Stars of the Week: Beatrice and Henry
Class 4 have had a fantastic first week of the new half term! We started reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes as a class and have found it really interesting. In English, we have acted like reporters to ask questions about the Iron Man and write our own speculative answers. We separated facts we knew about the Iron Man from what we guessed about him.
In maths we have been looking at coordinates on the first quadrant. We can now write coordinates of any point making sure that we go ‘along the corridor and up the stairs.’ We also made shapes based on coordinates that were written down.
We are going to start our topic of textiles and we will look at different products that have interesting embroidery and tie dye.
Stars of the Week: Daniel and Mariama
We had a really exciting week in Class 4. All of us thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the poems in Here come the Superheroes by Neal Zetter. The class split in half and some children performed Magnetic Man and the rest performed Shine. Each group created their own actions to include in their recital. We then made our own poem based on a superhero of our own choosing. Lots of children made up their own superhero with their own set of powers!
In science, we went on an invertebrate hunt. An invertebrate is an animal that doesn’t have a backbone. This includes lots of insects that you see every day. We searched around in the peace garden and founds lots of interesting things such as woodlice, ants, aphids and slugs. We even found a frog (but we couldn’t write this down as it has a backbone.)
Stars of the Week: Eliana and Beatrice
We have had an exciting week in Class 4. Last Friday, we had a CLC workshop on coding without computers. We found out about how the allied forces coded messages to send that could not be read easily. We also learned about the Enigma Machine which was used to make messages even harder to decode. We made our own messages in Morse Code and were able to find out what other children were writing.
Next week we are going to make our mosaics that we designed in art.
Stars of the Week: Nathan and Max
This week, we continued looking at decimals. We can now order decimals from smallest to greatest and divide numbers by 10 and 100 into decimals. In English we really focused on our persuasive writing and made brochures to encourage people to go on holiday to Greece.
In History, we focused on the Greek gods and we will write our own Myths in English next week. We are also excited to start make our own mythological beasts in art. We have finished our paper mosaics and will make the real thing before the end of term!
Stars of the Week: Sebastian and Isabella
This week we have been writing persuasive texts to convince someone to live in Ancient Greece or not to live there. We used the acronym AFOREST to help us include persuasive language. Some children wrote that you should live there to join the army as you get your own weapons whereas others wrote you would get sent to war even if you didn’t want to go!
In maths, we have just finished fractions and started decimals (which are related to fractions). We know that 0.1 is one tenth which can also be shown as a fraction. It is just like splitting 1 whole into 10 parts!
We started to design our Ancient Greek mosaics in art and we look forward to making them next week!
Stars of the week: Olivia and Sapphire
This week, we have continued our focus on fractions in maths. We worked on finding improper fractions as mixed numbers and we found fractions of quantities and amounts. In English we continued our topic of adventure stories and Class 4 wrote some fantastic stories based on a green pot. Lots of children included many fronted adverbials and their work was packed full of adjectives and adverbs.
In History, we continued looking at Ancient Greece and found out about two city states: Athens and Sparta. Most of Class 4 would have rather lived in Sparta!
Next week, we will be learning about persuasive texts.
Stars of the Week: Marwah and Yvette
This week, we started our history topic of Ancient Greece. We are learning about this ancient empire that existed from 776 BC. We walked to our school timeline to find out who was around before and after them (they were around before the Romans!)
We have had a big focus on fractions and are going over concepts including equivalent fractions. We have been writing our own adventure stories in English based on artefacts of our own choosing.
We were very fortunate to have Dave from the Southwark Music Service teach us recorders. He will be teaching us every Tuesday and he is a very talented teacher so we are sure to learn lots!
Stars of the Week – Ethan and Maidie
We have had a very fun last week of school before the Easter Holidays. In DT, we made our mechanical posters. Some children made a poster about volcanoes where the lave would jump out of the top and some children made theirs about earthquakes. Some made the buildings move and some made the ground move.
In science, we looked at the water cycle. We applied our knowledge of evaporation and condensation to how rain comes down and then goes back into the sky to form clouds again.
We hope everyone has a fantastic Easter break!
Stars of the Week: Kosi and Sarah
In English this week, we have been revising our pronouns and apostrophes. We have been using them in all of our work while remembering our basic punctuation. In maths, we have been improving our ability to use the bus stop method for division.
We had a very exciting science lesson where we had an investigation to see how temperature affects the speed of evaporation. We found out that a warmer temperature will cause a tea towel to dry quicker than a cooler temperature which means evaporation can be sped up by warming something up.
In computing, we have been programming a scratch game where a boat has to go through a course led by a mouse. We have programmed sounds in the game and an event once somebody wins the game.
Stars of the Week: Diane and Helena
This week, we have done some assessments and Class 4 have worked really hard through all of them!
We had our first recorder lesson this week and everyone in their class got their very own recorder to learn with. We had our very own recorder teacher who is very talented and he will be working with us to help us learn.
In science, we continued states of matter and we looked at two new processes: evaporation (which is when water heats to become water vapour, a gas) and condensation (which is when water vapour cools to become water again). We had different experiments that we observed in the classroom and we wrote down the processes that we saw.
In this picture, we had ice that was melting on the cling film, warm water that was evaporating in the bowl and water vapour that was condensing on the bottom of the cling film.