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Welcome to class 4K at Allerton CE Primary School in Leeds. Here, under the careful guidance of Miss Kallend, we will blog to the Big Wide World.

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Miss Kallend

Final Half Term!

What a wonderful week of sunshine!

This week, 4K have shown their teacher just how much they can remember from the Roman’s topic, as well as displayed their eagerness to get started on the Vikings topic.

viking-cartoon – Greenhill Community Library
A Viking Warrior

Our new class novel for this term is Odd and the Frost Giant by Neil Gaiman, which 4K are keen to get started on.

Odd and the Frost Giants: Amazon.co.uk: Gaiman, Neil: Books
Our new novel!

Fingers crossed we have a wonderful final half-term filled with sunshine and lots of celebrations!

Making Informative Videos

This term 4K have been working really hard in computing with the aim of making an informative and animated video about whaling.

As you can see, this incredibly tech-savvy class have produced some really amazing videos about whaling.

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Videos about the history of whaling!

Click on the links below to watch the videos on Youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smGWJ0WPtiQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAbgce0sGY4

Well done to you all!

Analysing Pentecost Artwork

Last week, we started to look at different artists interpretations of the Pentecost. We look at five main pieces of artwork and examined which parts of the Pentecost narrative were prominent in these pictures and picked out any symbolism we could see. The children then presented their ideas.

Thanks for taking a peek at our blog!

Talk for Writing – Moby Dick

This week, we challenged ourselves to retell the first chapter of Moby Dick, of by heart. The children were fully engaged with coming up with the actions, and making a brief story map to help guide them through. Take a look at how we did!

Thanks for watching!

The Big Frieze – R.E

This week in 4K, we have been looking at the ‘Big Frieze’.

The Big Frieze is an illustration by Emma Yarlett, designed to give an abstract interpretation of the concept and origins of Christianity.

The children were not told at the beginning that the designs were all part of a larger piece of artwork, they were told to read the extract and look at the picture to decide where it may come in the timeline of events.

This activity sparked discussion not only about the timeline of events, but also about the different interpretations different people could have about these pieces of art, with children spotting different symbols, words and ideas within each panel and then within the artwork as a whole.

The children were even able to pin-point where each part of Holy week may come into action through this artwork.

4K really enjoyed this activity and it gave them a more abstract, yet visual, understanding of Christianity.

See some pictures of them in action here:

Another lovely week in 4K!

Geography – The Water Cycle

This week in Geography, 4K have been looking into the water cycle.

After a brief introduction to some of the scientific vocabulary and the process itself, we were tasked with building our own water cycle 3D model.

Miss Kallend was extremely impressed with some of the innovative ideas we came up with in order to build these models.

Take a look at some of the models, as well as us in action:

We hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as we enjoyed making them!

Science – Food chains

‘What would happen if we removed a section of a food chain?’

That was the question that 4K have been discussing this week and we have come to some worrying conclusions.

As part of our science lesson this week, we investigated this issue, by using counters to represent the producers and consumers, and dice to decide their fate. Will they have enough food to reproduce OR will they not have enough food and starve?

Have a look at the pictures of our investigation below:

Some of the findings were:

  • If an animal was removed from the food chain, it had a knock on effect on the other animals in the chain.
  • Producers are essential to the food chain, as they provide the energy that gets passed on.
  • The sun is the original source of the energy – so that too is essential!
  • Humans have impacts on food chains, even if they themselves do not eat any of the animals or plants in them. This could be via cutting down trees (deforestation) OR spraying pesticides.

As you can see 4K have a very clear understanding of how food chains work, as well as their importance within ecosystems.

Check in soon!

Values – International Women’s Day

This week in 4K, we have been discussing and celebrating International Women’s Day.

To show our support for the #ChooseToChallenge, we wrote pledges on our hands, which we will uphold if we see any girl or women being treated unfairly.

Well done to all of the children in 4K who were able to confidently discuss this issue and vow to make a change!

See you all next week, for another glimpse into the world of 4K.