Class 4 Activities 2020-2021
Dressage Champion in the Making
Wow! What can we say Hannah. We are absolutely blown away with how confident you are in your handling of horses. You have been training so hard all term for your upcoming Dressage Competition. Looking at your photos and video, we can already say that you are a true champion already.
Well done Hannah and good luck – we are all very proud of you.
Our Harvest Festival
A massive well done to all the children who have tried their very best to complete their artwork over the past few weeks. They have been inspired by Charles Darwin through our Cornerstones Curriculum Topic – Darwin’s Delights. Using sketches, charcoal and pastels, the children have created beautiful work on the Galapagos Islands’ landscapes and animals.
Superb effort everyone.
UNCRC Article 29 (goals of education)
Blue Peter Badge Winner
PE – Rugby – 16.9.20
Today we welcomed Mark and Mark (Yes, that’s right!) to coach their first Tag Rugby lesson to Class 4. What a brilliant lesson it was as well!
We used tags, tails, hoops and rugby balls to enhance our handling skills of the rugby ball.
Special mention to the 6 children who earned their Sainsbury’s Values wristbands for their efforts today.
Determination – Mckenzie
Respect – James
Self-Belief – Oscar
Team Work – Kaylin
Passion – Maisie
Honesty – Lily
Well done everyone; we can’t wait for next week.
Bikeability – 14.9.20
What an exciting session we had with Darren (Durham SSCo) today; we all participated in a bikeability lesson and were taught about the safety of our bike and how we can keep safe whilst cycling. We also had the opportunity to see how fast we could pedal over a 30 second period!
Computing – 9.9.20
Who would have thought cartoons were first thought of over 110 years ago? Today we learned all about the History of Animation and how the first animations were constructed. We researched using a variety of sources including iPads and computers, and we made examples of the first cartoons to be produced: Thaumatropes and Flick Books.
Did you know that the first animation was constructed in 1908?
PE – Gymnastics – 7.9.20
today we completed our core task for Gymnastics; we will be learning how to: balance; transfer; roll throughout the next 6 weeks.
We were very pleased with some of our skills we demonstrated today. Well done everyone.
Talk about being blown away by a child in your class!
Just look at the photo Alex has sent linked to our new Cornerstones Curriculum – Darwin’s Delights.
This is Charles Darwin’s very own tortoise – Harriet. Alex’s parents were very lucky to meet her at an Australian Zoo (Brisbane) in 2006 – Harriet was 175 years old at the time! Seriously WOW!
Thank you ever so much for sharing this with us; I can’t wait to see what our study finds next!
Active 60 Ball
Well done to Erica who was our first child from Class 4 to receive the Active 60 Ball in Autumn Term 2020. She had great fun playing games with her sister and took it with her to her Grand Parents house over the weekend. I’m very impressed with your pictures and write-up Erica.
Who will be next week’s Active 60 child?
Autumn Term 1
Hello everyone and a BIG Welcome to Class 4
I hope that you have all had a wonderful, relaxing summer holiday and are ready for the year ahead; welcome to Class 4, Year 5 and 6.
In Class 4, we are looking forward to learning about our new topic – Darwin’s Delights…
Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean?
Stop at the magical Galapagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet?
Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years; it’s a scary thought!
Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail!
As well as our topic, the children will develop their rugby in PE, as well as enhancing our Literacy and Numeracy skills. Our Year 6 children are excited to start their preparations for the upcoming SATs, and an extra-curricular club has been organised to start on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from next week (wb: 7th September 2020). All children in Class 4 will be encouraged to join in the fun on these After-School Clubs.
Homework will be issued weekly. Spellings and Times Tables will be issued on Wednesday and returned ready for a test on Mondays. Either Literacy, Numeracy or Science will be issued on Mondays, to be returned on Fridays. We are trying to encourage our children to read daily, asking parents / carers to give a brief comment in their reading diary. Please ensure that your child returns their reading book to school daily.
Class 4 will have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child comes into school in their PE kits on these days; they will spend the whole day in their PE kit. Shorts can be worn under tracksuit bottoms if required.
I am really looking forward to working with your child and getting to know them throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me with any queries; I genuinely believe that a happy child is the result of outstanding home / school links, and I am looking forward to meeting you.
Deputy Head Teacher