Week 1 - We are all getting excited about the start of the Olympic Fortnight we are holding, our class made Olympic Torches to display. We will be waving these in our Opening Ceremony.
In Maths we have begun to look at fractions. We also went over our knowledge of 2D shape and learnt about the 3 different types of triangle. Can you remember what these are?
In English we have been working on our typing skills and wrote out a persuasive letter about saving the rainforest. These were very interesting to read!
For Homework we are going to concentrate on fractions.
Remember to bring in waterproofs and appropriate sports wear everyday for Olympic Fortnight. Exciting!!!!
Monday 13th June - American Football
We all learnt how to hold the ball correctly and how to throw it in the correct position. We enjoyed being able to throw it forwards unlike Rugby where you can only throw it backwards. It was fun playing the various games whilst learning the rules of the game.
Archery - The class had a great time during archery aiming for specific targets and winning points for their team.
Tuesday 14th June 2016 - Volleyball
Today we had a Paralympic coach called Tom, come to show us how to play sitting volleyball. He coaches athletes who represents team GB, including Rana from Shepway, an ex serviceman who tragically lost his leg at war.
Tom showed us different ways of warming up, sitting on the floor and ways of moving with 1 arm or 1 leg. Then we practiced some throwing and catching, again sitting down. It was challenging, but we found that you find other ways of doing things.
Luckily for us, Tom also bought along his Olympic torch from when he ran with it, in the buildup to the London Olympics 2012. We were all fortunate to have a hold of it; it was quite heavy!
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Trial Bike stunt assembly
Today we were very fortunate to have a 4 times British and 2 times European cup champion come to visit our school. James and his bike put on a trial bike stunt show, and it was very impressive. Luckily, the weather was nice so we were able to go onto the playground to watch the performance. He did lots of jumping off different objects, jumping and turning around his partner, who was lying on the ground underneath, and jumping over a bar, that was raised higher each time. James spoke about his passion for the sport and how to achieve your goals, by having determination and belief. At then end there was a quiz about James and the sport. Lily and Greta both won medals for answering questions correctly. It was an excellent display and hopefully, James has inspired us all to follow our dreams.
Thursday 16th June 2016
Today we had the opportunity to play a number of different athletic activities. There was speed bounce, hurdle racing, bean bag and hoop throwing and howler throwing . We were put into 4 teams and participated in all the activities in a carousel. We wrote down scores and at the end read out the results. For the hurdles, we had a race-off between the winners and second places from each group. Oliver won the hurdle racing, Kimberley won the speed bounce, 80 jumps in 1 minute, and Izaak won both the throwing events. We all really enjoyed ourselves and was able to show many skills during the session, such as measuring, teamwork, determination and perseverance.
Week 2 - For our Topic we are learning about Brazil. So we have decided to make our own Pop Art based on the Brazilian Artist Romero Britto. It has been great fun creating our own masterpieces.
We have also had lots of tests to do to show off all our learning we have done throughout the year.
Sports Fortnight has continued and on Friday we got to have a go at Curling. We learnt the rules and the skills needed to play accurately. We are all looking forward to the start of next week and the sports that we will get to try then.
See you next week!!!
Tuesday 21st June 2016
Today we learnt all about the sport, Squash. Firstly, we did a warm up, and then got to do lots of racket and ball exercises. Next we had a chance at hitting the ball at the net on our own, and then with a partner, which is called a rally. It was really good fun, and involved lots of hand-eye co-ordination and ball control.
Tuesday 21st June 2016
We were very fortunate to have our Year 4's go down to Hythe canal to take part in Kayaking. Some of us fell in, but overall we were all very good at navigating and steering the canoes. Luckily, we didn't get too wet and we certainly had a good fun time.
Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Today we played golf. We used a pitcher and a putter to put the balls into holes around the field. We worked in teams, adding up our points as we went. Some of us were great at long distance; the putting was quite tricky, but we had a great time.
Thursday 23rd June 2016
This was a fantastic hour of excellent fun today. The teacher showed us a range of different moves and routines to some really energetic songs, and we got the chance to do lots of free-styling. Mrs Hall was impressed with the dance moves that we all have and the rhythm on display! We were so worn out afterwards, and then the whole school got on the playground to do a big performance of "chihuahua!" It was a fantastic experience.
This week has been a lot of fun and laughter as we have continued with our Sports Fortnight. Some of the sports have included Squash, Dance, Tri-golf and Kayaking for year 4 children. Everyone has had a great time and we are all sad that it is all over. Sports Day was a fantastic success and congratulations to the Yellow Team (Air) for winning.
We will all be ready for a rest this weekend I'm sure.
See you next week.
This week has been full of Art and DT making various instruments from junk modelling linked with our Topic on Brazil. We also make Carnival Masks which look fantastic (you would not believe the mess we can create in a classroom!). Linking to this we have also studied Henri Rousseau painting based on the jungle capturing animals within the greenery.The children have researched his paintings and are creating their own. It is lovely to see them all developing as budding artists!!!!
We are looking forward to next week and what it may bring... See you then.