Your homework over the half term is to answer the big social question.
The big social question is:
What makes a personality?
Is it something that you are born with? Is it something that changes? Does it depend on your parents or your friends?
Do some research and decide on what your opinion is. You can present this as a report, a poster, a presentation or any other way that you would like.
Have a lovely half term and stay safe!
I just wanted to say a big well done to all of 4A on a very successful assessment week! You have all made such fantastic progress and I am very proud of you! Well done!
We visited the Ragged School Museum today. Whilst there, we learnt about what life was like in a Victorian home, such as some of the jobs that children had to do as well as how they had to wash clothes. We then went into a Victorian classroom which had a very strict (and scary) teacher! Have a look at some of our pictures by pressing here.
What did you enjoy most about the trip?
What was the most interesting thing you learnt?
On Wednesday 17th May we will be visiting the ragged school. This will be an opportunity for the children to immerse themselves in what life might have been like for Victorian children.
Your child may dress up as a Victorian child but this is optional. If Your child is not dressing up they need to wear their school uniform. If your child chooses to dress up, they can come to school already in costume.
If you would like to dress up but you are struggling for ideas, there are some ideas below.
Our topic this term will be the Victorians! Included in our learning about the Victorians we will be visiting a ‘Ragged School’, which will help us to see what life was like for Victorian children and even experience a Victorian classroom. I doubt they had a pet like Harry in a Victorian classroom!
What do you already know about the Victorians?
What would you like to learn about the Victorians?
Leave your answers in the comments section.
This week has been Science and Engineering week. In 4A we have been amazing, fabulous scientists and have taken part in a variety of activities. We have made our own lava lamps, designed posters on what we think the world will be like in 1000 years time and attended a rocket workshop where we made and launched our own rockets. As well as all of this we had a special science assembly where a visitor showed us some amazing experiments using hydrogen peroxide.
What has been your favourite science activity so far? Why?
What new scientific vocabulary have you learned?
What is your most interesting idea for what our planet will be like in a 1000 years time? (I’ve still got my fingers crossed for someone to finally invent a hover board!)
Have a look at some of our science week pictures here.
As part of our Science topic of ‘Living Things’ we visited the Spinney. Luckily the weather was kind to us and we had a great time taking part in all the activities. We were looking for different invertebrates and mini beasts and used a dichotomous key to classify them. We had to use team work and problem solving skills in order to fill one bucket of water using a pump, planks and guttering. We also took part in some painting and some back breaking, wheelbarrow filling hard work!
What activity did you enjoy the most? Why?
Have a look at some more of our pictures here.
Today was World Book Day and we got to wear the masks we produced in class. Everyone looked amazing!
Click here to see our fabulous masks
This coming Thursday 2nd March 2017 is World Book Day. As you are aware, this year we at Clapham Manor are preparing things to wear in our classes and are basing our costumes on our current ‘Power of Reading’ books. For us in 4A this is ‘Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf’ by David Almond.
Click here to see how our preparations are going.