Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween

I hope you are having a lovely rest this week.

If you are planning on going Trick or Treating please make sure you stay safe.

Here is a link to BrainPOP and their new movie Halloween         Beware, it's very scary!!

We have been busy carving some pumpkins too, here they are for you to see. You might recognise a couple of characters.

Luke's Bad Piggy

Angry Bird

My very scary Jack-o-lantern

Some games to try here

Carve your own pumpkin here

Pumpkin dress up here

Ghost Blaster game here

Have a fab time trick or treating, take some photos of your costumes to show me when we're back at school.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Having some science fun

On Wednesday morning we had a problem to solve.

Containers with sand, pasta, peas, corn and paper clips

Working in pairs to plan what to do

Recording the science experiment

What is she using the magnet for?

A sieve to separate the sand and pasta

Step 1: Using the magnet
Why are the paper clips attracted to the magnet?
Step 2: Pouring the sand and corn into the fine sieve

Tapping the sieve

The  mixture is now separated

Team work
Separating sand, pasta and corn

Sand falls through the sieve, leaving pasta and corn behind

Pasta and corn

The boys thought they could use the funnel sieve but will
it work? Why?

Thinking caps on. Making own sieve

Will the corn fit through? Make the hole bigger?

Making the holes, not too small and not too big

Corn will fall though but will the pasta?
Using sieves with different size holes

Sieve containing the pasta and the corn

Everyone worked really hard to follow the headings on the plan.

They identified what they had to do, predict what would happen, carry the experiment out and write a conclusion.

The children thought very carefully about what needed to be done and realised they didn't have to panic if what was planned didn't work.
After all, we learn more from what goes wrong than what goes right.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

New games to play

There are some new games to play on the Activities page.

Have a look and let me know what you think.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Moby, Lola and their two new friends have a bath

Today the snails have had a bath, their tank now contains new peat and they have some fresh, tasty food to enjoy.

Here are some photos;

They've all had a clean

A nibble of lettuce 

A clean tank. Moby and Lola enjoy some cucumber
? and ? enjoy some porridge 

Can you see their eyes?

Tasty porridge 

Can you see their feelers?

Moby likes the look of the porridge

If you want to help me choose names for the new snails please cast your vote.

Mrs Warner

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Golden Children 25th October

William and Sade

I am thrilled with the attitude William displays in class, he is determined to do his best and improve his handwriting. Keep it up William, it's working.

Sade is a good friend to children, not only the ones in Year 4. She is kind, considerate and so polite. 

A pleasure to have in class.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Presentation Monday

Yesterday presentation monday was about football and it was done by Callum, Joseph and Dilraj. I really enjoyed listening to how Dil got his tropheys and all of their favourite football players.


Spellings for this thursday

This Thursday we will  be  having a spelling test and it a going to be a mixture  of spellings from the last half term.

Good luck everyone!


Friday, 19 October 2012

I need your help

Moby and Lola, our snails, have two new additions to their tank. They are without names, so I  would like you to make some suggestions.

The suggestions will be used in a poll and the two with the highest number of votes will be used.

For a link to some facts about GAL's, click here.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Talk homework

This week we have been planning and writing a letter to Mr Booth asking if he would be willing to come in and talk about his job.

On Monday we talked about the tone the letter would have. Would it be formal or informal?

We planned the organisation of the letter and the questions we would like to ask.

Tonight, I would like you to explain how you organised the letter and ask if you can see any letters addressed to your parents. Have a look to see how the letters are the same and different to the one you wrote this week.

Golden Children

Callum and Michaela

If you needed to know how to describe a golden child, you need look no further than Callum. He comes to school with a fantastic attitude and is ready to learn at all times. I love having Callum in my class.

Michaela: Simply because she does the right thing even when no one is watching!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Living in a land of chaos

On Tuesday afternoon, Mr Peatfield, a former police officer came into school to talk about the importance of rules. He gave a very funny presentation about what life might look like if rules didn't exist and people could do what they wanted, when they wanted.

At first, the idea of no rules was very popular with everyone but when we looked closer at the situations we might be faced with, it was a very different story.

Imagine if;

  • You could come to school when you wanted
  • You could look at the answers on the test sheet
  • You didn't wear school uniform
  • You didn't have to tell your parents what time you would be back
  • You could take anyone home
  • You could jump on the furniture

Mr Peatfield demonstrated how he would behave if he was in my class, in a world without rules.

Sat on a chair. Look where the chair is!!
Write back and tell everyone what you learned from this discussion. 

Ask yourself, did you think a world without rules would be a good place to live? 
Do you still have the same opinion?

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Do children from Chembakolli go to school?

On Monday we found the answer to the question. After looking at a slide show produced by ActionAid, we made comparisons between Fieldhead Carr and Viyodaya, a school in Gudular.

Here is a link to a blog post on the Chembakolli blog.

Presenting our work to the class

Sharing the comparisons made

Dinner time comparisons

Comparing the resources available in both schools

Write back and share the comparisons you made with the photograph you had.