Designing Anglo-Saxon Crosses

This term we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons in History. We examined archaeological evidence found at Sutton Hoo, researched where the Anglo-Saxons came from and what life was like in Anglo-Saxon times. Linked to this topic, we examined Anglo-Saxon symbols and crosses. We discussed what materials would have been used to make these crosses and found examples of Ango-Saxon crosses still standing today. The children sketched crosses and symbols which stood out to them and then designed their own cross. They made their cross using cardboard and layered it to create depth and texture. The children then colour mixed different shades to paint their cross and add authenticity. Lastly, they added the symbolic details.

I'm sure you will agree they look fantastic! 

Adventure Day: Charterhouse

We had an amazing day pond dipping, gorge walking and tackling obstacle courses (blindfolded!) All the children were so supportive of each other and worked brilliantly as a team. They overcame challenges together and were courageous. We are so proud of them!

Check out their adventures below. 

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H'i Malika! Wow I haven't heard from you in a while! I hope your having a great time in Kazahstan. I'm very bored too but you'll find something to do eventually :)

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Hi Malika Hope your having a nice time in Kazakhstan even though your bored ! How are you ? Hope to see you soon From Nell.

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Hi guys! I am missing you all! (I am bored in Kazahstan).

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I love being back at school!

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We had a fantastic first week back to school celebrating British Science Week! During the week, we investigated how to build the strongest bridge and tallest tower and whether longer legs could jump further. We also spoke to a local engineer, physicists, astronomers, vets and an analytical scientist. We learnt so much during the week; the children were so inquisitive and set up excellent enquiries. Please find lots of pictures from the week below. 

In English this week we learnt how to use modifiers to extend our description and then created our own planets and animals! In Maths, we learnt what happens when we multiply by 1 and 0 and divide a number by 1 or itself. In Design and Technology, we learnt how to do two types of stitches in preparation for making our Tudor pouches. We discovered what material would be best to make defenders with in Science and learnt what life was like for the poor in Tudor times in History. The children also made wonderful Christmas cards for the people at Trinity. 

Another lovely week! In English, the children wrote their dragon stories that were full of adventure and heroism! I’m excited to read them. In Maths, we learnt how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100. We created the last part of our dance routine in PE. In Science, we created sound cones to help us understand how some animals can hear so clearly. We examined inventories in History to understand how rich and poor Tudors lived. In Design and Technology, we researched Tudor pouches and thought about the design features we liked in preparation for designing our own. We also created reindeers and hanging paper decorations to decorate the school with next week! 

We have had many meaningful discussions this week about what bullying looks like and how we can help to stop it. I have been very impressed by the children’s maturity and understanding of how bullying can make someone feel and what to do if you witness bullying or are being bullied. We all completed a puzzle piece showing what we choose to do to unite against bullying.

We also learnt the first section of our Viking dance! The children picked up the actions and timings really quickly. In Maths, we learnt how to calculate the perimeter of rectilinear shapes and began to multiply numbers by 10. We started planning our own dragon story in English that we will be writing next week. The children had excellent ideas! We explored the differences between rich and poor Tudor houses in History and learnt how to draw eyes in detail in Art. 

In Dance, we learnt how to perform in canon and unison and the children created excellent sequences. We used inverted commas in English to punctuate speech, wrote about our own dragons and created dragon top trumps. In Maths, we learnt how to calculate the perimeter of a rectangle and draw rectangles with specific perimeters. In Science, we made our own string telephones and learnt how they work through practical enquiry. We examined primary sources in history to learn the differences between rich and poor Tudors and how Tudor society was structured. In French, we learnt the months of the year and in RE we learnt what the inside of a synagogue is like. In Art, we studied portraits of key individuals from the Tudor period and practised drawing one, thinking about line and tone. 

Welcome back everyone! We had a lovely first week together. In English we started How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell and created our own dragons that we will write about next week. In Maths, we learnt equivalent measures (cm/mm, cm/m and m/km) and how to add lengths. We found out how sound in made in Science and learnt the numbers 11-20 in French. In PE, we started our dance topic based on the Vikings and the children created some wonderful sequences! 

