30.11.17 Class Assembly
A big well done to all the pupils involved in our 'Called' assembly this morning. I was so proud of each and everyone of them, with the way in which they spoke clearly and acted out the stories. Thank you to all staff involved with the organisation and to family and friends that attended.
Measuring length. We went around the play ground measuring the different distances between two points.
How long is the basket ball pitch?
How far around the play ground?
What's in the sock?
Finding out why light is important so that we can identify objects.
As part of our PE sessions we have been developing a game called zone ball, a lead into netball. After practising our pivoting, and pass and move technique we competed in a mini competition. After each house team had competed against each other, Fountains (Blue) were crowned champions. Well done Abbie, Emily, Gvidas, Freddy, Zach M, Holly and Mariam
Work from last week. 11.9.17
We worked collaboratively on finding the Roman Numerals for different numbers, looked where Greece was and the countries nearby as part of our Ancient Greece topic work and began writing our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Welcome to Year 4!
Homework - given on Monday's and due in the following Monday.
PE - Wednesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)
Our Topic this term is 'What makes a Great Story?' We will use the Ancient Greeks to develop our work which will include a shadow theatre and the writing of our own myths.
Summer Term Topic: 'Is it better to stand out or to fit in?'
This term we have been looking at costume design that reflects our own personality. We have enjoyed a trip to the Crucible and Lyceum Theatres and we were able to explore the costume department and what goes on behind the scenes of various productions. We were also privileged to receive a workshop about costumes made for productions which we were able to try on. We looked through a variety of mood boards at the theatre containing puppets designs and costumes.
We have also designed and created mood boards on costumes that we perceive to reflect our personalities, both on-stage and off. We have used a selection of materials and colour palettes to show the quality of our designs.
Our Rainforest Topic
The topic Rainforests was introduced by a visitor from Zoolab who delivered a ‘hands – on’ interactive experience. This really engaged the pupils and encouraged them to ask a variety of questions which extended their thinking and learning. We approached the project with a focus on the different layers of a Rainforest tree and the unique habitat that each layer of the tree provided to the plants and living creatures of the Rainforest.
Many areas of the curriculum were covered and this is an overview of some of the content covered by the Rainforest project.
To locate the World’s Rainforests and know the climate zone in which they are to be found. To learn all about the threats affecting the Rainforest focusing on deforestation. Conservation issues were a large focus of our project.
Pupils recognised that they can impact their environment and community and recognised their roles as Global Citizens showing empathy.
Pupils researched and produced food chains and food webs using the Rainforest habitat.
We focused on the four layers of the Rainforest tree. The pupils learnt about how living things have adapted to their ever changing habitats, and how ‘man - made’ events have impacted on their adaptations.
In order to design our Treetop Conservation Centre, pupils learnt about pulley systems and they designed and created simple pulleys.
The pupils designed and made Rainforest board games using Conservation issues as positives or negatives to achieve the aims of their games.
Pupils designed and made Rainforest creature masks to use in our end of project showcase whereby the creatures spoke to us about their dreams, hopes and fears for the future of the Rainforest.
We based our literacy on three Rainforest texts:
The Great Kapok Tree
The Shaman’s Apprentice
The Vanishing People
From these texts we focused on the lives of the Indigenous people of the Rainforest and the impact of deforestation on their lives. We wrote diaries from the viewpoint of these tribes people. Pupils wrote letters to Conservation groups and their local MP about their concerns and hopes for the Rainforest.
Pupils wrote poems about the Rainforest and the creatures found within this habitat. We also produced newspaper articles on Deforestation.
Pupils sketched and printed Rainforest creatures.
Using the project books as well as the IT devices, research played a big part in all curriculum areas of our Rainforest project.
We were privileged to have Zoo Lab come into our class this term. Caz, the animal expert, showed us the various types of animals closely related to our Topic work on Rainforests. We really enjoyed seeing all of the animals but our class favourite was the Madagascan Hedgehog.
St. Peter's Church Visit
We visited St. Peter's Church where we were greeted by Father Darren who kindly provided us with information about funerals to help us with our R.E work. We found out what happens at Funerals, the Vestments worn and the different symbols used within the service.
Seated Volleyball Tournament
Following the Seated Volleyball tournament last year at Rossington All Saints, this term we made it through to the South Yorkshire Seated Volleyball Tournament held at the Sheffield Institute of Sport. The atmosphere was incredible as we were greeted by an array of sporting professionals. We demonstrated some good tactics and collaborated as a team. We placed 3rd out of a possible 5 teams and had a fantastic day.