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  • Jarrow Cross C of E Primary School
‘Living and Learning’
Value in Everyone

Year 4/5

Picture 1 A map shows how to navigate the game
Picture 2 Design mode during construction of the game
Picture 3 Assessing the games

September

 

In ICT, we have been learning about creating 3D games using the software from Purplemash. The children designed their games with a theme in mind. They had to add designs for every part of the game, from deciding what the 'coins' would look like, that you need to collect for points, and the what the 'baddies' would look like. They could alter the way in which these parts would be animated and what rewards or forfeits you would get. We gave each other feedback on the games and had great fun with them.

Check out the links below to play your friends' games. Which one is the trickiest?

October

 

During this month, we have used equipment we call manipulatives. These are objects which are designed so that a learner can perceive some mathematical concept by manipulating it, hence its name. The use of manipulatives provides a way for children to learn concepts through developmentally appropriate hands-on experience. We used them to help with addition which helped us to see where we had to carry digits to the next column and in subtraction why we sometimes need to exchange and use the decomposition method. Please look at our calculation policy in the policy section if you would like to see how we set out the written work.

Picture 1 Using place value counters with a HT1s frame
Picture 2 Using base 10 to add
Picture 3 Checking our answers

November

 

In Science we have been learning about 'States of Matter'. While making chocolate crispy cakes, we investigated how we could melt a solid and change its state from a solid to a liquid. Science has never tasted so good!

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December

 

We completed our topic on The Victorians and wrote a diary as if we were living in Victorian times and had been involved in an accident at a ropery factory. We learnt that accidents in factories were very common in Victorian times and also that children were often the ones who were hurt.  We were glad to find out the Factory Act in 1833 meant that conditions began to improve for children, but it took many years before the factories stopped employing and using children as cheap labour.  

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January

We started our new topic this month - It's All Greek to me and we learnt lots of super new things.  We were introduced to a brilliant new book too, all about Greek Myths. The book told them in a very funny way.

March

Phew - what a busy month this is! First we went to the Openzone where we used Scratch to write some code and we all used the Green Screen to make some videos, which showed us being travel agents and persuading people to go to Greece for their holidays. Glee club went to Durham Cathedral to sing with some Choristers and other schools and March isn't even over yet!

Year 5 went to visit some animals at Jarrow school, and they were all very brave with the creepy crawlies and the snake! Later in March, we have a Year 4 athletics competition for some of our children and some of the Year 5 children are going to a dance festival! 

 

Click on the link to watch some of our videos we made at The Openzone

https://youtu.be/z5uvStEIids  Year 4/5 T

https://youtu.be/h0itl57aNLY Year 4/5G

Out Takes from year 4/5G https://youtu.be/kITbevbs0RQ

 

 

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