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Orca

Welcome to the Orca Class Page

Years 3 and 4           Teacher -  Mrs Baxter

2020 - 2021

Autumn Term

 

Science

In science we have been trying to find out how the size of a solar cell affects the amount of electricity produced.

The children made a circuit, including a solar cell and ammeter, and then covered parts of the solar cell. The children found out that the more of the solar cell that was lit produced a higher ammeter reading.

 

Dictionary presentation

Every child in 3 were presented with an illustrated dictionary. These were very kindly donated by the Lowestoft Rotary club. They can't wait to start reading them to learn new words and using them to help them spell.

Art - Shades and tones

In art, we have been mixing colours to make tints and shades. We slowly and carefully added more of each colour to make a gradual change.

  

  

Art - mixing colours

In art, we have been learning about the colour wheel. We used the 3 primary colours to make secondary colours. We then mixed the secondary colours to make tertiary colours.

   

 

  

English - Instructions  

In English, we have been learning to listen to verbal instructions and follow written instructions. We then went on to write a clear set of instructions using prepositions, imperative verbs and time adverbials.

Look at the amazing edible Roman roads we made by following a set of written instructions!

   

  

 

 

  

British Values day

We all came to school wearing red, white and blue to learn about our British Values.

These include: Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith.

 Active Classroom

We are an active classroom!

Keeping moving is really important, so we try not to sit down for long periods of time. We stand to answer the register, stand to answer or ask a question and have an active movement session in the afternoon.

 

 Music Lessons

We have been learning about rhythm and pulse in music by listening to the 'Ghostbusters theme' 

Using cups as instruments, we create our rhythm by tapping them on the tables! Thank you Mrs Blaylock we are having great fun!

  

Author Pen Pal 

Orca class are super excited to be paired with an author Pen Pal. Her name is Alice Hemming and she has written over 40 books! Her latest book is called 'The Leaf Thief' and it also has amazing illustrations by Nicola Slater.

This week, we had a live session with Alice and Nicola, over the internet, when we discussed her inspiration for the book and becoming an author. We also took part in a live 'draw along' with Nicola where the children drew the squirrel from the story. Here are some of the children's drawings - aren't they fantastic!

  

  

    

Science - Electricity

We made a human circuit!

Our circuit needed a battery, a switch, a bulb and we were the wires (by touching cubes with the next person) To make a complete circuit, the switch needed to be closed so the electrons could flow through the wires.

In Science we have been learning how to construct a simple electrical circuit; identifying and naming its basic parts, including D-cells, D-cell holders Crocodile wires, bulbs and bulb holders. The children were so excited when they created the circuit and their bulb lit up!

   

  

  

  

  

 

STEM Activity - The Gingerbread Man

Oh No! The Gingerbread man has reached the edge of the water and cannot get across!

Orca class were given a selection of materials to create a vessel to safely get the Gingerbread man across the water. It must be waterproof and buoyant or it will sink and he will go soggy!

   

  

  

 

 Welcome back!

The children were very excited to be back in school today and learning their new routines. They all look very smart in their uniform.

In English, we are reading the book 'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be working on activities that help us support the children in our school community to re-connect with each other and re-engage with school life.

        2019 - 2020 

        Spring Term         

How many Jellybeans?

We had great fun doing maths inspired by the book 'How many Jelly Beans' We looks at fractions of smarties and also did some data handling.

We were really surprised how bug 1 000 000 was! We certainly weren't going to count them all to check.

Who knew that Maths could be so tasty! 

 Science Learning cafe

We have been learning about organs in humans and animals. We had to name the organs of the human body and find out where they go. 

We also held a learning cafe to find out about the respiratory system and made a model lung! 

  

  

English

In English we have been reading the Tin Forest by Helen Ward. We created our own tin forests and retold the story, page by page.

   

  

Maths 

In maths we have been using mathematical resources like place value counters, Numicon and base ten to help demonstrate and work out division calculations.

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A big focus of maths has been to be able to discuss and prove our answers.

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English - The Bluest of Blues

We were inspired by the book 'Bluest of Blues' Last term as a Power of Reading text. We created some amazing poems, letters and artwork as well as learn about Anna Atkins working as a female scientist.

