Welcome to Athelstan Community Primary School

Welcome to Miss Town's Year 4/5 Class Page

 

We do PE on: Monday & Tuesday

We test spellings on: Friday

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 4 and Year 5

Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. 

 

This term our topic is 'Curry, Spice and all things Nice' pdfClick Here to find out about the exciting activities we have planned.

 

Useful Documents                 

 pdfAthelstan parent information and consent                                               

Class Letters   

                                                                          

   

Today we went to Stocksbridge Technology Centre, the sunshine was out and our sun caps were on!

We had a fun afternoon planting vegetables in our own Athelstan Vegetable plot! We also got to observe how Stocksbridge grow their tomatoes, it was interesting to find out that they grow under red and blue LED lights. 

Take a look at our photos from the trip. 



We had a very exciting time launch our India topic. We were very lucky to experience Bollywood dancing and we look forward to learning more about Indian dancing in our PE lessons. 


We also had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Cumin Lounge in South Milford, we were able to look at the spices used to make Indian food and then try some for ourselves!
We were served sheekh kebabs, onion bhajis, chicken pakoras, chicken bhuna, chicken korma, naan breads and popadoms. As you can see we really enjoyed our food and there were lots of clean plates and full stomachs! Thank you to all the staff who worked so hard to make the food and made us feel so welcome.

In Science Week, we studied everything to do with bees. We were lucky enough to have a bee keeper come visit us who told us lots of interesting facts as well as showing us the equipment he uses. We looked inside a hive, tasted different kinds of honey and tried on a bee suit. It was a very interesting and fun day! We learnt about the different kinds of bees there are, what role they play in the environment, why the population is declining and how we can help them. 

Hot off the press, Year 4/5 dazzled today's audience with an amazing performance of Minibeast Madness. The children worked really hard and should be very proud of their achievements. Well done everyone!

 

We had a busy day on Friday (23.02.18) as we also got the opportunity to join in a Sport to the Beat workshop. The children participated in different sports activities to the beat of the music, they even got to learn a dance routine to a Michael Jackson song, which they loved! 

 

For our topic landing, Year 4/5 made their very own chocolate bar. The children have spent a long time planning and designing in preparation for this day and even had some taste-testing sessions to decide what type of chocolate they were going to use. The finished products look amazing and I am sure the children are going to enjoy eating it!

 

For sports relief day, the children came to school in their sports wear and took part in a variety of activities to raise money for the Sports Relief charity. One activity that the children participated well in was the sports mile. Every child managed to run a whole mile around the school grounds. Fantastic effort Year 4/5!

 

Today (13.03.18), the class had our open afternoon where parents could come in, work alongside the children and have a go at some tricky maths work. 
The children were all stars and really impressed all the parents and grandparents with their maths knowledge on angles, multiplication and fractions. 

Take a look at the photos of our fun afternoon below. 

07.03.18
The children took part in a skipping workshop today, where they had the opportunity to learn different types of skipping and plate spinning. They had a lot of fun and were able to show off some tricks. 

 

Today (27.01.18) the children had the opportunity to take part in a maths investiation day run by the Happy Puzzle Company. They got to work as a team to solve mathematical thinking and problem solving 'expeditions'. Resillience and teamwork were key to ensuring that the they could successfully complete the hands-on challenges that were set.

Take a look at the photos of our fun-filled afternoon. 


On the 22nd February, we were joined by Santander who came to educate us on how a bank works and give us an insight into how we can best save our momey.

We took part in lots of fun activities, includng a tricky maths puzzle where we had to work out how many weeks it would take us to save up for different items we may want to buy.

As a class, we recognised the impotance of saving money if we want to buy something special, as well as understanding that we can split our money to save a little at a time.

Have a look at the photos from the workshop below.

In Year 4/5, as part of our topic launch, we created Mayan Masks inspired by the ancient Mayans. We examined the masks and learnt that the masks were used for a number of reasons. Firstly, they were used to intimidate their enemies and on their masks there were designs of snakes and other dangerous animals. We used our designing skills to create respresentations of the snake on our masks. 
The masks were also used to celebrate ceremonies and festivals, we gathered ideas of what colours would be the most eye-catching and dynamic. 

The Mayans worshipped a God called Kukulan, who was known as the 'feathered serpant'. He was the God of chocolate and knowledge.

Have a look below at our fantastic designs. 

Over the course of this term, some of the children in our class have been learning to play a number of instruments with Miss Moulds. Today, they performed some of the pieces they have been learning. See the videos below for a few highlights.

In parliament week, we were been debating about whether or not we like school uniform and if we should be able to wear our normal clothes to school. We also had the fantastic opportunity have a video call from the Speaker at the House of Commons. He was able to answer some of our questions we had about his role as the speaker, we found out a lot of useful information!

Year 4/5 have been learning a lot about angles and how to measure them accurately. As it was orchard week, the children grouped up to identify what angles they could find outside. With their protractors, they were able to accurately measure them and describe the angle by using correct mathematical vocabulary. 

 

The children had a fantastic time performing their class assembly to the whole school. The theme was the Stone Age and using our acting, dance and literacy skills we sent everyone back 500,000 years to when cave paintings, mammoth skin and flint axes were created and used. 

In Year 4/5, we were fortunate enough to step back in time to the Stone Age for the day. We were visited by Tempus Fugit's Suzie and Richard, who came to deliver many exciting activities making the Stone Age come alive. 

 

 

On the 26th September, it was the European Day of Languages. In class, we have been learning how to introduce ourselves in Spanish. 

We were lucky enough to have a dance workshop in the hall that focused on the Spanish Dance of Flamenco. During the session, the children focused their attention on hand movements, posture and eye contact. Take a look at some of the photos from the workshop below. 

On Tuesday 19th September, we had a special visit from a Maasai Warrior tribe. We had an exciting time learning about the culture and history of their tribe, as well as what life is like for the tribesmen and women today. 
The warriors performed a variety of songs and dances for us and some children were lucky enough to be able to join in. 
Take a look at some of the photos from the day.