Year 3&4 News

In Willow Class we love to code!

We have previously used 2Code in Purple Mash, explored some of the Code.org courses and activities – and lots more! Last week in a lesson with Computer Kat we decided to try some coding in Scratch to apply our developing skills, and computational thinking, in a new context. 

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and (if they choose to create an account and log in) share projects with people from all over the world. If you would like to explore Scratch some more at home, the site is free to use and can be used without logging in. You should always check with your parents or carers before you access any new sites at home – and in particular before making any accounts! If your parents or carers have questions, they can find out more about Scratch and the Scratch community, including the Privacy Notice and information about the community guidelines and expectations, here: https://scratch.mit.edu/parents/ 

Click to go to the tutorial!

At the end of the lesson we all agreed that we had found some of it hard, but that we had all learnt a lot!

Willow Class – can you feel the beat?

We watched some wonderful waltzes and fabulous foxtrots from Strictly Come Dancing.  We listened carefully to the rhythm of the music, then had a go at creating our own regular patterns of accented beats using software. Your browser does not support…

Tennis for Willow Class

Don’t forget that tomorrow Willow Class start their tennis lessons.

They will need:

  • Clean trainers
  • Normal PE kit
  • A bobble to tie long hair up
  • A water bottle

If your child has their own racket, they are welcome to bring that along too, but don’t worry if you don’t have one!

Amazing Computer Games in Willow Class

Today we designed and built 3D maze games with a World Book Day theme.  Can you guess which book Amelia used as her inspiration?

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Year 3/4 – Spellings

Here are the spellings for both Year 3 and 4 to learn over half term. Both year groups have the same set of words to learn. There will be a test on the first week back. Y.3+4 Summer 2 Spelling…