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Microsoft Teams

Salisbury Class will be using Microsoft Teams. Please read the documents below.

 

Information Letter

Microsoft Teams Policy

Teams Internet Safety Poster

 

Meet & Greet 2020

Please click on the link below to view a set of slides that cover a variety of topics linked to starting a new school year.

Meet and Greet Document - September 2020

 

Autumn Term 2020

 

All The Fun Of The Fair!

 

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Welcome back to the Autumn Term. I hope you all had a fantastic summer break and that you are feeling refreshed, raring to go and ready to climb aboard this exciting, electrifying and exhilarating ride that is the Year 4 Autumn Term topic, 'All The Fun Of The Fair'.

The topic is scientific themed, investigating the science behind how fairground rides work through the application of forces to electricity. We will continue to explore the theme in P.E, DT and Art through the medium of dance, textiles and paintings of LS Lowry. Additionally, we will be learning about the history of fairgrounds and how they have developed over time as well as researching and learning about the great pioneers in fairground development.

So, Roll Up, Roll Up and enjoy all the fun of the fair!

 Please click on the curriculum newsletter link below which outlines our learning intentions for this term.

Autumn Term 2020 - Curriculum Newsletter

 

November 2020 - Maths

The class’ new focus in maths is multiplication and division. Today was all about learning x6 tables and understanding ‘groups of’. The use of equipment was great to use as a visual prompt of the xtables and then use to answer questions.

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November 2020 - DT: Textiles 

Continuing with our DT focus of textiles, the class investigated different templates for a money container, cut them out and pinned them together. This part of the process has enabled the children make a decision as to which one they would like to turn into a finished product. The class are now ready to design their finished product.

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November 2020 - Awards

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Well done to our Rocker of the week, scoring the highest percentage of correct answers on @TTRockStars xtables practice plus, Speller of the week for the most games played on @SpellingShed as part of the homework set. Well done to everyone in Salisbury class.  Great job.

November 2020 - Lunch Awards

Lunch time award for terrific table manners and super choices made each day this week at lunchtime – awarded by the lunch time supervisors.

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November 2020 - Science

 Year 4 continued learning about electricity specifically conductors and insulators. The class built a simple electrical circuit then tested various objects to investigate if they would allow the electrical current to flow round and so making the bulb light up. The children noticed that all the objects tested  and were conductors were made from metal.  Lots of fun and some surprises too.

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November 2020 - Awards

Well done the boys of Salisbury who have topped the tables with Rocker of the week scoring the highest number of correct answers on @TTRockStars xtables practice plus, Speller of the week: for the most games played on @SpellingShed as part of the homework set. The class have become very competitive with small margins between some of the scores. Great job Salisbury.

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November 2020 - Lunch Time Award

The lunch time supervisors spotted these children from Salisbury class displaying super table manners and making all the right choices whilst eating their lunch during the last week. Fab job and well done.

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November 2020 - Children In Need

The class thoroughly enjoyed Non-Uniform Day knowing it was raising much needed funds for a fantastic cause. The class also enjoyed the cakes at break time. Thank you so much for all your donations.

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November 2020 - Orienteering

Some of Y4 class enjoyed a lovely sunny day with Mr Strange @CGSOutreach doing orienteering around the school field, using key skills and not getting lost!

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November 2020 - Awards

Well done the boys of Salisbury who have topped the tables with Rocker of the week scoring the highest number of correct answers on @TTRockStars xtables practice plus, Speller of the week: for the most games played on @SpellingShed as part of the homework set.

 

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November 2020 - Design Technology (DT)

Year 4  have started their new DT focus; to design and make a money container. Previously, the class investigated what a money container is; styles and how they are constructed. Today the children started to learn the skills of threading a needle and some of the basic sewing stitches in order to apply when they come to make their own money container later in the term.

