Class 9

 

Hello and welcome to Class 9! We are a class of  happy, creative energetic Year 4 children who are determined to achieve!  Our teacher is Mrs Haslam and we are also supported by Mrs Baker, Mrs Vaughn, Miss Sanderson and Sports Coaches. Miss Dine also joined our hard- working team.

Over the last half term, we have continued to progress with our Milford values and many of us are ready for our silver award! Within our classroom, you will see evidence of   Motivation, Independence, Learning,  Forward Thinking, Outstanding work, Respect and Determination!

At this mid-point in the year, it is clear that we have made progress with our learning and our learning attitudes. Every one of us has developed personal skills which impact on our learning and the class.

English

Roald Dahl has inspired us this half term though ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. We have analysed the wonderful way in which Roald Dahl uses adjectives, adverbs, powerful verbs, conjunctions and fronted adverbials while George creates his Marvellous Medicine!

Studying the Roald Dahl text, helped us create our own medicines using interesting sentences, structured in different ways.

In the kitchen, on the stove, George’s plan came to life and his fiery pot of wizardry spells arose from the metallic pan. Next, George began to wildly stir his phenomenal medicine, as fast as a cheetah. “George!” screeched the eager voice from the next room, “It’s time for my medicine!”     By  Keira

We brought in lots of products to consider for our wonderful mixtures and enjoyed squirting, spraying, splashing, dripping and trickling ingredients… What would you include in a marvellous, magical medicine?

 Maths

Fractions have dominated our thinking in Maths this half term. We’ve really been curious about equivalent fractions, tenths, hundredths, adding and subtracting fractions and finding fractions of quantities. All of these skills have been embedded within problems. We will keep persevering with problem solving and reasoning skills. We are progressing to decimals which will become a focus for next half.

Of course we are still learning our times tables up to 12 x 12. We are getting quicker at recalling any multiplication or division fact. Would you like to challenge us to quickly recall table facts?

 Art – The Nottingham Contemporary Partnership Project – Continued

The Nottingham Contemporary project concluded with a celebration of pupil work at the gallery. Pupils from the Milford Academy and several other schools gathered to share and enjoy the diverse Art work. What an amazing achievement!

Science

This half term, our attention has focussed on humans and other animals. As a class, we have  enjoyed thinking about our own health and lifestyle choices. We researched and discussed the types and functions of teeth in humans and compared them to other animals.

Thinking about ways to look after our teeth led us to set up an experiment . Boiled eggs were placed in five different liquids, water, milk, orange juice, apple juice and coke. Carefully, we measured out 300ml of each liquid and placed similar sized eggs in each liquid. We made detailed observations of the changes in the egg shells in each liquid. Seeing the effect on the egg shells helped us think about how liquids may affect our teeth.  Everyone concluded that sugary drinks may be bad for our teeth!

Do you drink lots of sugary drinks?

Are you aware of ways to look after your teeth?

Drug Awareness

During our drug awareness sessions we thought about cigarettes. In our discussions we researched their impact on our health. We also discussed laws on smoking in public places and laws on the purchasing cigarettes. Interesting discussion arose about how we make decisions in our lives and how peer pressure could influence us.

We used role play to try sticking to our own choices under peer pressure.

Do you make your own decisions or do you follow others?

ICT

In ICT we looked again at E-Safety and the importance of us being safe online. We then completed work on Digital Media. We have been using cameras to take photos in both portrait and landscape. We have then learnt how to upload the photos to a computer and edit the photos.

 P.E

P.E. is taught throughout the year and will usually be taught on a Thursday and Friday. Class 9 need to make sure they bring their full P.E kits into school on Monday and leave them in school throughout the week. There may be unscheduled P.E activities that take place at different times during the week and we need our P.E kits ready so we do not miss out.

Well done to all of the children in Class 9 who have participated in Sports Clubs this half term. Table Tennis, Multi-skills and football have been very popular!

What a creative, fun packed,  term full of achievements  of all kinds!

Mrs Haslam