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Welcome to 3/4 Green!

Here you will find lots of photos and information about all of the fun things our class will be getting up to over the year. Take a look!

Miss Cattley

 

Cheerleading

Today we were taught some cheerleading moves by Phoebe and Minnie from Fantasy. 

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Healthy wraps

This week we designed and created our own healthy wraps. We had lots of different fillings to choose from and we tried to include some that we had never tried before. Have a look at us making our wraps below!

Volleyball

Today we were joined by James, from Volleyball England, who came in to teach us some volleyball skills. We learnt how to pass and receive the ball and had lots of fun doing so. Check out our skills below.

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Bollywood dancing

As part of our 'Healthy Schools Week', Mrs Dennison taught us a Bollywood dance routine. Check out our moves below. 

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Stone Age Villages

This afternoon, we went out into the Forest School to build the Stone Age villages we planned last week. We worked in groups to find lots of interesting items we could use to help us. As an extra treat for filling up our class marbles jar, we enjoyed a slice of cake in the sunshine too! What a fantastic afternoon we had! Have a look at some of the photographs we took of ourselves using the iPads.

Stone Age Activities

This afternoon we learnt all about what life would be like for people living in the Stone Age. In our groups, we had five tasks to complete in a set time. These were: creating an item of clothing, building a shelter, communicating through cave paintings, making a piece of jewellery and grinding oats! 

Performance Poetry

Today we performed our performance poem about the Stone Age to the class. Have a look and see what you think!

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Poetry

Check out some of the skipping poems we created for our homework this week!

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Rugby

Our class have been lucky enough to work with a sports coach on a Thursday afternoon and we were joined by professional rugby player, Harry Tyson-Wilson from York City Knights.

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Stone Age Music

In music, we have really enjoyed using a variety of instruments to create Stone Age sounds. The children were given a number of different Stone Age activities such as cave painting, antler carving, berry picking, fire lighting and mammoth hunting and had to create the sounds of these using the resources available to them. 

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Origami

As part of our school focus on Japan, we have been learning how to make origami animals. We had to follow instructions carefully and fold the paper as neatly as we could. Take a look at our origami dogs and ladybirds below.

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Cave paintings - Part 1

Our topic this half-term is the Stone Age. We have been busy designing our own cave paintings and have already created our stone backgrounds. We had lots of fun and got very messy using the paint and sponges. Take a look! Stay tuned for part 2!

Dreamcatchers

We had great fun learning about Native American culture. We worked in pairs to create our own dreamcatchers using willow from our forest school area and lots of wool, beads and feathers.

Investigating pitch

As part of our sound topic, we have been busy doing lots of different investigations about how we hear, vibration, volume and pitch. We really enjoyed learning about how to make a high and low pitch with different equipment. We investigated pitch using drums, stringed instruments, water in glass bottles, xylophones and even rulers! Have a look some of these pictures of us carrying out our investigations.

Making a clay sarcophagus!

Investigating sound.

Today in science we have been busy investigating how sound travels and what factors can affect this. Have a look at us carrying out our experiments below!

Where in the world...

After learning about the UK last week, we moved on to learning about the different continents and oceans. We created our own world maps and used atlases to locate some famous landmarks which we then drew on. Take a look at our efforts below!

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Superstars!

Well done to our handwriting hero and the winner of the school's kindness cup. We are extremely proud of you!

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Onomatopoeia Poems

This week we have been learning about onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is like a word that writes a sound. Words like boom, bang or bubble. My group did a poem including onomatopoeia and rhyming couplets. Rhyming couplets are when in a poem, two lines rhyme like my poem below.

 

Noise

I like sounds.

The whistle of the wind as it blows through my hair,

The snap of the biscuits as we share,

The tick of the time as we work,

The music of the disco as we twerk,

The blow of the blizzard as I walk through ice,

The crunch of the apple as I slice,

The scratch of the pencil as we write,

The screaming vampire gave me a fright,

The whoosh of the paintbrush as I do art,

The squeal of delight as I become very smart,

The scream of the baby as it won’t sleep,

The roar of the sharks as she goes into the deep,

I like sounds.

By Amelia Cashmore

 

Pedestrian Training

This week we have enjoyed learning all about how to stay safe as pedestrians. We learnt all about what dangers we might face and how to be aware of them, how to cross safely and about how to follow the Green Cross Code. We asked lots of great questions and feel much more confident about being pedestrians.

Volcanic Eruptions!

After constructing and painting our volcanoes over the last couple of weeks, we finally got the chance to make them erupt! To do this we used a mixture of bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and some food colouring. We had great fun watching each group's volcano eruption. Take a look at our pictures.

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School Council Elections

Today in 3/4 green we held our highly anticipated school council elections! The candidates and their 'campaign managers' have been extremely busy making posters, leaflets and handouts to convince other members of the class to vote for them. All of our candidates had prepared speeches explaining why they would be a fantastic representative for the class. We were very impressed with all of the children who took part and choosing between them was incredibly difficult and the votes were very close! Stay tuned to find out who won! In the meantime you could have a look at some of our photos from our elections.

​Choc rocks!
As part of our volcanoes topic, we have been learning all about the three main types of rocks and how they are formed. Today we made our own rocks using chocolate! We layered milk and white chocolate on top of each other and compacted them between our hands to form sedimentary rocks. Then, we used our hands to apply heat and pressure to our rocks to make them metamorphic. Miss Cattley demonstrated how to make igneous rock by melting the chocolate to make lava and then leaving it to cool until it had hardened. We had great fun and learnt lots too! Have a look at our photos! smiley

 

Geography and DT

This week we have been busy working on our atlas skills as we tried to find as many different volcano locations as we could. We learnt all about the 'Ring of Fire' and about how volcanoes are formed. Our class has also been busy designing and making our own paper mache volcanoes. We're looking forward to them being completely dry so we can start painting them!