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November 2020 - R.E

As part of the R.E lesson today, the class explored the idea of how Jesus (Son of God) was sent to be amongst us to be that bridge between a world of suffering created when Adam and Eve disobeyed Gods rule and known as The Fall, and the perfect world which was how it was created by God in the beginning.The outdoor activity was all about the class thinking about how tricky it can be when required to create a bridge.

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November 2020 - P.E

In P.E, we are fortunate to have Miss Collishaw from @CGSOutreach. The class continued to focus on invasion games through rugby. Today was all about being able to hold and pass the ball confidently and accurately. This was put into action with a set of small games.

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November 2020 - ICT

The class focused on being able to edit a piece of text using Microsoft Word. This entailed being able to select a particular font, alter the font size, change the colour of the text as well as adding text effects and alignment on the page of the text.

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November 2020 - P.E

Year 4 enjoyed their PE today as they explored the subject of electricity and circuits through the medium of dance.

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October 2020 - Mrs Bird Memorial

Year 4, alongwith the other children in KS2, worked with Mrs Wilkins to create a memorial for the late Mrs Bird who worked at the school for a number of years. Each class incorporated a different aspect or characteristic of Mrs Bird in their design which was then transfered to a stone to be included in a permanent art installation within the school grounds.

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October 2020 - Den Building

Year 4 teamed up with Year 3 to undertake the challenge of building a den. Equipped with a selection of bamboo canes, plastic fasteners and sheets of tarpaulin and information on the best types of construction techniques, the children, working in small mixed year groups, set to task on constructing a sturdy, waterproof, shelter that members of the group could all fit in. A fantastic experience of 'outdoor learning' that encouraged team work, problem solving and most importantly fun! 

For more images of our fanatstic day, see the 'Photo Album' tab on the Home page.

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October 2020 - Maths

Y4 learning to a use a written method for column addition, with renaming of ones and tens; using the place value counters to help visualise and understand the process of renaming.

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October 2020 - Maths

Our Top Rocker of the week having scored the most points in our weekly TT Rockstars xTables practice.

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October 2020 - P.E: Inter House Games

The class brought together all the skills and knowledge of hockey and invasion games covered during this last term to play a set of 'InterHouse' games of hockey. The winners were Waddington, joint second Cranwell and Scampton followed closely by Digby in fourth place. Great to see so many skills applied along with refereeing and lines-man contributions but, most of all, honesty (a school sports value) and lots of team work and great sportsmanship. Great afternoon of P.E Year 4.

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October 2020 - Science & Maths

With the sun shining, Year 4 re-visited their learning on ‘Shadow Behaviour’ by observing the changing direction of shadows during the course of the day plus how the length changes with time also. A great opportunity to mix science with maths as well as recall their knowledge of what courses shadows and the difference between opaque, transparent and translucent.

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October 2020 - Maths Homework

Year 4’s TT Rocker of the week (13/10/2020) having accumulated the most points during a TT Rockstars Battle between girls and boys set as homework. Well done.

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October 2020 - Art

Y4 are continuing to work on their version of Lowry’s Daisy Nook Fair. After creating a base wash for the skyline and foreground, the class added the different structures visible and finally Lowry’s famous matchstick men and women remembering to consider perspective throughout.

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October 2020 - English 

Our current English focus is Narrative poems. We have been reading, listening to and  analysing poems by Michael Rosen one of which is called Chocolate. Today, the class had a go at delivering a piece of  performance poetry that incorporated good volume, tone and intonation as well as any actions including facial expressions.

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October 2020 - PE

Year 4 played Kabadi as part of their invasion game/hockey skills. The children learnt that to be successful they needed to think about finding  space, keeping the ball in motion, defending it from the opposition as well as being an attacker trying to win possession.

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October 2020 - Maths Homework

Our first TT Rocker of the week having accumulated the most points during a TT Rockstars Battle between girls and boys set as homework. Well done.

