Tuesday 21st November: Year 3 and 4 Learning Celebration 2.45pm - 3.15pm
Dance this half term
In Dance in Year 4, we have looked at traditional African dance positions and used ideas from these to create our own short dances in groups. We had to ensure that we had strong movements within our dances and included different levels.
Kestrels completed our Nelson Mandela diaries this week, inspired by the South African desert silhouette pictures we created in Art. We have now moved on to learning about a literary hero, Roald Dahl. In Geography we looked at the topographical features of landscapes and applied this to our setting description in Literacy. In Maths, we've been learning about addition and subtraction and the importance of exchanging within place value columns. On top of this, we've had a visit from Kevin Foster, MP and had the opportunity to ask him questions ahead of 'Democracy Week' next week.
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us in raising money for Macmillan during our coffee afternoon. Thanks to your donations (cakes and coins!) we raised a massive £281.39.
Kestrels get cooking!
This week we have been preparing for our White Rock Coffee Afternoon in support of Macmillan. We are taking part in 'The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning' and have been making some tasty treats to sell. Make sure you come along on Friday 29th September at 2:45pm for cakes, fun and games.
The Nelson Mandela Debate
Kestrels have been learning about the civil right hero Nelson Mandela. We started off with a debate about whether he should have been sent to prison. Here are some of our arguments...
Kathryn said ' It was right that he went to prison because he planned to destroy some buildings and that is against the law'.
Sahana said 'He shouldn't have gone to prison because he was trying to end the apartheid and that was the right thing to do.'
We then made posters to demonstrate our opinions.
Kestrels light up learning!
This week we explored electrical circuits. We found that metal conducts electricity whilst plastic doesn't. We created our own circuits using wires, bulbs and cells and even made our bulbs light up.
Welcome to Year 4!
Wow - what a busy first few days we have had in Kestrels. We started our new Learning Journey 'Do all heroes wear capes?' and completed a fact hunt to learn about Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale and Alexander Flemming.
In Maths, we applied our place value knowledge in a game called 'naughty or nice'. We had to roll a dice and decide where the best place to put the digit was to make the biggest possible 4 digit number.
We also looked at 'Mamma Mia' by Abba, we discussed the impact they had on pop music and learned part of the song.
Have a look at the photos below...