STEM

Over the past few weeks, we have been working very hard at STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). We have completed a number of STEM projects, implementing the design and make process.

The children first identify the task, brainstorm possible ideas, make a plan, design their model, test it and finally, evaluate the process.

Take a look at some of our projects

Roman Aqueducts (theme of Italy)

We had lots of fun with this one – especially the testing stage!

Paper Chains

For this one, children worked in pairs to create the longest paper chain with one single piece of paper. These were then used to decorate our classroom for Christmas!

Elf on the Shelf

Finally, we created our very own elves on the shelves! This one was very tricky and sometimes we used plan B, C and sometimes D!

Bah Humbug!

We have gotten stuck into our concert for 2022 and 3rd and 4th class will proudly be presenting our own production of Bah Humbug.
We will be working very hard for the next few weeks and as part of our homework we will be working on our songs. Here are the songs and our lyrics are in our homework folders. Happy singing !


Song 1: Christmas Eve

Song 2: Bah Humbug

Song 3: He Was Jacob Marley

Song 4: Fezziwig’s Shindig

Song 5: Glad To Be A Chimney Sweep

Song 6: A Toast

Song 7: Dead and Gone

Song 8: Sleep Tiny Tim

Song 9: Greetings of the Season

Maths Week

Over the past week, 4th class have been participating in a number of maths activities and challenges to mark Maths Week 2022. They completed many problem solving activities, number of the day challenges and a maths trail, but I think the biggest hit was the escape room challenge! The children were trapped inside a ‘haunted’ house and they had to work together completing different maths challenges to escape. Luckily, everyone escaped and nobody was trapped inside!

Live a Colourful Life!

This week, 4th class have been learning about primary, secondary and tertiary colours. 4th class did a fantastic job at using just the primary colours (red, blue, yellow), to create a range of other colours. Following this, we created some colourful birds. 4th class then made some very imaginative characters with their birds – we had birds wearing top hats, angel birds, devil birds, gym birds and even some ‘basketbirds’. Take a look at their amazing creations below!

September

4th class have been working really hard this month on the theme of ‘schools in the past’. They wrote some really interesting diary entries based on this and they were all shocked at some of the rules. They even implemented the rule of standing when an adult entered our classroom and had lots of adults in our school very confused when entering our class !

As well as this, 4th class were looking at schools nowadays and identified some of the jobs in our school, along with the jobs going on behind the scenes. They identified that the schools heating system needed maintaining so this tied in with our science experiment – insulators. 4th class designed their own insulators to prevent an ice cube from melting. They made predictions, designed, tested, observed and had fun! Take a look at some of the pictures below.