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Welcome to Deer Class!

 

Deer class are the Year 3 and 4 children of the school.  We are the Determined Deers and love learning.  Some of the Year 4s are Maths Ambassadors and few Year 3s and 4s are ICT Ambassadors who inspire and create a passion for these two subjects across the school.   

These are the key years to embed our learning from year 2 and set the foundations for the rest of our primary school career. As with the other classes we focus on the key literacy and Maths skills in the mornings - along with developing our love of reading; then develop our understanding of other curriculum areas during the afternoons.

Timetable during Lockdown

Home Learning Gallery Spring 2021

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Hello Deer Class children,

Welcome back to our new academic year!   It has been an excellent first week back to see how you have all embraced the little changes in our learning environment and have enjoyed and loved learning.  You are inspirational to one another and to yourself.

Below are the links to find out what we will be learning this term, your choice of homework and a gallery to share your homework.  Please email your homework to Mrs Radhamma and Mrs Garrod which we can share on this page.

Our email ids are:

Mrs G - deer1@hockham.norfolk.sch.uk

Mrs R - deer2@hockham.norfolk.sch.uk

 

From Mrs Radhamma, Mrs Garrod and Mrs Beatson

Astrophysics? No problem!

 

Today (10th Nov), Deer class had a virtual meeting with Dr Mark Gallaway - an Astrophysicist and Science Communicator. Jemima had asked a question during a science lesson which Mrs G didn't know the answer to.: "Is a bubble a solid or a liquid?"

Mrs Fowler offered the class a meeting with a scientist to answer the question.

 

First, Dr Gallaway explained what his job is, what astrophysics is and how bad scientists are at naming things - they have a telescope called "The Extremely Big Telescope."

 

Then Dr Mark explained that a bubble is actually a fluid. A fluid is anything that flows! A bubble forms because something wants to be as small as possible but the air pushes back. The smallest shape is a sphere. However, not all bubbles are spheres and Dr. Mark made a tetrahedron shaped bubble and a cube shaped bubble. 

We also learned that there are lots of bubbles in space and there is a Bubble Nebula which we looked at. 

 

The class had lots more questions including:

How many states of matter are there?       There are 20!

Will the Earth ever collide with the moon?   No - it's moving away from Earth about 3cm a year.

When will the Earth get hit by a meteor?   It gets hit every single day by small ones and the mass of the Earth increases by 2000 tonnes every year as a result.

 

We really enjoyed our meeting with Dr Gallaway and hope to have more questions for him soon.

Welcome back letter to Parents - Autumn 2020

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