Greetings 4SW!

I hope that you are all doing OK during this time of uncertainty. I am, of course, missing you all greatly - exacerbated by the fact that not a single one of you has contacted me with any of the fantastic work that I'm sure you've all been doing at home. Right? RIGHT?

So, don't forget, feel free to drop me an email at ward.s2@welearn365.com, with an update on how you are getting on.

Below, I will try to add useful activities to keep your minds sharp, but also be sure to check out the MDJS YouTube page / Facebook posts for some exciting daily video content!

I am hoping to begin uploading some Drop Everything And Read sessions so that we can finish off Viking Boy, and maybe, if you're lucky, start something new. Keep your eyes peeled!

Keep in touch, stay safe, be nice, etc etc.

=) =)


Extra maths activity :)

We investigated how vibrations travel along a medium to our ears, and made string and cup telephones to demonstrate this.

On World Book Day, we used watercolours to reproduce some images from the book we read - 'Tuesday'.

Mr Ward promised us that we could have a go on the wall bars. Thanks Mr Ward, you are absolutely the best.

As part of our Science topic of 'Sound', we explored the ways that sounds are created by different musical instruments. It was loud.

In Literacy, we created freeze frames to help us sequence and understand the first 3 chapters of 'Viking Boy' which we have been reading.

On Diversity Day, we learned about tolerance, respect and acceptance of those who differ from us, in any way. We created logos to represent these qualities.

We had a go at warming some basic 'Anglo Saxon bread' on an open fire. It was REALLY tasty! (Probably).

Back to that music again! We worked in groups to orchestrate and perform our final 'Ride of the Valkyries' compostiions. It was loud.

Here we are on some PE apparatus :)

In Science, we placed egg shells in different liquids to see how they would deteriorate over time. This was to demonstrate the effect of certain drinks on our tooth enamel!

In music we composed our own versions of 'The Ride of the Valkyries'.

Working hard on some writing...

In Literacy, we all wrote down ideas to describe how the mead hall may have looked after the Grendel attacked it. Then we gave each other a virtual tour, reading out the phrases as we passed them.

Here we are looking really perplexed about some maths. :)

We used whiteboards to demonstrate the formula for working out the area of a rectangle: Length x Width. Or is it Height x Length? Width x Height? Anyway, just multiply the two dimensions to get the area. Simples.

Maths Day - We worked together to learn about finances and saving money.

This may have been a P4C lesson - Mr Ward honestly can't remember why we were out here. It looks cold though.

We wrote persuasive phrases about fairground rides, then gave each other a tour, describing the theme park as we led our partners around.

Odd socks day!

Today, we organised key events and time periods throughout history into chronological order, to get a better understanding of when the Ancient Maya were around. Mr Ward's favourite moment of the lesson was when a pupil asked if the 'Big Bang' was the reason we have Fireworks Night.

In Music, we used simple untuned instruments to replicate the sounds of a train journey. It sounded EXACTLY like a train, and not at all like a room full of children incessantly banging and scraping and beating and shaking and okay that's enough now children.

On World Day of Modern Foreign Languages, we took part in a range of activities, including learning some Russian, trying out a variety of exotic foods and playing a board game involving the greetings and flags of lots of other countries. Some of us dressed up in colours to represent a European nation. Some of us didn't, but Mr Ward took pictures of us anyway, because we looked happy.

In our PE lesson we went to visit someone called Outdoor Jim. ;)

Maths - counting in 1000s BINGO! Such fun.

On Roald Dahl day, we linked the idea of the 'Everlasting Gobstopper' from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to an investigation into solubility. We tested how quickly sugar cubes would dissolve and had a competition to see who could make their tower stand up the longest. Here are some pictures mainly of paper plates to prove it. Enjoy!

In Science we have been sorting animals into the key animal classes and learning about their features. It turns out that year 4 pupils are mammals after all, despite their moist, slimy skin.

Mr Ward's Guide To Life

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Not sure about some of the points on our class charter? Here, Mr Ward (yes, I am referring to myself in the 3rd person) explains everything to the sound of a familiar 1990s SMASH HIT.

4SW Class Charter

4SW Class Charter 1

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