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Welcome to Y3/4 L's class page!

Miss Limbert and Miss Wright.

We hope you enjoy exploring the learning that takes place in our class.


Dates for your diary


8th - 12th July 2013 The Great Outdoors Focus Week

12th July 2013 Y3/4 L Maths Trail in the local area

19th July 2013 Break Up for Summer

We need volunteer adults for our Maths Trail between 9am and 10.30am. If you are able to help please see Miss Limbert.


The Great Outdoors Focus Week




Investigating the pond.

As part of Science and The Great Outdoors all children investigated the pond area and discussed the organisms in the environment. See if you can see any creatures amoungst the flowers and plants.

Investigating the pond.
Help save our bees!

Children investigated bees and how we can adapt our environments to try and help save them. These are some of the ideas the children came up with.

Help save our bees!
Daisys

We had a class challegne of collecting daisys to make the words 'The Great Outdoors'. Doesn't it look fab?

Daisys
Learning Logs of the Week

These are the children who have impressed us with their learning logs this week. Could it be you on here next time?

Learning Logs of the Week
Our favourite books

The children chose their favourite book and then did a little presentation about the book.

Maths Super Learning Day 28-06-13

Children to to design and make a bridge by using straws to create squares and triangles. We then tested the bridges to see which could hold the most weight.

Maths Super Learning Day 28-06-13
Lamington Cakes

Lamingtons are a quintessential part of every Australian's childhood. The little sponge cake is dipped in chocolate icing and then rolled in desiccated coconut. The children enjoyed helping to make these. They didn't end up looking like the picture from the recipe because we ran out of time but most children thought they were nice and wanted more.

Lamington Cakes

This is the recipe we used to make the Lamingtons. Maybe you could try and make them again at home.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of room temperature butter
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 3 tbs of butter
  • 1/2 cup of milk
Preparation:
  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
  • Lightly butter an 8 inch square cake tin. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, use an electric beater to cream the butter and sugar mixture together until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time to the butter/sugar mixture. Beat well after adding each egg.
  • Add the vanilla to the mixture and mix well to combine.
  • Next, use a spatula to alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, starting and finishing with the flour.
  • Spread the batter into the cake tin, making sure it's evenly spread.
  • Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Test the center of the cake with a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake in the tin for about 5 minutes and then invert it onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Once the cake has cooled cut it into squares of a desired size and place them in an airtight container. Pop the container in the fridge for at least 2 hours or even overnight.
  • Now for the icing. Place the icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  • Stir the mixture until it is smooth but still a bit thick. You don't want the liquid to get too thin otherwise the sponge cake won't absorb the coating.
  • Now it's time to assemble the Lamingtons. Put out some newspaper under wire racks to catch any mess. Place the cake pieces on the racks and have your chocolate icing and desiccated coconut ready.
  • Quickly coat the sponge cake on all sides in the icing mixture and then gently roll the cake in the coconut.
  • Repeat the process.
  • The Lamingtons can be stored in an airtight container for 5 days.
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Didgeridoos

Today we made didgeridoos and decorated them using Aboriginal Art.

Didgeridoos

We had lots of fun when we created a piece of music using the didgeridoos we made and slap sticks. We hope you enjoy. You have to listen carefully to hear the didgeridoos.

Adverts for Australian Instruments

We began investigating Australia in Internatinal Focus Week. We have researched the instruments that are well known in Australia. Some children created adverts to advertise these.

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Esio Trot

We are curently learning about Roald Dahl. As part of this we are reading Esio Trot.

Esio Trot
Hot Seating Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver

As part of our Literacy unit we have been reading the book Esio Trot. Here we have hot seated children who have taken on the roles of the two main characters to try and establish more about the characters feelings.

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Explanations about how Mr Hoppy has deceived Mrs Silver Explanations about how Mr Hoppy has deceived Mrs Silver
Maths Super Learning Day 20-05-2013

Here are some photos of the children engaged in various Maths challenges.

Maths Super Learning Day 20-05-2013
Maths Super Learning Day

These are some of the children's comments at the end of the day.

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Investigating Plants

As part our Science learning children used magnifying glasses to closely examine plants and their features.

Investigating Plants
Maths Trail

In problem solving we went to investigate the maths we could find in our outdoor environment and solve problems we had been set.

