After learning about Barbara Hepworth, the famous sculptor born in Wakefield, we were inspired to create our own string art. This activity definitely tested our resilience as it wasn’t easy and took most of us a few attempts before succeeding in the end.
What an exciting morning we had! Year 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed a performance of Quasimodo which carried a very important message.
Quasimodo was treated unkindly and lived alone until he met Esmerella who he became good friends with. The anti-bullying theme which ran throughout made us think about why we should all treat everyone with kindness and respect.
After working hard to write a description of Mr Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory from Charlie’s perspective, we helped our partner to proof read and edit. Our partner read our writing while we listened carefully. If we spotted any grammatical or spelling errors, we used our green pen to amend.
As well as being reflective, we were also very resourceful and used the working wall, wordbanks and dictionaries to support us with our spelling.
Mr Ogilvie led our computing session today. We started off by playing bingo on Microsoft Excel to revise the formatting tools. We are becoming a lot more confident with this and now use topic vocabulary more accurately including: cell, formula and autosum.
We were then set the challenge of planning a party. To begin we thought of five things to buy before researching how much these cost on the internet. After doing this, we were able to input the relevant information including the cost onto an Excel document. We used our prior knowledge of Excel to calculate the total amount using ‘autosum’ which saved us from working it out ourselves. How clever Excel is!
We throughly enjoyed our visit to Countryside Live yesterday. We were very lucky to have such lovely weather and the children were all extremely well behaved.
I think the children would agree that the highlight was definitely the sheep shearing which was very entertaining!
Throughout the day, we all participated in three workshops:
– Plants to Potions
– Bee keeping
To help us learn the tricky words that we need to know by the end of Lower Key Stage 2 (the end of Year 4), we used different strategies.
Some of us wrote the word and then cut out each letter individually before ordering the letters correctly…
Can you think of any other ways to practise this week’s spellings?
Let me know if you do!