Year 4 - Italy
Welcome to Italy class. We are in Year 4 and our teacher is Miss Wild. Mrs Rix is our Teaching Assistant.
If you have been in any of the classrooms recently you may have seen this wheel displayed somewhere.
The children and staff have been using the Balance wheel to assess how well they are doing with their learning. It can be used at the start of lesson so the children can show where they feel they currently are with a topic and again at the end so they can see how far they have progressed with their learning. The adults working with the children are also able to use the wheel to show where they think the children are.
We have been using the Balance wheel lots in Maths
On Friday we all came to school in our pyjamas to raise money for this year's Children In Need appeal. It was great fun to see everyone ready for bed. We also had a sleepover after school. Many children from years 3 and 4 spent the night at school sleeping in the class rooms!
On Monday we had a visit from Alison Wright, from the charity Just Different. She came in to talk to us all about changing attitudes towards disability and differences. Each class had a chance to work with Alison and ask her questions. We all enjoyed trying some of the every day tasks that we find so easy in different ways.
We had a fantastic day with the Romans and Iceni at Norwich castle. Throughout the day the children were encouraged to think about whether they would rather be a Roman or part of the Iceni tribe and explain why. We met a very entertaining but quite fierce centurion and an Iceni man who had blue paint on his face!
Well we have been back at school for several weeks now and can you believe that it will soon be half term! We have settled in well and have been working
In our topic on sound we have been finding out about how sound travels. We made a telephone with our partner and then investigated what happened when we used it in different ways. Children discovered the sound travelled better when the string was taut and if the cups were made of metal or cardboard. We even cut the string to make it shorter and tied a knot in the string to see what happened. It was a fun afternoon and everybody learnt something new.
We spent Thursday afternoon making cakes for the Macmillan Coffee Afternoon. It was a fantastic opportunity to use roles, learnt about in PATHS lessons, to help us work together successfully as a group. We also used our mathematical skills to weigh out all the ingredients. Now we are looking forward to eating them tomorrow afternoon. Yum, yum!