This week has been all about insects, with a visiting bee expert, detailed insect drawings and create persuasive double page spreads urging people to support bees.
In English this week we have been using the knowledge from our previous learning to create persuasive double page spreads. Children were given the brief that they were the CEO of a bee charity and needed to create a double page spread persuading people to sign up and support their cause. Children began by working in pairs to plan their work, including using persuasive writing techniques to write an impactful paragraph persuading the public to join their cause. They then had the rest of the week to complete their double page spread making it as eye-catching and inventive as possible.
This week in Maths, we have been looking at 2d shapes. We began by looking at triangles and quadrilaterals; looking at the characteristics and features that allow us to distinguish between them. Leading on from this, we used our shape knowledge to classify shapes using Carroll Diagrams. To finish the week, we created our own Guess Who boards and played with a partner to try and guess their shape by asking questions about the different characteristics of 2D shapes.
We were extremely lucky to be visited by a local bee keeper as part of our topic this week. During this session, we found out about the importance of bees, looked at bee keeping equipment and learnt how he works with bees. Additionally in topic this week, we learnt about Charles Henry Turner and significant moments in his life. We then reflected on this information to consider what we can learn from his life but also more widely what we can learn from history.
In Science, we continued to look at how we can use detailed features of living things to classify them accurately. We first looked at the pictures of insects and labelled their common features. Using Levon Bliss as our inspiration, we then created enlarged insect picture working together as a group to draw a giant and detailed insect.
On Tuesday, a group of Year 4 children took part in a cricket tournament at Caldecote Cricket Club involving 15 schools. The children played incredibly well, winning all four of the games in their group (and scoring well over 100 runs in each game!). This earned them a medal, certificate and t-shirt – very well done to everybody.
Parent volunteers – on Friday 15th July we will be having a whole school parade around Eddington to finish our STEAM week. For this, we need some parent volunteers to join us on the walk (at least two per class). You would need to be available from approximately 1pm. If you are able to support us in this, please speak to your class teacher or send an email through enquiries.
Please complete the Ofsted survey below so that we get a full response about our school:
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Family Friday is on Friday 8th July starting at 2:30pm.