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Jackdaws Class

Art of Africa

On Friday (14.1.22) Jackdaws started looking at our new topic for Art. We explored irregular patterns and looked at animals that have these patterns. We then discussed different different mediums we could use to recreate them. Our challenge for the lesson was to try to recreate the patterns using, sketch pencils, felt tips and oil pastels. After, we thought about which medium we preferred using and why. Please see some of our amazing recreations below. :)

Should the wearing of school uniform be banned? - Jackdaws debate!

Today, in English, we looked at what debates are and why being able to debate can be an important skill to have. We explored places where debates take place and the significance that they have on the society we live in. We discussed the roles that each person would have in a debate before splitting into teams to begin developing arguments for “should the wearing of school uniform be banned?”. We spent time thinking of reasons for our side of the debate before participating. Children were also given the opportunity to vote before and after the debate, to see if their opinion changed.                                                                                                                                                       

Virtual reality Anti-Bullying workshop.

Today in Jackdaws, we had a brilliant VR workshop based around bullying. We looked at different types of bullying and ways in which we can help to prevent and stop bullying from happening. We watched a scenario that helped us to understand why people may become bullies. The children had a mature discussion around bullying and were able to confidently talk about the scenario and their feelings relating to this.

VR Anti-Bullying workshop


I am sure you have heard all about the amazing time we had at Hill End last week. The children were fantastic role models for the school and I was incredibly proud of the respect, responsibility and resilience that they showed to everyone involved in the trip. 

Below are some pictures and videos of the fun we had!

Today we had an amazing African dance workshop!

Have a look at the video below to see a snippet of our final dance. 

Jackdaw's African dance

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As part of Black History month, we took part in an African dance workshop.

Science experiment 

This week in Science we carried out a science experiment, where we looked at how the volume of a sound may change over distance. After we had finished our experiment, we produced a line graph to help us to analyse the impact distance has on how loud a sound is.

Line graphs - Volume over distance

Jackdaw's English dragon character descriptions

Medium term plan video

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Please find the video talking through what year 4 will be learning in the Autumn terms.