspired Art

This half term we have been learning all about colour. We know that the primary colours are red, blue and yellow.

We used the primary colours to help us to make new colours. They are called secondary colours.

Red + Blue = Purple

Blue + Yellow = Green

Yellow + Red = Orange

We also found out that we can make other new colours

Red + Yellow + Blue = Brown

Red + White = Pink

Black + White = Grey

We can make lighter colours by adding white to them and darker colours by adding black to them.

One artist that we have looked at was Kandinsky. He was born in 1866 in Russia and originally trained to be a lawyer. Soon he realised that he didn’t want to be a lawyer anymore and wanted to be an artist.


He specialises in a form of art called Abstract art. This is when art is more focused on form and colour rather than physical objects.

Here are some of his more famous abstract paintings.

How do they make you feel when you look at them?

What can you see? 

What do they make you think of? 

We decided that we would like to create our own piece of Kandinsky inspired art after we looked at the painting ‘Squares with Concentric Circles’.


We loved looking at all of the bright colours and how some of them contrasted with each other.

Have a look at what we created in class… What do you think?

Y2 Class Assembly

This week we had our class assembly and this was our chance to tell our grown ups and the rest of the school what we have been learning about this year.


This was our chance to sing some of our favourite songs and tell everyone about our fabulous trip to Whirlow Hall Farm. Click here to see the original post.

Thank you to all of our grown ups for coming to watch us.