Monthly Archives: February 2017

Virtual expedition

Besides enjoying an interesting trip to the Sikh temple this morning, Robins have “virtually” travelled around the world this afternoon. The children were truly amazed to visit the Seven Wonders of the World, the Egyptian pyramids and Sphinx, the ocean and outer space. Using special visual equipment provided by Google, children were able to look around all these places in 360 degree format. This was such a fantastic experience!

Robins visit Sikh temple

As part of Year 4’s RE Sikhism topic, they visited the Sikh temple in Smethwick. They were shown around and were explained the basics of Sikhism. Robins were allowed to take part and observe the prayers in the prayer hall. After, they were taken to the langer hall (kitchen) to have free food (langer) – they all enjoyed chips and beans, some even tried the Indian food being served.

Our work in digital media

Studying digital media in Art, Robins have loved experimenting by editing photographs using the Pixlr app.

Here are some of the creations to date by Cara, Callum, Jake, Katie, Kayleigh, Naheedul, Nathanuel, Ronnie, Nila and Tiffany.

Naheedul
Kayleigh
Kayleigh
Katie
Jake
Cara
Callum
Tiffanie and Keon
Ronnie
Nila
Nathanuel
Naheedul

Real or fake photos

This week Year 4 Robins have been taking part in Safer Internet Week with alot of learning through lessons and assemblies.

This activity linked nicely with our our current Art theme of digital media. Children had to view 6 different images. Some had been edited, whilst some look like they have but are actually real.

The children voted whether they thought the images were real or fake, and explained their choice. The activity also encouraged critical thinking (one of our behaviours for learning) around the images.

Being an “upstander”

This week Year 4 Robins have been taking part in Safer Internet Week with alot of learning through lessons and assemblies.

Today Robins discussed their understanding and thought of examples of what a bystander is. Afterwards, they learnt all about being an “upstander” and discussed how to be one.

In groups they looked at some examples of scenarios which could occur using technology such as text conversations and forwarding of photos and emojis. Children learnt how upstanders deal with situations positively.

Mrs Knipe came into class at the end of the session and Sophie Memory explained to her what the class had learnt.