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Miss Reynolds


On our class page you will be able to look at all the exciting and creative activities we have done in class. We hope you enjoy looking at it all. 
 
2018-2019 

My email address is: katie.reynolds@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk
School number is: 01132574129


Summer Term 2

Our current Class Reader: Billionaire Boy
Our Current Read Aloud at Home: Harry Potter 

We will be learning about Animals including Humans in Science, continuing our work comparing coastal towns in Geography and using sketching skills linked to Ashley Jacksons work in Art.  
Important Dates:
Saturday 8th June- Summer Fair
Monday 17th June- Training Day
Wednesday 19th June- Poetry Slam
 
Poetry Slam
On Wednesday 19th June, Year 3/4 will be having a Poetry Slam as part of a school wide inititative to promote poetry. Mrs Smith launched this in assembly this week and challenged the children to learn a poem off by heart. This is also a National Curriculum objective so is a great thing for the children to attempt. The challenge can be on any poem of their choice and be done individually, in pairs or small groups. In Year 3/4, we have already had a go at something similar in a previous Learning Log, so children should feel free to use the same poem or do something totally different. Choosing a poem can be hard so it would be great if you can help your child make a sensible choice, thinking about their age, reading confidence, memory and the complexity of the poem. I am also happy to recommend poems to children and we have been given a stack of poems and poetry books that the children can choose a poem from if they wish.
As this is a big challenge, learning their poem or part of their poem will be the children's Learning Log homework both this week and next week.
 

Examples of performance poetry to support children with performance techniques (they have seen these already and love them!):

Sound Collector – Roger McGough

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zc6qxnb

Strict - Michael Rosen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1cfVQyrQ3Q

Annie McClue - Murray Lachlan Young

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQerZSWZ4hw

Talking Turkeys - Benjamin Zaphaniah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1DKCaR9OzQ

Year 3/4 Poetry Slam

Today was the long awaited Poetry Slam. Each class held their own ‘Slam’, with every child participating. A winner was chosen by the children from each class to perform in the hall in front of all LKS2 pupils. Fortunately, we also had enough time for the 2nd and 3rd placed poets from each class to also perform. All of the teachers were amazed by how hard the children had worked to memorise their poems. They also loved the expression with which they performed them, the actions some children had incorporated into their performances and for just having the confidence to get up in front of their peers and perform. They should all be very proud of themselves!

Year 3/4 Poetry Slam
Poetry

We have been looking at nonsense poems. One particular poem we have studied is 'The Ning Nang Nong' by Spike Milligan. Using the features of this nonsense poem we performed our own.

Easter at Pudsey Parish Church

Year 4 visited Pudsey Parish Church to take part in some craft activities and learn about the Easter story. Here are some photos from the trip...

Easter at Pudsey Parish Church
Write Now Focus Week- The Jungle Book

This week we have been writing about the Jungle Book. Our task was to write a recount of Mowgli being discovered by Akela. We have worked hard to write a setting description, a character description and an exchange of speech. We used 'Puppet Pals' to perform the exchange of speech between Shere Khan and Akela, here are some examples...

Aunt Alberta Character Descriptions

This week year 4 have been learning about the character 'Alberta' from our class reader Awful Auntie. Throughout the week, they have been focusing on using a range of pronouns, as well as expanded noun phrases, to describe the character of Alberta. Here are some examples of their writing...

Aunt Alberta Character Descriptions
Aunt Alberta Character Descriptions

This week year 4 have been learning about the character 'Alberta' from our class reader Awful Auntie. Throughout the week, they have been focusing on using a range of pronouns, as well as expanded noun phrases, to describe the character of Alberta. Here are some examples of their writing...

Aunt Alberta Character Descriptions
Christmas cards and calendars

Here you can see some very proud children. The have used their colour mixing skills to paint their trees on their cards and then decorated them using a range of materials. The calendars were created by using sewing skills to create the centre wheel.

Christmas cards and calendars
Monet paintings

To create these paintings the children were only provided with blue, yellow, white and black. They had to use their knowledge of colour mixing to create the correct shades they needed.

