In our PE lessons this half-term, we have been learning how to play tennis. This week we continued to practice returning the ball using a forehand. We also started to develop using the backhand, and we are starting to understand when to use it.
In our music lesson this week, we have been using body movements to help us find the pulse whilst listening to 'Dancing Queen' by Abba.
We also used an APP called 'Garage Band' to find and use the note G on a glockenspiel.
In our Computing lesson this week, we learnt how to use simplified code to make our programming more efficient. We also used variables in our code to create a simple game.
Scan the QR code below to see an example created by one of us:
We've had a very busy week here in Class 4! Highlights include: our visit to Eden Camp, designing an animated version of a Bible story, deciphering a secret code found on a wartime postcard and, of course, our fabulous Coronation celebrations.
A message from Mrs Tordoff
A huge 'THANK YOU' for making me feel so welcome this week, I have really enjoyed getting to know the children and meeting parents/carers.
If you haven't already, then please do say hello and introduce yourself.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any
questions or concerns at any point.
Our text for this half-term is 'Letters from the Lighthouse' - a historical fiction novel set during World War 2.
February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is
Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he’s not used to company and he certainly doesn’t
want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own.
Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she’s desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.
We are really enjoying trying to solve the mystery by using our inference and deduction skills to gather clues from the text.
You can listen to a sample of the text here:
This week we launched our new History topic by immersing ourselves in music, games and crafts from the WW2 era. We really enjoyed having a go at things like knitting and playing marbles. We definitely developed some new skills and realised some new talents!
For more information about our History topic this half-term, please click here:
Please remember to practice your spellings and times-tables, and read at home at least 3 times per week.