Our Forest School Adventure! (20th January 2022)
In English this week, each child produced a piece of writing which shared their thoughts and memories of their time in Forest School last half term. The children worked really hard on this piece of writing and Miss J was very impressed with their efforts and presentation! We then invited Miss T into class for us to share our memories with her. She thoroughly enjoyed listening to every piece of writing and commented that the children were excellent and made the sessions even more enjoyable! Super writing and presenting skills Koalas - well done!
Melting Chocolate Investigation (19th January 2022)
In Science this half term we are learning about states of matter. As part of our topic, we carried out an investigation to explore and understand the changes of state between a solid and a liquid. After a group discussion, of course we decided to investigate the process using chocolate! The children worked really hard with this investigation and their language and understanding by the end of the session was superb! Miss J let us have a little sweet treat at the end of the session too! Take a look at some pictures from our investigation below.
Forest School Graduation (14th January 2022)
This morning the Koalas were each presented with a certificate from Miss Thompson to acknowledge their hard work and efforts during their time in the Forest. Myself and Miss T are extremely proud of the children and the hard work which they put into their sessions. The children thoroughly enjoyed looking back at the photos of each session earlier this week, as they were planning their writing about the Forest, we had forgotten how many activities we had completed during our sessions! A huge congratulations to you all Koalas, well done!
Bronze badge Achievers! (29th November 2021)
A huge well done to the following children for achieving their bronze badge! These children have not lost any golden time this year and have demonstrated excellent behaviour in school - well done to you Koalas!
Pre - Learning Task - Volcano Models (12th November 2021)
Wow! Myself, Mrs George and Mrs A were extremely impressed with the volcano models that the children had produced over half term. The efforts put into these models were brilliant, and each child was able to confidently explain how they had designed and created their models - with the help of their parents, of course! It has been great to see the enthusiasm and excitement that this activity has ignited in the children, making them ready to learn about this fascinating topic! Each child who had made their volcano model has made the golden book, well done everyone! Take a look at the fantastic models below!
Mr Pepper Day - Our Roman Gladiator Movie! (3rd November 2021)
Last half term, we spent the day with Mr Pepper learning about Romans and Roman Gladiators. In the afternoon, the children had then put their learning together to produce this short film. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and the movie is superb - it puts Russell Crowe's version to shame! We hope you enjoy watching our Roman Masterpiece!
Black History Week - Marcus Rashford (22nd October 2021)
For Black History Week this week we have been learning all about Marcus Rashford! We have been studying the challenging childhood that he was faced with, his super football skills as a top player for Manchester United and England and we have also learnt about the inspiring gestures that he made, supporting families with food during lockdown. We even had the opportunity to read his published book - You are a champion. Marcus Rashford is also in partnership with a well known book publishing company to encourage reading at home. As a school, we signed up for this scheme and each child in Year 4 has received a book for free from this lovely scheme. The children have really enjoyed learning about such an influential person within today's society. Take a look at some pictures from the week below.
Adam Pepper visits Year 4! (13th October 2021)
We have had a great day today with Mr Pepper learning all about Roman Gladiators! We have spent the day learning tremendous facts about the Roman Gladiators, including how they had to train, what they had to do to get into Gladiator School and some of the foods they had to eat! We spent the morning researching and exploring different facts. In the afternoon, we worked together in groups to create our gladiator film! This will be ready to view after October Half term and I will share it on our class page. A huge thank you to Mr Pepper for a great day!
Roman Soldier Sketch (8th October 2021)
As part of our big question topic, this week in Art we have been sketching our own Roman soldiers! The children learnt a variety of techniques when sketching using a pencil. They then learnt how to shade using one coloured pencil in a variety of ways to make their drawings look more effective. I was very impressed with their artistic skills, take a look below!
Aspiration Stars (1st October 2021)
As we are well into the new term, I always enjoy having a discussion with the children about what they aspire to be as they get older. It was great to see how excited and motivated the children were to share their goals and ambitions. Some jobs included a surgeon, model, pet shop owner and a zookeeper. Each child then wrote what they aspire to be when they are older on a wooden star which will be hung up and displayed in the classroom throughout the year.
Staying safe online Workshop (21st September)
Yesterday afternoon, Year 4 participated in a workshop led by Traci Good, who specialises in online safety. The children discussed a variety of apps and games they use frequently. They were able to share how they use the apps and games and most of the children were able to confidently share how some of the apps are used and the content they show. Traci did a superb job in reminding the children the importance of staying safe online and the children were very knowledgeable in what they should do if they ever do feel unsafe when being online and playing games. Traci will be running an online workshop for parents to attend on Tuesday 28th September at 6pm. If you are interested, please see the website homepage or contact school.
Meet our School Council Representatives!
The class had to write a short application to present why they would make good candidates to be part of the School Council. Each child had the opportunity to share their application to the class. Once each child did this, the whole class then voted who they believed would be the most suited members to represent our class on the School Council. It was very close, but it was also excellent to hear the brilliant ideas and positive attitudes that the children had to offer.
Attendance Award! (17th September)
A huge well done to Koalas for receiving 100% attendance for the week! It is excellent to see the children so determined and motivated with their school learning! Well done Koalas!
Koalas have had a superb first week back! (10th September)
It has been a very busy week in Koala class this week! I have been extremely impressed with each child's positive learning attitude and engagement in each lesson. They have been absolute superstars and I am really looking forward to the term ahead with such a lovely class! A huge thank you to parents for supporting your child with their first week back to School too! Keep up the excellent efforts Koalas!