Crumble Haunted House
Today we celebrated World Book Day. In class 4 we focused our activities for the day on the book ‘The Dot’ by Peter H.Reynolds, as chosen by Mr Jones. Firstly, the children engaged in some drama; Miss Atkinson read the book and then paused at different points, the children had to consider what Vashti (the main character) may have been saying to herself through her internal dialogue. After this we explored the idea of lines (as mentioned with a character at the end of the book). The children ‘took a line for a walk’, a technique where they had to draw a picture using one continuous line. They then painted them using water colours. The class then completed some writing by ‘exploding’ the moment when Vashti saw her painting hanging in a gold frame above the teacher’s desk. The children had to write about this moment in detail, trying to include 10 different writing targets. After lunch, the children explored the idea of the dot being a decimal point and played a decimal play value game, where the winner had to get 3 decimals in a row to win. We finished the day off with a whole-school assembly, where we enjoyed hearing what all of the class in school had been up to.
Christmas Tree Nightlights
Class 4 worked in groups, to decorate, build and programme their 'Crumbles' to control their Christmas tree nightlights! The children had to build the circuit and write the code to control the lights. They were very impressed with the end product!
Linked to the animation we've been focusing on in Class 4, the children have completed some 'Slow Writing' using specific targets. The children had 9 targets they had to get into the piece - you may be able to spot what some of them are. Have a read of the fantastic pieces created by Kyran, Erin and Alex!
On The Railway
As part of our topic for the first half of the Autumn term, we are looking at George Stephenson's original rail network and identifying on a map the counties and towns/cities these were in. Class 4 found it a good challenge to identify some of the counties in England. To get more practise in at home, click the link and play the game again - see if you can beat your last score! You could even challenge your parents to play!
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