Welcome to the Yellow Class page!
Yellow Class is for children aged 8-9 and is taught by Mrs Harwood .
Yellow Class Home Learning
Riotous Royals Project
King John – Creating our own ‘School Magna Carta’
Science – Digestive System – ‘Create a model showing the different parts of the digestive system’
Positivity Treasure Hunt – Outdoor Learning / PSHE
Families were asked to hide letters around an outdoor space that once found, would make up a positive word that children could ‘unjumble’ which would then be the focus of a ‘chat’ about what this word means to us.
Endangered Species due to Environmental Changes – Science
Some children produced leaflets and posted them through their neighbour’s doors ! Others found alternative ways of getting their message across :
Mini Hay Festival at Home
Mountain Challenge –
Following our topic on ‘The UK’, the children looked at various photos of mountains and hills across the UK and then chose one to create a 3D model or a collage. They are fab !
VE Day Activities
Writing Tasks on ‘Eye of the Wolf ‘ – poetry and persuasive writing
Creating Reading Dens and Practical Maths Learning
Yellow Class have had great fun both indoors and out ! In art we have been looking at the clothes and accessory styles of Coco Chanel , in particular her hat designs . Based on these ideas the children then designed and created their own hats. There was definitely some creative flair in Yellow Class !
Outdoor education has been exciting. We have been looking at following simple maps of the field to find clues . We discussed how symbols had been used to represent certain areas. The children then created their own designs of a play area using natural things around them to represent features such as slides , swings and even some quad bikes ! We then created a map to represent the area we had designed.
In English we have recently started our guided reading book ‘The Eye of the Wolf’ , learning about the story of Blue Wolf and his growing friendship with Africa, a boy who has his own , mysterious story to tell.
Division has been our main focus in maths alongside lots of Times Tables Rock Stars . In science, we have been looking at Solids, liquids and gases and in particular the water cycle where we have been studying the four areas of evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection in our ‘Water Cycle in a bag’ demonstration.
Yellow Class have been reading The Iron Man as part of our whole class guided reading sessions. As well as reading the book, we have also written diary accounts, created our own conversations between the characters and even designed our own menus for the Iron Man, with delicious meals from the scrapyard !
In maths we have been looking at column subtraction and how to check these using the inverse. We have also looked at estimating numbers to give an approximate answer and discussing how we might use this skill in real life.
In science we have been thinking about how sound is made and how we hear sounds through our ears. We made models of our ears using play dough and labelled the different sections.
In our topic on Vikings we have been learning about Ethelred and how he introduced ‘Danegeld’ to pay off the Vikings and stop them from attacking. We looked at a poem written about this by Rudyard Kipling and performed it outside , role playing the different parts.
Finally, we have started reading ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ as our class book. It is a personal favourite of mine and it is definitely getting us all in the Christmas mood !
Welcome back to a new school year !
We are looking forward to lots of exciting topics in Year 4, beginning with Anglo – Saxons, Scots and Vikings this term. This topic will include making Viking Longboats, shields and jewellery and learning a Viking dance ! Also linked to this topic, we are reading ‘Beowulf’ in English , building towards writing our own ‘hero myth’.
In maths we shall be focussing on times tables , place value and number as well as ‘electricity’ and ‘sound’ in science.
RE and Music will be taught by Mr Milne in Yellow Class this year on Wednesday afternoons.
Our value this month is ‘Kindness’ and the children have written and decorated some kindness cards which we will send to the residents of Brockhampton Court Nursing Home . We hope we receive a reply !
For more details on what we will be doing this term, please look at the link above on Curriculum Information.