It’s true, the Vikings arrived at at Watercliffe on Monday! They came in tribes waving flags across the sea from Scandinavia and plotted where they would settle in the school grounds. They banged drums as they charged with their swords and shields, terrifying their enemies. If you see them around school, do not approach – they are armed and dangerous!
Y4NH spent a lovey afternoon at Herries Lodge yesterday, chatting with the residents and performing for them. It was a pleasure to see the children interacting with such good manners and many of the residents said they hoped we would come back.
Here are a few pictures from the visit and a video of the children performing ‘You’ve got a friend in me’.
This week the year 4’s had a visit from the Friends of Parkwood Springs. The visitors came into school to make parts for a lantern that will be on display at the Lantern Procession on Saturday at Parkwood Springs. Each child made their own petal using willow and tissue paper. The petals will be put together to make a flower from all the year 4 children.
The procession will take place on Saturday 13th October, from 5.45pm at Parkwood Springs (setting off from the Cooks Wood Road car park). People who attend are advised to bring a torch.
This half term in year 4, we are learning about the Anglo Saxons. We have been researching different aspects of their life and recording it.
We were given an aspect of their life to research and questions to answer on it. After we had done this, we then shared this information with other members of the class to spread the knowledge we had gained. We did a fantastic job of working together and cooperating in our learning.
Just a quick update on our times tables challenge for Y4s – we’re trying out Times Tables Rockstars at the moment to great success! Each child has their own login and they play different tournaments to improve their speed and accuracy.
Our school is currently 4th out of schools nearby for speed.
Our leaderboard has Insha at the top as the headliner, closely followed by Ben as the support act, then Jessica and Connie as breakthrough artists but all could change over the weekend!
Here’s the link if you haven’t tried already – it works on a phone, tablet or computer.
It’s been a busy start to Y4 with place value in maths and writing scrapbook entries from our 101 Things home learning. The children have really settled into school life again and are taking real pride in their learning.
Here’s a few photos from maths this week.
Autumn home learning packs have been sent home today so we look forward to seeing what the children produce!
Also, Mrs Reed is asking for children to bring in juice cartons to make Viking long ships. Please send them in if you have any at home!
This is the type she’s looking for!
On Friday, some lucky Y4s visited Sheffield Theatres for the morning. We had a tour of their three theatre spaces – Crucible, Studio and Lyceum and went backstage.
We learned about the different types of stages and how important the people who work backstage are! We were let lose in the costume department, where we tried on all sorts of costumes, from fur coats to army uniforms!
We then did a workshop, where children chose from lighting, costume, acting, singing and dancing, ending with a performance.
What a morning!
Today we went to Yorkshire wild life park, where we saw loads of different types of animals.
Also there was a playground what was so fun and it had a massive orange twirly slide what we all went on and we all loved it.
We also went into a room to look at some animals. There were cockroaches, a lizard and also a giant African snail.
By Nicole and Harry
The children have now finished their Sheffield guides and they have turned out extremely well! Each one is different, with information on the sights, sounds and tastes of our city. The children have learned about all of the things that make Sheffield a fantastic place to live and have discovered places they never knew about.
As experts on Sheffield now, they should be able to take you on a guided tour of our city!
On Wednesday, we went into town to explore what the city centre has to offer. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed discovering new things in familiar surroundings, such as the gargoyles on the cathedral and the gold state at the top of the Town Hall.
We spotted the Women of Steel statue outside the City Hall and looked at art, old and new, in the Millennium Gallery and Graves Gallery.
After lunch in the Peace Gardens, we conducted surveys to find out what people think of Sheffield. The children were wonderfully polite when they approached members of the public and many people commented how well behaved they were.
It was really interesting to see all of the amazing attractions Sheffield has to offer and we’re looking forward to writing about them next week.