Happy New Year! We hope you all had a nice relaxing Christmas break and are all refreshed to kick start the spring term. The first few weeks are already busy with Young Voices, Music for Life, Cross Country and to kick start our Viking topic, we are heading to Murton Park on Tuesday 22nd January. Please make sure you wrap up extremely warm for this trip as we will be outside the majority of the time. Hats, gloves, scarves and maybe even your thermals are needed.
This term the Year 5’s will be working with Mrs Booth to gain their Young Leaders award. This is a great opportunity for the Year 5’s to demonstrate their kind, caring personalities.
Whilst the Year 5’s will be working towards their award, Year 6’s will be focusing on Year 6 objectives and gaining confidence in their own abilities with me (Mrs Borwell)..
This week we have been finishing off our Science topic: Sound. We have been investigating different materials which would reduce the sound to ensure we protect our ears at a music concert. We even went up against the judges with our newly designed ear defenders. Take a look at some of our designs.
On Thursday our whole class went to Huby park, as we had gained all our Ready to Learn cards and our class marble jar was full. At the beginning of the year, we decided as a class what we wanted our treat to be once the jar was full. Class 4 have worked hard since September; behaviour wise and academic wise and truly deserved this treat. Mrs Webster even baked her famous flapjack for everybody and as usual it was delicious. Thank you Mrs Webster!
We have had a fairly quiet week in school with regards to visitors so we have been very busy in our classroom learning. Below you will see a variety of photos from the week and what we have been getting up to.
A big thank you to Mrs Webster for baking us all some very delicious Valentines cakes. A very nice treat on Thursday.
On Tuesday afternoon, Class 4 presented an E-safety talk to KS2 parents. They discussed the dangers of the Internet, role played possible scenarios they could face and demonstrated to their parents what they have been learning. They did a fantastic job!
Over the past few weeks in maths, we have been learning about fractions, decimals and percentages… We think we have greatly improved! We have been using many different techniques to help us learn.
Every week we enjoy our gymnastic lesson with Mrs Broadhurst. We have been working on our different balances, beam technique and our confidence. What do you think? Are we any good?
Class 4 are loving their new class read, ‘The Viking Boy’ by Tony Bradman and have been getting into the different characters. Here are a few photos from when they were ‘Hot Seated’.
The Year 5’s are taking on new challenges each week within Young Leaders with Mrs Booth and this week their challenge was: The walk of trust. I wonder who was the most trustworthy Year 5!
On Wednesday, 36 pupils from Key Stage 2 participated in the Cluster Cross Country and competed against 9 other schools. A big well done to all children but a special mention to the pupils in class 4; Ben who came 1st for the year 5 boys, Ollie who came 3rd for the year 5 boys and Lucas who came 6th for the year 6 boys. The three of them will go to the next round in a few weeks time
This week we had two people from the NSPCC come to speak to us about how to keep ourselves safe from different kinds of abuse. We learnt the childline number using actions (08001111) and talked about many different scenarios which were either right or wrong. It was an interesting talk and helped us with our PSHE topic and E-safety topic.
In Science, we are continuing to learn about sound and during the lesson we observed how sound waves travelled. We did this through an experiment using a metal spoon, string and a plastic ruler. We will then continue this by looking further into this by changing a variable and discussing another line of enquiry. Year 6 child said ” Wow, how does the sound travel through the string?” Year 6 child 2: ” The string is known as a conductor.” Superb vocabulary and knowledge from the children during the lesson.
Take a look at what we have been doing recently; ordering fractions with different denominators, investigating what a vibration is and enjoying our first young leaders challenge with Mrs Booth.
Well done Class 4!! Your chocolate logs looked and smelt amazing!! Enjoy sharing them with your family.
It’s like Christmas day and my birthday all rolled into one
This is the best morning ever!’
It smells delicious.
Thank you to the whole of KS2 for a fantastic Christmas party!
We are all very proud of you, and look forward to hearing about how much money you have raised for such a brilliant charity. Well done!!
Well done KS2, you performed brilliantly!! You certainly know how to put on a good performance.
What do you think to our WW1 trenches? We designed our trenches taking ideas from the Internet, then we wrote our methods and then we had the best day making them!
Take a look at our fabulous Trench Cake we chose to make as part of our ‘Ready to Learn’ and ‘Class treat’. As part of our History topic ‘WW1’ we used our mathematical skills to weigh out the ingredients, and worked as part of a team to bake a trench cake.
We then had a WW1 tea party, eating our trench cake (yummy) and listening and singing along to war songs……’Pack up your troubles’
We took part in Huby’s memorial service on Friday 9th November to commemorate the fallen soldiers. We read aloud the poem we had written, and remembered the lives which were lost.
Below are pictures of our visit to Etz Synagogue in Leeds, where we learned about the Jewish faith.
Our topic is World War 1 where we have been learning all about how the war began and what it was like to live during that time. This term, our English topics are based around our history topic. Our most recent topic work was our fantastic newspaper article, reporting on a chosen key event.
In Science, we have been looking at Animals including Humans and learning in detail how our bodies work. Take a look at our lesson, learning all about our blood and the elements it contains. The pupil’s then wrote a scientific observation, which were excellent.
Our Maths focus has been on place value and the four operations throughout the first half term.
Below the children are using concrete resources in maths to support our learning with negative numbers.
As always, autumn term gets very busy, especially with the run up to our phenomenal Christmas play which will be revealed later on in the term but please remember that regular reading and learning those times tables and division facts is a important part of learning.
Our football and netball teams have been competing in our Cluster sporting events. Great sportsman ship, and some wonderful results! Well done Year 5 and 6.
We’ve been having great fun learning our new sport ‘judo’ over the first half term, and are now moving on to kick boxing! After our PE questionnaire, we came to the conclusion that children wanted to learn a new sport, and this is a sport which only very few people learn outside of school. Each week, all pupils at Huby look forward to their Martial Arts lesson. The two pictures below show children practising their grappling techniques!
We had a great morning at Crucial Crew, RAF Leeming- Something that we all found out was, that a child as young as 10 years old could be arrested!
Our class page will be updated regularly throughout the term with useful websites and ways to help your child at home, so please check this page regularly.
Please keep an eye out for new updates on our Class blog through the following link: https://www.huby.n-yorks.sch.uk/category/class-4-blog/
A fantastic website covering all topics of the curriculum with quizzes for each one- try and test yourself!
A range of interactive Maths games on each topic of the curriculum.
Try beating your own score on the multiplication/division facts game!
A website we have used in our revision sessions to practise speed reading.
Helpful tool which breaks down sentences into their word classes.
A range of resources based on spelling and grammar.