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I hope you all had a lovely half term! In English this week we have started our new book ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. We have created our own dragons and written character descriptions of them. In Maths, we have been using bar models to work out the sum and difference of numbers and solved problems involving multiplication and addition/subtraction. We started our new topic ‘Sound’ in Science and investigated how sound is made.
I'm very impressed with the effort that went into your Tudor homework. We tasted some delicious Tudor bread made by Benj and biscuits made by Amelie and Mersina. We also watched some excellent presentations, thank you for your hard work.
Please see the spellings for Term 2 below.
Welcome to Class Four! Please find both sets of spellings below for Term 1.
We had a busy last week in Class 4. In English we wrote non-chronological reports about Henry VIII. In maths, we began to learn how to solve problems involving multiplication and addition/subtraction. We learnt about Henry VIII’s last two wives in history and the children created and delivered some excellent presentations. We had a wonderful trip to Clifton Cathedral. The orchestra were fantastic. Thank you to those who helped, we really appreciate it.
Please have a look at the excellent pictures the children created for the Arts Trail below inspired by Claude Monet.
History – please research a theme within the Tudor period and create a poster for the display or a PowerPoint to present to the class. Themes may include: rich and poor, fashion, food, crime and punishment.
Have a wonderful half term!
Another busy week in preparation for the Bristol Arts Trail! We painted our self-portraits and began some artwork inspired by Claude Monet. Have a sneak peak below!
This week in English this week we have finished and edited our Tudor stories. In Maths, we have learnt mental strategies for subtraction and used the written method to subtract four-digit numbers. We learnt about good and bad conductors and insulators in Science. In History, we explored Henry VIII’s reasons for divorcing Catherine of Aragon. In Art, the children drew some brilliant self-portraits that we will paint next week.
Red Lodge Museum
We had a fantastic trip to the Red Lodge Museum on Monday where we met Lady Joan, dressed in Tudor clothes, learnt about rich and poor people in Tudor times and practiced our portrait skills. Thank you to everyone who could help. Please see pictures from the trip below.
In English this week we have learnt what fronted adverbials are and written some dramatic descriptions of the Battle of Bosworth Field. We also did some role play around our new story. In Maths, we have learnt what a place holder is and why it is important in a number. We created circuits in Science and investigated which ones worked and why. We also discovered how to light a bulb using only kitchen foil and a battery! In History, we analysed a portrait of Henry VIII and some written sources to discover what kind of person he was. In Art, we learnt how to draw a self-portrait. Please check out the pictures from the week below!
We had a successful first trip to the swimming pool on Monday; the children were really confident and sensible. This week we have begun our ‘Tudor Tales’ book in English and the children have written some dramatic diary entries. In Maths, we have been revising the column method for addition and subtraction, short multiplication and short division. We have learnt the differences between mains and battery-powered electricity in Science and placed key events from the Tudor period on a timeline in history. In Art we continued our Henry VIII portraits that are becoming very lifelike! We were also very lucky to have a fencing demonstration and learn the basics! Please see the photos below.
It was lovely to meet lots of you on Friday evening and I hope you enjoyed seeing the classroom.
Welcome to Class 4! I look forward to getting to know you all over this year. We have had an exciting first few days beginning our Tudor topic in History, exploring electrical safety in Science, learning how to have a simple conversation in French, creating a time capsule containing letters to our future selves, playing maths games and beginning our portraits of King Henry VIII!
Swimming will be on Monday afternoons starting next week so please remember to bring your swimming costume/trunks, towel, goggles if wanted and a hairband for long hair. Please note we may return just after the end of the school day, by 3:40.
Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions and remember to leave a comment letting me know what you've enjoyed so far!
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I hope you had a very spoooooky Halloween Mersina!
I’m really pleased you’re excited for next term Evan. I will explain all in detail when we start but we will be exploring the differences between rich and poor Tudor’s across many themes in history and creating our own dragons in English! I believe the adventure day is in term 6 Zane!
Happy spooktober everyone! I’m so excited for Halloween! -Mersina Spooookkkkyyyyy
Thank you Layla. I hope you have a wonderful half term and fun halloween! You can now see your brilliant drawings above in the Arts Trail display pictures. :)
Back to the adventure day. Do we go to school early to leave on the trip?
I hope you have an awesome half term away from work! Also, have a great Halloween!!!
Do you know the dates of the adventure day? If you do, can you tell me please?
What are we learning next term? I'm desperate to know!
I love all he pictures you have put up on our web site i hope we can put more on .My favourite peace of art we have done so far is when we put fore rows of chairs out and the person in front of us we have to sketch them in our sketch book I had to do kat and it was really hard because Im not really good at doing short hair and she had a really differcult head band .I will miss you over the halloween half term i hope you have a nice halloween and i hope i have lots of candy see you tomorrow byemiss miller miss you you are really kind you are one of my best teacher iv ever had i will miss you in the half term bye see you .
when are we going to be doing a topic about different animals around the wold and when can we read a choice of a story we have wrote in our books to class 1 because when we were in year 3 we read a story to the year 1 please thank you to miss miller see you on monday