Well done to all the children and grown ups of Class 4 for continuing to support us during this crazy time - we made it! This week saw Class 4 finishing our speeches to the Witan council in an attempt to claim the throne as one of the four potential successors of Edward the Confessor in January 1066.
The children have also completed some back out poems this week Remembrance day, taken part in the Federation sports challenge and completed their half term assessments. Class 4 you are AWESOME!
Today we continued our investigations of light and how light travels, in particularly how light travels in straight lines and how it can do so with man made light (laser beams). We found that light travels in straight lines and reflects (bounces off) mirrors and shiny surfaces. The children positioned and held one mirror so that the laser's beam reflected from the mirror onto the target. Once they had achieved this they kept adding more mirrors to create a complex route of light reflection. The children were able to manipulate the reflection with a complex route of 5 mirrors before hitting a target in the classroom. Well done Class 4!
This week the children are coming to an end of their first Come and See topic in which they looked at themselves and their families through the Domestic Church. The children thought a lot about being made in Gods image and therefore the qualities of God that are shown in themselves. The children linked this with their Literacy work and qualities of a king. The children firstly produced a picture of themselves with a word they felt was a quality of themselves and God, used dictionaries to identify the definition and put a photograph of themselves on it. Afterwards, we read the bible story of Joseph and talked about families and the relationship he had with his. We then used the story to create blackout poems. They look amazing - Well done Class 4!
Wow, what a brilliant week! The children have continued to write their newspaper articles about the mysterious death of Edward the Confessor, whilst also learning more about Roman and Anglo-Saxon crime and punishments. These have been compared to modern day to identify what is similar and different. The children have also begun their addition and subtraction topic, we used manipulatives and column method to solve a variety of maths problems.
Well done Class 4!
What a fab week for PE this week! The children completed HRE (Health related exercise) games on Monday in which they tried to gain the most points in our supermarket sweep game, followed by jumping and javelin activities on Tuesday. The children learnt how to jump using their legs and arms from a standing position to get the longest jump before practicing throwing techniques to move onto the javelin.
Brilliant work Class 4!
This week the children have continued to develop their diaries and have had a go at editing using some greater depth style techniques. In maths, we have continued to develop our understanding of number and rounding to powers of 10. The children used the mountain and car technique to ensure they had the correct answer.
In ICT we used purple mash to look at different terminology as well as planned an algorithm for a traffic light sequence. We also finished our drawings in the style of Gustav Klimt from the previous week of 'Creative Art week'.
Well done Class 4.
This week the children have developed their understanding of number and place value using a range of dice and card games. We have also worked hard to understand the features of diary writing, using colours and highlights to find the features in existing diaries, whiteboards to write examples of our own techniques before beginning to write our own exciting diary extract in the role of Magnus (Harold Godwinsons son) in 1065.
Finally, we have studied the Artist Gustav Klimt and examined the book "The Magical Tree" by Myriam Ouyessad. The children enjoyed the story and looked at the various shapes and colours that are used to form the pictures in the book. The children had a go at picking out different shapes and drawing them in coloured pencil before having a go at drawing there own 'magical, tree of life' from the story using wax crayons, oil pastels, chalks and paints.
What an amazing start to the week! The children took place in a crime scene investigation in which they had to solve a murder mystery. The children put their science skills to work to test soil samples using litmus paper to determine PH levels, they studied blood and blood types. Next the children took their own fingerprints to study the different types before analysing the ones found on different potential murder weapons. The children also used chromatography paper to analyses the ink from a letter found at the crime scene and finally, magnifying glasses were used to study fibres found on the body.
After an exhausting day the children concluded that the murder was Mrs White, in Class 4 with the lead pipe.
Meanwhile, in PE, Mr Johnson taught the children different running techniques to develop individual running skills allowing the children to run quicker and for longer.
Well done Class 4!