We are really enjoying our class read ‘Viking Boy’. This week in guided reading we have made predictions about how we think a character could change once they receive some information. We have discussed how we must use evidence from the text to shape and support our predictions and are looking forwards to seeing if we are right! 😊
This week we have been exploring sound, we used instruments to see how vibrations are made and learnt how sound travels into our ears.
We placed rice onto a drum and hit it with different forces so we could see how the volume and vibrations varied.
This week we have studied the social hierarchy of the Vikings. We were very interested to see which of the classes were allowed to meet to discuss and settle disagreements and decide upon punishments given when crimes were committed.
This week we celebrated dot day. 'The Dot' is a book written by Peter H. Reynolds.
Vashti thinks she can’t draw. But her teacher is sure that she can. She knows that there’s creative spirit in everyone, and encourages Vashti to sign the angry dot she makes in frustration on a piece of paper. This act makes Vashti look at herself a little differently, and helps her discover that where there’s a dot there’s a way.
We created some beautiful flowers, after looking at the work of artist Yayoi Kusama.
Our topic in RE we have been exploring the human family tree of Jesus. This week we have shared the story of Abraham, who God chose to be the father of God's people. Abraham waited years for God's promise - when he was blessed with his son, Isaac, we wrote a diary entry from the perspective of Abraham.
This week we have started to share our class book. 'Viking Boy' we spent some time discussing the purpose of the front cover and what the reasons behind particular features including the title, author and blurb. We then went on to make some predictions about what is going to happen - we can't wait to find out!
A huge welcome back to everyone in Class 4. For our first two days we have read a beautiful book by an author named Charlie Mackesy. The book is 'The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse' and is about how four unlikely friends come together in uncertain times to guide and support one another - very apt for recent times in 2020.
We used Brusho ink on a wet art paper to create some wonderful, colourful backgrounds, then after choosing our favourite quotes from the book, we drew illustrations on the backgrounds using black ink, imitating the drawings in the book. The results are wonderful - well done Class 4!