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Swan - YEAR 4

   

 

 Welcome to Swan Class!

 

 

Wire Modelling! Purbeck Arts.

Today, the children were extremely fortunate to have Helen, from Purbeck Artists, come in to school to work with the children from Year 4.

Swan class got to work with her in the afternoon. The session started with the children thinking about the movement of different animals. They had to consider the shapes they made with their bodies.

Next, in the classroom, the children got in to groups and were shown some pictures and actual examples of different animals made out of wire. After looking at these and discussing how to use the wire, the children decided on an animal to create.

The children began with a silver wire, which was quite soft and bendy. This was to make the outline of the body. Then, using more silver wire, Helen helped the children to turn their outline into a 3D sculpture. This proved quite tricky, but the children worked hard to bend and twist the wire.

Once the 3D model structure had been made, the children got to use brightly coloured wire to add to their sculpture. The finished pieces were great, abstract, representations of animals. Well done Swan class!

A winning group from Puffin and Swan class will be chosen by Purbeck Artists. We will let you know who they are, however, all the children’s fantastic wire sculptures will be displayed at an exhibition towards the end of May. Please see the letter sent by Miss Barker for more information.

 

            

The Rainforest! 

To kick start our new topic this term, the children made a clay animal from the Rainforest. 

They all worked hard to manipulate the clay and enjoyed painting the final pieces. 

Here are some of the final models!

 

       

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Welcome back: Summer Term in Swan Class! 

We hope you all had a wonderful 2 weeks over Easter! 

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Egyptian Drama Day

We had a brilliant day with Ben from the Treehouse Theatre Company! The children's outfits were incredible, and they really enjoyed the day. First, we had an assembly where Ben (who led the day) explained how the day would be organised. Then, some children completed Egyptian-themed activities in the classroom, whilst one group at a time were allocated parts and rehearsed their act with Ben. In the afternoon, the whole of Year 4 then gathered in the hall to perform each act in turn which created the final play - 'The Egyptians: History's Greatest Mystery'. Well done Year 4 for a fantastic performance!

 

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                   Mr Kosh, Mrs Sharman and all the students would like to thank the parents and guardians who were able to attend our class open day, it was a highly productive lesson and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. There were some fantastic Roman shield designs.

 

   

 

           

     

        

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to school! What a brilliant first day Swan class have had! We are all going to have a great year! 

 

Our class timetable for this term is in the children's homework diaries. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sharman Teaching Assistant

 

                  

Mrs Foster