Brandy Class

A class blog from Year 4/5 at Wroxall Primary School

Celebration Day so far! – Update 1

What a ‘blinder’ of a celebration day so far!

Echoing the local quiz night held recently in aid of the school, a series of descriptive insect-inspired teams did general knowledge battle this morning.

The results will be announced soon –

The quiz of which we have completed the ‘Art and Literature’ and ‘ Entertainment’ rounds can be found at the link below:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/7877363/Childrens-quiz-questions.html

Following this came the KAPLA challenge. A series of world famous landmarks were selected and then built be our avid engineers. Pictures below:

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Celebration Day!

Please find a copy of class celebration day for tomorrow (19/05/15)

Well done to everyone!

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A review of this half-term’s learning (from the class)

Today in computing the children have been learning about blog entries, here are two of the most polished :-) please feel free to post positive comments about the blog entries that will be published on this blog for the authors to see.

Entry 1:

Brandy Class has been learning about the Titanic. It is very interesting, it was a huge vessel and it unfortunately crashed into an iceberg. We made a collage of the Titanic – Woo-hoo! This was created on the IPAD’s and it was on an app called Piccollage. We wrote a diary entry in our literacy books and we also have written a news-report of the the sinking of the Titanic. All of that was great I learnt a lot of facts like: 3rd class passengers stayed in very pooor conditions and 1st passengers had lots of activities and great service on board.

 

Entry 2:

Over the past few weeks Brandy class have been learning about the Titanic. Firstly, we did a collage of pictures on an app called Piccollage. I put on all of the different class rooms I wouldn’t want to be in 3rd class! Next I wrote a diary entry I did it with someone else in my class and that was really fun. Lastly, I created a Titanic news story. I was given an award for that – Mr Walker-Green was very impressed I think!

What a good first attempt at a blog entry – Well done to all. Mr W-G

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Election Day 2015! The parties and our mock vote

This afternoon we discussed the parties and there manifestos in class. The children were encouraged to explore the main party pledges of the main national parties and look at those who are standing for election on the Island. Prior to the afternoon we had also conducted a circle time activity around ‘Free Speech’ and the right to express our own opinions without disrespecting other people.

The afternoon was intriguing and very pleasing to see such interest in how our country chooses to elect its parliamentary leadership. Clearly no matter what opinion is held by any member of the class they all believed that it is important to vote, whilst respecting those who have chosen not to vote on religious or other ideological grounds.

The results of the Brandy Mock Election will be posted on this blog at 9 am – The votes are being counted as this entry is being typed – How exciting!

Thank you again class for a very interesting afternoon.

Results from the Class Mock Election:

1st Green – 7 Votes 

2nd (joint) – Conservative – 3 Votes

2nd (joint) – Labour – 3 Votes

2nd (joint) – UKIP – 3 Votes

5th – Liberal Democrats – 1 Vote

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Homework Reminder – Enjoy!

Please remember that we have a long weekend this week due to the bank holiday on Monday. As such, our literacy homework will need to be handed in on Tuesday 5th May.

Please make sure you are spending a good 20-30 minutes each time you complete one of the tasks.

The choice of which one you would like to complete each week is up to you.

Have fun and do your best. Please also remember that spelling and sentences need to be completed each night with the spelling words used in your literacy work during the week.

You must also complete your reading each night noting the pages read and initials of parents. If parents could also read the questions stapled into reading diaries this will also help develop the comprehension of what is being read further.

Some children have also asked for extra numeracy practice and have been issued with a squared book – this must only be used for numeracy practice and not for drawing or doodling. These children will bring the books back into school for checking and rewards. Well done to these children for the extra determination and effort they have shown.

Have fun and as ever, do your best!

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A welcome return to Brandy Class!

Here’s this half-term’s topic web – enjoy! Lots of photos to be uploaded soon!

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World Book Day

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Half Term Homework Challenge

Here ‘s hoping you have a restful and ‘family-tastic’ half term.

A little project for you to get your teeth into if you wish:

Architecture of the Isle of Wight

You could chose to focus on one or more famous buildings on the island – try to get out and about if you can. If you can only go a little way then we do have a great house nearby! (Appuldurcombe)

Some images and history of the buidling would be great – a sketch or photos of your own would be amazing.

Have fun, stay safe and read!

Teaching you again soon – Mr Walker-Green and Mr Taylor

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Super Science

Today, Year four carried out several experiments testing solids, liquids and gases.

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Robotics Club

This week, coding club experimented with three robotic arms. They tried to make them work together on simple tasks.

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