We had a fantastic time at the Wildlife Park on Friday! We spent the morning looking at all of the animals, learning more about their habitats and behaviour. The baboons in particular were such fun to watch as they stole food from each other and jumped around.
After lunch, we had a workshop abut endangered species and how to conserve them. It was really interesting to discover why so many animals are becoming extinct and we are all more aware now of how to look after them.
Plus the weather was gorgeous!
Nearly everyone in school went down to the Town Hall yesterday to protest against cuts to schools.
We had a look around Millennium Galleries first, where there was an exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci’s work and a very exciting lighting installation.
We then met up with parents, photographers, news reporters and the rest of our schoolmates to chant and show our support for the ‘save our schools’ campaign.
All of the children who attended did us proud and showed the people in charge that they deserve the best for their education!
We had a short P4C session this afternoon where we tried an activity to show how difficult it becomes when resources are taken away. The children were asked to make a book from newspaper but as they went along, we removed scissors, rulers and pencils so they were left with 10% fewer resources than they started with. We discussed how it made us feel and how this relates to the issues in education at the moment.
We would really love for you to share your thoughts on the subject by adding comments to the end of this blog.
We’ve been rehearsing again for or performance of Silent Town. We’ll be doing a lot more rehearsal on Monday when we visit Sheffield Theatres!
We will be performing on Thursday 21st March at the Crucible Theatre in two – more details to follow and tickets will be available soon!
Both classes rehearsed together for the first time this morning with a musician. We generated words to put into a song and created freeze frames showing how we solved the big problem.
The children then learnt a routine, which we’ll put into the final piece. We’re so excited to start rehearsing after half term. Parts will be allocated next week so you can get learning lines!
We have had lots of fantastic pieces of home learning in year 4. Since Christmas, we have been looking at theatres and performances. Children have made theatres, found facts about them, written reviews (of real!) performances and created their own characters to name a few of the things we have handed in.
Here are some examples of the home learning we have received.