Key Skills

The children have chosen a planet to research and make a presentation of their findings. We have talked about different ways we could present work including using Office 365, PowerPoint, video, leaflet, poster, explanation text, a verbal recall… We have talked about things we could find out – how far the planet is from the sun, what the landscape is like, how big is it??? We will be dedicating class time to share our learning so all presentations need to be completed and in by Wednesday 8th June.

Mars – Millie, Isabella, Chloe

Venus – Rhys, Harrison, Kian, Jamie

Earth – Samuel, Maddy, Lucy

Mercury – Madison, Cirran, Casey

Jupiter – Amelia, Jakub, Andreas

Saturn – Issy, Rhys, Ellie

Uranus – David, Zach, Daley

Neptune – Jacob, Matthew, Adil

Pluto – Oliver, Georgina, Tudor. Is this a planet???

Keep reviewing your Y4 spelling word list and don’t forget to log those reading events! Mozart were second this term in the poll for reading across the school. Well done!

We have continued our work on E safety by discussing cyber bullying. We took a quiz to see whether we are cyber saints or cyber bullies. Fortunately, all of Mozart are saints!

E safety

We discussed how to be cyber saints online by only posting positive comments. The children were given the name of another child to post a comment about. Here is what we had to say about each other:

Chloe is a really nice and sensible person in class, she involves me in things she does.

Ellie works very well in class she always puts her hand up and is a very good friend.

Adil is always sensible in class and if someone is lonely he will let them join in with his game.

Issy always concentrates in class and completes her work, she is a good friend.

Jacob is always positive and gets on with his work. He always perseveres. He makes sure everyone joins in.

Harrison is funny and he makes me laugh, he always includes other people in his games especially if they are on their own.

Millie if fun to play with and can always make me laugh. She always tries hard in class.

Samuel helps me a lot during literacy and he is always nice to other people.

Cirran is a hard worker and she always tries her best at her work.

Tudor always does his work properly and concentrates on what he is doing.

Oliver always asks me if I’m ok when I am sad and always helps me if I’m stuck.

Matthew makes everyone laugh and is really funny, he can always cheer me up.

Zach is a wonderful friend and he makes me laugh whenever I am sad.

Maddy cheers me up when I’m sad and she concentrates well in class.

Rhys is a kind friend and when I’m lonely he makes me happy.

Isabella is very good at maths and is a confident learner and is an independent learner. She is a really good friend who is kind.

Lucy is a good friend, she is kind when I am lonely and she asks me to play with her.

Madison is a great friend and she talks to me when I’m alone. She likes to listen to my facts.

Casey is always polite and is very well behaved. When others are upset she always helps them.

Amilea has a good attitude to learning and she is very kind and clever.

Georgina is kind and helpful, she is a very nice member of the class.

Rhys is really nice to me and always lets me join in with his games.

Jamie always listens carefully and he is always sensible when he works with a partner.

Kian always lets me join in with his games.

Daley is a really nice friend and always involves me.

Andreas is a fabulous friend because he plays nice games.

Jakub is a good friend and chose me to be his partner on the Year 4 expedition.

David is a kind friend and he is a very independent person.

 

Well done to all those children who completed the E safety tasks at home.

Digital Footprints

We had a great discussion today about E-Safety and we made our own digital footprint, based on the information we have given online. We created our own digital footprints and a class one, with only a snippet of some of the most popular sites that we have used. It really made us think about how our information can be so easily shared if we are not careful with what we put on to the internet. This was also reinforced by a great assembly that some Year 6 children gave us about E-Safety, where they further reiterated the importance of safe internet usage. We, along with the rest of the school, will be carrying on with our work on E-safety throughout the rest of the week and the class have been asked to share their learning with family and friends at home. Class Footprint

The Queen’s Birthday Stamp

The children were set the task of designing a commemorative stamp to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. They had a time limit for research, planning and design. We have asked Mrs Greener to judge the best stamp on Monday. Watch this space to find out the results…

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Literacy Key Skills

We reviewed our last key skills task of finding as many examples of reading in and around the home. It was great to see the children’s different approaches to presenting their work. We were particularly impressed by Ellie’s PowerPoint presentation that even included an analysis of reading in her family – this lead to great maths linked discussion in class. Part of the challenge was to see who could find as many different examples. Chloe and Cirran both found 31 but Issy took the lead with 41 examples of reading. Well done to all!

This week the task is to present a given text in the style of an explanation text – something the children are now experts at! We have discussed ideas and strategies in class. We will be looking for presentation and accurate spellings, as well as the correct structure for an explanation text. What subheadings will you use? Can you add a photo or labelled diagram?

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Maths Key Skills

This week we have being looking at shapes in maths. Your task this week is to find examples of 3D shapes around the home. Can you sort them using a Carroll diagram like we explored in our lesson today? Think carefully about the criteria you pick!

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