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Welcome to Year 4!

 

Hi Year 4,

 

It's the summer term! Hasn't time flown! 

Miss Jones, Miss Dukes, Mrs Leadbeater, Mr Preece and Mrs Shaw have been the staff leading our exciting learning journey. We'll be posting examples on this page of all of your amazing work and we'll also be adding some special links and treats to interesting things... watch this space! Also, check back here for your weekly spelling...

 

Just a reminder for P.E:

Class 9 - Wednesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)

Class 10 - Wednesday (indoor) and Monday - Swimming 

Children can leave their P.E kits in school between lessons. They should be stored correctly and safely in their individual lockers. 

Lockers are also there to store lunch boxes. They are not lockable so please encourage children to avoid using them to store valuables. Anything valuable can be kept in the school office until the end of the day. 

 

Homework : Spellings and TTRS set on a Monday. 

If there's anything at all we can do to help, just pop and see us.

 

Miss Jones, Miss Dukes , Mrs Leadbeater, Mr Preece  and Mrs Shaw!

This half term, Class 9 have been asked by a local artist to create a portrait of the Queen to celebrate the upcoming Jubilee. We have had great fun expressing our creativity and using different mediums to create our showstoppers. Adults and children alike are invited to see their hard work exhibited to the public at the event taking place at the end of May.

Please find the flyer below that outlines the details of the event. 

Spellings to learn - WB 16.05.22

 

angrily

gently

frantically

busily

simply

magically

uneasily

humbly

dramatically

steadily

Reading for Pleasure

Check out some of our reading books we have enjoyed so far! 

Spellings to learn - WB 09.05.22

 

unacceptable

disadvantage

incapable

reappear

subheading

interaction

supernatural

antisocial

automatic

unrealistic

Spellings to learn - WB 03.05.22

 

various

previous

famous

serious

obvious

enormous

religious

numerous

dangerous

ridiculous

Spellings to learn - WB 25.04.22

 

continue

experiment

favourite

important

minute

occasionally

probably

question

sentence

strength

Spellings to learn - WB 04.04.22

 

experience

experiment

guide

increase

knowledge

natural

occasionally

particular

possible

though

Spellings to learn - WB 28.03.22

 

collision

confusion

decision

diversion

division

erosion

explosion

invasion

television

permission  

Spellings to learn - WB 21.03.22

 

science

crescent

discipline

fascinate

scent

scissors

ascent

descent

scientist

scenery  

Spellings to learn - WB 14.03.22

 

continue

decide

eight

guide

height

opposite

probably

therefore

thought

through  

Spellings to learn - WB 07.03.22

 

physician

optician

musician

attention

comprehension

extension

magician

intention

beautician

technician  

Spellings to learn - WB 14.02.22

 

antiseptic

anticlockwise

antisocial

antidote

antibiotic

antivenom

anti-ageing

antifreeze

antiperspirant

antigravity  

Spellings to learn - WB 07.02.22

 

although

busy

decide

describe

different

enough

favourite

minute

probably 

separate  

Spellings to learn - WB 24.01.22 (Class 9)

 

scene

seen

pair

pear

weather

whether

ball

bawl

mail 

male

Spellings to learn - WB 24.01.22 (Class 10)

 

girls'
boys'
babies'
parents'
teachers'
women's
men's
children's
people's
mice's

Spellings to learn - WB 17.01.22

 

literature
mature
mixture
manufacture
miniature
moisture
posture
sculpture
signature
temperature

Spellings to learn - WB 10.01.22

 

guitar
guarantee
guess
guilty
guest
guardian
guard
guinea pig
guide
guava

Spellings to learn - WB 13.12.21

 

enough
young
touch
double
trouble
country
courage
rough
tough
cousin

Music: Reggae

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In Music, we have been learning about Reggae music. We have learnt about the history of this music genre and how it has developed and influenced other artists. We have focused on the artist, Bob Marley. We have been learning one of his famous songs, 'Three Little Birds'. 

Spellings to learn - WB 06.12.21

 

chef
machine
brochure
charade
crochet
parachute
chalet
chute
moustache
ricochet

Spanish

In Spanish, we have been learning how to greet each other. We have learnt how to introduce ourselves, ask someone their name, numbers from 10-20 and how to tell someone our age!

