The Smallest Theatre in the World

Today, in Literacy, Year 4 explored Stig of the Dump using ‘The Smallest Theatre in the World’. They all directed one actor exploring the feelings, actions and reactions of the character. They were incredibly engaged and it was amazing to hear such varied suggestions and to hear some children linking these effectively to the text we had been reading

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Stig of the Dump

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

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Pirate’s Gold

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.

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A Balanced Meal

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.

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Year 4 Compromise

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.

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Night and Day

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.

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