Welcome to Class 4. I'm Mr McDonagh and the teacher of Class 4. We also have Miss Finnegan as our teaching assistant and Mrs Roberts and Mrs Crumpton who teach the class during the week. We are based in the oldest and orginal part of the school, with a fantastic new, lime green reading pod at the back of the room. Through the reading pod and out of the old school front door, we have access to a secluded outside space for quiet learning opportunities.
We are really excited about our topic, 'Crime and Punishment'! We will be exploring the crimes and punishments that have taken place overtime from the Roman era to present day. There was definately some grusome punishments dished out for very small crimes throughout history...
Conductors and Insulators
Do you know what a conductor and insulator is? We have developed lines of enquiry and investigated which materials are insulators and conductors. Our were results were recorded in tables and then we discussed what we would like to investigate next from our learning.
We have loved discovering all about crime and punishment across the ages. This week we got to experience HARD LABOUR from the Victorian era. It certainly made us not want to commit any crimes again!
It's Good to Coach!
In our learning we give all the children the opportunity to lead the learning for themselves and others. Coaching deepens children's understanding and allows them to explain, share and challenge each others thinking.
We explored the meaning of our vision in our class by linking life's journey to the flow of water. We thought carefully about who are our influences and how we should live our lives. We also completed our Class Canvas to contribute to the schools values display. Our value was respect!
We are enjoying our yoga sessions with our yoga teacher. It has given us all a time to stop, reflect and focus on our mental and physical health.
A hideous crime was committed in Class 4! We returned from lunch to find the outline of a body and a weapon that had been used to commit the crime. But whole was the culprit? Our identikit images gave us a clue as we continue our search.