On Thursday, ten lucky Year 4 children began their WVLP Class Dynamix workshop! Some of the children have explained what it is they have been doing and why they had so much fun!
Maddie: Class dynamix is all about believing in who you are and writing songs about it. We also chatted in groups about what makes people amazing and what fears people might have. We all learnt the chorus of a song and Danny is now going to put our ideas in the verses. My favourite part was learning the chorus and singing it at the end. I am looking forward to singing the song all the way through.
Honour: Class dynamix is about music! We create lyrics with our ideas and sing a song. This morning I have learn to be confident and that you have to be brave. We wrote down how people would turn away from their fears and how their fears would hold them back. We also drew a body and used adjectives to describe someone. My favourite part was when we sang the chorus to a song called ‘I chose to rise’. I am looking forward to singing the lyrics to the song we all made with Danny.
On Friday, we spent the morning walking around Boston Spa to support our learning about our local history topic. We had lots of tasks to complete including a survey of the shops on the high street, a checklist of Georgian features to identify on different buildings, as well as information to gather from the blue plaques. Some of us enjoyed sketching lots of the different features too! We had a brilliant morning and all children showed sensible behaviour throughout. Here are some of our thoughts:
Jack - I never expected to see the well in the house and how far deep the water was. We could actually stand on the glass!
Charlotte - My favourite part was when we went over the bridge and learnt about when there wasn't a bridge and how people used to cross.
Riley - I was amazed at how much bigger the pilasters were than me!
In computing this half term, we have been learning about spreadsheets on Purple Mash. Today, we were given a budget and a limit of 30 people and we had to use our knowledge to plan a party. We did an absolutely brilliant job and showed an excellent understanding. Some of us helped others who weren't as confident, demonstrating that we are true Primrose Lane learners.
In preparation for our Boston Spa topic walk later this week, we have been studying the features of Georgian houses. We learnt that Georgian homes have symmetrical and paneled doors, semi-circular fan lights and crowning pediments. In art, we use our observational skills and our mathematical knowledge to draw a mirror image of a typical Georgian front door.
The children in Year 2 and Year 4 had a reading buddy session together and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The key skills that the children were working on were their fluency and expression. Year 4 modelled how best to read with expression and then Year 2 copied their buddy. The children worked really well together and Miss Dealtry and Miss Palfreeman were really proud of the kindness, enthusiasm and team work that the children showed. They were true Primrose Lane Learners throughout the session.
Last Friday, we were joined by Jodi from the Skipping School for another fantastic session! Here are some pictures and some of our thoughts from the day!
April R: ‘I enjoyed skipping and I got really excited when Jodi chose me to do backwards butterfly in assembly.’
Maddie: ‘I really like skipping and it was really fun – especially the group activities keep the pot boiling, red arrows and run jump out.’
Thomas: ‘ I was really nervous in assembly when me and Louis had to do butterfly forwards.’
Ella: ‘I found it really fun and it didn’t matter if you got chosen or not!’
This half term, our focus in science is 'electricity'. We have discussed the difference between mains and battery electricity, appliances that require electricity, as well as renewable and nonrenewable sources. This week, we looked at a series of electrical circuits and made predictions about which we thought were complete and which we thought were incomplete. We then used our enquiriny skills to test our predictions using the equipment which was very exciting. We worked so well as a team, that we put lots of our equipment together to see which changes to our circuits would make our light shine the brightest.