Year 4: The Giraffes: Blog items

Happy New Year, by Mr Pearson

Date: 8th Jan 2018 @ 8:19pm

I hope you have had a lovely break and made lasting memories. 

I have attached the outline of this 1/2 terms learning.

For the project it can be anything your child is interested in or linked to the learning that will be taking place over the next 5 weeks. It is very much a science based 1/2 term looking at teeth and the digestive system. All interesting investigations. Any questions please don't hestitate to contact me.

Mr Pearson

Thank you, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd Dec 2017 @ 11:31am

I would just like to say thank you very much for all of the lovely Christmas cards and presents I have received. It is very kind of you all to think of me at this special time of year.

I have had an amazing first term worling in Years 6, 5 and 4. I have never worked in this capacity before and your children have made it one of the most rewarding periods in my teaching career.

At this special time of year I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and wish you well for 2018.

Mrs Fletcher

Warburtons visit, by Mr Pearson

Date: 30th Nov 2017 @ 9:10pm

The Giraffes enjoyed themselves this morning with the lady from Warburtons.

The hats were the highlight as well as learning about bread, baking and Warburtons company.

Singing rehearsal , by Mr Pearson

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 11:52am

Getting ready for next Wednesday πŸ˜€

Maths in the Giraffes , by Mr Pearson

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 9:49am

A practical lesson on equivalent fractions. 

Giraffes PowerPoint Fractions, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 6:02pm

Please find attached a copy of the PowerPoint used in today's Parent workshop about Fractions in Y4

This week so far, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 2:59pm

This week we have done fractions and division in our maths lessons.

Also we have had our parents come in and do some fractions.

This week it is road safety week and we have a speed down save lives.

Someone called Sean came in and practised our songs for the guild hall.

Yoga Friday , by Mr Pearson

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 10:00am

Tickets for the Guild Hall, by Mr Pearson

Date: 16th Nov 2017 @ 1:28pm

Remember to buy your tickets for the Guildhall  to see your child  performing!!!!!!!!!!!!!🎭🎀🎼

see Linda if you need further information. 

Sing , by Mr Pearson

Date: 16th Nov 2017 @ 9:40am

Solo 1

Some words they can’t be spoken only sung,

So hear a thousand voices shouting love,

  1. 3 choir)

There’s a place, there’s a time, in this life,

When you sing what you are feeling,

Find your feet, stand your ground,

Don’t you see right now the world is listening

To what we say?

 

Sing it louder, sing it clearer

Knowing everyone will hear you

Make some noise

Find your voice tonight

Sing it stronger, sing together

Make this moment last forever

Old and young shouting love tonight.

 

Part 1 Part 2

To sing we’ve had a lifetime to wait, (wait, wait, wait)

And see a thousand faces celebrate

(We have to celebrate)

You brought hope, you brought light,

Conquered fear, no it wasn’t always easy,

Stood your ground, kept your faith,

Don’t you see right now the world is listening

To what we say….

 

 

Sing it louder, sing it clearer

Knowing everyone will hear you

Make some noise

Find your voice tonight

Sing it stronger, sing together

Make this moment last forever

Old and young shouting love tonight.

 

Solo 2

Some words they can’t be spoken only sung

To hear a thousand voices shouting love

(All) AND PEACE AND HOPE!

 

Just sing, just sing, just sing, just sing

Come on and

Sing it louder, sing it clearer

Knowing everyone will hear you

Make some noise

Find your voice tonight

Sing it stronger, sing together

Make this moment last forever

Old and young shouting love tonight.

 

(Solo 1) Hear a thousand voices shouting love.

Short division , by Mr Pearson

Date: 11th Nov 2017 @ 1:48pm

We have been learning about short division this week

click on the link below for further support 

https://youtu.be/SLze82Zcc4Y

Remembrance Day lunch, by Mr Pearson

Date: 11th Nov 2017 @ 1:39pm

Music and words for CANW event, by Mr Pearson

Date: 26th Oct 2017 @ 2:00pm

Please find attached words and music for the CANW event at the end of the November 

The year 4 class assembly , by Mr Pearson

Date: 23rd Oct 2017 @ 2:52pm

On Friday the 20th of October year 4 did their class assembly.🎬🎭.       

In our assembly we all enjoyed the last song about electricity. 😊⚑️

This is an outline of the  characters  of assembly Penne Eddie and the three contestants there was also two maintenance two Battries some children  a buzzer and a switch 

Mr Pearson forgot to take some photos, so if you have any please can you email to deputy@ Longton.lancs.sc.uk and I will upload.

