Friday 2nd November

This term in Y5H, we are travelling to South Africa!

We will be reading the novel Journey to Jo’Burg by Beverley Naidoo, creating a diary extract as one of the main characters Naledi as she travels to Johannesburg with her brother Tiro. We will be analysing the main characters – drawing on their appearance, actions and speech within the story.

In Maths, we are exploring multiples, factors and prime numbers and looking at common multiples and factors.

In P.E we are creating our own African dances along with developing our tactical knowledge at Tag-rugby. Our Design and Technology unit will see us design, create and evaluate our very own Africa masks!

Friday 12th October

This week, we have continued to measure and draw angles with protractors to the nearest degrees along with finding the perimeter and area of compound and irregular shapes.

We all enjoyed our trip to the Warner Bros. studios and had a fantastic day handling real props used on the sets of all of the Harry Potter films as well as fighting the dark Death Eaters on Hogwarts Bridge. We loved seeing the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 3/4 and even managed to enjoy the Forbidden Forest.

We continued to look at reversible and irreversible changes in science and carried on improving our tactical knowledge in hockey.

ATTENDANCE WINNERS (Again!) – 100% Well Done Y5H

Friday 5th October

This week, we have explored angles looking at the different types of angles, measuring angles correctly with a protractor and drawing angles to the nearest degree. In English, we have completed our diary as Harry Potter as he enters Diagon Alley. We have also re-drafted our work to ensure it includes highly effective vocabulary and emotive language to show Harry’s feelings and thoughts at different stages of the day. In science we have looked at dissolving materials in water and organising them into ‘soluble’ and ‘insoluble’. In P.E. we have continued to improve our hockey skills and tactical knowledge by playing 3 vs 3 matches. We have had a huge push on presentation and handwriting this week ensuring we are achieving our ‘Gold Standard’ consistently.

THIS WEEK’S ATTENDANCE WINNERS – Y5H WITH 100%

Well done and have a wonderful weekend.

Friday 28th September

In English, we have been writing a diary about Harry Potter in Diagon Alley. In Maths we have been adding and subtracting large numbers up to 6 digit numbers. In science we have been looking at reversible and irreversible states and the various processes used to reverse a process such as evaporation or condensation. In computing, we have continued to use a website called Times Table Rockstars and battle it out with children all over the country. In P.E. we have been doing hockey and netball.

Have a good weekend!

Attendance 99.7%

Friday 21st September

This week we’ve been focusing on the character of Harry (From Harry Potter) in English. In Maths, we have been looking at decimal and fractions equivalents as well as finding fractions of amounts. In P.E we have been progressing to a High Five Netball match. We have learnt how to complete accurate Bounce passes and Chest passes and advanced our tactical knowledge. We have also been dribbling and shooting in Quick sticks. We are still completing our 95 question times tables daily along with PSHE and RE. We have really enjoyed our week and thank you for reading our blog.

Attendance – 100%.

Friday 14th September 2018 – Y5H

This week we’ve been focusing on the character of Dudley (From Harry Potter) in English. In Maths, we have been looking at place value up to 1,000,000. In P.E we have been aiming at progressing at High Five Netball. So far we have learned how to do Bounce pass and Chest pass. We have also been doing Quick sticks. We have been completing our 95 question times tables daily along with PSHE and RE. We have really enjoyed our week and thank you for reading our blog.

 

Attendance – 96.4%.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Workshop

This week, Year 4 were visited by a representative of Arts on the Move, who delivered a fantastic drama workshop focused on our context for learning this term, The Pied Piper of Hamelin. The children had the opportunity to experience the text, understanding the meaning behind the authors language choices and debate the choices the Pied Piper made. Throughout the workshop the children worked with intonation and expression when delivering lines and how to promote empathy as a performer. They took on the different roles of the characters within the text, starting with the plague of rats, the towns people, the towns council and the mayor, the pied piper and finally the children. It was fabulous to observe the children trialling different drama techniques such as freeze frames, sound collages and thought alleys. As a class, we discussed how facial expression can be an important factor of displaying emotion within in a freeze frame and some of the children really took this on board and brought their characters to life! The children were fully immersed in the workshop from the beginning and had a fantastic day with Alison from Arts on the Move. The children have taken away a great understanding of the story of the Pied Piper and they were also able to appreciate the message of the story. This workshop has allowed the children to spring into this topic and they are excited to find out what’s next to discover about the Pied Piper…

Here are some pictures from our fantastic drama workshop:

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Well, what a busy couple of weeks we have had following Henry and his book munching madness! We read the story as a class, enjoying Henry’s weird and wonderful ways, we did some great narrative work, rewriting the story where we had the opportunity to be really inventive and descriptive with our language choices and we wrote a diary explaining unusual dreams Henry was having because of all his book gobbling nonsense! If that wasn’t enough for us to stomach, we managed to squeeze in some work on the digestive system and did a fascinating experiment exploring the effect of different liquid on our teeth, which we all thoroughly enjoyed and we had fun delving into Roman history! A fantastic term everybody, well done! I am really looking forward to seeing you all back and feeling refreshed ready to start our new topic – The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Pyjamas, teddies and hot chocolate!

We all had a great day celebrating World Book Day in school, although it was quite difficult to stay awake as we had become rather comfortable in our pyjamas and dressing gowns! Our day began with an intriguing red box arriving in our classroom, which was soon revealed as our recommended reads for Year 4! A set of 10 brilliant and exciting books for our children to begin a new reading adventure! The books can be borrowed by the children and taken home and then they have the opportunity to blog about their reading experience sharing their love for the book and encourage other children to begin the same adventure! There is a link to the Year 4 recommended book list on the Wood Fold Primary School website if you want to have a look and see what books the children will have the opportunity to read!

I shared with the children my favourite bedtime story – The BFG and we read the first couple of chapters together, slurping on hot chocolate and cuddling our teddies. I have never seen 30 more fascinated and engaged children! We then blogged about our own favourite bedtime stories and it was lovely hearing about the children’s reading experiences.

Hear we are enjoying World Book Day!

I think we should come to school in our pyjamas more often! What do you think Y4H?

Miss Hunter