Welcome to Ash Class- Autumn 2018
Year 4 have been very busy so far this term.
In Maths, they have extended their Place Value knowledge. The children have worked hard on ordering and comparing numbers in the tens of thousands. We have also worked hard on developing our written methods for addition, using the expanded and compact column method.
In English, the children have enjoyed the opening of The Iron Man. They have described the setting and had great discussions about the impact The Iron Man had on the farmers. This has led to some super persuasive letter writing in role of the characters, trying to persuade other farmers to help trap the Iron Man. The children have referred to key events in the text and have come up with some very inventive ways to solve their problem. The children are trying very hard to ensure their punctuation is accurate and are beginning to consider a wider range of sentence structures to make their writing interesting.
In Science, the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about electricity with Miss Burnett. They are learning how circuits are constructed, what makes a circuit work and the names and symbols of the different components.
Ash Class are also very lucky to have weekly sessions with Cambridge United. They are learning different control and pass techniques as well as team work and communication skills.
In the ICE Zone the children have been learning all about the Tudors. After our amazing Tudor day, the children have become more inquisitive and have enjoyed learning about the kings and queens, the battles that took place and Tudor art. Using fruit, the children have created some wonderful portraits and have researched into the artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo with Mrs Cornell.
While learning about The War of the Roses, the children have discovered some very interesting facts, including dates and names of battle fields. They have written diary entries in role of King Henry V!! or King Edward and considered what it was like to be part of the war. Also in the Ice Zone there is an apothecary. In here the children are learning to weigh herbs and create remedies.
Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic day being Tudors with History Off the Page. In the morning, there were a selection of activities for the children to try including: candle making, bookmark and ink making, sewing, an apothecary and medic centre. The children thoroughly enjoyed participating in these activities. Some children went out hunting with Sir Phillip to catch food for the feast and some learned to also make gold (it was rather smelly).
In the afternoon, the children were divided into groups and prepared either a song, dance or play to perform at the feast. Some children were servants while others had to privilege of sitting at the head table and being waited on. The children were fantastic with their performances and really enjoyed their day. Their costumes were fabulous as well.