A little bit about us...
In Tiger class we believe that learning should be engaging, enjoyable and challenging with problem solving, real life experiences and awe and wonder for all learners. We feel it is important to instil confidence and independence in all children, as well as helping them to achieve the best they can.
The children change these on Thursday. Those children who have read at least three times a week will receive a sticker and be a step closer to achieving a reading award. So remember to keep reading.
Practise your times tables a little every day at home. We have a times tables test every Friday. You can find out more at the bottom of this page.
Learning spellings at home would be helpful. Again, little and often is best. You can find out more at the bottom of this page.
Our PE day is Monday. Please make sure you have the correct kit in school. **Our PE day for the Spring Term is Thursday**
Our Forest School sessions this year are:
Thursday 24th October 2019
Monday 16th December 2019
Friday 14th February 2020
Friday 27th March 2020
Friday 15th May 2020
Friday 3rd July 2020
Please arrive at school in your Forest School clothes on these days and bring your school clothes in a separate bag to change into afterwards.
Finally, RE is an integral part of our curriculum and there are regular opportunities for children to develop their understanding and ask questions in a safe and supportive environment. Children are encouraged to value the awe and wonder of the world, respect the views and opinions of others and see how the word of God can help them in their thoughts and daily lives.
We have been learning about the permeability of rocks. Which rocks allow water to travel through them?
In Art, Tigers class have been learning about the use of line of line to convey emotion. We explored the work of Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, Frank Gehry, Rene Magritte and Edvard Munch and through these artists we experimented with techniques which included shading, cross hatching, tones and hightlighting.
Inspired by The Insane Clown by George Condo we used our skills and knowledge to create our own pictures.
In Science, we have been learning about 'Rocks'. We used grated white, milk and dark chocolate to learn about the process of rock formation. We learned how to form sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks.
You can find out about how we did our experiment here:
We have had another fabulous morning in Forest School.
Do you know the properties of 3D shapes? How many faces, edges or vertices? If you open up a 3D shape, what does its net look like? Try this game to see how much you know.
Mission 2110 - 3D Shape: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity20
When adding 2 and 3 digit numbers, do you know how to carry the ten or the hundred into the next column? You can practise on this website.
Column Addition: https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/addition/columndemoh/
We did Forest School with Mrs Jennings leading the way! As part of our learning, we used drills and secateurs to make mini-Christmas trees and we helped to move some wood chip onto the paths.
We went to the Palace Theatre to see Cinderella. Oh no you didn't! Oh yes we did!
We learned how to re-cycle paper by being snowflake engineers. Perhaps you could re-cycle your Christmas wrapping paper ?
Tigers have been investigating 'Light and Shadows' in the their science lessons. Can you direct the beam of light using the mirrors in this interactive games?
This week we have been learning about the qualities of a scientist. You need to be curious, creative and a good communicator. Can you use these skills to solve why there is 'Total Darkness' on this Science Museum website?
We have also learned about Redditch's involvement in World War 2. Do you know about the Flying Flea? A motorcycle, which had a significant impact on Britain's success, helping troops who had recently parachuted into occupied areas of Europe. You can learn about it here:
We have been improving our coding skills. Play some of our games. See if you can click on the bubble to pop it.
This week, everyone at St Luke's celebrated Peace, Hope, Joy and Love, the values of Advent. We wrote poems, danced, meditated and painted to music. We all enjoyed this special day of reflection.
Our first Global Exchange Postcard arrived from Caledonia-Mumford Elementary School in New York State, USA. We were very excited to receive our first one.
In Art, we have been exploring watercolour and blending the different colours to create autumn leaf pictures. Can you find your painting?
We have been learning how to count to 20 in French. Sing along to this video so you can count in French too.
Tigers Class made times tables booklets to help them learn x4. As you unfold the booklet, you can practise your x4. Could you make one at home for the other times tables?
Tigers Class took part in an Invasion Games Tournament at Trinity High School where we competed against other local first schools in handball, hockey and football. We showed excellent sportsmanship and resilience and won the handball tournament. Well done Tigers!
We visited Redditch Library where we learned about the different types of book you can find and we took part in a library quiz. We found lots of good answers!
We have been writing letters to our Global Postcard Exchange partners. These are schools in Canada, Australia and the USA. We've told them all about our school and put together some photos so they can see our school too.
We have also been learning about friction in our science lessons. We checked to make sure each ramp was the same height and each pencil was rolled from the same starting point to make it fair. Which material do you think will create the most friction?
Find out about friction here:
Tigers Class had their Forest School session. We had a fabulous time making wood elves. Also, a special thanks to the parents and carers who were able to join us.
The National Curriculum Spelling List for Year 3 and 4 is broken down into focus words for each year group. Whilst the children have access to all the Year 3 and 4 spellings, these in particular are the focus in Tigers Class. We practise them by playing games such as Quickwrite, The Pyramid Game and Sequential Hangman.
You can also practise your spelling by logging on to Spelling Shed.
You can practise a range of maths concepts including times tables by logging on to Maths Shed.
You can practise your times tables by playing Hit the Button.
Also, Tigers Class regularly practise their times tables and take part in a weekly times tables test. Quick recall of times tables facts is vital for mental calculation and maths problem solving or investigations. You can learn more about this from our 'Times Tables Information Sheet' and see the tests used below.