Y3 Cave Art

As Artists in Y3 today, the children enjoyed creating their own cave art images of some  wonderous and magnificent creatures.  Pastels, charcoal and chalks were utilised and blended to create various muted tones so as to replicate the colour schemes found in some of the images we explored from the Stone Age era.  Everyone enjoyed the activity and were very proud of their creations!

Here are some of our artists at work…

Here are a few of our completed creations…

A super start to our learning in 2022!

Y4 Language Angels…Como estas?

As linguists, Y4 are enjoying learning Spanish at present. We undertook a little intercultural understanding of our new language in terms of the countries where Spanish is predominantly spoken, the traditional dress worn in cultural celebrations as well as the lovely Mediterranean foods that are eaten.

We also found a few commonalities with some of the words and phrases we have learnt  so far with those we have learnt in our prior learning of French. Watch our video clip to see how we are doing!

Como estas? How are you?

Estoy bien.  I’m good.

Estoy mal.  I’m not too good

Mas o menos.   So, so!

 

As Theologists, Y4 have been gaining a further insight into the weekend rituals and traditions of members of the Jewish faith community and comparing them with their own.

The children firstly identified the traditional activities and rituals which commonly occur in one of their own typical weekend breaks. From lazy lie-ins, watching television, shopping, accessing the internet to undertake various activities, movie nights, visiting family, enjoying an occasional take-away to football, gymnastic and martial arts practice…the children certainly keep themselves busy and entertained.

We then compared our typical weekend activities with  those of a Jewish family. We explored the traditional weekly family celebration of Shabbat which takes place every weekend and begins on a Friday evening at sunset and lasts until sunset on a Saturday evening (25 hours).

 

The children firstly found the inability to use anything electronic unimaginable but understood that the rituals and traditions of Shabbat in the Jewish faith community, which are recorded in the  Jewish Torah as an agreement with God, allowed for some quality rest and family time to be spent together on the Jewish Sabbath day (Saturday)…something we all agreed was well worth forgoing the use of our electronic devices and the internet for!

White Ribbon Day 2021

In Y4, the children have been working collaboratively to identify the qualities which they believe are necessary to form and maintain positive relationships.

As you can see, we shared our opinions and agreed that many qualities are required to ensure that relationships between friends, parents, carers, teachers and people in our wider community not only work but remain positive.

 

We then proudly signed our pledge to ensure that only kind words, kind thoughts and kind actions are used towards one another in all the relationships we are a part of now and in the future.

# White Ribbon

 

Remembrance Day

As Theologists, the children in Year 3 have been learning about the significance of Remembrance Day and the importance of remembering this special event. We visited the Cenotaph at the All Saints Church in Hessle, where we laid a poppy wreath and held a 2 minute silence to pay our respects for the sacrifices made by individuals during the wars of the past, as well as for those who endeavour to maintain peace in our world today.

 

Back at school, the children worked collaboratively to identify why we should remember Remembrance Day by sharing their views and opinions before creating their own group mind- maps…

 

We then shared our own reasons as to why we should never forget the important events of the past which Remembrance Day commemorates…

We also discovered that whilst we wear a red poppy as a symbol of respect for all individuals who have sacrificed their lives to fight and assist in the wars of the past, as well as for those who continue to maintain peace today,  that there is also a  purple poppy which is a symbol of respect for the animals which have played a significant part in major conflicts around the world and a white poppy to symbolise peace.

 

 

 

 

Appraising Christmas Carols

As musicians, the children in Year 4 have been busy appraising different Christmas Carols and identifying several themes within each musical piece such as…

  • the theme/story the musical piece portrays
  • the mood/emotions the piece emits
  • any accompanying instruments being played
  • the rhythm and tempo of the musical piece

Here are just a few carols we have appraised so far…

 

 

Eco Committee

After putting together their action plan, the Eco Committee realised that some of the planned  projects were long term so some members wanted to get started with smaller tasks such as feeding the birds . The pupils filled large pine cones with fat, nuts and seeds which they hung around the school grounds to help feed the birds during the cold winter months and attract a variety of  feathered friends for us to observe.

Y4 Traditional Games Club

We have started a ‘Traditional Games Club’ here in Year 4, where the children can collaborate and communicate with each other whilst having lots of fun fun getting to grips with some classic games.  As you can see, we are all engaged in the games we are playing and  enjoying each others company whilst demonstrating our teamworking skills!

 

Greenhouse Gases

Session 3 – Climate Change Farm in a Box Project

Such a fun way to learn about the very serious role of Greenhouse Gases in Climate Change! 

This game helped the pupils to see how the rise in GHG’s (yellow bib players) is trapping more of the sun’s energy (orange bib players) within the Earth’s atmosphere and as a result causing Global Warming.

Weather and Climate

Session 2 of Year Four’s ‘Climate Action – Farm in a BOX’ Project.

This afternoon, pupils considered the difference between weather and climate. We looked at how daily weather changes affect our lives and the lives of Farmers through the Farmers year game. The pupils considered how climate change is affecting the Farmer’s annual cycle and how their work load can be dramatically affected by the severe weather in a typically, predictable maritime climate.

The pupils examined photo-cards and considered the challenges of land in various spots across the farm. Out on our school field, the children then were able to locate a similar spot and worked as a team to measure the temperature of the soil and assess the weather conditions in this area. As teams, the children worked well to interpret a farm’s rainfall data, which was presented as a graph. They looked at an average data set and compared it to the measurement taken oven one year. The children were able to deduce that climate changes have resulted in heavier or less rainfall during unexpected months.