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Collaborative learning in maths!

Summer Term

This half term we are focusing on the Anglo-Saxons and Scots. We will learn what happened when the Romans left Britain, how the Anglo-Saxons changed Britain and we will look in depth at how art and culture were influenced by the Anglo-Saxons at that time. The children will also create their own Anglo-Saxon houses in DT. 

 

In English, we are using our science topic 'All Living Things' as our focus. The children will write an information text about their own imaginary animal based on 'The Storm Unicorn'. They will also write a discussion text providing a for and against argument about 'Does litter pose a threat to animals?'

 

In maths, we are learning about position and coordinates, decimals and fractions and shape. 

 

In RE, our focus is Islam and in PSHE we are looking at relationships. 

 

We have an incredibly busy half term with lots of exciting things happening, so please talk to your child about what they have been learning smiley

Running a mile with a smile for Sport Relief!

Testing the viscosity of liquids.

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Testing the viscosity of liquids.

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Volcanoes and Earthquakes Day!

World Book Day! The children have thoroughly enjoyed their day as they became authors and illustrators and created their own stories based on a picture from 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick'. They illustrated another piece of writing and then Miss Lemin published them into a class book. Some of the children read their work to year 6 to help inspire the year 6 children's writing. They should be so proud!

Reminder

Those children who did not swim last half term will be swimming from this Friday and the first group of swimmers will now do PE. Please make sure your child has their kit as it is such a short term and we don't want them to miss out! 

 

 

Stop... Drop... Cover! We had an earthquake drill in the classroom today!

This half term we are continuing with our topic of volcanoes and earthquakes, but we are going to focus on creating music and art work to represent each disaster. The children will learn all about the Richter Scale and create earthquake proof structures to test in our very own earthquake simulator!  Our topic lessons will also link with our English unit as the children are going to create an Iron Man and space-bat-angel-dragon with a range of materials. 

 

In English, we are going to create our own stories using the Iron Man by Ted Hughes which will give the children the chance to enjoy reading a text as a whole class. 

 

In Maths, we are going to learn about time, position and direction, fractions and mental multiplication and division. 

 

This half term Year 4 also have a visitor coming in from Cambridge University who is going to teach them more about earthquakes and volcanoes through experiments and practical activities which is very exciting!

 

We are very busy this half term and lots of exciting things are going to happen, so please encourage your children to talk about their learning at home! smiley

Chocolate Rock Cycle!

Happy New Year!

 

Our topic this term is volcanoes and earthquakes and the dolphins are very excited about it! This topic will allow the children to: learn why and how they occur, create the structure of the Earth, design and make a protective suit for a volcanologist and find out what happens when a volcano erupts through experimenting in science!

 

In English we are going to use natural disasters that have recently been in the news to develop our use of exciting vocabulary and sentence structures and in Maths we are practising the formal methods of all four operations. 

Athletics at AMVC

Athletics at AMVC 1
Athletics at AMVC 2
Athletics at AMVC 3

David Walliams has been a huge hit in the classroom this term. The children have loved reading his books and Rhea, Isabel and Katie have read it together!

David Walliams has been a huge hit in the classroom this term. The children have loved reading his books and Rhea, Isabel and Katie have read it together! 1

Imogen has worked super hard this week to learn a new formal method for multiplication!

Imogen has worked super hard this week to learn a new formal method for multiplication! 1

Body Percussion

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This week Year 4 have been inspired by Anna Meredith - Connect It who has created an orchestra that only uses their mouths and bodies to create sounds. Dolphins thought they would have a go at creating a piece of music and this was one of the results!

This half term Year 4 are learning all there is to know about the History of Music! We want to know who had the 'X Factor' years ago and how music has changed over time. We will be learning about classical music and creating sounds using body parts in the style of Anna Meredith, writing a biography about a famous composer and writing a letter to our favourite pop star! 

 

It would be good for the children to find out what parents, grandparents and other family members listened to when they were younger and what device they used to listen to the music on. The children are really excited about the topic and can't wait to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The children have really enjoyed measuring in maths. During a group activity, the children measured the playground, KS2 stage, benches and lots more.

The children absolutely loved having The Great British Bake Off in Maths today. They have looked at measurement all week and were put to the test by following a bread recipe.

 

 Unfortunately Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry were very busy today but Mr Webster was on hand to judge the results and... the girls won! 

 

They then enjoyed their hard work with a Roman feast of bread and grapes and the Disney film of Hercules. 

 

 

Reporting live from Eye Primary School!

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This week in Literacy Year 4 have their journalist hats on and are finding out all about newspapers! They will be writing their own reports about the awful events that occurred at Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD! To prepare them for this, the children became reporters and eye witnesses in their Guided Reading. They really enjoyed it!

Homework will now be set and handed out on Wednesdays and is due in on the following Monday. This is to ensure a consistent approach across all key stages. 

 

Dolphins had a fantastic time at Peterborough Museum on Monday. They got to make their own clay face, became archaeologists and learnt what being a slave involved. They also visited a Roman surgeon who performed all kinds of gruesome treatments on her 'victims'!

Year 6 visited our class this week and taught us everything we need to know about addition and subtraction methods!

This week in Year 4 we have been learning about column addition and subtraction in Maths and have now finished writing our Roman myths in Literacy. I have really enjoyed reading them and the children should be so proud of them as they worked so hard!

The dolphins are loving their new reading area! The children are now bringing home a reading journal to encourage reading at home and I will endeavour to comment and sign each journal every week.

The dolphins are loving their new reading area! The children are now bringing home a reading journal to encourage reading at home and I will endeavour to comment and sign each journal every week.  1
The dolphins are loving their new reading area! The children are now bringing home a reading journal to encourage reading at home and I will endeavour to comment and sign each journal every week.  2
The dolphins are loving their new reading area! The children are now bringing home a reading journal to encourage reading at home and I will endeavour to comment and sign each journal every week.  3

During Wow Day on Wednesday, Year 4 discovered that parts of Roman weaponry were found on the school grounds over the summer. They were tasked with the job of uncovering other Roman artefacts that were left on the school grounds; just like real archaeologists! They had great fun identifying and sketching the artefacts!

First day of term!

First day of term!  1

Welcome to the Dolphins class page!

 

I hope you have had a lovely summer break and are ready for the new school year. This page will be used throughout the year to share photos, achievements and the children's work. We have a very exciting year ahead of us and I can't wait to start my first year of teaching at Eye  C of E Primary School. I hope you are looking forward to this year as much as I am. 

 

Miss Lemin smiley

 

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