In assembly on Monday, we focussed on Nelson Mandela who sadly died last week.
We discussed what we already knew and came up with 3 points:
1). He changed/made a difference to the people in South Africa
2). He was born in 1918
3). He was sent to prison for 27 years
We also thought about questions that we would like to be able to answer:
1). Why was he sent to prison?
2). How did he die
3). When did he become famous?
If you know the answer to any of these questions you can jot the answers here, if not save them for the assembly next Monday.
The Christmas Fair is on Thursday 19th December. The Wallace and Gromit Café will be open for business!
My Literacy group have read then written a book review all about a short story that they have read. See below to find out what they thought….
Can you tell which of these pieces of Year 4 art work were inspired by:
- Water Lilies by Monet?
- Scream by Munch?
- For the Birds by Disney/Pixar?
There are also some inspired by Remembrance Sunday. Which ones are they?
On Friday 15th November it was Children in Need day. All the adults and children worked together to raise money for charity.
First of all children got up and thought, “I’ve got to put my pyjamas on not my school clothes!”. It was such a sight to see my friends in their onesies. “Did you all feel the same way?” When we got into class, Miss Stone, who had messy hair, cheerfully said, “Good Morning” to everyone.
Next we all paid £1.00 for charity. Later we went into assembly, but it was very funny because everyone was wearing pajamas. Eventually, Mrs Blythe, who works with the school council, counted all the money. We raised £229.64!
A week later Miss Benson organised for the real Pudsey Bear to come into school. It was amazing!
Finally, we would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ for giving your donations. If you would like to find out more about where your donation is going, log on to www.bbc.co.uk/childreninneed
By Sophie McHugh
Chattercraft ladies were busy today finishing their decorations for Class 5′s Mocktail and Pizza evening. They cut out, glued, coloured and laminated bunting. I am happy to say the children in class 5 were very impressed with their efforts.
Next week we are making cards for the school Christmas Fayre in December. Why not come along and join us next Wednesday in school 9am?
The weather has turned decidedly chilly over the past few days. On our way to the woods, the children noticed that some of the leaves were sparkling with a dusting of frost. Abbie remarked how the leaves crunched in her hand. Timea held her leaf to her cheek to feel how cold it was.
The children decided that they wanted to visit the same part of the woods as we went to last week to see if their shelter was still there. They led the way up the steep banking to their base camp. They were delighted to see that their shelter was still standing. We began by setting out our boundaries by tying coloured rags to the trees. The children decided they wanted to make the boundary line bigger this week so that they could explore further for suitable shelter building materials.
Sahdiya chose to create her own den in a tree she had found towards near the bottom of our new boundary zone. She used pieces of fabric and ropes to create a roof.
Meanwhile, the rest of the children continued work on last week’s shelter. Timea draped a tarp over the wooden beams to create a roof. Connaugh and Luke collected dry leaves and ferns to spread over the beams. The group worked together to transport longer branches back to their base camp.
Last week, Luke and Connaugh found some beech nuts under a large beech tree. Today, Luke found an empty husk (the spiky case that surrounds the triangular nuts) with a creature sheltering from the cold inside. On closer inspection we identified it as a cream spot ladybird. Unfortunately, the photograph we took was rather blurred. You can see some of the most common UK ladybirds here: http://www.ladybird-survey.org/downloads/Ladybird%20descriptions_Info%20pack_2006_v.1.3.pdf
Timea and Abbie found more of the oak galls that we had found last week. Abbie opened one and found there to be a tiny gall wasp inside. You can read more about galls on the Wildlife Trust website here:
We had a fantastic time in the woods this week.It was lovely to be joined by some reception children in the morning and some children from Year 4 in the afternoon.We walked down to the woods, splashed in puddles, collected leaves, climbed hills, played hide and seek, built dens, made a pretend fire, blew bubbles, climbed trees and had a fantastic time.Thank you especially to Danny’s mum who came with us.
We had a lovely afternoon at Ponderosa – the weather was sunny and not too cold.The children had a pony ride and then a picnic and then a chance to look round the animals and play in the playground.We were lucky to be there when they were feeding the snakes – Mrs Troy even had a chance to hold one.