In Art, we have been learning all about Dali and his surreal art style. We explored one of his paintings and created our own versions using paint.

Spellings to learn - WB 29.11.21

 

vein
they
neighbour
eighteen
obey
reign
weight
reindeer
survey
prey

Spellings to learn - WB 15.11.21

 

illegal
irreversible
immature
impossible
incapable
inefficient
inadequate
inexpensive
immortal
illegible

Spellings to learn - WB 8.11.21

 

brake
break
grate
great
eight
ate
weight
wait

son
sun

Spellings to learn - WB 01.11.21

 

slowly
really
quickly
proudly
mainly
calmly
exactly
bravely
cleverly
usually

Celebrating our Autumn 1 Scrapbook

We finished our chocolate bar wrappers this week, thinking about the appeal of the wrapper and our target consumers.  

Spellings to learn - WB 18.10.21

 

too
are
children
said
they
some
there
were
what
when

Spellings to learn - WB 11.10.21

 

spider's
cat's
man's
woman's
girl's
boy's
Wednesbury's
London's
England's
Varjak's

In Science, we have been learning all about teeth and our digestive system. We demonstrated how our food is mixed together and travels through the digestive system so we can absorb what we need to help our bodies function and stay healthy. We used breakfast cereal, milk, orange juice and fruit. We mixed them together before using tights to act as our digestive system! It was fun and very messy!

Music

We began our topic by listening to 'Winter' by the Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi. We researched his life and talked about the poems that he wrote to go along with his 'Four Seasons' concertos. Whilst listening to the piece, we collected winter themed vocabulary to create our own winter poem to match the music. We then wrote our own versions! 

Computing

This half term, we have been focusing on E-Safety. We discussed how we use the internet and why it is such a fantastic tool! We then looked at who we would speak to if we experienced anything online that worried us. We then watched a video about cyber-bullying between 3 characters. We discussed each character's actions and decided what could be done to correct the situation.

Spellings to learn - WB 04.10.21

 

dropping
dropped
bigger
biggest
stopping
stopped
grabbed
grabbing
beginning
running

Spellings to learn - WB 27.09.21

 

treasure
measure
pleasure
enclosure
leisure
pressure
exposure
reassure

unsure
ensure

Spellings to learn - WB 20.09.21

 

brake
break
grate
great
eight
ate
weight
wait

son
sun

 

Spellings to learn - WB 13.09.21

 

enough
promise
important
heard
minute
often
perhaps
remember
favourite
different

strongly
strangely
instantly
currently
properly
suddenly
certainly
mostly
finally
quietly

SUMMER SCRAPBOOK!

17.06.21: Computing

We began our new topic by discussing how computers turn information into code in order to send it across the internet. The less complex the code, the faster it is to send information. Many ancient cultures, including the Aztecs, used drums to send messages across long distances. In pairs, we communicated code words using claps and drums using the letter and number decipher grid above. 

In line with our Water Transportation topic, we became human models of plants and used post-it notes to label the structure. We then described the journey of water through the plant using key vocabulary such as 'absorb' and 'evaporation'.

19.5.21: English

In English this week, Year 4 have been writing a slow piece, creating a formal letter based on our book, Quest. After completing our piece of writing, we published them to display in school. 

10.5.21 Music

We worked in groups to learn and practise basic notation and chords for Hot Cross Buns. In pairs, we took it in turns to try right hand chords then left hand notation. 

06.05.21 History

During our History lessons, we have been learning all about World War II. We have discussed how it began and made links to World War I. As a class, we listened to Neville Chamberlain's 1939 radio broadcast announcing Britain had declared war on Germany and discussed how we would have felt if we had been there to hear it. Following the lesson, one of our pupils very kindly brought in some wonderful artefacts from the war that belonged to his great-great grandfather, including his RAF service book, newspapers and amazing medals!

27.04.21: Science

In Science we have been exploring the classification of vertebrates. We looked at what makes a mammal a mammal, an amphibian an amphibian etc. Check out how we classified them! 

