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Maple,Snowdrop and Poppy (Year 3 and 4 classes)

Stone Henge at sunset

A selection of the great pictures Snowdrops have made this week in Art.  They were very proud of their achievements and very excited to be able to take their masterpieces home to display.

Snowdrops becoming teachers

Snowdrops becoming teachers 1
Snowdrops becoming teachers 2
The children have been teaching each other how to use the expanded method and the short formal method for multiplication. 

Ready, aim, throw...

Snowdrops had great fun (spot all the big smiles!) using the 'snowball technique' to help generate ideas and improve their writing.  Not sure who they were aiming at?!...surprise
WASOLL was a bit cheeky and nipped into our classroom during assembly time to leave us a message.  We used our knowledge of contractions, learnt last week, to help correct the message for him.

Snowdrops correcting contractions for WASOLL.

This week the children have had great fun using Talk for Writing techniques to internalise a text.  Ask them to show you 'How to Trap a Dragon'.  Next week the children will be writing their own set of instructions.

How to trap a Dragon (Snowdrops)

How to trap a Dragon (Snowdrops) 1
How to trap a Dragon (Snowdrops) 2

Learning to play the violin (Snowdrops)

Learning to play the violin (Snowdrops) 1
Learning to play the violin (Snowdrops) 2

Cave pictures! (Poppy Class)

Poppy class created their own brilliant cave style paintings for display, using paint and chalk pastels. Afterwards, they tried drawing the pictures as if they were in a cave (under the table with the lights off!) They found it tricky but fun!

Maple class-Funtrition

Maple class-Funtrition 1

This half term, we are lucky to have a visitor from Funtrition come in to our classes once a week. The children are learning how to eat healthily and have a balanced. 

Maybe you could ask your child if they can remember how many teaspoons are in a can of coke?

More pictures will follow...

Our Winter Scenes - Poppy Class

Our Winter Scenes - Poppy Class  1
Our Winter Scenes - Poppy Class  2
Our Winter Scenes - Poppy Class  3
Our Winter Scenes - Poppy Class  4
We painted the moon and then circled around it using different shades of blue paint to blend in gradually with the night sky. We then cut out silhouettes of trees and snowmen and placed them on to complete the scene.

Poppy Class making clay models of Pompeii's remains

Poppy Class making clay models of Pompeii's remains 1
Poppy Class making clay models of Pompeii's remains 2
Poppy Class making clay models of Pompeii's remains 3
Poppy Class making clay models of Pompeii's remains 4
Poppy Class making clay models of Pompeii's remains 5
Poppy Class making clay models of Pompeii's remains 6
This week Year 3/4 are learning about the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii as part of their Tremors topic. We have re-enacted the day of the eruption and we will be writing about this historical event. In Art we have started to make clay models of the bodies left behind. See pictures below!

Potion making in Poppy!

Potion making in Poppy! 1
Potion making in Poppy! 2
Potion making in Poppy! 3
Potion making in Poppy! 4

Our visit from residents at Carlton Hall was a huge success! The children made us very proud.

Year 3 and 4 made potion pots out of clay and painted them using metallic paint!

Year 3 and 4 made potion pots out of clay and painted them using metallic paint! 1
Year 3 and 4 made potion pots out of clay and painted them using metallic paint! 2
Year 3 and 4 made potion pots out of clay and painted them using metallic paint! 3
Year 3 and 4 made potion pots out of clay and painted them using metallic paint! 4
Year 3 and 4 made potion pots out of clay and painted them using metallic paint! 5
Year 3 and 4 made potion pots out of clay and painted them using metallic paint! 6
Year 3 and 4 made potion pots out of clay and painted them using metallic paint! 7

The Rocket Song.

 

The year 3s have enjoyed their first couple of lessons learning the violin.  They have been learning 'The Rocket Song' to help them practise holding the bow correctly.  Ask them to demonstrate to you by showing you the 'giraffe grip' on a pencil and singing the song complete with actions.

 

The Rocket Song

 

You go up like a rocket

And down like the rain

You go side to side like a railway train

You go round and round in a great big circle

And tap it on your head just for fun.

Welcome back to a new school year!

 

Wow, what an exciting week we have had!  The children are really enjoying their Potions topic and have had great fun investigating the viscosity of various liquids.  They have also delighted in exploring the unusual properties of cornflour and water.  And thrown into the mix we had a fantastic Roald Dahl Day too. All the children's costumes were vibrant and fabulous.  Thank you for all the effort you went to.  Also, many thanks to all the parents who came in to read Roald Dahl books with their children.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it and it was great to see so many of you.

Below are a selection of photographs highlighting our week. 


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