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Year 4 and 5


 

Year 5 and 6 Residential July 20108

ICT - Radio Station - Making our own jingle

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Making our own phone cases in DT

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Making our own phone cases in DT 4
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Making our own phone cases in DT 6
Making our own phone cases in DT 7
Making our own phone cases in DT 8

Child Safety Week - Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018

 

As part of child safety week we had a visit from Abbeycroft Leisure to talk about the importance of water safety and how to always following the SAFE code -

Spot - spot the dangers whenever you're near water

Advice - take advice, read the signs, ask a lifeguard or adult for help

Friend - always go with a friend or family, its more fun, and they can help in an emergency

Emergency - know what to do in an emergency

 

The children perform some rescues using jumpers, balls, ropes, paddles and woggles.

Summer term - first half

Measure, time and data

 

This week, we have been looking at converting between imperial and metric units, reading bus and train timetables to answer word problems using the 24 hour clock and retrieving data using various graphs.

Literacy in our new outdoor classroom

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Forces

 

In this lesson the children learnt that water resistance is a form of friction that opposes movement in water. They explores how the shape of an object affects its movement through a liquid. By the end of the lesson the class were able to describe how to reduce the effects of water resistance.

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Maths

 

We have been drawing, measuring using a protractor and comparing angles including recognising the difference between acute and obtuse. Following on from this, the class have been drawing various shapes and finding any lines of symmetry.

 

Science

 

Willow class investigated 'What material would make the best parachute and why?'. In groups, they designed a parachute using different materials. The material had to be  13cm x13cm and the string 35cm. This was to make the tests fair. Each group tested their parachute 4 times, from the same height of 1 metre above the table. The results were recorded in a table and each group had to compare their findings.

Maths

 

Willow class have been working out the perimeter and area of rectangles, calculating the area from scale drawings and investigating 'Do shapes with the same area have the same perimeter?'

 

ICT

 

This term in ICT, we are using a program called 'SketchUp' which is computer aided drawing. The children are designing their own house and bedroom including making the furniture. This involves using dimensions, measurements and making 2D shapes into 3D shapes.

This week in Maths, we have been looking at the properties of polygons including parallel and perpendicular sides, describing and sorting 2D and 3D shapes using Carroll and Venn diagrams. We have also been drawing circles with different radii using a compass to find the circumferences. 

Maths Roadshow

 

Our year 4 children enjoyed the Maths Roadshow run by children in  year 7 and 8 from King Edward School. The children were given tasks to find the degrees and angles in shapes.

 

Spring term

Spellodrome

 

We currently have a two week free trial of Spellodrome - similar to Mathletics but with a focus on spelling. Children need to use their Mathletics login information to gain access to the site using the link below.

 

http://uk.spellodrome.com/#/home

 

 

Spring Term Overview

Christmas Jumper and  Christmas Dinnner

 

In the festive mood and ready for Christmas.

We have been raising money for Save The Children!

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Alex the Musical

 

Rehearsals are over and our performances are 'running like clockwork'. I have been working as the Knave of Hearts and have performed my very first solo. I felt quite nervous, but also excited. I think it went well - the audience seemed to like it!

 

By Solomon

Year 4 Cathedral Carols

 

In the cathedral was a tree decorated with bright lights. We sang many carols, my favourite was 'Come and join the celebration', and we all tried really hard to use our best voices.

 

It was very loud with everyone singing!

 

By Bronwyn

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Design Technology

 

This term we have been busy working on a project to design Spectacular Marble Runs!

We have worked together in groups to build some amazing structures. Our designs need to look good and give the marbles a smooth run. We have learnt about free-standing structures.

 

One bit of advice - don't make your design too complicated!

 

By Maisie and Jasmine

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Mathletics

 

We have recently signed up to the Mathletics program. This program is linked to the curriculum standards and is designed to motivate and engage children in their maths' learning both in school and at home. The children will be using the site at school, within maths lessons, for homework activities and also to take part in games and challenges where they can earn points and rewards.
 

Children can access the website here:

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

Or alternatively by downloading the app on an iPad or tablet. Each child has their own login. Please keep your login details safe, if you do happen to misplace them, please let me know and I can provide the details.

 

ICT

 

Willow class have been learning to design, write and program a Scratch game during ICT.

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