Street Dance

Over the last few weeks, we have been learning and choreographing a street dance to the song Uptown Funk. Yesterday, we performed our dance to each other. It was a lot of fun!

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Rainforest Art

This week we used pastels or watercolours to finish our Georgia O’Keefe style sketches. We practised the skills of using pastels and watercolour urs before choosing which media to use. The children worked incredibly hard to complete their pictures to a high standard. We are very pleased with the results.

Active maths

On a cold but sunny morning, we took our maths lesson outside for some active maths! We followed a trail of fraction questions where the answer led to the next question. We worked quickly to answer the questions accurately before running to find the next one.

Georgie O’Keefe

We have studied paintings of flowers by Georgia O’Keefe and used sketching techniques and close observations of shape and size to replicate our favourite paintings. Next week we will add colour using pencil, watercolours or pastels.

Rainforests

Our topic for this term is rainforests, learning all about where they are in the world, what the climate is like, what plants and animals survive there and why they are so important to us. Today we made our own “forest in a bottle” and we will be watching them to see what happens in the water cycle and what conditions are like in the rainforests. We also filled our classroom with rainforest creatures.

Division trail

We went outside this week to practise the bus stop method for division around a trail on the playground. We were very enthusiastic to solve all of the calculations and complete the trail.

Active maths

We did a multiplication trail to practise using the column method to multiply two digit numbers. We had to carefully calculate the answer to the question then find the answer around the playground in order to find the next question. We really enjoyed this maths and were much quicker calculating! Win win!

Active maths

Year 4 enjoyed an active maths session outside this week. They had to solve multiplication questions hidden on the outside equipment and find the answer. All of the answers followed on from one another. Much fun was had by all.

Teaching new skills

As part of PSHE we have been teaching a partner a new skill. These have been varied including learning to play some notes on an instrument, play a game or speak some words of a new language. Much fun was had by all.