Online learning platforms
I check daily the usage of Sumdog, Spelling Shed and Lexia and have noticed that there are not many of you accessing this on a daily basis. This should be part of your home learning routine. If you are having problems accessing the sites, please fill in the contact form and I will address any issues.
It would be great to see lots of you logging on.
Thank you to Abigal, Mia, JJ, Harry, Harley, Myla and Amie-Leigh for going on Spelling Shed this week.
Well done Myla, Mia and Harley for completing your time usage and unit target this week!
Well done to Leon and Myla for completing over 60 minutes on Sumdog this week!
Let's see if we can get even more of our class on next week!
If you have any problems with accessing home learning, please let use know. We will add generic items, extra learning and links to support you at home to the class page from feedback. We can't email you directly, but if you want to message us with any thing you have been doing or would like to share, we would love to hear it. Remember to learn, exercise, play games and help your families. Although we can't be with you in the classroom, we will do everything we can to support you at home. Mrs Kaluza and Mrs Baxter
Science - Plants
To start our new Science topic, we all planted beans to take home. Throughout the school closure we would like you to take care of your plant and keep a weekly diary of the changes you see. Each time you observe your plant draw a diagram of what you see, label it and write a sentence eg: week 1- There is no evidence of any shoots yet then draw the plant pot with the compost in. Label it plant pot, compost and indicate here the bean is under the compost.
Lookout for first shoots, first leaves, first proper leaves, more new leaves, first flowers, first beans. Take measurements every week. When the plant becomes too big for the pot, plant it outside. You will need to support it with a stick and you will need a grown up to help you with the measurements as it will probably grow taller than you!
The Wild Girl
We started our new unit in English and began to learn the story.
Year 3 and 4 residential trip to Ilam Hall.
Here are a selection of photographs of the children enjoying the various activities. They completed a selection of team building games, made egg rockets, completed a small and large orienteering course, went on a guided walk to find fossils, learned how to walk in mud with only a bit of falling over, made dragonfly beads , designed and made a bag to keep and went on a photographic treasure hunt. While we were there it was sunny, windy, rainy, hail and best of all, when we woke up on Wednesday morning it had snowed. The children have had a fabulous experience.
We are really trying to improve our times tables skills in school ready for our online Multiplication Tables Check in June 2020 so we are doing work on them every day. The children should know their multiplication and division facts up 12x12 at the end of year 4.
For further practice at home, please click here http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/multiplication-and-division and for fun maths games!
Writing with an author
Today, four children attended a writing workshop with the author Colin R Parsons. They had a thoroughly great day.
We had great fun watching the pantomime in school!
Fabulous Friday Find
Today we started our new Talk for Writing unit. We enjoyed learning the first section and then having telephone conversations between the two characters.
In PSHE we have been exploring healthy relationships. Today we filled other people’s buckets by telling them why they are a good friend.
For those of you who were unable to attend the meeting about the residential on 04.12.19 here is the information that was given out to parents. You will be given a copy of the paperwork to fill in and return to school.
Year 3 and 4 Team
The Rule of Law
Today we discussed the rule of law and if animals should be used for our entertainment.
PSHE - healthy relationships
Today we have continued looking at healthy relationships. We started to look at how others feel and how we build healthy relationships.
"I came that they may have life, and have it to the full"
John: 10 10
This week is national anti-bullying week. We had lots of discussion around what bullying is and came up with our own definition. We also talked about STOP:
We we looked at different scenarios and decided whether they were bullying, conflict or neither. The children then did freeze frames of different scenarios and discussed the feelings of the bully and the victim.
We were very lucky to have Mr Egypt in school today to launch our Ancient Egyptian topic. We started our day with the Geography of Egypt and learnt that people settled along the river banks of the Nile (the longest river in the world). We also handled 2 amulets that are over 3,000 years old!
We we looked at Bedouins and how they still live like the Ancient Egyptians: they cook their bread for breakfasts in exactly the same way and once the sun goes down, they dance and sing to ward off evil spirits.
We we couldn’t believe that children started work at 5 (if they were boys) and girls then started to learn the jobs of the home. They didn’t wear clothes until they were 5! Children were brought up to be well behaved and quiet. They played games like draughts and snakes and ladders, similar to us today. They also had dolls.