Spring 1 (Social Justice)
Our Global Theme this half term has been Social Justice. Through our English, Mathematics, Science and the wider curriculum we have:
- gained knowledge
- learned vocabulary
- developed skills
Year 4/5 Dodgeball
A huge well done to our boys,who represented our school at dodgeball this afternoon and came ⭐️⭐️1st⭐️⭐️. The competition was organised by AVSSP and took place at Heanor Leisure Centre. Your behaviour and teamwork was outstanding!
Year 4 had the opportunity to take part in a whole school drumming workshop yesterday with some very different kinds of drums. They thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and hopefully, will go on to take drumming lessons in the future.
In History, to link with the Social Justice theme, Class 4 investigated the role of women in 1900, the inequality in society, the campaigns for votes for women and how far the Suffragettes helped or hindered in the fight for the right to vote.
Here you can see the children being 'History Detectives' and researching a key moment in the campaign for votes for women at the 1913 Derby. The children also worked as historians to reach a balanced argument about the overall impact of the Suffragettes. The photos below show how they began to construct their arguments about how 'On one hand' the Suffragettes helped, whereas 'On the other hand' their campaigns did more harm than good. Well done class 4!
To link with our class book, Make More Noise!, in DT the children researched, sketched, designed, made and evaluated their own wind chimes, ensuring they were fit for purpose in that they had the key components such as a clapper and a sail, made a pleasing sound and were weatherproof. The children really impressed me with their independence, problem solving and design skills. Well done indeed Class 4! Please see below pictures of the process from sketching to making, then the finished products and our wind chime garden in the playground which we hope will showcase the children's work and also promote well-being.