Performance reads, bookmarks and ‘Los tres cerditos’

It was wonderful to welcome many parents, grandparents and other family members to end our world book day celebrations. Each class nominated a representative who performed a reading. The focus was on volume, intonation, expression and fluency.

It was incredible to see the confidence and passion from all of our readers in front of a packed hall. We also announced the winners of the book mark competition; welcome done to Lois (Yr6), Amelia (Yr1) and Aaron (Rec). The assembly ended with a fantastic performance of  ‘Los tres cerditos’ (The Three Little Pigs in Spanish) from Year 4, 5 & 6. 

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Keep up the passion for reading everyone.

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Invertebrate hunt!

Year 4 spent an afternoon learning all about invertebrates. They learned of different types of invertebrates, what characteristics they had and then went on a hunt! They were searching the school grounds to see what they could find and identify. We had centipedes, spiders, woodlouse and worms. Year 4 then had to use a classification key to identify all the characteristics that their chosen invertebrate had.

Year 4 were very careful when searching for the insects and took great care in putting the logs and leaves back to allow the insects to remain there.

Well done!

 

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Freeze Frames

This week, year 4 have been learning all about their new Literacy text ‘Leon and the Place Between’. Today, the children had to work in groups to produce a freeze frame, showing Leon’s excitement for the magic at the circus, but also showing the lack of enthusiasm from his siblings who do not believe in magic. We spoke about how they had to present their whole body, rather than just an emotion on their face. They worked really hard to ensure that everyone was portraying the correct emotion of the characters that they were acting as. Well done Year 4.

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Lines and shapes!

In their maths learning yesterday, Year 4 were been looking at the properties of shapes and lines. They looked at parallel and perpendicular lines and had to identify them within the Union Jack flag.

Using this knowledge of lines, they then had to create their own flag which contained a certain amount of parallel and perpendicular lines. We then began to look at similarities and differences between shapes. The discussions the children were having together were amazing! There was lots of mathematical vocabulary used such as lines of symmetry, number of vertices and right angles.

Well done year 4!

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Continuous and discrete data

This week, year 4 have been looking at different types of data in maths. We have looked at discrete data and how that can be represented, and then did the same for continuous data. We then collected our own data, decided which type of data it is and represented it in a graph/chart.

Some children were asked to roll a dice 50 times and record what number was rolled each time, others were asked to jump for 2 and a half minutes, and record how many jumps they had done at 30 second intervals. I was so impressed with how Year 4 did this, and although they might have been slightly out of breath, they were able to collect their own data and represent this in a line graph or a bar chart.

 

Can you tell which activity produces discrete data and which produces continuous?

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Electricity!

This week, Year 4 have been learning all about their new science topic – electricity. They have been discussing renewable and non-renewable energy sources and which ones are better for us.

After learning about these sources, Year 4 then began planning and recording their own tv show which informed children about different ways we can get electricity.

They worked so hard on this and are very excited to learn more about electricity!

 

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States of matter – Year 4

This afternoon, year 4 were introduced to their new science topic – states of matter. They started to organise items into three groups – solids, liquid and gases. We then looked at how the particles in these are different. To demonstrate this, year 4 went outside and took on the role of the particles within a solid, liquid and gas. They had to ensure they were showing the right characteristics of each state by ensuring they had the right space, energy and amount of contact with other particles. What state of matter do you think they are showing in the pictures?

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Christmas has come early…

Thank you so much to everyone who came and joined in with our Christmas card making day. It was so lovely to see so many adults come to make cards with the children. The cards look fantastic and we can’t wait to see what they look like when they are professionally printed. The Year 6 children did a brilliant job preparing all the resources and the PTA were fantastic at keeping the day running (and the room clean!)

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