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October 2020 - Science

The children in Y4 are learning about 'Light & Shadows' in science. The learning so far has been about: what light and dark are; the difference between day and night and how they are created to exploring how shadows are created. The class were given a torch plus a selection of materials which they then investigated to see if the materials provided were opaque, transparent or translucent.

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October 2020 - St-Andrews Church Display

The class were set the homework of creating a prayer for our class prayer book on the theme of Thankfulness. A small selection of the fabulous and beautifully illustrated prayers, are now on display in The Lady Chapel of St-Andrews Church in the village.

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September 2020 - Maths

 Year 4 , as part of the focus on place value, have been investigating the value of each digit in a 4-digit number then comparing numbers. Using place value counters to create numbers they have then been able to compare numbers, deciding which is greater/smaller than,  using  the visual prompt of the counters as a guide. Lots of talk for maths.

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September 2020 - Science 

Y4 reflected on their learning of magnets then applied their understanding to create a game that used a magnets magnetic force to make an object move. The class came up with either a fishing game, a race track or a maze. See below for the teams and their finished games.

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See below the teams and their finished games. We all had great fun trying them out with each other, even Mr Hodgson had a go!

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September 2020 - Science 

Y4 continued their learning about magnets: which metals they are attracted to; what the parts are called and why. In addition they learnt how they are used in a compass. Using a compass direction template, a bar magnet, a small flat dish and a bowl of water, the class made a working compass which they then used to locate ‘treasure’ hidden in the playground, using compass directions provided. Super team work.

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September 2020 - Art

Y4 focused on the colour palette used by LS Lowry and discussed why he used certain colours. They then experimented with water colours by practicing mixing colours.

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September 2020 - P.E

The class continued the focus on invasion games skills by focusing on 'dribbling'. Using 3 different games: football, basketball and hockey, the children set up their own course for each other to navigate by means of dribbling the ball. Key skills included: demonstrating control and fluency when moving the ball; changing direction and speed and being able to look up when travelling with the ball.

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September 2020 - Science

Y4 continued their learning about forces and in particular magnets. The class learnt what a magnet is, why it works then investigated which objects were magnetic and those that were non-magnetic recording their findings whilst looking for a link between the magnetic objects.

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September 2020 - Art

Year 4 continued their focus on the work of LS Lowry by learning how he created his famous ‘match stick men and women’. Using only paint brushes, their fingers or cotton wool buds the children had a go at recreating the body shapes for themselves.

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September 2020 - Science

In science, as part of the Forces & Magnets focus, the learning was all about Friction: what it is and how it affects the motion of an object. The class investigated how different surfaces create more/less friction by setting up a ramp to then see how high the ramp needed raising before the model car moved. Lots of discussions, making predictions, measuring - using those maths skills - and then explaining our findings in a write up.

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September 2020 - Hockey

Contiuning the theme of Invasion Games, the class focused on the game of hockey. This session was all about how to hold the stick correctly and being safe when in play plus learning how to control the ball using the stick whilst moving.

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September 2020 - ICT

The class tried out the ICT suite for the first time this term. The children recapped their knowledge and skills of publishing and then set to work on designing and creating a topic book cover that would be full of interest and colourful.

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 September 2020 - Physical Education

The children in Year 4 enjoyed P.E out in the afternoon sunshine. We focused on skills linked to our main theme this term, 'Invasion Games'. Lots of swerving and dodging!

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September 2020 - Circle Time

Class enjoyed Circle Time in the outdoor classroom where we discussed New Beginnings and spent quality time getting to know one another. Great fun.

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September 2020 

Welcome back Year 4. Your classroom is ready for an exciting term ahead. 

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Home Learning

 

Salisbury class will be using Microsoft Teams as a form of communication between parents, children and their teacher. Please click on the links below for information on how to login and use as well as important policy guidelines on its use.

 

Information Letter

 

Microsoft Teams Policy

 

Teams Internet Safety Poster

 

How To Upload / View Documents on Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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