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Welcome to Y34KB - Year of Independent Thinking
2013-2014
We are a class of Year 3 and Year 4 children who learn with Mrs Barnes, Mrs Kewley and Mrs Wilson.  We will put examples of our recent learning on this page to share our achievements with you.
Mrs Barnes       Mrs Kewley
Mrs Barnes                            Mrs Kewley
(Class Teacher)                       (Class Teacher)

Useful dates for your diary ...
Monday 16th June 2014 - Training Day
30th June - 4th July 2014 'Be Healthy - Stay Safe' Focus Week 
Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - Training Days
Y34KB Mythical Creatures

We have been learning about creatures from Greek Mythology and have created our own fantasical beasts.

Y34KB Mythical Creatures
Mosque Visit

Last Tuesday, Y3/4 children visited the Mosque as part of our learning in RE.

Mosque Visit
EXPRESS YOURSELF FOCUS WEEK
Monday 19th May - Friday 23rd May 2014
Our focus for learning this week is to be creative and use the expressive arts to show our learning.  We are looking forward to opportunities to use Music, Art, Dance, Creative Writing, etc in our class this week.

 
Y3/4KB 'Expresssions of Self'

Throughout the week we have been expressing ourselves in different ways using a range of art, writing and creative means ...

Y3/4KB 'Expresssions of Self'
Y34 Performance

We started the Focus Week on Monday by preparing a performance for the end of the school day. We sang, danced, made hats, and painted a fabulous backdrop! Tuesday we worked with 5 Star Academy to learn a dance to a great song.

Y34Dance
Daily Life in Ancient Greece

We have done lots of research to help us to understand what daily life was life in Ancient Greek times. We used this to make a pictorial representation of a city state. Then we wrote some information pages. We also learned that the Greeks depicted their images of daily life onto pots. We have made pots showing our daily life today as a contrast.

Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece - 3D Maps

To help us understand the geography of the area that we are studying in our History topic, we made 3D Maps of Ancient Greece.

Ancient Greece - 3D Maps
'IN THE NEWS' FOCUS WEEK (31st March 2014 - 4th April 2014)
In the News Focus week started with Newspaper Journalism.  We have researched national news stories that have been in the news this week.  Look at all the fabulous articles that our class 'Newspaper Reporters' have written.
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Radio News Broadcasts

We investigated different forms of news media. Here are our news radio broadcasts coming live to you from RADIO KB!

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Newsround Clips
"Oscar Needs a Friend"
In English we are learning a whole story!
We are using actions and key words to help us ... have a look at how we are doing so far!
Oscar Needs a Friend - Reminder Words
Oscar Needs a Friend - Part One
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'The Big Draw' LKS2 Art Enrichment

Look at the fabulous drawings that our children have produced in Art Enrichment. They have learnt different drawing techniques and improved their pencil skills.

'The Big Draw' LKS2 Art Enrichment
'Write Now' Focus Week 20th - 24th January 2014
During the Focus Week, we focussed our learning around the book "Into the Forest" by Anthony Browne.  We transformed our classroom into a forest, made Gingerbread Houses, created animated stories and explored the characters in the story. 
Bark and Forest Art Work

Pictures of bark that we found around our school grounds. Then see if you can spot the tree that we created in the classroom ...

Bark and Forest Art Work
Animated Stories

We used plasticine to make animated versions of the story ...

Animated Stories
Animated Stories

We animated our versions of the Into the Forest Stories.

Gingerbread Houses

Hansel and Gretel found a Gingerbread House in the Forest ... we designed houses out of our favourite things. And we made a real Gingergread House to eat!

Gingerbread Houses
Science - Light Writing

In our Science learning we were investigating how we see things, and how light travels. We used a special camera to capture more slowly. Everyone tried to write their initial ...

Science - Light Writing
Our Advert!!

Our marketing team has worked hard to make posters and jingles to advertise our products!

Maths Focus Week

Practical Maths and problem solving using mass. We have measured and solved a range of problems using g and kg. We also had a fab time solving problems at the Maths Roadshow ...

Maths Focus Week
Science - Sound & Musical Instruments
In class we have made some fabulous musical instruments.  We have used them to show the skills that we learnt from "Sam Boffin" who worked with us during the last Focus Week.  The photo gallery shows how marvellous the instruments look and the poems help to create a real picture of how they sounded!  Some video clips to follow ...
Our Musical InstrumentsOur Musical Instruments
Let the battle begin!

A historic battle took place today between the Celts and the Romans. The Celtic Warriors were supporting Boudicca's claim to rule over the Iceni Tribe as queen, whilst the Romans believed that they should rule. Let the battle begin ...

Let the battle begin!
Preparing for Battle!

A legion of Roman soldiers and a rabble of Celtic Warriors were photographed today preparing for what could be an important battle. How will the History of England remember these key events?

Preparing for Battle!
Battle in Progress!
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Roman Visitor - 21st Oct 2013

We had a really exciting visit from a Roman Auxillary today! He was called Areo Vistas Hadrianas Germanicus ...

Roman Visitor - 21st Oct 2013
Areo Vistas Hadrianus Germanicus

Some clips from when our Roman Visitor came into the classroom.

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Big Draw 16th October 2013

Today was 'The Big Draw' in school. We looked at pictures by the artist Paul Klee to inspire us ...

Big Draw 16th October 2013
Inspiration Focus Week 7th - 11th October 2013
Inspiration Focus week gave us the chance to explore lots of new ICT and music resources.  We made films using Windows Movie Maker, Zu3D, Flip Videos and ipads.  We also made our own soundtracks using 'Garage Band' on the ipads.  We also used ICT and music to inspire our Maths learning during the week. 
Our Finished Film!

There is no soundtrack on the film - we played our soundtrack whilst the film was playing using an ipad.

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Making Animated Films Using Zu3DMaking Animated Films Using Zu3D
Focus Week Data Handling

We collected data and made pictograms of the things that inspired our class ... we used lots of practical resources as we chose to record our learning in one photograph!

Focus Week Data Handling
Independent Thinking Day 2 - 6th Sept 2013

Using different sources of information the children found out about Ancient History. They used their independent research skills to find out about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age. They also discovered that The British Isles was once attached to the rest of Europe and why we no longer are. Then they were able to make their own timeline to show the chronological order of these different eras in time.

Independent Thinking Day 2 - 6th Sept 2013
Independent Thinking Day 1 - 5th Sept 2013

Lots of photos of us working independently ....

Independent Thinking Day 1 - 5th Sept 2013