Welcome back everyone! I do hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Myself, Miss Howe, Mrs Askew and Mrs Foss would like to thank you all for your lovely gifts. Everyone in 4P came back into school on Tuesday looking very refreshed and eager to learn.
On Tuesday we started the term by completing a Science experiment, as a whole school. Mrs Casewell challenged us to build a ship, out of tin foil, that could hold multiple pennies. We were all taken into the hall and told about the rules, then we were sent back to our classrooms to start designing and experimenting. Our aim was to see how many pennies we could get our boat to hold before it sank. Many of us tried lots of different designs, however one person managed to make the best design in her first attempt. Hannah Robinson made an amazing boat with her first attempt and it held over 200 coins! Then suddenly everyone else realised that Hannah’s design was the most effective and many more ‘Hannah’s’ started to appear!
In English we started to look at our new book ‘Varjak Paw’. At first some of us were not sure as to whether we were going to enjoy the book however the further into the book we get the more we want to read together as a class. Those children that have already read the book are doing an amazing job of not telling anyone else what has happened. On Wednesday we had to decide whether Varjak should go over the wall or stay behind. As a class we thought he should leave and go and get someone to help save Elder Paw. Now we are all eager to find out what happens in the book.
Since coming back after Christmas some of our times tables scores dipped a little however I can now inform everyone that nearly the whole class is consistently getting 50 or more. A special mention goes to Amy V who has now moved onto sheet 3! She is now having to tackle questions such as 1/4 of 20, quadruple 9 and 3/4 of 10!
In Topic this term we are looking at the Romans. Everyone enjoyed being able to complete the Roman homework before Christmas. Everyone did an amazing job on their homework, I especially liked watching some of the movies that people made!
Please can I remind everyone that musical instruments need to be in on Monday, PE kit in on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and the children will be tested on Set 2 of their spellings on Monday 16th January.