This week in Art with Mrs. Glossop, Y4 have been transferring their pencil designs for mosaic patterns into finger painted mosaics. The finished effect is pleasing, and they enjoyed developing skills in colour mixing and in following a design accurately.
Well done to everybody today for excellent writing. We are still focusing on How To Train Your Dragon and today we were writing a persuasive speech for and against exiling the poor, young Vikings who had failed their initiation. Everyone had a brilliant attitude to the work and the writing was finished beautifully!
I hope that everyone has had a lovely Christmas, and thank you for all the cards and gifts! Enjoy the rest of the break. See you all again on Monday 6th January.
A little reminder that school finishes at 12:00 noon on Friday. There will be no school lunches that day. Children will need to be picked up at 12:00 . There will be no after school clubs.
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you to all the adults who dropped into our classroom to see the children’s topic themed games and presentations. The children worked hard to show their knowledge and present it well. The games featured some challenging questions about the locations found along the USA’s iconic Route 66, which gave the children the chance to build knowledge and apply skills around map reading, compass points, climate and physical and human features of places. The level of detail was excellent! The children were confident in engaging their visitors with their games, and the repetition of the facts involved meant that they were learning in a motivating way!
On Thursday 12th December, Y4 will hold their fundraiser for St. Luke’s which our school councillors have helped to organise with Mrs. McLoughlin. It will be a Fun Day. The children may come in non – uniform for a donation of up to £1 – I am aware of the many requests for donations at this point. Thank – you for your generosity. Included in their donation and at no extra cost, they will also get to have a go at some fundraising games (e.g. guess the teddy’s name,) and we will raise money from other classes with these games, to give the children an experience of fundraising. In class we will have craft activities and a whole class game, among other things. The children may also bring a toy or game from home to play with for part of the day (no electronic toys/tablets etc. please.)
Thank – you for your kind support of our Advent fundraising activities.
Parents are invited to our class Advent services, which will be on Monday 2nd Dec 3pm, Tues 8th Dec 3pm, Tues 10th Dec 3pm and Thu 12th Dec 3pm. Please come along if you can There is a sheet to sign up if you wish to attend, at Mrs. Clack’s office.
Just a reminder that Y4 are hosting the ‘Big Finish’ to their Geography topic ‘Can you come on a great American road trip?’ They have made board games or presentations about the cities on America’s iconic Route 66. Parents are welcome to spend some time with us in the classroom seeing the work and playing the games! We will invite other classes to visit and play too, if they have time. This is from 2pm until home time in the Y4 classroom.
Also, Y6 are hosting their Christmas market fundraiser in the hall from 1.45 – 3pm. Y4 will be going in from 1.40 – 2pm so if your child could bring a little money to spend at the market that would be super. Any parents are welcome at the market too, Y6 tell me!
There will be news soon about Y4’s fundraising ‘Fun Day’ planned for us by our school council members in aid of St. Luke’s.
Y4 had a fantastic time today at Weston Park Museum. In the morning they looked at lots of bones from the museum’s collection and compared animal skeletons with the human skeleton. They saw animals’ teeth and drew conclusions about the animals’ diet. They increased their knowledge of bone names, and handled some amazing bones including an elephant’s and a giraffe’s skull.
In the afternoon they studied the Joe Scarborough exhibition, followed a gallery trail around and recorded their favourite parts of the paintings by observing and sketching.
The gallery was busy as there was a musical performance taking place towards the end of our visit, but the children were very well behaved and the gallery staff said that they were very impressed.
Well done Y4 for excellent learning and enjoyment today!
In Art Y4 are beginning to learn about the work of the artist Joe Scarborough who has painted scenes of Sheffield life for 50 years. His career is currently being celebrated by an exhibition of his paintings at Weston Park Museum called ‘Life in the Big Village.’ We will see this exhibition on 22nd November when we visit.
With Mrs. Glossop on Wednesday, the children sketched their chosen parts from Scarborough paintings and shaded using the bright colours they can see in the pictures. They have really enjoyed this start to their Art unit and they will be learning more about painting and colour mixing as they go on.