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In Sputnik we follow the three school rules:

In Sputnik we follow the three school rules: 1

- Respect Yourself 

- Respect Others

- Respect the Environment 

 

 

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This week went to our Year 4's who took part in Bikeability. 

 

Well done to you all, you have started your journey in learning a valuable life skill!

 

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Christmas Jumper Day

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We have completed our project! - How did we get from stones to shields?

We now know:

If it wasn't for the Romans then we wouldn't have roads - Faith

The Roman Empire started in Rome, Italy - Teagan

The middle of a Roman shield is called a Boss - Clayton

Most Roman shields only used 2 or 3 basic colours - Henry

Julius Caesar was stabbed to death when he was 55 years old - Macie, Alfie and Maddie

Stone Age people used tools to hunt, gather and generally survive - Michael

Stone Age people used animal skin to keep warm - Macie

Cave art was used to communicate - Billie

The Bronze Age gets it's name from the Bronze that was used to make tools - Dougie

Stone Age people used sticks to start a fire - Faith

The Roman Empire was the name given to the countries that were captured by the Romans - Barney

Skara Brae was found 150 years ago after a bad storm. It was a Stone Age settlement - Oliver R

Skara Brae showed life in the Neolithic times - Marlee

The Stone Age is called the Stone Age because they used stone to survive - Lily-May

 

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Active maths

Today in PE, we participated in active maths. We used the number markers to find multiplies of a given number, odd numbers, even numbers, factors and more/less than a given number. We enjoyed travelling around the hall in different ways to find the required numbers. We then had to give number facts for our given numbers.

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Freeze Frame Drama - The Tinderbox

This week in English we have continued to read our whole class books, 'The Tinderbox'

We created freeze frames to show an important part of the story and used the freeze frames to think about how certain characters would be feeling.

 

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Year 4 Bikeability

Today, the year 4 children took part in 'bikeability' training. As part of their training they learned how to signal a change in direction, complete an emergency stop and general bike maintenance. As a result of their training, all the children are now more confident in riding a bike on the road. Well done Year 4!

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Year 3/4 Trip to Icescape @Tropicana.

A fabulous time was had by Sputnik on our year 3/4 trip to Icescape @Tropicana. We enjoyed a brisk walk along the seafront before arriving for our ice-skating experience. There were a few bumps and scrapes but even those children who hadn't ice-skated before had a go and were brilliant at getting back up and having a go at learning a new skill. They all showed great courage and had a really fun afternoon. We arrived back at school afterwards, tired but happy! Thank you to all the adult helpers that came along and helped to make sure we had a great time.

Programming A.L.E.X the robot

This term in computing we will be learning all about programming using a programming app called A.L.E.X.

We have to give him instructions to get him to his 'safe point'. We are enjoying the increasing level of challenge and difficulty and it is a great way to develop our problem solving skills.

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Remembrance Assembly

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Today we commemorated the end of World War One, 100 years ago, in a special remembrance assembly. We created our 'field of poppies' using finger painting to make each of the petals on our poppies. They look really amazing when displayed all together. Well done Sputnik! 

Weston Athletics

 

Chris Millard from Weston Athletics treated Sputnik to an amazing athletics session this morning (25.10.18). He talked to us about the importance of warming up before we exercise and cooling down after. He helped us to work on our running technique and we practiced this with some running in teams. We also worked on relay races and had a go at passing the baton between runners as efficiently and quickly as we could.  We discussed how having a positive mindset could help us persevere with exercise even when we might be feeling it was really hard. Getting out in the sunshine and doing some athletics was a lot of fun; we are looking to our next session with him after half term!

 

 

Following Instructions

In English, we have been evaluating instructions. We followed a set of instructions telling us how to draw a woolly mammoth. We found the instructions had a clear layout and were easy to follow. We said that they would be even better if they had a you will need list. If you want to have a go at home, you can follow the link below.

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Place Value

This week in maths we have used the place value counters to help us to understand 1000s, 100s, 10s and 1s. We found them useful to understand exchanging as well as adding and subtracting numbers from a given value. We then completed reasoning and problem solving questions once we were fluent in our thinking.

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Trip to Cheddar Caves, Museum and Jacob's Ladder

 

A brilliant day out was had by us all on our trip to Cheddar. We have been learning about prehistoric times as part of our 'Stones to Shields' Project. We were given a guided talk in Gough's Cave and learned that 'Cheddar Man' was found here. We also saw some amazing stalactites and stalagmites. We then made our way up the 271 steps of Jacob's Ladder but weren't able to see from the lookout tower as it's currently being repaired. It certainly meant that we earned our lunch once we had climbed back down though! Lastly, we were treated to a workshop from Caveman Andy. He told us all about the tools that the people of the Stone Age would have used and showed us how they were able to make fire wherever they went. 

 

Making a Stone Age Fire

Today in English, we thought about the steps that would be needed in order to create a realistic Stone Age fire. We will then use this knowledge tomorrow to write a set of instructions.

Stone Age drama

In English this week we have created short drama sketches linked to our class book 'Stone Age, Bone Age!'. In groups, we created a dialogue performance which we then wrote up into correctly punctuated sentences. We learnt that the stone age people could make use of a whole mammoth. The used the flesh and meat to eat, the tusks for tools, the skin for clothes and blankets and the rest went on the fire to provide fuel. We learned that harpoons were used to catch fish and they built canoes to travel down the rivers.

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