Each table group created a project based on The Grand Palace in Bangkok through the medium of a different subject area. One group looked at it through an Art lens. The others through Geography, History and Society. They were given the following image as a starting point.
Image taken from http://www.bangkok.com/attraction-palace/grand-palace.htm
The children worked incredibly hard and showed great Academic Success in their final projects.
Here they are presenting to the class.
Viewing and reading each others work.
This week we have continued our short topic 'Brainwave' with various activities set around how we learn.
In English, we started the week performing our poetry homework and giving each other constructive feedback. Also, we have learnt how to develop our vocabulary, from reading more and sharing stories to using thesauri and creating word spider diagrams.
In Maths, we've recapped our knowledge of Place Value, practiced our skills of ordering numbers and demonstrated our understanding through a variety of games and challenges.
In Topic, we looked at the different subjects we learn at school and how they can all fit together under one topic. As an example, we took the Grand Palace in Bangkok and each group found out about it through the view point of a different subject. The independent work created by each group is fantastic (see below).
Finally, we spent our computing lesson this week learning how to use our emails, how to access our homework and further setting ourselves up to succeed in the future.
It is going to be a great year!
This week we have learnt all learning. We decided on what good learning looks like then observed our classmates during a lesson to see if we could spot good examples. We then shared this with the rest of the class.
Afterwards, we created a poster in pairs to remind us during the year.
The winning poster demonstrated both academic success and effective communication!
What does good learning look like?
Year Four have kicked off their Brainwave topic in both English and Maths this morning. First in Maths the students worked together to explore everything they know about a particular number. The were asked to use all four operations, write the number in words and draw pictures. One group even got a star for their critical thinking skills.
In English we looked at the poem 'Try, Try Again,' by T.H. Palmer.
The poem is full of challenging words and the children used dictionaries to help them understand what the words mean.
Question: What does persevere mean? Can you use it in a sentence?