We have been fortunate enough to have received a new Nike football kit courtesy of Premier League Primary Stars
In history/science today, Class 4 explored the scale of the entire (estimated) history of time. Our timeline started with the Big Bang – which is estimated to have occurred around 13.8 billion years ago (13,800,000,000 years ago) – and the end of our timeline represented today.
To create our timeline, we used 2,760 multilink cubes – meaning each cube represented 5 million years – click the images below for a closer look.
We then worked out where “the first signs of life”, “the extinction of the most dinosaurs”, “the first ever mammals” and “the first ever humans (Homo sapiens)” would appear on our scaled timeline. Interestingly, the earliest evidence of life is estimated to be 3.8 billion years ago – meaning you would have to travel 2,000 cubes from the start of the timeline to reach this point. The estimated date of the first ever mammals (200 million years ago) would be a further 720 cubes on; the dinosaur extinction would be another 27 cubes on from this, and the time since the first ever humans (200,000 years ago) would only be 4% of the the final cube!
Plastic pollution is becoming an increasing problem around the world. To help raise the awareness of this, the School Council have planned a recycling project and need as many used plastic lids.
These lids can be any shape, size or colour, but they must be plastic and do need to be clean – plastic milk bottle lids are ideal! If you have any used plastic lids, children can bring them into to school and put them in the green bin (see image below) found in Class 4’s cloakroom.
In science today, Class 4 have been exploring how adaption, inheritance and changing environments result in evolution. To do this, we played the game “Who Wants to Live One Million Years?” – where you need to choose a starting population (with different traits) and try to survive 1 million years.
After a request, the children in Class 4 were offered the opportunity to take some (as many as they wanted) practice test papers home – if they wished!
These are completely optional and there is no expectation for any of these to be completed over Easter; children can complete as many as they choose to.
Last term, Class 4 children entered a poetry competition by the Premier League Primary Stars. The aim was to create a poem around the theme of diversity. As we were one of the first schools to enter, we have received a set of poetry books.
Here’s some of the entries:
The window below is an interactive Powerpoint – which shows some of the books available for children to choose in Class 4 . Clicking on the images of the book covers will open some information and show some similar books.
Please note: you may need to use the link below the window.
Link to Interactive Powerpoint (if the above does not work)
– If using the link, you will need to start the Powerpoint as a Slide Show (see below) –
After qualifying by winning the netball tournament at Bridgnorth Endowed School earlier in the year, the Brown Clee Netball Team (Maddison, Phoebe, Sian, Hetty, Nathan, Luca, Lorcan, Mia and Frankie) headed off to Shrewsbury Sports Village – representing East Shropshire – to compete against different teams around Shropshire. We finished joint 5th; we all played really well, having lots of fun at the same time.
The teamwork was outstanding, and we never gave up, even when things didn’t go particularly to plan. Well done to everybody who competed, and a big thank you to the parents for transporting us to and from the event.
An extra well done to Chloe and Phoebe – who both represented East Shropshire in the morning’s cross country.
It was fantastic day and we all represented Brown Clee and East Shropshire brilliantly.
Written by Hetty L and Nathan F
A quick reminder that Year 6 will be doing forest school this half term – so they will need forest school kits in tomorrow.
Today, the year 6s have completed the first stage of their Grecian pots.
This week in science, Class 4 have been exploring how liquids dissolve solids. We planned and carried out an investigation to see how quickly salt dissolves in different types of liquid.
This week, Class 4 have started to look at Greek myth as part of English – starting with the story of Pandora’s box:
Today, several children went to Bridgnorth Endowed School to take part in a mudrun/obstacle course and a 100m swim.
Have a look at the pictures below:
In PE today, Class 4 have been doing different exercise activities as part of a circuit.
In Maths today, class 4 were exploring the perimeters that could be made/found on the KS2 playground and field.
Last week, several children from classes 3 and 4 participated in a gymnastics competition at Idsall school. All that took part show great determination and effort in all of their performances. They were required to complete a vault and floor routine – with a go on the trampolines.
Here are some pictures from the event:
Today in Class 4, we explored the “times tables” sequences by finding the digital root of each number in the sequence [e.g. 3×7=21; the digital root would be 3 (2+1)]. After finding the digital root of several numbers in a times tables, each digit (1-9) was given a colour and a paper chain was made from the resulting pattern.
For example, the digital root sequence of the 8 times table was 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 9 (which would then continue to repeat itself).
Click the pictures below for a closer look.
This week, the year 5s completed their own northern lights scene using pastels.
Click the images below for a closer look.
This week in gymnastics, class 4 have been working on our vaulting skills.
Each child’s spelling list can now be found on spelling shed if they search for BCS followed by the spelling list they are on (which will be in their spelling books / they should know)
– e.g. BCS 5D
In maths, Class 4 have been looking at what happens when we divide larger numbers.
(These spellings are also live on Spelling Shed)
If all of these steps have been completed, 20 random spellings will be given from all 5 steps.
This week, Class 4 have been building on their balance skills.
We started with a balancing challenge:
Then, we started looking at planning and designing our own routines:
For the past week, Class 3 and 4 have been having a “battle of the bands” on Times Tables Rockstars – where the total scores for each class are added up.
After a slow start, Class 4 came out as the eventual winners, and Hetty (being the highest scorer in Class 4) was presented with the trophy – which will be kept in Class 4 until the next battle…