Computering with Mrs Dodds 3
Our final session with Mrs Dodds. Using the Makey Makey and what we had learnt last week, we made a harp to play a variety of musical notes and instruments. We also used the Mind robots to collect the notes needed to play “Jingle Bells.” We also made a Rudolph with a flashing nose using the Crumble. The children learnt a lot about coding and had great fun.
Computering with Mrs Dodds 2
We had another fabulous lesson with Mrs Dodds, where we started building keyboards to code. We then linked the code to music and started thinking about the prototype of a keyboard. We looked at how the foil sends the code to the computer using the Makey Makey kit. In pairs, we talked about programming and how to code with given code.
Introducing column addition.
Computing with Mrs Dodds. 1
Some photos of our great afternoon working with Mrs Dodds. We used Crumble, Scratch Junior, Mind robots and Sphero. We can’t wait until our next lesson!
This term we have been investigating how sounds are made and we can recognise that vibrations from sound travel to our ears. We made string telephones, but the weather was so bad we had to test them inside.
The children became budding chocolate magicians like Mr Wonka and designed and made their own chocolate sweet. First, the children decided what kind of chocolate they would like to use, then they decided what, if any flavouring they would like to use and finally what they would like to be inside their sweet. Once the sweet had hardened overnight, the children tasted their creations and evaluated them.
Amazing Chocolate Homework!
The children have astounded me with their creativity and effort when making their Chocolate Factories. They were able to describe the different parts of the story referring back to the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story.
More Radical Readers!
Glockenspiel fun! Learning to play easy D and E.
Dan helped us improve our skipping skills and taught us some new games.
Look how many children have filled their first Radical Reading Cards. A fantastic effort children, keep it up!
The children spent two days becoming more familiar with the Juniors and their new classroom and getting to know me. We toured the school and met all the staff. I wrote a letter to the class telling them a little bit about myself and then the children wrote a letter back to me so I can learn more about them. They also made some very colourful portraits of themselves using collage materials. The children also tried our delicious school dinners.
Autumn Term 2
This term in maths, Year 3 and 4 having been learning how to measure accurately using a variety of rulers, tape measures and trundle wheels. We estimate the lengths, then measured using millimetres, centimetres and metres. Later in the term, we used peg boards to further develop our knowledge of 2D shape.
In Science, our topic was healthy eating and the body. We learnt about the bones in our body and why our skeleton is important. One of our class brought a skeleton into school, she was able to tell us about the bones and we were able to touch and look closely at the bones. In art, we used our knowledge of bones to make anatomically correct skeletons, in a variety of positions using cotton buds and a variety of paper straws. We also investigated the effect of a variety of liquids on teeth. Egg shells were used in place of teeth as they closely resemble teeth. The children enjoyed this experiment and were eager to look everyday to see if there were any changes. From this experiment they realised the importance of brushing their teeth regularly.
Our term ended with our fabulous production of Superstar, Christmas craft, our Christmas party and our Christmas Carol service at the Holy Cross Church.
Year 3 and 4
We have all had an amazing start to a new school year! The children have worked enthusiastically and thoroughly enjoyed learning about life in Ancient Egypt. Their learning involved many exciting activities, including writing a newspaper report based on the mysterious death of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, they made clay cartouches with their names painted in Egyptian Hieroglyphics, they became Ancient Egyptian embalmers and mummified a banana. They also became Egyptian Pharaohs, using oil pastels to draw their own Egyptian crown on a photo of their heads. We were also very impressed with the children's fantastic Egyptian landscape paintings in the style of William Turner. In addition, we would like to thank the children and parents for their brilliant and highly creative homework projects.