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4W: Wonderful 4W!

Drop Pins!

Published Wednesday, September 05, 2012.
Last updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012

animated gifs pins

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!

HOME LEARNING

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!

Published Friday, August 24, 2012.
Last updated: Friday, August 24, 2012

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.


Comment By Anthony 

Interview with my parents by Anthony.

1. What is learning?
My mum and dad said learning is finding out about new things.

2. What is the most important thing about learning?
Enjoying it and having fun.

3. What did you enjoy learning about?
Dad enjoys learning about how things work. Mum enjoys learning about the things you need to know.

4. What makes someone a successful learner?
Mum and dad said never giving up and always trying your best.

Published on Saturday, August 25, 2012
Comment By Kay Wilson 

Great, Anthony! It will be good to compare everybody's responses. We'll talk about it in class next week.

Published on Saturday, August 25, 2012
Comment By Uday Wazirchand 

I Interviewed my mother Yamini
1.Learning is gaining new knowledge and skills.

2.The most important thing about learning is to remember,understand and apply what you have learnt to different life situations.

3.I enjoyed learning about countries and History.

4. A successful learner is someone who has been able to apply new skills and knowledge to his or her daily life.

Published on Saturday, August 25, 2012
Comment By Aron 

Interview with my parents by Aron.

1. What is learning?
My mum and dad said that learning is getting to know something new.

2. What is the most important thing about learning?
Enjoying it and trying your best to do it.

3. What did you enjoy learning about?
when my mum was young she enjoys learning biology but now my mum enjoys learning about business and how thing are going on in the world. My dad enjoys learning about history.

4. What makes someone a succesful learner?
My mum said 2 things - a real interest and practice. My dad added that a successful learner also needs an open mind.

Published on Sunday, August 26, 2012
Comment By Timur 

1. what is learning: My mum said learning is finding out about things that you don't know.

2. what is the most inportant thing about learning: My mum said that it gives you knowledge.

3. What did you enjoy learning about: My mum said she enjoy's learning about thing that she does't know about.

4. What makes a successful learner: My mum said listen to what the teacher is saying

Published on Sunday, August 26, 2012
Comment By Anna 

1.Finding out about new things and gaining new skills. Trying something new.
2.It needs to be fun, exciting and interesting.
3.Human body and new activities and sport
4.Always trying your best. Being an inquirer.

Published on Sunday, August 26, 2012
Comment By Tee 

I interviewed my Dad with the following questions:

1. I asked: What is learning?
Dad answers: "It's the way we improve ourselves by furthering our understand."

2. I asked: What is the most important thing about learning?
Dad answers: "Learning is a never-ending process."

3. I asked: What did you enjoy learning about?
Dad answers: "I did and still enjoy learning about art."

4. I asked: What makes someone a successful learner?
Dad answers: The best learners are also innovators, as Steve Jobs mentioned "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish..."

Published on Monday, August 27, 2012
Comment By Roanne 


Interview with my parents by Roanne

1. What is learning?
My parents said that learning is a thing that you can know things from.

2. What is the most important thing about learning?my parents think that the most important thing about learning is thinking.

3. What did you enjoy learning about?
my parents think that when they learn new things they enjoy.

4. What makes someone a successful learner?
my parents think that we should keep asking and never give up.

Published on Monday, August 27, 2012
Comment By Aimee 

1. My mom says learning is the way you try to understand more about
some things.
2. My mom says learning gives you knowledge.
3. My mom enjoyed learning about biology, art and photography.
4. My mom says if you are curious and stay focussed, you can be a successful leaner.
Some one else like mom or a teacher can make you curious.

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Comment By Anika 

Interviewing my Dad

1: Learning is a new experience of learning

2:creativity

3:what do people find important

4:someone who is not being afraid to ask/answer Questions

Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Year, New Class

Published Monday, August 20, 2012.
Last updated: Monday, August 20, 2012

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!


Comment By yamini-Uday's mom 

happy,smiling faces! ready to take on year 4!

Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Comment By Georgie 

What is learning ?
Finding out about and remembering new things

Why do we learn ?
Sometimes for fun, sometimes to get more clever, sometimes both.

When do we learn ?
All the time.

What is the easiest way to learn ?
Find about things you find interesting, and have a good teacher to make it more interesting when it isn't.

What can you do with what you learn ?
Get a good job, make better decisions and help those around you.

What if you have to learn something that is difficult ?
You never give up.

Published on Sunday, August 26, 2012