Summer 2 Week 6 – DT

Stars of the week: Noella and Ben

This week in D.T., Class 4 have been constructing our pencil cases. They all worked extremely hard to use the different stitches (running stitch, backstitch and whipstitch) to create patterns on their felt, and some started to sew the sides together. Sewing is a very difficult skill to learn so well done to you all for working hard – and most importantly being very patient.

 

In English this week, we have been planning out the final chapter in the Iron Man story. Class 4 have been coming up with an ending to the battle between Iron Man and the spider-bat-angel-dragon, in a bid to save Planet Earth. Ben and Noella came up with some great ideas and considered the shock ending.

Summer 2 Week 5 – English

Stars of the Week: Alpha and Fintan

This week in English, Class 4 had a dilemma to solve! We had to decide it Iron Man should be punished or protected. We started off by discussing the reasons for each side, and then had a debate to discuss the issues. Class 4 were very respectful of everyone’s opinions, listened intently and showed great maturity, whilst having a heated debate!

The debate helped us to structure our persuasive arguments in a letter form, written to the overall decision maker – Mr Henshaw!

In Maths this week, we have been looking at the different charts we can use to present data. We started by looking at data which can be placed into categories (discrete) such as pictograms and bar charts. Next week we are going to look at the way continuous data can be represented, mainly through line graphs.

Summer 2 Week 4 – Sports Week

 Stars of the Week: Deborah and Rileigh

This week, Class 4 have had a brilliant time taking part in various sport events in school. We started off with a intra-class rounders tournament on Monday and on Wednesday we took part in sports day. All the children had great fun running, skipping and jumping around to represent their coloured teams!  Well done to Deborah and Rileigh who showed sportsmanship, regularly giving a big round of applause to every person/team who took part throughout the week.

Also thank you to all the parents who also took part in the exciting egg and spoon race!

Summer 2 Week 3 – English

Stars of the week: Amelia and Martha

This week in Class 4, we have started our new class text – the Iron Man. We looked at the different ways that Ted Hughes described the main character, using powerful and imaginative vocabulary, and created a poster of one of the paragraphs. We considered the different types of onomatopoeia that was used to describe Iron Man falling down the cliff, and how Ted Hughes varied the sentence length to keep it exciting and interesting. Amelia and Martha worked very hard to read each sentence, provide inference as to what they mean, and create illustrations to describe the sentences.

Also this week, Class 4 and 5 have a great trip to Westminster School for Science Day. The children got to experience the 3 different sciences in action; with some explosive experiments in chemistry, studying the stars in physics, and exploring the function of our heart in biology. The children were very well behaved and listened brilliantly to all the new knowledge that was given.

 

Summer 2 Week 2 – Science

Stars of the Week:  Parker and Nifemi

Well done to all Class 4 for their hard work this week during assessments.

This week in science, Class 4 have been working scientifically to study the different ways we can classify plants. We went outside to the peace garden and sketched out the different shapes and sizes of the leaves that we could see. Then we started to compare their features and place them into different classification groups. Next week we are going to design our own classification trees to help compare the similarities and differences between the trees and their leaves.

 

 

Summer 2 Week 1 – Poetry Week

Stars of the Week: Alphie and Margot

This week in Class 4, we have been looking at different styles of poetry for poetry week! We started with kennings poems, looked at their key features and then had a go at writing our own. Kennings are poems which are written like riddles with two-phrases on each line. Charles worked really hard to plan out his two-word phrases for each line of the kennings and follow the noun-verb format. We linked the kennings to our previous half-term topic which was Ancient Greece.

After writing our kennings, we looked at how we could plan and write our own haiku poems. Haiku poems follow a 5,7,5 syllable pattern through each line. Margot created a brilliant haiku poem about Ancient Greece and even added an extra two lines of 7 syllables to create a tanka poem.

Summer 1 Week 6 – History Day

Stars of the Week: All of Class 4. 

Well done to all of Class 4 for your  brilliant collective worship. You all spoke so confidently and clearly and you really showed off how much you have learnt this half-term, especially with Ancient Greece. Well done!

You can view the whole collect worship here -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tnKYX4xFt18ZGJXHeVcfxFqYGGmBeq4x/view?usp=sharing

Also this week, we had a great History Day! In maths, we looked at the number system that the Greeks used and created calculations from these. In English, we looked at the Ancient Greek alphabet and learnt about the meaning behind the different prefixes (such as geo- and anti-) and suffixes (such as -ology and -phobia) that were created from the Ancient Greek language. In the afternoon, the children created their own Parthenon models from paper and they looked brilliant!

 

 

Summer 1 Week 5 – British Museum

Stars of the Week: Rileigh and Morraya.

This week in Class 4 we have been looking back at our brilliant trip to the British Museum. We studied so many artefacts (such as different amphoras which told lots of stories, along with the different Greek Gods and Goddesses statues that were placed in the incredible Parthenon). We discussed what it must have been like to uncover these incredible artefacts over 2000 years later!

In English, we started to plan out out a newspaper article about the discovery of the roman mosaic found just around the corner from the school! This mosaic dated back to 225 AD! Class 4 considered the different information to include, along with some witness reports about the discovery. We will finish off the newspaper articles at the start of  next week.

 

Summer 1 Week 4 – PE

Stars of the week: Amine and Terrence

This week in Class 4, we have been continuing our PE Dance topic which is water. The children created some dances as if they were water in a river that is twisting and turning They considered how they could use their body parts to show the fluidity of water as it moves. I was especially impressed by how well Terrence worked in his group and how supportive he was with everyone’s ideas.

I have created a video of all of their dances below. Click here.

In History, Class 4 started to produce a presentation about their favourite Greek Gods and Goddesses. They considered why they were so powerful and influential, and how they became one of the main 12 figures. Next week they will perform the presentations to the rest of the class.