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WB 03.05.2022

This week we have been exploring how to form an electrical circuit. We tested different ways to make one and looked at the key components of a circuit. 

WB 25.04.2022

We are learning about 'Rock and Roll' music, which was a type of music invented in 1050s America. This week, we practiced 'hand jiving', which is a complicated pattern of hand moves and claps at various parts of the body, following the percussion.

 

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This week we have begun our new PE topic of tennis. We practised our balancing, hitting, serving and rally with our partner.

W/C 28.3.22

We have been busy designing sculptures, which would fit in well with our local area. We worked in teams to recreate  small maquettes of our group sculptures, using 'found' products. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all!

22.03.2022

Today we tried out Bollywood dancing, learning hand hastas to complement our dance movements.

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W/C 7.3.22

Well done to our Year 4 Spelling Bee champion!

In PHSE, we discussed the idea of ‘choices’ through questions.

  • What choices are important to make for ourselves?
  • Do we always make the same choices as our friends?
  • Should we ever let someone else make choices for us?
  • Who makes choices for us? What choices are they?

We were given some scenarios to act out which made us think carefully about the sort of choices needed to keep ourselves safe.

In geography, we asked the question, 'Where does all the rain come from?'

We enjoyed showing our understanding of the water cycle in a creative way!

W/C 3.3.22

Thursday was a busy day! We celebrated World Book Day by writing our own twisted traditional tales, which we we shared with Year 1 children. We also enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters.

On Wednesday, we went to the M6 Theatre to watch a play called, 'Pebbles on the Beach with our Link school, Marland Hill. The play made us think about working together in a diverse community.

W/C 7.2.22

Today we made cheese toasties in DT. Of course we had to taste them in order to evaluate them! They were delicious!

WC 07.02.2022

We have been working hard practising our times tables. This week we started doing quiz-quiz-trade which helps us practise our times tables with our friends. This week we have focused on 12x table. 

W/C 31.1.22

We used our senses to explore the sights and smells found within the giant's garden to write a descriptive passage to persuade villagers from far and wide to come and visit.

W/C 24.1.22

We have been practising our food preparation skills of chopping, peeling, grating and spreading in DT. Maybe we can help out at home too!

W/C 10.1.2022

Ahead of designing toasted sandwiches for fussy eaters, we enjoyed a tasting session where we tried out various breads and sandwich fillers. As you can see, some were tastier than others! I wonder if you can guess what we were eating?

 

This week we have started our new science topic on classification keys. We explored their structure and learnt how to form questions to create our own Liquorice Allsorts classification key.

 

W/B 4.1.22

We enjoyed our trip to The Lowry and learning all about the artist L.S.Lowry. We studied his artwork  carefully and practised sketching different features we identified in his portraits and landscapes.

 

W/B 13.12.21

Wow! How exciting - a surprise visit from Santa and Mother Christmas today!

We brought a lovely big smile to their faces with our singing of Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Santa has left us some early treats, which we can't wait to open!

WB 29.11.2021

As part of our topic, the Ancient Egyptians, we practised the art of mummification using tomatoes, to help us write instructions.

 

 

After researching about the digestive system last week, this week we have constructed our own! It was messy business. 

W/C 15.11.21

We have been thinking about kindness and how we can help each other. We wrote our ideas in chain links and made a paper chain of happiness.

We have been practising carefully in our violin session today, getting ready for making an online show for family and friends. Our playing is really improving as you can hear. Mrs McCormick guides us as we play. Hope you enjoy listening to us practising.

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Class 9 enjoyed visiting the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple in Oldham. We learnt all about the origins of this denomination of Hinduism, found out about the Gods and Demi-Gods before listening to the story of Diwali. 

 

We also completed our science investigation this week, we found out the impact of the different liquids on the egg shells. We then linked this to how we could protect our tooth enamel. 

W/C 8.11.21

Well done to our Spelling Bee contestants today! 

You amazed us all with your ability to spell.

Well done to our winner!

This week class 9 have set up an investigation to test the impact of different liquids on tooth enamel using egg shells. 

Ask your child how it’s going as we observe for a week.

Today, Remembrance Day, at 11am, we paid our respects together on the main playground.

W/C 2.11.21

We have enjoyed learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. To celebrate we made rangoli stained glass windows.

This week in violin, we have been learning how to play the notes E and B by placing our index fingers on the strings. We practised these notes when we played a jazzy piece called, ''Rhythm Fever'.

19.10.2021

Class 9 have been learning about British Values. We took part in a democratic vote, discussed what makes our country special- all the diversity and appreciating this through mutual respect, learnt all about Malala and her fight towards individual liberty for girls in her area before finally completing a drawing of Lady Justice with her scales and sword of justice overseeing the rule of law. 

12.10.2021

Today we completed a DT workshop with Mrs Mee, we learnt all about mechanisms and mechanical systems.
We constructed a lever and a linkage system before designing and making our own moving picture based on Route 66.

 

W'C 4.10.21

We are proud to perform our first rehearsed piece, 'Circles in the air'. I'm sure you'll all agree how magnificent our violin playing is after only 5 lessons! 

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Today we completed an orienteering activity to practise our skills in place value. 

W/C 27.9.21

We have been practicing our DT skills making mechanisms which use pivots, both fixed and loose, and guides. Watch out for our crocodiles!

WC. 20.9.2021

This week we have been learning about pitch. We completed an investigation looking at patterns in pitch. We explored glockenspiel keys, voices and then made our own pan pipes.

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W/C 13.09.21

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Year 4 children have begun learning to play the violin, practising playing as a class orchestra. Listen to Class 9 playing pizzicato in time with each other!

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