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.
Maths in all profession!
A big thank you to all the parents who spoke to Deer class children(via Zoom) and to those parents who chose to send a self recorded video on how Maths is used in their profession . This was a really useful session for children to see how Maths is used in a variety of fields.
Deer class were also lucky to hear from Jason Joykutty (a final year Maths PhD student from Cambridge University) on his research and how he uses Maths.
Bollywood Dance performed by Deer class girls
Summer term project
Our topic for this term is ‘New World’
This project was based on why was there a need for a new world in Noah’s ark story and in ‘Matsya avatar’ story from Hinduism.
Children started this topic discussing if there would be a need to move to a new world in the current day situation and if so what are the reasons for this. They identified quite a few reasons such as war between countries, theft, racism, drugs and bullying. This led to an exciting project on taking Deer class children on a journey to a new world but for this they had to persuade Mrs Radhamma and Mrs Beatson with their persuasive text on why they should be taken and how their profession(children had to choose a profession they would do in the new world and pretend that they are in their late 20s for this) would be useful in the new world. This project gave children plenty of speaking and listening opportunities along with research and presentation skills. Children also researched more into their profession and gave the class a subject knowledge information session on their specialism.
By the end of this session children were impressed with the amount of information they had learnt from their peers starting from 'where does cotton come from?' to 'what is crop rotation?' and 'how does orthopedic surgeons help with bone injury?'
Our ICT Drumming Monkeys - linked to DT, ICT, Art, Maths, Music, Literacy and Science!
Timetable during Lockdown
Homework and additional Home learning(if required)
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs R - email@example.com
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.