There was a real buzz in the classroom this afternoon when family members joined us to get crafting!
We had several work stations running at the same time – in one area, children and their grown-ups were building our own giant box robot, in another area children were designing their robots from unusual images but the most popular activity was definitely the tin can robot design station. What imagination and creativity – I’m sure you will agree with me at how they have brightened up our learning environment.
We would like to say a big thank you to the parents, carers and family members who were able to join us for our family learning today or who sent tin cans and decorations to enable us to complete our activities – we could not have done it without you.
Plover had a robot invasion today, as robots of all shapes and sizes descended on year 3 and 4. Class 4G’s creativity was certainly on show with some amazing costumes and really clever design. Well done to all the children, families and friends that help to create them.
We were getting ‘hooked’ into our class book today – ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We made predictions about the book from the clues on the front cover and then shared the first chapter.
Following this we tried our hand at acting – as we re-enacted the key scenes from Chapter 1 – I think we have some future oscar winners in our midst!
The highlight of the day was definitely this afternoon when the whole of year 4 came together to watch the brilliant film ‘Robots’. We even got to share some popcorn as we watched!
Well done 4G – another fab day!
Wednesday afternoon is the Year 3/4 Family learning event. We are wanting to make tin can robots but we need your help. Pleases could you bring any clean used tin cans into school on Tuesday or Wednesday so the children can make their robot.
Also, we would like old nuts and bolts and general metal bits and bobs to decorate the tin cans with – again, please could these be brought into school on Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Year 3/4 Team
Some examples of what we will be making!
We’ve had a great first day back to kick off our Autumn term expedition “Are Robots the Future?”.
We started the day by thinking about what we already think we know about Robots and then thought about what more we would like to learn, for example, did you you they have robots in space?
We have used are critiquing skills to decide how we can improve our learning environment and then spent some time creating hub-shaped decorations to add to our English display.
This afternoon our collaboration skills we put to the test with a problem solving activity – how do we work together to build a giant robot-shaped puzzle – it was not as simple as it sounds – we really had to talk to our team-mates and plan ahead to ensure we all had a clear role.
We are looking forward to dressing as a robot tomorrow and having a film afternoon.
Just a reminder that we are having our family learning event on Wednesday 4th September 2-3pm – parents and guardians are invited to join in the crafting fun! Please could we have any clean empty tin cans and any nuts, bolts, milk bottle tops etc to help us create our own tin can robots to decorate our room.
Today we began thinking about our expedition ‘Are robots the future?’ We have been busy thinking about robots and thinking how they could help us in our daily lives.
We have been making things for our learning environment – stay tuned for photos of the transformation.
A great first day back- well done 3L. I’m looking forward to seeing you in your robot costumes tomorrow!
Today in 4G we have been creative performers..
We have learnt a poem about being a bucket-filler off by heart and performed it to the whole class. We had to do actions and work together as a team to make sure our performance was great.
We then used the poem as inspiration to write our own acrostic poem.
We have had a great week and got on so well. Mrs Graves has been delighted with her class and cannot wait to get going with the learning in September.
We are bringing home a letter tonight that will tell mums and dads and guardians a little bit more about next term.
Next week we are back with our usual class teacher and looking forward to sports week!
4W have worked really hard this week and are certainly ready to move in to Year 4!
Today they have critiqued a piece of art work, making improvements to it all the time.
In addition to this, 4W showed how good their spelling and grammar skills were first thing this morning, correcting misspelt words.
To finish the day we all enjoyed Plover Praise Time outside in the sun!
A great week 4W – see you all in September!!!
We’ve had a lovely day today, getting to know each other more. We have discussed how every family is different, but the love is the same.
Our afternoon focus was artwork and critique. We have been looking at how we aim to be ‘bucket-fillers’ and not ‘bucket-dippers’. This led on to our artwork, sketching our buckets, completing our first drafts and then critiquing and preparing for our second drafts.
I was so impressed with the critiquing skills and how everyone was ‘kind, helpful and specific’.
I look forward to completing our final versions and the progress we have made.
4W started off the day being teachers! As they entered the classroom this morning, 4W were given a piece of writing that contained a lot of spelling mistakes. They had to mark the writing and spot the errors.
Following this, 4W did maths activities based on shapes. They had to use their knowledge of shapes to find the answers to a series of puzzles.
After break we look at the different types of family there are and how all families are different, yet have things in common. The children then drew a picture of their family and all learned a lot of things about each others’ families too!
We then focused on our book, “Have you filled a bucket today?” We looked at a range of scenarios and decided how we could become bucket fillers. To finish the day, 4W had a go a sketching two of the characters from the book with some amazing results. The picture shows one of the drawings produced by the children in 4W.
Another very busy day for our new Year 4s!!
4W have had a mixture of activities today. Starting off with an activity based on the theme….”All about me in numbers”. They were set a challenge to come up with calculations to show important numbers about themselves. For example we had 27 divided by 3 gave the number of letters in someone’s last name.
Following that we introduced our story “How to fill a bucket” which is all about being kind and treating each other with respect. We watch a short film where the author read the book which the children found fascinating.
This afternoon 4W were put through their paces in PE, learning how to run faster by making small changes to their running style and beginning to practice relay changeovers.
It’s been a busy day!