We hope you enjoying seeing all the things we get up to in Class 4. We will include photos from trips; examples of the work we do in class and any useful documents and letters. Happy reading!
Thank you to all those who came to the session. It was great to see such a good turn out.
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No Pens Wednesday!
We had a great session on Wednesday afternoon exploring electricity. First, we revised our circuit knowledge using bulbs and motors. Next, the children were challenged to make their own switches out of split pins and a paperclip. Finally, we explored the effects of static electricity by 'charging' balloons on our hair. We made cans move, foil jump and created some crazy hair dos!
Class 4 had a great time during Art Week. First, we explored how to make different lines and patterns using a range of tools. Next, to link with our science topic of Light, we also looked at 'Op Art' - which is a form of abstract art that gives the illusion of movement using precise patterns. The English artist, Bridget Riley was one of the founders of the 'Op Art' movement. Check out her work on the link below.
Here's our classroom display of our 'Art Week' work. Featuring 'Op Art' cubes, 3D Hands and freestyle line-making!
Computing - Excel
This term we have been using Excel. To start the topic, and become familiar with the program, Class 4 created some minions and flags.
RE - Drama
This half term we have been looking at how religious beliefs can be expressed through the arts. Class 4 acted out different Buddhist and Christian stories and then thought about the religious meaning behind them.
Autumn Science Topic - Light
Class 4 have been doing lots of practical work in science this half term.
First, they had to prove that light travels in straight lines by shining a torch through 3 pieces of card with small holes in the middle. They worked very patiently to line up the holes and get the light shining on the back piece of card.
Next, we looked at reflecting light with mirrors. We made simple periscopes and had lots of fun looking over tables and chairs at hidden objects and friends!
We have been looking at Growth Mindset in Class 4 and how it can help us in all that we do, both in and out of school.
Growth Mindset is a way of thinking, learning and taking on challenges. A person with a Growth Mindset isn't afraid to make mistakes, in fact they see them as the opportunity to learn! They will listen to feedback; enjoy new challenges and show resilience when things get tough.
We have looked at the structure of the brain and how new connections are formed through making mistakes, trying new things and practising them over and over. We've thought about influential people who have shown a Growth Mindset and not given up on their goal.
We have created some posters for the classroom to remind us of how to think with a Growth Mindset take a look below...