Welcome To Our New Year 4 Class Page
Science - Separating Mixtures
This summer term we have been learning about mixtures. We have learnt new vocabulary:
We have learnt that a solute dissolves into a solvent and this creates a solution.
Look below at some of the experiments we have done to explore this concept.
World Awareness Week!
We had an amazing end of term 5 with our world awareness week. As a school we looked at a range of religions and cultures. Year 3 looked at Germany and as part of that we also went to Canterbury Cathedral for the day looking at the history of the Cathedral. The main religion in Germany is the Christian faith this allowed us to make comparisons with our own faith. We were able to take part in lots of different workshops throughout the week. Please look at the photos to see some of the activities that we enjoyed!
Science week was all about dinosaurs! Year 3 had Tyrannosaurus-rex as their dinosaur so we explored the question:
Who was the king of the dinosaurs?
We looked at three Dinosaurs; Tyrannosaurus-rex, Giganotosaurus and a Carcharodontosaurus! We used research skills to gain knowledge about all three so that we could make an informed decision. Most of us decided that even though the others were larger in different ways that the Tyrannosaurus-rex was still the king in our eyes because of popular culture.
We have been learning about different Stone age structures in particular we have focused of Stonehenge and Skara Brae. We thought about how the stones might have travelled to the site of Stonehenge and we asked questions:
I wonder what this site was build for?
How long did it take them to build?
How has it lasted for so long?
As part of this we reconstructed Stonehenge and we enjoyed making the larger sarsen stones and the smaller 'blue stones'. It was harder to make than we thought!
World Book Day
I would like to thank all the families, parents and carers for helping to create such wonderful costumes for the children. We all enjoyed world book day and the children explored a range of texts across the school.
A big thank you from Mrs Smith
In maths we have been learning about shapes and to help us with our learning we have been constructing 3D solids out of spaghetti and plasticine. This has helped us to identify the properties of 3D solids. We used a range of vocabulary to describe the shape of the faces as well as the number of vertices.
In science this term we will be learning about electricity. Here we have been learning about static electricity and we were exploring positive and negative charges and how they behave in relation to each other.
Here is some of the amazing work that Augustine class did on James and the Giant Peach! They have been story boarding, using immersive role play and shared writing to gather ideas about how James might have felt during his time in the peach. They used this wonderful work to write exciting diary entries.
This week (05.11.2018) we have been celebrating art week. We have been looking at different colours across the school. Our colour has been green. We have looked at tone and shades of green.
On Tuesday 6th November we took a trip to the Tate modern where we were looking for different colours around the gallery. We were particularly focusing on different shades of green. We had a wonderful view of London and used this as the inspiration for some landscape drawings.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the children and adults who attended the trip it was wonderful to see adults joining in and having fun with the children. The children really enjoyed this opportunity and I look forward to developing ideas in school as the week goes on.
This term our topic is about water. We have been learning about the water cycle and some locations of rivers in the UK. As part of that we went on a trip to Thames barrier to learn about flooding and how this wonderful structure protects London from tidal surges.
This term we will improving our golfing skills. We have really enjoyed taking part in golf so far this term.
This week we had sports day and worked well in our teams. Well done to York for winning!
The eggs have started to crack!
We enjoyed sorting, classifying and doing some observation drawings.
A man delivered six duck eggs for us to look after.
Day 1: Today we met some amazing animals including a snake, a skinny pig, a hedgehog and a tarantula.
Today we went to the church for Godly play and we learnt about "The Lost Shepherd."
As part of our Science topic, animals including Humans. We have been looking at different types of animals and their diets. During one of these lessons we investigates different types of faeces and we found out that you can tell if they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.
But don't worry it was specially made Miss Mawston and was completely safe!
As part of the Diocesan Day of Prayer we went to the church and enjoyed some prayer stations.
In Term 1 we learned about The Great Fire of London in Topic and the great artist Pablo Picasso in Art.
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More celebrations in Reception as we receive our Walk on Wenesday Wellie for 100% walking on Challenge Day plus some super rule keepers got their silver badges.
Some more good news to share!
Many children received their Silver Badges for good behaviour and consistent rule keeping. The Silver Badges mark completing FOUR Star cards. Fantastic achievement!
Charlie is receiving The Jackson Award from Mrs Homan. This is awarded to one pupil from each class for being a 'good citizen'. Charlie was chosen for being sensible, mature and showing others how to keep the rules especially in the dinner hall.
