In English we are studying the story of the Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. As part of the Talk 4 Writing ‘Hook’ into the setting and experience of living in Africa, children created animal masks and prowled through the golden yellow grass of the Tubbenden savannah. Children enjoyed dramatizing the roles of predator and prey. Zebras and impalas were alert to the sounds of lion and hyenas as they were hunted through the long grass.
Children in Year 4 Percival Class have been working with Newstead Wood students to carry out investigations in science with quicksand. Click on the links below to see what they have been doing.
On the 14th of March 2016 all Year 4 showed off their Genius Hour projects. There were different types of Tudor buildings including many houses, a few Globe theatres and a Tudor prison. Some people made Tudor weapons such as swords, daggers and maces. There were some beautiful Tudor gowns and jewellery and some Tudor style food e.g. spiced apple juice and gingerbread. The Punch and Judy show was enjoyable and fun to watch.
All in all it was an incredible event.
Emily and Caroline, Guinevere Class.
Percival class celebrated World Book Day by dressing as their favourite book character. In assembly, children paraded to show off their costumes and retold the traditional Chinese story of the Magic Paintbrush. Percival used used art to portray an alternative ending to the story.
Lord and Lady Capulet invited the kind and noble lords and ladies in year 4 to join them in a joyous masquerade in the Great Hall. Children entered the Great Hall which was lit by candle light and danced with enthusiasm accompanied by the harp, the flute, the citole and the hurdy gurdy. This term children will read the story of Romeo and Juliet which starts at the Capulet Ball. As part of the Talk4Writing project, children were introduced to the new story by creating an exciting ‘hook’ – a Tudor ball room scene.
At the museum, children marvelled at the size of the dinosaur skeletons and imagined what the Earth was like when dinosaurs roamed in search of food!
In the Earthquake zone, children waited nervously to experience the earthquake simulation.
During the workshop, children explored different animal skulls and used their knowledge of teeth to identify carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
The children were beautifully behaved. Excellent ambassadors for their school.
Arthur class have been studying Africa and, during International Week, learned about how the Nile benefits the Egyptians and created fact sheets.
Mr Adams set his classroom up as an airline cabin – complete with cockpit noise in the background – and dressed up as a pilot. Mrs Price wore her Virgin Atlantic air hostess outfit.
The children had boarding passes and were invited onto the plane as they flew to Egypt. Videos of Egypt were played as they ‘flew’ over the country.
Year 2 were very lucky on Wednesday 25th February when Year 4 children came and shared their times table games that they had made. What a fun way to learn maths!
On Thursday 29th January, Mr Ferguson’s maths set (The Barmy Army!) taught Mr Adam’s and Mrs Poxon’s maths set long division and clarify short division, in formal method.
The barmy army was separated into two, and each half went to either Mrs Poxon’s class or Mr Adam’s. They had carefully planned the lesson out for a more enthusiastic one for the children.
Each pair or group of children had at least 3-5 children to teach this magnificent method of formal division. They also had many resources to help the children.
First of all, we introduced ourselves and asked the children what their names were. Secondly, we tested their brains with a quick a game of times tables and went through what they already knew in division. After that, we introduced this formal method to the patient children.
They enjoyed it very much
342 as they were very keen on learning new things