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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!

Year 5 Has Got Talent - we ended the year with a fantastic Talent Show

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For our homework we have been using our maths skills for baking. We weighed, measured and timed to make delicious cakes!

We have been using our own heights in maths for addition, subtraction and multiplication.

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3D House Models Using SketchUp Make

Stop Motion Animations
Cut-Out Animations

Animation

In Computing this term, we are looking at different types of animation. We are hoping to complete out own stop motion animations after half term.

We began by looking at the history of animation and found that Thaumatropes were one of the earliest forms, first developed in 1860s. They consist of a double sided disc with two different pictures on either side. When this disc is spun at speed, the pictures combine to make one complete picture. Have a look at some of Class 4's creations below...

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No Pens Day Wednesday

No Pens Wednesday - Oobleck!

Oobleck gets its name from the Dr Suess book 'Bartholomew and the Oobleck'; where a gooey green substance, Oobleck fell from the sky and wreaked havoc. Well that's what happened in Class 4 on 'No Pens Wednesday'! There was some serious science behind it though. We are studying 'Materials and their Properties' in science and Oobleck is a great example of a non-newtonian fluid. It acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force acts upon it.

 

The children had great fun experimenting with it and Miss Collings spent about an hour after school cleaning up the mess sad.

Check out our (very messy) Oobleck pictures...

Snow Day Poems

 

As it was snowing today (and the children couldn't help but gaze at it) we amended our English lesson on poetry. We have written some free verse poems about the snow. We hope you enjoy reading them.

 

Cold and Warm

It’s snowing

“Can we have a day off ?"

No!

I had to go to school.

 

At school I gaze out of the window

Mrs Roycroft rings the bell

It’s playtime

It takes ages to get dressed

wellies

hats

scarfs

gloves

finally we get out

everyone’s playing snowball fights

it gets so deep that everyone gets cold

“pleasssse can we go in?”

The bell rings to go home.

When I get home

I ask mum can I out

“Can I go out”

“Yes”

I get my clothes on again

wellies

hats

scarfs

gloves

I knock for all my friends

We build a ramp out of snow

get cold...

“can I go in?”

 

By Menzi

 

In and Out

 

It’s snowing ! it’s snowing!

“Can we quit class early and go outside?”

“No”

Every one sighs

“why?”

 

“Because…because”

 

“Oh fine you can. You win.”

 

Mrs.Wall sighs “everyone get your stuff and go outside.” “YAY!”

Everyone dashes to the cloak room it takes for ever to get ready

 

hats

scarves

gloves

coats

 

everyone gets wrapped up warm……

5 minuets later

“Can I g-g-g-go in I am so c-c-c-cold!” everyone goes in

 

only to start all over again.  

By Chloe

 

 

School is shut (well nearly)!!

 

 

It’s snowing!

“Can we…”

“no”

“Please, please”

“Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, stop asking”.

Stuck here, work,work,work.

 

It came to lunch and

Mrs Roycroft announces that

We might get snowed in!

“We can go home” Mrs Roycroft says

so we opened the gates,

called our parents and off we went!

School

Is

Shut

HURRAH!

    By Matthew

Snow!

                                

Everyone wants to go outside.

Sadly I’m here; writing this poem.

Hopefully we will go out soon and play.

 

Thinking of all the things to do:

sledging, snowballing and making snowmen!

It’s irresistible.

We will go out soon I’m sure.

 

Half an hour later.

 

Can we go outside now? “Sure.”

 

Quickly get your shoes on and go!

Make a snowman, have a snow fight.

 

Another half hour later.

 

“Miss can we go inside now, I’m cold”

“No you wanted to go outside. Now you are!”

 

The long wait all over again.

 

By Amelie

 

Snow Day

 

“Yes it’s snowing!”

“ Can we miss school ? Please… I beg”

 

But no.

School.

 

Sitting looking outside

snow is falling all around the place

“Please,

please,

PLEASE can we go out?”

 

ok

 

“YYYEEESSSSSS!!!!!”

 

I get my scarf , my welly boots and my coat on

when I get outside I throw some snowballs

Make a snow man and go sledging

 

But then

 

I’m cold

I’m wet

“Can we go in?”

By Owen

 

Snow Play

 

It’s snowing

all I want to do is go outside

“can we? Can we?”

No!!!

I’m stuck in here at school

everyone one is gazing out of the window

minutes pass feeling like hours

school’s finally over

yes!!!

 

let’s go and have a snow fight

or go sledging

 

5 minutes later

 

I’m cold,

“can I go inside?”

 

By Milly

 

It’s snowing

 

“Mum do we have to go to school?”

Yes

“Aw, why?”

Because you have to go to school

“But but…”

I don’t want to hear it

 

So there I was sitting at school

everyone gazing out the window

every time Mrs Wall turned her back

we take a quick peep

but then Owen had to look

when Mrs Wall was looking

Mrs Wall immediately shut the blinds

Everyone shouts

Oweeeeen!!

