Year 3 and 4 Class News
Welcome to Year 3 and 4's class page!
Our class teacher is called Miss N Morris and our teaching assistants are called Mrs A Thirlby and Miss P Simpson.
Don't forget to bring your Christmas Jumpers in a labeled bag ready for our Christmas performances on Thursday. All jumpers should be in school by Wednesday.
Miss Morris' weekly update - 6/12/19
Silly season, as Miss Morris affectionately calls December, has begun, but we are maintaining our commitment to our learning across all subjects. As you can see from the pictures below we have continued to enjoy a story by the fireside and this week Miss Morris decorated the fire with stockings to add to the Christmasy feel. Miss Morris would like to mention that Isla is also an excellent story ambassador and that she is very sorry for forgetting to mention her last week. She also wishes to let Harry know that this afternoons fire was put out after the Christmas jumper sale. The addition of the cosy blanket on the story chair means that being chosen to listen to the story from the soft chair is a real treat. We have started The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch which is funny.
We really enjoyed getting the circuits equipment boxes down so we could investigate the differences between complete and incomplete circuits. We also extended our enquiry the following day to find out how conductors and insulators work. Miss Morris loves us to learn in a multi-sensory way so we even became a human circuit and Ethan had the job of the insulator, interrupting the flow of energy.
In RE we have continued learning about the Trinity and its significance to Christian baptism. We had an insightful discussion during P4C about whether babies should be baptised, as they are not old enough to make a decision for themselves.
During our topic lesson on Thursday, we worked in teams to plan a school trip to the Sealife Centre, Birmingham. We were amazed by how much investigating teachers have to do when they arrange exciting trips for us. As part of our plans we had to use budgeting skills to keep the trip affordable. We also had to decide the best way to travel and consider things like journey times, cost and ease of access. We were amazed to discover a train wouldn't just be at Worcester when we wanted it and that we would have to walk from New Street Station to the Sealife Centre - how strange that the train wouldn't take us straight there! The cost of travel and admission to the places we wanted to visit also came as a big surprise.
In maths we have continued our multiplication and division topic and we are all impressing Miss Morris with our fluency and problem solving.
This week is assessment week at Crowle, so we have been busy completing maths and reading assessments. Miss Morris is very pleased with all of our scores.
Finally take a look at our amazing skyline collages. They are a work in progress, but I am sure you will agree that they are coming along nicely.
Year 3 and 4.
We hope that you enjoy looking at our photographs from the the week beginning 2-12-19.
We always look forward to Mr Cadle joining us at Crowle CE First School. This morning he arrived with a van packed full of equipment to bring the Romans to life for us. We began the day looking at the Roman invasion on giant floor maps and adding dates to a time line. Mr Cadle gave us the tip that we can use our fingers to remind us of key dates.
We also discovered that Romans came to Britain for our iron, copper and gold. We were able to handle weapons, Roman coins and broaches. We tried on armour and other costumes from the Roman period. We discovered just how heavy 35kg might have felt. We also decided although their wool clothes were comfortable that they were very itchy and that the togas were difficult to put on.
We enjoyed using the shields to practise formations and having mock battles. Mr Cadle enjoyed battling with us too.
Mr Cadle taught us to play games played by the Romans, including 9 Men's Morris, Soldiers, Par/Impar - all of these games came with a warning not to gamble! We soon discovered how quickly you can lose all you have.
Take a look at the slideshow below to see how much fun we had.