The teacher in Diamond class is Mrs Rounce. Mrs Glover and Miss Wollington support teaching and learning in Diamond class.
In English Year 4 and 5 have been studying the narrative poem ‘The Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll with the intention of writing a non-chronological report about the animal called the Jabberwock.
We learned the features of a report and extracted all the evidence about the Jabberwock from the poem. We looked up facts from other animals and combined these to create our reports.
What do you think of our Jabberwocks? Would you enter the tulgey wood?
After our trip to the Town Hall, we travelled to the Time and Tide Museum to learn about the history of Great Yarmouth’s fishing industry. We really enjoyed learning all about the different jobs involved in the herring industry and dressing up as fishermen.
We were invited by The Mayor of Great Yarmouth to visit the Town Hall to learn how it works and how councils work. We really enjoyed looking around and having a debate in the council chambers. We thought about democracy and our rights to vote and debate. The highlight was having tea and cake in the Mayor’s parlour just like the Queen.
The Easter Bunny visited our school on the last Friday of term. We searched for the eggs in our house teams and despite the strange weather, we managed to find all the eggs! The best part though was … eating them!
There was a crowded church for our Easter service. We all celebrated the rebirth of Christ with two presentations about the Easter bonnets both classes made and through our singing of hymns.
We learned about the significance of Easter in the Christian year and took time to reflect on our year so far.
We all learned a range of poetry to perform at the class poetry festival. Some of us performed action poems, some of us performed rhyming poems and some of us performed free verse.
The class performed 2 poems together one with actions, Oh I wish I’d looked after me teeth – Pam Eyres’ and one without actions ‘The magic of the mind – Simon Webster.’ We enjoyed learning to convey meaning when we couldn’t use any actions.
First, we planned and designed our hats. We watched a video about Christian symbols of Easter for inspiration.
To work out the size our hats had to be, we measured our heads with a piece of string. We then used a compass to draw our base and lid.
Some of us found it hard so we just drew around a plate. We had to measure the circumference of the base to work out our sides though!
We had great difficulty glueing it all together. It was a tedious process but it was worth it for the finished product.
Before we could decorate, we had to collect the items and materials for our design. Mrs Rounce was really mean and would only let us have what we had included on our original design. A lot of people were sent back!
We carefully decorated our hats using our designs. We think they look fabulously unique! Do you?
For our poetry festival in March we have chosen our own poems to perform. We learned how to choose the best poem to convey expression or to add actions to. We are now practising them ready for our performances at the end of March.
Our Art lessons for this half term has been learning about Georgia O’Keeffe. We learned all about her painting of flowers and landscapes and then used her techniques and style to inspire our own flower and landscape paintings.
Year 3 and 4 learned how to measure using centimeters and millimeters. They enjoyed practising the skill by measuring items inside and outside.