21.04.21: Art

In Art we have begun our new topic: Photography! 

 

These are some of our  examples of 'cold pieces' taken at the start of our topic. We will be learning lots of photography skills over the course of the half term - building up to our 'final piece'.

Easter Crafts: 01.03.21

During our last day of Spring 1, we got crafty! We created 3D Easter eggs to hang up in our classroom and challenged ourselves to try a bit of a traditional paper craft, origami! We made Easter bunnies and chicks!

 

Happy Easter from Year 4! 

African Singing Traditions

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Class 10 have been practising an African song, practising our singing and performance skills. We even added in some percussion instruments!

24.03.21: Art

During this half term, we looked at the artistic styles of David Hockney. We looked at different examples of his artwork, focusing on the different block colours, contrasting patterns and vanishing point. We sketched our ideas before using water colours to finish our pieces.

22.03.21: DT

In today's lesson, we designed a variety of light box signs that you would see in restaurants. We looked at some examples online and shared some ideas and thoughts. We talked about using negative space and whether we should block out or illuminate the letters. 

16.03.21: Science

For our science topic this half term, we have been learning about states of matter. Following a lesson discussing and exploring key vocabulary (such as evaporation, condensation and precipitation), we set up an observational experiment. We wanted to see if there was a difference in the rate of evaporation between salt water and fresh water. Check out our results so far: which do you think will be the quickest to evaporate and why?

26.02.21 Free Choice Friday

Wow Work: W/C 22.02.21

12.02.21 Free Choice Friday

05.02.21 Free Choice Friday

29.01.21 Free Choice Friday

Building Snowmen!

22.01.21 Free Choice Friday

15.01.21 Free Choice Friday

08.01.21: Free Choice Friday

WB 7/12/20

In DT this week, we created our moving books! 

We based our book on our Reading Spine, ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’. We used some of the moving mechanisms to add depth to the book, including a window to reveal a picture, a concertina for the dragon to spring out of the book and a wheel to show the dragon flying in circles.

WB 30/11/20

RE/D&T

To practise preparing for our moving books, we linked our skills to RE, creating a pop up Christingle! We folded card to create a 3D, foldable orange and inserted a moving candle in the centre.To practise preparing for our moving books, we linked our skills to RE, creating a pop up Christingle! We folded card to create a 3D, foldable orange and inserted a moving candle in the centre.

Maths

This week, we learnt all about equivalent fractions. We used our journal skills to show how fractions can be equivalent to each other, and also used our multiplication tables to recognise other equivalent fractions.

Maths

This week, we learnt about tenths as fractions and decimals. We revisited place value and learnt about the tenth place and decimal point. We compared tenths as fractions and decimals and demonstrated our understanding using our journal skills.
WB 23/11/20

Science

In Science this week, we explored the question 'Which type of material is best at completing the gap

in the circuit?' We discussed what conductors and insulators are and chose different materials to test to see which would complete the circuit. We made our predictions and then tested plastic, wood, paper and metal. We discovered that plastic, wood and paper were insulators and metal is a conductor of electricity.

In DT this week, we created different prototypes of moving mechanisms we could use for our moving books.
WB 2/11/20
In DT this week, we explored different moving books in preparation for our DT project. We looked at how different images are revealed in different ways and got inspiration for our own moving books.
WB 12/10/20

In DT this week, we created our chocolate boxes that we had designed for different target markets. We had previously looked at different chocolate packages, discussing the fonts, designs, colours and other ways in which they attract a buyer's attention. Each child was given a target market to design their chocolate package for, using current packages as inspiration!

WB 05/10/20

In Science this week, we continued to discuss the effect sugar can have on our teeth. We talked about the importance of brushing our teeth and visiting the dentist! 

We decided to test a variety of popular drinks to see which one is the healthiest to drink. We used dirty coins as a substitute for teeth and covered each coin in a different drink: orange juice, water, energy drink, cola and sugar free fizzy drink. We will observe to see what happens to each coin after being submerged in each drink.

We needed to ensure that our test was fair, so we used the same type of coin in each drink, carefully measured 150ml of each liquid and stored the drinks in the same place.

