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.