LKS2: Scafell Pike

Year 4 – Scafell Pike

Welcome to Scafell Pike. Our teacher is Miss Palin.

Burps, Bottoms and Bile

Open wide – let’s take a look inside. We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? We will be testing the effects of sugary substances on your pearly whites. Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouth-watering saliva. And don’t forget the importance of good hygiene at both ends. And whilst we’re talking business, could you recognise an animal just by its poo? Are you brave enough to take the challenge? Make a working model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily. Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture making machine we call our body. 

We are starting our topic off with a Virtual Memorable Experience from a dentist, who is going to talk all about our teeth, different dental procedures and explain why it is so important to brush our teeth every day.  

We will be exploring David Walliam’s exciting text ‘Demon Dentist’ for our Demonstration Reading text, and will be looking at all the exciting language – including identifying some nonsense words! 

We will be using the Writing Rainbow to enhance our writing using Jane Considine’s ‘The Write Stuff’, and will once again be zooming in and out on a variety of exciting lenses to develop sentence skills. This will be based initially on a visual text ‘Feast’, which links well with our topic. 

To aid fluency and comprehension in reading we are continuing to use Hooked on Books, which has helped the children to really immerse themselves in the text and come up with really thoughtful and in-depth answers as to particular language choices made by the author.  

For PE this term we are doing Tennis and Yoga to make sure we are keeping fit and healthy! Our PE days will remain the same, and children will please need to come in their PE kits on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s.  

Homework will be uploaded onto Satchel One every week. Remember you can bring your homework into school each Friday to show off your hard work and share your home achievements. We love seeing how hard you are working at home!

Last term, we really enjoyed our Road Trip USA topic. Here we are with our Journey Sticks! Native Americans used these to tell stories. We used our Journey sticks to tell the story of our learning throughout the term!

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So far in our writing this term, we have engaged with the visual text "Feast" which focuses on a homeless puppy and his experiences. We have taken part in lots of drama activities where we have embodied the main character. We have experienced this by looking at the world from the eye level of a dog and engaging in other activities like conscience alley. We were also involved in an experience day where we have constructed an incredible word bank of canine-related vocabulary.

Within this, we have also experienced the tasting of some delicious biscuits (as well as some other, healthier options) to really immerse ourselves in the writing. The children really enjoyed this!

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In our topic sessions, we have started the unit by looking at maintaining good dental hygiene and preventing tooth decay. We did not enjoy looking at the pictures of decayed teeth. We did however become absolutely transfixed when using the iPads to edit our own pearly whites to show the worst-case scenario if we do not take care of our teeth. We found this activity absolutely hilarious! 

Thankfully, our real teeth are much cleaner!

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During PE, we have been transported to an oasis of calm during our Yoga sessions. We have found these afternoons incredibly relaxing and soothing. Here we are in action!

The times tables of the week for this term can be found below. If you could have a go at these at home on TT Rockstars, this would be greatly appreciated. If you cannot find your new login, please inform Miss Palin. We are all getting to be experts at our tables and are seeing huge progress!

wc 02/11/20      9x Table

wc 09/11/20      7x Table

wc 16/11/20     11x Table

wc 23/11/20      6x Table

wc 30/11/20      8x Table

wc 7/11/20       12x Table

wc 14/11/20     3,4,5x tables



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Knowledge organiser a4 2 22nd Sep 2020 Download
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Scafell Pike Timetable 01st Sep 2020 Download