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Orienteering Regional Competition

posted 6 Jul 2017, 08:11 by Unknown user   [ updated 6 Jul 2017, 08:11 by Chris Metcalfe ]

On Wednesday 5th July, a group of eight Year 4 children travelled with Miss Cannon and Mrs Cokeham to Abbeydale Sports Club in Sheffield to compete in the regional finals for orienteering.
 First, we went to the opening ceremony where we met schools from Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham, and Sheffield. We watched some cheerleading, skipping, England's strongest man, and then Olympian Emily Freeman

We walked around in front of cameras, and had our pictures taken for the newspaper before setting off to Whirlowbrook Hall to start the competition. 

We had to run in pairs to different points on a map to find a unique stamp to stamp our cards before running back to our team and swapping places.
 There were children there from all over South Yorkshire and we were all given t-shirts to represent where we had come from. 

Orienteering: July 2017

As you can see, we had a great day! Bring on next year!

Money Madness!

posted 22 Jun 2017, 02:04 by Unknown user   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 02:04 by Chris Metcalfe ]

"It was tricky because everyone was getting different envelopes, and if that envelope had been to 8 different children, it already had 8 different ways of making that amount, and you couldn't use the same combination of coins!"
The children worked tirelessly to think of new combinations of coins to make the amounts written on each amount! To make things even harder, we had a timer running in the background, and the children had to complete their post-it note before the timer went off! 

Olympic Athlete Personal Training with Leon Baptiste

posted 16 Jun 2017, 02:55 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 02:55 by Chris Metcalfe ]

Today we were lucky enough to meet Leon Baptiste, an Olympic Gold Medalist and world champion. We all went into the hall and then went on a circuit of exercises. These included: spotty dogs, star jumps, running on the spot, and single leg squats. Each exercise lasted a minute, and we soon found out how unfit the teachers are (though with true Sandringham resilience, they kept going)! 

Getting Creative: Misty Mountains

posted 15 Jun 2017, 04:20 by Unknown user   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 04:20 by Chris Metcalfe ]

As part of our final(!) topic for year 4, we decided to let the children get creative. We asked the children what the images of 'Misty Mountain' brought up in their heads, and told the children that they could express this in any way that they chose. 
Some children wrote songs, some wrote poems, some build clay models, some painted pictures, drew pictures, sketched mountains, built mountain ranges from cardboard and paper, Lego... the list goes on!

As you can see, what had a great afternoon and created some fantastic pieces of work which the children then photographed. What a creative bunch we are! 

Orienteering at Sandall Beat Wood

posted 15 Jun 2017, 04:02 by Unknown user   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 04:02 by Chris Metcalfe ]

On Wednesday 14th June, all of Year 4 went down to Sandall Beat Wood to take part in a local orienteering competition against other local schools. The weather was hot, but we were shaded under all of the trees. To start the competition, we were divided into groups of boys and girls, with 3 or 4 people in each team (A, B, C, and/or D). We had to all get to the start point before A and B would run to the first point and back, giving the sheet to C and D to run to the next point, like a relay race. 

With help from our fabulous parents (Mrs Jane, Mrs Walker, Mr Singh, Mr Walker, Mr Smithson, and Mr Cannon), we all managed to fill in our sheets and get to all of the points. Even Miss Cannon, Mrs Bentley, and Miss Whiting had a go at running, though we were not nearly as quick as the children. 

At the end of the day, the results were revealed. We placed.........

1st for Boys across Doncaster Year 3/4
2nd for Girls across Doncaster Year 3/4
We are so proud of all of the children! It was a great day in the woods!

Tag Rugby

posted 24 May 2017, 00:14 by Unknown user   [ updated 24 May 2017, 00:21 by Chris Metcalfe ]

On Tuesday 23rd May, we were lucky enough to participate in Tag Rugby with Olly. Each class had a 45 minute coaching session, where we learnt different tactics such as passing, dodging, and team work. The weather was great and we really enjoyed taking part. 

Dragons Visit Sandringham!

posted 18 May 2017, 07:54 by Unknown user   [ updated 18 May 2017, 08:00 by Chris Metcalfe ]

We heard that some visitors had travelled to school last night and have left some very special gifts for the children to look after. We decided to explore and found 9 different dragon eggs! Each egg was slightly different that the last, and they were found in the most bizarre places: up trees, inside tyres, buried under shrubs... the list goes on. 

Once we found the eggs, we decided that we must have to make special nests for them to keep them warm until the mother dragons return, or until they hatch. The nests are all set up at the bottom of the sports field by the fences, so be sure to take a look.  

Green Fingered Gardeners!

posted 18 May 2017, 07:47 by Unknown user   [ updated 18 May 2017, 07:47 by Chris Metcalfe ]

As part of our Outdoor Classroom day, Year 4 worked hard to transform the school vegetable and flower beds (with other pupils, of course), digging up weeds, planting new flowers and vegetables. We even caught a few runaway frogs from the wildlife garden!

We were expecting rain so most of us were wearing long trousers and jumpers and became extremely hot! The newly refurbished gardens look fabulous - make sure that you take a look!

A dab hand at angles...

posted 10 May 2017, 00:36 by Unknown user   [ updated 10 May 2017, 00:36 by Chris Metcalfe ]

We have been studying angles in maths in Year 4 this week and have decided to do something a little bit differently. We heard that the perfect dab is 32° so, of course, we needed to find out who could create the perfect dab. We all had turns at dabbing, and then Miss Cannon printed these pictures out for us to measure each one. What an exciting investigation it was!

Solids, Liquids and Gases...Oh My!

posted 9 May 2017, 06:16 by Unknown user   [ updated 10 May 2017, 00:37 by Chris Metcalfe ]

We have been learning about different states of matter in Science as part of our topic, Potions. We decided to put ourselves to the test, creating visual diagrams of solids, liquids and gases as particles out of clay. It was a real challenge making sure that all of the pieces were equal size and followed the correct pattern. We think they look great!

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