 

        

 By Toby

 

 

 

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Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum.

Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 1
Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 2
Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 3
Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 4
Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 5
Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 6
Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 7
Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 8
Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 9
Viking bread, it tasted delicious. Several children have made it for homework and shared it with the class. Yum. 10

English and Maths in the Classroom

English and Maths in the Classroom 1 Lots of maths - rounding, ordering, differences
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English and Maths in the Classroom 6 Role play
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English and Maths in the Classroom 8 We were on a boat, bound for an unknown country.

More from the Year 5 at Forest School

More from the Year 5 at Forest School 1 We found slug eggs.
More from the Year 5 at Forest School 2 Making mouse dens
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More from the Year 5 at Forest School 6 Tightrope walking
More from the Year 5 at Forest School 7 Our mouse stayed warm in it's den.
More from the Year 5 at Forest School 8 This mouse lived in luxury.
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The Year 6 work shadowing presentation at Tring School

Our Year 6 children took part in a work shadowing presentation evening on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.  This took place at Tring School and involved Dunadale School, Bishop Wood School, Grove Road School, Long Marston School and our school.  The children were asked to create a presentation based on their work shadowing day thinking about the learning that took place.  Our children were really creative and they decided to make a presentation based on the television programme 'Gogglebox'.  I was incredibly proud as I watched the children perform.  They looked confident and happy.   Congratulations to Mr Broadbridge and the Year 6 children, the hard work was worth it!

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More from Forest School 1 We found Ronnie! He came with us for a bit.
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More from Forest School 20 We found a fungus called 'Deadman's Fingers'
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Growth Mindset

 

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...

 

Forest School

 

Our first trip to Forest School was so much fun. The children looked for flint, built dens, began to whittle sticks, worked individually and as a team. It was great to see them in the outdoors. Have a look at the photos to see what we got up to

We are having a Christmas art lesson. We are making cards and listening to carols. The children think it's a bit early!

We are having a Christmas art lesson. We are making cards and listening to carols. The children think it's a bit early! 1
We are having a Christmas art lesson. We are making cards and listening to carols. The children think it's a bit early! 2
We are having a Christmas art lesson. We are making cards and listening to carols. The children think it's a bit early! 3
We are having a Christmas art lesson. We are making cards and listening to carols. The children think it's a bit early! 4

As we are learning about space, one child bought in some meteorite for us to look at. It was really heavy!

As we are learning about space, one child bought in some meteorite  for us to look at. It was really heavy! 1
As we are learning about space, one child bought in some meteorite  for us to look at. It was really heavy! 2
English
In our English we have been looking at performance poetry. We have written poems and are starting to perform them to each other. this is more tricky than you would think!

Maths

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We have been using concrete resources to reinforce our learning in maths. W used the diennes to help us understand column subtraction. We had to swap the ten for ten ones, the hundred for ten tens and so on. It was a little tricky when our neighbour had nothing to steal.

Planetarium Trip

On Wednesday 21st September, Class 4 had a fantastic trip to the planetarium in Greenwich. We met bright and early at Tring station and our adventure began. To get to Greenwich we took the train, the tube, the DLR and finished with a brisk walk up a massive hill! Once there, we enjoyed an interactive film about the solar system; touched a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite (that's as old as the sun!) and explored the hands-on galleries. The children's behaviour was so impressive all day - well done everyone!

Take a look at the pictures from our fantastic day out in London...

Programming your teacher

In Computing, we are looking at 'Computational Thinking' and how to create efficient programs for a computer. To help the children to realise just how precise instructions for a computer need to be; I challenged them to program their 'robo-teacher' to make a jam sandwich. I would follow their algorithms (a precise set of instructions) word-for-word, so they had to spend a lot of time planning to make sure they came out with a tasty sandwich at the end. It was a very successful (and messy!) session. 

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Earth & Space

We kicked off our new science topic by investigating the relative sizes of the Sun, Earth and Moon.

 

The children chose an exercise ball as the sun and voted on which ball should be the Earth and the Moon. We started off with a football for Earth and a dodgeball for the Moon. The children voted to go smaller and smaller until we ended up with the right proportions...

 

If the sun was an exercise ball, the Earth would be a bead and the Moon would be a peppercorn!

If the sun was an exercise ball...

Class 4's Letter from Sir David Attenborough!

 

We've had some amazing news in Class 4!

 

Before half term, during science, Class 4 researched the legendary Sir David Attenborough. Everyone thought of an interesting question to ask him and designed a birthday card to celebrate his 90th birthday. I then selected a range of questions and designs to send to him.

To our amazement, he kindly sent a reply within a week! Well done to all the children, each of whom came up with really creative designs and questions.

 

What an honour for us all to have received this letter. Please have a look at the slideshow below to see the correspondence in full...

 

 

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