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MATHS WEEK ENGLAND! Maths in the Workplace!

Year 4 welcomed another visitor to the classroom last week to talk about Maths in the Workplace!  The children enjoyed Mr Kay's presentation which highlighted all of the different ways he uses Maths in his job, and how important it isto learn Maths in school.  Many of the children had discussed Maths in the Workplace with their families and they confidently shared their knowledge with their peers.   Thank you everyone!  Mrs Blomeley


MATHS WEEK ENGLAND! Maths and Art!

During Maths Week England, each child from every class produced a piece of Maths related artwork.  The children really enjoyed being creative with Maths and the results were fantastic! On Thursday, the Hall was transformed into an Art Gallery for the children to visit. A selection of work was exhibited from each class which included shape garlands, shape rockets, symmetrical patterns, arrays, tessellations, optical illusions and geometric designs.  There were some interesting conversations in the "Gallery" where the children discussed their favourite works of art! 


MATHS WEEK ENGLAND! - Maths in the Workplace!

Year 4 had a great start to Maths Week England with a visitor to discuss Maths in the Workplace!  Jackie, who is an accountant, discussed how she uses many different aspects of Maths in her job such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages!  In child friendly language, Jackie compared budgets to pocket money and included time zones and currency when she talked about the Charity she works for that helps underdeveloped countries around the world.  Jackie ended her visit by showing the children many of the artefacts she has purchased from differen


Roman Soldiers in Year 4!

What a fantastic day Year 4 had when they visited the Grosvenor Museum in Chester to explore more about their Roman topic!    Wearing replica armour and shields, and accompanied by Maximus Titus, a Roman Soldier, the children marched through the city of Chester.  When they arrived at the largest Roman ampitheatre in Britain, Maximus taught the young soldiers some tactical moves!  After lunch the children enjoyed all of the activities in the workshop and were fascinated by the artefacts in the Museum's galleries.  The whole class were an absolute credit to Broadbent Fold.  Mrs Blomeley


Outdoor Learning Day

All of the children had a great time during Outdoor Learning Day. The children in Year 3,4, 5 and 6 learnt a lot from the RSPB workshops. Year 1 and 2 produced some fantastic artwork from the leaves that they collected.  Well done everyone!


Birdman visit

We had the 'School birdman' Alan Ames visit our school this week. He brought in some spectacular birds of prey. The children were mesmerised by the facts that Alan shared about how the birds are adapted to catch their pray. 


Creating our Class Charter!

As a Rights Respecting School we are all working towards achieving our Silver Award.  The Rights are based around the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and recently Year 4 worked really hard in groups to decide which Articles they would like to include in their Class Charter.  The Charter will provide a frameword for both adults (Duty Bearers) and children on how to respect each other's rights. Watch this space for more details of the Articles they chose and their Class Charter display.  Mrs Blomeley


Year 4 in the Hot Seat!

Year 4's enthusiasm for our Roman topic is amazing!  So far they have written non-chronological reports about some of the Roman gods and put themselves in the shoes of a Roman soldier, posted in Britain to build Hadrian's Wall.  "Hot Seating" is where a child takes on the role of a character to answer questions from the rest of the class.  Year 4 impressed me by their carefully thought out questions and the attention to detail from the Hot Seat character. Well done Year 4!    Mrs Blomeley


Music time in Year 4!

 

Year 4 were extremely excited to begin their clarinet lessons with Mr Wright!   Following a warm up singing session their first task was to learn how to put their clarinets together!  They are all looking forward to learning how to play this instrument from the woodwind family.  Mrs Blomeley 


Roald Dahl Day Celebrations!

Year 4 made a fantastic effort yesterday to celebrate Roald Dahl Day by dessing up as a character from one of his fabulous books.  Characters from Matilda, The Witches, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory all made an appearances as well as Mr and Mrs Twit, The BFG and the Enormous Crocodile!  We even managed to write about our favourite Roald Dahl books and which characters we would like to be!   Mrs Blomeley


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