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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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

 


 

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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w/e 1/12/23

Another fabulous week in Whitsand class! We enjoyed planting some trees this week, doing some Christmas crafts and continuing to rehearse our songs for the Christingle.

We have continued to learn and recap column addition and subtraction in maths.

In English, we have been learning how to write a traditional tale-with an Aladdin theme. We retold the whole tory with actions and a story map!

In DT, we have learnt all about mechanisms and the Ancient Egyptian Shaduf.

In Computing, we made Step counters and emotions badges on our Micro:Bits - you can see us crazily dancing around in the video below, trying to get our steps up!

We have of course been learning lots more too!

 


Panto fun! w/e 24/11/23 

We love it when the Panto comes to town and this year we watched 'Aladdin'! It was magical!

 


 

w/e 17.11.23

This week was Anti-bullying week, Maths Week, RI week and Children in Need! Whoop!

We kicked off Maths Week by creating TetraTREEdrons and, later in the week, enjoyed the most fun workshop all about money! 


For Anti-Bullying week, we have been busy talking about ways to create positivity, what bullying means and what steps to follow to help if we think we, or someone else is being bullied.

On Wednesday, we enjoyed our second reading assembly and the children were, yet again, captivated by the story read to them.

We also were proud to have 4 members of our class represent the school choir at Truro Cathedral this week- well done, everyone-  the videos posted on the school Facebook page were wonderful and you made us all so proud!

On Thursday, we had the Royal Institute for Science in. This amazing opportunity allowed us to have great fun with Science and be totally inspired! 

We continued the fun science learning on Friday (Children in Need day!) when we investigated how to make circuits work. In computing, we used mini computers called Micro:Bits to make beating hearts! Amazing! 

In amongst all of this, we have also been continuing our classroom learning with beginning to write our non-chronological reports, learning about Area in maths, learning about Egyptian Gods, more Klee art and much, much more!





 


 

w/e 10.11.23

We had a wonderful time at the cinema this week and I was so proud of the whole class for their exemplary behaviour - you represented Brunel really well!

What did you think of the film?

 


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