Year 4 have been trying to learn the scientific names for different parts of the skeleton. It’s hard because all the words are new and unfamiliar. Which words can you remember?
To start their exploration of Stig of the Dump, Year 4 identified all the clues about the setting in the first two pages of the text. They then used these to make their own chalk pits. They were brilliant at hunting through the text for clues about the setting and coming up with ideas for the resources they could use. They then used this learning to start writing sentences which evoked the atmosphere of the pit. Some of the language they have used is incredible. Each group has something to be really proud of. I have picked just a few to share.
“The sticks, jagged and splintered, grabbed hold of the crumbly earth tightly.” Rihanna
“Bit by bit, the litter, abandoned and worthless, cracked while the jagged fence crumbled up.” Matthew and Francie
“The creeper, withered and aged, furiously, whistled like a hawk.” Orla and Andrei
To show we are all linked in some way, Year 4 created a tangled web. They passed the wool from one person to another identifying the links they had with that person until they had created a complete web.
In Maths, Year 4 had to carry out accurate additions in order to win as much pirate treasure as possible. They were brilliant at estimating their answer to ensure they were correct and nearly emptied the treasure pot! They showed enormous focus on their learning.
In RE, Year 4 started learning about Sikhism. They were asked to guess what could be in the parcel on their desk. They were brilliant at giving reasons for their thoughts and attempting to use their prior knowledge to make sensible guesses. Can you remember what was revealed?
Year 4 have been acting as personal trainers for some needy clients. They looked into their client’s diet and were horrified by the amount of sugar being consumed. They set about designing some balanced meals to help improve the diets. They worked brilliantly together to create realistic looking food using all sorts of resources including paper, dough and sponge. They demonstrated enormous focus for their learning today.
Year 4 have been using The Huge Bag of Worries as a way to explore worries and how to deal with them. Over the past two sessions, they have had to advise the character on how to deal with different worries. As a group, they came up with lots of ideas but gradually had to narrow them down to the best solution. This involved lots of discussion, collaboration and, of course, compromise. You worked so well to reach your decisions, Year 4.
Year 6 learnt about Buddhist mandalas in their RE lessons. They explored the meanings of the colours before inventing their own ways of getting the sand to form such neat patterns. Their final results look incredible!
From their scientific learning, Year 6 created their own animations to represent night and day. They carefully painted their globes to represent the different continents, set up their scenes and then used stop animation and voice-overs to produce their own films showing how night and day occur.
Year 6 have been looking at the different ways that religious people express their beliefs. We looked at the use of stained glass windows in churches and created our own to represent an aspect of a Buddhist story that we have been studying.