Today was the celebration for the end of our topic with the question “How does your garden grow?”
Parents were invited into class to help their child to create a care label for one of the plants that have been planted in our class garden area.
These were then laminated and attached to a stick and the children put them in the garden.
The parents and children enjoyed this and some of the comments from parents were:
” It was amazing, very interesting.”
”Everything was done well. Both children and parents enjoyed the activity.”
”We enjoyed being able to put the care label in the garden with the children.”
”There was a good understanding of the care of plants and flowers.”
”Seeing the children working together was a joy to see.”
”Really fun activity which the children really enjoyed and it was lovely to see the garden they had planted.”
S”Well organised and fun!”
We have been planning our garden area during topic.
The children had to pick the plants they wanted from photographs of what was available, price up their garden to a budget of £15, the best garden was voted for by the class and then we had a trip to Morrisons to buy the plants.
Today the children have all helped to plant the garden and will need to look after the plants through the coming weeks.
Theme Park Rides
The children used freeze frames today in Literacy to show what it would look like in some areas of the theme park, such as the roller coaster, the water ride, the cafe, the petting zoo and the boating lake.
Can you guess which photograph is which area?
Next week we will write captions for our photographs.
All the children were invited to create their own Easter Garden.
There were some fabulous entries- well done everyone!
Easter Egg colouring competition
The children were invited to colour an Easter Egg in using their own design.
have a look at our entrants and the winner and second place eggs.
Well done to all who entered!
The winner, second place and all the entries for 4W
In numeracy this week we played triominoes.
We had to look at the multiplication and division facts and use them to match the triominoes together.
Everyone enjoyed it so there is a set being sent home with each child. You could do this for your homework and stick it in your learning log, or even take a photo of your game or you playing the game.
Science Week- Science Circus
This week is Science week.
Today we had a visit from a Science circus.
We had a demonstration first then the children got to practise their skills of balancing peacock feathers on different body parts and also spinning plates. Have a look at our skills.
Are you going to enter an invention to our competition? Bring it on Friday.
This week we had Mark from Magnetic Majic visit us to help us with our learning about magnets.
This is our hook for our new topic "Do Opposites Attract".
The children really enjoyed this and learnt a lot.
4W’s timeline from the Stoneage on.
To start our learning about the Stoneage we put periods of history in order to create a timeline.
We used BCE ( before common era) and CE ( common era) to help us.
Erupting Volcanoes in 4W
4W made vlolcanoes out of modroc. We put a bottle of coke down the centre then put mentos down the bottle of coke to make it erupt.
Watch our videos to see the eruptions.
Also at our parent celebration we used cocktail sticks and marshmallows to try and make a structure that would stand up in an earthquake. We tried lots of different styles to look for the strongest structure.
To introduce the children to the idea of what it would be like living in the Stone age, the children climbed under the tables with the lights out and the shutters down. They had to imagine they were living in their cave. They also had to decide what was going to be most useful to them in their cave (some children did pick the mobile phone and had to be disappointed when they were told they didn't have mobile phones in the Stone age!)
The children also acted out living in the Stone age, throwing arrows to kill animals, lighting fires after using an axe to chop down the trees and setting the fire alight with flints.
It was great fun and gave us idaes that will help us to write a story with a historical setting.
Make a model earth
This week the class have been learning about the layers that make up the earth.
They have created their own earth out of plasticine and then it was cut in half to show the layers.
Have a look at them and ask your child about how they made it and the names of the layers.
Hook for Rocks and Volcanoes
Steve came to visit us to get us excited about our learning on Rocks and Volcanoes.
Steve has visited lots of volcanoes that have erupted and at the end of the day we watched videos of where he had been and volcanoes erupting with hot lava.
During our time with Steve, we were able to look at and handle the three different types of rocks-sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic.
We also all got to explode a volcano! We created smoke, rock showers and lava flows.
Take a look at the photos of the session. Everyone really enjoyed finding out lots of information.
4W Wish you a Merry Christmas
To finish our topic on sound 4W learnt how to use our voices to perform together as an ensemble. As it is nearly Christmas we decided to sing a Christmas song.
We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
4W's Musical Instruments
We made our own musical instruments in groups. The children brought in resources from home to help and we tried to make instruments that reflected our learning about pitch.
Have a look at our photographs.