We have been having so much fun and learning lots in 4AS, from fractions, to Shakespeare and so much more.
Our Central Idea this half term is linked to how we express ourselves and make our presence felt. As you can imagine, this has tied in well to our preparations for this term’s Spring Production, as well as exploring our other performance and design skills. When we worked with Bob and Michael from the NIE Theatre Company, we imagined our characters as different animals, to help us get into role.
In addition, we have used figurative language, including similes, metaphors and personification to write our own storm poems.
We have started to create a mood and ideas board to design costumes for different characters in The Tempest.
We have also been working hard to memorise more of our times table and division facts and work with fractions and decimal numbers that include tenths and hundredths and converting between different units of measurement.
In Year 4, we have been learning about imaginary worlds, using the story of Narnia. As part of our writing, we have created new characters for the story and written a letter to the Wicked White Witch persuading her to release Mr Tumnus.
During Roald Dahl Day, we drew inspiration from the outdoor environment to think about how nature can help us to travel and to do some creative writing. We have also been practising our written multiplication methods and using our skills in reasoning and problem solving.
As part of Unit of Enquiry, we have discussed the impact speeches have on us and how they inspire us. This has led on to talking about what’s important to us and what we are passionate about. We have also had interesting debates related to this, ranging from the problems of healthy foods, to how much we love our family.
We designed our own experiments to test hypotheses about muffling sound and later visited the Science Museum in London. We had a great time, especially meeting Sir Isaac Newton and trying out all the experiments in Launchpad.
On Friday 22nd May, the last day of the half term, the entire community of East Tilbury Primary School & Nursery celebrated an Alice in Wonderland Equity Action in the glorious sunshine! Children had been enquiring into a number of ideas, using Lewis Carroll's famous story as a vehicle, as well as looking into local heritage through the Bata estates. Friday's event was a Hatter's Tea Party, with performances from children across the school, party food, games and work from the half term on display for parents, carers and other visitors to enjoy. Guests at the event included the Mayor Cllr Liddiard and his Deputy Mayor, MP Stephen Metcalfe, some of our Governors past and present, and representatives from local community groups. Children raised hundreds of pounds through this event to support the work of the Bata Reminiscence Resource Centre, making another positive contribution to the local community as active young citizens. Staff rallied round as usual to support the event and make all of our visitors feel welcome. Well done everybody!
Some people are calling for there to be a prize for the best displays on the day, so watch this space, if they can get us some more evidence, there might just be another prize giving coming up…
Yes, 4SM have been extremely busy, between writing play scripts for the Spring Production and choreographing dances, they set up a highly efficient production line to create an array of goods for the Enterprise Market. Using maths and English skills, they scaled up recipes to make batches of chocolate delights to sell and researched and designed packaging.
East Tilbury Primary School is a busy place. There are always various activities, events and days being planned within the school and the community. Teachers will be providing you with updates about what's been going on in each year group. Feel free to provide positive feedback on the posts.