Posts Tagged ‘Year 3/4’
Friday, May 24th, 2013
What an amazing afternoon.
Two days of anticipation. 13 Boxes across 13 classes. All with mystery objects inside!
Now begins the challenge to plan the most creative learning experiences possible from each object.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Today we looked at logical thinking. The problem the children faced was as follows:
You have 2 1p coins, 2 2p coins and 2 5p coins. All the coins are in a row but you don’t know their order.
The 1p’s have 1 coin separating them. The 2p’s have 2 coins separating them and the 5p’s have 3 coins separating them. What order are they in?
The exercise was to encourage experimentation, communication and logical thought. IT was truly fascinating to experience the children discussing and deliberating the problem, explaining to each other and trying out different solutions.
Friday, May 10th, 2013
Our wonderful Lead Learners have been hard at work, documenting all that goes on in school in the Monty Magpie – our e-zine.
New and future editions can be found on our newsletters page.
We really hope you enjoy them.
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Week 2. The fractions continue.
The continuing saga of fractions, equivalents, and parts continues apace as we delve deeper into the mysteries of fraction. We have been looking at equivalency today and learning about finding the lowest fraction possible. Given 6/12, the children are trying to find all equivalent fractions using both pen and paper and apparatus, like blocks, pizza pictures and counters. The progress is great and considering how many people are intimidated by the dreaded fractions the children are innocently unaware and keen to divide and conquer!
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Year 3/4 were lucky to have two visitors from GoActive Coaching teaching them some exciting new games. They had the chance to play Dodgeball and Urban Polo, both were smashing hits.
The children will have the opportunity to further develop their skills as the coaches will be running an after school club on Tuesdays starting on the 7th May. Letters were sent home with the children. If you would like more information about this club please contact Mrs. Dart at school
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Here is a little taster of the Heatree Trip.
These are pictures of the low adventure activity.
It was very cold and windy up on on the moor, but we wrapped up warm and threw ourselves into the array of activities on offer.
(More photos to follow)
Thursday, March 21st, 2013
We have been creating posters to inform people about the benefits of rainforests.
Ask your child what they have focused on and any relevant facts.
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
We have now introduced a skills session into our day. We spend half an hour focusing on things like handwriting, spellings, timetables, reading comprehension or sentence structure.
We believe that the children are really benefiting from practising one of these skills everyday.
We would be very grateful if you could continue to practise at home too. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need any guidance on how to help your child.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
For the past week or so we have been looking at time.
Some of us are reading the time in terms of : O’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour. Others have moved onto reading to the nearest 5 minutes (e.g. 10 minutes past 6) or nearest minute ( e.g. 7 minutes to 8).
We have done many activities to help us tell the time e.g. We have played games where one child calls out a time and the other makes it using a clock, planned our ideal school day (complete with drawn clocks) and time dominoes.
The children have really enjoyed this but many still need a bit of practise- I am sure they would love you to test them!
Monday, March 18th, 2013
We have been collecting information about each of the Rainforest layers and then creating a video on puppet pals.
Puppet pal is a program on the ipads that allows you to take photographs and then add your own verbal commentary.
The children have produced some great presentations- Hopefully we will upload a few once finished.