Welcome to Mrs Chamberlain’s class!
This is our proud class winning the Green Santa Competition. We won money to help our school buy recycling equipment so we can recycle more.
ABOUT OUR CLASS.
Class 4JC has 32 pupils. Mrs Chamberlain is our class teacher and Mrs Ghent is our teaching assistant. We are a friendly class. We want everyone to achieve their very best and work really hard. Mrs Chamberlain says, ‘It’s OK to get something wrong because we can learn how to put it right.’ When we learn things we can teach others – so we can help everyone. We have fun but we have to work hard.
Our school councillors are Connor and Aliyah.
For our geography topic in the Autumn term, we studied Improving our Environment. Our class went to the Recycling village at Tyne Dock. It was a cold day. We found out lots of interesting facts about recycling. Did you know that paper can only be recycled so many times – we have to introduce more fibre to the paper to recycle it again. We also made our own paper from recycled newspapers.
In the Spring term for our history topic work on the Tudors, we visited Old Fulling Mill in Durham. It was an exciting day (and another cold day). We took a walk around Durham city and identified the Tudor buildings. The fun part was inside the museum where our class were able to write in the Tudor style of handwriting and find out about Tudor artefacts.
In the Summer term we went to Boldon Environmental centre to study habitats for our science topic work.
We investigated different habitats to find out which animals lived there. It was really interesting to use a key to find out what each animal was called.
Eight of our class also got the opportunity to go to Thurston Outdoor Education Centre in the Lake District. Mrs Chamberlain took years 4, 5 and 6 for a week of activities such as canoeing, hiking, rock climbing and the exciting ‘Blast Off.’ For Blast Off we had to work as a team – we pulled one person and they were pulled up quickly on a rope until they reached the top of a tree and hit a pan!. Brill! Everyone took part in the activities and challenged themselves.
We like to go on visits as its more fun to be able to see and touch things that we usually see on the whiteboard or in books.
Our favourite subject is MATHS – especially investigations!
Here we are investigating nets of cubes. We had to find as many ways of making a net of a cube. As we found different nets, we displayed them so others would not copy it. We found 11 nets.
Electricity – circuits
We made circuits in science and we had to use: a battery, crocodile clips, and a light bulb and holder, wires and switches. We tested different switches and investigated using more than one bulb or battery in a circuit. We found out that a more powerful battery would blow a bulb and we could make bulbs brighter or dimmer depending on how many batteries we used. Switches could be made using paper clips and foil (because they are metal).
ART AND DT
This year in art (cross curricular with history) we have made clay Viking ships.
and in design and technology, we have made bags. We researched, designed and made our carriers. Some of us had to learn to sew running stitch and back stitch.
We have had many fun times in our class.