With many of our children at St Christopher's, as well as other school around the country, having to self-isolate due to COVID-19 ( Coronavirus) we want to make sure that the children are still learning while at home. Twinkl.co.uk have a fantastic website that offers lots of wonderful resources and ideas. We have downloaded some of the activities to keep your child(ren) busy and learning while they cannot attend school. You can find them below.
A very warm welcome to class 4CE!
Our teachers are Mrs Corstin and Mrs Elsworth and our teaching assistant is Miss Moore.
Our P.E day is Tuesday, please ensure children have their full kit in school.
Book bags should come to school every Monday. It is important that home readers are shared at home and returned to school.
Children are encouraged to bring a bottle of water to school every day. In 4CE we all have a place to store our bottle and can help ourselves throughout the day.
Spellings will be given out at the start of each half term. It is beneficial for the children to practise both at home and in school, in preparation for a weekly test every Friday.
English- Poetry Riddles
This half term we will be studying riddles. In English we follow Talk for Writing and are looking forward to exploring lots of riddles to later innovate and imitate.
We start the autumn term looking at place value. In the next few weeks we will be partitioning numbers and developing our number sense by consolidating our place value knowledge.
In Geography we look forward to comparing our home city of Liverpool to the big apple, New York city.
Our P.E this half term is athletics. We will be working on our sprinting, high and long jump. We will be recording our personal bests.
Getting to know our new class
Circle Time in 4CE
We collected data by signing our autographs within the circle. It was interesting to learn who likes Maths and who isn't looking forward to swimming as well as who likes animals and who loves reading.
We have had fun working as a team. As part of our team building this week we became NASA astronauts. We had to problem solve and work collaboratively in order to dock our space shuttle. We had lots of fun.
Designing for a purpose
Year 4- Electrical Components
This week, year four have been working with electrical components. We were lucky enough to have a D.T workshop delivered by the talented Steph O’Donnell.
The children worked with specialist tools to design and make a moving animal. They stripped wires, added a motor and made their own switch from scratch.They were required to accurately measure, cut and glue.
When a battery was added the children were delighted with the results.
They can’t wait to paint them and then take them home to show off.
We have been exploring electrical circuits and the job of a battery. We created our own batteries using fruits and measured the energy created. We found that the banana did not make a great battery but the lemon did.
Later we created electrical circuits using different materials. We investigated whether a material was an insulator or conductor based on the light energy produced. We were surprised to find that graphite was a good conductor.
In year 4 we have loved exploring the work of Benjamin Zephaniah. We were amazed to learn that he left school unable to read or write. He went on the write poetry which reached millions. His work is best performed, especially 'Talkin Turkeys' and 'Dis Poetry'. We have looked at how Zephaniah used non-standard English in his work to add to the musicality and reflect his carribean roots.
We have some great performers in 4CW.
Design and Technology Week
This week we have been looking at healthy snacks. We have discussed what is already on the market and participated in food tasting to find out what we enjoy in 4CW.
We all tried something new, from honey to raspberries.
Following our research we decided what we would like to include in a healthy granola bar.
Please find the ingredients list below as I’m sure the children would love to have another go at home.
Brown sugar and butter
We worked on our peeling and grating skills and especially enjoyed getting messy grating the chocolate.
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