Week 6: The elves have been busy making crafts for our stall at the Christmas Fayre! All week Class 4 have been making Christmas Eve mugs and plates ready for Santa's arrival! The quality of these crafts is incredible and I couldn't be prouder at their efforts!
Week 5: This week marked the start of Advent, an important time of preparation in the Catholic calendar as we await the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day. Class 4 explored the idea of 'waiting in hope' and how sometimes, when we wait, we are hoping for something to happen. Class 4 then made Advent promises, which were put together as a wreath display. These promises outlined what teach child will try to do for someone else as they are waiting during Advent
Week 4: Class 4 have started their new writing unit based on dilemma narratives. We have focused on the author Jeremy Strong who uses comedy and subverted stereotypes (stereotypes flipped upside) as themes throughout his stories. To end our week, Class 4 were split into groups and each given a dilemma to freeze frame, allowing us to explore thoughts and feelings in certain scenes from the narrative 'This is NOT a Fairy Tale'
Week 3: Blast off into space with our new Topic Stargazers! This week, Class 4 have begun to understand what a star is, and how groups of stars form imaginary pictures called Constellations, which date back as far as the Ancient Greeks! From this they learnt of 12 constellations called the Zodiac Constellations and discovered which Zodiac sign links to their birthdays. To finish this week off, they made origami stars and used them to create their Zodiac sign with others in class. Each silver star represents one student in that Zodiac Star Sign.
Week 2: To finish off our Topic 1066, we visited a local-built Norman Castle: Conisbrough Castle! The English Heritage team were fantastic as they guided us through a workshop entitled Meet the Medievals. In the afternoon we walked around the castle itself, sketching interesting parts of the architecture as we went.
Week 1: What a start to the half-term we have had already! On Tuesday, we had our first parent session where we began to make miniature castle from Modroc! These will form the Keep of our Motte and Bailey castles to finish off our 1066 topic.
On Wednesday Year 5 took a short trip to St Marie's Cathedral in Sheffield where we learnt about the history of the Cathedral and its importance in the local diocese.