Welcome to Discoverers

Discoverers Class

Welcome to the Discoverers class page 😀

In our class we are taught by Mrs Taylor, who is supported by Mrs Exelby. 

We are in years 4 and 5, which means that we are 8 turning 9, and 9 turning 10 (we love to share our birthdays). 

We have busy weeks in here, with English and Mathematics lessons taught daily, and some lessons which happen once a week: computing with Mrs Gurney and Sports with Mr Gokool on a Wednesday and magical music on a Thursday. 

We need to bring in our PE kits, ready for PE on Monday too.

We bring our books and reading records to school each day, and change them when we have finished reading them. This happens during the week when we share our books with Mrs Taylor or Mrs Exelby. 

Each week, homework is set up for us on Sumdog. Sumdog is a fun website, which helps us practice our maths skills through playing games. It is set up for us to complete on a Thursday. We also get spelling homework too. This happens every other Thursday, and we are tested on the spellings during the Tuesday of the second week. We practice our spellings during the week at school, too.

Below, you will find blogs that we write, to share all of the special memories we make in this class. Feel free to check them out 😀 

The End of Another Brilliant Week

Hello All,

Over the last few weeks, we have been so excited to be taught by other teachers within school. We have enjoyed learning more about the five British values, and have loved creating some wonderful work alongside this. 

We had a great time in the forest recently too, where we created our own pencils using elder. 

In worship this week, we have explored Christian Aid and the amazing work that the charity does. We have enjoyed learning more about how this links with our Christian Value: service, and have questioned the things that we can do to help others. 

We hope that you have a wonderful week,

Discoverers 

 

Our First Week Back After Easter

Hello Visitors,

Our first week back has been jam-packed with lots of learning about new topics.

In RE we have started to explore the question: ‘What would Jesus do?’. We have focused on the parable of ‘The Two Builders’ this week, from Matthew 7:24-27. We discussed the parable’s meaning: if we trust in God, and live the life that he wants us to live, we will lead a successful and happy life. 

We have also worked hard to complete a poster about animals in English lessons. We have included conjunctions and relative clauses within our writing, and practised drawing the animal of our choice. Did you know that snow leopards can’t roar?

Finally, we wanted to share our new Christian Value with you all: Service. We will be exploring this in Collective Worship each day, and completing activities that are related within our prayer spaces. 

We hope you have had a great week too.

Discoverers 

 

Ending the Week Wearing Red

Hello Everybody,

Our week started in the forest, where we worked as a team to tackle some tricky obstacles. We worked in teams and had to help each other navigate the forest by using clear directions, whilst some were blindfolded. 

We have worked hard with our fractions work in maths, where we have learned to confidently add and subtract fractions that are improper or mixed number. 

We managed to finish our newspaper report about an Ancient Egyptian battle, and published a final copy to share with our families and on display around school. We spent the rest of the week working on an independent explanation text about mummification! You don’t want to know how the Ancient Egyptian’s extracted a person’s brain!

We have ended our week wearing red, to raise money for the CHUF charity. This is an organisation that supports children in hospital. We created a happy heart to send the children, and managed to raise lots of money to support the work of this wonderful organisation. 

We hope you have a wonderful week,

Discoverers

Music Through the Corridors

Hello Viewers,

This week has been a special week in RE, as we have started to explore the month of Ramadan for Muslims. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink anything during daylight hours. This is so that they feel closer to their God, by sacrificing and giving. Did you know that Muslims also pray five times each day?

We are so excited that we have been invited to join an after-school club on a Monday, where we can create bands, within our whole-class band. We can form part of a separate woodwind band, or separate brass band. 

Another highlight this week has been writing our final copies of our explanation text about the water cycle. We are going to take our final copies home, share them with local businesses who require the water cycle to keep going and read them to our siblings to teach them all about it. 

That’s all for this week, but we will update you with more next Friday,

Discoverers (Romy, Wesley and Tamsin) 

 

Swimming Success and More…

Hello again visitors, 

Thank you for checking out this week’s blog.

In Discoverers’ class this week, we have continued learning about the water cycle. As part of this we completed an experiment, where we put boiling water in a glass jar, then placed a plate of ice cubes on top. We watched as rain was created! 

We have also learned more about Ancient Egypt. Did you know that when a pharaoh died, they were mummified and buried within a tomb? 

This week, we had our first swimming lesson. We managed exceptionally well within the water, and all tried hard to learn some new skills. Next week, some of us have been tasked with taking a shirt, so that we can create a float in the water! Wish us luck 😀

Our First Post of the New Year

Happy New Year Everybody,

We came back to school on Wednesday, and have already got stuck into our new topics!

We have started to explore Ancient Egypt, in history. We can’t wait to find out more!

In English, we have began writing an explanation text, explaining how the water cycle works. Do you know anything about it? We will share our work with you in the coming weeks. 

When exploring the water cycle, we created it on a plastic bag which holds water, and taped it to the window. We have been watching as the water has evaporated and turned into condensation, and then dripped back to the bottom of the bag. 

We also have an exciting, new book which we are reading as our class text, its called The Wild Robot. We can’t wait to read the first part this afternoon, but it has been strongly recommended and the blurb makes it sound fun. We have read some other Peter Brown books, and enjoyed them all!

Here are some pictures of our water cycle bags:

Friday’s Weekly News

Hello Everybody, 

This week has been another busy one, with lots happening. 

We were visited by Paddy from the radio, who recorded our beautiful singing, many of us joined our first ECO committee meeting and we have started our new design and technology project: sewing. 

We also visited the forest, and created some wonder stick stars using a clove hitch and square lashing. 

Finally, we have some exciting news for you all:

WE ADOPTED OUR CLASS PANDA! Its details will have arrived by next Friday, so we will update you with their name then 😀

A Bright Week in Discoverers’ Class

Hello All,

This week has been bright for many reasons, not just because the sun has been shining:

We celebrated Children in Need on Friday, and raised over £100!

We had a visit from Justin who works with Whitby Rugby Club, to teach us some rugby skills.

We thought about God’s three promises, and recognised that even when we feel we are alone, we can always turn to Him for support.

We celebrated the end of this beautiful week with a celebration worship, which identified many of the wonderful attributes that we bring to not only the classroom, but to others’ lives.

We hope your week is as bright as ours 😀