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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!

Well done to Classes 3 and 4 for their team spirit and success at today's dodgeball competition at William Gregg VC Leisure Centre! They played really well and represented the school brilliantly!

The children have researched, designed and made their own wind chimes in DT to link with our investigations on 'Sound' in Science and our core text, "Make More Noise'. They have shown ingenuity and resourcefulness and we're thrilled with the results! Well done, Class 4!

In Maths, we are currently learning how to use formal, written methods to multiply and divide. Here, Allegyra is expertly talking the class through how to set out and solve a calculation using short multiplication. Well done indeed!

To link with our core text, Make More Noise, in DT the children are going to design, make and evaluate their own wind chimes. Here you can see their initial research:

In Computing, the children are learning how to program using Logo. Here, you can see their initial experimentation with using commands to program the direction of the turtle:

Had things changed for the better for women by 1900? To link with Social Justice and our core text Make More Noise, the children are learning about the campaign for votes for women. Here, they were making inferences from sources to investigate how women were perceived in 1900:

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Music - Drumming Workshop


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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.