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Autumn TERM

Rainforests - Who Lives In A Place Like This?

Welcome back to the Autumn term. Hope you have all had a super summer break.  Our topic this term is 'Rainforests - Who lives in a place like this?'. Please click on the curriculum newsletter below which outlines our learning for this term.

 Autumn Term Curriculum Letter

November 2017 - Topic: Reptile Life Visit

Today, Year 4 had and an amazing experience. We were visited by Animals UK, who brought in a selection of animals associated with rainforest regions. Rob and Ellen shared some amazing facts about the animals in their care and the class were able to meet and hold: tortoises; lesser tenrecs; a 4m long Burmese Python; a taranchula called Charlotte; a panther chameleon and a crocodile called Desmond.

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November 2017 -Maths: xtables knowledge

Our current math focus is on multiplication facts up to 12x12. In our lesson we explored how we can use facts we already know to answer questions we are not so sure about. We looked at various questions and investigated our understanding by using practical equipment.

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November 2017 - Science: sound

This term, the science focus is in sound. We started our topic by investigating what sound is and how it is created. It's all down to 'good vibrations'.

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November 2017 - P.E.  - Rugby

In term 2, the focus continues to be invasion games in particular, Tag Rugby. Over the coming weeks,  the class will learn the skills needed for the game which includes holding the ball correctly; passing the ball, and catching, whilst in motion; finding and moving into a space; defending and attacking and the use of the tags culminating in an interhouse game.

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 October 2017 - Science

Our topic lesson incorporated a science element; we investigated and learnt about food chains. The children identified and learnt about producers, consumers, prey and predators. To help with the learning we acted out the different parts of a food chain.

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October 2017 - Den Building

The Year 4s and the Year 1s came together to design and build dens. After a short talk on safety, the children spent the morning working as a team to construct a sturdy construction that could fit them all in and keep them dry - which was an essential criteria during our building session.

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The final construction.

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October 2017 - English

In English, we are learning how to punctuate dialogue. We learnt how to use inverted commas in the correct place; to use commas and to identify and vary reporting verbs. Our learning took the form of physically creating sentences and moving punctuation marks in and around the sentences. 

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October 2017 - P.E. Inter-House Hockey

Our first team of P.E came to a conclusion as the class played in an inter-house competition. The outcome was: Digby first; Scampton in second place; Cranwell were in third position and in fourth position Waddington.

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October 2017 - ICT

In ICT we are learning various skills linked to word processing. We have tried out our typing skills, at speed, and investigated how to chage the font, the font size and the colour of the text.

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Oct 2017 - Collective Worship

Today we listened to the Bible story of Jonah recounted to us by The Open Book Society. Well  done to Jessica, Julija, Liam, Henry and Lucy who took part.

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September 2017 - R.E

This term the whole school assembly focus is Creation which we are also covering in our R.E lessons. After listening to and learning about other faith's creation stories, the class looked at the Christian version and produced a story board depicting the seven days. Som eof our work is now on display in the school hall.

 

September 2017 - Macmillan coffee morning

Children in Year 4, along with the rest of school, enjoyed a glass of squash and a delicious cake at the Macmillan coffee morning. The school raised an amazing £350.00 from the very generous donations made. A huge thank you to members of the PTFA and parent volunteers who kindly helped out.

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September 2017 - ICT

Our ICT lesson today involved no use of computers! Instead, we focused on being responsible and safe when on-line. Our session investigated definitions for responsibility and what a digital citizens is; the children explored various statements and who they were responsible to when on-line.

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September 2017 - Maths

Our current focus in maths is Place Value. Today we were looking at counting on and used place value counters and grids to help with calculating our final answer.

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September 2017 - Art

The class began investigating the skills involved in producing batiq. Today the children learnt about the use of the hot wax and the tjanting tool. Whilst waiting to learn about and try out this new piece of equipment, the class revised their learning on mixing colours with batiq ink on material others thought aabout possible batiq designs and colours in readiness for their final pieces.

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 September 2017 - 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 2017 - 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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