If you have any problems with accessing home learning, please let me know. We will add generic items to the class page from feedback but we will not be emailing directly.
Your daily tasks will be displayed here. Here are some other websites that you can access if you would like some more. If you come across anything you enjoy and think your classmates would too, let me know on the contact form and I will add it on.
Joe Wicks will be having kids PE lessons every day on his YouTube channel, Monday to Friday at 9am. This would be a great way to start the day and you can do them all in your living room!
If you are unable to come to school, please practice spelling from the year 3 and 4 spelling list and your times tables (you can use the website below). Read for at least 15 minutes each day, make a list of books you have enjoyed so you can recommend them to your class when you come back to school.
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!
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!
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.
Writing with an author
Today, four children attended a writing workshop with the author Colin R Parsons. They had a thoroughly great day.
Ilam Hall Residential
For those of you who were unable to attend the meeting about the residential on 04.12.19 here is the Power Point and additional information that was given out. You will be sent a copy of the paperwork to fill in and return to school.
Year 3 and 4 Team
We carried out an investigation to find out the effect of waves on a sandy beach. The first picture shows our beach before wave action. We used an empty 500ml bottle to create waves for 1 minute. We looked at the effect on the beach and made observations. We continued with the wave action for another minute then observed any further changes.
Next, we set up the beach again but this time we added a headland using gravel. This is the only thing we changed so this was our variable .
The first picture shows our starting beach, the second the effect of waves after 1 minute, the third shows the effect of waves after another minute.
What we think this shows is that the sand was prevented from being swept out as easily by the waves but we did notice that the pebbles moved. More about what that means later.
COMING LATER THIS WEEK- Coastlines and mountains.
Questions we are looking to answer:-
How are mountains formed?
Where are the most famous mountains in the world?
Are there any mountains in England? What about Scotland, Wales, Ireland?
What is the difference between Great Britain, Uk and the British Isles?
What is the name for where a river starts?
What is the longest river in the world and where is it?
What is the longest river in England and where is it?
Why have people always settled close to rivers?
What are the rivers in our region?
How do we get water to drink? Is there a great big tap in the sky that just gives water when we need it?
What is a coastline?
How is it made?
What is the physical geography of a coastline, mountain, river?
How do we find out where things are located in the world?
How can we get from here to there? What transport would you need?
We are all looking forward to this topic and have planned lots of exciting activities to make the learning as practical and exciting as possible. Photographs and videos to follow.
Anti- Bullying Week
This week is anti- bullying week. In Hazel class we have been acting out scenarios, deciding whether it is bullying or conflict (falling out). We have also discussed the feelings and emotions people might be feeling depending on whether they are the bully, the bullied or a person who stands by and does nothing. We hope you enjoy looking at our work.
This week, we have spent time getting to know each other. We have done lots of PSHE and team building activities. We have also learned how to walk around school, how to behave in the classroom and agreed a set of rules to keep everyone safe and happy this year.
1. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
2. Listen when others are speaking. They will know you are listening because we will not speak and we will make eye contact or look towards the speaker.
4. Try your best. Sometimes, when we are stuck, that is when learning takes place.
Welcome to Hazel Class.
This year we aim to keep you informed of everything we have been up to via our class page. Please feel free to drop by and have a look at what is new. Mrs Lawrence and myself are looking forward to a fabulous year, welcoming back the previous Year 3 children, who will now be my super grown up Year 4's and the new Year 3's who will have their first taste bof Key Stage 2. If you or your child has any worries or problems, please don't hesitate to come and find us.
Mrs Eady and Mrs Lawrence