WELCOME TO CLASS 4'S PAGE!
Here you will find all the information you need to keep you updated with our wonderful class!
This term we will be focusing on geometry - coordinates, symmetry and the properties of shapes in Maths. In English we will be writing stories with a historical setting, then instruction writing based on this term's topic.
Our topic this term is World War 2. We will be looking at how this affected children - concentrating on subjects surrounding evacuation and rationing, as well as looking at the reasons behind the conflict. In Science we will be studying the human body.
In Religious Education, we will be looking at the Easter Story
Year 5 children will also be taking part in archery lessons on a Thursday morning with MSP.
All children have homework set on a Friday, this is to be back by the following Wednesday. Spellings for the week will go home on Monday and will be tested on Friday mornings.
We have PE every Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct (weather appropriate) PE kit. Unless the weather makes an activity unsafe, Mr Hay will conduct PE lessons outside.
A newsletter will be sent out every Friday afternoon with news and notices. If you have any questions/problems please come and see me before or after school, or we can arrange a meeting.
Thank you to the Friends of Swinderby School for providing funds to enhance our classroom environment. We have bought some cushions for our reading area.
Now everyone wants to read!
I have never before seen children so excited about soft furnishings!
Visit to the International Bomber Command Centre
We visited the International Bomber Command Centre as part of our World War 2 topic. We had a amazing day - a nice end to a long term!
We were able to handle artifacts from the Second World War. We had to be detectives and try to guess what they were or what they were used for. We even tried on some RAF uniforms.
We visited the spire and the memorial wall. Our guide, Eric, was able to share some stories and anecdotes. The children were particularly impressed by the story of Antis - a brave, medal-winning dog.
We visited the exhibition and were able to experience what it would have been like to have lived through the Second World War.
The Legacy Challenge
We had a visitor from the Legacy Challenge. He told us some great stories of people, all from Lincolnshire, who had completed some amazing sporting achievements. We hope that some of our Year 5 and 6 children will be inspired by this and become Young Ambassadors - being role models to the younger members of our school to be healthy and active.
As the weather improves, some of our class we will take on this challenge and organise activities within the school.
We have been investigating electrical circuits - looking at the effect of adding switches, and using more or fewer bulbs or batteries. We drew pictures of our circuits - our next step is to look at electrical symbols and try to recreate our drawings.
Fractions with Friends
We have spent a lot of lessons investigating fractions this term:
Dividing fractions... You get the message!!
Sometimes some children pick things up quicker than others. Fortunately, the children of Class 3 like to help their classmates. They were able to assist each other in understanding how to convert fractions so they have the same denominator for ordering, adding etc.
On Tuesday 2nd October, our Year 6 pupils attended the Construction Day at The Lincolnshire Showground. It gave them a taste of a variety of careers in this industry. They took part in a number of activities - bricklaying, bridge-building, plastering and driving a crane simulator.
They were keen to share their experiences with the rest of the class on their return. They all agreed that it was a great day and that the Year 5s should go next year.
On a side note - if anyone needs an extension building, I know just the people...!
RAF 100 Paper Plane Challenge
On Wednesday 12th September, thirteen Year 5 and 6 pupils visited the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln.
Along with a number of other local schools, we took part in a paper plane challenge as part of the Royal Air Force's centenary celebrations.
Assisted by members of the RAF, Northropp Grumman and the Education Business Partnership, the children built different paper planes (a Vulcan, a Red Arrows Hawk, and a Lancaster). They then tested and tweaked them with the aim to fly the furthest.
We all went outside and flew the planes together. It was a wonderful sight!