We had some special guests from ‘Friends of Parkwood Springs’ yesterday. Y4 were chosen once again to help create lanterns to use in the Beacons Lantern Parade this Saturday. We began by bending willow into the shape of a dragon’s spine, then got very messy covering it with gluey tissue paper and decorations. I can’t wait to see the finished product, it’s going to be huge! We also helped to cover two badgers, which will be displayed on the route around the procession.
It would be fantastic to see as many families as possible on Saturday. We are gathering at 5.30 and the procession will begin at 5.45, led by Sheffield Samba Band. Look out for me and other Watercliffe folk as we’ll try to get a group together to represent the school (and share carrying those enormous lanterns!)
Here’s a link to the Friends of Parkwood Springs page if you want any more information.
The epic story of Beowulf was the first recorded story in British history and is one of the most famous Anglo Saxon tales. The Y4s brought it to life this week by creating freeze frames, saying how each character felt and improvising overheard conversations at key moments in the story.
The children had no trouble showing the dramatic battle between Beowulf and the terrifying monster, Grendel, as you can see below!
Can you match each picture to what happened in the story? Click here for a quick video if you’re struggling!
We’re moving on to creating our own versions of Beowulf so watch out for some terrifying monsters and fearsome dragons coming your way soon!
As the year draws to a close, the Y4s presented all of the incredible learning we have produced this term in a museum event on Tuesday. We were amazed by how much we had done over the last 13 weeks – from Sheffield City Guides and Joe Scarborough inspired artwork to habitat boxes, adverts, animal stories, paintings and much, much more! If you missed the event, here’s a couple of videos of what was on show:
Well done Y4 for such a productive, enjoyable and exciting year. We have really valued your curiosity and eagerness to learn. We have been impressed by your positive attitudes and the progress you have made since you came to us in September.
Have a fantastic summer!
We’ve been learning about angles all this week. We all know an angle is a ‘measure of turn’ and can define acute, obtuse and right angles. We even had a go at measuring angles using protractors!
Today, we did some problem solving, investigating different angles on a clock face. The children were asked to find as many right angles as they could…turns out there’s quite a few!
Of course, we also discovered that the ‘dab’ is an acute angle!
Here’s some of Mr Tompkinson’s class solving different angle-based problems:
As part of our expedition into why people choose to live in Sheffield, we’ve been looking at the art work of Joe Scarborough. His vibrant, colourful paintings of recognisable buildings have so much going on and tell an exciting story about our city. The children chose oil pastels, crayons or chalk pastels to create their own versions.
Here are some of the (nearly) finished pieces:
We’re very excited because Joe Scarborough will be coming into school on Monday afternoon. I reckon he’ll be very impressed by some of the work produced this afternoon!