In our Jigsaw session this week, class 4 have been looking to answer the question ‘What can I do about bullying?’ We recapped upon what bullying is, what it looks like and how it makes people feel before discussing who we can talk to if we are worried about bullying and some of the ways we can help someone who is being bullied. Take a look at some of our wonderful ideas!
This week Class 4 were lucky enough to take part in the tennis festival at Temple Park. Lots of us had never played tennis before so it was wonderful to try something new. We had great fun and learned lots of new tennis skills, including:
🎾 Forehand hit
🎾 Backhand hit
…and we even played a game on floor tennis!
This week in computing we have been looking at the question ‘How can we paint using computers?’ We looked at the Paintz app and Microsoft Paint and using computers, iPads and the interactive whiteboard to explore the different features we;
🖌️ Used the pen tool to make marks explaining which tool we used
🖌️ Used different tools to write and type our names
🖌️ Created pictures using different tools, discussing which one we were using and why
As part of our topic ‘Weather and Seasons’ this half term, we have been looking at weather vanes in our D&T lessons. We started by looking at what a weather vane is before designing our own and then creating them using cups, straws, pencils and paper.
We then took them outside to test them out – luckily it was a very windy day!💨
In Class 4, we have been looking at the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. We looked at his most popular pieces of art, including ‘Sunflowers’. We looked carefully at the painting and discussed the colours he had used and why we thought he had chosen those colours. We then looked at colour mixing and used a colour wheel to mix the primary colours – red, yellow and blue – to make other colours. We mixed red and blue to make purple, red and yellow to make orange and yellow and blue to make green.
We then used this to create our own version of ‘Sunflowers’ and they looked amazing! They will soon be brightening our school corridor as they are proudly displayed!
This week, class 4 were lucky enough to receive a visit from Aaron, who is part of the Healthy Minds Team. Aaron talked to us about mental health and the importance of making sure we look after our minds, as well as our bodies. We also looked at worries and talked about:
🧠What a worry is
🧠How we can recognise a worry
🧠What we can do to help us feel less worried
In our maths lessons in class 4, we have been comparing amounts. We counted amounts in each group before comparing them using greater than, less than and equal to. We then used comparison signs <,> and = to compare amounts and numbers.
The children in class 4 have had a fantastic week settling into their new class! We have discussed what we got up to in the holidays, talked about how we feel starting a new class and completed lots of fun activities including creating our own colour monster!
We are so looking forward to our exciting year ahead!
As part of our ‘transport’ theme, we have been looking at different kinds of transport. We looked closely at rockets and after carefully designing our own space rockets, we built them out of clay. We used tools to add extra designs and details and sculpt out the perfect shape! We can’t wait to decorate them to add extra details and see them come to life!