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This week’s P4C 2/06/20

Thinking Game

Would you rather?

Would you rather be punished for doing wrong or there were no consequences for anyone?

Image result for victorian dunce

In Victorian times, a child who was misbehaving would have to wear a hat with the letter ‘D’ for dunce.

Big Question

Is it fair to punish children?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

• In my opinion…
• I agree with… because…
• I would like to add…
• I would like to challenge… because…

This week’s P4C 12.05.20

Thinking Game

In or Out

What are the ingredients for a good argument? Choose from below what would be in or out. You can add some of your own too.

Loud voice, lots of reasons, evidence for your reasons, angry tone, pointing finger, calm tone, relaxed approach, 1 reason with lots of evidence?

Big Question

  • Ah.
  • Ahhh!
  • Aaah!
  • Aha!
  • Ha!
  • Ah hah!
  • Ha ha!
  • Ahaha.
  • Ha, ha, ha.
  • Ha ha ha ha ha!
  • Hahahahahahahaha.
  • Ho ho ho!

Which statement from the above list matches the one below?

  • You’re funny.
  • I think I’m funny.
  • I am mad and evil.
  • You think you’ve got me, but you’ll never take me alive.
  • You think you’re funny but I don’t.
  • This is awkward. I thought you already knew.
  • It hurts.
  • I am mad but not evil.
  • I am Father Christmas.
  • Isn’t that sweet?
  • Now I get it.
  • Now I’ve got you.

Here is the real poem…

  • How much of what you mean is in what you say?
  • How much is in how you say it?
  • How much is in things you don’t say at all?
  • What does “meaning” mean?
  • Are there different kinds of meaning?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

• In my opinion…
• I agree with… because…
• I would like to add…
• I would like to challenge… because…

This Week’s P4C 5.5.20

Thinking Game

What ingredients are needed to enable you to have privacy?

Big Question

The school has been asked to take part in the Panopticon Project. There will be cameras with sound recording in all classrooms and other areas of the school, inside and out (excluding toilets).

All film will be stored for three months. Film of pupils or staff who are a cause for concern can be kept for a longer period.

Recording everything will help teachers to deal with poor behaviour. It will provide proof of bad choices. The film can also be shared with parents via email, so that they can see their children’s misbehaving. It should eliminate bullying and ensure that children are kind and helpful to one another.

It will also help senior managers to improve teaching, as they can watch any lesson and tell teachers where they are going wrong.

We expect the best thing about the Panopticon will stopping problems before they start. Both pupils and teachers will know that someone could be watching. Those who are doing as they should, have nothing to fear. Indeed, Panopticon will help us reward good behaviour and excellent teaching.

We trust that you like this idea, but if you should have any concerns please write to the Governor responsible, Albie Sinew.

Does everyone have the right to privacy even if they are doing something wrong?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

• In my opinion…
• I agree with… because…
• I would like to add…
• I would like to challenge… because…

This week’s P4C 28.4.20

Starter Game: Get Moving!

Pair up. One in each pair is the robot, the other gives instructions for putting on a shoe, making a cup of tea or other action. Robot can only do exactly as told.

Big Question

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Charlie’s dad loses his job to a robot.  Are there any jobs robots could never do?  Why/Why not?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

• In my opinion…
• I agree with… because…
• I would like to add…
• I would like to challenge… because…

Extra thought…

What are the pros and cons of robots doing jobs that used to be done by humans?

This week’s P4C 21.4.20

Starter Game: Say something…

Say something positive about each member of your family.  What do you admire about them?

Big Question

The giraffes evolved over time to help them survive in the wild.  

How do you think humans might evolve in the future to help them adapt to a world with limitless technology and climate change as factors? Can humans better themselves even more?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

• In my opinion…
• I agree with… because…
• I would like to add…
• I would like to challenge… because…

Easter Holiday Fun!

Easter Holiday Activities

First and foremost, thank you for all your work over the past couple of weeks, we really appreciate your hard work and determination to continue your learning from home. Now, use this holiday time to relax, have fun and spend time together as a family.  However, if you run out of ideas, we’ve thought of some things to keep you busy. Remember your parents can email us pictures of your activities to year4@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Stay home, stay safe and look after yourselves. We miss each and every one of you.

Take care from Mrs Milne, Ms Johal and Mrs Islam ☺️

English:

Also, remember David Walliams is reading stories every day at 11am

PE Project!

Now that it is the Easter holidays, we can really focus on keeping ourselves fit and healthy.  You are used to walking to school and having playtimes and lunchtimes to keep you active, as well as the Daily Mile and your weekly PE sessions.  Staying indoors doesn’t mean we have to lose all that fitness we have built up, so I have a plan!

Part 1: Create your own circuit of exercises like Joe Wicks, but make up your own moves and timings etc.  

Here is an example of some moves

Part 2: Make up a dance linked to the music from your favourite film.  Remember dance is just a sequence of movements to music.  Once you have put all the moved together and practises it a few times.  Try teaching it to a brother, sister or adult.  I bet you’ll have lots of laughs while trying to learn the moves.  

Art:

TOILET PAPER ROLL PLAY (Ha)

Step 3

Take photos of your character in different locations (on a balcony, garden or at home!)

Home learning tasks 31.3.20

Good morning Year 4. Here are your tasks for the week, remember if you are stuck or want share your learning, parents can email us on the Year 4 email address. Remember if commenting on posts, that the teachers need to approve them so they might not show up straight away.

Also, have you visited the Healthy Lives section of the blog yet? There are lots of ideas for helping you keep your body and mind healthy during this time. Let me know what you think in the comments on Healthy Lives blog.

Stay safe everyone!

Reading

Create your own blurb for a book you have read.

Below: Blurb of The Iron Man

Writing

Write a setting description about this photo. 



Can you describe the 5 senses?

Maths

Addition and subtraction

1. 1,185 + 405 = 

2. 3,535 + 2,634 =

3. 3,264 – 1,655 = 

Reasoning

There are 8 possibilities, find them all!

Science question

Look at this electrical circuit.

Will the knot in the wire affect the circuit?
What do you think?

I think…

This week’s P4C 31.3.20

Starter Game: Would you rather…?

Would you rather be Hansel or Gretel?

Big Question

Before school closed we were looking at Fairy Tales and in particular; The Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. A feature of a fairy tale is usually a happy ending and that got me thinking…

Does everyone deserve a happy ending?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

• In my opinion…
• I agree with… because…
• I would like to add…
• I would like to challenge… because…

Extra thought…Think about your own life.  How can you make sure you get your happy ending?  What would it look like?