Image

We were amazed at how we could create images by utilising the power of the sun!

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Music

In music this term we have been learning a song called 'The Dragon Song'. We have had to make sure we are able to sing a group and have started to include the recorder to enhance the song even more.

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Autumn term 2019

We have made Greek Vases from clay!

Archaeologists learnt a lot about life in Greek times by the images they found on fragments of Greek vases. We designed and made our own Greek vases from clay and painted them with Ancient Greek images.

 

 This term our Topic is Ancient Greece. 

2018 - 2019              Years 3 and 4

World War II

Orca class have been learning about life on the home front during World War II. All of the children took part in a class play called 'Bombs and Blackberries' They were fantastic at acting out their various parts, singing songs and even a little dance at the end!

 

 

  

Oral hygiene learning cafe

3rd April 2019 - Today the children in Orca class had an oral hygiene workshop, run by Amanda Turner. We chewed a disclosing table to show up all the plaque on our teeth and then Amanda showed us the correct way to brush all of our teeth.

  

  

  

  

 

Alice in Wonderland Day

2nd April 2019

Orca class had an Alice in Wonderland themed day today following on from reading the book by Lewis Carroll.

We completed an investigation in maths, measuring arms, legs, feet and hands to see if people with longer legs had longer arms! We looked at symmetry using mirrors and had to complete the other half of The Cheshire Cat's face!

We went to Corton woods to role play scenes from Alice in Wonderland and to take freeze frames of various scenes.

Thank you all the parents for the children's costumes - the children looked Wonderful!

  

 

  

  

  

  

Red Nose Day

15th March 2019

       The children were very enthusiastic about supporting the              Comic Relief Charity by wearing red noses and red clothes for the day.

We also had a special book swap, where children could bring a book from home to swap with another child.

World Book Day

12th March 2019

Everyone arrived at school dressed as their favourite book characters, including Where's Wally, Boy in a dress, Gangster Granny,a variety of witches and many more. A massive well done to everyone. 

Congratulations to the winners of the best costume.

In year 4 Lucas was awarded a prize for his very look-a-like Mr Bean, and Charlie (year 3) was dressed in a very clever version of the Toy Story book.

Homework

We have had some fantastic pieces of homework this half term. Some children have put lots of effort into their handwriting and presentation.

 

  

African Drumming!

In music this term we have been learning to play the African drums! We are really good at copying a rhythm and playing loudly and softly.

  

  

 

      

     

      

     

     

                                 

  

 

Orca

Welcome to the Orca Class Page

Years 3 and 4

2020 - 2021

 

 

        2019 - 2020           

How many Jellybeans?

We had great fun doing maths inspired by the book 'How many Jelly Beans' We looks at fractions of smarties and also did some data handling.

We were really surprised how bug 1 000 000 was! We certainly weren't going to count them all to check.

Who knew that Maths could be so tasty! 

 Science Learning cafe

We have been learning about organs in humans and animals. We had to name the organs of the human body and find out where they go. 

We also held a learning cafe to find out about the respiratory system and made a model lung! 

  

  

English

In English we have been reading the Tin Forest by Helen Ward. We created our own tin forests and retold the story, page by page.

   

  

Maths 

In maths we have been using mathematical resources like place value counters, Numicon and base ten to help demonstrate and work out division calculations.

Image

A big focus of maths has been to be able to discuss and prove our answers.

ImageImage

English - The Bluest of Blues

We were inspired by the book 'Bluest of Blues' Last term as a Power of Reading text. We created some amazing poems, letters and artwork as well as learn about Anna Atkins working as a female scientist.

Image

We were amazed at how we could create images by utilising the power of the sun!

ImageImage

Music

In music this term we have been learning a song called 'The Dragon Song'. We have had to make sure we are able to sing a group and have started to include the recorder to enhance the song even more.

Image

Archaeologists learnt a lot about life in Greek times by the images they found on fragments of Greek vases. We designed and made our own Greek vases from clay and painted them with Ancient Greek images.

