Welcome to Class 4
Class Teachers - Miss Berry & Miss Tomlinson
In Science we have been looking at habitats. We even made some worm habitats! These needed to include shelter and food for our worms. We gathered wet soil because worms use soil to shelter from predators. We then did a very special dance to entice the worms up to the surface (we had to pretend we were birds). Once the worms came to the surface it was time to be very brave and put them into their new homes! The last thing we needed was food for our habitats. Worms enjoy the nutrients in soil, therefore we added some dead leaves in the hope that these will disintegrate into the soil. It was great fun observing our worms in their habitats and watching them tunnel through the soil.
This week in Art the children have been looking at portraits of the Queen. We discussed how we can see lots of portraits of the Queen in our environment from money to stamps. The children then made their own stamp portraits of the queen using a range of materials including, oil pastels, water colour, pastels and pencil. We think they did a brilliant job and are stamp worthy!
We had a very exciting afternoon of Science today. The children were asked the question ‘How will the Gingerbread react to the different liquids?’. We then made predictions about what we thought might happen when we poured oil, water, milk and vinegar onto 4 different gingerbread. Class 4 completed a fair test, observe the different reactions to liquids. It was lots of fun but it definitely put us off Gingerbread…for a little bit anyway!
This term Class 4 have been learning all about the Queen and the year in which she was coroneted. The children compared the toys we have now to the toys that the Queen might have played with when she was a little girl. We then spent our Art lesson making our own Peg Dolls with clothes inspired by the 1950’s.
In Maths with Miss Berry we have been developing our knowledge of measurement, using a ruler. We drew around our friends and then measured in cm different parts of their bodies.
In Maths with Miss Berry we have been learning about measure. Using dice we rolled an amount and then we built a tower to match the amount on the dice. We then compared with our friends who had the tallest and shortest towers. Some of us compared the difference between the heights of our towers.
On Friday 10th February we had a PHSE day where we developed our understanding of our emotions and how we respond to them.
We started the day by reading ‘Guess How Much I Love You’. After we discussed how we show love and other emotions. The children then chose an emotion to act out whilst their peers guessed which emotion they were showing – we have some very budding actors in class 4!
After we read a story called Tusk Tusk by David McKee about black and white Elephants. The children debated whether the Elephants were right to fight about their colour. The children came to the conclusion ‘No colour is better, we are all equal’.
In the afternoon the children were put into 4 teams. Each team was challenged to build the tallest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. The children had lots of fun discussing, negotiating and problem solving as a team.
Our final activity of the day was to draw a picture of an emotion using oil pastels. We discussed how we might show emotions through colours, shapes and textures. Class 4 produced some beautiful pieces of artwork – well done!
Overall we have all had lots of fun throughout the day learning all about emotions, how to respond to them and how we can work together as a team using problem solving and negotiation skills. A brilliant end to the Spring half term, have a lovely holiday Class 4!
The Far Away Fairies
We currently have some very special guests staying with us in Class 4. The Far Away Fairies arrived in our classroom after the Christmas holidays and have been writing us letters all about their travels around the United Kingdom since. The fairies love hearing all our stories and looking at our work whilst we are all fast asleep. Recently the Fairies visited Africa and have brought back Oleg, the Meerkat, who wanted to learn more about where we live.
In Geography this term the children have been learning all about the United Kingdom. The children kindly brought in objects and souvenirs from their holidays around the UK. We had lots of fun listening to each others stories and finding out more about where we live.
In Maths we have been using spaghetti and cheerio’s to solve addition problems.
In ICT we have been looking at being safe on the internet. Class 4 had a party and took lots of photo's we discussed which photo's we would put on the internet and which might hurt someone’s feelings. The children then made positive comments on everyone's photos.
Here is some information on the 'floor book' approach we use in Reception and Year 1.
We have started our science topic looking at the human body this week.
The children put on their science hats and researched all about themselves looking at their eyes, hair, height, shoe size and any special skills they could do with their body. We found out we have a very talented class who can do lots of things from sing to play football and lots of children who can roll their tongues.
We then organised ourselves into graphs to understand what our research showed.
We looked at our height from shortest to tallest.
Red, White and Blue Day
On the 14th October we wore our own clothes in red, white and blue to honour those in the armed forces.
We have enjoyed using Beebots as part of our ICT topic for this half term.