Our teacher is Miss Fitzgerald and our teaching partner is Mrs Bentley.
This week's homework is ...
Adding the prefix 'inter'
(Spelling tests will now take place on Wednesdays)
(Times Tables tests will now take place on Wednesdays)
Fractions of amounts
(Back in School on Monday)
Prefixes- 'mis' and 'dis'
(Back in School on Monday)
Thank you! One of our very lovely parents heard that we were studying flight this term and shared some RAF gear with us! The children had a chance to try on some authentic RAF clothing and have a look through training manuals and job descriptions.
This week we have started our brand new class story! It's called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore. If you would like to see the short film that accompanies the book click here.
What a great start to a new term! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? is in full swing and the children are very excited about what is to come. Don't forget that for more information on this term's topic and the residential, there is a classroom drop in Thursday after school.
Today to get us started on our topic we thought about 'What makes a good paper aeroplane?". The children thought about the features a plane would need to fly the furthest and then made their own planes for a fly-off. We measured how many meters the planes flew and then compared the planes to see why one might have flown further than the other. It was great fun!
Thank you to every one who made an extra homework Viking project, they were all amazing! Here are some pictures of what was made by the children.
Have a peek at some of the amazing things we made at forest school today!
Have a look at some of the amazing Viking portraits that the children drew today! Look at all of that amazing detail and shading.
Term 3 Curriculum Newsletter
Vikings Homework Challenge
Happy New Year! We had a fabulous morning in Seacole class, we rowed to Britain from Scandinavia. Just like the Vikings did! Here are some pictures of our Viking themed classroom.
Christmas jumper day was a roaring success! The children looked very festive and enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner.
Yesterday Year 4 had a very special visit from Ian from Science Oxford. He talked to the children all about the science of rockets and teams had the opportunity to build their own out of 2L bottles. Bottles were filled 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 full to test which amount of water would allow the rocket to fly the highest (1/4 won!) The children had an amazing morning and learned a lot about rocket science.
On Monday Year 4 will be taking part in an exciting science workshop. If possible could the children bring in any empty 2 litre bottles that you have at home in time for Monday.
This week we have had a special guest in Seacole class, Cracker the elf! He's planning on staying until the end of term to cause all sorts of mischief. He has read to Bosley in the book corner, he's zip-lined across the classroom and he's made a mess with some letter blocks. Let's see what adventures he will get up to next week.
For the last week Seacole have been working really hard writing about fears that they had when they were younger. They wrote a recount of an event that scared them or that helped them to overcome their fears. This afternoon we made a class scrap book in the style of Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravette, with flaps, diagrams, labels and textured pages. I promised the children that if they were fabulous that I would publish them on the website for their parents to see... here they are as promised!
In our guided reading sessions this week, we have been learning about the poppy and why it is used as a symbol of remembrance for those who died in the First World War and the wars that occurred after. We read and analysed the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and the more modern book Where the Poppies Now Grow by Hilary Robinson.The children asked thoughtful questions and had insightful things to say about why we wear the poppy and what it symbolises. We ended our studies with contributing to this wonderful poppy display in the hall.
The children had a fantastic Outdoor Classroom Day and had all kinds of adventures. We made leaf bunting, played tug of war, went on a times tables scavenger hunt, wrote a class poem and drew some amazing pictures of all the amazingly coloured leaves in our new sketch books. We also had a lovely hot chocolate break with Rupert thanks to Mrs Butler and Mrs Robinson.
Don't forget...curriculum drop in this Thursday!
Thank you so much for the fabulous Egypt projects that were brought in before half term. We had lego pyramids, songs, model cities, hieroglyphs, mummies and much more!
Here are some examples.
Last week the children went on an amazing trip to the Ashmolean museum in Oxford. They had the chance to get up close and personal with mummies, ask the experts all of their questions and got the chance to handle real ancient Egyptian artefacts. I was very proud of all of the children as they were fabulous representatives of Manor School. Thank you to all of the parent helpers that made the trip possible.
Here are some pictures of our day!
Over the last few weeks we have been having a wonderful time learning about the ancient Egyptians before our trip on Friday. In forest school Mrs Millin showed us how the Egyptians might have made bread in her pizza oven. We also made some Egyptian honey cake and ate it warm with honey icing- it was delicious!
We also had a go at making some mummies! Don't panic, we used tomatoes, no children were harmed in the making of these mummies! The children scooped out the insides just like the Egyptians would have removed the organs. Then they covered the tomatoes in a mixture of salt and baking soda not too different to the ancient process the Egyptians would have used.
We are really looking forward to our trip to the Ashmolean on Friday so that we can learn even more about the ancient Egyptians!
Last week the children had the opportunity to learn some basic first aid. They learned how to put people in the recovery position, CPR, how to call for help from the emergency services and what to do with minor burns, etc. I was very impressed with everything they learned and the engagement of the children in the sessions. Thank you to First for Safety for delivering the sessions and to FOM for raising the money to make the experience possible.
Thank you to everyone who brought in a prop for Roald Dahl Day! We had giant peaches, dream jars, snozzcumbers, marvellous medicine, golden tickets and witches hats just to name a few. Over the course of the day we listened to some Revolting Rhymes, played "Mrs Trunchbull says ..." and had a great time discussing all things Roald Dahl.
Welcome back to school everyone!
It is so great to see so many familiar faces in Seacole class this year, I am so pleased that I get the opportunity to teach the wonderful children in Year 4.
So far this term we have hit the ground running with our class read, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. The children have enjoyed hearing about the main character Hiccup and his dragon catching adventures. Our first English unit of the term will be based on the book and I am already excited by the enthusiasm the children are showing when we finish each chapter.
This term there will be a weekly spelling test, this will take place on a Friday. This week we are focusing on words with 'aw' spelt augh and au.
To begin the term our focus in maths lessons is place value. If you would like to see how the unit will progress the small steps are below. We will also be focusing on our times tables this year and would love it if the children could practice the weekly tables at home. Each child has a log in for Times Tables Rockstars which is a really fun way to practice ready for the weekly test (starting next week). If you have any issues logging on to the website please let me know.
Our first topic of the year is the Ancient Egyptians. Some of the areas we will be looking at are tombs, mummies, hieroglyphs and Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. We will also be going on a trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford for a very exciting Egyptian workshop, check back here and on Parent Pay for more details very soon. If you would like to do a project about Egypt at home you could choose one from the topic web bellow. If you do choose to do a project I would love to see it in school on Monday 15th of October.
Seacole will be going to Forest School on Wednesdays and PE kits should be in school on Monday and go home on Friday every week.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!