Thanks

 

Friday mindfulness , by Mr Pearson

Date: 20th Oct 2017 @ 11:22am

Today in Mindfulness session we have learnt to consider and focus on our breath.

we have also learnt to finger breath, 

http://blissfulkids.com/mindfulness-for-children-take-five-exercise/

Next we looked at snow dome to explain how our mind can be at times all fizzzy and dizzy and how we can use mindfulness techniques our minds can then settle down

Finally, we looked at weeble wobbles to compare how sometimes in life we may have little things that might make us wobble and we bounce back, then when a big wobble in life might affect us, however like the weeble wobble we will bounce back.

Another good website to look at.

http://2msyr620c1pi2v7yaj33qfq5.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/12BiteSizedMindfulnessActivitiesBK.pdf

 

Mindfulness , by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th Oct 2017 @ 11:33am

Today we completed an experiment, the children had a choice of a minstrel chocolate or a blueberry. Two of the minstrels were place in front of the children, the first minstrel the children just consumed straight away.

The second minstrel, the children had to look at it first, turn it over, then smell it, touch their lower lip with it, then place it on their tongue and roll it around their mouth, finally they had to bite it in half and slowly saviour the taste.

The children will be doing this with their food over the next and have encouraged to train their parents.

 

The hippocampus part of our brain were used to take in all of the senses of eating the minstrel.

The hippocampus was then explained to the children as it links our memories together, when we sleep our brain files them away. An amazing lesson from Tanya once again. 

Yoga Friday , by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th Oct 2017 @ 11:15am

Today we have been studying how to work on our balance in yoga, warrior 3, flamingo.

Mr Pearson joined in, no photographic evidence exists though. πŸ˜€

Song for the class assembly, by Mr Pearson

Date: 12th Oct 2017 @ 9:56am

Please find below the song for our class assembly next Friday 20th October.

Verse 1

From many sources it’s brought to life,

The result electrifies!

Sent out through cables, to all our homes,

Bringing daily power suppli-i-ies.

Chorus It’s got the power, it’s got the strength.

It’s a current energy!

Let’s get connected, let’s get switched on

To e-lec-tric-i-ty-y-y!

Verse 2

It uses circuits, to make its rounds!

Flows through wires to plugs and more!

We find a socket and turn it on,

Powering gadgets we ad-o-o-ore!

Chorus It’s got the power……

Verse 3

Conductors like it, let it pass through.

Insulators like to block!

Electric power, treat it with care!

Or you’ll get a nasty sho-o-ock!

Chorus It’s got the power……

Repeat E-lec-tric-i-ty-y-y!’

E-lec-tric-i-ty-y-y!’

Switches around school, by Mr Pearson

Date: 9th Oct 2017 @ 9:39pm

The Giraffes went on a mission to find different types of switches about school to help our understanding of electricity.

Do you recognise any?

More projects, by Mr Pearson

Date: 9th Oct 2017 @ 12:49pm

In science we have been investigating electricity ⚑️,some of us have done electricity projects and others have done James and the Giant PeachπŸ‘Some of us have been doing FrenchπŸ‡³πŸ‡± and some of us have done relaxing 😌 products.

 

KS 2 event, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 6th Oct 2017 @ 4:10pm

Well done to some Year 3 and 4 children ,who took part in a KS 2 event at All Hallows. They were awarded the 'Spirit of the games' certificate , which made us very proud. Thank you to those parents who supported.

Weekly winners, by Mr Pearson

Date: 6th Oct 2017 @ 2:02pm

This weeks golden ticket winners are

Jakson Leigh

Evie Winstanley

Oliver Scanlan

Jasmine Harley 

Our projects , by Mr Pearson

Date: 6th Oct 2017 @ 1:54pm

The amazing Giraffes have produced an amazing range of projects for this term. Please find the photos of them.

More to be added on Monday

Investigation of electricity , by Mr Pearson

Date: 4th Oct 2017 @ 2:22pm

Today we were doing electricity and investigating how electricity would work .

We were using batteries and wires to put on the light screws and the light should light up. 

We found out different ways to make it light up we use all Metal things.

we have also tested which materials are conductors of electricity and which are insulators.

Lots of excitement had by all.smiley

Trips this year, by Mr Pearson

Date: 4th Oct 2017 @ 11:44am

Hello

Dates for your diary 🚌

we are on a free trip to Springfields Power Plant on Tuesday 5th December to support our electricity topic.

Even better news the trip is free.

We are going to the World Museum at Liverpool on Monday 18th June to aid our topic on Egyptians.

Just waiting for conformation for the River study trip in April. 

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

School Ln
Longton
Lancashire
PR4 5YA

Main Contact: Linda Masterson

Tel: 01772 612 495
Bursar@longton.lancs.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Iain Pearson

SEN Email: 'deputy@longton.lancs.sch.uk