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Welcome to Bolton Class!

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

This web page is a fantastic way to keep up to date with lessons, activities and events in school.  Please check regularly for exciting updates!

Welcome to Bolton Class! 

 

We have a great deal of exciting learning planned for this year and this is the place to see what we've been up to. Each week, you will find pictures, children's work, newsletters and much more, sharing our successes. Please keep your eyes peeled for any updates!

 

Should you wish to contact us, please email:

s.liptrot@wistow.n-yorks.sch.uk or e.banks@wistow.n-yorks.sch.uk

 

Miss Liptrot and Miss Banks

 

Newsletters

The Accidental Prime Minister - Chapter One

Have a look at one of our class texts for this half term!

Bolton have been editing photographs, using cropping and rotation to improve their work. Their latest challenge was to make their picture reflect certain emotions.

Bolton have been balancing on vaults, jumping safely and extending their knowledge of shape making. Some of us were super flexible! Our certificates were awarded for focus, skill and effort. Great gymnastics!

Bolton have been working with Millie from PE Pro this afternoon, developing their knowledge of balances. We look forward to incorporating out jumps next week๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ

Today, Bolton have created abtract maps of their local area. How vibrant are the colours? They have used polystyrene sheets to make prints, transparent film for stained glass and a range of materials to add 3D effect.

In keeping with our Railway unit in Topic, the class were asked to research a train, then sketch and paint it. Some used perspective to make their trains look more lifelike. The detail really is fabulous! ๐Ÿšž๐Ÿ›ค

What a great way to start the first week back from half term. Weโ€™ve been busy tower building in teams, baking bread, developing our bow and arrow skills and using our carving skills to make tools โš’๏ธ ๐ŸŒณ

Boltonโ€™s Haka was truly fierce. In PE, we have worked with Faye from PePro, trying to produce a Haka with chanting, rhythmic body slapping and foot stamping. What a performance!๐Ÿโญ๏ธ

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Bolton have been doing a big write today and the quality of their work was phenomenal! They have taken their inspiration from The Day the Crayons Quit and the effort, focus and dedication that went in to this piece of writing has blown us away. Why not have a read? ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“–

Boltonโ€™s last forest school day was chocka block! They made bird feeders, hammocks, smores, dens, decoded hierglypics and whittled wood. ๐Ÿชต

Bolton have kick started their new music unit, learning a new song (The River is Flowing) and singing in rounds. Great focus Bolton as is was very tricky! ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿž

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We couldnโ€™t believe our luck this afternoon! We had our Christmas party AND a visit from Santa ๐ŸŽ… What a fantastic treat!

How spectacular are Boltonโ€™s Tudor houses ๐Ÿ  We have learned how to bond and create walls with fans and weaving. Any Tudor person would be proud to live in one of these structures!

Check out our magnetic board games! We used our learning from our forces unit to create racing games and fishing games, trying to make them exciting by adding scoring systems. Bolton had great fun this afternoon. ๐ŸŽฒ๐Ÿงฒ

Bolton are the official royal artists! They have borrowed skills from Hans Holbein the younger and turned their self portraits in to wealthy Tudor people. The end result looks fabulous! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ

Bolton have been learning Goalball in PE. We developed our hand and eye coordination and used our best listening to hear the bells in the balls. We tested our senses by using blindfolds!

We have been developing our sketching skills and becoming more confident in using lines for expression. We then mixed colours so that our art work will appear more life like. What do you think?

Today, we followed instructions to make Tudor gingered bread. We worked together to collect the equipment and ingredients. After a taste test, we decided that it was perhaps not the dessert for us!

We have been exploring light in Bolton class. Weโ€™ve discovered that the size of a shadow increases as the light source moves further away, light travels in a straight line and the most reflective materials were nylon and tin foil ๐Ÿ’ก

It has been Forest School for Bolton today. Weโ€™ve carved, swung in hammocks, made nature prints and clay models. Weโ€™ve built dens and learned to tie knots. All in all, weโ€™ve had a truly fantastic day! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”ฅ

We have spent time this week, thinking about what it means to communicate. We have discussed the need to be a good listener and what it would look like if we were observing a conversation. We have played charades and team games to help us to develop our use of open and closed questions, eye contact and facial expression.

Bolton have explored body percussion today, thinking about texture and layering of music by clicking and tapping. It was fun guessing what the different different layers were ๐ŸŽถ

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Bolton spent time outside this afternoon, looking at why nature makes us go WOW. We looked closely at wildlife, flowers and the weather to help us to explain why nature is so incredible.

