Class 4SD

I AM WARRIOR! YEAR 3/4

‘I am Warrior’ is our Cornerstones topic for this half-term!

NC topics: Romans; Roman Britain; Invaders and settlers; Celts

Aim: ‘ To develop children’s knowledge of the Romans and Celts with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced history project, I am Warrior! Our high-quality teaching resources help children learn about and compare the two cultures and warfare tactics, understand chronology, and study key individuals.’

Subject focus: History

Also covered: Art and design; Design and technology; Geography; Mathematics; Physical education; PSHE.

GB ATHLETE AT HILLOCKS- KURTS ADAMS

KURTS ADAMS the elite canoe slalom athlete came to visit Hillocks on Monday!

 

In 2015, Kurts was the British National Champion Division 1 in Kayaking and in 2016 he was the British National Champion in canoeing- ranking 2nd in Europe!

 

 

Canoe slalom (previously known as white-water slalom) is a competitive sport with the aim to navigate a decked canoe or kayak through a course of hanging downstream or upstream gates on river rapids in the fastest time possible.

 

ANTI-BULLYING WEEK

4SD have been studying a poem that is called Unique. It is about loving yourself and those around you. It tells us to celebrate being different and not to hate on being different.

 Imagine how boring would it be if everybody was the same!

 

ROMAN LAUNCH DAY 3.11.18

Year 3/4 had such a memorable day to launch their new topic ‘I am Warrior’. Take a look at some of our photos.

The children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as Romans and taking part in fun activities: making Roman mosaic tiles; baking pizza muffins; designing their own shields; making a laurel wreath; and role playing a Roman battle against the Celts.

OUR REMEMBRANCE DISPLAY

4SD have made a lovely display of poppies to remember those who

have given their lives in war.

 

 

TENNIS TOURNAMENT- YEAR 5

Well done to our year 5 Tennis team! Thank you for representing Hillocks at Sutton Academy. You showed great passion and determination! Keep it up!

 

INDOOR ROWING YEAR 3/4

A huge well done to all the children who participated in the indoor rowing event at Ashfield School last week. Out of 18 schools, Hillocks came 5th! This is a massive improvement from the 2017-2018 result where we came 15th in the same event. AMAZING PROGRESS with a combined rowing distance of over 4000 metres.

CROSS-COUNTRY YEAR 5/6

Over 350 children from other schools took part in this event.

The boys came 22nd overall and the girls came 5th overall.

One of our year 5 girls came 3rd out of 120 runners in her race. As a result, she has now been selected to compete in the district finals to represent Hillocks!

Each child ran approximately 0.7 miles, they gave their absolute best and supported each other along the way!

BURPS, BOTTOMS & BILE

What a great first half term we have had! The children have thoroughly enjoyed our first Cornerstones topics ‘Burps, Bottoms & Bile’: we’ve investigated our teeth and their importance, by writing some amazing non-chronological reports; we’ve studied the effects sugary drinks have on tooth enamel; we’ve read and completed work around David Walliams’ book ‘Demon Dentist’; we’ve researched the digestive system and identify how our food gets from ‘chew to poo’; and much much more. The children especially enjoyed our investigation into plaque using disclosing tablets and making their own set of clay teeth. Well done to all of year 4 for the hard work and effort that has been put in this term!

WELCOME TO 4SD

Miss Sophie Dunn & Mrs Michelle Scott