This is some of our recent work on display in the classroom. Our topic is 'Our Wonderful World' so we have been thinking about growing and have planted broad beans. While we are waiting for them to grow we have been learning about different ways to make 10 (number bonds) and we have illustrated this with the petals on our flowers and written our number sentences.
Our Diggers display was created with writing and pictures inspired by the exciting ground work going on in between the mobiles to create a new picnic area. We have been watching progress carefully from our Outdoor Area!
Today we had Worship in our classroom. Our theme this term is Relationships so we were thinking about our families and whether we are older or younger brothers and sisters or both! We also responded to the story Dogger where a big sister does something very kind for her younger brother.
Some of the children thought of prayers and said them aloud.
Some of our wonderful work based on our book of the week 'Jack and the Flumflum tree'.
Do pop in if you would like a closer look.
World Book Day
We have enjoyed our week of activities based on the story 'Jack and the Flumflum tree' by Julia Donaldson.
We had a fun assembly with Gangsta Gran and sorted books into fiction, non fiction and poetry. We learnt that The Bible has all three types of writing in it.
Congratulations to our Bronze badge winners! Awarded for good behaviour and good rule keeping.
Keep collecting stars for your silver badges now!
I saw a submarine- Esmae
I liked the pirate ship and the dancing statue- Katie
I saw a war ship- Harry
I saw a helicopter- Finley
I saw a submarine- Grace
I like the submarine- Lily
I saw the black submarine- Romie-Rose
I saw a pirate ship- Dylan
I liked the pirate ship because it was really piratey!- Huey
I like the war ship because it has loads of guns- Charlie W
I went into a submarine- Hannah
I saw a submarine- Mofe
I saw a helicopter with silver- Freddie
I saw a pirate boat- Ava
I liked the submarine because it is my favourite- Ethan
I like the pirate ship because it had all kinds of controls in-Max
I climbed on the pirate ship- Hera
I liked the lifeboats because of the colours – Leah
I liked the submarine because it goes underwater in the sea- Henry
I liked the helicopter because it had propellers- Debo
I went on the submarine and saw the man’s clothes- Sophie
I went on the spinning circle thing at the park- Damian
I like the war ship because I like the beds- Annabel
I liked the hatches in the submarine- Charlie H
I went on the submarine and saw a steering wheel – Cobby
Our trip to Chatham Historic Dockyard
Today we had a new construction kit delivered called ' Kapla'. It is lots of small wooden planks that can be used to build like the photographed models or for our own ideas.
We loved exploring it and have been learning in the areas of moving and handling, speaking, plus working imaginatively and cooperatively.
Happy New Year to you all!
We have been learning about Epiphany this week and thinking about the wise men's long journey, following a star, to take presents to the newborn Baby Jesus.
Today Katie from the Fire Service came to show us her uniform and talk to us about not touching matches or lighters because they are dangerous.
Matches and lighters
They will hurt you vey much.
We also need to check smoke alarms every week and we learnt what to do if our clothes catch on fire with the actions
STOP DROP ROLL!
We are Children in Need superheroes!!
There will be two demonstration phonics lessons after the holidays on Tuesday 3rd November or Friday 6th November. These start at 9a.m and last for about 25 minutes. Please just come to which ever day suits you best.
In addition there will be a talk by Mrs Murray and Mrs Green in the computer Suite between 3.30 and 4.00 on Wednesday 4th November about how we teach Phonics and Handwriting. School aged children are welcome to stay and play with Mrs Butcher in the classroom while this is happening.
Many thanks for your ongoing support.
We played some parachute games with Mrs Green. These teach us to listen carefully and all work together.
This is us on an adventure with Merlin and Katie the cat.
Merlin works for a drama club. Details are on last 2 photos and your flyer.
A fantastic first full week! Well done everyone!
Activities and rhymes to try at home
Hey Diddle Diddle!
The cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
The Little dog laughed
To see such sport
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain
He stepped in a puddle
Right up to his middle
And never went there again.
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Then I let it go again.
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little one upon my right.
Baa, Baa Black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir
Three bags full.
One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives in the lane.
Five Fat peas in a pea pod pressed(Children hold hand in a fist)
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest. (Put thumb & fingers up one by one)
They grew and grew
(Raise hand in the air very slowly)
And did not stop
Until one day
The pod went POP! (Children clap hands together)