Here, you will find lots of information, pictures and videos about all of the exciting things we get up to throughout the year. Stay tuned!
In science this week, we were learning about friction. We pulled our shoes along different surfaces and measured how long it took them to travel a metre. We tried to make sure that we kept every else the same, so that it was a fair test but it’s not always easy! Zach S said “We timed how long it took the shoe to travel 1 metre.” Kain said, “Things move slower on rough surfaces because there is more friction.”
We learnt about why Christians make christingles at Christmas and what each part represents. We particularly enjoyed when Mr Hazell dressed up as a Christingle!
Joyeux Noël! We loved showing our french Christmas performance to Mrs Allington’s Year 1/2 class this week! Our hard work definitely paid off!
3/4 Green looking their best ready for the Christmas Party!
Our school reading theme is Fantastic Favourites, so this week we brought in our favourite books and shared why we love them so much! We had the chance to share our favourite word, our favourite section and even got to read some of our book to the class!
After watching the reception and KS1 plays, as well as seeing Fantastic Mr Fox performed at York College, we have been writing playscripts to the famous film The Snowman. We practiced our group work skills to produce the playscripts you can hear below:
With winter fast approaching and the cold drawing in, we have been producing some beautiful winter’s night scenes this week. We used a dabbing technique to create textured night’s skies and then made silver birch trees out of paper to create a moonlit scene against the winter sky. You can see some of the process as well as some proud artists in the pictures below.
During our Multiplication and Division topic in maths, we have been using multi-link to help us, especially with division where we can use in for sharing and grouping!
As part of Children in Need week, we did a 5 minute workout every day this week led by Joe Wicks! It was great fun and encouraged us to be active in our lifestyle.
We had visitors from YoYo today who talked to us about how we should treat other people. We read a story about how we don’t need to change ourselves to fit in. We they thought about how we could forgive people, even if they don’t say sorry to us and how we might need to ask for forgiveness ourselves too. We finished by making a paper chain as a class on which we wrote something we really like about other people in our class. Issy said, “We learned that we should be ourself not anyone else.” Kain said, “I liked it, it was really fun!” Maisy said, “It was really fun and you can check out YoYo’s website.”
York Community Pride Awards Winners 2019!
Today, we welcomed Mr Davis, who works in advertising and he showed us how companies that make chocolate target their advertising for particular people. It was very interesting and helped us to see what happens after the chocolate bar is made. He even gave us some chocolate at the end!
We learnt about Fairtrade this afternoon, we couldn’t believe how little some farmers get paid for growing the things we eat! We took a couple of pictures to show how surprised we were that farmers only get paid 3p from every £1 of chocolate!
Our chocolate bar packaging
Reading Fluency - Bobbie’s reading
We’ve been focusing on reading fluency this half term, and some of our year 4s gave a brilliant example of fluent reading to everyone. They were reading for our class reading book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Zac’s fluent reading
Henry’s fluent reading
Dog’s Trust Visit
This week, we have been focusing on our fluency in our reading! Today, we raced against the clock to read an extract from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and compared our words per minute to the expected levels. We did really well, and some of us even beat Mr Hazell!
Congratulations to our new school council reps - Bobbie and Connie! Well done to everyone who put themselves forward for the roles!
We made Christmas cards for the PTA, we had a lot of fun making them but it felt a bit unseasonal in September!