English - Class 9

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In English this week we have been exploring poetry. Check out one of Class 9's performances of Please Mrs Butler!

 

 

... and the Oscar goes to....

English - Class 10

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In English this week, we have been exploring poetry. Check out one of Class 10's performances, using Makaton!
WB 28.09.20
We have linked Art and History this week by looking at cave paintings from the Stone Age and their historical value. We used charcoal in Art to have a go at drawing our own cave paintings.

French

In French this week we have been learning the days of the week.....

 

We practised each day French, looking for clues and ways to help us remember them individually. We then challenged ourselves to see which pair could order the days the quickest! Fantastique!

Music

In Music this week we have been using pitched instruments to accompany a beat....

 

We began by creating the sound of dripping icicles (Vivaldi's 'Winter') by "sending" a clap around the room. We then revisited the 8 beat pattern that we practised last week. We then introduced xylophones to accompany the beats to add layers to our composition.

In Science this week, we looked at carrying out a scientific enquiry.....

 

As part of our 'Digestive System and Teeth' topic, we were learning about our teeth; how they are different and what is their purpose. We then discussed why it is important to look after your teeth. We decided to set up and enquiry to see how fizzy drinks can affect our teeth.

 

We used an egg shell to represent a tooth and left it in cola. We made a prediction about what the cola would do to the shell. Each morning, we have looked at the egg to see if we notice changes made to the egg shell's appearance and texture. 

WB 21.09.20

Music

In Music this week we have transformed ourselves to be at one with nature...

 

Vivaldi's 'Winter', from the Four Seasons, gave us the opportunity to count in beats of eight - striking a new pose on the first beat of each count. The Violin represented the harsh wind, so we swayed and flowed in each direction to represent this. 

WB 14.09.20

Maths

We have been diving back into our quick recall of maths times table facts in Year 4! 

One Book, One School

 

The Tin Forest

For our first full week, we delved into the wonderful world of The Tin Forest; exploring in both artistic and literary ways. 

Class 9 Display

Printing Bubble Wrap Trees

Carbon Copy

Leaf Rubbing

Home Learning Friday 18th September 2020

Home Learning Friday 11th September

Home Learning Friday 4th September

Summer 2 Week 7

Thursday 16th July

Today we have set an English task, a PSHE task and a  Reading Challenge task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 34

PSHE

You may wish to complete this task before completing the English task as it will help you when writing a letter to your new teacher.

English

Write a letter to your new teacher telling them all about you and what your hopes are for next year. You may use any of the ideas from the transition booklet. There are some letter formats to use or you could write your own or even create a video letter talking to your new teacher.

Reading Challenge

Create your own Book Quiz. You can write out the questions; create your own Kahoot quiz; or even create a PowerPoint quiz. Below are some examples of Kahoot book quizzes you could complete.

Remember to send us your quiz and challenge either Miss Markham-Randall or Miss Robinson to answer all the questions correctly.

I have challenged you to complete the following Kahoot book quizzes:

Go to Kahoot, enter the pin and then you can start the quiz. Good Luck x

Wednesday 15th July

Today we have set a Maths task, a Science task and Reading task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 33

 

Maths

Work through the 'Hello Year 5' transition booklet at best you can. If you don't have access to a printer, try to write your answers on paper where possible. Answers are provided.

Reading
Science

Tuesday 14th July

Today we have set an English task, a Geography task and Reading task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 32

English

Complete the different summer activities using your punctuation, grammar and spelling skills. Either complete the work on the worksheets or on paper if you don't have access to a printer.

Reading Challenge

Monday 13th July

Today we have set a Maths task, an Art task and Reading task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 31

 

Maths

Complete this Maths activity to work out the culprit of the melted ice cream! Either complete the work on the worksheets or on paper if you don't have access to a printer.

Reading

Here's the template of the guided reading dice for you to print off and use to create a reading journal about your current book. If you don't have access to a printer, just pick a couple of different tasks from the template to complete instead.

Examples of Year 4's Reading Challenges from today

Art

Examples of Year 4's art work - can you guess our expressions (emotions)?

