BLACKWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL
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Year 3/4 Curriculum Newsletters
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Useful Websites For Children
Below are some links to useful, fun websites which focus on different areas of the National Curriculum.
Our final Science investigation in our electricity-based topic was predicting and testing whether different materials would conduct or insulate electricity in a complete circuit.
Celebration Certificate Winners
After learning about Stonehenge as part of our 'What Was Here Before Us?' topic, Mr. Hill set a challenge: to build a scaled-down replica of Stonehenge using just cardboard boxes, tape and measuring equipment. Its fair to say that Mr. Hill over-estimated the number of cardboard boxes we had to create our replica, as our 'tribe' only managed to build 3 inner-trilithons and a bluestone. That being said, every single memeber of our tribe worked extremely well together, showing fabulous teamwork, endevour and problem-solving skills. Mr. Hill would also like to thank all of our adult tribe-members (parents) who gave up their time to come and work with their children; you were all superb!
Writing Award Winners
Lest We Forget
As part of our Stone Age topic, we have been learning about the formation and properties of rocks. As part of our Science work, the children devised scientific experiments to test how hard and how permeable 6 different types of rocks were. They also then tested how each of the rocks reacted when placed in an acidic liquid (vinegar). A major focus of the children's 'working scientifically' focus was ensuring that they were conducting fair tests. They all did a fabulous job!
Our Class Gallery
Maths Award Winners
Welcome To Year 3 and Year 4
In our first Intra-School competition of the year, Year 3/4 contested a Dodgeball tournament as a climax to their work on accuracy of throwing. A superb sporting afternoon was had by all, and the team aptly-named 'Dodgeball Champions' were the eventual winners.
Dodgeball Champions: Eli, Coben, Imogen, Taiden, Taylor, Lewis, Tylor, Jacob.
Our first Maths unit of work this new year is length, perimeter and area. Here we are, taking part in some outdoor learning, where we had to estimate and measure the length of the school hall, the playground and the MUGA.
Our Topic This Term
English, Mathematics and Science
Year 3/4 Leaders and Monitors
School Council Members: Chloe (Y3), Faith (Y4)
Risk Assessors: Tylor (Y4), Humphrey (Y4)
Health and Safety Monitors: Lewis (Y4), Caleb (Y3), Kamila (Y4)
Eco-Leaders: Lewis (Y3), George (Y3), Faith (Y3)
Freidnship Ambassadors: Lois (Y3), Eve (Y3), Chloe (Y3), Coben (Y3)
Playground Monitors: Taylor (Y3), Aiden (Y3)
Arts Monitors: Flora (Y4), Mia (Y4), Faith (Y4), Humphrey (Y4), Jacob (Y4)
First Aid Monitors: Tori (Y4), Maddison (Y3),
STEM Ambassadors: Eli (Y3), Kyra (Y3), Rhianna (Y3), Eva (Y3)
Business Managers: Freya (Y4), Archie (Y4), Dustin (Y3)
Digital Monitors: Lewis (Y3), Chloe (Y3), Imogen (Y4), Taiden (Y4)
Classroom Tidy Team:
Water Bottle Monitor:
Mindfulness 'Thought Of The Day' Monitor:
Fire Register Monitor:
As part of our Stone Age, 'What Was Here Before Us?' topic, we have begin to design some of our own cave art, using oil pastilles.
We think they're coming along just nicely...
Teacher: Mr Hill
Welcome to Mr. Hill's class home page.
On this page, you will find lots of information about what we are learning in class, as well as photos of your children's brilliant work, and hyperlinks to websites that link with the work we are doing in class.
This page will also include information about future tasks, including homework, so please do check for any updates.
If you are unsure about anything or have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help.
To end our 'What Was Here Before Us?' topic, we had our own Stone Age Feast! This gave the our children the oppertunity to see if the children were in favour of an early homo sapien diet. The children got to try: cranberries, blueberries, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, crab, fish, limpets, mutton, and even eel. It's safe to say, there was a mixed reaction to some of the foods - especially the eels!