Welcome to Class 4!
In Maths, we have been learning about different repeating patterns. We enjoyed doing a carousel of activities based on patterns. We used lots of different objects to make patterns: beads, unifix cubes, pegs, coins and colouring pencils. We enjoyed challenging each other to complete the rest of the pattern.
Science Sorting Materials
In Science, we have been learning about different materials and their properties. We have learnt lots of scientific words such as transparent, absorbent, brittle and opaque. We have enjoyed sorting materials and playing material snap to see which materials have similar properties.
In Class 4, we really enjoyed making and tasting our own homemade apple crumble. We learnt how to peel and chop cooking apples safety. We enjoyed getting our hands covered in crumble topping when we had to rub the butter into the dry ingredients. The best part was being able to taste what we had made. Most of us really loved it!
Having investigated which materials float and sink, we put this knowledge into use by designing and building our own rafts. We thought carefully about how to make our designs stable, visually appealing and waterproof. We enjoyed testing our rafts at the end to see if they really did float!
In Class 4, we really enjoyed reading the story of Anancy and Mr. Dry Bone. We looked closely at all the detailed African patterns and colours in the illustrations of the story. Using chalk pastels, we created colourful backgrounds for our own pieces of art. Then we used charcoal to draw part of the story onto our background and to create a detailed patterned border.
Class 4 love doing different types of exercise and PE. We especially enjoyed learning how to jump and land safely in the landing position. We travelled across different pieces of gym equipment and practised jumping off in a straight jump, tuck jump or even a straddle jump, which was quite a challenge!
In Class 4, we learnt about Mary Anning and how she discovered many fossils in Lyme Regis. We had a wonderful afternoon being archeologists, digging for our own fossils. We acted as scientists, in order to work out if the objects we had discovered were fossils or simply rocks, glass or other items. We used magnifying glasses in order to look very closely at the fossils that we had found.
We have been challenging ourselves to learn about the four countries of the UK. We created our own collage of the UK and some of us had a go at completing a UK puzzle. We enjoyed singing a song about the UK to help us learn the names of the four different countries.