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AUTUMN TERM

All The Fun Of The Fair!

 

A warm welcome back to the Autumn term, I hope the summer break was both relaxing and fun. Our topic this term is 'All The Fun Of The Fair! Please click on the curriculum newsletter below which outlines our learning for this term.

Autumn Term Curriculum Letter

November 2018 - R.E

Now our diva lamps are dry, uisng a maximum of 3 colours and inspired by our knowledge of rangoloi designs, we have now painted them. Below are a few examples of fantastic work. Look out for them coming home.

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November 2018 - Science

Over the last couple of weeks we have learnt about basic electrical circuits and how we can include lamps, moters, buzzers and switches. We have brought this learning together with our topic of fiargrounds. We have incorporated an electrical circuit into a fairground themed ride. The class eithr had to get the clowns eyes light up or his bow tie spin!

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November 2018 - R.E

As past of our learning about the Hindu faith, we have learnt about Diwali and its link to the Rama and Sita story. Using clay, we started making diva lamps. From a slab of clay, we moulded it into the shape of a sphere, created an aperture at the top and slowly manipulated the clay into a small bowl shape. Because the clay is of the air drying variety, we will now hae to lave them for a few days before we can decorate them.

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November 2018 - Music

In this session we used simple non-tuned percussion instruments to create a short composition. Our starting point was a word associated with types of coversation e.g. happy, angry, delighted etc. The class used the instrument provided to then create a piece that symbolised that conversation without using words or facial expressions - just the music.

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November 2018 - Science

We have been learning about electricity and inparticular electrical circuits. having learning how to make a simple circuit, we then investigated how to turn our light on and off using a switch. We replaced lamps with motors and buzzers then drew our circuits using the universally recognised symbols.

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October 2018 - ICT

In our ICT the focus is on programming. To help us understand basic programming ( algorithmns), we used the Ipads and took turns to program the Bee Bots to travel around a course thinking about the directional language used.

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October 2018 - Art

This term we have been exploring the work of L S Lowry and inparticular his painting "Daisy Nook Fair". We are creating our own interpretation of this original using watercolours and so far we have created a background wash, sketched in detail and today added the colour detail.

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October 2018 - Science

Our science topic this term is light and this week we have been investigating shadows. We discussed what a shadoew is; how they are created plus howw they are used in puppetry. Our investigation was to find out how shadows change when a light source is moved away from an opaque object.

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September 2018 - Charity Coffee Morning

Year 4 enjoyed an additional 'mid-morning snack' when they gathered in the school hall to be served a drink and to partake in some cake eating in aid of the Children's Cancer Charity. As a school we raised over £300.00 which is fantastic. Thank you for all your donations and to the volunteers and staff who served.

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September 2018 - Jeans 4 Genes

Year 4, along with the other KS2 classes, were fortunate to listen to a talk on Jeans for Genes Day from Esther Horton who is a specialist in genetics. We learnt what genes are; how small they are; what they control; what happens when the genes don't work properly and even had a go at building our own double helix to show DNA with jelly babies.

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September 2018 - Hindu Workshop

Year 4 have enjoyed working with Sunita Patell who is a practising Hindu and who has spent the day sharing information about her faith. The children have learnt some basic Indian vocabulary; created rangoli designs; listened to several stories which helped them learn about Hindu Gods as well as having a go at some Bangra dancing in costume!

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September 2018 - Science

The class have been learning about light. We have learnt how light travels, how light helps us to see and the best materials to reflect light as well as gaining an understanding of the terms, transparent, translucent and opaque. To put some of this knowledge and understanding into practice, we constructed a set of periscopes and used them to 'spy' on the Y5 and Y6 classes!

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September 2018 - P.E  

New term and new P.E focus. This term the theme is 'Invasion Games' and during this first half term we will be focusing on the skills required within the game of hockey.  In particular, the key skills we will thinking about are: I can move in and out of spaces based on verbal communication; I can change direction and increase speed to avoid an opponent; I can receive, travel and then send an object whilst retaing possession; I can successfully receive and control a ball that is moving directly towards me; I can exploit space by passing, dribbling or running with the ball; I keep possession of a ball (hockey stick).

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September 2018 - Art

We  carrid out some research on the artist L.S.Lowry whose work we are studying and using as a stimulus this term. We found out a little about the man himself and then compared two of his paintings, recording our likes and dislikes about the particular images. Later in the term, we will have a go at creating our own interpretation of his painting, "Daisy Nook Fair".

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September 2018 - Maths

In maths, the focus is on number and place value. We have looked at counting in multiples of 25 and 100 and how efficient this method would be when faced with counting large quantities of objects.

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September 2018 - Circle Time

In circle time we spent time getting to know each other through lots of fun activities. In addition, we did some team building activities and finished with a discussion on the various skills needed to complete the tasks successfully. This was useful as we linked this to our understanding of Growth Mindset and our school values. Great work Team Salisbury.

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