6.2.19 - Art in music
This half term we have been learning a song about our planet called 'I am the Earth' (see the link below).
Whilst listening to the lyrics, we began to draw images that were conjured up in our minds.
4.2.19 - Marvellous Maths
Year 3/4 have been learning all about lines; horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular. We have also been finding lines of symmetry so we thought we would have a go at creating our own symmetric pictures using all of these types of lines. What do you think?
23.1.19 - Fencing
In P.E we are learning all about the sport of fencing. We have learnt how to put the equipment on safely, how to stand in the en guard position, how to lunge towards our opponent and the different parry positions (guarding ourselves against an opponent's attack). We are having lots of fun.
17.12.18 - Streetdance Workshop
On Monday morning we were treated to a dance workshop in the hall where we learnt some amazing moves and demonstrated some of our own moves too. The children thoroughly enjoyed the morning and showed such confidence during their performance.
The children in Lower Key Stage 2 have been hard at work, practising and performing this years Christmas play, Magical Christmas Jigsaw. Thank you to all the parents who have supported and cooperated with us during this busy time. A massive thank you to the children, for giving it their all in every practise and performance. Merry Christmas
In computing this half term we have been using Kodu to create our own computer games. We have created algorithms to programme different objects and have used our de-bugging skills to solve any problems.
19.10.18 - Stone Age Art
In years 3 and 4 we have been learning all about how people in the Stone Age communicated using cave drawings. These pictures give us an insight into the daily lives of the Stone Age people all those years ago. We had a go at drawing our own images in the same style. What do you think?
5.10.18 - Welcome Drake!
We would like to introduce you to our newest member of Thorpe Willoughby Primary School - Drake. Drake is an Amur Leopard and is currently being looked after at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. Last year, Years 3 and 4 set up the Tutti Fruiti stall at playtimes to sell fruit to children for a small profit. At the end of the year we had raised enough money to sponsor an animal at Yorkshire Wildlife Park for a year. After much deliberation, the children voted for an Amur Leopard and here he is. Well done to all of the children involved in the project and thank you to everyone who bought some fruit. We are sure Drake will thank you too. Why not pay him a visit to see him up close.
National Poetry Day
On Thursday we celebrated National Poetry Day by reading lots of different poems, watching poetry performances and having a go at some of our own poems.
We loved this poem by Michael Rosen.
20.09.18 - Mammoth Invasion
We have been taken over by woolly mammoths in Years 3 and 4 today. After reading about how to wash a woolly mammoth as part of our Stone Age topic, we followed instructions on how to make a woolly mammoth using a milk bottle, tissue paper, pipe cleaners and LOTS of glue. We think they look fantastic!
14.9.18 - What was in the suitcase?
At the start of the new term we were surprised to find some suitcases left in the hall. After a bit of detective work, we managed to find out who they belonged to.
Year 3's suitcase belonged to the famous illustrator and writer Quentin Blake and they created their very own alphabet in the same style using rhyming couplets.
Year 3/4 discovered that their suitcase belonged to Roald Dahl. They were surprised to find that he was an RAF pilot and an MI6 spy before becoming a writer. After looking at some of Dahl's books they created their own chocolate bars and wrote persuasive adverts to encourage everyone to buy them. They also wrote recipes for George's Marvellous Medicine.
Year 4 discovered that their suitcase belonged to a refugee from World War 2. They explored what it would have been like to have been caught up in an air raid and made their very own Anderson shelters. They also made their own model Spitfire planes and medals using salt dough.