20/05/2017 at 08:31
This week we have been busy writing our play scripts based on the Twits by Roald Dahl. Here are the pictures of the children acting out their scripts:
We all had lots of fun.
In Maths we investigated symmetry and reflective symmetry. We found lines of symmetry in shapes and also reflected shapes across a line. For homework I have asked the children to find lines of symmetry in the alphabet.
In Science we melted various materials, such as chocolate, candle wax and butter in warm water. We measured the melting point of the materials and learnt about melting and freezing.
Next week, we will continue to learn about reflection and coordinates. We will begin our new literacy topic learning about the life of Roald Dahl. In Science we will be investigating gases.
20/05/2017 at 08:09
We had a brilliant time at Fanwoods. The children were fantastic and a pleasure to be with. They really enjoyed getting stuck in and muddy!
11/05/2017 at 14:15
4K enjoyed our trip to Cartwright Hall on Tuesday. We learnt a lot about the Islamic Golden Age and saw some wonderful artwork. We enjoyed writing Arabic calligraphy with real ink and specially made original style pens . The Islamic artefacts were interesting and trading with each other was exciting.
In class this week, we have conducted an experiment to see which variables affect how fast ice melts.
In maths we are learning about shapes. We will be looking at angles, symmetry, reflection, coordinates and translation over the next few weeks.
In Literacy, the children have had a lot of fun learning and performing a play based on the Twits by Roald Dahl. Next week we will be writing our own scene.
09/05/2017 at 13:09
We have had a fantastic morning exploring Cartwright Hall. We went to learn more about the Golden Age of Islam. The morning comprised of a workshop split into 3 activities. In the first activity, we used some of the artwork to understand where in the world we were investigating. We then worked in small groups, thinking about which artefacts were from which time period.
The second activity involved us looking at a painting of the Kabbah. On closer inspection, we noticed it was covered in beautiful patterns and writing. Using this knowledge, we became calligraphers. We had to practise our writing using actual quill pens from Turkey. It was fantastic fun but really difficult too!
The third and final activity saw us becoming market traders. Each group were given a country and items they had to trade with other groups. It was really interesting watching them haggle to get the best value for money.
05/05/2017 at 08:20
This week in 4K we have been learning more about the city of Baghdad. The children used compasses to draw the outline. We read reports about the city from the time and tried to use these reports to draw and imagine it.
In Literacy we started reading the Twits and have focused on speech and conversations. The children are trying to punctuate speech perfectly and use different words for said.
In Maths we continued learning about perimeter and area. We developed and learnt formulas for finding the perimeter and area of rectangles. We then moved on to finding missing sides on rectilinear shapes. Next week we are moving onto angles and shapes.
Don’t forget we have a trip next Tuesday and that everyone is required to bring a packed lunch that day.
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine,
01/05/2017 at 20:23
I hope you have all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.
Last week we finished working on poetry in literacy. The children enjoyed learning about personification, onomatopoeia and metaphors. They used these techniques to write some excellent poetry.
In Maths we finished work on reading scales and converting measures. The children did well but it is always something that they get in a muddle with, so any practical work that you can do at home involving weighing or measuring capacity will help them to retain these skills.
In Science we observed and measured melting ice hands which was very exciting. We investigated the variables that might affect how quickly ice melts.
In history we learned about the rise of the Islamic empire up to the time when Baghdad was founded as the capital city.
Next week we will be moving on to perimeter, angles and shapes in maths. In Literacy we will be reading the Twits by Roald Dahl and learning about play scripts.