Year 3 & 4 Class News

WUSU Crew 2022

Posted on Thursday 14 July 2022 by Mrs Latham

The two Wake Up Shake Up (WUSU) after school clubs have been running this year, after a break during the pandemic. It is great fun keeping active through dance and we have enjoyed making new routines to teach the rest of school. The whole school takes an active break at 10 o clock each day; dancing, running or skipping to contribute towards the NHS guidelines of 60 active minutes each day.

Scholes in Bloom – winning design

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2022 by Mrs Latham

A group of children went out to meet the Britain in Bloom judges today. The winning designer of the Scholes in Bloom competition was there and everyone admired the planted design in the flowerbed outside school. It looks fabulous!

Living and Learning: how smoking affects our body

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2022 by Mrs McCormick

Our visitor today was Dave from D:side who talked to us about the harmful affects of smoking on our bodies.

Dave was a very informative speaker with lots of lovely resources for us to see and get involved with. We had lots of questions for Dave!

The children learned about what a cigarette was made from …

What’s inside?

The tar from cigarettes sticks to your lungs …

Some other chemicals that are inside cigarettes. Did you know that there are over 3000 …

The importance of keeping our lungs healthy (where they are in our body)

We must keep our heart healthy too …

How to say no …

 

You can always walk away from peer pressure …

Stand up to someone who tries to make you smoke a cigarette!

Why not ask your child about our D:side visit today?

Muscles working together

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2022 by Mrs McCormick

Today, we’ve been learning all about muscles.

Background: Muscles can pull bones, but they can’t push them back to the original position. So they work in pairs of flexors and extensors. The flexor contracts to bend a limb at a joint. Then, when the movement is completed, the flexor relaxes and the extensor contracts to extend or straighten the limb at the same joint.

We made some videos about the movement that happens and the muscles that work. Check them out below:

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Why not follow this bbc bitesize     link for further practice with your child.

Sports day – KS2 Competitive

Posted on Monday 11 July 2022 by Mrs Latham

The key stage 2 children in years 3, 4 5 and 6 enjoyed a lovely sunny sports day last week after a break since 2019 because of the pandemic. There was some very competitive races but also lots of support for everyone for joining in too. Thank you to all the families and friends who came. The adult races at the end were particularly entertaining!

Sports Roundabout

Posted on Monday 04 July 2022 by Mrs Latham

We had a successful Sports Roundabout this afternoon after a break since 2019, due to the pandemic. All the children enjoyed collecting points for their team and showed great teamwork and support for each other. Thank you to all the families who came to show their support too. The points are listed below.

1st Northern Ireland 507 points

2nd Iceland 518 points

3rd Germany 502 points

4th Portugal 493 points

5th Sweden 483 points

6th Italy 477 points

7th Belgium 454 points

8th Spain 394 points

9th Netherlands 379 points

10th Norway 366 points

11th France 360 points

12th England 346 points

Muscles and Bones

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2022 by Mrs McCormick

Muscles and Bones in our body

Part of our science topic is all about our keeping healthy with food, exercise and lifestyle choices.

We talked about what it would be like without bones. What would our limbs feel like?

• Could we move and, if so, how?
• Could we stand?
• Would our muscles still function?
• How do animals that don’t have bones function
(e.g. octopus, snail, spider)
We depend on bones to give our bodies support and enable us to stand and walk.

  • Bones aren’t essential for life but without them it
    limits the size an animal can be. Our muscles are
    attached to our bones and work with them to
    provide support.

Today we were learning about the muscles and bones in our body. We watched this Video about the muscular skeletal system. To help us understand this better, we practised some exercises in the playground to help us think about which muscles and bones we use in certain movement, like throwing, jumping, skipping and balancing. Our pictures show us doing these exercises.

Ask your child:

How many bones are in our body?

How many muscles are in our body?

Which muscles do we use when we run? dance? throw?

 

Skipping School

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2022 by Mrs Latham

We had a fabulous time with Jodi and Katie from Skipping School this week. Promoting fitness through fun is always high on our agenda and skipping is the perfect way to do this. We are committed to promote the NHS recommendations that children and young people aged 5 to 18 should:
  • aim for an average of at least 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous intensity physical activity a day across the week
  • take part in a variety of types and intensities of physical activity across the week to develop movement skills, muscles and bones
If you would like a skipping rope, we have some for sale in the office. 

Living and Learning: Relationships education

Posted on Monday 27 June 2022 by Mrs McCormick

In today’s Living and Learning lesson, we talked about ‘What makes a good friend?’. This lesson builds on pupils’ learning from key stage one about special people and extends their leaning about their close networks and friendships.

We discussed these key points:

  • recognise the different types of friendships that are important to us (eg: family,  friends, groups we belong to, neighbours)
  •  explain why friendship and having friends is valuable
  • identify how friends show they care for and value each other
  • describe what is most important in a friendship

To read some examples of good friendships and we discussed the best friendship ideas. Taking feedback from the class, we  made a list on the whiteboard of all the different qualities that make a good friendship.

Here is what we said:

Triathlon – winning team announced!

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2022 by Mrs Latham

The red team were the winners for our inaugural Scholes Triathlon event, organised by FOSP. All the children reported enjoying the event and it raised over £250 for FOSP. All funds go back into school and providing extra enhancements for the children, so thank you to everyone who contributed!