Class Four Chatter
Diversity Day – The Patchwork Quilt
During Diversity Day class 4 had the pleasure of reading ‘The Patchwork Path’ by Bettye Stroud. We discussed the word ‘Equality’ and what this represented. Class 4 then enjoyed creating our own patchwork quilt.10
During Diversity Day class 4 looked at “a shelter for sadness” by Anne Booth. The book is about a small boy who creates a shelter for his sadness, a safe space where Sadness is welcome, where it can curl up small, or be as big as it can be, where it can be noisy or quiet, or anything in between. The boy can visit the shelter whenever he needs to, every day, sometimes every hour, and the two of them will cry and talk or just sit, saying nothing. We discussed whether you should ever pretend you don’t feel a certain emotion.9
We enjoyed looking at our hook reveal and making some amazing predictions on what our story could be about. What could all these items mean?
This term class 4 have the pleasure in reading “The Journey” by Francesca Sanna. This book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war.
We are enjoying being introduced to our new history topic ‘ The Mayans’. We first refreshed our memories on some past events on our school timeline before we dive into our topic.
We are looking forward to learning more about the Mayans and their civilisation.
History: The Mayans
Today we enjoyed looking at all the ancient artefacts related to the Mayans. We particularly enjoyed learning how they created chocolate using the cacao plant and also the Large Triple Death Mask which represents the vital cycle of life.
This term class four will be looking at electricity. Throughout this term we will be constructing simple electrical circuits, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers. We will also be learning how to recognise some common conductors and insulators, and we will be investigating conductors and insulators.
Today we have enjoyed identifying components in a simple circuit along with trying to make the bulb light up.
Mental Health and Well-being Week
Today we have been very lucky to listen to Natalie Denny, Natalie went into amazing detail of her characters and what goes into writing a published book. We then had the pleasure of listening to the first chapter of Natalie Denny’s new book, Keisha Jones is a Force of Nature!
This book is about when Keisha discovers that the trees in a nearby park are going to be cut down to make way for a carpark, the Bee Squad has its next cause. It’s time for some green activism to save the VITs … that’s Very Important Trees!
Year 4 Branching Databases
Year 4 looked at how to use a Branching database to search for and find information. Children had character descriptions and had to use a branching database to match the description to an image.2