Thursday, 21 February 2013

Shadow Forest

Our class read at the moment is Shadow Forest by Matt Haig. We are loving it so far!

Here is a link to the Shadow Forest website. It is full of really interesting things to find out.

I found these questions on the website. Can you answer them?

1. Norway is a very beautiful country but at first Samuel hates living there? Why do you think this is?

2. Why does Samuel shout at his sister on page 55? And at what point does his opinion change of her?

3. Martha's silence is brought on by the sudden death of her parents. Can you find an instance where her silence brings danger to both herself and Samuel?

4 Can you spot the clues that give away Samuel has visited Norway before?

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Combining maths, science and ICT

Year 4 started gathering data to add to a database we made using Purple Mash.

If you still haven't added your information maybe you could complete it over half term.

Here is a link to a BrainPop video about the human Skeleton

Here is a link to a BrainPop video about muscles

Monday, 18 February 2013

What stuck with you?

On the last day of term Year 4 had some time to reflect on their learning over the last half term. When we thought back to what has been achieved, we were all very proud.

What stuck with you this half term?

Friday, 15 February 2013

Improving our writing

What have you learned in literacy this week?

Click here to go to a wallwisher and prove you can write a rainbow sentence.  (all posts are moderated)

Valentine's Day 2013

What a lovely treat we had yesterday. Lois very kindly brought some jam tarts to share with her class mates. We took some time to enjoy the treat and chat with our friends.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Challenge areas

Here are some of the challenge areas we enjoy using in class. 

Write back and tell me which challenge areas you have used and how it has supported your learning.

How can they be improved? What else would you like to see?

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Learning Log homework

In keeping with SID2013, I would like you to think about e-safety.
You can present your work creatively sharing messages about being respectful online.
Here are photos of learning logs from last year.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Safer Internet week 2013

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

SID 2013

Please share your views by printing out this survey and completing. We can discuss your answers in class.

Some very useful information can be found on the CBBC website There are lots of videos and interviews with celebrities.

Some very useful advice about staying safe on line from Newsround

Some good advice for your Mum and Dad from Google

Kidsmart is an excellent website full to the brim with advice and there's Thinkuknow

Don't forget our activities page, there are some games on there and Purple Mash has lots of activities too.

Have fun and let me know what you find out.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Animal skeletons

Here is the game we started to play this afternoon.

Mammal Maker

Build a skeleton

I have a challenge for you. Can you find the definition of exoskeleton, contract and relax?

BIG WRITE star writer is...


Well done Dylan, you remembered how to keep the reader interested and wrote an exciting story.

Here is a game to help you plan a story

Can you chose the right words for a spy story? Click here

Sunday, 3 February 2013

PHSE session

Literacy and examples of guided reading activities

In literacy we have looking at stories based in an imaginary setting. Here are some photos of the literacy work, Big Write sessions and guided reading.

It was Storytelling week last week and we had fun sitting around the campfire making up stories.