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4CJ

Welcome to our class web page where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find

information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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Key Information:

4CJ have outdoor PE on a Monday and indoor PE on a Wednesday.

4CJ's entrance and exit point is the top gate at the top of the playground. 

Words of the week: demonstration, tragically and ensure.

Times Table of the week: 2s, 5s, 3s and 4s

 

Times Table Class Champs!

Article 29: You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible. 

 

Well done to our times table champions for week 2! Congratulations Daniel for winning against 4HN and 4BD! We are very proud of you!

 

Term 2 

This term we are going to continue with our enquiry 'How can one person make a difference?' We learned a lot so far but over the new few weeks, we'll start to use our skills to complete our challenge 'Create a Banksy Style Mural' .

Term 2 Shining Star

Term 2 Shining Star - Amadou Deme

Uploaded by Rebecca Carlile-Jones on 2020-12-18.

Being Mathematicians- Article 28 Access to education

We had a great morning taking part in a Christmas morning with lots of other schools in South Gloucestershire. We had lots of fun puzzles and mathematical challenges to solve, some being really tricky! We particularly enjoyed the Christmas tree consecutive number puzzle and the 12 days of Christmas scrabble maths.

Being authors  - Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities

Even though we have been isolating, it has not stopped us from doing some absolutely fabulous learning. This week, we wrote Prove its using the targets we have been focusing on during our home learning. We have worked incredibly hard and our computer skills are really improving! See if you can spot some similes and some compound sentences.

Making recycled sea creatures- Article 29 -Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

During our time home learning we have been focusing on the Global Goal 14 - Life Underwater. We have learnt all about the problems facing the oceans and the creatures that live within them, particularly with plastic waste. We expressed our passion towards the problems our sea creatures are facing due to pollution and littering by making own sea creature using recyclable materials. 

No Pens Day! - Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

In week 3, we started the week off with 'No Pens Monday'. This was something totally new to us but we enjoyed every single minute. It is as simple as it says - no pens all day! We couldn't wait to find out what there was in store for us! The aim of the day was to help improve our oracy skills. Oracy skills include listening, talking, presenting, discussing and debating. During our writing, we worked with our partners. We were given a picture which one of us wasn't allowed to see and the other had to describe as best as possible so we could draw it. It was so fun! During our maths time, we discussed lots of reasoning questions which help when it comes to writing our Prove Its. Then in the afternoon, we planned a protest about climate change and racial equality. We really enjoyed ourselves and cannot wait for the next one!

1- 20 Game

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With one person saying one number at a time, we tried to count to 20 without organising or choosing who is going to speak when.

WOW! - Article 24: You have the right to clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that you can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

To start our new enquiry, we began by discussing what it meant by 'Zero Hunger'. We thought about places all over the world where hunger is a huge problem and the more we thought about it, the more we began to realise it's a problem in all countries. We were shocked to find out that there are children in our country who don't have enough to buy food and this was something for us that hit us quite hard. We discussed the idea of food banks and why these are so important to those who don't have enough money.

 

In the afternoon, we then created our own adverts using green screens to raise awareness for people who don't have enough money and to try and persuade people to donate money or food to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Take a look at some of the adverts we created.

Eniola and Fletcher's persuasive advert.

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Bradley and Lauren's persuasive advert

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Isabelle, Skye and Amadou.

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Being Artists - Article 12 You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously

In week 3, we completed our challenge and spray painted our Bansky Style Murals. Spray painting was much trickier than we expected it to be but we persevered and completed beautiful designs. We had to carefully consider where the spray paint might go but our finished pieces are something we are truly proud of. Take a look and see if you can guess what our hidden messages are.

Being Artists - Article 29 -Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

Our challenge was to create a Banksy Style Mural to represent a message behind this. We focused on Greta Thunberg and Paul Stephenson. We thought carefully about what we wanted our murals to represent and how we wanted them to look. 

 

Because Banksy uses stencils, we decided to use this approach as well. This was much harder than we thought but we persevered and managed to do it. We were so impressed with what we achieved and so was Miss CJ. Take a look at some of our designs. 

Being Athletes- Article 31 the right to play and relax

Today we had a great first day trying out our athletic abilities. We tested our balance skills walking along the bench with a cone on our head, we put our speed bounces to the test over 1 minute and we continued to practise our triple jump. We really enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to see what improvements we make over this term. 

Being Farmers - Article 24 - ...nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

Every Tuesday this term, we are going to the allotment with Mr Evans. We are going to start to harvest the winter vegetables such a beetroot, carrots, cabbages and onions. We had so much fun learning all about the allotment and helping Mr Evans make sure the soil was nutritious for our delicious vegetables. 

