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Welcome to Year 4/5!


Welcome information for pupils:

Animal Printing

We created animal skin prints using foam, card and paint. We thought carefully about the colours and we had to be careful working with the foam to etch our designs. We created beautiful pieces of work! Can you guess the animal for each print? Well done everyone!

Fun in the sun! 

Firefly experiment

We used electronic components to make a circuit to recreate the way a Firefly lights up at night. We had to work out the best way to connect all of our components together so that our Fireflies could switch on and off. We also drew and cut out a template of a Firefly and added it to our circuit. It was great fun!

Our World Around Us topic for this term is ‘Plants and Animals’. For Art, we chose an animal to research and created four close up drawings of our animal. We used different types of media to create our pieces. They all look excellent!

For our Literacy topic, we are focusing on ‘Explanations’. We had to act out a scenario and then explain what had happened using the correct language and features of explanations. We had lots of fun!

We planned and carried out an investigation to find out which conditions affect how quickly icebergs melt. We changed the size and shape of icebergs as well as the temperature of the water.

Accelerated Reader winners for our first term! These boys and girls are setting such a good example to the rest of the class. Keep up this excellent effort!

What a fantastic Lego Titanic! This clever girl built it independently at home and wanted to share it with our class.

Exploring 3D Shapes. We have been learning the names, properties and nets of 3D shapes. We had great fun making 3D shapes with spaghetti and marshmallows!

We are thankful to have a flautist in our class. We enjoyed listening to 'Ode to joy'!

We tested our boats today. The longer, sturdier boat stayed afloat the longest with the most coins. We will adapt our designs and try to make our boats unsinkable!

We had to design and build a boat strong enough to hold as many 2p coins as possible using only tinfoil!

Exploring Symmetry. We were given the challenge to collect natural materials from outside and arrange them symmetrically. We worked in pairs to discuss our ideas and create a symmetrical layout. Look at our fabulous creations!

We also enjoyed making symmetrical designs by cutting out 2D shapes and marking on the lines of symmetry.

We researched a variety of people's experiences who travelled on the Titanic, such as the accommodation, food and cost of ticket. Then we used our imagination to think of interesting questions we would like to ask other 'passengers' to find out how their experience differed. We had great fun using 'hot-seating'. We took it in turns to pretend to be the person we researched while the others in the class interviewed us!

P.E. with Andy. Each week we enjoy taking part in P.E. with Andy from the IFA. We learn lots of new skills through a wide range of sporting activities.

Having learned about the features of clearly written instructions this week, we followed the steps in a recipe to make chocolate coconut balls. They were delicious!

We have been studying the art of Kenneth Shoesmith as part of our Titanic topic. He designed posters for 'White Star Line'. We used watercolours as a backdrop for our own Titanic themed posters.

We really enjoyed developing our throwing skills. We set up seven different stations to practise underarm and overarm throwing.

We have been linking our tables to division this week and learning how to work out remainders. These games help us to use our new skills!

We are so glad to be back at school together!