Class Blog for Whitsand

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w/e 1.3.24

It’s been another fun-packed week in Whitsand class!

The class loved their first orienteering lesson in PE and they worked hard on the importance of working collaboratively to reach the end goal; something they will continue to work on for this unit. The children loved discovering the different puzzle pieces before being like ‘Teamwork Tiger’ to put them together. Can they tell you what the map was of?

In English, we have started our Myths unit of work. The children have loved learning our WAGOLL: Theseus and the Minotaur. They have been creative with their own story maps and actions.

We discovered how Alexander the Great impacted the world in History and enjoyed working collaboratively by using QR codes on the iPad to complete our own research.

In Computing, we have started using Data Loggers - we went round the school and took measurements of Light, Sound and Temperature. They're really clever devices!

Next week, on Thursday, we will be celebrating World Book Day with lots of fun around reading. The children can dress up as a book character. Please don’t go to any expense for this and use things you that the children already have at home.


w/e 23/2/24 

A highlight from this first week back after half term has to be the Whitsand 'Machine' dance. Watch Y4 perform their final dance piece to you below. They have spent lessons perfecting their machine-like moves and ideas to create this wonderful final piece. Well done, Whitsand class - I'm so proud of you!



w/e 9/2/24

What a busy, final week to this half term!

Monday we had our Safer Internet Week assembly to start us off, where we learned loads about Artificial Intelligence - AI!
Tuesday was Archie day, and we dressed up as scarecrows and paraded round St Anne's!
On Tuesday, we also shared in a Live Lesson for Safer Internet Day. 
On Thursday, it was 'Love Yourself' Day, which always a fantastic day, celebrating how fantastic each and every person is!
We also enjoyed our class reward - teddies and iPad!
PLUS - we finished painting our amazing Greek clay pots!

Have an amazing half term break, everyone!



w/e 2/2/24

We had a really fun week this week! 

In English, we started our unit on persuasive writing by sorting facts from opinions. The class have been enjoying making fortune tellers recently, so we used these in our lesson! 

In Science, we dissected some celery that had been ‘drinking’ coloured water for a week or so. We were able to spot the xylem - the tubes that carry the water to the different parts of the plant. It was fascinating! 

On Friday, it was the NSPCC Number Day. We recapped the number for Childline before completing various maths challenges, winning prizes and points and becoming ‘Mathionnaires’! 


w/e 19.1.24 

We truly have some fantastic haiku writers in our class! I can’t wait to see them published in ‘best’ format next week, to share them with you on here! The children have really had fun writing them! 

We also learned about the different city states in Ancient Greece, how to use column multiplication and the different deities in Hinduism. Busy, busy! 



w/e 12.1.24

It has been a fantastic start to the Spring term.

We have started our new topic- ‘What’s so amazing about the Ancient Greeks?’ by constructing a timeline as a class about the different eras within it. The children worked hard in groups to do this and then presented the facts about their era.

In English, we have starting our learning about Japanese Haiku poems - can your child tell you how many lines and syllables they have?

We have started to learn about the Hindu faith in RE and in art we are began our learning by looking at who the sculpture Antoni Gaudi was. 

We have started our machines topic dance and there were some great robotic moves this week!

Please see the document attached which shows our learning for this term. The photos below also show the stunning Paul Klee inspired Egypt art we completed last term!

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w/e 5.1.24

Welcome back and happy new year! A tiny little week to start us off but busy nonetheless!

The highlight this week was celebrating Bridge Schools' 10th Anniversary! We joined the 13 other schools and watched a special animation created by children in each school. See if you can spot ours - it's pretty easy! Thank you to the team of Amazing Animators who helped!



w/e 15/12/23

Wow! What a busy, festive last couple of weeks!

Hunt the Issy, singing carols at St Anne's, visiting our Brunel Christmas tree decorations at the festival, Christmas lunch and of course the Christingle service, have all packed our days with joy.

We have also been working hard on our adapted Aladdin stories and enjoying finishing our learning about the Ancient Egyptians. In the final days of term, we shall put our DT plans into action by creating a working Shaduf with mechanisms.

To all of year 4: What a fantastic first term we have had. Enjoy the break and we will look forward to seeing you in the new year.




w/e 8/12/23

Well, Christmas certainly hit Whitsand this week! 

We enjoyed getting ready for the annual Hunt the Issy night by making our electronic Christmas cards. We've gone further this week into investigating electrical circuits with switches!
On Wednesday, we were treated to a lovely story in our Reading Assembly and we had a wonderful time at the Christmas Tree Festival on Friday! We even bumped into Santa on the way back!
On Friday afternoon, we then got to watch the EYFS?KS1 show called 'It's a baby" which was soooooo fun!

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