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In 2016/17 there was excitement in the air as a group of six Year 4 students attended a Science Workshop at the East Dulwich Charter School.
The Year 4 students included Abdulsalam, Sarah and Lui from Rio Grande Class and Ansel, Obina and Jolanda from Hudson Class. They joined the secondary school's then Year 7 science ambassadors for the workshop which included some excellent peer learning.
They took part in five experiments and had a wonderful afternoon. Look at the pictures below to see what fun they had. Visit our Rio Grande and Hudson Class Pages to see some videos from the afternoon.
Click here to see the gallery from this fabulous day out...
Cool sounds resonated around the Royal Festival Hall (RFH) when Hudson Class stretched their vocals chords during a long awaited performance of Jazz on the South Bank.
They took part in the Southwark Primary Schools presentation of The Elements of Jazz, at The Clore Ballroom along with friends from other local primary schools including Bessemer Grange and Albion.
Under the artistic direction of inspirational Jazz Pianist, Composer and Animateur Pete Letanka, they performed their very own composition, called A Taste of Harmony, which melted the hearts of all those in the audience.
This is an annual event, which marks the culmination of six weeks work creating jazz music in Southwark primary schools. During the performance nearly 300 children and their teachers come together for the first time to share the music they have been making in a huge celebration of all things Jazz. The event was part of the Southwark Music Service and South Music Hub. Here's to the next year adventure into Jazz.
In Numeracy, we began working on using partitioning to divide 2 digit numbers by one digit numbers. We also looked at the relationship between multiplication facts and division facts. The more they know their multiplication tables, the faster they become at deriving their division facts. Why not try them at home?
Our unit on Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away” in Literacy has continued to excite and engage the children’s imagination! This week we looked at Chihiro, the main character, and the fascinating supporting cast of spirits. Each one of them has a unique appearance, personality and quality. The children then had an opportunity to create their own spirit.
Our Topic consisted of a very interesting trip to the British Museum to see the mummies and Ancient Egyptian artefacts. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a great deal! A massive thanks to the parents that came along with us. We also looked at Hieroglyphics and used this fascinating written language to create our own messages to each other.
We sent home some Hieroglyphic symbols for the children to create their own message with, which we displayed.
Hudson were looking at Tutankhamun and how and why the Egyptians turned their pharaohs into mummies. We got so wound up in the topic that we turned some of the children in the class into mummies... Check out our attempts!
Here are the children making their own Christmas jumpers for their Winter Fair hoop.
The children said: "We looked at the various patterns the Christmas Jumpers Mr Sheffield brought in had and then tried to recreate them by gluing strips of paper in the patterns onto the templates. As a class, we also pitched in to create two, much bigger, centrepiece jumpers. Ms Mehmeti even knitted a jumper for the hoop itself!"
"Hudson class were looking at the human body and the digestive system. We simulated the stomach by putting some bread into a ziplock bag with some orange juice (the stomach acid). We then replicated the stomach’s muscle contractions by massaging the mixture to see what happens to the food in our stomachs.“
Hudson have been looking at the digestive system and molars...
"We looked specifically at the very beginning of the process – what happens in our mouths! We learned about the various types of teeth in our mouths, why we have these different teeth and why our child teeth fall out and what they are replaced with. We then made 3D models of the teeth out of plasticine, labelling them and putting them on display for everyone to see!"
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