Stem club

The children in the year 3/4 STEM club were very excited for the first session! They had a great time working in teams to create bridges using only newspaper and masking tape. They loved testing the strength of their bridge with a model car. Some were more successful than others but everyone contributed brilliantly and most importantly they all thoroughly enjoyed the task.

Child mental health week

As part of Child Mental Health Week, the children in year 3 have been discussing bravery and what it means to be brave. They loved reading and discussing the story of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. They talked about Plop’s journey of personal discovery from a shy, timed and frightened owl to a brave and courageous one. They then began to design their own

characters which will all overcome a Image result for the owl who was afraid of the darkchallenge by being brave. By the end of the session, the children were able to say that bravery comes in different shapes and sizes. Being brave means different things to different people. For some it may be asking for help in class, for others’ perhaps learning to swim. Everyone is different and we ALL NEED TO BE BRAVE SOMETIMES!

 

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Find Your Brave

In PSHCE today, Y4J have been exploring the concept of bravery for Child Mental Health Week. We shared our opinions of what bravery is considered to be, as well as some of our own stories and experiences of being brave in certain situations. We also explored the bravery of the character ‘Plop’ from Miss Stewart’s favourite book ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’ and how he himself built up the courage and determination to develop his own bravery.

Coding

In year 4, after leaning what an algorithm was, we went on to make an algorithm on how to draw a smiley face 🙂

Round Houses

As part of our Wow Day to launch the topic, ‘What is the Roman Legacy’, Year 4 investigated who lived in Britain, before the Romans invaded. We then used our construction skills to make a Celtic Round house. Here are some of our replicas.

Romans invade Year Four

In year four we wanted to know how our lives changed from living as Iron Age Celts to being invaded by the Romans!

Using sources of evidence, we explored the attempted  invasions to discover which were /were not successful and why. We enjoyed reenacting the invasions in a class Celts V’s Romans battle!

Discussing sources of evidence to order events.

 

Teams label their evidence based upon what they know.

 

 

We worked together to order the events.

Stone Age Necklaces

As part of our Wow Day to launch the topic, ‘Who first lived in Britain?’, Year 3 designed and made Stone Age replica necklaces. First of all we looked at some photographs of Stone Age necklaces and discussed the materials that these were made from. Using these ideas as a prompt, we designed our own.

We then made our necklaces using clay. We had to make sure there were no cracks in any our pieces.

A few days later, we painted our necklaces and threaded them onto string.

Wow! We can’t believe how beautiful they look!

Times Table Superstars

Well done Y4JEF for completing your Christmas Times Tables Booklets – 40 questions a day, 5 days a week , 3 weeks….. 600 times table questions altogether!

Attendance prize draw joy!

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Team Y3/4 were so proud of the lovely way in which the children applauded winners from other schools. Imagine our delight when we discovered a CPPS sibling had won the top prize in the attendance prize draw! With @VikingFM @Hullccnews @HumberEdTrust

A couple of weeks ago the children in the school choir were lucky enough to be involved in recording a new Christmas song with Viking FMs Cash for Kids. “A Winters Dream The Thousand Voices” is now available for Pre-order and will be released on Friday 6th December. Available on Amazon Music, iTunes and Google Play. Please support the charity and our Choir by downloading the song. Our wish is that is gets to Number 1 in the charts.