Welcome to Salisbury Class

Spring Term 2020

Pre-Historic Britain 

 

Happy New Year and welcome back.  

This term, the topic is ‘Pre-Historic Britain’. The class will journey through a million years of prehistory and explore the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, discovering how humans first came to Britain. As well as understanding the chronology of this fascinating time, children will learn about the food, religion, homes, technology and art and how each of these areas developed and changed over time and how amazing developments occurred from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Please click on the curriculum newsletter link below which outlines our learning for this term.

Spring Term 2020 - Curriculum Newsletter.

February 2020 - Art: Cave Paintings

Our cave paintings are now finished and look fantastic.

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February 2020 - Science Day

Year 4 enjoyed a visit from Magnetic Maria of Sublime Science who delivered a workshop on various aspects of science.

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February 2020 - Design Technology / Homework

Following on from a lesson all about the various types of homes pre-historic man experienced, the class were set the task, as a two week homework project, to design and then build a model stone-age shelter using only natural materials. They were also asked to consider the presentation of their shelter in terms of context. The finished designs and models have been outstanding.

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February 2020 - Science

The Class have been investigating soil; to learn what it is and why it is important. Today was about investigating the different types of soils.

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February 2020 - Maths

Salisbury Class are focusing on division and being able to use a written method for dividing 2 & 3 digit numbers by 1 digit. Today was all about making links to place value and use of equipment to fully understand the process of division.

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February 2020 - Art

Bringing together the skills and experiences of the term, the class made a start on creating their final pieces of cave art.

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February 2020 - English

The class are focusing on play scripts and having learnt about the features found within a play script, the class worked in small groups to rehearse – using a script - /perform some well-known stories . Super performances with some great comedy moments!!!

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February 2020 - P.E: Swimming

The class are continuing with their weekly swimming lessons.

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February 2020 - Ising Pop

Year 4 & 5 took part in a taster workshop for Ising Pop, a Christian organisation that delivers song and dance workshops to primary school children. In the course of 40 minutes the two classes learnt a song and the accompanying dance moves.

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January 2020 - Rowing Competition

Four members of the class took part in a rowing competition organised and run at Carre's Grammar School as part of the P.E outreach activities. They loved the challenge showing real endurance and stamina as well as encouraging each other. Great team. Look out Sir Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell!!!!

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January 2020 - British Values

A couple of the class have been involved in preparing imagery for our forthcoming 'British Values' display in the main hall.

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January 2020 - Science

In science the class are learning about 'Rocks, Soil and Fossils'. Having learnt how rocks are formed and identified that they can be very different to each other, the class undertook an investigation to find out how hard wearing rocks are to fully understand the term erosion. They also learnt about permeability.

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January 2020 - Art

The class experienced what it might have been like to create imagery in the style of pre-historic man in cramped and semi-dark conditions by drawing under the class tables and upside down! Great fun with some interesting pictures created. We also prepared our final art presentation base paper by staining with cold tea.

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January 2020 - Art

The class are working towards creating a cave art painting. Today was all about learning, understanding and having a go at using the techniques that early man probably used including using twigs, leaves and of course your fingers.

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January 2020 - ICT

Children worked in pairs to create a cover for their new topic books based on this  terms theme, 'Pre-Historic Britain'. Applying skills learnt earlier in Year 4, the class created a colourful and full page with a title; a selection of appropriate images; their name and a border to frame all of the above together.

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January 2020 - Science

The class started their investigation of 'Rocks, Soils and Plants' by beginning to understand what a rock is, how it is made and the uses different rocks have.

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January 2020 - History

The class started learning about Pre-Historic Britain by thinking about what the term 'PreHistory' means and how we learn about this particular time in history. We learnt about the different periods of time that make up 'Pre-Historic' times and the various types of archaeologists and how they search for evidence to help construct a better idea of life at that time.

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January 2020

Welcome back Year 4, hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. Your classroom is all ready.

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Autumn Term 2019

Amazing Americas!

Welcome back to the Autum term, I hope you all had a fantastic summer break. The Autumn term topic in year 4 is, “Amazing Americas”. In the first half of the term, the class will take a trek into the depths of the rainforest where they will  discover where the rainforests are located, what they are like, who lives in rainforests, including animals, plants and indigenous peoples. In the second half of the term, the children will uncover the mysteries of the Maya.  They will start by taking a trip deep into the rainforests of Central America to explore Mayan ruins and from there, embark on a journey that will help them uncover the life, society and civilisation of both ancient and modern Mayan people.

Please click on the curriculum newsletter link below which outlines our learning for this term.

Autumn Term 2019 - Curriculum Newsletter

December 2019 - Christmas Lunch

The children from Salisbury class thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch. Thank you to Mrs Whalan and all the staff who helped to make it such a special time.

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December 2019 - KS2 Christmas Party Day

The class had a great party day with hat making, snowball fights, party games  plus a fantastic buffet lunch. The day concluded with a seasonal quiz.

