Gloam Virtual Stories

Posted by nwyatt on Tuesday Dec 5, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

Recently, children used the following short film ‘Gloam’ by David Elwell and Gareth Hughes (see below) to write a descriptive piece of writing about the wonderful creature inside the film.

Children were extremely creative, passionate and meticulous with their writing and have produced some of the best work I’ve seen from this class so far this year.

All of our writing has an audience and a purpose for doing it, and this piece was no different. Children turned their compositions into fantastic virtual stories using stills from the film, some images of their final published piece of writing and a fantastic performing voice!

Please see below and have a listen to them. If you think they’re pretty good, feel free to leave a comment below, and I’ll be sure to read them out in class to provide some pats on the back and motivation.

Nice work everyone!

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

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Parent Gallery

Posted by nwyatt on Friday Dec 1, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

See below for some photos from our fabulous parent gallery! Children created everything, presented everything, and guided parents around the exhibits.

There were positive comments from all angles, especially about the virtual media which will be uploaded within a week.

I couldn’t have been prouder of the children, and if they produce work of the same quality throughout the year, they are going to have a fantastic Year 4.

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

PS I asked them to have ‘professional faces’ in the photos. See if you can spot any…Clearly professional people look glum!

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Giant’s Hand Investigation

Posted by nwyatt on Friday Dec 1, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

As a recent maths investigation, I asked the children to create the proportions of a giant based on only the hand print I had given them. They scaled this up and made it perfectly, but what was really pleasing was the way in which they grouped up and collaborated on the task with no problems at all. Great attitude from everyone.

See below for photos.

As always, thanks for you continued support,

Mr. W

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Congratulations to our Term 1 Award Winners

Posted by nwyatt on Thursday Oct 19, 2017 Under Uncategorized

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Virtual Stories

Posted by nwyatt on Tuesday Oct 17, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

Today, the amazing Year 4 started publishing their own virtual stories using iMovie on the iPads.

They recorded their voices as a performance, and used screen shots from the Epic Citadel app to provide the imagery. Children are currently working on their own sound effects and background music to enhance the stories.

I can’t wait to see the final finished product, and they will be uploaded onto this blog as time allows. I hope you can control your excitement!

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

 

UPDATE: We are waiting on our space allocation on the blog to increase, and this should happen over the next week or so. Once this has been done, the videos will be uploaded.

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The Dragon’s Lair at the Bishop’s Palace

Posted by nwyatt on Tuesday Oct 10, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

On Monday, we went on our first school trip to the Bishop’s Palace in Wells to complete a quest as ‘Tracker Wizards’ and find the Dragon’s Lair. Dumbledore informed us that a dragon was creating havoc in a nearby town, and that we were the only wizards who could complete the quest and stop it. Thankfully, for everyone’s sake, we succeeded!

This has provided with us with lots of inspiration to write our own mini quest stories which will all be available to view soon.

We also had chance to explore the inside of the Bishop’s home, try on some clothes, create a stain glass window in teams, and we also had chance to quickly walk around the cathedral before we boarded the bus for home.

A great day was had by all (especially me!) and the children were enthused and imaginative from the first moment we arrived.

Please see below for some photos of the day,

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

 

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Our Wand Projects

Posted by nwyatt on Tuesday Oct 10, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

At the moment, as part of our wider topic which includes Art and DT, children have been designing and manufacturing their own wands. (Although, of course, the wand chooses the wizard, not the other way round!)

The wands have also benefited the writing of the class, as important and specific details of the wands have been used when writing quest stories, and provided extra juicy details for the reader.

See below for some photos of the early manufacturing phase.

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

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Owl Visit

Posted by nwyatt on Tuesday Oct 3, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

Today was a fantastic day!

We all were given an owl talk and the opportunity to stroke an owl from Avon Owls. This fed very nicely into our Harry Potter topic, where we were able to write some fantastic descriptions of an owl which will then help us write a small story towards the end of the week.

Due to the sensitive nature of the owls, children had to sit in complete silence for around an hour, and each team member from Kestrel Class did their bit to ensure that the owls were comfortable the whole time. Their behaviour was exemplary.

Please see below for some photos of the session.

As always, thanks for your continued support.

Mr. W

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