Safer Internet Day – Guinness World Record

As part of Internet Safety Day 2021, Year 3 have found out about what reliability online means. This linked in nicely with what we have previously discovered, in our computing lessons, about the accuracy of information on websites. To celebrate this day some of our year 3s have taken part in signing a pledge, to promise to keep ourselves safe online and post reliable content. This is part of The UK Safer Internet Centre and 2Simple’s task to break an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ title for Safer Internet Day. Hopefully, we can be part of a new world record! Here are some posters our online learners made to reiterate the message about reliable online content.

 

Snowy Day Fun

Year Four love keeping in touch and today we shared pictures of our snow day fun on Purple Mash so that we can see what our class mates are doing both in school and at home.

Keeping in touch, keeping smiling – Team Year Four.

Search #y4heb or #y4mor on twitter to see more!

Children’s Mental Health Week

With the theme for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week being Express Yourself, Year 3 have been creating origami dogs, making squiggles and seeing what they could see in them, and enjoying mindful colouring.  These activities demonstrated that although all of our work was different, it was equally special.

‘Spoof’ Websites

In Year 3 we used the internet to research Christopher Columbus and from the range of information found, we discovered that some information held on websites may not be accurate or true. Year 3 now know that they need to think critically about the results found, when using search engines. From this we went onto create our own ‘spoof’ websites to demonstrate how easily anyone can create a webpage.  Here are a few our home learners have made.

Y3 Cartographers!

This term in year Three, we are learning to become cartographers – drawing and creating maps. We looked closely at a sketch map and discussed who might need, use or draw a sketch map. We then used digital tools such as google maps and google earth to look at the area local to our school from which we created superb sketch maps – take a look.

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Maisy’s map could direct you from  CPPS to Little Sainsbury’s or Alid! Superb work!

Then we looked at the important details included in a map and learned how to read and use a key. We explored symbols and talked about which symbols were most effective when creating a key.

We spoke to Mr Wileman, our site supervisor, and asked to look at the maps of the school which he uses. We used the Key to identify the places which we use within our large, school building and explored the sizes that were represented to scale.

 

We are looking forward to getting out and about, to enable us to put our mapping skills into practise with some Geographical fieldwork.

Y4 Science

This term, Y4 students are being Biologists. We began by learning about the digestive system and the journey which our food takes through the body in order to provide it with nutrients.

 

We then focussed in on each of the organs within the digestive system and learned about their function.

By studying diagrams, we concluded that animals have digestive systems but that they differ from ours, to adapt to their diet.

This week in Science, we used a mirror to take a closer look at our teeth. We discovered that the teeth within our mouth have different names and each has a different function.

We likened the incisor teeth to a knife – they chop our food.

We likened the canine teeth to a fork – they hold the food and enable us to tear it.

We likened the premolar and the molar teeth to a lego brick – with their bumpy surface, these teeth grind the food to create smaller particles for us to swallow and aid the digestive process.

We particularly enjoyed exploring the teeth that various animals have. We were able to conclude that carnivores has greater canine and incisor teeth to help them bite into, tear and chew meat and that herbivore animals mostly use their premolar and molar teeth to eat.

Children’s Mental Health Week – Y4

Our home-learners and in-school students have really taken onboard the messages from mental health awareness week. We have enjoyed expressing ourselves and taking time to consider what makes us happy, especially during these unusual times.

Y4 had fun with the 1-minute-doodle-challenge, turning a squiggle into a picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They loved creating Origami dogs in various sizes and with different types of paper. Some pupils, such as Izzy, have gone on to learn more origami in their own time and so she is teaching us how to make a heart this afternoon! (Just in time for valentines day:) )

We thought about what makes us happy at play. We are a sporty lot! You’ll find us refining our rugby skills or playing football. Some of us just like to hang with our friends and play imaginative games.

 

At home and in school, we  linked our English work to Children’s mental health week and have been making entries in an emotions journal. We found the structure was really helpful and that the pupils were able to really drill down to their feelings and express themselves rather than just generally considering ‘How are you?’

PE with Alex from the Tigers Trust, gives us the chance to express ourselves and work with our classmates, physically and mentally, towards a common goal. And of course, the chance to HAVE FUN!

Year 3 Portal Stories

After reading the Stone Age Boy and Elf Road, we went on to create our own portal stories. To be able to complete this task we had to create a new world which our character would be transported to. To engage our readers, we challenged ourselves to use adventurous vocabulary that took into account all of our senses, as well as using fronted adverbials. Here are some examples of the home learners work.

 

Timeline

To start our topic on the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, we found out where in history this period of time occurred. We ordered BC and AD events chronologically on a timeline, discussing how much time had passed between each. We then created a Human timeline outside to try and demonstrate some key historical dates; including our new topics historical dates. We then went on to write a conclusion showing what we now know about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.