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December 2019 - KS2 Christmas Carol Concert - Nine Lessons and Carols.

Year 4 joined up with Years 3 and 5 to present the story of the Nativity through a selection of readings and carols.

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December 2019 - Art Batiks

The class have completed their batik printing and the finished pieces have been ironed and mounted ready for display.

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November 2019 - Art Batiks

The class moved onto the final stage of their batik artwork - adding the dye. The children follewed their designs to carefully add colour the wax outlined designs from the last session. All of a sudden, their designs came alive!

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November - Open Book Assembly

The Open Book Assembly Society led the whole school collective worship today and told the story of 'The Beautiful Gate' helping the children to understand the importance of friendship and compassion. Some of the Year 4 children helped with the story telling.

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November - Maths

The focus in maths is now on multiplication and the session today looked at multiplication facts in particular the counting in sixes. The class had a competition, using the Ipads and the 'Hit the Button' App, to see who could complete the most number of correct questions (from the x6 tables) in one minute. It was great to see reaction times and scores increasing during this activity. Keep up the good work Salisbury.

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November 2019 - Art

The class continued with the batik art. The session focused on the skill of using the tjanging tool with the hot wax by drawing out their initials on to material the adding colour and recognising how the wax offered resistance to the dye.

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November 2019 - P.E

After several attempts, due to the weather, we eventually managed to complete our hockey focus by holding an inter-house hockey competition. It was great to watch many of the skills learnt during the term being applied but more pleasing to see were the school sports values being upheld, such as team work; determination, resilience and honesty. Well done to Cranwell, this terms winners.

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November 2019 - Art

This half term the class are learning about Batiks in their art sessions. So far, the children have learnt what they are; where they are most commonly used and how to carry out the process. Year 4 will be creating finished Batik prints based on rainforest animals and the process began with the designing of their Batik print sheet along with the colours they intended to use.

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October 2019 - English

We have ben reading The Great Kapok tree and have loved listening to the story of how the many animals of the rainforest tried to persuade the logger not to cut down the tree. As part of the learning and deeper understanding of the scenario, the class created a conscience alley that the logger had to walk through - Mr Hodgson was our logger.

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October 2019 - Maths

The current math focus is written methods for subtraction with renaming. The children used place value counters and table to help with calculating and understanding of the method.

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October 2019 - DT

Our finished models. The class are very proud of their creations and rightly so.

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October 2019 - French

The class have been exploring where in the world French is spoken as a native language. The children then took part in a team quiz to recall the country names, where in the world they are located and of course the spelling.

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October 2019 - DT

Our yet undiscovered rainforest creatures are taking shape. Today, the class painted their papier mache models.

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October 2019 - Open Book Assembly

Some of the year 4 children joined the Open Book Society to help deliver this morning's Collective Worship, Today's assembly was about a woman called Tabitha who was always kind to everyone and would go out of her way to help people. One day she became ill and died. Her friends called upon Peter, a friend of Jesus, to help and with his belief in Jesus he was able to raise her back to life.

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 October 2019 - Science

The class are learning about sound in science. The children started the topic by investigating what sound actually is. To establish that sound is all about vibrations, they carried out various investigations to see this in action.

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 October 2019 - Music

The class have been investigating how music and the way in which lyrics are sung,  can be used to create imagery. The children in Salisbury class then went on to create a short composition that depicted an animal and the movements it would make using various instruments.

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 September 2019 - Macmillan Coffee Morning

Salisbury class thoroughly enjoyed the mid-morning treat of a cake and glass of squash as the school participated in the annual Macmillan coffee morning. Many thanks to the PTFA for organising and the generous donations, from the children in year 4, towards this amazing charity.

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September 2019 - Topic: visit from Animals UK

Animals UK were in to share knowledge about various animals that can be found in the rainforest. Children were given the opportunity to touch and hold tortoises, a python snake, a tenrec ,chameleons and tarantulas as well as ask questions about the animals and their environment.

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September 2019 - Design Technology

The children have designed/created a 'new' mini beast that could be found in a rainforest. Following their designs, the children made the base structure out of newspaper and will then papier mache to produce a finished model.

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September 2019 - Maths

The maths focus is place value and so the children have been exploring the value of each digit within a four digit number. The class have made use of the place value counters to help compare numbers.

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September 2019 - P.E

We have started our outdoor P.E focus of invasion games specifically hockey. The children learnt how to hold a hockey stick correctly and safely and how to keep tight control of the ball whilst moving in different directions.

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September 2019 - Circle Time

After a full and busy day, the class congregated in the outdoor classroom for circle time to consider New Beginnings.

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September 2019 - Art

The class made a start on their new topic: Amazing Americas - Rainforests. The children started thinking about some of the animals whose habitat is a rainforest and then carried out observational drawings from photographs.

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September 2019

Welcome back Year 4. Your classroom is ready for an exciting term ahesd. 

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