This week we have started our new learning theme, "Drop Pins". Through this theme we will be learning about landmarks and landforms.
Our key questions for this theme are:
What are the features of different places and how are these being protected for the future?
How have natural disasters shaped the Earth?
How do natural disasters affect people's lives?
To start off our theme we began to investiate different landmarks, starting with some that we see regularly around our school. We had a year group quiz to see if we could recognise them all.
After that, we watched a clip of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Can you remember which of these still remains today? Next, each class took one of the new seven wonders (as well as the last remaining one) and investigated these different landmarks.
Our "wonder" was Christ the Redeemer, a 38m tall statue that stands on Corcovado Mountain overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We enjoyed trying to make scale drawings of the statue, creating a model and researching answers to questions that we had asked about it.
We had a really fun day and are excited about and ready for our new learning theme!
Our Home Learning project has begun and is to be completed by Friday 12th October. Click on the image for details.
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What a week!
What a great start to the year we have had! We have spent time getting to know one another, finding out about our interests; we have organised the classroom and noticeboards; we have collated our ideas about how to make our classroom a happy and positive place for learning; we have created portraits of ourselves to make ourselves feel welcome and we have refined our understanding of place value in Mathematics.
Here's chart to help you practise:
In addition to the above, we have started to identify our learning strengths and explore the different ways that people learn. Phew!
Our learning task is to find out about how others learn. It would be great if you could ask your parents or brothers and sisters their views on learning and type their opinions into the comment box below.
Here are some questions that you may ask:
1. What is learning?
2. What is the most important thing about learning?
3. What did you enjoy learning about?
4. What makes someone a successful learner?
Remember to thank your interviewee for their time and giving their responses!
ECA Sign-up Reminder!
The ECA system will go live for sign-ups on Monday August 27th at 12 noon and will be open until Friday Aug 31st at 12 noon. So, remember to ask your parents to sign you up via the Parents' Gateway.
Do remember it is a preferences based system and is not first in first served.
Have a lovely weekend 4W and come back relaxed, full of energy and ready for learning on Monday morning.
New Year, New Class
Welcome everyone to the 4W class weblog. Here you'll be able to keep up to date with what we are learning in class and share your thoughts and ideas.
We have had a fantastic first day in school. It was wonderful to be greeted with such happy, smiley faces this morning, even if there were some feelings of nervousness, too. By the end of the day this anxiety had all disappeared.
By the end of the day everyone had spoken to at least one person they hadn't spoken to before. Over the coming weeks we will be carrying out lots of activities together so that we really get to know our classmates.
We have enjoyed our first class photograph and look forward to many more!