Class 4

Class 4 trip to Blackpool Zoo

Moira Ellis (mellis) on: Class 4

This half term the children in class 4 have worked very hard. We are very proud of how they have progressed, over the last academic year, so we thought it would be nice to take them on a trip to Blackpool Zoo. Before the trip the children wrote a list of which animals they thought they might see. It included lions, tigers, monkeys, kangaroos and giraffes to name but a few. We took our list with us so we could tick off the ones we saw.

The children were lucky enough to see all the animals on their list and some others as well !!  They particularly liked watching the sea lion show and seeing the penguins swimming in their pool.

We all had a lovely time, the weather was quite sunny so we enjoyed walking around the zoo and sitting outside to eat our lunch. Although we had to keep an eye on the seagulls who had a good time pinching our sandwiches !!!

 

Class 4 hope you have enjoyed reading their class blogs over the last year and hope you all enjoy the Summer break. See you in September !

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Class 4 are enjoying learning about Africa.

Moira Ellis (mellis) on: Class 4

The topic we have been working on this term, in class 4, is stories from around the world. We have been reading two books; Handa’s Surprise and Handa’s Hen. Both these stories are about a girl who lives in Africa so we have based a lot of our curriculum work on this country.

 In Geography we have looked at the crops they grow, the weather and the different animals that live in Africa. We have tasted some of the fruits that grow in Africa such as guava and mangos and made a tropical fruit salad which was yummy.

 In our English lessons we have listened to the stories mentioned above and some of the children have been writing facts about the country for our African display in the classroom.

In Music we have played different types of African instruments and have both listened to and played along to African drumming music which we really enjoyed

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We have explored African artifacts and dressed up in African clothing. We have even made our own African jewelry which we painted in bright colours.

As you can see we have been very busy and have had lots of fun learning about how people live on this continent.

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Class 4

Moira Ellis (mellis) on: Class 4

Class 4 have been working hard on this terms topic; which was Transport. We have looked at transport through the ages and how it has changed. We made tally charts to show the most popular colour of car used by the staff in school and on the roads. We have made displays showing the parts of a car we can identify and used wheels in paint to make tyre tracks for cars we either drew or designed on a computer programme called Purple Mash.

In Design and Technology we have made models of different types of transport including cars,trucks, buses and an ambulance. Each child chose the mode of transport they wanted to make, the colour they wanted it to be and the size of wheels to put on it. 

We have also had some fun this term. We especially enjoyed Red Nose Day. In the morning we made red nose biscuits and loved getting messy decorating them. We also joined in the fun and games held by Mr Thomas in the afternoon. 

For all our lovely mums we made cards and flower arrangements for Mothers Day. We hope you liked them as much as we liked making them for you !!!

As you can see we have been very busy and we are now looking forward to the well deserved Easter Break. Happy Easter everyone from Class 4.

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Class 4 have been performing well.

Moira Ellis (mellis) on: Class 4

We have been busy in Class 4 this half term rehearsing and performing our school's annual production, which this year was Tarzan. Class 4 were the production crew on I'm Very Nearly A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. We all learned our lines and songs and helped to make props. We made a camera, a campfire and a "Dunny" as well as providing jungle animals for our scene. All the children enjoyed performing as you could see by the smiles on their faces. We are extremely proud of the work they all put in to making Tarzan a success.

We rehearsed every day in the classroom to make sure we all knew our roles.

Also this half term two of Class 4's pupils went on inclusion to a local primary school to join in a P.E. session with some of their children. They learned a dance routine about going into space, Our two pupils looked forward to going every week and they said they enjoyed being with their new friends. They were very good at learning all the steps and working together with the other children to produce a wonderful dance.

We would like to thank St. Aidan's Primary School for inviting our children into their school and making them feel welcome.

 

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Christmas Fun

Moira Ellis (mellis) on: Class 4

Class 4 have been having lots of fun on the run up to Christmas. We visited Barton Grange ( www.bartongrange.co.uk/ )and loved seeing all the Christmas decorations and having Christmas lunch in the restaurant. 

We have been busy making Christmas cards and presents for our families, singing lots of Christmas songs; some of which we performed at the Coppice Talent Show, we listened to a sensory Christmas story by Mr Thomas, went to an Advent Assembly presented by Reverend Phil, played party games and danced the afternoon away at the Christmas disco. The children were also very excited to get a visit from Santa; they loved visiting his grotto and receiving an early Christmas present !!

Class 4 would like to welcome back Vicky, the class teacher, on her return to work after the birth of her son, we are very happy to have her back. But on a sad note we are saying goodbye to Zelda, who covered Vicky's maternity leave, she will be leaving us at the end of the year. We will be sorry to see her go. We would like to wish her well for the future and thank her for everything she did for us in Class 4.

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