Welcome to Class 4
Class 4 is comprised of Year 4 children and are working at Key Stage 2 (KS2).
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Here is what we have been doing…
Hefted to the Hill
On Thursday 13th June 2019, Class 4 had a very exciting morning. Finn & Jake’s dad (Mr Callaars) came into school to spend the morning to teach Class 4 how to write computer programmes. Using the software package – Scratch – the children created some fantastic pieces of work and were able to programme their characters to do all sorts of different movements.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and Mr Callaars commented that he was impressed with how quickly they picked up the necessary skills and that he would have to try to make it more of a challenge next time!!
We are very grateful to Mr Callaars for his time and support.
Shoot for the Stars!
On Tuesday 11th June 2019 some children in KS2 had the opportunity to meet Michael Foale, an astronaut, who visited space a number of times. All of the children were very excited and interested in all of the amazing things he has done.
Local Habitat Survey
As part of our Living things and their habitats topic, we conducted a local habitat survey in the playground. For the survey we sketched the playground and the man-made objects people had put there. We then looked at the dangers that threatened insects and other animals in the playground and what we could do to help.
For our Stone Age topic, the children brought in milk bottles and we made our very own Woolly Mammoths. We cut the bottles and glued tissue paper onto them using PVA glue. Then we added the extras, we even gave them a name!
Geography – Cloud Coverage
We have been learning about water in Geography and this week we went outside to measure the cloud coverage. We worked out the fraction of the cloud coverage (it was a very cloudy day) then recorded this in our books.
Stone Age Weapons
For the last couple of weeks, Class 4 have been creating Dragon’s Den PowerPoints all about Stone age weapons. They now know how to add text, pictures, transitions and themes. This week they got to present in front of the class and everybody did so with confidence!
Stone Age Day 2019
As part of our Stone Age day we made stewed fruit. We chose our ingredients and used a hob and a pan to create a yummy treat. We all tried our fruit and most of us loved it!
In the afternoon of Stone Age day, we were lucky enough to have Gemma from Bowes museum come and show us some artefacts and make clay beakers with us. We had a fantastic time and we learnt so much about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
We have been looking at length and perimeter in maths. To end the week, we had to solve three farmer’s problems with their land and farms. We worked in partners to solve as many problems as we could, Lily and Roxanne won the prize!
On Friday, we visited the Highlights exhibition at the church hall. The exhibition was all about World War One. We had the opportunity to create our own art using images from WWI. The exhibition was very interesting and we really enjoyed all of the activities.
Children in Need
For this year’s Children in Need, we dressed in spots to raise a lot of money for disadvantaged children. Some of us made our own spotty t-shirts and they looked great.
For a poetry topic in Literacy we got to perform ‘The Bug Chant’ by Tony Mitton. We acted as pink bugs, bed bugs and head bugs! Miss Hunter-Purvis and Mrs Parvin were really impressed with the performances.
Its Halloween! We thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as scary characters. The disco was so much fun!
This week, Class 4 went to a Tag Rugby festival at Parkside Comprehensive school. We have all come back to school loving Tag Rugby! Everyone tried their best and the all-stars team managed to come second!
This week in maths, we started to look at negative numbers. Some of us found this a bit tricky, so to help us we used chalk to draw our own number lines on the playground with negative numbers.
We had a surprise guest this week in Class 4. Miss Hunter-Purvis’ sister came into school and did a yoga class with us. We learnt lots of poses and had great fun!
We have been looking at God as a creator in RE. We tried to create Lego models without the instructions then we tried with them. We found it much easier with the instructions! We then agreed that God had written the Ten Commandments to guide Christians through life.
World War 2
In history, we have started our survival topic. This term we are looking at World War 2 and we have had the opportunity to look at a number of replica artifacts from the 1930’s. We loved looking at the newspapers and the ration books.
Lucy’s Craft Club
In Class 4, Lucy has been running a craft club in our golden time sessions. This week, she helped children to make rafts out of paper and lollipop sticks. They were excellent!
In maths, we started the term looking at Roman numerals. We got to test our partner’s knowledge with lollipop sticks, some of us challenged our partners with really large numbers!
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