 

Orca

Welcome to the Orca Class Page

Years 3 and 4

2020 - 2021

 

 

        2019 - 2020           

How many Jellybeans?

We had great fun doing maths inspired by the book 'How many Jelly Beans' We looks at fractions of smarties and also did some data handling.

We were really surprised how bug 1 000 000 was! We certainly weren't going to count them all to check.

Who knew that Maths could be so tasty! 

 Science Learning cafe

We have been learning about organs in humans and animals. We had to name the organs of the human body and find out where they go. 

We also held a learning cafe to find out about the respiratory system and made a model lung! 

  

  

English

In English we have been reading the Tin Forest by Helen Ward. We created our own tin forests and retold the story, page by page.

   

  

Maths 

In maths we have been using mathematical resources like place value counters, Numicon and base ten to help demonstrate and work out division calculations.

Image

A big focus of maths has been to be able to discuss and prove our answers.

ImageImage

English - The Bluest of Blues

We were inspired by the book 'Bluest of Blues' Last term as a Power of Reading text. We created some amazing poems, letters and artwork as well as learn about Anna Atkins working as a female scientist.

Image

We were amazed at how we could create images by utilising the power of the sun!

ImageImage

Music

In music this term we have been learning a song called 'The Dragon Song'. We have had to make sure we are able to sing a group and have started to include the recorder to enhance the song even more.

Image

Autumn term 2019

We have made Greek Vases from clay!

Archaeologists learnt a lot about life in Greek times by the images they found on fragments of Greek vases. We designed and made our own Greek vases from clay and painted them with Ancient Greek images.

 

 This term our Topic is Ancient Greece. 

2018 - 2019              Years 3 and 4

World War II

Orca class have been learning about life on the home front during World War II. All of the children took part in a class play called 'Bombs and Blackberries' They were fantastic at acting out their various parts, singing songs and even a little dance at the end!

 

 

  

Oral hygiene learning cafe

3rd April 2019 - Today the children in Orca class had an oral hygiene workshop, run by Amanda Turner. We chewed a disclosing table to show up all the plaque on our teeth and then Amanda showed us the correct way to brush all of our teeth.

  

  

  

  

 

Alice in Wonderland Day

2nd April 2019

Orca class had an Alice in Wonderland themed day today following on from reading the book by Lewis Carroll.

We completed an investigation in maths, measuring arms, legs, feet and hands to see if people with longer legs had longer arms! We looked at symmetry using mirrors and had to complete the other half of The Cheshire Cat's face!

We went to Corton woods to role play scenes from Alice in Wonderland and to take freeze frames of various scenes.

Thank you all the parents for the children's costumes - the children looked Wonderful!

  

 

  

  

  

  

Red Nose Day

15th March 2019

       The children were very enthusiastic about supporting the              Comic Relief Charity by wearing red noses and red clothes for the day.

We also had a special book swap, where children could bring a book from home to swap with another child.

World Book Day

12th March 2019

Everyone arrived at school dressed as their favourite book characters, including Where's Wally, Boy in a dress, Gangster Granny,a variety of witches and many more. A massive well done to everyone. 

Congratulations to the winners of the best costume.

In year 4 Lucas was awarded a prize for his very look-a-like Mr Bean, and Charlie (year 3) was dressed in a very clever version of the Toy Story book.

Homework

We have had some fantastic pieces of homework this half term. Some children have put lots of effort into their handwriting and presentation.

 

  

African Drumming!

In music this term we have been learning to play the African drums! We are really good at copying a rhythm and playing loudly and softly.

  

  

Homework 

Some of the children made Roman shields for their homework this week - I think you'll agree they look amazing!

      

     

     

     

     

                                 

     

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

  

8th November 2017

Greek Homework

 

For Homework, Orca class had to design and make a Parthenon.

The results were amazing!

   

   

  

  

  

 

 Orca Class Learning Cafe

Orca class held there first learning cafe of the year. We learned all about how to feed garden birds in the lead up to winter.

We then got hands on making fat balls to hang in the garden and really enjoyed getting greasy!

Thank you to all the adults that came and helped the children.

