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Fencing

Our children had the opportunity to learn fencing skills today. They really enjoyed the experience and the instructor was very impressed with their skills.

Fencing
Skipping School Final - Trinty University Horsforth 9:30-12:30 Tuesday 28th June 2016

Message from Skipping Schools
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One of the schools performing have asked if some parents can come along to watch and we have agreed that this is ok. Therefore, if parents wish to come can we please  try to limit this to approx 10 - 15 ish per school. We have nearly 200 children attending, therefore we will not have enough space in the sports hall for 200+ parents too. 
 
** please advise parents that parking is limited at the University as there is building work going on. Also, it is pay and display car park so please notify them of this too - thank you **

With this in mind, if you would like to come and watch the childrne at the regional final then I ask you to email me tomorrow or over the weekend (lucy.joyce@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk) or catch me on Monday. Due to limited space it will be first come first served.
 
Steel Pans

The children really enjoyed learning how to play the steel pans. Together they made some good music!!

Henry VIII and His Six Wives

The children had great fun and learnt some excellent ICT skills using IPads to show their learning. Here are some examples of what they did.

On the Throne Focus Week

The children really enjoyed learning about Henry VIII and his 6 wives. Here is a sample of some of the work they carried out.

On the Throne Focus Week
William Morris Designs

We have been studying the art created by the artist William Morris, and have made our own tile designs in the same style. Here are the tiles that the children have made.

William Morris Designs
Sports Relief

Thank you to all those who sent in contributions towards Sports Relief. For oart of the day Y4K took part in the whole school events. As a school, we tried to row across the English Channel and complete enough steps to climb the Eiffel Tower. The children loved taking part.

Sports Relief
Science Blasts and Science Super Learning Day

Investigating science is always great fun. We have enjoyed using our investigative skills to find answers to scientific questions.

Science Blasts and Science Super Learning Day
World Book Day

It was great to see the children dressed up on World Book Day.

World Book Day
Light

We enjoyed investigating how light travels in straight lines, makes shadows and what it would be like if e didn't have light.

Light
The Victorians - a non-chronological report.

The children enjoyed learning about the Victorians last half term. To finish the topic off, the children wrote a non-chronological report to show what they had been learning. Enjoy reading them!

The Victorians - a non-chronological report.
Planning to write.

The children enjoyed working together to plan their stories this week.

Planning to write.
Bird Crazy

We all made birds for the displays in our classroom and The Grove. We were helped along the way by our resident origami experts; Gurjind and Dan.

Bird Crazy
The sequel to the book.

The children used freeze frame techniques to plan their sequel to the book. Take a look at their videos.

Shh! We Have a Plan

This week is Write Now Focus Week and we are basing our learning around the picture book Shh! We Have a Plan. There was an exciting assembly this morning followed by an in depth discussion about the book. The children then set about creating their own imaginary world using collage. Later in the day they produced some excellent descriptive writing about their world. Here are the collages they produced, together with an ever expanding display linked to the book.

Shh! We Have a Plan
Thakray Medical Museum

Our children had a fabulous day at the Thakray Medical Museum. They were able to better understand what it would have been like to live in this era. They also enjoyed exploring the 'Living and Growing' part of the museum.

Thakray Medical Museum
Victorian school day

Our Victorian school day was a real success. The children enjoyed experiencing what it would have been like to go to school in the Victorian era.

Victorian school day
What a pong!

In this week's Science Blast, the children were thinking about their sense of smell and how they can use it to identify matter. They used their knowledge of different states of matter, in particular gases, to determine different smells. Oh and they had lots of fun doing it too!

What a pong!
Jan 5th 2016 - URGENT INFORMATION
 
Due to the recent floods our forthcoming trip to Amrley Mills has had to be cancelled due to the mill currently having no electricity or heating making it unsuitable for them to open on health and safety grounds. We are pleased however to announce that we have managed to secure another Victorian costume trip to the Thackray Medical Museum where we will take part in the Victorians alive workshop. (http://www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk/learning-outreach/school-visits/ ) A letter explaining this and all other information (such as dates, travel arrangements and cost) will be sent out ASAP. Thank you for your understanding in this matter but as you can appreciate it really is beyond anyone’s control.
 
To begin our Victorian topic, we are asking all children to come to school dressed in their Victorian costumes on Wednesday 13th Jan 2016. A letter detailing this and some costume ideas (should you need them) will be sent out tomorrow Wednesday 6th Jan 2016. 
 
Happy New Year!
Welcome back to a new and exciting year at school. Our History topic this term is 'The Victorians' and the children will be learning all about this interesting  era in time and linking their learning of history to others areas of the curriculum. We will keep you posted about what the children have been doing in school as the weeks commence.
States of Matter

The children in Y4K have been learning about solids, liquids and gases and how they can change state by changing the temperature.

States of Matter
Visit our news desk!

The children in Y4K were brilliant in their roles as news reporters. They really look the part reporting from our class news desk.

Police releases

There were three police releases during the week which kept the children on their toes!

Final newspaper article.

During the week, the children experienced many exciting events which they wrote about on a daily basis. This culminated in a final newspaper article being written on Friday. Take a look at these articles written by the budding journalists in Y4K.

Final newspaper article.
News Teams

Children worked in the same teams all week and took on different roles within those team each day. Meet the teams.

News Teams
4.11.15 Learning log                                                                                    Due back Monday 9th November 2015
On Wednesday 11th November, many Hindus will celebrate the festival of Diwali.
LC: To find out about the Hindu festival of Diwali.
SC: You could find out what the festival of Diwali is, where it is celebrated, how it is celebrated, how long it lasts.
Remember to present your learning in an interesting way. You could create a poster, an information page, a poem or a labelled piece of artwork.
Holiday Destination - New Planet!

As part of our English lessons, the children practised their persuasive techniques by advertising their imaginary planets. They were great! Here is a selection for you to see.

Investigation the properties of magnets.

The children took part in four investigations about magnetic force. The children then measured and recorded their results. Here are some pictures of the experiments they did.

Investigation the properties of magnets.
It's magnetic!

In our recent 'Science Blast' the children tried to make a paperclip magnetic. Take a look at the fun they had!

It's magnetic!
Investigating planets

The children produced some excellent Learning Log homework this week. Take a look at some of them - they're out of this world!

Investigating planets
Find out about Neil Armstrong.

The children have written some brilliant biographies about Neil Armstrong. Read them and prepared to amazed!

Find out about Neil Armstrong.
One Giant Leap for Mankind!

We went in the playground for our next Science Blast to investigate how far we could jump if we lived on the moon!

One Giant Leap for Mankind!
Imaginary planets

Take a look at our completed chalk drawings.

Imaginary planets
Science Blast

After learning about gravity, we went outside to predict and test what happens when different sized balls are dropped from the same height.

Science Blast
Creating Chalk Drawings

Take a look at children using their imagination to create some fabulous chalk drawings of planets.

Creating Chalk Drawings
Improving our Geography skills

The children learnt about the equator and the tropics of cancer and Capricorn today.

Improving our Geography skills
Focus Week

Next week (WC 14.9.15) is our first Focus Week of the year. It is called 'Space, the Final Frontier'. Amongst other things, the children will be learning about what it would be like to live on the moon, who Neil Armstrong was and what he did and carrying out some space related art work. It's going to be such fun!!

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    Imaginitive writing

    To help us with our writing this week, we studied the book 'Once Upon an Ordinary School Day'. The children enjoyed reading the book. We then listened to some inspiring music and allowed our imaginations to run wild! Take a look at some of the writing the children produced as a result of this.

    Imaginitive writing