Class 3/4HW 2020-2021
Welcome to Class 3 4 HW. This gallery shows some of our fun learning.
Forest Quest has been a great way to learn, explore and have fun. We have made forest memory sticks by collecting interesting objects that you can find in a forest.
We have also been hunting to find different animals, trees and birds.
We used a natural dye made from wild brambles along with conkers and fir cones to create our own tie dye fabric.
Using flint and steel, cotton wool and kindling, we safely learned how to make a fire.
We have also had the opportunity to play.
In our science topic of plants, we have dissected flowers and flowering plants to enable us to describe their structure.
We have also investigated what happens to celery when it is left in coloured water. This helped us understand how water is transported in plants.
In art we have been studying the work of David Hockney. We used a viewfinder to replicate sections of one of his paintings.
We had super fun learning new skipping techniques in a skipping workshop, despite the rain!
Further forest adventures have included dissecting owl pellets, drilling sections of wood to produce owl pendants, using secateurs to create hedgehog quills, whittling hazel branches to make toasting forks, building natural shelters and identifying trees from their leaves.
Our plants topic in science continued; we learned, by performing fair tests, the conditions required for plant survival.
Throughout all of this half term, we have enjoyed reading our class book, ‘The boy who biked the world’. This has not only given us the opportunity to write a range of texts in English, including cinquain poems, but also taught us lots about human and physical geography.
During the second half of the autumn term, we continued to have fun whilst learning. In computing we learned about computing networks. These are our human versions of computer networks.
In design and technology, we researched earthquake proof structures. We had extra fun by completing these structures in the forest.
We also got the opportunity to use hammers and saws.
In science, we studied the force of magnetism. We enjoyed experiencing how the magnets attract and repel each other as well as designing fair tests on how to investigate magnet forces.
We have been very active this term! We enjoyed a skipping workshop and also had some expert cricket coaching from Mark.
We supported the Children in Need charity by wearing something dotty as well as joining in some of Joe Wicks’ workouts.
During these difficult times where children are not permitted to have private birthday parties, we decided to celebrate them at school every month for the children who have a birthday in that month. We play party games and enjoy a treat to eat.
Once again, our in-school learning for the whole class has been paused, but as a result of the advances in our remote learning provision through Google classroom, we have continued to learn the planned curriculum. With our five live lessons per day, run simultaneously with the in-class learners, the classroom has felt as though we are still together. A huge well done to all of the children for working so hard, and getting to grips with new ways of accessing and turning in work.
Our overarching topic this term has been the Ancient Greeks; we enjoyed reading Mark of the Cyclops by Saviour Pirotta. This stimulated a lot of our English writing, including Greek God fact files, Greek myths and adventure stories. Our artwork developed printing techniques, which we used to decorate designs for Greek pottery. Our class display shows samples of this term’s work.
We still managed to enjoy dressing up as characters from books, despite our lockdown learning – great costumes!
World Book Day Thursday 4th March