Welcome to Salisbury Class

 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

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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