TERM 3 Useful Documents
Art-Landscapes Week 2
This week we have focussed on one-point perspective in our landscape drawing and the children wanted to share their great work on recreating this skill in their own work, well done Badgers!
We have started our learning on landscapes this term by exploring artists famous for different styles of landscape. We are developing different skills each week and have begun by looking at how to ensure a landscape has accurate composition. We studied and replicated a landscape picture of Oxford using squares to split up the picture. Great focus from all the Badgers produced some great results.
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Santa completed a 'flying' visit to school yesterday...just checking all the children are being 'good' before his deliveries on Christmas Eve the Badgers thought. I think he was very impressed!
English-Read All About it!
The Badgers have been busy becoming journalists over the last few weeks. They have written news reports about the Roman volcano disaster in Pompeii. They imagined eye-witnesses to interview, used journalistic language and thought about the chronology of events. Enjoy having a look at some of our first pages of the reports.
WE LOVE TO READ
Badgers love nothing more than snuggling in our book corner with a good book! We would love to hear your recommendations for our next read Badgers, so please let the class know if you have read a cracking story recently. Miss Sharman recommends the Badgers checking out some of the stories by Maz Evans...The "Who let the Gods out series" and "Vi Spy".
The Badgers are swiftly becoming experts in division. We have focussed on the chunking method this week, using our rapid recall of multiplication facts for accuracy! Great job Badgers...short division method next...
Science Experiment Results
Badgers have completed their experiment into proving the existence of evaporation and without any doubt, the Badgers have conclusive proof that it DOES EXIST!
Their observations and accurate measurements over the past week concluded with drawing line graphs of their results and writing scientific explanations. Excellent job Badgers-the Water Cycle does exist!
Science investigation into evaporation
The children have set up an investigation to prove the existence of EVAPORATION. They will spend the next week using their observation and measuring skills to record change to water level in two different containers-one with a covering and one open. Which one will have a greater volume of water by the end of next week? Watch this space for our results!
It was wonderful to welcome families into school last week. The children were so excited to share their learning and show parents the classroom. Thank you to everyone who made this a lovely afternoon. The children enjoyed creating firework and silhouette houses of parliament pictures to celebrate Bonfire Night.
Egg Drop Challenge
The Badgers faced the cooperation "Egg Drop Challenge" with positivity this week! This was the culmination of work on cooperation in Jigsaw lessons. They were challenged to build a protective case for an egg to prevent it breaking when dropped from a height. They had to work colloboratively in teams to succeed. They rose to the challenge and demonstrated egg-celent understanding of how to listen to each other and compromise-great job Badgers!
Outdoor Learning Day
We are really proud of the Badgers; they embraced our outdoor learning day and learned new skills during the following activities:
Well done Badgers-a great day of outdoor learning!
Badgers School Council Representatives
Huge congratulations to our new Badger Class School Councillors. They have already got to work by creating a folder in class for all the Badgers to ask questions and make suggestions for the School Council. We looked at what makes a democracy in our Jigsaw lesson last week and the UN Rights of The Child. Having a voice that is listened to is one of the articles we looked at; our school council helps all the children to understand this and see the impact of sharing ideas and opinions.
The Badgers have been working really hard on creating some Roman dance sequences. They performed for each other today and these are a few of the pictures we took.
Badgers worked really hard on methods for rapid recall of multiplication facts. They practised the "buy one get three free" concept that knowing one multiplication fact leads to recall of three other facts (one multiplication and two divisions). Challenge them to explain this at home. We also looked at the meaning of the words FACTOR and MULTIPLE. Can they explain the difference to you?
Home Learning Documents
Here are the home learning grids and spelling sheets for year 4 this year. These will also be sent home in the home learning books which will go home this Friday and need to come back into school next Wednesday. Do ask or email if you have any further queries.
Welcome to Badgers 2021-22!
The Badgers 'Clan' (the official name for a family of Badgers!) have had a fantastic start to year 4; a busy first few days of term with lots of fun. On Friday the Badgers enjoyed getting creative and merging their own faces with a badger face using their sketching skills - have a look at their results below. Today we began our exciting new topic 'The Romans'.
Below we have attached the Newsletter for this term and our new Topic web. Please check the website for regular updates.
Mrs Flynn and Miss Sharman