To start year four, we have been looking at our aims and aspirations. We discussed what this meant and how we could illustrate our thoughts on paper to display on our ‘Flying High Board.
Respect in the classroom and the wider environment was discussed and the children created their own class charter which they signed and also sealed with their hand prints. Rules specific to the current situation were discussed with great enthusiasm and children produced posters to ensure all were aware.
We have also looked at our bird of Sikhi – The Crane. The children have learnt the significance of the crane in our Gurbani. We have taken a vast amount of information and learnt how to annotate it, allowing us to extract the relevant parts. We revised using a dictionary to look up any words we did not understand. As a class we brain stormed some amazing adjectives and looked at enhancing our work using similes. We then proceeded to write a poem on the crane.
Using various types of shading, we have been sketching the crane. The ancient Japanese art of paper folding – origami was great fun and the children loved making their own birds.
Our class book is ‘The Railway Children’ by E Nesbit. The children love listening to the story and cannot wait to find out what will happen next.
Finally, it is lovely to see the children have great fun in sharing their ideas and coming together as a class.