During the second half of the summer term, the children enjoyed learning all about the Romans. We focused on the Roman invasion of Great Britain and discovered many things which the Romans did once they settled here.
Year 4 also learnt a little more about the Celts who were living in England before the Romans invaded. We discovered more about a well known Celt called Boudicca. She was the leader of the Iceni tribe. The children enjoyed the drama opportunities which arose from this.
The children also enjoyed finding out lots about the Roman army and why it was so powerful. They made their own shields and practised the different formations which the soldiers used when going into battle.
The Year 4 staff have had a thoroughly enjoyable year and would like to wish the children all the best as they move into Year 5.
One Voice is the finale to the Rotherham Children's Festival where a choir of over 1,000 children and young people join together to raise the roof. Special guests this year include X Factor 2017 star Brad Ryan and W Factor 2017 champion Charlie Jackson. It is a fabulous event enjoyed every year by our pupils, staff and families. Please see the attached flyer for information about purchasing tickets.
In Literacy we have been looking at different leaflets to create our own leaflet for Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton.
In PE with Mr. Frankland children have been learning new skills to play rounders. They have used different strategies and also worked well in teams batting and fielding.
To link with the topic on Ancient Egypt, the children designed and created a shabti which is a mummiform figurine of about 5 - 30 centimetres found in many ancient Egyptian tombs.
In maths this week the children have been busy learning fractions. To support their learning, they have first used Multibase materials as a concrete method then moved onto representing the fractions pictorially and finally writing the fractions.
Year 4 had a very productive morning making musical instruments. Parents were invited to support with the DT activity and the creations were amazing.
Class 10 had a wonderful time developing many skills for the Enterprise Fair. The class had £10.00 to spend and had to decide what they could make, within budget, to sell at the Christmas Enterprise Fair. The photos show how organised the children were in setting up the production line. What fantastic collaboration to ensure that their produce was of a high standard to attract everyone to their stall.
Class 9 have been working collaboratively to practice performing their poetry of The Sound Collector linked to our new Science topic on Sound.
This week Year 4 completed an introductory lesson about sound. The children investigated how sounds were made using a variety of objects and percussion instruments. They then discussed how they made the sounds.
The children completed some drama work linked to re-enacting parts of the Gunpowder plot. The children worked in small groups to take on the role of different characters.
In Literacy this week, the children have followed different sets of instructions. They had to work out how to make different things and work as a team to discuss which instructions were the easiest or hardest to work out and why. The children enjoyed identifying the features of an instruction text. Here are some of the things they made.
On Friday 6th October the children had a fabulous day with Rawmarsh CLC. To support their topic learning the children filmed various bird reports, in the woods around Barkers Park, in the style of the BBC one Countryfile programme. Lots of learning took place to get to the stage of filming including children writing and practicing their scripts in the classroom and on the playground. The children worked in groups and used many of our ‘Redscope words’ including collaborate, positive attitude, high standards and ambitious.
The children also made bird feeders linked to our topic 'Living in Harmony.' Afterwards, the children wrote their own set of instructions about how to make a bird feeder ensuring they included all the features and language required in instruction writing.
When you visit your child's classroom during the next parent morning don't forget to stop and take a look at the new displays. They showcase a wide range of the children's fantastic work which they have completed so far this year.
During an art lesson the children looked at the various skills required when working with clay. They looked at the different tools which can be used to create texture, and techniques to create sculptures such as pulling and pinching clay, adding pieces, smoothing using fingers and creating holes and hollows. The children created some fantastic detailed sculptures of woodland animals.
This week the children have been on a visit to Barkers Park to support with their descriptive writing using all of their senses.
Class 9 and 10 have enjoyed a carousel of activities today all linked to 'Big Maths'. All the children were engaged in activities with a focus to this week's unit on addition. They spent ten minutes on each activity and worked in teams to solve problems and practice skills.
Here are a group of children from class 10, busy working on their maths task, in the barn. They measured the lengths of British birds and then completed some problems based on what they found.