Welcome back to the second part of this autumn term. I am so excited to be here full-time now and look forward to getting to know all the children much better during the rest of the year. We have lots of fantastic learning planned for this half term and have already made a great start with our Learning Journey work about volcanoes and earthquakes.
I will do my best to update this page as regularly as possible so keep checking back to see what we have been up to.
Our current class reader is...
Other books that we have enjoyed this year are:
Where has the 4R elf been this week?
Tuesday 1st December
This morning we found a little note left by our elf to say that he is running a bit late because he has been too naughty and Santa won’t let him come until tomorrow.
🌟 Celebrating Success! 🌟
Every Friday we will be celebrating our successes and awarding the children at the top of the Spelling Shed and TTRockstars leaderboards. We will also be awarding a Positive People certificate to a child who has shown one of the values that we are focussing on. This week our Positive People character was Iggy Independence.
This week’s winners:
1st - Kimi
2nd - Harry
3rd - Reuben S
1st - Harry
2nd - Kimi
3rd - Alicia
Maths - 1.12.20
Today we have been practising finding the perimeter of different objects in our classroom with a partner.
Learning journey - 30.11.20
We this afternoon we began an art project to build our own volcanoes. The children were given some cardboard to create a cone base and then used paper maché to build the shape of their volcanoes. It was very messy but we had lots of fun doing it!
Promoting independence - 27.11.20
We have spent most of the afternoon today talking about what it means to be an independent learner. We thought about lots of the questions and scenarios that pop up regularly in our class and grouped them according to whether children could “deal with it” themselves, “it can wait” until a suitable time to tell an adult or “urgent” for things that they need to tell an adult about immediately.
We also thought about some of the steps that children can take before they ask a teacher for help, to encourage them to be more independent in their learning. We looked at the 4Bs - brain, board, book and buddy. The children then made their own little prompt cards to remind them of where they can look for help before they speak to an adult. Check back on Monday for photos of their cards, we were busy laminating them at the end of the day and didn’t get a chance to photograph any.
Writing - 20.11.20
In today’s writing lesson we were revising co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions. We had lots of fun playing a board game and creating sentences with our partners.
Fractions - 19.11.20
Today we have been working on finding fractions of amounts. This is something we have found quite tricky but using the counters has really helped us to see that it’s not as tricky as some of us thought.
Investigating states of matter - 17.11.20
In our science lesson today we have been investigating states of matter. We carried out 3 investigations as a class, making predictions and recording our results. The first investigation was to see what happens to the mass of a carbonated drink if we release some of the gas. In our second experiment we were investigating melting rates of chocolate at different temperatures. Finally, our third investigation was all about evaporation and we looked at how temperature can affect rates of evaporation.
Sensational Starter - 02.11.20
Today was my first day with the new 4R class and what a day we had! We started our geography unit of work (How deadly are natural disasters?) with a whole day of topic based activities. We were part of the Crisis Response Team and had to investigate the damage that had happened after an earthquake struck the school. We learnt all about how earthquakes happen and what to do in the event of an earthquake. The children even finished the day by creating and filming their own safety videos.
Here are some pictures of the day: