Welcome To Class Four
Class 4 spent a busy afternoon of sport at Launceston College playing fields. This event involved the children using the skills learnt during this half term's PE theme of Striking and Fielding. They mixed with several other local schools to play some fun games of golf, cricket and rounders. Each group was led by young sports leaders who encouraged the children to warm up with skills needed, these included catching the ball- using both or just one hand, accurate throwing at a target and instruction into how to hold cricket bat. The children had a lot of fun, playing the games and learning new skills. Thank you to the young sports leaders, for their encouragement and enthusiasm, you organised a great afternoon for everyone.
Royal Wedding Celebrations
St. Catherine's School held a tea party to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. The whole school ate a picnic lunch together, either buffet style food provided by the great team in the school kitchen or a packed lunch from home. The sun shone for the afternoon as the party continued with games on the field. Can you spot any royal visitors enjoying our picnic?
Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Who Took Boris?
To finish their Crime and Punishment topic, the children took part in a "Whodunnit" challenge.
Boris the gnome had gone missing and a ransom note found. The children worked in groups to find clues and solve the Maths or grammar problems. For each set of three clues correctly solved the group received a sticker, once they had collected 3 stickers they were given an extra clue to solve. This clue would help them work out which of the main suspects was the guilty one.
The first group to solve this challenge went to rescue Boris from his captor.
Who do you think took Boris?
Walk a Mile for Sport Relief
Year 4 took part in this whole school event. They did really well and took part with their usual enthusiasm.
We have been studying the early modern period within our crime and punishment topic. We have been looking at how crime and punishment has developed and changed over the years. As part of this work, we have been designing Wanted posters for the famous highwayman Dick Turpin.
World Book Day
We celebrated the joy of reading with a St. Catherine's Book Day. Class 4 had several Harry Potter characters, along with Alex the Lion from Madagascar, Batman, Pippy Longstocking, Rumpelstiltskin, Gangster Granny and children from Polar Express. The morning was spent with a whole school read where children could choose the story they wanted to listen to. In class the children studied the Cornish legend of Cormoran the Cornish Giant and Jack the Giant Killer.
On a cold but beautiful afternoon, Class 4 enjoyed taking part in Forest Schools activities.
Making stick people
We toasted marshmallows, blowing on them 10 times before enjoying eating them.
Year 4 have been very busy at a variety of different activities this half term. They enjoy a challenge and agree that learning is fun.
The children made small stick puppets, who then met and greeted each other in French
Keyboards with Mrs Mann continues, the children are making good progress and can each play a few tunes now.
Science has been learning about electricity. Today's lesson was all about making complete circuits. Can you make the bulb light up?
Parental Engagement Maths Day
Today the children became the teachers when they invited their parents into class to join them for maths activities. The class showed their families the different types of maths they do every day. These included fluency, place value, column addition and subtraction along with problem solving. The parents were set different challenges and activities with the children teaching the strategies needed to solve them. Year 4 enjoyed sharing their knowledge with the adults, there was a lot of fun and laughter in the room while great learning was taking place, by both the children and adults.
Year 4 have taken advantage of some good weather to carry out English and Maths out of the classroom. English was continuing with their poetry work by looking at the nature around them and collecting words and phrases of anything that made them feel that nature is wonderful. This will be used in poetry writing during the week.
Maths was using the trundle wheel to measure the perimeter of different areas of the playground. In pairs they first estimated then measured sections of the football pitch or netball court, others measured the whole pitch. They then worked out the perimeters of each area. It was really good for the children to be able to use their maths for real life activities.
Later in the day Year 4 had their weekly PE lesson with sports coach, Liam. The children are enjoying learning the rules and skills needed to play basketball.
Year Four have been enjoying settling into their new classroom. They have positively enjoyed the new challenges in their learning, including mastering keyboards, taught by Mrs Mann.
Where does my food go? is the Science topic this half term. The children have been learning the names and functions of the human digestive system, this included constructing the system in the classroom.