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Term 1

Week 1 & 2

 

Welcome to Mirren Class. We hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are refreshed ready to start the new school year. This past 2 weeks have been settling in with our new class and getting to know one another. However we have already made great progress in our lessons:

English - We have started our new book called Jemmy Button, we wrote a list poem on the setting, a jungle, now we are writing Diary extracts as though the children are Jemmy.

Maths - We have been looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, also place value columns. 

Science - This term our topic is Habitats. We went on a lovely walk with the other year 4 classes to see what habitats we could find.

Art - Last week we followed a step by step video to draw a rose, we will be colouring them in woth pastels or water colours.

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Week 3 & 4

We have had a very creative couple of weeks making Bug Hotels as part of our habitat topic.

Working in pairs the children had to plan, design and make a suitable habitat for bugs to live in, once finished they were all put into a stand to make super hotel!

 

Lots of outdoor P.E, learning different athletic skills such as long jump, sprinting, relay and throwing.

 

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Week 5 & 6

 

In Science and Topic we are learning about electricity and the children got to look more closely at the effects of static electricity using balloons, lots of hair standing on end!

The class really enjoyed the lesson by learning through example to understand the negative and positive charges involved and how it causes a sticking or repelling action.

Art lesson involved drawing a thunder cloud with charcoal and chalk, it was a very messy lesson but the pictures look very effective.

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Term 2

Week 1 & 2

 

In Science we have continued to look at electricity, we have been experimenting with conductors and insulators. In groups we all were able to make an electrical circuit to light up a bulb then we added different materials to see if they conducted electricity.

For our Art lesson we decorated poppies made from bottle ends for a big display for Remembrance Day, we painted them red and they were hung on the trees around the school.

 

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Weeks 3 & 4

 

In English we made Roman Leaflets detailing the Romans equipment, organisation and weapons. We discussed different formations they used in battles and the weapons and how they prepared for battle, a 26 mile run each morning!

The Rainbow Theatre Company came in to show and teach us about the Romans through drama. We all got to take part and had roles in a bug production which was so much fun, they had different prop we could all use.

In the afternoon we were able to make our own shields then use them in a battle formation on the playground.

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Week 5 & 6

 

In the run up to Christmas we have been making our Christmas Hoop decoration for the Main hall, we are making pom pom brussel sprouts with Christmas hats.

Music lessons are learning chords on the Ukulele, we have been learning how to play Christmas songs. Eventually we will perform and sing a song in front of the school in assembly.

 

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