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Oyster Shell Class Weekly News
Oyster Class enjoyed making their Roman mosaic tiles this week. They look great! They will be grouting them next week to finish them off.
Oyster Class have had a great time learning about the Romans this week! We played games, saw lots of Roman artefacts and learnt lots of facts about the Roman emperors.
This week Oyster class have been learning about Roman mosaics. They have designed their own mosaics to start creating them next week!
Oyster Class have presented to the class and discuss something they are proud of. We have some very talented children.
This week in maths, we have been learning our times tables and discovered some useful tips to help us remember some of the trickier tables. Lots of us have been using our fingers for quick recall of the 9x tables. Ask your child to explain it to you!
In science this week, we used our observation skills to investigate the melting point of different materials. In geography we discovered how earthquakes occur and practised the ‘Drop, Cover, Hold’ earthquake drill!
In design technology lessons, we enjoyed applying our science knowledge about electricity to create a picture which included a light and switch. Some of us also added a motor to make part of our picture move! The results were fantastic.
In our P.E. lessons, we have started netball where we have been learning to develop passing and moving and play within the footwork rule.
As part of our commitment to inspire the pupils at LNSPS, Year 4 had an exciting trip to Stansted Airport’s ‘Aerozone’ this week where our pupils were able to access a range of educational materials and activities focusing on STEM, careers in aviation and the history of Stansted Airport. We all had great fun and enjoyed the fantastic activities on offer. We also had the opportunity to go to the viewing platform to watch aeroplanes landing and taking off!
We enjoyed visiting the book fair and writing our own chapter ending this week! It was great to use some of our exciting sentences and vocabulary to complete our writing and then have the opportunity to share the work with our peers.
Our Year 4, Iron Man inspired, beach trip was a success. We enjoyed a variety of activities including poetry, sketching, metal detecting and sculpting. Here are some examples of our team work in action.
On Wednesday afternoons, we enjoy French, computing and music lessons. This week In ICT, we used our coding skills.
As part of our learning about electricity, we investigated what materials are electrical conductors or insulators.
We have been working really hard in our maths lessons this week and concentrating on using our place value grids to help us to find 1, 10, 100 and 1000 more or less. We used place value counters to help us with our work. In English lessons, we have been looking at balanced arguments in preparation for writing our own based on our class text The Iron Man.
This week In Oyster class, we have been learning about place value in 4-digit numbers. We used the base 10 equipment to represent different numbers. In English, we have been enjoying our class text The Iron Man and discussed if Hogarth should trap the Iron Man using a ‘conscience alley’!
Friday 8th September 2023
Oyster had great fun and tested their perseverance and willpower trying to make an origami penguin.