Rotten Romans!

Class 4 have started their Roman topic with lots of enthusiasm! So far we have learnt about the different ruling systems and debated which one was most successful, learnt about the Roman army and made our own shields. We have even been trying out some Roman formations in dance and imagining what went on in the amphitheatre! Here is a picture of our shields with our best soldier posesIMG_1745[1]

An exciting arrival!

In Class 4 we have had a very exciting arrival this morning! We are going to be spending the next couple of weeks observing the life cycle of some silkworms. This will be part of our science topic for this half term. They have arrived today as lots of little eggs and we’ve learnt that they have to be kept at 23 degrees Celsius for them to hatch. We have been discussing the different stages of the life of a silkworm and we are very excited for the next stage where we get to see them hatch!

 

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Persuasive advert writing

In Class 4 we have been doing some persuasive advert writing. We have linked this to our guided reading text and wrote adverts for our very own amazing fireworks! The writing was absolutely fantastic so we thought we would use our Computing lesson to create these adverts on publisher. We have enjoyed playing around with Word Art, text boxes, shapes and pictures to create the look we want for our adverts to be enticing.

Firework Advert 1

Firework advert 2

States of Matter

In Class 4 we have really been enjoying our science lessons about states of matter. We have done lots of different experiments so far – including pouring gas! This week we had a game of states of matter bingo to see how much we had learnt so far about the different states.

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Music Assembly

This afternoon we all had a fabulous treat to a music assembly with some very special guests. Some of our own guitar players were very brave and did a great job performing in front of all the children, teachers and parents. We were all very proud. Thank you very much for the students from Charlton School who performed for us and have inspired us all to start becoming more musical.

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Class 4’s Reading Competition

In Class 4 this term we have been taking part in a reading competition – the children versus Miss Parsons and Mrs Leon! The children have loved challenging us and so far they are winning by miles. After reading a book, the children are encouraged to write a short review about it – rating it and telling us what they liked or didn’t like. We hope the reading bug continues

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Making oracle bones

In Class 4, we have been learning all about the Shang Dynasty. One bit we have really enjoyed learning about, are the ceremonies and religious beliefs. As part of their ceremonies, they would prepare oracle bones with questions to ask the ancestors. Today we made our own oracle bones with clay, creating the rod holes, cracks and even putting pictograms on for our questions.IMG_1685[1] IMG_1686[1]

Sentence building

Today in Class 4 we have been using a hands on approach to Literacy. We used different coloured strips of paper for different parts of a sentence and started building more complex sentences using a wide range of conjunctions. We really enjoyed seeing how the sentences built up and deciding which conjunctions worked best with the main clause. Fabulous hard work from everyone!IMG_1652[1] IMG_1650[1]