As part of our learning in literacy this week, the children were able to experience what a real evacuation would have been like (complete with air raid siren). We were very grateful to be joined by a very intimidating billeting officer (Mrs Harries), and a most efficient air raid warden (Mr Rix) who made the experience come to life. Children were then split from their class groups and sent to the homes of their 3 class teachers to be told in no uncertain terms the rules of the house! A fun and rewarding literacy lesson for all concerned.
In class this week, Year 4 have continued looking at the text The Lion and the Unicorn. While trying to imagine that they are Lenny, one of the main characters, we have been working on creating a diary entry written by him. The children have looked at words to describe different emotions and feelings as well as trying out different sentence structures.
Ask them about if, if, if sentences, outside (inside), sentences and 2AD sentences and see what they tell you. Maybe ask them to give you an example from their writing.
Below are some fabulous examples of their work.
Enjoy your weekend.
The Year 4 Team
In year 4, we are still thinking lots about our 'Toolkits' for learning.
Here is a challenge for when you are at home and school:
1. Make eye contact and track whoever is speaking.
2. Learn non-verbal cues and communication.
3. Support and encourage each other to become the best we can be.
Last Friday 81 children from Year 4 and 5 were fascinated by their visit to the Noah's Ark exhibition at the Ipswich Waterfront. They were able to explore many examples of the biblical narrative in a highly unusual setting. The half size replica of Noah's Ark was a true to life representation of the original ark as described in the old Testament of the Bible. The real Noah's Ark was found several years ago on the top of a mountain in Turkey called Mount Ararat and satellite technology revealed its dimensions correspond with those given in the Bible.
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