WELCOME TO CLASS 4
Welcome to the start of a new year in Class 4. There are lots of exciting things going on this term. Keep checking for new links, photos and videos!
Visitor to Class 4
In the Autumn term we all wrote letters to our favourite person asking them about what they like to read and if they would like to come into class to share a story. Some wrote to famous people and others to family members. It has been very exciting when we receive a reply! We have even had letters from JK Rowling.
One child wrote to his auntie and she kindly offered to come and share her favourite book, The Twits by Roald Dahl. The children loved it and didn’t want her to stop reading.
Judo taster session
Class 4 were lucky enough to have a taster session in Judo run by Selby Judo Centre. What an experience!
Yorkshire Museum Trip
Class 4 had a great day out at the Yorkshire Museum in York learning all about how a fossil is made and even sculpting our own fossil from clay.
We have been learning some new songs to help us learn times tables.
Den Making October 2018
In Forest Schools we learnt how to do some new knots to help us with our den building.
Carnival Masks As part of out topic Come to the Carnival, Class 4 have been making masks out of modroc.
Forest Schools 20th September 2018
We had our first Forest Schools session today. Our game of Ball and Hoop involved lots of teamwork and decision making. We learnt how to make a picture frame using square lashings then we used these picture frames to make artwork using resources from nature. Take a look at our photos!
Science in Stories 22.2.18
We loved our Science afternoon based on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. After reading about Hermione’s Wingardium Leviosa spell, we found ways to make objects levititate!
Forest Schools 30.11.17
What a wonderful time we had today building dens in the snow! We enjoyed drinking hot chocolate in our dens to warm us up!
Forest Schools 23rd November 2017
It was a very blustery day today but we persevered and made some fantastic dens to shelter in!
Festival Week October 2017
Class 4 learned about the Buddhist festival of Wesak. We set up a museum about Wesak in our classroom. Then other classes came to visit our museum and we went to look at their museums. We really enjoyed learning about lots of different festivals!
Forest Schools 2017
This week we made these fabulous tree faces to represent the tree’s personality!
Workshop with author Andy Seed at the Selby Reading Festival 2017
CHRISTMAS MATHS MORNING
We had great fun this morning learning about fractals. We learnt how to create a Sierpinski triangle. There was so much maths going on – measuring, 2D and 3D shapes, nets, times tables, halving and of course plenty of problem solving. First we had to draw an equilateral triangle using a compass. We then made the fractal pattern by drawing lots more equilateral triangles. Mrs White then decided that we should try and build a 3D Sierpinski triangle! Class 4 made 64 triangles and stuck them together. Look at what we made. Well done Class 4 and parents. Super job!
22.9.16 We learnt how to do the Honda Knot. It was very complicated!
We did some drama this week. We had to pretend our group were trapped in a lift! Take a look at this video to see how one group got on.
15.9.16 This week Obie showed us how to tie a Clove Hitch knot. Some children used this knot to make a swing!
Then we used this skill to help us make dens.
For the first week of our new year we have been learning about how we learn! We watched a really interesting video by Dr. Robert Winston which helped to explain how our brain works when we are learning. We have learnt that in order to learn something new we have to practise it and struggle a little bit too. In maths this week, we have also been thinking about learning and that making mistakes is a really good thing! By making mistakes and trying again our brain grows. As a class we now know that everyone can succeed with a little hard work, team work and perseverance.
We all learnt to persevere this week in Class 4’s sewing challenge. Children were learning and perfecting skills such as tying knots, threading needles, performing running stitch, back stitch and even cross stitch. I was really impressed at how the children persevered and helped each other. Some children have even continued at home! Well done Class 4!
Our new topic for the spring term is States of matter.
February 2016 – Photos from our investigation – What is the best temperature for melting chocolate?
The children used lots of great scientific skills for planning an investigation and also maths measuring skills using a thermometer, measuring cylinders and stop watches.
Try this great website and test your knowledge about electricity.
We have started our new science topic of ELECTRICITY this week. Below is the link we were exploring in class about the dangers of electricity.
Tennis day at Ilkley – 15th June
What a great day we all had. The children learnt some new tennis skills and also got the opportunity to watch a professional tennis match from start to finish. The children were brilliant at being quiet too when we were watching the match!
History Day – June 2015
We had a fun time when Mr Cade came into school to do a workshop all about the opening of the Selby to Hull train line in 1840. We learnt lots about that era and the life of George Hudson who was responsible for building that railway line.
Forest Schools – February 2015
We had a wonderful time at Forest Schools today when we got to make a campfire. We even toasted marshmellows! Then Obie told us a story as we sat around the fire.
We have started the Autumn term by being Rock Detectives in our Science lesson, searching for rocks and stones in and around our school.
As part of our ‘Come to the Carnival’ theme, we have been learning to play the drums, samba style! we had a fantastic time. Y3 joined us.
Maths Fun Day October 2014
The whole school had a Maths Day where the theme for the day was “Maths Stories”. All the activities planned in Class 4 were linked to the book “If the world were a village” by David J Smith and Shelagh Armstrong. The children chose a page to focus on and then created a way of displaying the information in a visual way. There was lots of maths involved and also learning about the world we live in. A few parents came into help too. Thank you! We hope you had fun and learnt something new.
As part of Class 4’s science topic on Rocks, we looked at separating materials. Mrs White gave each group a ‘soup’ mixture of different materials and the challenge was to separate them using different methods such as sieving and filtering. There was a secret material which we couldn’t see and we had to leave the water for a while to see what it was. Can you guess? It was salt. We left the water to evaporate and as a result the salt was left. Well done Class 4! What great scientists!
Forces and magnets
Our new science topic this term is Forces and Magnets. We have been investigating friction by testing a toy car on different surfaces. Results to follow!
Link for the homework CLICK HERE
Here are some websites that will help to understand fractions.
Don’t forget Sumdog too! You can play just fraction games by choosing ‘fractions’ in the topic section.
Forest Schools – building shelters
We had great fun making Anglo-Saxon brooches and shields as part of our topic Then and Now.
We have had a fantastic trip to York, staying at the YHA, visiting the Minster and Yorkshire Museum. The weather was amazing and we spent lots of time in the Museum Gardens, eating lunch, playing and some even taking part in a spot of Yoga and meditation with Mrs Hewitt. Here a few pictures:
Science – Digestion
We have been learning about the digestive system in Class 4. The children chose the way they wanted to show their understanding of their learning – through drama, making clay models, Powerpoint presentation or a 3D large scale diagram. These are the results of their hard work!
These children made a model out of clay and then wrote detailed labels of each part of the digestive system.
These children made a 3D large scale diagram using a variety of materials.
These children designed and presented a powerpoint.