Welcome to Cypress' class page
Your teacher is: Ms Fitch
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Today Cypress class were given a challenge to see if they could build a circuit and make a lightbulb light up. Some of them managed to light up two or three bulbs in one circuit.
Peoplescape theatre have been working with Year 4 using different drama techniques to explore themes around migration. It has been lovely to hear the children's stories on their or their relatives experiences of migration.
In Science this week, we carried out an investigation. Cypress class tested which material would melt a chocolate button the fastest. We tested foil, bubble wrap, paper towels and cotton wool. We found out that foil melted our chocolate the fastest and the cotton wool took the longest. Cypress class wrote scientific conclusion to share their learning.
In Cypress class, we love to read and listen to stories. During diversity month we have been sharing lots of stories by different authors. These stories originate from different parts of the world and share ideas from different cultures. This week, Aisha and Zain have shared the story Clean Up with the class.
We have been learning about the continents of the world and the difference between a
continent and a country. We have also been learning about the equator, northern and southern hemisphere and the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.
We blew up balloons and used these as our own globes and labelled them.
Year 4 have been lucky enough to get the opportunity to work on project with the Peoplescape Theatre. This will involve 8 workshops in school and culminate in a performance that the children have created themselves. The workshops will begin after half term. However, last Friday (24th September) Peoplescape visited the school and performed for the Year 4 children. The children were totally mesmerised and thoroughly enjoyed it
This half term, Year 4 will be learning about Judaism. They will be learning some of the stories of Abraham. They have already learned that Abraham is considered the father of Judaism by Jews because God made a covenant with Abraham and that is where Judaism began.
The children learnt what a covenant is and acted out a scenario where a promise was broken.
In order to help them learn the story of Abraham and Isaac, they split the story into 8 key parts and acted out the story in groups.
In science the children have been learning about the key properties of matters of state. We all turned into particles and acted as a solid, liquid or gas particle.
Important information for children returning in September:
On Thursday 2nd September children will be returning to school.
The gates on Elfrida crescent will open at 8.45am and your child can come to school anytime between 8.45 and 9am using the yr 2/3/4 gate. We are asking parents to stay outside school each morning.
Gates will be locked at 9am and you will need to bring your child to the main office to have them booked in.
Parents and carers of Yr 4
Parents will be allowed in at 3.20pm. The children will be ready for collection at 3.25pm.
Parents will be allowed onto the school site to collect their children from the yr 3/4 playground.
Parents will be allowed to walk through the playgrounds to collect children from other year groups once on site.
Staff and sign posts will be present to navigate you to the correct playgrounds.
See you in September!