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Walwayne Court

Hedgehogs (Years 3 and 4)

Mrs Turze - Class Teacher Miss Young - Class Teacher Mrs Stenton - Class Teaching Assistant

 Our learning in Hedgehogs

  • In DT we transformed a 2D cuboid net into a 3D biscuit box as part of our design process, considering where ingredients, logo and biscuit name should appear before folding and sticking it together... not as easy as it sounds!
  • Samba got exciting - we chose our own rhythms based on colours, then put all our ideas together for an exciting colourful splash on the senses!!
  • We had a lovely time taste testing biscuits for our Design and Technology research. We evaluated them for taste, appearance, texture and looked at the packaging to see who might buy it.  Sorry to say the children REALLY enjoyed the dark chocolate Butter Biscuits - surprising really!
  • The Year 3s talked about what makes a healthy relationship and made a relationship tree.  Relationships can be with parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, club leaders as just a few examples.  Green leaves represent what makes a strong relationship, the roots are the people that are helping to support us and the branches and trunk are the things we do to support the healthy leaves.  Brown leaves falling are areas that show when things go wrong how they can damage the relationships.
  • For Enterprise week we have been hard at work deciding on a product that we would like to create, doing market research to find out what might sell the best, using pricing information to work out how much to charge per item in order to make the best profit, creating posters and adverts to market our products and creating the product itself! 
  • We have been learning about perimeter in Maths - we took our learning outside to measure the perimeter of the playground.  We made our own tape measures and found ways to work together to measure against our estimates.  Thank goodness it was sunny!
  • In DT, we were exploring fastenings on different products. Exploring became quite a lot of fun! 
  • We thoroughly enjoyed tag rugby in the sunshine with the Bath Rugby coaches. We played some short games and showed off all we had learned.
  • We showed great participation during our "Number of the Day" chanting!  We have also shown excellent whole body listening when considering how to calculate missing measurements of rectilinear shapes.
  • We have been continuing to listen to and learn the song "Bringing Us Together" on Charanga which fits beautifully with our whole school theme 'Together'. We enjoyed singing and dancing along!
  • We have been learning the names of different classroom objects in Spanish and have practiced writing and saying the words and phrases correctly.
  • We have been exploring and creating digital art inspired by the work of William Morris.
  • In English, we have been editing and publishing the stories that we have been working hard all week to write.
  • We are continuing to work hard on mastering fractions and have been working on comparing fractions.
  • In Geography, we have started to learn about mountains! We have been using our research skills to find out information about UK mountains, including their height and location.
  • We have been busy in Maths this week continuing our fractions work, and have been finding out how to find three quarters of numbers.
  • We have been showing off our creative skills and we created our final Viking longships from clay. We have been mastering using slip to join the parts together.

In Art we have been practicing our clay skills, such as coiling, with playdough before creating our final sculptures of our Viking Longships.

In preparation for diary writing we learned how to write about feelings and emotions using show not tell (inference).  We were engrossed trying to sort them out - it brought a lump to Miss Young's throat!

We have been learning about different habitats in Science. We looked at some key habitats in the UK and discussed how things are adapted to live there.

We have been enjoying reading 'The Legend of Podkin one ear' whilst following along with our own copies.