Bolton have been lucky enough to access the tennis courts this afternoon to kick start their tennis coaching. We learned ball control and how to serve. ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ

Academic Year 2022-2023

To finish the last part of our Summer term, we are taking our inspiration from George's Marvellous Medicine. We will be working hard to develop our SPaG knowledge, and write to Entertain and Inform. You can find a pdf version of the book down below! Happy reading!smiley

Newsletter - Summer 2

Summer 1 Newsletter

Spring 2 Newsletter

Spring 1 Newsletter

Bolton class have spent the day investigating earthquakes and volcanoes. We started by learning to stay safe by hiding under tables, explored how to build a home for the western coast of the USA, and then tried to create a volcanic eruption. We watched a detailed clip about Vesuvius and how it affected Pompeii and its residents. Boltonโ€™s questions have been phenomenal! ๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ 

Bolton class have absolutely smashed Outdoor Ted today. Theyโ€™ve been footprint orienteering, fire making, marshmallow toasting, den building and tower constructing. Theyโ€™ve shown their Golden Values throughout and had a fabulous time. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ๐Ÿพ

We've been exploring hotseating in Bolton, asking George and Granny some rather interesting questions. We've decided that we're not Granny's biggest fans! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿงช

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May we introduce Les jours de la semaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐ŸŽถ

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Stitch Head (aka Bolton) hasnโ€™t had a great day playing dingle dangle with Creature. He decided to vent and retell events of the day in his diary and used plenty of emotive language, subordinate clauses and first person pronouns. ๐Ÿ“–โœ๏ธ

On our return from the Easter break, we spent time finishing our Story Writing unit. We also developed our story telling skills with the help of CBBCs Bedtime Stories! Our stories follow Arthur from Arthur and the Golden rope, in to an adventure which sees him rescue a magical creature. Why not log on to your child's Seesaw account and watch their incredible story telling?

Up-levelling our work has been great fun this week. We used the myth Daedalus and Icarus to add possessive apostrophes, subordinate clauses, expanded noun phrases and adverbs. If you see us, why not ask us to explain more?

In Bolton, we have been trying to persuade Princess Helen to return to Ancient Greece. Our letters were organised perfectly, matched our Steps to success and even made reflect on what the myth taught us. We also used some fabulous fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases to interest the reader.

Following our printing, we have moved on to creating drawing with lines of symmetry. It was quite tricky but the end result looked amazing!

We took part in Internet Safety Day session on CBBC. The live lesson taught us how to stay safe when playing or working online, and we created our own characters who were part of the Online Safety Squad. Their special power was to help guide us and stay safe when online.

Bolton put their power of persuasion to the test this week. They were trying to entice the Ancient Greek Gods to return to live at Mount Olympus. Weโ€™re definitely tempted by the offers, slogans and alliterative description. Shame weโ€™re not immortals! ๐Ÿ›โšก๏ธ๐Ÿ”

While the Year Four children have been swimming, the Year Three's have been developing their throwing technique and learning to strike with precision. The weather kept them inside but this only promoted the need to be precise and show outstanding speaking and listening skills.

In RE, Bolton have been looking at rules and why they are important. We discussed the Golden Rule (love thy neighbour) that many religions follow and we thought about how we could show love and pay it forward. We wrote anonymous notes for people around school and stuck them to doors for everyone to see.

In PE this week, Bolton class have been continuing with choreographing their gymnastic routines in groups. The challenge this week was to complete a sequence of movements in synchronisation with the rest of the group and after a little practice the children demonstrated some fantastic routines. We realised this week that when moving in sync with others, eye contact and communication is very important to keep you on track and helps make the movements look slick and professional!

Bolton have been investigating Stone Age art this week!

Today, we went to find natural resources that Stone Age people would have used to create their cave art with, such as twigs, leaves and berries. We even used some ash from a fire! (After it had cooled down of course!)

Nextt, we experimented with the different materials in our sketchbooks and  tried transferring the colours on to our page in a range of different ways different ways.

We think that using natural resources was a great idea and we can’t wait to use them again to make our own paints next week!

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Bolton class have been investigating how to change matter from a solid to a liquid.

Today, we conducted an experiment to observe how water temperature affects the states of matter of a chocolate button.

We made predictions about what we thought might happen, then began the experiment. 

We had 5 bowls with different temperatures of water and timed the melting rate of the chocolate button with stopwatches, then compared each time to come to a conclusion as to which temperature melted the chocolate the fastest.

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