Year 4 enjoying their Christmas lunch!
Thank you to all the staff including our mid days and cooks who made this possible.
This week Paua Class have made musical instruments from various recycled materials. Their instruments had been designed to make sounds where the pitch could change. This linked to our Science topic on sound and to our learning about how our ears work. The children used their DT skills to good effect and shared their efforts with the rest of the class. Lots of fun was had by all!
This week in science we have been learning about how sound travels through air. We made string telephones and tested them out to see if we could still hear our voices. We discovered that Hirsh has very good hearing!
We have also loved writing our disaster diaries, imagining we are rescue workers at an earthquake.
Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018
This week Year 4 have been preparing to write diary entries in the role of a search and rescue team member. This is part of our work on earthquakes and in the pictures the children were hot seating which involves taking turns to be interviewed. After writing their own questions, the children worked in small groups to imagine and act out how to answer them. The ideas discussed will link to the writing process which will happen next week. Well done to all- there were lots of fantastic ideas!
Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018
To mark Remembrance Day, Paua Class have created their own poppies from clay. The process involved rolling clay using a rolling pin and cutting shapes out using templates. The children were able to add designs to the petal shapes before moulding the clay into their preferred form. It was a fun afternoon and the children relished the opportunity to show their practical skills. Well done to all!
Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
Year 4 have been busy focusing on addition in this week’s Maths lessons. The children have used their skills to add different amounts of money and answered word problems. In the pictures, the children were allowed to use calculators to check answers and we discussed how to use the decimal point button. Well done to all the children who really challenged themselves to work with increasingly complex problems.
Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018
On Thursday of this week, Paua Class got the chance to visit Year 3’s Science Fayre. The children were very enthusiastic and excited to be visiting an event that they had hosted themselves this time last year. They played games and took part in activities all linked to the topic of magnets. It was a great opportunity to revise some of the key vocabulary and celebrate the achievements of the Year 3 classes.
In the last P.E. lesson of this half-term, the children were able to work outside due to the great weather. They worked as a team to put all their moves together to complete the class dance on electricity. A great way to finish! A big thank you goes to Mrs Lawrence for all of her excellent input.
Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018
Here are Paua class busy editing and improving their writing. They are all holding their purple pens (sometimes called purple polishing pens) which are used to make changes to their work. They discussed each piece of work with their learning partners and then made the suggested changes in order to show improvements and make progress. Look out for purple ink in the children’s books at next week’s parent meetings.
Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018
This week Paua Shell have been having lots of fun making circuits and investigating conductors and insulators. We even found out that a pencil will conduct electricity!
Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018
On Monday 24th September, Paua Class visited the Roundhouse at Hadleigh Country Park. We learned all about the Iron Age and how different life was in the past. The children were able to look at and touch various artefacts and took part in a fact finding mission inside the Roundhouse.
After that, the children became archaeologists by taking part in a dig. Bones and various fragments of pottery were discovered. There was much excitement when a skull was found!
During the afternoon, the children learned about war and weapons. They all got the chance to use sling shots and then went on to use shields and swords. The whole day was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish and links to our learning perfectly. Thanks to all the staff from Hadleigh for making it such a brilliant day for us all!
Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018
Paua 4 have been busy reading more of the Iron Man and have written diary entries from the character Hogarth’s point of view. As the photos show, the children have been using chalks to create their own versions of the Iron Man. More photos will follow next week of their finished work!
Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018
Here are Paua 4 in their first P.E. lesson of the year! They were exploring how to represent the flow of electricity by joining hands and creating movements that flowed around a circle. The children then worked in small groups to create their own sequence of moves. This lesson helped to build the concepts we will be working on in our Science activities.
Thursday 6th September - Friday 7th September 2018
Here are Paua Shell 4 creating a piece of Art all about themselves. The children have used crayons to draw pictures of their favourite things and then used paints to brush over the rest of the page. Photos will also be added in the next stage - more to follow on this next week.
Here are Paua Shell 4 using the headphones as part of Press Play (this is a new interactive, immersive experience to enhance learning). The theme was linked to our new Science topic of electricity and the children enjoyed acting out the scenes. Lots of fun was had by all!