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Mrs Thomas and Mrs Stephenson
Week 17th December 2018
We were SCIENTISTS with Fizz Pop Science.
We had a wonderful morning learning more about ELECTRICITY.
First we explored whether objects were insulators or conductors. Then we made a human electrical circuit to light up a power stick. Who knew that the children were so full of electrical charge?
Then we found out how a van der graaf generator created lightning inside the classroom and how it made our hair stand on end!
A wonderful session with Electric Emma. Have a look at our photos to see what went on.
4TS Parent representitive
World War 1 Centenary Week.
Lest we forget.
This week, our work has been focused on the centenary of the end of WW1.
We have been reading about what life was like for soldiers living in the trenches. In addition to this, we have read some poems by famous WW1 poets. These have inspired us to write our own poetry using imagery to build pictures in our readers' minds.
We made a tunnel book to illustrate our poems. Here are some examples of our completed tunnel books but please pop into school to see the others on display in the year 4 corridor.
The teachers in year 4 are delighted with the hard work from everyone this week.
Enjoy reading some of our poetry tunnel books.
What a brilliant afternoon learning about some of the paralympic sports and meeting some paralympians. The children experienced what it was like to play sport blindfolded using their other senses to listen and feel for a ball. In addition to that they had a judo coaching session with Dan Powell and met his guide dog - Elmo! Sitting on the floor, the children got to experience sitting down volleyball and taking part in a running coaching session with Chris -Libby's running guide.
They met Libby Clegg and listened to what it was like to run in the London paralympic games with a super question and answer session. Libby had kindly brought her medals to show the children who all got the chance to wear them. The gold medals were really heavy!
An inspirational afternoon was had by all.
Some of the class were enjoying maths so much that it was continued outside at lunchtime.
We looked at some Viking helmets based on accurate archeological finds. We were surprised how decorative they were. First we drew our own design in our art books and then made a framework. There was some wonderful teamwork working together to construct the frame.
Then we started to build on our design using papier mache. Keep looking back for updates.
Problem solving in maths.
We had a problem solving session in school on Tuesday.
The children had to use maths talk to describe a lego structure hidden in a box. They they had to relay that information to their team who needed to build an identical structure. It was hard!
The children had great fun (added to some frustration) when the models took a while to become identical.
Great team working skills were required. Well done 4TS!
Meet the Teacher
As I am sure you can imagine, there are many items of clothing which look similar in school. This week some jumpers have been misplaced already. Unfortunately, they were not named which makes it tricky to return.
Please name ALL clothes with a PERMANENT PEN.
A reminder that our PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays.
Please make sure that PE kits are in school on these days.
We will continue to do PE outside as long as the weather allows.
Children may bring a jumper/tracksuit top and jogging bottoms to wear as the weather turns cooler.
The Daily Mile
We will be running (to the best of our ability) one mile everyday. It is therefore very important that trainers are in school everyday. It is stony track and tricky to run on in thin shoes. Log onto the website for more information on the value of this exercise. https://thedailymile.co.uk
Spelling Strategies Support
The topic question we want to answer this term is...
Were the Vikings Vicious?
Our WOW day!
We had a very busy day designing and making shields in the style of a Viking. Then we had our own version of
'The Great Viking Bake Off'.
Shields: The children looked at designs which had been discovered from archaeological digs. This inspired them to create their own.(Photos to be added soon.)
Bake Off: The children were given a technical challenge to follow a recipe to make an authentic Viking loaf of bread.
It was interesting to see how different the shapes and sizes were! Perhaps more practise weighing ingredients is required.