Romeo , Romeo , where art thou?
This week has been a fascinating one for Year 4. We've been reading Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet and acting in role as the main characters. The icing on the top came in taking part in a workshop facilitated by the Globe Theatre. We had so much fun and here are the pics to prove it!
WE'VE GOT SKILLZ COMPUTING
Last week we had the opportunity to further develop our computing skills . We had a workshop on using Scratch to design our own racing and chasing games. In addition , we learnt to debug and write algorithms . It was AWESOME!!!
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!
We have begun our new term with great excitement.
We celebrated with learners as they received certificates of achievement for work done throughout the Autumn term.
Award for 100 % Punctuality
Award for 100% Attendance
Super Gold award for achieving between 400 and 500 stars in class.
Gold award for achieving between 300 and 400 stars
Silver award for achieving 200 to 300 stars
Southwark Cathedral :
Christian Signs and Symbols
Did you know that a fish is a symbol in christianity? This week, we had our first trip to Southwark Cathedral for a workshop on Christian Signs and Symbols. It was obvious from the moment we entered that it was going to be an exciting visit as tables with art materials were laid out for every child. The task was making clay tiles with no more than 5 of the symbols that we learnt about in class. These symbols included but were not limited to : a candle, a cross, a fish, a staff, grapes, a bible and a loaf of bread.
In the first place, we were given art sheets to draw a sketch of our images on a square tile.
After this , we were given clay to roll out , cut and shaped into square blocks.
In the end, we all made square tiles , moulded our symbols and then attached them to the surface of the tiles. As it was a short session, we took our completed tiles back to school where we had to leave them to dry so that they can be painted later.
Some of the completed tiles to be painted .
Year 4 Concert
Parents were in for a treat last week when all the members of Year 4 , Class Thyme, hosted a mid - afternoon music concert. Firstly , they sang 'Touch the Sky' from the Disney movie 'Brave '. This was followed by the playing of Jingle Bell Rock and the Jewish Wedding Song on their vioiins and cellos. They were ably lead and accompanied by Jose and Laura , cellists and violinists from MUSITRAX. Well done Year 4 !!!! So incredibly proud of you .
" I thought the children played brilliantly in the concert." Laura Hewison - Singer, Songwriter , Cellist
Check out our showing off video
It's been an incredibly busy and productive week...have to catch our breaths ! Not only were we MAKING A NOISE against bullying but we were also integrating Maths in our various areas of learning. In year 4 we had a Maths trail , explored tessellated Art patterns and used Maths manipulatives to better our understanding of fractions. Take a journey with us through our pictures.
ANTI- BULLYING WEEK
M a k e A N o i s e !
This week all the children in Year 4 have been discussing bullying -what it is, how it feels , how to prevent it and what to do if it happens to them. The learners also created ANTI-Bullying posters, here are a few of them.
RE and ART week
Then Peter said," Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who has sinned against me, seven times?"
Jesus replied, " Not seven times, but seventy seven times."
In year 4 we learnt about the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about how important it is to forgive ! To celebrate RE and ART week we took part in role play, attended a MAGIC LANTERN workshop and we even wrote a playscript!
Class Thyme had an amazing first term ; participating in some fantastic events and enjoying some exciting learning opportunities.
MUSIC MUSIC MUUUSSSIIICCC !!!
In Year 4 we started learning how to play the
cello and the violin.
Future cellists in the making !
Check back for a video of the pupils playing for the first time!
Here at St. Luke's we believe in the pupils embracing the depth and breadth of Mathematics and therefore we are developing our use of Math Mastery techniques. During these sessions our pupils are introduced to problems using concrete, then pictorial and finally abstract methods of calculations. Here are a few pics showing how we do it in Class Thyme
Writing and following INSTRUCTIONS
Do you remember how to make a paper hat? Well go ahead and ask a Year 4 pupil to refresh your memory!
Class Thyme have had an amazing half term with some exciting events . We participated in a 4 week workshop with FOTOSYNTHESIS , linking our Math skills with photography. Who would have thought that this was possible! We learnt how to make a pin hole camera and used it to take pictures around the school. We even got to use real cameras to take pictures of objects in a FUNtastic treasure hunt.
Safety with the camera is incredibly important
Did someone say parallel lines?
Writing about the picture that we took with our pinhole camera
We want you to be able to visit our class blog and enjoy sharing your learning journey but whilst you are online...REMEMBER:
1) Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
2) Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
3) Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
4) Never give out your passwords
5) Don’t befriend people you don’t know
6) Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
7) Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
8) Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
9) Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
10) If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.
This week seems to have flown! In Maths, we've been practising our tables - exploring how to use known facts to work out the tables we don't know. Keep practising - Some have improved massively in a short space of time - well done!
In Science, we have been exploring muscles. We have also made models of muscles working in pairs. We really enjoyed making them.