Class 3/4 News & Info

Year 3 + 4 Creativity Overview – Summer Term (1)

May 7, 2018

Please find attached a copy of the Year 3 + 4 Creativity Overview for the forthcoming half term.   Regards   Mr Downings Creativity (MTP) – Tribal Tales – Summer Term (1)  

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Science – Water Erosion Investigation

May 4, 2018

In Science, Year 3 + 4 have been investigating the properties of rocks.  We have looked at different rock types and how they can be classified into 3 categories (Sedimentary, Igneous or Metamorphic).  We also looked at the differences between natural rock materials e.g. chalk, and manmade ones such as concrete, and discussed their properties…

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Year 4 – Nick Rowland Volcano Art

May 2, 2018

Year 4 have been studying the work of the artist Nick Rowland, and discussed the techniques used to create these fantastic erupting volcano pictures.       We sketched our designs and transferred them with the help of Mrs Ward and Mrs Jackson, onto black paper using oil pastels.  We then created warm colour palettes by mixing paint, and used…

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Creating Earthquake Proof Structures

Apr 30, 2018

As part of our Tremors topic in Creativity, we have been investigating how earthquakes happen.  We have identified the Earth’s Tectonic Plates and Layers of the Earth (Crust, Mantle, Inner and Outer Core), and looked at how the movements of these plates cause vibrations across the Earth’s Crust.  We identified that earthquakes were most likely…

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Year 4 – Haunting Pompeii Sculptures

Apr 25, 2018

As part of our Tremors topic, we have been investigating the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD and the impact it had on the people in the Roman town of Pompeii.  We have written a recount of the event from the view point of a townsperson and inferred the possible feelings of people trapped by the…

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Year 3 + 4 Tennis Tournament

Apr 19, 2018

Year 3 + 4 pupils took part in a Tennis Tournament at Baslow, and ended up coming Runners Up in the Large Schools Tournament!   As part of an afternoon where children were able to develop their ball and racquet skills, the pupils took part in 4 single tennis match, and 2 doubles matches beating Bakewell…

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Apr 17, 2018

As part of our Tremors topic, Year 3 + 4 have been investigating how earthquakes happen.  We have completed a case study looking at the Japanese Earthquake in 2011, and researched the effects it had on the communities it destroyed.   We have learnt how the movement of tectonic plates causes vibrations deep within the…

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Year 3 + 4 – Volcanic Eruption Graphic Score Compositions

Apr 17, 2018

In Creativity, as part of our Tremors Topic, Year 3 + 4 have been studying volcanic eruptions and observing what happens during this deadly natural phenomenon.   We observed how the lava and ash clouds spew from the volcanoes crater high into the air and listened to the deafening sounds of the lava bombs and…

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Science (Tremors) – Homework Project

Apr 9, 2018

Dear Parents + Guardians   Please find attached a copy of this term’s Homework Project relating to our ‘Tremors’ Topic.  The deadline for this project is: Friday 11th May 2018.   Please do not hesitate to come in and speak to me if you, or your child, have any questions that you would like to ask…

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