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Welcome to the Yakama Class page. Here you can see some of our displays and find out what we have been doing recently. We are a Year 3 and 4 class and are taught by Miss Poulding.

After a busy winter break, Yakama returned to school with great enthusiasm. We started our new topic ‘Pharaoh, Forces and Flow’. We have explored the jobs that Ancient Egyptians carried out, as well as the rituals they used including mummification. The children also wrote their names using hieroglyphics and drew a self-portrait, adding Egyptian jewellery and make up to make them look authentic.

We had an enjoyable celebration lunch this half term, celebrating the life and work of A.A Milne. The class looked at a variety of poems that he had written about Winnie the Pooh and his friends. They also found out facts about him and wrote a descriptive paragraph about the work he produced. Yakama enjoyed writing their own poems, using adjectives and rhyme to good effect.

In mathematics this half term, Yakama have been learning all about fractions. They began the term finding fractions of shapes and small quantities, practically using counters to represent the numbers in the questions provided. As well as this, the children have been using a fraction wall within lessons to help them find fractions equivalent to a half, a quarter and a third. Fractions were also compared and ordered using a number line. Yakama have ended this half term by developing their multiplication skills, using the grid method and base ten to support them when multiplying larger numbers.

In art this term, the children have learnt about the New Year and ‘New Year Resolutions’. They found out about the different activities that take place on the 31st January to celebrate the start of a new year. Yakama made their very own resolutions and shared these with the school during our class assembly. We used a range of colourful oil pastels to create our very own firework display pictures. Black card was used to make a silhouette of buildings and clock towers, and then we added a range of different fireworks above them in the night sky.

Yakama Fractions Yakama Fireworks

Looking back at the Autumn Term: Yakama have worked on many different genres of writing in their English lessons this term. They have researched many facts about the British astronaut Tim Peake, sorting these facts to help plan and write a biography.

We have been working really hard on our spellings this term, looking at a range of different spelling patterns. Yakama have worked hard to create a number of word banks to support them with their writing. Keep up the hard work.

Yakama Sentences Yakama Word Bank

In Maths this term we have been looking at practical methods to help us when multiplying and dividing. We have also used a range of methods to add and subtract. The class have used these skills to help us count money and add different amounts using pounds and pence.

In science lessons, we have learnt all about the planets in our solar system. We have ordered the planets, from the closest to the sun to the furthest away. In addition to this, we have found many facts about each planet and have researched the International Space Station (ISS).

Yakama Sentences Yakama Word Bank

Yakama Class have had a great start to the year with lots of exciting opportunities coming our way. We were visited by M and M Theatre Company who performed 'Charlotte's Web' for us. We were amazed at the creativity of the costumes and the skill of the cast.

Yakama Theatre Yakama Cathedral

We have also had a very musical start to the year with two special visitors coming in to share their knowledge. Mr Hawkins came in to sing with us and Mr Friend came in for a special assembly where he demonstrated a selection of instruments. We were all inspired by their visits.

Yakama Singing Yakama Instruments