BLUE ABYSS and FLOW  Y3 AND Y4

This term year 3/4 have been learning about Blue Abyss and Flow so have found out lots about seas and rivers. They have produced some fantastic work, including a story about a scuba diver, a newspaper report on the “Thames Whale” and a river poem. They have used I.C.T. to create a sea life fact file, to research sea disasters and to write a newspaper report. The children have also enjoyed painting a very detailed Great Barrier Reef scene and learnt about The Water Cycle.

 A VISIT TO THE DEEP

In October, year 3 and 4 went on their school visit to The Deep, in Hull.  It was a fabulous day that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Once back at school, we received a letter from The Deep through the post (CERTIFICATE).  We are extremely proud to have such wonderful, well behaved children in our school.  WELL DONE year 3 and 4!  Have a look through some of the pictures that were taken during the visit.

 

 

School Games Day

This year we were able to hold a fantastic School Games Day without it being rained off and cancelled several times!  All children took part in one of the sessions and enjoyed taking part in a range of activites watched by many parents.  

After our initial School Games Day in the blazing sun, the Y3/Y4 children decided to run finals the following week.  Here are the Year 3/4 winners.

PREDATORS

The Y3/4s have been working on their spring topic over the last half term and here is some of the fabulous work they have produced.  In art, they have been sketching animal images and using pastels.  They have researched and learnt about the venus flytrap as well as finding out about a range of animals.  This has included classifying them, learning about their habitats and food chains.  

Music in Y3 and Y4

Year 3/4’s autumn term topic has now been showcased in our main reception.  The children created some fabulous art, researched a variety of instruments and some children were lucky enough to perform at Magna.

PREDATORS

Last half term, year 3/4 had four feathered visitors that came to help them with their topic work (Predators).  The children behaved impeccably throughout the talk which was commented on by the member of staff delivering the presentation.  They got to see four different types of owl, learn some interesting facts about them and watch two of them fly across the hall.  Why not ask your child what they can remember?

Can they name an owl species?

What noises do owls make?

Do owls have ears? If so, where?

Why do owls rotate their head so far?

Are owls good predators? Why?

Spelling Competition

ALL DIFFERENT, ALL EQUAL

 

ALL DIFFERENT, ALL EQUAL was the theme for this years Anti-Bullying week.  An assembly hosted by Ann Foxley-Johnson, from the Rotherham Schools Improvement Service, finished off a number of activities that the school had run.

There was an initial assembly with the whole school, where Mrs Foxley-Johnson spoke about bullying and showed the children video clips to generate discussion around what is bullying and what isn’t.

Then followed 3 workshops with the year three and four classes focusing on ‘Conflict Resolution’.  During these sessions, the children would act out common scenarios and deal with the situation as best they could.

After some in school sessions, in our PSHE lessons, Mrs Foxley-Johnson returned to school to run another activity focusing on the ‘Impact of Words’.  She also ran a small workshop with some of the children for them to reflect on their understanding of their learning so far.

All in all it was a great success and we would all like to thank Mrs FJ for her hard work and passion when visiting our school.

As part of the ‘I Am Warrior’ topic the Y4/3 children learnt about the Roman Army. As well as looking at armour and weapons, the children learnt how the Roman Army became such a successful and formidable force. Part of this was to research battle plans, techniques and formations to see whether we thought they would work and why. Here are some of the images of the children practising being Roman soldiers and implementing some Roman battle formations.

Each child designed their own shield which they completed using papier mache and glue. The design of the shield represented both the child’s year group and school. The design also linked to the Romans as the eagle signifies the symbol of the messenger and the lightning bolt symbolises the Roman God Jupiter.

 

Healthy Eating Posters

This term, children were invited to take part in designing a Healthy Eating Poster. Pupils spent many hours at home creating their posters and today the Key Stage 2 winners were reveled to the rest of Key Stage 2 in an assembly. 

Congratulations to the runner-ups Nitasha Iqbal (Y5/6)  and Farhaan Iqbal (Y3/4) who received some yummy treats as their prizes (not very healthy) and the winners Connor Wells (Y5/6) and Alinah Hussain (Y3/4) who each received a £5 Argos voucher to spend on what they like. 

Congratulations also to Rylie Sheppard who was the runner up Key Stage 1, Jayne Okpovie who was the winner and Estal Hamza from foundation stage. 

Winning posters will be displayed in the dinner hall anytime soon – keep your eyes peeled for them!