We have had such a fun first term together! The children have really improved their accuracy and serving skills in tennis. In Science, we used our knowledge of circuits to create our own buzz-wire games. We wrote non-chronological reports about King Henry VIII in English and learnt how to estimate and check our answers in Maths. In French, we learnt how to introduce ourselves and say how old we are. In History, the children showed off their knowledge in a quiz and created posters to answer our big question ‘Why did Henry VIII marry six times?’ You have all worked so hard this term and should be very proud of everything you’ve achieved. 

I hope you have a lovely half term and I shall see you in a weeks time! Please keep telling me what you’re enjoying in the comments, I love reading them. 

Miss Miller :) 

In Maths this week we added four digit numbers with more than one exchange. In English, we learnt about complex sentences, apostrophes for plural possession and created our own potions! We explored mains and battery powered electricity in Science. In History, we learnt why King Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves and why they divorced six months later! We sketched our own self-portraits in Art. 

Please practise your times tables on Times Table Rockstars and your spellings :)

Have a lovely weekend. See you Monday! 

We’ve had a lovely week! In Maths, we learnt about negative numbers and Roman Numerals from 0-100. In English, we wrote our own Tudor stories and you should all be so proud of them. You’ve included beautiful description and excellent revenge ideas, I can’t wait to read them! In History, we learnt about the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn and painted our King Henry VIII portraits. We learnt how to draw circuits in Science and created our own Mezuzahs in R.E. 

Another great week! We practiced our forehand in tennis, learnt the days of the week in French and created our own stories based on the story of The Hungry Caterpillar, learnt what materials make good conductors and insulators in Science and continued to practice our portrait drawing in Art. I’m excited to write our Tudor stories in English this week! 

Please keep reading at home, practising your times tables on Times Table Rockstars and your spellings.

Thank you for your lovely comments, I love to hear what you’re enjoying! :) 

What a fun week we’ve had! In Maths, we looked at number lines to 10,000 and four digit numbers. In English, we learnt about simple, compound and complex sentences and how to punctuate speech. We studied sources to learn about what kind of person King Henry VIII was in History and discovered lots of surprising information! In music with Mrs Benson, the children studied the Baroque musical period and recorded their emotions when listening to Antonio Lotti’s Crucifixus. We made bulbs light up using only a battery and tin foil in Science! Then we predicted whether different circuits would work or not and why. In tennis, we practised our racket control and learnt how to draw a portrait in Art. 

Please practice your spellings for the test next Thursday and keep reading at home. Questions to help with comprehension: 

What has happened in the story so far? 
What will happen next?
What does this word mean?
Tell me about this character.
Why is the character ________? (E.g. angry, whispering) 

 

Have a great weekend! See you Monday, Miss Miller :) 

We have had a lovely first full week together! In Maths, we revised our place value knowledge and learnt how to round numbers. In English, we read our first funny Tudor Tales book by Terry Deary and revised contractions, possessive apostrophes and using commas in lists. We placed key events from the Tudor period on a timeline in History and discussed what we want to discover about King Henry VIII this term. In Science, we learnt about electrical hazards and designed safety posters. We painted our Tudor roses to finish the week and started portraits of King Henry VIII. Thank you for your hard work this week! Please see pictures below. 

Please remember to keep reading at home and practising your times tables on Times Table Rockstars. 

Please find Spelling lists for this term under the orange 'Termly Spelling Lists' link at the top of the page. If your child does not know their group please email the class email address (class4@hotwells.bristol.sch.uk) or I can tell them in class.

See you Monday! Miss Miller :) 

Hello everyone! Welcome back to school and to Class 4. I’m really excited to be teaching you all and looking forward to the year ahead.

We have had a lovely first two days getting to know each other, creating a time capsule, agreeing and signing our Class Charter, playing Maths games and making Tudor roses from clay to begin our History topic. Neva and Paola also received very exciting letters from David Walliams and J.K. Rowling! They wrote to the authors in Year 3. Please see the pictures from this week below.

I would love to hear what you've enjoyed so far or are looking forward to this year, please leave me a comment below! 

I look forward to seeing you on Monday. Miss Miller :) 

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