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Welcome to Rhino Class 2019-2020

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A very warm welcome to Rhino Class.  This year Rhino Class will be taught by Mrs Strickland and supported by Mrs Stableford.  The children have settled well into the routines of Year 4 and they have all risen to the challenge of the expectations set to achieve some fantastic learning.  

Homework

As homework is now all online, it will be set on a Monday and the children will have all week to complete it.  There will be work on Mathletics, TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed. 

Swimming and PE

The children will have swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon and, for this half term, they will have PE on a Wednesday afternoon.  Please ensure that the children have the correct kit in school.

April's Hair Cut!

We are extremely proud of April.  She has donated approximately 10 inches of hair to The Little Princess Trust.  This will be made into a wig for young children. Just look at the difference.

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Mindfulness

We have thoroughly enjoyed our Mindfulness sessions with @sgmindfulness.  We have learned a selection of techniques to help us focus our thinking and ensure that we are 'in the now'.

During our final session we made bead bracelets that we can use to help us focus our breathing.  There are 10 beads on the bracelet to encourage us to take up to 10 focusing breaths.

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Designing and making a Shang Chariot.

As part of our wider curriculum topic of The Shang Dynasty, we are designing and making a Shang Chariot. 

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On Friday, we began to make our chariots.  We measured our pieces of wood and then, VERY CAREFULLY, cut them with the new saws that we have in school.  Mrs Strickland was very worried but, thankfully, we all ended the day will our fingers intact!!!!
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Shang Dynasty

As part of our new history topic, The Shang Dynasty, we have had visitors from UCLan's Confucius Institute who have come in to talk to us.  We have listened to information about The Shang Dynasty.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3jXyXhIR9s&safe=active

We have also made a Fang Ding using Origami.

Ancient Greece

We are very excited to be studying Ancient Greece.  As our learning progresses we are going to be hosting an Olympic Day for the rest of the school.  We will also be celebrating our learning by holding an Ancient Greece Day.

Greek food tasting.

To finish our work on Ancient Greece we were very brave and tried some Greek food.  This included: Olives, Feta cheese, Houmous, Tzatziki, fresh figs, vine tomatoes and Pitta Bread. 

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Greek Salad

We used the ingredients that we had tasted to create a delicious Greek Salad. (Some of use enjoyed it more than others!!!)  We chopped the salad vegetables and used our hands to combine the ingredients.  We then tasted our finished salads.

Greek Day

What a fantastic day we have had today.  The children have been able to share, with their adults, the work that they have done over the last term.  I would like to say a massive thank you to you all for the costumes that you provided for the day.  I am sure that you will agree the children put on an amazing performance this afternoon.

 

Greek Day

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Athens v Sparta

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Family Life

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Olympics

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Soldiers

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Gods

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Soldiers

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Ancient Greece Project Homework.

Take a look at the amazing project homework that the Rhinos have produced. We have a clay amphitheatre, Greek shields and facts about Ancient Greece presented in many different ways, to name but a few.  Thank you to all of you at home who supported the children in producing such fantastic pieces of work.

Leyland Library Visit.

On Thursday 7th November we had our first class visit to Leyland Library.

During our visit, we spent some time looking for books which interested us.  Then we read a few pages to make sure that we liked them. If we had our library card, we were able to scan the books out ourselves. Those of us who own a card but had forgotten it, took our books to the counter and the lady signed them out for us.
Look how proud we are of the books we have chosen.
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As part of our English work, we explored the text using freeze frames. This allowed us to focus on the key parts of the text.

As part of our English work, we explored the text using freeze frames.  This allowed us to focus on the key parts of the text. 1
As part of our English work, we explored the text using freeze frames.  This allowed us to focus on the key parts of the text. 2
As part of our English work, we explored the text using freeze frames.  This allowed us to focus on the key parts of the text. 3
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