Term 1 

Enquiry Overview: How Can One Person Make A Difference? - Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action

This term, Year 4 are going to delving into Sustainable Development Goal 13- Climate Action with a focus on how one person can make a difference. Alongside this, we will be doing work based on the book 'Floodlands' by Marcus Sedgwick which is based on a young girl called Zoe who is trapped in Norwich as most of England is under water. Please check our page for updates on our fabulous learning!

Term 1 Shining Star

 

 

Shining Star 4CJ

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Dance routine - Article 29 - Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

This term in PE, we have been learning an extremely tricky dance. Miss CJ is super proud of us all with how much we tried and we can all see how much we have improved over the weeks. We really enjoyed learning this dance and we persevered like we have never persevered before! 

 

Here is the website link to the dance: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education-ks1-ks2-street-dance-masterclass-on-b-boying-and-footwork/zkmf47h 

4CJ's Amazing Street Dance

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E-Safety - Article 16- Right to Protection and Privacy 

In online safety, we learned what it means to be a responsible digital citizen means and how we can be responsible in the digital world. We discussed what it meant by being a digital citizen to start with and what responsibility means. We then created 'Rings of Responsibility' on our whiteboards to show what we were responsible for, what we were responsible for in our community and in our world.

Take a look at some of our ideas:

Being authors - Article 3 - All adults should have the child's best interest 

This week, we have been planning and then writing our own set of instructions on how to carve a spooky pumpkin. We thoroughly enjoyed writing this with Halloween coming up soon! The first thing we did was discuss why we have instructions and what we use them for.Then we looked at a range of instructions and what features they all had. After that, we got planning. To support our learning, we watched a video of someone carving a pumpkin and used this to write our method.

 

Finally, when we had planned our instructions, we got to write them! We absolutely loved writing these and really hope we get to do more instruction writing in the future! Take a look at some of the fantastic instructions we wrote and maybe you could use them to help when you carve your very own spooky pumpkin!

Being Musicians- Article 31- The right to participate in cultural and artistic activities

In week 6, we have been musicians. We have used our scientific knowledge of sound and developed our understanding of pitch, pulse and rhythm. We practiced creating a simple four pulse/beat composition as a class then we worked in small groups to perform our own 16 beat body percussion composition in a round.

Alfie's solo musical performance

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Chloe, Eniola and Amadou's musical performance

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Rowan, Archie, Blake and Lauren's musical performance

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RE - What is a place of worship? - Article 28 You have the right to education

This week, we went to church. We absolutely love going to church and learning about Christians and their religion. For this trip, we had to ask lots of questions about the features of the church. We were taken around by Peter who spoke about the font, the altar, the pews, the pulpit, the organ and the stained glass windows. Did you know the stained glass windows tell a story? It was so interesting to see the pictures and the beautiful art that was on them. We were also told that churches were built in the shape of the cross to represent Jesus but this particular church wasn't. St. Stephen's Church was built 110 years ago. Did you know the pews came from a church in London and they survived World War II bombings? 

Echo Reading - Article 28 - The Right to an education

In week 3, we learned a new skill called Echo Reading. In order to echo read, Miss CJ read a sentence at a time of our text. We had to listen very carefully to the way she used her voice. We then had to echo the way Miss CJ read the sentence. This way, we were able to recognise the use of punctuation and voice. After, we worked with our learning partners and took it in turns to echo read. We then came to the front of the class to show everyone. 

Maisy and Cole

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Sophie and Esme

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Hans, Isabelle and Bradley

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WOW Day! Article 24 - We have the right to...a clean and safe environment. 

To begin our enquiry we started with a WOW day. When we first came into the classroom, we noticed the door. It looked amazing! We had so many questions and couldn't wait to find out more. After discussing the door, we then started to look at protests and spoke about the reasons people protest. It was really interesting to see the different ways people protest such as peaceful protests in order to get their message across. We honed in on the word peaceful and discussed what this meant to us. 

 

When we had finished break, we came in and looked at a range of protest photos and discussed what we liked about them. We then used some of the ideas we had seen and started to design our own protest posters to help save our planet. In the afternoon, we drew onto the cardboard and started to paint. We had so much fun and didn't want the day to end! 

Being Athletes - Article 31 the right to play and relax

Today we had a great first day with Sporting Chance! We learnt how to run quickly at and we can't wait to continue working on our techniques. 

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