Maths Trail
Visitor from the Jewish Heritage Centre

To enhance our RE learning we had a visitor from the Jewish Heritage Centre. She shared and explained lots of artefacts linked to the Jewish religion.

Visitor from the Jewish Heritage Centre
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Song writing with Herny Priestman

We had a wonderful start to Write Now Focus Week. We worked with Henry on writing Olympic themed songs.

Song writing with Herny Priestman

In the classroom Henry sang some of the songs. Later in the day we then shared our learning with the rest of Y34. These are the 2 chosen from our class.

The Jolly Postman

Today we enjoyed the Jolly Postman story. After reading this we looked at the different text types within the book. We then completed illustrations which will support our writing in the style of The Jolly Postman tomorrow.

The Jolly Postman
Our versions of The Jolly Postman

The images below show each child's version of a page from The Jolly Postman. Can you find yours? We are using these to create a class book.

Our versions of The Jolly Postman
Story Writing

We challenged ourselves by writing a story where learning grids generated ideas such as the characters, setting and plot. We hope you enjoy reading a few examples.

Story Writing

As part of Literacy and History we are learning about World War II. Here you can read explanation texts by Connor and Joshua.

World War II
Anderson Shelters

As a stimulus for writing and to gain a better understanding of The Blitz children had the challenge of making their own Anderson Shelters.

Anderson Shelters
Following Instructions

As part of our Literacy we worked alongside Miss Cathers' class to evaluate the success of a set of instructions we had written. We tried to make either an air raid shelter or spitfire. Have a look to see how we got on.

Following Instructions
Our 1940's Educational Visit to Armley Mills

In these photos you can see the children experiencing the 1940's classroom. Here children had to prepare for evacuation.

Our 1940's Educational Visit to Armley Mills
100 Word Challenge

The children were set the challenge of writing a maximum of 100 words about themselves in 15 minutes. You can see some of the super examples.

100 Word Challenge
WWII Newspaper Articles

Children worked hard to report in the style of a journalist when writing these newspaper articles.

WWII Newspaper Articles
Red Nose Day

Today children were dressed in support Red Nose Day. After watching a video about children who are less fortunate, they then completed pieces of persuasive writing encouraging more to support the work Comic Relief carries out. The week culminated in joke writing. We shared our jokes with Y3/4 C. The winners from our class are shown below.

Red Nose Day
Exploration Focus Week
The Solar System

Here are some examples of fact pages about planets of the Solar System which was part of our learning about how the universe began.

The Solar System
Creation Stories

As well as exploring the scientific theory of how the universe began we also explored the religious views about Creation from many cultural backgrounds. Below are two versions of the Creation story in the form of a comic strip and play script.

Our learning about Dinosaurs

The images below share some of our learning about dinosaurs during focus week. We started by going on a dinosaur hunt before looking at classifying dinosaurs by their physical features this culminated in us designing our own dinosaur using a medium of choice. As part of our learning we also started to try and grow Triops. Keep looking for updates on pictures as they hopefully grow.

Our learning about Dinosaurs

This shows children estimating and measuring the width/length of the dinosaur footprints.

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The Ice Age

When investigating the Ice Age children designed their own animal which had adapted to survive in the elements of the Ice Age. We made this more realistic by using Insta Snow as a setting for the animals as you can see in the photos.

The Ice Age
The Stone Age

As part of our learning about the Stone Age this group created their own Musical to help us to understand the Stone Age and what it was like.

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The Future

Children worked in teams to create a new invention to be used in the future in the style of 'Dragons Den'. This is one of the groups pitch.

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The images below show the children sharing their initial knowledge of the Stone Age, carrying out a learning walk around the classroom looking at each others ideas and then the questions we generated which we had to answer by the end of the day.

Food for Thought

Here are a few images and an audio clip to share what we got up to during the week.

Food for Thought

The Angel of Nitshill Road

As part of our Literacy and PHSCE learning we have been reading the book The Angel of Nitshill Road. From reading this children have carried out many learning tasks. Below you can see some examples of writing and a short role play.
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Food for Thought Focus Week

In Food for Thought Focus Week we used our Literacy skills to create adverts about desserts. These were inspired by adverts children watched. We enjoyed tasting some desserts; this helped us to think carefully about the words we chose to describe the dessert which linked to our five senses.

If you click on the file below you can have a go at making the dish we made for Pass It On.