  

  

  

  

  

Year 4 - Parent lunch 

Thank you to the families of our Year 4 children who came in today to enjoy a yummy lunch!

   

   

 

Parent  Lunch, 28th September 2017 

Thank you to all year 3 parents for attending our

Parent Lunch yesterday.

  

  

Welcome Back.

I hope you have all had a relaxing summer holiday.

I am  looking forward to working with your children, I have lots of exciting learning activities planned.

2018 - 2019              Years 3 and 4

World War II

Orca class have been learning about life on the home front during World War II. All of the children took part in a class play called 'Bombs and Blackberries' They were fantastic at acting out their various parts, singing songs and even a little dance at the end!

 

 

  

Oral hygiene learning cafe

3rd April 2019 - Today the children in Orca class had an oral hygiene workshop, run by Amanda Turner. We chewed a disclosing table to show up all the plaque on our teeth and then Amanda showed us the correct way to brush all of our teeth.

  

  

  

  

 

Alice in Wonderland Day

2nd April 2019

Orca class had an Alice in Wonderland themed day today following on from reading the book by Lewis Carroll.

We completed an investigation in maths, measuring arms, legs, feet and hands to see if people with longer legs had longer arms! We looked at symmetry using mirrors and had to complete the other half of The Cheshire Cat's face!

We went to Corton woods to role play scenes from Alice in Wonderland and to take freeze frames of various scenes.

Thank you all the parents for the children's costumes - the children looked Wonderful!

  

 

  

  

  

  

Red Nose Day

15th March 2019

       The children were very enthusiastic about supporting the              Comic Relief Charity by wearing red noses and red clothes for the day.

We also had a special book swap, where children could bring a book from home to swap with another child.

World Book Day

12th March 2019

Everyone arrived at school dressed as their favourite book characters, including Where's Wally, Boy in a dress, Gangster Granny,a variety of witches and many more. A massive well done to everyone. 

Congratulations to the winners of the best costume.

In year 4 Lucas was awarded a prize for his very look-a-like Mr Bean, and Charlie (year 3) was dressed in a very clever version of the Toy Story book.

Homework

We have had some fantastic pieces of homework this half term. Some children have put lots of effort into their handwriting and presentation.

 

  

African Drumming!

In music this term we have been learning to play the African drums! We are really good at copying a rhythm and playing loudly and softly.

  

  

Homework 

Some of the children made Roman shields for their homework this week - I think you'll agree they look amazing!

      

     

     

     

     

                                 

     

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

  

8th November 2017

Greek Homework

 

For Homework, Orca class had to design and make a Parthenon.

The results were amazing!

   

   

  

  

  

 

 Orca Class Learning Cafe

Orca class held there first learning cafe of the year. We learned all about how to feed garden birds in the lead up to winter.

We then got hands on making fat balls to hang in the garden and really enjoyed getting greasy!

Thank you to all the adults that came and helped the children.

  

  

  

  

  

Year 4 - Parent lunch 

Thank you to the families of our Year 4 children who came in today to enjoy a yummy lunch!

   

   

 

Parent  Lunch, 28th September 2017 

Thank you to all year 3 parents for attending our

Parent Lunch yesterday.

  

  

Welcome Back.

I hope you have all had a relaxing summer holiday.

I am  looking forward to working with your children, I have lots of exciting learning activities planned.

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

  

8th November 2017

Greek Homework

 

For Homework, Orca class had to design and make a Parthenon.

The results were amazing!

   

   

  

  

  

 

 Orca Class Learning Cafe

Orca class held there first learning cafe of the year. We learned all about how to feed garden birds in the lead up to winter.

We then got hands on making fat balls to hang in the garden and really enjoyed getting greasy!

Thank you to all the adults that came and helped the children.

  

  

  

  

  

Year 4 - Parent lunch 

Thank you to the families of our Year 4 children who came in today to enjoy a yummy lunch!

   

   

 

Parent  Lunch, 28th September 2017 

Thank you to all year 3 parents for attending our

Parent Lunch yesterday.

  

  

Welcome Back.

I hope you have all had a relaxing summer holiday.

I am  looking forward to working with your children, I have lots of exciting learning activities planned.