Week beginning 19th October
Yesterday we had a Viking Fashion Show for our parents and carers to show all the different things we have learnt about the Vikings, including showing off our fantastic handmade shields. We also shared some facts about the Vikings and the adults got to taste traditional Viking Oat Cakes. Although some adults didn't like it, they tried it and ate it all. As well as our parents and carers, Coach Josh came to see us perform and he smiled all the way through!
For our homework we have been making Viking projects about how they lived, longship and many more topics. We have presented them in lots of different ways.
This has been a great topic and we are looking forward to our new project.
Viking Fashion Show
Week beginning 13.10.14
On Tuesday we had a Viking day where we made traditional Viking oat biscuits using an old reciepe - some of us thought they tasted OK, others thought they tasted tastless and disgusting! There was no sugar or anything sweet in it, just oats, flour, oil and salt. They were also fried! Viking runes are easy to read (if you have the alphabet in front of you) and we aged paper and wrote a message in Viking runes. We also designed and made shields...and took lots of photos.
In English we have been creating our own dragons and writing a non-chronological report about them. We have been thinking about dragons all week as one destroyed our classroom a few weeks ago.
We have been learning lots of things about multiplication, including using the numberline or the grid method.
In RE, we have been learning about the Jewish faith and some of the different things they do to showthier faith.
In gymnastics we have been learning low and high movements, and using these to create a 4 step sequence on benches.
During topic we have been learning somthing which we hope to show you next Thursday at our Curriuclum afternoon.
Viking Day - making shields and tasting our Viking Oat biscuits.
Viking rowing at the Harbourside
The mystery of the Ridgeback!!!!!!!
Week beginning 29.09.14
On Monday when we arrived at School we were not allowed into our classroom! Eventually we were allowed in and a terrible sight met our eyes! The tables and chairs were all over the place, there was flour on the floor with a print of some sort in it. The bag of flour had scratch marks in it. There were also burnt pieces of paper all over the place. When we had finished tidying up Rowans hands went red!
We think it may have been a Jorvik Ridgeback that came into our classroom, we have been learning a non chronological report about it this week!
We did a realy fun science project. We were learning about air resistance and made two different sized parachutes out of plastic bags, attaching mini people to them.
Taking the parachutes outside we tested them to see which parachute had more air resistance and recorded the outcomes.
Week beginning 22.09.14
This week we have been learning about Beowulf.Beowulf is a young viking
prince who is very heroic and always wants his kingdom in peace.We have been writing character descriptions using a variety of descriptive tools including adverbs, metaphors and similes.
In maths we have been learning about subtraction and we have been adding and subtraction.
In PE we have had football lessons and we have been passing.We also paired up and passed the ball to each other
In topic we have been learning about Romans. Lara's dad came in and showed us some Roman artifacts.
In music we have been learning new rhythms and we have been using instuments to play jelly on the plate.
In Spanish we have been learning diffrent ways to greet each other.
Week beginning 15.09.14
This week we have continued to learn about Erik the Viking, and focused on recounts of different events, including our best adventure during the summer holidays.
In Math we have been focusing on addition, using the column method and solving word problems. Some of us investigated wether an odd number + an even number = an odd number. We found many examples but found it difficult to explain the reasons why it works.
During Topic we looked at the months of the year in modern and Roman times. We discovered many of the months sounded the same and some were even spelt the same, September, October, November and December. 2 of the months were named after Roman leaders, do you know who they are? We will tell you the answer next week. We also used atlases to investigate Roman towns which end in a -chester or -caster, as these meant there was a fort there at some time.
In Science we have started to learn about air resistence and will investigate how the size of a parachute effects the speed it falls.
Welcome to 4 Poplar!
Week beginning 08.09.14
We have been getting to know each other this week and are finding out new things.
Our topic this term is 'Why do we speak English?' and we will be investigating how the English language has evloved over time and who has influence our vocabulary.
In English we have been learning about homophones, and Miss Price has set us a challenge of finding over 30 different sets of homophones... and we DID IT!!!!!! We have also been writing new adventures for Erik the Viking and his crew who wanted to find the land where the sun set. We don't know if they found it yet, but we hope so.
In Maths, over the past 2 weeks, we have been doing different types of sums and exploring the value of digits.
We discussed different groups and clubs we belonged to, identifying everyone within a group has similar interests.