Welcome to Kestrels Class!
Kestrels class work hard with Mrs Rossall, Mrs Newton, Mrs Norburn and Miss Clark throughout the week.
Here we will sharing some of the work we are doing in class throughout the year.
We hope you enjoy it!
Our Summer term topic is "Blue Abyss" and we have learned all about the world's oceans and the fascinating creatures that live in them. We made 3D models of the ocean layers on our hook day and worked using our Captain Collaboration Super Learning Powers to make it and research creatures for each ocean layer.
Our Visit to The Deep
To start our topic, Year 4 went on a fantastic trip to The Deep in Hull where we took part in workshops about food chains, explored the different fish and sea creatures and of course watched the penguins!
Year 4 also had a special visitor - Clive Merry is a volunteer with the RNLI and he worked with both classes to tell them about water safety, the job of the RNLI and what all the flags and areas mean at the beach. We all found it really interesting and learned a lot. We especially enjoyed finding out about all the different creatures the RNLI have rescued such as dogs, horses and cows!
A Plastic Ocean
Linked to our work on Blue Abyss we have been exploring the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean. We had a workshop with Miss Hirst from Doncaster Schools Energy Team where we read the story of Duffy the Sea Turtle which highlighted the danger of plastic in the oceans to sea life. We then used a single use plastic bottle to create our own sea turtles. In the afternoon we made our own jellyfish out of plastic bags (just like the one Duffy swallowed in the book) and made our own ocean using another single use plastic bottle. As part of our whole class reading we are also studying the real life story of Isatou Ceesay in "One Plastic Bag".
We hope that by looking at this issue of plastic pollution then we can all make a positive change in our lives which will have a big impact on our world. Soon we will be writing our letters to the governors about this issue!
Music and Sound
In our Spring topic, we have been learning all about sound and how sound travels. We have done lots of experiments about volume and pitch. We even designed and made a soundproof box using materials we had tested.
We have learned how to sing Happy Birthday in Spanish and have performed it with instruments we made on our hook day. Amelia, Lucie and Isabelle led this and tried to keep the rhythm going. We worked really hard to sing in in a round too with 3 different groups singing, led by Ben, Lily and Daniel.
The link to this video is below so you can have a singalong at home and also our vocal warm up games which we have loved. Have fun doing Boom Chicka Boom - can you make up your own verses?