Summer 2 Week 6

Friday 10th July

Today we have set an English task, a  Maths task and a DT task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 30

Editing Station Cards - you do not have to use them all

Children's finished stories

DT

Design a dip for your teachers. First read their preferences then decide what would be the best dip and dippers for them.

Children's Dip designs

Thursday 9th July

Today we have set a Maths task, a Reading Challenge task and a Music task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 29

 

Maths

Complete the Maths arithmetic test as best you can - try to do the work yourself, but if you are really stuck with something you can ask an adult for help. If you don't have access to a printer, just open up the Word document and either add your answers in with a text box, or write your answers onto a sheet of paper.

Reading

Music

Year 4's Musical instruments

Year 4 Bubble Music Band

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In school during the afternoon we have been watching the movie Inside Out and completing the activity about the emotions and memories. This links to our PSHE work. Below are the sheets if you want to have a go at the activity at home.

Wednesday 8th July

Today we have set an English task, a Reading Challenge task and a Science task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 28

English Resources

Examples of Year 4's Fables

Reading Challenge - choose 1 to complete

Oxygen and Burning experiment

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Here is the experiment carried out by Miss Markham-Randall. Watch for the results, if you cannot carry out the experiment yourself.

Emily and Harry carrying out the experiment

Tuesday 7th July

Today we have set a Maths task, a Reading Challenge task and a PSHE task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 27

 

Maths

Complete the Maths reasoning and fluency test as best you can - try to do the work yourself, but if you are really stuck with something you can ask an adult for help. If you don't have access to a printer, just open up the Word document and either add your answers in with a text box, or write your answers onto a sheet of paper.

Reading
PSHE

Examples of Year 4's PSHE work

Monday 6th July

Today we have set an English task, a Reading Challenge task and a History task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 26

Examples of Year 4's Fable Plans

Reading Challenge

Choose one of the author 10 minute challenges to complete from this website:

Authorfy

Battle of Trafalgar information
Battle of Waterloo information
World War II information

Examples of Year 4's history work

Summer 2 Week 5

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 5 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Class 10

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

 

 

Summer 2 Week 4

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 4 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Class 10

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Summer 2 Week 3

Daily Tasks

School looks and feels very different right now. Here is a short video showing what our day looks like. 

Year 4 Bubble - our new normal school day

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Miss Markham-Randall's guide to creating a New Normal video using iMovie

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Summer 2 Week 3 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Class 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Thursday 18th June Assembly

Today in school, we watched a very special assembly from Oak National Academy about kindness from Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.

Follow the link to see it for yourself: https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/kindness/

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge spoke about a photograph competition called Hold Still. Take a look at it here: https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/

In School we followed Nick Sharrat's video and drew our own astronauts

Summer 2 Week 2

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 2 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Class 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Summer 2 Week 1

Across Years 2, 3, 4 and 5, the teachers got together and picked one key-worker child who has really impressed us this week to go in celebration assembly. This week we chose Frankee-Lei! She has really come out of her shell this week, she's answers any question she's asked, and she's had a positive attitude to being back at school. Well done, Frankee-Lei!

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 1 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Class 10

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Check out what we've been up to at school!

The children in school did the estimating capacities investigation - have a look at what we found out!

Summer Week 5

Daily Tasks

Summer 1 Week 5 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Class 10

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Summer Week 4

Daily Tasks

Summer Week 4 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Class 10

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Some of Chloe B's fabulous work in school and at home!

Summer Week 3

Daily tasks

Summer Week 3 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Class 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Charlotte's VE day PowerPoint

Harry's Reading challenge to Miss Markham-Randall

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Hi Miss,

Your challenge is to read a book you wrote! 🤣🤔

Harry

Beau's Reading challenge to Miss Markham-Randall

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Beau said your reading challenge is to read a part of any book and video it.....

Miss Robinson taking on some reading challenges!

Phoebe's challenge - read a book with more than 50 pages

Emily's challenge - read a book with a yellow cover

Filip and Ethan's challenge - read a book outside in the sun

 

   

Summer Week 2

Daily Tasks

Summer Week 2 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

 

Class 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Summer Week 1

Daily tasks

Summer Week 1 examples of work

Class 9

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

 

Class 10

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Year 4 Easter Challenge

 

The Year 4 Easter Challenge - Word Document

Some of the amazing things Year 4 have been up to over Easter!