Monet paintings
Elf on the Shelf inspired stories

Children have written stories inspired buy the film Elf and Elf on the Shelf. They have used a range of description and word choices to add detail to their writing.

Elf on the Shelf inspired stories
Food Tech - Salad

This week the children in Food Technology Enrichment refined their chopping skills by creating a healthy salad.

Food Tech - Salad
Jorvik Centre

As part of our learning about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings, we went to the Jorvik Centre. The children experienced many wonderful aspects on this trip including a talk about the medicines which were used, how coins and jewelry were made. The most spectacular aspect was when the children traveled through a Jorvik village. It was so realistic.

Jorvik Centre
DT Super Learning Day - Where the wild things are

The entire school undertook an ambitious project - to design, make, evaluate and then use a puppet based on the classic children's book 'Where the wild things are'. The children loved designing their own 'wild thing' and thinking about how they could bring it to life in puppet form. They could clearly explain what had gone well and what they would change for next time and why - a sign of a great designer and learner.

DT Super Learning Day - Where the wild things are
Stormy Sea Poems

The children wrote stormy sea poems as a result of reading our class reader Kensuke's Kingdom. Some of the poems used an excellent range of powerful vocabulary to create imagery.

Stormy Sea Poems
Monet drawings

After looking ta a range of paintings by Monet and sorting them into a range of categories, the children selected their favourite painting and then tried to recreate it using pencil crayons. They were trying hard to focus on the use of colour.

Monet drawings
French - Using adjectives to describe facial features

After learning the words for the different parts of the face, children then drew their own monster and wrote simple descriptions in French about them.

French - Using adjectives to describe facial features
Creating Dragons

Today the children created their own dragons which they are going to write a report on later this week and then use them in a story the children are going to create next week. First the children designed their dragon ad labeled it with description before writing a paragraph using conjunctions to describe its appearance.

Creating Dragons
Dragon Reports

To link with our class reader How To Train a Dragon we learnt about dragons and then from this we wrote reports.

Dragon Reports
Food Tech - Raspberry Jam Drops

This week the children consolidated their reading and measuring skills by correctly weighing out the required ingredients to make raspberry jam drops.

Food Tech - Raspberry Jam Drops
Science Super Learning Day

During Science SLD, the children were investigating forces. The initial investigation was to see if the children could stand on a plastic cup without crushing or breaking it. This was something which the children were very engaged in and tried a range of possible solutions before realising they need to use more than one cup to add more strength. After much discussion and trial and error attempt they were eventually successful. We then investigated splatter patterns and carried out a fair test to see if the height a balloon was dropped from effected how far the splatter traveled. To evidence the data the children then worked in groups to create bar charts.

Science Super Learning Day
Reports on Solids, Liquids and Gases

This week we have used our Science learning about Solids, Liquids and Gases to write reports in Literacy.

Reports on Solids, Liquids and Gases
Physical and Mental challenges in PE

This week in PE we used our bodies and minds to complete a range of challenges.

Physical and Mental challenges in PE
Food Tech - Scones

In Food Tech some children in Year 4 made scones. They worked as a group to carefully follow the recipes provided. All of the groups were successful and had an end product to be proud of.

Food Tech - Scones
Inside the cave - descriptions

To bring our first block of narrative writing to an end the children wrote wonderful descriptions of what the 'Hairy Hooligan Tribe' discovered when they entered the cave to capture their dragons.

Inside the cave - descriptions
Music - Rhythm and Pulse

In music the children made up songs and rhymes using rhythm and pulse.

Experiencing 'the cave'

To enable the children to appreciate how the characters in our class reader felt as they entered the cave the children were given the opportunity to squeeze their way through a small, dark cave.

Experiencing 'the cave'
Outside the cave setting descriptions

Children continued to develop their narrative skills to describe the journey the Hairy Hooligan Tribe took when approaching the cave where the dragon nursery was.

Outside the cave setting descriptions
Hiccup Character Descriptions

We have begun the year by looking at the main character (Hiccup) in our class reader. As part of this we wrote character descriptions.

Hiccup Character Descriptions