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Folks, just so you know, I'm updating this page with each weekly feature from the top, rather than scrolling to the bottom!!
Summer Term 2
Summer Term 1
Wk6 w/b 29th May
Wk5 w/b 22nd May
Wk4 w/b 15th May
Wk3 w/b 8th May
Wk2 w/b 1st May 2023
Wk1 w/b 24th April
Spring Term 2
Wk6 w/b 3rd April 2023
A video showing all the exciting things we got up to this term.
Wk2 w/b 6th March 2023
Wk1 w/b 27th February 2023
Spring Term 1
HT3 Wk5 w/b 6th Feb 2023
Cricket Skills Video from Wk2 w/b 16th Jan 2023
Wk2 w/b 16th Jan 2023
Wk1 w/b 9th Jan 2023
Well done to our Year Four school council representatives who took part in a sponsored beach clean at Douglas Beach on Thursday 29th September.
This week in our science topic, Moving and Growing, the children have been exploring what's underneath their skin. After having filled in a body outline with where they thought all their bones might be, in pairs they have been measuring various body dimensions (e.g. head circumference) so we can do some simple science investigations on the relative proportions of body parts. We shall also be looking at how to handle sets of data, using simple statistical analysis such as mean averages.
Wk3 w/b 19th Sept.
This week we were busy making preparations for our Scoill Vallajeelt 30th Anniversary tea-towel designs. We all looked at our facial features and then tried to draw them. The results were superb and the likenesses uncanny. I hope they make you smile, like they made me smile; you can't beat the beauty of children's artwork.
As a long-standing staff member of Scoill Vallajeelt, if I look deep enough into my stockroom, I am sure I will find an original tea-towel from our previous anniversaries...watch this space! ;-)
Wk4 w/b 26th Sept
This week we were looking seaward in our support of the IOM Hospice 'Big Splash' Fundraiser. As well as our school councillors raising money with their sponsored beach clean, the children were encouraged to dress up in sea related costumes. Here are just a few super examples of what were washed up on the day!
We also had a delightful time looking at the beauty of 'exoskeletons' some in the form of shells. The children looked at the shapes, textures and patterns, as well as the range of colours they embodied. The children were then tasked to create some sea-life pictures using the medium of oil pastels.
Wk 5 w/b 3rd Oct
This week we see some typical activities that occur during the Guided Reading sessions we have daily. As well as Guided Reading, children do other ‘Continuous Provision' activities that relate to Literacy, as well as other topics. Here you can see them practicing their weekly spellings as well as their handwriting, with reference to the handwriting style we have adopted in school.
Wk6 w/b 10th Oct
This week we see another of their Continuous Provision activities linked to their Science topic of Moving and Growing. As a fun-assessment, the children are challenged to try to name as many of the bones in the human skeleton as possible. Can you see how well they did? I was impressed!
Also this week we had the first of our many school sporting competitions of the year. The Y4 children had been practicing their hockey skills for the past 2 years in a break time Hockey Club run by the MSR coaches. So I was able to put together a team of 10 children to enter the Primary School's Sports Programme (PSSP) Eastern 1 Hockey Festival, where we has to play other Douglas schools, including Ashley Hill, Ballacottier, St. Mary's, and Laxey.
On a sunny Thursday morning at the NSC Astro, the children played amazingly well, drawing their first game, winning the next 2, and losing their 4th. However, this took then into the final's playoff, where they won their semi-final match and their final match. They came first overall, which meant we were into the All island Finals Festival next week.
We were also blessed with some wonderful support from the parents too. Thank you so much, it makes a big difference on the day!
Wk7 w/b 17th Oct.
It was the final week of the first half term and a very busy one at that. Some children were still locating and naming skeleton bones...
And some children were getting into the autumnal spirit and creating their own 'moot' carvings, ready for Hop-Tu-Naa. One of the children said they had modelled their design on their dad when he was asleep! Can you see which one it might be?
However, there was one thing to be decided, and that was how would our Hockey team get on in the National Hockey Finals? On another sunny afternoon this time, we played all the best primary school's hockey teams from around the island. It was non-stop play for 90 minutes, and the children (and their coach) had barely time to catch their breath between matches. Once again, the parental support was most excellent!
The team were awesome, and they drew 1 of their matches, won 5, and lost 1. It came down to how many games had Scoill Jubilee won compared to us, so it wasn't until the results were called out, that Scoill Jubilee came second, and Scoill Vallajeelt had won!!!
The next picture speaks for itself!
Ht 2 Wk1 w/b 31/10
HT 2 Wk2 w/b 7/11
This week we have been finding out about different types of skeletons and how they effect how a creature lives. We have found out about Endo-skeletons and Exo-Skeletons, and discussed the benefits of each.
Check out in the following video showing how a crab sheds its old exoskeleton to show its new exoskeleton.
We also discovered that the exoskeletons only allows creatures to grow to a certain size. Thats why all insects and crustaceans are relatively small compared to mammals. So the old stories of giant insects attacking towns couldn't be true! Phew!
HT 2 WK3 WB 14/11
HT 2 W/b 21/11
HT 2 W/b 19/12