Some of Year 4's beautiful rainbows! Send us your rainbow to join in the trail!

Lockdown Week 2 tasks

Examples of the children's work can be found here:

Class 9

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

 

Class 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Lockdown Week 1 Tasks

Examples of the children's work can be found here:

Class 9                                               

Day 1                                                                            

Day 2                                                                           

Day 3                                                                           

Day 4                                                                           

Day 5                                                                           

Class 10

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Spring 2

For history, we explored Viking economics and became traders.Half of the class (those to the north) were Vikings and the other half (those to the south) were Anglo Saxons. The Anglo Saxons led by King Harold (aka Harry) were victorious due to the fact that the Viking traders kept abandoning their King Cnut (aka Spencer) and settling in Britain

 

100 In PSHE, we learnt about the Purple 4 Polio event run by the Rotary Club every year. We discussed why this was important, and then created our own Purple 4 Polio posters to stick onto our crocus pots. Here are the Class pots!
In Art, we looked at how to improve our photography, including tips to change exposure, using the rule of thirds, and focusing on our composition. We then went outside to take photos around the field. Can you see our improvements already? 

In Geography, we moved along the Tropic of Cancer to reach our next country - Egypt! We explored some of the human and physical features of Egypt, and then sorted these into categories.

In History we looked at the social structure of the Vikings.
This week, we celebrated World Book Day! On Thursday, we all brought in our favourite books and held a 'book tasting', where we explained why we love our book so much and read part of it our to the people on our tables, to encourage others to read it. Then we took part in a poetry slam, where we performed a poem in front of Year 4 (and filmed it on a green screen to be used in Computing later this half term!)
Spring 1

In Art this week, we've been completing our final pieces on Surrealism. We were allowed to create whatever we wanted, either using pencil, paint or collage! Here are some examples of the work we've made.

 In Geography this half term, we've been looking at North America, and in particular the country of Mexico. We've explored where it is in the world, its physical features (such as the Rio Grande and the Lacandon Jungle), and its famous cities (such as Mexico City, Guadalajara and Cancun). Finally, we finished the half term off with a Mexican party, where we explored actual items from Mexico, listened to Mariachi music, learnt some Spanish and ate Mexican sweets! Here are some of the pieces of work we've created this half term:
In art and design this week we have created some Surrealist collages inspired by Rene Magritte. Below are some examples:
In Computing this week we have begun to explore using the Lego Wedo set to build a Space Rover and program it to move.
In music, we're focusing on the work of the Bee Gees - today we looked at the Disco era, where we discussed features of the music and considered why it was such a popular genre. Below is a poster all about Disco!
Autumn 2

In Geography, we've been tracing the journey of a banana - from plant to our local Morrisons!

In Music, we've been looking closer at some Reggae songs. We created a journal all about Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, and then we became a class choir to sing the song!

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The children made Christingles. 

 

A Christingle is made from an orange, red ribbon, four small sticks, dried fruits or sweets and a lit candle.

Christingle means ‘Christ’s Light’.

 

Art

The children have sketched out their version of one of Dali's pictures.

Dali's original

This is D-Jay's sketch.

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The children are starting to design our own moving storybooks using our work on different moving mechanisms - levers and linkage. 

Charlotte's designThis is Charlotte's design.

Autumn 1

In History, we have been finishing off our time in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages! We drew a map of what a hill top fort looked like during the Iron Age, and summed up everything we've learnt in this half term.

In Science, we've been learning about sound and the human ear. We finished off the topic by answering our Big Question: how can we see sound and feel music? Here are some of Class 10's ideas!

In English, we concluded our work on the Mysteries of Harris Burdick by writing a setting description using noun phrases about some of the different images from his book.

In Class 10 this week, we have been creating stunning works of art using charcoal. Our focus was on light and shadow.

In Geography this half term, we have been focusing on the water cycle and the benefits of water. We created information posters about why it is important to save water!

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